Courtney Balk ’13: Mini Masters Program

Courtney Balk ’13, an English major, took the Fall 2012 Action Research Seminar.  Courtney developed and started a new music-mentorship program called Mini-Masters. This program partners IWU students from the School of Music with young musicians from Bloomington-Normal Boys and Girls Club. Each week we coach youth on their instruments in a one-on-one or small Read more about Courtney Balk ’13: Mini Masters Program[…]

2013 Weir Fellows: Nettie Rauch and Dave McGrath

2013 Weir Fellows, Dave McGrath and Nettie Rauch worked with West Bloomington Revitalization Project to start an annual Westside 5K. Dave ’14, a risk management major from Wheaton, IL, and Nettie ’14, a Hispanic Studies and Sociology major from Shoreview, Minnesota, are both members of the cross country team and mobilized their teammates in many Read more about 2013 Weir Fellows: Nettie Rauch and Dave McGrath[…]

2011 Weir Fellows: Kaitlyn Fancher & Matt Hill

Kaitie graduated in 2011 with a BA in Political Science. She took the fall 2010 Action Research Seminar which analyzed the infrastructure of Western Avenue Community Center (WACC). Kaitie’s project focused on the food pantry and she continued her work through the generous support of the Weir Fellowship in the spring of 2011. Hill graduated Read more about 2011 Weir Fellows: Kaitlyn Fancher & Matt Hill[…]

2012 Weir Fellows: Danny Kenny and Ryan Dyar

Danny Kenny is an Environmental Studies & Hispanic Studies double major (2013). Ryan Dyar is a Political Science major (2014). Each student applied for the Weir Fellowship separately but combined forces to launch the IWU Peace Garden. The budget was used to buy seeds, tools, and other supplies. Both Danny and Ryan started the fellowship Read more about 2012 Weir Fellows: Danny Kenny and Ryan Dyar[…]

ARC is a member of the West Bloomington Housing Collaborative!

IWU’s ARC is one of the collaborative’s five partners, which also include the city, the University of Illinois Community Preservation Clinic, Coldwell Banker Heart of America and State Farm Bank.  “I think our odds for true revitalization have never been better,” said Deb Halperin, coordinator of Illinois Wesleyan University’s Action Research Center (from  Read Read more about ARC is a member of the West Bloomington Housing Collaborative![…]

Nathan Douglas: CPP Program ’13

State Farm: I worked in DC5 within the In-Language team, mostly with the Enterprise Translation Center of Excellence (ETCoE).  My main project involved consolidating the thousands of previously-used Spanish translations into a single terms database to be used for all future ICP publications.  I worked one-on-one with a translator to ensure linguistic quality of the Read more about Nathan Douglas: CPP Program ’13[…]

Jordan Steinbreuck: CPP Program ’13

State Farm:  During my time with State Farm, I got the opportunity to work with both the Investment Systems team and the Investment Department through various projects.  One of my main projects was testing IBM Cognos 10.2 upgrades for mortgage reports for Investment Accounting.  Another project was creating and editing mortgage reports for Investments by Read more about Jordan Steinbreuck: CPP Program ’13[…]

Bobby Castillo: CPP Program ’13

State Farm: Member of Enterprise Learning and Development’s Communication Team. Authored several feature articles for the Learning and Development Newswire, including one about the CPP internship. Developed a new mission statement for the Learning and Development Communication Team. Also co-led a focus group comprised of interns to brainstorm new training methods, aesthetics, and functionality for Read more about Bobby Castillo: CPP Program ’13[…]

Ryan Dyar: CPP Program ’13

State Farm: At State Farm I helped to refine the Catastrophe Volunteer Program based on feedback from the most recent activation and planning for the future. I primarily worked with legacy zone coordinators to update volunteer data, and revised communication temples. In addition to the Volunteer Program, I was given the opportunity to help with the creation of Read more about Ryan Dyar: CPP Program ’13[…]

Nick Anderson: CPP Program ’13

State Farm: I researched how acquisition and retention departments in marketing could better leverage corporate social responsibility in their direct marketing channels. I researched best practices for email marketing campaigns. I designed a small business lead-tracking template.   Community: At Habitat for Humanity, I started The Playhouse Project to provide a way for volunteers under Read more about Nick Anderson: CPP Program ’13[…]

Natalie Witter: CPP Program ’13

State Farm: At State Farm, I was in the Purchasing Department. One thing I worked on was compiling information about companies to put together company backgrounds. I then presented my findings. Also, I performed litigation reviews on companies and wrote litigation summaries to be given to business partners.   Community: At Marcfirst, I was located in the Read more about Natalie Witter: CPP Program ’13[…]