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Campus @ A Glance - Updated 10.13.14


Oct. 13-14 - Mid-term break


Oct. 14-20- CRU non-denominational service - Everyone is welcome to attend morning worship service on Monday through Friday in Gardner Hall Auditorium from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.


Oct. 14 - Volleyball vs. Southwest Minnesota State at 7 p.m.


Oct. 15 - Mid-term low grades due by 11:59 p.m. (new date per Faculty Senate 3/17/14)


Oct. 16 - WSC President’s Council for Diversity Presents REACH Diversity Workshop Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage (REACH) mode to explore multiple perspectives in the classroom.By Dr. Michael Anderson, Vice President Academic Affairs in Gardner Hall Room 108 at 3:30 p.m.


Oct. 17 - Technology Initiative form due


Oct. 17 - Fridays @ WSC


Oct. 17 - STARS Planetarium Show at 6:30 p.m.


Oct. 17 - The Sistine Chapel Planetarium Show at 7:30 p.m.


Oct. 18 - Football vs. Augustana 1 p.m.


Oct. 18 - Zombie Walk, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Atrium of the Wayne State College Student Center

Oct. 19 - Cosmic Colors Planetarium Show at 1:30 p.m.


Oct. 20 - Mid-term low grades mailed


Oct. 21 - General Faculty and Professional Staff meeting, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Gardner Hall Auditorium. Instead of a the meeting style you are used to, we will have a program titled "Untying the Gordian Knot at the Crossroads of Culture, Science and Adventure" delivered by David Irwin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado Health Science Center - Denver, Colo.



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WSC Office of Admissions Report

Expected Campus Visitors this week: 21 + Elkhorn Valley 8th Gr. Group (18)


Next Fridays @ WSC (Oct. 17) expected attendance: 68


When asked about the best or most memorable part about their time on campus, a recent campus visitor said, "I really liked visiting the halls and the dorm life. My guide really kept it real and was very honest."


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:


General Faculty and Professional Staff Meeting Set For Oct. 21

The General Faculty and Professional Staff meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Gardner Hall Auditorium. Instead of a the meeting style you are used to, we will have a program titled "Untying the Gordian Knot at the Crossroads of Culture, Science and Adventure" delivered by David Irwin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado Health Science Center - Denver, Colo.


Everyone is welcome to attend -WSC President’s Council for Diversity Presents

REACH Diversity Workshop


Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage (REACH) mode to explore multiple perspectives in the classroom.


By Dr. Michael Anderson, Vice President Academic Affairs


3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Gardner Hall Room 108

Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb.


For more information, please contact Dr. Meenakshi Dalal at 402-375-7509 or


Dr. Robin Huebner and Ruan Pohlman Presents Journey in Sub-Saharan Africa on Oct. 28

Dr. Robin Huebner and Ruan Pohlman Present Journey in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Bluestem Room, Student Center on Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m.


The presentation is based on their recent trip to Eastern and Southern Africa.


This presentation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


For more information please contact the Multicultural Center at 402-375-7749.


Library Closed Until Oct. 14

As part of the renovation process at the Wayne State Library, electricians need to move the library's main electrical distribution box. The least disruptive time staff could find to perform this complex process was during the Fall Break weekend. Unfortunately, to ensure that the process is completed in time for the resumption of classes, workers need to start a little early. Thus, the library will not plan to reopen until the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 14.


Thanks for your patience with the project.


David Graber
Director, Conn Library


Dean Jacobs Returns To Campus Oct. 23

Please plan to attend a presentation by Dean Jacobs at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Student Center Frey Conference Suites. Since 2001, Dean Jacobs has a total of spent five full years traversing the globe exploring over 51 countries on a low budget adventure, propelled by a desire to understand the world we share.


