September 21, 2023
In the World

Focused, Integrated, Reflective Experience 

FIRE Week  Set for  Feb. 26-March 1, 2024 

Wittenberg is once again gearing up for FIRE Week. Twenty opportunities are available for students to explore, engage, and connect with faculty, staff, and other students in Focused, Integrated, Reflective Experiences or FIRE Week, Feb. 26-March 1, 2024.  

Designed to give students a chance to engage in-depth on a wide range of topics outside of the classroom, FIRE Week has helped students gain entirely new perspectives on the power of a Wittenberg education in the world.

“Once again, the leaders of FIRE Week have taken time to design exceptional opportunities,” said Mike Mattison, associate provost and one of the coordinators of FIRE Week. “These experiences are part of Wittenberg’s vision to provide more experiential learning opportunities to all students, and they tie in with our Connections Curriculum, and its commitment to enhance and accentuate what students are learning in the classroom.”

Students this year can consider how roller coasters connect to the teaching of science; study the politics of water in California; explore shipwrecks and lighthouses in Michigan; consider the odds and history of gambling in Las Vegas; investigate the history of the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati; examine the question of leadership; learn what marine biologists do; step into the NYC business world; study Black history in Washington, D.C.; understand the paradoxical power of the Mississippi River; or get an inside look at the Clark County justice system, among others. The possibilities are as rich and varied as the people at Wittenberg. 

Exciting programs this year include:

  • Adolescent STEM and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Black History at the Nation’s Capital
  • Business in the Big Apple
  • Building a Healthy Community: Habitat for Humanity and Clean Up Springfield
  • Building for Change: Fuller Center Build in Georgia
  • The Business of Craft Beer
  • Chamber Music Intensive
  • Clark County Criminal Justice Experience
  • Connecting Generations
  • Creative Writing Retreat
  • Cross Pollination: The Diaspora of West African & Cuban Music, Religion, and Culture
  • Fire and Water: What Do Marine Scientists Really do Anyway?
  • Gambling with Vegas History
  • Great Lakes Lighthouses, Shipwrecks, and Sand Dunes
  • Harnessing Old Man River: Nature Meets Culture in Mississippi
  • Leadership Through Change
  • The Politics of Water in the West
  • Queen City Freedom: Cincinnati’s Underground Railroad
  • Service in Sunny Costa Rica
  • SpiritQuest Chicago: Psychology & Religion in the Windy City

Applications are open now, and feature three deadlines - Oct. 2, Oct. 13, and Nov. 10, 2023 - depending on the experience each student selects.

FIRE Week experiences are open to all Wittenberg students. For more information about FIRE Week, click here for more information.

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Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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