Campus @ A Glance - Updated 12.2.13
Dec. 2 - Jazz Band, Ramsey Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2 - Last day for official withdraw from school
Dec. 3 - 9 - Study Week
Dec. 3 - WSC Symphonic Band & Conductors Concert, Ramsey Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 - Show Choir Concert, Ramsey Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 - Plains Writers Series, Humanities Lounge, Fiction Slam at The Max (downtown), 7 p.m.
Dec. 6-7 - Madrigal Dinners, Frey Conference Suite at 7 p.m. (Dec. 7 at noon)
Dec. 8 - President's Holiday Gala - followed by dessert reception, Ramsey Theatre, concert begins at 2 p.m.
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WSC Office of Admissions Report:
Expected Campus Visitors this week: 45
When asked if there was anything else we should know about their Just Juniors visit, a recent campus visitor said, "It made it clear to be one of my top colleges! I loved it!"
Wayne State College To Host Annual President's Holiday Gala Concert
The Wayne State College Black and Gold performing arts series will present the 13th annual President's Holiday Gala Concert on Dec. 8. The free concert will be at 2 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on the Wayne State College campus, and will be followed by a dessert reception hosted by WSC President Curt Frye.
The popular program is designed as a fast-paced concert, highlighting some of the select performing organizations from Wayne State College along with Department of Music faculty, staff, and student soloists. Assembled for audience members of all ages, the concert will include festive and holiday favorites.
For information, please call (402) 375-7359.
Black and Gold Singers To Perform Dec. 4
The Black and Gold Singers, Wayne State's premiere collegiate show choir, will be performing their "Fall Show" on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theater. The large ensemble, the women's and men's groups, and small ensembles and solos will be featured. Songs include: "All For The Best" from the musical "Godspell," "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat" from "Guys and Dolls," and "Time Warp" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." The show is packed full of energy and excitement and will leave the audience on their feet and asking for more!"
The concert is free and open to the public.
Wayne State College To Host Holiday Planetarium Show on Dec. 1
The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College will continue the 2013 holiday show "Season of Light" on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
"Season of Light" traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season. "Season of Light" is visually rich, culturally inclusive, musically satisfying, and soothing as a warm drink on a cold winter's night. The suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for children; all donations are appreciated.
Season of Light shows will continue on Dec. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows will be at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. All shows include the winter constellation song.
Please visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium for a detailed schedule of the holiday shows.
For more information, please contact Please visit www.wsc.edu/planetarium for a detailed schedule of shows, more information about these public shows, and how to book a private group showing. All donations are appreciated. For more information, please call Dr. Todd Young at 402-375-7471.
WSC Plains Writers Series To Involve Arroyo and Sullivan
The Wayne State College Language and Literature Department, the School of Art and Humanities and the WSC Press will host the Plains Writers Series on Thursday, Dec. 5. This Plains Writers Series will highlight two writers, Fred Arroyo and Britt Sullivan. The authors will share selected pieces of their recent works in the second floor lounge in the Humanities Building at Wayne State College at 2 p.m.
The Plains Writers Series is held several times a year in an attempt to bring attention to the prose and poetry of local Great Plains writers through reading and interacting with area audiences.
The Plains Writers Series will highlight two writers, Fred Arroyo and Britt Sullivan.
ARROYO is the author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions (University of Arizona Press, 2012), as well as the novel The Region of Lost Names (University of Arizona Press, 2008). Named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) in 2009 by LatinoStories.com, Fred is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. He has published fiction, poetry, and essays various literary journals and the anthologies The Colors of Nature (Milkweed 2011) and Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing (University of Arizona 2010). He is completing a book of essays. He is also working on a novel set primarily in the Caribbean. Fred lives in Vermillion, S.D., where he teaches fiction and creative nonfiction in the MA/PhD Program in Creative Writing, as well in the undergraduate program, at the University of South Dakota.
