Wilson Connection

June 19, 2014

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    May Board Meeting Recap

    The Board of Trustees took a number of actions during its May meeting, including approving academic programs, the library project and general and capital budgets.

    On the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board approved the following new academic programs:
    • RN-to-MSN
    • Health sciences
    • Global studies

  • Posted April 28, 2014

    End of Fiscal Year Reminders from the Business Office

    As fiscal year 2014 comes to a close, the Business Office has several reminders for closing out FY 2014.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Open Enrollment in July

    Representatives from our insurance company will be holding information sessions regarding open enrollment for benefits at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, in the Brooks Auditorium. The representatives will be discussing the medical benefits plan, a new dental plan, dependent life insurance plans and updates to flexible spending accounts. We encourage all full-time benefits eligible employees to attend one of the sessions. If you cannot attend, or have questions, contact Debra Hargrove, human resources director, at debra.hargrove@wilson.edu or at ext. 3252.

    Changes made during open enrollment will take effect on July 1.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Wilson Summer Sports Camps Discounts

    Did you know that Wilson employees receive a 50% discount on registration for summer sports camps? Sign up those future athletic stars today.

    And let community members know that if they sign up for a sports camp at the regular registration price, they can receive a 50% discount on any additional camps registrations.

    Want more discounts?

    How about a referral discount? Enroll with a friend and both campers get 10% off.

    How about a sibling discount? Any two siblings attending the same camp at full price can register for additional camps with a 50% discount.

    Click here to register.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Campus Enhancements and Improvements Continue During the Summer

    The College may be on summer break, but the work around campus continues, including:

    • The library annex demolition is scheduled for June 23-July 3. Groundbreaking is tentatively slated for Aug. 18. (Be sure to attend the Ax the Annex Picnic at noon on Monday, June 23 outside Lortz!)
    • Work will begin in Warfield Hall on a unisex, ADA-compliant restroom on the ground floor of Warfield Hall and the installation of a new boiler system. The women’s restroom on the ground floor of Warfield will be converted for both purposes.

    Additional details on summer projects to follow.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Student Blogs about International Studies Experience

    Emily Stanton ’15, a dual major in equestrian studies and fine arts, is studying in Florence, Italy thanks to the generosity of Brenda Ashton Aiken ’57 and her husband, Robert Aiken. The Aikens have established the Brenda Ashton Aiken ’57 and Robert McCutchen Aiken Study Scholarship, to be awarded annually to a full-time fine arts student to help supplement expenses to study abroad in Italy.

    Stanton arrived in Florence May 22 and has been chronicling her experiences in a blog post that can be accessed from the Wilson homepage, or click here to read (http://estantonabroad.blogspot.com/).

    Stanton is the first student to be sponsored by the scholarship.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Fulton Center for Sustainable Living Receives State Grant

    The Fulton Center for Sustainable Living received a $3,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to assist with hiring two interns to facilitate spring and summer environmental education programs this year and 2015. The grant will allow for interns solely dedicated to the development of quality programs and lessons. Programs will include farm tours, interpretive nature walks and facilitating school and community group experiential programs.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Fulton Farm Receives Grant from the Summit Endowment

    In May, the Fulton Farm received an $8,000 grant from the Summit Endowment to be used to develop a curriculum for vegetable literacy. The program will be specific to Fulton Farm and address the nutrition deficiencies identified by the 2012 health needs assessment from Summit Health, Franklin County’s largest healthcare provider and operator of Chambersburg and Waynesboro hospitals. A site-specific curriculum in vegetable literacy has the potential to raise awareness, increase vegetable consumption and impact the health and well-being of those who participate in activities at Fulton Farm. Plans include the hiring of an education coordinator to further develop this curriculum, facilitate programs and improve assessment tools specific to nutrition and on-farm education.

    The Summit Endowment provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the area for collaborative, outcome-focused projects that address health issues affecting residents in Summit Health's service areas. To date, the endowment has awarded 157 grants to local organizations for a total of more than $3 million.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Endicott College Supports Study of Single Parent Residential Programs

    In April, Wilson College received a $6,750 grant from Endicott College for the study of residential student parent programs at four-year colleges and universities. Women with Children program director Katie Kough will serve as project director for the study. Wilson College is one of six schools with single parent residential programs participating in the study. Endicott College is located in Beverly, Massachusetts.

  • Posted June 19, 2014

    Faculty/Staff Notes

    Margaret Light was a presenter at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations Officers June 4-6 in Chicago. She presented on a three-member panel on the topic, “Turning Prospects into Proposals: Effective and Actionable Prospect Research.”

    Theresa Hoover’s paper, “Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development for POW+TREE on High School Students with Learning Disabilities,” co-authored with Richard M. Kubina and Linda H. Mason, was published in Exceptionality. The paper can be accessed by clicking here (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09362835.2012.640903#.U5im8yjwpQM)

    Rose Gates from accounts payable passed the Certified Accounts Payable Associates exam. The CAPA exam uses nationally recognized standards for certification assessment and evaluation of the accounts payable field. These standards are both reliable and verifiable means to measure the skills of accounts payable professionals. This certification will help Wilson College maintain compliance in the accounts payable area.

    Kathleen Kaminski presented at the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Multi-Cultural Educators’ conference on April 11 at Temple University. The presentation topic was, “Exposure to Domestic Violence—the Impact on the Psychobiological and Cognitive Development of Children.”