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Illinois Wesleyan News
July 2016
Visit Campus We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University and news about the Titan community.
Student Spotlight
RuomengCommitted Faculty Help Zhang Forge Her Own Path
Class of 2016 grad Ruomeng Zhang says she transformed from fear to confidence during her time at Illinois Wesleyan, thanks in part to close relationships with faculty who encouraged her varied talents.
Meet More New Grads
Value of the Liberal Arts

talkU.S. News University Directory:

Study Links Liberal Arts to Success in Life

A study released this year showed adults with a liberal arts background had a 30-100% increased chance of having positions of leadership. It also found a higher likelihood of satisfaction and happiness among those who as undergraduates discussed issues with those who disagreed with them and had in-class discussions on varied viewpoints – all hallmarks of a liberal arts education.

More Media Reports
KaitlynStudents Awarded Luis Leal Scholarships
Rachel Aron '16 and Kaitlyn O'Brien '19 will receive scholarships to carry out Hispanic Studies research off campus while enrolled in an IWU-affiliated program.
Scholarships & Grants
Research Opportunities
JadePhung '17 Selected for Economics Research Fellowship
Hang "Jade" Phung '17 is spending the summer conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, supported by a stipend from the Mark A. Israel '91 Endowed Summer Research Fund.
Research Fellowships
Connecting College Majors to Careers
GoogleAlumni Guide Students on Career Excursion
Illinois Wesleyan grads in a variety of careers shared their insights with students participating in the inaugural Career Immersion Excursion in Chicago. Over four days, students and alumni met at downtown offices – including Google’s Chicago headquarters – and in small social gatherings.
Major-to-Career Connector
SelenaGreising Selected for Teaching Internship in Japan
Theatre arts major Selena Greising, class of 2016, is one of only two people selected for a post-graduate teaching internship at Technos College in Tokyo.
More Internship News
Titans In The News
The State Journal Register

Recent School of Music graduate Matthew Mason '16 is musical director for the Legacy Theatre's production of Sister Act.
Chicago Tribune
School of Nursing alumnus
Susan Okuno-Jones '86 was appointed Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
WJBC Radio

Continuing the succession plan that began with his appointment as CEO, Mike Tipsord '81 has been named Chairman of the Board at State Farm, following fellow Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Ed Rust Jr. '72.

More Titans in the News



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