SULLIVAN is a Nebraska writer, editor, teacher and former zookeeper. He holds an M.F.A. in writing from the University of Nebraska, an M.Ed. in Education from Creighton University, and a B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Sullivan has published short fiction, graphic novels, and is currently working on an absurdist novel set within the cathouse of a zoo. In addition, he is an editor for EAB publishing and the Midnight Circus quarterly.
For more information, please contact: Chad Christensen, WSC Press, 375-7118 at email@example.com.
Festival of Trees Accepting Donations in the Student Center Atrium through this week.
This is the last week to make your Festival of Trees donation. Please make it count!
Imagine the disappointment of a child this holiday season whose family can't afford gifts to celebrate the season. For the ninth consecutive year, the WSC Festival of Trees seeks to brighten the campus, lift our collective spirits, and collect donations to purchase gifts for children from needy families in Wayne County.
Please stop by the Student Center Atrium and check out this year's crop of brightly decorated trees through Friday, Dec. 6. Place a cash donation into the Festival of Trees collection bucket at the Information Desk. All proceeds will go toward purchasing holiday gifts for underprivileged children in Wayne County.
Co-sponsored by the WSC Student Senate and Pi Gamma Mu. For more details on the Festival of Trees, contact Alyssa Bish (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Randy Bertolas (email@example.com)
Library Remodel - Quotes by Nebraskans contest
As part of our remodeling project our architect has devised a plan to decorate our southeast stairway. The proposal is to paint and etch educational, motivational, or inspirational quotations on stairwell walls and railings in decorative scripts. We desire to utilize quotes by noteworthy Nebraskans to help educate our community about the cultural and intellectual heritage of our state.
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
― Willa Cather
Quotes must meet the following criteria:
1. The author of the quote must have some connection to Nebraska - preferably a resident for at least part of their life.
2. Quotes should be appropriate to the educational mission of our college and inclusive of all people. Quotes that are pejorative or divisive will not be considered.
3. Quotes need to be fairly short - Approximately 25 words or less.
Quotes must be submitted by Wednesday, Jan. 22. They can be submitted at a drop box in the Library, posted to the WSC Library Facebook page, or emailed to Library Committee Chairperson Elise Hepworth at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library Committee will serve as judges for the contest and will select the quotations to be used in the project.
Wayne State College Madrigals To Perform Dec. 6 and 7
Wayne State College Madrigals will perform in the Frey Conference Suite of the Student Center on campus, Dec. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee performance on Dec. 7 at noon.
Sioux City Kingdom of Riverssance performers will attend in full costume on Saturday evening. Audience members are requested to be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. (This year there is no Sunday performance.)
Tickets cost $28 a person. For more information, please call 402-375-7359.
Kathy Mohlfeld Announces TRUST Meetings
TRUST Coalition meetings are set for:
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the following rooms:
Jan. 28 -- Goldenrod
Feb. 25 -- Goldenrod
March 25 -- Goldenrod
April 22 -- Goldenrod
The mission of the Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today (TRUST) Coalition is to provide leadership to fulfill the commitment of WSC to create and sustain a campus and community that promotes responsible decisions and eliminates obstacles to students' academic goals. It is the mission of the TRUST Coalition to reduce problems related to alcohol and drug abuse through leadership and policy development, information dissemination, and program innovation.
The best known program of the TRUST Coalition is the Wildcat Wheels Safe Ride Program. Faculty, staff, community members and students are encouraged to attend.
Kathy Mohlfeld, LMHP, CMSW
Counselor and Academic Advisor
Wayne State College
President's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party to Welcome Everyone, Dec. 9
President Curt and Dianne Frye would like to invite you to the President's Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Frey Conference Suite, Student Center.
Hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact:
Wayne State College
Fall 2013 Honor Colloquiums
All Presentations are open to the public.
