Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

January, 2015

Campus News

Best Value Illinois Wesleyan Moves Up In Kiplinger's Best College Values
Illinois Wesleyan moved up to 58th among the nation's private liberal arts colleges in Kiplinger's "Best Value Rankings."

Orion Chereck '04 Part of Team that Built Orion Spacecraft
Andrew Chereck '04 is a senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin and worked on the Orion spacecraft, NASA's new deep space exploration capsule.

Alan Google Internship Leads to Job Offer
Computer science major Alan Russian '15 has accepted a job offer from Google, after completing an internship in the company's Los Angeles office last summer.

beam Acoustic Tractor Beam Named a Top 10 Physics Breakthrough
Creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Patrick Dahl '12 and Prof. Gabe Spalding was named among the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2014.

Maggie Kendall '99 Wins Grant for Therapeutic Riding Facility
Maggie Kendall '99 is one of five winners of the Thank a Million Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge, for her dream of building Chicago's first therapeutic indoor riding facility.


Scholarship Opportunities

TomUndergraduate Research Scholarships
Our students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by research stipends. Tom Simmons (pictured) studied ways to improve online security as an Eckley Summer Scholar.

Internship Possibilities

Jeff To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center compiled information on Illinois Wesleyan student internships at over 700 organizations in more than 200 cities. Jeff Toraason '15, a biology major interested in veterinary medicine, interned at the local zoo.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

MarthaSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. For example, philosophy major Martha White Price '06, now a law student and clerk for the Minnesota Third Judicial District, was recently honored by the Minnesota Justice Foundation.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

HireI Will Hire You for Your "Useless" Degree, If...
In the interests of hiring managers who want their companies to thrive, how you think is more important than what you know. A so-called "useless" degree can teach you to observe and understand patterns and be forward thinking.

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Titans In The News

(Decatur) Herald & Review
Rohini Roy '11 joined the law firm of Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly, LLP as an associate attorney.

Broadway World
The world premiere of YOUARENOWHERE by Andrew Schneider '03 will be part of the COIL festival in New York City.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Huffington Post
In contrast with the images of violence from Ferguson, Mo., Charlene Carruthers '07 is named among organizers who have become faces of peaceful, organized action.

The Pantagraph
Counseling & Consultation Services Director Annorah Moorman offered advice for parents of college students facing anxiety.

(Jacksonville) Journal-Courier
Professor of History Michael Weis, who traveled with IWU students to Cuba in 2004, discussed U.S.-Cuba relations. Also in The Pantagraph.

WJBC Radio
Illinois Wesleyan's Action Research Center teamed up with State Farm Bank to issue $2,500 grants to nonprofit groups to foster long-term planning. Also reported by The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Chief Circuit Judge Elizabeth Robb '78, who is retiring, made strides for justice beyond what happens in the courtroom.

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