Wesley College hosted the cross-country “Generational Equity Tour,” presented by the non-partisan The Can Kicks Back campaign on Monday, November 4. The event included a screening of the documentary Overdraft, followed by a panel discussion that included the Hon. Michael Castle, former U.S. Representative and Governor of Delaware; Dr. Richard Bieker, economist at Delaware State University and Nick Troiano, co-founder of The Can Kicks Back. Moderated by Wesley College...[more]
As more professionals seek to improve their marketability in difficult economic times, Wesley College is making graduate studies more accessible and cost efficient to meet the current demands. Expansion of the graduate programs will include a Master of Arts in Sport Leadership (MA-SL) starting in January 2014. This new program is the first completely online offering for the college.
“We recognized a need for an advanced degree in sport leadership and started the process,” said Wesley College...[more]
Wesley College Biological Chemistry senior, Gabriel Fernandez-Bueno’s research was competitively selected for presentation as a poster at the National McNair Scholars Research Competition and Graduate School Fair at the University of Delaware on October 18. Fernandez-Bueno completed his NSF-EPSCoR sponsored research project studying the chemistry of substituted phenyl chloroformates under the direction of Dr. Malcolm. J. D’Souza, professor of chemistry.[more]
Wesley College’s Director of International Programs, Kevin Cullen, recently spoke at the Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) Leadership Conference that involved more than 200 attendees at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. JDG is a private, non-profit corporation designed to help students achieve academic, career, personal, and social success and has helped more than 42,000 students since its start.[more]
The Delaware State News profiled the new Wesley College marching band as they prepare for their first homecoming parade performance. The article details the history of forming the band and their impact on the Wesley community.
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.
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...