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Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

April 2015

Campus News

music School of Music to Offer New Degree in Contemporary Musicianship
A unique new degree program at Illinois Wesleyan is designed to better prepare students for today's professional music world.

Kyle Research Makes Senior a Hot Prospect
Kyle Connour's work observing asteroids has led to a scientific publication and multiple offers from graduate schools as he prepares for a career as a professional astronomer.

Internships Alumni Networking Pays Off for Students In Internships
Students benefit from alumni who give back to Illinois Wesleyan by helping a new generation of Titans get started in their careers.

Brigitta Investment Club Members Attend Global Asset Conference
Illinois Wesleyan students heard perceptions from renowned finance experts at the recent Global Asset Management Education Forum in New York City.

LauraSteenberge '15 Honored by American Chemical Society
Chemistry major Laura Steenberge '15 was named a 2015 Collegiate Scholar by the Illinois Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society.


Scholarship Opportunities

Organ donationOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by stipends and be rewarded for their passion and leadership. Recently, four students were selected to receive scholarships from the Council for IWU Women.

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. For economics and political science double major Daniel Truesdale '15, an internship at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., spurred research that was selected for a recent national symposium.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

ChadSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Anthropology major Chad Maxwell '02 (pictured left) is senior vice president of the Integrated Insights, Human Experience and Intelligence Group, Starcom USA.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

HireWashington Post: What the 'liberal' in 'liberal arts' actually means
It's liberal, not as opposed to conservative, but as in free, in contrast to imprisonedconstrained or subjugated. "A liberal education is designed to provide students with the knowledge and abilities to become successful, productive members of a free society.... It teaches them how to think critically, communicate clearly, analyze and solve complex problems, and be prepared to learn continuously so they can work with others and on their own to meet the challenges of the future."

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Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Today's worker needs to be able to adapt – with flexibility from skills in problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication – agreed a panel of education, business and economic leaders, including IWU Provost Jonathan Green.

Nerd Wallet
Wesleyan's Meghan Burke was named among "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire."


Charles "Chuck" Dannewitz '77 was selected by Tech Data Corporation's Board of Directors to serve as the company's Chief Financial Officer.

Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
Voice-over actor Marjorie Kouns '79 is part of the Gulf Coast's Hollywood South movement.

Illinois Times
History major Erika Holst '01, curator of collections for the Springfield Art Association, fell in love with the project of restoring the historic Edwards Place.

The Verde Independent (Arizona)
First-year band director Stan Dulkoski '13 is finding students meet the new challenges he gives them at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona. (He joined a fellow IWU alum at the school, its theatre director James Ball '07.)

The (Vandalia) Leader Union 
Keith Jensen '74 has become a shareholder and principal of the law firm of Burnside, Johnston, Connor & Jensen, P.C.

Broadway World
Ben Mulgrew '14 is appearing in the Columbia Stages production of Gilgamesh - a Musical Epic.


Broadway came to Bloomington, as IWU students had the opportunity to learn from legendary performer Ron Raines and director Don Pippin.

(Des Plaines) Journal & Topics 
In a Q & A feature, Frank Mirandola '02, boys track and field head coach at Prospect High School, invoked the advice of former Illinois Wesleyan president Minor Myers, jr.: "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good."

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