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Sidney Fletcher in a science lab in the 1970s

Sidney Fletcher taught science with passion and wit for over 40 years at Wingate University, starting in 1958. Fletcher, who died on June 10, could still be seen riding his bike around campus even as an octogenarian.

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Matthew Davis holds an iClicker remote in front of his computer.

Thanks to a Board of Visitors grant, professors will soon have another tool to help their students engage in classes. The $10,200 grant will fund iClicker bases for 85 classrooms and 20 demo clickers.

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Ghada Bedwan on the Academic Quad

Ghada Bedwan's drive and determination have her on track to achieve a big goal: becoming a doctor. Bedwan will take her Wingate degree to medical school this fall.

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A female Wingate University professor hugs her Bulldog.

Catherine Wright is headed to the Green Mountain State to help Wingate go greener. The energetic ecotheologian has partnered with students and administrators to help drive the University's sustainability initiatives.

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Liz Graham and Jerry McGee stand next to the Jimmy Miller Classroom at Wingate University. Miller was Graham's father.

Education majors and the professors who stand before them should get an extra dose of inspiration as they read the plaque next to the door of Room 113 in Wingate’s Hayes Classroom Building. Jerry McGee, University president emeritus, recently dedicated the room in memory of his 11th-grade history teacher.

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Wingate ranked in top 25 in the South

Wingate University has been named one of the top 25 regional universities in the South and in the top third out of 1,062 colleges and universities nationally.

The Opera Singer: Tony Griffey's road to opera stardom and the Grammys began at Wingate

A gentle giant from a family of factory workers in High Point, Anthony Griffey came alive when he stepped on stage at Wingate University in the late 1980s. He went on to earn degrees from Eastman and Juilliard and has shared his golden voice with audiences all over the world. This fall, he'll play Mr. Strutt in an operatic performance of Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

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The Comedy Writer: Kristen Bartlett proves she's ready for prime time with SNL gig

Kristen Bartlett wanted to be a comedy writer since she was 12 years old. She brought her blue-collar background and strong work ethic to Wingate from the North Carolina mountains, found her tribe in the English Department, and interned at CBS. After years of sketch and improv classes in New York, Bartlett caught her big break with SNL.

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In 25th year, Greek life expands

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.

Getting outside on One Day, One Dog

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.

WU seeks help with April 12 service projects

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 people on campus or right next door – there are projects at Wingate Elementary, Wingate United Methodist and Wingate Baptist, as well as several on campus.