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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...
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
By ANDREW MASON | | March 25, 2013
The only unfortunate thing about the new Sole Challenge 24-hour race is that Rick Meyers will be too busy to run it. Meyers, a veteran ultramarathon runner and the owner and operator of The Runner's Sole store in Chambersburg, Pa., seems to live for events like this. But being the race director might be the next best thing to competing. The Sole Challenge, which will be held May 25-26 on Memorial Day weekend at Norlo Park in Fayetteville, Pa., is Meyers' baby. And he only wants it to thrive.
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.
February 8, 2013
Wilson College abandoned a 144-year commitment To the editor:  On Jan. 28, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a letter by Notre Dame of Maryland University President James F. Conneely in which he declares the continuing need for women's colleges. His position is in sharp contrast to the recent decision by the Wilson College Board of Trustees to abandon the 144-year commitment to women's education.  I was one of many alumnae who worked to encourage Wilson College to remain true to her mission of educating women.
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