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April 2013 - Volume 19, Number 2


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Focus on Iowa Wesleyan College

by Deborah D. Thornton

The presidential search committee is being led by co-chairs Rev. Michael Morgan of Marion and Elizabeth Garrels of Mount Pleasant, with the help of a search firm, R.H. Perry & Associates of Washington D.C., to recruit, evaluate, interview, and select a new president.


“We’re interested in a people person who can meet the community and the students, work with the faculty, and travel and meet alumni. Development and enrollment is very important,” said Don Wiley, Chairman of the Trustees. The Board hopes to have a new president appointed over the summer.


It has been a busy spring at IWC. The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) presented the comedy Twelfth Night on March 12.


A.J. Jacobs was chosen as Iowa Wesleyan’s 2013 Manning Speaker and presented lectures titled, Fake it Till You Make It: The Power of Pretending to be a Better Person and The Year of Living Biblically on March 14.


IWC was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college can receive for commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Iowa Wesleyan has been on the Honor Roll. The service learning program began in 1968 and is one of the oldest programs in the country.


Spring visit day was April 12, the Seniors’ Art Show runs from April 8 – May 6, and the Spring Choral Concert with the IWC Choir and Mt. Pleasant Chorale was held April 14. College Awards Day will be April 25, with the All-Alumni Banquet, nurse pinning ceremony, Class of 1963 50-year reception, and Baccalaureate on May 3, followed by the alumni breakfast and commencement on May 4.


Events over the summer include alumni gatherings in Des Moines, Muscatine, and Quad Cities.


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