Wilson Connection

September 8, 2014

  • Posted September 8, 2014

    Admissions Counselor Receives Professional Award

    Wilson College Admissions Counselor and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Miles Smith received the James McKeever Promising Professional Award from the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling during PACAC’s annual conference in June.

  • Posted September 8, 2014

    Health and Physical Education Added as Wilson Major

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved a new health and physical education major for K-12 within Wilson’s education curriculum. Students can now declare and pursue the new major. They will be on a path toward a Bachelor of Arts degree that will prepare them to teach health and/or P.E. in Pennsylvania’s public and private schools, according to the program proposal.

    This program will differentiate Wilson from a number of other area institutions – including Shippensburg University, Penn State Mont Alto and Juniata, Lebanon Valley, Elizabethtown and Messiah colleges – which do not offer such a program.

    Wilson Athletic Director Lori Frey will serve as the primary adviser for those majoring in health and P.E., while Lynn Newman, associate professor of education, will serve as a secondary adviser for all elements related to education and certification.

  • Posted September 8, 2014

    Parking Updates

    As you are aware, the fencing for the John Stewart Memorial Library project is up and parking and traffic patterns are affected.

    Parking between the science center and the library/Warfield (lots D and E) will no longer be available, with the exception of the currently reserved spaces. The unrestricted lot (A) near the intersection of Lenfest Drive and Gallway is designated for faculty/staff, as is the lot (C) along Gallway next to the science center and Lortz. Overflow parking is located in the Hankey Center lot, accessible via Penn Hall Drive.

    Additionally, the intersection at Lenfest and Gallway will be blocked twice for three- to four-week periods while water and sewage lines are installed. During these closures, any automobile transit from one side of campus to the other will need to take place via Philadelphia Ave/Route 11. In order to route the one-way traffic from Lenfest Commons, a connection will be created through the lot next the fitness center (B) to allow cars to exit via Sharpe House drive.

  • Posted September 8, 2014

    FCSL Recycles Office Supply Exchange Program

    In an effort to minimize waste, the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living will once again offer a campus-wide office supplies exchange program.

    The exchange program is a great way to get rid of unneeded office supplies and to get new supplies without spending a dime – or generating waste for the landfill.

    It’s easy to do – simply gather office supplies you want to donate and deliver them to Lortz 110. And while you’re there, shop the inventory and take what you need before placing a supply order.

  • Posted September 8, 2014

    Arts Day 2014 Needs Volunteers

    Wilson’s annual Arts Day is Oct. 8. The day serves as a reminder to the Wilson community of how the arts play an integral part of our lives and study.

    In order to organize the day’s activities, volunteers are needed to host exhibits, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Contact Philip Lindsey at philip.lindsey@wilson.edu if you are interested in sponsoring an event.

    The following information is needed for each activity:

    • An event title
    • A location for your event (sponsors are responsible for securing their own locations)
    • A preferred time frame for your event
    • A brief description of your event

    Wilson faculty, staff, clubs and students are invited to sponsor events.

  • Posted September 8, 2014

    Campus Projects Updates

    The John Stewart Memorial Library renovation has moved into the next phase with the relocation of the utilities around the library. Construction on the new addition is expected to begin in mid-September.

    The field house is also undergoing updates. In order to accommodate the men’s basketball team, a new locker room will be added on the back side of the field house. Additionally, an ADA-compliant restroom is being added on the first floor. The work is under way and expected to be completed in November.