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The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. - Thich Nhat Hanh

April 17 , 2008 Wilson College Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Vol. XXXX, No.4

Chelsea Clinton Sweeps through Wilson College by Kimberly Maske-Mertz

On Tues, Apr. 15, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton took center stage on Wilson’s main green. As part of her 3-day “Your Future. It’s Bright!” bus tour through Pennsylvania, Clinton addressed an eager and attentive crowd of Wilson students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Chambersburg community. The event, sponsored by Wilson College, the campus Political Science Association, and the Franklin County chapter of Hillraisers, a grassroots organization currently campaigning for Senator Hillary Clinton, marked an historic moment in Wilson College history. Introduced by Wilson students Alyssa Yeip and Nicole Welsh, and an entourage of Hillary supporters—including celebrities Erika Alexander of “The Cosby Show” and “Living Single,” as well as Sean Austin of Rudy and Lord of the Rings fame—Chelsea took the stage amid gracious applause. “The Chelsea Clinton event has brought a great amount of positive attention and press coverage to Wilson,” said Dr. Jill Hummer, professor of Political Science. “By Ms. Clinton choosing Wilson, she was essentially conveying that there is something unique and special about this place, worthy of her very limited time.” Clinton addressed the crowd on behalf of her mother in an attempt to garner support for the upcoming Pennsylvania Democratic Primary on Apr. 22. In her conversation with the public, she tackled issues ranging from the economy to universal healthcare, with special emphasis on problems with the current state of tuition assistance in the U.S. “I strongly believe my mom is the most progressive, the most prepared, and the strongest candidate,” Clinton said. “I believe that not only as a proud daughter, but as a young voter and a young woman.” As part of Sen. Clinton’s plan to make college more affordable, she wants to increase the Federal Pell Grant maximum from $5,400 to $10,800 and expand eligibility to a broader number of students. She also hopes to double the educational tax credit to $3,500 per year, extend benefits to students wishing to attend graduate school, and replace the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a checkbox on the federal tax form.

“What’s really interesting about what my mom is proposing is to have the federal government get back into the business of directing student lending, both for college and graduate school,” Clinton said, stressing that this would diminish predatory student lending. When discussing the U.S. economy, Clinton stated, “It really matters to me as a voter that my mom is the only candidate who tells me dollar-for-dollar how she’ll pay for everything. It matters to me because it tells me that she’s thought through the details of what she needs to do to really achieve what she’s talking about.” Wilson student Chris Ecker believed that Clinton’s visit was a perfect fit for the school. “Not only was it a savvy political move on the part of her mother’s campaign,” Ecker said. “But it was also an interesting experience for Wilson students interested in government. While I can’t say that anything Chelsea said in particular swayed my vote, Chelsea Clinton addresses Wilson students, faculty, alumnae, the simple fact that her mother’s campaign and members of the Chambersburg community on April 15. spent the time and money to visit Wilson Photo by Jessica Bernard College impressed me.” Dr. Michael Cornelius, one of many Wilson faculty members in the crowd, was pleased with Clinton’s level of composure. “She proved to be an articulate, bright young woman—a great role model for Wilson students regardless of political persuasion— who presented a form of political discussion not seen on cable television or presented in debates with two-minute responses.” Clinton also willingly took questions from the audience during the event. When asked about U.S. dependence on foreign oil, she WWC student Deneisha Cauthen and son Jordan pose for replied, “My mother believes we need a difphoto with Erika Alexander. Photo by Jessica Bernard ferent energy reality and a different energy future.” Part of Sen. Clinton’s plan includes abol- and I are the same age, and I grew up feeling symishing tax breaks and instituting a windfall profits pathy for her upbringing as the daughter of two emtax for oil companies, which in turn would finance battled politicians…and twelve-year-old Chris had new energy initiatives including windmill and so- a pretty big crush on twelve-year old Chelsea back in 1992.” lar energy. Near the end of Clinton’s discussion, Jordan, “So rarely in my time at Wilson has such an opportunity been afforded to us,” said Dr. Cornelius. the son of Women With Children student Deneisha “Chelsea Clinton is not only a national figure, but Cauthen, expressed his admiration by saying, “I believe in you.” part of our political and cultural zeitgeist.” Clinton smiled sweetly and thanked him. “I just Many students attended to simply get a glimpse of the former First Daughter. “To be honest, I at- have a very, very, very good role model,” she said. tended just to see Chelsea,” Ecker confessed. “She “So I hope you’ll believe in my mom, too.”


