Campus @ A Glance - Updated 11.25.14
Nov. 24 through Dec. 12 - Department of Art and Design will present the WSC Senior Exhibit in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in the Peterson Fine Arts Building
Nov. 25 - Laser Safari Planetarium at 9 a.m.
Nov. 25 - Lasers in Space Planetarium at 10 a.m.
Nov. 25 - Winter Holiday Laser Adventures Planetarium at 11 a.m.
Nov. 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28 - Women's Basketball vs. Peru State at 6 p.m.
Nov. 30 - Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota School of Mines at 3 p.m.
Dec. 1 - Wayne State College Jazz Ensemble, Ramsey Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
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WSC Office of Admissions Report
Expected Campus Visitors this week: 14 + Southern HS Group (9 students)
Next Fridays @ WSC (Jan. 30): 6
When asked about the best or most memorable part of their Fridays @ WSC experience, a recent campus visitor said, "We definitely benefited greatly from the tour more than anything else. Everyone can look up how much tuition and things of that manner online, but you can't get a tour online."
Plains Writers Series To Host Talents
On Dec. 4, 2014, Nebraska writers David Mainelli and Rebecca Rotert will read to faculty and students during this semester’s Plains Writers Series in the Wayne State College Humanities lounge. Local writers will also compete in Wayne State College’s Lucky 13 Fiction Slam in a neighborhood bar later that evening.
At the Fiction Slam, Wayne State College students, faculty, and alumni will participate and listen to short fiction. Students will compete against other students, reading their own original works. Cash and prizes were donated by generous local businesses and Wayne State College’s School of Arts and Humanities’ Department of Language and Literature and will be awarded to the top four fiction writers.
The Plains Writer’s Series, Poetry and Fiction Slams are hosted by the WSC Press.
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
WHERE: Plains Writers Series: Humanities second floor lounge
Lucky 13 Fiction Slam: The Max, 109 Main Street, Wayne
TIME: Plains Writers Series: 2 p.m.
Preliminary Round: 5 p.m.
Lucky 13 Fiction Slam: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WSC Diversity Fair Presented Dec. 2
Please plan to attend the diversity fair in the Student Center atrium on Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Diversity Fair, presented by students in EDU 150 courses, will showcase their participation in diverse communities during the course of the semester, as well as their creative projects related to their experiences. Students will be available to talk about their diversity focus and what they will take forward into their future classrooms.
Students will be available to show their displays and discuss their diversity experiences and creative projects. These 80 students are in EDU 150, which is the required multicultural course for the State of Nebraska. They chose a diversity topic to investigate during the semester and will share their experiences with the campus community at this time. They also will show their creative projects which link to their experiences. Students and especially faculty are urged to attend to help participants practice their teaching skills and evaluate their presentations. If you have questions, please contact Chris Tee Weixelman at 375-7554 or Jan Dinsmore at 375-7428.
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Faculty and Staff Appreciation at Wayne State College BOOKSTORE
In the spirit of our partnership with Wayne State College's faculty and staff, Follett holds an appreciation event each year before the end of the fall semester. This year we will be holding our Faculty & Staff Appreciation event on Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During the event in the campus bookstore there will be a 25% in-store discount offered to all Wayne State Faculty and Staff and refreshments will be served. This is also a great opportunity for faculty to check their books for the spring semester as shelf tags are set and ready for books.
Happy Holidays from Hahn!
We invite our campus friends to the annual Hahn Holiday Coffee
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
9 a.m.-12 noon
Hahn Board Room
Hahn Personnel - Hosts
Everyone is welcome!
Madrigal Dinners will be hosted on Dec. 5 and 6.
Deadline to reserve tickets is Monday, Nov. 24.
43rd Annual Madrigal Dinners
Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Frey Conference Suite, Wayne State College Student Center
• Please be seated 15 minutes prior to the performance.
In the midst of music, poetry, and comedy, enjoy a succulent four-course feast featuring Prime Rib,
wassail and flaming dessert. The Madrigal Singers, clad in 16th Century attire, transport audiences
back to Renaissance England under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I for this Christmasse Feaste.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Danielle Warner at 402-375-7358.
