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Wayne State College students released sky lanterns at the conclusion of their fund raising effort for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska, Nov. 7 - Nov. 11. Donations were made through the Student Activities Office.  The sky lanterns were released with instructions to make a wish at 11:11 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2011 - east of the soccer fields on campus.  Students released the lanterns in groups of four students for each lantern.



An estimated 100 to 150 students visited Wayne State College for the service-learning event, Art and Drama Day on Oct. 26. North Sioux City High School graduate Brad Lemons of New York City demonstrates how to do fight scenes on the theatrical stage.  Lemons is a fight director and has worked within the professional acting community in New York City for 10 years including television work with "All My Children'' and Conan O'Brien as a stunt coordinator. This project is a service-learning effort for students. Institutional funding provides support for Service-Learning at Wayne State College.  


Dr. Pearl Hansen, a recent Outstanding Alumni Award winner and professor at Wayne State College, unveils a black-light art project that she engineered with a number of students from area schools as well as Wayne State College.  Community members visited the exhibit for special days and performances. Children participated in hands-on workshops. The black-light creations were made by art, elementary education and art appreciation students at Wayne State College. An estimated 100 to 150 students visiting Wayne State College for Art and Drama Day on Oct. 26 also created work for the exhibit and toured art on campus and the new gallery among other attractions at WSC. The community gathered for the local chamber coffee at the exhibit on Oct. 28. This project was a service-learning effort for students. Institutional funding provides support for Service-Learning at Wayne State College.  



Wayne State College students, employees and staff, The Oaks and Senior Center days were hosted during the first week of November at the black-light project created by Dr. Pearl Hansen. This project was a service-learning effort for students. Institutional funding provides support for Service-Learning at Wayne State College.  



President Curt Frye explains some of the concepts within the new 10-year campus plan. The public shared in the Wayne State College Master Plan process during an open house on Nov. 11 in the Student Center on campus and other earlier meetings with faculty and staff members. The open house will provide an opportunity for all faculty, staff, administration and students to examine the next 10-year proposal for campus upgrades, building improvements and projects. Individuals are encouraged to give their input and look at drawings of the proposal. The ideas and comments gathered from those attending this open house will help shape and refine the final proposal before it is sent to the board for approval in 2012.  Jean Dale, Vice President for Administration and Finance, and her office have provided leadership for the effort. A WSC steering committee has been working with the team to expand on those concepts determined in earlier discussions and to develop this version of the 10-year Campus Master Plan. 



Conversations start as Wayne State College's Campus and Community Service Collaboration (CCSC) program begins on Nov. 8 at the Wayne City Auditorium. These conversations among campus and community members are designed to discuss motivational belief sets and values. Under the leadership of President Curt Frye and in collaboration with the City of Wayne, Wayne State College has joined with college campus communities across the nation to participate in service initiatives during the 2011-2012 school year.  Conversation participants were welcomed by Wayne Mayor Ken Chamberlain. Guidelines for the session were set by Wayne State President Curt Frye. Student Senate President Joe Whitt of Wayne, moderator of the event helped the audience address questions about community building and service.  The conversations were enhanced with the opportunity to taste a variety of ethnic breads and hot drinks.  Learn more about WSC Campus and Community Service Collaborations on Facebook or visit



Dr. Randy Bertolas hosted the Madison high school World Geography class on Oct. 26 for a day of Geography and Astronomy on campus. More than a dozen students were included in the active learning session. Students took part in tracing where the Mormon, Lewis and Clark and other Nebraska trails wound through Nebraska. Some of the students included English as a Second Language and special education students from Madison. The students also were involved in a planetarium show with Dr. Todd Young on campus. The teacher who accompanied the students was Julie A. Engelmann, a Wayne State College alumna.



Stocking caps needed...Mark D. Schulte of Tau Kappa Epsilon, a Wayne State College student from Omaha, hands WSC student Dexter Dodson a stocking cap after he volunteered to have his head shaved for the scholarship drive in the Student Center, Nov. 7. Schulte also took his turn under the clipper. He and his fraternity presented stocking caps to a number of individuals including women who volunteered to shave their heads at the event. Dodson is from Maywood, Neb. More than two dozen individuals put their heads together to be shaved for the Wayne State College students' tribute for the late April Wylie Riesberg, a WSC honors graduate. Gathering funds for a scholarship in her name, students formed fund-raising groups and participated in a public event featuring live music by Dylan and the Dirt Road Detour.



Jay Collier, Wayne State College Relations Director, Wayne State College President Curt Frye and Jeff Beckman, Executive Director of Nebraska Educational Television meet at Cunningham Field on campus prior to the Wayne State College vs. University of  Nebraska-Kearney game telecast, Sept. 1.


Nebraska Educational Television viewers watched as Wayne State made its 2011 football debut against the University of Nebraska-Kearney at Cunningham Field on campus. The evening contest was broadcast live throughout the state of Nebraska on NET1 and NET-HD for the first Wildcat sporting event carried live on statewide television and it's the first time since 1993 that a Wayne State College football game has been aired on statewide television.



Wayne State fell to UNK, 41-20, in non-conference college football action before a crowd of 3,413.



Jeff Beckman, Executive Director of Nebraska Educational Television, interviews Wayne State College President Curt Frye prior to the Wayne State College vs. University of  Nebraska-Kearney game, Sept. 1.


Department of Life Sciences vertebrate zoology class at Wayne State College taught Wayne Middle School students how to do squirrel behavioral analysis at Bressler Park in Wayne with Ron Loggins, assistant professor. The Department’s ecology class also met with the Wayne Middle School students at Hanson Prairie to work on collecting seeds for prairie restoration efforts with Dr. Mark Hammer, professor.  This project was a service-learning effort for students. Institutional funding provides support for Service-Learning at Wayne State College.  


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