Tiger Tales Archives 2023

Published December 9, 2023

Making The Season Bright, Holiday Tradition, Choose Ohio First

The campus community recently gathered in celebration to ring in the holiday season. The third-annual Wittenberg Tree Lighting included a sing-along, holiday crafts, and a German-style Christmas market. Music was provided by Just Eve and the Wittmen Crew, while Wittenberg’s GetWittCrew, Cheerleading, and Pep Band kept the event festive. A special video captured the fun, as well.

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Published November 11, 2023

Tiger Up Trademark, Sip's Coffee Bar, Esports At Witt

The fall colors are starting to fade, but the energy and engagement that has defined this semester remains. Since our last communication, we have welcomed more guests for the annual Wittenberg Series, accepted more applications for FIRE Week, spent time in the new Sip’s Coffee Bar on campus — part of our new Tiger Ventures — and celebrated with the women’s soccer team and women’s cross country team, both of which won NCAC championships. For the first time in school history, we also have Individual Champions in both men’s and women’s cross country.

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Published October 14, 2023

A Weekend of Memories: Homecoming 2023, Honoring Their Own

On behalf of Wittenberg University, thank you for making this year's Homecoming, Reunion & Family Weekend such a success. From attending the events and sharing career advice to creating memories at the traditional Tiger tailgate, special recognition ceremonies, and dinners, you showed what it means to pass your light.

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Published September 9, 2023

Countdown to Homecoming, Tiger Tailgate, Wittenberg Series

We look forward to seeing you on campus as we welcome alumni, families, and students to celebrate Homecoming, Reunion, and Family Weekend, Oct. 5-8. Festivities include athletics competitions, tailgating, live music, campus tours, fraternity and sorority open houses, and brunch for the 50th-, 60th-, and 70th- reunion classes, as well as the President’s Reception to celebrate the success of the Having Light Campaign and the first-ever Launch: Career-Driven Conversations for Alumni, Students, and Parents.

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Published August 12, 2023

Immersive Learning, Athletics Hall Of Honor, Serving Their Alma Mater

Having Light: The Campaign for Wittenberg University closed on June 30, 2023. Because of alumni and donors like you, we raised an unprecedented $113.3M, making this the largest comprehensive campaign in Wittenberg’s history. Over the past few years, these donations have helped the institution navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, reduce historical debt, build the state-of-the-art Health, Wellness, and Athletics facility, and provide support for our operating budget and student scholarships. These donations have helped to sustain Wittenberg to the present, yet there is more to do. Thank you for joining us in this important work.

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Published July 15, 2023

Why Witt?, Launch, Fostering Growth & Intellectual Inquiry

As our Having Light Campaign came to a close on June 30, I have spent the last weeks reflecting on the amazing contributions and impact this initiative brought forward. Together, you truly lived out our University motto: Having Light We Pass It On To Others. More than 10,400 donor households participated to help us exceed our campaign goal in a remarkable way. Although this campaign is crossing the finish line, this is only the beginning of our increased outreach at Wittenberg. As we plan to celebrate our success together, we know the future will require even more.

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Published June 10, 2023

Student Excellence, DEI Leader, Remembering A Legacy

Summer has arrived on campus, and while we miss the energy that comes with our students actively pursuing their passions, we also know the importance of this time as we prepare to welcome our newest students into our dynamic community in August. Exciting efforts designed to help our students belong and thrive, engage and excel, and compete and win across all sectors of the Wittenberg experience will greet our new and returning students this fall, thanks to the far-reaching, collaborative work underway.

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Published May 27, 2023

Congrats Graduates, New Provost, International Celebration

Meeting every challenge that was thrown at them throughout their college experience, especially a global pandemic, the 270 graduates of the Class of 2023 overcame everything to let their light shine in their time at Wittenberg and during the 173rd Commencement Exercises, held May 13 in the Pam Evans Smith Arena as a result of inclement weather. Albert Bryan Jr. ’89, governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, served as keynote speaker.

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Published April 15, 2023

Honors Convocation, Leadership Awards, Announcing New Academic Programs

Wittenberg celebrated the achievements of students and faculty during the annual Honors Convocation in Weaver Chapel, April 14. Parker Hayes, Cincinnati, Ohio, was named Alma Mater, and Branden Nicholas, Oak Park, Michigan, was named Alma Lux. Alumni Board President Laurice R. Moore ’95 presented the 2023 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching to Professor of Biology, Department Chair, and Pre-Health Advisor Matthew Collier '94. Erin Hill, professor of practice in education, received the Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, while Emily West, professor of practice in business & economics, was presented with the Academic Advisor of the Year Award.

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Published March 18, 2023

Record-Setting Day Of Giving, Conquering Hunger, Recognizing Student Success

What an incredible week we experienced at Wittenberg as we worked alongside you in setting a new record for our Commit to Witt 1845 Minutes of Giving. The graphic below tells the story, but between each line, all of us at Wittenberg know that our success is a direct reflection of your engagement with us. Together, we raised a record-setting $642,728 to support our people, place, and present, and I am grateful for each and every gift we received. Thank you!

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Published February 11, 2023

Commencement Speaker Announced, Celebrating Diversity, Happy Valentine's Day

Wittenberg is proud to announce that Albert Bryan Jr., class of 1989 and governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, has agreed to present the keynote address at the 173rd Commencement exercises scheduled for Saturday, May 13, in picturesque Commencement Hollow. The announcement came during the 100 Days 'Til Graduation event, which took place Feb. 2, in Founders Pub inside the Benham-Pence Student Center.

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Published January 14, 2023

Imagine Change, Developing Community Ties, Life-Changing Conversation

Thanks to funding from ServeOhio, the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Civic and Urban Engagement is relaunching the MLK Day of Service on Jan. 16, 2023. The event will feature 50 volunteers gathering supplies to assist community partners in addressing area needs.

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