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IWU raises awareness for worldwide hunger

IWU raises awareness for worldwide hunger

Rebekah Smith   In 2013, 45.3 million Americans lived in poverty and 49.1 million lived in food insecure households. In order to raise awareness of food insecurity in the United States and around the world, the Illinois Wesleyan University Development Studies Team, International Studies Program and Amnesty International sponsored the […]

 
 

IWU Balinese musical instruments bring sounds of cultural diversity

IWU Balinese musical instruments bring sounds of cultural diversity

Amelia Smith   If you were on campus during Homecoming, you may have heard the strains of unfamiliar music drifting across campus. The source of the music was from Illinois Wesleyan University’s Gamelan Ensemble. The acquisition of the instruments for the university was an important achievement for the School of […]

 
 

Hart Career Center places importance on social media

Hart Career Center places importance on social media

Kacie Graves   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Hart Career Center advocates that in a technologically driven world, an impressive social media presence is crucial in the job search. Career Center student-workers created an “IWU Career Dream” Instagram contest that enabled students to publicly display their pursuit of their dream jobs. “The […]

 
 

Transforming Lives campaign exceeds goal

Nunzia Martino   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Transforming Lives fundraising campaign reached $141 million, surpassing its $125 million goal, on Monday, Oct. 27. The campaign, which was announced in May 2009, sought to increase the size of the university’s endowment—the number of student scholarships and support for the Wesleyan Fund. Additionally, […]

 
 

Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing opens simulation center

Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing opens simulation center

Kacie Graves   A new teaching center was added to Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing (SON) on Oct. 13, enabling students to practice their skills in both simulated hospital and home healthcare environments. Simulation nursing education is a method used to guide students in clinical scenarios and let them […]

 
 

Jack Walsdorf provides IWU with William Morris Collection

Jack Walsdorf provides IWU with William Morris Collection

Anna Lowenthal   From Wednesday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Oct. 24, Illinois Wesleyan University hosted William Morris scholars Florence Boos and Jack Walsdorf for several on-campus events, including the opening of four displays in Ames library, provided by Walsdorf, president of the William Morris Society in the U.S. William Morris […]

 
 

IWU awarded with grant from the state

IWU awarded with grant from the state

Annie Kehler   With the election right around the corner on November 4th, Illinois Wesleyan has been a hotspot for Democratic candidates to visit and talk with students. On Monday Oct. 27, Governor Quinn held a press conference at Illinois Wesleyan with President Wilson announcing a $1.1 million capital investment […]

 
 

2012 IWU Alumna will host public relations workshop

Tia Patsavas   Next Wednesday, Oct. 29, Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Kristin Fields ’12 will host a public relations workshop for students, sharing how imperative networking is for the modern undergraduate. Fields, who currently works as a digital associate at Weber Shandwick’s Chicago office, will present the workshop at 6 […]

 
 

Illinois Wesleyan announces 33 new student scholarships

Illinois Wesleyan announces 33 new student scholarships

Emily Considine Illinois Wesleyan University announced 33 new named scholarships on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the 18th annual Scholarship Benefactor Dinner. About nine in 10 IWU students receive financial aid each year, made possible by more than $34 million provided by the University. About 200 scholarship recipients and benefactors attended […]

 
 

Prochotsky provides fresh produce to the less fortunate

Prochotsky provides fresh produce to the less fortunate

Emmanuel Ahonkhai   Illinois Wesleyan University junior pre-med Jennifer Prochotsky initiated a gleaning project to distribute free fresh produce to West Bloomington’s food desert (a geographical area without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food). “I think that’s kind of just always been who I am. I really like […]