First Year in Photos
July 31-Aug. 2, 2013
More than 15 members of the Wittenberg Board of Directors gathered for the Board's annual retreat, July 31-Aug. 2, which included remarks by President Laurie M. Joyner and Chairman David Boyle '69, as well as several interactive sessions examining academic quality and student success.
July 6-10, 2013
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Lilly Endowment Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Seminar for University Presidents, July 6-10, offered an opportunity for President Laurie Joyner and husband Jay to think more deeply about their calling within their service to Wittenberg.
July 5, 2013
President Laurie M. Joyner again contributed to the Inside Higher Ed-sponsored blog, Alma Mater, July 5. Joyner’s blog was titled “Staying Focused on Students.”
June 19, 2013
President Laurie M. Joyner was invited to serve as a faculty member for the Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) Closing Seminar in Washington, D.C., June 19. The ELA is for vice presidents from around the country who aspire to serve as university presidents.
June 8, 2013
Prior to the annual football golf outing, June 8, President Laurie M. Joyner encouraged conversation around the planned indoor athletic facility as she shared some brief remarks.
June 7, 2013
Bishop Callon W. Holloway Jr., Southern Ohio Synod, was honored, June 7, on Wittenberg’s campus for his years of ministry and service in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. President Laurie M. Joyner was on hand for the retirement celebration and shared a few remarks.
June 6, 2013
A member of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE), Wittenberg annually joins several other institutions in advancing education in the region. On June 6, President Laurie M. Joyner, a member of SOCHE’s Board of Trustees, attended a meeting held at Southern State Community College at Washington Court House, Ohio.
May 24, 2013
Sharing heartfelt words of appreciation and friendship, Darrell Kitchen, vice president for business and finance, and President Laurie M. Joyner, joined in celebrating the retirement of John Paulsen, director of physical plant, safety, and environment, May 24.
May 22-23, 2013
Traveling to Allegheny College, President Laurie M. Joyner joined 9 other North Coast Athletic Conference presidents and university athletic representatives at the annual meeting of the NCAC Presidents’ Council, May 22-23.
May 11, 2013
An honorary member of the Class of 2013, President Laurie M. Joyner shared in every moment of Wittenberg’s 168th Commencement Exercises, May 11, including providing a few remarks to encourage the graduates to use the gift of their Wittenberg education to transform the world.
May 10, 2013
One of the university’s most beautiful buildings, Weaver Chapel provided the setting for Wittenberg’s Baccalaureate Service, May 10, which included a welcome by President Laurie M. Joyner. A reception followed in Benjamin Prince House, home to the Joyner family.
May 7, 2013
WYSO-91.3 FM, the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station, aired an interview with President Laurie M. Joyner, on the state of Wittenberg, May 7.
May 7, 2013
In keeping with her commitment to engage with students in every way possible, President Laurie M. Joyner held her third Twitter Chat with students on May 7, followed by open office hours with students in Post 95.
May 7, 2013
Continuing the new tradition of sharing Board of Directors' actions and related information, President Laurie M. Joyner hosted her third post-Board campus forum, May 7.
April 27, 2013
An annual festival of music and performances, Wittenberg's Wittfest proved as popular as ever, April 27, including with the Joyner family.
April 27, 2013
As part of the Wittenberg baseball team’s pre-game ceremonies, President Laurie M. Joyner threw out the first pitch at the game against DePauw, April 27.
April 24, 2013
For 45 years, the campus has joined in commemorating the 1969 CBS Walkout. On April 24, the tradition continued as members of CBS, students, faculty, and staff gathered in Weaver Chapel to reflect on Wittenberg’s past and present in terms of ensuring an inclusive university community. President Laurie M. Joyner shared some welcome remarks at the event.
To inspire the next generation to participate in sports, Wittenberg hosted Little League Day, April 21, which provided an opportunity to promote Wittenberg facilities and the university’s baseball team, as well as engage President Laurie M. Joyner in conversations with community members.
