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First-year seminar author speaks on campus

By simply passing Ishmael Beah on the street or having a casual encounter with him, one would never guess the story this man possesses. Once a child soldier, Ishmael Beah has lived much beyond his years.

First-year students were asked to read his memoir, “A Long Way Gone,” this summer for part of their FYS classes. On Thursday, Sept. 18 Beah appeared before a large crowd of Wooster students and community members to speak of his experience as a child soldier in the civil war of Sierra Leone beginning at the age of 12. He discussed the rehabilitation he underwent and how he came to write this book. Continue reading First-year seminar author speaks on campus

Sophomore to share experiences from post-graduation expedition

Snaking along the East Coast, the 2,174.6-mile Appalachian Trail is the longest marked footpath in the United States. Ben Welbourn ’11 has seen every inch of it.

“Basically when I graduated from high school, I took five months to hike from Maine to Georgia. I started on June 16th and ended Nov. 13th ‚Ä” just in time for Thanksgiving,” said Welbourn.

He will be giving a presentation about his five-month Appalachian trail experience this Tuesday at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library. Continue reading Sophomore to share experiences from post-graduation expedition

Psychology professor to take part in APA panel

College of Wooster Professor of Psychology Sarah Clayton was one of 10 people selected to work on an American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change.

While it is not news that the environment has psychological impacts on people and vice versa, it has not been a topic that most people try to respond actively to. This task force is groundbreaking in that they are actually focusing all energies on the subject matter and coming up with solutions to related problems. Continue reading Psychology professor to take part in APA panel

Men’s basketball travels on summer excursion to Italy

The men’s basketball team had quite an interesting summer when eleven players and two coaches from the men’s team traveled to Italy in August for 11 days to play basketball and tour the country.

The team flew into Milan and then drove to Lake Como and stayed there for a couple of days. They then traveled south to Verona and explored the city, including a visit to the amphitheater that provided the model for the Coliseum. The team then traveled to Venice, Florence and ended their tour of Italy in the capital, Rome. Continue reading Men’s basketball travels on summer excursion to Italy

High-intensity wind damages felt statewide

Last Sunday, Sept. 14, millions of people across Ohio experienced effects of intense windstorms as the remnants of Hurricane Ike moved across the state. Prior to the storm, the National Weather Service had issued a high-wind warning for Wayne County, indicating that gusts at a minimum of 40 to 60 m.p.h. were forthcoming – nearly hurricane force level.

Damage in Wayne County was largely limited to downed power lines and fallen trees – though the severity and frequency of both had the potential to cause serious injury. “We’re all thankful that no one on campus was injured and that we sustained no significant damage to any of our buildings from Sunday’s high winds,” stated President Grant Cornwell. Continue reading High-intensity wind damages felt statewide