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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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Field Placement Excitement

Wilmington College (WC) freshmen in the education department began their first field placements last week. The students travel to local schools and observe teachers in order to learn different teaching techniques. WC Professor, Jim Boland said, “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included. Field experiences give pre-service teachers experience with lesson planning, managing student behavior, teaching and reflecting about teaching. Field experiences also develop confidence.” “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included.” – Jim…

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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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What Is Self-Designed Major? Why Do You Need to Know What It is?

Did you know that at Wilmington College students have the ability to create their own major? This awesome opportunity is one of the best kept secrets at our school even though its supporters really want it to be more publicly known and widely used. A self-designed major essentially involves picking and choosing classes from several majors to create one area of study. To be able to create a self-designed major (SDM), students have to have a 2.5 or better GPA from Wilmington and cannott have completed more than 44 credit…

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No Room For Error, Full Schedules and Switched Majors

Students are put to the test each day in college, where there is pressure to be the best and make the most out of the money and four years put into their education. By doing so they need to make sure there is no room for errors in their plans. In freshman global classes at Wilmington College, students are required to make a “four-year plan.” They map out the general education courses, major, and possible minor courses. If a student has a demanding double major and general education requirements, they have…

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