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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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Date rape activist Katie Koestner to speak at Wilmington College

On Monday, September 18, Katie Koestner, the first date rape survivor to speak out nationally and the founder of the Take Back the Night Foundation, will be speaking at Wilmington College about student safety on college campuses. Katie brought her story forward in the early 1990s at age eighteen and has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence ever since. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was instrumental in the passage of federal student safety legislation. Katie will be relating key facts and statistics weaved with personal anecdotes…

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Not By a Leap, but By Many Steps: A Letter from Jim Reynolds

With the beginning of a new academic school year, President Jim Reynolds shares a letter to the student, staff and faculty of Wilmington College: Today, we begin our 147th academic year at Wilmington College.  In 1870, at an auction, the Religious Society of Friends purchased the building that is now named College Hall and 50 acres of land surrounding the building for the princely sum of $11,000 and began the building of an institution of higher learning that would be steeped in the values that they believed were essential to a…

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Second Annual Leadership Summit Prepares Campus Leaders for Success

Over 70 leaders from organizations all over campus gathered on August 10 and 11 to attend the Second Annual Leadership Summit. The Summit is a required student leader training program sponsored by SGA to equip and empower student leaders and is hosted on Wilmington College’s campus. The leaders that were represented included executive offices, programming chairs and student mentors such as Orientation Welcome Leaders (OWLs) and Residence Life Staff. Jerica Johnson-Cole, a third year RA, the VP of It’s On Us, and the secretary of the Business Association, attended the…

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PhD Students from Tokyo Metropolitan University Host Digital Mapping Workshop at WC

On July 17 and 18, PhD students Kenya Tamura and Hiroki Inoue from the Watanave Systems Design Laboratory in Tokyo Metropolitan University visited Wilmington College to provide a digital mapping workshop and training. The workshop, titled “Building 21st Century Digital Communities,” is for local archivists, techies, and Wilmington College students and staff. “We are working to find ways to make history relevant to younger generations, and so we are trying to incorporate new technology” – Tanya Maus, PRC Director “[The workshop] is important for us because we are working to…

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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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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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Strange Smells Lead to Discovering Flood in Peace Resource Center Basement

On March 1,  when Tanya Maus, director of the Peace Resource Center, walked into the PRC building, she knew something was off. There was a particular smell in the air that she couldn’t quite figure out, and she thought it smelled faintly like something burning. Junior Carly Pritchard, visiting to make a Skype interview, “smelled that too when I walked in, I just couldn’t quite describe it.” Tanya called Physical Plant to make sure that nothing was happening as a result of the storms. When Physical Plant arrived, they discovered the…

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What It’s Like Being A Resident Assistant

February 25, 2017 is the day that starts off RA, or Resident Assistant, selection. Students will participate in what has been an annual event called Super Saturday. Hopeful students will go through a whole day simulating what it can be like being an RA – from dealing with roommate conflicts to dealing with any housing situation. Joe Koepke, a second year RA, shared, “The Position has been very rewarding and I’ve met a lot of good people and even my best friends. I’ve also learned a lot about my leadership…

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