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Campus @ A Glance - Updated 3.17.15


March 17 - Cat Club Luncheon at The Max Bar and Grill, Wayne, noon


March 17 - Cupcakes sold see below...Math Club


March 18 - Citation workshop, Bluestem Room in the Student Center at 7 p.m.


March 19 - Low grades due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 19 and the grades will be mailed to the students on Monday, March 23. The last day to withdraw from a class remains as Wednesday, April 1.


March 20 - Spring Assessment Retreat: No classes after noon


March 21 - Just Juniors


March 21 - Adam Webb tenor performance in Ley Theatre at 3 p.m.


March 21 and 22 - Baseball vs. Minot State at noon and 2 p.m.


March 22 - International Dinner, Frey Conference Suite, Student Center, 6 to 9 p.m.

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WSC Office of Admissions Report

Expected Campus Visitors this week: 20 + Honors Day event (50 students) + Wisner-Pilger Group (40 students)

Next Fridays at WSC (March 27) expected attendance: 17

Just Juniors (March 21) expected attendance: 120


When asked if there is anything else we should know about their Wildcat Experience, a recent visitor said, "I really liked the visit and seeing how the college is constantly growing and expanding."


Wayne State To Host Just Juniors Day

High school juniors and families are invited to attend "Just Juniors" Day on Saturday March 21 at Wayne State College from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


"This is the perfect opportunity to get your college search started and what better campus to start that search than at Wayne State College" said Kevin Halle, Director of Admissions.


The program includes the opportunity to visit with faculty from every academic area; lunch; tour one of Nebraska’s most attractive college campuses and more.


The day begins with check-in at the student center at 8:30 a.m., and will conclude in early afternoon.


To make your reservation call the admissions office at 866-972-2287, or 402-375-7234 or online at


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

For High School Seniors there is still time to attend "Fridays @ WSC," a special visitation program for high school seniors. Dates remaining are March 27 and April 17. It's an opportunity to connect with current students, learn about life at Wayne State and visit academic areas of their choice, tour campus and enjoy a free lunch. Register for "Fridays @ WSC" at or contact the admissions office at 402-375-7234 or e-mail: for more information.


Pi Day Cupcakes will be sold all day while supplies last on Tuesday, March 17 (Pi Day +3)

Math Club members will be bringing cupcakes around to the campus buildings and the upper cafeteria, or stop by Carhart 107C or B.


$1.50 per cupcake.


We are accepting pre-orders. Please contact Dr. Jenny Langdon to pre-order: or phone 7402.

Pre-order a dozen for $15.


To see what the cupcakes look like, please see the flyer at this location:

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Wayne State College Service-Learning Program Reaches Ethiopia and Nepal

Wayne State College Drs. Barbara Engebretsen and Leah Keino will discuss an exploration of opportunities to develop a mutually beneficial service-learning program in a developing country in Gardner Auditorium on March 25 at 3:30 p.m. The presentation is sponsored by the WSC President’s Office, Academic Affairs, WSC Foundation, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Health, Human Performance and Sport.The trip was an exploration of opportunities to develop a mutually beneficial service-learning program in a developing country. Potential sites were identified at the source of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia and the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. The presentation will discuss service and learning opportunities in each country.


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


Ike's Lake To Host Wayne State College Star Party

Join the fun and learn about astronomy at a Wayne State College Star Party! On Wed., March 25th, the WSC Star Party begins at 5:30 pm at Ike's Lake just north of Wayne (take Hwy 15 north, turn left on 860th Rd, turn right on 574th Ave, and in 0.3 miles turn right into Ike's Lake - look for the white fish!). This star party is a service-learning project for the Honors Astronomy class. The early evening will include kinesthetic astronomy, a solar system walk, and a viewing of "Cosmic Voyage;" and when the Sun goes down, the telescopes come out! In the sky will be Venus, Mars, Jupiter, a crescent moon, the Andromeda galaxy, the Hercules cluster, the Dumbbell nebula, and we'll even show you were the center of the galaxy is located! Tours of the constellations will also be given. Anyone with a telescope or binoculars are encouraged to bring them. Other suggested items to bring: coats, blankets, and outdoor chairs. Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. In case of inclement weather, the party will be rescheduled for April 22 at Ike's Lake.


