1999 News Archive
(September 9, 1999)
Springfield Community Agencies to Call on Students Welcoming Them to Their New Community
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Wittenberg University has added another opportunity for its students to join with the Springfield community when it hosts a first-ever Springfield Community Night in the Residence Halls from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.Read More...
(September 7, 1999)
Wittenberg to Host Annual Community Night
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio-- Wittenberg University President Baird Tipson will host Community Night on Saturday, Sept. 11 when the Tiger football team hosts Baldwin-Wallace College in its 1999 season opener.Read More...
(August 25, 1999)
Despite Typographical Error, Wittenberg Still Rated By U.S. News Among Top 122 "National" Colleges
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --- A typographic error in the popular Aug. 30 "America's Best Colleges" issue of U.S. News & World Report left Wittenberg University out of the rankings. Read More...
(August 24, 2004)First Wittenberg Fellows Named
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio--- In an effort to recognize notable accomplishments by people in the mid-range of their careers who can serve as role models for current students, Wittenberg University's Board of Directors has established the Wittenberg Fellows Program.Read More...
(August 24, 2004)
Creativity And The Arts At The Millennium To Be Celebrated By 1999-2000 Wittenberg Series
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---The 1999-2000 Wittenberg Series will celebrate "Creativity and Knowledge: Arts, Ideas and Great Works at the Millennium" with a variety of free public events.
Several renowned individuals are featured in this year's series.
-- Eric Booth, a faculty member at New York's famed Juilliard School, will present the keynote address at the 1999-2000 Opening Convocation at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 in Weaver Chapel. His presentation is titled "The Art of Learning at the Heart of Learning. Read More...
July 13, 1999)
Wittenberg Music Professor To Conduct "West Side Story" In Ukraine
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --- A Wittenberg University music professor is taking his self-described "American music mission" to Kyiv, Ukraine to conduct the first-ever performance in the former Soviet Republic of "West Side Story," the late Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's modern American classic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. . Read More...
(June 17, 1999)
Matthay Piano Festival Slated
At Wittenberg University
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Sixteen pianists of national and international renown will be featured at the 41st annual American Matthay Association (AMA) Piano Festival being held in Wittenberg University's Krieg Hall June 22-26.
Founded in 1925, the AMA strives to perpetuate the teaching principles of British piano teacher Tobias Matthay (1858-1945). Since 1958 the association has sponsored week-long fesitivals of lectures and concerts by Matthay-trained artists at campuses throughout the United States and Canada.Read More...
(June 16, 1999)
Wittenberg To Confer Honors To Alumni
During Annual Alumni Weekend Activities
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --- Wittenberg University will honor 10 distinguished alumni as part of the school's Alumni Weekend June 18-20. The awards will be presented at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, June 19 at the All-Alumni Awards Brunch in the Benham-Pence Student Center. Read More...
(May 15, 1999
UPI Correspondent Helen Thomas Delivers
Wittenberg Commencement Address
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --- United Press International White House correspondent Helen Thomas delivered the address and received an honorary doctor of letters degree at Wittenberg University's 154th commencement this afternoon.
A journalist for 55 years, Thomas is the "dean" of the White House press corps, having covered every president Since John F. Kennedy. Read More...
(May 11, 1999)
Faber To Perform On Historic Organs
During European Tour
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Wittenberg University music professor Trudy Faber will soon begin a tour to perform at some of the most historic churches in Europe, beginning with an appearance at famed St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England to play on one of the greatest organs in the world, on May 30. Read More...
(April 27, 1999)
Wittenberg's New Sistercamp To Offer Fresh Approach
To Building Self-Esteem In Teen Girls
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --- The development of self-esteem, leadership and spirituality among middle school-aged girls is the goal of Sistercamp, to be held at Wittenberg University June 20-25, 1999.
The program, headed by Robert White, Wittenberg's director of church relations, and Barbara Mackey, Wittenberg's director of community programs, is the first of its kind to combine self-worth and spirituality to aid girls through the toughest of the teen years. Read More...
