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Jun
22

Efird alive with activity again

It was once the place to go to check out a book. Later, students showed up there to pay tuition. More recently, important records were tucked safely inside its historic walls. But as of this spring, the newly renovated Efird Memorial Library has become home to offices that should once again make it a hub […]

By Luanne Williams | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jun
22

WU adding OT doctoral program

Wingate University is adding to its Levine College of Health Sciences roster with a doctor of occupational therapy (OTD) program. A director has been hired for the program, and the first cohort of students is expected to begin coursework in the fall of 2019. Occupational therapy is a natural next step in the evolution of […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jun
16

PT students provide free cancer rehab

When Brittany Hills helps cancer patients and survivors get up and moving, it’s more than simply a way to work in a real-life physical-therapy setting while she’s still a student. It’s also to honor her father. Hills’ father died from pancreatic cancer last year, and during his last few months Hills saw how much physical […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jun
14

Chemistry research going green

You may never have heard of esters or lactones, but if you’ve sprayed perfume, applied paint thinner or savored the fruity aroma of wine, you’ve benefited from these chemical compounds. Derived from an alcohol and an acid, many esters are naturally occurring, but there is also a need for large quantities to be synthesized, a […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jun
13

Research seeks key to pain meds in venom

When friends ask Wingate University student Michael Goertzen what he’s doing for the summer, he has a tough time coming up with a satisfying answer. “I just tell them I’m doing a lot of science stuff that has to do with trying to develop pain medication,” says the rising junior, a chemistry major from Concord, […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jun
08

WU joins maker movement

“The best way to activate your classroom is for your students to make something,” assert Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager in “Invent to Learn.” It is, in part, this premise of the growing “maker movement” that is inspiring Wingate University professor Eddie Case to introduce 3D printing to his science and education students as well […]

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Jun
06

WU grad part of Macron’s movement in France

When Emmanuel Macron scored a surprise victory in France’s presidential elections this spring, a recent Wingate University graduate was working feverishly behind the scenes to help make it happen. Anthony Gaudin, who graduated from Wingate in December of 2016, worked for Macron’s En Marche party as a legal consultant and as the head of polling-station […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
30

Community garden yields first harvest

Mention feeding the needy and most people think of a canned food drive. But clients at the Union County Community Shelter will eat fresh produce tonight thanks to a community garden planted this spring by Wingate University students and a local nonprofit called Heart for Monroe. “Today was the first time we actually harvested anything, […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
25

Nursing student to learn at V.A.

Three years after spurning the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and deciding to become a nurse instead, Wingate University junior T.J. Gregg is beginning an internship that could change his life. Gregg is one of two nursing students from North Carolina selected for the Veterans Administration Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) program at the V.A. hospital in Salisbury, […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
24

WU, free clinic team up against diabetes

Community Health Services of Union County has been caring for its medically underserved neighbors for 25 years, helping them battle diabetes and related complications. Beginning this summer, the nonprofit will expand its free clinic services with the addition of a full-time physician assistant provided by Wingate University’s William and Loretta Harris Department of PA Studies. […]

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