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Around the Hollow
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June 28, 2002
What's Up On Campus
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CONGRATULATIONS to the entire staffs of both the Admission and Financial Aid Offices for their success in achieving more than 650 paid deposits.
THE ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. The human resources staff will be serving fellow staff members and student workers on the grass across from Koch Hall, weather permitting.
UNIVERSITY OFFICES will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.
PRESIDENT BAIRD TIPSON will serve as the chairperson for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) for the 2002-2003 academic year. Click here
to learn more about SOCHE.
PROVOST KEN BLADH was named one of 12 fellows for the First Thrivent Fellows Program. Click here
to read the press release.
STUDENTS FROM DRAWING CLASSES have been familiar sights around campus as they work on their drawing skills in the natural world. Jack Mann, professor of art and department chair, is on hand to encourage and direct his students.
A WITTENBERG WELCOME to Amanda Peters '02, who began her responsibilites as admission counselor on June 1, and Dana North, who began her duties as associate dean of students on June 24. Jason Barone, Freeman Project Administrator and admission counselor, and Kristen Collier '92, director of Community Service, will both join the staff on July 1.
CONGRATULATIONS to those staff members who have assumed new responsibilities. Bob Vlcek began work as a security officer on May 13, Holly Reynolds was named assistant dean for residence life effective June 27, and Dawn Henseler White became the new director of the Benham-Pence Student Center on June 24.
TERM II BEGINS July 8 for the School of Community Education. One-hundred seventy-three students are registered in 15 classes. Registration will be ongoing until the first day of class.
THE PHYSICAL PLANT will be closed from 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12, so that all plant employees can attend the Annual Physical Plant Picnic. Refer any emergencies to the campus operator.
THE COMPUTING CENTER is moving to Synod Hall in the Ermarth Center. For the first time in several years, Joe Deck, director of computing services, will have the entire information technology team in one area. All areas are expected to be in their new locations by fall.
WATCH FOR THIS SYMBOL (pictured at right)
for the Office of University Communications. The public relations, publications, Wittenberg Magazine, news services, sports information and new media services departments have formed the new University Communications Team. The office is under the umbrella of Vice President for University Advancement Chuck Dominick.
THE PARIS FIELD STUDY will be held July 1-28, and Kent Dixon, professor of English, advised that the writing will be intensive. Students will have sessions with visiting poet Marvin Bell, and they may also visit the set of a film being made from a screenplay that was written by Stewart Lindh, their screenwriting teacher. An hour of French designed to teach students the basics of survival will be held each morning. Students will watch fireworks on Juillet Quatorze (Bastille Day) from a barge on the Seine, and Dixon has planned trips to Provence, Loire, Versaille, Giverny, Chartres and the Louvre to allow students to experience more of the French culture.
NEWS SERVICES INTERN Whitney Lehman snapped a photo of student employees and staff members of the Grounds Crew as they prepared to move into the new maintenance facility at Bill Edwards Field on June 21.
NEARLY 400 ALUMNI returned to campus for Alumni Weekend, June 7-8, to enjoy class reunions, the annual Alumni Awards brunch and other weekend activities.
TWENTY-THREE Certificates of Participation were awarded to "students" for the successful completion of the Fifth Annual Alumni College on June 11.
JOE FINCHAM, head football coach, was interviewed recently about his new recruiting class by the Springfield News-Sun. Click here
to read the article. Click here
to see the 2002 football schedule.
THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL teams have returned from an 11-day trip to East Asia. The trip was the first of those funded through the Freeman Foundation grant. Click here
to read the press release and view photos via link at the bottom of release.
SPEAKING OF MEN'S BASKETBALL, a story about the 2002-03 schedule appeared today in the Springfield News-Sun. Click here
to read the story. Click here
to see the 2002-03 Wittenberg University Men's Basketball schedule.
STOP BY THE NEWS BOARD in the main hallway of Recitation Hall to read recent news clips about events on campus or by university alumni, faculty, students or staff at off-campus events. The board is being maintained by the Office of University Communications.
THE BUILDING DIRECTORY in the main hallway of Recitation Hall has been in place for several weeks. The directory was the result of a customer service initiative when the suggestion was made during customer service training sessions.
ON MAY 15 Jeremy Seifried '04, Ben Grostic '04 and Adjunct Instructor of Music Denny Seifried participated in the final Wright State University/Community Trombone Ensemble concert of the year. The Trombone Ensemble is conducted by WSU low brass instructor, Francis "Buddy" Laws. The group then enjoyed a final rehearsal and picnic at the home of Buddy Laws on June 8.
JERRY PANKHURST, professor of sociology, recently visited Taipei. His trip was not connected with the initiatives sponsored by the Freeman Foundation as planning began and arrangements were made prior to the announcement of the Freeman award. He is currently in Russia on a research project. Click here
to read more.
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF MUSIC Denny Seifried recently returned from the International Trombone Association's 2002 International Trombone Festival (ITF), which was held at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The five-day festival included the premiere of a new trombone concerto by Berio, which was performed by world-renowned solo trombonist Christian Lindberg and the Fort Worth Symphony. Click here
FROM SHREDDING TO BEDDING, it's the extra mile the university goes to address both recycling and privacy issues. Not only are campus materials shredded, but they are put through a second cycle that ensures no document will be pieced together. Bertha (pictured at left and right)
and the rest of the herd belong to Janet Barker, computing center, and Morris Barker, One Source.
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