Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

November 2015

Campus News

Jesse and Joanne Actor, Author Eisenberg Wows Students at Illinois Wesleyan
Actor and author Jesse Eisenberg impressed students with his wit, warmth and writing talent during a packed day of interactions at Illinois Wesleyan.

InternsFormer Interns Return to IWU as Recruiters
Among the many alumni who represent their employers at Illinois Wesleyan's annual internship fair are newly employed grads looking to fill their own former intern positions.

Rachel and Blake Fellowship Funds Biology Student Research
Senior biology majors Rachel Ende and Blake Beehler received Criley Student Research Endowment awards, allowing them to conduct summer research under a faculty mentor.

Vets Veterans Find Warm Welcome at Illinois Wesleyan
Megan Schumacher '18 and Tim Leiser '16 are veterans who served in Afghanistan before enrolling at Illinois Wesleyan, where they were drawn by personal attention from faculty and staff.

Theatre Mirza Foundation Makes $2.5 Million Gift to IWU Theatre Program
A late Illinois Wesleyan graduate who credited his success as a trial attorney to his theatre training at the university will have his legacy live forever on campus.

Scholarship Opportunities

trumpetOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. As an Eckley Scholar, economics and music double major Michelle Riechers '16 studied the economic impact of local arts and culture organizations

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Internship Possibilities

CPP Interns To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. Students in the summer Community Partnership Program divide their days between State Farm and a community nonprofit, learning about community development and leadership.

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Connecting College Majors to Careers

Kat White Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Biology alumna Kat White '85 is a principal in Chicago-based KatLei Productions, and was an executive producer of the recent Emmy-winning documentary, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

panel Forbes: That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket
Software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger. Just ask philosophy major Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack Technologies. And he’s far from alone, as Forbes reports.

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Titans In The News

The Economist
Using the new college scorecard to compare the average earnings of graduates against other schools, Illinois Wesleyan comes out ahead – 93rd percentile overall, and No. 1 in Illinois.

The (Santa Fe) New Mexican
Award-winning writer and producer Vaughn Irving '06 joined the Santa Fe Playhouse as artistic director.

Glenview Patch
The Cubs may have disappointed their fans on the field, but the Wrigley Field faithful were at least treated to a "spectacular performance" of the National Anthem by Wayne Messmer '72 during the National League Championship Series.

The New Lenox Patriot

Dr. Christopher Udovich '93 was named vice president and chief medical officer of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Runner's World
Stephanie Reinhart '02 married Mark Jockel during the Chicago Marathon. Extensive media coverage also included BuzzFeed, WGN Radio, and TODAY.
Matt Wolfe '98 is the new artistic director for Showtunes Theatre Company in Seattle.

The Pantagraph
During a summer internship, Jenny Prochotsky '16 helped launch the Veggie Oasis, which gleans unsold produce from the Farmers Market to distribute for free in west Bloomington neighborhoods.

WKPT-TV (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Elizabeth “Liz” Lewis '01 has been named the first assistant director of the East Tennessee State University Innovation Lab.

The Pantagraph
Many students used their fall break day off from classes as an opportunity to give back to the community.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald 
Justin Anthony '10 founded EPIC Youth, a program that uses competitive basketball to reach and teach minors to develop their potential.

WJBC Radio

The National Science Foundation awarded a $480,000 grant to a team of five researchers including Wesleyan's William Munro, also providing support for the active participation of undergraduate students.

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