Calendar

March
March 16-19: Spring Break
March 17, 6 p.m.: FAFSA Completion Night, Brooks
March 24: Graduation Fair, Lenfest Commons
March 24, 7 p.m.: Wilson Writer Series with poet Hugh Martin, Patterson Lounge
March 26, 11 a.m.: All-Campus Meeting, Alumnae Chapel
March 28: Accepted Student Day
April 3: Good Friday Holiday












Wilson Connection

March 12, 2015

  • Posted March 12, 2015

    From the President: We Have a Starbucks, and So Much More…

    The announced closing of Sweet Briar College has brought about some questions and even some anxiety on campus about our own future. For everything various stories told us about why Sweet Briar made the decision it did (declining enrollment, high discount rate, rural location—“nearest Starbucks 30 minutes away”), what is more important is what we don’t know about their choice. This, of course, is the point we have made about the Wilson Today plan all along. Each institution is unique and needs to weigh its own challenges, not against a single standard, but within its own context.

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Supporting Sweet Briar Students

    Representatives of Wilson will travel to Sweet Briar College Wednesday, March 18, to participate in a college fair coordinated to help Sweet Briar students explore transfer options. Sweet Briar’s student body requested that attending colleges be represented by admissions counselors and faculty. Wilson will be represented by Mary Ann Naso, vice president for enrollment; Linda Brittain, dean of financial aid and Michael G. Cornelius, associate professor of English. The team will talk with interested students about financial aid, the application process, intercollegiate athletics and academic programs.

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Spring All-College Meeting

    Join President Mistick at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 26 for an all-campus meeting in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.

  • Posted March 12, 2015

    February Trustee Meeting Updates

    The following actions were taken by the Board of Trustees during the February 2015 trustee meeting.

    On the academic side, the Board approved an onsite Bachelor of Science in nursing program and in education, a dual certification in early childhood (preK-4)/special education (preK-8).

    On the financial agenda, the Board approved a number of budget assumptions for fiscal year 2016 for planning purposes. Final planning for fiscal year 2016 will be approved during the May 2015 Board meeting.

    To help expedite the process of refinancing the College’s debt, the board approved a resolution providing the administration authority to negotiate the necessary agreements with financial institutions. The resolution also provides the board’s executive committee with authority to approve the agreements on behalf of the full board.

    The Board approved IRS Form 990 for the 2014 calendar year. Form 990 is the annual reporting form required for 501(c) (3) private foundations that provides information on the organizations mission, programs and finances. The form will be accessible on the College website after its filing later this month.

  • Posted March 12, 2015

    2015 Commencement Speaker Named

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium President and CEO Barbara Baker will address the senior class at the 145th annual Wilson College commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Baker, a doctor of veterinary medicine, was nominated by the Class of 2015 as its first choice for commencement speaker.

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Wilson College to Recruit in the Middle East

    This March 22 – April 2, Wilson International Admissions Counselor Michael Eaton will travel to the Middle East as part of a recruiting tour led by the U.S. Educational group.

    The tour will visit Dubai, U.A.E.; Doha, Qatar; Manama, Bahrain; Kuwait City, Kuwait and Amman, Jordan. Admissions counselors on the trip will visit popular high schools, as well as international and American academies. In most cities, there will be a University Fair, expected to draw hundreds of students.

    The tour is the College’s first international recruiting tour in roughly a decade. The goal of the trip is to broaden Wilson’s outreach by making the College a recognizable name for a quality liberal arts education in the Middle East, and to attract more international students.

  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Accepted Student Day

    On Saturday, March 28, the traditional undergraduate admission staff is hosting a day for accepted students and their parents. The event, called a “conversion event” in admissions jargon, is intended to convince students and parents alike that Wilson is the college for their family.

    Accepted students will have the opportunity to meet in person and make some connections – up to this point many of them have conversed through the Accepted Student Facebook page.

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Library Construction Update

    Construction of the library addition continues to make great progress. The snow and cold have not delayed the work in any significant way. Renovations are taking place in the original structure with the installation of electric services and duct work. Sample furniture is available for a test drive in the current library but needs to be returned soon, so please take a look and let us know what you think soon! Your opinions will help decide what furniture we use in the new library.

  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Electric Power Outage

    As part of the library project, our current electrical cable will be replaced with a new one over spring break, starting on Monday, March 16. The time needed to complete the upgrade is up to 4 days and could run through Thursday, March 19. The work is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on the 16th. Continue reading for areas effected and the extent of the power interruptions.

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Driving for Dollars – the 2015 Wilson College Golf Classic

    The eighth annual Wilson College Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at the Chambersburg Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

    The golf classic, which raised more than $8800 in 2014, supports the Student Experience Fund, which provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom. In 2014 the fund allowed seven students to attend the five day PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) Women and Policy in the Global Community Seminar. Wilson attendee Nesha Hubbard ’14 commented on the seminar’s effect on her, “I thank the donors for giving me the opportunity to participate in the conference. I know I will be a better leader as a result.”

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  • Posted March 12, 2015

    Wilson College’s Health Fair a Huge Success

    Continue reading for highlights from this year’s health fair, held Wednesday, March 4.

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