Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine

Summer 2003

The online edition of Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine contains links to feature stories from our most recent issue. On our Summer 2003 cover (shown above), IWU’s retiring admissions dean Jim Ruoti takes a spin. During an average month, Ruoti ’63 covers 2,000 road miles riding the circuit of college admissions. (Photo by Marc Featherly)


Remembering Ryan

The Iraq War hit home when Marine Captain Ryan Beaupre ’95 became America’s first casualty. 

The Dean of Matchmaking

Jim Ruoti ’63 built Illinois Wesleyan’s admissions effort one handshake at a time. Plus: To read tips on the college admissions process from a pro, click here. 

This Prosecutor Never Rests

The Justice Department calls on John Michelich ’74 to handle some of its toughest cases. 

Point – Counterpoint

Illinois Wesleyan theatre majors perfect the art of acting violent on stage. 

Reporting from Iraq

David Brown ’96 covered the war on land and sea as a journalist for Navy Times.

A Sobering Message

IWU student Kate Olmsted’s painful loss inspires a campus crusade against drinking and driving. 

France à l’extrême

IWU Professor of French Scott Sheridan places America's strained relationship with France is a historical context. 

Hometown hero

Crime fighter

En Garge!

IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor; Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor; Jen Christopher ’03, Sarah Hedgespeth '04, Editorial Assistants.

The Magazine is published quarterly by the Office of University Communications. Staff: Jeff Hanna, Sherry Wallace, Stew Salowitz, Marc Featherly, Ann Aubry.

Web Extras

To view more photos taken by Navy Times journalist Dave Brown ’96 as he covered the war in Iraq, click here.

IWU English Professor Emeritus Harvey Beutner, who inspired generations of alumni to pursue writing careers, died in April. To read a memorable speech that Beutner gave in 1977 predicting the influence of T.V. on journalism and college teaching, click here.

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