What Tangled Webs We Weave When Students Preconceive

Career Book Bandits on the Loose! Just like the elves that helped the cobbler

Ahh…What better way to create rifts in our delicate community than to have politicians in our midst? On Tuesday I had the privilege of covering the arrival of Chelsea Clinton on our beloved campus. While her speech effectively moved me and gave me a lot to think about before next Tuesday, I have to say at the present moment I am still rooting for Barack Obama. But my own political leanings aside, I want to talk about something else—something that weighed heavily on my heart as I looked upon the small crowd that had gathered to listen to Chelsea speak. What surprised me was the sheer lack of interest from the student body and the greater Chambersburg community in hearing what she had to say. I was dismayed at the generally small turnout for such an event…especially one that comes once in a lifetime in a small town like Chambersburg. While I understand that many on this campus are not diehard Hillary supporters, I thought (or at least hoped) that more students would be more open-minded and eager to take part in the event. Alas, that was not what I experienced from my vantage point. I believe that students on this campus generally do not have an interest in politics and simply don’t have time to be bothered by a famous First Daughter coming to their own campus to speak to them. Yet what these students do not understand is the importance of politics. They don’t realize that every moment of campaigning, voting, and swearing into office has a direct affect on their lives. Maybe they won’t realize it until they leave these hallowed halls and enter the “real world” of living on their own, paying back student loans, commuting everyday to and from work, getting married and raising children. Yet, I hold out the hope that they realize it before then. For how can you understand the world in which you live by book smarts alone? How can you honestly believe that the issues being discussed on the campaign trail don’t affect you right now? I believe it is high time that the students of this campus take a more active interest in learning about the world around them. Register to vote, volunteer for a campaign, or simply take the time to listen to all points of view. By doing so you will have the power to affect change not only in your daily routine, but also in the world in which you live. If this plea has fallen on deaf ears, then I shudder to say that the world is destined for a bleak future. Unfortunately you will have no right to complain about it, because it will be your own fault.

make shoes in the middle of night, Wilson has

Kimberly Maske-Mertz Editor-in-chief


ping books from the Career Development Center library and holding them against their will. If you know any of these bandits, please ask them to return the books so that the entire campus can use them. The CDC library works on a sign out system just like any other library. Returned books may be placed on the table outside of Lenfest 103 with no questions asked. The books, the CDC, and all members of the campus thank you for your cooperation and adherence to the Honor Principle.

The American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive Mon, Apr. 21 Schedule a time by signing up on the Nurse’s office door. Walk-ins also accepted from noon-6:00pm. All presenting donors will get a book bag as a gift of appreciation. If you have any questions, call the nurse at ext. 3271.

Available now outside of Carolyn Perkins,

Spring Fling is In the Air, and on the Green by Sarah Martin

The May Queen, Carrie Clark, and her attendant Heather McMenamin lounge during the May Court of the 1999-2000 school year. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth C. Boyd ‘33, Archives, Hankey Center, Wilson College. On Apr. 26, the Wilson community will descend on the front green for a day of fun and relaxation, and various clubs will set up booths to promote their organizations. Yes, Spring Fling is upon us! This day of fun originated from the May Day celebration, but has taken on a different name and more of a carnival atmosphere. The name Spring Fling originated in 1992, but the celebration began in 1902 as the May Court beauty pageant. Later, the court came to signify achievement, leadership, and service to the college. In the May Court, the foundation of May Day and Spring Fling, each class is represented—four nominees are represented from each class, and six from the senior class including the May Queen. Historical records indicate that every member of the May Court wears the same dress, but in different colors. In 1910, the Drill Team flanked the court procession and a member of the student body would act as herald and announce the council from horse back. Traditions have changed over time, but the May Court, May Pole dance, a play, a sporting match of some sort, and of course a picnic continue as part of Spring Fling. The sports match often takes place in the form of tennis or softball with competitions between students/parents and students/professors. Some events added since the original May Day include the Dog Show (1989), Drill Team performance (1945), club booths, a DJ, and games on the green. 2

book bandits on the loose who are kidnap-

Becky Hammell, and Lorie Helman’s offices in Lenfest Commons.

Conococheague Yearbook If you would like to submit photos for Yearbook, please email Megan Betts or WE NEED PHOTOS. Please include names and class year of each person in the photo, if known.

MAKE A PLEDGE DURING ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK Everyone is invited to Pledge Sobriety next week during Alcohol Awareness Week. Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages from April 21-25. If you are not 21 years old, we invite you to give up something you are “ADDICTED” to. There will be a sign up table this week - April 14-18th from 11:00am-1:00pm in front of the Dining Hall sponsored by the APPLE Conference Team. We will give you a blue and white ribbon to wear in support of our cause. TheWilsonBillboard April 17, 2008


