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    infinite These colossal concepts made the program particularly challenging but equally rewarding Through coursework service opportunities and my internship at Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives led by David Doig 86 I realized that developing whole communities is difficult work but extremely worthwhile Wheaton in Chicago both complicated and corrected my overly idealized view of the city Chicago presents certain advantages and disadvantages but it ultimately makes me ask the question Who is my neighbor Answering that in a way that is for God for people and for creation may take me a lifetime but it will certainly make me a more complete person Hunter Hambrick 17 is an English Writing major The Wheaton In Chicago program has had over 200 students participate in it since its creation in 1998 Learn more about Wheaton In Chicago by watching the video below or visiting their website Interested in applying Photo Captions Hambrick in front of the Uptown theatre just a few blocks away from the Wheaton In Chicago apartments the 2015 Wheaton In Chicago group Posted January 27 2016 Tags My Wheaton Internship Video Global and Experiential Learning Rigor Transformation My Experience with Music Education at Wheaton Posted by David Batdorf 16 My experience as a music education major at Wheaton has been marked by rigor and transformation Early in high school I found myself muttering seemingly void of inspiration the ambiguous phrase I want to impact kids lives At the time what I really wanted was an impressive performance career but for the sake of job security I settled for music education Now as I begin my last semester at Wheaton I m so thankful that God used my misguided motivation to bring me into the music education department at Wheaton Music education is considered by many to be the most demanding major at Wheaton Whether or not this is true it was demanding enough to quickly challenge my motivation do I really love music and people What will motivate me to wake upevery day and pour into students What will keep me from burning out Wheaton did not expose these questions without providing resources for answers A spring break trip led to an internship which staged a gospel driven heart transforming summer Professors invited me into their offices and lives offering friendship challenges and opportunity Friends shared meals with me and while we ate offered their passion for Jesus and his work In its rigor music education exposed me to questions that could only be satisfied by Jesus When I began to discover his heart I found that it loves beauty relationship and work God loves music education because He made everything about it I want to impact kids lives The once ambiguous phrase is now poignant and inspirational I want to share Jesus through music because through it Jesus has found me David Batdorf 16 is a senior music education major with a French horn concentration Visit the Wheaton Conservatory website to learn more about Wheaton s music education program Photo

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    students wouldn t be here and we wouldn t be the community we are today I think it s critical that all students understand the impact of the Wheaton Fund on themselves their peers and our campus GivingTuesday is all about cultivating an attitude of gratitude at Wheaton Erica Forkner 17 started the Student Ambassador group as part of her internship with the Office of Annual Giving She now leads a group of eight Student Ambassadors To learn more about giving to Wheaton Wheaton Associates and the Wheaton Fund visit their websites Photo credit Kevin Schmalandt Posted December 2 2015 Tags Campus Financial Aid My Wheaton 2015 Student Video Competition Winners Posted by Zack Johnston 17 Larryon Truman 16 Matthew Adams 17 For this year s 2015 video contest we asked students to capture their Wheaton experience on video in less than three minutes The videos were judged on originality creativity production quality and reflection of Wheaton s Mission and Community Covenant Here are the three winning selections Zack Johnston 17 Our Wheaton I really wanted to get at the heart of why I and a number of people I know are at Wheaton There is a lot of talk about how it s a great education and you have tons of opportunities afterwards and we always have some really impressive Wheaton alum come speak for graduation or chapel or lectures or what have you But their success isn t really my interest I love that all that and more is true about Wheaton but in actuality I m much more interested in the person sitting next to me than the person on stage or their accolades My original inspiration was the song Beautiful Things by Gungor The idea is that God makes beautiful things out of each of us and I genuinely consider it a privilege to be a part of or even merely a witness to the part of that process here at Wheaton Zack Johnston 17 Larryon Truman 16 Worship is a Lifestyle My roommate Conner Vick and I wanted to portray worship as a lifestyle and more than just singing songs Worship encompasses every aspect of our being and we are able to glorify God by honoring him through the gifts He has given us Through this video we wanted to encourage the student body to be mindful that we can worship God in our day to day activities Larryon Truman 16 Matthew Adams 17 Feet of Wheaton As a dancer my feet help me communicate my passion and love for music Through this video I am able to show the diversity of things feet do here at Wheaton On top of that these feet are effecting change for Christ and His kingdom which is truly beautiful Matthew Adams 17 Learn more about the winners on their author bio pages and check out