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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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Peace Resource Center’s innovative digital exhibit creates awareness about nuclear disarmament

photo: Barbara Reynolds (middle), founder of PRC, at Peace Pilgrimage Given renewed concerns regarding the use of nuclear weapons by the United States and other foreign powers, the need to educate the public about the consequences of nuclear weapons is again at the forefront. The Peace Resource Center (PRC) at Wilmington College, driven by its mission to share the stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a-bomb survivors and the nonviolent legacies of nuclear disarmament activists is expanding its historical archives into innovative online digital exhibits that will be available to the…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Extravaganza Success for First Year

Wednesday April 26 was the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Extravaganza hosted by Wilmington Colleges’ It’s On Us and the Sexual Assault Hotline team. The group hosted a day full of events to promote awareness for sexual assault including denim day, the chalk walk, “Take back the night Rally”, and painting of the rock with a group photo. This past Wednesday, students may have seen many people on campus wearing denim to represent sexual assault awareness. The Denim Day campaign originated by a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court where a rape…

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Let Your Heart Sing! WC’s Chorale Concert

On Sunday, April 30, Wilmington College Chorale had its second concert of the year with a theme of “songs through the ages,” with pieces from many different time periods. The concert began at 7:30, with the first piece, “Keep Your Lamps.” Gina Beck, Wilmington College’s Chorale Director says, “They are small in number, but mighty in sound!” This semester the choir has worked extremely hard, meeting three times a week to learn the many different songs that Gina Beck, the chorale’s choir directed, had in store. With all the hard…

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Greek Awards, “A Very Good Year for Greeks at Wilmington”

On Thursday April 27, the annual Greek Awards program was held in Boyd Cultural Arts Center to celebrate the accomplishments of Wilmington College’s eleven Greek organizations. Director of Greek Life Bud Lewis says, “It was a very good year for Greeks at Wilmington.  Greek organizations initiated seventy-seven new members and the number of Greek members at Wilmington College exceeded Greek Council’s goal of two hundred this spring.” “It was a very good year for Greeks at Wilmington.  Greek organizations initiated seventy-seven new members and the number of Greek members at Wilmington…

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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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To a Wilmington College student on this crazy college journey…

Congratulations! At this point you have now almost completed either your first, second, or third year here at Wilmington College! Regardless of where you are in that journey, this letter is for you. As a graduating senior, about to leave this safety net I love to call home, I want to give you some advice from things that I learned along the way. Some of it you may have already learned, but hear me out anyways. The first and most important piece of advice I can give anyone is to…

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