Celebration of Excellence Preview

Breahna Lesemann – The Celebration of Excellence, the day-long event that will take place on May 1 this year, promotes the academic successes of the students at Illinois College. Throughout the day students will be giving presentations, performing music and drama, and presenting posters. The students presenting can be first-years through seniors. Any student can…

Sophomore Experience

Breahna Lesemann – The Sophomore Experience, a new program at Illinois College designed to assist underclassmen in achieving their goals, was created through strategic mapping, which is a plan with multiple groups of staff members working to improve different areas of the school. One of the teams that Dean Carlson is a part of was…

Physics and Math Department Donation

Breahna Lesemann – The Physics and Math Departments at Illinois College have received a generous donation to fund faculty and student-faculty research with creation of the new Jack Mann and Fred Pilcher Physics and Mathematics Research Support Fund. The donation of $250,000, came from Illinois College Trustee, Del Dunham. The interest from the fund Dunham…

10th Annual International Photo Contest

Breahna Lesemann – The International Photo Contest, held by the Illinois College Study Abroad Office, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year. The contest is for students, faculty, and staff to send in photos that they have taken in other countries. The Study Abroad Office is setting up the panel of judges. IC student Leilani-Jade…

The Retention Issue at Illinois College

Breahna Lesemann – In the midst of tuition hikes and low enrollment, Illinois College might be facing another significant problem: retention. As of late, student retention numbers at Illinois College don’t follow regular patterns and the college is trying to find these patterns of retention in order to prevent students from leaving the school. There…

New Food in The Grill Next Semester?

Breahna Lesemann – For the past couple of weeks, the student body has had the opportunity to vote on what food will be in the Grill next semester. This change is due to a contract proposal with Chartwells. The college suggested that there should be a variety of options for food. Changing the food in…