Academic News

Tips for a Less-Stressful More-Successful Final Exam Week

Staff Writers: COMM435 – Feature Writing Class In just a few weeks, Wingate students will be faced with final exams. For some, the results of the test may change a letter grade or make a difference between passing and failing a course. For others, final exams may hold graduation in the balance.  Whatever your situation,…

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Wingate’s School of Business Bridging Gap Between Health and Media

Staff Writer: Alexandria Sessions While students were gearing up and preparing for in-person classes, Dr. Ralph Frasca, Chair of the Communication and Arts department at Wingate University, was preparing for a new addition to the Communication Department staff. After two weeks of interviews and careful consideration from both the search committee and selected students. while…

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Final Exam Tips

Staff Writer: Cassidy Brave As final exams are coming up, it can be very stressful for different reasons. Some things to personally identify as the semester is coming to an end are assessing your stress levels, organizing your study and workload, and lastly, still keeping time for yourself. As the semester is coming to an…

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Online VS In-Person Classes: Student Perspectives

Staff Writer: Juliana Fiorilli  From March of 2019 until the fall semester of 2021, classes were attended mostly online, or a hybrid of online and in-person courses. After the shock wore off and students began to get used to attending online classes, a year of college was finished for most students without ever meeting in-class.…

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Graduation Facts & Stats

Staff Writer: Faith Haren What began as Wingate School in 1896 (first through twelfth grade) became Wingate Junior College in 1923 (two-year programs) then Wingate College in 1977 (four-year programs) and finally, Wingate University in 1995. Wingate was awarded its first bachelor’s degrees in 1979.  Here’s a glance at its inaugural class: “The Gate” Yearbook,…

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Dr. Ji-Ho Kim’s Journey from South Korea in 2002

Staff Writer: Tzu-Hsun Hsu  Dr. Ji-Ho Kim is a Sports Science professor at Wingate University and is from Busan, South Korea. Dr. Kim came to the United States in the summer of 2002 for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at UC Berkeley.  Dr. Kim played baseball as a student-athlete in South Korea,…

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From ESPN to Wingate University: Ralph Frasca has done it all

Staff Writer: Juliana Fiorilli When ESPN executives offered Wingate University professor Ralph Frasca the opportunity to be a founding co-anchor of the cable network’s SportsCenter show, his first concern was how he would fit his television duties around his class schedule. “They brought me to New York and said they wanted to pair me with…

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Exams: online vs. in-person

Staff Writer: LaVonda Briggs Students have been in class for a while now, meaning exams are bound to take place. Exams may have changed due to having to be online which means either two things: they may have gotten harder or they may just be the same. Not every student is taking exams the same. Some have all day…

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Managing time and school work in the virtual world

Staff Writer: Kendrick Tucker The 2020-2021 school year is underway and has gotten off to a very good start here at Wingate. With classes being moved to virtual learning, this year has been very untraditional to say the least. The biggest difference for all students is their new school days. Freed from commute and in…

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Online classes – The new reality

Staff Writer: LaVonda Briggs Online school has become the new norm for many students across the country. At Wingate University, students transitioned online during the spring semester, but assumed it would only be for a few weeks. Now the fall semester has begun, and they are still online.   Remote learning is a big change and…

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