First Year In Photos

What follows is a collection of Twitter photos/posts representing a busy inaugural year for Dr. Michael L. Frandsen as Wittenberg University's 15th president.

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May 11, 2018

Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony

Getting ready for @wittenberg Commencement at the top of Myers Hall.

May 10, 2018


Signing diplomas to get ready for Saturday @wittenberg. #StompTheSeal

May 5, 2018

Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony

A lot of victories represented by these @WittenbergHoops coaches, all @wittalumni, gathered to honor Coach Brown on his induction into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

May 1, 2018

Class Picture

Wittenberg's Class of 2018 Senior Picture. Work still to do, but celebrations beginning.

May 1, 2018

CABLE Presentation

Presentation by our Communication and Business Leadership Experience (C.A.B.L.E.) students. Engaged learning at its finest. #WittFactor

April 29, 2018

John Young

Honoring Dean John Young for 34 years of service @wittenberg. #WittFactor

April 28, 2018

Just Eve

More great a cappella with @JustEveAcapella tonight @wittenberg.

April 27, 2018

Symphonic Band

“American Masters” - Ives, Copland, Bernstein, Ticheli, Sousa. The @wittenberg Symphonic Band at Weaver Chapel. Beautiful music in a beautiful place.

April 26, 2018

Wittmen Crew Concert

Spring concert for @TheWittmenCrew.

April 21, 2018

Softball Team

Sweep for @WittSoftball on Senior Day! #TigerUp

April 21, 2018

Wittenberg Triathlon

Team effort! Swim-bike-run @wittenberg. #getfitwitt #WittTri19

April 19, 2018

Jazz Ensemble

Great sounds! @wittenberg Jazz Ensemble.

April 7, 2018

Hagen Center Interns

Light illuminated continues. Volunteers from @TheHagenCenter @wittenberg working in Springfield to support our neighbors at @OesterlenSFYInc. #WittServes #PassItOn #TigerUp

April 6, 2018

Honors Convocation

Celebrating academic achievement at our annual Honors Convocation.

April 5, 2018

Inauguration Photo

Officially taking the reins at the Inauguration of the 15th President of Wittenberg University.

April 4, 2018

Leadership Awards

Celebrating student achievement at the annual Leadership Awards.

April 4, 2018

Admission Bell with Student

Welcoming a new student as he celebrates his commitment to Wittenberg by ringing the Admission Bell.

March 28, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa

Participating in the induction ceremony for Wittenberg's Phi Beta Kappa Class of 2018.

March 14, 2018

Carpool Karaoke

Took a ride with Ezry the Tiger and some of our closest friends for the first-ever Wittenberg edition of Carpool Karaoke.

March 12, 2018

Bishop Younan

Enjoyed getting to know Bishop Younan and learning about his story and perspective.

February 27, 2018

Battleships Judge

Honored to serve as the judge at 2018 Battleships at the HPER Center Natatorium.

February 17, 2018

Men's Basketball Game

Watching a thrilling Wittenberg men's basketball game against arch-rival Wooster with future Tiger, Adam Calhoun. #TigerUp

February 16, 2018

Swimming and Diving Championships

Proud to support our Tiger swimming and diving teams at the NCAC championships. #TigerUp

February 14, 2018

Love Witt

Thanking all who help make what we do at Wittenberg possible. #LOVEWITT

February 7, 2018


A favorite part of the job, signing diplomas. Congratulations to our December Wittenberg graduates!

February 1, 2018

Honorary Class Members

Honored to be among the Wittenberg faculty and staff members selected as Honorary Members of the Class of 2018.

January 27, 2018

Sorority Bid Day

Celebrating championship teams and individuals who have represented Wittenberg on the hardwood through the years.

January 26, 2018

Sorority Bid Day

Welcoming another large crowd of future Tigers to our January Accepted Student Day.

January 21, 2018

Sorority Bid Day

Celebrating Sorority Bid Day in historic Weaver Chapel

December 10, 2017

Serving Waffles at Midnight Breakfast

Serving waffles to hungry students as Wittenberg hosts its annual Midnight Breakfast to kick off finals week.

December 10, 2017

Reading The Night Before Christmas

Reading "The Night Before Christmas" to Wittenberg students on the eve of finals week.

December 8, 2017

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas

Reading scripture during the annual Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas.

December 7, 2017

Christmas Caroling

An evening with our Wittenberg Guild scholars.

December 6, 2017

Christmas Caroling

Filling Recitation Hall with the sounds of the season.

December 4, 2017

Messiah Sing

The sounds of the season with the community as the chorus singing Handel's "Messiah."

December 1, 2017

Dr. Frandsen at Scholarship Visit Day

Welcoming future Tigers to campus for the first Scholarship Visit Day of the 2017-18 school year.

November 30, 2017

Dr. Frandsen at Kiwanis

Attending Kiwanis meeting in Springfield.

November 27, 2017

Dr. Frandsen at Emerging Leaders Dinner

Dinner with first-year students selected to participate in Wittenberg's Emerging Leaders Program.

November 20, 2017

Dr. Frandsen at Rotary

Speaking to Springfield Rotary about Wittenberg and our connections and partnerships with the community.