April 20, 2013
Wittenberg students, faculty, and staff again teamed up with Springfield community members to make the university’s 12th annual Celebrate Service event, April 20, the biggest and best yet. President Laurie M. Joyner provided welcome remarks at the event, which was coordinated by student-organizers Caroline Matchett, class of 2014 from River Falls, Wisc., Evan Cameron, class of 2014 from Dover, Ohio, and Alyssa Hughes, class of 2015 from New Britain, Conn., with support from the rest of the staff at the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic & Urban Engagement.
In keeping with tradition, members of the graduating class of 2013 came together on the front steps of Myers Hall, April 18, for the official class portrait, which included President Laurie M. Joyner, whom the class named an honorary member.
Held on an annual basis, the resident advisor dinner, April 18, afforded student life staff members the opportunity to engage with President Laurie M. Joyner.
Desiring to have their voices heard in a public setting, more than 30 members of Concerned Black Students and the student body, participated in a sit-in, April 17, to share their concerns with President Laurie M. Joyner, Provost Christopher Duncan, and Interim Dean of Students Casey Stevens.
April 17, 2013
Hosted by President Laurie M. Joyner, the annual Administrative Luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize administrators celebrating milestones of service. The 2013 honorees included university community members celebrating their 5, 10th, 15th, 30th, 35th and 40th years.
Wittenberg’s annual Senior Art Exhibition provided a unique opportunity for President Laurie M. Joyner to visit with graduating seniors and see their artistic talents firsthand, April 13.
April 13, 2013
To conclude the four-day “Liberal Arts in Action: A Celebration of Learning,” President Laurie M. Joyner donned her faculty hat as she presented the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society Lecture titled “The Path from Sociology Major to University President,” April 13.
During the university’s annual celebration of academic excellence known as the Honors Convocation, April 12, President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed students and their families, and had the distinct privilege of presenting the university’s highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor to The Hon. William A. McClain, class of 1934.
Following two days of inauguration-inspired activities, the main event of the four-day Liberal Arts in Action: A Celebration of Learning drew the campus together, April 12, including President Laurie M. Joyner.
For the first time, the Parents Executive Committee and Wittenberg Alumni Board held a joint meeting, April 12, to learn firsthand from President Laurie M. Joyner about continuing university initiatives and strategic direction moving forward.
April 10, 2013
The Office of Student Involvement Leadership Awards Program, which annually recognizes the outstanding leadership efforts of students, faculty, staff, programs, events, and campus organizations, offered an opportunity for President Laurie M. Joyner to share insight on leadership, April 10. She was also recognized for her own contributions during her first year as president.
The 2012-2013 Student Senate was the featured guest at a special thank-you dinner hosted by President Laurie M. Joyner, April 9.
From the moment her tenure began, President Laurie M. Joyner has insisted on holding regular open office hours for students, faculty, and staff, the most recent one being for staff on April 9.
April 8, 2013
President Laurie M. Joyner enjoyed an evening with Wittenberg’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), April 8, as a guest judge for its annual talent contest.
April 7, 2013
Accepted students and their families enjoyed an afternoon reception in their honor, April 7, during which President Laurie M. Joyner discussed the mission-driven, student-centered environment that defines Wittenberg.
April 4, 2013
President Laurie M. Joyner attended the Womyn’s Center-sponsored Woman of the Year reception, April 4, which honors the women of campus who display confidence, pride and strength..
April 3, 2013
As part of Women's History Month, President Laurie M. Joyner shared her experience as a woman in higher education and how she has excelled in her profession, April 14, during the No Woman Left Behind-sponsored event.
March 26, 2013
Often a first point-of-contact with prospective students and their families, Wittenberg tour guides enjoyed an evening with President Laurie M. Joyner, March 26, where they were able to offer insight and perspective on their own student experience.