More information can be found at www.wsc.ed/planetarium, and any questions and/or comments should be directed to Dr. Todd Young (375-7471;


Wayne State College Presents Dr. Matthew Driscoll on Trombone

The Wayne State College Department of Music will present guest artist Dr. Matthew Driscoll, trombone, in concert on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre. Driscoll will be accompanied by Abbie Brewer on piano.


The concert will feature works by John Griffin, Crystal Yung-Otterstrom, Steve Roens, Nathaniel Eschler and Norman Bolter. Four of the featured pieces were written specifically for Driscoll and were world premieres performed this February in Salt Lake City.


Driscoll completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in trombone performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa. He is the adjunct, low brass professor at Central College in Pella, Iowa, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and the elementary band director for Bennett Elementary School.


Driscoll maintains a private studio with brass players ranging from beginning to advanced. He performs in various ensembles, including the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, Cedar Rapids Municipal Band and the BTA-Brass Transit Authority. He is a substitute musician with the Des Moines Symphony, Peoria Symphony and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. He has also performed with the Cedar Rapids, Quad City, Ottumwa and Gasdsen Symphony Orchestra (AL).


Before moving to Iowa, Driscoll taught for two years in Tennessee at the Warren County School district. His research interests include the New Orleans Brass Band tradition and how popular music has influenced bands.


The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow after the performance.


For more information, please contact WSC Instructor of Low Brass Dr. Joshua Calkin at (402) 375-7599 or e-mail


Professional Staff Senate Seeks Nominations

The Professional Staff Senate is seeking nominations from staff, faculty, and students for its Professional Staff Recognition Award for 2014-15. Nominations may be submitted online or sent to me at the Holland Academic Success Center, Student Center 12, and are due by Wednesday, April 1. The award will be presented at the Professional Staff recognition gathering.


Award eligibility information may be found a the Professional Staff Senate webpage: here (We are in the process of adjusting our process, so the dates posted are incorrect.) The nomination form is available here


I hope you will take this opportunity to recognize the contributions of the professional staff members on our campus. Please contact me if you have questions about who is eligible for the award, or anything else related to the award.


Thank you,


Mary Carstens
Learning Skills Specialist


Support Staff Recognition Award Nominations Sought

Eligibility: to be considered for the recognition award, a 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


It is the nominator’s responsibility to complete the nomination form, provide one letter of support, and obtain five signatures from appropriate sources (peers, supervisor(s), faculty, students, or community members).


The Support Staff Senate will make an effort to support a diverse group of candidates and avoid duplication of awards from year to year. Candidates may be nominated any number of times, but once awarded, become ineligible to receive the award again for a minimum of three years. Nominations are due May 1, 2015.




Brook Jech

Support Staff Senate Chair


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Schmidt Show Continues Through March 26

The Wayne State College Department of Art and Design will present the Teresa T. Schmidt, Drawing/Painting: The Line Defines Exhibition at the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery through March 26


Schmidt teaches printmaking and drawing at Kansas State University in Manhattan. She has also taught in Washington State, Arbroath, Scotland and Norwich, England as well as guest lectured in numerous states. Schmidt received her bachelors and masters degrees from Central Washington University in drawing and printmaking and her MFA from Washington State University.


Her work is in numerous collections, including the Marianne Beach Art Museum in Manhattan; the Norwich School of Art and Design in England; the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri; Doane College in Crete, Neb., and other universities and museums across the country.


To learn more about the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery and upcoming exhibits, visit here or contact the Department of Art and Design at (402) 375-7359.


Join Kelly Weber For Citation Workshop

The Holland Academic Success Center invites you to join Kelly Weber for an M.L.A. citation workshop:


MLA Citation: Citing Fearlessly!

Wednesday, March 18 @ 7 p.m.

Bluestem Room in the Student Center


For more information stop by the Writing Help Desk in the Library or the Holland Center, Room 012 in the Student Center.


Wayne State College To Host Wellness Fair

The Wayne State College Service Learning and the SHAPE Club are presenting a Wellness Fair for the public on April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The PED 310 Professional Leadership and Development class, partnering with Service Learning and WSC SHAPE Club, will be hosting the 2015 Wellness Fair.


This year's theme is "Live well. Eat well. Be well." The focus of the fair is the various dimensions of wellness that we all encounter every day.


Anyone interested in setting up a booth for the fair, or for more information, please contact Paul McCawley of Wayne State College at (402)-375-7110 or e-mail


Wayne State College 1970s Show Planned

The Paw group is planning a history day event for March 30 at 3:30 p.m. The location is TBA. The public is welcome to participate. Individuals will gather to hear stories about the 1970s at Wayne State College to celebrate history day. The group plans an activity each semester.


