Wittenberg Ranks Fourth in Nation for “Most Accessible Professors”

I had the pleasure of visiting Wittenberg University several years ago while touring liberal arts colleges in Ohio.  Their 2014 Spring Newsletter provides campus updates, events, and student highlights; thus, making their institution worthy of consideration, especially for students who are not from the Midwest.  And, for you college-bound students concerned with student/professor ratio and the accessibility of professors, perhaps you should tag Wittenberg University to your search list.  The newsletter offers information on summer open houses and tours.

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At Wittenberg University, students and faculty work together to create a uniquely active, engaged learning environment. Academic excellence with personalized support and advising from accessible faculty and a campus community dedicated to helping students find their passion and purpose are qualities that set us apart.

Wittenberg Ranks Fourth for “Most Accessible Professors” The Princeton Review ranked Wittenberg University fourth in the nation for “Most Accessible Professors” in the 2014 edition of its annual college guide The Best 378 Colleges, tallying 99 out of a possible 100 points. CBS MoneyWatch recently featured a story about the rankings, pointing out that the majority of schools appearing on the list “are liberal arts colleges, which offer personalized instruction and small classes.” The rankings are based entirely on surveys completed by students, who also gave Wittenberg professors a score of 96 for being interesting.  
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Prospective Students Invited to Explore Wittenberg this SummerTiger Days – June 27, July 25, and August 15

These special visit days include admission and financial aid sessions, a campus tour and a student panel.

President’s Leadership Academy – July 20-25 For rising high school juniors and seniors, this program will help students hone their leadership skills.

Ohio Four College Tour – August 7-8 Students can visit four of Ohio’s best liberal arts colleges in only two days.  Participating schools are Wittenberg, Denison University, The College of Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Wittenberg’s Office of Admission also is open for tours and interviews on most weekdays in the summer. More Information >>

Student Ambassador Helps Wittenberg Go Google Zach Cole, class of 2015 from Florissant, Mo., has teamed up with Google and student leaders from around the world to bring innovative apps to education. The business and East Asian studies double major and Chinese minor was selected to join the Google Student Ambassador (GSA) Program, which enables students who are highly active on campus to act as liaisons between Google and their respective colleges. At a training summit at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., Cole tested new products such as Google Glass and explored the corporate headquarters via Google Bike. He hopes to help Wittenberg join the 15 million students, staff and faculty who have already “Gone Google” by utilizing the latest technology for education. Read More >>
Innovative Faculty-Student Collaboration Students in Assistant Professor of Geology and Environmental Science Sarah Fortner’s class collaborated with Columbus, Ohio’s Center for Science and Industry (COSI) to develop interactive demonstrations and models on earth resource sustainability. The goal was to translate college-level science to a general audience, making science more accessible. One team broke new ground at COSI by creating a permafrost thaw model. The fact that this type of modular development was performed by experts, including researchers and engineers, made this unique opportunity for Wittenberg students even more impressive. Modules were presented at COSI during Science Career Day on May 10.

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A Semester at the Museum A unique partnership between Wittenberg and the Springfield Museum of Art, the only Smithsonian-affiliated art museum in the state of Ohio, provides highly collaborative courses, internships and fieldwork that cultivate students’ skills in a professional and academic environment few schools can offer. Art on Display, a museum studies and curatorial practicum, informs students about researching and curating exhibitions in a museum space as they work closely with a support team of arts-related professionals. The student-faculty research completed during the semester is published in an exhibition catalog, accompanying a show in the Wittenberg Halley Gallery.

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Dedication to Service In March, 45 Wittenberg students chose an alternative spring break experience—now an annual tradition for some—to work with Habitat for Humanity in Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama.  Working on a home in Decatur, Ala., one group was featured in a Decatur Daily News story .  “At Wittenberg, I have been…presented with so many opportunities that have met my desire to serve others while being a student,” said Evan Cameron, class of 2014.   “Wittenberg’s motto is ‘Having Light, We Pass It On To Others,’ so these students are trying to live that out this week, doing the best they can.”

Contact the Wittenberg University Admission Office at admission@wittenberg.edu

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