Published November 16, 2016
As we gather soon to give thanks, we are reminded what a blessing it is to be a part of the Wittenberg family. On behalf of the Office of Alumni Engagement, please accept our sincerest thanks for all that you do for Wittenberg and in your respective communities. You are passing your light on to others. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
In an effort to help orphans under the age of 5 who suffer from malnutrition and stunting, Wittenberg students have started the Lesotho Nutrition Initiative (LNI) as part of the university's Peace Corps Preparation Program. LNI is currently partnering with Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati area schools and youth groups to pack 350,000 meals by May 2017.
Called To Serve
Wittenberg has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the category of General Community Service with Distinction. Wittenberg was one of only six Ohio institutions to receive this honor, given to those institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and that achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. This latest recognition marks the 10th time Wittenberg has made the national list.
In light of Ohio’s swing state status, Sweden’s largest TV station sent top reporter Jenny Andersson Strömstedt, an exchange student at Wittenberg from 1991-92, and cameraman Felix Larno, to Springfield to cover the election. While on campus, the team interviewed students, professors and staff to get more insight into American politics.
Wittenberg Magazine is now making its way to you. Fully reimagined and redesigned, the flagship alumni publication better shows the university's place in the world through the voices and perspectives of its alumni. From navigating the middle school years to why big data matters to service immersion to a tasty family tradition, the debut issue also offers insight from distinguished faculty, as it continues to show what makes a Wittenberg education so special.
University to break ground on Health, Wellness & Athletics Restoration and Expansion Initiative, March 24, 2017. All are invited to the 2 p.m. event.
Wittenberg’s new nursing program has achieved accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Faculty members have approved the creation of an M.A. in Coaching program. The program was submitted to the Ohio Department of Higher Education during the summer for approval this fall.
The fall season finished strong with NCAC Championships in football, women's soccer and women's volleyball. Men's and women's golf also rank among the best in the nation.
Summer research on the Juneau Icefield in Alaska reaffirmed Assistant Professor of Geology Sarah Fortner’s commitment to engaging students in developing climate change solutions. Students traveling with Fortner included Kate Bartell '16, left.
In The Spotlight
Shelley W. Chan, professor of Chinese language and cultural studies, and Howard Choy, associate professor of Chinese language and cultural studies, were invited to participate in a dialogue with Mo Yan, 2012 Nobel Prize winner for literature at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Alumni in the News / #LifeAfterWitt
Wittenberg Athletics Hall of Famer Brian Agler ’80 won his second WNBA Championship as head coach last month. The championship title makes Agler the first coach in WNBA history to lead two franchises to a league title. The former Tiger hardwood standout holds the most victories in the history of American Women's Professional Basketball.
Shubhik DebBurman ’91, biology professor and chair of the neuroscience department at Lake Forest College, credits his Wittenberg experience with helping him discover his vocation. In a recent article by Daily North Shore, he praised his liberal arts education for sparking his “creative imagination.”