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International students and their “friendly families” celebrated together for a final farewell party on Sat, May 4.
About 47 students, faculty, staff and community members met in the Patterson Lounge for the International Multilingual Poetry Reading on Sun, Apr. 28. Each semester the event is hosted by Professor of Spanish José Córdova.
On Sat, May 4 the Wilson community observed World Labyrinth Day.
To celebrate the huge success of the Muhibbah Dinner held on March 2, members of the Muhibbah club, from the suggestion of Japanese student Azusa Terajima, attended the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.
Students scheduling classes for next semester will notice that one-third of the professors who teach those courses have adjunct status.
One of the culture shock that I have experienced here, in the United States, revolves around the holidays.
The Hunt Seat and Dressage teams have finished their respective show seasons, which started last semester. The Hunt Seat Team finished their regular season with a two-day show in New Jersey at Briarwood Farm on Sat, March 16 and Sun, March 17.
The Habitat for Humanity club members went on an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Raleigh, N.C. this year from March 10 to 16. Twelve students, one staff member and Chaplain Rosie Magee took part in this program. Every spring break, students have the chance to spend one week building homes for families in need.
Do you have dogs at your house? Have you ever washed them in your house? If so, you know it’s a big deal and an even bigger mess. To help ease this problem for dog owners, a dog wash event was held by the Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) club on March 2 and 3.
Muhibbah Club held the annual Muhibbah Dinner on the evening of March 2. Muhibbah is a Malaysian word meaning “unity among nations”. Various cuisines from countries such as Pakistan, Armenia, Japan, Thailand and Nepal were served along with beautiful and colorful dances which were performed in Laird Hall.
On Sat, Mar. 2, the Hunt Seat Team hosted their annual spring home show. The team used the show to honor those that are no longer with us. In this respect, they honored victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School December 2012 shooting and former professor Colonel Alfred “Bud” Kitts.
Chaplain Rosie Magee swirls around her office, talking quickly and managing a smile as she multi-tasks. It is very obvious that she has a purpose for her efforts and as she begins to speak, it becomes clear she has a passion as well. Her positive energy has been directed to a new project she has been working on in her position as Chaplain. It is fittingly called The Labyrinth Project, as the central theme in the semester long event is labyrinth.
Throughout the spring semester, you will see a variety of initiatives and programs under the We ♥ Wilson umbrella. What is We ♥ Wilson?
Many people gathered in Laird Hall to sample a wide variety of pizza on Sat, Nov. 3 between 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wilson College hosted Pizza Wars.
The International Multilingual Poetry Reading was held in Patterson Lounge on Sat, Oct. 27.
Brian Speer is the new Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Wilson.
Ever wonder if your "Wilson experience" is reaching its full potential? It may not be if you are not aware of the many opportunities that the school has to offer beyond its campus limits. Along with articulation agreements with several local colleges and universities, there are programs that support a student's desire to expand their education to include travel, internships and a chance to study abroad.
The Commission on Shaping the Future of Wilson presented its draft recommendations on Nov 1, 2012.
Wilson College students, as well as area high school students and their families, visited the reception of an art exhibition at Wilson College from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thu, Nov 1. The Annual Juried Students Art Exhibition is in the Bogigian Gallery in Lortz Hall from Nov. 1 to Dec. 7, 2012, and is free and open to the public.
As part of the Fall Writers Series event, a poetry reading was held on Thurs, Nov. 8, 2012 in Patterson Lounge. Ryan Teitman read poems from his first book, which was published in April. Most poems are about his family, his hometown and Philadelphia.
Hurricane Sandy cut short fall's splendor, pounding and shaking the leaves off of the trees, leaving barren limbs in its wake. The storm swept through Chambersburg beginning on Mon, Oct. 29 and lasting through Tues, Oct. 30.
The Dressage and Hunt Seat teams each have had several shows throughout the semester.
Amanda turns down the radio as she notices flashing police lights in her rear view mirror. She pulls over and her thoughts are racing. How many drinks did she drink tonight? How much time has passed since her last one? As the officer walks to her window, she realizes she does not know enough about her body to make an intelligent guess about her own level of intoxication.
