Wilmington University

Student Life News
Block II 2014

Club Spotlight

Q & A with Madeline Dobbs, President of the Organizational Dynamics Club

SL: How would you describe the Organizational Dynamics (OD) club?


The OD Network was established to offer students, faculty, and alumni a new community to network, enhance individual skills, and apply the theory and practice of organizational dynamics into a variety of educational and career paths.

SL: How would students benefit from this club?


Students who join our club will benefit from formal and informal networking opportunities. We host quarterly meetings featuring guest experts who share insights and trends in the field. For example, on April 16th, we will feature guest speaker Deloris Hayes-Arrington, Secretary of State, State of DE. She will speak about Corporate America: the Top 10 HR Trends and Survival Tips. The workplace is constantly evolving! Students want to know what to expect when they enter the workforce. Club members will also benefit from educational and career path guidance.

SL: What events or activities does the OD club participate in?


We are a newer club exploring opportunities to engage more with student activities and events. We have participated in The Power of Networking and the Ice Cream Social. We are open to suggestions and looking for a local cause to support!

SL: Is there anything else you would like to tell WU students about the club?


Yes! There is a lot of buzz about this exciting field (aka Organizational Development), so let me share more about it with students.

OD is a field that specializes in the social and psychological aspects of leadership, motivation, group-decision making, supervision, management and related skills that impact the "dynamics" of an organizational structure as it relates to performance and productivity. WU Students are exposed to many of these aspects in their course work, and with good reason. These skills are critical in the business world!

Lastly, feel free to contact me (madeline.p.dobbs@wilmu.edu) or Vanessa Hamm (nessa03vc@gmail.com) to join the club. All are welcome!


OD Club

Cheer Team-Another Successful Year!

The 2013-2014 Wilmington University Cheerleaders had another successful season!  The team defended their 2012 & 2013 National Titles by being crown the 2014 UCA Small Co-Ed Division II National Champion at the competition in January.  For the first time in program history, partner stunt couple, David Bellew and Ariel Ellixson were also crowned National Champion in the partner stunt division.  Wiley D. Wildcat entered his first competition in program history and placed 3rd in the Nation.

The teams' main focus throughout the year is to support the men's and women's basketball teams and represent the University at public relations and community service events.  Some of the events the cheerleaders and mascot have participated in are the Purple Stride 5k, Kidney Walk, Sea Witch Parade and Rider Pride Day.  The team spent the month of February visiting several local elementary schools to help celebrate "I Love to Read" month.  They did a short pep-rally for the students emphasizing the importance of reading and then broke out into the classrooms to read a book to the children.


Cheer Team at Nationals



"Design Expo 2014"-Huge Success

The Design Expo was a Career Fair focused on providing job opportunities for design and technology majors. It was open to students, alumni and the community. It was held in the Pratt Student Center, on the New Castle Campus, on Thursday, February 20th from 2:00-4:00pm. Some of the employers that attended included PPL Service Corp., ARG Communications Inc., GS-Tek, Bayhealth Medical Center, Trinity Logistics and Robert Half Technology. 78 students attended, and the goal of the event was to network and obtain internships and or full-time employment.

For more information on WU Career Services please click on: http://www.wilmu.edu/careerservices/index.aspx

Book Buy Back Dates

WU Bookstore

ALL SITES 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

New Castle - Monday, March 3rd

Wilson Grad Center - Tuesday, March 4th

Dover - Wednesday, March 5th

New Castle - Monday-Friday, May 5th -9th

New Castle - Monday, May 12th

Wilson Grad Center - Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th and May7th

New Castle - Monday-Friday, May 5th -9th

Wilson Grad Center - Tuesday, May 13th

Dover - Wednesday & Thursday, May 7th & May 8th

Dover - Wednesday, May 14th




Experience China

This is an extremely popular 9-day adventure with Citslinc International, Inc. The trip includes stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou and will feature memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and a multitude of firsthand, unforgettable cultural experiences. The Great Wall, Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, and more.


Health and Wellness

The March issue of Student Health 101 features; "Decoding Universal Health Care", "The 10 Dollar Challenge", "Creating Your Own Happiness" and much more.

New to this month's issue is, Student Health 101's Welcome Video Contest.

Students will be asked to create their own videos about a health topic of their choice. From the top videos selected by our team, students will then be asked to vote for their favorite video among the finalists. The winning video will be featured in an upcoming issue of Student Health 101 and cash prizes for the top three videos will be allocated as follows:

1st Place: $500.00

2nd Place: $300.00

3rd Place: $100.00

The deadline to submit videos is March 25th, 2014. See the video contest

For more details: http://studenthealth101.com/video_contest.html

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


Health and Wellness


The Wilmington University spring teams have all kicked off their respective seasons. Here are the all the spring teams season outlooks:


The baseball team will be looking to win its fourth straight CACC Tournament Championship in 2014, coming off a record year in 2013 in which they won the CACC Regular Season and Tournament Championships. The team was one game away from reaching the NCAA Division II World Series last year, and has started off hot once again in 2014, starting the year 9-2-1 overall and nationally ranked after their annual trip to Florida.


The golf team is looking to capture its fourth straight CACC Tournament Championship in 2014, making it all the way to the NCAA Division II National Tournament in each of the past three years. The team returns three of the five golfers from last year’s National Tournament squad and gets a healthy CACC Rookie of the Year Andreas Lunding back. The team opens the season with its first tournament in Bethany Beach, Delaware on March 14-15.


The softball team is coming off a record season in 2013, producing the most overall wins (34) and conference wins (19) in program history. The 2014 squad features a new head coach and 11 newcomers but will look to remain atop the leaderboard in the CACC. Halfway through their annual trip to Florida, the team is 2-6 overall, but with five of the six losses coming by two or less runs, including a pair to nationally ranked opponents. The Wildcats return home to Asbury Field on March 25.

Women’s Lacrosse:

The women’s lacrosse team is looking to get back to the CACC Tournament in 2014 after missing the tournament for only the second time in five seasons. Third year head coach Jackie Trainer returns with 10 student-athletes from last season, adding six newcomers to the mix. The team opened its CACC play with a resounding 21-3 victory over Nyack and gets back into the thick of the CACC schedule on March 18 against rival Holy Family. The team plays 12 of its 17 games at home in 2014.

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.


Student Affairs Cares!

Have a suggestion, concern, or complaint?

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 302-356-6939 or studentaffairs@wilmu.edu



New Castle Spring Career Fair

April 3

Career Flyer







Featured Upcoming Events

March 17
St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 17-19
Student Appreciation Day

March 25
Ping Pong Tournament

March 26
Military Appreciation Day

March 29
Movie Night

April 1

April 2
Blood Drive

April 3
Spring Career Fair

April 4
Bus Trip to Wash. D.C.

April 8
Taco Tuesday & Karaoke

April 9
Author Event-J. Alex Blane

April 10
Power of Networking

April 12
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny-New Castle

April 12
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny-Dover

April 14-17
Cookies for Cramming


See All Activities and Events…

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