Campus @ A Glance - Updated 4.16.14
April 18 - Planetarium Shows Continue at Fred G. Dale Planetarium at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Softball vs Concordia-St. Paul (DH), Wayne, Neb. 12 p.m.
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WSC Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
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WSC Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion Ensembles
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WSC Office of Admissions Report
Expected Campus Visitors this week: 23 + Tekamah-Herman Group (41 students)
Last Fridays @ WSC (April 18) expected attendance: 33
When asked about positive comments heard regarding their 8th grade visit to campus, a counselor said, " College is actually "doable." College is worth going to for our future. There are scholarships to help pay for college. Planetariums aren't boring!"
Please save the date for our New Student Registration programs: May 19-23, June 2-6, July 9-11
The Office of Admissions is looking for new Navigator program members for the 14-15 school year. The Navigators (campus tour guides) are the official student representatives of WSC, sharing WSC and it's story to prospective students, families, teachers, counselors, and the larger community. If you know someone who'd make a great Navigator, please recommend them to apply by visiting: www.wsc.edu/navigatorapp. Applications are due to Admissions by April 18. With questions, please contact Amy Gade, Coordinator of Admissions Services at 402.375.7028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meena Dalal To Share Thailand Experience
Wayne State College Professor Meenaski Dalal will share her experiences based on her recent travel to Thailand during a public presentation titled "In Search of Siam'' in Gardner Hall Room 108, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 16. Traditional Thailand food samples will be offered. There is no admission charge.
For more information, please contact Leah Keino at the Wayne State College Multicultural Center at: http://www.wsc.edu/multicultural_center/calendar/ or Dr. Meenaski Dalal, Professor, Office: Gardner Hall 206C, Phone: 402-375-7509 or E-mail: email@example.com.
WAYNE STATE SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM ON APRIL 22
The Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be presenting an eclectic concert of band music on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theater.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Josh Calkin, will open the program with works by classic composers such as Holsinger, Grundman and Sousa.
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Bohnert, will present the second part of the program with works by Offenbach, Ticheli, Shapiro, Yagisawa and Goldman.
The event is sure to be an entertaining night of quality band literature. The concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact: David Bohnert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Calkin at email@example.com.
IDEA Tuesdays To Include Karen Granberg, Lisa Nelson and Peter Mutayoba as Speakers
Karen Granberg, Lisa Nelson and Peter Mutayoba will be featured as speakers for IDEA Tuesdays in Gardner Auditorium on April 15 at 6 p.m. For more information please contact: Peter Mutayoba at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne State College Faculty Participate in Norfolk Arts Center Exhibit
Wayne State College faculty will participate in the Norfolk Arts Center exhibit. Two shows will be featured from April 3 to May 3. The Wayne State College faculty show includes work from five faculty members in the gallery and three adjunct faculty members in the atrium.
In a portion of the gallery, Wayne State College faculty Marlene Mueller, Steve Elliott, Dr. Pearl Hansen, Joshua Piersanti and Wayne Anderson have diverse work on display.
Along with the show in the gallery, work by Wayne State College adjunct faculty Leroy von Glan, Tom Dahlseid and Chris Holton are featured in the Norfolk Arts Center atrium.
The 7th annual juried exhibition features 20 area artists in a portion of the gallery. This exhibit highlights photography, oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures and others. Arts and Humanities Interim Dean at Wayne State College Steve Elliott serves as juror. His large-scale sculptures and mixed media works have been included in more than 60 exhibitions and collaborations in 23 states nationwide.
Elliott was born in Quantico, Va. After serving a four-year active duty tour in the Marine Corps and extensive travel experiences overseas, he received his B.F.A. from the University of Kansas and his M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. His large-scale sculptures and mixed-media works have been included in more than 60 exhibitions and collaborations in 23 states nationwide, including the ARC Gallery in Chicago, Ill. and 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recent international exhibits include the Manoa Art Gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii and a collaboration with the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland. (www.elliotsculpture.com)
The Norfolk Arts Center is located at 305 N. 5th St. Norfolk, Neb. 68701. Please contact the gallery by phone at: 402-371-7199 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Education: Right or Privilege? is the theme of this semester's Campus and Community Conversation. You are invited to attend the event from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 22 in the Niobrara Room of the Student Center on the Wayne State College campus. These conversations are designed to bring the Wayne State College campus and Wayne area community members together to share thoughts and ideas about what makes a vibrant community. Free parking will be available in the Gardner Hall Parking Lot, 1118 Walnut Street. Refreshments will be served.