Wayne State College Art Department Presents Senior Exhibit
The Wayne State College Department of Art and Design will present the WSC Senior Exhibit from Nov. 24 through Dec. 12 in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in the Peterson Fine Arts Building. An opening reception will take place on Nov. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. There is no admission charge.
The exhibit features artwork from six WSC art seniors: Kristina Backhaus of Randolph, Carly Halsey of Pierce, Britt Leu of Jackson, Lyssa Mayo of Valparaiso, Holly Rodriguez of Central City and Mashayla Ruzicka of Wayne.
Backhaus is a senior art education major and plans to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Art Education in the spring of 2015. Her primary medium is painting.
Halsey is a senior studio art major. Her work features structural themes and geometric abstracts in various media.
Leu is a senior art education major and will graduate in the spring of 2015. Her work includes various media, such as ink, acrylic, oil, clay, mixed media and watercolor.
Mayo is a senior art education major and plans to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Art Education in the spring of 2015. Her work expresses her thoughts and emotions, and tells a story about her life.
Rodriguez will graduate in the spring of 2015 with a degree in Art Education and a degree in Human Service Counseling. Her primary media are painting, pottery and printmaking.
Ruzicka is a senior art education major. Her work is based on her thoughts and feelings, and her primary medium is pottery.
For more information, please contact Laura Robinett at (402) 375-7359 or visit www.wsc.edu/schools/ahu/artd/nordstrand_gallery.
Festival of Trees Lights Up Wayne State College
The Festival of Trees, a Wayne State College tradition since 2004, concluded last Friday having collected nearly $400 for charity. All proceeds go toward purchase of clothing and gifts for needy children in Wayne County.The Festival of Trees was started ten years ago as the brainchild of Norman Small, Wayne State College student and member of the Pi Gamma Mu social sciences honor society on campus.
The theme of the Festival involves campus clubs, organizations, dorms, offices, and other groups agreeing to put up and decorate a tree in the Student Center atrium which stays on display for a week, this year from November 17-21. Entry fees from organizations and donations from the public are collected and go to the local “Gifts for Kids” organization. Headed by one-time PGM President Kate Berry who now resides in Wayne, Gifts for Kids then purchases clothing and toys for children from eligible Wayne families who might not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season.
All entries in the Festival were evaluated by an impartial panel of judges and award certificates in several categories were presented to outstanding trees. Best in Show this year went to the Active Minds organization on campus. Other awards included "Most Arresting Tree" presented to the WSC Criminal Justice Association, Most Colorful Tree - P.R.I.D.E., Best WSC Spirit Tree - Admissions Office, Greenest Tree - WSC Green Team, Warmest Tree - National Association for Music Educators, Best Tree that isn't a Tree - Bicycle Club, and Most Natural Tree - Biology Club.
This year a record 28 trees were entered in the Festival ranging in size, shape and color. The Festival was timed to coincide with the annual campus Winter Wonderland event for children featuring horse drawn sleigh rides. The Festival of Trees is sponsored annually by the WSC Student Senate and Pi Gamma Mu.
Wayne State College Students To Collect Food For Haven House Thanksgiving Meals
Wayne State College students will collect food and other items for Haven House Thanksgiving meals in Wayne. Students participating belong to the WSC S.P.O.R.T.S. Club (Students Pursuing Occupations Related To Sports).
If monetary donations are made, they will be used to buy food. Items needed include loaves of bread, pears, peaches, saltine crackers, potatoes 5lbs. bags – need six, dressing, corn, green beans, peas, Jello, bread (five-dozen package rolls), gravy, tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, pears, peaches, saltine crackers, celery and cranberries.
For more information, please contact Jeff Meyer at (402) 375-7127.
WAYNE STATE COLLEGE PRESENTS ‘WILDCAT BIG BAND’ CONCERT
The Wayne State College Music Department will host the “Wildcat Big Band” Jazz Ensemble fall concert on Monday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre in the Peterson Fine Arts Building.
The “Wildcat Big Band,” directed by Low Brass Instructor Dr. Josh Calkin, will perform pieces from Charles Mingus, Gordon Goodwin and other highly-acclaimed composers.
