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Not By a Leap, but By Many Steps: A Letter from Jim Reynolds

With the beginning of a new academic school year, President Jim Reynolds shares a letter to the student, staff and faculty of Wilmington College: Today, we begin our 147th academic year at Wilmington College.  In 1870, at an auction, the Religious Society of Friends purchased the building that is now named College Hall and 50 acres of land surrounding the building for the princely sum of $11,000 and began the building of an institution of higher learning that would be steeped in the values that they believed were essential to a…

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Second Annual Leadership Summit Prepares Campus Leaders for Success

Over 70 leaders from organizations all over campus gathered on August 10 and 11 to attend the Second Annual Leadership Summit. The Summit is a required student leader training program sponsored by SGA to equip and empower student leaders and is hosted on Wilmington College’s campus. The leaders that were represented included executive offices, programming chairs and student mentors such as Orientation Welcome Leaders (OWLs) and Residence Life Staff. Jerica Johnson-Cole, a third year RA, the VP of It’s On Us, and the secretary of the Business Association, attended the…

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PhD Students from Tokyo Metropolitan University Host Digital Mapping Workshop at WC

On July 17 and 18, PhD students Kenya Tamura and Hiroki Inoue from the Watanave Systems Design Laboratory in Tokyo Metropolitan University visited Wilmington College to provide a digital mapping workshop and training. The workshop, titled “Building 21st Century Digital Communities,” is for local archivists, techies, and Wilmington College students and staff. “We are working to find ways to make history relevant to younger generations, and so we are trying to incorporate new technology” – Tanya Maus, PRC Director “[The workshop] is important for us because we are working to…

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Serve Our Little Patch of the Universe at the 24th Annual Quake

WC’s 24th Annual Quake is right around the corner. Saturday, April 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., over 100 volunteers will be gathering for lunch and local community service. Everyone is meeting in the Pavilion behind Pyle. Led by the Service Leaders Executive Board (SLEB), the Quake is the largest community service event provided to Wilmington College students throughout the year. Hillary Mitchell, the Vice President/Publicity Chair, shares, “I had so much fun at last year’s Quake and I loved knowing I was helping the community that surrounds this…

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Wilmington College’s Mystery of the Easter Eggs

Two weeks down the road from Easter and Easter Eggs are still appearing around campus. These mystery Easter Eggs seem to be coming from belated Easter Egg hunts, including the recent hunt in the Arboretum, the bowling team’s promotional Easter Egg hunt with candy and an advertisement about the team, and the halls in Austin-Pickett doing an egg hunt on the 28th. Yet there seem to be other eggs appearing and no one knows where they come from. Yet there seem to be other eggs appearing and no one knows…

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AK Rustic Photography, WC Student’s Self-Made Business, Partners with Everyday Chic

AK Rustic Photography, started by Wilmington College student Amanda Kratzer, partnered with Everyday Chic Boutique in a seasonal photoshoot. Amanda has studied Business Administration for two years. “I was at WC for a semester before realizing that the class schedule wasn’t feasible as a mom of three kids, wife and starting a business. I still plan to go back to WC in the next year and focus on public relations to better my business.” Photography was left as a hobby for Amanda as she went to school for business and…

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Dear Friend, You Will Be Missed: In Memory of Megan Elizabeth Louallen

Megan Elizabeth Louallen, a smiling friend, a hard-working mother, a diligent student, and an honorable member of Greek life. Words can’t describe how the Wilmington College campus is feeling. We are grieving for a life lost too soon, yet thankful for all of the wonderful memories. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence. Megan, a 2015 graduate of Wilmington College, was…

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WC’s 2017 Student Honor Convocation Awards Deserving Upperclassmen

Select Wilmington College seniors and juniors were inducted into Green Key and Who’s Who and one student received the Lucas Award for Outstanding Leadership on Sunday 23 at 1 p.m. Over 100 students were in attendance. Megan Canfield, graduating with degrees in Psychology and Political Communications for Social Change, won the Lucas Award. “I was really shocked when I realized President Jim was talking about me in his speech,” shared Megan. “People are telling me now that I shouldn’t be surprised but I feel like there are so many giving…

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Strange Smells Lead to Discovering Flood in Peace Resource Center Basement

On March 1,  when Tanya Maus, director of the Peace Resource Center, walked into the PRC building, she knew something was off. There was a particular smell in the air that she couldn’t quite figure out, and she thought it smelled faintly like something burning. Junior Carly Pritchard, visiting to make a Skype interview, “smelled that too when I walked in, I just couldn’t quite describe it.” Tanya called Physical Plant to make sure that nothing was happening as a result of the storms. When Physical Plant arrived, they discovered the…

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Presidential Statement Concerning Executive Order on Immigration

On February 3, President Jim Reynolds sent an email to the Wilmington College students, faculty and staff concerning the recent Executive Orders and his concerns and reflections on the the issue using the frame of the institution’s history. Dear Wilmington Students, Faculty and Staff: Over the past several days, I have spent much time in introspection concerning our College, its connection to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the values we hold important, and the recent events surrounding Executive Orders issued by the President that will curtail the immigration of…

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