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Campus News and Events | March 30, 2022
Scholarship Celebrated
Dr. Amy Acton, physician and former director of the Ohio Department of Health, will give the keynote address for the Marye J. ’54 and Richard A. ’51, H’84 Boyd Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote Address. Acton will share her leadership philosophy, lessons she has learned, and her belief that we each have the ability to be the leader that is needed in our community.

Symposium Keynote Address
“The Leader We Wish We All Had Is You”
Dr. Amy Stearns Acton, M.D., M.P.H.
Tuesday, April 19
7 p.m.
Mees Hall
Following Honors Convocation and President Kaufman’s inauguration on April 20, join us for lunch and the celebration of scholarship and research. This annual event highlights students’ original research projects and showcases their scholarship activities across all majors. Click here for more information.
26th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship
and 6th Annual Graduate Research Forum
Wednesday, April 20
Student poster presentations, 11:30 am. to 1 p.m.
Capital Center
Student oral presentations, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Various locations
April is National Donate Life Awareness Month. Are you a registered organ donor?
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April 20: It's a Celebration!
Make plans now for April 20 and share in our Day of Celebration! Join us for Honors Convocation, the research symposium, and the inauguration of Dave Kaufman as Capital University’s 17th president. RSVP by Wednesday, April 13, to
Worship and Inaugural Prayer
9 a.m.
Mound Street Plaza
Honors Convocation and Inauguration
10 a.m.
Capital Center
11:30 a.m.
Capital Center
Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Research Forum
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Poster presentations
Capital Center
1:30 to 4 p.m. – Oral Presentations
Locations TBA
The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass
We invite you to join the Capital University Chapel Choir and Choral Union as they celebrate the joy of live music-making by teaming up with the ole-time fiddlin’ bluegrass band Monroe Crossing in a performance of Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.

Saturday, April 2
7:30 p.m.
Mees Hall
Admission is free.
Written for chorus, soloists, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and bass, Barnett’s toe-tapping music brilliantly brings together the solemnity of the traditional Mass and the down-home sparkle of bluegrass to tell the earthy story of love between Creator and creation. Monroe Crossing will also be featured in a set of bluegrass favorites!
For more information about this performance, contact the Conservatory office at 614-236-6411.
Endowed Chair Investiture and Scholarship Lecture
Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Lecture and Endowed Chairs Investitures. Dr. Dina Lentsner, professor of Music, will present “‘Use Your Noodle,’ She Wrote: Scholarship as Self-Exploration.” The winner of the 2022 Faculty Scholarship Award also will be announced.

Tuesday, April 5
4 p.m.
Schneider, Student Union
Investitures of endowed chairs are:
Dr. Lynn Dailey – The George H. Moor Endowed Chair in Business Administration
Dr. Leigh Johnson – The Harvey and Marian Stegemoeller Endowed Chair in Computational Sciences
Dr. William Clark – The Hauesien Distinguished Chair in Chemistry
Dr. Bradley Conrad ­– The Homer and Isabelle Cotterman Distinguished Endowed Chair in Education
Dr. Tianshu Wang – The Linebaugh Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Keyboard
Nicholas Sadler – The Squire Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship/Small Business
ODI Graduation
The University community is invited to celebrate Capital’s ODI seniors and all of their accomplishments. Share memories with these students and their families. Included in the event will be senior legacies, ODI awards, and food.

Saturday, April 23
12 to 2 p.m.
Koinonia Center, Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Graduating students RSVP here!
Current students, faculty, and staff RSVP here!
Celebrating Our Faculty
The University community is invited to a Celebration of Excellence for our faculty. The event will include:
  • A reflection by Stephanie Saunders, the 2021 Praestantia Award recipient
  • Introduction of our 2022 emeriti – Bob Breithaupt, Bill Kennedy (posthumously), Mark Lochstampfor, Martha Michael, Sherry Peck, and Lynn Roseberry
  • Induction of the newest members of the Professors Hall of Honor – Roberta Mitchell and Floyd Weatherspoon
Tuesday, April 12
4 p.m.
Bridge of Learning, Ruff Learning Center
Please RSVP at by Friday, April 8.
Graduation Stories
Do you know of an interesting story about one of our graduating students? Local media are looking for feature stories around commencement. If you have an interesting story to share, please contact Denise Russell, director of Communications and Media Relations, at
Service Member Cords for Graduation
Any graduating student currently serving in the military or honorably discharged is eligible to wear service member cords at commencement. Please contact Lt. Col. Jason Jajack, chair of the Department of Military Science, at by April 29 for information.
Commencement Volunteer Opportunities
The Commencement Committee and the Office of Meeting and Event Services need your help in making the day a success!

