|Global series returns to Wittenberg
(Springfield News-Sun © 9/4/2009)
Dan McInnis wants people to see more of the Middle East. "Showing them more than what they might see on TV on a daily basis is fairly important to me because our perceptions of that area are fairly skewed," said McInnis, an assistant art professor at Wittenberg University. McInnis will kick off the eighth annual Global Education and Peace Network speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in room 105 of Wittenberg University's Shouvlin Center.
|After 40 years, 'still . . . a lot to learn and discover'
(Columbus Dispatch © 8/23/2009)
Artist and educator Jack Osbun is spending his retirement in San Miguel de Allende, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, and in Springfield. A professor emeritus of painting and photography, and a former Art Department chairman at Wittenberg University, Osbun received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Ohio State University in 1959 and a master's in fine arts from the Instituto Allende in Mexico. An exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art celebrates his 40-year career in art.
|Osbun comes north of the border for show
(Springfield News-Sun © 8/20/2009)
Painter Jack Osbun was on the board of directors at the Springfield Museum of Art when the museum expanded to its current size. "I've been very desirous to have a show in that new space," he explained. It's only taken him 15 years to get there.
|Freshman orientation begins at Wittenberg
(Springfield News-Sun © 8/20/2009)
Linda and Paul Brouard had decided by 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, which one of them would drive when they made the 700-mile trip from Springfield back home to Guilford, Conn. "Oh, he's driving, because I'm going to be sobbing all of the way," Linda Brouard said. The couple were among hundreds of parents who were dropping off college students during move-in day at Wittenberg University.
|Top Four Colleges in Social Media
(Advergirl.com © 8/16/2009)
Colleges have been early adopters of social media. They've built Facebook pages and launched Twitter feeds much sooner than lots of their business-minded peers.
|You, too, can find success in Hollywood with just a Wittenberg education
(Springfield News-Sun © 8/14/2009)
The first time Lauren Schmidt wrote an episode of "The West Wing," Allison Janney won an Emmy for it. The second time, she had Josh (Bradley Whitford) and Donna (Janel Moloney) finally go to bed together. And the Foo Fighters showed up to play for good measure.
|Local volleyball coach serves up training for Miley movie
(Springfield News-Sun © 8/14/2009)
War movies have technical advisers. So do biopics, legal thrillers and medical dramas. But a Miley Cyrus movie? It turns out her upcoming movie, "The Last Song," might have the most accurate beach volleyball scene in movie history — if Hollywood doesn’t once again screw it all up. Brittany Schmidt (formerly Baume), a star volleyball player in her high school days at Southeastern, spent a few days this summer teaching the cast of "The Last Song" how to play the game in Savannah, Ga.
|Wright State, University of Dayton among local schools on Forbes list
(Dayton Business Journal © 8/7/2009)
Cedarville University, Wittenberg University, Miami University, Wright State University and the University of Dayton were among 600 U.S. institutions named to Forbes magazine’s 2010 "America’s Best Colleges" ranking.
|Disc golf a cheap alternative
(Springfield News-Sun © 8/7/2009)
Sean Meier doesn’t need much to play a round of disc golf. "It costs me nothing more than a bottle of water," Meier said. The Dayton Disc Golf Association president lives right next to Belmont Park and can simply walk onto the course whenever he likes, free of charge.
|Wittenberg professor gets serious about funny books
(Springfield News-Sun © 8/7/2009)
Long before he was Matthew J. Smith, B.A., M.A. or Ph.D., he was just Matthew J. Smith, 106 N. 8th St., Wheeling, W.Va. But even then, he was being published in his field of study.
|Fort Wayne students enriched by experience in Africa
(Fort Wayne News-Sentinel © 7/28/2009)
The phrase "making a difference" is thrown around a lot, but two Fort Wayne women actually lived that mantra this summer in Lesotho, Africa. Traveling 18 hours by plane and another eight by bus, Sarah Mutton, 21, and Jessie Voors, 20, visited a small village May 20-June 18 on a service trip with Ohio's Wittenberg University. And while the two students had different memories and experiences, both agree the experience was life-changing.
|Upward Bound director honored for decades of service
(Springfield News-Sun © 7/24/2009)
James Moore admits that honoring someone for 33 years of service isn’t in keeping with the tradition of marking milestones in five-year increments. "Thirty-three years is kind of an odd year," he said, "but tomorrow isn’t promised to us." Maybe so, but in Eddie L. Chambers’ 33rd year of running the Upward Bound program at Wittenberg University, 95 more students were at least given a shot at tomorrow.
