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Oct
18

WU adds medical sociology minor

“I never thought about it that way.” That’s one sentence that Christi Sporl and Lacey Ritter never tire of hearing in their classrooms. And it’s one that the assistant professors in Wingate’s Sociology Department expect to hear even more often as they develop the University’s minor in medical sociology. Defined as “the systematic study of […]

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Oct
16

Pharmacy students push for new law

Ninety-two of North Carolina’s 100 counties include areas designated as “medically underserved.” Meanwhile, some 10,000 pharmacists are licensed in the Tar Heel state. Wingate University School of Pharmacy (WUSOP) student Caleb Ramey says the numbers point to an obvious solution: change the law to allow pharmacists, who are already trained to perform many medical services, […]

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Oct
10

Young pianists win WU scholarships

Christopher Saba of Charlotte wowed the audience Saturday, taking first place in the high-school division of the inaugural Wingate University Piano Competition with his rendition of a Beethoven sonata and a Chopin ballad. Saba earned a scholarship to the University, as did second-place winner Santiago Matute from Fort Mill, South Carolina. A student of Randy […]

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Oct
10

Sex assault topic of panel discussion

One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. In an online survey of U.S. college students published last year, more than half of male athletes admitted to raping their partners. Startling statistics, sex scandals at high-profile universities and recent changes […]

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Oct
09

Wingate pursuing optometry school

Many counties in North Carolina are far behind the national average in the number of optometrists per capita. Wingate University is planning to help fill the void. Wingate University has announced its intention to pursue the first school of optometry in the region. Wingate made the decision after a thorough study and significant consultation with […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Hendersonville . Wingate News
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Oct
04

Golden year for PA profession

“Trusted for 50 years, Ready for 50 more,” is the tagline for the American Academy of PAs as the organization celebrates the golden anniversary of the physician assistant profession. Having graduated its first class in 2010, Wingate’s Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies doesn’t have a lengthy history, but it’s ready to share its present […]

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Oct
04

Alum defends diversity in Germany

Far-right parties have experienced a resurgence in the West in recent years. Last week in Germany, the Alternative für Deutchsland (AfD) party delivered what analysts are calling a “seismic shock” to German politics, taking more than 90 seats in Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, and drawing a bead on re-elected but embattled Chancellor Angela Merkel. The […]

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Oct
02

Wingate named Top Workplace again

A spirit of caring and empowerment makes Wingate University a special place to work. For the third year in a row, Wingate University has been recognized as a great place for employees to ply their trade. This year, Wingate has made the top five among large companies in the Charlotte Observer’s list of Top Workplaces. […]

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Oct
02

Byrum gifts to leave lasting legacy

Porter Byrum’s bequest of more than $35 million to Wingate University – announced Monday as part of a larger gift that included donations to Wake Forest and Queens – will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students. Wingate University President Rhett Brown, who is also a Wingate alum, has no trouble imagining […]

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Sep
25

Garden helps feed local community

A plot of tilled soil inside a white lattice fence on a slope behind the University’s Goodman Service Center may not look very impressive during these first weeks of fall, but Wingate’s Community Garden changed lives this year, according to senior Taylor Tarte. “We got 520 pounds of produce,” says Tarte, a biology major from […]

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