Aug 092017
 

Diana Bonilla ’15 was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2017 Cohort of Teaching Fellows. This year, 37 promising high school mathematics and science teachers who are just beginning their careers were awarded Knowles Teaching Fellowships.

Diana will begin her second year of teaching at Back of the Yards College Prep in Chicago, IL, this fall. She is committed to teaching biology to high school students in the U.S. After earning her Bachelor of Science at IWU, she received a Master of Education in instructional leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016.

You may read more about the Knowles Science Teaching Program at what Diana is up to here.

 

 

Aug 092017
 
Laurie Diekhoff departed from IWU after 10 years at the Hart Career Center. She told her colleagues, “I spent 10 great years at the Career Center, enjoying my work, my colleagues, and the many relationships I have made on campus and in the community as a result of this position. Assisting students with their career development plans, helping employers fulfill their hiring needs, developing new programs, and contributing to the ongoing success of the Hart Career Center has been quite rewarding!”
May 242017
 
The Fulbright Seminar in American studies is a three-day long mountain retreat for more than 70 US and Austrian students, scholars, and teaching assistants. The event, which is the highlight of the Austrian Fulbright calendar, is held in Strobl am Wolfgangsee in Austria.
Amelia Smith ’15 attended as a USTA Regional Adviser. The second-year UTSAs are a point of contact for incoming teaching assistants in their region.
As is stated on Fulbright’s page, “the Fulbright Seminar in American Studies is a wonderful opportunity for US and Austrian Fulbrighters in various disciplines and programs to meet, network, and promote mutual understanding.”

UTSA Regional Advisors, Fulbright Austria executive director Lonnie Johnson,US and Austrian Teaching Assistantship program officer Belona Berchtaler

UTSA Conference Members

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May 152017
 

Anne Kelly’s ’15 senior seminar essay was chosen for inclusion in this year’s issue of Constructing the Past, IWU’s undergraduate history journal. Her essay is titled: Bringing Out the Big Guns: How the Remilitarization of Japan Between 1947-1955 Impacted Chinese Perception of Sino-American Relations.

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Apr 052017
 

April 5, 2017 is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Tune In for All In! Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.

Visit https://www.iwu.edu/all-in/ to learn more and donate.

Donate today! Go Titans!

Mar 222017
 

Diana Bonilla ’15 is doing great things as a teaching fellow at Back of the Yards College Prep High School. “As a first-generation Mexican-American, Bonilla hopes to serve as a role model to her students. Bonilla grew up in Northlake and earned her undergraduate degree at Illinois Wesleyan University, where she did not have science teachers of color.”

You can read more about it here: https://news.uic.edu/initiative-prepares-urban-science-teachers

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