|A world away
(Massillon Independent © 7/19/2009)
Half a world away, Megan Scheetz found her heart a home. Last week, Scheetz, a 2006 Washington High School graduate, returned from a four-week trip to South Africa where she helped small villages establish schools more equipped for learning and play, raised the spirits of children living with AIDS, and learned to embrace an unfamiliar but rich and deeply rooted culture.
|Interns help Springfield, learn about community
(Springfield News-Sun © 7/17/2009)
The work Brittany Cravens and Maranda Moore did as part of their summer internship at WorkPlus led to five people finding jobs. They worked on some of the agency’s goals, such as surveying employers, which created contacts that helped three people find health care and two customer service jobs, said Lehan Peters, deputy director of the Workforce Development Division of Clark County Jobs and Family Services.
|Award named for former Witt kicker
(Springfield News-Sun © 7/15/2009)
Fred Mitchell turned himself into a place-kicker by sticking two bamboo poles in the ground and stringing an old clothesline between them. With a football and a tee his dad gave him for his seventh birthday, he kicked for hours from his backyard into an empty lot. The scenery changed when Mitchell arrived at Wittenberg in 1965, but he stayed loyal to his foot, even when head coach Bill Edwards tried to get him to switch to wide receiver.
|Demand for on-campus jobs up
(Springfield News-Sun © 7/10/2009)
Wittenberg University senior Megan Ameen has worked various summer jobs throughout her college career. But this year, finding summer employment was more important than ever, she said. She sought one of about 230 student summer jobs at Wittenberg.
|Mayor's book draws on public service experience
(Springfield News-Sun © 7/9/2009)
Warren Copeland has several jobs — mayor, religion and social ethics professor, and faculty director of a civic engagement center. So it makes sense that his latest book draws on those experiences to discuss ethics in public service.
|Witt coach to join Hall of Honor
(Springfield News-Sun © 7/9/2009)
Wittenberg women's basketball coach Sarah Jurewicz often shows recruits the Athletics Hall of Honor located just outside the door to Pam Evans Smith Arena. It's a good way to introduce them to the university's rich history, and now it’ll be a good way to introduce herself. Wittenberg announced this week that Jurewicz will be one of six individuals inducted into the Hall of Honor during 2009 homecoming weekend ceremonies Oct. 23-25.
|Big Ten alums featured at Witt football camp
(Dayton Daily News © 7/8/2009)
Former Ohio State linebacker Joe Cooper asked an easy question and, for the most part, got the answers he expected. "Where do you want to go to school?" Cooper asked on Tuesday, July 7. "Ohio State?" Every kid sitting in front of Cooper on the turf at Wittenberg’s Edwards-Maurer Field raised their hands — except for one. One little Michigan fan wasn’t about to bow to peer pressure. That was fine with Cooper, who was joined by another former Buckeye, South grad Dee Miller, and a fellow Big Ten alum, North grad and former Michigan State defensive lineman Nick Myers, at the Huddle for Hope Foundation’s first football camp. The foundation is a youth sports charity started in Springfield this year.
|Member of the Week: Douglas Lehman
(ACRL Insider © 7/6/2009)
Douglas K. Lehman is Library Director at the Thomas Library of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Douglas has been an Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) member since 1985.
|Game only part of trip for Hueter
(This Week In Hilliard © 7/1/2009)
On the streets of Sarajevo, Katherine Hueter couldn't help but notice a city still adjusting to a post-war reality. Buildings in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina remained pockmarked by bullets and mortar shells from the longest siege of a capital city in modern warfare. From April 1992 to February 1996, Serb forces encircled Sarajevo with the objective of creating a new Serbian state. It was all historically fascinating for the former Hilliard Darby High School basketball standout who recently returned from a nine-day trip to Europe with USA Athletes International, Inc.
|Witt sophomore wins City Am title
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/29/2009)
Carrie Frey"s first tee shot at her first City Am went about 20 feet. She scored a double-bogey six on her first hole. That was on Saturday, June 27, and Frey admitted she had "a little bit of nerves." On Sunday, Frey said the first hole was her best — a solid up-and-down par. That sent her on to a strong 39 on the front nine at Snyder Park Golf Course, and into the lead in the 2009 National Trail Parks and Recreation Springfield Women"s City Amateur Golf Tournament.
|OCF Ask The Coach...Wittenberg's Joe Fincham
(OhioCollegeFootball.com © 6/29/2009)
Wittenberg Head Coach Joe Fincham answered a series of questions posed by OhioCollegeFootball.com.
