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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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OWL’s: Helping Transition Students to Wilmington College

Transitioning from high school to college, and from living at home to living by yourself, can be difficult. No longer are parents there to do everything for their child and no longer are high school teachers there to protect students from bad grades. Although it may seem for a while that they are alone, they are not. During the first few days of orientation, OWL’s help prepare the students for college life by being there to make the transition more comfortable. Brandi, a junior at Wilmington College, has been an…

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Career Corner: Resumes and Cover Letters

To provide one more avenue for students to access information, the Witness will start featuring articles highlighting upcoming events or tips directly from the office of career services. On February 23, there will be a LinkedIn workshop in Thomas Lounge from 4-5:30 p.m. and the career fair will be Tuesday, March 21. This first installment of the “Career Corner” will look at resumes and cover letters and their role in hindering students from breaking into the workforce after college. Director of Career Services, Nina Talley, provided a rundown of what…

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Make Studying Easy With These Seven Tips!

College can be an awesome experience. Students meet new friends, make new hobbies, and the most important is learning their life goals. In high school, the material teachers covered was not hard enough for students to be encouraged to study. Students could get away with not studying and still make honor roll. College, however, is different. The way to reach the life goals students have is by studying and working hard, and unless students do both things, it will be a long, difficult road to success. The way to reach…

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Upcoming APB Events for WC Students

The activities Programming Board, better known as APB, has many upcoming events that students can look forward to throughout the rest of Spring semester. Most of them are at little or no cost to students. One of the upcoming events, a Pinterest Party, is hosted by Andrea Barga. She says, “All students are welcome and we will be making several different crafts free of cost to students. A couple crafts will be ‘tie dye tapestry’, ‘stress balls’, and ‘mug recipes for students’.” Upcoming events are as follows: February 24 Trip…

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