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May
15

McKenzie made a BIGG difference

Growing up at Ocean Isle Beach, Trevor McKenzie saw the impact of environmental changes up close. “We lived on the end of the island, and we lost our house because of erosion,” he says. He brought that concern for environmental issues with him to Wingate University. In the past four years, McKenzie has made his […]

By Chuck Gordon | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
10

Garden growing into full-fledged mission project

A month ago, One Day, One Dog participants converged on a plowed plot behind the Goodman Service Center to sow a garden. On Monday, nearly 40 people, including a group of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) volunteers and a handful of Wingate theology students, were back at the site to assess the garden’s progress, pull […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
08

WU gives cancer patient full ride

  Wingate University has a history of helping students clear hurdles, and that’s exactly what happened Friday in the library of Chase High School in Forest City, North Carolina. “We’re here today to honor your high academic achievement and your strength of character, and we hope to remove any barriers in front of you and […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
04

WU students learn counterterrorism tips

Last week, Wingate University students Max Cleophat and Corson Hicks spent the afternoon foiling a terrorist plot at a Major League Baseball game. To keep fans safe, they had to analyze evidence and figure out the capabilities and intention of a new terrorist group, WIC. “It was intense,” Cleophat said. It was also only a […]

By Chuck Gordon | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
04

Sprinter overcomes rare disease, grief

Tariah Harrell rarely sits still. A sophomore Wingate University track-and-field athlete who grew up in the town of Wingate and commutes to campus, Harrell is a bit of a blur, dashing from class to practice to her part-time video-production job with the Wingate Sports Network. Many who see her on the run or in mid-air […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
02

Award-winners challenged to develop ‘eulogy virtues’

Wingate University President Rhett Brown commended the 100-plus students who were honored with awards at the Batte Center’s McGee Theatre on Sunday evening but also challenged them to develop “eulogy virtues” alongside those that will appear on their resumés. Citing “The Road to Character,” Dr. Brown echoed author David Brooks’ call for people to rebalance […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Apr
28

Finance major third in worldwide business challenge

Wingate senior finance major Leif-Henning Klüver may never view a financial statement the same way again. The Germany native and Bulldog freestyle swimmer finished third in an international business-simulation competition that he said broadened his perspective of what it means to operate a company. “For me, it was really helpful to understand all the different […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Apr
26

Symposium highlights work of nearly 100 students

Although their presentations haven’t garnered quite the acclaim of TED Talks, nearly 100 Wingate students brought their own “ideas worth spreading” to the University’s 11th annual Creative & Investigative Partnerships Symposium April 19 and 20. Poster sessions drew crowds to the Ethel K. Smith Library, and audiences packed classrooms to hear oral presentations on topics […]

By Luanne Williams | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Apr
25

Business students excel on standardized tests

Commencement is still more than three weeks away, but many of Wingate University’s senior business majors got a boost of confidence recently after receiving their scores on a standardized test. According to Dr. Harold Harlow Jr., an associate professor who teaches strategy and policy capstone courses at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, 55 undergraduates […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Ballantyne . Wingate News
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Apr
20

New book details WU’s transformation

“Wingate was born of necessity, and for much of its life has been engaged in an ongoing struggle for relevance, identity, and financial stability.” So begins the first chapter of Wingate Unbound, a 92-page hardbound book detailing the history of Wingate University, with an emphasis on the past quarter century, which has been spent discovering […]

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