Chapel Hour to Hold November Diversity Forum

November 11, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will present its weekly chapel hour on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The service is open to the public and is a part of this month’s Diversity Forum.

Each month for the Diversity Forum, a new guest will speak at chapel hour, lecture in a class, and hold an open discussion regarding their experiences with diversity.

The Rev. Effie McClain will be this month’s featured speaker. McClain received a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Appalachian State University and went on to graduate from the Boston University School of Theology. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, McClain has taught at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C., and is an elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

“Diversity Forum is a program intended to feature well-educated ministers from different countries and backgrounds who have chosen to serve small communities,” said University Chaplain Hope Luckie.

Luckie hopes the Diversity Forum program will foster discussion and thought about how people’s different backgrounds can lead them to similar paths despite a multitude of options.

For additional information, contact the Chaplain’s Office at (309) 556-3005 or visit the Chaplain’s homepage at

Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181