Prof. of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College, Dr. Amy Farrell, lectured on "Fat Shame and Feminism." She began her lecture by showing over 20 images of overweight women. The images conveyed a message that the women were silly, lazy and unattractive compared to thin women.
20 people gathered in Sarah’s Coffeehouse for the presentation of "19th Century Black Women: Work, Freedom and Philanthropy." Three students who took the "Black Women in 19th Century America" class last semester prepared their presentation to celebrate Women’s History Month. Associate Prof. of History, Kay Ackerman coordinated the presentation on Feb. 28.
Sarah Bay, the new college farmer, dresses the part in casual attire such as vests, cargos, and hiking boots. She is tall and has a big smile and says, "Spring is coming and during the spring break I’ll make fields ready to plan spring crops."
Students and community guests draw tickets at random that assigned them to be in the upper, middle, or lower income class. Each ticket corresponded to a class-based meal and seating arrangement. Chaplain Rosie Magee and Dir. of Residence Life Sherri Sadowski held the Hunger Banquet on Thurs, Mar. 1 in Laird Hall.
The ALLIES Club plans to entertain while educating students on safe sex with a “Sex and Candy Rave” on Fri, March 30 in the dining hall.
In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer travels from London with a group of strangers to pilgrimage to Canterbury and visit the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket. Several prominent pilgrims each tell a tale of adventure on their journey. This January, nine students made a similar adventurous pilgrimage, led by Chaplain Rosie Magee and Dean of Students, Becky Hammell.
What began as an unfinished project under former President Lorna Edmundson, could become reality in the coming weeks. The college is aiming for a smoke-free campus.
Students stride across campus in make-shift super hero costumes with pillow cases pinned to their backs, gymnastics leotards, spandex and superman T-shirts. Others cause a spectacle with hair styled and colored outrageously. This year, for the first time, Wilson had a Spirit Week which lasted from Jan. 30 through Feb. 5.
9/11, terror, war, women with faces covered by dark black veils…some Americans believe these words define the Muslim faith. To provide students with a more accurate understanding of what it means to be Muslim, Chaplain Rosie Magee and International Student advisor Paul Miller planned a trip to a Muslim mosque in Harrisburg.
At one time or another you have probably imagined eating or living in a fantastical house made of cookies from the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. On Nov. 29, Chaplain Rosie Magee and members of Habitat for Humanity Club brought this magical idea to Wilson College.
Teh Health and Wellness Center and the local organization, Women in Need (WIN) are hosting a sexual abuse support group on campus.
Evolutionary Primatologist Dr. Mary Blair, of the American Museum of Natural History, visited campus for scientific presentations and meetings on Nov. 14. Dr. Blair researches small primates, including Central American Squirrel Monkeys and Vietnamese Slow Lorises in countries like Costa Rica and Vietnam.
Wilson’s Habitat for Humanity chapter decided to reinterpret its meaning and sponsor their fall build day for the campus’s nocturnal neighbors: bats.
Despite a snow storm in October, Prof. of Spanish, José Hernán Córdova hosted the International Multicultural Poetry Reading on Sat, Nov. 12 at 3:30pm in Norland Parlor. Several new international students from Pakistan, Thailand and Nepal, participated this year.
On the evening of Sat, Nov. 5, the Muhibbah Club hosted their annual international dessert sampler in the Jensen Dining Hall. This year the theme was "All Around the World." Campus and community members alike were in attendance as Muhibbah Club members treated them to a night full of entertainment, sweet treats and cultural experience.
BIP is a study abroad program in Seoul Women’s University, South Korea that takes place every summer. For four weeks, students stay in a dormitory, take classes in the morning and experience Korean culture such as cooking traditional Korean food and traveling to historic sites. Students interested in studying abroad gathered together for the Bahrom International Program (BIP) information session on Tues, Nov 1.
The Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid car, named "2011 Motor Trends Car of the Year" by Motor Trend magazine came to campus for a rousing demonstration.
New Lab Manager Scott Stanley will assist faculty in a variety of ways. He will be responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining inventories on supplies, preparing and breaking down labs. He will also be responsible for helping to maintain safety and compliance with government regulations.