The concert will also feature solos from seniors Ben Bruflat (trumpet) of Wayne, Jerod Kohler (trombone) of Sidney, Neb., and Stephanie Westerhaus (saxophone) of Plainview, Neb.
“I’m very excited for the concert,” Calkin said. “Things have clicked better than ever.”
The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Calkin at (402) 375-7599 or e-mail email@example.com.
WAYNE STATE COLLEGE HOSTS WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT
The Wayne State College Music Department will present its Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building.
The concert will open with a performance by the Symphonic Band, directed by Assistant Director of Bands Dr. Joshua Calkin and three WSC student conductors. The band’s program will feature works by Sousa, Ticheli and the Beatles.
The WSC Wind Ensemble will follow with a performance featuring a new piece called “Blow it Up, Start Again” by Jonathan Newman, as well as the band classic “Second Suite in F Major” by Gustav Holst. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Director of Bands Dr. David Bohnert, recently performed at the Nebraska State Bandmasters conference, as well as venues in Italy. All performances were met with standing ovations.
“The concert is sure to be a rewarding aural experience and an evening of diverse music for concert band,” Bohnert said.
The concert is free and open to the public. A reception provided by National Honorary Band Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi will follow the concert in the Peterson Fine Arts Lobby.
For more information, please contact Bohnert at (402) 375-7363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Honors Colloquiums Fall 2014
All presentation are open to the public.
Michaela Dahmer “SOILED DOVES AND IRON HORSES: PROSTITUTION ALONG THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD”
Instructor: Dr. Randy Bertolas
Presentation: Dec. 3, 2014; 4-4:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Riley Dohmen “PHUBBING: THE IMPACT OF AGE ON PERCEPTION OF PHONE SNUBBING”
Instructor: Mr. Richard Murphy
Presentation: Dec. 4, 2014; 4-4:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Benjamin Gehring “A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT SIF VALUES IN BLOCKING UV RADIATIONS”
Instructor: Dr. Sally Harms
Presentation: Dec. 2, 2014; 3:30-4 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Amanda Gubbels “CROSSING THE COLOR BARRIER: JACKIE ROBINSON A MAN WHO INTEGRATED MAJOR”
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Meyer
Presentation: Dec. 3, 2014; 3-3:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
John Hawk Jr. “A SYSTEM FOR VISUALIZATION OF AUDIO FREQUENCIES INTEGRATING EXTERNAL DEVICES AND 3-DIMENSIONAL HYPERCUBES”
Instructor: Dr. Lori Nicholson
Presentation: Dec. 3, 2014; 4:30-5 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Evanjelina Herrera “EXPRESSIVE NEGATIVE WRITING HELPS PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS”
Instructor: Dr. Karen Walker
Presentation: Dec. 4, 2014; 3:30-4 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Page Hingst “PSYCHOLOGY OF SPIRIT POSSESSION: MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS' BELIEFS REGARDING CLAIMS OF SPIRIT POSSESSION”
Instructor: Dr. Karen Walker
Presentation: Dec. 2, 2014; 4-4:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Daniel Janke “THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE VALUE OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL LAND”
Instructor: Dr. Meenakshi Dalal
Presentation: Dec. 4, 2014; 2:30-3 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Trenton Kirchmann “HOG WILD: ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE CAUSED BY FERAL PIGS IN TEXAS”
Instructor: Dr. Randy Bertolas
Presentation: Dec. 3, 2014; 3:30-4 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Taylor Kleinschmit “COLORBLINDNESS AMONGST COLLEGE STUDENTS? SOCIAL CONTACT PREFERENCES IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS”
Instructor: Dr. Monica Snowden
Presentation: Dec. 4, 2014; 4:30-5 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Mackenzie Masching “THE INTRODUCTION OF EQUATIONS IN ALGEBRA: STRUCTURAL VERSUS PROCEDURAL”
Instructor: Dr. Jeffery Bauer
Presentation: Dec. 2, 2014; 4:30-5 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Emily Nelson “ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL LITERACY; SURVEY OF NORTHEAST NEBRASKA”
Instructor: Dr. Gerard Ras
Presentation: Dec. 3, 2014; 2:30-3 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Keely Odell “COMMUNICATING A SENSITIVE SUBJECT: FOOD INTOLERANCES AND ALLERGIES”
Instructor: Dr. Randa Garden
Presentation: Dec. 5, 2014; 2:30-3 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Christina Osantowski “I MISS MY MOMMY: HAS TECHNOLOGY AFFECTED PARENTAL ATTACHMENTS?”
