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...
The Wesley College women's lacrosse team was one of 86 NCAA Division III teams to be recognized as an Academic Squad for the 2013 season. Every school with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher earned Academic Squad honors, and the Wolverines were one of just four Capital Athletic Conference members to receive the award.
Wesley College's fall sports have finalized their schedules for the 2013 season. The Wolverines' 2013-14 sport season officially commences on August 30th as the field hockey team, led by 19th-year head coach Tracey Short, travels to Juniata while the men's soccer team travels to Newport News, Va. for a pair of games against Va. Wesleyan and Randolph-Macon College.
Former Wesley College football standout Bryan Robinson had a big week as he was named First Team All-Arena and his Philadelphia Soul defeated the Jacksonville Sharks, 75-59, to earn a trip to Arena Bowl XXVI, which was played on August 17.
Two Wesley College students collaborated and researched a project that was published in the American Journal of Health Sciences. Ghada Alabed (biology, 2010) and Melissa Earley (mathematics, 2013) completed an undergraduate research project under the direction of Wesley Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza. Alabed built the in-house database while she was an undergraduate and Earley incorporated that data and built the online database this past year.
This project involved the...[more]
“Wally” the Wesley College wolverine mascot greeted many of the more than 600 new students representing 15 states, including Washington, California, Florida, and Wyoming on August 22. One-third of the new students are from Delaware. This year’s class also has a substantial international presence with students representing Saudi Arabia, China, Nigeria, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Liberia, Mexico and Nepal.As part of the orientation weekend students were briefed on academic expectations,...[more]
On July 25, Wesley College faculty emeritus Terry Higgins was honored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control with the 2013 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award in recognition of his efforts in wetland preservation. Higgins taught science for 40 years at Wesley, retiring in 2000.
During the summer of 2013, Wesley College went through a series of renovations in an effort to improve the campus before students arrived for the Fall 2013 semester. Upgrades were made to the College's network systems to enhance Internet operations, new technology was added to classrooms, and several buildings received physical makeovers. Download the PDF below to see images of what great things await.