IWU Family Weekend Chapel Service

September 9, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –Illinois Wesleyan University will present the University chaplain Dennis E. Groh and IWU students in a Family Weekend Service, “Why the Costs and Benefits of College are Not All Financial.” The event, which is free and open to the publ ic, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 Park Street, Bloomington).

The service is non-denominational and will feature special music and readings.  Groh, who graduated from IWU in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in history, Phi Kappa Phi, has been University Chaplain and professor of Humanities and Archaeology at Illinois Wesleyan since 1996.  He is also associate director of the University of South Florida Excavations at Sepphoris.

Groh is a past president of the North American Patristics Society and a past vice president of the Chicago Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.  He has been a Rockefeller Doctoral Fellow in Religion (for study at the American Academy in Rome); both a Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada; the James Alan Montgomery Fellow and the Annual Professor of the American Schools of Oriental Research at the William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (Jerusalem); and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow of the Institute for Social Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheva, Israel).

Groh is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church (Northern Illinois Conference), and holds degrees from Garrett Theological Seminary (BD, with highest distinction), and Northwestern University (Ph.D.). 

For additional information, contact Illinois Wesleyan University Chaplain’s office at (309) 556-3005 or Special Events Commissioner of the IWU Student Senate Haley Brown at (309) 556-1366.

Contact: Leslie Boelter, (309) 556-3181