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Campus @ A Glance - Updated 1.29.15

 

Jan. 29 - “Up on the High Wire: Promoting Emotional Resiliency,” a suicide prevention presentation at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Frey Suite

 

Jan. 30 - Fridays @ WSC

 

Jan. 30 - Administrative Withdrawals processed for non-payment of tuition/fees

 

Jan. 31 - Festival of Honor Bands, Ramsey Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 31 - Men's and Women's Track and Field Wildcat Open at Wayne noon

 

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WSC Office of Admissions Report

Expected Campus Visitors this week: 30 + David City HS Group (50 students)

 

Next Fridays at WSC (Jan. 30th) expected attendance: 38

 

When asked if there was anything else we should know about their Wildcat Experience, a recent campus visitor said, "Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. They were very excited and not only impressed me, but my mother as well."

 

Please mark your calendar for our Spring recruitment events: Fridays @ WSC- Jan. 30, Feb. 20, March 27, April 17; Just Juniors- March 21st. New Student Registration for Fall 2015 will be held on the following dates: May 18-22, June 1-5, July 8-10.

 

13th Annual Executive in Residence School of Business and Technology Presentation To Tom Hastings

Tom Hastings will lead discussion and respond to questions from the audience on topics such as economic and leadership development. He will be awarded as the 13th Executive in Residence at Wayne State College. Hastings is the president and chief executive officer of TSL Logistics, Ltd. and a native of Pender.

 

He graduated from Emerson Sacred Heart in Emerson. He attended his two years of college at St. John Vienney Seminary. He transferred to Wayne State College and graduated in 1973 with a bachelor's of science in business administration. He is married to Patty Hastings who also grew up in Emerson and attended Kearney State College. The couple's three sons are involved in the management of TSL Companies. TSL Logistics, Ltd. is a domestic and international intermodal corporation founded by Hastings in Omaha in 1981. TSL is a privately held, family owned, international logistics company with 113 offices in 85 countries. Their emphasis is on international and intermodal containerized transportation.

 

Tom Hastings began driving a semi for his father's trucking company in Pender at 16.

 

TSL International Logistics subsidiary was awarded the Presidential "E" Award for Exports by the U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the White House in Washington, D.C. The "E" Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. TSL is the largest full service logistics company between the Mississippi River and the Rockies specializing in international transportation.

 

Molly Herman Presents Experiences In Studying, Teaching Abroad Through WSC

Molly Herman will present “A Student Becomes a Teacher: Experiences in Studying and Teaching Abroad” from 11 a.m. until noon, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 in Gardner Hall, Wayne State College.

 

Herman’s presentation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Latinos Uniting, International Club and the President’s Council on Diversity.

 

Herman is a 2006 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies. She has traveled to 18 countries and has spent time living and studying in England and Chile, and taught English in the Czech Republic and Ecuador.

 

She spent half of her 20s living in Europe and South America, first as a student, then I returned as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) instructor.

 

“Living abroad has presented me with unique experiences in language and culture, given me lifelong friendships, and thrown me the occasional challenge,’’ Herman said. “If you’re thinking of studying, or teaching, abroad, I’d love to share some of my realities with you, and encourage you to go out there and create your own.’’

 

Herman lives in Wayne, works for the State of Nebraska and teaches a volunteer ESL class on Thursday nights at Wayne State College.

 

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402-375-7749.

 

Super Bowl Party for 25 Drawing Tickets Available For Supporting Wrestlers

Godfather's and Wayne State College Wrestling are sponsoring a Super Bowl Party for 25 drawing. The winner will receive a $175 value Super Bowl Party for 25 including five one-topping jumbo pizzas, 50 wings and five jumbo cheese sticks. The winner will be called on Thursday evening, Jan. 29. The party will be delivered in Wayne before or at half-time of the game. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 or a free $10 coupon with six tickets for $10. For tickets, please call Coach Greg Vander Weil at 402-375-7283 or send an e-mail to grvande1@wsc.edu.

 

Construction Class Looking For Building Projects

The Spring 2015 introductory construction class (ITE 202) is in need of building projects. In the last three semesters students have built high quality sheds, and this past semester a shed and a deck.

 

Greg Worner, instructor for ITE 202 Construction Systems, is looking for construction projects, such as a shed for the class this spring to work on. Please contact Greg for information, photos and details and examples of completed projects. Please call him at 402-375-7280 or email him at: grworne1@wsc.edu.

