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Campus @ A Glance - Updated 9.16.14


Sept. 16 - "Journey to Middle Kingdom'' with Dr. Meenakshi Dalal, Gardner Hall Room 108 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Multicultural Center


Sept. 19 - RuralPride Summit, Sept. 19. The forum is planned to provide an opportunity to discuss resources available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.


Sept. 19 - Little Siblings Weekend Begins


Sept. 20 - Family Day and Football vs. MSU Moorhead at 1 p.m.


Sept. 20 - Winona State will be the opponent for the soccer game on the field at 11 a.m.


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WSC Office of Admissions Report

Expected Campus Visitors this week: 20 + Creighton University Talent Search Group (50 students)

First Fridays @ WSC (September 26) expected attendance: 33


When asked what the best or most memorable part of their day was, a recent campus visitor said, "Talking to the professor. He let me know about a lot of things I'd be doing if I come to Wayne."


Please mark your calendars for our upcoming recruitment events:


Fridays @ WSC- September 26, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7, November 21, January 30, February 20, March 27, April 17.


Just Juniors- November 8, March 21.


Sept. 26

The UMKC Conservatory Singers will perform in Ramsey Theatre on Sept. 26 at noon.


Wayne State College Clubs, Organizations and Groups are needed for Tree Planting on The WSC Campus

The Campus Beautification Committee and the Wayne State College Arboretum are looking for campus clubs, organizations and groups of interested people to participate in a Storm Restoration Tree Planting Project on Oct. 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a tree planting demonstration at 10 a.m. followed by the participants breaking up and going to locations on campus to replant a tree. Trees are being provided by ReTree Nebraska and the Nebraska Environmental Trust. A recognition plaque will be placed by each tree honoring the group. If you wish to participate, please contact Kim Schramm,


Museum Hosts Lake Event

The Museum in collaboration with WSC Service-Learning will host an environmental education and biomonitoring event at the Wayne IKES Lake on Sept. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. Students in the Wayne State College (WSC) the Development of Science in Elementary and Middle School class with Professor Sara Walsh and the Aquatic Ecology seminar with Professor Barbara Hayford will host nearly 60 Wayne Public School third grade students in a variety of activities ranging from scavenger hunts to biological assessment. Dr. Kelly Dilliard, curator of Geology for the Museum is assisting and Jamie Bachman with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will help as well. Museum staff will produce a final report on the activities and share the report with the Wayne Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, the Wayne Public School third grade class and their teachers, the Wayne and WSC campus communities.


Wayne State College Hosts Family Day on Sept. 20

Wayne State College will host Family Day during the weekend on Sept. 20. The Office of Residence Life also invites younger siblings to spend the night or the weekend on campus with their older brother or sister on Sept. 19 and 20. Activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Wayne State College students and their younger siblings will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of age-appropriate activities throughout the weekend including the WSC recreation facilities, games and crafts.


The movie “Muppets Most Wanted’’ will be shown in the Student Center Frey Suite on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. with trivia competition in the lower food court of the Student Center at 9 p.m. The Rec Center will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday. Students will be responsible for hosting and supervising their sibling(s). Wayne State students should see their Resident Assistant (RA) for more information and to sign up for Little Siblings Weekend.


On Saturday, guests are welcome to take advantage of hospitality service including coffee, juice and muffins in the Student Center Atrium from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Families may pick up a campus map and information about the day's activities.


Activities on Saturday include a Balloon Brigade, an academic open house, planetarium shows, pop art projects, brunch, and a Kids Zone with inflatables at the football stadium end zone. WSC football will challenge MSU Moorhead Stadium Cunningham Field at 1 p.m.


An open house will be hosted in academic buildings and residence halls from 9 a.m. to noon.


The Wayne State College Bookstore will be open in the atrium of the Student Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Special tours of the Planetarium will be given at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Carhart Science Building. All shows include a brief tour of the current night sky and the fall constellation song. All shows are free and tickets are available at the Student Center information desk atrium level.


Family Day Brunch will be served in the student cafeteria of the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The brunch menu will include omelets, scrambled eggs, French toast, roast beef, spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, chicken breast with wild rice, mashed potatoes, broccoli, corn, soup, salad bar, dessert bar and a display cooking oriental bar. Meal prices are $7.25 per person and for children 90¢ per year (up to 7 yrs. old).


Tailgate Party

Wildcat fans will gather for a tailgate party at the south end zone of the football field from noon to 1 p.m. (Recreation Center if weather is inclement). Adults will be charged $8 per person and under 12 years old fans will be charged $5.