March 21, 2013
A community tradition continued, March 21, as Wittenberg University hosted its 19th annual Empty Bowls event to raise much-needed funds for local food banks. Attended by President Laurie M. Joyner, the event is hosted by Wittenberg’s Department of Art and Catholic Social Charities, with support from local sponsors and donors.
March 20, 2013
With a mind-boggling ability to perform rapid mental calculations faster than the calculator, internationally renowned mathematician and professor Arthur Benjamin presented “Mathemagics,” March 20, as the first speaker in the newly created Community Speaker Series sponsored by the new Bullock Math Academy at Wittenberg. Among those in attendance were Laurie M. Joyner and her family.
March 20, 2013
President Laurie M. Joyner was the featured speaker at the Hagen Center's Community Partner Development Series Breakfast, March 20.
March 18, 2013
Titled “Priority One: Student Success,” President Laurie M. Joyner’s second blog posting went live, March 18, on Inside Higher Ed’s “Alma Mater” site.
March 19, 2013
For 53 years, the American Brass Quintet has promoted brass chamber music to audiences throughout the world, performing in some of the most famous venues across five continents. On March 19, members of the Wittenberg community, including President Laurie M. Joyner, had the opportunity to hear the Quintet on campus thanks to the Wittenberg Series.
March 16, 2013
Accepted students and their families from Cleveland enjoyed receptions in their honor, March 16, during which President Laurie M. Joyner reiterated the mission-driven, student-centered environment that defines Wittenberg.
March 13, 2013
Students involved with the student group PoWER and involved with campus sustainability initiatives had the opportunity to talk with President Laurie M. Joyner during Pizza with the President, March 13.
March 11, 2013
The Wittenberg community, including President Laurie M. Joyner, celebrated its founding, March 11, with a number of unique activities, including an historical photo shoot and visit to the gravesite of first president and founder, Ezra Keller.
March 10, 2013
On her return trip from Florida, March 10, President Laurie M. Joyner enjoyed a Wittenberg-inspired surprise at the airport as members of the university's softball team were passing through on their way back to Springfield.
March 4-10, 2013
From personal one-on-one meetings with distinguished alumni to large-scale alumni/admission events, President Laurie M. Joyner spent spring break in Florida sharing the Wittenberg story, March 4-10.
Feb. 28, 2013
Windy City alumni turned out to reminisce and reunite in downtown Chicago, Feb. 28. The event also offered an opportunity for President Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., to share her perspective on Wittenberg’s mission-driven, student-centered environment.
Feb. 19, 2013
Engaging with the campus community, President Laurie M. Joyner took time to answer questions and hear from resident advisors on campus, Feb. 19.
Feb. 16, 2013
With a full program on everything from financial aid to campus life, Wittenberg welcomed accepted students and their families to campus, Feb. 16. President Joyner also stopped by to see the Wittenberg story in action.
Feb. 9-11, 2013
Now in its 100th year, the annual Lutheran Educational Conference of North America (LECNA) Presidents Meeting brought together presidents, including Laurie M. Joyner, from several of the nation's 40 Lutheran colleges and universities, Feb. 9-11.
Feb. 7, 2013
Opportunities to engage students through any form of communication continue to be a high priority for President Laurie M. Joyner, who held her second Twitter Chat with students on Feb. 7.
Feb. 1, 2013
During an opening breakfast meeting on Feb. 1 as part of its day-long meeting on campus, the Wittenberg Alumni Board heard an update from President Laurie M. Joyner.
Jan. 29, 2013
Surrounded by Springfield and Clark County history at the Heritage Center, Wittenberg's faculty gathered on Jan. 29 for its winter retreat, which included an update from President Laurie M. Joyner on action items from the Board of Directors meeting, Jan. 24-26, 2013.
Jan. 20, 2013
To encourage dialogue and answer any questions of prospective scholar-athletes, President Laurie M. Joyner spoke to prospective members of the cross country team and their families, Jan. 20.
Jan. 26, 2013
In keeping with tradition, Wittenberg’s volleyball team celebrated its 2012 season and honored the senior members of the team during a banquet, Jan. 26, which President Laurie M. Joyner attended.
