Looking around our lovely campus, I can’t believe how much has
changed this summer. Our alma mater is awash with activity. Woodlawn
Avenue, once a heavily trafficked street, is currently transforming
into an inviting brick plaza complete with two flagpoles, a stage
Construction on the magnificent Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center,
nestled neatly in the northwest corner of campus, also recently concluded.
An awesome research facility, the 45,000 square-foot addition defines
science education at Wittenberg.
Its three-tiered atrium with 32-foot windows provides a unique gathering
spot for both students and professors. The new Bayley Auditorium with
its 144-foot row of windows encircling the outer rim offers easy access
to state-of-the-art technology, while the expansive, fully equipped
labs allow for even more collaborative research opportunities.
The new building, which blends beautifully into the unique Wittenberg
landscape just like its neighbor Hollenbeck Hall, will easily empower
future generations of biologists, chemists, physicists and scientists,
and Wittenberg is proud to dedicate it on Sept. 19, 2003. We hope
to see you there.
Although not as large as the science center, your alumni magazine
is also enjoying some changes this summer. You may have noticed that
this issue is quite a bit smaller than previous ones, and that is
because a bigger, brighter and even better issue is on the way.
We’ve listened to your suggestions throughout the years, and
we’re excited to unveil a “new” Wittenberg Magazine
this fall filled with more color, which will produce better on higher
quality paper. Class Notes will be more personal, slightly longer
and include unique profiles and picture groupings. Section headings
will reflect our idyllic campus, and the entire design will have a
more open, engaging feel — all thanks to one of our own alumni
whom I’ll introduce in the next issue.
We hope the new magazine will better reflect this quality institution,
and that you will proud to receive it in your home.
Yes, things are definitely changing around here, and yet, as always,
the Wittenberg we all know and love still remains the same.