last years winners here Stay tuned for our student photo contest in Spring 2016 Posted November 25 2015 Tags Campus My Wheaton Student Activities Video The Arts My Pre Med Liberal Arts Experience Posted by Daniel Tannous 16 Growing up I always heard positive things about Wheaton College from high school teachers and physicians who had attended Despite my tour of campus on a cold gray day I was drawn to the College s traditional brick buildings and strong academic programs Walking through Edman Chapel I knew this was a school where I would grow closer to Christ through relationships with my peers I have been particularly thankful for the way Wheaton s liberal arts program has enhanced my pre med studies shaping me into a better scholar in my pursuit of medical school Taking Philosophy 101 helped me to better formulate my views on health care issues and changed the way I view what it means to be human As I am particularly interested in pediatrics my Developmental Psychology course provided me with a foundational understanding of children s growth and development This past summer I had the opportunity to intern abroad in Kunming China through the Applied Health Sciences AHS department I was grateful for the opportunity to apply what I ve learned in some of my AHS classes to the work I was doing For students interested in pursuing medical school PA school nursing school and any other pre health field Wheaton is an excellent choice With pre health students from all different backgrounds opportunities for research and challenging classes I have continued to give thanks for the ways I have been shaped by peers and professors Although I expected to grow spiritually throughout my time at Wheaton I never anticipated the spiritual challenges Christ would use to call me to Himself As I have struggled with spiritual complacency and identity formation my friends on campus have continued to encourage and support me One of the biggest challenges I have faced at Wheaton has been prioritizing both my relationship with God and friends amid a busy schedule I am continually thankful for the way my friends chapel messages and the College reminds me to keep Christ at the center of my life Daniel Tannous 16 is a senior Applied Health Science major Originally from Phoenix AZ he grew up in Kunming China To learn more about Wheaton s Applied Health Science Program AHS visit their website Photo Caption Daniel with friends at Honey Rock over fall break Posted November 18 2015 Tags Global and Experiential Learning Internship My Wheaton The Liberal Arts Arena Theatre s Caucasian Chalk Circle Posted by Max Pointner 18 The war is over Beware the Peace declares a character in Brecht s The Caucasian Chalk Circle Arena Theater s production of Brecht s play emphasizes the playwright s quest for peace and justice in the face of war Brecht is known for his usually heavy plays and he was a pioneer of modern theater advocating for art which encouraged social change and action He does not try to entertain but to provoke thought He weaves humor

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    Zhuhai China studying intercultural studies and TESOL at Wheaton College Graduate School Photo captions from top A group from the English Language Institute of China ELIC came to study at Wheaton College Graduate School during summer 2015 Every year Wheaton s TESOL department offers a field trip to Little India Chicago In fall 2015 the group went to South Asian Friendship center and went for Pakistani food Wheaton s TESOL department provides a variety of internship opportunities based in Chicago Posted October 28 2015 Tags Campus Internship My Wheaton Spiritual Life The Liberal Arts Art Business 12x12 Posted by Philip Christiansen 16 Wheaton College s Art Department hosts an annual exhibition 12x12 showcasing student art no larger than twelve inches in any dimension This year I submitted a portrait of Charlotte Hallstrom 16 originally taken for Digital Photography with Professor Greg Halvorsen Schreck during the fall of 2013 In addition to displaying a striking portrait I wanted to depart from the traditional display medium of a print on matte or glossy paper Instead I decided to have the portrait printed on a 12 inch metal sheet which resulted in a number of unique visual nuances When the print is viewed in person lighter areas of the photo Charlotte s hands and face are transparent revealing the underlying grain of the metal while darker areas take on a reflective quality that almost puts you in the photo when seeing it head on While the theme of this year s 12x12 competition is Work Curse or Calling I don t seek to influence the viewer toward a particular vein of thought regarding vocation Charlotte s positive yet not wholly defined expression allows the viewer to project emotion onto the piece and leaves room for speculation about its purpose Though Wheaton s community was the strongest draw for me as a prospective student I have so enjoyed the opportunity to study art alongside my business economics major Wheaton s art professors certainly exhibit some of the stereotypical quirkiness you would expect from a university art professor which creates a flexible and laid back classroom environment This unique environment fosters openness and a level of discussion not typically found in other courses at Wheaton All in all from performing drawing stretches during breaks with Professor Leah Samuelson to critiquing work over homemade scones in graphic design with Professor Jeremy Botts art classes at Wheaton will regularly challenge shock and remind you to take yourself just a little bit less seriously Philip Christiansen 16 is a senior studying business economics with a minor in art Photo Caption Christiansen s 12x12 entry of Charlotte Hallstrom 16 Posted October 21 2015 Tags The Arts Student Activities The Liberal Arts My Wheaton Choosing a Topic for Your College Admissions Essay Posted by Jeff Camp 18 I can remember my angst toward writing a college application essay It felt like I was being asked to sum up the whole of my existence in 500 words Colleges wanted to know

