Fall 2007 issue highlights

On our cover

A statue of John Lennon stands outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Professor Michael Weis took IWU students to see the club, where the Beatles played in their early years.

Cover story

What rock reveals
To understand the 1960s, writes IWU Professor of History Michael Weis, students can learn much by listening to the music that defined the era.

From Liverpool to London
Illinois Wesleyan students take a magical mystery tour.

Other feature stories

The case of the enormous ficus elastica
More campus mysteries are solved by Illinois Wesleyan’s own Nancy Drew.

Above and beyond
The Van Leer Tower continues to stand sentinel over the north side of campus.

Yours truly, Abraham Lincoln
Erika Nunamaker ’01 joins a huge document hunt in search of the true Lincoln.

Traveling Titans
On a trek through Italy, IWU alumni bring the best of their college experiences full circle.

Keeping the connection
New Alumni Association President Todd French ’93 looks ahead to Illinois Wesleyan’s next generation.

Department highlights

A healing journey
After graduation, Liz Maurer '07 travels to Amazon jungles on a mission of hope.

Combining strengths
At the FedEx Institute, Shaye Mandle '93 bridges the gap between business and education.

IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor
Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
Dan Armstrong '08 , Amelia Benner ’09, Editorial Assistants
IWU Magazine Web site editor: Amelia Benner '09 and Tim Obermiller

University Communications staff:
Matt Kurz, Vice President for Public Relations
Sherry Wallace, Director of University Communications
Stew Salowitz ’76, Director of News Services/Sports Information
Marc Featherly, University Photographer
Ann Aubry, Assistant Director for New Media
Rachel Hatch, Staff Writer

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