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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.
October 19, 2001
What's Up On Campus
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT BAIRD TIPSON
appeared on WKEF-TV 22 and WRGT-TV 4, Tuesday, Oct. 16 during the stations' news casts. The stations are airing 30-second public service announcements called "Reflections," which feature responses to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from business and educational leaders in the Miami Valley area.
THE NEXT TIME YOU
are in Thomas Library, check out the new portrait of Wittenberg founder and first president Ezra Keller. Nothing is known about the origin of this painting, which depicts a much younger Keller than the famous one that hangs on the third floor of Recitation Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Springfield brought the portrait home to Springfield when they purchased it at an auction to hang in their Foos Manor bed and breakfast, according to Chuck Dominick, vice president for advancement. When that business closed, they agreed to loan it to Wittenberg for us to enjoy.
@witt@home, A NEW WEB-ENHANCED FORMAT
added to the evening and weekend curriculum this fall, combines the best of classroom learning and interactive online activities. Learners generally meet on campus with their classmates five to eight times during the semester. During the remaining weeks, carefully structured online activities keep them connected with their professors and peers. Three courses were available @witt@home this fall. In the spring, six more courses will follow this format, according to Elma Lee Moore, director, Adult Leadership Programs. For more information, contact the School of Community Education or visit the school's web page.
STUDENTS TAKING ACTION NOW DAMMIT!
(STAND) made a banner to serve as a memorial to those who perished or who are still missing in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The 12-yard-long banner spans from the third floor banister to the floor of the atrium in Hollenbeck Hall and includes the names of the majority of the victims. Hung in their honor on the one-month anniversary of the attacks, the students placed a book at the foot of the banner for people to write commentary and messages of hope for the victims' families. "It's our testimony to the lives of those who died," said Megan Stucki, president of STAND.
WITTENBERG MAKES HISTORY
with its first women's crew team. The team will compete against more than 30 other teams in its first true regatta, a prestigious annual event called Speakmon. Since school started the team has been driving to Columbus for on-the-water practices. The regatta will be on the Scioto River in Columbus between the Hayden Run bridge and the Fishinger bridge. Learn more about the Speakmon.
DEBBIE HEIDA, VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT,
announced that Holly Reynolds, a former residence hall coordinator, has been appointed acting assistant dean of students for this academic year. The search for an associate dean will resume in the spring.
THE ADMISSION OFFICE
is preparing for a fall campus visit next Friday, Oct. 26. Generally, about 50 prospective students and their parents attend these visit days, which feature such activities as financial aid and scholarships seminars.
UNIVERSITY PASTOR RACHEL TUNE
advised the campus community of a new online resource,
the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, which has been made available by the ELCA's Department for Studies in the Division for Church in Society. The journal includes a broad range of topics concerning the study of ethics in the work of the church.
director of business services, reports that bookstore sales for the 2000-01 fiscal year were almost $1.48 million. During the past five years, sales have increased an average of 5.5 percent. The university receives $120,000 annually from the bookstore operation for rent, utilities, etc.
THE PROJECT TO PROVIDE
a new parking lot behind Krieg Hall will also add a new campus "gateway" with Wittenberg signs on each side of Ward Street. The new parking lot is being funded with proceeds from the Defining Moments Campaign.
SEVERAL WITTENBERG ATHLETIC TEAMS
are making appearances this year on Time Warner Cable in the Dayton/Springfield area. The next game to taped for three re-broadcasts is the important football game against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, Oct. 20. To learn more about times and channels in your area. Press release.
FALL BREAK HOURS
for the Weight Room are: closed Saturday, Oct. 20, open 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21; open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22; and open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Fall break hours for the Pool are: open 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and then closed until Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Men's Soccer Head Coach and Health, Fitness and Sport Associate Professor, won the 200th game of his career on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Wabash. Press release.
director of student activities, began his career at Wittenberg as a resident coordinator. Today Mark is responsible for student organizations, including Union Board, and campus programming. Visit Mark's personal Web site
to enjoy pictures of his family and friends.
associate professor of English and department chair, has developed a Web site
highlighting many of her interests, including her love of British literature, classic Hollywood cinema, folk music and dogs. A visit is both educational and entertaining.
Highlights (On Tap This Week)
FOR A COMPREHENSIVE
Saturday, Oct. 20
Football Game (Senior Recognition Day)
1 p.m., Edwards-Maurer Field
Wittenberg vs. Ohio Wesleyan
* All football games can be heard live on WBLY AM 1600 and on Wittenberg's Athletics Web site
Sunday, Oct. 21
Monday, Oct. 22
Tuesday, Oct. 23
United Way Grand Finale
Root Beer Float Social
4-5 p.m., Ness Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 26
Admission Campus Visit Day
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reflections on Arthur Miller
Terry Otten, professor of English and Kenneth E. Wray professor in Humanities
4 p.m., Ness Auditorium
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
8 p.m., Blair Hall Theatre
Saturday, Oct. 27
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
8 p.m., Blair Hall Theatre
Sunday, Oct. 28
Roberta Rowland-Raybold, organ
4 p.m., Weaver Chapel
Club/Organization of the Week
WITTENBERG'S CYCLING CLUB,
founded in the fall of 2000 by Carter Allgood and Nate Hawkins, is open to all faculty, staff and students. The club competes in local and national races on the road, track and mountain, and enjoys weekly group rides. Nate designed and maintains the club's Web site
which includes a calendar of events and links to related sites.
associate professor of languages and chair of the Martin Luther King Day planning committee, has asked that faculty advisers encourage campus groups and organizations to participate in the Martin Luther King Day observance, Jan. 21, 2002. In addition to the convocation and class activities devoted to the issues of diversity, student organizations were also invited to develop activities for the week of Jan. 21. The MLK committee, which serves as a clearing house for information and suggestions, will assist in any way it can.
TWO MEMBERS OF THE
Diversity Task Force, Suzanne Smailes and Forest Wortham, are participating in the SOCHE "National Conference on Affirming Diversity in the 21st Century." The committee is defining several goals to help it as it decides what direction training should take to ensure the celebration of diversity at Wittenberg.
Work This Week
TWO NEW STUDENT EMPLOYEE
positions have been posted for the Clark State Performing Arts Center: a box office ticket agent and a sub-technician.
STUDENT ACCOUNTING ASSISTANTS
are still needed at the Rocking Horse Center. All three positions are part of the Partnership Program, and transportation to the job site is available. If interested, contact student employment at 327-7320.
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Debbie DeWitt, Stephanie Ford, Carrie Funderberg '03, Linda Lauffenburger, Donna Picklesimer, Garnett Purnell and Jeanne Riedel for volunteering to assist as trainers in the university's customer service efforts.
Mark DeVilbiss for all of his hard work in putting together the new Student Activities Directory.
the health center staff for setting up a "flu shot" station in the Benham-Pence Student Center lobby. Dr. Groves and the nurses took turns administering flu shots to interested students, faculty and staff. Thanks for this outreach effort.
Wittenberg police officer, returned to duty Oct. 1. Diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease last December, David has undergone successful treatment and is in remission.
AROUND THE HOLLOW
sounds like a great idea to me. I like the title too!
Pat Benne, director of alumni relations
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