Wheaton bookstore opens under new management

By Carolina Lumetta, News Reporter

08.30.19

Over the summer, Wheaton College administration outsourced campus bookstore management to the Follett Corporation, a Chicagoland campus bookstore chain founded over 145 years ago. With 155 stores in the region, Follett also operates stores in 30 member institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

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Campus dedicates Armerding addition with beam signing

By Micah McIntyre, News Editor

08.30.19

On Wednesday afternoon, students, faculty and staff gathered together in what will become the lobby of Wheaton’s $64 million addition to Armerding. They’d come to dedicate a support beam for the pedestrian bridge across the concert hall’s lobby, signed by hundreds in the Wheaton community.

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Funding experience: How a new CVC initiative is helping summer interns

By Jacob Hosier, Features Editor

08.30.19

The drawing room in Adams Hall was humid and filled with dust, but it did not stop senior urban studies major Ed Vere from talking about his summer internship experience with passion. This summer, Vere worked in the Philippines as a part of “Companion with the Poor,” a Christian non-profit organization that plants churches in Metro Manila’s poorest neighborhoods. He spent nine weeks with a host family doing ethnographic research, including participant observation, a method of research that involves engaging on a personal level with another group of people over an extended period of time, and conducting interviews.

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Ready, Set, Go

Wheaton teams prep for fall season

By Cassidy Thornburg, Sports Editor

08.30.19

McCULLY STADIUM — The Wheaton Football team began training camp with a brutal conditioning test on Aug. 15, 2019. They then went into full training camp mode: practicing, meeting and lifting from early in the morning until late at night. 2018 was a roller coaster season that experienced both highs and lows. The Thunder beat the No. 5 ranked North Central Cardinals to get the Little Brass Bell back in a thrilling 52-30 victory. However, their season ended earlier than they’d hoped, and their 7-2 record kept them just shy of making the playoffs. They enter the 2019 season with a chip on their shoulders and a point to prove. Coach Swider tells his 112 players, “Be a cockroach because they are hard to kill and they keep on coming.” Coach Swider challenges his players to “FIGHT,” and to physically, emotionally and spiritually invest in something greater than themselves. This fall season, let’s allow Wheaton football to bring us together.

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Athlete Spotlight: Drew Engelking

By Maggie Frankie

04.25.19

Senior Drew Engelking is Wheaton’s number one golfer on the men’s team this year. After growing up in Minnesota, Engelking found his way to Wheaton looking for an opportunity to play golf and be a part of a Christian community.

“Only my uncle came to Wheaton,” Engelking said, “but I’ve always known that Wheaton is a great school. I took a visit back in my junior year of high school and got to spend a little time with the golf team, and I immediately fell in love with the place.”

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“Forced to define yourself.”

Three students’ quest for identity

“For Christ and His Kingdom”: Wheaton’s motto captures an image of a diverse, missional community, and the student body enacts that mission. This week I had the opportunity to interview three fellow students who are each engaging in a unique combination of studies. Through their experiences of changing majors, integrating new areas of study and focusing their academics with an eye for their one-of-a-kind vocations, these students articulate what it means to learn and ask questions in pursuit of individuality.

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#MyWheaton Days replace connection

By Micah McIntyre

04.25.19

For the second time this semester, prospective Wheaton students from across the country converged on campus on April 14-15 as a part of the new #mywheaton Days program.

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Wheaton faculty aim to fill gap in science education

By Melissa Schill

04.25.19

New textbook connects scientific theories with scriptural knowledge

Five Wheaton professors have co-authored a groundbreaking textbook that integrates a variety of academic disciplines to connect scientific theories of origin with scripture. The book, “Understanding Scientific Theories of Origin: Cosmology, Geology, and Biology in Christian Perspective,” is the first college-level resource to approach the topic in a comprehensive way, including mainstream scientific theories in fields such as astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, physical anthropology and genetics, as well as biblical and theological studies. It has been assigned as reading in several classes on campus this semester.

“The book to me has been a theologically saturated science textbook — something that, in my experience, has escaped my classroom until college,” senior Jacqui Felcan said in an email exchange with the Record. “The book thoroughly and robustly reintegrates theology and scientific inquiry, which a lot of us have learned to separate.” Felcan is reading the textbook for her Physics Senior Seminar.  

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Throwing cancer a curveball

How Team Impact provided the Wheaton Women’s Softball team with their youngest player

By Grace Kenyon

04.18.19

Sports are about facing adversity. Athletes persevere through physical challenges, grueling training and personal limitations, always pushing themselves. Confronting the frustrations of competition and learning how to work together is part of the daily routine for an athlete. They may even have to deal with injuries that threaten to end seasons or even careers. This year, some Wheaton College athletes have had the opportunity to learn from someone who has faced enough physical adversity for a lifetime.

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Trump names Wheaton alum for diplomatic post

By Micah McIntyre

04.18.19

Morse H. Tan, who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wheaton, nominated for State Department post.

On April 5, the White House announced that President Trump nominated Wheaton College alumnus Morse H. Tan to be the next ambassador at large for global criminal justice.

The role of the Office of Global Criminal Justice is to advise the Secretary of State “on issues related to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. According to the State Department’s website, the office also crafts policy solutions to mass atrocities around the world.

Before practicing law, Tan received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton in 1997 and his master’s degree the following year. While here at Wheaton, he played tennis and wrote for the Record. Following his graduation, he attended the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and specialized in international law.

In addition to being an expert in international law, Tan is considered an expert on North Korea and consistently gives lectures about the subject. In the past he has advised ambassadors and state department officials and his work has been used by the US Assistant Secretary of State and the United Nations Commission of Inquiry. Tan’s faculty page, on Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law’s website, says that he is fluent in Korean and Spanish, and speaks some Chinese. Tan is currently a professor of law at NIU.

The Record contacted Tan for a quote. He refrained, saying that until his confirmation hearing, he has been advised by the White House to refrain from talking to the media.