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Illinois Wesleyan News
April 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
Chicago groupStudents Gain Alumni Advice on Career Excursion to Chicago
Nearly 30 alumni hosted IWU students on the inaugural Career Immersion Excursion, which included visits to employers, career advice and first-hand stories about what it means to be an entrepreneur.
ASB Building Bonds On Alternative Spring Break
Julia Savich '16 offers a first-person account of this year's Alternative Spring Break at Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
ScholarsState Farm Celebrates Scholarship Recipients
To honor the 100 Illinois Wesleyan students who received scholarships this year as State Farm Scholars, company representatives came to campus to meet with many of the recipients.
3D printer Students Discovering Their Passions Through New Entrepreneurship Program
Illinois Wesleyan's new Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship (DTE) program incorporates creative and technical skills, material science, and finance and management.
More News
Value of the Liberal Arts

“Quad”

The Washington Post: Enough with trashing the liberal arts. Stop being stupid.

For years now, business leaders have been saying loudly that the skills learned in liberal arts education are exactly what they are looking for in employees. 

More Media Reports
Best Small College Towns

– USA Today College

Best College Town

Scholarship Opportunities
“Lydia”Our students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. A Mellon Scholar award for humanities research enabled Lydia Hartlaub '16 to dive deep into her fascination with the literature of Charles Dickens and attend the Dickens Universe in California.
Scholarships and Grants
Connecting College Majors to Careers

“Ade”Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Career networking is part of the Council for IWU Women’s annual summit, which brings alumni in a variety of fields back to campus to share about their different paths to success and offer personal and professional support to fellow Titans.


Career Connector
Internship Possibilities
“handshake” To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. A recent $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation will support paid internships at local nonprofits for Illinois Wesleyan students.
More Internship News
Titans In The News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 
Attorney Reona J. Daly, 1991 English alum of IWU, has been selected as a U.S. magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Also reported by WMIX-Radio.
 
New York Post
 
A new book by David Priess '93 tells the story of secret daily CIA briefings given to every president since Kennedy, and what they reveal about each president they were written for.
 
Playbill
 
As an ethnically ambiguous West Side Story opens in Queens with a multi-racial cast, director Amanda Dehnert '94 weighs in on its timely themes of hatred and discrimination.
The Pantagraph
 
Illinois Wesleyan athletes maintained their tradition of bringing the largest team to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Illinois, with 77 Titans raising nearly $11,000 this year.
A week later, students staged a 12-hour dance marathon, raising more than $7,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria.
 
Robinson Daily News
 

New York Times best-selling children's author Aaron Reynolds '92 is spending time at elementary schools talking with young readers and promoting his new book, President Squid.

 

EconoTimes

 

Doug Gibbs '92 has joined City National Rochdale, a subsidiary of City National Bank, as a senior credit analyst on its new high-yield municipal bond team.

More Titans in the News

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