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    in German who participated in Wheaton in Germany Photo Captions Clementine and Tim Wruck 17 working at a summer festival hosted by Berlin City Mission two refugee children at Berlin City Mission the refugee center at Berlin City Mission Posted September 25 2015 Tags Global and Experiential Learning Internship My Wheaton Wheaton Passage From Separation to Integration Posted by Charlston Ong 19 Technology is an essential part of our lives Well for my life at least So when I found out I would not be able to update family and friends during Passage at HoneyRock my heart sank However as the days went by I was really glad that we didn t have access to electronic devices When we first arrived at HoneyRock it was late in the night and tiki torches illuminated our path to a campfire on top of a hill Worship music started playing softly and everyone started singing The stars lit up the night sky and with a glow stick from our cabin leaders we headed to our cabins to settle in That is where I met the members of Cabin 18 for the first time It felt overwhelming to me coming from Singapore which has a totally different culture from United States but as the days went by the friendliness and the closeness of our group helped not only me but also the group integrate into Wheaton s community We were so close that we even had to remind ourselves to go in pairs to sit with others at different groups during meal times instead of sitting together We also met Cabin 12 our sister cabin and bonded over games and activities Besides getting to know these two groups of people I slowly opened up and interacted with others at HoneyRock I would say the absence of technology helped us live in the moments of camp and also helped us connect to God on a more personal level Even the professors helped to break down barriers which helped tremendously As Passage came to a close tiki torches illuminated our paths to the closing ceremony once again signifying the end with more worship songs around a campfire Our closeness as whole camp of people was evident It felt like it was still going to be evident when we arrived back on Wheaton s campus The members of Cabins 12 and 18 still make it a point to greet each other and have meals with each other on Wheaton s campus I am really glad that I attended Passage the eight days of fun and adventure really eased my process of integration into the Wheaton Community This is an experience I will never forget and I wish I could do it all over again Charlston Ong 19 is a freshman at Wheaton Find out more about the Wheaton Passage program at HoneyRock Photo captions from top Fellowship around a campfire at HoneyRock Members of Cabins 12 and 18 get ice cream in Three Lakes Wisconsin and gather at the Loberg Lodge cafeteria Charlston front center and fellow members of Cabin 18 arrive at HoneyRock Posted September 14 2015 Tags My Wheaton Spiritual Life Student Activities Navigating the Competitive World of Journalism Posted by Kirkland An 17 Dear Reader I don t think that I am the most qualified person to write about journalism from Wheaton College but I do think I ve been blessed these past two years to do things that let me speak about journalism in a unique way I picked up a journalism certificate at the tail end of my freshman year and nearly simultaneously applied for The Wheaton Record s editorial staff I joined as the school newspaper s associate editor at the start of my second year Through a somewhat bizarre series of events I landed an internship with the Chicago Tribune this past summer editing and designing for the Midwest s biggest newspaper As a junior I m now the editor in chief of The Wheaton Record It s still the beginning of a career path but I ve learned a lot since my freshman year I hope that these tips can help you navigate the competitive world of journalism especially if you re looking to go down a path similar to mine Networking is everything From what I can tell if you re not comfortable with a firm handshake elevator pitch business card approach then it will be hard to get what you want Journalism is crazy competitive If you re attending a liberal arts school or not a journalism school in general you re already at a slight disadvantage Fortunately not everyone who attends a journalism school is good at networking that s something that is determined by the individual not the college they attend Without talking to people who are in the know I wouldn t have been offered any of the opportunities I ve received Ask to shadow too it s probably the smallest commitment for the person you want to shadow and you get that person to yourself for a whole work day Shoeleather journalism is still the best Yes emailing your sources is easier and then you don t have to actually talk to them face to face However interviews conducted in real life will get you the visceral off the cuff responses that are more genuine and less tailored It will make your piece more believable and you will build trust with the interviewee as a real person not an email address Coding knowledge is a necessity If you re around my age and you still don t know how to code you should probably jump on that It s necessary for you to know the basics of coding to stay relevant in the workplace especially in journalism Learn HTML CSS and JavaScript the basic web design languages as soon as you can more and more internships are requiring these skills of their interns Internships open AND close early Journalism internships open around September

