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By JENNIFER FITCH | | May 22, 2011
Alynn Kessinger and Adria Spikes on Sunday joined 216 others in graduating from Wilson College, an institution the two women said made a big difference in their lives. “I got laid off from my job, and that’s why I came back here. This place is an amazing experience for anyone,” Kessinger said. Kessinger, 37, of Chambersburg, attended Wilson College from 1998 through 2002, and returned for a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in management information systems.
March 28, 2012
Three Wilson College equestrian students competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association regional competition Saturday, March 17, at Briarwood Farm in Readington, N.J. The students, all members of Wilson's hunt seat riding team, are: • Allie Veach, class of 2014, of Philadelphia (undeclared major) • Jessica Middleberg, class of 2014, of Mount Laurel, N.J. (undeclared major) • Christina “C.J.” Giacomini, Class of 2012, of South Bound Brooke, N.J. (equestrian studies and English)
July 21, 2011
It'll be hot outside on Saturday, but the music will be free at the Battle of the Bands at Wilson College.   Bands performing between 2 and about 8 p.m. will be Breach the Silence, Defyance, Endangered Species and Love Hate Thing. A judge's panel will choose the overall winner, and fans will vote for the “People's Choice” with cash donations. In addition to cash prizes, the winning bands will receive radio exposure on 101.5 Bob Rocks.   The ChambersFest event will be in an open field at Wilson, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., where shade trees will provide some relief from the high temperatures expected on Saturday.
December 7, 2011
The M&T Bank Charitable Foundation recently presented Wilson College with a ceremonial check for $15,000, to be used to help construct an outdoor learning pavilion at college farm. M&T Bank Vice President J. Bret Elbin and Administrative Vice President Vickie Howe presented the check to Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty Mary Hendrickson and Fulton Center for Sustainable Living Program Manager Christine Mayer at the site where the outdoor classroom will be built.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 9, 2012
The students enrolled in Wilson College's nationally recognized equestrian programs often can be found in the dirtiest and smelliest learning environments on campus. They prefer it that way. “You're physically working with horses and learning all about them,” said Lauren Kershner, an equine journalism major. “Having the horses here makes it easier to be away from home,” said Rachael Myers, an equine facilitated therapeutics major. Wilson College's equine-related academic programs are among its most popular on campus and enroll 63 students.
By ROXANN MILLER | | November 24, 2012
Almost as soon as Wilson College broached the idea of making the women's liberal arts college co-educational to make the college financially sustainable for the future, students took action. Signs and banners including “Better Dead Than Co-Ed,” “ Shh ... I hear Sarah (Wilson) rolling in her Grave” and “You Thought We Were Kidding ... The Jokes on You!” hung from windows, balconies and beams across campus. Many of the protesters said permitting men to enroll at the all-women's college would detract from the campus' long-standing traditions.
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 , or call 717-262-2003.  
March 4, 2013
The renovation of the John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College has received a boost, thanks to a gift of as much as $3.6 million from Marguerite Lenfest of Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Wilson College President Barbara K. Mistick announced the gift with its matching elements at a meeting of the college's board of trustees in late February. “This gift is significant because libraries are the heart of a college and representative of quality academics,” Mistick said. “We are excited about the plans for a progressive, modern library with a learning commons that will become the center of our academic community.” The college has embarked on a $12 million fundraising effort to repair and restore the original 1923 library building, while razing a 1961 addition and replacing it with a learning commons equipped to meet the changing needs of today's educators and students.
By ROXANN MILLER | | October 1, 2011
Wilson College ushered in a new era Saturday with the inauguration of Barbara Mistick as the 19th president in the college's 142-year history. More than 500 people attended the inaugural ceremony at Thomson Hall's Alumnae Chapel, including 200 who were part of the inaugural procession of delegates. Mistick officially assumed Wilson's presidency on July 1. John W. Gibb, chairman of Wilson College's board of trustees, called the ceremony "one of the more colorful rites of passage on a college campus, and also one of the most meaningful.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
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