Newberry College To Unveil New Look Across Campus

Aug 02, 2011, 12:00 ET from Newberry College

NEWBERRY, S.C., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The word is getting out: Newberry College has a new look!

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From its new president, Dr. Scott Koerwer, a new logo, and upgraded facilities across campus, to the launching of its new website and its new football helmets, Newberry College is transforming itself for the new academic year and for the future.

The College will officially unveil several of these items – including the new athletic branding for the Newberry Wolves – at a press conference on Tuesday, August 2 in the newly-renovated West Recital Hall of the Alumni Music Center on the Newberry campus.

In addition to highlighting the College's new visual identity, President Koerwer will describe Newberry's new Campus Master Plan as well as recent renovations and additions to the campus, including the new Welcome Center, a new Student Recreation Center, the remodeled Alumni Music Center, and the new residential space for students in the Oakland Mill near campus.

In the Athletics area, Vice President Brad Edwards will unveil the new look for the NCAA Division II Wolves and will introduce the College's new Men's Soccer Coach Barry Slagle and Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Emily Bikowski. Women's Lacrosse is the newest member of the Newberry Athletics family.

About Newberry College

A private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population, Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, 31 minors, and 27 areas of concentration. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the college is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The college has a radio and television station, and offers 17 NCAA Division II sports. In the recent 2011 ranking of the Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Newberry College placed in the top tier of regional colleges in the South. For more information, visit


  • New academic structure and leadership
    • To reflect its broad educational mission, the College now has a new structure with seven academic departments, each with a department chair.
      • Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College – Dr. Timothy Elston
      • Department of Arts and Communication – Mr. Patrick Gagliano, Chair
      • Department of Business and Behavioral Sciences – Dr. Joseph Franklin, Chair
      • Department of Education -  Dr. Cindy Johnson-Taylor, Chair
      • Department of Humanities – Dr. Kristi Pope Key, Chair
      • Department of Music – Dr. Sally Cherrington-Beggs, Chair
      • Department of Nursing – Dr. Betsy McDowell, Chair
      • Department of Sciences and Mathematics – Dr. Christina McCartha, Chair
  • New faculty and academic staff coming to Newberry College beginning in the Fall semester of 2011 include:
    • Dr. Nicholas Di Liberto – Assistant Professor of History – B.A. History, Kalamazoo College; Ph.D. History, University of Pennsylvania.  
    • Dr. Amanda Hodges -  Assistant Professor of English – B.A. English and M.A.T. English Education, Agnes Scott College; Ph.D. Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia
    • Dr. Laura Lanni – Assistant Professor of Chemistry - B.S. Engineering Chemistry, Oakland University;  Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of South Carolina.
    • Dr. Stephanie Sillay - Assistant Professor of Political Science - B.A. triple major in political science, French and music, Furman University; Ph.D. Political Science, Indiana University.  
    • Jane Willis – Associate Dean of Educational Services - more than 20 years experience in higher education, most recently at the Moore School of Business at USC where she served as the Managing Director of the Office of Career Services.
  • New buildings and campus renovations
    • Welcome Center -- Includes space for a new admissions and financial aid office, and will serve as the gateway for prospective students looking to learn more about Newberry College.
    • Student Fitness Center -- Students now have access to updated cardio-vascular and strength-building equipment in a renovated facility.
    • Wessels Library -- Renovating dedicated space for study and tutoring to help ensure student academic success.
    • Alumni Music Center -- Newly renovated front lobby and recital hall as the beginning of an initiative to improve the resources for Newberry's Music Department.
    • Oakland Mill -- A new residential living space for students will open with the renovation of Oakland Mill. Built in 1912, this historic building, the last mill standing in Newberry County, was leased to Newberry College to house its first group of students for the fall 2011 semester.
  • New athletic programs and coaches
    • Women's Lacrosse becomes College's 17th intercollegiate athletic program, led by new head coach Emily Bikowski
    • Men's Soccer is now under the leadership of new head coach Barry Slagle
  • New college communications and "branding"
    • The new visual identity for College incorporates the College's seal, with modernized fonts
      • Seal was first used on the cover of the Stylus in May 1910
      • Developed under the presidency of John Harms to symbolize the College's mission "For church and posterity"
    • New symbols and branding for athletic programs
      • Logo packages are available on DVD from Marketing and Communications Department
    • New college web presence will be launched in September 2011
    • New communications theme:  "Education for Life"
      • The new message will focus on the five major learning experiences for every student at Newberry College and how these are inter-connected as part of an "educational ecosystem":
        • Personal, character and spiritual formation
        • Liberal and empathetic learning
        • Professional knowledge and expertise
        • Experiential learning and practice
        • Civic and community participation

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