Jan. 17, 2013
Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. traveled to Grapevine, Texas, for the NCAA Convention, Jan. 15-18, where the NCAC President’s Council, of which she is a member, was presented with the inaugural Award for Diversity and Inclusion from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).
Jan. 4-7, 2013
The Council for Independent Colleges' (CIC) 2013 President's Institute, Jan. 4-7, offered an opportunity for Wittenberg President Laurie M. Joyner to engage with colleagues on such topics as advancement, enrollment management, finance, development and board relations, as well as consider ways college and university presidents, and leaders of statewide and national organizations, can advance the public’s perception of the vital role played by independent higher education.
Dec. 14, 2012
Members of the Wittenberg University staff enjoyed the annual holiday luncheon, Dec. 14, which offered an opportunity to laugh, reminisce and celebrate the festive season with friends old and new, including President Laurie M. Joyner.
Dec. 13, 2012
Columbus-area alumni gathered at the home of Joseph ’63 and Marty Foss Bullock ’63, Dec. 13, to celebrate the season with President Laurie M. Joyner during the annual Wittenberg Columbus Alumni Holiday party.
Dec. 12, 2012
Wittenberg alumni had the opportunity to connect virtually with Wittenberg’s new president, Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., about the state of the university during a special online Alumni Townhall, Dec. 12, sponsored by the Wittenberg Alumni Board.
Dec. 9, 2012
Students filled the CDR, Dec. 9, for a late-night breakfast served up in style by Wittenberg faculty and staff, including President Laurie M. Joyner.
Dec. 9, 2012
In an effort to start a new, family-focused holiday tradition at the Benjamin Prince House, President Laurie M. Joyner and her family welcomed more than 150 members of the Wittenberg and Springfield communities, along with their children and grandchildren, to their home, Dec. 9, for Holiday Open House.
Dec. 8, 2012
Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Craig Penney added one more stop to his recruiting regimen, Dec. 8, inviting President Laurie M. Joyner to meet with prospective students.
Dec. 7, 2012
The 2012-13 Wittenberg Series continued, Dec. 7, with the annual Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas service at Weaver Chapel, which featured readings by President Laurie M. Joyner and her oldest son, Jay.
Dec. 6, 2012
Every December, members of the Wittenberg community gather in Recitation Hall’s lobby to spread some Christmas cheer through song. President Laurie M. Joyner participated along with more than 50 other staff and faculty members before enjoying a mini-potluck of tasty treats, Dec. 6.
Dec. 6, 2012
The sisters of Kappa Delta sorority enjoyed a holiday dinner with President Laurie M. Joyner, Dec. 6.
Dec. 3-4, 2012
President Joyner took time to meet with alumni in Minnesota, Dec. 3-4, as part of fall travel schedule on behalf of the Office of Advancement.
Nov. 26, 2012
As the invited guest speaker for the Springfield Rotary Luncheon, Nov. 26, Laurie M. Joyner presented an inside look at the opportunities and challenges facing Wittenberg and higher education in general.
Nov. 19, 2012
To support the Springfield Promise Neighborhood, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity hosted a special Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 19, which President Laurie M. Joyner and her family attended.
Nov. 17, 2012
Kappa Delta Sorority hosted International Girls Day as part of its philanthropic association with Girl Scouts of America, Nov. 17. The event offered an opportunity for President Joyner to meet local Girl Scouts and encourage them to think big.
Nov. 15, 2012
The Wittenberg Series continued, Nov. 15, with the 2012 Fred R. Leventhal Family Endowed Lecture, which featured a presentation by journalist Gwen Ifill. Prior to Ifill’s speech, President Laurie M. Joyner thanked the Leventhal family for its generosity in endowing this annual lecture for 30 years and for their uncompromising commitment to the Springfield community.
