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)
Planting the Seed
Babylonia Marcus '02 used her talents in international trade, economics, and biology
to assist Afghanistan's agricultural sector.
Other feature stories
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.
Mentalist Chris Carter '87 is out to mess with your brains.
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
That Same Old Auld Lang Syne
Christopher Phillips '81 revisits his past and discovers that you really can go home
IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor
Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
Sarah Zeller ’07, Amelia Benner ’09,
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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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