|Wittenberg's Blair Hall to undergo renovations
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/18/2009)
Wittenberg University's education department is unloading boxes in a new temporary home as the university prepares for a $5 million renovation of Blair Hall.
|Curator digs through classic work of Clark County archaeology
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/14/2009)
Retired Wittenberg University Professor of Geology Bob Morris isn't looking for signs of iron oxide or yellow ochre. He's not expecting to unearth ceremonial tools or trinkets, breast plates or spear points. Instead of searching for a body of the sort once found in Adena and Hopewell burial sites in Clark County, the curator of the Clark County Historical Society's archaeological collection is trying to flesh a body of work — the substantial body of work left behind by amateur archaeologist Arthur R. Altick.
|Prof: Obama enjoys high approval
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/12/2009)
Judging a president's performance can be a pretty emotional exercise. It can also be a simple scientific one, Wittenberg University's political science professor Rob Baker explained Friday, June 12, at the lunch and lecture presentation hosted by the university.
|Wittenberg basketball gets help on the perimeter
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/11/2009)
Last year's Wittenberg men"s basketball recruiting class was heavy on height, so it only makes sense that this year's group includes only one forward and two players taller than 6-foot-3.
|Nine locals highlight Wittenberg football recruiting class
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/10/2009)
There's a Box and a Stone, a Ring and a King, a Kelley, a Muncy and a Perry. All in all, there are 59 players in Wittenberg's 2009 football recruiting class, and nine come from area schools. Last year's class numbered 40 players, but this class comes closer to Wittenberg's usual haul.
|Witt lowers costs for teachers
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/9/2009)
Wittenberg University has lowered the cost of its graduate courses for educators. Graduate-level classes, which begin this month have been reduced from $326 per credit hour to $250 — a move the university decided would allow teachers to pursue professional development course work or the Master of Arts in Education despite tight economic times, said Bob Welker, director of graduate studies at Wittenberg.
|Wittenberg: Vets can get free tuition
(Springfield News-Sun © 6/4/2009)
It took Wittenberg University officials about five minutes to decide it wanted to take part in a program that would allow veterans to attend the university for free, Wittenberg's financial director said. So at the start of the 2009-10 academic year, Wittenberg and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will split the cost of tuition for Post 9/11 military personnel or their dependents as part of the new Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.
|Wittenberg student organizes toy drive
(Dayton Daily News © 5/11/2009)
When Harriet Kamakil enters a room, she is unassuming, seemingly shy. But the more you get to know her, you find Kamakil is full of life, questions and a big smile. But she also holds the pain of her fellow Africans. Kamakil, a native of Kenya, a former Cox Ohio Publishing reporting intern and a Wittenberg University political science major, is organizing a toy drive to benefit refugee children in Africa.
|Borland getting a taste of pro soccer with Crew
(Dayton Daily News © 5/9/2009)
Matt Borland graduates from Wittenberg University next week with a business degree. Recently, the soccer standout has been getting a different kind of education while training with the Columbus Crew and playing in scrimmages alongside the team's reserves.
|Mites On Hissing Cockroach May Benefit Humans With Allergies
(Science Daily © 5/6/2009)
Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the presence of a variety of molds on the cockroaches' bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research.
|Couple have made mark on area arts community
(Springfield News-Sun © 5/3/2009)
For one local couple, what has become a passion for supporting the local arts community got its start more than 30 years ago when they agreed to help purchase some acoustical devices for a rehearsal room in the basement of Krieg Hall at Wittenberg University.
|Witt volleyball assistant trades coaching for love
(Springfield News-Sun © 5/2/2009)
Brittany Baume loves her alma maters, Wittenberg University and Southeastern High School. She loves her hometown of Springfield, and she especially loves volleyball. But Witt's fourth-year assistant volleyball coach and former standout athlete has found the love of her life, forcing a decision to leave all of her above-mentioned passions.
|Mites On Hissing Coackroach May Benefit Humans With Allergies
(PhysOrg.com © 4/30/2009)
Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the presence of a variety of molds on the cockroaches' bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research. Scientists cultured and identified fungi on the cockroaches' body surfaces with and without mites and discovered that the presence of these mites reduced the molds by at least 50 percent.
|Cancer survivor spreads the word
(Springfield News-Sun © 4/27/2009)
The Rev. Ernest Brown doesn't go so far as to say God gave him prostate cancer. But the pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church does say "the Lord allowed me to go through it so I can help others."
