Spring has arrived at Illinois Wesleyan University. Saturday, April 9 was particularly warm, and students found time to take a break from studying for finals to rest in the sun (above). It also inspired Alumni, Toritseju Eshedagho ’09 and Christopher Nonso Njoku ’07 to visit their Alma Mater and stop by Mugsy’s, a favorite local restaurant, for some refreshment (Below).
Senior history major, Chao Ren from Dongying, Shandong, China, was recently selected as the winner of the 2011 Marianna McJimsey Award Student Paper Competition for his paper entitled “Revisiting Tagore’s Visit to China and India in the Early Twentieth Century”. Click here for more information.
The Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) recently held their conference in Chicago where The Argus, IWU’s student newspaper, won 11 awards honoring achievements in writing, advertising, photography, and other areas. Among the winners was international student, Taole Reggie Zhu ’11, an economics major from Huzhou, China. Below is his photo that won first place in the feature photo category.
Comments from Reggie: ‘Last semester I became the photo editor for our college newspaper The Argus. I like going around campus and getting involved in all kinds of events, such as sporting events, Founder’s Day Convention, music, plays, etc. While it did consume a lot of time, especially the night before the press date, I felt like I was into something I love. I am not considering photography as a potential career, I just simply love it.’
Cassie Jordan ’11 is studying abroad in China this semester as shown in the picture to the right. Cassie speaks of her experience below:
“China is fantastic and I love the group of people in my SIT program. I could really see myself living in Kunming after I graduate. I’ve attached a picture of me and some students from the Tonghai English School. They were so cute, and their English was fantastic!”
Christmas International House provided a place to get away for 14 IWU international students during winter break 2009. Students were hosted by families in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kansas, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Qingyu Karen Li ’13 from Xian, China spent winter break with a family in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Here she is on a trip to Washington D.C. at the Washington Monument.