Winter 2016-17 issue highlights

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Opening Vistas

For an annual photo contest, students offer more than beautiful images — they give a glimpse into the changing perspectives that study abroad provides. Among students visually sharing their life-altering study abroad experiences was Hispanic Studies major Sarah O’Rourke ’17, shown right at the Plaza de España in Seville, Spain.

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A Labor of Love

As head carpenter for The Beatles LOVE, Ben Stephenson ’00 creates astonishing new audience experiences that keep the Las Vegas favorite flying high.


The Many Lives of Stephen Pan

Stephen S.T. Pan ’55 survived years of war and many brushes with death before starting a new life at IWU. At age 93, he looks back on his journey with both gratitude and amazement.

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A Novel Approach

Jac Jemc ’05 developed her award-winning first novel as an IWU student. With a new book set for release by a major publisher, she reflects on setbacks and successes in a famously tough business.

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Financial Aid Reformer

In making the federal form for grants and loans easier to file, Ed Pacchetti ’91 gives students better access to aid they need to achieve their college dreams.

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Signature Initiative

Strategic plans are underway to expand on the rich faculty-student interaction and experiential learning opportunities that set the University apart. 

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Seizing Opportunity

While their classmates enjoyed a few more days of winter break, 17 of the University’s accounting majors stepped into the workforce as paid interns with public accounting firms.


From the President's Desk

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A quarterly letter to our readers from IWU President Eric Jensen.

Celebrations, Winter 2016-17


Classmates reunited for special events. 


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