By Whetstone Staff
Williams Hall got $175,000 worth of furniture and new painting as a part of the Residence Hall Improvement Project.
Each room received two bunk beds, two mattresses, two desks and two wardrobes with built-in shelving and drawers.
“Remaining old furniture from Williams Hall that was still in decent shape was donated to local churches and charitable organizations,” said director of residence life Kevin Hansbury.
A new group formed this year to serve students who live on campus.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) will act as a residence hall government, create programs for students living in the dorms and conduct service projects.
RHA’s representatives attended SGA congress meetings and will submit a constitution to the SGA this month.
Darfur Action Now, a group to help refugees in Darfur, was approved by SGA congress last fall and the Accounting Society was approved this semester.
Two other organizations, Ruritan Club and the Poetry Club, expressed intent to organize this semester as well.
This spring, 260 students participated in three intramural leagues, down from 592 in the fall.
Wesley also made plans to have its first club sport, ice hockey, which will begin this coming fall.
The Wesley College health center administrated 234 H1N1 vaccines to members of the Wesley community this year. Also, 88 people received flu vaccinations and two got meningitis vaccines.
The college worked closely with the Department of Public Health. The health center has enough vaccines for more than 800 people.
“Weekly reports were given to the Department of Public Health and the American College Health association regarding the H1N1 virus on the Wesley campus,” said RN Jill Maser.
The Wellness Center also relocated to the second floor of Carpenter Hall to provide more privacy for the students.
New ping pong tables and equipment were purchased this year for the Underground.
The Underground office received two phone lines and four computers.
The carpet was replaced over spring break, and additional furniture will be added this summer.
Five managers will also be hired for the fall semester.
Students and organizations have an easier way to keep in touch this year, through the Wesley Involvement Web site – powered by Collegiate Link – and has more than 410 users.
Currently, 24 organizations and seven academic departments are registered.
Between August and April, 128 events were posted on the involvement site, including eight community service activities, 10 films, 34 social events and 12 fundraisers.
The site has been viewed nearly 9,000 times and has received visitors from 10 countries.
Several students attended conferences and trips this year.
Last summer, Student Life sent five Greek students to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.
The SGA executive board also got to attend the American Student Government Association national summit in Bethesda, Md., and members of Student Activities Board attended the National Association for Campus Activities National Convention in Boston.
In June, seven orientation sessions were conducted and Brandy Garlic, coordinator of student life, facilitated a successful five-day orientation program with more than 650 incoming students.
The office of student activities also attended the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education conference in Chicago, Ill., in March and the Collegiate 2010 Annual Member Meeting during the NACA national convention.
They also hosted Family Day in October and a late night holiday breakfast in December. Another late night breakfast that will be held April 26.
The three formerly local sororities turned into two national sororities this year. In the fall, a presentation day was held, and in the spring recruitment week was held with the national organizations.
Some events Greek Life hosted include, Crop Walk of Dover – Sigma Phi Sigma (local); Basket for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Phi Kappa Sigma; Clothing and Dress Drive – Theta Phi Alpha; Blood Drive – Delta Phi Epsilon
Dulaney Hall and Club Simpson saw many changes this year.
Club Simpson became The Den, and Dulaney Hall now has, “Just for you, made to order,” which includes a breakfast grill, pasta station and deli.
The waffle bar in Dulaney was expanded and there is a nacho bar for lunch and dinner, as well as a potato bar at dinner. The deli area was also expanded with a fruit bar and salads.