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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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Senior Spotlight: Treece Tatum and David Henry

Treece Tatum Treece Tatum is a senior with a major in Social Work and a minor in Psychology & Sociology. “I plan on working at Hamilton County Job & Family Services doing Children Services. I hope to be attending Simmons College Online in their Social Work Program,” Treece says. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Treece has taken full advantage of her time at Wilmington, holding many leadership positions such as the VP-Membership in Kappa Delta Sorority, President of the Residential Student Association, Diversity & Inclusion Intern, Sergeant at Arms for Black…

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#GivingTuesday Involves Students in Giving Back

On Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving that challenges people all over the nation to give back to an organization or institution that gave to them, Wilmington College had six challenges for students, alumni, parents, and faculty/staff. Students were not only urged to give to the challenge, but were also able to work the Phonathon, calling upon alumni and parents to give back. The challenges were as followed: Challenge #1 (Students): Mobile Charging Station for students, with a matching gift possibility of a new iMac computer for the Communication Arts…

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Senior Spotlight: Kyle Arcaro and Carly Pritchard

Kyle Arcaro Kyle Arcaro is a senior with a major in Athletic Training. “When I graduate I want to work in the scholastic setting as an AT while getting a master’s degree in Exercise science or anything I find interesting that is not a master’s in AT,” Kyle says. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kyle moved to Believe Air MD when he was three and moved to Columbus, Ohio when he was ten. In his time at Wilmington, Kyle has been an active member of Tau Kappa Beat since Spring of 2015….

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Senior Spotlight: Alicia Gifford and Andrew Hall

Alicia Gifford is a senior with a major in Criminal Justice and Political Science. In her time at Wilmington College, Alicia has been highly involved in Residential Life, Greek Life, and more. She has held many leadership positions, which includes an RA position in Denver her sophomore year, an employee for the Sexual Assault Hotline for two years, and the Vice President and now President of DTS Lil Sis. She has participated in three lobby trips to Washington D.C. through the school. Along with involvement on campus, Alicia had worked…

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Relay for Life Reveals Need for More Campus Support

On October 21, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., campus organizations gathered to participate in Relay for Life, an annual event at WC to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Keni Brown, Service Leaders Executive Board (SLEB) President, says, “I think it went well, we just need more and more campus support.” There were a total of seven groups present at Relay. “There were several organizations interested in participating that ended up not coming, which hurt our whole final attempt at raising funds and research.” Yet on a more…

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WC Students Able to Attend Philanthropic Leaders Recognition Dinner

feature photo Christine Snyder (left), credit to Randy Sarvis On October 20, a small group of Wilmington College (WC) students attended the Philanthropic Leaders Recognition Dinner, a celebration honoring Wilmington College’s leadership donors and Sam Marble Society members. The students in attendance are actively involved on campus in a number of ways and represented all that the donors can do for the college. Amie Denkenberger, the Director of Leadership Giving, says, “We want [students] to have fun and network! This is a great way to meet some of our alumni,…

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Staff Restructuring in Student Affairs

Letter from Sigrid Solomon, Vice President for Student Affairs Good Afternoon Friends! I know that many of you are getting ready for Homecoming Festivities but I wanted to inform you of a few personnel changes in Student Affairs.  Tara Lydy will be leaving us to manage the new yogurt shop that she and Ken have been working so hard to get up and running.  Tara’s last day will be Tuesday, October 31st, she has been with the College as a staff member for 19 ½ years.  As many of you…

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Homecoming Court Nominations Announced

Congratulations to the following people who have made the 2017 Homecoming Court! Freshmen: Hannah Rickman Caleb McCrady Sophomores: Jen Cochran Jese Shell Juniors: Shelby Dodds T. Jay Burbage Seniors: Tiffany Scheadler, Treece Tatum, Brittany Montgomery, Savannah Hooper, and Chandler Fields Eric Flynn, Brandin Johnson, David Henry, and Mathew Perry Thank you to all who participated in the nominating and voting process. Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at half-time during the Homecoming game, October 14th . Come on out to support your elected classmates and the Fighting Quakers!

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Bringing More Entertainment to WC through APB Social Music Chair

On September 30, the local band Harbour played at Wilmington College outside of the Village Apartments. If more students are interested and participate in entertainment activities such as these, APB will be able to bring in more for students to do on the weekends. Harbour, a 5-piece indie/pop/rock group with band members from Lebanon, Ohio, is the first band of the school year to provide musical entertainment to students. Ysmeen Jilani, APB’s Social Music Chair, was the student behind the planning and preparation. “I started planning this right after 4th of…

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