For more information, please contact Michael Reed at at 402-981-6319.


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 the Planetarium site 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, at 402-375-7471.


Wayne State College Presents Dr. Adam Webb, Tenor, in Concert

The Wayne State College Music Department will present Dr. Adam Webb, tenor, in a recital on Saturday, March 21 in Ley Theatre at 3 p.m. Webb is a professor of voice at WSC.


Webb’s operatic roles include Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Gastone in La Traviata, Elder Gleaton in Susannah and tenor in the world premiere of Robert Moran’s Bats in the Belfry.


Webb holds a bachelor’s of music degree from Morningside College, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa. He currently teaches voice, voice classes, and directs the Black and Gold Show Choir at WSC.


During his recital, Webb will perform masterworks by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Hubert Parry, Benjamin Britten and Tom Cipullo.


The concert is free and open to the public (no ticket required), and a reception will follow the performance.


For more information, please contact Dr. Adam Webb at (402) 375-7406 or e-mail


Wayne State College Announces Ron Holt Civic Engagement Award

Wayne State College seeks nominations by March 17, 2015 for the Ron Holt Civic Engagement Award in honor of Dr. Ronald Holt, a 1989 Wayne State College Alumnus. The Award will recognize a 2015 WSC senior with a $500 award upon graduation.


Dr. Holt is planning an award ceremony for May 8 in the Frye Conference Suite of the Student Center where the winner and alternates will be announced and recognized.


Nominated seniors should have served as exemplary role models and contributed to the service ethos of the college campus and community at large during their college career. Selected students must have participated in at least one service‐learning academic or co‐curricular project/event while at WSC and have maintained good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher while in college.


Please send the nomination form and letter of support to by March 17, 2015.


Throughout his educational and professional career, Holt has exhibited outstanding accomplishments as a strong advocate and champion of civic engagement and community service.


Dr. Holt is an attending psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in South San Francisco, Calif. His community service began at WSC 14 years ago when he began returning to campus each homecoming week as a volunteer to educate students on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and civil rights.


Each of us has unique knowledge, skills, and abilities that can be used to help others, Holt said. We each have the ability to make a difference in our own special way.
Holt has received several awards for his community service across the country. He has been awarded the Colleges 2004 Alumni Service Award and the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.


In addition to his valued work as a trustee of the Wayne State Foundation, Holt has created numerous endowed and annual scholarships at Wayne State College. He began his first annual scholarship in 1989 while a WSC senior.


For more information on nominating a WSC senior for the Ron Holt Award please visit the WSC web page for the nomination form and instructions on writing a letter of support for the student: View here
or contact Lisa Nelson, Wayne State College Service-Learning Coordinator, at or by telephone at 402-375-7182.


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.


Staff Activities and Movies Scheduled for This Week

All staff are allowed to attend the SAB movies that are shown here on campus. You can bring your family (if appropriate) as well, if you desire. All movies are free! Here are movies at 7 and 9 p.m. in Ramsey through the end of


Tuesday, March 17 -Into the Woods in Ley Theater


Tuesday, March 24 -Unbroken in Ramsey Theater


Tuesday, March 31 -Blackhat in Ramsey Theater


Thanks to everyone who has supported year #7 of WSC Wildcat Wrestling, we finished 7th. in the Nation at our NCWA Collegiate Duals and are ranked #8 in the nation with several guys positioned to become All Americans. It has taken a lot of campus, community and family support to rebuild a wrestling team to this caliber and it takes some outstanding young men, who love the great sport of wrestling, to bring this recognition to Wayne State College.


For more information, please contact Greg Vander Weil at 402-375-7283.


Wayne State College To Host 2015 International Dinner and Entertainment Night

Wayne State College will host the 2015 International Dinner and Entertainment Night, Frey Conference Suite, Student Center on March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.


The public is welcome to learn about different cultures during the 2015 International Dinner. The event is hosted by the members of the International and other Clubs, faculty, and the Multicultural Center. This is a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy diversity through food, international dances, songs, and other entertainment while learning more about the culture and traditions of other countries.


Foods from several different countries will be highlighted during the evening meal. The atmosphere is family-friendly and gives everyone a chance to meet some of the international students attending Wayne State College. Countries represented by International Club Members include: Brazil, Canada, India, Kenya, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Tanzania, United States and Vietnam.


