Increase in international exchange bucks US trends

By Melissa Schill 11.15.19 Of the 2,395 undergraduate students studying at Wheaton, 88 are international students, representing 23 different countries. This number, which has increased over the past three years, puts Wheaton at odds with national trends, which according to Inside Higher Ed have been on the decline over the same period.

CSC head makes sense of shift in student volunteering

By Carolina Lumetta 11.15.19 Although the number of Wheaton students volunteering through the Christian Service Council (CSC) has increased slightly in the last 10 years, there is still much less participation than in the organization’s recent history. Assistant Director of School Year Programs Jared Falkanger, who oversees the CSC, thinks the decrease in numbers isContinue reading “CSC head makes sense of shift in student volunteering”

New Testament scholar promotes latest book

By Micah McIntyre 11.15.19 On Nov. 19, Wheaton will welcome two of the most recognized biblical scholars working today: NT Wright and Michael F. Bird. To promote their latest book, “The New Testament in its World,” Bird and Wright are touring the United States and attending speaking engagements around the country. Wright has visited WheatonContinue reading “New Testament scholar promotes latest book”

The good life according to Wheaton kids

By Emily Nordhausen 11.15.19 Sitting in Lower Beamer for any amount of time, one is presented with a fascinating cross-section of humanity. Students bolting through in pajamas for the 9:20 class they overslept, sipping coffee with professors or arguing over group projects present a wide array of personalities. But amid the antics of college youthContinue reading “The good life according to Wheaton kids”

After Francis, men's team regroups

By Cassidy Thornburg 11.15.19 The words “Thunder Struck” decorated orange t-shirts worn by fans in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum last March 15. During Wheaton College’s spring break, rows of fans still managed to make it out to the “Summit City” to support the Wheaton Men’s Basketball team in the final four round ofContinue reading “After Francis, men's team regroups”

Women's basketball looks to defend title

By Cassidy Thornburg 11.15.19 After claiming their fourth conference title in the past five years, the Wheaton Women’s Basketball team is looking to continue their streak in the 2019-20 season. Here are some storylines to keep your eye on as the season unfolds. “Defense wins games” Head Coach Kent Madsen emphasizes daily at practice theContinue reading “Women's basketball looks to defend title”

Student teachers take lessons from Chicago strike

By Melissa Schill 11.9.19 A week after Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers returned to their classrooms following an 11-day strike, Wheaton College student teachers are reflecting on the gains and losses of one of the most consequential events in the history of Chicago schools. “It was interesting to see these issues unfold first-hand, understanding theContinue reading “Student teachers take lessons from Chicago strike”

Karen Swallow Prior still believes in books

By Micah McIntyre 11.9.19 Although the weather has been much colder in Wheaton this week than at her home in rural Virginia, Karen Swallow Prior braved the elements to deliver this year’s Staley Series in chapel. Prior is a professor of English at Liberty University and is an established author and respected evangelical scholar. HerContinue reading “Karen Swallow Prior still believes in books”

Caring for creation: Students promote green practices on campus

By Emily Alkire 11.9.19 It’s a brisk, fall morning when Averi Cumings settles onto her couch and hands me a venti vanilla latte. She’s just finished her 5 a.m. shift at the Downtown Wheaton Starbucks where she works as a barista. Cumings, a senior majoring in applied health science, is the executive vice president (EVP)Continue reading “Caring for creation: Students promote green practices on campus”

No regrets: Tyler Sigler looks back on his head-spinning summer

By Cassidy Thornburg 11.9.19 This past summer, former Thunder defensive-back Tyler Sigler practiced through training camp and signed a preseason contract with the Arizona Cardinals. During his four preseason games, Sigler recorded nine total tackles and had a notable pick off against the Chargers, returning it for 52 yards. Sigler, who was cut from theContinue reading “No regrets: Tyler Sigler looks back on his head-spinning summer”