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Tiger Tales - September 2016 Issue

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Published Sept. 27, 2016

ReciPresidential Search

Board Chair Jonathan Eilert ’93 has announced that the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors has retained Dr. Thomas B. Courtice as the search consultant for Wittenberg’s 15th president. A three-time president himself, Courtice has completed more than 100 searches with an emphasis on presidential leadership for independent, residential, church-related, liberal arts colleges and universities since starting his search practice in 2005. During this time, he has served as the president of Academic Search Inc., and then as managing principal of AGB Search. Now working on an independent basis, he will bring a deep network of invaluable contacts and potential candidates, a seasoned understanding of best search practices, and a track record of impressive successes as a search consultant. Tom recently spent two full days in intensive meetings on campus with both large and small groups, including with local alumni.

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ArchaeologistsDigging In Deep

Wittenberg’s thriving archaeology program, an interdisciplinary minor directed by Professor of History Darlene Brooks Hedstrom, presents unique hands-on opportunities for students, from a dig on campus called Nearby Wittenberg to work sites across the globe, including Egypt, Spain, Ireland, and even an underwater excavation site off the Florida coast.

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SealBest In Business

Wittenberg has been ranked among the top 10 in terms of business schools whose alumni earn the highest salary when it comes to mid-career median earnings, according to a report recently released by PayScale, Inc., the world's leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software. Joining Wittenberg on the elite list are Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Teaching Excellence

Nancy McHughIn an interview with Utah Public Radio, Associate Professor of Philosophy Nancy McHugh discusses “food fear” and how messages in the media and popular culture about food have led to a new movement called “clean eating.”

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Horton HobbsNationally known caving expert and Professor of Biology Horton H. Hobbs III passed away Aug. 29, 2016. Hobbs mentored a generation of Wittenberg biology majors and caving enthusiasts.

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Hollenbeck HallProfessor Emeritus of History Cynthia Behrman passed away Sept. 3, 2016. Recognized repeatedly on the state and national level for teaching excellence, Behrman shared her passion for English history with skill and talent.

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Feedback Sought

MyersThe University Planning Commission (UPC), created earlier this year to bring a five-year strategic plan to the Board of Directors in February 2017, invites feedback from alumni on the following questions:

  1. How can alumni help enhance the Wittenberg brand?
  2. What role can alumni play in the success of Wittenberg students?
  3. What is the appeal of a liberal arts education in the twenty-first century?
  4. What distinguishes Wittenberg from other universities?
  5. What in your opinion should the University Planning Commission consider as it plans for Wittenberg’s next five years? Please send ideas and feedback to: strategicplanning@wittenberg.edu.

Time To Celebrate

HWA RenderingsWittenberg is excited to announce the launch of the public phase of the Health, Wellness and Athletics Restoration and Expansion Initiative. Whether it’s the full Tiger roar of the crowd, the restorative spirit of fitness, or the Code Red call to action during competitive play, Wittenberg’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center has delivered a one-of-a-kind experience that unites the campus and community. We're now taking that experience to new levels of excellence. Come celebrate the launch with us beginning at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 6, in the 1929 Field House, HPERC.

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