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...
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...
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]
All Wesley College and DAFB Classes for Tuesday, 2/17/15 are cancelled and the campus is CLOSED.
Wesley College will delay opening until 9:30 am on 2/17/15 to be reevaluated by 7 am on 2/17/15.
Classes for this evening, 2/16/15 are cancelled beginning at 6 pm. Updates for 2/17/15 will be sent at a later time.[more]
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...