 

The Citizen Will Be Presented Feb. 2

The Citizen, considered by some one of the 10 best movies of 2013, will be presented in Connell Hall Room 131 on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The movie is sponsored by the Interfaith Action Group and Multicultural Center. The movie's story is about Ibrahim Jarrah, who leaves the Middle East after he wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. Ibrahim lands in New York City the day before 9/11. The events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi's feature debut is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true citizen.

 

For more information, please call 402-375-7554.

 

Wayne State College Offers 10 Shows

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium will cycle through 10 different shows, including some new shows like Ring World, Rusty Rocket, Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity, and a mystery show. Included in each show will be a tour of the current night sky and a constellation song. Subsequent shows will be on Friday nights and first Sunday afternoons until May 3.

 

Please visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium 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, Planetarium Director, toyoung1@wsc.edu at 402-375-7471.

 

Jan Dinsmore Presents “Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: From the Holocaust to Hope”

Wayne State College faculty member Jan Dinsmore will present “Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: From the Holocaust to Hope” at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 in Gardner Hall on the Wayne State College campus.

 

Dinsmore will recall the details of her trip through these Baltic countries. Her teaching interests include English as a Second Language, English Language Learners, human relations, child and adolescent development, Holocaust studies, World cultures and multicultural education. Her research interests include learning styles, international travel and education, Native American education, Holocaust sites and travel.

 

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402-375-7749.

 

Wayne State College Hosts Festival of Honor Bands

The Wayne State College Department of Music will be hosting a Festival of Honor Bands on Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on the WSC campus.

 

This day-long festival will feature high school musicians from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota who participate in the festival based on audition. Students will rehearse most of the day with one of three clinicians, and perform a concert at 4:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre.

 

Honor Band clinicians include Patricia Sedivy, band director at Cedar Catholic High School; Brad Weber, percussion instructor at WSC; and Dr. David Bohnert, professor of music at WSC.

 

The concert is open to the public, and admission is $5 per person at the door.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. David Bohnert at (402) 375-7363 or e-mail dabohne1@wsc.edu.

 

Suicide Prevention Presentation Hosted For The Public At Wayne State College

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas will present “Up on the High Wire: Promoting Emotional Resiliency,” a suicide prevention presentation on Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Frey Suite on the Wayne State College campus. There is no admission charge. Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, nationally recognized expert in suicide prevention and author of eight books and multiple journal publications, is a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, faculty member and survivor of her brother's suicide. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. For more information, please contact Lin Brummels, MS, LMHP-CPC, Director of Counseling at Wayne State College at 402 375-7321.

 

WSC CAREER FAIR REGISTRATION OPEN

Reminder that registration is now open for the Spring Career Fair taking place on Wednesday, March 25 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions about the registration process, please don't hesitate to call 402-375-7425.

 

"The Respectable Spectacle: Subversion and Salvation in The Birdcage" Presented At Humanities Monthly Presentation

The Department of Language and Literature is proud to announce the initiation of a new monthly faculty colloquium presentation. Each final Wednesday of the month, at 3:30 p.m. in Humanities 319, a department faculty member will present his or her research or scholarship, accompanied by a Q&A session and refreshments.

 

Please join us this month on Wednesday, Jan. 28, when Lori Newcomb, Assistant Professor of English, will present her paper "The Respectable Spectacle: Subversion and Salvation in The Birdcage."

 

Thank you,

 

Please forward any questions to Kelly Weber, available at extension 7409, Humanities 112. We look forward to seeing you.

 

For more information:

 

Suzanne Penn, CEOE
Office Assistant II
School of Arts & Humanities
402-375-7395
supenn1@wsc.edu

 

Wayne State College Hosts Alana Schriver, Refugee Specialist

Alana Schriver, Refugee Specialist at Omaha Public Schools, will serve as leader for a dynamic discussion of Nebraska’s blossoming and diverse refugee communities in Gardner Auditorium at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb 4.

 

The presentation is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the President’s Council for Diversity.

 

Schriver’s hour-long presentation will cover who refugees are and what the resettlement process entails.

 

“We will discuss the four largest refugee populations living in Nebraska and why they are resettled directly or migrate to Nebraska,’’ Schriver said. “We’ll address specific education and psychological issues facing refugees as they adjust to their new lives in America.”

 

Schriver has been working with refugee populations in Nebraska for six years; three years as a resettlement caseworker through Lutheran Family Services and three as the Refugee Specialist for Omaha Public Schools (OPS). Her role is to connect refugee families with necessary social service, lead mental health peer support groups for immigrant and refugee teens, and help (OPS (as well as other Omaha area agencies) provide cultural competent support for refugee families. Prior to that, she worked oversees promoting community health in Central and South American countries. She received her master’s in public health, emphasis in international health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

 

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402-375-7749.