|'Perfect' job puts her in water with camera, Cousteau, whales
(Cincinnati Enquirer © 4/5/2009)
While studying French and political science at Wittenberg University, Carrie Vonderhaar wasn't sure how she'd ever use the degrees. But after learning to scuba dive, and discovering a passion for photography, the Evendale native got a job with environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society based in Santa Barbara, Calif.
|First females at Wittenberg made the grade, got room of their own
(Springfield News-Sun © 3/30/2009)
In 1929, Virginia Woolf would argue in her most famous essay that a woman of her time who possessed Shakespeare's talent would be barred by social and practical obstacles from having the time and resources needed to write like the Bard. A full 55 years earlier, the faculty of then Wittenberg College had already decided to provide the college's first official class of female students with a room of their own.
|Shonkwiler quarterfinalist in writing contest
(Urbana Daily Citizen © 3/23/2009)
The reality of becoming a published author just got one step closer for area resident Eric Shonkwiler. The 2003 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School has been named a quarterfinalist in the Breakthrough Novel Award Contest on Amazon.com for his first novel "Long Way Home." Shonkwiler began the novel in 2007 when it started off as a project for a creative writing class at Wittenberg University.
|Longtime Wittenberg stats guru Joe Clayton dies
(Springfield News-Sun © 3/18/2009)
There was no bigger Wittenberg fan than Joe Clayton. The Catholic Central graduate and Springfield resident took stats at football and basketball games for almost three decades. He never got paid. He was always a volunteer. He just loved the Tigers — maybe as much as his beloved Columbus Clippers. Clayton, also a longtime member of the News-Sun sports staff, died Monday night, March 16, at 47.
|Puppet helps kids overcome learning issues
(Springfield News-Sun © 3/12/2009)
Fluorescent lights really bother Cordon Blue when he's trying to read. He tells the children at Warder Literacy Center that the lights seem to aggravate his Attention Deficit Disorder. But since the orange-faced puppet with the yarn hair was able to identify his challenge and find a way around it, he has helped the children — the majority of whom have ADD — see they can do the same.
|Witt station waking up to classical music
(Springfield News-Sun © 3/6/2009)
From R.E.M. and Sonic Youth to Franz Ferdinand and Animal Collective, college radio has always been on the edge. So where does Beethoven fit in? As it turns out, 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays.
|Ohio cave scientists discover crustacean, two types of spiders
(Cleveland Plain Dealer © 3/5/2009)
Recent discoveries of a trio of previously unknown cave-dwelling species - a minuscule, shrimplike crustacean near Akron and two kinds of spiders in southern Ohio - could prove to be the beginning of a statewide subterranean bio-blitz. "It's really exciting, because it just hasn't happened that often in Ohio," said Erin Hazelton, an ecologist with the state's Department of Natural Areas and Preserves, who along with Wittenberg University biology professor Horton H. Hobbs III, led a two-year biosurvey of more than 230 known caverns in the state.
|Grammy-winner Hilary Hahn keeping classical music alive and well
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/27/2009)
"All my life, I've heard that classical music is dying," explained Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn. "We've been in death mode for at least 20 years." Hahn, who turns 30 in November, will give a free recital on Tuesday, March 3, at Kuss Auditorium. Fresh from another Grammy win, the recital marks Hahn's first local appearance since 2004, when she performed with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.
|Wittenberg Men's Basketball vs. Kenyon, NCAC Tournament Quarterfinals
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/25/2009)
Springfield News-Sun sports writer David Jablonski chronicles the exploits of the Wittenberg men's basketball team before, during and after their loss to Kenyon in the NCAC Tournament quarterfinals on Feb. 24.
|Wittenberg program opens eyes to science
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/22/2009)
Jesse Evans attended the Saturday Science program at Wittenberg University to learn about the human eye. He left with a different kind of knowledge.
|Springfield native's 1934 speech still powerful anthem of hope
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/16/2009)
New ground is what William McClain sought to break in mid-February of 1934. But when the Springfield native stood as the lone black participant in an Ohio colleges oratorical contest 75 years ago today, Feb. 16, he first had to break the ice.
|Wittenberg Men's Basketball vs. Wooster
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/15/2009)
Springfield News-Sun sports writer David Jablonski chronicles the exploits of the Wittenberg men's basketball team before, during and after their loss to arch-rival Wooster on Feb. 14.
|Wittenberg Women's Basketball vs. Wooster; Pink Zone Event
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/15/2009)
Springfield News-Sun sports writer David Jablonski chronicles the exploits of the Wittenberg women's basketball team before, during and after their win over Wooster during Pink Zone festivities on Feb. 14.
