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January 30, 2013
Wilson College will host the 5th annual “Energy and You” - a day-long workshop for home and business owners who want to learn how to reduce energy consumption and costs - on Saturday, Feb. 9. This year's theme is “Invest in the Future: Your Energy Options.” The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brooks Science Complex, with walk-in registration starting at 8 a.m.  John Hanger, who served as Pennsylvania Secretary of...
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2012
1. Sunday and music Andrew McKnight will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library, 12624 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 123, or 301-842-2730 to reserve a seat. Part of Noteworth Sundays. 2. Bridal beauties Bridal Show 2013 will begin at noon Sunday, Jan. 6, at  Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. The expo will feature more than 30 wedding-related businesses. Runway show by bridal designer Madeline Gardner.
OPINION
December 1, 2012
Thumbs up to the members, families and leaders of Franklin County 4-H, who over the past few weeks collected donations and items to assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The items will be delivered to a former Shippensburg, Pa., resident who lives in New York and is volunteering with churches and relief organizations in and around Staten Island. Thumbs up to the countless firefighters who spent three days over the Thanksgiving weekend battling a blaze in the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area near Clear Spring that burned about 145 acres of land.
NEWS
December 1, 2012
The Wilson College Board of Trustees on Saturday postponed a decision on whether to convert the school to a fully co-educational institution. The trustees, who met Friday and Saturday, agreed to reconvene Jan. 13 to vote on a series of measures aimed at restoring the college's fiscal health by significantly increasing enrollment and strengthening programs and facilities, according to a college news release. “This is an important decision that will affect the future direction of Wilson College, and the Board of Trustees takes this responsibility very seriously,” said John Gibb, chairman of the Board of Trustees.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Wilson College announced this week it will hold the line on tuition again next year for full-time, undergraduate students. The decision, made by the Board of Trustees at its October meeting, means that the 2013-14 tuition rate for full-time undergraduates will remain at $28,745 for the third year in a row, according to a news release from the school. The board also voted to keep housing fees at the current rate while approving modest hikes in fees for meals and technology. Food costs will go up 5 percent and the technology fee will increase 3 percent in 2013-14 to cover only the direct increases in the college's cost of providing the services.
NEWS
November 11, 2012
Wilson College is hosting an exhibition of art made by area high school students. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will continue through Dec. 7 in the Bogigian Gallery on the second floor of Lortz Hall. This is the second year for the exhibition, which represents an opportunity for area high school students to showcase their artwork and talent, and be part of a juried process involving fine-arts faculty as jurors. Cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for first, second and third places, respectively, and honorable mention will be awarded as well.
NEWS
November 4, 2012
A Chambersburg man died late Friday in a vehicle crash on Philadelphia Avenue at Wilson College, Chambersburg police said in a news release. Michael J. Fields, 34, was driving in the 1000 block of Philadelphia Avenue at about 10 p.m. when the vehicle went off the road near the intersection with College Avenue, police said. Police did not provide any other details of the crash. Officials with the Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner's Office declared Fields dead. “Some property damage was done on the Wilson College campus as the vehicle went onto the campus,” the news release stated.
NEWS
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.
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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