Campus @ A Glance - Updated 2.23.15
Feb. 23 - Summer course registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Feb. 24 - Dr. Glenn Ledder of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln will present "The Past, Present, and Future of Endangered Whale Populations: An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology" in Carhart Room 108 at 5 p.m.
Feb. 24 to 27 - Lewis and Clark Conference Art Show high schools and their art programs including artwork from students in Kindergarten through the 12th grade on display in the Student Center atrium.
Feb. 24 - "Beyond the Lights" free movie, Ramsey Theatre, 7 and 9 p.m.
Feb. 25 - Leah Travnicek will present “Global Citizenship: Experiences from Mozambique” in Gardner Business Building Room 108 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 - 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 from Feb. 25 through March 26. An opening reception will take place on Feb. 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on campus. Schmidt will present an artist talk in Gardner Auditorium on Feb. 25 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The gallery exhibition and artist’s talk are free and open to the public.
Feb. 25 - Upcoming art fundraiser/sale on Feb. 25 will include a Bowl Sale on Feb. 25, on the college campus, in the Fine Arts building lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With the purchase of a bowl, you get a bowl of soup (Chili or Chicken noodle), A dinner roll and a cookie. Bowls are $10. This fundraiser helps the college students raise money for events and an art trip in April.
Feb. 25 - Drag Show Panel featuring the performers in the evening show, 3:30 p.m. in the Elkhorn Room of the Student Center. The panelists will talk about their experiences doing drag and answer questions from the audience.
Feb. 25 - Drag Show in Frey Conference Suite. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show begins at 9 p.m. Tips and donations will go to the Jacob Erwin's Fans Fund
Feb. 25 - WSC vs. Bemidji State Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the first round of NSIC/Sanford Health Women's Basketball Tournament at Rice Auditorium
Feb. 26 - Interfaith Action Group and Wayne State Education Association of Nebraska (WSEAN) are co-hosting the film "To Light a Candle,'' enjoy popcorn and sodas in Gardner Auditorium at 4 p.m.
Feb. 27 - Kyle Varon, 2011 graduate of Wayne State College and lab tech at Zoetis Inc., will share his insights of enzymatic regulation, "The Role of the N-Terminus on the Enzymatic Activity of dUTPase from Dictyostelium Discoideum,'' in Connell 131 at 2 p.m.
Feb. 27 - Rusty Rocket's Last Blast Planetarium Show at 6:30 p.m. Mystery show at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 and 28 - The Wayne State College Department of Music will host the Black and Gold Performing Arts Series “Art in Motion’’ featuring the University of Nebraska-Kearney Dance Ensemble in Ramsey Theatre, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
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WSC Office of Admissions Report
Expected Campus Visitors this week: 20 + NICC Student Success Strategies Group (25 students)
Next Fridays @ WSC (March 27) expected attendance: 10
Just Juniors (March 20) expected attendance: 77 + Norfolk Sr HS Group (40 students) + SDSU Upward Bound Group (45 students) + College Possible Group (25 students)
When asked about the best or most memorable part of their Wildcat Experience, a recent campus visitor said, "Seeing all of the new and friendly people.
Wayne State College 2011 Graduate To Share Scientific Insights on Feb. 27
Kyle Varon, 2011 graduate of Wayne State College and lab tech at Zoetis Inc., will share his insights of enzymatic regulation, "The Role of the N-Terminus on the Enzymatic Activity of dUTPase from Dictyostelium Discoideum,'' in Connell 131 on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
For more information, please contact Dr. Shawn Pearcy at 375-7078.
Wayne State College Math Club Sponsors Dr. Glenn Ledder
Dr. Glenn Ledder of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln will present "The Past, Present, and Future of Endangered Whale Populations: An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology" in Carhart Room 108 on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Mathematical models can be used for very specific purposes, such as trying to reproduce data for an experiment. It can also be used for very general purposes, such as trying to explain qualitative observations. In this talk, we construct a very general mathematical model for resource management and use it to explain the history of endangered whale populations and predict what is needed for whale populations to recover.
