Spring 2009 issue highlights

On our cover

As a project director for the Nature Conservancy, Mike Baltz '87 works to
restore the biological diversity of southern Illinois' Cache River Basin.

(Photo by Lloyd DeGrane)

Cover story

Common Ground
To repair Illinois' Cache River wetlands, conservationist Mike Baltz '87 balances human concerns and the needs of nature.

Other feature stories

Abe's Return Engagement
A group of theatre artists, many with Wesleyan connections, bring Lincoln back to Bloomington one more time.

The Perfect Match
The combined talents of Bruce and Norma Criley breathed new life into biology studies at Illinois Wesleyan.

Bond of Iron
Propelled by the drive to do something big, Wesleyan alumni strive to reach one of sport's Holy Grails.

Drawn from Memory
From late-night games of hide-and-seek to morning bagels, alumni share their fondest college moments.

Department highlights

Step by Step
Student choreographers see their work come to life onstage at an annual concert.

Celebrating World Music
Doug Amman '61 and his Planet Earth Singers perform diverse music in a diverse ensemble.

Carving out a Place
Artist Jeffrey Goldstein '80 finds a way to combine his love of the fine and applied arts.

IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor
Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
Amelia Benner ’09, Editorial Assistant
IWU Magazine Web site editors: 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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