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  • 2014 Video Contest Winners | Wheaton
    Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Feature Stories 2014 Video Contest Winners 2014 Video Contest Winners Menu Why Wheaton Welcome New Students Orientation 2015 Highlights Wheaton in China Summer Science Research Christ at the Core Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Photo Contest Office of Multicultural Development Intercultural Studies Financial Aid Stories of Affordability 2014 in Review 2014 Video Contest Winners Rwanda at Wheaton Orientation 2014 A Broader Perspective Learning for the Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives The Challenge For this year s video contest we asked students to capture their Wheaton experience on video in less than three minutes The Prize Honorable Mentions 100 per entry Winners 200 per entry The Criteria Entries were judged based on originality creativity production reflection of Wheaton s Mission and Community Covenant The Winners GRAND CHAMPION Experience Paul Vermeesch WINNER My Time at Wheaton Peter Desrosier WINNER In Your Hands Johnathan Shimabuku WINNER My Wheaton Experience Karis Barker HONORABLE MENTION A Day at Wheaton Andrew Pitkin Noel Jeong and Dan Chung HONORABLE MENTION Lifelong Experimenter Zach Erwin HONORABLE MENTION My Wheaton Film Tommy Mallow Wheaton College The Value of a Wheaton Education Learn more about the practical outcomes and benefits of a liberal arts degree from Wheaton College including highly marketable skills superior academic credentials and the formation and preparation of the whole person for all of life s vocations More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton Education Wheaton People Mission Statement of Faith and Educational Purpose Community Covenant College Profile Christ Centered Diversity Leadership Technology at Wheaton History

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Video-Contest-2014 (2016-02-17)
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  • Rwanda at Wheaton | Wheaton
    of Multicultural Development Intercultural Studies Financial Aid Stories of Affordability 2014 in Review 2014 Video Contest Winners Rwanda at Wheaton Orientation 2014 A Broader Perspective Learning for the Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives Richard Ndekezi a Wheaton undergraduate student and Emmanuel Ndolimana a Wheaton College Graduate School student studying systematic theology are from neighboring towns in Rwanda but they didn t know each other before coming to Wheaton Drawn by the first rate courses top faculty and thorough integration of faith with every aspect of learning Richard and Emmanuel have seen God s hand powerfully at work in bringing them here and in bringing them together to form a unique bond of friendship far from home Shortly after Richard arrived he heard that there was another student from Rwanda on campus and they quickly connected It was an incredible experience said Richard When I came to Wheaton I hadn t heard of any other students from Rwanda or Africa I didn t think I would meet anyone else from Rwanda On the first day I met Kevin Engel Interim Director of Development and he told me there was another student from Rwanda coming to Wheaton When I entered Anderson Commons for dinner we immediately met It was an amazing thing I loved it I love him Emmanuel is an experienced pastor and he takes good care of me as his young brother It s funny because we can remind each other about things in Rwanda and talk to each other in Kinyarwanda This summer the two met in Rwanda while home for break to continue to encourage one another and to of course remind each

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Rwanda-at-Wheaton (2016-02-17)
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  • Orientation 2014 | Wheaton
    Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives This August Wheaton welcomed 670 students from 46 different countries Starting on Thursday the dorms were buzzing with activity as students began moving in As parents had a chance to socialize students hung out at the Residence Hall Floor Socials With opportunities like corporate worship in Edman chapel outdoor game and rec time the Beamer Bash and a residence hall social students had many occasions to get to know the folks they ll be doing life with for the year And Dr Ryken helped serve more than 1 500 pieces of pizza to students on Blanchard lawn We Serve On Monday approximately 700 freshmen and sophomores participated in Wheaton College s fifth annual ChicaGo Community Service Day 14 buses went to 26 sites throughout Chicago where the Go Groups registered voters cleaned up parks and gardens assisted local churches and schools with maintenance and outreach and much more They wrapped up the day with New Student Worship together thanking God for the opportunity to serve in their new community We Worship After being able to have corporate worship as new students both freshmen and transfers on Friday Tuesday night wrapped up orientation with All School Communion the first time the entire campus comes together to worship and dedicate the new year to God We Learn During orientation freshmen and their families attended an opening program with administrators staff faculty and the Orientation Committee The weekend also featured a session on Your Calling as a Student and department fairs which gave them a chance to meet with faculty and administrators After one final day to take care of advisor appointments registration

