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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.
May 10, 2002
What's Up On Campus
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2002, and best wishes as you leave Wittenberg. We wish you much success. Commencement exercises will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Seniors are asked to be on West Campus Drive by 1 p.m. to line up for the procession, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. Click here
to read all the information specific to graduation.
BACCALAUREATE Service of Worship will be held on Friday, May 17. Seniors will speak, sing and offer prayers. WittMen Crew seniors will also be among the musical ensembles. See Highlights
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SENIOR SALUTE DAY included gathering together for a class picture. Some made a special effort to look their best.
THE ATHLETIC RIVALRY between the University of Dayton and Wittenberg will be renewed this fall on the basketball court and in 2005 and 2006 on the football field. Click here
to read the press release. Click here
to read the article in the Dayton Daily News
CRAM JAM hours at the Benham-Pence Student Center offer students a quiet place to study for exams around-the-clock. The Corner Pocket games room will be open at no charge for study breaks. The Commons will be open for business until 1 a.m., and complementary coffee, tea and ice water will be available in the CDR. All areas of the Student Center will be available for studying until 6 a.m. on Monday, May 13.
HAROLD "SKIP" IVERY '04 was named a 2002 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar. Click here
to read the press release.
NATE WILLIAMS '02 was named to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District IV College Division Baseball First Team. Click here
to read the press release.
CONGRATULATIONS to Cookie Hageman who began her new administrative assistant responsibilities in the Office of University Advancement on May 6.
ON MONDAY, MAY 13, the students of MGT 360 (Human Resources Management) will present the results of their semester-long project titled "Human Resource Analysis of Student Employment Jobs at Wittenberg University." Wendy Smith, assistant professor of management, developed the project, which gave the class hands-on experience in the research, analysis and development of methods for improvement in 26 campus student-held jobs. Click here
to learn more. See Highlights
CHIEF LONEY, Wittenberg Police, advised of street closings that will occur next week to allow access for construction equipment at the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center. At noon on Tuesday, May 14, Bill Edwards Drive from North Lowry Avenue to North Plum Street will be closed for approximately two hours, and on Wednesday, May 15 the same section will be barricaded from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
TAKE TIME to enjoy the senior thesis exhibition of 18 senior art majors. Exhibits have been arranged at Koch Hall, the Writing Center in Hollenbeck Hall, Thomas Library, Benham-Pence Student Center and the art school gallery at the Springfield Museum of Art throughout the next few days. Site maps are available at Koch Hall.
THE "FOB VIETNAM VETERANS Healing Arts Exhibit" will remain on exhibit in the lobby of the Chakeres Memorial Theatre until Monday, May 20. The display features a photographic exhibit by Vietnam veterans.
JOAN MILSOM '47, artist, will attend a special showing of her works at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio on Sunday, May 19. Alumni and friends are cordially invited to meet the artist from 1-3 p.m. One example of her work, The Witt, pictured at right,
is a 40.5-inch by 56-inch mixed media on canvas. Notice the many familiar landmarks it reflects. Click here
to read a review of Milsom's work by Louis A. Zona, the director of The Butler Institute of American Art.
LUMINARIES for the Relay for Life Luminary Ceremony on Friday, May 31 can be purchased for $5 from the American Cancer Society. The luminaries honor and remember those who have fought the battle against cancer. The ceremony will take place between 9 and 10 p.m., when the only light will be that from the luminaries to symbolize the hope for a cure. Contact Linda Beals, part-time assistant dean of admission, at 327-6378, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to obtain a luminary form. Click here
to see the American Cancer Society's Web page on Relay for Life.
MARIANNE BESHARA, field hockey coach, is training for the Rock n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, Calif., through the Team in Training program, a fund-raising effort for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. To make a tax-deductible donation, call Beshara at 327-6499, or send her an e-mail email@example.com
. May 20 is the deadline for Beshara to raise the final $800 to secure her participation in the marathon on June 2. Click here
to learn more about Team in Training.
GESTIC THEATRE INC. will return to campus for Build A Better Wittenberg. The annual program for New Student Days will be held on Friday, Aug. 23. A 90-minute interactive performance will be followed by small group discussions to allow further dialogue. Facilitators for the smaller group sessions are needed. Click here
to learn about Gestic Theatre Inc. Call Dawn Henseler White, assistant to the dean of students, at 327-6156 to learn about this early opportunity to interact with the Class of 2006.
THE CENTER FOR MUSICAL Development will offer a musical theatre workshop for children this summer. Click here
to learn more.
SCUBA DIVING MAGAZINE
ran a photo in "Rodale's Mug Shot Gallery" of scuba students, alumni and faculty who went to Key Largo, Fla., over spring break. Click here
to see the gang.
COACHING STAFF CHANGES were announced this week. Click here
to read the release.
LAD HUDAC, assistant in the Math Workshop, recently received a national Crew Person of the Year
award from the McDonald's Corp. The award is given for exceptional customer service. Hudac traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to receive the award. Click here
to read the release.
BOOK DONATIONS for the Wittenberg Guild's second annual Used Book Sale can be dropped off in the lower level of the Bayley Alumni House or in the lobby of the HPER Center. The sale will be held from 2 - 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 and 9 a.m. - noon on Sunday, June 9 in the lower level of the Benham-Pence Student Center.
BIG NEWS around the Athletic Department is that the men's track team won the North Coast Athletic Conference championship last weekend at Ohio Wesleyan. Led by individual wins by Skip Ivery, Brian Gehle, Tim Gaal, Joel Drake and the 4x100 relay quartet of Rumschlag, Alex Yurovitsky, Mark Trempe and Jason Jackson, the Tigers won the conference crown for the first time since 1997. Click here
to read about all the latest sports action, including the exploits of Geri Woessner, who was named NCAC Field Events Athlete of the Year for her outstanding performances for the women's track team.
SENIOR GRADES are due to the Registrar by noon on Thursday, May 16.
BIN YU, associate professor of political science, wrote an op/ed titled "Clash of the Uncivilized - Extremism Mars World Stage," which was published in Pacific News
on May 6. Click here
to read the article.
JIMMY HUMPHRIES, associate professor of theatre and dance, continues his creative drive as he adapts a scene from Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling to his Hogg. Humphries was captured working by Jim Dexter, director of public relations.
AS WE ROUND OUT the academic year, the Office of Public Relations/Publications wishes to thank everyone in the Wittenberg community for contributing story ideas, taking time to speak to reporters and exhibiting a general willingness to help promote Wittenberg University to the masses through the news media. In addition, thanks to all those who made contributions to this weekly online newsletter, Around the Hollow. With your help, it has grown in a very short time.
Jim Dexter, Rajean Snow, Ryan Maurer, Karen Gerboth,
Susan Crown, Carol Kneisley, Phyllis Eberts and Marj Newman
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