2008 Orr Forum Discusses Being Publicly Religious in Modern Society by Ji Youn Lee

Are you Christian or Muslim? Buddhist or Hindu? The 2008 Orr Forum on Religion began on Mar. 24, welcoming people of all faiths. Established in 1964, the Orr Forum once sponsored a series of chapel services, sermons, and communion services. Through a fund provided by Thomas J. Orr, Associate Professor of Bible and Religion Harry Buck and Chairman of the Department of The Bible and Religion Dr. Graham Jamieson founded the Orr Forum. Dr. David True, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, said that the main purpose of the forum is to bring religion into a specific academic and public sphere rather than simply promoting religious services. This year’s topic, “On Being Publicly Religious,” proposed that religion is not just a private issue but also a public issue. Through this forum, Dr. True said people had a chance to realize a religion’s influence in the world and discuss social issues from a religious perspective. The 2008 Orr Forum presented many different programs. On Monday, four sessions were scheduled about religious issues. Session 1, “Religiously Incorrect?,” discussed how people can be religious without offending others. Session 2, “Rediscovering the Jewish Common Good,” talked about what followers of the Jewish religion share and pursue. Session 3, “The ReligionFriendly or Religion-Free Employer,” discussed how to view the workplace from a religious perspective. Finally, Session 4, “Religious Communities and the Good of the World” suggested what religion can do to make a better

Aubrey Morris, Dr. Nancy Ammerman, and Megan Westover pose for a picture after the Orr Forum. Photo by Jessica Bernard world. On Tuesday, host Dr. Nancy Ammerman presented on religion in America and attended lunch with students. Dr. True said that people had a great opportunity to become informed about the importance of religion. For religious communities, it enabled them to find a meaning for pursuing their religious ideals. For those who do not have any particular religion, it may help them prepare for service in a better world.


Scholarly reflection

The Orr Prizes Panel of Judges is pleased to announce

Megan Westover

the recipients of the 2008 Orr Prizes in Religion.

Creative expression Go Woon Lim (1st Prize) Susan Shaffer (2nd Prize) Rebecca Heston (3rd Prize)

Vet Med Club Pampers Pooches and Raises Riches for ASPCA Program by Danyelle Reid

On Apr. 5, dozens of happy hounds and their owners descended upon the field hockey field and surrounding areas, patiently waiting to be serviced by members of the Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) club during its semiannual dog wash in the Helen M. Beach Veterinary Medical Center. This event was not only a fundraiser for those who participate in Wilson’s VMT program; it also provided a pleasurable and educational experience. Ashleigh Wesner ’10, a member of the VMT club for two years, decided to partake in this semester’s dog wash because she anticipated the variety of dog breeds that they service each year. Wesner stated that this event grants her the opportunity to improve her restraint techniques. The fee for the dog wash ranged from $5 to $15, which depended upon the dog’s size. This fee included nail trimming, ear cleaning, and of course, a bath. Dog owners brought their loyal canine companions to this semester’s dog wash for a variety of reasons including location, convenience, and reasonable prices. Other dog owners were more impressed by the compassion that students showed toward their furry friends. Amy (last name withheld), who brought her two Shi Tzus, Carmel and Sunny, said, “It was a good cause and I wanted to support the VMT club. [They] do exceptional work. [They] support the community and I believe that

Sarah Shetter, Heather Wacome, and Brody “Shhoooo I can hear again.” Photo by Jessica Bernard the community should support [them].” Angela (last name withheld) stated that she brought her dogs Bambi and Norman because, “they enjoy socializing with other dogs and this is also an excellent opportunity for the program to practice.” In addition to raising funds for their own use, the VMT club raised about $100 to benefit the ASPCA. The club serviced 151 dogs during the event and made a profit of about $1400. The VMT club hosts its highly recognized dog wash once a semester. If you or someone you know has a canine companion that is in dire need of a good bath, contact the VMT at 3


Poet Gery’s Gallery of Ghosts Materializes in Patterson Lounge by Jessica Klein-Carnes

On Apr. 2, the prize-winning poet John R. O. Gery read 10 poems to an eager audience from his most recent collection, Gallery of Ghosts. A Research Professor of English at The University of New Orleans and director of the Ezra Pound Center for Literature in Italy, Gery captivated the audience with his soft spoken and confident presence. Gery once instructed the patron of the event, Chris Christopher, in 1994. Christopher’s generous support of the event provided Wilson with a night to remember. Earlier in the day, Gery conducted a workshop on poetry for members of Dr. Michael Cornelius’ Advanced Creative Writing class. During the hourlong workshop, Gery critiqued students’ poetry and discussed ways in which they might improve their writing. “It was so amazing to have the opportunity to discuss my writing with an award-winning poet,” said Kimberly Maske-Mertz, an English/Writing major. Dr. Cornelius introduced Gery, jokingly

mentioning that poets usually avoid putting their occupation as “Poet” on their tax returns. Gery responded to this by saying, “I do put Poet on my tax form.” After a good laugh, the reading got off to a great start. The first poem entitled “Promises,” Gery wrote as his response to terms he doesn’t fully understand. In another poem dedicated to a close friend, “The Panthers of Worry,” he claims, “My panthers acquire a taste for my carcass inside.” The next to last poem he read, he described his relationship with his wife. He says it beautifully, asserting in the end, “We’re hopeless together; we’re perfectly matched.” At the conclusion of his reading, Gery graciously offered to answer questions from the audience. Several enthusiasts approached the podium to thank him. He sold several copies of Gallery of Ghosts, and gladly signed them for patrons. After the reading, Maske-Mertz discussed future options for graduate school with Gery. “He gave me a number of great ideas, and his advice was very helpful. His poetry inspired me,” MaskeMertz said. Gery expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to read, joining the ranks of great poets—including Robert Frost—to grace Wilson with their presence. Wilson College thanks Gery for visiting and sharing his poignant poetry.

