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WilmU Scores with Esports

The game’s afoot at Wilmington University with the launch of esports, a form of college sports competition using video games. Esport athletes compete as teams or as individuals. WilmU is a trailblazer in college competition, joining schools such as the University of Delaware and Drexel University in the sport. So far, more than 40 students are on the roster, with more expected to join. Leading…
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Family Bands Together to Donate Blood

As chair of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions, Dr. Angela Herman knows the importance of a healthy blood platelet count. It’s an issue that impacts her family outside of academia. Her husband, Mike, has been treated for multiple myeloma, a form of blood…
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Serving the Educational Community 

Faculty and staff in the College of Education are sharing their time and expertise to benefit the educational community throughout the state. Nina Buchanan, associate professor, was recently named chair of the Wilmington branch of the Scholarship Committee of the American…
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COEL Launches Professional Studies Courses 

It’s a great time for professionals to enhance their skills and move forward on their career tracks. In response to demand, the College of Online and Experiential Learning (COEL) kicked off its first-ever online professional studies courses in September 2020. These three-week, non-credit courses offer professionals a convenient venue to learn timely skills from top experts on a variety of…
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Program Chair Excels as Doctoral Student and Author

Kelly Cheeseman, program chair of Psychology/Organizational Dynamics programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is excelling on multiple fronts. Besides working full time at Wilmington University, she is completing her research in the Doctorate of Social…
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Business Students Making the World a Better Place

At Wilmington University, students are making an impact beyond the classroom, lending their talents to benefit the planet and people in underserved communities, notes Dean Kathy Kennedy-Ratajack of the College of Business. Carl Sivels, who is pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainability, has accepted a one-year research fellowship with the federal Office of…
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Examining Management Through the Lens of History

James Henry Scarborough III took a unique approach to his capstone project, an integral part of achieving his Master of Science and Management degree. Instead of writing a paper focusing on a specific industry or leadership style, he wrote about a one-term Delaware governor…
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New Programs for Human Services

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is rolling out a new master’s degree in Human Services that allows students to declare a concentration in either human services practice or administration. The program was developed in response to demand for professionals in…
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Health Sciences Student in UK Shows Distance Isn't a Barrier to Learning

Kristin Stamulis is a self-described adventurer, traveling the globe with her family. She was a licensed respiratory therapist in the state of Washington and was pursuing a degree in Wilmington University’s Health Sciences program when her husband accepted a three-year international assignment in England. Despite a five-hour time difference, Stamulis was able to complete her coursework remotely…
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