Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

July 2015

Campus News

Brendan Pre-Med Student Studying Alligators
As a marine biomedicine and environmental sciences intern at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston this summer, Brendan Finnell '16 is researching environmental contaminants in American alligator populations.

Madz Student Combines Ecology, Music Interests in Coral Reef Research
Music and ecology double major Madz Negro '16 explored the soundscape of coral reefs during her study abroad in Panama.

Brigitta Jakob '17 Interning at International Business Network in New York
For economics major Brigitta Jakob '17, meeting major figures in the field of international trade is a highlight of her internship at the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce.

Phage Students Find, Name Bacteriophages
Illinois Wesleyan biology faculty and 39 IWU students were among nearly 3,000 scholars who sequenced bacteriophages in a nationwide project.

Allie Illinois Wesleyan Notches 117th All-American
With the election of track star Allie Boudreau '15, Illinois Wesleyan is tied for 13th among all participating colleges and universities in its number of Academic All-American student-athletes since the program began in 1970.


Scholarship Opportunities

pillarsOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. Kyle Connour '15 traveled to the Cerro Tololo observatory in Chile, supported by an NSF grant awarded to his faculty mentor.

Internship Possibilities

Christy To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships, paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. Jonathan McBride '15 gained a paid internship through Illinois Wesleyan's Summer Enrichment Program.

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Connecting College Majors to Careers

MarkSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Before he graduated in May, business administration major Leo Martinez '15 secured a job as systems engineer in the IT department at Progressive Insurance in Colorado Springs.

See What Others in the Class of 2015 are Doing

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

panel "Congrats Liberal Arts Majors, You're the Most Desirable Employees"
A star-studded panel of entrepreneurial leaders said liberal arts institutions produce graduates who bring the freshest ideas as employees.

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We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University and news about the Titan community.

Titans In The News

Crain's Chicago Business
Trissa Babrowski '98 is a vascular surgeon spearheading a campaign to reduce amputations through preventative care at University of Chicago Medicine.

The Kansas City Star

Living her dream of a Broadway career, Lisa Karlin '05 is visiting her native state this summer in the cast of a national tour company's production of "Pippin."

Springfield Business Journal

Erika Holst '01 and Karen Carlson '97 were named among the region's 40 Under 40 outstanding young professionals.

Chicago Tribune

Hayley Rice '04 is co-directing "A Winter's Tale" at Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre with her mother and fellow IWU alumna, First Folio Artistic Director Alison Vesely '79.

Windy City Times
Nicholas Writer and director Nicholas Reinhart '11 was named among 30 Under 30 best and brightest individuals in the Chicago LGBTQQIA+ youth community.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Celia Williams '17 earned a rave review for her performance in the Young Baroque Artists Showcase Concert.

Nashville Business Journal
In a change of leadership, Brookdale Senior Living President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Ohlendorf '82 will transition to an enhanced role as president.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Jennifer Oswald '15 will talk about her experiences at Good Hope School in Tanzania through A Broader View Volunteers.

The (Ottawa) Times
Jazz pianist and composer Sean Parsons '01, assistant professor of jazz studies and music theory at Ohio University, will present a jazz master class and a benefit concert.

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