The 2009-10 Witt Series schedule kicks off with the annual Opening Convocation of the 165th Academic Year at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Wittenberg's historic Weaver Chapel. David Rusk, deemed the "hottest urban expert in the nation today" by the Baltimore Sun, will make an address about the critical importance of hospitals and universities to communities.
This year's lineup includes a wide range of guests from various disciplines, including presentations by Greg Mortenson, author of the critically acclaimed Three Cups of Tea; The Reverend Elizabeth Eaton, first woman to be elected bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod; Deanna Thompson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Religion at Hamline University; Joseph O'Neil, author of Netherland; Elizabeth Alexander, chair of the Department of African American Studies at Yale University; Keith Devlin, co-founder and executive director of Stanford University's H-STAR institute; William Chester Jordan, director of the Medieval Studies Program at Princeton University; and one of America's most distinguished artists, Robert Kipniss, Wittenberg class of 1950.
As always, the Witt Series in 2009-10 also features a variety of performances and services, including the university's annual service of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas, a performance by The Acting Company, and the musical styling of the international music phenomenon Chanticleer.
All Witt Series events are free admission and open to the public. For events in Kuss Auditorium at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, free tickets can be obtained by contacting Wittenberg's Benham-Pence Student Center Service Desk at (937) 327-7443, or by contacting the Kuss Auditorium Box Office at (937) 328-3874.
For more information, contact Jeannine Fox, Series coordinator, at (937) 327-7470, or via e-mail.
Written by: Jennifer Dick '10
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