Board of Trustees Gives Presidential Search Update

Peggy Sturdivant, the chair of the Wilmington College board of trustees, released an update via email today to the campus community regarding progress made by the presidential search committee. The presidential search committee “continue[s] to receive applications steadily, resulting in an impressive and robust pool of candidates to date,” said Rich Sidwell, the chair of the presidential search committee. The search committee will accept applications until Sept. 8 and plans to meet on Sept. 10 to select a small number of applicants to interview and consider further. Both Sidwell and Sturdivant invite members…

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Director of Enrollment Success Attended Nov. 5 SGA Open Meeting

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its weekly open meeting on Tuesday. All members of the Wilmington College community are invited and encouraged to attend these meetings as it is a direct form of communication to the student government.   Approximately thirteen people attended the meeting. They represented SGA, APB, Admissions, Sodexo, Quaker Thunder Pep Band, and The Witness. Below are the topics presented by the SGA board of the Nov. 5 meeting: Kaleb Hubner, the vice president of administration, reported that he was working on hanging up a display on…

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Quaker Tank: Students Compete for $1,250

The Quaker Tank debuted on April 24, and, despite an error in the publicity, the event had a great turnout. The night started with a welcoming commentary by Sue Lucas, an assistant professor of marketing who served as the evening’s moderator. Lucas explained the rules, introduced the judges, and brought out the contestants. The judges included: Brad Heys, Johnathan C. Mckay, Trevor Shoemaker, Paula Stewart, and Sherry Weller. Ryan Wiemken was the first student to pitch his idea. His idea was for a family dairy farm he plans to name…

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Getting Wind of What the Honors Program Has Planned.

The Honors Program will embark on a trip to Chicago on April 26. This trip is open to any current Honors student on the Wilmington College main campus. In Chicago, students will be given the opportunity to further their knowledge on an array of topics when visiting venues of their choosing. One of the educational aspects on the itinerary is the Shedd Aquarium. This aquarium is nationally known for its exhibits as well as its educational programs. This activity will be especially enjoyed by the biology majors on the trip,…

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Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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What We Witnessed in 2018

 2018 brought a lot of new, exciting, innovative, and world-changing events. Let us look at some of them! Music: Some of the most popular songs of the year include: Thank u, Next by Ariana Grande This is America by Childish Gambino I Like It by Cardi B Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco Movies: Popular movies of 2018 include: A Quiet Place BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Incredibles 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sports: There were many exciting sporting events this past year, some…

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