Wilmington University

Student Life News
Block I 2014

Joy of Sharing Toy Drive was a Success! 800 Toys Collected!

Wilmington University partnered with CBS3 for the 23rd Annual Toy Campaign benefiting the Salvation Army! The Toy Drive kicked off on November 1, 2013. Bins were located in the Pratt Student Center and various places around each WilmU site where students and staff dropped off "new" unwrapped toys. Over 800 Toys were collected from all campuses. "The participation we've had in the 'Joy of Sharing' campaign really shows the generosity and holiday spirit of the entire University community," said Dr. Regina Allen-Sharpe, Senior Director of Career Services and Student Life. "We are happy to get involved with this campaign and we're even happier to see that so many people have donated toys so that kids can have the holiday they deserve."

Joy of Sharing Photo

Online Art Show-Another Success!

Congratulations to Bostik Johnson for winning 1st prize in the 2nd Annual WU Online Art Show. His photo named "Scarred" finished in front of the 2nd place winner "Staircase", by Michael Boumiea. Thank you to everyone who submitted their works of Art.

See all the submissions here:



Career Services Introduces, "Design Expo 2014"

The Design Expo is a Career Fair focused on providing job opportunities for design and technology majors. It is open to students, alumni and the community. It will be held in the Pratt Student Center, on the New Castle Campus, on Thursday, February 20th from 2:00-4:00pm. Registration is encouraged but not required.

For more information and to register, log onto: www.wilmu.edu/designexpo

Alternative Spring Break

Do you have what it takes? In the spirit of helping people, each Spring Break, Student Life invites university students to get a life-changing experience. This year, spend your Spring Break in New Orleans making a difference. On April 21-25th, the Student Life department will host an Alternative Spring Break Trip. Students will be selected through an application process. Participants will be volunteering with the St. Bernard Project, helping re-build homes in areas affected by hurricanes and floods. This is a great opportunity to make a difference as well as enjoy the music and culture of New Orleans. The cost of the trip is $100 for students if selected to go. This includes flight, lodging, and meals. For more information or to request an application please contact:

Matt Chacko



Click here for all the details

International Fashion Show

Health and Wellness

The January issue of Student Health 101 features how to "Conquer Your Stress" " 3 Steps to Bounce Back From an Academic Setback" and "Making Your Time Count".

Check out the latest issue of the Student Health 101 Magazine.


Health and Wellness


The Wilmington University Men's and Women's Basketball Teams kicked-off their respective seasons in November. Come out and support the Wildcats on January 28 vs. Chestnut Hill College for our "Black Out" game. Stop by the Pratt Student Center to get a ticket that will get you a FREE Black WU Basketball T-Shirt to wear at the "Black Out" game vs. Chestnut Hill.

Congratulations to our Men's Soccer and Men's Cross Country teams for reaching the NCAA post season. Men's Soccer won their first ever NCAA Tournament game vs. Post University on November 7. Their season ended the following round vs. National Champion Southern New Hampshire University. Men's Cross Country finished 30th at their first ever NCAA National Championship.

Check out the new complex and our other athletic competition venues on our Athletic Facilities web page, and show your Wildcat pride by coming out and supporting your favorite teams.

Student Center

Stop by our new, state-of-the-art Student Center located in the Pratt Building on the New Castle campus. Home to the WU Student Life Department, the Student Center houses many events throughout the year, such as Wildcat Pride Week, Salsa Night, and Student Appreciation Days. If you're a gamer, the Student Center has Ping-Pong, foosball, air hockey tables, and a video game room with X-Box and PlayStation. Looking for a cool place to just chill out? Spend some time in the Tree House located above the “Pit” or the multiple lounge areas located all over the main floor.


New Castle Spring Career Fair

Career Flyer







Featured Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday Night!
Salsa Lessons

Jan 22
Career Advice and a Slice

Feb 11
Career Advice and a Slice

Feb 12
Karaoke Night

Feb 18

Feb 20
Design Expo

Feb 21

Feb 22
Salsa Night

Feb 22
Soul Line Dancing-Dover

Feb 24 & 26
STI/AIDS Lecture



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Student Life News is a bi-semester newsletter from the Wilmington University Office of Student Life