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Campus @ A Glance - Updated 3.30.15

 

March 30 - The Paw group history day event at 3:30 p.m. The location is Gardner Auditorium. The public is welcome to participate. Individuals will gather to hear stories about the 1970s with Jan Dinsmore, Dr. Jeff Carstens at Wayne State College to celebrate history day. The group plans an activity each semester.

 

March 30 - WSC alums, Laura Simon and Rachel Schmitz, will present "Research, Reflections, Rewards: the Graduate School Journey" at 3:30 p.m. in Connell Room 131. Each will give overviews of their doctoral research, how they became interested in these areas and what the world of graduate has been like for them. Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in the Social Sciences is sponsoring the presentation and the Psychology/Sociology Club will host an informal Q & A session (with pizza) to follow at 4:30 p.m.

 

Both presenters are currently completing their PhD programs in sociology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and are originally from Norfolk. Ms. Simon's research focuses on risky adolescent sexual behavior and Ms. Schmitz' explores the lives of homeless and LGBT young adults.

 

March 30 and 31 - Wayne State College will perform Bat Boy: The Musical, a comedy with some adult subject matter.
Performance dates and times are as follows:
Monday, March 30 - 7 p.m. - Black Box Theatre
Tuesday, March 31 - 7 p.m. - Black Box Theatre

 

March 30 - Graduate school presentation on experiences and research ....WSC alums, Laura Simon and Rachel Schmitz, will present "Research, Reflections, Rewards: the Graduate School Journey" on March 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Connell Room 131. Each will give overviews of their doctoral research, how they became interested in these areas and what the world of graduate has been like for them. Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in the Social Sciences is sponsoring the presentation and the Psychology/Sociology Club will host an informal Q & A session (with pizza) to follow at 4:30 p.m. Both presenters are currently completing their PhD programs in sociology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and are originally from Norfolk. Ms. Simon's research focuses on risky adolescent sexual behavior and Ms. Schmitz' explores the lives of homeless and LGBT young adults.

 

March 30-April 15 - WSC Senior Exhibit in Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery with Opening Reception: March 30, 4:30 - 6 p.m.March 31 - Guest Artists Andrew Smith, tuba and Barbara York, piano in Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

 

March 31 - "Blackhat" movie 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 in Ramsey Theatre at 7 and 9 p.m.

 

March 31 -

- Softball vs. Winona State at Wayne, Neb. at 1 p.m.
- Baseball vs Concordia-St. Paul at Wayne, Neb. at 1:30 p.m.

- Softball vs Winona State at Wayne, Neb. at 3 p.m.
- Baseball vs Concordia-St. Paul at Wayne, Neb. at 3:30 p.m.

 

March 31 - Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Initiates New Members The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will initiate new members in the Frey Suites of the WSC Student Center on Tuesday, March 31. Guest speaker will be Dr. Laura Dendinger from the WSC School of Business. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and be followed by a reception.

 

April 1 and 2 - Easter Egg Decorating

Easter egg decorating will be sponsored by the Interfaith Action Group for 50 cents per egg in the Student Center Atrium on April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The students will decorate their own eggs. Materials and eggs are supplied for them by the Interfaith Action Group to decorate themselves. Faculty, staff and families can come. We have 15 dozen eggs. We will sell them until we are out.

 

April 1 - "Foolin' around with English" To Celebrate English Program, The WSC Writing Club is hosting "Foolin' around with English," a festival celebrating the English program in the Niobrara and Elkhorn rooms of the Student Center on April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. The festival will feature a special reading by poet, Neil Harrison at 7:30, an open mic, improv story contest, free book swap, and other activities.

 

April 1 - Easter Egg Decorating in Student Center from 7 to 9 p.m

 

April 2 - Easter Egg Decorating in Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

April 3 - Ring World planetarium show at 6:30 p.m. and Oasis in Space planetarium show at 7:30 p.m.

 

April 6 - Spring Break

 

April 7 - Course Registration for Fall 2015 Begins at 7:30 a.m.

 

April 7 - "Land & Sky Day" Service-Learning project at WSC will utilize the talents of Dr. Todd Young (astronomy) as well as students from Honors class in world geography.
Local elementary students will visit.