Jay Pfeiffer, the newest member of the Office of Student Development as Director of Career Services at Wilson, brings with him a broad range of experience.
Jaqueline Ramírez comes from Villa de Alvarez, Colima, a small city in Mexico. She has never lived away from her country. She decided to go abroad because of her future goals.
This year the Office of Student Development chose two new interns for its student run branch called the Office of Student Activities (OSA). Internships are appointed on a yearly basis and their focus is to advance co-curricular life. The intern’s responsibilities include program planning, marketing and implementing workshops.
Korean Bulgogi House, a Korean restaurant, opened recently in Chambersburg, gives Wilson students a chance to enjoy exotic foods. The restaurant’s name is inspired by "Bulgogi," which is traditional Korean pork. Bulgogi is barbecued which has sweet flavor.
Rebecca Hammell, Asst. Dean of Students, returned after a year spent in England. For freshmen students, her name is unfamiliar but she is well known to upperclassmen.
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On Thurs, Aug. 25, freshman students participated in the off campus program “Challenge by Choice.” Students chose from arious activities: Athlete’s Teambuilding, Habitat for Humanity, Hike and Bike the C & O Canal, Canoeing and Sustainability.
On Tues, Sept. 6 about 175 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology Center for the All College Forum. President Barbara Mistick announced the College surpassed its 45 million dollar Capital Campaign goals.
Students express frustration and disappointment about the temporary relocation of the John Stewart Memorial Library to Sarah’s Coffeehouse at the beginning of the fall semester.
The Biology Department offered a course "Tropical Ecology" to Belize during J-Term. Nine Wilson students and three alumnae accompanied Laura Altfeld, Asst. Prof. of Biology and Brad Engle, Assoc. Prof. of Biology, to Belize in Central America. Billboard Reporter, Alyse Lynch spoke with Dr. Altfeld about the trip.
More Funding Requires More Student Participation
With tournament season on the horizon for fall, the Wilson College Archery Club ends the year low on funds to prepare for next year's busy competition season. The club currently receives no support from the college, in part because they have not registered with WCGA as a club.
Ariel Carver, Davidson Mayer, and Krista Markstrom win the first, second, and third place Orr Forum 2010 Essay contest. The announcement came during the Academic Awards Banquet at the end of April.
On Feb. 14, Wilson College's Communication Department announced James Butts as the Digital Media Specialist. His primary responsibility is maintaining the Wilson College website. He also designs electronic and print publications, photographs events and produces video projects.
On Wed, Feb. 23, a group of 33 Chinese guests came to Wilson College for a short visit. The Chinese visitors, including 16 young pianists aging 6 to 22 and their parents, spent a few days in San Francisco, Calif. for an international piano contest before visiting the east coast.
Feed the family or pay the heating bill? Sell family heirlooms to pay this month's electricity bill or live in the dark? Many Americans thrown into poverty make these kinds of judgments each day to survive. Last month, over 70 participants lived for two hours on the edge of poverty. They faced those decisions that many face each day.
On Tues, Mar. 8, President Barack Obama took time to recognize March as Women's History Month for the nation. Wilson College also found ways to showcase women's successes on campus during the month of March. Assoc. Prof. of Sociology and Director of the Women's Studies Program, Julie Raulli, says, "We want to look at the accomplishments throughout American history.
In Malaysia, one word that unites all its numerous races into a country is "Muhibbah," which means "unity" and "harmony."
According to information in the college's Climate Action Plan, since before 2000, Wilson began to develop positive environmental strategies. The longest ongoing program is the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (FCSL), which operates the on campus seven-acre Fulton Farm.
Chaplain Rosie Magee and four students from Wilson College completed a few hours of community service on Feb. 7 in Chambersburg by volunteering at the Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Center.
The Muhibbah Club visited Whitetail Resort to enjoy skiing and snowboarding on Sat, Jan. 29. This was a social gathering for all the international students after their winter vacation. It also celebrated the addition of two new members to the club. It was the first official meeting of Muhibbah in the New Year.