Students Make a Real “Science” of Graffiti by Sarah Martin

The last beam to grace the top of the new Paul Swain Havens Science Center bears the names of many from the Wilson Community, leaving a lasting legacy for students as well as faculty and staff. The Beam Signing event took place as part of the Arts Day festivities on Apr. 2 at 11:30am. Everyone gathered around the giant beam as President Lorna Edmundson spoke a few words. Edmundson especially thanked Dana Harriger, Cheryl Sleboda, alumni, and all those who helped to make the college’s vision of a new science center a reality. She then invited all attendees to take a marker and sign the beam wherever they chose. The beam, which marks the last to be set in place, was settled in place atop the 25,000 squarefoot addition on Apr. 5.

Sarah Martin and Jennifer Cook leave their signature on the final beam of the Science Center. Photo by Sarah Martin

Equestrian Students Vault to New Heights by Sarah Martin

Pam Hayes-Houldin, Sarah Martin on the Vaulting Barrel, and Laura Mikkelson. Patience Cady hugging Cruiser. Photos by Ann O’Shallie 4

At 10:00am on Fri, Apr. 11 and 12, Wilson equestrian students gathered in the Hawthorne Arena for an informative PowerPoint presentation and workshop on interactive vaulting. Vaulting mimics riding bareback, but with a caveson which is a blanket and two handles to grasp. Interactive vaulting engages participants in horsemanship activities by focusing on movement on and off the “equine.” Gisela H. Rhodes, the guest clinician of the workshop, uses the word “equine” because vaulting can be done on horses, ponies, and even donkeys. In this type of process, animals walk, trot, and canter on a lunge line. Benefits to vaulting include teaching students how to better communicate with the horse and with each other. Rhodes, originally from Germany, is a centered riding instructor. Centered riding promotes riding in balance with your horse. Rhodes gave a number of examples on how to instruct, and explained why some activities are good for some students and some for others. Activities during the clinic focused on teaching the attending students how to instruct. The workshop was not only fun, but also informative for students wishing to pursue a career in instruction. Towards the end of the workshop, several people practiced their technique on Wilson horses “Cruiser” and “Teddy.” Students were expected to be comfortable on the horse without a saddle or reins. Several students even stood upon the horse while it walked around. Wilson hopes to hold the clinic again next semester. Thanks to all who participated in the clinic, Rhodes for coming and running the clinic, Associate Professor of Equestrian Studies Ann O’Shallie, and President of the Pennsylvania Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship, Pam Hayes-Houldin. TheWilsonBillboard April 17, 2008


Senior Wilson Art Students Didn’t “Monkey Around” on Arts Day 2008 by Yoo Na Kim

On Apr. 2, Wilson College held its annual Arts Day celebration, sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Dance. Arts Day encourages the entire campus to participate in artistic expression and to see and appreciate the art of other students on campus. Students welcomed Frida Kahlo, one of the Guerrilla Girls, as a highlight of the Arts Day festivities. “Frida” participated in Steam Roller Printmaking and a seminar on Guerrilla Sociologic Art Appreciation, held in Allen Auditorium. In the Taize worship service called “Don’t Monkey with Women Artists,” Frida presented the history of the Guerrilla Girls and discussed their impact in over 20 years of fighting discrimination with facts, humor, and fake fur. The People’s Republic of Art (PRA) arranged everything in order to bring the Guerilla Girls to campus, including collecting funds and setting up before the show. Samantha May, President of PRA, first contacted “Frida” and found out she would be able to attend Arts Day. May thought there could be nothing better than having a Guerilla Girl at Wilson on Arts Day. PRA solicited various departments and other clubs on campus to donate money in order to bring the Guerilla Girls to Wilson. On the weekend before Arts Day, many students participated in creating a wood carving of “Frida.” This year’s Arts Day featured everything from art exhibits, dance, and steamroller printing to a Raku pottery demonstration, musical presentation,

Haiku Reading Springs Up at Arts Day by Satoko Unno

Guerilla Girl takes a moment to enjoy the Billboard. Photo courtesy of Wilson College’s Communications Office. Samantha May, Professor Bob Dickinson, GoWoon Lim, Amy Weiland, Sumayal Shrestha, and Rebecca Heston participate in Arts Day festivities. Photo by Deneisha Cauthen and equestrian mounted drill team performance. An opening reception for the student art exhibition at the Bogigian Gallery in Lortz Hall also highlighted the event. Jim Beam, owner and curator of Wallspace Gallery and Framing, juried the exhibit. Events took place throughout the day, and all events were open to the public. The student exhibition will continue through Apr. 25 in the Bogigian Gallery, which is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. In addition to the juried show, the college also hosts a Salon des Refuses—an exhibit of the artwork not accepted into the juried show, which is displayed in the classroom studios of Lortz Hall. together, she had more fun. “I enjoyed looking at other people’s haiku and presentation.” Sarah Martin, a freshman Equine Facilitated Therapeutics major, created her haiku, being inspired by her mother planting tulips over Spring Break.

