IWU Chapel Service to Welcome the Class of 2010

August 18, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Chaplain's Office and the Evelyn Chapel Advisory Board will welcome new students with a service for the Class of 2010 on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel, 1301 N. Park St., in Bloomington.

The event is free and open to the public.

Dennis E. Groh, University Chaplain and professor of humanities and archaeology, will share his sermon, titled "Starting on Your Longest Voyage."  Using biblical and historical references, Groh will provide first-year students with information that is essential to successfully beginning their college careers.

A specialist in early Christianity and the archaeology of Israel in the Roman and Byzantine periods, Groh, class of '61, has authored, co-authored or co-edited five books and more than 100 articles, notes and reviews.  He has also contributed to a sixth book, written with James F. Strange and Thomas R. W. Longstaff, which will be published this year by E.J. Brill of Leiden.

Groh, who is actively interested in inter-faith dialogue, is an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church (Northern Illinois Conference).

For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan University Chaplain's Office at (309) 556-3005, or e-mail Chaplain Groh at dgroh@iwu.edu.

Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181