Christian Giraldo had lost all hope of ever being happy. During two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, the former hospital corpsman tried to save others. When he received a medical discharge in 2010, he realized he couldn’t even save himself. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Giraldo felt overwhelmed with war-born guilt and shame. The 29-year-old sank into deep depression, nearly drowned himself in alcohol, and misused prescription drugs. A suicide attempt landed him in a...
Sixteen Delaware artists are being recognized by the Delaware Division of the Arts for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 91 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 16 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware, including in Bethel, Dover, Lewes, New Castle, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, and Wilmington. Awards are given in three...
Members of the Wesley Society and their guests gathered on the evening of January 10th for a reception and dinner at the Duncan Center as a way for the College to celebrate and recognize their generous support.
The fifth annual event was offered to Society members as an appreciation event, and the costs were fully underwritten by eight individual and corporate sponsors. The generous sponsors included Becker Morgan Group, David ’95, M’07 and Kelly Blaeuer, Buckley Builders, Scott and Kim...[more]
For college graduates, particularly those with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, Wesley College is offering a scholarship for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program that covers the full cost of tuition and provides a monthly living stipend during the year-long middle school or high school teaching assignment. Eligibility for the MAT scholarship includes prospective teachers who will serve in schools with diverse and/or high-needs populations in any...[more]
Wesley College Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, was recently invited to guest edit a special issue of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS), covering solution chemical kinetics. The publication is an open-access (free for readers) journal that provides an advanced forum for chemistry, molecular physics and molecular biology research.
Published online (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms) monthly by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute,...[more]
Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, professor of mathematics at Wesley College, was recently selected as one of the editorial board members of the Journal of Mathematics and Statistics. The publication is a peer-reviewed, international journal from the company Science Publications that offers original and valuable research in areas of applied and theoretical mathematics and statistics. As a member of the editorial board, Nwogbaga will review and evaluate manuscripts submitted to the journal. This is an...[more]
Wesley College has been awarded a $1.7 million IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant through National Instititutes of Health and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS). The funding, which will be utilized through 2019, will allow Wesley to broaden its programs and support additional Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students.
“This funding is directly responsible for Wesley introducing a new minor in informatics – the science of...[more]
More than two dozen Wesley College freshmen teamed with the Food Bank of Delaware on November 24 to provide Thanksgiving food to low-income senior citizens. The project was part of the school’s Living Learning Communities program and associate professor Jessica James’ Hungry for Change: Food Culture in America seminar, in which freshmen study the relationships between food and socio-economic classes. The food distribution was part of an effort to help those students work with people living in...
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]
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]