 

Wayne State College To Host Speaker Leah Travnicek

Leah Travnicek will present “Global Citizenship: Experiences from Mozambique” in Gardner Business Building Room 108, Wayne State College at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.

 

Travnicek is a 2007 Columbus High graduate and a WSC graduate with a degree in biology. She joined the Peace Corps in 2011 upon her college graduation to serve as an education volunteer in the Portuguese speaking, East African nation of Mozambique for 27 months. She is employed at Daniels Produce in Monroe as director of human resources.

 

Her presentation covers serving under the Peace Corps organization and experiences living and working in a small Mozambican village.

 

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402-375-7749.

 

Wayne State College Hosts State Science Bowl Competition

Question: From what specific celestial body do meteor showers originate? Answer: Comets. Question: What is the sum of all interior angles, in degrees, in a regular polygon having 100 sides? Answer: 17,640. Question: How many human ova are produced by a full round of meiosis from a single primary oocyte? Answer: One. These are just some of the questions that students may be asked during this year’s Nebraska Science Bowl competitions.

 

Wayne State College (WSC) is helping to sponsor the 20th Annual Nebraska High School Science Bowl on Feb. 7 and the 12th Annual Nebraska Middle School Science Bowl on Feb. 14 at Wayne State College in Wayne. Sixty-eight teams from schools across Nebraska will participate at the events.

 

Each team is made up of four students, one alternate and a teacher serving as a coach. Teams have to be quick and have a vast knowledge of astronomy, biology, computer science, physics, chemistry, math and earth sciences. Teams compete by answering questions in a round-robin and then a double-elimination tournament.

 

Organizations sponsoring the Nebraska Science Bowl events include: Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, Nebraska Department of Education and the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, U.S. Department of Energy, Providence Medical Center in Wayne and Wayne State College.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Young, Planetarium Director, toyoung1@wsc.edu at 402-375-7471.

 

The Department of Language and Literature is proud to announce the initiation of a new monthly faculty colloquium presentation. Each final Wednesday of the month, at 3:30 p.m. in Humanities 319, a department faculty member will present his or her research or scholarship, accompanied by a Q&A session and refreshments.

 

Please join us this month on Wednesday, Jan. 28, when Lori Newcomb, Assistant Professor of English, will present her paper "The Respectable Spectacle: Subversion and Salvation in The Birdcage."

 

Thank you,

 

Please forward any questions to Kelly Weber, available at extension 7409, Humanities 112. We look forward to seeing you.

 

For more information:

 

Suzanne Penn, CEOE
Office Assistant II
School of Arts & Humanities
402-375-7395
supenn1@wsc.edu

 

Deadline Approaches For Youth Philanthropy Contest, Jan. 31, 2015

The Youth Philanthropy Contest is an exciting opportunity for youth and young adults to use their creativity, compassion, and love of their community to make a difference. We want people from Kindergarten through age 25 to ask themselves this question: How can I make a difference in my community?

 

Applicants will submit their best ideas to change the world, right here in their own backyards. Contest winners will receive $1,000 to implement their projects.

 

What do you mean “make a difference?”

We are looking for projects that help our community grow and change for the better and are “philanthropic” in nature. Philanthropy is a big word but it can be easily understood as “giving of your time, talents, and treasure for the benefit of all.” All applications are due on January 31, 2015. ALL parts of your application must be received by the deadline. No late entries will be accepted.

 

Winners will be announced at the Celebrate Giving & Youth Philanthropy Contest Event at the Lifelong Learning Center on Jan. 31, 2015. All applicants are required to attend. All applicants are invited to bring their family, friends, and any group members who are participating in the contest. Food and beverages will be served and everyone will have a chance to look at the displays and listen to a short program. The Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska is an account of the Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. For complete contest guidelines, including information on how to submit your application, view the Youth Philanthropy Contest Complete Guidelines and FAQs at http://philanthropycouncilne.org/nominations/2014-philanthropy-award-winners/

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at youthcontest@philanthropycouncilne.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Anthropology Cancellation:

Reminder: Both sections of the face-to-face sections of SOC 110 Introduction to Anthropology MWF at 9 and 10 a.m. have been canceled due to Dr. Ellis' participation in the study abroad trip to China. One section of SOC 110 will be offered on-line by Instructor Susan Moore. Class number for the online section is 11699.

 

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