Wilson College Enrollment Up for Sixth Consecutive Year

Wilson College continues to buck the higher education trend of declining enrollments. A total of 1,620 students are enrolled for the fall semester, an 8 percent increase over fall 2018 and another record for the 150-year-old college.

Second City Anniversary Show Coming to Wilson Sept. 21

In The Second City, Greatest Hits Vol. 59, today's audiences can watch the next generation of comedy superstars put its spin on the best of the legendary Chicago improv troupe's hits during a show at Wilson College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Laird Hall.

 

Wilson to Open Art Exhibit Featuring Members of The Foundry on Sept. 16

Wilson College will hold a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Lortz Hall's Bogigian Gallery to mark the opening of a new exhibition featuring works made by artist members of The Foundry. The exhibition, which will run through Oct. 11, is free and open to the public.

Three Common Hour Talks to be Held at Coyle Free Library

In recognition of its 150th anniversary, Wilson College is expanding its Common Hour series of lectures this year to include three evening talks at the Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St. At 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, scholar and author Robert P. Jones will present Why Religion and Race are at the Heart of America’s Identity Crisis in Coyle’s new conservatory.

Wilson College Awarded Nearly $1 Million by National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of nearly $1 million to Wilson College for a groundbreaking new program to recruit area students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and support them with everything from stress management techniques and wellness practices to academic assistance, mentoring and career development.

New Art Exhibition Celebrates Wilson College Sesquicentennial

An art exhibition celebrating the 150-year history of Wilson College–created by Baltimore artist Jim Condron using college relics and artifacts–opens Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Wilson library's Sue Davison Cooley Gallery. The exhibition, You Never Wash it Off Completely, will run through Dec. 15.

Wilson College Summer Projects Moving Along

When the academic year came to a close in May, Wilson College began work on a number of construction projects, including replacement of a bridge leading to the western side of campus, as well as the creation of additional parking, residence hall improvements and updates to tennis courts.

Wilson College Appoints Interim President

Wilson College today announced the appointment of A. Richard Kneedler as interim president. Kneedler was president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., from 1988 to 2002 and served as interim president of Rockford (Ill.) College (now Rockford University) in 2006-07. He has also worked as an educational consultant.