On Monday, May 2, volunteers will be needed from 4 to 8 p.m. for the Graduate Student Commencement and Hooding, taking place in Mees Hall. Light refreshments are available afterwards.
On Saturday, May 7, volunteers will be needed from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. for the 172nd Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies in The Capital Center. There are two sessions this year and volunteers may sign up in various shifts. Hospitality and catering will be available.

Volunteering at commencement is a great way for faculty and staff to say farewell to the students they have mentored and befriended over the past years, and a way for students to see their fellow classmates become Capital graduates.
If you would like to be a part of these exciting and memorable occasions, go to
Thanks for Supporting Ukraine!
The Global Student Association would like to thank everyone for coming out and showing their support for Ukraine by patronizing our bake sale! We appreciate that you have taken time out of your busy schedule and given money to put toward our cause.
Because of your efforts, we have raised a $2,000, which will be donated to an orphanage in Ukraine called the Dobrodiy Club. The Dobrodiy Club is a Ukraine-based orphanage that helps orphaned children and families who are in difficult circumstances. 
None of this would've been possible without you! Thanks!
Through the Gate
Join the CapFam to watch the latest episode of Through the Gate, "The People You Meet Here."
Wednesday, March 30
7 p.m.
With a specific focus on faith at Capital, this episode explores religious life on campus and how acceptance of all students relates to leadership and student life. Through the Gate, a Capital produced docuseries, aims to shine a light on the CapFam and the unique ways they are connecting to the world around them.
Comets on Campus Photo Contest
It's starting to feel like spring and campus is camera ready!  Join us April 7 to 10 for the Comets on Campus Photo Contest! It’s a four-day photo event where teams of Capital students will take creative photos across campus and compete for a selection of prizes, including gift cards, socks with pizzazz, and a newly designed Capital Comet's T-shirt! Sign up with your team (3-5 people) or individually to be added to a team by Monday, April 4. Early registrants may receive extra bonus points! 
Sexual Assault Awareness Programs
Starting April 1, Student and Community Engagement, the Title IX Office, and other campus partners will be hosting various programs aimed at educating and promoting awareness around sexual assault and power-based violence. Programming will include:

  • Tabling each week to share resources, information, and to spread awareness.
  • "What Were You Wearing?" art installation and reception in Schumacher Gallery, created through stories of survivors in our community.
  • An opportunity to commit to Changing Campus Culture.

Friday, April 1, 12 to 2 p.m., Student Union Lobby
SAAM Tabling
Tuesday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Student Union Lobby
April 12-26, Schumacher Gallery
“What Were You Wearing” art installation
Tuesday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Blackmore Library
SAAM Tabling
Thursday, April 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Schumacher Gallery
“WWYW?” Reception
Friday, April 22, 12 to 2 p.m., Fountains/Student Union Lobby
SAAM Tabling
Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Fountains/Student Union Lobby
Changing Campus Culture Tabling
 Support resources will be available at all programs and events for those who need them.
Be a Media Contact
Faculty, staff, and administrators: Are you an expert in your field? If so, please consider serving as an someone who can provide commentary, analysis, or background information to print and broadcast journalists when they are looking for someone to interview as a story source. If you would like to participate in a media training workshop this summer, watch for information. Please contact Denise Russell, director of Communications and Media Relations, at with topics or general areas you would feel comfortable speaking about.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Gloria Dei in Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Traditional Worship)
Preachers for the coming weeks:

  • April 6 – Jillian Russell, Capital University senior and CFL office manager
  • April 13 – Father Devin Rodgers, St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Bexley
  • April 20 – Inauguration Worship (starts at 9 a.m. at the Fountains)
  • April 27 – Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

