We will hold the January 2021 session in an online semi-synchronous format similar to what was implemented for the June 2020 session. Students and faculty will not come on campus for the intensive. While the entire IWS community is longing to be back together on campus as soon as practicable, we are nonetheless grateful for the excellent and ground-breaking precedent that was set in June’s virtual session, and intend to build on that foundation. To assure the greatest safety and health of the entire IWS community, the June 2020 commencement service that was postponed to January 2021 will be postponed again. The Alumni Worship Seminar will be rescheduled and/or held in an alternative format. More information will be forthcoming.

IWS is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will provide frequent updates by email and this page to keep the IWS community informed and help you make appropriate and timely plans. This Response Team is consulting experts and continuing to explore many options and contingencies based on the emerging global reality.

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Current Requirements & Recommendations

  • Pray for the containment of the virus, the emergence of effective treatments, the minimization of its impact throughout the world, and for wisdom for the IWS team making preparations for June.
  • Heed local and national authorities (such as the USA’s Center for Disease Control) concerning best practices to keep yourselves and your families healthy, and support containment of the virus. The World Health Organization is another commendable resource.
  • Students: If you have reason to think your ability to complete your classwork may be affected by the outbreak, please get in touch with your instructors and IWS Registrar Mark Murray as soon as practical.

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Team Members

Dr. Jim Hart (President), Task Force Chair
Dr. John Lindsell (Board Chair)
Dr. Eric Bolger (Board Vice-Chair)
Dr. Dinelle Frankland (Academic Dean)
Dr. Nancy Nethercott (Chaplain)
Dr. Steve Huntley (Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning)
Mark Murray (Vice President of Enrollment Management)
Dr. Sam Horowitz (Director of Technical Services)
Sandy Dinkins (Director of Student Services)
Christi Matteson (Chief Financial Officer)
Juan López (Director of Admissions)
Dr. Kent Walters (Director of Alumni Activities; DWS faculty member)
Dr. Alan Rathe (DWS faculty member)
Dr. Lou Kaloger (MWS faculty members)
Kendall Bolam (MWS student)
Johnny Chan, M.D. (DWS student)