Nov. 10, 2012
One of Clark County’s premier cultural institutions, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO), and one of America’s finest liberal arts institutions, Wittenberg University, collaborated again to celebrate the fourth annual Wittenberg Night at the Symphony, Nov. 10, which President Laurie M. Joyner attended.
Nov. 10, 2012
As the Wittenberg Guild presented its 57th annual Scholarship Style Show on Nov. 10, President Laurie M. Joyner took time to welcome and share in the annual fundraiser, which supports scholarships for local students to attend Wittenberg.
Nov. 10, 2012
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha hosted a Turkey Fry, Nov. 10, which the Joyner family attended.
Nov. 8, 2012
In response to a student request to learn more about Wittenberg’s current reality, President Laurie M. Joyner opened her home to a group of students interested in learning more, Nov. 8.
Nov. 5, 2012
President Laurie M. Joyner celebrated the graduation of student participants in Wittenberg’s Emerging Leaders program, Nov. 5.
Nov. 4, 2012
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity pulled out all the stops when it welcomed President Laurie M. Joyner to its chapter meeting, Nov. 4.
Nov. 4, 2012
In keeping with the vision of Artistic Director Shih-Ming Li Chang, Wittenberg associate professor of dance, the 2012 Fall Dance Concert energized the audience in Chakeres Memorial Theatre, Nov. 1-4, including President Laurie M. Joyner, who attended the Sunday afternoon performance.
Nov. 3, 2012
The Wittenberg volleyball team maintained its hammerlock on the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament trophy with a 3-0 whitewashing of visiting DePauw, Nov. 3. As the host institution for the tournament, President Laurie M. Joyner presented the trophy to the team.
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.
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 update. President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed everyone to the fall event, Nov. 2.
Nov. 1, 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 the group's efforts, President Laurie M. Joyner recently invited the top student fundraisers for the 2012 CROP Walk to the BP House for dinner, Nov. 1.
Oct. 31, 2012
President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed noted educator Mark Schwehn, provost at Valparaiso University, during the Wittenberg Series-sponsored Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium, Oct. 31.
Oct. 30, 2012
To engage with students at every opportunity, President Laurie M. Joyner will host a series of Pizza with the President events at her house and across campus this year.
Oct. 28, 2012
During the annual Wittenberg Series-sponsored Festival Choral Eucharist for the Reformation Service, President Laurie M. Joyner shared a reading from the Book of Romans.
Oct. 26, 2012
On Oct. 26, President Laurie M. Joyner invited Ruth Kunkel Bayley, Wittenberg class of 1942, to her home to enjoy tea and conversation. Ruth Bayley, along with her late husband, Bob, class of 1939, embraced Wittenberg’s motto throughout their life together.
Oct. 23, 2012
Just a mere four hours from campus, more than 20 Pittsburgh alumni turned out to welcome President Laurie M. Joyner to the "Steel City."
Oct. 22, 2012
Women In Power sponsored a stage performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Oct. 22, which President Laurie M. Joyner attended.
Oct. 22, 2012
To encourage opportunities to celebrate student success, President Laurie M. Joyner is scheduling a series of breakfast meetings with various campus groups throughout the year. On Oct. 22, Joyner met with members of the Wittenberg volleyball team along with Head Coach Paco Labrador during a special breakfast in the Bayley Alumni House.
Oct. 19, 2012
In recent years, the Wittenberg volleyball team has invited members of the campus community to join the student-athletes and coaches on the bench for selected matches.
Oct. 19, 2012
As part of her series of breakfast meetings, President Laurie M. Joyner met with members of the Wittenberg men's basketball team during a special breakfast in Founders, Oct. 19.
Oct. 18, 2012
On Oct. 18, Joyner met with members of the Wittenberg men's and women's golf team during a special breakfast in the Bayley Alumni House.
Oct. 17, 2012
Desiring to welcome Wittenberg's 14th president Laurie M. Joyner to Ohio higher education, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee hosted a special reception in her honor at his residence, Oct. 17, which brought together more than 150 guests with both Wittenberg and Ohio State ties.