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Orientation (2016-02-17)
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  • A Broader Perspective | Wheaton
    at the Core Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Photo Contest Office of Multicultural Development Intercultural Studies Financial Aid Stories of Affordability 2014 in Review 2014 Video Contest Winners Rwanda at Wheaton Orientation 2014 A Broader Perspective Learning for the Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives Last summer 20 students spent a month on campus at Wheaton learning about international politics business and economics It was the first half of their experience with Iron Sharpens Iron ISI an experiential learning program that focuses on these topics During the second half of the ISI experience the students traveled through Africa for four weeks with Min Dong Paul Lee associate professor of business and economics stopping in South Africa Malawi and Ghana While in South Africa they had the opportunity to talk at length with F W de Klerk who served as the country s president from September 1989 to May 1994 During his presidency de Klerk made the difficult and historic decision to end apartheid in South Africa Students had the chance to ask questions about the factors that influenced his decision including his Christian faith It was fascinating to hear President de Klerk s personal insights about working with other world leaders such as Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher I am very thankful for the J Dennis Hastert Center connection that allowed us to have this opportunity said ISI student Julia Wittrock 15 Students were also able to see microfinance in action through visiting organizations like Opportunity International in Malawi and Khayelitsha Cookies a factory owned by Christian business people in South Africa At each site they witnessed first hand how business and economics can be used by God to bring hope and new opportunities to vulnerable people They also met alumni who were using what they learned at Wheaton to impact the world giving the students an exciting glimpse into where God might be calling them in the years to come Going into this trip I was very prideful thinking that I knew enough about third world countries and the problems that they have since I am from one said ISI student Paul Kim 15 who is from Cambodia But then going to Africa I realized that the issues and problems there are at a whole different level It really allowed me to lay down my presuppositions pursue open mindedness and have a broadened perspective on God s kingdom Think you or someone you know might be interested in Iron Sharpens Iron The next ISI trip is scheduled for summer 2015 Learn more Iron Sharpens Iron Iron Sharpens Iron is an exciting eight week immersion program uniquely blending the cultural political economic and business aspects of Latin America More Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics At the Intersection of Economics and Public Life The Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics was founded to

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  • Learning for the Kingdom | Wheaton
    Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Feature Stories Learning for the Kingdom Learning for the Kingdom The Marriage and Family Therapy program brings together graduate students who have a passion for serving the community using their education Menu Why Wheaton Welcome New Students Orientation 2015 Highlights Wheaton in China Summer Science Research Christ at the Core Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Photo Contest Office of Multicultural Development Intercultural Studies Financial Aid Stories of Affordability 2014 in Review 2014 Video Contest Winners Rwanda at Wheaton Orientation 2014 A Broader Perspective Learning for the Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives The Wheaton College Graduate School Marriage and Family Therapy program offers a unique blend of clinical rigor and personal and spiritual growth Designed with the chief mission of developing competent clinicians the program also includes personal and professional development small groups that facilitate dynamic enrichment of the whole person in Christian community With relationships and service at the core of our learning and practice the MFT program at Wheaton College will train you to serve the community of God using your passion skills and scholarship Learn more about the program Graduate Psychology Program M A in Marriage and Family Therapy Explore the MFT program and how to apply More Wheaton College Graduate School Learn more about Wheaton College Graduate School including programs requirements and how to apply More Share This Page Feedback Media Center Giving to Wheaton Back to Top About Wheaton Value of a Wheaton Education Wheaton People Mission Statement of Faith and Educational Purpose Community Covenant College Profile Christ Centered Diversity Leadership Technology at Wheaton History Wheaton

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/MFT-Program (2016-02-17)
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  • An Inspired Work | Wheaton
    Why Wheaton Welcome New Students Orientation 2015 Highlights Wheaton in China Summer Science Research Christ at the Core Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Photo Contest Office of Multicultural Development Intercultural Studies Financial Aid Stories of Affordability 2014 in Review 2014 Video Contest Winners Rwanda at Wheaton Orientation 2014 A Broader Perspective Learning for the Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives For studio art major Robby Sawyer 14 Adams Hall is the heart of creativity at Wheaton You get to know everyone he says of the art department home There is so much inspiration and so many ideas Adams Hall is a wonderful place to be and create The fourth generation Wheatie spent the fall semester of his senior year studying at an art school in New Zealand by way of the office of Global and Experiential Learning Robby returned to Wheaton with renewed appreciation for pursuing art in tandem with other disciplines Being an artist in a liberal arts institution is fantastic he says After studying in an art school I was so thankful to return My study of philosophy math and science informs my art and vice versa Robby spent his final semester on campus completing his senior art show O Land a 10 piece exhibit inspired by the forest regions of his home state Colorado It has a rustic western feel and it is inspired by the notion of human place and connection to things that are wildly beautiful Robby says I spend hours a day in preparation I am a printmaker so I am working on several types of media I prepare paper I print I refine I cut My brain is in different places at all times Robby s faculty advisor Assistant Professor of Art Jeremy Botts has guided him toward becoming a professional artist and a humble worker Robby says The newly minted alum hopes to pursue graduate studies in art so that he can teach at the collegiate level following in the footsteps of Botts and his other mentors Robby sees a message of redemption in his chosen art form If you make a mistake on your piece you have to integrate that into your work which is very much like life he says When you make a mistake you can t just erase it it s ingrained in who you are So being a printmaker slipping up on a piece of linoleum or wood is very much like life where you have to integrate it into your piece and make it beautiful still I feel like that speaks of the redemption of Christ in our lives because we make mistakes and he turns it all for good From President Ryken s Book Art for God s Sake Art has tremendous power to shape culture and touch the human heart More Prospective Students Do you want to be an

