Spring 2007 issue highlights

On our cover

A farmer purchases a young goat at a livestock market in Maza-i-Sharif, Balkh. An American group that included Babylonia Marcus '02 helped Afghanistan's rural communities through a variety of services.

(Photo by Thomas Fattori)


Cover story

Planting the Seed
Babylonia Marcus '02 used her talents in international trade, economics, and biology to assist Afghanistan's agricultural sector.


Other feature stories

Art Worlds
Renee McGinnis '84 expresses her hopes and worries for the world with a painting style as varied as it is passionate.

Rising to the Challenge
To lead IWU's academic program, Provost Beth Cunningham brings her skills as a teacher, scholar, and administrator.

A Show of Hands
Over generations, Illinois Wesleyan's Student Senate has grown into its role as an indispensable force for student representation.

An Inspired Idea
One student senator's phone call to a legendary civil rights leader led to a great moment in IWU history.

Mind Games
Mentalist Chris Carter '87 is out to mess with your brains.


Department highlights

Mapping the Past
With careful investigation and a bit of luck, IWU English professor Dan Terkla uncovered the secrets hidden in a medieval map.

A Page in History
After the passing of Gerald Ford, Mark Griffith '77 recalls his own part in presidential history.

That Same Old Auld Lang Syne
Christopher Phillips '81 revisits his past and discovers that you really can go home again.


IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor
Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
Sarah Zeller ’07, Amelia Benner ’09, Editorial Assistants
IWU Magazine Web site editors: Amelia Benner '09, Tim Obermiller, Sarah Zeller '07

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

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