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,...
Two Cannon Scholars and two science students presented their National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) sponsored research at the 2015 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit. Wesley Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Stephanie Stotts mentored and accompanied the four undergraduate students to Cape May, New Jersey on January 26-28th.
Kyle Frame, senior environmental studies major, presented a poster titled, “Upland...[more]
Wesley College has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Welfare Foundation Inc., a Delaware-based organization that supports environmental, educational and other community service projects in the region.
In the highly competitive market for new students in higher education, the primary portal for prospective students is an institution’s website. The current Wesley website will get an upgrade as the grant money will assist with the development of a responsive web microsite for recruitment of...[more]
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]