Informational Meeting Regarding Peace Fellows Program

April 10, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The first informational meeting for the newly established John and Erma Stutzman Peace Fellows Program will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, located in the lower level of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).

The meeting will introduce the concept behind the program and explain the application process to becoming a Peace Fellow.  First and second year Illinois Wesleyan University students from every discipline interested in commitment and dedication to peace and social justice are encouraged to attend.  Paul Bushnell, professor of history, Irving Epstein, professor of educational studies, and William Munro, associate professor of political science and director of international studies, will conduct the meeting.

Initiated and sponsored by John Stutzman, a class of ’54 IWU alum and trustee emeritus, and his wife, Erma, the program will name two students as Peace Fellows each year.  These students will agree to complete a few regularly offered courses dealing with issues of peace, conflict resolution, and social justice.  They will also complete a relevant independent study and off-campus internship in the United States or abroad, the costs of which will be subsidized up to $1,000 per student.

For additional information, contact Bushnell at, Epstein at, or Munroe at

  Contact: Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181