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  • "The People, The Profs, The Practice" | Wheaton
    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 As a South Korean international student attending high school in Michigan YoungMin You had heard great things about Wheaton College He wasn t sure how he d be able to pay for four years of college in America but he knew Wheaton was the school for him It s the only place I applied he says On his first campus visit he felt truly embraced by the people at Wheaton The admissions staff urged him to apply regardless of his resources and their encouragement kept him from giving up Through a generous gift to an international scholarship YoungMin was able to join the class of 2016 I m so grateful to God he says It makes me so humble because God worked it out When people ask me How did you come to Wheaton I know I had very little to offer but it s by God s grace A self taught pianist with a passion for composing Young Min is now a second year music composition major in the Conservatory of Music He raves about his professors and his Wheaton experience I ve never seen teachers this enthusiastic about teaching I love the people the professors and the practicing I love learning music and learning about God as much as I want to It is amazing to have the education that I have always wanted that I always dreamed of having I have my own place to practice at the Conservatory and all of these other friends who share the same dreams that I have Those dreams include a career as a composer and performer My motto is Making God famous

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/YoungMin-You (2016-02-17)
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  • Wheaton in Chicago | Wheaton
    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 Students in the Wheaton in Chicago program reside for a semester in Uptown one of the most diverse parts of the city as they study topics of urban development while working as interns with organizations across the city According to program director Dr Noah Toly Wheaton in Chicago originated in 1998 as a way to give meaningful field experience to Urban Studies students and connect Wheaton academically with the city There had been a lot of programs over the years that connected it in a ministerial way but we wanted students to begin to study and work in the city for a semester he says Our students participate in great courses but we go beyond course work We have students doing internships with some of the best organizations across the city We have residence life that is meaningful for the students and a spiritual formation program that is unique to Wheaton in Chicago All of these pieces create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts and helps them build community challenge each other and be supported by one another throughout the semester Since the program s inception more than 200 students from a variety of majors have studied downtown This is however the first year that students have had the opportunity to major in Urban Studies After participating in Urban Passage as a freshman Kelsey Nikcevich 16 loved her experience in the city and this year became Wheaton s first Urban Studies major During Passage we stayed in the apartments in Uptown and I loved it she says We went to different parts of the city and volunteered so when the Urban Studies major became an option I immediately switched to it Kelsey appreciates having students from different majors in the program Everyone brings a different perspective to the table We hang out a lot together make meals together and plan a lot of outings together Not all of us knew the city very well so we ve had a lot of fun exploring the city together Kelsey spent her semester interning at Sunshine Gospel Ministries on the south side of Chicago where she learned about the challenges and success of ministry in the city Biology major Andrew Kilgore 14 combined his interest in healthcare and learning in an urban context through his internship at Heartland Health Outreach in Uptown I get a lot of patient contact and being there on the ground and learning from personal interactions has been great He shares that one of the highlights of his experience in the city has been visiting a variety of churches and learning from the different worship styles he encountered Dr Toly hopes Wheaton students take advantage of this experiential learning opportunity They are going to graduate into the most urban and globalized world and their effectiveness

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Wheaton-in-Chicago (2016-02-17)
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  • A Place to Belong | Wheaton
    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 Anna Loibner Davidson 97 Wheaton is about the relationships You are surrounded by people who encourage you to be the best you can be who help you grow in your faith and take you on that journey in a really positive way Anna and her husband Bob 97 worked with Young Life after graduating from Wheaton It was during this time in Young Life that we really invested in this community Bob says We raised our kids here We are still connected to the College through the Young Life leaders that came out of there Part of the decision to open Blackberry Market was because of our connection to the community and we have a heart for creating spaces that mean something With Anna s experience as the head pastry chef at a local restaurant and Bob s marketing savvy as creative producer at a branding agency the couple decided to combine their talents and open Blackberry Market Located in downtown Glen Ellyn the casual café offers fresh meal options premium coffee pastries and other to go food items Anna and Bob saw the café as an opportunity to share their love of food with the community and create a place for people to feel welcome The table has always been a big image and metaphor for us We were inspired by a quote that says The table is a place where you connect and belong Through their business the Davidsons have continued to be involved with the Wheaton College community as well Many of their employees are current Wheaton students and many of the individuals involved in the beginning phases of Blackberry Market including investors designers and a photographer were Wheaton graduates Reflecting back on their time at Wheaton Anna and Bob agree that it gave them the foundation they needed for starting Blackberry Market Your vocation is one thing but walking with Christ happens when you can spend four years learning growing and nurturing that faith with your professors and friends in your community Anna says We learned at Wheaton that all aspects of your life permeate each other first with the integration of faith and learning at Wheaton and then in our years at Young Life That s true here and that s what we love We can see the way God is working and moving in this business by Alex Soholt 16 Undergraduate Students Apply Today More Wheaton in Network Register for WiN WiN provides opportunities for alumni and parents to advise and mentor

