Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine

Spring 2005


The online edition of Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine contains links to feature stories and other highlights from our most recent issue. Our Spring 2005 cover, shown above, features images of a research voyage to Antarctica that included two University biologists.

Feature Stories

Biology on Ice

Two Illinois Wesleyan scientists traveled to Antarctica in search of life. What they found surprised even them.

* WEB EXTRA: To see a slideshow of photo highlights of the Antarctic research trip, click here


Southern exposure

Safe harbor

Persecuted in Cameroon for speaking his mind, E. Tatah Mentan finds refuge as Illinois Wesleyan’s first “Scholar at Risk.”


Scholar's refuge

Shining examples

The University’s Merwin Gallery exhibit of kiln-glass reveals the luminous beauty and startling potential of an emerging art form. 


Fragile beauty

Running uphill

Political Science Professor Tari Renner reflects on his recent campaign to unseat a veteran incumbent for Congress.


Political action


Department Highlights

A little something extra

From our "Student Life" section: Extracurriculars span a range of activities, from climbing rocks to cooking veggies. 

Sporting chance

From our "Behind the Scenes" section: To get back in action, injured Illinois Wesleyan athletes count on Bill Kauth. 

Embracing a diverse doxology

From our "Commentary" section: A student’s award-winning essay argues that religious tolerance is a two-way street. 


Club cuisine


Unsung hero

IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor; Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor

IWU Magazine Web site editor: Tim Obermiller

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Wedding Album

Our Wedding Album, featuring alums at classmates' weddings, is now online. Click on the photo above for the album.


Web Extra

Several alumni performed at the January Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. To read a firsthand account of their experience, click here.


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Magazine Archive

For past issues of the online version of Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine, click on the cover above.