For Arts Day on Apr. 2, students exhibited their favorite haiku in various places on the Wilson campus. Wilson community members paused to read haiku and quiet their minds for a while. Haiku, a three-line poem originating in Japan, evokes images from plants, insects, or small creatures of the natural world. Taking inspiration from this Japanese tradition, seventeen students in ENG 185: Writing about Literature and the Environment taught by English Professor, Dr. Lisa Woolley chose one haiku from books, websites, or original pieces they created and scattered them around campus. The means of presenting their haiku included colorful drawings hung from trees, a painting on a rock set by a building, or writing directly on the pavement with colored chalk. Lisa Augsburger, a sophomore Biology major, chose a poem by Kobayashi Issa, one of the four haiku masters in Japan:

The tulip peeks its head out As I remember The bulb in the dirt.

Right at my feetAnd when did you get here, Snail? Augsburger said, “This poem is so cute. I wanted to invite as many readers as possible, so I wrote it on the heavy traffic pavement toward the Library.” Stephanie Melton, a senior Mathematics major, was surprised when she came up with her original haiku: Look at the green foliage, See the ladybug winking at you! Breathe¬–her work is done. Melton created a colorful paper flower, wrote her haiku on it, and placed it on the ground like a real flower. While putting her outdoor presentation

Photos by Satoko Unno

Martin said, “The haiku is about growth. I hope that people who read the haiku take the time to figure out the deeper meaning of growth behind the words.” Written on plain white paper in blue ink with tulip cutouts, Martin stapled it onto a wooden stake at the level of the flowers. Dr. Woolley enjoyed walking around campus to appreciate her students’ haiku contribution. “I want students to think about how they can use language and images to call attention to the natural world. I want them to think about what would make passersby stop and take notice of the world around them.” Through their haiku, students’ imaginations burst forth on campus like sparkling fireworks on a dark sky. 5


Business Department Offers New 300-Level Fall Topics Courses

Career Corner Got Health Insurance?

by Dr. Doug Crawford

Courtesy of the Wilson Career Services Center From AES newsletter, Aug. 21

Nearly two out of every five college graduates are not covered by health insurance for a period of time after graduation. Most students are covered by their parents’ health plan while they’re in school. After graduation, that coverage is no longer available to them. Granted, you’re young—you’re feeling great and probably won’t develop any serious health issues—but what about that unforeseen auto accident or that fall that results in a broken ankle? You could find yourself with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills if surgery is required to fix that ankle and you don’t have health insurance. It’s scary to thing of having $20K in medical bills on top of your other expenses like rent, utilities, auto and student loan payment, etc. If you have a job lined up at graduation this probably isn’t an issue for you. But graduates who take some time to secure employment are taking a risk by going without coverage. There are some options to research to get you through this period.


Have your parents check their insurance coverage, as some policies allow you to extend coverage for up to 36 months at group rates through the employer’s COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) plan. COBRA plans usually provide better benefits at a lower cost than a policy purchased at individual rates. To get this type of coverage, your parents must notify their employer within 60 days of your graduation. If a COBRA plan is not an option for you, consider an individual health insurance plan with a large insurer. These types of policies can range from about $60 per month to almost $300 per month depending on the deductibles and co-pay level of the plan. The most affordable plans do not cover doctor’s office visits or prescription drugs, but do offer you coverage for that catastrophic accident that you hope never happens. You should also check with your school’s alumni association. Some alumni associations offer policies intended as a bridge between graduation and a full-time job.

Looking for your niche? Next fall, the Business and Economics Department will offer two new topics courses to give students a leg up on the competition. Did you know that consulting is one of the fastest growing career fields offering flexibility, travel, and opportunities for big rewards? Consultants provide expertise and help clients solve problems. Our BUS 365: Consulting Skills class introduces students to the flawless consulting model and provides a laboratory to practice everything from the initial client meeting to the execution of solutions. So if you want to join the knowledge business, here is the class that will help get you started. Are you a math-alete? Career opportunities abound for those who can apply math to solve business problems. The BUS 305: Quantitative Methods in Business class is open to students of Junior standing who want to learn quantitative methods at a greater depth than the standard business curriculum. This is a great class to build problem-solving skills. For more information on these or other Business courses, contact Dr. Doug Crawford at

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Sound Off Wilson by Deneisha Cauthen and Jessica Klein-Carnes

A book called Cunt is being used in a Women’s Studies course on campus. Do you feel that titles like this one, magazines, or other media should be censored? Why or Why not?

