Academic News

New Business Professor Turner-Henderson Offers Unique Digital Marketing Course

Features Editor: Savannah Phillips At the start of the current fall semester, Wingate University welcomed anew assistant professor, Dr. Tiffanie Turner-Henderson, to the marketingdepartment located in the Porter B. Byrum School of Business. Shebrought with her a special topics course offering, Marketing 411: DigitalMarketing, that was not previously available on campus. Prior to her current…

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Tireless Arts Advocate Pann Assumes Leadership of Department of Communication

Features Writer: Savannah Phillips In 1988, Barbara Pann, a young, energetic professor at Georgetown(Ky.) College, boarded a flight from Louisville to Charlotte for a jobinterview at what was then Wingate College. The dean at Georgetownhad offered up her name when Wingate came calling aboutrecommendations for an opening it had for a full-time professor to teachpublic…

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Walking in Their Shoes: Wingate Business Students Playing Big Role in Nonprofit’s Mission to Put Feet in New Shoes Around the World.

Features Editor: Savannah Phillips One of the top-rated nonprofits in the country, Soles4Souls, has had afaithful volunteer in Wingate University since 2017. Implemented oncampus as a service-learning project, students who are enrolled in the“Business 105: Business, Society and Sustainability” course are requiredto collect 50 pairs of shoes each semester. Founded and based in Nashville, Tenn.,…

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THE LIGHT BEHIND THEIR EYES: School of Business Dean Sergio Castello found a forever home in academia for himself—and his tennis racquet—at Wingate

By Savannah Phillips, Triangle Features Editor Cover Photo Taken by Anesu Simango Dr. Sergio Castello, Wingate University’s Dean of the Porter B. Byrum School of Business since 2020, came to the United States on a tennis scholarship at the age of 18 with $157, one suitcase, and two tennis rackets. A native of Barcelona, Spain,…

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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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