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April 2012 - Volume 18, Number 2


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Focus on Iowa Wesleyan College

by Deborah D. Thornton

2011-2012 Year End


The end of a college semester is always a busy time, and spring 2012 at IWC demonstrates that principle.


The 2012 Annual Awards Day will be April 26, at 11:00 a.m. in the IWC Chapel Auditorium. A wide variety of awards will be presented to students, both graduating seniors and underclassmen.


The alumni banquet will be held Friday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Social Hall on Campus. All alumni are invited to attend. Contact the Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni Office at or 319-385-6215 for reservations.


The alumni banquet is followed the next day, Saturday, May 5, by the baccalaureate ceremony for graduating seniors at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel Auditorium. Commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. that same day.


The 2011-2012 academic year has been very successful for both students and professors. IWC continues its mission of preparing graduates to succeed in a changing global environment. Students are offered individualized learning experiences combining intellectual development with increased adaptive life skills.


The college shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice, and human welfare with the United
Methodist Church.


This was demonstrated this spring by programs such as World Water Day, a lecture entitled “The Origins of a Music Man,” a presentation on mental health systems in Iowa, an all campus service fair, and a self-defense class.


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