Ballantyne

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 […]

By Luanne Williams | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Wingate News
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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 […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Apr
25

Business students excel on standardized tests

Commencement is still more than three weeks away, but many of Wingate University’s senior business majors got a boost of confidence recently after receiving their scores on a standardized test. According to Dr. Harold Harlow Jr., an associate professor who teaches strategy and policy capstone courses at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, 55 undergraduates […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Wingate News
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Apr
20

New book details WU’s transformation

“Wingate was born of necessity, and for much of its life has been engaged in an ongoing struggle for relevance, identity, and financial stability.” So begins the first chapter of Wingate Unbound, a 92-page hardbound book detailing the history of Wingate University, with an emphasis on the past quarter century, which has been spent discovering […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Apr
07

WU family generous during One Day, One Dog

Candice Kane wasn’t sure whether it was wise to shoot for 600 total gifts during Wingate University’s 2017 One Day, One Dog Day of Giving campaign. After all, last year’s event piggybacked off the excitement of President Rhett Brown’s inauguration, which was held the day before. Kane, Wingate’s director of annual giving, needn’t have worried. […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Apr
06

Gen. Amos challenges students to serve others

On a day dedicated to giving and serving, Wingate University welcomed to campus a man who gave of himself and served his nation for over four decades. Gen. James Amos, keynote speaker during Wingate’s One Day, One Dog celebrations on Thursday, ended his 42-year military career in 2014 as the 35th commandant of the United […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Mar
31

#OneDayOneDog celebrated on April 6

Instead of the dog days of summer, join Wingate’s big dog day in the spring. All Wingate University students, alumni, employees and friends are invited to “give, serve, celebrate” April 6 during the annual “One Day, One Dog.” It’s a full day of activities that promotes the unity and spirit of Bulldog Nation. Most academic […]

By Kristen Yost | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Feb
24

United Way honors Wingate University

Wingate University has won The Spirit of North Carolina Award from the United Way of North Carolina. The statewide honor recognizes the University for leading the community in embracing a united spirit of giving and volunteering that extends beyond the traditional United Way fundraising campaign. Sean Garrett, executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas, calls […]

By Kristen Yost | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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