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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2013
Wilson College students will present the results of their undergraduate research at Wilson's fourth annual Student Research Day on Friday, May 3. The public is invited to join Wilson students, faculty, staff and administrators at all events. Twenty-one seniors will present their work, which was produced in conjunction with faculty advisers, from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Brooks Complex auditorium and Warfield Hall's Allen Auditorium. A number of students will also share their work graphically in a poster session to be held in the Brooks Complex from 1 to 2:15 p.m. An art opening is also scheduled for students' capstone art projects in the Bogigian Gallery.
April 27, 2013
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The following area students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Wilson College: Tracey Artz of Sharpsburg Courtney Bernecker of St. Thomas, Pa. Dionne Donghia of St. Thomas Marissa Feldberg of Greencastle, Pa. Charlotte Flood of Mercersburg, Pa. Jeaneva Gagne of Frederick, Md. Joanna Gardner of Hagerstown Tonya Grissinger of Mercersburg Kira Hernandez of Greencastle ...
April 25, 2013
A National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matching grant has been awarded to Wilson College, allowing the addition of a full-time athletics communication/sports information director to the college athletics department. The NCAA Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant, which will be distributed over three years, is highly competitive: Wilson is one of just six institutions nationwide to receive the grant, according to a Wilson news release. Wilson College applied for the grant after the Board of Trustees' decision to expand coeducation across all programs, according to Wilson's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lori Frey.
April 23, 2013
Franklin County Friends of Legal Services volunteers are preparing for their benefit book sale on Mothers Day weekend on the Wilson College campus. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11, and from noon to 4 p.m. on May 12. Most paperbacks cost 50 cents. On Saturday, all books will be half-price starting at 3 p.m., and on Sunday, a grocery bag of books of their choice costs $5. “Our book drive was a tremendous success, and we have tens of thousands of terrific books for our sale,” Ellen Gigliotti, the group's president, said in a news release. This is the group's 29th annual sale. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence.
April 20, 2013
Thumbs up to all those who leaped into action Monday to help the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. We expect and acknowledge heroics from first responders who regularly put their lives on the line for others, but were impressed by the actions of scared bystanders and runners who helped victims until emergency crews arrived. Thumbs down to the person who recently strung a wire across a hiking trail at Wilson College in...
April 7, 2013
Living skeletons hugged and kissed Glenn Schultz, and fainted at his feet, as the young man joined his Army comrades in liberating the Dachau Concentration Camp. Schultz, now 87, shared his remembrances from 1945 with hundreds of people who packed into Congregation Sons of Israel Sunday for the 35th annual Holocaust Memorial Service sponsored by the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area. Schultz said what he saw at Dachau “has had a lasting effect on my person ever since then.” “We need to hear its story again and again,” said Schultz, who is pastor emeritus of Chambersburg's St. John's United Church of Christ.
April 5, 2013
Train show and sale The Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Train Club will host a train show and sale. Today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ranson Civic Center, 431 W. Second Ave., Ranson, W.Va. $4; free for ages 11 and younger. Call 304-671-0568. Transportation museum opening A grand-opening celebration of the Washington County Rural Heritage Transportation Museum and museum open house. Artifacts include two Hagerstown-built Dagmar automobiles, Crawford bicycles, Dahlgren carriages, Pope Tribune automobiles, an Astor taxicab and more.