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You are invited to a visit and guided tour of Wheaton College on Saturday, September 23rd. Wheaton College is located in Wheaton, Illinois (about 20 miles West of Chicago) and is accessible by train (see information below). This event is kindly organized by Danilo Diedrichs, EPFL alumnus and professor at Wheaton college.
11:30 AM Meeting place: College Avenue METRA station, 303 N. President St., Wheaton, IL
12:00-13:00 Lunch at Anderson Commons, Wheaton College
13:00-14:30 Tour of Wheaton College and the Meyer Science Center
Please confirm your participation to Léa (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-420-2635) by Tuesday, September 19th. Spouses and partners are welcome. If you plan to come by train from Chicago, we will meet at Ogilvie station to take the 10:40 AM train.
Founded in 1860, Wheaton College is a highly-ranked, private liberal arts college and graduate school with 2400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The Meyer Science Center on campus is a state-of-the art educational and research facility for Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geology, Applied Health Science, and Environmental Science, featuring the largest observatory and telescope in the Chicagoland area. Since 2010, several colleges and universities in the U.S. have emulated the design of the Meyer Science Center, which integrates spaces for study and research to facilitate learning and interaction.
Liberal arts colleges, like Wheaton College, are a primarily American model for academic institutions that distinguish themselves by their smaller size, emphasizing undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences, promoting faculty-student interaction and undergraduate mentorship in research. Wheaton College is a non-denominational Christian college known for integration of faith and learning.