Oct. 16, 2012
To learn more about Springfield’s Catholic schools and their needs, President Laurie M. Joyner and husband Jay hosted an Irish Council Reception in their home, Oct. 16.
Oct. 11, 2012
To encourage greater campus-community collaboration, four grant-sponsored Collaboration Stations were dedicated in Thomas Library, Oct. 11.
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 retired members of the Wittenberg community and longtime Wittenberg friends, Oct. 8.
Oct. 7, 2012
President Laurie M. Joyner and her family enjoyed the Oct. 7 student performance of The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde in Chakeres Memorial Theatre.
Oct. 6, 2012
With more than 100 members of the Class of 1962 on hand to celebrate their 50th reunion, President Laurie M. Joyner was deeply moved and honored to accept a $1.5 million gift on behalf of the class during a special reunion dinner, Oct. 6.
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.
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.
Oct. 5, 2012
Wittenberg scholar-athletes have a long history of achievement, and Tim Kremchek, Wittenberg class of 1981 and the team orthopedist for his alma mater for nearly 20 years, took it upon himself to lead an effort to ensure that the medical care Tiger students receive matches their athletic excellence.
Oct. 5, 2012
Every Homecoming, Wittenberg’s Alumni Board gathers to represent the interests of the university’s 26,000 living alumni. On Oct. 5, the Alumni Board took time during its fall meeting to hear from President Laurie M. Joyner.
Oct. 4-7, 2012
As the beautiful shades of autumn turned Wittenberg’s already idyllic campus into an full-blown explosion of color, President Laurie M. Joyner took advantage of every opportunity possible to engage with the thousands of alumni who traveled back to their alma mater.
Oct. 4, 2012
President Laurie M. Joyner was interviewed by Director of News Services and Sports Information Ryan Maurer, Oct. 4, about her first Homecoming as Wittenberg’s president. The audio interview, prepared for a segment known as “Inside Wittenberg,” was aired during halftime of the Oct. 6 football game against Wabash College.
Oct. 4, 2012
As part of the fall quarterly meeting of the university’s Board of Directors, Oct. 4-6, scholar-athletes in individual sports were honored during a special dinner, Oct. 4.
Oct. 2, 2012
In keeping with her student-centered focus, President Laurie M. Joyner enjoyed a lunch hosted by Sigma Kappa sorority, Oct. 2.
Oct. 1, 2012
Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., co-authored a panel proposal that has been accepted for inclusion at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in January 2013 on institutional change initiatives such as strategic planning, curricular reform and structural reorganization.
Sept. 29, 2012
As the 2011-2012 season for the Springfield Symphony commenced, Sept. 29, President Laurie M. Joyner and her family were recognized at the British-inspired program.
Sept. 28-29, 2012
In a style that only Cleveland can deliver, alumni joined President Laurie M. Joyner during a tailgate prior to the Wittenberg vs. Case Western football game, which the Tigers won 14-10. Joyner also attended a special dinner during her time in Cleveland.
Sept. 27, 2012
On Sept. 27, President Laurie M. Joyner welcomed American writer, poet and playwright Nick Flynn to campus during the Dr. Allen J. Koppenhaver Literary Lecture.
Sept. 22, 2012
In keeping with its annual tradition, more than 500 fraternity and sorority members gathered on Sept. 22 to celebrate the end of Greek Week and the Greek community as a whole with a Greek Lip Sync in the Pam Evans Smith Arena.
Sept. 18-19, 2012
In an effort to continue her listening and learning sessions as Wittenberg’s new president, Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., recently traveled to Rochester, N.Y., Sept. 18, and New York, N.Y., Sept. 19, to meet with alumni and answer any questions from the university’s East Coast constituency.
Sept. 14-16, 2012
As families reunited during Wittenberg’s annual Family Weekend, President Laurie M. Joyner engaged with numerous parents at a variety of events.
