Ballantyne

Oct
31

MASM honors alum at sexual-assault forum

“No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something to help stop sexual assault and domestic violence.” The words from Johnson & Wales University volleyball coach Callie Phillips were a fitting end to a panel discussion held Thursday night in Austin Auditorium. Phillips, who graduated from Wingate in 2013 with a master’s in […]

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Oct
10

Sex assault topic of panel discussion

One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In an online survey of U.S. college students published last year, more than half of male athletes admitted to raping their partners. Startling statistics, sex scandals at high-profile universities and recent changes […]

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Oct
09

Wingate pursuing optometry school

Many counties in North Carolina are far behind the national average in the number of optometrists per capita. Wingate University is planning to help fill the void. Wingate University has announced its intention to pursue the first school of optometry in the region. Wingate made the decision after a thorough study and significant consultation with […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Oct
02

Wingate named Top Workplace again

A spirit of caring and empowerment makes Wingate University a special place to work. For the third year in a row, Wingate University has been recognized as a great place for employees to ply their trade. This year, Wingate has made the top five among large companies in the Charlotte Observer’s list of Top Workplaces. […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Aug
21

Solar eclipse wows WU students

Members of the class of 2021 are likely to never forget their first day of class at Wingate University. The Great American Eclipse brought out scores of students and faculty and staff members to see the moon block out 98 percent of the sun’s rays above Wingate on Monday afternoon. Reginald Brown, a freshman from […]

By Chuck Gordon | Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Aug
21

Wingate experiences enrollment boom

The academic year kicked off today with a class of new students unlike any seen before at Wingate University. After years of steady growth in the overall number of students on Wingate’s three campuses, this year’s huge influx of new students means that the University’s total enrollment (undergraduate, graduate and professional) has risen to about […]

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Aug
14

Professor gears up for eclipse

Dr. Grant Thompson is an astronomer by profession, but some astronomical phenomena still leave him star struck. On Aug. 21, he’s going to put away his telescope, spectrograph and computer and sit back and enjoy the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. “I’m going to enjoy it personally,” Thompson, an assistant professor […]

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May
19

WU Ballantyne grad finds fulfillment as teacher, coach

Until fairly recently, Vinny DiGiovanni spent his days as a certified optometric vision therapist. Although the job involved working with students, which he loved, he knew he belonged in a dedicated learning environment. So he started working toward a full-time gig in the classroom. “At the time I was volunteering as an assistant wrestling coach […]

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May
18

Neu to give Commencement address

Students who have taken business and communication classes in the Neu Building the past four years will get to put a face to a name on Saturday. David W. Neu, a former pharmaceutical executive and a benefactor to Wingate University, will give the keynote address at WU’s 121st Commencement exercises. Commencement begins Saturday at 9 […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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May
17

Baccalaureate offers time to reflect

Before all the pomp and circumstance propel graduating seniors into the wider world on Saturday morning, maybe some quiet introspection is in order. For the second consecutive year, Wingate University is holding a Baccalaureate service the night before spring Commencement. The service will be held Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Batte Center’s […]

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