Jacobs was born in Wahoo, Neb. After living on a farm, his family moved to Fremont, Neb., when he was 5 years old. Growing up in the Midwest gave him an appreciation for the simple things in life. He graduated from Wayne State College, earning a degree in biology with minors in earth science and art. After graduating, he worked in the administration of Wayne State College as the assistant to the president before moving on to Purina Mills. Eventually, this path led him to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where he was employed in sales/marketing for 10 years.


After a great deal of soul searching, Jacobs left the security of corporate America and decided to pursue other dreams. This was the beginning of a process that would lead to his first traveling adventure spanning 23 months and covering 28 countries. Jacobs has also completed recent journeys exploring the Amazon River and rainforest of South America. Taking photos became a natural expression of the journey for Jacobs as he documented and verified the common ground of our humanity. To Jacobs, photography is a discovery process where something extraordinary can be found within the confines of ordinary life.


These days, when Jacobs is not traveling he keeps busy as a contributing newspaper columnist, photojournalist, children's book author and keynote presenter across the country. His presentation will highlight discoveries and challenges of his journeys and what he's learned about the amazing plants, animals, and people that he has encountered along the way.


The entire community is invited. The event is sponsored by the WSC Explorers Club.


For more information, please contact Dr. Randy Bertolas at 375-7018 or


Do you have “Joy On The Job”?

The Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association (NEOPA) will present their Fall Workshop on the Campus of Wayne State College, Oct. 23-24. The Friday Workshop titled “Joy on the Job” is planned and hosted by WEOPA (Wayne Educational Office Professionals Association) and explores the topics of “Joy on the Job”, and “It’s Laughter We’re After” by keynote speaker Jenny Herrick; “Identity Theft” by Jason Mrsny; and “Social Media” by John Dunning. The kickoff to the Workshop begins with a social activity on Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2014.


For more information and to register go to: and click on the NEOPA Fall 2014 Workshop link under the Calendar of Events.


Teaching and Learning Technology Committee Reminds Faculty and Staff About Technology Initiative Form

The Teaching and Learning Technology Committee (TLTC) would like to remind faculty and staff about the WSC Technology Initiative form. Completing a Technology Initiative form is a formal request for technology projects, equipment, or software related to your student assessment activities. TLTC reviews all technology initiatives to see if there are emerging patterns of technology requests on campus. Next, we provide a summary and recommendations for each initiative to John Dunning and the VPAA’s office.


Faculty and staff must submit a Technology Initiative form (1 technology project for each form) by Oct. 17, 2014, in order to be eligible to submit an application for the VPAA Technology Improvement Grant, which will be due in February. No one is eligible to submit a VPAA Technology Grant application without first having submitted a Technology Initiative (for that particular technology project).


The updated Technology Initiative form is attached to this email and can be accessed on the G drive at: G:/wscdocuments_and_forms/Academic_Affairs/Grants/Technology Grants/Technology Grants for 2015-2016 .


Submission instructions are found on the Technology Initiative form that Denise Mostek e-mailed to everyone.


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

October "Fridays @ WSC" programs will be of"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.


Idea Tuesdays:

David Irwin (Mountain Adventures) and John Dunning, Co-Presenter


John Dunning and Mountain Rescue Adventurer Featured Within Wayne State College IDEA Tuesdays

Wayne State College IDEA Tuesdays continues with speakers John Dunning and Dr. David Irwin, mountain adventurer and emergency rescue expert, in Gardner Hall Auditorium, on Oct. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. Irwin will also be featured in a number of other presentations sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the President’s Council for Diversity on Oct. 20 and 21.


Dunning is an accomplished individual in a variety of fields including civic service, music and technology including responsibility for leadership of the Wayne State College computer network and emergency response planning. Wayne State College proudly welcomed Chief Information Officer John Dunning back to campus to work part time on Jan. 20. Dunning was severely injured during the Oct. 4 tornado that hit the city of Wayne. He endured a number of injuries and demanding physical therapy to work toward a marvelous and inspiring recovery.


