MLK Jr. Teach-In Focuses on Healthcare

From   Health Care Part of King’s Social Justice Legacy Jennifer Prochotsky ’16 (left) and Rebecca Gearhart (right) spoke about health-care delivery in rural areas of the developing world. Jan. 21, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— More than 130 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at Illinois Wesleyan University Monday for the University’s annual Teach-In Read more about MLK Jr. Teach-In Focuses on Healthcare[…]

Kogleman ’11 Receives Google Grant for Habitat for Humanity

In 2010, Nick Kogleman, a Business Administration major, received a grant from the Google Foundation for $30,000 for McLean County Habitat for Humanity, his partner in the Community Partnership Program. When paired with McLean County Habitat for Humanity, Kogelman worked on the organization’s website and helped  promote events online. ARC Director Deborah Halperin suggested he assist Read more about Kogleman ’11 Receives Google Grant for Habitat for Humanity[…]

Social Media Assistance: Daniel McGuire ’13 and Cameron Blossom ’13

During the Fall Seminar of 2012, senior students Daniel McGuire and Cameron Blossom developed Facebook pages for two West side business owners, while also training them on how to work the page.   Daniel McGuire worked with Market St. Bakery (the best donuts and pastries in town), and Cameron Blossom worked on Eric’s Restaurant’s page. Read more about Social Media Assistance: Daniel McGuire ’13 and Cameron Blossom ’13[…]

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[…]

Marjorie Miller: CPP Program ’13

State Farm: I worked in the Customer Care Center alongside analysts in the administration department. I assisted in the completion of various reports and executive summaries involving employee attrition, call volume in the CCC, and EOM.   Community: My Community Partner was the Bloomington-Normal YMCA. I created a member survey that will be used to give Read more about Marjorie Miller: CPP Program ’13[…]

Colleen during her ARC days

Colleen Luckey: CPP Program ’13

At State Farm: Surveyed Deployment Specialists, Field Supervisors, and agents on a new way of filing auto claims that is rolling out gradually. We wanted to gather data on best practices for encouraging successful adoption of this Initial Loss Reporting (ILR) among agents that might be hesitant to use a new process. I presented these Read more about Colleen Luckey: CPP Program ’13[…]

Allie Boudreau: CPP Program ’13

At State Farm: Trending analysis of the ESS and EOS surveys, as well as identifying possible trends between employee engagement and profitability.   At Milestones: Completing a cost/benefit analysis in regards to the school age program, as well as identifying the best paid time off policy to implement for Milestones employees. Grant Summary: My grant Read more about Allie Boudreau: CPP Program ’13[…]

Dave McGrath: CPP Program ’13

At State Farm: I worked on a number of different projects for the Self-Audit Team within the Life/Health department in Centralized Operations. My projects included defining metrics and the reporting procedure, creating and organizing SharePoint pages for the team site, reviewing the team’s audit process, and the conduction of a system access audit. These projects helped Read more about Dave McGrath: CPP Program ’13[…]

CPP Program ’12: Veronica Watson

Veronica Watson, an International Studies major from South Elgin, IL participated in the 2012 CPP Program. At State Farm, she worked in the Multicultural Business Development Group. Her primary project at State Farm was the analysis of cultural competence training for associates and agents, in addition to work on the State Farm Steer Clear website for young Read more about CPP Program ’12: Veronica Watson[…]

CPP Program ’12: Zach Meyer

Zach Meyer, an Accounting major from Minonk, IL, worked in the Financial Operations and Compliance department at State Farm and the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal as a part of the 2012 CPP Program. At State Farm, Zach worked on projects within the Financial Shared Services sector, specifically looking at Unmatched Commodities and Agent Defalcations and successfully created Read more about CPP Program ’12: Zach Meyer[…]

CPP Program ’12: Maggie Maddox

Maggie Maddox, a Business Administration/Marketing major, participated in the CPP program of 2012. She worked on employee development projects at State Farm as well as at the YMCA. At State Farm, Maggie assisted with the implementation, monitoring, and assessment of an employee opinion survey. She also created a presentation on integrity as part of a series on employee Read more about CPP Program ’12: Maggie Maddox[…]

Danny Kenny

Danny Kenny

Danny Kenny, hailing from St. Louis, MO, majored in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies. As an alum of the CPP program, Danny worked on the upkeep of the Peace Garden, devoting much time towards pruning, weeding, watering, and harvesting of the plants. Additionally, Danny helped the Action Research Center develop a grand strategic plan through his research on Read more about Danny Kenny[…]