Wayne State College will challenge WSC Moorhead at 1 p.m. for football with entertainment by the Wildcat Marching Band, flag corps and yell squad. Tickets are available at the stadium for a price of $10 for adult general admission and $5 for children in K-12th grade. Seniors age 62 and up will be admitted for $8.


Winona State will be the opponent for the soccer game on the field at 11 a.m.


For more information, please call 402-375-7213.


Wayne State College Invites Students to Experience Campus during Fridays @ WSC

"Fridays @ WSC," a special visitation program for high school seniors and their parents, will begin on Sept. 26.


October "Fridays @ WSC" programs will be offered on Oct. 17, 24 and 31. "Fridays @ WSC'' will continue on Nov. 7 and 21. The 2015 "Fridays @ WSC" events will be offered on Jan. 30, Feb. 20, March 27 and April 17 on the Wayne State College campus.


Students and their families will meet current students, learn about life at Wayne State College during student panels, visit academic areas of choice, tour campus and have a free lunch in the WSC cafeteria. During the day, families and students will be given information about admission, financial assistance, academic programs and extracurricular activities at Wayne State. Earn a free gift just for visiting.


Individuals may register for "Friday @ WSC" at or contact the admissions office at 375-7234 or e-mail: for more information.


On display now, WSC Art and Design Faculty Exhibition in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in the Peterson Fine Arts Building (second floor) due to the library renovation.


Counseling Center Offers Workshops

The Counseling Center will offer workshops on the following topics during the 2014-15 academic year. The workshops are offered in the Counseling Center at 3 p.m.


Sept. 18, 2014: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect


Oct. 16, 2014: Transgender Response to Abuse and Neglect


Nov. 20, 2014: Emotional Manipulators: Helping Victims


Dec. 4, 2014: Genetics and Mental Illness: Causes and Interventions


Jan. 22, 2015 Relapse Prevention Best Practice for Students Recovering from Eating Disorders


Feb. 19, 2015: Bipolar Disorder in College Students


March 19, 2015: Increased Electronic Tracking’s and Today’s College Students.


April 30, 2015: Learning Disabilities: Best Practice for Helping College Students


The workshops are one hour in length for one CEU credit. The workshops will be held on the dates noted. Other WSC staff/faculty can attend free of charge. Non-WSC participants will be charged $10 per CEU. All interested in attending must register in the WSC Counseling Center two days prior to the workshop.


RuralPride Summit to Inform Public of Federal Resources for LGBT still available for lunch

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Wayne State College Celebrates Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 2-4

Wayne State College will celebrate Homecoming weekend Oct. 2-4 with reunions, a parade, award banquets, and football and volleyball games.

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Multicultural Center Events:


Planetarium Shows Continue at Wayne State College

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College began its 2014 Fall season of public shows. For this fall season, the planetarium will cycle through 10 different shows, including some brand new shows like Solar Quest, Cosmic Colors, Flight Adventures, the Sistine Chapel, Cosmic Castaways, and a mystery show! Also included in each show will be a tour of the current night sky and a constellation song! Subsequent shows will be on every Friday night and Sunday afternoons until November 16th. Please visit for a detailed show schedule, more information about these public shows, and how to book a private group showing. The suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for kids; all donations are appreciated!


For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Young at 375-7471.


Dr. Dalal To Present "Journey to Middle Kingdom''


Based on her recent trip to China, Dr. Meenakshi Dalal of Wayne State College will present "Journey to Middle Kingdom'' in Gardner Hall Room 108 on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


The event is sponsored by the Multicultural Center at Wayne State College.


“I plan to relate an intercultural perspective of China, including Buddhism and its blend with local philosophy that I encountered during my trip. My photos will reveal what I enjoyed learning of this ancient culture and a mighty modern dragon,’’ Dalal said.


Refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge.


For more information, please call the Multicultural Center at Wayne State College at 402-375-7749.


Molly Muir To Present At WSC About South America Trip

Molly Muir will present information about her trip to South America on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. Gardner Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. Gardner Auditorium, and
3:30 p.m. Rm. 108 Gardner Hall.


Finding the Window
This quote reminds me how exciting it is to explore other cultures and meet people across the globe. Every day I ask my students to put themselves out there and open their minds and hearts to the world. I encourage them to constantly challenge themselves with their use of the Spanish language and to examine the different cultures around them. Join me as I share my experiences from South America.


11 a.m. Gardner Auditorium


12:30 p.m. Gardner Auditorium


3:30 p.m. Rm. 108 Gardner Hall


Presented by Molly Muir (‘05 BA, ‘08 MSE) • Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014


Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For more information contact the

Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402-375-7749


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