Wheaton College proudly celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April to ensure student participation in lieu of America's May observance. Asians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders in our communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at asianpacificheritage.gov.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Public Events
|4.5||*Acts 11:19-26; 13:1-3: Our Gifts of the Word and the Spirit by Dr. Gregory Lee, Associate Professor Theology & Urban Studies; Senior Fellow, The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies|
|4.5||7:00 p.m. CST: Black & Asian Christians United Against Racism Panel Discussion by Pastor Charlie E. Dates, Progressive Baptist Church, Register Here - Hosted by the Asian American Christian Collaborative|
|4.12||*Acts 16:6-15: Our Divine Guidance by Pastor Ray Chang, Chaplain's Office, Ministry Associate for Discipleship|
|4.13||7:00 p.m. CST: Anti-Asian Violence: The Atlanta Murders and Beyond Panel Discussion by Pastor Ray Chang, Dr. Melissa Borja, Provost Karen An-Hwei Lee, and Dr. Jordan Ryan, Zoom Link - Hosted by Intercultural Engagement and the Asian American Christian Collaborative|
|4.16||12:00 p.m. CST: Confronting Racism: How Churches Can speak Truth & Pursue Gospel-Centered Restoration by Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes, Pastor Ray Chang, Ms. Nikki Toyama Stetzo, Pastor Juliet Liu, and Dr. Gabriel J. Catanus, Register Here - Hosted by Humanitarian Disaster Institute, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Asian American Christian Collaborative|
|4.20||7:00 p.m. CST: Why Does Asia Matter for Asian Americans? Imperialism and the Question of Asian Identity by Dr. Gregory Lee, and panelists, Dr. Hanmee Kim, Dr. Yousaf Sadiq, Ms. Joy Lee-Ryan, and Dr. Alex Haskins, Zoom Link - Hosted by Intercultural Engagement and the Asian American Christian Collaborative|
Wheaton College proudly celebrates Women's History Month. Women in our communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at womenshistorymonth.gov.
Women's History Month Events
|3.5||10 -11 a.m. CST: Advancing Women in Leadership Conference by Dr. Nancy Koehn, Register Here - Hosted by Westmont College and the CCCU|
|3.22||*Acts 9:1-19"Our Enemies Become Family" by Dr. Rochelle Scheuermann Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership|
|3.25||7:00 p.m. CST: Meet the Author with Ms. Nikole Lim, Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, Register Here - Hosted by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute|
|3.26||*Psalm 133:A Song, A Psalm & A Story: "How Good and Pleasant it is when God's People Live Together in Unity" by Ms. Esther Kim '21|
|3.26||1-2 p.m. CST: Inclusive Excellence Leadership in Action: Panel with Chief Diversity Officers Register Here - Hosted by Westmont College and the CCCU|
Where are the Women? Conference
To view sessions from this year's conference, please follow this link.
The Where are the Women? Conference is an annual conversation about faith and womanhood. Wheaton College hosted this year's conference virtually on February 24-27, 2021. While Wheaton College has made significant strides to become a space that supports female faculty and students, these numbers hinted -- and, indeed, continue to hint -- that Wheaton College still has a long way to go. To address this need, the Where are the Women? 2019 conference was born.
Where are the Women? examines Christian identities within the diversity of womanhood. Each spring, we enter into a conversation about faith and gender that is shaped by the needs of the Wheaton community. This conference amplifies women’s voices; provides Wheaton women the chance to celebrate, encourage, and support each other; and gives students the opportunity to discover inspiring role models and realize God’s Kingdom vision for womanhood. Click here for more information about Where are the Women.
I Am Woman
As we celebrate Women's History Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to women's vast experiences. The plethora of genres female performers used to express themselves echo the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Spotify titled, "I Am Woman", to celebrate the strength and beauty of womanhood.
We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own Dr. Soh-Hyun Park Altino, Dr. Beth A. Bauer, Dr. Jennie Oh Brown, Ms. Melanie Cottle, Dr. Karin Redekopp Edwards, Mrs. Tanya Egler, Ms. Katie Ernst, Ms. Denise Gamez, Ms. Rose Armbrust Griffin, Dr. Carolyn Hart, Ms. Deborah Hollinger, Dr. Sarah Holman, Dr. Mary Hopper, Ms. Misook Kim, Dr. Kathleen Kastner, Ms. Faye Seeman, Ms. Deb Stevenson, Dr. Gina Yi, and Women's Chorale. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "I Am Woman" Spotify playlist.
Still, there is more to hear. There is more to learn. The experience of womanhood reaches far beyond music, and we invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the treasures that are the women around you.
We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.
