Perry Mastadon

The Wheaton Record; April 12, 2013

Below is a representative sample of articles featured in the latest Wheaton Record, the student newspaper of Wheaton College. All articles are written and edited by students. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of Wheaton College.


allison freetWheaton’s Annual Theology Conference Grows in Recognition

Wheaton College hosted its 22nd annual theology conference, focusing on the integration of faith and political life.

Wheaton College’s 22nd annual Theology Conference sold out this year, with around 300 paying registrants in attendance. The biblical and theological studies department hosted the event, which ran from Thursday, April 4, through Saturday, April 6. This year’s conference, titled “Christian Political Witness,” served as host to many well-known scholars and speakers in the Christian community, such as Archbishop David Gitari, theologian Stanley Hauerwas and historian Mark Noll. More >

District 41 Forestalls Threats of Eminent Domain

Community backlash stalls District 41’s attempt to acquire Wheaton College’s East Campus property.

Facing a lack of community support, District 41 board members voted on Monday, April 8, to refrain from making an offer to Wheaton College for Wheaton’s East Campus property. District 41 had previously announced plans to acquire the land located at 1825 College Ave. to build a new junior high school, as the current schools in the district are facing overcrowding and are using portable facilities. More >

allison freetThe Changing Nature of Academia

A look into how professors across the nation are engaging with social media.

Should social media be used in classroom contexts? Colleges across the country are weighing that question as they seek to create curriculum that is valuable for a 21st century post-secondary education. A recent Record survey conducted at Wheaton College on the faculty’s attitude toward the use of social media found that professors have evolved in their use of social media for professional, personal and instructional use. More >


mike hudsonMen’s Golf in Midst of Strong Season

Seniors lead the way for Thunder.

The Thunder men’s golf team continued its spring success with performances at the Aurora Invitational, the Elmhurst Bluejay Classic, the Millikin Spring Shootout and the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Invitational. On Monday, April 1, the team competed at the Aurora Invitational and took home first place. Senior Jonny Tink finished second individually, shooting a 77, while juniors Tommy Cardle and Tyler Cuculi each scored a 78. Wheaton’s team score of 316 was three strokes better than the 319 score of second-place finisher North Central College. More >

allison freetSoftball Team Earns First Doubleheader Sweep

Thunder host Wheaton Property Partners Invitational.

The Thunder softball team (12-7) finished up a five-game home stand last week, which included the Wheaton Property Partners Invitational on Saturday, April 6. On Friday, April 5, Wheaton defeated Concordia University-Chicago (7-16) 10-1 in the first of five consecutive home games. The Thunder opened up a sizeable lead by pushing 10 runs across in the first two innings. More >

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