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January 18, 2013
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Historic Weaver Chapel Included On List Of Famed Campus Landmarks

Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University’s Weaver Chapel has been ranked No. 9 on the list of “The 30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals” by Best College Reviews.

The ranking includes “some of the most artistic and complex architecture created by man,” according to an introduction prepared by JD Arney, chief author and researcher for the list. “College campuses across the world have worship chapels and historical cathedrals that entail a rich history along with brilliant architectural design.”

Opened in 1956, Weaver Chapel has been the site of thousands of campus events, frequently featuring world leaders, famed performers and thought-leaders. During the academic year, the university pastors conduct a Lutheran service on Sunday mornings, and weekday chapel occurs twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Among the most recognizable features of Weaver Chapel is its spectacular stained-glass windows, which include graphics of solid lead, with glass used only as background. The 24 panels, which have been featured in National Geographic, depict the history of Wittenberg, from Luther’s Wittenberg in Germany to the present institution. The last pane displays Wittenberg’s Seal and its famed motto, “Having Light We It On To Others.”

Outside the chapel, the statues on the 212-foot tower represent Gottfried Leibniz, John Milton, Johann Sebastian Bach, St. Augustine, Martin Luther and St. Paul of Tarsus.

Ryan Maurer
Ryan Maurer
Senior Writer and Web Communications Specialist

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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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