Wittenberg University

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'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.

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. 

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

The October 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Matthew J. Smith from the Wittenberg University on five influential graphic storytellers from Ohio.

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.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 15, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Wayne Baker reports on Wittenburg's student radio station that was knocked off the air last week due to a busted water pipe.

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Jim McCarthy from the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center about the National Fair Housing Alliance's discrimination claim against Wells Fargo Bank.

SPRINGFIELD - A busted water pipe has caused the student run radio station at Wittenberg University to temporarily go off the air.

WUSO (89.1) FM) was knocked off the air over the Easter weekend, when four feet of water flooded the basement of Firestine Hall the home of the radio station and approximately 200 students.

Imagined Reality

Next Saturday, February 25th, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present Out of This World, a multi-media concert featuring Gustav Holst's The Planets set to NASA space images compiled by Wittenberg Astronomy professor Dr. Daniel Fleisch. 

WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Dr. Fleisch about his role in the show.  In this extended interview, she begins by asking him how he got involved in the project.

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