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Helping Teachers Teach

The College of Arts and Sciences works with a dedicated corps of scholar-practitioners who teach many of the general education courses the university offers. Content experts all, teaching is something they feel called to do. But knowing and teaching a subject can be two different things, which is why the college has put a team […]

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The Hospitality School

In August, Rick Carter sent an email to his former Wilmington University professors and alumni relations staff. He thanked them for their support as he endeavored to create The Hospitality School, a nonprofit agency where youth and adults deemed at risk could complete a workforce development training program in the culinary arts. “I cannot emphasize […]

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All-Star Educator

Kim Bearden traverses the country, explaining how she makes her classroom an effective and fun place to learn. She visits WilmU as part of its Speaker Series on March 3. Teacher Kim Bearden has little time to relax during the summer. Last year, from June to the beginning of school in September, the award-winning educator […]

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Hope, Renewed

With a recidivism rate of 75 percent, Delaware ranks near the bottom among all states. Through Project New Start, a Wilmington University alumna is working to change that. Recidivism is a national crisis that has been building for decades. U. S. prisons have turned into revolving doors as repeat offenders, lacking education and job opportunities, […]

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To Test or Not to Test

Has overtesting in Delaware’s public schools reached its tipping point? A growing number of Delaware’s public school parents are choosing to opt their children out of the SBAC achievement tests, a series of computer-based tests in mathematics and English language arts developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. This suite of tests is designed to […]

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Women’s Bowling and Women’s Tennis

Starting in the fall of 2016, two new teams will wear the green and white of Wilmington University. The Athletics Department has announced the addition of women’s tennis and women’s bowling programs. The additions will give WilmU a total of 13 NCAA sports — eight women’s and six men’s. In making the announcement, Director of […]

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Take Off!

Systems Administrator Walter Roshon is embarking on a two-week community service project in Nicaragua. Academic Advisor Shelley Hastings is serving as a career development events judge for the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America. Web Content Coordinator Janine C. Crawford is volunteering at her son’s school. And Wilmington University is helping […]

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Musical Math

WilmU graduates James and Keziah Finney want to help children fall in love with math. They created a program, JFINTY Lyrical Math, which blends the subject with hip-hop music. For his senior project in his Digital Filmmaking Studio course, James fused his knowledge of technology with Keziah’s expertise as a math teacher at Chester (Pa.) […]

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The Revamped Teacher Prep Program

The College of Education has revamped its teacher preparation practicum model at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, making fieldwork or clinical experiences for pre-service teacher candidates more rigorous. “This is in keeping with our strategic initiatives of focusing on our students and enhancing academic excellence,” says Donna Mitchell, assistant professor and chair of the […]

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