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Earth Day 2018 a Major Success!

This past week, Wilmington College held its annual Earth Day event, originally put on by Corey Cockerill a few years ago. As the event has progressed, so has the growing involvement from several agencies and persons in this event at Wilmington. This year was the largest Earth Day celebration at Wilmington College, with a total of 14 events happening from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 19th. Some of the events include a give-away for trees to be planted, free ice cream made from an antique engine, a…

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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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Professor Spotlight: Elizabeth Haynes

On the first weekend of April, Miami University hosted the spring conference of the Ohio section of the Mathematical Association of America. Presenting at the conference was Wilmington College’s very own professor of math, Elizabeth Haynes. Haynes has taught at Wilmington College for five years, and subsequently has attended the Ohio section of the MAA for the same duration. Raised and educated in Kentucky, she enjoyed the Kentucky section and likewise the Ohio section due to the similarities in the way both sections are run. The Mathematical Association of America…

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9 Members Join the Native American Student Association

The Native American Student Association, or NASA, is the newest cultural group to grace Wilmington College with its presences. They’ve come out of the gate strong with an astounding 9 members total, as well as some ‘heavy hitters’ from the faculty, which include Stephen Potthoff, Steve Szeghi, and Chip Murdock. Jayme Mabry leads NASA as the president. She hopes to learn more about her own heritage and bring some Native American culture to the community. Jayme also mentioned that she is about 15% Cherokee with her heritage. Jayme talked about…

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#GivingTuesday Involves Students in Giving Back

On Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving that challenges people all over the nation to give back to an organization or institution that gave to them, Wilmington College had six challenges for students, alumni, parents, and faculty/staff. Students were not only urged to give to the challenge, but were also able to work the Phonathon, calling upon alumni and parents to give back. The challenges were as followed: Challenge #1 (Students): Mobile Charging Station for students, with a matching gift possibility of a new iMac computer for the Communication Arts…

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Annual “No Offense But” Safe Place For Questions

This year Wilmington College is having its annual “No Offense But” Discussion hosted by BSI. This is an event where people are free to anonymously ask questions they would otherwise not be comfortable asking in public. Students can submit questions the weeks before during tabling at lunch and dinner. “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want better insight” – Chip Murdock  “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want…

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Internship Orientation by Career Services Today!

Career Services will be hosting an internship orientation on Wednesday, November 8, in Thomas Lounge for all students registered for an internship and for those interested in learning about the process. The internship program has undergone several new changes for this year, all of which will be covered in the meeting. The new platform is designed to help students acquire the tools and applications they need to find the job they want. Career Services Director Nina Talley describes the new process as having “more interaction with faculty, myself, and students….

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WC Students Able to Attend Philanthropic Leaders Recognition Dinner

feature photo Christine Snyder (left), credit to Randy Sarvis On October 20, a small group of Wilmington College (WC) students attended the Philanthropic Leaders Recognition Dinner, a celebration honoring Wilmington College’s leadership donors and Sam Marble Society members. The students in attendance are actively involved on campus in a number of ways and represented all that the donors can do for the college. Amie Denkenberger, the Director of Leadership Giving, says, “We want [students] to have fun and network! This is a great way to meet some of our alumni,…

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The Five Most Underrated Aspects of Wilmington College

As students who attend a small college, it is easy to forget all the good qualities we fell in love with in the beginning. 5.) The Beauty of the Campus Wilmington maintains a beautiful campus that we sometimes take for granted. We don’t notice the grass isn’t cut until it scratches our ankles as we’re taking a shortcut to class. Professor Allen Beatty reminds everyone what a beautiful campus we have by continually posting pictures on the app (Thanks Allen for making sure we all appreciate the beauty). As sophomore,…

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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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