While the new semester is already hectic, the Chaplaincy is offering an opportunity to Wilson students and staff to "Get away from it all" for the weekend. The Chaplaincy is sponsoring a winter retreat to Washington DC.
Early this semester, the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives in Wilson College's Hankey Center opened an online exhibition on Arts Day. The exhibit featured drawings and paintings by Wilson alumnae from the 1870s through the 1980s. Currently, another online exhibit titled "Thanksgiving Dinner at Wilson College, Menus from 1887-1921" is on view.
The Chaplain's Office held this year's Christmas Vespers on Sun, Dec. 5 at 7:00pm in the Alumnae Chapel in Thompson Hall.
As usual, the Chaplain's Office decorated the chapel with a Christmas tree, ferns and candles. The service contained a traditional mixture of carols and Bible readings. The programs featured performances by the Choir and the College Organist, David Erickson.
The Spanish Club hosted the Multilingual Poetry Reading, followed by a bake sale, on Sun, Dec. 5 in the Allen Auditorium of Warfield Hall. Sponsored by the Spanish Department, the Spanish Club and the International Studies Club, the poetry reading takes place twice every year.
On Thurs, Nov. 11, Annalisa Crannell, professor of Mathematics at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., visited Wilson College and gave a public lecture.
The Muhibbah Club held an international dessert sampler entitled "Every Piece Fits" on Sat, Nov. 6 in the Jensen Dining Hall. The members of Muhibbah Club offered four craft tables, two performances and several poetry readings as well as a variety of desserts from different countries.
Wilson College students have a chance to participate in the second Battle of the Dorms in December. Battle of the Dorms is a contest between the five residential buildings and commuters. Every student who attends any Wilson basketball game from Dec. 4 through Dec. 11 have the opportunity to sign in at the sheet located at the admissions desk in the Field House and record arriving and leaving times.
"This year's dinner was the best among all the ones I have been to thus far," says Teslote E. Tadesse '11. The Scholarship Appreciation Dinner that takes place every year in Wilson College drew together scholarship donors, scholarship representatives, faculty, staff, students and their families on Fri, Sept. 24 in the Jensen Dining Hall.
This fall Wilson College welcomes Lauriane Massin as the new resident Fulbright Scholar and French Teaching Assistant. Massin works with Associate Prof. of French, Melanie Gregg.
Wilson College's new Spanish teacher assistant is Griselda Yasmin Gonzalez Gallardo or Gris for short. Wilson College chose Gris, through her country's foreign language program, the International Education Foreign Language.
If New Yorkers enjoy Fashion Week, Wilson has its own fashion "night." This year, Wilson's Habitat for Humanity campus chapter held a fashion show and auction on Sat, Oct. 16 in Laird Hall's Patterson Lounge.
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Despite its national popularity, Halloween is not in fact an international holiday. The Halloween celebrated today in America originated from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. This festival occurred after the end of the harvesting season. During this time the community would examine how much they had harvested that year and begin their preparations for winter. On Oct. 31, the ancient Gaels believed that the borders between the living world and the spirit world would intertwine so that the dead could come back to life, wreck havoc on the people and spoil their crops.
As the rest of Wilson College campus returns for a new school year, the Fulton Farm begins to think about spring 2011.
New Asst. Prof. Xiangjing Wei Brings Fresh Insight to Economics
Three Wilson students, together with Dean of Students Carolyn Perkins, went to Gotemba, Japan from Aug. 4 to 10 this past summer.
Early in June, President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson and six administrators and faculty went on a study tour to China and South Korea.
The English and Mass Communication Department find difficulty in naming one Joanne Harrison Hopkins Prize winner for 2010. Instead, they bestow two awards.
Student Research Day was a new Wilson experiment that featured more than just seniors in 2010. The afternoon also featured students from Exercise and Sports Science, Economics, Biology, Sociology, Mass Communication and more, and preceded the evening's Academic Awards Banquet. Can the findings be replicated in 2011?
Approximately 62 students attended this year's Premiere Weekend on March 26 and 27. These attendees were accepted to Wilson for the class of 2014, and came to Wilson for the weekend to see what life would be like if they came to live on the campus in the Fall of 2010.
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