The Wofford College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Oct. 21, approved and unveiled the college’s strategic vision and announced the first facility included in the plan – The Rosalind S. Richardson Center for the Arts.
Award-winning poet Adrian Matejka will be on Wofford College’s campus on Tuesday, Oct. 28, as part of the college’s Writer Series. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Teaching Theater in the Franklin W. Olin Building. The program is free and open to the public.
Wofford College will honor two alumni and a community leader during Homecoming 2014 activities set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. Other Homecoming activities include class reunions, the downtown street party and the Terrier Ball.
“Red,” a production of the Wofford Theatre Department; the third annual “Thinking Life a River” two-day symposium; and poet Adrian Matejka in the Writers Series highlight events in October at Wofford College. Other events include special speakers and presentations, art exhibitions and the World Film Series.
In its commitment to the preservation of the core of the liberal arts, Wofford College will use a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enhance learning in the general education curriculum through a renewed emphasis on writing and by further integrating information literacy, undergraduate research, electronic portfolios and the digital humanities.
The New York Times this week ranked Wofford College among the 99 “most economically diverse top colleges,” based on efforts to provide low-income students accessibility to a college education. Wofford was the top South Carolina institution on the list, ranked at 43rd, just ahead of Yale University at 44 and Davidson College at 47.