Thursdays, 9:09 p.m.
Gloria Dei in Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Contemporary Worship)
Preachers for the coming weeks:

  • March 31 – Father Devin Rodgers, St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Bexley
  • April 7 – Matt Dugue, Capital University first-year
  • April 14 – No Candlelight due to Easter Break
  • April 21 – Rev. Dikiea Elery, assistant director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Center for Faith and Learnings 4th Annual Hinges Conference

Center for Faith and Learning Link Tree: Here you can find CFL contact information, worship slideshows, CFL Book of the Week, and much more!
The Center for Faith and Learning and AMP Present: IFTAR Fish Fry!
Friday, April 8
8 to 10 p.m.
Schneider North and South, Student Union

Dinner, dialogue, and prayers from the respective faiths along with interfaith prayer. In addition to celebrating the respective faiths through conversation over dinner, we will be hosting service activities as well, similar to the Thanksgiving Service Dinner. We plan to include service activities such as tie-blanket making, donor book collection, and card making!
2022 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
Join CFL and Interfaith Student Organization as they send off the 2022 graduates with an Interfaith Service. This service will be instead of Capital Worship for that week. Lunch will follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome!
Wednesday, April 27
10 to 10:35 a.m.
Gloria Dei Worship Center in Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Center for Faith and Learning Link Tree
Here you can find CFL contact information, worship slideshows, CFL Book of the Week, and much more!

For more information about Capital’s religious and spiritual life, contact Jillian Russell or Pastor Drew.
National Library Week

Blackmore and Hamma libraries would like to say thank you for your support this semester. We love seeing you in the library and as a token of our appreciation, we have some great things lined up for National Library Week!
*In observance of Ramadan, we will have prepackaged food items for students to enjoy later at Monday and Thursday events.
Monday: Coffee and Donuts
April 4, 8 to 11:30 a.m.*
Thank you for supporting our library!! Stop by between 8-11am for coffee, tea, and donuts with our amazing library crew to kick off National Library Week.
Tuesday: Cap Plant Club
April 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cap Plant Club will be here to talk about plant propagation, an easy way to grow new plants from plant parts. Here’s an opportunity to take home your very own plant baby from plant cuttings.
Wednesday and Thursday: Therapy Dogs
April 6 and April 7, 2 p.m.
Take a pause with paws! Come by and relieve stress with local therapy dogs from the Bexley area.
Thursday: Academic Success After Hours
April 7, 5 to 8 p.m.*
Prepare for finals with some good food, good company, and good fun! Academic Success will extend hours to host a pizza party study sesh in the library from 5 to 8 p.m. RSVP through Engage/Corq.
OhioLINK Services

While OhioLINK services are temporarily unavailable, we have a team of dedicated library staff ready to assist you with locating similar materials within our collection and through interlibrary loan. We’re also happy to suggest titles that will work for your research needs at local institutions. Reach out to us in person, online chat, or email at
Blackmore Library Archives

Blackmore Library Archives presents a display of achievements and photos during Dr.Thomas Langevin’s tenure as Capital’s 12th president as we celebrate his 100th birthday. Thank you to our wonderful archives team for curating this display.
Contact Us!
Call: 614-236-6351; Text: 614-541-2767
Instagram @blackmorelibrary
Twitter @blackmorelib
Tuition Application Deadline for Academic Year 2022-2023

For eligible staff and faculty needing to apply for tuition remission or payment for academic year 2022-2023, the tuition benefit application must be completed and returned to Liz Pritchard in Human Resources by May 2, 2022. 

For employees utilizing the tuition benefit program for a graduate degree program, the authorization form needs to be completed for each semester in which the courses are taken. Please visit for the appropriate application and graduate tax forms.

Please contact Ashley Huff at or Liz Pritchard at with any questions.
Please welcome our new faculty and staff to the Capital Family!

Jeff Davidson, officer, Security and Public Safety
Kristen Davis, assistant dean of Student Administration, Law School Student Affairs
Kayla Logsdon, nurse, COVID Response Team
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