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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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“Welcoming the Other:” Students Encouraged to Attend Westheimer Peace Symposium

The Westheimer Peace Symposium, as described by the Wilmington College website, “will focus on ‘the changing nature of war’ by illuminating the experiences of refugees who have come to the United States to escape violence and devastation in their home countries.” The Symposium will take place Tuesday October 10. Classes will be put off due to the event, however all Freshman at Wilmington College are required to go. Each year the Symposium chooses a topic to explore, and this year it will be “Peace and the Nature of War.”  This topic is…

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The Unacknowledged Transition, Freshman to Sophomore Year

Freshman year may seem like a breeze with introduction classes and financial support through those scholarships you received in high school. However, when sophomore year rolls around, as a student you can feel lost – and extra stressed. Sophomore Kennedy Horn said, “After my freshman year I realized it was time to buckle down and start focusing on getting on track for vet school after graduation.” As classes get harder, you may have to find ways to manage your time better with all the requirements for classes, work, studying, and…

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E-Tutoring Available to Benefit Students’ Busy Schedules

Wilmington College (WC) has been offering e-tutoring since February of 2017 to benefit students with busy schedules. If students are interested in signing up for e-tutoring they can visit www.etutoring.org and login in using the following information: the students’ college email address and password WCeTut0r. “The advantages of e-tutoring is 24/7 access, ability to get feedback within 48 hours, including weekends, and the level of training is equal to what the assistants at WC go through.” Student Resource Center Manager Brook Edwards said, “The advantages of e-tutoring is 24/7 access,…

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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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Environmental Science: A Trip to the Cincinnati Zoo

On Tuesday, April 18, Kendra Cipollini’s Environmental Science class traveled to the Cincinnati Zoo for a field trip. This has not been the first field trip. Throughout the semester, the class has traveled to many places including the water treatment plant, the landfill, and next week, an organic farm. The purpose of these trips is to give the class an opportunity to see firsthand what we are learning about for that week. One student said, “I really enjoy going on the field trips with the class because it allows us…

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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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How Can Smart People Handle Difficult People

Difficult people are unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to get satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting and negative impact on the brain. “To deal with difficult people effectively, you need an approach that enables you, across the board, to control what you can eliminate what you can’t.  The important thing to remember is that you are in control of far more than you realize” (Bradberry, 2017). “The…

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Career Corner: LinkedIn

On February 23, Career Services held a workshop on LinkedIn. For those who are unaware, LinkedIn is a way to connect to others in a particular professional network. Users can find jobs, stay in touch with the leaders in their industry, and maybe even have a job offered to them on LinkedIn.  The career fair will be held on Tuesday, March 21. As the job market continues to change and the competition for positions increases, students need to be as proactive as possible when thinking about their future careers. “LinkedIn…

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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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