Illinois Wesleyan News
Apply Now February 2016
We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University and news about the Titan community.
Campus News
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New Entrepreneurship Program Focuses on Technology and Design
Illinois Wesleyan is offering a new Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship (DTE) major, along with minors in Entrepreneurship and Product Design.
Students Advise Bakery During Business Brigade In Honduras
During winter break, Illinois Wesleyan students spent a week in Honduras on a business-related service trip, helping women who run a bakery microenterprise in an agricultural community.
Students Selected for Inaugural Career Immersion Excursion
Twenty Illinois Wesleyan students will participate in the Career Immersion Excursion trip to Chicago over spring break, where they will connect with alumni and other employers to learn about entrepreneurship and the fields of marketing and public relations.
Freeman Foundation Grant Supports Student Internships in Asia
Thanks to the success of 17 Illinois Wesleyan students interning in Asia last year, the Freeman Foundation has approved a two-year $400,000 grant to provide the same opportunity to nearly double the number of students.
O'Rourke '07 to Receive Rotary Peace Fellowship
Shannon O’Rourke ’07 has been selected as the Naohiro Tsuchiya Endowed World Peace Scholarship - Rotary Peace Fellow to study at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Value of the Liberal Arts
10 Reasons to Attend a Liberal Arts College
Reason #10, from College Raptor, is Employers Value Liberal Arts Education:
"The intimate nature of most liberal arts educations prepares future employees for all areas of a career. Students will have analytical, communication, and team-working skills that they need to succeed."
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Scholarship Opportunities
Our students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. As an Eckley Scholar, psychology major Steph AuBuchon '16 worked in the IWU Dog Cognition Lab, studying self-control in dogs.
Scholarships and Grants
Connecting College Majors to Careers
Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Steven Lachowski, a 2015 mathematics graduate, handles all the math feedback on the website Wolfram|
Internship Possibilities
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To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. Among the many alumni who represent their employers at Wesleyan's annual internship fair are newly employed grads looking to fill their own former intern positions.
More Internship News
Titans In The News
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Babawande Afolabi '10 is the founder and CEO of Green Africa Airways, a new airline startup founded in Lagos.
(Danville) Commercial-News
Erick Henderson '12, a third-year optometry student at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, has been elected president of the American Optometric Student Association.
(Des Plaines) Journal & Topics
Sean Dwyer '10, a certified financial planner, was appointed to the Prospect Heights Water Committee.
Chicago Tribune
Former attorney Emily Herrell '08 made her debut at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival as part of the comedy duo Sister Wives.
Albuquerque Journal
As the new artistic director at the Santa Fe Playhouse, Vaughn Irving '06 is instrumental in guiding an ambitious vision shared with the theater board.
The Stark County News
Payton Letko '19, who was crowned Miss Stark County Fair Queen last summer, competed in the 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant Jan. 15-17.
Atlantic City (N.J.) Weekly
Lauren Hansen Brancato '97 performs as a member of The Sweethearts, replicating popular groups, artists and music of the past 70 years. Also featured in the Cherry Hill, N.J., Courier-Post.
Sauk Valley Media
Kevin O’Keefe '06, who is the band director at Challand Middle School in Sterling, was named to the Sterling Band Commission.
Yahoo Health
With shows like Making a Murderer enticing binge viewers, research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary suggests that people may be unconsciously drawn to true crime entertainment for self preservation.
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