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    Wooster Magazine: Spring/Summer 2020

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    Dedicated to the Class of 2020, the spring/summer 2020 issue features accounts of the Independent Study experience in the words of those seniors. They share some of their big questions, strategies employed, and discoveries from their intensive research projects. Isaac Weiss ’20 and Kevin Weiss ’89, both mentored by John Ramsay, professor of mathematics, recount their experiences with I.S. and what they learned. Retiring faculty and staff share their reflections as they bid farewell with fondness for students and the Wooster experience. Members of the Class of 1970 offer their memories from 50 years before when their senior spring semester was disrupted by civil unrest, the draft, assassinations, the war in Vietnam, and the deadly student rally at Kent State University. Oak Grove includes Office Hours with Amber Larson, director of The Learning Center, and Tartan Ties welcomes Wooster’s newest alumni with pictures of the Class of 2020 from their four years at the College.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1037/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Fall 2020

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    This fall 2020 issue of Wooster magazine acts as the President’s Annual Report showcasing how undeterred by challenges of pandemic, College of Wooster faculty and staff came together to ensure innovative learning experiences and a strong engaging community endured for students. In addition to the annual financial summary and giving report, the magazine features stories that reflect on the 2019-20 academic year including new learning opportunities for students and innovative academic experiences that open students’ eyes to new perspectives. Featured student stories included Dhwani Parsana ’21 who completed research for her Independent Study with Laura Sirot, associate professor of biology, and APEX Fellows Alexandra Manopoulou ’22, Hasan Malik ’22, and Laura Haley ’21. The renovation of upper-class residence halls and shared community spaces dedicated to the Black Student Association, the LGBTQIA+ community are also included. Through a story on her mentoring relationship with Professor Jennifer Ison, Miyauna Incarnato ’21 shares her excitement for biology research. Faculty from multiple disciplines discuss two virtual courses created for incoming Wooster students. Also read about new tenure track faculty Álvaro Corral, assistant professor of political science and Carlo Moreno, assistant professor of environmental studies. Finally hear from Jennifer Faust, assistant professor of chemistry, about an advanced mass spectrometer that added to the research and learning opportunities for students and faculty, and from alumni of the Class of 2020 about where they are now. In addition to alumni achievements and awards, the Tartan Ties section shares perspectives from alumni about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their them, their work, and their industries.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1038/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Summer 2022

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    The summer 2022 issue of Wooster magazine celebrates the return of the Senior Research Symposium, highlighting seniors whose Independent Study research propelled them toward their next steps in their careers and graduate work. It also features research in climate anxiety by Susan Clayton, professor of psychology, that is drawing international attention. More than 30 years of students participated in a physics experiment with a pile of beads that has real-world applications in to avalanches, landslides, and even traffic patterns. The feature details how it works, alumni who participated, and how students and Professor Susan Lehman plan to uncover new data. The legacy of President Sarah R. Bolton in her six years at The College of Wooster is also showcased. College and alumni news covers Wooster’s 152nd Commencement ceremony featuring keynote by Oscar-nominated alumnus Darius Scott Dixson ’13, known as DIXSON professionally, and reflections from the Class of 2020 who celebrated their graduation in person at last in May 2022.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1043/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Summer 2023

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    Wooster magazine’s summer 2023 issue illustrates how off-campus study, courses, internships, and I.S. research expand students’ comprehension, perspective, and aptitude. The cover feature highlights an off-campus TREK program taking students from a course in the Rhetoric of Black Civil Rights to Alabama. Independent Study features include Katie Spence, Ryan Johnston, Hope Carmody, and Ferdawss Ihiri. More stories about experiential learning in action include a chemistry lab incorporating the study of art conservation, a Data Visualization course where students prepared visuals for a real client, and practical experiences in speech, language, and audiology careers. Oak Grove covers Commencement for the Class of ’23 with speaker Kurt Russell ’94, 2022 National Teacher of the Year, and includes a conversation about trends in study abroad with Candace Chenoweth, director of off-campus study and an Office Hours featurette with Christina Welsch, associate professor of the history of Britain and its empire. In addition to class notes, Tartan Ties features an author profile with Sheila Liming ’05, whose book, Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time, was highlighted in The New York Times. Sandeep Bhatia ’89, president of the Alumni Board, also shares what volunteering with Wooster means to him.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1046/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Spring 2022

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    The spring 2022 issue of Wooster magazine recognizes the legacy of Black voices and student activism at The College of Wooster. While founded on principles of equity and inclusion, throughout history reality has not always met these ideals and the work to ensure that every individual thrives on the Wooster campus, free from bias, harassment, and discrimination remains ongoing. This issue of the magazine outlines Black history and some of the student activism that has driven needed change at the College. It also features the stories of some of the many Wooster alumni who have gone on to make powerful change for justice in the world including LeRoy Reese ’88, Ayesha Bell Hardaway ’97, Joy E. Bronson ’07, and Samuel Kitara ’14. Oak Grove highlights some new Wooster faculty and staff and how they are settling in at the College. Tartan Ties includes class notes, recent alumni books, and profiles on Wooster alumni Antwan Chambers ’14 and Diane Brown-Young ’87.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1042/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Spring 2021

