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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 […]
It seemed like a typical memorial service at noon on Tuesday when several dozen students and professors gathered at Wingate Baptist Church. There were candles, prayers, sacred songs, scripture and short testimonies about the deceased. But never a name was mentioned. The Service of Gratitude sponsored by Doctor of Physical Therapy students was all about […]
Elementary-school students often lose a healthy portion of their reading skills over the summer months. A program spearheaded by the University was so successful at limiting that regression this year that it’s looking to grow. The coordinators of Wingates United Reading Center, a summer academy organized by Wingate University, Wingate Elementary and a literacy expert […]
Despite a pressing need for doctors — the U.S. will be 90,000 short by 2025, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges – getting into med school is still so difficult that undergrads complete an average of 16 applications in their attempts to get a seat. But for three juniors at Wingate, the uphill […]
It’s not often that a college student gets to display her art project next to that of Tibetan monks whose lifework includes the ancient and exquisite practice of sand painting. But that’s what happened to Wingate University senior Asherel Kaseorg this past week. Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery came to the University during International […]
When Byrns Coleman wrote a letter to Wingate Junior College seeking a teaching job in 1960, he had no idea he’d spend the next half century investing in the lives of students, sharing Bible lessons in both the classroom and the sanctuary and raising a family with the pretty woman who worked in the college […]
International Education Week will give Wingate University students a picture of what it’s like to study abroad. In fact, it will give them 50 pictures, all on display in the Dickson-Palmer Center’s Huntley Commons starting today as part of an inaugural photo contest. “This contest gives us a platform to showcase the variety of opportunities […]
Even as controversy continues over who controls the “roof of the world,” Wingate University students and the larger community can experience the culture of Tibet this fall when monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery take part in the University’s International Education Week, set to begin Monday. “When these monks last visited Wingate, in 2012, it […]
“No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something to help stop sexual assault and domestic violence.” The words from Johnson & Wales University volleyball coach Callie Phillips were a fitting end to a panel discussion held Thursday night in Austin Auditorium. Phillips, who graduated from Wingate in 2013 with a master’s in […]
This weekend’s Homecoming festivities feature a reunion that will make you want to sing. On Friday at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Wingate Opera will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special performance in the Batte Center. In 2008, the program started with a spring performance of “Hansel and Gretel,” which […]