Refreshments will be provided. Math Club (and Student Senate) are sponsoring a speaker, Dr. Glenn Ledder.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jennifer Langdon
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Wayne State College
Wayne, NE 68787
NSIC Indoor Championships Begin
Thursday, Feb. 26 - NSIC Indoor Championships at Mankato, MN - Field Events begin at 12 p.m. / Running Events begin at 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27 - NSIC Indoor Championships at Mankato, MN - Field Events begin at 10 a.m. / Running Events begin at 1 p.m.
Live results and live webcast can be found at: http://northernsun.org/sports/2015/1/22/2014-15_NSIC_IDTF_Champ.aspx
Wayne State College Presents Teresa T. Schmidt Art Exhibition
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 from Feb. 25 through March 26. An opening reception will take place on Feb. 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on campus.
Schmidt will present an artist talk in Gardner Auditorium on Feb. 25 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The gallery exhibition and artist’s talk are free and open to the public.
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 bachelor’s and master’s 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 www.wsc.edu/schools/ahu/artd/nordstrand_gallery or contact the Department of Art and Design at (402) 375-7359.
"Education is not a Crime" Will Be Hosted By The Interfaith Action Group
The Interfaith Action Group and Wayne State Education Association of Nebraska (WSEAN) are co-hosting this event. Please plan to attend, watch the film "To Light a Candle,'' enjoy popcorn and sodas in Gardner Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.
Created by Maziar Bahari, Iranian-Canadian filmmaker, “To Light a Candle,” uses personal stories and dramatic archival footage to explore the persecution of the Baha'is and the role of their peaceful resistance in Iran's democratic movement. Through powerful interviews, exclusive secret footage shot by citizen journalists, rare archival material and dramatic letters written by a Baha'i prisoners in jail in Iran. To Light a Candle shows how a small minority has defied the brutal systematic religious persecution through non-violent resistance and educating their youth.
Popcorn and sodas will be served.
The Baha'is are the largest religious minority in Iran. They are systematically imprisoned, tortured and killed by the Iranian government. The Islamic regime bans the Baha'is to study or teach in Iranian universities. The Baha'is do teach and study. Since 1987 the Baha'is started an underground university with hundreds of students in Iran, and dozens of teachers in Iran and around the world. More than 200 individuals were executed between 1979 and 1987. After the Islamic revolution, more than 100 individuals are still imprisoned because of their faith. Baha'is are still routinely harassed, denied livelihoods, arrested and jailed on false charges.
"I have great pleasure in supporting the campaign ‘Education is not a crime’. The Iranian citizens who follow the Bahai Faith, should not be denied the right to higher education in Iran, as this is against International law and Iran's own constitution."
"Education is a fundamental right and it cannot be denied for any reason – certainly not a person’s religious beliefs. I am proud, as a Muslim woman, to support Education Is Not a Crime. Iran’s Baha’is must have access to higher education. Denying people of other faiths their right to an education is against Islam." -
Tawakkol Karman (2011, Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
For more information: http://www.educationisnotacrime.me/about or please contact: ChrisTee Weixelman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne State Track and Field Coach Marlon Brink Announces Youth Track Meet
Wayne State Track and Field Head Coach Marlon Brink has announced that the 3rd Annual WSC Youth Track Meet will be March 6 at the WSC Recreation Center Indoor Track. Last year, the event drew over 115 athletes from Wayne, Wakefield, Laurel, and Winside. The event will start at 5 – 5:20 p.m. registration/t-shirt pick-up, with events running from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Registration can be found online at: www.wsctrackcamps.com Children ages 6 – 14 are allowed to compete in up to 3 events. Events are: 50 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, 55 meter hurdles, long jump, shot put, and high jump. Registration fee is $10 if registered by March 3, and $15 after March 3 and including the day of the meet registration. A t-shirt is included for all participants and ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 6th place in each event for each age division. The Wayne Optimist Club also helps support the event and will be running a concession stand at the meet. If you have further questions, contact Marlon Brink at email@example.com
Wayne State College To Host Bemidji State
Wayne State College will host Bemidji State Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the first round of NSIC/Sanford Health Women's Basketball Tournament at Rice Auditorium.
