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Illinois Wesleyan News
October 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.
Meet the Titans
StudentsClass of 2020 Embracing Life at IWU
After his first few weeks at Illinois Wesleyan, Adam Cady says, "I've made closer friends than I've ever had, fallen in love with my classes, and I can't wait to see what comes next." He's not alone! Let us introduce you to a few of our newest members of the Titan family.
More News
Ann and EmilyNew Scholarships Announced
Twenty new scholarships were announced at the annual Benefactors Dinner, where donors are able to meet the students supported by their gifts. Students aren't required to apply separately for any of these scholarships; your application for admission with required materials will put you in consideration for all available assistance at Illinois Wesleyan.
High Technology
logoSchool of Nursing Renovations Simulate Hospital Setting
A $2 million renovation has transformed the garden level of Illinois Wesleyan's Stevenson Hall into a virtual hospital, where students can practice skills and decision-making under a variety of simulated medical scenarios.
Value of the Liberal Arts

Sci AmScientific American: STEM Education Is Vital—But Not at the Expense of the Humanities

The need to teach both music theory and string theory is a necessity for the U.S. economy to continue as the preeminent leader in technological innovation... Apple's Steve Jobs once declared: "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough—that it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing."

More Media Reports
TimStudent Wins IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship
Tim Leiser '16 won a fellowship to develop an entrepreneurial idea and prepare to take the idea to market. The IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship, funded initially by alumnus Marc Talluto '94, was so successful it will be offered in two rounds of funding for this academic year.
Study Abroad
JasDublin Series: What Am I Up To?
Senior Jasmine Wright is keeping a vlog and posting pics during her study abroad in Dublin as part of the IES Abroad Dublin - Writer's Program – one of 300 study abroad options in 70 countries available to Illinois Wesleyan students.
Study Abroad
Connecting College Majors to Careers

Heather Heather Luhn, a 2010 Illinois Wesleyan graduate with a Hispanic studies major and international studies & music minor, was promoted to the newly created position of director of education at the Real School of Music in Massachusetts. Browse other Titans in the News or search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan.

Major-to-Career Connector
Business Insider
Illinois Wesleyan was ranked the 10th best college in the Midwest and among the top 100 schools in the country – schools found to provide a quality education where students graduate on time, earn well-paying jobs early in their career, and have a memorable and enjoyable campus experience.
Campus Pride Index
With a four-star ranking, Illinois Wesleyan is among Illinois colleges on the Campus Pride Index, a national listing of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities.
U.S. News & World Report

A top-tier institution, Illinois Wesleyan remains at No. 72 among national liberal arts colleges in the 2017 rankings of "Best Colleges," and was named among "A+ Schools for B students," demonstrating that we seek a broad and dynamic student body, and engaged students can thrive here.

Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Education
Illinois Wesleyan University ranked 34th in the Midwest and 159th among 1,061 U.S. Colleges in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings, with high scores for resources, based on faculty-student ratio and finances per student; outcomes, based on graduation rates, graduate salaries and loan repayment rates; and engagement, based on student surveys.
What Others Say



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