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September 27, 2010
Members of the Franklin County (Pa.) branch of the American Association of University Women recently donated money that was used to purchase six psychology laboratory microscopes for Wilson College. The AAUW's gift was made in memory of branch member Sally Madison and was matched by Marguerite Brooks Lenfest, Wilson class of 1955, and her husband, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2011
Wilson College honored faculty members at its annual Academic Awards Banquet held April 15 in Jensen Dining Hall. Four faculty members received the Donald F. Bletz Awards for Teaching Excellence:   Senior faculty member — Melanie Gregg, associate professor of French and chairwoman of the foreign languages department. She lives in Carlisle, Pa., and began teaching at Wilson in 1999.  Junior faculty member — Two professors won the award this year: Aimee-Marie Dorsten, associate professor of mass communications, who lives in Chambersburg and joined the Wilson faculty in 2007; and Laura Altfeld, assistant professor of biology, also of Chambersburg.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 23, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.-- The sounds of clapping and cheering floated out of Laird Hall and across Wilson College's rain-soaked campus Sunday as the college celebrated its 140th annual commencement. Six master's degrees in education, 78 bachelor's degrees and 11 associate degree diplomas were awarded, as well as 64 teaching certificates. Graduates applauded their classmates as each name was called. Among the graduates were many adult learners who said Wilson College accommodated their work schedules and family life.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2011
Three months before she takes the helm as Wilson College’s 19th president, Barbara K. Mistick spoke Thursday to a packed auditorium at the college’s new science center. She will assume Wilson’s presidency on July 1, succeeding Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, who will retire June 30 after 10 years of leadership. Mistick will leave her current position as president of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, a position she’s held since 2005. “My heart has really been in higher education.
NEWS
September 12, 2012
U.S. News & World Report ranked Wilson College the fifth-best value college in its category in the 2013 “America's Best Colleges” issue, according to a news release from Wilson College. “It is the 12th straight year Wilson has earned top ranking in the category for regional colleges in the North,” the news release states. The magazine also recognizes the Chambersburg college as a leading regional college focused on undergraduate education. The magazine and a related guidebook will be available Sept.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 4, 2012
The annual Arts Day at Wilson College on Wednesday was a day to celebrate and do hands-on study of the arts within the campus' liberal arts curriculum. “You don't have to paint like Raphael (the Italian Renaissance painter) to be able to express yourself,” said associate professor of fine arts Philip Lindsey. It's all about fun, raising awareness of art and self-expression, Lindsey said. The free, day-long event was open to the students as well as the local community and included demonstrations on sand art, tie dying, alternative photographic processes and an architectural tour of the campus.
EDUCATION
August 22, 2011
Students from the Wilson College Political Science Association attended oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in the spring. The cases for argument were Microsoft vs. i4i, a major case on intellectual property; and Tapia vs. United States, which involves the role of rehabilitation in criminal sentencing. Jill Hummer, assistant professor of political science, was accompanied by students Hayley Glass, Ian Irvin, Christina Shick and Brie-Anne Asbury.
NEWS
September 10, 2013
The Wilson College dance program will offer free ballet classes this semester. The classes, which are offered from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays in September and October, are open to anyone who is interested. Nancy Walker and Beth Skroban are returning as guest teachers/artists. The class schedule includes: Nancy Walker: Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 21     Beth Skroban: Oct. 28, and Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 For more information, call Paula Kellinger at 717-264-4141, ext. 3274, or via email at paula.kellinger@wilson.edu.
NEWS
October 4, 2011
An exciting, educational, fun-filled day of free events that encourages everyone to appreciate and celebrate interdisciplinary arts will be held Wednesday on the Wilson College campus. “Arts Day is a day established by the Wilson community to celebrate the arts across the curriculum. It is an opportunity to take note of how the arts play an integral part in our lives and study,” said Wilson Associate Professor of Fine Arts Philip Lindsey. Community members will have the opportunity to see exhibits, participate in a number of art activities, and to consider the numerous ways in which the arts impact our lives.”  All events are free and open to the public.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
The Wilson College dance program will offer free ballet classes this semester. The classes, which are offered from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays in September and October, are open to anyone who is interested. Nancy Walker and Beth Skroban are returning as guest teachers/artists. The class schedule includes: Nancy Walker: Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 21     Beth Skroban: Oct. 28, and Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 For more information, call Paula Kellinger at 717-264-4141, ext. 3274, or via email at paula.kellinger@wilson.edu.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2013
1. C&O Canal Days at Cushwa Basin C&O Canal National Historical Park celebrates C&O Canal heritage on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25. Activities include: visitor center and trolley barn open; nature display at trolley barn; visits to Lock House 44; canal boat tours; and canal dress up and photo time in the trolley barn; “Meet the Mules” on Saturday; canal music by Matthew Dodd on Sunday; and canal family reunion at the trolley barn...
NEWS
August 13, 2013
A new Wilson College art show, Alumnae/i Art Exhibition, will open Aug. 26, in the Hankey Center, where it will continue through Dec. 6. The college will hold a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Hankey Center to mark the opening of exhibition. The exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs and mixed-media artwork with a wide array of subject matter and content. The Hankey Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
NEWS
July 25, 2013
Wilson College will host its inaugural Horror Film Festival Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3. The festival plans to show 24 hours of independent horror films and hold a horror convention. Tickets are on sale; weekend passes are $40. The event is free to Wilson students. Film submissions are now being accepted. Submission guidelines are at www.wilsonfilmfest.com , or call 717-262-2003.  
NEWS
July 11, 2013
While Gettysburg, Pa., attracted thousands of tourists during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg last week, Chambersburg has several Civil War-related activities, too. Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield, will present a free program at the Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East, at 1 and 3 p.m. July 20, which is Celebrate! The Arts at Old Market Day - the largest event of ChambersFest. Alexander will speak on the topic, “As They Saw the Rebels: Civilian Observations of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns.” The Heritage Center also will show the film, “The Burning of Chambersburg” throughout the day between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. July 20. The 29-minute film was created by WITF in 1989 for the 125th anniversary of the burning of the town.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
Leslie Hoover graduated from Wilson College in May with a double major in accounting and economics. She's one of the fortunate ones to graduate debt-free. Some of her friends weren't as lucky and are scrambling to find jobs. Six months after you stop taking classes, your federal student loan bills come due, Hoover said. College seniors with student loans graduate with an average of more than $25,000 in debt, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Wilson College is helping ease the burden of student loans by offering one of the first debt buyback programs in higher education.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2013
Wilson College's Class of 2013 is poised to make a great impact on the natural world because the next 10 years will be key in protecting the planet, the class' graduation speaker said Sunday. Sylvia A. Earle said that just last week, the Earth passed a milestone in which carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere passed the 400 parts-per-trillion mark. She also said half the coral reefs are gone, as she witnessed during a dive at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia this month.
NEWS
May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Wilson College will observe World Labyrinth Day on Saturday by creating a temporary labyrinth on the campus green and hosting activities. Those who walk the labyrinth are said to “find” themselves rather than getting lost, as they might in a maze, according to a news release about the labyrinth. The event is free and open to the public. At 11 a.m. in Warfield Hall's Allen Auditorium, the Rev. Margee Iddings will present “Preparing to Walk a Labyrinth,” where participants can learn more about this ancient practice before experiencing it themselves.
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