Feeling Good About Life

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They say the best lessons in life come from living, from making our way through the good times and the hard times, the days of laughter and the days when life is just plain hard to get through.

Last week I was reminded of some life lessons passed on to us by one of the great African-American writers of our lifetime. Dr. Maya Angelou was an author, poet, actress and singer. She died last year, but not before leaving us many gems of insight and wisdom.

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Healing Our City’s Wounded History

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The bright young professional was a great new hire for our university. We searched far and wide and found the perfect fit. Now, in our casual conversation, he was telling me about his decision.

“As an African-American I was taken aback. When I told my friends I was thinking of accepting a position in Marion, they said, ‘Why would you go to Marion. They hang black people there.”

And just like that, we were caught once again in the snare of Marion’s wounded history.

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More Applause for IWU Online Programs

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Indiana Wesleyan University began 2015, just as it ended 2014, with applause for the University’s adult education programs.

Affordable Colleges Online has ranked IWU No. 3 on its list of the Best Online Colleges for 2015. And the same website, focusing on specific academic programs, ranked IWU No. 5 on a list of the nation’s Best Online Accounting Degrees for 2015.

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CCCU Institutions Offer Financial As Well as Spiritual Advantages

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The cost of college attendance continues to be of great interest to our prospective students here at Indiana Wesleyan University. Keeping a Christ-centered higher education accessible has been part of our institutional DNA since our founding in 1920.

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) released the results of its annual tuition survey just before the end of the year. The survey tells an interesting story.

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Clearing Up Confusion about IWU’s Stance on Abortion

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In recent days some confusion has arisen over Indiana Wesleyan University’s position on abortion. The confusion stems from comments made by one of our faculty members taking part in a student-led discussion panel on abortion.

I’d like to clear up the confusion.

First, as a university owned by The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University’s positions on social issues like this one are taken from The Wesleyan Church’s doctrinal and faith statements.

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Ferguson: ‘A time to pray for the healing of our land’

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It is one of our nation’s most endearing qualities that when disaster strikes, we reach out to help. We pray. We go. We provide shelter, food and care. We rebuild. Then we construct safeguards as best we can to protect against future damage.

Ferguson has become a hurricane of the heart, battering the soul of our nation, calling into question the best that we believe about ourselves. I have asked myself if there is anything more to say. So much has already poured from our national psyche about this cataclysm of our collective spirit.

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IWU Ranked No. 2 on List Of Best Online Colleges

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Indiana Wesleyan University had some good company recently when Best Value Schools released a survey that ranked IWU No. 2 on a list of The 30 Best Online Colleges 2014.

The University of Maryland was the top-rated school in the online rankings. Others on the list are the University of North Carolina, Penn State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Central Florida.

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Counter-Evidence on Higher Education’s Supposed Demise

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Between Facebook, Twitter, and the various “news” outlets I read, these seem to be the days of bad news and questionable behavior.

The day I wrote this, four of the 16 stories on the front page of the USA Today digital site were public apologies of one kind or another. My newsfeeds are chock full of dire predictions about my country, my world, my health, my industry, my faith – you name it.

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