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    studying business economics What is your MyWheaton internship experience Share with us on social media using the hashtag MyWheaton or email editor wheaton edu with your story Photo captions from top Lyndsey with fellow summer 2015 interns A snapshot from the San Diego Padres home stadium Posted August 17 2015 Tags My Wheaton Global and Experiential Learning My Summer Internship at Harvest Bible Chapel Posted by Charlotte Hallstrom 16 Q How did Wheaton equip you for this internship A The Wheaton community is full of people who will push you to become the best version of who the Lord has made you to be Professors Center for Vocation and Career advisers and various directors have all done this for me in some capacity They support your God given passions and desires and point you to avenues that help develop them Classes and involvement in student groups have engendered in me a work ethic that is nothing but beneficial outside of the Wheaton campus Hard work though it may not have become any easier has become much more expected and manageable Also the spiritual growth that happens beyond the classroom at Wheaton has deepened a love for and trust in God and his calling for my life Q What have been some of your favorite moments during your internship A My most favorite moment from my internship took place one night when my supervisor invited our staff team to his family s home for dinner We spent the evening sharing good food telling stories worshiping through song and relaxing together It was a beautiful community moment filled with genuine care for each other It was a moment that made me confident that there was a great purpose for this summer My second favorite moment happened at the first of our Young Adult ministry gatherings Being able to come together with people in a similar place in life and worship together is exciting It was an evening that was the beginning of something beautiful My last favorite memory entails all of small the conversations that I ve had with people in my department These men and women have spoken some profound truths into my life and taken the time to tackle the difficult things with me The Lord has blessed them with unmatched drive and passion and I am so grateful to glean from it Q What are three things that you ve learned during your internship this summer Even the best jobs are filled with grunt work Sometimes it can be burdensome and a bit frustrating but doing it and doing it well is all the more worth it It s from these small tasks that you can build diligence and endurance while ultimately preparing you for the greater bigger things to come Plus you are usually doing them for good reason to make someone else s day a lot easier Trust is a necessity in surprising ways It is also slow to grow in many cases I have learned that in leadership if you don t have peoples trust even if you have a title then your ministry or mission is void It sounds like common sense but it permeates every relationship near or far Pay attention to the tension I m in a phase of life where I m trying to decipher what it would look like to meld my calling passions and vocation together It is a lot harder than I thought and I feel caught in a place without a lot of clarity I ve learned that it does no good to rush through these seasons so I ve learned to sit back lean into the Lord and trust that he will bring sweet clarity in his time Photo captions from top Stage This is what a typical rehearsal looks like Leading worship is not only something that I truly believe is a calling on my life but it is an avenue in which the Lord gives me the most joy Behind camera This summer I have been learning so much about the production side of creative ministry What you may see on any given Sunday morning has hours and hours of prep behind it Group selfie This is my team I have had the privilege of working with some of the most innovative God fearing people I know What I have learned from them are things that I will take with me as I go further into this ministry and beyond Charlotte Hallstrom 16 is a senior Communication and Biblical and Theological Studies major who interned at Harvest Bible Chapel this summer Share your summer internship experiences using the hashtag MyWheaton Posted August 5 2015 Tags My Wheaton Global and Experiential Learning HoneyRock Wheaton in the Northwoods Posted by Katie Mann 18 During my time at HoneyRock while taking a philosophy class with Dr Fletcher I learned to fully immerse myself in my community In two short weeks I learned a lot of things here are three of them I found that removing technology from my daily routine allowed more space for God to show up in my relationships with others Spending more time in the outdoors canoeing hiking and around bonfires and less time on my phone meant more opportunities for real relationships to grow Through many different activities I created lasting memories with my classmates and friends Whether it was mountain biking after a rainstorm laughing on the ski boat shooting a gun for the first time or playing soccer in the pouring rain I will always remember the adventures I had and the people that experienced them with me HoneyRock provides a unique place for group learning My philosophy class taught me to learn in the context of community To set the tone before class started our class participated in team building activities for an afternoon Although group projects have not always been my forte working closely with my classmates on projects further developed my understanding of philosophy by examining issues through others

