Tiger Tales Archives 2022

Published December 10, 2022

Celebrating the Season of Light, Sharing Expertise, Reason to Cheer

Our fall semester is nearing its conclusion, and finals are about to begin. A popular tradition on campus during this time is our Midnight Breakfast. From 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., members of our faculty and staff serve students breakfast items in our CDR. The big event happens tomorrow, Dec. 11, and Sharon and I will once again head up the waffle station.

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Published November 12, 2022

Thank You Veterans, Greek Week 2022, Fighting Fires

With gratitude for their service and bravery, Wittenberg salutes all its veterans. We give a special shout-out to 98-year-old Walter Stitt ’63 ’65S (right), a World War II Army veteran who served as a loader and gunner in the Sherman tanks, earning two Purple Hearts for being wounded twice as his division battled across France and Belgium into Germany. He recently received the French Legion of Honor for helping to liberate France from Nazi occupation.

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Published October 15, 2022

A Weekend To Remember, $100,000,000+ and Counting, Tiger Opportunity Grant

Homecoming Weekend offered the perfect setting to announce that Wittenberg has raised $100,125,997 for its largest comprehensive campaign, Having Light, surpassing the $100-million goal nine months early! Thank you to all our supporters and the more than 32% of alumni who have given already. There is much to celebrate, and we are excited to see what Tigers can do as we continue our campaign efforts until June 30, 2023.

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Published September 10, 2022

Countdown to Homecoming, Tiger Tailgate, Alumni Award-Winners

We look forward to seeing you back on campus as we welcome alumni and families to celebrate Homecoming, Reunion, and Family Weekend 2022, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2! Festivities include the Homecoming Kickoff event on Friday evening, athletics competitions throughout the weekend, live music, campus tours, special 50th- and 60th-anniversary recognition for the classes of 1972 and 1962, and more!

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Published August 13, 2022

Fundraising Records, Hall Of Honor 2022, New Alumni Board Members

Wittenberg is excited to announce that the 2021-22 fundraising year was one of the most successful in modern times. With the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022, Wittenberg’s total giving to the University was $14,719,090.83, the highest on record in recent history. This includes pledges, planned gifts, and cash gifts.

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Published July 16, 2022

Conference Leadership, Competitive Edge, New Academic Programs

President Michael L. Frandsen has been selected to serve as vice president of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. In his five years as a member of the NCAC President’s Council, he has helped the council navigate a global pandemic and chart a course for the future of the conference.

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Published June 11, 2022

New Leader in Enrollment Management, Legacy Gift

Every June 30th marks the official completion of our fiscal year. From my years in finance, the date was just that – a date by which to finalize all our accounts, ensure all invoices were paid, and prepare to close the books. On the surface, it’s the same process at Wittenberg, but this date means more than ledgers and tying up loose ends.

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Published May 21, 2022

Celebrating Commencement, Alumni Outcomes, Community Assets

It was a joyous return to picturesque Commencement Hollow for the class of 2022. The 346 graduates were honored and celebrated before family, friends, faculty, and staff during the 172nd Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14. Tim McCarthy ’02, former owner of the Raising Cane’s Ohio franchise, served as keynote speaker.

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Published April 16, 2022

Honors Convocation, Commencement Speaker Announced

Wittenberg celebrated the achievements of students and faculty during the University’s annual Honors Convocation in Weaver Chapel, April 8. Mya Wolfe ’23, Lebanon, Ohio, was named Alma Mater, and Nicholas Bowman ’23, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, was named Alma Lux. Alumni Board President Steve S. Shanor ’90 presented the 2022 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching to Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Academic Support Sally Brannan. Assistant Professor of Business Suanne Barthol received the Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, while Professor of Biology Matt Collier was presented with the Academic Advisor of the Year Award.

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Published March 19, 2022

Commit To Witt Success, Positioning Students For Success

Compassion, conviction, community, competition, and experience. These are just some of the words that describe the bond that is Tiger pride – the same pride that inspired our community last week on March 10 and 11. The infographic below shows Tiger pride in action during a very specific 1845 Minutes of Giving, but that's not where it ends.

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Published February 12, 2022

Community Conversations, Black History Month, Countdown to Commit to Witt

For three hours, our community joined in conversation as we brainstormed around Wittenberg’s future. The sessions were lively, engaging, insightful, and fun. I was particularly struck by the thoughtfulness as participants connected with each other in meaningful ways. It was just nice to have 170+ faculty and staff in the same place for the first time in a long time. The event served as a first step in a broader student success planning process we have begun, and I am excited to share more with you as we proceed.

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Published January 15, 2022

FIRE Week, New Bowling Program, Classroom "Light"

We begin a new year at Wittenberg with a celebration. Our $100-million Having Light Campaign now stands at $91.2 million! This milestone would not be possible without your belief in our mission and vision, and so from all of us at Wittenberg, thank you. I also want to extend a note of thanks to Rebecca Kocher, vice president for advancement and alumni engagement, and her team, as well as to our Campaign Steering Committee, and everyone who has shared their light as a proud ambassador of this campaign. I am excited to start 2022 at this level, and I look forward to seeing our goal realized when the campaign concludes.

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