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Serving, leading and listening

Marilee Melvin sits in her office on the second floor of Blanchard as the trees out­side begin to bloom and the sun shines in through the window. From the painting of Mary Blanchard that she retrieved from Wheaton’s ar­chives, to the walls of pictures and awards that she has col­lected over the years, Melvin, Wheaton’s executive assistant to the president, has a passion for Wheaton that is evident as she speaks about her years of service and experience with sincere humility.

Ireland’s only Kuttner violin stolen from professor

On March 5, assistant profes­sor of violin Lee Joiner took a nature walk at Wicklow Gap in southern Dublin, leaving his ex­pensive Kuttner violin in the car. When he returned to his car at 2:45 p.m., Joiner saw that some­one had broken into his rental car’s passenger window and sto­len his violin. His violin was the only Kuttner made in Ireland.

Congressman Paul Ryan speaks at Wheaton College breakfast event

“The Provost has asked me if we could rethink our 8 o’clock class policy seeing the excellent turnout this morning,” President Philip Ryken said on Monday, before praying over the ensuing J. Dennis Hastert Center-hosted breakfast with Congressman Paul Ryan.

Freshmen business wins Wheaton Shark Tank

Last fall, Wheaton College kicked off its second annual Shark Tank competition where 13 teams faced off against each other in order to advance to the final round. On Tuesday, the emerging five final­ists fought to be the lone “shark” left in Whea­ton’s tank and proceed onto another regional round of competition.