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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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Presidential Statement Concerning Executive Order on Immigration

On February 3, President Jim Reynolds sent an email to the Wilmington College students, faculty and staff concerning the recent Executive Orders and his concerns and reflections on the the issue using the frame of the institution’s history. Dear Wilmington Students, Faculty and Staff: Over the past several days, I have spent much time in introspection concerning our College, its connection to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the values we hold important, and the recent events surrounding Executive Orders issued by the President that will curtail the immigration of…

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Students Look Forward to Improvements on WiFi Problems

As Wilmington College students came back to campus for the spring semester, they received news of welcome changes to the college’s wireless network. Wilmington College’s president Jim Reynolds sent out an email explaining the steps the college is taking in making the WiFi better and said the following about what he hopes to achieve. “Our hope is to improve the functionality of the network as soon as possible but I would caution all of you not to expect that everything will be great about the network during the beginning weeks…

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Board of Trustees Meets at Wilmington College

The Board of Trustees met at Wilmington College on Saturday, January 21. Students of Wilmington College have most likely heard about the Board of Trustees for the college, but may be wondering what they do or who is on the board. The Board of Trustees has a maximum of 33 members and a minimum of 13, whom the majority must be members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). “The Board of Trustees normally meets four times a year; January, April, July, and October,” said Student Government (SGA) Representative Brandin…

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WC’s Newest Addition: Bekah Muchmore

“Knock, knock. Who’s there? Owls. Owls who? Yeah they do.” 2014 Wilmington College alumna and knock-knock joke lover, Bekah Muchmore, returned to campus this semester to take on the role of Campus Programs Coordinator. This position is the fusion of conference services and some responsibilities of the career services office. This puts Muchmore in charge of all internal and external events, career services events (career fairs, for example), work study and non-work study job placements, and the work grant program. As far as the procedures involved with conference services, nothing…

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A Farewell to Mark Denniston

When asked what piece of advice he would like to leave with Wilmington College students, Mark Denniston said, “Be kind, generous, and grateful, and keep a positive attitude;” if you know Mark personally, you’ll certainly agree his charge is so characteristic of his chipper personality. As many Wilmington College students will know, Mark Denniston, the Director of the Work Program and International Partnerships, is accepting an opportunity at the Circleville Community United Methodist Church as the Director of Outreach Ministries after this semester concludes. Mark works out of the Center…

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CSCE Overcomes “Natural Disaster” Victoriously

Mark Denniston found the flood in the basement on October 30 at about 7 p.m. “It probably would have gotten worse had it not been discovered,” Mark shared. Employees from Wilmington College’s Physical Plant arrived soon after. One of the major problems with the Center for Service and Civic Engagement was that one of the sump pumps wasn’t working, and the water had flooded the basement with about 6 inches of water. That week, Bob Metcalf got involved in bringing the CSCE trash cans and boxes. Bob’s student workers came…

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