Posted on October 4, 2010
How did it get to be October? Recruitment for the Class of 2015 is in full swing, and as I write this tonight I’m just 48 hours away from flying to Istanbul to visit schools and alumni. My admission colleagues are travelling in San Francisco, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Quito and many other cities across the country and around the world. If we’re near you, be sure to see us at your school or request an interview!
What’s new at Wheaton? I am amazed weekly to watch the progress on the new Mars Center for Science and Technology. The steel frame is up, and now the race is on to finish enough exterior work to begin the interior during the winter.
And speaking of seasons….after a return to summer last week, the temperature has dropped to a more seasonable 60 degrees. In fact, tonight, it’s really quite cool outside. I’ve witnessed the annual student ritual of switching from flip-flops to boots in the space of a few days!
Classes, activities, athletics – the semester is in full swing. One of my favorite new events this fall is our weekly Friday farmer’s market. Great organic produce and fruit from several local farms are featured, and Wheaton students, staff, and faculty are the beneficiaries of our own locavore movement.
Come see it all for yourself! Our first fall visiting day is scheduled for Saturday, October 16. Register now to enjoy a Wheaton sampler including tours, classes, time to talk with faculty and information sessions. Stay for the afternoon and take in a athletic contest, too.
Keep checking our website to learn more about Wheaton students and their accomplishments in and out of class. I’ll look forward to writing again soon!