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Food for Thought

Democrats take Control November 10, 2006

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Career Development Vol. XXXVIII, No.4


WILSON BILLBOARD Democrats Capture House, Sieze Senate By Lane Whigham

With mid-term election results reported, Democrats have gained a majority control of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate, briefly teetering on the final results from Virginia’s extremely tight senatorial race, has been siezed. As senior house Democrat, Rep. Pelosi originally from Baltimore, MD will gain the position of

Speaker of the House. In the presidential line of succession, this means Pelosi will hold the highest political rank ever obtained by a woman in U.S. history. Democrats gained four seats in Senate on election day and took control when democrats won races in both Montana and Virginia. The slim chance of control was dependent on

the Virginia Senate race and Dem. Jim Webb maintaining a less than 1% lead over incumbent Republican Sen. George Allen. Democrats needed both seats to gain control of the Senate. If the seats had been split evenly, the deciding vote would have been cast by Vice President Cheney, no doubt giving Republicans control of the Senate.

Phoenix Capture AWCC Field Hockey Championship Wilson College Press Release Wilson College captured its second Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference (AWCC) title since 1998 with a 1-0 overtime victory over the College of Notre Dame of Maryland on Sunday at Wells in Aurora, NY. Senior, Emily Hood (Middletown, Md.) got past a defender, broke in alone on goal, and fired a low shot to CND keeper Amanda Arkwright’s (North Kingston, R.I.) right pad for the game-winner with 2:22 gone in the extra session. The CND Gators held a slim 7-6 ad-

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vantage over the Phoenix in shots on goal in the game, and a 10-8 edge in penalty corners. Arkwright finished the game with four saves and a 1.21 goals against average for the tournament. Nikola Grafnetterova. (Czech Republic) stopped three shots earning her second tournament shutout. The Wilson Phoenix defeated

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fourth-seeded Wells, 4-0, in the opening game. Wilson’s Jennifer Huseman (Robesonia, Pa.) scored twice and Samantha Valentine (Emmittsburg, Md.) earned two assists on the day for Wilson in the first semifinal. Amy Newmaster (Lancaster, Pa.) opened the scoring just 2:49 into the game as she scored from the left side of the goal, and Huseman made it 2-0 with 19:42 left in the opening half with a rocket past Express goalkeeper Bethany Cereo (Port Byron, N.Y.). Wells had its best opportunity of the game and nearly drew to within a goal in the second half as forward Addie Katz

(Williston, Vt.) sent a shot in that was cleared off the line by Phoenix defender Alicia Smith (Palmyra, Pa.). Huseman, however, picked up her second tally of the game with 16:26 remaining in the game from Valentine, and Emily Hood (Middletown, Md.) closed out the scoring with just under five minutes remaining en route to the Wilson w i n . Cereo finished the contest with 11 saves. Phoenix goalkeeper Nikola Grafnetterova (Czech Republic) made one save. Shelly

Senior EmilyHood was recently named AWCC Player of the week for her role in Wilson’s Field Hockey Championship.

Novak, coaching in her fifth season, says “the team was very focused on winning the championship, especially after coming off of a hard overtime loss in the championship game the previous year. I am very proud of this team, they showed incredible commitment and dedication throughout the year.”

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November 10, 2006

NEWS Casey Wins PA Senate Race with Help of Local Supporters

Newly elected Senator Robet Casey during campaign stop in Chambersburg.

Bogigian Gallery Features Wilson Treasures By Robin Herring

The Bogigian Gallery hosts a wonderful show of Wilson’s treasures from the college’s private collection on display from October 26 through December 8, 2006. The works of art are on display at the gallery located in Warfield Hall. Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, organized the exhibit selecting 25 pieces from the collection which might be very familiar to the campus community. Among the show’s centerpieces is the portrait of former Wilson president Gwendolyn Evans Jensen (shown above).

