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Strong Student Support for Enhancing the Underground in Pyle

It is halfway through the semester, and Ashley has an exam in one of her classes. Practice ended at 6:30 and she immediately went to her room to study. It has taken her hours, but she finally feels comfortable with the material. She glances at the time as her stomach growls: 9:45 pm. The T.O.P. is closed and so is Sandella’s. She is famished, yet the only solution is to go to a fast-food restaurant and risk losing her good parking spot. Ashley is just one student out of many…

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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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It’s Not Always Easy to Be a Commuter

Everyone knows a commuter student. You see them going to classes, reading at the library, maybe eating lunch at the Top. But you never see them walk into their dorm at the end of the day. Instead they have a pretty comfy bed at home, with their parents fixing food for them, and some much-needed animal interaction with their pets. Speaking with Kiona France, she told me that it has been difficult to connect with other students on campus. She would much rather have the other students come to her,…

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10 Places to Hang Out That’s Not Your Dorm Room

Looking for a new place to hang out that is not your dorm room? Maybe you want some new scenery to look at or new people to talk to. Whatever reason you have for wanting a new spot, here is a list of awesome places on campus you can study, relax, or unwind at: 1.Walk through the Arboretum, bring a blanket, and relax in the shade 2. Find a chair underneath the Bell Tower and enjoy your views of campus 3. If you are waiting for a class, find a…

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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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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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Dr. Temple Grandin Interacts With WC Students

On Thursday, March 30th Dr. Temple Grandin was at Wilmington College. Throughout her time on campus, she was given a tour of our brand new Center for Sciences and Agriculture, our Equine Center, and our Academic Farm. During the farm tour Dr. Grandin said, “Wilmington College’s Academic Farm is a wonderful way for students to get a real feel of a hands-on learning experience.” A lot of our agricultural students had the great opportunity of sitting down with her at either lunch or dinner to talk about her experience in…

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Sibs are Dino-Mite!

Living away from siblings can be tough for students in college. We feel that we miss big stuff at home that the family is doing, or maybe even big events that are happening with our siblings. Luckily for Wilmington College students and other students in college, Sibs Weekend occurs once every year. This is a great time to spend the weekend with siblings and feel like being back at home once again! Amanda says about Sibs Weekend, “I’ve missed my sister, so I’m glad that I got to spend the whole…

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A New Way to Make Appointments to the Writing Center

The Wilmington College Writing Center is introducing a new way to make appointments. Students will be able to make appointments by visiting the Student Resource Center link on the WC@Home page. By making appointments this way the requested time slot will be sent directly to Judy Harvey, the director of the Writing Center. She will be able to promptly respond and confirm the appointment time. Students can still email the Writing Center to make an appointment. Harvey said, “The best session is when the student walks in with the assignment…

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Kava Haus: A Coffee Shop That Is More Than Just Coffee

Kava Haus is a locally owned business that offers delicious coffees, teas, homemade pastries, soups and a wide variety of other delicious options. The owner of Kava Haus, Brad Heys, wanted to create a business that did not exist, a warm and inviting coffee shop. He described it as a “coffee shop that is more than just coffee.” They are located right in Wilmington and it is only a ten-minute walk from campus. Wilmington College (WC) staff and students enjoy relaxing at Kava Haus. Staff members who frequent Kava Haus…

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