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[23 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
State Funding Provides New Boiler Plant

The Ohio American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program has awarded Wittenberg $569,000 to replace its existing boiler plant, which will simultaneously improve the efficiency of its campus heating system and maintain the historical integrity of one of Wittenberg’s most cherished buildings.

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Senior Earns Elite NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Nick Del Grosso ’10 has taken advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow professionally in Wittenberg’s psychology department. Recipient of several recognitions already, Del Grosso can now add another– a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the oldest graduate fellowship program of its kind.

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Empty Bowls Project Benefits Springfield’s Hungry

For the 16th straight year, Wittenberg’s Empty Bowls fundraiser enjoyed another record-setting year with more than 1,000 bowls being thrown and proceeds totaling an unprecedented $35,233 to benefit Springfield’s Second Harvest Food Bank.

“I am continually amazed by Wittenberg and the Springfield community,” said Scott Dooley, associate professor of art and Empty Bowls project manager. “During the challenging economic downturn…

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Study-Abroad Option Connects To Namesake

On-going conversations between Wittenberg and its sister city in Europe may soon result in a new semester-long study-abroad program in Wittenberg, Germany, for interested students.

Around Myers Hollow, Campus Life, Education, Spring 2010, Uncategorized »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Focused on increasing the number of under-represented populations with a special emphasis on attracting and providing support for students from Upward Bound programs nationally, a proposal submitted by two science faculty members has translated into a five-year $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
AIDS Activist Zackie Achmat To Present Commencement Address

As the members of the class of 2010 prepare to live out the university’s mission, they turn to one of the world’s leading agents of social change, internationally renowned AIDS activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Zackie Achmat, for inspiration on May 15. Founder and chairman of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the most well-known and successful AIDS activist group in South Africa, Achmat will present the keynote address at Wittenberg’s 165th Commencement Exercises.

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
University Launches New Recruitment-Focused Website

Visitors to Wittenberg’s website were greeted with a new look and feel when the university unveiled its new website in March. Developed in-house over the course of the last year, the site reflects the perspective and needs of a prospective student. Clear, easy-to-read categories define the site’s main entry point while vivid, dynamic photography and four to six scrolling features help to tell the Wittenberg story.

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Eight chemistry students are the latest to discover the benefits of Wittenberg’s long-standing tradition of collaborative research. Accompanied by Kristin Cline, associate professor of chemistry and department chair, Neil Anderson ’10, Rachel Saylor ’10 and Christa Snyder ’11 attended the…

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Two Alumni To Be Honored

In addition to keynote speaker Zackie Achmat, Wittenberg will also recognize two of it s own during it s 165th Commencement Exercises, May 15. Richard P. Veler ’58, professor emeritus of English, general secretary emeritus of the university and former editor of Wittenberg Today, and Ho Pak Kong ’50, chairman of Lotus International and an emeritus member of the Board of Directors, will both be honored at the ceremony. Veler will receive the university’s highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, and Kong will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters for his contributions to education in Hong Kong. Vanessa Kerzner, Kong’s daughter, will accept the award on his behalf.

Around Myers Hollow, Spring 2010 »

[3 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
First-Year Student’s Essay Garners National Attention

Taking a class with Fitz Smith, associate professor of English, clearly can inspire as evidenced by first-year student Taylor Hiner’s nationally recognized essay. Hiner, from North Lima, Ohio, and the entire class were challenged by Smith to write with the program “This I Believe” in mind. Founded in 2004 as “a not-for-profit organization that engages youth and adults from all walks of life in writing, sharing and discussing brief essays about the core values that guide their daily lives,” the program is “based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow.”