As a part of a DE-EPSCoR and DE-INBRE community outreach program, undergraduates from the Wesley College science program participated in an event to inspire students in grades 1 – 8 to think about the elementary principles in chemistry. The event was held at the Independence School in Newark, DE on Nov.1. Nearly 80 volunteers assisted with the demonstrations and experiments for 231 children, as well as their families and troop leaders. The Wesley effort was led by Dr....[more]
Dieunise Desir was named Wolverine of the Week on Nov. 3 following her performance in the CAC Women's Cross Country Championships on Nov. 1. She ran the 6K in 23:13.4, besting her previous mark by 21 seconds. The team finished a program-best sixth at the event.
Wesley College's soccer teams invited Dr. Kathleen Curran and Professor Jonathan Kidd from the biology department to be Faculty Coaches of the Week during the fall season. Kidd was the men's soccer coach at Wesley when the program first joined Division III, which was the second year of the varsity team's existence.
Volleyball defeated Washington Adventist 3-0 on Nov. 2 during Senior Day. The team's lone senior player, Rachel Hausler, played a key role in the victory; recording 13 digs, the kill in the deciding set and four service aces during the match.
The football team defeated College of Faith 62-0 during Senior Day on Nov. 1. The defense returned three fumbles for touchdowns in the first quarter and forced eight turnovers in the game, helping the Wolverines improve to 9-0 on the season.
Sophomore Dieunise Desir broke her own record at the 6K during the CAC Championships on Nov. 1, running the course in 23:14.4, shaving 21 seconds off of her previous mark. The team finished a program-best sixth at the event. Desir, the first cross country runner in school history to earn All-CAC honors, received that recognition again this year.
Junior Carlton Sheppard recorded Wesley's fourth-fastest time in school history at the CAC Championships on Nov. 1. He covered the 8K course in 28:09.9, surpassing his personal best by a minute and ten seconds. Sheppard was one of five Wolverines at the event to break the 30 minute mark, and the team came in tenth place.
Wesley College science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students Megan Durrant, Jasbir Deol, Catherine Gross, Alora Wilson, Ariel Bilbrough, Dionne Williams, James Welsh, Kyle Frame and John Dougherty presented posters at the 17th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore, Md. on October 25.
The symposium is open exclusively to undergraduate students in the STEM areas of biology,...[more]
Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, Wesley College professor of mathematics, led and mentored Wesley math senior Rebecca Miller in presenting her honors thesis research work, "Math Modeling of the West Africa Ebola Outbreak" at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 25, 2014. Miller was awarded with a Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Certificate of Recognition at the culmination of her presentation.
Miller is also a Cannon Scholar under the National Science...[more]
Wesley's men's basketball team went to Banneker Elementary School on October 24 to spend time with students who were practicing for the Delaware Special Olympics Basketball Skills Competition, which will take place on November 5. Team members played pickup games with the students and helped them develop their games.