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Reasons to FALL in love with Wilmington

September 30, 2013

Boyd Cultural Arts Center in the Fall

Boyd Cultural Arts Center in the Fall

Contributed by Paige Newman

I am well aware that this may very well be the cheesiest title ever, but I stand by my words when I say that Wilmington is the most magical place to be in the fall. 

So these are 10 Reasons to FALL in Love with Wimingtin:

  1. The campus is even more beautiful in the fall.
  2. Jen’s Deli is just a quick walk from campus and they have seasonal drinks.  This means Pumpkin Pie Cappuccinos!
  3. The arboretum looks like a fall wonderland.
  4. Football games
  5. Leaves are everywhere!
  6. Homecoming
  7. It's the perfect temperatutre for our Wilmington College sweatshirts!
  8. Westheimer Peace Symposium
  9. We get to pass out candy for Goodies for Goblins!
  10. Fall Break. Even though we spend that extra day thinking of all of the things we are going to do when we get back to school, because Wilmington is home. 

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The Future

September 29, 2013

A photo I took of Lower Manhattan from The Brooklyn Bridge

A photo I took of Lower Manhattan from The Brooklyn Bridge

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

Even though I have known since Tuesday, I am just getting around to telling the Wilmington College Blog readers: I have been accepted into the Long Island University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program starting in late summer 2014! The university is in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, so this means I’ll be moving to New York City this summer! I am also getting married to my high school sweetheart in May, so it’s a very exciting time in my life. I know my entire blog this fall has been dedicated to this, but it is something I have been looking forward to basically since I started school at Wilmington. My dream has been to be a physical therapist for a long while now, and the Wilmington College Athletic Training Program has far exceeded my expectations in preparation for graduate school. Of course it is a lot of work taking the athletic training coursework in addition to graduate school prerequisites, but I know it will be worth the time and dedication. Wilmington can help you prepare for essentially any graduate level degree and will give you the hands on learning and personalized attention you need to grow and learn. If you have any doubts about going to a small school, I urge you to not fear. All of the opportunities that I had at Wilmington College (Residence Life, Leadership, community involvement, the list goes on) I’m not sure if I would have had anywhere else. I know these activities are what made me stand out from other applicants, and I can’t thank Wilmington College enough for providing me with these opportunities.

Now listening:
Holy Ghost!; Dynamics
(DFA – 2013)
 

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Discovering Wilmington, Ohio

September 28, 2013

Contributed by Paige Newman

I have created a challenge for myself where will be discovering places in Wilmington that I have never been to before.  At least once I month I will be visiting a shop, or restaurant that I've wanted to go to but never did.  So the challenge begins…..

Stop # 1

Austin’s Casual Eatery & Bar

This restaurant is brand new and the food was great!

Wilmington is packed full of cool places just waiting to be explored.  I can't wait to see what awesome local treasure I find next.

 

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Speak Now!

September 23, 2013

 Contributed by Paige Newman

As a college student I am often being told that now is my time to leave a mark on the world. It is one of those speeches that I hear all the time from my professors, parents, and pretty much any person who is older and wiser that I am. 

I realized that I may be hearing these speeches all the time because it is extremely important.  For the first time I thought about what those wise words would look like if I put them to use.  I’m not much of a protestor, and I’m not even one to actively speak out against something, but I’ve been thinking lately.  What is the worst that can happen if just once I spoke up?

This crazy notion of speaking up reminded me of something that I recently read:

“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” Malcolm X

Although I don’t know at the moment how I should be changing the world, or what a cause I am passionate about will look like for me, I am open to whatever comes my way. 

I am going to leave you all with something that I read from a Taylor Swift lyric booklet.

 “If you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.”   Taylor Swift

With that I have concluded that there is no time to sit back and wait to be told what can and can’t be done. We need to stand up, stand out, and speak now.

 

 



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NYC

September 19, 2013

Waiting for the train to the LIU campus, trying to look studious and business-like

Waiting for the train to the LIU campus, trying to look studious and business-like

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

What a week it has been. Sunday through Wednesday, I was in New York City for a Physical Therapy School interview with Long Island University Brooklyn. It was my first time in New York and it was definitely a different setting than Wilmington College. However, large cities appeal to me. I loved the public transportation and the diverse population of people in the city. I was constantly hearing different languages and experiencing different cultures. I think my favorite part of the city was the food; there were vegan restaurants everywhere! If you are into food at all, NYC is the place to be. The interview went very well, and the trip was a great experience. I am very hopeful that I will get to return soon. However, missing three days of class is no easy task. Today I have felt a little out of the loop and confused about the work I missed, but I hope it will all be worth it in the end! Time to get back in the swing of things.

Now listening:
The National – Trouble Will Find Me
(4AD; 2013)

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Hello!

September 10, 2013

 Contributed by Paige Newman

Hey there!  My name is Paige Newman and I am a sophomore at Wilmington College.  I am majoring in English and minoring in Music.  I am not exactly sure what I want to do in the future, but I hope that my love of writing will lead me to a job that I enjoy, as it has led me here. 

This is my second year attending Wilmington College and I am having the time of my life.  I came to Wilmington College because of the small campus and the tight knit community between faculty and students.  I have had the opportunity to interact with my professors on a one-on-one level, and it has been extraordinarily helpful to my learning experience.  I came to Wilmington with about 50 college credits that I earned through my Post-Secondary Enrollment experience in high school.  My credits easily transferred, and now I have the amount of credit hours usually held by a junior.  This will put me on the fast track to getting my degree. I have been taking a lot of really cool English and Music courses, and I have really enjoyed the small class experience that Wilmington College has to offer. 

I have loved my time at Wilmington College so far, and I am excited be writing for the college blog.  If you have any questions about me or my experience at Wilmington College just let me know. See you next time! 

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September 07, 2013

A photo of the campus I'll be interviewing at

A photo of the campus I'll be interviewing at

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

Yesterday and today have been extremely exciting days for me. Yesterday (Friday), I was about to celebrate the end of the workweek with a bike ride when I got a call from a number I didn’t recognize from New York. I answered, and it was the call I had been waiting for. I had applied early decision to Long Island University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and I now have an interview on the 17th! Its crazy to think that in 8 days I am flying to NYC for an interview, and I will receive a decision from them by the 24th of September. For Physical Therapy school applications, a centralized application is used (PTCAS). Some schools participate in an Early Decision process, in which you choose your top pick school, apply very early in the process, and a decision is made early. However, it is a binding decision; if you are accepted to your early decision school, you must go. It feels great to be getting this process started so early; most interviews aren’t until spring! I am looking forward to the interview, but also exploring New York City. I have never been, and I’m sure it will be quite different than Wilmington! I love visiting cities though, so I’m sure I will love it. I’ll be sure to post about some interesting things that happen on the trip.

In music news, Arcade Fire releases their new single Monday at 9 pm. Reflektor. Don’t miss it!

Now Listening:
Volcano Choir – Repave
(Jagjaguwar; 2013)
 

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