The oil on canvas portrait was commissioned by Wilson College on the occasion of President Jensen’s retirement. The portrait can usually be found gracing the walls of Norland Parlor. The piece is so stunningly life-like it appears that “Gwen” is about to walk right out of it! The piece “Self Portrait with Daughter” featured in the publicity for the show is a print made in 1900 from the portrait by Marie-Louise-Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun. The portrait, depicting a mother lovingly holding her child resides in the of-

State Treasurer and Democratic Sen. Elect Bob Casey won his U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania on Tuesday beating incumbent Republican Senator Santorum in a closely contested race. Casey, just days before, visited his supporters at an evening rally held at the Franklin Fire House in Chambersburg. Several college Democratic clubs were in attendance including those from nearby Shippensburg and Dickenson College.

fice of Registrar Jean Hoover in Edgar Hall. Much of the art on display was created by artists that have participated in Wilson’s Artist-in-Residency program and was donated to the college by the artists. Some selections were donated by alumnae and former President Gwendolyn Jensen. President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson donated a piece of the fabric from the spectacular work, The Gates, constructed in New York’s Central Park in 2005 by artists Christo and Jean Claude. One curiosity in the show is a scroll by an unknown artist. There is no title or date on the scroll and it is clearly an Asian work of art. Visiting students are welcome to view the piece and perhaps interpret the work. Professor Lindsey stated that the college has more treasures to share with the community, although security for the older pieces is a bit tricky. Some pieces need restoration before they can be displayed and the Archives has a wonderful store of treasures as well. Look for more art from Wilson’s private collection coming to a wall near you. Wilson’s Bogigian Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For additional information or appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at (717) 264-4141, Ext. 3305.

In his passionate speech, Casey explained that recent negative remarks towards him from his republican adversary Rick Santorum were, “from a desperate candidate.” Casey also added that Santorum’s plan to privatize social security was, “a bad idea.” Casey also took aim at President Bush, first reminding the crowd that 136 soldiers from Pennsylvania have died since the beginning of the Iraq War. He also responded to Bush’s plan to set goals and deadlines in Iraq. Casey told his supporters that Bush’s

plan is not a genuine plan but a ploy to help failing Republican campaigns, campaigns that he feels are losing support due to the continuing war in Iraq. Casey thanked all the voters in Pennsylvania who voted for him on his website early Wednesday morning. Sen. Elect Casey is the first Democrat to win a full-term U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania since 1962.

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By Lane Whigham

Community Service Offers Lesson in Humanity By Jee Sun Yoo

On October 28th, 2006, Habitat for Humanity volunteers met at a construction site in Chambersburg. Twelve Wilson College students participated in the construction project from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Students and other volunteers hung drywall and painted. After working, students left their names and blessings on an unpainted wall for the new Ethiopian owners. All the volunNovember 10 Larry Kirkwood returns to Wilson for Body Image Exhibit and Series. Check out artistic body casts in tunnel on bottom floor of Lenfest.

teers did their best and sent their genuine heart-felt feelings to the new home owners. Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer program that helps those in need of affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity will be continuing their work in the Chambersburg area and they are always looking for workers of any skill level.

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November 10, 2006

FEATURES Editorial Food for Thought

Darfur: Forgotten or Ignored “La mano roja es para llamar la atencion.” The red hand is to call attention. I sat in my Spanish class on Tuesday night—Halloween, the night of frights—with red house paint flaking off my left hand. I “got caught” red handed for a HUSTA project in the hours before my class and chose to come to class with a red hand, hoping people would ask. Dr. Cordova saw, asked, spoke. He gently narrated the story of Darfur to our class in neutral terms, translating for himself as he went. To include the class, he wrote “La gente en el poder…” on the board and started asking what the people in power were doing. Nothing. The people in power (la gente en el poder) are doing nothing (no están haciendo nada). The United Nations is silent. The United States is silent. The European Union is silent. Even the African Union is strangely quiet. Our class was far from silent. The whispers and shifts and groans were beginning. “Why is he teaching this?” Even questions of “How dare he?!” and “Why do we care?” The