November 18, 2017

Wittenberg Volleyball at NCAA

Celebrating the amazing performance by our Wittenberg Women's Volleyball team - 2017 NCAA Division III Runner-Up!

November 15, 2017

Dr. Frandsen in DC

"Miles With Mike" Alumni Tour continues in Washington, DC.

November 11, 2017

Choir Reunion Concert

Celebrating 50 years of the Wittenberg Choir with a reunion weekend, highlighted by a fantastic concert.

November 10, 2017

Fall Visit Days

Welcoming nearly 100 prospective students and their families to campus for the third Fall Visit Day of 2017.

November 9, 2017

Fall Dance Concert

Attending my first Fall Dance Concert - amazing students doing amazing things on stage!

November 9, 2017


Attending a presentation by students preparing for professional success in our CABLE program.

October 30, 2017

Dr. Frandsen with JD Vance

Welcoming Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance for a thought-provoking Wittenberg Series presentation.

October 29, 2017

Dr. Frandsen with students before Reformation Performance

Students and staff members joining me in the Benjamin Prince House before the culmination of our series celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

October 28, 2017

Greek Week Lip Sync

Fun end to Greek Week at annual Lip Sync contest in HPER Center.

October 28, 2017

Greek Week Lip Sync

Halftime interview with the Voice of the Tigers, Scott Leo, as Wittenberg Football wins tough game at Wabash en route to another NCAC title.

October 6, 2017

Enlight Graphic

Reaffirming Wittenberg's entrepreneurial spirit during Enlight's "Taste of Witt."

October 6, 2017

Family Weekend

Kicking off Family Weekend with fun and smiles.

October 6, 2017

Symphonic Band

Attending Symphonic Band concert

October 3, 2017

Honor Code Ceremony

Joining with First Year Seminar students as they sign Wittenberg's Honor Code.

September 30, 2017

Dr. Frandsen with Tiger great football players

Taking time to welcome back members of the 1962 National Championship football team.

September 29, 2017

Honorary Volleyball Coach

Wittenberg Women's Volleyball welcomes Dr. Frandsen to serve as honorary coach.

September 27, 2017

Alumni Event in Indianapolis

The official 2017-18 "Miles with Mike" presidential alumni tour kicked off in Indianapolis, Ind. Thirty more stops to go from now until June 2018.

September 16, 2017

Hall of Honor Event

From celebrating with the 50th reunion class to recognizing this year's alumni award-winners, President Frandsen called his first Wittenberg Homecoming outstanding.

September 15, 2017

Hall of Honor Event

Celebrating the best in Wittenberg athletics during annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony.

September 9, 2017

United Way Corporate Challenge

Supporting all Wittenberg representatives competing in the United Way Community Challenge.

September 5, 2017

FYS Entrepreneurship Class

Enjoying breakfast with FYS entrepreneurship class in Commencement Hollow

September 1, 2017

Panel Discussion

Springfield USA hosted an informal panel session with President Frandsen and Stephanie McCuistion of the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement.

August 31, 2017

Upward Bound students at funding announcement

President Frandsen joined with the campus community in thanking Congressman Warren Davidson for his office's leadership in restoring federal funding to Wittenberg's longstanding Upward Bound program.

August 29, 2017


Springfield USA provides big welcome to the Frandsens. Click here to watch the video.

August 28, 2017

Dr. Frandsen at Golf Outing in Cleveland

In Cleveland to support Lutheran high schools during a golf outing.

August 27, 2017

Dr. and Mrs. Frandsen

Preparing to attend annual Springfield Art Ball.

August 24, 2017

MS Analytics Graduation Photo

Engaging with students and campus during annual Student Involvement Fair.

August 22, 2017

Opening Convocation

Presenting keynote address during Wittenberg Series-sponsored Opening Convocation.

August 19, 2017

MS Analytics Graduation Photo

Attending first Commencement ceremony for new M.S. in Analytics program.

August 17, 2017

New Student Days collage

Helping nearly 600 first-year students move-in during annual New Student Days, welcoming them and ensuring that Wittenberg has their backs.

August 15, 2017

Skee Ball with International Students

A little skee ball with Wittenberg international students.

August 11, 2017

Dr. Frandsen on golf course

Annual Wittenberg Athletics' golf outing brought campus, Board and community together.

August 10, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Meeting

Members of the Wittenberg community, including President Frandsen, spent three hours with Springfield/Clark County partners in reviewing emergency preparedness.

August 8, 2017


End-of-Year campus picnic proved picture perfect with Frandsens and faculty/staff from across Wittenberg.

July 24, 2017

Dr. Frandsen at Community-Mercy Golf Outing

Supporting Community-Mercy Health Partners during the annual golf outing.

July 23, 2017

Frandsens with Lucas and Mecca

Alma Mater Mecca Abdul-Aziz and Alma Lux Lucas George joining President and Mrs. Frandsen for dinner.

July 21, 2017

Hagen Center Summer Interns

Interns for Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement presenting about their community engagement.

July 12, 2017

Dr. Frandsen with fellow hosts of Facebook Live summer event

Participating in a special Facebook Live event with admission, student development and student representatives designed to help incoming students and families transition to Wittenberg.


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