Senior Economics Major Dan Janke and Sophomore Education Major Blake Hughes are the planners for this CCSC event. They, along with a committee of individuals from the campus and the community, have developed the questions to be discussed around the theme for the evening. As is the custom, conversations will take place at round tables of 6-8 people. Janke and Hughes will serve as moderators for the event. Guests will be welcomed by WSC President Curt Frye and Mayor Ken Chamberlain. The event is hosted by the WSC Service Learning Office under the direction of Lisa Nelson. For more information call Karen Granberg at 402-375-7321.
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Wayne State College To Host Writers Workshop on April 23
Wayne State College will host a writers workshop on campus at Gardner Auditorium on April 23.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature five accomplished writers who will discuss the process of writing, each for a different genre including fiction, poetry, children’s books, contemporary non-fiction and history.
- 9 a.m. - Pamela Everett, assistant professor of criminal justice at Wayne State College. Everett has published extensively as a freelance writer and contributes columns on a regular basis to the Omaha World-Herald.
- 10:30 a.m. - Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet for the term 2013-2018. Her newest book, Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet (with Linda M. Hasselstrom), won a 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was finalist for the 2012 Willa Literary Award and the 2012 High Plains Book Award. She has five previous poetry books, including Potato Soup, a 2004 Nebraska Book Award winner.
- 1 p.m. - Jonis Agee was born in Omaha and grew up in Nebraska and Missouri, places where many of her stories and novels are set. She was educated at University of Iowa (BA) and State University of New York at Binghamton (MA, PhD). She is Adele Hall Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches creative writing and 20th century fiction. She is the author of 12 books including five novels.
- 2:30 p.m. - Julia Cook owns a masters degree in elementary school counseling from Wayne State College and is an award-winning author of children’s books and a nationally recognized parenting expert. She has written 57 children’s books with more than a million books in print. She has also published extensively in national magazines and has delivered hundreds of programs in schools across the country.
- 7 p.m. - Alan Taylor is a professor of history at the University of California at Davis. He will assume the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia in August. He has written seven books and won numerous prizes. He won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize and the Albert J. Beveridge Award for William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic (1995).
Writer biographies can be found at: www.wsc.edu/writersworkshop.
For more information, please contact Dr. Tammy Evetovich, Interim Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, at 402-375-7030.
People 55 or Older Wanted For Research Project
I am looking for people age 55 or older who DO NOT exercise to be a part of my research project for my graduate work. Takes about a half hour to complete the forms and do a simple balance test. Those interested can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 412-1647.
Multicultural Center Events:
Support Staff Senate Accepting Nominations
Here's your chance to recognize a support staff member who has gone the extra mile! Nominate them for the WSC Support Staff Recognition Award!
In order to be considered, the support staff member must meet the following criteria:
1) Minimum of two years of employment at WSC by the nomination deadline
2) Makes contributions to WSC above and beyond normal job requirements
3) Demonstrates positive attitude
4) Works well with others
5) Supports mission and vision of WSC
Nomination form is attached. Deadline for applications is May 2.
WSC Support Staff Senate
Bosses Luncheon Approaches
Since 1980, WEOPA (Wayne Educational Office Professionals Association) has organized and hosted an annual Bosses Luncheon. It is an opportunity to recognize and thank our bosses (immediate supervisors, directors, department chairs, or deans) for their support, by "taking them out" for a special lunch.
This year's event will be held on Thursday, April 24 in the Frye Conference Suite, so mark your calendars now! Our theme is "Spring Swing" and a wonderful lunch with musical entertainment has been planned for the enjoyment of all.
Attached you will find two documents. The "poster" document is your invitation and includes all of the event details. Please print and keep this for yourself. The "bosses invite" document is the sheet you will print, fold and present to your boss as their invitation.
We've tried to include all staff personnel in this e-mail but as there is always someone coming, going, or moving to a new position, a name may have been missed so please share this information.
Feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions you may have. My contact information is at the bottom of this message.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the luncheon!
For more information:
Suzanne Penn, CEOE
Office Assistant II
School of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Robert Sweetland To Retire
Retirement Celebration in honor of Dr. Robert Sweetland will be hosted in the faculty lounge of Brandenburg Education Building on April 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Cake and drinks will be served.