(April 26, 1999)
University To Install Campus Co-Pastors
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio --- New Wittenberg University co-pastors Rachel Sandum Tune and Anders (Andy) S. Tune will be formally installed at a service at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2 in Weaver Chapel.
In addition, Robert L. White will be installed as director of church relations. Read More...
(April 16, 1999)Wittenberg Recognizes Student Achievement At Honors Convocation
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---More than 300 students were recognized with academic and departmental awards or inducted into national honor societies during Wittenberg University's Honors Conovation, which was held Friday in Weaver Chapel and annually recognizes outstanding achievement.
In addition, the top students were recognized based upon their scholarship, community service and leadership. Read More...
(April 16, 1999)
Barry Named Distinguished Teacher
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---David Barry, assistant professor of languages at Wittenberg University, has received the 1999 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching. He was recognized at the university's Honors Convocation held Friday, April 16 in Weaver Chapel. Read More...
(April 15, 1999)
Veteran Faculty To Complete Distinguished
Academic Careers At Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Eight Wittenberg University professors with a staggering 281 years of combined service to the University will retire at the conclusion of the university's 154th academic year, according to Provost Sammye Greer. Read More...
(April 14, 1999)
Wittenberg Offers A Musical Weekend
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Wittenberg University will present several musical events this weekend. All programs are free and open to the public.
The annual Hymn Festival, featuring the Wittenberg Choir with Donald Busarow, director and organist, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16 in Weaver Chapel. Read More...
(April 8, 1999)
Modern 'Tribalism' And Global Politics Subject Of Wittenberg Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- The "global village" is being threatened by politics and modern tribalism, according to Leroy S. Rouner of Boston University, who will present the annual Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Wittenberg University. Read More...
(April 7, 1999)
'Two Gentlemen of Verona' to be Presented at Wittenberg University
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Shakespeare's comedy "Two Gentlemen of Verona" will be presented at Wittenberg University in four performances April 22-25 in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, 905 Woodlawn Ave.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25.
Scenes from the play opened the Academy Award-winning movie, "Shakespeare in Love," and tells the story of two friends, Valentine and Proteus, who become involved in a romantic comedy of errors. Read More...
(March 16, 1999)
Charter Day To Be Celebrated At Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio--- To celebrate Wittenberg University's Charter Day, the Wittenberg Choir, directed by Donald A. Busarow, professor of music, will present a free public concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 in Weaver Chapel on campus. Read More...
(Feb. 26, 1999)
African American Students To Honor
Parents At Conclusion Of Cbs Weekend
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio--African American students at Wittenberg University will use the conclusion of their annual Concerned Black Students Weekend, combined with a finale of Black History Month, to present a program entitled "In Honor Of Our Elders: In Appreciation of Life, Effort and Sacrifice". Read More...
(Feb. 2, 1999)
Former Music School Dean L. David Miller
To Be Honored With Canticum Novum Award
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---L. David Miller, who was credited with putting Wittenberg University's music program on the map as dean of the school of music in the 1960s and 1970s will be honored on Tuesday, Feb. 9 with the Canticum Novum Award.
Canticum Novum, which means "new song" in Latin, is given to musicians who have been creative and productive in the advancement of new music through composition, performance or outstanding leadership. Read More...
(Jan. 29, 1999)
Demchak Named Director of
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio---Amy Krosnosky Demchak has been named director of alumni relations at Wittenberg University after serving the past two years as director of the school's Wittenberg Fund.
A 1992 graduate of Wittenberg, Demchak replaces Doug Goodman who became dean of admissions at St. Margaret's McTernan School in Waterbury, Conn. last May after nine years at Wittenberg. Read More...
(Jan. 23, 1999)
Wittenberg University Director Of Athletics
Announces Resignation Effective Aug. 31
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio--Carl F. Schraibman, Wittenberg University director of athletics and recreation, Saturday announced his intention to resign his position effective Aug. 31, 1999.
At Wittenberg Schraibman led a re-organization of the university's athletic department and helped spearhead major improvements in the school's athletic and recreation facilities. Read More...