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Feb
16

WU to expand freshman-seminar program

More than 200 Wingate University freshmen headed to campus this fall will get a head start on their study skills, special opportunities for experiential learning and an early dose of campus life, thanks to nearly $79,000 in recently awarded grants. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund gave $60,000 and the Wingate Board of Visitors nearly $19,000 […]

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Feb
14

Nile Project to explore water scarcity

Beginning next month, students at Wingate University will have a chance to explore the cultures that have grown up along the Nile and the challenges faced by the countries along the world’s longest river as water scarcity reaches crisis levels. In the language of the Nile Project, the complex issue sounds simple: “The Nile is […]

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Feb
13

Civil Discourse event inspires students

“We’ve got to stop talking at and over each other and talk to each other.” “We all have to realize what privilege we bring to the table.” “We are always going to have conflict. Conflict is natural, normal and neutral.” “When we can’t have civil discourse, we have violence.”  The central messages from speakers at […]

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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. […]

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Feb
09

Alums provide soft landing for refugees

Marc Wyatt’s recent Facebook posts are a microcosm of the immigration controversy: “Refugee family coming – maybe.” “Welcome has been canceled.” “Refugee family finally here!” And then a news video: “For refugees, uncertain times in Raleigh.” He and his wife, Kim, both 1986 Wingate graduates, are at the forefront of refugee-resettlement efforts in the Triangle […]

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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 […]

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Feb
03

History professor earns second Fulbright fellowship

Immigration and its effects – on both newcomers and the society they’re entering – are at the forefront of many Americans’ thoughts these days. Wingate University history and political science professor Steven Hyland is no exception. His attention, however, is focused not only on current U.S. events but also on what happened in Argentina during […]

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Feb
03

Donated skeleton a welcome addition at WU Hendersonville

Atlanta radiologist Clay Haskins retired to western North Carolina seven months ago, but his longtime office companion will stay in medicine, taking a new role at the Henderson County Health Sciences Center. “Bernard,” a fully intact, articulated human skeleton, has been donated to Wingate University’s Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Temporarily tucked away for […]

By Luanne Williams | Hendersonville . News . Physician Assistant
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Feb
01

Pharmacy professor honored for ‘giving back’ to profession

When Jenn Wilson is working part-time at a retail pharmacy, she relishes the times she gets out from behind the counter. “My favorite time working is spent out in the aisles helping to answer patient questions,” she says. Wilson, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is passionate about her profession, and she can […]

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Jan
30

Out of the pool, freshman swimmer gets philosophical

Wingate University swimmer Giacomo Viazzo concentrates on the breast stroke while in the water. But on land and in his free time, it’s more the butterfly that catches his interest – as in: “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” Viazzo discusses the phenomenon of sensitive dependence […]

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