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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 […]

By Sharon Foote | Uncategorized
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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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Dec
15

CCEL doctorate pays dividends for Hunt, Holton

A month before starting as president of Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina, Dr. Rusty Hunt re-examined a paper he wrote for a class in Wingate University’s Community College Executive Leadership (CCEL) doctoral program. “I looked back to (a) make sure I didn’t forget anything and (b) to have a good guidepost, for when […]

By Chuck Gordon | Ballantyne . News . Uncategorized . Wingate News
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Oct
06

Wingate second in nation with DPT faculty residency

Wingate University is starting only the second program in the United States that is designed to teach physical therapists how to teach future physical therapists. Wingate’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) faculty residency program has been granted candidate status by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. That means students can now […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jul
26

New building, opportunities at WU Hendersonville

Some may marvel at the stunning stacked-stone fireplace. Or the serenity garden. Or the floor-to-ceiling windows which provide breathtaking views of the mountains. But for Wingate University employees and students, the best feature of the new Health Sciences Center in Hendersonville is its opportunities. “It looks amazing,” Wingate University Regional Dean Kurt Wargo says of […]

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Apr
14

2015 grad gives Wingate another Fulbright winner

Tyler Lee is heading to Malaysia on a Fulbright fellowship next year, and among the people he can thank are the makers of the video game Dynasty Warriors. Lee wasn’t even a teen when he started playing the “hack and slash” adventure game on his PlayStation 2. At the time, it was just a fun […]

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Mar
31

Longtime Theater Director Boosted Actors’ Confidence and Pushed the Envelope

In his office in Wingate’s Neu Building, where shelves of Charlie Chaplins silently stare you down, Larry Coleman fidgets in his office chair. The medication he takes to offset the effects of Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult for him to get comfortable. “I used to say my 50 percent was like other people’s 100 percent,” […]

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