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Giving Thanks for Return

By Stephanie (Cox) Demorest g93 In this modern American culture, we are driven by schedules: appointments, meetings, commitments, as well as last-minute texts and phone calls. In all the busyness, it is difficult to take a breath, let alone take … Continue reading

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Volunteering at Alumni Center Leads to Job

A nervous knot tightened in the pit of my stomach as I seated myself outside the interview room. I was early; the place seemed deserted, and I wondered for one panicked second if I was in the wrong building. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Kitchen Table

By Marian Douglas cs17 Idyllic (excellent and delightful in all respects). That is my thought as I sit at the kitchen table in the Alumni Center, peering out at the backyard. That ramp right in front, the one creating those … Continue reading

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I think you will agree: Dr. Rene Frank’s brilliant musical compositions proclaim his legacy.  He was a sacred music genius.  Shaped by a German classical education, forced from his native land by Nazi oppression, and fire-bombed out of his home … Continue reading

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The Vine Keeps Growing

As I pulled a chair up to the table in the Eicher Conference Room in the Fort Wayne Alumni & Friends Resource Center, it felt like business as usual. Michael sat across from me, reviewing a project I had sent … Continue reading

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The Memory-Making Business

Have you ever thought about the process that went into designing your favorite t-shirt? It’s a basic question for graphic designers; but for people like me with little to no experience in the fine art of design, it never occurs. … Continue reading

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A Time to Scatter Stones, and a Time to Gather Them

“There is a time for everything . . . a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them” (Ecc. 3:1a, 5a). The American culture doesn’t care for verses like this. We’re always looking for closure, always moving ahead, … Continue reading

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