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February 18, 2008

Wilson College film shown at national conference

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Wilson College was one of 10 higher-education institutions chosen by the American Association of Colleges and Universities to develop a film about the college to be shown at AAC&U's annual meeting, held last month in Washington, D.C.

The five-minute film, "Wilson College: A Commitment to Women in Science," highlights undergraduate research at Wilson in social and physical and life sciences.

It was shown during the AAC&U conference Jan. 23 to 26 and will be available for viewing through AAC&U's Web site at for the next six months.

A film production team from Conference TV, which is part of London-based HBL Media, shot footage for the video on the Wilson campus in October, interviewing Wilson faculty, students and President Lorna D. Edmundson.


Washington Township Supervisors might vote on church expansion plans

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- The Washington Township Supervisors are expected to vote Wednesday on plans for a 4,410-square-foot addition to the First United Methodist Church in Rouzerville.

Final land development plans show the church, at 11977 Old Route 16, in an R-3 (residential mobile home) zone. The proposal was first submitted to the township in November 2007.

Jefferson County Women Voters to host commissioners breakfast

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will host a Breakfast with the Jefferson County Commissioners on Saturday at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown.

Attendees may join the commissioners at 9 a.m. for a buffet breakfast, which costs $16.50. At 9:30 a.m., guests may take part in a free and informal discussion with the commissioners as they address issues important to the league and answer questions from attendees.

The event is open to the public. Reservations are required for breakfast.

For more information, and to reserve a spot, call 304-876-2775.

Franklin County Democrats to host monthly breakfast March 1

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County Democratic Party will hold its monthly Democratic Breakfast on March 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Texas Lunch, 108 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg.

All interested supporters of the Democratic Party, whether from Franklin County or surrounding areas, are invited to attend.

There will be no formal program or speeches; rather, it is an opportunity to meet other area Democrats, discuss issues and candidates, and learn more about the party and its activities.

To attend, contact Willa Jessee at or 717-860-6384 before Feb. 28.

Info session set for adult learners at Penn State

MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Penn State Mont Alto will host a general information session on Saturday at 10 a.m. for adult learners who are interested in attending Penn State.

Admissions counselors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on Penn State academic programs, the admissions process, the application process, financial aid and more. A tour of the campus will be provided at the conclusion of the appointment.

To register, call 800-392-6173 or register online at

Stop-smoking classes set at Chambersburg Y

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Staying Tobacco Free is offering free Stop Smoking classes every Wednesday, beginning March 5 and continuing through April 9, in the conference room at the Chambersburg YMCA, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Professionally trained instructors will emphasize long-term "Freedom From Smoking."

Class topics include, Thinking About Quitting, Wanting to Quit, Quit Day, On The Road to Freedom, Winning Strategies, Staying Off, The New You, and Celebration.

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