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.
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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) awarded a new five-year, $20-million Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant to a consortium of higher education institutions in Delaware. The consortium includes the University of Delaware (UD), Delaware State University (DSU), Wesley College (Wesley), and Delaware Technical Community College (Del-Tech). In addition to the federal award, the State of Delaware has committed an...[more]
Hope United Methodist Church, located on Wesley College’s campus, donated $5,000 to the College on June 27. In conjunction with a larger alumni donation to renovate the church, the congregation provided the funds to offset the cost of a video projection system.
“The renovations will provide much needed recital and worship space to the chapel,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “The additions will be useful for both Wesley College students and the congregation of Hope...[more]