Wittenberg University

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.

Wittenberg Hosting Peace, World History Conference

Sep 27, 2013

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.

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.

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.

Recently, Wittenberg University's Board of Trustees announced a plan to cut almost $5 million from the budget over the next four years.  The university's president, Dr. Laurie Joyner believes that the school is on the right track to overcoming a $7 million budget deficit and developing a plan to make the school stronger in the future.

Joyner says that Wittenberg is facing the same type of fiscal problems that most institutions of higher learning are dealing with. And the same types of significant challenges.

Wittenberg University Deals With Racist Graffiti

Apr 26, 2013

Wittenberg University's Concerned Black Students group held its 45th annual Walkout event this week. The event commemorates a 1969 incident when 38 of the school's 45 black students walked off campus when they alleged the university failed to address their concerns about unequal treatment.

Holocaust Survivor to speak in Springfield

Apr 9, 2013

Wittenberg will observe International Holocaust Rememberance Day by inviting John Koenigsberg to give a presentation Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Bayley Auditorium of the Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center. 

Wittenberg to Start Bullock Math Academy

Feb 27, 2013

Springfield philanthropist Rosalyn Bullock has made a donation to Wittenberg to start the Bullock Math Academy. The academy will train gifted junior high students how to use math in everyday life.

Linda Hallinan is a former mechanical engineer who is now a math whiz and teacher. She was thrilled to learn that Wittenberg received a gift from Bullock to start the Math Academy.

Hallinan says that math is more than timed tests and sheer memorization, and as the director of the academy, she plans to get students excited about it.

Protests and concerns continue this week at Wittenberg University concerning the school's plan to replace its long time housekeeping provider, ABM. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that the move has been meet with resistance on campus.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for Novmber 18, 2012 including the following stories:

- 2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Jerry Dennis

- The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: Five Influential Graphic Storytellers from Ohio

- This week's PoliticsOhio by Emily McCord

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