Spring 2017 issue highlights
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
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
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.
IWU Magazine staff: Tim Obermiller, Editor; Gary Schwartz, Graphics Editor
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