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WSC Office of Admissions Report

Expected Campus Visitors this week: 29 + CCC Group (12 students)

Next Fridays at WSC (April 17th) expected attendance: 17

 

When asked if there is anything else we should know about their Just Juniors visit, a recent campus visitor said, "I hadn't been into the science building yet and I thought that it was a very cool building and the labs were very nice."

 

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Initiates New Members on March 31

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will initiate new members in the Frey Suites of the WSC Student Center on Tuesday, March 31. Guest speaker will be Dr. Laura Dendinger from the WSC School of Business. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and be followed by a reception.

 

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction are also eligible for membership. PKP inducts approximately 32,000 new members each year from more than 300 select colleges and universities.

 

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

 

The campus and community are invited to attend.

 

Dr. Randy Bertolas, President
Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 299
Wayne State College

 

"Foolin' around with English" To Celebrate English Program

The WSC Writing Club is hosting "Foolin' around with English," a festival celebrating the English program in the Niobrara and Elkhorn rooms of the Student Center on April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. The festival will feature a special reading by poet, Neil Harrison at 7:30, an open mic, improv story contest, free book swap, and other activities.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Stephanie Marcellus
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Language and Literature
stmarce1@wsc.edu

 

WSC ALUMS GIVE PRESENTATION ON GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPERIENCES AND RESEARCH

WSC alums, Laura Simon and Rachel Schmitz, will present "Research, Reflections, Rewards: the Graduate School Journey" on March 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Connell Room 131. Each will give overviews of their doctoral research, how they became interested in these areas and what the world of graduate has been like for them. Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in the Social Sciences is sponsoring the presentation and the Psychology/Sociology Club will host an informal Q & A session (with pizza) to follow at 4:30 p.m.

 

Both presenters are currently completing their PhD programs in sociology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and are originally from Norfolk. Ms. Simon's research focuses on risky adolescent sexual behavior and Ms. Schmitz' explores the lives of homeless and LGBT young adults.

 

For more information, contact Drs. Jean Karlen, Monica Snowden, or Randy Bertolas.

 

Thank You Contributors for Cupcakes Fundraiser

Math Club/Kappa Mu Epsilon wants to thank the wonderful people on campus who supported our Pi Day Cupcake fundraiser! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and made our fundraiser a big success!!

Thanks so much!
Math Club/Kappa Mu Epsilon

 

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: http://wildcat.wsc.edu/professional_staff_senate/recognition_award/description/ (We are in the process of adjusting our process, so the dates posted are incorrect.) The nomination form is available here: http://wildcat.wsc.edu/professional_staff_senate/recognition_award/

 

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
402-375-7496

 

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.

 

Thanks,

 

Brook Jech
Support Staff Senate Chair

 

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ATTENTION ACADEMIC ADVISORS:

 

On-line section of American National Government (POS 100) has been added to the June summer session (it is not on the posted schedule). Please communicate with your advisees who may benefit from satisfying some Gen. Ed. over the summer. The section: POS 100-00WO The class number is 10625. I am the professor.

 

Thank you,

 

Dr. Mark Leeper

Professor, Political Science

 

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 pamccaw1@wsc.edu.

 

Easter Egg Decorating on April 1 and 2

Easter egg decorating will be sponsored by the Interfaith Action Group for 50 cents per egg in the Student Center Atrium on April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The students will decorate their own eggs. Materials and eggs are supplied for them by the Interfaith Action Group to decorate themselves. Faculty, staff and families can come. We have 15 dozen eggs. We will sell them until we are out.

 

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 Gardner . 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 mireed01@yahoo.com 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 http://www.wsc.edu/planetarium/schedule/index.php 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.

 

Dr. Bertolas Organizes "Land & Sky Day" Service-Learning Project at WSC

"Land & Sky Day" Service-Learning project at WSC will utilize the talents of Dr. Todd Young (astronomy) as well as students from Honors class in world geography.

 

Local elementary students will visit on April 7.

 

For more information, please contact:
Randy J. Bertolas, Ph.D.
Professor of Geography and Chair
Department of History, Politics, and Geography
Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787
(402) 375-7018
raberto1@wsc.edu
http://academic.wsc.edu/faculty/raberto1/

 

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:

 

Tuesday, March 31 - Blackhat in Ramsey Theater

 

Counseling Center Offers Learning Opportunities

April 30, 2015: Learning Disabilities: Best Practice for Helping College Students at 3 p.m. 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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