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    The spring issue of Wooster magazine showcases The College of Wooster’s new Pathways Programs which bring together interdisciplinary courses, experiential learning, and ongoing reflection for current students. Alumni working in the areas of Public Health, Global Impacts, Museum & Archival Studies, Entrepreneurship, Activism & Social Change, Digital & Visual Storytelling, and Data Exploration & Communication comment on how they have applied their liberal arts education in today’s world. The issue also features an update and renderings of the planned renovation and expansion of the student center. Oak Grove includes an update on diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings taking place College-wide as well as Mentoring Matchup with Andy Zidron, head men’s soccer coach and Andreas Xenofontos ’21 and Why Wooster with Hamed Goharipour, assistant professor of Urban Studies. Tartan Ties includes a map that illustrates the engagement with virtual alumni events this fall as well as profiles on alumni Joe Vardon ’02, NBA journalist, and Wayne Cornelius ’67, who advised on the presidential campaigns of Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1039/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Spring 2023

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    The spring 2023 issue of Wooster magazine features alumni influencing change in their communities around the world, including John Carwile ’81, career member of the U.S. Foreign Service; Rashmi Ekka ’08, international development consultant; Samira El-Adawy ’13, Special Olympics youth manager in the Middle East and North Africa; Ishtiaq Ghafoor ’00, a diplomat with the British Foreign Service; Sarah Haile ’03, a biostatistician at University of Zurich; Kurt Russell ’94, 2022 National Teacher of the Year; and Lauren Vargo ’13, climate change researcher in New Zealand. Also featured are students who have attended the annual Athens Democracy Forum for the past five years and recent international graduates taking advantage of opportunities to gain experience in STEM fields. The issue also includes an interview with Wooster’s incoming 13th president, Dr. Anne McCall.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1045/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Fall 2021 Annual Report

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    In the President’s Annual Report edition of Wooster magazine this fall read about the progress of the Connect, Create, Discover strategic plan in 2020-21 as The College of Wooster continues to prepare students to affect change in their communities, and they embark on the next steps in their paths. The annual financial report details College operating revenues and expenses, and the year’s giving and fundraising activity. The issue also highlights the incoming Class of 2025 and the Lowry Center Transformation Project as well as updates on the Pathways programs and summer courses that were offered in 2021. Features showcase Wooster’s team-based mentoring program, the Dean of Students’ Office collaboration to support every student on campus throughout their four years, and a fall course that connected students in five different time zones around the globe when they couldn’t come to campus this fall. A guest feature from faculty Matt Mariola, associate professor of environmental studies and Ryan Ozar, visiting assistant professor of education talks about leveraging experiential learning in the classroom after the return to in-person learning this fall. Tartan Ties features class notes from this summer, Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for 2021, and highlights from Black and Gold weekend.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1041/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: The President\u27s Annual Report 2021-22

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    The President’s Annual Report 2021-22 fall edition of Wooster magazine features stunning imagery of Lowry Center as this heart of campus reopened to the community in fall 2022. This issue highlights the many ways Wooster is working to build equity and inclusiveness into its curricular and co-curricular programming, and how reflective experiential learning is enhancing career exploration. The annual financial report details College operating revenues and expenses and the year’s giving and fundraising activity. The issue also highlights the incoming Class of 2026, 15 years of Posse Scholars at Wooster, the growth of the Pathways Programs and other real-world experiences, new research and discovery from Archaeology Professor Olivia Navarro-Farr, and the latest College news. The College also introduces 12 new members of Wooster’s Alumni Board and Board of Trustees. In Tartan Ties are profiles of the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for 2022, and highlights from Alumni Weekend 2022: Under the Big Top and Black & Gold Weekend.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1044/thumbnail.jp

    Wooster Magazine: Winter 2020

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    The winter 2020 issue of Wooster magazine highlights the value of the arts. Alumni features include Jonathan Becker ’86, Elizabeth Marvin ’77, and Kat Hartman ’03. Also, read about how campus a cappella groups provide just the right outlet for every student and see some of the amazing artistic enrichment opportunities students and the Wooster community experienced this fall. The issue also includes an update on the strategic plan, Connect, Create, Discover. Oak Grove highlights Margie Sosa ’20 who founded two student organizations in her time at Wooster and new professor in global and media studies Nii Kotei Nikoi. Also find out how classical studies major Dante King ’21 benefits from his mentorship with voice coach Carrie deLapp-Culver, associate professor of music, and see inside the office of Denise Bostdorff, professor of communication studies. Tartan Ties includes alumni profiles from more alumni in arts fields including Maggie Popadiak ’05, Kimberly McDonough ’17, Dan Darling ’00, and highlights volunteer announcer for Fighting Scot football and basketball David Knowlton ’89.https://openworks.wooster.edu/wooalumnimag_2011-present/1036/thumbnail.jp
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