Martin felt Myers' greatest influence was by being a positive personality who was present at events. He states that the presences of a positive authority influences students and faculty to want to do well. Martin uses the phrase "ministry of presence" to describe the impact this trait has. Martin felt the campus became more world-minded and interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on curiosity and diversity under Myer's leadership. The fire and passion Myers exemplified influenced the character of IWU.
music performed in home, musical instruments, personal characteristics, intellectual curiosity, Portrait of a Collector, Alumni
United States History
Martin, James and Miner, Meg, "James Martin" (2016). All oral histories. 108.