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Dec
06

Surgeon, philanthropist to speak at fall graduation

As 200 or so Wingate University graduates get ready to don their caps and gowns and collect their degrees on Dec. 16, the 1960 class valedictorian is preparing to share with them a word of encouragement. Dr. Thomas Koontz will address the class – over half of whom are earning graduate degrees — and their […]

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Oct
25

Fundraiser going to the dogs

Wingate’s football team won’t be the only bulldogs competing on Saturday, Nov. 4, during Homecoming weekend. McGee Promenade will be the site of some serious sprinting, or at least some fierce frolicking, as area dogs, their owners and other canine-lovers gather for the Running of the Bullies. Sponsored by Wingate’s Bulldogs Into Going Green student […]

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Oct
10

Film explores Cannon’s legacy

  Students at Wingate take classes at the Charles A. Cannon College of Arts & Sciences and play sports or cheer on the Bulldogs at the Charles A. Cannon Athletic Complex. Many have spent at least a semester living in the dorm named for his wife, Ruth Coltrane Cannon. And everyone passes under the shadow […]

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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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Aug
11

Tennis coach donates blood stem cells

Tennis season is months away, but Bulldog head coach Michael Cabana is already poised to score a win for a young boy battling leukemia. The Stallings resident and Wingate University alum will head to Winston-Salem soon to donate peripheral blood stem cells to help save the child’s life. “I’ve never even given blood. That’s the […]

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Aug
01

Life at Hilltop: ‘A really good experience’

Cody Greene was ready to head off to Wingate University in the summer of 2010. He’d paid his deposit and was just waiting on his room assignment. When it came, he was a little puzzled. It said he would be housed in a hotel off campus. “I had mixed emotions about it,” Greene says. “I […]

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Jul
21

WU alum leads newsroom at large daily

When Wingate University alum Mike Szvetitz was just 22, he found himself promoted to sports editor at a small-town daily newspaper in Florida. Being in charge after just six months on the job didn’t faze him. “I was excited, but what I didn’t know didn’t scare me,” Szvetitz says. “I should have been terrified.” Szvetitz, […]

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Jul
10

Russian election meddling topic of research

Exactly how and to what extent did Russia meddle with last year’s U.S. elections? What can we learn from other nations victimized by similar interference? And is it time to bring back paper ballots? These are just a few of the questions that have Wingate political science major Connor Correll and associate professor Joseph Ellis […]

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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 […]

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Jun
21

Three sibling pairs graduate together

Proud parents packed Wingate University’s Academic Quad May 20 for Commencement. For at least three families, the pride was doubled, as siblings Issam and Mehdi Zeraidi, Brenda and Maureen Simiyu, and Joseph and Steven Helms all walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. “Our parents were very excited,” Brenda Simiyu says. “As first-generation immigrants, […]

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