Wilson Connection

January 14, 2015

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Wilson's Charter Approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved Wilson’s revised charter application. This news reaffirms our belief in the Wilson Today plan. Click here to read the news release on the Wilson site for more detail.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    New Hours for Bookstore and Post Office

    The Wilson campus post office and bookstore are operating under new hours.

    The bookstore hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The bookstore will be closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. daily for lunch. Please contact Caitie Beggarly, bookstore associate, at Caitlin.beggarly@wilson.edu, or at ext. 3333 with any questions.

    The post office hours are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Please continue reading for details on mail and package deliveries.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Inclement Weather and Emergency Notifications

    Monday, Jan. 12, the College operated on a modified schedule due to inclement weather. All subscribers to the College’s emergency notification system should have received a text message and/or email notifying them of the schedule change.

    If you did not receive the notification, please continue reading and follow the instructions to ensure that you are signed up to receive emergency notifications.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    New Director of Career Development Starts

    Linda Boeckman started as Wilson’s new career development director on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

    Boeckman has a Master of Arts degree from Ohio State University in higher education administration and student affairs.

    She served in the student life division at Shippensburg University for many years and was recently served as the manager of the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg.

    We are thrilled to have her join the student development team and support all Wilson students!

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    How to Initiate a Work Request with Marketing and Communications

    The Office of Marketing and Communications has recently received questions regarding the process for initiating work requests with our office. In response to those questions, we are sharing the formal workflow process for job requests.

    Our office offers in-house design and editorial support, as well as web assistance. The processes for both types of requests are as follows.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Payroll and Holiday Schedules for 2015 Available

    The 2015 payroll schedule for biweekly and monthly employees is finalized, as well as the holiday schedules for 2015-16 and 2016-17. Schedules can be accessed below.

    To view the 2015 biweekly payroll schedule click here. To view the 2015 monthly payroll schedule click here.

    To view the holiday schedules for 2015-16 and 2016-17 please click on the respective academic year.

    Please contact Debra Hargrove, human resources director, at debra.hargrove@wilson.edu or at ext. 3252 with any questions.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Wilson Hires First Men’s Volleyball Coach

    Jason Barshinger has accepted the position as Wilson’s first men’s volleyball coach. Barshinger comes to Wilson with previous collegiate coaching experience at Central Pennsylvania College in Summerdale, Pa., where he served as the men’s volleyball coach in 2004 and 2005 and the women’s volleyball coach in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, the Central Penn women’s volleyball program was ranked 20th in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Hankey Center’s Annual Women’s History Essay Contest

    The Hankey Center for Women’s History is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Women’s History High School essay contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9 to12. Essays must focus on a significant person, event or movement in women’s history and analyze the relevance or influence today.

    Entries are due no later than Friday, Feb. 13, and winners will be announced March 2 as part of Wilson’s National Women’s History Month celebration.

    Essays should be 750 to 1,750 words and include bibliography identifying four sources, one of which must be a primary source. All essays must be submitted electronically to hankeycenter@wilson.edu. For more information contact Amy Ensley, Hankey Center director at amy.ensley@wilson.edu.

  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Faculty/Staff Notes

    Sarah Bay traveled to Nicaragua Dec 9 - 16 as part of the Adams County’s Young Growers Alliance/Project Gettysburg-Leon’s Agriculture Delegation. Bay traveled with seven other delegates from south central Pennsylvania who are farmers or in agricultural-related fields. The group toured bio-intensive demonstration gardens, a community cooperative, a permaculture farm and met YGA/PGL sponsored sustainable agriculture students. There was also time to take in the sunny weather, visit natural sites like volcanos and canyons, and swim in a volcanic lake. In February Bay will do a presentation on her trip for the community.

    Justin Lawrence gave a talk titled “Can We Use Learning Software to Inform Course Design?” at the STEM-UP PA Innovations in Teaching Symposium, Dec. 6, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.