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Campus News and Events | November 9, 2022
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Honoring Holocaust Victims
Honoring Holocaust Victims
Join us as we remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust. Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Capital’s Center of Faith and Learning, and Jewish Columbus invite you listen to stories of Holocaust survivors and their descendants during the annual Kristallnacht commemoration. RSVP at

The Night of the Broken Glass
Wednesday, Nov. 9
7 p.m.
LeSage Room, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
The event will be livestreamed on the Center for Faith and Learning’s Facebook page,
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It’s my favorite day of the year
No way I’m fighting those crowds
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning 2023 Save the Date!
Capital University will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning on Monday, Jan. 16. The theme of the 2023 event is “A New Day for All of Us.” Join fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Registered attendees are encouraged to attend the keynote, engage with fellow learners in workshops, and participate in service activities. This event honors King's legacy and Capital University’s commitment to the community. More information will be shared soon.
MLK Day of Learning Workshop Proposals
As we prepare for Capital’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning on Monday, Jan. 16, the planning committee is seeking workshop proposals that align with the theme of “A New Day for All of Us.”
Workshops, which will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., are 90 minutes and include students, faculty, staff and community members. The committee prefers to have workshops in person, but will also consider Zoom presentations. Preferences should be listed on the survey form. If you know of community members who would be interested in proposing a session, please forward this message to them!
Workshop proposals must include: 
  • Name of the primary presenter. 
  • Email address of the primary presenter. 
  • Phone number of primary presenter. 
  • Names of additional presenters. 
  • Workshop title. 
  • Workshop description, 200 words or fewer. This should include what the workshop hopes to achieve and what workshop participants will do. 
  • A statement about how the workshop aligns with the theme: “A New Day for All of Us.”
  • Brief biographical statements of the presenter(s). 
  • A description of set-up work equipment needs for the workshop. 
  • Whether you are available to conduct the workshop at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., or both times. 
Deadline for workshop proposal submissions
Friday, Nov. 18.
5 p.m.

There will be a $100 honorarium for each workshop, which can be split among different workshop presenters. 

Decisions about the workshops will be communicated to submitters the week of Nov. 30. For accepted workshops, workshop descriptions and biographical statements might be edited for clarity and style consistency in the published program. 

For questions regarding workshop proposals, please contact either Jonathan Brown at or Mikayla Carter at
University Theatre Stages 'She Kills Monsters'
University Theatre Stages ‘She Kills Monsters’
Get your tickets now for University Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen.
Directed by Dan Heaton, the show takes place in Athens, Ohio, in 1995. After her sister Tilly’s death, Agnes discovers that Tilly was a well-known D&D player. Agnes recruits a “dungeon master” named Chuck to help her understand and grieve the loss of Tilly. Chock-full of supermodel elves, dominatrix warrior women, and evil cheerleaders, “She Kills Monsters” is a surprisingly sweet tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance. Moving between the “real” world and the “imaginary” world of Tilly’s creation, Agnes discovers truths about her sister and herself.
Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 614-236-7174 for tickets. Admission is $7 adults, $5 students and seniors; or free with current Capital University ID.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. (alumni reception to follow in the Alumni House at 930)
Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.
Cabaret Theater, Student Union, lower level
Due to adult themes and language, this show is not recommended for children.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join the University community for a festive evening as we light the Capital Christmas tree. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, ornament decorating, music by the Chapel Choir, and pictures with Santa. 
Wednesday, Nov. 16
5 p.m.
Mound Street Plaza
We will be collecting gloves, hats, jeans, and winter coats for people served by The Open Shelter. Donation boxes will be available for these items. 22nd Street Cookies, along with students enrolled in the Social Problems course, will be selling cookie dough for their program. 

For more information on items to donate to The Open Shelter or how you can support 22nd Street Cookies, email Tristen Davis at or
It's On Us, It's On Capital
Its On Us
It's On Us chapters across the country are dedicated to building a movement to combat campus sexual assault. These chapters build a team of dedicated student leaders who teach and educate their peers on sexual violence awareness and consent, teach bystander education, and create support for survivors on campus. Through community education and action, college campuses are able to change campus culture, make a difference in peer education, and support survivors of personal, power-based violence. If you're interested in learning more about or joining Capital University's It's On Us chapter, visit
Reminder: Institutional Saga Survey
If you haven't already done so, please complete the Institutional Saga Survey to share your opinions about Capital's faith affiliation and your experiences about how that Lutheran identity has affected your experiences as a member of the University community.
One of the commitments of this work is to ensure our results align with Capital's recently approved mission, vision, and values, as well as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan. Your contributions to this process will better help us communicate Capital's historical connections to our current commitments. 
The anonymous survey will be open until midnight on Monday, Nov. 14.
25Live Event App Training
A number of dates and times for training in the 25Live event management application have been scheduled. Whether you’d like to learn more about using 25Live, refresher training, or advanced training, we will have it all!

