Wesley College’s Director of International Programs, Kevin Cullen, recently spoke at the Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) Leadership Conference that involved more than 200 attendees at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. JDG is a private, non-profit corporation designed to help students achieve academic, career, personal, and social success and has helped more than 42,000 students since its start.[more]
The Delaware State News profiled the new Wesley College marching band as they prepare for their first homecoming parade performance. The article details the history of forming the band and their impact on the Wesley community.
Fluttering high overhead in the Parker Library, greeting the Wesley College students as they return to the books, are 75 glass butterflies of various sizes, shapes, colors and styles. Created by NJ based artist, Amy Spaans Brooks, a 1992 graduate of the University of Delaware, the exhibit is titled, “Transformations.” The butterflies, which Brooks says signify “the changes we go through as we travel through life,” will be on display from September 6, 2013 through the end of the year.
In the former J. Allen Frear Federal Building in downtown Dover on Tuesday afternoon, workers wearing hard hats hammered dry wall.
Orange cones and tools were scattered throughout the building. A crew worked on the heating and air conditioning system while electricians put in wiring. Many rooms smelled like new paint.
Renovations for the building, recently acquired by Wesley College, are on time to wrap up mid-December and, by January, nursing students may be walking to classes there.
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...
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.