Black History Month Events
Wheaton College proudly celebrates Black History Month. We invite you to celebrate God's creativity and wisdom in our African, Africana, and Black communities. Their contributions to our Campus greatly enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and impact our culture.
|2.1||*Acts 2:14-24, 36-41, Our Prophecy: Prof. Donté Ford, Music & Worship Arts|
|2.8||*Acts 4:1-21 Our Courageous Witness: Mr. Stephen Cartwright, M.Div., Residence Life|
|2.11||2-3:30 p.m. CST, Zoom, Racial Battle Fatigue: The Sisco Symposium,|
|2.12||*Psalm 27: A Song, A Psalm & A Story; "Whom Shall I Fear?": Mr. Jordan Burton '22|
|2.15||*Acts 2:42-46; 4:32-37 Our Earliest Community: Dr. Alex Haskins, Politics and Int'l Relations, William Osborne Society Chapel|
|2.22||*Acts 5:1-11 Our Commitment to Honesty Where Are the Women Conference: Dr. Christin Fort, Psychology|
|2.25||1:00 p.m. CST, Zoom, Pursuing Racial Justice Panel Discussion Webinar: Christianity Today, Featuring Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Dr. Michelle Reyes, Dr. Jamal Hopkins, Dr. Walter Kim, and Dr. Vince Bacote,|
|2.25||7:00 p.m. CST, YouTube The Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards Ceremony,|
Signs of the Times
As we celebrate Black History Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to the vast experiences of Black people. The plethora of genres Black performers use to express themselves echo the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Spotify titled, "Signs of the Times", that will either jumpstart or reinvigorate your love for Black music.
We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own Dr. Johann Buis, Mr. Stevener Gaskin '18, Mr. Maurice Henderson '12 (Bartholomew Jones), Dr. Shawn Okpebholo, Mr. Will Liverman '10, and Mrs. Tanya Egler. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and cultural experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "Signs of the Times" Spotify playlist.
Still, there is more to hear. There is more to learn. The Black experience is more than music, and we invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the Black treasures around you.
We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.
Black History Month 2021 Reflections Calendar
|Week 1 Focus - Acknowledgement|
|1 - Monday||Have we acknowledged that racism exists?|
|2 - Tuesday||Do we know what it means to be antiracist—can we define antiracism?|
|3 - Wednesday||Have we made public our decision to be an antiracist institution?|
|4 - Thursday||What will we need to change, sacrifice, and resource in order to become antiracist?|
|5 - Friday||How will those most affected by racism be included in planning and implementation?|
|Week 2 Focus - Leadership and Accountability|
|8 - Monday||Have diversity, equity, and inclusion been established by our leadership as institution-wide priorities?|
|9 - Tuesday||How will we move from intention to action; from claims of “we are not racist” to “we are antiracist”?|
|10 - Wednesday||Will our plan be transparent, regularly monitored, evaluated, and reported on? By whom?|
|11 - Thursday||Will the work to become antiracist be the work of the entire institution including leadership?|
|12 - Friday||What about accountability—Have our current initiatives resulted in any substantive and sustainable change for people of color?|
|Week 3 Focus - Action|
|15 - Monday||Have we conducted a diversity climate assessment to gauge the views, attitudes, and daily experiences of our community members?|
|16 - Tuesday||Have we conducted a critical analysis of the entry-through-exit experience of people of color in comparison to others?|
|17 - Wednesday||Do we have a high quality, research-based diversity and inclusion learning program in which all members of our institution participate?|
|18 - Thursday||Is diversity and inclusion learning valued, promoted, and supported by leadership, and throughout the institution?|
|19 - Friday||What is our process for reporting racism, microaggressions, and inequitable treatment? Is it effective, safe, and supportive?|
|Week 4 Focus - Reflection|
|22 - Monday||What do I know about institutional racism and antiracism? Do I know where I can find out more?|
|23 - Tuesday||Have I received benefits from my institution that members of other racial groups have not?|
|24 - Wednesday||Do I know someone who has been the target of unfair treatment because of their race or identity?|
|25 - Thursday||Have we provided opportunities for engagement in conversations about racial equity?|
|26 - Friday||Have I applied the principles and practices learned from the institution’s diversity & inclusion learning programs?|
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Hispanic Heritage Month Events
Wheaton College proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Our Latino communities enhance our experiences, deepen our knowledge, and influence our culture. Learn more at hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
Pictured above: Unidad Cristiana Cabinet Members
Unidad Cristiana, which means Christian Unity, strives to live out the full meaning of that name. We desire to come together through the unity that we have in Christ and out of that unity to celebrate and explore Latino cultures.
Public Hispanic Heritage Month Events
|10.14||Chapel with Unidad Cristiana|
*Chapel broadcasts live every Wednesday, and Friday at 10:40 am., or see previous services in the section.
Meet our Hispanic and Latino Faculty Members
Wheaton College is honored to have the leadership, scholarship, and presence of diverse Hispanic, Latina, and Latino faculty members. Their commitment to serving Christ and his people enriches the community in countless ways. We invite you to learn more about them with these features below.
Associate Lecturer of Music (Cello)
Assistant Professor of Music
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Professor of English
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Politics and Law
Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Urban Studies and Anthropology
Associate Professor of Spanish
Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy
Associate Professor of New Testament
Wheaton College values and includes diverse points of view from the body of Christ. Please enjoy these featured videos that reflect the beauty of different expressions of God's image.