Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

December 2015

Campus News

Chris 24 New Scholarships Announced
Nearly 200 scholarship benefactors and their student recipients came together to celebrate the establishment of 24 new named scholarships in the past year.

Bean Inaugural "Career Immersion Excursion" Spring Break Trip Heading to Chicago
Students will have the opportunity to visit nearly a dozen Chicago employers and network with alumni and other professionals.

Panama Photo Contest Celebrates Life-Changing Study Abroad
Illinois Wesleyan's annual study abroad photo contest encourages students to share and celebrate their experiences studying outside of the United States.

Bianca Bianca Spratt '11: Be Open to Forging New Path
Bianca Spratt returned to campus to speak about making the most of opportunities at Illinois Wesleyan – and being open to changing plans if inspired by new experiences.

SkylerTitans Boast 118th Academic All-American
With the election of junior Skyler Tomko to the 2015 Academic All-America Division III women's soccer squads, Illinois Wesleyan is tied for 23rd among all participating colleges in all divisions, with 118 Academic All-Americans.

Scholarship Opportunities

RyanOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. As an Eckley Scholar, chemistry major Ryan Schonert '16 enjoyed stumping his professors with his research questions – and thrived in the freedom to seek his own answers.

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Internship Possibilities

Beatrice To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. Psychology major Beatrice Koka coordinated a "Learning and Leading" program for high school students as a COUNTRY Financial intern.

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Connecting College Majors to Careers

Deon Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Business administration major and new IWU trustee Deon Hornsby '97 is assistant vice president - regional underwriting manager for AIG in Chicago.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Grads Fast Company: Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees
The liberal arts train students to synthesize multiple perspectives, to think differently about bigger questions, to translate complex information into clear language – and to adapt to changing circumstances, tech CEOs say.

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Titans In The News

Gilman Global Experience Blog
Boryana Borisova ’17, a recipient of the Gilman International Scholarship, writes about her experiences in Russia.

Chicago Tribune

During his winter break, Timothy Foszcz ’18 is starring in the new Parker Playhouse production of "All I Want for Christmas is Broadway" in Barrington.

KOLN/KGIN TV (Nebraska)
With experience as a color commentator for Illinois Wesleyan’s streaming basketball broadcasts, Joe Musso '13 joined the First News Nebraska on-air news team.

The Pantagraph
Evan Kasprzak '10 starred for three years on Broadway in "Newsies," after gaining attention on Fox TV's "So You Think You Can Dance." He returned to Illinois Wesleyan to choreograph the musical drama "Giant" in its first post-NYC production.

The Wall Street Transcript

LG&E and KU Energy announced that the company's vice president of Federal Regulation and Policy, Mike Beer '80, will retire after more than 17 years of exceptional leadership.

Chicago Tribune

Elgin Courier-News reporter Dave Gathman '74 looks back on the joys and challenges of a long career in journalism.

Austin (Texas) Business Journal
Karen LaShelle '98, executive director of Creative Action, was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by Mission Capital at its 2015 Party for Good gala.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Barbara Ford '68, who has enjoyed a distinguished career in international librarianship, credits a summer abroad program while at Illinois Wesleyan with sparking her interest in global affairs.

Fox6 News (Milwaukee)
Metalsmith artist Carlee Nestelberger '12, a featured artist on, talked about Cyber Monday excitement.

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