Student Interest to Reestablish WC’s Business Association

As most students at WC know, campus is well populated when it comes to clubs and organizations. It is easy to find an organization to fit into on such a small campus.  In the past, Student Government funded a business club called Wilmington College Business Association (WCBA), which was formed in 2003 and founded by previous students Adam Schleucher and Greg Terbay with faculty advisor Steven Stovall. WCBA was suspended due to lack of interest around 2010 and 2011, as the officer team didn’t get people as excited about the…

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Senior Spotlight: Leevi Stump and Kylie Walker

As the spotlight was in search for two new seniors to shine its light on, it has come across seniors; Leevi Stump and Kylie Walker! These two seniors have been heavily involved throughout their time here at WC. My name is Kylie Walker, and I am a senior communications major, concentrating in public relations and journalism. I am from a small town called Midway, which is between London and Washington Courthouse, Ohio. I have a really weird laugh, I love football (especially the Steelers and Buckeyes), and my family, faith,…

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A Farewell to Mark Denniston

When asked what piece of advice he would like to leave with Wilmington College students, Mark Denniston said, “Be kind, generous, and grateful, and keep a positive attitude;” if you know Mark personally, you’ll certainly agree his charge is so characteristic of his chipper personality. As many Wilmington College students will know, Mark Denniston, the Director of the Work Program and International Partnerships, is accepting an opportunity at the Circleville Community United Methodist Church as the Director of Outreach Ministries after this semester concludes. Mark works out of the Center…

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The History Behind Santa’s Treats

Excitement runs through children’s veins as they wait for the day where they get to open their presents from Santa. The night before, knowing that Santa will be there some point in the night, children make sure that the stockings are up and Santa has a few treats for the journey. Maybe even some for the reindeer too. Back in ancient mythology, Odin, the Norse god, was believed to ride around on an eight-legged horse during the Yule season. With two ravens perched on each shoulder, he would ride around…

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SGA Getting More Involved With Student Publications

Student Government Association (SGA) conducted a meeting on November 29 with Maraya Wahl, Witness editor, and Ken Lydy, adviser of the Yearbook, to discuss the student publications and its committee. The Publication Committee consists of The Wilmingtonian, the Woodhouse, and the Witness. The Wilmingtonian, the college’s yearbook, is available to the College community every fall and depicts the events of the previous year. Editor Taylor Scott has worked for three years on the publication. The paid position will be open after the 2016-2017 school year when Taylor graduates. “I’ve been working…

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Wilmington College Holiday Concert, Tradition Since 1978

Sunday December 4, Wilmington College’s (WC) annual Holiday Concert occurred in Hugh Heiland Theater in Boyd Cultural Arts Center. WC’s chorale, directed by Gina Beck sang a wide arrangement of carols, traditional spirituals, and pop Christmas songs. There were solos sung by WC students who are taking lessons with the director. WC Music Professor Liz Haskins said, “I encourage students to attend first of all, for the educational purpose of hearing music unfamiliar to them.” The late Robert J. Haskins, Professor Emeritus of Music, established the Collegium Musicum (musical colleagues) at Wilmington…

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Ohio State University Attack under Investigation for Terrorist Ties

On Monday, November 28, an Ohio State University (OSU) student ran his car into campus pedestrians and then began to attack individuals with a butcher’s knife. Eleven individuals were wounded during this incident. The New York Times reports that the perpetrator, Abdul Artan, was “a permanent United States resident from Somalia who was studying logistics management” at Columbus’s OSU campus (Smith, Pérez-Peña, & Goldman, 2016). Artan was shot and killed by Alan Horujko, a “campus police officer” (Smith et al., 2016). Investigators are looking into whether the attack has ties…

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CSCE Overcomes “Natural Disaster” Victoriously

Mark Denniston found the flood in the basement on October 30 at about 7 p.m. “It probably would have gotten worse had it not been discovered,” Mark shared. Employees from Wilmington College’s Physical Plant arrived soon after. One of the major problems with the Center for Service and Civic Engagement was that one of the sump pumps wasn’t working, and the water had flooded the basement with about 6 inches of water. That week, Bob Metcalf got involved in bringing the CSCE trash cans and boxes. Bob’s student workers came…

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How to get your life together in just 20 days!

With exams approaching, students are looking for ways to get better grades while still planning for Christmas break. Here are some tips to get everything together in less than a month! Talk to your professors Here at Wilmington, the professors are super personal and they truly care about YOUR success.  If you shoot them an email or head over to their office to chat with them in person, they are sure to understand.  Remember, they were once college students themselves, they get it. Treat yourself Sometimes in life, we try…

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President-Elect Trump Reveals Two Cabinet Picks

Friday, November 18, President-Elect Donald Trump announced his appointees for CIA director and United States Attorney General.  Fox News reports that Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has been selected to fill the Attorney General position after Trump is inaugurated while Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo has been selected to serve as new administration’s CIA director (2016). Prior to becoming a United States Senator in 1997, Sessions had served as Alabama’s Attorney General.  In 1981, “Sessions was nominated by President Reagan …and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney…

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