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Wheaton College

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The Billy Graham Center serves to "stimulate global evangelism" by thinking missions, training evangelists, and transmitting the gospel alongside God's worldwide church. It includes a Museum which houses over 20,000 square feet of permanent exhibits dedicated to the message and history of evangelism in America. Temporary exhibits are mounted each season which reflect a wide range of evangelical interest and concern. The Museum collection of over 25,000 objects is particularly strong in graphic materials related to nineteenth-century American Christianity. The collection is open to researchers by appointment. The Archives of the Billy Graham Center is a unique resource for students and researchers working in church history, missiology, communication, evangelism, and many other fields. The 607 collections occupying more than 7,900 linear feet contain unpublished documents of North American Protestant nondenominational missions and evangelism history. This includes the materials of organizations such as Africa Inland Mission, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Prison Fellowship, Youth for Christ; individuals such as John and Elisabeth Stam, Billy Sunday, Corrie Ten Boom, R. A. Torrey; oral history interviews; and an extensive film and video collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 398,796 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,810 current serial subscriptions.
  • 678,458 microforms.
  • 37,025 Audio/Visual items.
  • 2,517 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE) supports the mission of Wheaton College by promoting and encouraging the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions. The Marion E. Wade Center is a special collection of the books and papers of seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. These writers are well-known for their impact on contemporary literature and Christian thought; together they produced over four hundred books. Recently moved to its own building on the northwest edge of campus, the Center houses more than 14,000 books including first editions and critical works, and more than 2,300 volumes from C.S. Lewis' personal library. Other holdings include letters, manuscripts, audio and video tapes, artwork, dissertations, periodicals, photographs, and related materials. Any of these resources may be studied in the quiet surroundings of the Kilby Reading Room. In addition, the Wade Center has a museum where such pieces as C.S. Lewis' wardrobe and writing desk, Charles Williams' bookcases, J.R.R. Tolkien's desk, Pauline Baynes' original map of Narnia, and a tapestry from Dorothy L. Sayers' home can be seen. Photographs, rare books and manuscripts, and other small items of memorabilia round out the displays. An international study center, the Wade Center was established in 1965 by Dr. Clyde S. Kilby, and later named after Marion E. Wade, founder of The ServiceMaster Company, L.P. SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review has been published by the Wade Center since 1980. As a forum for both the general and the specialized reader, SEVEN prints articles and reviews relating to all of the Wade Center authors. WETN and Broadcast Services produce programming distributed on Wheaton College Radio, WETN-FM, and Wheaton College Cable, WETN-TV, and the Internet. Of special interest are Chapel Services, sporting events, and selected Conservatory concerts. The Morning Radio Show features campus guests, artists, and speakers. Archived programs as well as current schedules are available at www.wetn.org.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 201 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 150 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 80 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 5 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 40 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 800 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 90% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 57% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 9% of housing units are Triples.
  • 22% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 3% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 38 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 11% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Class Films, Homecoming, Artist Series concerts, intercollegiate athletic events, Talent Show, Arena Theater productions
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 102 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Dobro Slovo National Slavic, Tri Beta, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Chi, Omnicron Delta Epsilon, Pi Delta Phi, Gamma Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Delta, Sigma Delta Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Hillel, Wheaton Christian Fellowship, Zen Club
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ASA, Black Students, Latino Students, MESA, International Students, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, South Asian Heritage
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) American Chemical Society, Anthropology, Astronomy, The Art League, Education, Italian, Psychology, Physics, Science, Spanish, Bike, Equestrian, Fencing, Indoor Soccer, Kickboxing, Men's Ice Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Outdoor Challenge Adventure, Rowing, Sailing, Women's Ice Hockey, Women's Rugby, Wrestling, Men's Rugby, Paintball, Dance Troupe, Dimple Divers, Gentlemen Callers, Trybe, Visions, Wheatones, Whims, Wind Symphony, World Music Ensemble, College Democrats, College Republicans, WOW, Hawaii, LGBTA, Student Art League, Film Club, WCCS (radio station)
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) WIRE (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago O'Hare (25), Chicago Midway (35)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (25)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (25)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 43% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 48% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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All the information listed under Extracurricular labeled as "Appears as submitted by school" is not true for the Wheaton in Illinois, and is likely information from the Wheaton in Massachusetts. posted Oct 24th, 2010 11:19 pm



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