Any faculty or staff member may attend. Please bring your device/tablet/laptop.

On Friday, Nov. 11, there will be various times for advanced training. Please click the link below to sign up for ADVANCED training for those of you that are comfortable with accessing and using 25Live but have specific questions and/or want advanced knowledge/training. Note: If you can’t make the advanced training times, feel free to still come to one of the basic/intermediate times!

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (Nov. 14, 16, 17, and 18) there will be basic/intermediate training at various times. Please click on the link below to sign up for one of these sessions.

Once you sign up, you will receive an Outlook calendar invite as confirmation. For more information, email Era McMahon at
Sharing Capital Stories
Sharing Capital Stories
Helping others has always come naturally to LeAndra Trikouros, a three-time Capital graduate. With her passion for the law, she has found new ways to help her community and pave the way for the next generation. Now the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion administrator at Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Trikouros has found ways to work with leadership and the community to fight for racial equality.

Other stories published recently at include how Capital is tackling food insecurity, ways a Capital alumna is challenging the mental health stigma, and how Pastor Drew Tucker’s new book expands the traditional definition of vocation.

Subscribe at to receive monthly emails with the latest posts. Or learn how you can share your own Capital story at
A Capital Turkey Trot
A Capital Turkey Trot
Join Residential and Commuter Life and SCE for a Turkey Trot around campus. Enjoy the outdoors, get your blood flowing, and learn about health and wellness.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Registration 9 a.m.
Trot 9:30 a.m.
Gather at the Fountains
Participants are encouraged to bring a canned/nonperishable food item or cash donation for the Cap Cupboard. All participants will receive a commemorative cup and be entered into a raffle for some Capital swag. 
Please use the RSVP feature on Engage so that we can plan accordingly!
Sabbatical Presentations
Join professors Andy Carlson and Janette McDonald as they discuss their recent sabbatical projects.

Carlson, professor of History, will report on the book he is writing, “Hunger in the Village: How Food Insecurity Became Endemic in Northern Ethiopia.