Sept. 8, 2012
A week of celebratory activities surrounding the inauguration of Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., as the 14th president of Wittenberg, culminated with a community service event titled “Celebrating New Beginnings: Day of Service and Celebration” on Sept. 8.
Sept. 7, 2012
Following the Sept. 7 installation of Wittenberg's 14th President Laurie M. Joyner, the campus community joined together for an evening of live karaoke, one of the last scheduled events from the week-long series of activities leading up to Joyner's inauguration.
Sept. 7, 2012
Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., was formally installed as Wittenberg University's 14th president during an inaugural ceremony steeped in tradition and reflective of the university's mission.
Sept. 6, 2012
As part of a week-long series of events, 64 women traveled to campus to celebrate women in leadership at a special luncheon, Sept. 6, in honor of President Laurie M. Joyner’s inauguration.
Sept. 5, 2012
As the Inauguration of Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. neared, Wittenberg reflected its active, engaged learning environment with a number of events leading up to the Sept. 7 ceremony, including one focused entirely on the powerful role athletics plays in the life of the university.
Sept. 4, 2012
As part of the week-long series of inaugural events, President Laurie M. Joyner was invited to reflect on her faith journey during chapel, Sept. 4.
Aug. 29, 2012
A wide range of Wittenberg University community members gathered at 825 Woodlawn Ave. on Aug. 29 to celebrate a Civil Rights pioneer as the former William A. McClain Black Culture House became the William A. McClain Center for Diversity.
Aug. 28, 2012
Founded in 2011 to provide a supportive and educational space for the female leaders of Wittenberg University; to present opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, sisterhood, empowerment and idea sharing; and to challenge women to discover their full personal and leadership potential, Women in Power welcomed President Laurie M. Joyner to its formal meeting on Aug. 28.
Aug. 23, 2012
One of the popular highlights at the start of the academic year, the annual Student Involvement Fair offers the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together to discover the many ways to become engaged with co-curricular activities.
Aug. 17-20, 2012
President Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D. presented at a session titled “Improving Student Retention and Completion: Lessons from Research and Evaluation” at the August annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) held in Denver, Colo., Aug. 17-20. She also met with Denver-area alumni during an evening meet-and-greet.
Aug. 16, 2012
With the new academic year just days away and a new president at the helm, the Wittenberg community joins in welcoming the class of 2016, in celebrating the university’s student-centered mission, and in sharing the institution’s story one action at a time.
July 31, 2012
Just a month into taking the helm, President Laurie M. Joyner received an "official" welcome to Ohio higher education from Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, July 31, on the Wittenberg campus.
July 30-31, 2012
Only a month into her presidency, Laurie M. Joyner enjoyed two summer alumni events at the always popular Graeter’s Ice Cream, owned and operated by three Wittenberg alumni.
July 18, 2012
As President Joyner moves into her second floor office in Recitation Hall, she does so with students squarely in mind.
July 14-18, 2012
Just two weeks after beginning her tenure, President Laurie M. Joyner traveled to Cambridge, Mass., to attend The Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, July 14-18.
July 11, 2012
In a style uniquely its own, The Wittenberg Guild presented President Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., with a check in the amount of $42,200 during a special Garden Party, July 11. The amount raised supports the Wittenberg Guild Martha Rodgers Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance to local students who wish to attend Wittenberg.
June 19-21, 2012
The Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities is dedicated to exploring practical strategies to strengthen governance. From June 19-21, Board Chair David L. Boyle and President Laurie M. Joyner attended the three-day institute in Aspen, Colo.
June 18, 2012
Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D., becomes the 14th president of Wittenberg University in July 2012. She and her family are making the move to Ohio, culminating a year she calls one of the most "intellectually stimulating and fulfilling" of her career.
Feb. 29, 2012
Wittenberg's Board of Directors unanimously elected Dr. Laurie M. Joyner as the university’s 14th president effective July 1. Joyner is currently vice president for planning and dean of the college at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.