Instructor: Dr. Karen Walker
Presentation: Dec. 4, 2014; 3-3:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Brenda Pankoke “DRUG COURTS: A STUDY OF THE INTENDED AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”
Instructor: Dr. Monica Snowden
Presentation: Dec. 5, 2014; 4:30-5 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Sydney Pokorny “OVERCOMING OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE: AN EXPLORATION OF TREATMENT OPTIONS”
Instructor: Dr. Ronald Loggins
Presentation: Dec. 5, 2014; 3-3:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Erin Priestley “DEVELOPING SELECTED COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL MALE STUDENT DIAGNOSED WITH DOWN SYNDROME”
Advisor: Dr. Frank D. Adams
Presentation: Dec. 5, 2014; 2-2:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Chelsea Simmerman “PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM”
Instructor: Dr. Johanna Barnes
Presentation: Dec. 5, 2014; 3:30-4 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Meghan Taylor “PERFORMANCE ANXIETY AMONG MUSICIANS: A LOOK INTO THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL MANIFESTATIONS OF PERFORMANCE ANXIETY AND HOW TO COPE”
Instructor: Dr. Karl Kolbeck
Presentation: Dec. 4, 2014; 2-2:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Avie Veldkamp “PAINTING THE PLAINS: A COLLECTION OF POETRY”
Instructor: Mr. J. V. Brummels
Presentation: Dec. 3, 2014; 2-2:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Please Note New Specimens On Display In Carhart Science Building
New bear and musk ox are now on display in the Museum. An antelope wall mount and a large caribou wall mount are available for viewing.
Everyone Welcome To Attend Morning Worship Service On Campus
Everyone is welcome to attend morning worship service on Monday through Friday in Gardner Hall Auditorium from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. The service is hosted by CRU, a non-denominational Christian ministry on college campuses throughout the nation. The purpose is twofold: to present the claims of Christ and to assist students in the development of their own relationship with God. Through solid biblical training students are encouraged to become all that God designed them to be and be prepared to be leaders in their world when they leave college. The basic activities are weekly meetings and Bible studies with opportunities to attend holiday conferences and retreats and meet students from other college campuses.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com.
Laser Shows Begin Nov. 19
The Student Activities Board and The Fred G. Dale planetarium at Wayne State College (WSC) is proud to present laser light shows from Nov. 19 to Nov. 24 – a limited time engagement! Using a full-dome solid state laser projection system that produces all colors of the rainbow, the shows will be an intense and exciting experience for all ages. Over the course of the week the planetarium will present 13 laser shows, including Laser Beatles, Laser Pink Floyd, Lasers Zeppelin, Winter Holiday Laser Adventures, Laser Safari, and a Black History Laser Tribute. More information about the planetarium and these shows, including the full laser show schedule, can be found at www.wsc.edu/planetarium.
Admission is free, but the suggested donation for the laser shows is $5 per person.
Mon. 11/24 - 7 p.m.
Laser Floyd - Best of Echos
Mon. 11/24 - 8 p.m.
Mon. 11/24 - 9 p.m.
Tues. 11/25 - 9 a.m.
Tues. 11/25 - 10 a.m.
Lasers in Space
Tues. 11/25 - 11 a.m.
Winter Holiday Laser Adventures
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.
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 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.
The Support Staff Senate is excited to announce the first campus wide "Deck the Doors" contest!
The contest is open to all faculty and staff. This is your chance to be creative and have fun, while making a difference to a family (or families, depending on money raised) in need this holiday season! If you aren't the crafty or competitive type, but still want to donate, you can send your donations to the senate.
Have fun and be sure to send in your registration form and donation if you decide to participate to ensure your door is judged!
Send in Campus Mail to Brook Jech by Nov. 25th.
(Flyer with more information and the registration form are found here: G:\wscdocuments_and_forms\Support Staff Senate\Special Events.)
Support Staff Senate Chair