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This image features Sarah Butler. She recently joined the Wofford community as the Launch Program Manager.

Sarah Butler, Wofford’s Launch Program Manager, looks to make connections

Grace Gehlken May 10, 2022

Sarah Butler recently joined the Wofford community as the Launch Program Manager in the Career Center. Butler is a West Virginia native and graduate from Marshall University.  At Marshall, she...

Queen’s Club: Empowering girls in Spartanburg

Grace Gehlken April 26, 2022

Queens Club is a program that is specifically designed to ensure that young girls have the proper social tools to promote self-confidence when transitioning into middle school.  There are currently...

New exhibit: “I Work with Clay”

Grace Gehlken March 8, 2022

When famous artist Alex Matisse, the grandson of French painter Henri Matisse, was asked to paint a canvas for the North Carolina Pottery Center’s annual art auction, he artfully declined.  Instead,...

 A graphic for the recruitment closet shared on the Wofford Fraternity and Sorority Life Instagram account. Graphic created by Anna Fulbright.

Recruitment closet: making recruitment more accessible and affordable

Grace Gehlken February 15, 2022

Sorority and fraternity recruitment can be emotionally, physically and financially draining for potential new members (PNMs) looking to join a Greek organization. However, two Wofford students have come...

Photo courtesy of Catherine Martin.
The view from Catherine Martin’s apartment in Rome, Italy. Comparing the experiences of living in different accommodations abroad is an important tool in picking the best fit for those thinking about pursuing a semester in a different country.

Navigating living accommodations while studying abroad

Grace Gehlken December 7, 2021

Figuring out where to live abroad can be a stressful part of deciding which program is the best fit. ​​From homestays to residence halls to apartments, each accommodation comes with its own set of...

Photo courtesy of Desiree Martin, Getty Images.
A volcano along the Cumbre Vieja ridge has been erupting on the island since Sep. 19, 2021.

Eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma: local tragedy or tourist attraction?

Grace Gehlken November 16, 2021

On Sep. 19, the Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting along the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma. As of Nov. 6, the volcano is on its seventh week of eruption.  Though...

Photo by Grace Gehlken.
Orange trees that surround the city of Sevilla. Spain. The company Emasesa is piloting a project to turn the fruit waste into electricity.

Food for thought: Sevilla’s oranges

Grace Gehlken November 2, 2021

In Sevilla, Spain, the naranjas on the trees around the city are starting to turn orange as the weather turns cooler for fall.  These orange trees were brought to Spain by the Moors in the 10th century. The...

A local Spanish sign found in the street of Crdoba. In Andalusia, the dialect is characterized by speaking fast, shortened words and new vocabulary. Photo by Grace Gehlken

Andalusian Spanish

Grace Gehlken October 19, 2021

A different kind of Spanish As a senior Spanish major, I have been waiting all three of the years that I have been at Wofford for the opportunity to go abroad and really develop my Spanish fluency....

Voi is a Swedish start up that utilizes electric scooters as a method of public transportation. The image features the writer enjoying a ride on a typical Voi scooter. Photo courtesy of Hannah Fay ‘22.

Voi Scooters

Grace Gehlken October 5, 2021

Scootin’ around Sevilla Sevilla, Spain is a large city roughly three times the size of Spartanburg. As a result, commuting via public transportation is an important part of everyday life. The Council...

La siesta in Spanish Culture

Grace Gehlken September 21, 2021

 The importance of taking a break My first day in Sevilla, Spain, I was greeted with a delicious lunch of pollo y patatas and an afternoon siesta. A siesta is a short nap taken often in the midday,...

The Environmental Humanities in the Ibero-American World class advocates for climate justice both on campus and in the global community. Photo courtesy of Zoe Mullins ‘22.

WOCO Climate Action

Grace Gehlken May 10, 2021

Where Spanish meets social activism In the spring of 2021, the Spanish Department offered a class entitled Environmental Humanities in the Ibero-American World under the direction of Professor Barbas-Rhoden....

Being chosen as the Greek week philanthropy offered the She’s Here Campaign an exciting opportunity to continue raising awareness about menstrual inequity. Photo courtesy of the She’s Here Campaign.

She’s Here Campaign

Grace Gehlken April 1, 2021

Greek Week sponsors student driven philanthropy Throughout the week of March 22-26, Panhellenic, IFC and NPHC organizations at Wofford participated in fundraising activities for the She’s Here Campaign...

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