Refuge Becomes an Official Group for Students Questioning Their Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation
“What if I was gay?” a student wrote on a campus bathroom wall. “Then Jesus, and I, would still love you,” another student responded. For the first time, Wheaton College has an official group for students to explore questions of gender identity and sexual orientation. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, President Philip Ryken announced the existence of Refuge, the first Community Group under Student Government intended as a “safe place for students who have questions about their sexual orientation or gender identity.” More >
Haiti-Wheaton Partnership Trip Canceled
Global and Experiential Learning finds travel to Haiti too risky.
Students of the Haiti-Wheaton partnership (HWP) will occupy a table in Lower Beamer today, Feb. 22, seeking to gather 500 signatures on their petition requesting reinstatement of permission to travel to Haiti from the Global and Experiential Learning office (GEL). Through the HWP, students and faculty have traveled to Haiti under Wheaton College’s sponsorship, engaging in academic studies and building relationships with L’Université Chrétienne d’Nord d’Haïti (UCNH), “a well-reputed Christian university of about 700 students,” according to the HWP website. More >
Graduation Commencement Speaker Announced
Francis Chan opens up on his background and plans for his visit to Wheaton in May.
This year’s seniors will receive a sendoff by author, speaker and pastor Francis Chan at Wheaton College’s 2013 Commencement ceremony in May. Chan is the author of best-selling books “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God,” “Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit” and “Erasing Hell.” His most recent book, published in 2012, is titled “Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples.” More >
Current Wheaton Students Publish Book
Wheaton students explore Christian concepts in “White Flag: Surrender the Wall.”
The Wheaton College bookstore has added a new book to its shelves, one written by two Wheaton students. Sophomore Tate Fritz and freshman Ally Witt are the co-authors of the book entitled “White Flag: Surrender the Wall.” The authors explore subjects and issues that sometimes act as a wall, blocking the relationship between Christians and Christ, by using three key verses: Genesis 3, John 10:10 and Matthew 20. More >
Wheaton Swimmers Sweep CCIW Championships
Thunder win conference meet with first sweep since 2007.
The effect of the off-season workouts, long practices and taper finally culminated Saturday, Feb. 16, as the Wheaton swimming teams captured their first CCIW championship sweep since 2007. The Wheaton women continued their reign for the 16th straight season. The Wheaton men denied the Red Men of Carthage their sixth consecutive win by scoring 802 points. Head Coach Jon Lederhouse said, “It was a real treat for both teams to win at home and share the coed success.” More >