Welcome to Wittenberg University's weekly online newsletter:
Around the Hollow
Around the Hollow aims to present a helpful, informative and efficient online overview of weekly life at Wittenberg. From calendar events and brief news items to mini-profiles and university announcements, Around the Hollow seeks to highlight campus happenings and become a valuable, user-friendly stop on Wittenberg's little corner of the World Wide Web.
March 28, 2002
What's Up On Campus
OFFICIALLY IT'S SPRING, but patches of ice and snow highlighted the campus scene this week. Click here to see the view
from Carnegie Hall captured by Jim Dexter, director of public relations, on Wednesday.
CHECK OUT THE NEW MAIN PAGE for prospective students. It offers an organized and efficient online visit to campus. Click here
to take a look.
ON SUNDAY, MARCH 31, an Easter Morning Vigil will be held at Weaver Chapel. This ancient service celebrates the story of God's salvation and Jesus' resurrection as it uses biblical images of light, fire and water. It will begin in the lower level of the chapel tower with candlelight and readings from the Old Testament before it moves to the entrance of the sanctuary with affirmation of baptism, and then finally enters the sanctuary for the Easter Gospel, a brief meditation and Holy Communion. A continental breakfast will follow in the chapel activity room. Members of the Springfield community are welcome.
BIOLOGY RESEARCH STUDENTS Matt Hazelton '02 and Luke Nave '02 will be speaking at the biology department research seminar on Monday, April 1. See Highlights
ROBERT WELKER, professor of education and director of the graduate program in education, will speak on "Revolutions in Teacher Education," on Tuesday, April 2. Welker was named the 2001 Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. His presentation will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. See Highlights
STUDENTS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED in a research project will present their work at a campus-wide symposium on Thursday, April 4. Sponsored by the Faculty Research Fund Board, the symposium is open to students of all disciplines. See Highlights
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 5, a ceremony to celebrate the accession of Jo Wilson, professor of psychology, to the Paul Luther Keil Chair in Psychology will be held at the Bayley Alumni House. A reception will follow. See Highlights
for details. Click here
to read the press release that announced this honor.
TRUDY FABER, professor of music, department chair and director of the Handbell Choir, will present her annual organ recital on Sunday, April 7. The performance will mark 35 consecutive years in which Faber has introduced new repertoire at Wittenberg.
EMPTY BOWLS is scheduled for Monday, April 8. Last year's event raised more than $5,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. It's another opportunity for members of the Springfield community to enjoy spending time on campus. Ten dollars buys a hand-thrown bowl and a meal to benefit those in need. This year's dinner guests can wrap up the evening at a Wittenberg Series Event with 2001 Grammy Winners The Emerson String Quartet, co-sponsored by the Wittenberg Guild. Click here
to visit the Empty Bowls official Web site.
THE STAFF AT THE CAREER CENTER recently took part in the first annual CareerFest of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) in an effort to provide students with employment contacts. Click here
to read what Alice Tenney, director of career services, had to say about the experience here, and click here
to visit OFIC's CareerFest Web site.
DON'T FORGET TO RESPOND to the human resources questionnaire on the Lunch and Learn brown bag series being planned. Look over the survey, and send in selections and ideas to ensure that topics of interest are considered. Click here for the survey
A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT brown bag lunch will be held on Tuesday, April 2. Cathy Pederson, associate professor of biology, Staci Rhine, associate professor of political science, Nelson Sartoris, professor of chemistry, and Alice Tenney, director of placement services, will present "Writing Letters of Recommendation" in the Alumni Room of the Benham-Pence Student Center.
KEITH DOUBT, professor of sociology and department chair, has been invited by the Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) of Kosova to participate in a conference. The conference, titled "Bridges in the Balkans - The Role of Civil Society," will be held in April in the Cultural Center of Mitrovica. Click here
to learn about NGOs.
CHRIS DURRENBERGER, associate professor of music, was featured in the Springfield News-Sun
on March 24. The article, written by Tom Stafford '76, introduced readers to Durrenberger's skills as a piano technician. Click here to read the story.
ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4, David Barry, associate professor of language, will present Shocks from a Sicilian Underworld: the 'Mothers' in Goethe's Faust
at a colloquium presented by the language department. See Highlights
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