Winter 2016-17 issue highlights
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.
More issue highlights
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
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.
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.
Strategic plans are underway to expand on the rich faculty-student interaction and
experiential learning opportunities that set the University apart.
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
IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor; Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
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