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Apr
26

Symposium highlights work of nearly 100 students

Although their presentations haven’t garnered quite the acclaim of TED Talks, nearly 100 Wingate students brought their own “ideas worth spreading” to the University’s 11th annual Creative & Investigative Partnerships Symposium April 19 and 20. Poster sessions drew crowds to the Ethel K. Smith Library, and audiences packed classrooms to hear oral presentations on topics […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Apr
06

Serving central to One Day, One Dog

Overnight storms that turned a patch of plowed ground into muddy mire and afternoon winds that threatened to strip the leaves off of seedlings didn’t deter Wingate University students and faculty who gathered Thursday to plant a community garden. One of four service projects organized as part of the University’s One Day, One Dog celebration, […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Mar
31

WU hosts literacy celebration

On the eve of the NCAA Final Four on Friday, cheers and chants, shouts and screams filled Wingate University’s Cuddy Arena, but the hoopla was not about hoops. Instead, it was a celebration of Books and Brackets, a new Union County Public Schools campaign designed to make literacy the focus of March Madness and resulting […]

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Mar
14

Wingate to help host education summit for Latino students

For Latinos in America, the educational landscape has changed immensely over the past two decades. According to Pew Research, the group’s high school dropout rate declined from 32 percent in 2000 to 12 percent in 2014. That same year, 35 percent of Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college, a 13-percentage-point increase since […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Mar
06

Wingate alum brings journalism back to Forest Hills

Like many college students when they first arrive on campus, Matt Collier wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted to do in life when he came to Wingate 20 years ago. “I changed my mind several times,” he says. “When I was in high school I thought I wanted to be a chef, then an architect. […]

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

By Sharon Foote | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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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 […]

By Sharon Foote | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jan
23

New health and wellness center to open Jan. 24

University officials will cut the ceremonial ribbon tomorrow, Jan. 24, opening the McGee Center’s 80,000 square feet of fitness and recreation space. “I am thrilled that Wingate students and employees will have access to the very best in health, wellness and recreational facilities,” says Jerry McGee, Wingate president emeritus and the building’s namesake. “Once again, […]

By Sharon Foote | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jan
06

Jan. 7 classes canceled due to wintry weather

Wingate University graduate education classes have been canceled for Saturday, Jan. 7 because of predicted snowfall. This affects students in the doctor of education program who attend Saturday classes at Wingate’s Ballantyne and Richmond County campuses. Instructors in those programs will contact their students with information about making up the missed classroom time. A Winter Storm Warning […]

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Dec
17

Degrees awarded to 209 students at Fall Commencement

Today’s Fall Commencement marked several firsts for Wingate University. It was the first time the University held a midyear ceremony to award diplomas to students from all programs who completed their coursework in December. And the first students to attend Wingate’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program were among those receiving degrees. The University decided […]

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