Aminata Dumbuya "MULTIPLEX PCR DETECTION OF PATHOGENS IN PROCESSED FOOD"
Instructor: Dr. Douglas Christensen
Presentation: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013; 1:30 p.m.; Carhart Science, Room G05
Kjirsten Gedwillo "PEER REVIEW AND ITS PLACE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASSROOM: HARNESSING STUDENTS' COMMUNICATIVE POWER AND HONING RHETORICAL READING AND WRITING SKILLS"
Instructor: Ms. Lori Newcomb
Presentation: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013; 5:15 p.m.; Humanities Building, Room 319
Jaquelyn Keller "CHORAL PEDAGOGY IN THE SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION CLASSROOM"
Instructor: Dr. Elise Hepworth
Presentation: Monday Dec. 2, 2013; 2:30 p.m.; Peterson Fine Arts, Room 10
Victoria Linnerson "TEXTING THE SELF: EXAMINING TEXTING, SELF-ESTEEM, AND INTROVERSION"
Instructor: Dr. Karen Walker
Presentation: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013; 3:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Kristin Miller "ALL FOR ONE OR ONE FOR ALL: EFFECTIVE GROUP WORK STRATEGIES IN THE EDUCATION SETTING"
Instructor: Dr. Johanna Barnes
Presentation: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 3 p.m.; Brandenburg Education, Room 326
Austin Mohr "U.S. NATIONAL PARKS: A HISTORICAL COMPARISON OF DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION"
Instructor: Dr. Randy Bertolas
Presentation: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013; 4:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Kasey Pestel "YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE IMPLEMENTATION INTO THE ENGLISH-BASED CURRICULUM"
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Alexander
Presentation: Thursday, Dec.5, 2013; 2 p.m.; Humanities Building, Room 319
Kella Rodiek "A JOURNALISM JOURNEY: THE EXPERIENCES AND ADVENTURES OF A MEDIA-MINDED STUDENT"
Instructor: Ms. Maureen Carrigg
Presentation: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, 4 p.m.; Humanities Building, Room 408
Jacob Shonka "THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CAFE STANDARDS IN THE UNITED STATES"
Instructor: Dr. Charles Parker
Presentation: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013; 3 p.m.; Gardner Hall, Room 108
Patricia Thares "URBANIZATION AND DISEASE IN 19TH CENTURY LONDON"
Instructor: Dr. Randy Bertolas
Presentation: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013: 4 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
Danielle Vinson "ANXIETY: THE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES IN THE CLASSROOM"
Instructor: Ms. Joni Irlmeier
Presentation: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 3 p.m.; Brandenburg Education, Room 101
Kelly Weber "THE CAR AND THE BONE: THE INFLUENCE OF BEAT, CONFESSIONAL, AND OTHER POST-MODERN WRITERS ON A YOUNG CONTEMPORARY POET IN A TRANSITORY AMERICAN CONTEXT"
Instructor: Mr. JV Brummels
Presentation: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30 p.m.; Humanities Building, Room 319
Ronald Westlake "HOMES ON THE PRAIRIE: EARLY LOG ARCHITECTURE OF NEBRASKA PRIOR TO STATEHOOD"
Instructor: Dr. Randy Bertolas
Presentation: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 3:30 p.m.; Connell Hall, Room 131
The Student Financial Services office will no longer offer check cashing services for students and employees as a regular course of business per recommendation from the State Auditor's office. Please note that there is an ATM located in the lower level of the Student Center.
Angie S. Fredrickson
Assistant to the VPAF
Student Financial Services
Wayne State College
Phone: (402) 375-7223
Fax: (402) 375-7067
Wheelchairs Needed For Use in Student Center
We are in need of a few wheelchairs for the Student Center. If anyone has one that they no longer need and if they would like to donate or sell it to the student health office in the Student Center.
Regina Korth R.N.
Willy Wednesday Features Willy Wildcat Bobblehead Drawing
The Office of Student Activities will sponsor its next Willy Wednesday event between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium. Willy Wednesdays will be held Dec. 4 and 11.
The event is no cost to participants. One entry per participant.