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Blackberry-Market (2016-02-17)
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  • Observations from "A Week in the Life of Wheaton" | Wheaton
    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 We the Web team expected to get a few replies After all this was back in April finals and graduation were right around the corner and people were busy What we didn t know is when one asks Wheaton people for help Wheaton people respond Invitations started coming in immediately I would like to extend the invitation for your camera crew to stop by Friday afternoon tea in Fischer 3W You are invited to come to my night class Anthropology thru Film in which students lead discussion each Thursday night I am a student and would like to suggest you photograph a meeting of Student Government It s a great and wide selection of Wheaton students who love what they do As ideas continued to pour in it became obvious that the campus community was eager to tell Wheaton s story Six days of photo shoots 3 245 photos 84 video clips and a few cups of coffee later we d gained a richer sense of the student experience at Wheaton and a deeper appreciation for why that experience is a life changing one Here are just a few of the observations about Wheaton s campus community that our week long journey brought to light Every gathering begins with prayer Each campus activity we observed was opened in prayer Concerts class sessions rehearsals even Swing Dance Club started with prayer These weren t perfunctory obligatory supplications but thoughtful offerings reflecting an abiding love for Jesus and a desire to treat all we do and are as an act of worship Inside and outside the classroom Wheaton professors take a lot of time for students Everyone here knows that Wheaton professors and staff spend time with students but the week helped us grasp the extent to which they do so We constantly came across faculty members spending time with students sharing the weekly German table dinner or a dine with a mind meal at the cafeteria hosting a weekly meal at home attending the Stupe live concert or gallery reception for senior art majors and participating in a talkback session after an Arena Theater performance to name a few instances There is no typical Wheaton student Aside from some core common qualities such as faith in Christ friendliness and curiosity the diversity of interests personalities and backgrounds among the students we met was striking President Ryken shows up There were some places where we expected to see President Ryken say at a meeting with the Senior Administrative Council or at Chapel But leadership appointments aside Dr Ryken was everywhere He and in many cases his family came to the Percussion Ensemble concert had meals with students watched the

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/A-Week-in-the-Life-of-Wheaton (2016-02-17)
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  • Feature Story Archives | Wheaton
    Evangelicals Marion E Wade Center Opus The Art of Work WETN The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Feature Stories Archives Feature Story Archives 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 2013 2012 2011 Feature Stories 2013 Outstanding faculty and alumni stories as well as a glimpse into student life make up some of the stories from 2013 More Feature Stories 2012 Student work and experiences special guests on campus and responding to natural disasters are some of the stories featured from 2012 More Feature Stories 2011 From Math at Millenium Park to students interning and serving around the globe read stories from 2011 More mywheaton Student Blog Read what student bloggers have to say about life at Wheaton Join the conversation by using mywheaton on social media More History Explore the Story Discover many stories spanning the history of Wheaton College by exploring this interactive multimedia timeline 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 Worldwide Campus Map and Information Admissions Aid Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions International Students Visit Wheaton Financial Aid

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Feature-Stories/Archives (2016-02-17)
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  • Orientation Song | Wheaton
    Institute Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals Marion E Wade Center Opus The Art of Work WETN The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Student Life Student Activities Student Culture Traditions Orientation Song Orientation Song Orientation is all about welcoming new students to Wheaton Each year the Orientation Committee is charged to write a song that encourages the freshmen class in some aspect of their faith Menu All School Communion Orientation Song Senior Bench Senior Class Gift Stertorous Tor Thunder Tower Bell Early in January the Orientation Committee takes a day to pray and choose a coordinating theme and Scripture They compose original music and lyrics using the chosen theme and verse The desire of each year s Orientation Committee is that the staying power of music will keep the theme in mind throughout each student s time at Wheaton The Orientation Committee introduces the song to the new freshman class during the Opening Session of Orientation and the freshmen first sing their song to the upperclassmen at All School Communion the evening before classes begin in the fall This moment is echoed again when each graduating class sings their class song at their Senior Banquet as well as during the Senior Chapel each May The class song acts as a bookend to each class s time at Wheaton College 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 Worldwide Campus Map and Information Admissions Aid Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions International Students Visit Wheaton Financial Aid Academics The Liberal Arts Departments and Programs