Jacquelyn Valencia ‘09

Caitlin McCauley ‘09

Jacinta Reeder ‘08

Karley Bowe ‘09

Debe Clark ‘08

Major: English Minor: Philosophy “I think it’s a provocative title but I don’t feel books, magazines etc. should be censored in a college atmosphere because as individuals we have the ability to censor material for ourselves, and it shouldn’t be censored to the larger public.”

Major Equestrian Studies “If the professor feels that the book is appropriate and best for the course then I’m okay with it. I’m not for censorship.”

Major: Math “The title gets my attention and pulls me out of my comfort zone, but I think its freedom of expression.”

Major: Equestrian Studies “On a college campus we should be mature enough to deal with the title of a book. In the case that something is offensive, I do feel it should be censored.”

Major: Environmental Science & Biology “The title is surprising because it’s not something you see everyday. I don’t think books and magazines should be censored because the public will censor things for themselves, if they don’t like they won’t buy it.”



Is Blood Type A Good Predictor of Personality? by SuYeon Jo

“What is your blood type?” When I asked this question of my American friends, they barely knew about their blood types and even thought that my question was weird. However, in Korea it is a fundamental question when meeting people for the first time. This is because we have an interesting theory about the relationship between blood type and personality. The theory is very popular in Korea and Japan. For example, people who have blood type “A” tend to like harmony, calm and organization. They cooperate well with others, however they are likely to be very sensitive and passive. On the other hand, those with blood type “B” are well known as people who are the most hotblooded and straightforward. They are usually creative and flexible, and adapt easily to any situation. But sometimes they can seem obstinate and quick tempered. People who have blood type “AB” are usually considered by other people as either a genius or an idiot. Those with “AB” are most likely to be odd, mysterious, and have artistic talent. Finally, people who have blood type “O” are frequently very outgoing and want to be a leader. They keep striving until they achieve their goals. However, they also tend to be vain, jealous, and too competitive. Of course, this theory isn’t based on science at

all and it is impossible to classify the personalities of all people in this way. It is all done in good fun. In my case, my friends said, “Your blood type must be B, O, or AB.” Unfortunately, my blood type is “A” and I’ve not yet met a person who has guessed correctly.

Osgood Center to Host “America Decides”

tation to Washington, D.C. However, the Osgood Center will cover accommodations and fees. For more information on the program, students are encouraged to contact Dr. Doug Crawford at Students may also visit the Osgood Center website at http://osgoodcenter. org/americadecides.htm.

by Kimberly Maske-Mertz

On May 11-18, the Osgood Center for International Studies will host the seminar “America Decides: The Issues and Dynamics of the 2008 Presidential Election.” Wilson has received full funding from the Osgood Center for those students wishing to participate, giving them a unique opportunity to learn about the process of electing a president. With the 2008 Presidential Election on the horizon, this year’s program will allow students to participate in discussions with journalists, representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties, analysts, and campaign representatives. In addition, student speakers will debate their choice for President as student teams discuss the “viability” of the candidates. Featured speakers at the seminar will include former Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ambassador Robert Hunter, staffers from the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and Hillary Clinton Campaign Press Secretary Kiki McLean. Wilson students must secure their own transpor-

Cartman curiously explores photography. Photo by Jessica Bernard

A Day in the Life of a Non-Traditional Student Battle Stress in a Healthy Manner To begin, take a long, deep breath through your nose and exhale through your by Jessica Klein-Carnes

“Repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” –Dr. Herbert Benson I decided to focus on something the student body has in common. As the semester winds down I feel the pressure of final projects, seminar papers, presentations, and finals, which cause unwanted stress in my life. I chose some techniques to decrease stress and increase productivity under stress. All of these methods I have tried during different periods of my life, and all of them help if you practice doing them more than once. Let me help you. To practice relaxation techniques, you need to adjust your environment and mental state. A quiet environment, a comfortable sitting or lying position, a point of focus (mantra), and a passive attitude all help facilitate coping with stress. After you decide on these things, try the following methods of relaxation. Deep breathing helps to relax a person more than I initially thought. It’s important to remember to breathe through the diaphragm and not your chest. 8

mouth. Utilize this method for 5-15 minutes. I like it because I can do it at home or in my car on the way to school. Another relaxation tool, progressive muscle relaxation, I used to do before a swimming competition to relax me. Start with your right foot and tense the muscles for ten seconds. Then relax your foot and feel the difference between the tensed and relaxed muscles. Continue to employ this method with the left foot, your calves, thighs, hips, buttocks, stomach, chest, arms, neck, shoulders and face. Meditation also helps reduce stress. A technique called guided imagery can help in escaping the real situation and takes you to a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. There are CD’s available that can guide you to a quiet place. Some people use repetitive prayer to ease their minds. It’s not instant gratification, but it works after a bit of practice. Last but least: exercise. Some people try yoga and others try Tai Chi. I enjoy a solitary walk or swimming, but choose the exercise that helps you the most. I hope that this article helps you during the final few weeks of the semester. It definitely helps me to remember that I can battle stress in a healthy manner. TheWilsonBillboard April 17, 2008


