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02.25.2015

Wesley College Signs Articulation Agreements

Wesley College prepares to raise its profile in the Delaware and Eastern Shore communities and increase the number of transfer students coming to Wesley by renewing existing and signing new articulation agreements with Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech). With the introduction of Wesley’s new core curriculum, new opportunities to partner with community colleges have been presented. “Wesley is poised to help students make a seamless transition from community college to...[more]

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02.25.2015

Faculty & Students Present at AAAS National Conference

Drs. Malcolm J. D’Souza, William K. Kroen, and Derald E. Wentzien along with seniors Jasbir Deol,  Brittany Kowalewski and graduate student, Matthew E. Love, presented four STEM posters at the 2015 Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) National Conference, San Jose, CA, Feb 12-16, 2015. Deol, a biological chemisty student presented a poster detailing her senior thesis in chemistry. She examined carbonyl addition reactions in chloroformates, which is a compound...[more]

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02.23.2015

Wesley Professor Reappointed to State Commission

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has reappointed Wesley College Professor of Business Management Dr. Kathleen Jacobs to serve in his administration as state commissioner for the Delaware Commission for Women (DCW). Jacobs will represent Kent County until her term expires in February 2018. The Commissioners are appointed from New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County. "Serving on the Commission is an honor and a privilege because it assists the people of Delaware while at the same...[more]

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02.23.2015

Wesley College's First Couple Looking Forward to Traveling, New Experiences

Wesley College President William N. Johnston and his wife, Susan, are preparing to leave Dover after seven years at the helm of the four-year liberal arts college. Why did you take the job at Wesley and what challenges and opportunities did you see here? William Johnston: Professionally, we were ready for another move. I had been president [at Iowa Wesleyan] for six years and the college had done very well. It probably goes back to our philosophy that when you accept a position, you share your...

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02.19.2015

Starting Small: Revitalized Kent County Conservancy Is Encouraging Individual Land Preservation

Sometimes bigger isn’t necessarily better. When it comes to preserving land in central Delaware, members of the Kent County Conservancy have decided it’s best to keep things small. “We are concerned about the land, about the need to preserve open space,” Charles “Chazz” Salkin said. The retired director of the Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Parks and Recreation Division, Salkin is a board member for the KCC. Although mostly inactive in recent years, the...

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02.19.2015

"Bridging the Professional Development Gap" Program Funded Through Grant

Using funds acquired by a $1.54 million federal grant, Wesley’s education department launched their “Bridging the Professional Development Gap” program last month. Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs in Education Dr. Patricia Patterson, Associate Professor and Program Director of PE K-12 Dr. Patricia Sherblom and Grant Manager Colette Wheatley spearheaded the effort. The primary objective of the program is to create a long-term model for teacher preparation, closing the...[more]

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02.17.2015

Weather Update for 2/17/15

All Wesley College and DAFB Classes for Tuesday, 2/17/15 are cancelled and the campus is CLOSED. [more]

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02.16.2015

Weather Update for 2/17/15

Wesley College will delay opening until 9:30 am on 2/17/15 to be reevaluated by 7 am on 2/17/15. [more]

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02.16.2015

Weather Update for 2/16/15

Classes for this evening, 2/16/15 are cancelled beginning at 6 pm. Updates for 2/17/15 will be sent at a later time.[more]

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02.16.2015

Getting Serious About Happiness

At some point, Tony Armstrong, a professor at Wesley College, started to question how he could make a difference in his students’ lives. Like most teachers, he said he had always embraced it as his “higher calling.” For all his theorizing, though, he wondered whether he had actually made an impression. And what difference was worthwhile to make? That was when he started to think about happiness — “the deepest aspiration of a human being,” Dr. Armstrong said. “It would seem reasonable to ask,...

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