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02.23.2015

Wesley College's First Couple Looking Forward to Traveling, New Experiences

Wesley College President William N. Johnston and his wife, Susan, are preparing to leave Dover after seven years at the helm of the four-year liberal arts college. Why did you take the job at Wesley and what challenges and opportunities did you see here? William Johnston: Professionally, we were ready for another move. I had been president [at Iowa Wesleyan] for six years and the college had done very well. It probably goes back to our philosophy that when you accept a position, you share your...

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02.20.2015

Softball Picked 6th in CAC Preseason Poll

Wesley College's softball team was picked to finish sixth in the Capital Athletic Conference Preseason Poll as voted on by the league's eight head coaches, it was announced on February 20. Salisbury was picked first, followed by Christopher Newport, Frostburg State, York, Mary Washington, the Wolverines, Penn State Harrisburg and Southern Virginia. Every player on the Wesley roster is now a recruit of head coach Juli Greep who hopes the Wolverines can improve on last year's .500 record. Steph...

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02.20.2015

Beasts of the East: Football Collects 6th ECAC Team of the Year in 8 Seasons

Wesley College's football team stamped its place as the best small college football team in the East on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium when it received its sixth ECAC Team of the Year Award in the last eight years. The Wolverines also took home its fifth Lambert Cup Trophy during that same stretch. Several individuals from Wesley were also recognized including head coach Mike Drass who was named the ECAC Division III South Co-Coach of the Year and senior Aamir Petrose, the ECAC Division III...

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02.19.2015

Starting Small: Revitalized Kent County Conservancy Is Encouraging Individual Land Preservation

Sometimes bigger isn’t necessarily better. When it comes to preserving land in central Delaware, members of the Kent County Conservancy have decided it’s best to keep things small. “We are concerned about the land, about the need to preserve open space,” Charles “Chazz” Salkin said. The retired director of the Delaware Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Parks and Recreation Division, Salkin is a board member for the KCC. Although mostly inactive in recent years, the...

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02.19.2015

Women’s Hoops Stays Alive in Playoff Race with Win at Penn State Harrisburg

Wesley College's women's basketball team stayed alive in the Capital Athletic Conference playoff race with a 62-53 win at Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday night. The Wolverines now stand at 11-13 overall and 7-10 in the CAC. The Nittany Lions (4-20) held a small lead for most, but not all of the first half, and took a 34-30 lead into halftime. With 16:54 remaining in regulation, Penn State matched its largest lead of the night at 39-33 but Wesley went on a 15-0 run over the next six plus...

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02.19.2015

Bowers, Lennon Score 22 Each as Men’s Hoops Clinches CAC Playoff Spot

Anthony Bowers and Wayne Lennon both scored a game-high 22 points as the Wesley College men's basketball team clinched the fifth seed in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament with a 78-71 win at Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday night. The Wolverines now stand at 11-13 overall and 9-8 in the CAC while the Lions fall to 3-21 on the year and 3-14 in league play. This was the first time since February 6, 2013 that two Wesley players scored at least 20 points in the same game when Paul...

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02.19.2015

"Bridging the Professional Development Gap" Program Funded Through Grant

Using funds acquired by a $1.54 million federal grant, Wesley’s education department launched their “Bridging the Professional Development Gap” program last month. Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs in Education Dr. Patricia Patterson, Associate Professor and Program Director of PE K-12 Dr. Patricia Sherblom and Grant Manager Colette Wheatley spearheaded the effort. The primary objective of the program is to create a long-term model for teacher preparation, closing the...[more]

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02.18.2015

Lawson Earns 2nd ECAC Rookie of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, Wesley College's JW Lawson has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Division III South Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the ECAC office on Tuesday afternoon. Lawson also received the honor on January 27, 2015. Despite a pair of losses, Lawson was a bright spot for Wesley, averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in games against Salisbury and at St. Mary's. Lawson, a freshman from Newark, Del., scored a...

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02.18.2015

Football Announces End-of-Season Awards at Annual Ceremony

Wesley College's football team, who was recently named the 2014 ECAC Team of the Year and the winner of the Lambert Cup, held its annual end-of-season banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Modern Maturity Center where it announced all of the team award winners from the 2014 season. Head Coach Mike Drass and his coaching staff also recognized the 21-member senior class that went 44-9 over the last four seasons, and 11 players who received either All-America or All-Region honors. Junior quarterback...

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02.18.2015

Dean’s Debut Earns Him CAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Wesley College's Josh Dean has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. A freshman goalkeeper from Glen Burnie, Md., Dean got the start between the pipes in his collegiate debut and proceeded to make 14 saves in an 11-4 season-opening win over Ferrum in snowy conditions. Dean faced 27 Panthers shots on the day with 18 on target, good for a 77.8 save percentage.

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