confused looks and almost hosReflections tile whispers disturb me. How could anyone question the validand Memories ity of the lives lost in Darfur? Are we so focused on passing Span- By Martine Bourque ish 101 or any other class that As an adult, October the lives lost around the world no has always been a difficult month longer matter? for me. I’m not too sure when it Working the table for started exactly; maybe I have HUSTA—the social justice or- that seasonal mood disorder. It ganization on campus—left me was not always like that. As a with the same questions. So many child I remember clearly loving folks zoomed by, not in the least the month. Unlike our parents interested in helping speak for the who watched with exasperation lives being undermined across the as each windy day covered the globe. They were more inter- previously perfectly manicured ested in their dinner, their second lawns; we loved to see the or third meal of the day instead leaves falling. We could not wait of quietly extending a hand for to get off the bus and get a group those who barely manage one together to create huge mountains of leaves we could jump meal a day. in. We knew we had the week So many people were to roll around as on the weekreluctant or unwilling to extend a end our parents would get rid hand, no strings attached and no of them. In those days if you had records kept, in the face of a hu- a lot of trees in your yard you manitarian disaster. They whis- became instantly popular, at least pered and wondered why a pro- for a little while. Then there was fessor was attempting to explain the holiday second only to a genocide that is years old. Christmas that would crown the HUSTA kept no list of which end of this glorious month. Do prints went with which students. Dr. Cordova was not grading us on opinions; he was merely asking we listen.

Governor Ed Rendell

State Representatives

U.S Congress Bill Shuster

Mark Keller - R 86thDistrict Rob Kauffman - R 89th District Todd Rock - R 90th District Dan Moul - R 91st District

U.S. Senate Democrat: Bob Casey

nuts and jelly beans. The other thing that was great is that you got permission to manage your loot: two lollipops and a mini chocolate bar in the lunchbox, a few taffies for recess, a couple of the novelty items like “sweet tarts” on the school bus to show. For weeks there was no need to spend your allowance on candy. Sweet! When was the last time you got that excited about something? That you felt that knot of anticipation in your stomach, you lost sleep because you were too excited about an event coming up, you enjoyed counting down the days, and that those things were actually happening to you and not to your children? When is it that we lose that enthusiasm about specific events? I have found enthusiasm and fear are extremely similar in their manifestations: the knot in the stomach, loss of sleep, anxiety. Maybe as we grow up we stay away from those feelings because we confuse them with fear. The problem is we also lose out on joy. This Halloween if you get too many apples, here are a couple of ways to use them.

Career Development

Suzanne Cole ‘10

Local and State Election Results

you remember all the excitement the countdown to Halloween brought? First there was deciding on the costume, then trading insider information during recess on which houses gave the best candy, which parts of the neighborhood were the least likely to give out the thing we hated the most: APPLES! Now who ever decided to give apples on Halloween, we never understood. There was also this Urban Legend (I don’t think it was called that in my days) that there were razor blades inside. Someone heard of someone, who knew someone who saw in on the news; people were putting razor blades in the apples. So when we got home after trick or treating, guess what got inspected first? I don’t know if all that was true but I can tell you that not once did I eat an apple on Halloween and razor blades had nothing to do with it! I remember sitting on my bed and sorting out the candy. This was always an anticipated event, it rarely disappointed, except for the few loose pea-

Professionalism and First Impressions By Heather Drumm

“please give me phone number....i work in (censored) and as a recruiter in md...I need a veterinanrian, for pfarma/ biotech industry” This is a real email I received this week from a professional recruiter. My first thought was is this a real person? Can a professional email really be written this poorly? Ask yourself what impression this gives you as you read it. As it turns out, this was a real company and a real person but I would ask, is it a professional? Was this email to me really important if the individual did not take the time to write a “real” email or spell check it?

As you begin your searches for part-time or summer jobs, internships, entrylevel employment after graduation, or mid-level positions as your career progresses, you will find that more and more human resources work is done online. This means that you need to make a good first impression as you write emails and complete online applications. Just as your paper resume says something about you, so too does your online application and your emails surrounding it. When writing emails, use a title such as Ms. or Mr. If you do not know to whom the

email is addressed, call the company to find out or use something similar to Director of Human Resources. Make sure you spell check your document and proofread it. Spell check will NOT find all errors so proofreading is important. Be polite in your email, identify yourself, identify your reason for the inquiry, and show your gratitude for the assistance. There is nothing worse than feeling like an email from a stranger is demanding something from you. Do not use lingo, abbreviations, Internet speak ( lol, cya, later, dude, etc.) when writing to or as a professional. It is too informal to be deemed appropriate.

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