Irwin will present “Untying the Gordian Knot Science and Technology Focus’’ in Gardner Hall Auditorium on Oct. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. and “Hemoglobin, Hypoxia, O2 Emergencies” from 3 to 4 p.m. and “Mountain Adventures” in the Wayne Public Library from 7:30 to 9 p.m.


He will continue his presentations on Oct. 21 in Gardner Hall Auditorium with “Hemoglobin, Hypoxia, O2 Emergencies” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and “Untying the Gordian Knot” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Irwin is assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colo. He will share how adventure, culture and science have intersected in his personal and professional life. He earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and his master’s degree and doctorate in physiology from Colorado State University. For more than 10 years between his bachelor’s and graduate degrees, he was active in wilderness rescue, emergency medicine and leading mountain climbing trips to some of the world’s highest peaks. He founded a non-profit organization called Wilderness Emergency Resources, to standardize, coordinate curriculum and disseminate standards of care for wilderness emergency medicine.


Irwin studied the effects of high altitude hypoxia on human physiology, receiving his doctorate in 2004. He serves as Principle Investigator of two independent research programs at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver. The Rapid Altitude and Hypoxia Acclimation (RAHA) program sponsored by the DOD is devoted to developing novel therapies for rapid acclimation to hypoxia and high altitude.


His second research focus area includes hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease. His recent research has examined the physiological complexities of hemoglobin, and its role in high altitude physiology, transfusion, medicine, cancer biology and vascular physiology. An exquisitely designed oxygen delivery system, hemoglobin may also play a paradoxical role in oxidative stress.


WSC student Peter Mutayoba continues to organize the speakers series. IDEA Tuesdays, on campus with the support of Student Senate and the WSC Multicultural Center and a number of other friends, staff and administrators on campus.


Please click on this link -> for more details.


For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 375-7749.


David Irwin (Mountain Adventures) To Make Presentations in Gardner Auditorium


Monday, Oct. 20
9 - 10 a.m.
Untying the Gordian Knot
Science and Technology Focus


3 - 4 p.m.
Hemoglobin, Hypoxia,
O2 Emergencies


7:30 - 9 p.m.
Mountain Adventures
(Wayne Public Library)



Tuesday, Oct. 21
9:30 - 11 a.m. - Hemoglobin, Hypoxia, O2 Emergencies
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Untying the Gordian Knot

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Idea Tuesdays:
David Irwin (Mountain Adventures)
and John Dunning, Co-Presenter


Zombie Walk of Wayne, Oct. 18

From the success of the TV series “The Walking Dead” to Brad Pitt’s movie “World War Z,” zombies are popular in the media. This is your opportunity to get in on the zombie fun at the annual Zombie Walk of Wayne. The Undead Horde is rising for the apocalypse on Saturday, Oct. 18. So, get your dead on and donate to the food pantry at the same time! In lieu of a registration charge for the event, participants are encouraged to bring a food-item to donate to the local food pantry.


The undead outbreak will be born in the Atrium of the Wayne State College Student Center in preparation for a total citywide takeover. Participants of the Zombie Walk will gather from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., playing games and having their makeup done. At approximately 5 p.m. the zombies will line up for a slow-paced shuffle through the WSC campus and then make their way to downtown Wayne. After the walk concludes, zombies, victims, and bystanders will retire to the back room of Miss Molly's Coffee, located at 203 Main Street, for a social gathering and a contest (categories and prizes to be announced).


Participants can arrive dressed as zombies (or perhaps zombie hunters) or take advantage of the "Zombifying Stations" provided by the WSC Sci Fi & Fantasy Club to be made up as a zombie (donations appreciated). This is a family-friendly event, and non-zombies are also invited to attend the Zombie Walk. After all, you can't have a proper Zombie Apocalypse without spectators/victims! There is no admission fee, but we encourage donations to the food pantry.


For additional event information, please visit: If your questions are not answered on the website, contact Ron Vick at 402-375-7321 for details.


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.


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.


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.


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