Postcards from the East Three More Years in Chambersburg! by Xiaomeng Li (China)

I still remember at the beginning of last semester, the ESL class resembled a counseling center. International students who took the ESL speaking class always made presentations about the high expectation of America and the totally opposite “reality” in Chambersburg. Comments or complaints that always filled the classroom included “I thought everywhere should be like New York because our impression about America is New York! But look at here!” and “I thought people would be very fashionable, like Carrie in Sex and the City.” However, now none of us say such things anymore. Maybe we’ve become used to and have begun to enjoy the quiet and simple life here. Or maybe we have adjusted to the reality? This semester will soon come to an end, which means I will finish my first school year at Wilson. It is unbelievable how time flies. I have begun to reflect on my past year at Wilson, and I think one of the biggest changes I have found about myself is that I study much harder. When I was in high school, I was not the best student and sometimes I even daydreamed or wrote novels during math class. But since coming to Wilson, I have noticed that I have become quite strict with myself. I try my best to not miss any important points taught by professors and complete my homework on time (or even far ahead of time). If I have questions, I always email or ask the professor even if I feel embarrassed. Anyway, I’m really different here as compared to in China, which surprised me. But I have realized why. First, English is not my mother tongue so I’m afraid to miss things. Second, I flew a thousand miles to get here so I cannot waste my time and money only to get a bad grade in the end. And finally, this is Chambersburg! There is nothing much to do here. Therefore, I can only study or hang out in a very limited circle. This is not a bad thing. Although the environment has limited some of my hobbies, I have gained a great deal at the same time. So I have decided not to complain. Of course, I still have three more years to go!

International Students Voice Opinions on Upcoming Pennsylvania Primary by Ji Youn Lee

While the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary battle looms, many discussions continue to take place on the Wilson campus as well. Not only American students, but many international students as well, have an interest in U.S politics. For them, the coming PA Primary and Presidential Election are hot issues. Wasima Naseer, an international student majoring in International studies said she is very interested in American politics, so she always tries to keep a close eye on news coverage about the election. She thinks that the economy is the most important issue in the PA Primary. In the presidential election, she feels that the economy and the war in Iraq are the most important issues. But she criticized Hillary Clinton. “Hillary does not care about the economy and the war so much. Her major concern is all about inside the United States,” Naseer said. “As a woman, I was wondering about the relationship between Hillary and women voters.” Even though Naseer does not have a right to vote, she supports Barack Obama because he is “for the people.”

Hi Sung Byun, an exchange student from South Korea majoring in political science, feels that the present situation in Pennsylvania is not good for Obama’s campaign. “According to the latest poll, Hillary has been leading in Pennsylvania. Also, there are not many young people from 18 to 24 or African Americans in PA. It is not a good sign for Obama because his main supporters are black and young people.” Byun says that she supports Obama because of the possibility to improve rights for African Americans. In terms of race, she mentioned that it is very interesting that not only black people, but also whites support Obama. She thinks the primary system is very interesting in U.S politics. Recently, South Korea also adapted a part of this system and implemented the system called an “open primary,” but she said that a system of “winner take all” may result in unfairness in politics. Yet Byun points out there are many differences between South Korea and U.S., even though both have the same democratic system.

International Multilingual Poetry Reading Sun, Apr. 27 at 3:30pm Norland Parlor

Poetry from the following countries will be presented: Japan, South Korea, Nepal, France, Angola, Sri Lanka, the Czech Republic, Poland, Uzbekistan, Trinidad Tobago, Lebanon, the People’s Republic of China, Romania, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Spain, Germany, Ecuador, Ireland, England, The United States. This is an opportunity to read and hear poetry from any country, in any language. All members of the Wilson community are invited to attend. Please contact Professor Cordova as soon as possible indicating your name, country of origin, and the language in which you will read.

We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other. Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979) US author, biologist, physician (1913 - 1993)



Wilson Athletes start their 2.5 mile walk for St. Jude’s.

