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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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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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