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    professors and examine the economic and political well being of countries in Latin America Thus being in Latin America traveling to Panama Peru and Colombia on an ISI trip this summer is truly surreal After an end to an informative time in Panama I d like to highlight three of the many experiences that have impacted us most 1 The Panama Canal is expanding The Panama Canal a 48 mile canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is a vital channel for international marine trade in Panama After a presentation by the Panama Canal Authority ACP we were amazed by the utter grandness of the canal and how central it is to the lives of so many Panamanians The business of the canal is connecting markets and with around 14 000 ships passing through a year paying up to 450 000 it is directly responsible for four percent of Panama s GDP not to mention the countless jobs and further economic benefits it stimulates Currently the canal is undergoing an expansion that will increase capacity by 20 percent double gross revenue and reduce transportation costs Currently the canal is the cheapest way to get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and vice versa 2 Copa Airlines is optimistic for the future It was fascinating to meet with Wheaton grad Dan Gunn 90 senior vice president of operations at Copa Airlines to learn more about Copa Headquartered in Panama City with 74 destinations in 30 countries Copa directly produces 4 2 percent of Panama s GDP and 12 6 percent when including catalytic benefits through tourism Dan stressed that Copa s success is tied to their excellence in executing and explained the benefits of their antitrust immunity in a 1998 partnership with Continental Airlines For me the primary takeaway was how optimistic Copa is for the future They will soon expand to several more cities and I m looking forward to seeing how their clear vision for connecting coupled with their passenger oriented leadership will transform travel by air in the Americas 3 The Kuna hope to forge partnerships with universities abroad Our time in Panama showed us firsthand that Panama has become a regional and logistical hub with lots of economic benefits With this modernization it is important to also focus on indigenous populations in the region and how they are assimilating to these changes We met with the Kuna an indigenous group with an estimated population of 60 000 located near Panama s northeast coast Kuna Yala Captain David Iglesias our trip leader and director of the Wheaton College Center for Economics Government and Public Policy is actually half Kuna it was beautiful to witness the love the Kuna chiefs expressed toward him during their talk They spoke about their bilingual education system love for environment ecotourism and how they have managed to maintain more autonomy than most indigenous groups When referring to ecotourism they told us how they loved sharing their homes with others but were disappointed with the problem of trash Since only three percent of Kuna students attend university Kuna economists also shared with us that they dream of forging partnerships with universities to send their students abroad to learn more languages and return to create businesses One might say this trip has opened my eyes to the untapped potential in Panama As the trip leads us to Colombia and Peru I m looking forward to learning more about these culturally rich countries that are living in a post terrorism state of growing their economies Kelen Caldwell 17 is an economics and international relations double major traveling with ISI this summer Photos top At the Miraflores Lock Panama Canal with the team above With Kuna indigenous chiefs and leaders after their briefing in their Panama City administration building Read about ISI s travels in Colombia written by Emma Schaafsma 17 What is your MyWheaton summer experience Share your stories and photos with us on social media using the hashtag MyWheaton Posted July 1 2015 Tags Global and Experiential Learning My Wheaton The Liberal Arts My Internship at the National Civic Art Society Posted by Elise Topazian 17 Before coming to Wheaton I wouldn t have guessed that I would be majoring in art history and philosophy I certainly didn t imagine that I would be working as an intern at the National Civic Art Society an arts organization close to some of the country s most renowned art collections Yet here I am working this summer in the heart of Washington D C Each week last semester I spent hours researching and applying for internships I figured I would be rejected by most but I assumed I would be accepted by at least one I wholly overestimated myself Professors friends and parents alike warned me that an internship would be difficult to land but somehow I never considered the possibility that all of my meticulous research and carefully written applications would result in total rejection I m sure you can see where this is going God clearly had different plans for my summer than I had After a semester spent laboring and worrying over applications my summer plans came together in less than a week thanks to a last minute connection made by art professor Dr Milliner and I was headed to a position that was never on my radar Four weeks into the summer I ve learned that life as an intern is not all fun and games The thing that adults call work can actually be hard Before beginning my internship I had grandiose visions of accomplishing great things at the organization I am working for not expecting that I would spend most of my time doing small projects for others I certainly hope I can still help further the vision of the organization this summer in part through an assignment to develop themed tours of Washington s art and architecture But I am convinced that this internship while ostensibly for the

