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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 […]

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Feb
24

Studying abroad widens the world of Wingate students

“The journey, not the destination matters,” wrote T.S. Eliot. The rock band Aerosmith put that thought to music when it sang that “life’s a journey, not a destination.” According to Lizz Baxter, Wingate University students can get the best of both: a life-changing journey to an amazing destination through Wingate’s study-abroad opportunities. WU’s signature program […]

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Feb
23

Test your water knowledge March 2

What do you know about water? It’s a question that a trio of Wingate University honors students will use to challenge their peers, as well as the larger campus community, on March 2. Their presentation will be part of The Connected Campus, a multidisciplinary series of gatherings that, this year, all relate to the Nile […]

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Feb
17

Wingate student and flooded school get national TV attention

It’s been four months since Hurricane Matthew swamped parts of eastern North Carolina with record flooding. And for Tara Bullard, the time since Oct. 9 has been a blur. Bullard is principal of West Lumberton Elementary School. The school’s building was so heavily damaged by floodwater last October that Bullard and her 129 students had […]

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Feb
16

WU to expand freshman-seminar program

More than 200 Wingate University freshmen headed to campus this fall will get a head start on their study skills, special opportunities for experiential learning and an early dose of campus life, thanks to nearly $79,000 in recently awarded grants. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund gave $60,000 and the Wingate Board of Visitors nearly $19,000 […]

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Feb
14

Nile Project to explore water scarcity

Beginning next month, students at Wingate University will have a chance to explore the cultures that have grown up along the Nile and the challenges faced by the countries along the world’s longest river as water scarcity reaches crisis levels. In the language of the Nile Project, the complex issue sounds simple: “The Nile is […]

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Feb
13

Civil Discourse event inspires students

“We’ve got to stop talking at and over each other and talk to each other.” “We all have to realize what privilege we bring to the table.” “We are always going to have conflict. Conflict is natural, normal and neutral.” “When we can’t have civil discourse, we have violence.”  The central messages from speakers at […]

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Feb
10

University Singers’ Winter Tour to include six peformances

The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir will travel to five cities in the Carolinas this month before concluding their 12th annual Winter Tour with a concert on the campus in Wingate. The vocal ensembles’ first stop will be in Morganton on Feb. 19. Other performances are scheduled in Asheville, Charlotte, Wake Forest and Charleston. […]

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Feb
09

Alums provide soft landing for refugees

Marc Wyatt’s recent Facebook posts are a microcosm of the immigration controversy: “Refugee family coming – maybe.” “Welcome has been canceled.” “Refugee family finally here!” And then a news video: “For refugees, uncertain times in Raleigh.” He and his wife, Kim, both 1986 Wingate graduates, are at the forefront of refugee-resettlement efforts in the Triangle […]

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Feb
06

Immigrant-turned-citizen shares views on immigration

Elma Nfor has been on an emotional rollercoaster the past few months. He plays striker on the Wingate men’s soccer team that won the NCAA Division II national championship on Dec. 3, 2016. Nfor describes the experience as “amazing” and “overwhelming.” But President Trump’s announcement of a temporary ban on immigration from seven nations triggered […]

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