The Dean's Scene

January 8, 2015

Dear Wilson Parents and Families,

Because I grew up in the south, one of the most exciting times of the year has always been January and February, also known as the Carnival or Mardi Gras season. Filled with good food and celebrations, this season always warms my heart (which is a good thing now that I live in Pennsylvania, and the temperature was 5 degrees outside!).

Here at Wilson College, this is truly an exciting time too. Many of our students are on and off campus taking J term classes, and some of them are even headed to Belize tomorrow to for a tropical ecology class. The students and faculty here at Wilson are active and vibrant even in the cold, dark days of winter.

As spring semester begins on January 26th, I want to remind you all of two upcoming events that prove to be great celebrations of life and all things Wilson. First, the WCGA has come together with many other groups on campus to reconfigure what was formerly known as the Spring Convocation and establish a new ceremony to honor the senior class each spring. This year, it will be held on Tuesday, February 10th and will be called "Pushing Up Daisies". Look for more information on this event to be sent out soon.

The second celebration will be our new Family Weekend, February 13th and 14th. Here is a full schedule of events:

Friday, February 13th

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Family Registration in Lenfest Lobby

Attend classes with your student throughout the morning

11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch, Jensen Dining Hall

Attend classes with your student throughout the afternoon

4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner, Jensen Dining Hall

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dessert and Entertainment, Student Center

Saturday, February 14th

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Scholarship, Financial Aid and Portal Refresher Course, Brooks Auditorium, Science Center

10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Construction, Parking and all things New at Wilson College, Brooks Auditorium, Science Center

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Tailgate-style Lunch, Hankey Center

1 p.m. Women's Basketball team vs. Gallaudet University, Gannett Memorial Field House

3 p.m. Men's Basketball team vs. Gallaudet University, Gannett Memorial Field House

It continues to be an honor to work with all the fabulous students, faculty, staff and families of Wilson College, and I look forward to enjoying these two celebrations, and many more over the years together.

Laissez les bon temps roulez (let the good times roll!),

Dean Mary Beth

Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development & Dean of Students

Marybeth.williams@wilson.edu

Also, check out all of the student development services on our webpage at http://www.wilson.edu/student-life/index.aspx.

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