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.
October 26, 2001
What's Up On Campus
WITTENBERG ALUMNA MELODY K. BOYD '87 was a recipient of the coveted National Educator Award. The award, announced Thursday, Oct. 18, comes with a cash prize of $25,000. Boyd teaches in Springfield at Roosevelt Middle School. The awards are intended to highlight the importance of education. Learn more about the foundation.
THE INTEREST THAT FACULTY AND STAFF have in students does not end at graduation, and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 brought concerns about the safety of those we know. The alumni office created a Web site that tracks those in the Wittenberg community who may have been directly in harm's way.
THE REFORMATION AND MARTIN LUTHER is the focus of two major Wittenberg Series events on Monday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 31. For details, check out the Press Release.
EIGHTY-ONE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, the largest number ever, are attending Wittenberg's post-secondary option program this fall. They represent the following school districts: Springfield City, Northeastern, Mechanicsburg, Northwestern, Madison, Urbana, Yellow Springs, Bellefontaine, Mad River-Green Local, West Liberty-Salem, Graham, Southeastern, and Clark-Shawnee. Students from Catholic Central and Emmanuel Christian Academy are also enrolled.
THE CLARK COUNTY AND MIAMI VALLEY SCHOLAR AWARD for students of the Class of 2006 increases to $7,500 per year for four years, up from $5,000. Students in Clark, Champaign, Greene, Madison, Miami and Montgomery Counties are eligible for this award. Last year, 30 students accepted this award. Information on all scholarships Wittenberg offers can be found on the Admissions Web site.
THE LEGACY AWARD FOR children and grandchildren of alumni also increases to $7,500 per year for four years for the Class of 2006. According to Ken Benne, dean of admission, Wittenberg usually welcomes 30 to 40 new students from our alumni family each year.
WITTENBERG GUILD'S 46TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP STYLE SHOW is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Springfield Inn, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds go to scholarships for area students attending Wittenberg. For more information, contact Lehan Peters at (937) 327-7426 or by e-mail.
AS PART OF OHIO'S "MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY," members of the Wittenberg community have the opportunity to sign a large banner for the New York City Fire Department that simply says "Thank You." The banner will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in 102 Shouvlin Center or at Recitation Hall on Monday, Oct. 29 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and at Hollenbeck Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 1:45-3 p.m.
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.
THOMAS P. MARTIN, professor of health, fitness and sports, doesn't just teach about health and fitness, he lives the life. Visit Tom's Web site
, which includes links to his Internet articles on highpointing and canoeing, details of his journeys and lots of pictures.
ELIZABETH J. HANCOCK, director of administrative computing, is a familiar face in Recitation Hall, but opportunities for others to make her acquaintance are limited. Meet Beth and some of the people, pets and things that are important to her on her Web site.
TERRY OTTEN, professor of English, was named the first Kenneth E. Wray Professor in the Humanities at a celebration in Ness Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 26. Otten presented a reflection on his recent work on American playwright Arthur Miller. A reception followed in the Hollenbeck atrium.
BIN YU, associate professor of political science, was the guest speaker at the first Alumni Luncheon Series 2001-2002 event on Monday, Oct. 22. "Crisis, Opportunities, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policies" was his topic. To learn more about Yu, check out the political science Web site.
IN THIS SECTION salutations of fellow Wittenberg employees, alums or students are welcomed. Brief comments about them can be sent to email@example.com
for publication in the next week's edition. Wittenberg Public Relations reserves the right to edit for space and content.
TO ALL THOSE who answered the call for volunteers at Fall Break Athletic events:
- Women's soccer
- Men's soccer
(Brought and supervised players from his children's soccer team to be ball boys/girls.)
(wife of Wayne Maurer) - Football
Debbie and Morgan DeWitt
Debbie DeWitt's sister-in-law and niece - Football
Sarah DeWitt and Marylisa Heeg
Debbie DeWitt's daughter and niece - Women's Soccer
Marilyn Kissell's son - Football
Garnett Purnell's son - Football
Laura and Leslie Purnell
Garnett Purnell's daughters - Women's Soccer
Nick and Alex Wendt
Beth Wendt's husband and son - Men's Soccer
Pam Smith's husband - Football
TO THE WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY WEB TEAM, who have made this weekly newsletter that much easier to access by adding a graphic to the home page on short notice.
Club/Organization of the Week
DELTA SIGMA THETA INC. first organized on campus more than 20 years ago. As the first historically Black Greek organization at Wittenberg, it dedicated its chapter to a life of public service and outstanding scholarship. The commitment to service continues as it begins a coat drive to benefit Project Woman this Saturday, Oct. 27.
To learn more, visit their Web site.
Highlights (On Tap This Week)
FOR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE list of things happening around Wittenberg, check out the Online Events Calendar,
compiled each week by Student Development.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Roberta Rowland-Raybold, organ
4 p.m., Weaver Chapel
Monday, Oct. 29
Wittenberg Series Event
Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium
7 p.m., Kissell Auditorium, Koch Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Comfort at Your Workstation
The Alexander Technique
10 a.m.-noon, 105 Shouvlin
Trick or Treat for Faculty and Staff Families
6-8 p.m. at all Greek houses
8-9 p.m. at Thomas Library Microlab
Sponsored by the Oral Communication Center
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Come as you aren't
9 a.m., CDR
Wittenberg Series Event
Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation
8 p.m., Weaver Chapel
Special Music by University Music Ensembles
7:30 p.m., Weaver Chapel
Thursday, Nov. 1
10:30 a.m., Benham-Pence Student Center, Developing an Investment Strategy
3:30 p.m., 201 Shouvlin Center, Pre-retirement planning
Friday, Nov. 2
TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling
9 a.m.-4 p.m., HR Conference Room
Wittenberg Jazz ensemble
Harold Ashenfelder, Director
5 p.m., Commons
Sunday, Nov. 4
Schubert's F Major Octet
Faculty and student ensemble
8 p.m., Krieg Hall
SCOTT DOOLEY is holding a pottery sale on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Questions can be E-mailed to Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
A WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY SURPLUS VEHICLE SALE is scheduled for next week. Three vehicles are offered for sale as is, where is with no guarantees. Those interested in purchasing the vehicles must submit a sealed bid by Friday, Nov. 2. To examine the vehicles and/or maintenance records, contact Robin Spracklen, Motor Pool Coordinator, at 327-7446 or by E-mail at email@example.com.
AROUND THE HOLLOW is a great way to see what is happening on campus. It's interesting to see the scope of events that take place. Much more than I expected. Keep up the good work.
--Michele Robbins, parent of Wittenberg student Kati Robbins '02
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