Welcome to Wofford College's Blog Page
From students to professors to staff, slices of life at Wofford and beyond are contained in these blogs. More than just simple online journals, the blogs offer readers the opportunity to interact with the writers by asking questions and making comments.
WOFFORD EXPERIENCE: Four first-year students are sharing their perspectives on life at Wofford. Follow them through the ups-and-downs of their first year in college. And if you like, please send them your questions or comments. This year the four first-year students will be joined by three upper-class students to provide a complete look at the Wofford Experience.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: Wofford students studying abroad in the United Kingdom, Spain, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Denmark, France, China, Hungary, Germany and Australia will post their observations and impressions of their host culture while reflecting upon their own integration into their new community.
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR: Tyler Swain is traveling through the developing world in 2010-2011 as Wofford’s Presidential International Scholar. His blog provides updates on his travel experiences and research.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Dr. Phillip Stone, archivist of the college and of the Methodist Church in South Carolina, shares stories, documents, photographs, and artifacts about college, church, and South Carolina history.
DR. DOYLE BOGGS: Reflections on Wofford College, higher education, and state and local history (past, present, and future) from an alumnus and Wofford parent who has been a member of the college marketing and communications staff since 1982.
Faculty and Staff
THE MILLIKEN FACULTY SEMINAR IN SHANGHAI: Keep up with 18 faculty and 2 staff members as they take part in the second Milliken Faculty Development Seminar. They will spend 16 days in Shanghai, China and use this blog to record their thoughts and impressions of a new city. Note: this is an archived blog. No new posts will be appearing.
DR. TRACY REVELS: Dr. Revels, associate professor of history, is an active member of "The Survivors of the Gloria Scott," a Sherlock Holmes society in Greenville, SC. When she is not reading Sherlock Holmes, Revels is a gifted historian. Her book, Grander in Her Daughters, was recognized with the Rembert Patrick Award as the best scholarly book on Florida history published in 2005.
DR. MARK BYRNES: Dr. Byrnes is an associate professor of history with an "obsessive interest in politics" that he attributes to watching the Watergate hearings as a child. In "The Past isn't Past" he blogs about politics and current events.
THE SANDOR FILES: Read this blog for events, happenings and news related to our library, as well as information about the larger information and technology landscape as it relates to libraries and research. Bloggers post information about new books and electronic resources added to our collection, as well as topics like search engine news, the latest on digital collections, and research and technology tips.