Wilson Connection

June 19, 2014

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Wilson Extends Appreciation to Faculty and Staff

    At the May Board of Trustee meeting, the board approved a one-time stipend for faculty and staff. Full-time employees will receive a $1,000 stipend part-time employees (employees regularly scheduled to work a 20-hour work week) a $500 stipend.

    The faculty and staff of Wilson College have continually shown support for the College and have worked together to help Wilson reach its goal, often with limited resources. This stipend is in recognition of the hard work and commitment of our faculty and staff.

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Summer Hours Come to an End

    Wilson College returns to normal operating hours Monday, Aug. 4. As mentioned previously, adjusts for employees on a bi-weekly pay schedules will be necessary. Friday, Aug. 1 is the first day of the week two for the pay period of July 25 - Aug. 7. This means that staff on the bi-weekly schedule will be missing eight hours.

    Bi-weekly employees have three choices for the second week of the pay period:

    1. For Monday-Thursday, work your summer hours schedule and work a standard work day Friday, August 8.
    2. Work a shorter week of 32 hours and forego eight hours of pay.
    3. Use 8 hours of vacation time, subject to availability and supervisor approval, to supplement hours to equal 40.

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Essay in Local Paper Clarifies PDE Hearing Process

    In early July, the Public Opinion ran a guest essay by John Gibb, Leslie Durgan and President Barbara K. Mistick, addressing the College’s position and some of the misinformation that followed the PDE hearing.

    The essay can be read online here.

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    TIP Now Offers Certification for All Grades

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted approval to Wilson’s Teacher Intern Program to provide certification for grades four through eight, allowing the program to offer certification at all primary and secondary grade levels. The program currently offers certification in math, reading/language arts, physical science and social studies, and hopes to expand further into health/physical education and special education.

    An article by the Public Opinion on the program’s expansion can be accessed here.

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Realignments in Advancement Services Benefits Alumnae/i

    In a continued effort to better serve our alumnae/i and the Wilson community, the Office of Institutional Advancement is excited to announce some changes within our division.

    Denise McDowell will now serve as senior director of advancement services, stewardship and the Wilson Fund. Denise will partner with Carolyn Woods, director of the Wilson Fund, to build and make the case for broader unrestricted support for Wilson College.

    John Ross will assume the role of director of major gifts, where his primary responsibility will be identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts to the College. Dianna Heim will move out of alumnae/i relations and into the role of prospect researcher, where she will work closely with and report to Margaret Light, director of corporate and foundation relations.

    We currently have a search underway for a major gift officer, who will also likely have direct responsibility for some aspects of alumnae/i relations. Once that position is filled, another update will be communicated via the Wilson Connection.

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Community Relations Update

    Wilson College is proud to announce the following sponsorships in our community:

    • Patron-level sponsor of the Chambersburg YMCA. Look for Wilson’s banner in the lobby.
    • ChambersFest Corporate Sponsor.
    • Hagerstown level sponsor of Augustoberfest, Hagerstown, Maryland.

    Work on Wilson’s community outreach continues. Updates will appear in future editions of Wilson Connection. Remember, this is a community effort—if you have sponsorship ideas, please forward information to Marybeth Famulare at Marybeth.famulare@wilson.edu and Courtney D. Wolfe at cwolfe@wilson.edu.

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Online Wilson Community Book Club

    Do you love to read? Have a long list of books you’ve been meaning to get to? Do you like interacting with and meeting Wilson College community members? Are you on Facebook? If you answered yes to the above, check out Wilson Reads, an online book club for Wilson community members. Each month members will select a book to read and then discuss on the Wilson Reads wall. A group chat is possible as well. Books selections will be based on recommendations made by group members.

    Join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wilsonreads/. And remember, if you order your book through Amazon using this link http://www.tinyurl.com/wilsoncollege, Amazon will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the AAWC for alumnae/i student activities.

  • The Wilson Phoenix and President Mistick celebrate the demolition fo the annex.
    Posted July 31, 2014

    It All Went Down at the Annex

    On July 23, Wilson staff and faculty gathered for a luncheon in front of Lortz Hall to celebrate the demolition of the John Stewart Memorial Library annex.


    During the luncheon we also said goodbye to Rene Parsons, administrative assistant to President Mistick. After 14 years of service to the College, Rene retired July 2. Rene’s professionalism, party planning and teamwork will be missed and we wish her all the best for the next phase of her life.

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    New Faces

    Wilson welcomes the following new team members to campus:

    Norma Snider, administrative assistant, M.Ed. program, July 7
    Mary Beth Williams, dean of student development, April 28
    Elissa Heil, vice president of academic affairs/dean of faculty, July 1
    Michael Eaton, admissions counselor, July 7

    Wilson congratulates the following team members on their new roles:

    Rochelle Plummer, academic affairs administrative assistant, June 2

  • Posted July 31, 2014

    Faculty/Staff Notes

    Photos taken by Sarah Bay during her employment with New Morning Farm were recently used by the Washington Post for an essay written by Arlo Crawford. Sarah’s photos can be viewed here.

    Brad Stiles co-authored the recently published peer-reviewed article “Challenging the roles of CD44 and lipolysis stimulated lipoprotein receptor in conveying Clostridium perfringens iota toxin cytotoxicity in breast cancer.” A pdf to the article can be accessed here.