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It comes last in the Wingate University motto of Faith, Knowledge, Service. But during the institution’s annual One Day, One Dog observance, when supporters added more than $154,000 to Wingate’s annual fund, service was the top priority for students, faculty and staff. “Our knowledge informs our faith, which leads us to serve,” President Rhett Brown […]
Tyrone Fleurizard couldn’t believe his phone. The email telling him he’d been selected as a Fulbright English teaching assistant was a little overwhelming. “I literally thought that I was going to get an e-mail 10 minutes later saying that there’d been a mistake,” says Fleurizard, a senior psychology major. Last Friday, minutes after he finished […]
It’s been 25 years since Wingate University opened its doors to fraternities and sororities. More than 250 students are involved in Greek life, and that number is set to rise, with increasing opportunities to be offered next semester. Delta Sigma Phi, which had an active Wingate chapter between 1993 and 2016, plans to re-charter its […]
While many of this week’s One Day, One Dog activities will find Wingate University students in the great outdoors, two service projects – a lake-trail cleanup and a playground facelift – could be considered targeted moves in the fight against Nature Deficit Disorder. A phrase coined by “Last Child in the Woods” author Richard Louv, […]
On April 12, Wingate University is asking members of the community to help students and employees “give, serve and celebrate.” More than 500 Wingate University students are expected to spend a portion of the day serving their neighbors as the school marks its annual One Day, One Dog campaign. Most of the activities will involve […]
“Work hard now; play hard later,” Wingate University basketball player Zeriq Lolar advised Union County Public Schools students who packed Cuddy Arena Friday morning for the second annual Books and Brackets Celebration. With the hard work of reading behind them, the elementary-school kids were ready for some playtime. Third- and fourth-graders in UCPS read for […]
Picture that 10-pound bag of potatoes that takes up half your grocery cart being multiplied by 4,000. That’s the 20-ton mountain of “unsellable” spuds that will be delivered to Wingate University next month and, within a few hours, bagged and distributed to area families in need. “I cannot picture 40,000 pounds of potatoes in my […]
Bone marrow, beanies and Bulldogs may not seem to have much in common. But Waxhaw native Taylor Powell, a Wingate University junior, has found a way to connect all three on April 12, while at the same time honoring the memory of her best friend. First, bone marrow: Powell is coordinating a Be The Match […]
Area residents and Wingate University students seeking information about opioid addiction heard from a dozen speakers Sunday evening at the Batte Center. Local experts from the medical, legal and education fields joined a retired crime-lab scientist and a state lawmaker to explore the problem and suggest potential solutions. An addiction survivor and a mother who […]
The statistics are staggering; the cycle of abuse, often deadly. Perhaps never before has a nation’s attempt to avoid pain caused its people so much agony. The opioid epidemic kills more than 100 people each day in America. Since 2001, it has cost our country more than a trillion dollars. Right here in Union County, […]