During a week-long break from classes, some Illinois Wesleyan students continued their collegiate learning experience far beyond the classroom setting by participating in – and blogging about – one of three 2018 Spring Break trips: Career Immersion Excursion – New York City Blog by Vi Kakares ’20 | Trip Description First-Year Humanities Fellows Immersion – Chicago […]

Day 8: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Build

Saturday, March 17 – A St. Patrick’s Day Drive Today we spent a majority (10 hours) of the day driving home from Birmingham. By 7:30 a.m., we were completely packed up and on the road back to Bloomington. As usual, the time was spent napping or jamming out to some throwback tunes. Originally, we had […]

Day 5: First-Year Humanities Fellows Immersion – Chicago

Friday, March 16 On Friday morning, we gathered our bags and checked out of UIC Guest Housing before heading downtown to the Art Institute of Chicago. And what better way to end our week’s exploration of the humanities than by coming to a cultural icon like the Art Institute, with a series of collections that […]

Day 7: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Build

Friday, March 16 Today was the toughest day for the ASBers to wake up yet. It’s also the last day of work on our trip. Our bodies are sore, and we’re drained mentally, but we press on to finish the week off strong. We split into two equal groups again this morning. My group headed […]

Day 4: First-Year Humanities Fellows Immersion – Chicago

Thursday, March 15 Journaling and doing reflective writing exercises made our early Thursday morning fly by as we took the bus up to Hyde Park, home to the Robie House and the Oriental Institute. We began at the Robie House, designed by the exceptional American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I had heard his name before […]

Day 6: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Build

Thursday, March 15 – The Endless Hike “I think one of my favorite things about these trips is that they bring together students of different majors and backgrounds in general that you wouldn’t normally get to meet in your classes and you’re able to develop strong and close friendships that continue after the trip is […]

Day 4: Career Immersion Excursion – New York City

Wednesday, March 14 What better way to end a fantastic trip to one of the most well-known cities in the world than visiting one of the most famous streets in the world. Folks, you definitely do not need Google Maps to recognize this one because Wall Street is not just your typical street– it is […]

Day 3: First-Year Humanities Fellows Immersion – Chicago

Wednesday, March 14 It’s been a chilly March with scattered snow flurries during our time in Chicago, so our tour of the Garfield Park Conservatory couldn’t have been timed more perfectly. The moment we shed our winter coats and walked into the humid air of the first room of the conservatory, the palm room, we […]

Day 5: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Build

Wednesday, March 14  – The ASBers Take a Day Off “If we are wrong, the Supreme Court is wrong. If we are wrong, the Constitution of the United States is wrong. If we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ASBers finally got a day off (well…sorta). We ended up […]

Day 3: Career Immersion Excursion – New York City

Tuesday, March 13 There is a common saying. “He shoots, he scores,” and boy did we score on day 3 of the CIE trip. Not only did we have the opportunity to visit the NBA Headquarters, but we also scored the chance to meet with people working in the consulting and insurance industries, not to […]