Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

June 2015

Campus News

Andy Ding '18 Awarded National Scholarship
Physics major Zhenghao (Andy) Ding '18, who researches microfluidics, optical trapping and quantum entanglement in the IWU physics lab, was awarded a 2015 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship.

Interns Students to Intern in Asia in Record Numbers
With a grant funding their travel, living expenses and all internship placement costs, 17 Illinois Wesleyan students are headed to Asia for internship opportunities this summer and fall.

Taiyo Wilson '12 Awarded NASA Research Fellowship
Physics alumnus Taiyo Wilson '12 was selected among graduate students whose research has potential to help NASA create innovative new space technologies.

world flags Juniors Win Scholarships for Study Abroad
Boryana Borisova '17 will study abroad in Russia and Ruby Garcia '17 will study in Chile with support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Roose Campus Community Reading The Unlikely Disciple
The summer reading selection, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University, fits the year's intellectual theme of "Nation(s) Divided?"


Scholarship Opportunities

pillarsOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by stipends. We recently announced the latest round of Mellon Scholars, selected to conduct research with faculty mentors over the summer.

Internship Possibilities

Kemi To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled student internships, paired with the intern's major at Illinois Wesleyan. At left, international studies major and Technos Award winner Kemi Adeleye '15 interned with The Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

MarkSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, Sarah Weinstein '96 says her psychology major is a great foundation for her career as a documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

booksDoes Alma Mater Really Matter? Where MacArthur 'Genius' Fellows Went to College
Many factors explain why liberal arts colleges have produced a disproportionate share of MacArthur Fellows, valued as "self-directed original thinkers" who create groundbreaking work. Illinois Wesleyan boasts our own MacArthur Genius, 1982 grad and the first vocal artist to win the honor, 5-time Grammy winner Dawn Upshaw.

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Titans In The News

Business Insider
Bloomington, Illinois is ranked among the 10 best small cities for educated young people.

Crain's Chicago Business
Edward Rust Jr. '72 is stepping down as CEO of State Farm Insurance after 30 years, to be succeeded by a fellow graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Michael Tipsord '81. Also in The Pantagraph.

The A.V. Club
Evan Kasprzak '10 gives a behind-the-scenes look at his time on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," before he went on to star in "Newsies" on Broadway.

Crain's Chicago Business
Pat Palmer '87 is part of the executive team at VSA Partners, a design firm that grew into a full-service ad agency, now launching a high-profile campaign for Kleenex.

Canton Daily Ledger
Adam Hanes '99 has fulfilled his goal of opening his own clinic, Hanes Physical Therapy.

St. Louis Business Journal
Janel (Maitland) Patterson '92 created a social media site aimed at providing a safer experience for users of all ages. She was also interviewed on KTRS and KMOX Radio. (Through IWU connections, recent grad Arin Calamari '15 is now business development manager for the company.)

Chicago Reader
Pianist and composer Luke Gullickson '07 performed his "stunning" piece Open at High Concept Labs in Chicago.

Eric O. Siebert '00 was appointed vice president of corporate strategy at Energy Recovery Inc.

Pana News-Palladium
Kenneth Moore '11 received his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Indiana University School of Medicine.

WJBC Radio
Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong is leading a team of student researchers who are studying dog cognition.

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