Quaker Tank: Students Compete for $1,250

The Quaker Tank debuted on April 24, and, despite an error in the publicity, the event had a great turnout. The night started with a welcoming commentary by Sue Lucas, an assistant professor of marketing who served as the evening’s moderator. Lucas explained the rules, introduced the judges, and brought out the contestants. The judges included: Brad Heys, Johnathan C. Mckay, Trevor Shoemaker, Paula Stewart, and Sherry Weller. Ryan Wiemken was the first student to pitch his idea. His idea was for a family dairy farm he plans to name…

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Rebooting Our Minds

November is “National Family Literacy Month.” This month reminds families to take some time out of their day and get back into the tradition of reading together. Most of us have fond memories of having a parent read to us as a child; for some of us, this made us become avid readers and critical thinkers. Illiteracy is a growing problem in our nation. The United States ranks 16th in adult reading skills among developed nations. In a democratic society, success depends on an informed citizenry who can efficiently participate…

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Hunting for a Career

This past Wednesday, Sept. 12, Wilmington College hosted an annual career fair in Herman Court. A total of 54 companies had signed up to be there to bring information to students looking for a future job or internship after or during their time at Wilmington. Many upperclassmen take advantage of these events to get a foot in the door as an intern or even see what kind of company they would like to work for after they graduate. Additionally, the smart underclassmen use these events to network, find out what…

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DubC Cares: Environmental Justice

Article written by Savanna Burcham and Sarah Holtzclaw As Earth Day approaches Wilmington College can stand proud in witness of all the environmental justice movements happening on campus. Founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends, the College adopted the following core values: integrity, community, diversity, excellence, peace and social justice, respect for all persons, and service and civic engagement. It is an exciting time on campus to see these values lived out through new clubs, service activities, political advocacy, and the creation of a new major. This February,…

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Internship Orientation by Career Services Today!

Career Services will be hosting an internship orientation on Wednesday, November 8, in Thomas Lounge for all students registered for an internship and for those interested in learning about the process. The internship program has undergone several new changes for this year, all of which will be covered in the meeting. The new platform is designed to help students acquire the tools and applications they need to find the job they want. Career Services Director Nina Talley describes the new process as having “more interaction with faculty, myself, and students.…

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Balancing Student Life and Off-Campus Jobs

Work is hard. You have school work, homework, work work, so much work that the word work doesn’t even sound like an actual working word anymore. With so much work to do you’d think it’d be impossible for you or other students to have more work outside of school. Well of course you know that other students have off-campus jobs, otherwise why would I have written this article? Speaking with Shelby Griffith, a full-time employee of Tractor Supply Company AND an ambassador for Cooper Tires, she told me that on…

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A New Minor at Wilmington College: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Studies

cover photo credit Randy Sarvis Recently there has been interest in having a major for topics related to gender studies, African American studies, and Latin American studies. Because of the small number of students interested in the topic, Wilmington College decided to put it all into one minor: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Studies. Ursula McTaggart, the professor teaching the Intro course, says, “Initially, we saw that as a negative thing. However, now that I am teaching this class, I feel so lucky that we are forced to discuss race, gender, and ethnicity…

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Over 200 Students and 37 Companies at Career Fair

On Monday, September 11, 2017, Wilmington College hosted a career fair, bringing in 37 different companies from around the state of Ohio and beyond. This allowed students to talk to employers, apply to internships and other positions, and network with the businesses. Over 200 students participated in this event. Of the 200 participants, roughly a fourth of them had never been to a career fair before. Nina Talley, Director of Career Services, orchestrated the entire event from its company participants to its publicity. Talley says that the career fair “helped…

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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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SAA Hosts Etiquette Dinner to Improve Formal Interview Skills

On Tuesday April 4, 2017 Wilmington College, Student Alumni Association held their 14th annual Etiquette Dinner. For the past 14 years, SAA has held an annual Etiquette Dinner at Wilmington College for students, staff, and faculty to attend. “The etiquette dinner is a dinner that help you learn how to conduct yourself during a formal interview,” said SAA member Natalie Thobe. “The etiquette dinner is a dinner that help you learn how to conduct yourself during a formal interview” – Natalie Thobre, member of SAA Anyone on campus can get…

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