A Message from the Provost
Posted on April 19, 2013
For twenty-two years, Wheaton College's annual Academic Festival has served as a celebration of Wheaton's scholarship and creativity. In profound ways, the participating students demonstrate the extraordinary intellectual and creative possibilities a college can provide, and reaffirm the significance of a liberal arts education.
By accepting Wheaton's invitation to embrace a curriculum that stimulates intellectual curiosity and achievement, our students have become independent thinkers, responsible individuals, and determined leaders. In turn, Wheaton's faculty provide guidance and encouragement, and along with the students, offer the community an energetic and inspiring exchange of ideas.
Academic Festival XXII presents examples of what is possible when all necessary elements converge—eager students, outstanding faculty, a nationally recognized curriculum, and a nurturing environment. But this is only a sampling. Every day, in every Wheaton classroom, studio, and laboratory, students, faculty, and their work are celebrated.