William White

Rev.William White

Former Chaplain Rev. William White to Lead Chapel Hour

November 14, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University will hold its next Chapel Hour on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 11:00 a.m. in the Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public.

Former Illinois Wesleyan University Chaplain, Rev. Dr. William Luther White, will speak about being oneself in a sermon titled "What Peculiar People! - Those Magi and Shepherds." The sermon will coincide with the themes of "Discovering a New You Week," a program sponsored by IWU's Student Senate.

White, who received his doctorate and master's degrees from Northwestern University, served as Illinois Wesleyan University chaplain and as a religion professor for 33 years. He was named a professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1996.

During his time at IWU, White served as chair of the Religious Life Program and the Council of Religious Life. He was also involved with the National Association of College and University Chaplains and the Campus Ministers Association.

In 1969, White's book, The Image of Man in C.S. Lewis, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The book, which incorporates all of Lewis' works, explores Lewis' thoughts on the nature of human beings, including their limitations and potential.

Active in many community organizations, White helped his second wife establish a support group called "Divorced Christians" in the 1970s. He also founded the "Sister City" relationship with Vladimir, Russia through the Sister City Association of Bloomington-Normal that facilitates cultural exchange between area residents and their partner cities.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain's office at (309) 556-3005.

Contact: Heather Lindquist, (309) 556-3181