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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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Cars Keyed in Commons, Students Concerned and Upset

On Sunday in the early morning hours of 1 a.m., six Wilmington College students had found that their cars had been keyed in the Campus Commons Residence parking lot. “All of the cars that were included were parked beside each other and none of the owners were necessarily affiliated with each other so we are assuming it was done at random and not because they were out to get us for some reason,” shares one of the students whose car was keyed. Campus safety showed up first and called the…

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Publication Board Resumes Formal Meetings After Years

The Publication (Pub) Board had its first constitutionally-mandated meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 21 at 11:30 in Thomas Lounge, the first official meeting in several years to occur. “According to the SGA constitution I am supposed to meet [the publication committee] at weekly (or as needed, but at least once a month) Pub board meetings and be the secretary for the Pub Board,” shares Brandin Johnson, Vice President of SGA. The three campus publications represented on Pub board are the Wilmingtonian, WC’s yearbook; the Witness, the student-led…

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Wilmington College Sends Support for Hurricane Victims

Two hurricanes have occurred in recent news and have affected lives around the whole globe. Hurricane Harvey, an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, affected the states of Texas and Louisiana heavily throughout the end of August. Hurricane Irma, the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States in over a decade, affected the Caribbean and the state of Florida heavily throughout the beginning of September. Student Lauren Collier reached out on the WC app, asking “if people can hold my family and friends in the light…in Florida right now as Irma…

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First ORT Meeting Encourages Collaboration Between Organizations

On September 12 at 5:15, Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the first Organizational Round Table (ORT) of the semester in the McCoy Room. ORT will occur every second Tuesday of each month and is a requirement for all organizations that are SGA-funded. Over 38 organizations were represented and shared their upcoming activities. “We would like people to collaborate with more events,” shared Andrea Barga, VP-Administration. Organizations with collaborating events include a movie night on September 21 with the Peace Corp Prep Program and Amnesty International, and an Ice Cream Social…

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SGA Hosts Forum to Answer Common Questions

On September 7 from 8:30 to 9:30, the Student Government Association hosted a forum for students to ask questions related to campus and their organizations. “We want to know how we can best serve organizations,” shared Lawrence Daya, VP of Faculty, Alumni and Trustee. Each member of SGA is highly involved on campus, sharing two or more activities in which each was a member or teammate outside of being a student. “Our biggest plan is to help other organizations, [to] sponsor and promote you,” said Travis Scheadler, President. He shared…

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Date rape activist Katie Koestner to speak at Wilmington College

On Monday, September 18, Katie Koestner, the first date rape survivor to speak out nationally and the founder of the Take Back the Night Foundation, will be speaking at Wilmington College about student safety on college campuses. Katie brought her story forward in the early 1990s at age eighteen and has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence ever since. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was instrumental in the passage of federal student safety legislation. Katie will be relating key facts and statistics weaved with personal anecdotes…

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Diversity and Inclusion Cookout Brings Students From All Walks of Life

Burgers, volleyball, and diversity! These are three things that were found at the Diversity and Inclusion Cookout on the WC campus mall August 27. Over 50 students attended, coming from varied involvement on campus to have a good time and learn about how they can be promoting the Wilmington College value of diversity. Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, clubs represented included the Black Student Initative (BSI), the Latino Student Association (LSA), the International Club, SPECTRA, and the newest group, the Jewish Culture Club. Each group has events for…

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