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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 […]

 
 

YWCA offers additional support for victims of rape

Rebekah Smith   Sexual assault has been big topic of conversation recently in the media and on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.  Fliers reading “Consent is Sexy” have covered university buildings with information and statistics.  For example, one in four college women across the country report that they have been […]

 
 

New academic series promotes human rights

Nunzia Martino   Illinois Wesleyan University offers a new 3D programming series, which gives the campus community different opportunities to engage in learning about social justice and human rights. The 3D: Diversity, Dignity, and Dialogue Thursday series extends throughout the school year and encourages the campus community to learn about […]

 
 

IWU Sigma Kappa walks for Alzheimer’s

IWU Sigma Kappa walks for Alzheimer’s

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Sigma Kappa chapter participated in a charitable walk to help end Alzheimer’s disease. On Sept. 20, 2014 at the Normal Corn Crib, at least 80 percent of the chapter attended the event, along with some of their family members and those affected by the […]

 
 

Bike usage leads to further development

Bike usage leads to further development

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University expanded its bike share program this year, adding new bikes and other features on campus. The bike share program started last year, with four bikes donated by “Walk In Bike Out,” a local group that collects abandoned bikes from the community and gives them, […]

 
 

Cut in first-year enrollment leads to an increase in diversity

Katharine Quilty   The 2014 first-year class is the most diverse in the history of Illinois Wesleyan University, despite the cut in enrollment. “International admits grew by 38 percent, 188 to 260,” said Dean of Admissions Tony Bankston. “There is no group that is being admitted ‘less’ to accommodate for […]