Ramie Harris Remembered in Homecoming 5K
The honorary Ramie Harris 5K was dedicated to former student Ramie Harris, who died in November 2011.
Subfreezing temperatures did not deter over 350 alumni, students and community members from participating in the homecoming 5K run honoring former student Ramie Harris, who passed away in a plane crash in November 2011. “Though I didn’t know her personally, we are all part of a community,” said sophomore Leah Watson, who ran the 5K. “If we can support and encourage her family through running, there is nothing I’d rather do on a Saturday morning.” Runners congregated in Edman Plaza at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. In Harris’s memory, every runner sported wristbands imprinted with the words “Ramie’s Run” in her favorite color, purple. Some runners were also clad in purple attire. More >
Q and A with the Producer of 'Elf'
Todd Komarnicki reflects on his Wheaton experience, the writing process and shares advice for current Wheaton students.
Film producer Todd Komarnicki ’87 began his writing career in an advanced poetry writing course with professor Jill Baumgaertner of the Wheaton College English department. According to Baumgaertner, who is now the dean of humanities and theological studies, Komarnicki was the grinning baseball player who sat in an overstuffed chair in the corner of her classroom and possessed, despite all appearances, an “innate talent” for writing. Baumgaertner recalls handing back a stack of his poems after class and telling him, “If you want to, you can be good at this.” More >
Baseball Stadium Named in Honor of Former Coach
To celebrate the opening of the Lee Pfund Stadium, former Head Coach Lee Pfund was commemorated for his contribution to the Thunder baseball program.
Over homecoming weekend, the Wheaton College baseball team’s new home at the previously-named Legion Field in Carol Stream was christened the Lee Pfund Stadium in honor of former Head Coach Lee Pfund, who led the Wheaton baseball team to a CCIW Championship in 1951. President Philip Ryken began the naming ceremony with comments on the progress of the renovations of the field thus far and with memories of Pfund from his childhood. More >
Homecoming 2012 Football Game - Wheaton Wins Against Carthage
#20 Wheaton 44, Carthage 10
Slow starts continue to follow the Wheaton Thunder football team so far in 2012, but thankfully so have second-half surges. That was the story once again last weekend as Wheaton knocked off Carthage College 44-10 in front of 3,682 homecoming faithful. “It’s always a good win when you get to come away with a victory on homecoming,” Head Coach Mike Swider said following the win. “To do it in front of the home crowd and all the alumni around, it’s really a good opportunity to show everybody what we’re all about.” More >
Women's Soccer Tie in Homecoming Match, the First of the Season
#16 Wheaton 1, #2 Trinity 1
The Wheaton women’s soccer team played three games this past week, going 2-0-1. On Friday night, Oct. 5, they played the Trinity University (Texas) Tigers, ranked second nationally, to a 1-1 draw. The Concordia Cobbers visited Joe Bean Stadium on Monday night, Oct. 8, and the Thunder earned the victory 4-3. Wheaton also won their only CCIW match of the week on Wednesday night over the Cardinals of North Central by a score of 5-0. More >