McDonald, professor of Psychology, will talk about her writing projects.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
4 to 4:50 p.m.
Blackmore Library 119
Christmas Festival
Christmas Festival Comp Tickets Still Available
Just a reminder that you can claim your one complimentary faculty/student/staff ticket to the 2022 Christmas Festival at Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reserve the best seats in Mees Hall for these amazing concerts! Use the promo code “FullOfWonder” to claim your free ticket and purchase additional tickets. Email if you need assistance or have questions.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.  
Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.  
Sunday, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m.
All performances are in Mees Hall  
Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
Gerhold Lecture Rescheduled
This year’s Gerhold Lecture Series in the Humanities, featuring internationally bestselling author Marlon James, has been rescheduled. Watch for more information closer to the event.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Mees Hall
Bexley Day of Kindness
We are bringing the Bexley Day of Kindness to Capital University! This is a way for us to bring together residents, Capital University campus members, and our community partners in a spirit of unity and service. 
Saturday, Nov. 12
12 to 4 p.m.
Schaaf Lawn
The following offices and organizations will be among those facilitating service projects: 
  • Capital’s Office of Student and Community Engagement; Center for Faith and Learning; Bonner Leader Program; AMP and the Law School
  • 22nd Street Cookies
  • League of Women Voters in Central Ohio
  • Ohio Historical Center
  • Stoddart Avenue Community Garden
We will collect hardcover books (new or used) for students at the Franklin County Juvenile Intervention Center, such as: “Beautiful Creatures” series, “Mortal Instrument” series, Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl; “Opposite of Always,” Justin Reynolds; “Concrete Rose ,” Angie Thomas; “Divergent” series, Veronica Roth; “Maximum Ride” series, James Patterson; “Message in a Bottle,” Nicholas Sparks; “I am Four” series, Jobie Hughes/James Frey; and “Diary of the Wimpy Kid” series, Jeff Kinney. Books cannot discuss violence, crime, or similar topics.
We also will collect school supplies for elementary and middle school students at our partnering America Reads sites: notebooks, folders (red, blue, yellow, green and purple), pencils, erasers, glue, and markers. 
Collection boxes will be available for donated items. For more information about the Bexley Day of Kindness, email Tristen Davis at or Dikiea Elery at
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10 to 10:35 a.m.
Trinity's Gloria Dei Worship Center
  • Join Embrace Ministries and the Center for Faith and Learning in our weekly worship. Come expecting organ music and traditions familiar to many kinds of Christians with more formal liturgies (like some Lutherans, Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, and others). Upcoming preachers include Rev. Peter Ray on Sept. 28 (an undergraduate and seminary alumnus); and Pastor Drew on Oct. 5
8:08 to 9:09 p.m.
Trinity's Gloria Dei Worship Center
  • Join Embrace Ministries for Candlelight, a band-led worship event for students, by students. There's always good conversation, inspiring music, and a meaningful word.
Hosted by Affiliate Chaplain and Druid Priest Jan Avende
Tuesday, Nov. 15
6 p.m.
Otterbein University Chapel
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Please join the Center for Faith in Learning in welcoming Dr. Joelle Hathaway from Bethany Seminary to Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Dr. Hathaway will be guest preaching at Capital Worship on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., with a "Theology and the Arts Lunch and Learn” from 12 to 1 p.m. in Trinity 118. All are welcome!
Dr. Joelle Hathaway -
Thursday, Nov. 17
7 p.m. 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
7135 Coffman Rd. Dublin, Ohio 43017 
All are welcome to join us in giving thanks to God in words and music through our various faith traditions! Please bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations for the Dublin Food Pantry. Light refreshments will be available immediately after the service. The event is sponsored by SAIL (Safe Alliance of Interfaith Leaders). For more information, contact Barb Anderson at
The Art of Being Human
Friday, Nov. 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LeSage Hall, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
The weekend workshop includes meditation training and practice, talks, one-on-one conversations, and group discussions. Art of Being Human is the first of a series of five workshops that provide a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation practice, emphasizing the development of genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity within the complexity of daily life. The workshops are recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual path.
Janice Glowski is a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition and has been a meditation practitioner for more than 30 years. Since 2014, she has served as the meditation instructor/coach for the Physicians Leadership Academy of the Columbus Medical Association. 
Pricing and generosity:  Money should not be an obstacle, so please pay what you can. Student pricing is $15. For those who can offer more than the program price, please consider offering the “patron price.” Your generosity helps to cover the costs for others.
$108 Program Price
$125 Patron Price
$15 Student Price
Or pay what you can
To ensure there are enough meditation mats and food, please register at Questions? Contact Linda Wolf,
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Semi-monthly will fall on Nov. 10 & 23
Bi-weekly will fall on Nov. 10 & 23
Student payrolls will fall on Nov. 18
Semi-monthly will fall on Dec. 9 & 23
Bi-weekly will fall on Dec. 9 & 23
Student payrolls will fall on Dec. 2 & 16 & 30

Human Resources and our leadership teams have been working hard to finalize details for open enrollment. Details and dates will be coming in the near future. Please be looking for these emails from

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov.24
Winter Holiday Break: Wednesday, Dec. 21, through Tuesday, Jan. 3
Good Friday: Friday, April 7
Memorial Day: Monday, May 29
Juneteenth: Monday, June 19
Fourth of July: Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4 
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On Monday afternoon, the NCAA Selection Show revealed that Capital University women's soccer has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The appearance will be the eighth NCAA bid in their program history.

Capital will play Ithaca College (12-3-4) on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Saturday, Nov. 12, at a time to be determined. The host school has yet to announce game times as they will have to shift a home football game in order to accommodate the two soccer matches. This meeting between Capital and Ithaca will be the first time the two schools compete in women's soccer.


For the first time since 2014, the Capital University volleyball team has an All-Conference player, which was announced by the Ohio Athletic Conference on Monday morning. 
Selected to represent the Comets on the Honorable Mention list this season was freshman libero Abby Brunner. She is the first All-OAC player for Capital since the 2014 season in which Kelly Leonard and Katie Weilbacher were both honored that year. 


It's no secret that the 2021-22 season contained its ups and downs for the Capital University women's basketball team as the team battled through injuries, disruptions brought on by the pandemic, and a midseason coaching change. 
In 2022-23, head coach Camille McPherson will be entering her first full season in charge of the program and has recruited a plethora of young and experienced talent that will surely help play a part in getting Capital back on track.

Not only has McPherson utilized the recruiting trail as an opportunity to add to the program, she has also brought in assistant coach Schyler Fennimore, who played a four-year career at OAC foe Muskingum. 

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