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Campus News and Events | January 26, 2022
Do You Have a Story to Tell?

At a time when it’s so important to engage with one another and connect to the world around us, Capital Stories is here for you. Check out the online journal’s newest content at

  • Project Indigo: Learn how your classmates and professors are using their Apple iPads to change how we think of education. 
  • Science Leads the Way for Capital Alumna: Megan Deeds ’12 is the main character in her own crime drama. Learn how her work as a forensic scientist affects the outcomes of court cases.
  • Unfinished Business: Read about Dr. Sherry Peck’s 40-year journey to run the New York City Marathon.

We encourage students, faculty, and staff to share these stories and others through their own social media platforms. Or – better yet – visit to learn how you can tell your own story, whether it’s reflective, creative, memory-evoking, funny, poetic, or persuasive. It doesn’t have to be long; if accepted for publication, 750 words – give or take a hundred – would be perfect.

And while we want to read your words, working in a digital tool allows us to broaden the ways in which we can creatively share our stories. Maybe there are no words at all; maybe it’s a video, a powerful photo, or a series of photos that best tell your Capital story. If your story is published, we’ll give credit where credit is due by including your byline.
What is your idea of winter fun?
Building a snowman
Sledding or snowboarding
Sitting by the fire with a book and hot chocolate
Planning my spring break beach getaway
Academic Success Positions 2022-23
Academic Success is seeking students interested in being peer tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, writing consultants, academic coaches, and receptionists for the 2022-23 academic year. Applications are available online at and will be accepted through Feb. 21.
Have Plans for After Graduation?

Graduation is an exciting time, but do you know what you’re going to do after receiving your diploma?

Think about enrolling in the Summer Immersion Paralegal program at Capital’s Law School, where you can earn a Paralegal certificate in 14 weeks. This program can springboard you into the legal profession or enhance your skillset for other careers. As a Capital grad, you may receive a scholarship.

The application deadline is April 15. Apply at or email Lisa M. Diem, assistant dean of Graduate & Professional Law Programs, at [email protected] to talk more about the program.

The Paralegal Program at Capital University Law School prepares you to work under the direction of an attorney but does not prepare you to offer legal advice, provide legal services directly to the general public or engage in the practice of law.
Comets Ornament for Students

Celebrate the Capital’s new mascot by picking up your free Comets ornament compliments of President Kaufman. Limited quantity available.

Monday, Jan. 31
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student Union Lobby
Faculty Photographs

Faculty who need to have a professional headshot taken can schedule an appointment with Regina Hairston, social media/web editor, at
Business Cards, Name Badges
Faculty and staff who need business cards and/or name badges can order them online at Scroll down to “Campus Services.” You will need to know the department budget number to place the order.
Requesting a Key
A new Key Request Form has been uploaded to the website. Click and scroll down to “Additional Resources” for the updated form.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Gloria Dei in Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Traditional Worship)
Preachers for the coming weeks:

  • Jan. 26 - Rev. Dikiea Elery, assistant director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Capital University
  • Feb. 2 - Pastor Drew Tucker, Capital University Pastor and Director of the Center for Faith and Learning
  • Feb. 9 - Rev. Dikiea Elery, assistant director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Capital University
  • Feb. 16 - To be announced 

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

  • Jan. 27 - Rev. Dikiea Elery (Rev. D), assistant director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Capital University
  • Feb. 3 - Hannah Tonn, Capital University senior and pre-seminary student
  • Feb. 10 - Pastor Drew Tucker, Capital University Pastor and Director of the Center for Faith and Learning
  • Feb. 17 - Noah Fischbach, Capital University sophomore an Embrace Ministries treasurer

For more information about Capital’s religious and spiritual life, contact Jillian Russell or Pastor Drew.
W-2 Forms Available Jan. 31

Electronic copies of your 2021 W-2 tax forms will be available Monday, Jan. 31, through myCAP for faculty, staff, and student employees.

To access your W-2 forms, you must choose the "consent to view" option on myCAP under the Employee -Tax Information tab. You may "consent" or "unconsent" as needed. Paper copies will be mailed no later than Jan. 31 to non-consenting and former employees at the current address on file.
SAVI - New Employee Benefit

The path to reducing your and/or your dependent’s monthly student loan payment and working toward loan forgiveness could be getting much easier. That's because you now have access to a robust solution that helps find the best federal repayment and forgiveness programs for your financial situation.

Brought to you through TIAA and Savi, this tool not only helps strengthen your financial footing in the short term, but it also positions you and your dependents for student loan forgiveness.

  • Caps your payment based on your income and family size 
  • Frees up funds to direct towards other financial goals 
  • Removes the complexities of forgiveness and puts the process on autopilot for a small fee 

We're so excited to bring this opportunity to Capital University employees and their family members. To see how easy it is to use Savi, how it works to reduce your monthly payment, and how to get started, sign up for a free, 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.

Please welcome our new full-time faculty and staff to the Capital Family!

Sara Braskett, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Allison Burns, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Stephen Crumb, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Jane Czekajewski, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Emily DeAngelo, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Cody Dennis, Assistant Baseball Coach
Gerald Eichler, Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Ryan Henne, Assistant Baseball Coach
Zuma Ikharo, Student Success Advisor
Jennifer Johnson Byers, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Tyler Karshner, Officer, Security and Public Safety
Lynette Martin, Adjunct Faculty, Sociology and Criminology
Suani Nkozi, Student Success Advisor
Carol Lynne O’Neil, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Sarah Shrewsbury, Adjunct Faculty, Education
Brian Staats, Assistant Football Coach
Tom Sweigard, Adjunct Faculty, Education
Gwen West, Administrative Assistant, Academic and Student Affairs
Lea Witt, Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Otterbein Courtesy of Alex Eyink’s Late Free Throws
In front of a packed house of nearly 2,000 fans, the Capital University men's basketball team took down their rivals, the Otterbein Cardinals, on Saturday night. The 63-61 win to cap off the night was the first win of any Capital athletic program over Otterbein this year, handing the Cardinals' basketball program their first loss of the season at home.

Football Coaching Staff Makes Additions

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Capital University head football coach Brian Foos announced two important personnel moves among his staff.

Current wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Ben Burns has been elevated to the team's passing game coordinator. He will retain duties overseeing the receiving corps and coordinating recruiting operations. Additionally, Foos has welcomed the addition of Brian Staats as the team's quarterbacks coach.

Calling All Former Coaches and Players! Capital Athletics Needs Your Help! 

During the 2021 summer, Capital Athletics began the transition of the Athletics Hall of Fame to a completely digital platform which is now housed in The Capital Center lobby. The project can be viewed online from the comfort of your home by visiting the Capital Athletics Hall of Fame.

In order to continue to build this project and accurately portray our wonderful student-athletes who have passed through Capital, Capital Athletics asks any former players, coaches, family members, and friends of the programs to email sports information director Nick Astalos ([email protected]) with any photos or information that can help complete individual profiles on the platform.

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