Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

March 2015

Campus News

Pembroke Students Three Illinois Wesleyan Juniors Studying at Oxford's Pembroke College
Michael Hennel, Steph McAtee and Jonas Wightman are studying in England through the Pembroke Visiting Student Programme.

Jason Students' Technique May Yield New Findings
Publishing research in a top ornithological journal as undergraduates, biology majors Jason Murphy and Mark Swanson developed a method to better analyze the structure of eggshells.

Scholars Students Receive State Farm Scholarships
Company representatives celebrated this year's 100 State Farm Scholars at Illinois Wesleyan, students who are supported by grants from the State Farm Companies Foundation.

MartiAlumna Director Soaring in Chicago's Robust Theatre Scene
Theatre alumna Marti Lyons '08 was named the 2014-2015 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Meal Madness Student Senate Team Wins "Battle of the Chefs"
Student teams took over the Sodexo kitchen and faced off in a cooking competition with elements from Food Network programs like "Chopped" and "Iron Chef America."


Scholarship Opportunities

Weir FellowsOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by stipends, including students recently named winners of the Elizabeth Weir Fellowship and the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship.

Internship Possibilities

Ayrren To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled student internships over the past five years and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Networking with IWU alumni always helps, as at the recent Council for IWU Women Summit.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

FuscoSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Recently, 1994 English alum Chris Fusco and colleagues at the Chicago Sun-Times won a top investigative journalism award.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

HireWashington Post: We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.
"... if American STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) grads are going lead the world in innovation, then their science education cannot be divorced from the liberal arts."

See More Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

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Titans In The News

OnStage Blog
Illinois Wesleyan's School of Theatre Arts was listed among the best theatre design and technology programs in the country.

(Detroit) DBusiness Magazine
Jordan Mann '12 has joined Campbell Marketing & Communications, based in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Pantagraph
Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews '66 signed a four-year extension that will carry through his 50th season with the team.

The Madison-St. Clair Record
Attorney Sara Ingram '03 has been named a partner at Heyl Royster in its Edwardsville office.

Maine Today
Scott Moreau '01 plays Johnny Cash in the national tour of the musical "Million Dollar Quartet," recently appearing at Portland (Maine) Ovations.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan's 20,000-square-foot Shirk Center expansion project, which will include a new fitness center and locker rooms, is targeted for completion next year.

Springfield Business Journal
Nursing alumna Allison Paul '03 is the new executive director of Hospital Sisters Health System St. John's Children's Hospital and Women's Services.


Amy Baugh, a 1997 graduate in business administration and sociology, recently published a book in the Best Practices and Advances in Program Management Series from CRC Press, titled, Stakeholder Engagement: The Game Changer for Program Management.

• Class of 2013 English alumna Katie Sill is teaching in China and having adventures all over Asia in her spare time. Check out her travel blog.

• Theatre arts alum Max Lewendel '03, artistic director of Icarus Theatre Collective in London, England, is producing a successful touring production of The Trials of Galileo.

• Senior Kyle Connour and junior Tyler Wright were the lead authors, along with Chair and Professor of Physics Linda French, on the first piece of research concerning observations made at Illinois Wesleyan's Mark Evans Observatory. Their work was published in the Minor Planet Bulletin.

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