Wittenberg University

The Environment
6:29 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Wittenberg Students Team Up With Springfield To Fight Storm Water Problem

Wittenberg professor Sarah Fortner and Springfield Stormwater Coordinator Sky Schelle, are working with students to develop rain gardens in the city and on campus.
Credit Zeb Reichert / WYSO

Wittenberg geology students and the city of Springfield have paired up to reduce pollution in area rivers and streams.  The partnership is expected to save the city money and serve as a learning experience for students.

Buck Creek cuts through the middle of Springfield. Trees line the banks and in the warmer months, kayaking and other activities are common recreation. But there’s a problem. During heavy rains, the sewage system gets overwhelmed.

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Education
7:29 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Wittenberg Class Helps Study Stormwater Runoff Problem In Springfield

Wittenberg students evaluate a lot for a potential rain garden.
Credit Sarah K. Fortner

The City of Springfield has partnered with a Wittenberg professor and her Geology class to tackle an ongoing problem with storm overflow waste going directly into Buck Creek during rainstorms. The new partnership has come up with a plan to help fix the problem.

Springfield has an aging sewer system and when it rains all the stormwater goes into the same pipeline as the city's sanitary waste. The city has increased in size but the pipeline hasn't, and so there's an overflow of raw sewage.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Wittenberg Hosting Peace, World History Conference

This weekend, Springfield's Wittenberg University will be the site for the fourth annual Conflict and Peace in World History Conference. This is the first time the event has been hosted in Ohio.

The conference is part of the Midwest World History Association's attempt to present lectures and exhibits that shine a light on historic events ranging from the American Revolution to recent conflicts in the Middle East.

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SOCHE Talks
10:45 am
Sun July 21, 2013

The Myth of the Female Spy

The July 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Wittenberg University's Tammy Proctor on the myth of the female spy.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

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Education
3:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Distinguished Alumnus William A. McClain Earns Wittenberg Medal Of Honor

As part of its annual celebration of academic excellence, Wittenberg presented the university’s highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, to The Honorable William A. McClain, class of 1934.
courtesy of Erin Pence

Wittenberg University has awarded the school's highest non-academic award, the Wittenberg Medal of Honor, to The Honorable William A. McClain, class of 1934.
 
McClain was the first African-American member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and also became the first African American judge of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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