1998 News Archive
(Nov. 10, 1998)
Chamber Orchestra Concert To Be Held At Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---The Wittenberg University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 in Weaver Chapel on campus.
Conductor Tom Kennedy, associate professor of music, has chosen two works for the concert "Three Pieces in Old Style" by Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and "Symphony No. 3 in E-flat" (Eroica) by Ludwig van Beethoven. Read More...
(Nov. 5, 1998)
Welker to Speak at Holocaust Conference
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio-- A Wittenberg University professor is one of a select number invited to travel to Germany Nov. 9-11 to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass" which many historians point to as the beginning of the Nazi Holocaust against Jews. Read More...
(Oct. 30, 1998)
Dance Concert To Be Held At Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---The annual Wittenberg University Dance Concert will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 5-7 , and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, 905 Woodlawn Ave.
Tickets are now available by calling the Student Center Service Center, 937-327-7443. Read More...
(Oct. 30, 1998)
Symphonic Band Concert To Be Held At Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio--The Wittenberg University Symphonic Band will present its first concert of the 1998-99 season at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Weaver Chapel. Tom Kennedy, associate professor of music, returns to the podium after a years sabbatical leave.Read More...
(Oct. 23, 1998)
Wittenberg University Begins $70 Million
Fund Raising Effort For Learning, Scholarships
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Consistently praised by colleagues and critics for her scholarship and expertise in Jewish, feminist and philosophical literature, Rochelle L. Millen, professor of religion at Wittenberg University, has again added her voice to the rich body of work with her latest book Women, Birth and Death in Jewish Law and Practice
. Read More...
(Oct. 5, 1998)
University Adds Digital Camera To Telescope
Wittenberg University's window to the universe has gotten a little clearer thanks to the addition of a camera which allows digital images to be taken through the telescope housed in Weaver Observatory.
The "charged-coupled device" (CCD) camera will allow images to be placed on the university's website in the coming months. Read More...
(Oct. 2, 1998)
The Glass Menagerie To Be Presented
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Wittenberg University's Theatre and Dance department will present Tennessee Williams' classic drama, "The Glass Menagerie" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 8-10 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Oct. 11. All performances will be held in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, 909 Woodlawn Ave. Read More...
(Oct. 2, 1998)
Wittenberg Virtual Tour Receives Award
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Wittenberg University's virtual campus tour has received national recognition as it has been selected as a "4-Star Virtual College Tour" for October 1998 and will be featured on the CampusTours.com
website for the entire month. Read More...
(Oct. 1, 1998)
Choir Reunion Featured On The Learning Channel
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---When John Williams directed the Wittenberg University Choir during the 1970s he established it as a world-class musical group. It traveled the world, entertaining thousands highlighting Wittenberg's quality and talented students. Read More...
(Sept. 16, 1998)
Wittenberg Professor Builds 1,600 Pound Steel Sculpture
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---A 1,600 pound metal sculpture designed by Wittenberg University art professor Jack Mann will be put in place Thursday, Sept. 17 in Centerville's Stubbs Park. The interactive piece celebrates the performing arts.Read More...
(Aug. 13, 1998)
Wittenberg Welcomes More Than 600 New Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Approximately 600 new students arrive on Wittenberg University's campus Wednesday, Aug. 19 for the start of a five-day orientation program.
The new students will take part in a series of sessions designed to acclimate them to the college environment in general and to the Wittenberg campus and Springfield community in particular. The students will meet faculty advisors, schedule classes, learn study skills, take placement tests for math and language and get to know their new classmates. Read More...
(July 6, 1998)
"Picnic" To Be Presented At Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---The Wittenberg Community Actors' Summer Theatre (Witt C.A.S.T.) will present William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Picnic" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 24-25 in Chakeres Memorial Theatre on the Wittenberg University campus. Read More...
(July 11, 1998)
$1.5 Million Gift Establishes Wittenberg's First Endowed Faculty Chair In Two Decades
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---An anonymous $1.5 million gift to Wittenberg University has established the H. Orth Hirt Chair in History. Charles Chatfield, one of the institution's most highly respected professors, has been named the first to hold the Hirt Chair. It is the university's first newly-endowed faculty position in more than 20 years. Read More...
(April 13, 2004)'Hero' Teacher Escalante Addresses Students At Wittenberg Commencement May 9
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Jaime Escalante, a South American immigrant who became one of the U.S.'s most celebrated teachers presented Wittenberg University's 1998 Commencement address during the Saturday, May 9 ceremony in Commencement Hollow.Read More...