DR. ELISE HEPWORTH’S STUDIO TO PERFORM ON APRIL 14
The Elise Hepworth Studio will perform at the Wayne State College Ley Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on April 14.
Hepworth’s vocal students will present an evening of German Lieder. Composers featured include Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Wolf and Mahler.
An awards ceremony for outstanding musicians in Hepworth’s 2014 studio class will follow the recital.
Admission is free, and the recital is open to the public.
For more information, please contact Dr. Hepworth by e-mail at email@example.com.
WSC Bike Club Sponsoring "The Wild Ride'' on April 26
The Bike Club is sponsoring a family-oriented event called "The Wild Ride'' from 9 to noon on April 26. There is no admission charge and the event will include registration, a bike ride and picnic. The Wild Ride will be open to students, families, all ages. It is a scavenger hunt around campus, with the finish like the "Color Run." The first 50 riders will get t-shirts. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free lunch. A number of activities will be happening at Wayne State College on April 26 including a Spring Football game, baseball, soccer and a UNL-Creighton women's volleyball exhibition. Please check wsc.edu for information. The Bike Club is also planning a DIY Bike maintenance workshop at Miss Molly's Coffee Shop in downtown Wayne during the week of April 7. More information will be released soon on the workshop or for details please call Dr. Barbara Engebretsen of Wayne State College at 402-375-7044.
What: Bike Fix It Workshop
When: Thursday April 10 from 5-8 pm
Where: Miss Molly's - 203 Main St. Wayne, NE
Who: anyone who wants to learn how to fix a bike. You may bring bikes!
ALL AGES EVENT
WSC Service Learning
Available – Cleveland Bikes in Norfolk
“THE WILD RIDE”
“FIX IT” WORKSHOP
5pm – 8pm
203 Main Street, Wayne, NE
FREE! Join us for a basic clinic that will show you how to get your bike rolling again and keep it in action. Demos and “how to” on fixing tires, brakes, chain and etc. Tools will be provided. Miss Molly’s snacks included!
April 26TH 9:30AM
• Inspired by the “Color Run” a Scavenger / Color Ride
• T-shirts for first 50 riders!
• Post Ride Picnic for everyone!
For more information contact:
FREE - Snacks provided
What: The Wild Ride
When: Saturday April 26, 9-12:30
Where: WSC Gardner Hall Parking Lot
Who: All ages! Families and Friends
• To encourage people to ride their bikes.
• A Scavenger Hunt around WSC campus will have an optional “Color Ride” finish inspired by the “Color Run”
• Picnic for all riders and FREE T-shirts to first 50 riders.
• Scooters, skaters and walkers welcome. Limited free bike rentals available.
Sponsored by: Students of PED 310, WSC Service-Learning, Rural Futures Health Initiative, Providence Physical Therapy, Miss Molly’s, Community Activity Center and Cleveland Bikes in Norfolk, Pac N Save, Wayne Off Campus Bookstore, Complete Nutrition.
Registration in Gardener Hall parking lot @ 9
Ride starts at 10
Picnic from 11-12:30 in the Willow Bowl
FREE - picnic after the ride, FREE T-shirts to first 50 riders
For more information contact: Barbara Engebretsen, firstname.lastname@example.org or
WSC to Host the Nebraska Science Festival on April 25, 26, and 27
The Planetarium will host these shows during the Festival:
Friday, April 25
6:30 p.m.: Tales of the Mayan Skies: This show tells the story of how the ancient Maya interwove astronomy and culture to create a stable society that spanned 2,000 years, from 500 BCE to 1500 CE. Set primarily at Chichén Itzá, one of the last great city states of the Maya classic/post classic period, learn how the Maya became renowned for the alignment of its temples to the Sun and Venus, and for the glyphs representing deities associated with the Sun and Venus. (target audience age 6 years - adult)
7:30 p.m.: Space Opera: A virtual space journey that begins with the discovery of an alien spaceship beneath the Earth. This spaceship then takes off from the Earth and visits the entire solar system and beyond as the spaceship narrates the journey and provides information for each galactic stop. Space Opera is an artistic, philosophic, musical, scientific and cinematic experience all at the same time -- indeed a unique and wonderful experience.
Saturday, April 26
6:30 p.m.: Kaluoka'hina - The Enchanted Reef: a kids cartoon about the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty trying to restore the magic of Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells them to touch the moon - but how is a fish supposed to touch the moon?
