Summer 2014 issue highlights


The Challenge to Be First

First-generation students find growing support to help them clear the many obstacles they face. (Photo by Marc Featherly)


Prime-Time Research

For 25 years, IWU’s John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference has served as an academic rite of passage, condensing hundreds of hours of scholarly and creative exploration into one climactic moment.

Reflection, Joy and Sunshine

Spirits ran high at May Commencement, while speakers called attention to the event’s deeper meaning.

From Stage To Page

Fueled by a passion to create, Aaron Reynolds ’92 parlayed his theatre background into success  as a children’s author.

Connection Maker

Retiring this spring, Ann Harding looks back on a career that helped change thousands of current and former IWU students’ lives for the better.

Four Years Later

Students profiled in IWU Magazine as first-year students reflect on their journey to graduation this May.


Make ’Em Laugh

Andrew Junk ’08 and Shannon Moffitt ’10 train at Chicago's renowned Second City Conservatory.

Critical Connection

At Cincinnati medical center, alumni team up to save lives.

(Pod)casting His Net

Robb McCoy ’99 creates weekly podcast to reach an even wider congregation.

Titan Celebrations


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