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    led us in a discussion of Ephesians 4 As we processed through what it could look like to be the body of Christ this year it was incredible to hear how the diversity of fields of study contributed to our conversation We had communication Christian education business and music majors and each one had a slightly different perspective And then we got to verse 16 of chapter 4 From Him the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament grows and builds itself up in love as each part does its work I had read it so many times before but this time the seemingly opposite worlds of the Northwoods and the human cadaver lab came crashing together and I marveled at how my Applied Health Science classes illuminated Paul s words and brought them into sharp clarity I ve felt those ligaments that Paul uses as a metaphor They are incredibly strong crafted by the Creator to withstand the jumping playing and working of our bodies And far from being simply memorized anatomical facts I was given a space to apply my learning to my faith and my experience of the truth of Scripture Even deeper than a concept of faith and learning as application I ve increasingly found faith and learning at Wheaton to simply be an acknowledgement of the way life is whether we recognize it or not If our minds our souls these earth and skies have been spoken into being by Truth Himself and every piece of it is by Him and through Him and for Him then our learning is itself an act of faith in that Creator In that light my Wheaton education has been an education in rightful mindful worship To converse about the theology of embodiment in a human physiology class to discuss the sociology of Marian imagery in a cross referenced art and biblical and theological studies class to read about the anthropology of epidemic diseases and yes to connect Pauline metaphors with my anatomy class each of these have been training exercises strengthening my mind to engage in worship with all of its might So here at the end of my four years at Wheaton the word that comes to my mind when I hear the phrase faith and learning is wonder Wonder at the Creator who spoke Truth into being and who invites us to think to learn and thereby to worship The article above is an adaptation of Catherine Holt 15 s faith and learning testimony delivered at Wheaton College s 2015 Baccalaureate ceremony Listen to her full testimony in video posted above Pictured above with family at 2015 Commencement far left Posted May 15 2015 Tags My Wheaton Spiritual Life My Wheaton College Psychology and HDI Experience Posted by Marianne Millen Psy D 19 I was hesitant as I walked through the doors of the Billy Graham Center for my interview with Wheaton College s doctoral program in clinical psychology in January 2014 Is this place a good fit for me I asked myself this and many other questions as I walked toward the conference room As the interview process commenced my hesitations and doubts quickly moved to excitement and hope as I talked with current Wheaton College Graduate School students and faculty The students had passions to serve the underserved and were being placed in positions where they could pursue this work I talked with professors who conduct clinical practice and research that aligns with the school s mission As my interviews drew to a close it was clear to me that Wheaton s mission statement was not merely words people were living these words out in their practice profession and daily lives Once I was accepted to Wheaton s Psy D program last spring I immediately became a part of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute HDI when I arrived in the Fall HDI is a college wide interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to helping the vulnerable and underserved across a wide spectrum of relief and development challenges I specifically wanted to join this research lab because it offers opportunities to do trauma and relief work both domestically and abroad work I was involved with prior to coming to Wheaton Specifically I was able to plug into the work HDI is doing in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya One of the main goals of this lab is to create and implement a trauma curriculum for the refugees in order that they might continue this work within the camp Our group has been traveling to the camp twice a year for the past two years and this spring over spring break I was able to join the team as we conducted both a trauma and theology workshop for pastors and leaders within the camp Opportunities that continue to challenge and stretch me both personally and professionally are what initially drew me to Wheaton During my time with the resilient members of Kakuma I was struck by the suffering and pain these people have experienced One pastor told us Trauma is our lives There is so much need in a place like Kakuma and it can seem like such a hopeless place But our HDI training gave the community some hope and helped set them on the path toward healing This is the reason I chose Wheaton Not merely for their rigorous academic program but also because I am given an opportunity to help bring hope to the suffering in unique ways I look back to the day over a year ago when I hesitantly walked through the doors of Wheaton wondering what it had to offer me I now walk through the hallways excited about the ways it enables and equips me to serve others I interact daily with students and professors who are living out our call to love and to serve and I am challenged to do the same Marianne Millen Psy D 19 is pursuing a Psy D in Clinical Psychology at

