Tiger Tales Archives 2021

Published December 11, 2021

Illuminating The Holiday Season, Walking The Walk For Wittenberg

Yesterday was the last day of classes for the fall semester. Our students are now busy getting ready for finals and finishing up projects with their professors. We also just enjoyed two nights of our wonderful Lessons and Carols, which you can view here, and started a new campus tree lighting tradition earlier this week. On Sunday, we will support our students once again with our annual Midnight Breakfast, ensuring that they have sustenance and some fun in between their studies.

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Published November 14, 2021

Global Connections Collaborative, A Great Way To End The Year

As I look at my calendar, I find myself amazed by how fast the year has flown by. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and with it comes an incredible feeling of gratitude. Right now we stand at more than $88 million in our $100-million Having Light Campaign. To be at this level shows how much you care about our people, place, and present. We are so thankful for your support as it literally will change the lives of our current and future students, as well as advance the educational experience we provide.

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Published October 16, 2021

Thanks for the Memories, Odd vs. Even Challenge, Holding Court

Fall break is already upon us at Wittenberg, and our first semester is moving swiftly. It is a much better time on campus than last year. There is more energy from the students because they are able to do more of the things they love to do. The regular fall sports schedule has resumed, as have concerts, plays, and the activities that draw our community together.

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Published September 11, 2021

Remembering 9/11, Homecoming Countdown, Welcome to Class of 2025

Today, Wittenberg is joining the nation in observing the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 with a reading and a moment of silence followed by the tolling of the Myers Bell at 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The bell will toll for five minutes in sync with other bells from area churches around Springfield. Houses of worship around the nation have been encouraged to toll their bells at that time.

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Published August 14, 2021

Homecoming Planning, Fundraising Success, Calling NYC Alumni

I always look forward to the start of fall semester, welcoming new students, and the renewal it brings. The energy is rising as students have begun to return. We start a new year celebrating crossing the $85 million threshold in our “Having Light” comprehensive campaign – one sign of your belief in Wittenberg and our future. Our financial results for the fiscal year that ended in June were also better than expected, though still a deficit. We have fewer students than we would like as has been the case at many institutions like us, but I have no doubt we will continue to provide outstanding opportunities for learning, growth, and change.

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Published July 10, 2021

Making Connections, Campaign Regional Events, Serving Their Alma Mater

I cannot begin to thank you for your continuing support of everything that makes Wittenberg University a distinctive, life-changing education for our students. Thank you! We will once again showcase our fundraising success in a forthcoming online report, but I wanted to provide a brief snapshot of where we landed as fiscal year 2021 concludes.

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Published June 12, 2021

Vaccinations, Podcasts, Tailgates & More

In less than a week, we will kick off our New Student Orientation program, Destination Wittenberg. Every year, we provide several opportunities for our incoming students to engage with faculty and staff, see where they will live, make social connections with peers, and get a better sense of our academic experience and the resources we offer. These sessions are among my favorite because of the cross-campus participation of so many in our community, as well as the opportunity to celebrate the best of Wittenberg.

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Published May 22, 2021

Hats Off to Our Newest Alumni!

Under sunny, blue skies, Wittenberg conducted the 171st Commencement exercises in two separate, in-person ceremonies to celebrate the class of 2021 on May 15. To allow for social distancing, both ceremonies were held at Wittenberg Stadium. A long-awaited Commencement ceremony celebrating the class of 2020 was also held in the same location on May 16.

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Published April 10, 2021

Honors Convocation, Save The Homecoming Date

Having Light, you have inspired all of us with your commitment to our $100-million comprehensive campaign. Your tremendous generosity has helped us surpass $77 million to date, and the momentum is only beginning. Thank you. Having Light: The Campaign for Wittenberg University is the most ambitious effort of its kind in our 177-year history. The name is Having Light because the campaign aims to stay true to the mission and values of the college we love. It is a campaign for Wittenberg itself: for the people, for the place, and for the present.

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Published March 13, 2021

Thank YOU for making such a powerful impact!

What an amazing day, Tigers! Your enthusiasm and generosity made this year's #Commit2Witt our biggest, most successful ever! The incredible support you showed will directly affect the People, Place and Present of our beloved institution. Thank YOU for making such a powerful impact.

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Published February 13, 2021

Mark Your Calendars For Commit To Witt 2021, Black History Month Celebrations

It's time for Commit to Witt 2021, the annual event when the Wittenberg University community comes together to celebrate Founder's Day and make an impact on current and future Tigers. Participate in the festivities as we focus on securing the next 175 years of Wittenberg and announce our comprehensive campaign.

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Published January 14, 2021

Celebrating MLK, New Athletics Leader Named, CBS Alumni Society

Happy New Year! As vice president for advancement and alumni engagement at Wittenberg, I continue to be moved by the ongoing support of our alumni and friends despite the challenges and uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Your remarkable gifts are helping our students discover their light, and I cannot wait to see where their light leads them.

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