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Chief Academic Officer

Rick Fairbanks, provost, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college at Northland College in Ashland, Wis., has been named the new provost at Wittenberg. Fairbanks will begin his duties Aug. 1.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Summer 2010 »

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Witt Nation Completes 9,100-Mile Service-Focused Alumni Tour

wittnation1Reflecting the university’s passion for service at every stop, the third annual Witt Nation alumni tour united generations and class years as it brought Wittenberg to the hometowns of many of its 26,000 living alumni. With the goal of conducting…

Around Myers Hollow, Summer 2010 »

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On Becoming An Artist

Recognized as one of America’s foremost landscape artists, Robert Kipniss ’52 started painting and drawing at age 3. By 16, he had enrolled in a class at the Art Students League, where the teacher recognized his artistic eye and allowed him to draw on his own in the facility’s back gallery. Four years later, Kipniss placed second in a New York competition, which resulted in a one-man show. From there, his journey began, one filled with challenge, enlightenment and determination, and one that members of the Wittenberg and Springfield communities had the opportunity to hear during his Witt Series sponsored Visual Artist Residency and gallery talk, this spring.

Summer 2010, Tiger Sports »

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On May 22, Don Henderson ’54 and Frank Shannon ’40 became the fourth and fifth former Tiger standouts to gain entry into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum. Henderson and Shannon joined 2009 inductee Eldon Miller ’62 and 2008 inductees Al Thrasher ’64 and Ray Mears, who coached the Tigers from 1956-62.

Letter From The President, Summer 2010 »

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Preparing Global Citizens

I am writing this column as I return from two days in Chicago where I serve
on the Board of Directors of IES Abroad, one of our nation’s finest study abroad
programs. Such meetings remind me of the importance of exposing
our students to the world beyond our national borders. I have seen firsthand
the transformative impact that study abroad can and does have on the
lives of our students.

Around Myers Hollow, Summer 2010 »

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Students Study Urbicide In Sarajevo

As part of a summer course studying the historical character of Sarajevo, its multi-cultural heritage and its varied history during the Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and Communist Yugoslavia, seven students joined Professor of Sociology Keith Doubt and Keil Professor of Psychology Josephine Wilson on a trip to Sarajevo, May 20-28, to learn more about how people in the city survived a vicious, sadistic siege from 1992-95.

Around Myers Hollow, Summer 2010, Witt World »

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Live And Learn

Inf luenced by programs at Texas Christian and Southern Methodist universities, Wittenberg joined the national effort to establish the first Living Learning program on its campus from 1973-1981. Letters were mailed to all 1973-74 incoming freshmen inviting them to participate in the inaugural program. Seventy students accepted and were quickly divided into four sections with men housed in Myers and North Hall and women in South Hall. During fall term, freshman English classes, taught by professors Ron Cummings, Art Faber, Paul Miller and Bob Parker, were held in the residence halls.

Around Myers Hollow, Summer 2010 »

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University’s Rotaract Club Enjoys Significant Expansion

Established in 2007 with 11 charter members, Wittenberg’s Rotaract Club has more than tripled in size in just three years while undertaking ambitious community service projects and rapidly expanding an innovative mentoring program that has successfully connected a wide variety of local professionals with Wittenberg students.

Alumni Profiles, Alumni World, Summer 2010 »

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Richard Beall ’74

When Head of School Richard Beall ’74 looks at the faces of the students at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment (MSAE), a pre-K-12 school in Fairfield, Iowa, he sees children who are “wide awake and ready to learn.”