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    m doing as an RA Despite all the things she loves about her role as a facilitator and leader on the floor though Kathryn also acknowledges the bumps along the way There s so much in Residence Life that s really challenging and hard and heavy she says But in spite of difficulties Kathryn clearly doesn t regret her choices to get involved In reality the Lord has put me in this position but also he is the one who is performing and working not me This year has been a lesson of learning that I am in reality inadequate for this job And that s ok because the Lord is sufficient Learn more about Wheaton College s residence life on their website apply to be a Resident Assistant and read more about Kathryn s story on her author bio page Posted April 2 2015 Tags My Wheaton The Liberal Arts Video Nerding Out Over Flow Mediated Dilation and Meta analysis Posted by Amy Early 16 Upon coming to Wheaton scientific research was not my idea of an exciting extracurricular For me science was a means to an end I needed certain classes for graduate school But I wasn t that into the science itself As I entered my second year at Wheaton this began to change I was studying human anatomy and could frequently be found telling anyone who would listen to me about the incredible things going on inside their bodies The human body was like a divinely directed magic show with invisible unbelievable complexities that somehow worked in tandem to allow me to do activities as simple as lifting my arm Second semester of my sophomore year I took Physiology with Dr Hunt On the first day of class he assigned each student a long term group research project He approached my group with an idea spouting off foreign sounding words like flow mediated dilation endothelial cells and meta analysis I remember feeling even more lost after our first meeting with Dr Thom our other collaborating professor But we pressed onward with the research investigating the potential negative impact of eating carbohydrate rich meals on vascular health because of the high rates of cardiovascular disease in America As summer approached I was asked to stay on campus and continue researching an opportunity provided by donations made to the Wheaton Research and Residence Program or Wheaton in the Lab as we affectionately called it Since Dr Thom was the professor guiding the process I became his research assistant And our meta analysis became my project Although I spent a significant amount of my summer reading articles due to the nature of a meta analysis which is essentially a fancy literature review but with a quantitative representation of the dependent variable it was by far my favorite part of the research process The more I read about Flow Mediated Dilation FMD the more I understood it and the more interesting it became Dr Thom gave me a lot of independence while offering enough guidance and mentorship that I did not feel abandoned Approximately once a week we would have longer meetings to discuss articles I had been reading and our next steps with brief interjections about Dr Thom s kids Occasionally we would go running down the hall to Dr Hunt s office with some urgent question about endothelial cells or FMD As the summer drew to a close we had started the initial stages of data analysis a process that has continued throughout this year This March I have the incredible opportunity to present our research at the Experimental Biology Conference before we complete our analyses Over 400 hours of research later all of those big science y words from that first meeting intimately describe the latter part of my time at Wheaton along with the project that I have poured my time and energy into Now that I voluntarily do research in my spare time I suppose it is finally time to proudly take my place among the ranks of the science nerds Amy Early is a junior studying French and pre health Learn more about her on her author bio page Posted March 11 2015 Tags My Wheaton The Liberal Arts Kodon Wheaton s Literary and Arts Journal Posted by Jessie Epstein 16 Submit to Kodon I saw the ominous phrase plastered all over campus in simple font on cream colored posters As a freshman with an overactive imagination I promptly looked into whether or not it was as scary as it sounded After a bit of research I found out it wasn t Kodon is Wheaton s art and literary journal a collaborative endeavor between students faculty advisors and the College Board of Trustees Each semester students all over campus regardless of major are encouraged to submit their works of poetry fiction visual art or nonfiction to be published in this journal that the whole campus can read As an aspiring English major lured by this prospect of glory I submitted my first poem to Kodon in the fall of my freshman year It was about cats and a really big world changing metaphor of ignorance and practicality It did not get published My sophomore year armed with a sharper pencil and a narrower topic I submitted a second poem that did get published And as any writer will tell you getting published is about as exciting as it gets whether it s a literary journal or an online magazine as long as someone who s not your mom thinks your words are worth their time I guess that s why I ve stuck with Kodon and why I ve stuck with writing in general I want to find the right thing to say Sometimes you re lucky and the first draft says precisely what you mean clearly and enchantingly and precisely specific to your own voice More often than not though you re left clawing your way through the same four lines of a

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