The Wildcats clinched their second straight NSIC regular season title and fourth in the last five years by going 18-4 in league play this season and 24-4 overall. Bemidji State brings records of 6-21 and 3-19 in the NSIC to Wayne. The two teams met once this season with Wayne State topping Bemidji State 99-52 on Dec. 13 in Wayne.
Ticket costs for the first round of the NSIC Tournament are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+, $2 for students and children five and under free.
For more information:
Wayne State Sports Information
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Fundraiser Approaches on Feb. 25
Upcoming art fundraiser/sale on Feb. 25 will include a Bowl Sale on Feb. 25, on the college campus, in the Fine Arts building lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With the purchase of a bowl, you get a bowl of soup (Chili or Chicken noodle), A dinner roll and a cookie. Bowls are $10. This fundraiser helps the college students raise money for events and an art trip in April.
For more information, please contact: Megan Otto: email@example.com.
Counseling Center Recognizes Eating Disorders This Month With "How to Sock it to Eating Disorders"
Counseling Center will recognize eating disorder awareness in February with the theme "How to Sock it to Eating Disorders." We are seeking brightly colored socks to emphasize the theme. Anyone who has an orphan sock can donate the sock to this awareness campaign.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com at 402-375-7471.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 College’s 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: http://www.wsc.edu/service_learning/forms/files/ron_holt_civic_engagement_award_nomination.pdf or contact Lisa Nelson, Wayne State College Service-Learning Coordinator, at email@example.com 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 March:
Tuesday, Feb. 24 -Beyond the Lights in Ramsey Theater
Tuesday, March 3 -The Interview in Ramsey Theater
Tuesday, March 17 -Into the Woods in Ley Theater
Tuesday, March 24 -Unbroken in Ramsey Theater
Tuesday, March 31 -Blackhat in Ramsey Theater
Funds Needed For Wrestling Conference Tournament and National Tournament, March 12-14
Wayne State College wrestlers are still in need of funds for our Conference Tournament and National Tournament, March 12-14 in Allen, Texas. We're over half way to 100 supporters, so if you'd like to join the list, send your contribution to Coach Greg Vander Weil. WSC Beauty and the Beast Calendars, featuring the Wildcat Wrestlers and Cheerleaders are on "clearance" price at $10 a calendar contact Coach Vander Weil if you'd like a calendar to support the two teams.
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 the Lewis and Clark Art Show
The Lewis and Clark Conference Art Show will see big changes this year. For the first time ever Wayne State College will play host to 16 area high schools and their art programs.
Artwork from students in Kindergarten through the 12th grade will be on display in the Student Center atrium on campus, Feb. 24 to 27.
The Art Show will open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the WSC Student Center Atrium. Viewing hours will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the show ending on Feb. 27 at 2 in the afternoon. More than 400 pieces of artwork will be on display from Allen, Bloomfield, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Creighton, Emerson-Hubbard, Hartington Public, Homer, Osmond, Plainview, Ponca, Randolph, Walthill, Winnebago, Wausa, Winside, Wynot and Wakefield.
Artists will be judged on Monday evening by a representative from the Norfolk Art Center. Best of Category honors will be handed out in 18 various mediums as well as Best of Show 2D and 3D at the High School and Junior High Levels.
The Lewis and Clark Conference and Wayne State will host a closing reception on Friday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium. At this time all student’s receiving Best of Category and Best of Show honors will be recognized. The Lewis and Clark Conference would like to thank Wayne State College for the opportunity to host the art show on their campus and also a special thanks to Carhart Lumber of Wayne for lending plywood to display the artwork for the entire week.
For more information, please contact Dr. Pearl Hansen at 402-375-7131.
Wayne State College To Host “Art in Motion’’
The Wayne State College Department of Music will host the Black and Gold Performing Arts Series “Art in Motion’’ featuring the University of Nebraska-Kearney Dance Ensemble in Ramsey Theatre, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program is composed of original works by the University of Nebraska-Kearney Dance Director Dayna De Filippis and featuring the members of the dance ensemble. The program brings to life various exhibition pieces on display in the Museum of Nebraska Art.
