English major Leann Stuber, a senior from Tinley Park, Ill., will be one of the presenters at this year’s John Wesley Powell Research Conference on Saturday, April 18th. She’s scheduled for Session 7, and faculty and students can hear her presentation at 11:00 in Room E101 at the Center for Natural Sciences.
IWU lays partial claim to Powell, who taught at Illinois Wesleyan and took students with him on one of the first study afield trips. But Powell is most famous for his explorations of the Grand Canyon. A statue of the one-armed Civil War veteran sits in Ames Library, but he’s also celebrated in Green River, Wyoming (site of the pictured statue), the starting point for his historical trip.