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Activities/Student-Culture/Traditions/Orientation-Song (2016-02-17)
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  • All-School Communion | Wheaton
    The Art of Work WETN The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies Wheaton Center for Faith Politics and Economics Wheaton College Trust Company N A Home Student Life Student Activities Student Culture Traditions All School Communion All School Communion The student body comes together monthly to worship and celebrate Communion Menu All School Communion Orientation Song Senior Bench Senior Class Gift Stertorous Tor Thunder Tower Bell The tradition of All School Communion for many years was limited to two times a year as the culmination of Orientation week on the eve before the beginning of classes and on the Sunday prior to the start of the Spring Semester As the Fall Semester of 2001 began the idea of having once a month All School Worship and Communion services was being considered by the Student Chaplains and the Chapel Worship Team The tragedy of 9 11 confirmed the need and plans were set in place to begin having All School Worship and Communion services in Edman Chapel While worship through music and praise had always been a way of giving back to the Lord communion was a way of receiving from the Lord in a season of great loss and grief In the intervening years since 2001 students have valued the spiritual resource of All School as it has come to be called and the opportunity to meet with the Lord in the light of His cross to bring their lives before Him and receive from His table 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 Worldwide Campus Map and Information Admissions Aid Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Admissions International

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Student-Life/Activities/Student-Culture/Traditions/All-School-Communion (2016-02-17)
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  • Wheaton in China | Wheaton
    on campus cultural course is taught by Wheaton faculty language courses are taught by New Century Language and Culture Center faculty members Students will participate in three types of classes weekly whole group class small group class and one on one conversation time Students live and study on the campus of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics with one week of home stay toward the end of the program Wheaton in China also includes excursions to various cultural and historical sites in Tianjin and Beijing allowing students to get a glimpse of both present day and historical China Students also have the opportunity to worship in local Chinese churches and participate in service oriented activities Sponsoring Department Foreign Languages Program Leader s Rose Wang Faculty Instructor and Paul Condrell Visiting Instructor Term Summer offered bi annually On Campus Orientation Dates Travel Dates Estimated Cost TBD airfare not included Prerequisites CHIN 201 or competency equivalent Eligibility Open to Wheaton and non Wheaton College students Highlights Based in Tianjin and Beijing with travel to cultural points of interest and one week of homestay with a local family Language courses are taught in Chinese by native instructors from the host university Course Offerings CHIN 334 Intro to Chinese Culture 2 credit hours Instructor Shuguang Rose Wang On Campus May dates TBD Intro to Chinese Culture is designed to help students gain their initial understanding of Chinese customs and cultural essence prior to their trip to study in China This course will introduce common cultural topics Special emphasis is placed on comparing and examining the different cultures and customs of both the East and the West to help students get a deeper understanding of China and its culture Reading material with related website links and daily journaling are required CHIN 338 Advanced Chinese in China 4 credit hours Students experience and practice Chinese culture and language as this course incorporates the concept of learning through experience and functional language learning The goal is to rapidly improve students Chinese language ability and to assist them in quickly adapting to the Chinese language environment Students will be introduced to Chinese culture as well as the change of contemporary Chinese society and the fast paced life of Chinese people today Prerequisite CHIN201 competency equivalent or New Century Language and Culture Center placement CHIN 341 Special Topics in Chinese Language and Culture 4 credit hours Students at this course level take full advantage of the authentic Chinese language environment This course focuses on helping students understand the material and comprehend the social culture involved in the Chinese language This course attaches great importance to the teaching and practicing of the language function while at the same time introducing students to the complex fabric that makes up modern China Prerequisite CHIN 331 332 337 or New Century Language and Culture Center placement Program Fees The estimated program fee covers tuition on campus housing and meals lodging in China at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics campus for three weeks

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/Academics/GEL/Study-Abroad-and-Off-Campus-Study/Summer-Programs/Wheaton-in-China (2016-02-17)
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