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Seniors Value Honors Program at Wilmington College

After years of learning and experiences, seniors are now able to display their accomplishments and begin their journey into the next phase of life. It is not different for the seniors in the Wilmington College Honors Program, a program designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students. On April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CSA 304, honors seniors participated in the Senior Capstone Presentation, which included papers and hands-on learning experiences that have reflected their honors experience and their studies at WC. Travis Scheadler, graduating with…

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The Need to Step Back: Three Perspectives

WC Senior Perspective: Kara Griffith, studying Criminal Justice I think the major [life change] for seniors after graduation is going from a sporadic, packed schedule of social events, community service, classes, sporting events and meetings to a more settled schedule revolving around a traditional work schedule. No longer will I be up until 3am writing extensive research papers, or unfortunately have the opportunity to nap at 1 in the afternoon. Having this busy and sporadic schedule has definitely taught me how to manage time better as well how to be…

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Small Steps to Big Changes with the Earth Day Environmental Round Tables

Student Mathew Hursey stating his personal connection to the cause of environmental justice (photo by Corey Cockerill) To face big problems, one must start small and take one step at a time. Wilmington College is doing just that in addressing environmental concerns and letting voices be heard. On the afternoon of April 19, students Sarah Holtzclaw and Emma Marks hosted an Earth Day Roundtable which focused on environmental advocacy. Students and community members of varying backgrounds were represented and able to share their thoughts on the topic with staff members…

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Senior Spotlight: Mitchell Pfaltzgraf and Brittany Montgomery

Mitchell Pfaltzgraf Mitchell Pfaltzgraf, majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and psychology, is originally from Pickerington, Ohio, and started at WC in 2014. After graduation, Mitchell is looking for marketing jobs and internships this summer and beyond. He has been applying to grad school for sports journalism and broadcasting. Mitchell’s largest involvement on campus has been joining the fraternity Sigma Zeta and holding presidency for a year. “Joining Sigma Zeta [is my best experience.] My brothers are one of the main reasons I loved to stay here. Also…

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Senior Spotlight: Sarah Lebowitz and Mathew Hursey

Sarah Lebowitz Sarah Lebowitz, studying Business, is a senior who transferred and began her studies at WC in the fall of 2016. Originally from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Sarah is exploring her options for post-graduation. “I have an internship set up for after graduation, but I’m looking at options for either graduate schools or taking a full-time position job,” she shares. “I would love to further my education and to continue to make an impact of those around me.” Although her time at Wilmington has been short, Sarah has made the most of…

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Senior Spotlight: Allyson Schaefer and Quinten Beach

Allyson Schaefer Allyson Schaefer is a senior who started in the fall of 2015, studying psychology and criminal justice. Originally from Fayetteville, Ohio, near the Cincinnati area, she plans on continuing her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in psychology. “I also has a possible opportunity with the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati that I might not be able to pass up!” shares Allyson. Allyson has been involved in many ways at Wilmington College, including being a Student Ambassador, a student assistant in the President’s Office, an intern of…

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Senior Spotlight: MacKenzie Stevens and Jordan Jones

MacKenzie Stevens MacKenzie Stevens is a senior with a major is Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Interventionist. Originally from Lynchburg, Ohio, MacKenzie hopes to start teaching in the fall. She shares, “When I graduate, I want to rent an apartment until I decide where God’s plan for me is. I plan to stay in contact with all of my friends and come back to Kappa Delta events when I can.” Her campus involvement has included Greek Life, holding many positions of leadership; cheerleading; APB; and Order of Omega….

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Peace Resource Center, Home of Incredible and Important Archives

photo: images from the extensive historic open archive of the Peace Resource Center The Peace Resource Center (PRC), the largest archive on Hiroshima and Nagasaki outside of Japan and a friendly work environment for students, has been selected to be part of a month-long photography exhibit in the FotoFocus Biennial of Cincinnati, Ohio. Throughout the region, museums, universities and art centers apply to be a part of the FotoFocus exhibit, and the PRC was a perfect fit for the theme, “Open Archive.” Artist Migiwa Orimo will be working with the…

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Senior Spotlight: Travis Scheadler and Zara Zeller

Travis Scheadler Travis Scheadler is a senior with a major in Psychology. Originally from Goshen, Ohio, Travis plans on “continuing my studies into graduate school. I have applied to many different programs across the nation because I am not 100% set on any field. I am waiting to hear back from University of Chicago, Ball State University, Stanford University, West Virginia University, Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, and Springfield College (MA).” Travis has not been short on involvement at WC, beginning as an athlete on the soccer field and transitioning to…

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Higher Education and Recent News: Net Neutrality, Tax Bill, Travel Ban

The news can be overwhelming – sources with different pieces of information, opposing opinions, and topics that people do not have the time or energy to keep up with. The best practice to keep oneself informed is to make it relatable to where one is in life. The following are three topics that have been seen frequently in the news and their implication on students in higher education: Net Neutrality “Net neutrality” is the idea that all web content should be treated equally by internet service providers, without extra charge…

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