Spring 2017 issue highlights

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Getting into Focus

“Cocoon,” a photograph by Anna Kerr-Carpenter ’17, won the Dyke Alumni Award during the 30th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibits. Calling the photo a “self-portrait of sorts,” Kerr-Carpenter is underneath the blanket. The photo represents the desire “to crawl into a cocoon of blankets away from the world when things get stressful or scary, but always re-emerging renewed, like a butterfly,” Kerr-Carpenter said of her inspiration in setting up the shot.

More issue highlights


Cosmic Perspective

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


Playing to Win

IWU Wind Ensemble hits high note with prestigious American Prize.


A Basketball World

Ed Winkle ’86 has forged a career making meaningful connections between the NBA and its growing global fan base.


Life in Motion

Guest choreographer Jessica Deahr ’04 stretches Illinois Wesleyan dance students to their limits.


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Titans Deliver

Vera (Leopold) Miller ’05 organized a campaign to send handwritten cards to each of IWU’s 161 international students expressing encouragement and pride in their accomplishment. 


From the President's Desk

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

Celebrations, Spring 2017


Classmates reunited for special events. 


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