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Minor Myers jr. Welcome Center to be Included in Homecoming Festivities

October 4, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – During the Illinois Wesleyan University’s Homecoming festivities there will be a unique opportunity to leave a mark on part of Wesleyan’s campus. Two 13 foot steel beams, which will be used for the construction of the Minor Myers jr. Welcome Center (MMWC), will be available to be signed by students, faculty, staff, and alums throughout Homecoming weekend.

Painted IWU green, the beams will be positioned on the south lawn of Evelyn Chapel on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m., and will remain there until Monday October 22 at 6 p.m.  The beams will be available to be signed that Saturday through Monday October 22 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

On Saturday, after the winners from 8th Annual Classic Car Show are announced on the Eckley Quadrangle, a ceremony will be held at the site of the future Welcome Center, prior to the beam signing. The ceremony will begin at 10:55 a.m. Speaking at the ceremony will be President Richard F. Wilson, Dean of Enrollment Management Robert Murray, and Career Center Director Warren Kistner.

The beams will be positioned in the front of the MMWC as it is constructed, and eventually will be part of the roof structure.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (309) 556-3251.

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz, (309) 556-3181