May 10: Athletics Awards Ceremony, Brooks Auditorium, 3:30 p.m.
May 17: Commencement
May 18: Benefits Open Enrollment Info Sessions, Allen Auditorium, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Mary 23: North Square Farmer's Market Opens
May  28: Hello Farmers Potluck, Fulton Farm, 6:30 p.m.
June 5-7: Reunion Weekend for all classes ending in 5 and 0
June 8: Summer Hours Begin
July 2-3: Independence Day Holiday


Wilson Connection

May 8, 2015

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Happenings from Sharpe House

    President Mistick Speaks at Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence
    President Barbara K. Mistick was the keynote speaker at Women in Need's annual Vigil Against Violence, held April 21 in Chambersburg as part of Crime Victims' Rights Week in Franklin County. In her remarks, she said the community should continue an open, collective dialogue about sexual assault and domestic violence throughout the year.

    To read more about her appearance at the vigil, click here.

    President Mistick Leads Wilson Delegation at Student Lobby Day
    President Mistick and a contingent of Wilson employees and students participated in Student Lobby Day, held April 21 at the state capitol in Harrisburg.

    Sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, Student Lobby Day gives college students a chance to speak directly to lawmakers about issues affecting higher education in the Commonwealth.

    This year, students lobbied against the proposed expansion of the sales tax to include textbooks, meal plans and other fees—which would add an estimated additional $400 a year to student costs. Students also lobbied in favor of increasing funding for Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency grants by 5 percent and asked lawmakers to support Gov. Wolf’s proposed $10 million increase for the Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) program and $5 million increase for Institutional Assistance Grants.

    According to AICUP, nearly 200 independent college and university students and faculty members from more than 30 Pennsylvania institutions met with legislators and their staffs as part of Student Lobby Day.

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Wilson Welcomes …

    Michael Montana as the assistant director of admissions. Montana, who is responsible for transfer recruitment and enrollment in the traditional undergraduate cohort, started Monday, April 27, 2015.

    Montana came to Wilson from his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he worked in admissions, starting in 2008. From 2012-2013, he was on special assignment as head curator of the alumni relations/development database and returned to admissions at the conclusion of the project. You can stop by Norland Hall 201, or call him at ext. 3197 to welcome him to campus.

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Save the Date – Benefits Open Enrollment Sessions

    Human resources will host two open enrollment information sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, in Allen Auditorium in Warfield Hall, with insurance representatives on hand to discuss program options and answer questions.

    Employees will not experience an increase in premiums for medical coverage. The increased cost in premiums discussed at the March All-College Forum will be shouldered by the College.

    Open enrollment is the only time that changes can be made in coverage without a qualifying event, so please make every effort to attend one of the sessions.

    If you are unable to attend either session and have questions, please contact Debra Hargrove, human resources director, at, or ext. 3252.

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Summer Hours Return to Wilson

    Summer hours for staff will begin the week of June 8. This means that the College’s hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday, with core office hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Employees may work with their supervisors to determine their specific schedules, balancing the needs of the department and maintaining sufficient coverage. All weekly schedules should total 38 hours (including a 60-minute lunch, ½ of which is paid) in order to be paid for a 40-hour work-week. In actuality, employees are working a total of 34 hours a week – a nice bonus!

    For example, Willie Wilson is scheduled to work 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. He takes lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. His total shift is 9.5 hours and after 30 minutes is deducted for lunch, he has “worked” a total of 9 hours for the day (but really only 8.5, which multiplied by 4 is 34!).

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    End of Fiscal Year Reminders from Finance and Administration

    Please regard this as the Business Office’s yearly notice to campus regarding important information related to the year-end audit.

    All expenses for fiscal year 2015 must be purchased on or before June 1, 2015, and physically received on campus by June 30 in order to be included in the fiscal 2015 budget. Please hold all packing slips for end of year purchases, as our auditors may request packing slips to confirm delivery dates.

    Invoices applicable for fiscal 2015 must be received by the business office by July 10; please process invoices upon receipt to ensure that they are included in the 2015 budget.

    Invoices received after July 10 will be charged to your 2016 budget. Wilson College credit card statements must be received by July 17 for inclusion in the 2015 budget—this is the only exception to the end of year submission dates.

    In order to allow for proper reconciliation and year-end reporting, we need everyone on campus to be mindful of these deadlines. If you have any questions please contact Lori Tosten at, or at ext. 3313; or Rose Gates at, or at ext. 3391.

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Athletics Round Up

    Athletics Award Ceremony
    All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2015 Athletic Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 10, in the Brooks auditorium.

    Phoenix Softball Team Co-Champs of NEAC South Division
    The Wilson softball team finished their 2015 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) season with a 15-5 record, tying them for first place with Penn State Berks. The team will be recognized at the NEAC Softball Championship tournament May 1 to 3 for their outstanding achievement.

    Click here to read more.

  • Members of the Phoenix Men's Basketball Team at the Walk a Mile Event in Chambersburg.
    Posted May 8, 2015

    Walk a Mile

    Wilson community members participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in downtown Chambersburg, Friday, May 1, raising $400 for Chambersburg’s Women in Need and supporting the campaign against domestic violence.

    A total of 10 students, eight of whom are part of the Phoenix men’s basketball team, and two staff members represented Wilson in the walk.

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Available Grants

    The following grant opportunities are listed on the My Wilson Portal, under Corporate and Foundation Relations:
    • Links to research grants for young investigators
    • Humanities
    • Art Works: ($10,000-$100,000)
    • Professional development for educators ($2,000-$5,000)
    • Mid-career grant, research on a compelling problem of education
    • Civic development of young people (up to $50,000)
    • Arts and humanities scholarship in Rome, Italy ($16,000 or $28,000)
    • Bringing Theory to Practice: Well-Being Seminar grant ($1,000) and Well-Being Research Grant ($10,000)

  • Posted May 8, 2015

    Fresh from the Farm

    Spring has finally sprung and the Fulton Farm is welcoming it with open arms. Continue reading for updates from the farm, including market stand dates.

  • Posted May 7, 2015

    Collector’s Choice

    Looking for something for that blank wall in your home or office? If so, the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg can help. Join the Council at the 2015 Collector’s Choice Auction at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Northgate at Menno Haven.

    Collector’s Choice is a lottery-based auction that benefits the Council for the Arts. Admission is $100 for two people and every ticket is guaranteed to win a piece of artwork donated by a local artist. For more information, click here.

    Wilson College is proud to be a partner and sponsor of the Council for the Arts.