Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, Professor of Mathematics at Wesley College, was honored during the national convention of the Alpha Chi Honor Society that took place in Chicago, IL, in March 19-21, 2015. The Society is a national honor society open only to the top ten percent of students from all disciplines throughout the country. With some 300 chapters and an active presence in almost every state, Alpha Chi actively promotes academic excellence, undergraduate and graduate research, campus academic...[more]
Wesley College’s Department of Law and Justice Studies presents Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. Johnson will discuss the challenges, purpose and opportunities of his agency to an audience that includes Wesley’s Law and Justice students as well as other local college students. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions after Johnston’s prepared message.
Prior to serving as the secretary of...[more]
Using funding awarded by the US Department of Education, the Wesley College education department established a “Success for Life” (SFL) program for its undergraduate education and physical education majors. The goal of the program is to significantly increase recruitment and retention of highly-qualified young teachers into local school districts. The SFL participants meet weekly and provide peer-to-peer support as well as plan and participate in outreach activities at local schools....[more]
Two Wesley College music students and two students from University of Delaware’s music department were selected to have original choral compositions rehearsed and given a reading performance at a composer’s workshop organized by Wesley College Associate Professor of Music - Director of Choir James Wilson for the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) on March 10.
Wesley students Emily Bentz and Nicholas Oakley as well as UD students Carl R. Pariso and Emily DeWoolfson presented their...[more]
Eight Wesley students traveled to Denver Colorado to presented six posters at the 249th American Chemistry Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition on March 22 -26. The theme of the event was “The Chemistry of Natural Resources” and student presented their DE-INBRE and DE-EPSCoR sponsored research in chemistry, most of which was completed during their summer (2014) internships at Wesley.
Students in attendance included Jasbir Deol (biological chemistry), Megan Durrant (medical...[more]
Wesley College faculty and students attended the 9th Annual NASA Delaware Space Grant Symposium March 20 at the University of Delaware in Newark. The event included an informal luncheon and presentations of research results from students who have been supported by NASA Delaware Space Grant the past year. The three Wesley students that attended the event are Cannon Scholars, which is a Wesley program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarships in science,...[more]
Wesley College celebrated Founders Day on March 18 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover. The event is an annual tradition for the College that celebrates the beginnings of Wesley College (142 years ago) and recognizes donors and students’ accomplishments with scholarships and awards.
Adele Foltz, Wesley College controller, was the program emcee, offering welcoming and closing statements to those in attendance. Wesley alum, Matthew T. Sellitto ’67, served as a guest speaker at the...[more]
Wesley College Professor of Mathematics Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga gave a presentation at a regional Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. on March 14 as part of the Pi Day celebration. The title of his seminar was "Challenges and Tips for Project-Based Teaching of Non-Math Majors."Nwogbaga discussed various strategies, challenges and tips for using project-based instruction in mathematics for science and other non-math major...[more]
The Wesley College Board of Trustees today announced that Robert E. Clark II is the College’s next president. Mr. Clark has 30 plus years of extensive leadership experience, most recently at the Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Clark will begin work as the College’s 17th president on July 15, succeeding Dr. William N. Johnston who will retire in July after serving the institution for seven years, and following a distinguished career in higher education spanning 42 years.
A search committee...[more]
Wesley Seniors Jasbir Deol (biological chemistry) and Maryeah Pavey (biology) are co-authors with Wesley College Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Dr. Malcolm D'Souza on an article. The peer-reviewed article, “Statistical Methods for the Investigation of Solvolysis Mechanisms Illustrated by the Chlorides of the Carbomethoxy Protecting Groups NVOC and FMOC,” was published in the Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry Volume 2015...[more]