Wilson Connection

April 21, 2015

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Retention Rate on Track to Meet Goal

    Retention numbers from the Office of Student Development show the retention rate for students in the traditional undergraduate college for 2014-15 academic year at 92.66 percent, up from the five-year average of 89.63 percent. Retention for first time full-time students for the current academic year is 84.26 percent.

    In the fall 2014 semester, there were 334 students enrolled in the traditional undergraduate college, with 303 students returning for the spring 2015 semester. Total enrollment in the cohort for spring 2015 is 323 (15 new, 1 readmit and 4 returning from a leave).

    The numbers are promising and show that the College is on track to meet the overall retention goal of 74 percent for the traditional undergraduate college for fall 2014 to fall 2015.

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Seniors Present Research at Pennsylvania Academy of Science

    Five Wilson seniors presented the results of their research and one was recognized for her oral presentation at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, held April 10-12 at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa.

    The following Wilson students presented research: Kotcha Mangkalaphiban of Thailand; Jessica Meck of Huntingdon, Pa.; Martina Mellott of Mercersburg, Pa.; Ashley Perkins of Singlehouse, Pa.; and Allison Shastay of Bedford, Pa.

    Meck, who is majoring in biology, placed second in the oral presentation category for her research project, “The Effects of Temperature on the Competitive Interactions between Pseudogymnoascus destructans and Native Cave Fungi.” Meck is also the recipient of an outstanding research grant from PAS and received Wilson’s John D. Rose Award in Environmental Studies last year in support of her undergraduate research.

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Leading Wilson Today

    During the March All-College Forum, President Mistick announced the Leadership Wilson program, which is comprised of staff and faculty who play a role in the management of Wilson College. Members of the group will meet periodically to share and discuss work being carried out across various departments in an effort to improve and open communication between offices and divisions and create a more supportive community at the College. Sessions will also include leadership skill development opportunities for members.

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Available Grants on My Wilson Portal

    Information on the following grants is available through the My Wilson Portal by clicking on corporate and foundation relations:

    • Professional development for educators ($2,000-$5,000)
    • Research on a compelling problem of education.
    • Civic development of young people (up to $50,000)
    • Art Works: ($10,000-$100,000)
    • Arts and humanities scholarship in Rome, Italy ($16,000 or $28,000)
    • NA Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Projects for the Public (up to $400,000)
    • NA Endowment for the Humanities, Common Heritage Grant ($12,000)
    • Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation—paid opportunities to observe the work of master directors and choreographers.
    • Bringing Theory to Practice: Well-Being Seminar Grant ($1,000) and Well-Being Research Grant ($10,000)

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Alumnae/i E-News

    Keep our alumnae/i in the loop by sending news for the alumnae/i monthly e-news.

    Send in your news, event promotions and volunteer opportunities to alumnae@wilson.edu by the 10th of each month. Click here to read the most recent alumnae/i e-news.

    Volunteer opportunities can also be posted on the alumnae webpage on the Wilson website and the AR Wilson Facebook page. For more information on connecting with alumnae/i contact Marybeth Famulare, director of alumnae/i relations at Marybeth.famulare@wilson.edu, or ext. 3317.

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Reunion 2015

    Reunion 2015 weekend is June 5-7. The weekend schedule and registration information are available at http://www.wilson.edu/alumnae/reunion-weekend/index.aspx.

    If you’re interested in volunteering during the weekend, please contact alumnae/i relations at alumnae@wilson.edu.

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    Wilson Archers Place at Regional and State Competition

    Wilson students Sonja Hess and Elizabeth Houck earned the gold and silver medals respectively in the South Central Regional competition, Friday, March 13.

    Sonja Hess won a bronze medal during the state competition, April 11 -12, at the Farm Show Arena in Harrisburg. Wilson was represented by Sonja Hess, Elizabeth Houck, Taryn Clopton, Brittany Sanochi and Dannielle Zona.

  • Posted April 21, 2015

    From the Field House – Athletics Wrap Up

    Phoenix Celebrated D3 Week
    As part of NCAA Division III Week, April 6 – April 12, the athletics department hosted a sportsmanship seminar on Tuesday, April 7, from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Brooks Auditorium, with guest speaker Joel Fish, Ph.D.

    Fish, a nationally recognized expert in sport psychology, spoke about the importance of ethical behavior in athletic competitions and best practices in sportsmanship.

    Currently the director of The Center for Sports Psychology in Philadelphia, Fish has worked extensively with athletes of all ages and skill levels, from youth sports to professional and Olympic athletes, including the 2016 Olympic USA Women’s Field Hockey Team.

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