There’s a New Kind of Buzz on Campus

The Swarm, previously known as The Quake, is Wilmington College’s annual service day! On Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., students will be participating in multiple service projects to give back to the community. Some projects are even happening on campus. The Service Leader Executive Board will be tabling in Pyle until Friday, April 26 to allow people to sign up before the event. One of Wilmington College’s core values is service, so come and join your peers to give back to the community you love. This…

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Spreading Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week kicked off at Wilmington College the week of the Feb. 11-15. RAK Week included a full week of good deeds happening on campus and in the community. This week of warm-heartedness was established in 1995 by a small foundation in Denver, CO. Their goal was simple: they wanted to spread kindness, particularly in the classroom setting where they can teach kids at a young age to spread kindness in their everyday setting and throughout their lives. Students of all ages can learn the importance…

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Wilmington College Rallies Against Cancer!

This past Saturday, the annual Relay for Life event commenced on the Wilmington College campus. The committee, consisting of nine members and two advisors, did an amazing job facilitating and organizing this event. Kadie Grundy, the National Days and Philanthropy chair for the Service Leader Executive Board, was the leader on this massive project. Her committee consisted of: Anna Buck, Cody Martin, Ariana Riccardi (myself), Hannah Edge, Hannah Davis, Katie Hill, Laura Swinehart, and Tiffany Kim. The two advisors assisting Kadie were Keni Brown, the President of the Service Leader…

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Serving Up Ways to Fundraise

On Oct.11, the Relay for Life Committee hosted another fundraiser as a precursor to “Paint the Campus Purple” week. The fundraiser was a sand volleyball tournament, and approximately eight teams were in attendance. The atmosphere at the event was thrilling; many people showed up to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The duration of the event topped two hours. In these few hours, both fun, playful remarks towards other teams and penguin dives were had by all. The competition was fierce, but in a positive, loving way. The Relay for…

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It’s the Most “Spooky”ful Time of the Year

Halloween, a time for tricks and treats, scary movies, sweaters, and volunteering! This upcoming fall, during the spookiest season of all, the Wilmington Park Services Department will be hosting their annual Trunk-or-Treat, and as always, Wilmington College will be there to lend a helping hand! Trunk-or-Treat allows for a controlled, safe setting for fang-tastic festivities, and serves as a great way to form a better community in Wilmington. Businesses and other individuals park their vehicles in a parking lot and pass out candy to children and other participants. There are…

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The Quake: Flock To Service

This Saturday, April 28th, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) will be hosting “The Quake.” One might find themselves pondering the question, “what is the Quake?” If you do find yourself pondering this question, do not fret. The Quake is a student-initiated service project where students will be placed at tremor sites and help businesses throughout the community. This experience allows students to hone in on Wilmington College’s Quaker value of Service and Civic Engagement. Volunteers will be placed into small groups, led by SLEB board members, and they will…

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SLEB Organizes Drive for Buddy Baskets

SLEB just finished up collecting donations for buddy baskets. A buddy basket is a collection of toys and other goodies that will be donated to kids in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital. Freshman SLEB member, Kadie Grundy, organized the drive, and says, “Doing it is all about benefitting the kids.” Many organizations on campus have donated, including Omega’s, Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi Kappa, Swim team, Women’s Lacrosse team, Football team, volleyball team, and staff. So far, they have made over 30 baskets, and received over…

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Students Paint a Source of Light for the Cape May Community

On Saturday, April 7, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) hosted a service project titled “Paint A Canvas.” Students and faculty members were invited to paint an inspirational quote or warm picture on a canvas that will be delivered to the Ohio Living Cape May Retirement Community. The idea was developed to bring a source of light into the lives of the residents that live there. This gesture will allow them to have a painting made especially for them this spring. Thirteen volunteers were in attendance, which amounted to thirteen beautiful…

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Attitudes Change on Campus Thank to Random Acts of Kindness Week

Kindness is something that is preached from students and teachers alike. However, the actions that go along with these preachings can be few and far between. Since the average day for a college student consists of homework, sports, work, clubs, and more homework, the Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) puts on an annual ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’ (RAK) as a way to empower students to be kind to one another despite the varying hectic schedules. The idea for a Random Acts of Kindness week is a comes from a…

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Upcoming Events in February at WC

Often times, students complain about how little there is to do on campus, especially on the weekends. There are some good sources to find upcoming activities (the WC app being one of them), but these sources still do not capture all of the exciting events going on. Here is a list of events happening in February that you won’t want to miss out on! February 12-16: SLEB is hosting the Random Acts of Kindness Week. There will be activities all week long that will promote kindness and hospitality – don’t…

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