Joyner Speaks At Staff Coffee
Nov. 2, 2012
As has been the tradition for several years at Wittenberg, the annual staff coffee brought together members of the administrative and support staff for conversation and a campus updates.
President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed everyone to the fall event
For the last few years, Wittenberg administrative and support staff members have come together to enjoy some breakfast-style treats and engage in conversation during Staff Coffees sponsored by the Office of the President. On Nov. 2, the staff was welcomed by Wittenberg's new president, Laurie M. Joyner, who introduced new members of the Wittenberg community and then opened the session up for questions and answers.
BPS Members Welcomed
Oct. 6, 2012
During Homecoming 2012, President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed members of the university’s largest giving society, the Benjamin Prince Society, Oct. 6, at an pre-game reception in the Ness Family Atrium inside Hollenbeck Hall.
Established in 1977, the Benjamin Prince Society honors those individuals who have shown uncommon commitment to Wittenberg's academic excellence through their annual support. Their willingness to invest in Wittenberg has set the leadership standard for all alumni and friends of the university. President Laurie M. Joyner met with several BPS members prior to the Homecoming football game, Oct. 6.
Coin Toss Honors 1969 Team
Oct. 6, 2012
Shortly before the Homecoming football game against Wabash kicked off, members of Wittenberg's 1969 National Football Championship team took to the field to participate in an honorary coin-tossing event with President Laurie M. Joyner.
Just minutes before the Tigers took on the Wabash Little Giants, Oct. 6, members of Wittenberg's 1969 National Football Championship team took to the field to participate in an honorary coin-tossing event with President Laurie M. Joyner. The event marked a day of celebration for the 1969 team, which remains among the finest in small college football history and one of just two teams in the illustrious history of Wittenberg University football to finish the season unbeaten with 10 or more wins.
More than 40 years after the team’s win in the first-ever Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, it isn’t the games or the trophies or the accolades that members of the 1969 football team remember most. It is the people, the place and the passion – not to mention the rigorous practices and training sessions that bonded a group of young men to their first-year head coach Dave Maurer and prepared them for an unlikely run to an undefeated season.
Retirees Share Insight
Oct. 8, 2012
In just one evening, President Laurie M. Joyner learned more than 100 years of Wittenberg history as she enjoyed dinner and dialogue with retied members of the Wittenberg community and longtime Wittenberg friends, Oct. 8.
Determined to learn every facet of Wittenberg’s history and its longstanding relationship with Springfield, President Laurie M. Joyner visited Oakwood Village, Oct. 8, for an evening of conversation.
During her time at Oakwood, Joyner enjoyed dinner with Charles Chatfield, professor emeritus of history, and his wife Mary, Fred and Maxine Leventhal, Lou Laux, professor emeritus of biology, and his wife Ann, retired vice president Roland Matthies, Pearl Patmos and Ruth Bayley ’42.
Top CROP Walkers Dine At BP House
Nov. 11, 2012
Wittenberg’s proud tradition of community service continued this fall when Weaver Chapel Association (WCA) led its annual CROP Hunger Walk on campus. To show her appreciation for their efforts, President Laurie M. Joyner recently invited the top student fundraisers for the 2012 CROP Walk to the BP House for dinner, Nov. 1.
For the last 24 years, Wittenberg’s Weaver Chapel Association (WCA) has rasied money to fight hunger through its annual CROP Walk. In celebration of WCA’s efforts, President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed this year’s top student fundraisers to her home for dinner, Nov. 1.
The CROP Hunger Walk, a ministry of Church World Services (CWS), is organized by students in the WCA and their advisor, Matevia Endowed University Pastor Rachel Tune. The event not only raises money to fight hunger at home and around the world, but it also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of hunger issues and the work of CWS/CROP.
“There has been a CROP walk on campus since 1988,” Tune said. “Monies raised have ranged from $300 to $2,500 per walk, and in recent years 80-120 walkers participate annually. Not all raise money, but even just having people participate raises awareness and helps us to know our community.”
Joyner Tours Physics Lab
Nov. 2, 2012
The first-ever Wittenberg faculty member to earn the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER Award, totaling more than $400,000, Jeremiah Williams provided President Laurie M. Joyner with a tour of his physics lab, Nov. 2.
Jeremiah Williams, assistant professor of physics, is not only advancing international understanding of dusty plasma, he is also ensuring that Wittenberg students become sought-after global researchers,
Recipient of a prestigious $400,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2011, Williams welcomed President Laurie M. Joyner to his lab, Nov. 2. Of the 400 CAREER Awards given in 2011 to faculty members across all science disciplines represented by NSF, only six or seven went to faculty at undergraduate institutions. The recognition affirms what Williams already knows — that science taught within the liberal arts provides a well-rounded foundation for success in all scientific pursuits.
Joyner visited the Wiliams’ lab as part of her effort to learn about every academic department in-depth.
President Gets “Pinned”
Nov. 4, 2012
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity pulled out all the stops when they welcomed President Laurie M. Joyner to their chapter meeting, Nov. 4.
Previously recognized for outstanding campus involvement by the Lambda Chi Alpha National Fraternity at its General Assembly, the Nu Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Wittenberg recently invited President Laurie M. Joyner to its chapter meeting, Nov. 4. At the meeting, Lambda Chi Alpha brother Gordon Li presented Joyner with a fraternity pin.
Emerging Leaders Recognized
Nov. 5, 2012
President Laurie M. Joyner celebrated the graduation of student participants in Wittenberg’s Emerging Leaders program, Nov. 5.
Recognizing the powerful role student leaders play in the life of Wittenberg, President Laurie M. Joyner presented the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony for participants in the university’s Emerging Leaders program, Nov. 5.
Joyner challenged all those present to stay true to themselves and recognize that they are leading in everything they do.