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Unique sculptures on campus come from a chance encounter

Unique sculptures on campus come from a chance encounter

Jeff Neukom   Returning students were in for a slight shock when they saw, what some might call strange, sculptures all over campus. The presence of the sculptures is the result of a chance interaction between President Wilson and Illinois Wesleyan University alumni while in Florida this past spring. During […]

 
 

ITS explains scam e-mails

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University students were asked to send their IWU usernames and passwords to a non-existent “information department” due to a fictional maintenance issue. This scam, also known as a phishing scheme, occurred most recently on Sept. 3, 2014. Information technology members stress that these e-mails are […]

 
 

IWU participates in ice bucket challenge

IWU participates in ice bucket challenge

Alyssa Berry   Neighborhood driveways, city streets and social networking cites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been blowing up with people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads this past summer. The Ice Bucket Challenge started in order to raise awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). […]

 
 

Ames Library makes academic progress

Ames Library makes academic progress

Rebekah Smith Illinois Wesleyan University’s Ames Library has recently been awarded the prestigious Information Literacy Best Practices Exemplary award by The Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL). Ames was chosen because of its “fully operational system of communication contributing to student learning.  Equally impressive are the partnerships they have forged […]

 
 

IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award

IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award

Emily Considine The Illinois Wesleyan University College Democrats chapter is being honored by the nation for its accomplishments. After conducting voter registration drives, phone banks and working on philanthropy projects in the Bloomington area, the chapter received the College Democrats of America 2014 National Chapter of the Year award. The […]

 
 

Chemistry alum receives lifetime achievement award

Jeff Neukom IWU alumni have made a history of success. Year after year, graduates have gone on to utilize their experience at Illinois Wesleyan University to set new standards in their fields. Charles Hawker, a graduate from the class of 1962 is but one example of this trend. His latest […]

 
 

Ukraine takes control by sending out troops

Emmanuel Ahonkhai   Ukraine’s government announced on Sunday, April 13 that it was sending troops to the country’s vital industrial east in an attempt to quell an increasingly audacious pro-Russian insurgency that that has taken place in the eastern European state. Blaming Moscow for inciting the unrest, the new Ukrainian […]

 
 

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan political science professor Kathleen Montgomery was recognized for her excellence in teaching at the Honors Convocation. Nominated by the faculty, Montgomery was named the 2015 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. “I was surprised and gratified to be chosen for the Kemp […]

 
 

Gateway undergoes course changes

Jeff Neukom   The Gateway Colloquia section of Illinois Wesleyan University’s undergraduate curriculum was designed to give students a solid writing foundation upon which to build the rest of their college experience. Now, IWU’s Student Senate is working with Curriculum Council and faculty members to incorporate a few improvements in […]

 
 

IWU Professor’s poetry wins Brittingham Prize

Emily Considine Illinois Wesleyan University professor Joanne Diaz’s collection of poems has been named the winner of a prestigious poetry award. Diaz’s collection of poems, My Favorite Tyrants, was chosen out of 600 submissions by guest judge Naomi Shihab Nye. The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the […]