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Illinois Wesleyan News
March 2016
Apply Now 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
CoverIllinois Wesleyan Graduates Earn Top Dollars, According to National Studies
Three recent college rankings, focused on return on investment and the earnings of graduates, place Illinois Wesleyan among the nation's top schools.
AdeTitan Stories
In brief video selfies, young alumni share the experiences at Illinois Wesleyan that helped shape who they are today, and enabled them to quickly reach success in their careers.
MelissaResearch Leads to Leadership Conference Invitation for Guzman '16
A politician that senior Melissa Guzman interviewed for her research, examining the underrepresentation of Latina elected officials, invited her to attend the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference.
Julie and ToddLewis '16 Wins Zoellick Fellowship to Spearhead Bus Stop Project
A proposal from senior Julie Lewis to build up to 25 benches for bus stops in Bloomington is the winner of the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship at Illinois Wesleyan, funded by Class of 2000 alumnus Todd Zoellick.
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Value of the Liberal Arts

Tim Forbes: Why Tech's Most Valuable Teacher Is A Classics Major

Business savvy was folded into a liberal arts education for Tim O'Reilly, who has built a formidable training institution for software engineers. "More broadly, all it takes is a quick scan through the job ads to see how useful a liberal-arts education can be — even in our tech-hungry society." 

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Scholarship Opportunities
DavidOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. Through an Eckley Scholars and Artists fellowship, music composition major David Allen Flowers '16 became composer-in-residence at Illinois Wesleyan last summer, able to devote his attention to a soundscape composition for symphony orchestra.
Scholarships and Grants
Connecting College Majors to Careers

StephanieSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Biology (pre-med) major Stephanie Whyte ’91 devoted more than a decade to caring for children in underserved Chicago neighborhoods, then served as the Chicago Public School District’s first chief health officer, and is now medical director for Aetna Better Health of Illinois.

Career Connector
Internship Possibilities
Lauren To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. Anthropology and Hispanic Studies double major Lauren Kiesewetter ’16 worked on the North American debut of Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs in Texas, thanks to Titan connections – namely alumna Annie Tillman '12.
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Titans In The News

Wall Street Journal

Illinois Wesleyan is among the top three schools nationally whose business graduates earn the highest salaries.
Broadway World
New York's 3-Legged Dog theater group will present the return engagement of the critically acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, created and performed by Andrew Schneider '03, following the show's sold-out tour in Slovenia, Melbourne, and France.
Entertainment Weekly
Oscar-nominated director Tom McCarthy brought in Richard Jenkins '69 (Oscar-nominated for a previous McCarthy film) to be the "Voice of God" in this year's best-picture winning film, Spotlight.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan's new design, technology and entrepreneurship major is shaped by the university's commitment to liberal arts and interdisciplinary study.
In These Times

Charlene Carruthers '07, national director at Black Youth Project 100, says she sparked her passion for activism while studying abroad as a student at Illinois Wesleyan. She also discussed black power in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs.


Journal & Topics Newspapers


Frank Mirandola '02, a history teacher at Prospect High School with extensive coaching and leadership experience, has been named as the school's assistant principal. Also in the Daily Herald.

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