Thursday, April 25, 2013

Many Moving Moments at AMP1 Challenge

One of many moving moments at the AMP1-BW basketball event last night, came as Ifedimma Nwankwo '16, a BW student who is profoundly deaf, sang and signed the national anthem with students and faculty joining in at the end (video linked above courtesy Marianne Mangen). Ifedimma was an inspiration, as were the stand-up amputees who played basketball, the wheelchair players who performed at half-time and more.

See, hear and read more about this event, including quotes from BW sports management major and basketball player, Megan Frisina, '13 who helped to organize the fundraiser, at this WEWS-TV news link.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chinese Middle School Inspires Study Abroad Group Back at BW

BW students pose with students at the Dandelion School on the outskirts of Beijing.
The long-lasting impact of one study abroad experience continues to play out for the Baldwin Wallace University students and faculty who traveled together to China in spring of 2012. This year, they have collected enough money to support six students studying for a full semester at the Dandelion School, a highlight of their trip.

The middle school for children of the city's large migrant population made such a profound impression on the group that December 2012 BW graduate, Jordan Kit '12, decided to spend a year volunteering to teach at Dandelion starting this fall. Read more here.

BW Music Theatre Seniors Take the Big Apple by Storm

Applause to Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre director Vicky Bussert and the 2013 class for success during New York Showcase week. 
  • ALL the seniors were called for agent interviews.
  • Several students had Broadway and off-Broadway auditions during the week. 
  • Two students received over 60 requests for interviews/resumes. 
  • Two received calls from Warner Bros. and another from ABC Primetime
  • All students received an unsolicited invitation to perform alongside Rita Wilson (Tom Hanks’s wife) at 54 Below, one of the hottest new cabaret clubs in the city.

See more pics, taken by BW alum Ben Meadors '12, OR, better yet, WATCH the NYC showcase finale on YouTube.

Honors Students Collect Good Things in Small Packages

Students in BW's Honors Program collected 2,726 personal care items from the notoriously generous BW community. 

The items will go to Trials for Hope, a non-profit outreach program operated through St. Paul’s Community Outreach Center, that offers personal care packages to those in need.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

English Major Notches Back-to-Back Success

Applause to BW student poet Matt Gesicki ’14. His poem Lazarus won first place in poetry for the 2013 edition of the literary journal Calliope. His short story The Virgin Martyrs won first place in fiction for the 2012 edition of that same publication. 

This marks back-to-back success for an accomplished English major. Last month his work served as inspiration for BW's "fyoo zh en" dance concert.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Delta Zeta Sorority Sisters Help Teens Affected by Cancer

A DZ-sponsored Healing Heels Fashion Show helped collect more than 120 prom dresses and $728 from the BW community. The donations will benefit a local event called “A Prom To Remember,” a prom for teens affected by cancer.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BW Students do the Leadership Dance

You might not get it by looking at this pic, but more than 50 Baldwin Wallace University students improved their leadership skills through the Dance Floor Leadership program offered by BW Student Life. Read more about it in BW's student-run Exponent Newspaper:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Student Voices: Leadership & Location

BW Accounting/Finance double major Dave Flegel ‘14 talks about leadership opportunities (he’s president of the Accounting Association and a Yellow Jacket football player) and BW’s prime location… that led to multiple summer internship offers. Dave accepted a choice post with an accounting firm regularly named one of the “best places to work.”