7:30 p.m.: Back to the Moon for Good: Narrated by Tim Allen, this show is about how Google is sponsoring a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings, and how the competition will usher in a new era of lunar exploration.
Sunday, April 27
1:30 p.m.: The Lincoln Almanac Trial: This show details how Abraham Lincoln's most famous and controversial case as a trial lawyer was based upon the position of the Moon in the night sky and an almanac that Lincoln produced for the trial. Was Lincoln's almanac factual, or was honest Abe not so honest and fabricated his almanac? We will lay this question to rest, and along the way learn all kinds of great information about the Moon and its orbital charcteristics. (target audience age 10 years - adult)
2:30 p.m.: The Boy Scout Astronomy Badge - This comprehensive show covers a significant portion of the requirements for the Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge, including: light pollution, why the sky moves as it does, why Polaris doesn’t move, constellations, the Moon and phases, how to find the ecliptic and planets, and describing the Milky Way and our place within it and its place within the universe. This show is approximately 75-minutes in length.
The Planetarium is located in the basement of the Carhart Science Building. Please enter through the southwest doors.
Two New Planetarium Shows Continue at Wayne State College
Two new shows begin at the Fred G. Dale Planetarium at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The first show at 6:30 p.m. will be "Kaluoka'hina - The Enchanted Reef," a kids cartoon about the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty trying to restore the magic of Kaluoka'hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells them to touch the moon - but how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? Other shows will continue on April 11, 18, May 2 and 9. Sunday shows at 1:30 p.m. on April 6 and May 4.
The second show at 7:30 p.m. will be "Back to the Moon for Good." Narrated by Tim Allen, this show is about how Google is sponsoring a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings, and how the competition will usher in a new era of lunar exploration. Shows will continue on April 11, 18, May 2 and 9. Sunday show at 1:30 p.m. on April 20.
Also included in each show will be a tour of the current night sky and our spring constellation song.
Subsequent shows will be on certain Friday nights and Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Please visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium for a detailed 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.
For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Young at 375-7471.
Nebraska and Creighton Volleyball Teams To Exhibit For "Rumble in Rice''
The Nebraska and Creighton volleyball teams will face off on Saturday, April 26 in the 'Rumble in Rice' hosted by the Wayne State College volleyball team. The match will begin at 2 p.m. at Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College. Tickets for the event are $15 each with all seats reserved and can be purchased at the WSC volleyball office or going online at www.wscvolleyballcamps.com. Fifty percent of all proceeds from the event will go to the re-construction of the Wayne Summer Sports Complex that was destroyed by the Oct. 4 tornado that hit the Wayne area.
For further information on the event, contact the Wayne State College volleyball office at 375-7303.
Mindfulness Practice will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m in the Rec Center, Room 203 Students/staff are welcome to attend.
Info at: http://www.wsc.edu/counseling_center/personal_counseling/flyers/Mindfulness_Brochure_Spring_2014.pd___
Support the Troops support staff drive...please help support those who protect our security and freedom every day...items needed: beef jerky/slim jims, poptarts, dried fruit, corn nuts, granola bars, cracker jacks, chewing gum, pringles, popcorn, wrapped hard candy, tootsie roll pops, sunflower seeds, batteries AA or AAA, twizzlers, peanuts, mixed nuts, crackers, dry gator aid, kool aid packets, handi wipes, nonperishable items, feminine hygiene products, cookies packaged only, assorted greeting/holiday cards in boxes, cash for shipping
Please drop items off at the main offices of Brandenburg Education, Connell Hall, Mail Room, Career Services and the library, April 14 - May 9
Kathy Mohlfeld Announces TRUST Meetings
TRUST Coalition meeting set for April 22 -- Goldenrod Room
The Counseling Center will offer workshops on the following topics during the 2013-14 academic year. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition (DSM5) became available in the summer of 2013. Several workshops in the coming year will focus on how to use the new coding in comparison to international standards in the International Statistical Classifications of Diseases and Related Health ProblemsICDCD 10).
The workshops are offered at 3 p.m. in the Counseling Center.
April 17, 2014: Ethics II: Records and Technology
May 1, 2014: Mental Health Professionals Codes of Conduct related to Opt Out legislation.
The workshops are one hour in length for one CEU credit. Credit is provided by Prairie Psychological Practice. 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.
Director of Counseling