IWU Chapel to Host Homecoming Weekend Service

September 26, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's University Chapel Hour and Special Events and Services will present a Homecoming weekend service on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel, 1301 N. Park St., in Bloomington.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Dennis E. Groh, University chaplain and professor of humanities and archaeology at IWU.  Groh will lecture on the topic, "Why You Are So Well-Treated at IWU."

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 one hundred articles, notes and reviews.  He has also contributed to a sixth book, written with James F. Strange, professor of religious studies at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Fla., and Thomas R. W. Longstaff, former philosophy and religious studies professor at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  The book will be released this year by Brill Academic Publishers.

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: Marcus Mitchell, (309) 556-3181