Willy Wednesday features a Photo Booth, Airbrush Tattoos and Build-a-Sundae. Drawings will be held afterward for 10 Willy Bobbleheads. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
Director of Student Activities
Wayne State College
Everyone Welcome for Hahn Holiday Party Open House
You are cordially invited to the Hahn Holiday Party-Open House
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Hahn Board Room
Food, beverages and tableware are provided
Firewood and Tree Clean-up Service Offered by Wayne State College Industrial Technology Education Majors
Industrial technology education majors are offering services for tree clean-up or accepting donations through a firewood sale, please contact Greg VanderWeil at email@example.com or 402-375-7283 or WSC student volunteer Jamie Policky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-419-4671.
Multicultural Center Events:
Support Staff Dues Request
Please remember to pay $2 to Cynthia Schmitz for support staff dues. Thank you
Professional Staff Dues Request
Professional Staff Contributions of $3 can be sent to Shane Drahota. Thank you
NEEDED NOW: SPRING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR WSC CONSTRUCTION CLASSES
If you have a home or building addition, a large deck replacement, or major remodel under consideration for the near future, please consider contacting us to see if students in the Construction Management program might build this for you next spring. Your cost is only materials plus a 20% donation for the work done by the managers and their crews. These donations go for repair and replacement of tools as well as transportation costs for students to field trips and job sites. The next 8 owners will most likely have their projects scheduled, estimated, and completed during the spring semester. Others who wish to be put on the waiting list may do so and will have their project considered if others ahead of them drop out of consideration or if additional projects will prove beneficial for the students' learning experience.
If you are interested in having students complete a substantial project for you next spring, please contact Dr. Miller via email at email@example.com NOW as the students will begin the planning/estimation process this semester.
If you have questions you may contact him via email or by phone at 402-375-7512.
FACULTY: Early contact with students who are missing classes or receiving low grades may defuse their downward slide. Let the Holland Academic Success Center make contact with your students at risk and provide them with academic coaching to redirect them toward a successful college path. EARLY ALERT referrals can be made by phone (375-7496), email to Nancy Travnicek (firstname.lastname@example.org), Interim Director of the Holland Academic Success Center, or by completing the early alert form on the G Drive under "miscellaneous forms and documents." Please include the course, student's name and ID # and reason for referral. We will do our best to make a change in that student.
NATS Information on John Dunning Updates, Requests:
Please remember: Most NATS requests are categorized and handled through one of following two actions: request type 1 - problems with existing classroom and office technology - continue reporting through the Trouble Ticket system - IF these support requests are critical, first submit a trouble ticket then follow that with a call to the help desk, request type 2 purchasing of new equipment and requests for new technology services - in the interim please send an email (Nick Muir).
During this time of John Dunning's absence there should be little impact to request type 1 (providing support for technology currently in use on campus). However, there is a third request that needs to be considered and it is currently taking priority over request type 2 (purchasing and implementing new tech services). Request type 3 is anything that is mission critical to your department that John had his hands in. If there is anything mission critical that you think we are overlooking or might not know about please inform Nick Muir.
Updates on John's status are available through:
A Caring Bridge website has been set up for John Dunning so family members can provide updates on John's healing, and friends can leave notes of encouragement and find out what John and his family might need during his long recovery process. You can access the site at www.caringbridge.org/visit/johndunning
The International Club typically buys a country sash for its members to wear at graduation. If there are any students who have studied abroad and would like to purchase a country sash commemorating their experience, we are taking orders. A sash is $30, and we would need to know by Nov. 14 to place the order.
If interested in ordering a sash, contact Ron Vick at 375-7321 or email@example.com with the country and contact information.
Counseling Center Offers Workshops - Note Changes in Schedule
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 Problems (ICD 10).
The workshops are offered at 3 p.m. in the Counseling Center.
Jan. 23, 2014: Advocacy: Best practices with the college student population
Feb. 20, 2014: DSM 5 Series: Personality Disorders
March 20, 2014: Ethics I: Review of Basic Ethics
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. The workshops will be held on the dates noted above and will be advertised locally. Other WSC staff/faculty can attend free of charge. Non-WSC participants will be charged $10.00 per CEU. All interested in attending must register in the WSC Counseling Center two days prior to the workshop.
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
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