Fluttering high overhead in the Parker Library, greeting the Wesley College students as they return to the books, are 75 glass butterflies of various sizes, shapes, colors and styles. Created by NJ based artist, Amy Spaans Brooks, a 1992 graduate of the University of Delaware, the exhibit is titled, “Transformations.” The butterflies, which Brooks says signify “the changes we go through as we travel through life,” will be on display from September 6, 2013 through the end of the year.
In the former J. Allen Frear Federal Building in downtown Dover on Tuesday afternoon, workers wearing hard hats hammered dry wall.
Orange cones and tools were scattered throughout the building. A crew worked on the heating and air conditioning system while electricians put in wiring. Many rooms smelled like new paint.
Renovations for the building, recently acquired by Wesley College, are on time to wrap up mid-December and, by January, nursing students may be walking to classes there.
Watch video of D3football.com's Play of the Week: the Hail Mary pass from the September 14 football game against Salisbury, which capped off Wesley's thrilling victory.
Wesley College Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza and Northern Illinois University Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Dennis N. Kevill published a chapter on the chemistry of chloroformate and fluoroformate esters. Such esters were used extensively as war gases during World War I. These chemical compounds have now found new useful purpose in the preparation of herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, and as precursors in the syntheses of several potential prodrugs.
Wesley Professor of Business Management Dr. Kathleen C. Jacobs recently published an article entitled “Gender-specific jobs keep holding back the economy” in the News Journal. The article focuses on women’s underrepresentation in blue-collar jobs and Jacobs offers insight for a solution.
Jacobs is also a member of Delaware Commission for Women and a former president of the Delaware American Association for University Women.
As the school year gets underway, Delaware’s oldest private college is finishing up work around campus, especially in Longwood Hall and Wesley College Chapel. This summer in Longwood Hall, Wesley College officials made plans to paint and update the building. The classrooms were also outfitted with new technology, including smart boards, projectors and computers. “The quality things about these classrooms is that they’re nice sized, better equipped … these just lend themselves better to...
The Wesley College women's lacrosse team was one of 86 NCAA Division III teams to be recognized as an Academic Squad for the 2013 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors, and the Wolverines were one of just four Capital Athletic Conference members to receive the award.
Wesley College's fall sports have finalized their schedules for the 2013 season. The Wolverines' 2013-14 sport season officially commences on August 30th as the field hockey team, led by 19th-year head coach Tracey Short, travels to Juniata while the men's soccer team travels to Newport News, Va. for a pair of games against Va. Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon College.
Former Wesley College football standout Bryan Robinson had a big week as he was named First Team All-Arena and his Philadelphia Soul defeated the Jacksonville Sharks, 75-59, to earn a trip to Arena Bowl XXVI, which was played on August 17.
Two Wesley College students collaborated and researched a project that was published in the American Journal of Health Sciences. Ghada Alabed (biology, 2010) and Melissa Earley (mathematics, 2013) completed an undergraduate research project under the direction of Wesley Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza. Alabed built the in-house database while she was an undergraduate and Earley incorporated that data and built the online database this past year.
This project involved the...[more]