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Robby-Sawyer (2016-02-17)
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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2014! | Wheaton
    Summer Science Research Christ at the Core Congratulations to the Class of 2015 Photo Contest Office of Multicultural Development Intercultural Studies Financial Aid Stories of Affordability 2014 in Review 2014 Video Contest Winners Rwanda at Wheaton Orientation 2014 A Broader Perspective Learning for the Kingdom An Inspired Work Commencement 2014 Paola Medrano 16 The People The Profs The Practice Wheaton in Chicago A Place to Belong A Week in the Life of Wheaton Archives This year s Commencement speaker former United States Attorney for New Mexico and recently appointed Director of the J Dennis Hastert Center David Iglesias sent out the new graduates with these words Get as much advice as possible now from people you respect pray without ceasing seek opportunities figure out which of your gifts will advance Christ and His Kingdom the best It might be teaching business art medicine law the military a mission or church work or staying at home and raising up a godly generation But do it to the best of your ability The Class of 2014 call themselves the Inaugural Class as their college journey was bookended by Wheaton history beginning with the inauguration of President Philip Ryken 88 and ending with the retirement of Chaplain Stephen Kellough after 25 years of service While presenting the senior class gift and T shirt to President Ryken Senior Class President Tessa Larsen 14 said We started with you in the beginning and we will stick with you until the end In this video a few seniors share memories and words of thanks to the people who made their Wheaton experience possible About Wheaton College Profile Explore distinctives of Wheaton including information about enrollment finances freshman class profile graduate placement rates and fields of placement More Wheaton Stories What s Happening at Wheaton From student

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Commencement-2014 (2016-02-17)
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  • Paola Medrano '16 | Wheaton
    in the Life of Wheaton Archives The biology and psychology double major who fell in love with research in her second semester is soaking everything up from her biology research labs to her participation in student dance ministry Confessions and Latino heritage club Unidad Cristiana Serving on the cabinet of Unidad Cristiana has helped Paola understand the value in embracing her identity including her cultural heritage It s so beautiful to see my identity as a child of God and a Latina I am American but I am also Peruvian Like anyone involved in Unidad Cristiana or Koinonia or any other group in the Office of Multicultural Development it s a blessing to be of one nationality but have this other race and culture It s been really special and really challenging Paola says as a freshman at Wheaton there was so much joy meeting new people from inside and outside the United States and hearing their stories I loved trying new things In addition to discipleship small groups and intramural sports Paola found deep community in her dorm More than anything God did not mess up when he put me and my roommates together she says That s the strongest community I have at Wheaton It s amazing how people you didn t know a year ago become like family They are with you through the ups and the downs Paola plans on becoming involved with the healthcare field a desire that grew from participating in a summer ministry trip to Ghana with the Office of Christian Outreach last year It was phenomenal to say the least she says It was a medical mission trip but they also had teaching and evangelism which was challenging and growing I loved being in the clinic and that was the point that I realized the clinic is where my heart is And if God gave me that heart for it I want to pursue it Paola is pursuing a double major to better understand the psychology of her patients before and after treatment Although the two programs keep her busy she has spent the last semester researching cordylophora a freshwater hydranth with Professor of Biology Dr Nadine Rorem She says she loves the one on one learning time Professors are so available to open up their schedules to help she says They are so personal My advisor Dr Jennifer Busch has helped me beyond compare with my schedule life advice wisdom It s more than simply someone that teaches you every week It s a relationship where you can have meals with them and tell them what s going on in your life Looking ahead to her junior year when she and her roommates will move into their very own campus apartment Paola is excited to continue her Wheaton experience I ve learned that I love research and I would like to continue that she says I m excited to learn more and spread that curiosity Visit Wheaton Schedule Your In Person

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Paola-Medrano (2016-02-17)
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