Tickets are available for $10 by contacting any International Club Member or through Ron Vick in the Counseling Center, Room 103 in the Student Center at 402-375-7321 or by email at


Wayne State College To Perform Bat Boy, March 27-31

Wayne State College will perform Bat Bay: The Musical,a comedy with some adult subject matter.


Performance dates and times are as follows:

Friday, March 27 - 7 p.m.- Black Box Theatre


Saturday, March 28- 7 p.m. - Black Box Theatre


Sunday, March 29 - 2 p.m. - Black Box Theatre


Monday, March 30 - 7 p.m. - Black Box Theatre


Tuesday, March 31 - 7 p.m.- Black Box Theatre


Reservations are required for all performances and can be made by phoning 402-369-6870 after March 11. Admission: $5 regardless of age - WSC students, staff and faculty are admitted free.


The Weekly World News 1992 story about Bat Boy, a half-boy, half-bat found living in a cave inspired writers Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming to write a stage adaptation. They were joined by American composer /lyricist Laurence O'Keefe and their first production premiered on Halloween 1997. The Weekly World News was a largely fictional news tabloid published in the United States from 1979 to 2007, renowned for its outlandish cover stories often based on supernatural or paranormal themes and an approach to news that verged on the satirical.


Later productions have introduced significant changes to the script and score. The musical differs in a few of its plot details from the Weekly World News portrayal of Bat Boy. The musical Bat Boy learns to speak from his adoptive family, yearns for acceptance and tries to join society, faces hatred and violence from a town that fears him and jealousy from his foster father.


The book deals with serious themes such as hypocrisy, acceptance, forgiveness, racism, revenge and scapegoating, but often punctures the most serious moments with slapstick, surreallism, camp-horror and irony.


The music covers many styles, from rock to rap to horror-movie film score and opera.


Bat Boy: The Musical won awards for best Off-Broadway musical including the Lucille Lortel Award, two Richard Rodgers Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Outer Critics Circle Award in 2001. Regional productions of Bat Boy have been nominated for and won awards including the 2003 Elliot Norton Award of Boston, Mass. and the 1998 Ovation Awards of Los Angeles.


For more information, please contact Dr. Gwen Jensen at 402-375-7422.


Wayne Public Library Expand Your Horizon Program Will Offer Emergency Preparedness in March

Rita McLean, Adult Services Librarian at Wayne Public Library is organizing the Spring Expand Your Horizon Series at Wayne Public Library, March 10, 17 and 24. Sessions will be in the senior center at the Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The library has been working with Nic Kemnitz, Wayne County Emergency Manager. "Who Does What'' will be the focus of the March 10 session. Kemnitz, Wayne police and fire leaders, Wayne city officials and individuals from Providence Medical Center will discuss how first responders take action and manage a disaster area. The second session will be March 17 with Sam Vacha, Disaster Specialist from the Red Cross and representatives from the Nebraska Public Health Department, Salvation Army and Wayne Ministerial Association will focus on the recovery mission after an emergency situation hits an area. The third program on March 24 will help individuals and families create a plan of action in the case of an emergency including how to make a "ready bag'' of supplies, list of prescription medications needed, first aid kits. Handouts will be available. Library staff will be available to help individuals make copies of important documents such as insurance cards, driver's licenses and other papers.


For more information, please contact: Rita McLean 402-375-3135 adult services librarian.


Annual Event Comm Day 2015 Approaches on March 19

Communication professionals will inform students about the logistics of a communication major and how to use their skills for a future career during Comm Day 2015 in Frey Conference Suite, Student Center, on March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wildcat PR Public Relations Student Society of America sponsors the event.


Three individuals will present "Emerging Men in Leadership'' including Matt Ley, Mark Kanitz and Lukas Rix at 9:30 a.m. The WSC media club will present "Emerging Roles in Mass Media'' at 11 a.m. John Gottschalk, former CEO of the Omaha World Herald, will present the keynote speech at 12:30 p.m. Sandy Brown, Amy Gade and Molly Younts will give their insights during "Not Just a Men's Game: Emerging Women in Leadership'' at 2 p.m. James Duncan and Kimberly Nieman will present "Emerging Through a Crisis Communicating in Natural Disaster'' at 3:15 p.m.


For more information, please contact Alissa Woockman at:


Counseling Center Offers Learning Opportunities


March 19, 2015: Increased Electronic Tracking and Todays 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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