“Art in Motion” was originally presented as a site-specific concert dance event at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney in 2014. All four pieces were created for, and performed in, the museum galleries. A specific art piece or collection on display was chosen for the inspiration of each dance with the intention of bringing the sedentary visual art to life through movement. The movement remains intact while added visual stimulation is brought into the space through the use of projections as a way to keep the initial spirit of the event alive. It is hoped that the images of the visual art will enhance the audience’s viewing and understanding of each individual movement piece as well as the program as a whole.
For more information, please contact the WSC Department of Music at (402) 375-7359.
Wayne State College Hosts Plains Writers Series
Wayne State College will host the Plains Writers Series in the Humanities Building 2nd Floor Lounge, Wayne State College at 1 p.m. and a writers’ SLAM @ Max Bar and Grill on March 5 with registration at 6 p.m. and event at 7 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.
This spring’s Plains Writers Series will highlight three authors: Scott Abels, Gailmarie Pahmeier, and David Lee. The authors will share selected pieces of their recent works in the lounge on the second floor of the Humanities Building at Wayne State College at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m.
1 p.m. – Scott Abels and Gailmarie Pahmeier
2 p.m. – David Lee
Following the Plains Writers Series will be Poetry Slam XXXIII. The poetry slam will be at The Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne at 7 p.m., with registration starting at 6 p.m.
If anyone would like to participate in the slam they will need four original poems and $5 for registration at the door. All events are free and open to the public.
Scott Abels is the author of Rambo Goes to Idaho (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), as well as two chapbooks, Nebraska Fantastic (Beard of Bees Press, 2012) and A State of the Union Speech (Beard of Bees Press, 2015). His work can also be found in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets, Field, Coconut, Sink Review, Diagram, Tinfish, Lungfull, The New Megaphone, RealPoetik and others. After many years living in teaching in Mexico and Hawaii, he now lives on the family homestead near Stanton, where he edits the online poetry journal Country Music.
Gailmarie Pahmeier has been a Nevadan for 30 years. She teaches creative writing and contemporary literature courses at the University of Nevada, where she has been honored with the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award and the University Distinguished Teacher Award. She is also on the faculty of the MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College.
A frequent Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has garnered a number of awards, including a Witter Bynner Poetry Fellowship and two Artists Fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council and has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies. She is the author of The House on Breakaheart Road and three chapbooks, the most recent of which, Shake It and It Snows, won the 2009 Coal Hill Chapbook Award from Autumn House Press. In 2007, she received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts from the state of Nevada. She served as Poet-in-Residence for Nevada and is a former National Literary Panelist for the Young Arts Foundation. A new collection of her work, The Rural Lives of Nice Girls, came out in spring of 2014 and is now in its second printing. In January 2015, she was appointed Reno’s first Poet Laureate.
David Lee, retired and acted in the roles of Aristotle, Leonardo de Vinci, and the arrogant professor in the PBS film “Art and Libby's Amazing Adventure;” received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Southern Utah University; his Archive was opened to the public at the Oregon Multnomah Library; his new book, “Last Call,” was released by Wings Press on his birthday; Utah State University asked for his handwritten manuscripts to establish a Poet Laureate Archive on their campus.
For more information, please contact:
Chad Christensen, WSC Press, 402-375-7118
WSC Theatre Prepares For Bat Boy
WSC Theatre produces two shows per academic year - a fully-mounted dramatic or comedic production each fall in the Black Box Theatre and a large musical or children's show each spring either on Ramsey Stage or in the Black Box Theatre. We offer a Children's Show every other spring. Our schedule states we will offer a Children's Show again in the spring of 2016.
This spring, we offer the production, Bat Bay: The Musical which is highly entertaining but not written specifically for children. Our 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 required for all performances and can be made by phoning 402-369-6870 after 11 March. Admission: $5 regardless of age - WSC students, staff and faculty admitted free.
Bat Boy: The Musical does contain some adult subject matter.
Counseling Center Offers Learning Opportunities
March 19, 2015: Increased Electronic Tracking and Today’s 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.