Julie Rodgers, the former ministry associate for spiritual care at Wheaton College’s chaplain’s office, wrote an article for Time Ideas, published online on Feb. 23, in which she reflected on her resignation from the college.
Posts published in February 2016
It turns out that the “ring by spring” culture we know so well has historical roots here at Wheaton. According the the Wheaton Alumni and Parent Engagement Association, there are a total of 44,595 living undergraduate and graduate school alumni and out of that number, 5,319 are alumni couples.
The Wheaton men’s basketball team have experienced an abundance of challenges during their 2015-2016 campaign. After recently wrapping up their season, the team finished the year with an unexceptional record of 5-20 overall and 1-13 in CCIW play. The season was not a complete disappointment, though, as the Thunder are grateful for the learning experience.
Wheaton’s nationally ranked #18 women’s basketball team clinched their second consecutive CCIW championship, and eighth in program history, after a victory over Augustana this past Saturday by a score of 67-57.
Today, the only way to climb the coaching ladder is by tediously upgrading from one coaching position to the next. If they’re lucky, by the 10th year of coaching or so, the coach might be able to make it up to the DI level of play. But if the coach doesn’t have the necessary experience playing at the DI level, it’s exponentially more difficult to coach DI basketball.
While the winter sports season may be winding to a close, the best wrestling of the season has just begun. The Thunder competed in their first championship meet of the season as they traveled to Augustana for the CCIW championships this past Saturday.
Last Thursday Feb. 18, senior Mary Elizabeth Goodell took first place in Wheaton’s annual Shark Tank competition. Goodell won $3,000, as well as a full ride scholarship to Praxis Entrepreneurship Academy in L.A. this summer.
As far as we know, the first chapel prank of this school year took place on Feb. 22 during our annual town hall chapel. Sophomore Caleb Krumsieg initiated the prank by telling President Philip Ryken he had a question regarding Mark 2, the story of a paralyzed man who was lowered through a roof by his friends.
Wheaton College requires its undergraduate students to earn at least 124 credits in order to graduate. This translates to students having to take 15.5 credits a semester in order to graduate on time, but some students find themselves with a credit load well beyond that average.
“Where am I? Why are my eyes covered? Where is my wife? My family?” Bunga Bola Paulin, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, said that he hopes no one ever has to ask those questions — ones he found himself asking.
Two-time Grammy winning artist Lecrae visited Wheaton College last Friday, Feb. 19, for a chapel address and a concert as a part of his 2016 Higher Learning Tour. Wheaton was the seventh stop on his tour of 36 cities across the United States.
This past weekend, the men’s and women’s swim teams competed in the CCIW Championship meet. Both teams performed incredibly well as the men placed third and the women finished first for the 19th straight season. Both teams had several exceptional individual and group performances and broke multiple records in the process.
The Wheaton Thunder women’s basketball team is an exceptional group of players, competing with confidence as they finish their regular season in stride for the postseason.
Wheaton College’s rich history in education and athletics attracted prospective students to the school for over a hundred years. The only problem with so many historic events surrounding the school is that stories often slip through the hands of those who are supposed to pass them on to the next generation.
Campus-wide, it is well understood that the Wheaton men’s basketball team has had a rough season. Due to a combination of numerous factors, the Thunder has struggled to put together complete games, leading to a record of 5-19 on the season and 1-12 in the CCIW.
Josh Garrels and John Mark McMillian were all over my Snapchat and Instagram feed on that Saturday night of Jan. 31. And now that most of the Pres Ball talk is over, Lecrae is all I hear talked about. Of course, I have heard of Lecrae and Josh Garrels — most people have, especially at Wheaton.
Sophomore Hayley Bennett is creating a new ministry focused on providing high school students with the mentorship and resources they need to join the fight against human trafficking.
Wheaton College’s Arena Theater will perform The Spitfire Grill, a musical that depicts the journey of a young woman recently released from prison as she tries to start a new life, for the first time on Thursday.
Coray Alumni Gymnasium burst with students and a handful of faculty, including President Philip Ryken, as they rang in the Year of the Monkey on Saturday, Feb. 13.
At liberal arts colleges across the U.S., many students wishing to pursue a career in engineering or nursing opt to leave their undergraduate institution a year earlier than most students.
Most students, faculty and staff are aware that Wheaton College is implementing general education reform during the next academic year. Most are unaware, however, that this reform includes a number of courses aiming to study issues of race across various disciplines.
Lecrae, two-time Grammy award winning artist, is bringing his “Higher Learning Tour” to Wheaton College on Friday, Feb. 19. The talented chart-topping hip-hop artist, who recently released his latest album, “Church Clothes 3,” uses his platform as a way to speak truth in a world where truth can be hard to come across. According to Billboard, “For the typical music fan, his hard demeanor and crunk beats might belie what his lyrics are really about: his adoration for Jesus Christ.” This unashamed artist influences people worldwide and Wheaton College is excited to welcome Lecrae to campus. As you anxiously wait for his arrival, check out the exclusive interview The Wheaton Record had with Lecrae about who he is as an artist
President Philip Ryken informed students via email last Saturday that associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins will “part ways” with Wheaton College.
Diving is not a sport that is meant to be effortless, painless or uncomplicated. When divers step onto a board, they must be composed and focused for their next descent to the water.
In the midst of a heated race for first place in the CCIW, the nationally ranked #20 Thunder women’s basketball team showed their support for women’s breast cancer by hosting their annual Play4Kay night on Saturday, Feb. 6.