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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Elma Nfor has decided it’s time to live up to his reputation as the “tie guy.” A soccer player and Wingate junior who lived in Cameroon until he was 8 years old, Nfor is often the best-dressed among his group of friends and would like to see male students all over campus wearing neck ties […]
When Wingate junior Blair Beaman is home for the weekend yakking about plans for W’International, students’ toilet-papering the Quad for Homecoming or an article in the Weekly Triangle, she rarely has to explain what she’s talking about. Instead of confused looks, she gets knowing smiles from her mom, aunt, uncle and three cousins, all of […]
Thanks to an experimental device and a free clinic at Wingate University, a Monroe man is learning to walk again despite prolonged numbness in his feet. Just a few years ago, Timothy Kelley spent his days off hitting blistering forehands and putting away volleys. The Monroe resident and a few buddies would rent a tennis […]