Fall 2005 Highlights

On Our Cover
Checking out the downtown Bloomington scene, Matt Majernik ’07 stands in front of a mural by local artist Mark Blumenshine. It depicts figures from the past — such as Abraham Lincoln, Judge David Davis, and playwright Rachel Crothers — who are significant to the city’s history. (Photo by Marc Featherly)

Cover Story
Around the corner
Once in a slump, Bloomington’s downtown district is out to prove that it’s still a retail contender.

Related Stories
Pajamas optional
Across the generations, student life has intersected with downtown.

Taking a chance
When Melanie Ginavan ’92 decided to open her own store in downtown Bloomington, she was taking a leap of faith.

Other Feature Stories
Taking art to the streets
For Marjorie Kouns ’79, art is something that lives beyond the walls of a gallery or museum.

Close calls
With a toss of his flag, field judge Doug Rosenbaum ’80 keeps NFL teams playing by the rules.

A legacy of healing
Like their father before them, the Rossi siblings at Hopedale Medical Complex strongly believe in putting patients first.

Department Highlights
Commentary: Strangers become neighbors
An Illinois Wesleyan professor reflects on his cross-country bicycle trek to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.

In profile: Martha Henderson
In law and in life, Martha Smith Henderson '83 sticks to the plan.

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Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
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