|Canadian has photographed Springfield for 43 years
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/13/2009)
More than four decades ago, a Canadian college student stepped through the looking-glass. "I thought, 'I've never seen such a weird collection of things and people on public display,' " recalled Terence Byrnes. It was his first trip to Springfield. Wonderland.
|Author flies to Canada to replace reader's faulty copy of his book
(The Guardian (UK) © 2/11/2009)
Many authors would claim to be committed to their readers, but academic Daniel Fleisch has gone that extra mile and then some. The scientific writer, it has emerged, flew more than 900km on Christmas Day to hand deliver his book to a customer who had posted a negative review on Amazon complaining that he'd been sold a flawed copy.
|Wittenberg professor makes surprise book delivery
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/8/2009)
When Wittenberg University professor Dan Fleisch read on Amazon.com that Michel Cuhaci of Ottawa had received a flawed copy of Fleisch's book "A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equation," he posted a comment, identifying himself as the author and promising Cuhaci he would try to send the book via overnight courier.
|Yow's death touches a nerve of grief
(Springfield News-Sun © 2/1/2009)
Grief is a strange and unpredictable emotion. Just when you think you've conquered it, grief springs upon you from out of the dark recesses of a seemingly unrelated circumstance or unexpected situation — threatening again to devour you.
| Yow's death stirs memories of Wittenberg basketball coach
(NCAA News © 1/30/2009)
It may have happened more than 19 months ago, but the passing of Wittenberg women's basketball coach Pam Evans Smith is still fresh in the minds of many of the coaches and student-athletes who continue to don the Red and White.
|Wittenberg to host science programs for high school students
(Springfield News-Sun © 1/23/2009)
Area high school students can get some face time with Wittenberg University faculty and students while getting hands-on experience with the math and sciences during Wittenberg's Saturday Science Program.
|Purnell follows influential path
(NCAA Champion Magazine © 1/22/2009)
Garnett Purnell says he's in heaven, and he has a long list of guardian angels to thank for helping him get there. Now he's returning the favor by helping others find their own paradise.
|Locals watch, weigh in on Obama inauguration
(Springfield News-Sun © 1/21/2009)
Millions of people around the country observed President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday, Jan. 20. But it's a safe bet that the Center Dining Room of Wittenberg University's Benham-Pence Student Center probably had something others lacked to mark the occasion — red, white and blue Jello parfait and sugar cookies bearing American flag-colored sprinkles.
|Wooster's got Moore: Scots coach has created a small-college hoops dynasty
(The Wooster Daily Record © 1/20/2009)
As the second half wore on against archrival Wittenberg Saturday night, all the traits were evident that have helped make Wooster coach Steve Moore, Wittenberg class of 1974, an all-time Division III great.
|Springfielders in Washington for historic inauguration
(Springfield News-Sun © 1/20/2009)
For Springfield couple Larry and Gail Lash, the nearly three hours wait at Rep. Steve Austria's congressional office was worth it. Equally thrilled are Wittenberg University sophomores Kirsten Midgley and Marisa Perez.
|Rights leader "ordinary man who did extraordinary things"
(Springfield News-Sun © 1/20/2009)
Mary Frances Berry almost didn't do a speech for Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. But after exploring her thoughts more for recent opinion pieces in the New York Times and USA Today, Berry agreed to speak at Wittenberg University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Monday, Jan. 20.
|Global Table to serve Chinese culture, food
(Springfield News-Sun © 1/12/2009)
The community will have a second chance to celebrate a new year when Wittenberg University's associate professor of theater and dance presents the customs, celebrations and foods of the Chinese New Year during the January installment of the Global Table.
|1870s Wittenberg fighting for survival
(Springfield News-Sun © 1/12/2009)
In 1874 — after nearly 30 years of struggle and with Wittenberg's survival seemingly at stake — the editor of the student newspaper concluded: "The institution cannot live on cherished memories." Sensing the threat to Wittenberg's survival, the board of directors in the 1870s established a committee to relocate the college, hoping to find stronger support in another Ohio town. This chapter in Wittenberg's history ended happily enough with the construction of Recitation Hall and a decision to keep Wittenberg in Springfield permanently.
|Boardman woman ‘with no clue' on elections wins tickets to inaugural
(Youngstown Vindicator © 1/3/2009)
By merely guessing Barack Obama would prevail in this year's election, a local voter will be present for the president-elect's swearing-in later this month. Boardman native and first-time voter Kirsten Midgley won two tickets to Obama's inauguration in a campuswide contest at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
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