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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 3, 2002
What's Up On Campus
RELAY FOR LIFE, the American Cancer Society's signature event, will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Wittenberg has hosted the annual event every year except 1993 during the renovation of the Edwards-Maurer Stadium. To learn more click here
THE DEPARTURE DATE draws near for the men's and women's basketball teams' trip to China. Click here
to read the Wittenberg press release, and click here
to read a Springfield News-Sun
article that included interviews and a basic trip itinerary.
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WHAT A GREETING. Jim Dexter, director of public relations, captured a scene that has graced the entrance at W. Ward St. and N. Wittenberg Ave. for the last several days.
SENIOR DANCERS and Assistant Professor Ligia Pinheiro will present their final performance of the academic year this weekend. Tickets can be picked up one hour before each performance. See Highlights
READINGS OF ORIGINAL PLAYS written by students in Professor Steve Reynolds' playwriting class will be presented by the department of theatre and dance on Monday, May 6. See Highlights
A STUDENT RECITAL will be held in Krieg Hall on Wednesday, May 8. Original compositions will be performed, and soprano, piano, flute, harp and tuba tones will be heard. Kalliope and the Wittenberg Opera Studio will also perform. Click here
to see the program. See Highlights
ADULT STUDENTS were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the annual Honors Reception on April 26. Click here
to learn more about the successes of students and the School of Community Education programs.
WITTFEST, the annual spring celebration, begins Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. when Wittenberg welcomes the greater Springfield community to "You just can't ignore it." To learn more about the day's events. click here
Last year's Wittfest
pictured at left and right
was great fun for everyone.
THE HEALTH CENTER STAFF will present the final "Dr.'s In" program of the semester on Wednesday, May 8. "Au Naturale" will offer information on popular herbal supplements and alternative therapies. See Highlights
WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT of new sanctions for irresponsible alcohol use on campus, we are reminded of a recent study that found that drinking causes four deaths on U.S. college campuses each day. To read an article carried in the Springfield News-Sun click here
. To learn more about the study click here
JIMMY HUMPHRIES, associate professor of theatre and dance, was inducted into the Ohio Educational Association's Hall of Fame during the 2002 State Thespian Conference on April 13. To read more click here
CHARLES GREEN '64 became the first Tiger player to be elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, joining coaches Bill Edwards, Ernie Godfrey and Dave Maurer. Wittenberg's all-time leading passer was named to the Divisional Hall of Fame Class for 2002. To read more, check out Wittenberg's press release
or the Springfield News-Sun article
WITH ONE LEG UP, Kappa Delta sorority sisters celebrated Pink Flamingo Day on April 26. Amanda Newcomer '02 advised that it's a day set aside for underclass members to honor seniors. She added that the tradition began in the early '90s, and takes place in late April. "Everyone dresses in as much pink as possible," Newcomer said, "It's a day that everyone really looks forward to." Click here
to view one of the Kappa Deltas, Stefanie Holycross '05, in her fabulous flamingo fashion.
MYSTERIOUS LITTLE Tiger fans began popping up on campus recently. Little is known about them, although eye witnesses reported that two of them fell out of the Coke machine in the basement of Reci. Please report additional sightings to email@example.com
WILLIAM MCCLAIN '34 was honored recently by the University of Michigan Law School. McClain was a pioneer for the African American community at both Wittenberg and the University of Michigan Law School where he was the only black person in his classes. Later, he was the first African American appointed to the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. Click here
to read more.
AMY WENGER '02 recently returned from an 11-day trip to Peru as part of an independent study in photography. She joined nine students from the University of Colorado at Boulder and six faculty members, including her study supervisor, Kevin Salzman, assistant professor of art, as they visited Lima, Cusco and Macchu Picchu. Click here
to read her story. Click here
to visit Peru on the Internet.
A FACULTY MEETING will be held at 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 in Kissell Auditorium.
ALAN MCEVOY, professor of sociology, was recently honored by his alma mater, Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. To read more click here
DAVE NIBERT, associate professor of sociology, and other members of the American Sociological Association participated in an interview discussing the roles that humans assign to animals. Click here
to read the article by Karen Patterson in the Dallas Morning News
JERRY PANKHURST, professor of sociology, was cited in an article in the Columbus Dispatch
titled "Many Americans seek knowledge about Islam and its adherents." Click here
to read the article.
JIMMY HUMPHRIES, associate professor of theatre and dance, was interviewed by Robin Galiano, staff reporter from the News-Journal
in Longview, Texas, about the set he is designing for the opera Carmen
. Click here
to read the complete article.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW APARTMENTS is moving along at a steady clip. Click here
to read an article about the building projects on campus that was carried in the Springfield News-Sun
on April 29. One of the projects mentioned, a new maintenance facility at Bill Edwards Field, is pictured at right.
KUDOS TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF: " ... for the wonderful day they provided for the visitors and sponsors on Take Your Children to Work Day. The day was well planned and the programs kept the attention and interest of a diverse age group. I'm certain that all who attended felt that they had received a warm Witt welcome." Click here
to see photos from this special event.
Sue Apple, coordinator of accounting services
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