The Wendt Character Initiative's theme for 2023-2024 is Character Explorations. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Wendt Character Initiative.

Applications for the Wendt Character Scholars Program for the 2024-25 academic year are open December 1 - January 31.

Fall 2023

  • Wendt Character Scholars Kickoff Picnic
  • September 21: Character Day
  • Wendt Tea: Faculty Grant reports
  • Faculty/Staff Discussions of the article "What if Our Residence Halls Were Tech Free?" by Adam Smith, and the Christian Scholar's Review theme issue: Vocation.
  • 20 Years of Wendt Character Scholars Celebration
  • October 2: Wendt Character Lecture - Rev. Gregory Drumwright
  • November 13-17: Gratitude Week: Wendt Character Scholars engage in activities across campus and the community. Other departments/programs are encouraged to find ways to celebrate with their own students.
  • December 1: Wendt Character Scholars program applications open

Spring 2024

  • Wendt Character Scholars Kickoff Pizza Party and Service Project
  • Faculty/Staff Book Discussions of The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness, by Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz
  • January 22: Blood Done Sign My Name
  • January 31: Wendt Character Scholars program applications close
  • March 14: Wendt Character Lecture - Freshta Tori Jan
  • Sparty Athletic Awards: Wendt Character Athlete of the Year and for each sport

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