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Student Interns From WilmU Gain A Significant Advantage

Besides on-the-job experience, student interns from Wilmington University gain a significant advantage in launching their careers. Lloyd Shoriwa, who completed three internships with PPL, a Fortune 500 utilities company, was offered a full-time position as an associate security analyst in December, when he completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer and Network Security. Lloyd is a self-starter…
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From Game Design Student to Teacher

Mentoring future faculty members is one of the most rewarding aspects of Scott Shaw’s work as program chair of the Game Design and Development and Video and Motion Graphics degrees and the Maker certificate in WilmU’s College of Technology. “Students have a…
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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…
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Re-scripting Video in a Time of Pandemic

In a time of self-isolation and social distancing, adjuncts who teach video courses in the College of Technology are going to extraordinary lengths to move their classes online and provide students with meaningful instruction. Several enterprising adjuncts have set up studios in their basements at home in order to teach online. Presentations have included such “hands-on” topics as…
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Workshops focus on cybersecurity

The College of Technology, IT and Human Resources are collaborating to offer cybersecurity lunch-and-learn workshops. Adjunct Professor Paul Graefe developed and taught the workshop to more than 25 faculty and staff in October. In his presentation, Graefe explained the…
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A Magical Meeting with Disney Graphic Design Students

A get-together in Florida was a magical experience for a Wilmington University professor and Disney employees who are studying online at WilmU. Susan L. Gregg, chair of Digital Media, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design, was in Orlando in September for a conference for Epsilon Pi Tau, the leading international honor society for technology, where she serves on the board. “I couldn’t go…
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WilmU Competes at Cecil-Con — Game On!

Wilmington University gaming students participated in the first Game Jam at Cecil-Con, a 24-hour competition in which teams vied to create and complete games by working around the clock. In all, 17 WilmU students worked on teams, responding to the creative prompt “Peculiar…
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Excellence in Cyber Security

Expertise from Wilmington University plays a key role in supporting Delaware’s information security program and prepping the next generation of cyber professionals. Dr. Mark Hufe, WilmU’s director of Cyber Security Education and chair of Computer and Network Security…
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Video games Helped Him Through Illness—and Now He’s Designing Them

Tyler Bendel was only 16 years old and facing the greatest challenge of his young life. “I was going through Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer,” he recalls. “I did not have many friends, I could not go out anywhere, and I was left to lay in bed for what seemed to be an eternity.” To get through the day, he played video games. “I realized I wanted to be a game designer, to…
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