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Game plan

Elaine Brown '77

Little Black Book of SuccessElaine Brown ’77, P’07 was on campus in February to lead a panel discussion titled “When the Game Changes: Opportunities and Challenges for People of Color in the Workplace.” Brown is the co-author of The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women (Random House, March 2010). She won two Emmy awards in her work as a vice president for HBO. Her best piece of advice for anyone who wants to succeed in business? “Surround yourself with the right people, and learn as much as you can about your industry.” (Photo by Katie Hall ’06)

Happy Lunar New Year!

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Lunar New Year 3Homemade pork dumplings, spring rolls, scallion pancakes. Mmm. What a great way to start a new year! The Asian American Coalition of Wheaton College organized a celebration of the Lunar New Year this February in Balfour-Hood Center. The afternoon’s worth of food and activities came near the peak of the nine-day holiday that marks the start of the new year on the Chinese lunar calendar. “The best thing from this year’s celebration was the participation and cultural pride shown by the members of the Asian American Coalition,” said Daniel Han ’12, co-president. “People were excited about this event from the end of November and did not hesitate in the planning process. The event shows how much people enjoy sharing their culture.” (Photos by Gabriela Trevino ’13)

Chalk it up to talent

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Events at Wheaton get special treatment, courtesy of Johanna Beck ’11. What could be just a simple listing of events on the chalkboard in Balfour-Hood becomes a work of art in her hands. And her talent extends well beyond the chalkboard. As the winner of two Wheaton competitions, she has a mural installed in Meneely Hall and one in the Student Government Association office. Also, a painting that was published in Rushlight will be republished in a national literary anthology. (Photo by Lisa Nelson)

Show and tell

Fit for a Queen 1Fit for a Queen 2Talent was on parade this March as the Filene Center launched its first annual Wheaton College Internship Showcase to celebrate the broad array of experiences in which students participated last summer. In 2009 alone, students interned on six continents. Griffin Patria ’12, a Shouse Fellow, was one of them. Inspired by his First Year Seminar “Fit for a Queen,” taught by Assistant Professor of Theatre Design Clinton O’Dell, he researched powerful women and their fashion statements, made dresses based on what he learned, and presented the pieces in a fashion show. Take that, “Project Runway.” (Photos by Veronica Rogers ’10)