Tiger Tales Archives

Each month since August 2016, Wittenberg's Office of Alumni Engagement has prepared an alumni newsletter known as Tiger Tales. Each issue is now available online as well. Happy reading ... and #TigerUp!

Published July 13, 2024

STEM Teacher-Leaders, Fulbright-Hays Grant, College Fair Reps

appy New Year! Our new fiscal year began on July 1. To those who made a gift during the 2023-24 fiscal year, thank you. Because of your generosity, we concluded another strong year of fundraising and alumni engagement, including a record-setting Commit to Witt. This level of giving is felt on campus and lifts morale. Please continue to invest in Wittenberg and especially in our immediate University priorities here.

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Published June 15, 2024

New Arboretum, Dual Degree Program Announced, 2024 Distinguished Teacher

Wittenberg’s rolling hills, welcoming hollows, and its vast treasure trove of trees spanning more than 100 acres have always captured the hearts of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Now, thanks to the efforts of Matthew Collier, award-winning professor of biology, and Dan McDermitt, director of facilities management, the campus’ collection of trees has achieved a new status – official Level 1 ArbNet Accreditation, which denotes the University as an official arboretum.

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Published May 18, 2024

Commencement Celebrations, New Pathway for Nurses, Scholarship Opportunity for Alumni

Learning to adapt to change and finding creativity within that change will forever define Wittenberg’s Class of 2024, which celebrated its first in-person ceremony in beautiful Commencement Hollow. Together, the 281 members of the class proved to all that they could successfully navigate a world like none other amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and together they were honored during the University's 174th Commencement Exercises on May 11, 2024. Meg Frost ’94, director of product design at Apple Inc., delivered the keynote address.

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Published April 13, 2024

WittClipse 2024, Honors Convocation, Lilly Fellows Named

As North America experienced a total solar eclipse on April 8, Wittenberg was positioned perfectly in the path of 100% totality. The campus community and prospective students marked the astronomical phenomenon with space-themed food, Blackout Poetry, pinhole and colander viewers, lawn games, a library exhibit about Neil Armstrong receiving an honorary degree from Wittenberg in 1969, and an eclipse-focused chapel service. Professor Emeritus of Physics Dan Fleisch installed an accurately scaled model of the solar system on campus and provided a telescope for viewing.

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Published March 16, 2024

Commit To Witt Success, FIRE Week 2024, Super Opportunity

Together, our alumni and friends stepped up during our annual Commit to Witt, March 13. From unlocking multiple challenges to a record-breaking number of donors, Tiger Nation came through. THANK YOU for passing your light once again. Please enjoy a snapshot of this year's success.

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Published February 10, 2024

Commencement Speaker Announced, True North, Deadline Extended

We are almost one month away from our annual Commit to Witt Day of Giving on March 13. Beginning at 12 a.m. ET, this 24-hour event offers a time for Tiger Nation to show its collective pride in Wittenberg with a gift of any size to the University. In making a gift during Commit to Witt, you are signaling your confidence in the Wittenberg mission and in our ability to change students' lives. Save the date and visit the Commit to Witt website often for the latest updates. There is also still time to sign up to be a Commit to Witt ambassador. As you have heard President Frandsen say in this communication: "Tigers Thrive Together." During Commit to Witt, that sentiment comes alive as alumni and friends pass their light. Thank you in advance for GIVING LIKE YOU as we work to impact every facet of the Wittenberg experience on March 13, 2024.

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Published January 13, 2024

MLK Convocation, Healing Humanities, Investing In Young Writers

As we begin a new year, I also want to thank our alumni and friends who have continued to support us. I know Board Chair Bill Edwards and I had to share some challenging news as last year concluded. Despite the challenges, we are not sitting still. Our emphasis continues to be on preparing our students for success both personally and professionally through internship creation, corporate and non-profit partnerships, new program development, facility enhancements, and more. We will be sharing additional information, but for now, I ask that you continue to invest in us so that we can invest in those we serve — our students.

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