Photo by Jessica Bernard

Athletes Work Muscles for a Good Cause; Raise Thousands for St. Jude’s by Nikola Grafnetterova

On Sat, Apr. 12, thirty-three Wilson student-athletes, 10 coaches, and many members of Chambersburg community worked out on the grounds of Wilson to raise money for St. Jude Research Hospital. Through generous donations, the group raised $3197.44. According to Rachael Cline, ’07 alumna and the coordinator of this event, this amount will increase after collecting additional donations from people who could not attend. Beautiful, warm weather accompanied participants in their efforts. Some went to work out at the softball field and field hockey field, while others swam in the pool, lifted weights, and ran on treadmills at the fitness center. The field house was also open for those who wanted to exercise in the gymnasium. The event concluded with a 2.5-mile walk/run around the perimeter of campus. According to Cline, the event was a huge success. She would like to thank to all donors and people who participated.

Softball Hopes for Happy Ending by Nikola Grafnetterova

Wilson softball team experienced a tough start in their North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) battle for the championship, but this did not deter their hopes of ending within the top four teams who will be competing at Keuka College at the beginning of May. In the first few matches, Wilson came very close to wins, but unfortunately lost in the end. Phoenix players earned their first victory in NEAC against Keystone College and later against Penn State University Harrisburg. These wins are their first in NEAC since joining the conference last year. Wilson will play four more double-headers this April to determine their chance at the championship. According to the NEAC, several Wilson players are within the top five leading statistics. Liesel Troshak has scored the most runs (26) and has stolen most bases (26) in the NEAC. Sarah Engelsman and Amber Shelly rank second in stolen bases (both 14). Engelsman also has had the most hits (26). Pitcher Cheryl Taylor has struck out 67 batters, which ranks her in third. For more information about the Wilson softball team’s statistics and scores, please visit or Wilson softball players Liesel Troshak, Sarah Englesman, Alaina Hofer, and Cheryl Taylor get ready for start of the inning. Photo by Jessica Bernard 10

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Athletes of the Week

TennisScores Scores Tennis

Softball Scores

Wilson College vs. Trinity College 7:2 (W)

March 2

vs. Gallaudet University

15-16 15


Salisbury University Tournament vs. Swathmore vs. Capital vs. Swathmore vs. Salisbury vs. Penn State Abington


vs. Baptist Bible College*


March 31 – April 6 Freshman Liesel Troshak (Softball) was named

on Saturday. Troshak went 3-for-6 at the plate, with 2 doubles and 2 stolen bases. On Sunday against Cazenovia College, Troshak batted 3-for-6, scoring 3 runs, and stealing 2 bases.

0-3 (L) 5-6 (L) 0-17 (L) 0-27 (L) 9-1 (W) 8-4 (W) 3-7 (L) 3-5 (L)

5 6 8

11 13 15

Doubles 1. Sam May and Mary Miller vs. Ramirez and Gregg (8-2) Wilson 2. Nikki Smith and Ruthie Gant vs. Flores and Keyes (8-1) Wilson 3. Lindsay Kipp and Tes Tadesse vs. Yalewayker and Philogene (2-8) Trinity

Singles 1. Sam May vs. Ramirez (6-1, 2-6) Wilson


Athlete of the Week for her outstanding offensive performance against Keuka College

8-3 (W) 12-12 (T)

vs. Keuka College*

0-7 (L) 0-9 (L) vs. Cazenovia College* 3-5 (L) 4-15 (L) vs. Philadelphia Biblical University* 1-15 (L) 1-13 (L) vs. Villa Julie College 1-9 (L) 3-6 (L) vs. Keystone College* 2-12 (L) 9-8 (W) vs. Penn State Harrisburg College* 5-6 (L) 5-4 (W)

*NEAC Conference Game

2. Nikki Smith vs. Gregg (6-2, 6-2) Wilson 3. Mary Miller vs. Yalewayker (6-2, 6-1) Wilson 4. Ruthie Gant vs. Flores (6-1, 6-1) Wilson 5. Lindsay Kipp vs. Reyes (6-2, 6-2) Wilson 6 Tes Tadesse vs. Philogene (2-6, 0-6) Trinity

Upcoming HOME Sports Events Tennis Apr. 20

vs. Trinity College

March 24-30 Junior Cheryl Taylor (Softball) was named Athlete of the Week for outstanding offense and defense in four games. Taylor recorded 2 wins against Penn State-Abington on Wednesday. In 12 innings on the mound, she allowed just 2 runs and recorded 14 strike outs. Offensively, she was 5-for-7 at the plate with two runs scored. Taylor also pitched 11 strong innings on Saturday against Bible Baptist College, allowing just 7 runs on four hits while going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. April 7 – April 13 Junior Cheryl Taylor helped the Wilson Softball Team snap a 10-game losing streak. Taylor was the winning pitcher in Sunday’s 9-8 victory over Keystone College. In 3.2 innings pitched, she scattered just 3 hits, 1 run, and 5 strikeouts. Taylor also had the game-winning hit with the bases loaded in the 8th inning.

Cheryl Taylor – pitching

Photo by Jessica Bernard 11


the Book and Movie Review by Jessica Klein-Carnes

A New Low in Quest for Equality and Empowerment…For Women at Least Over Spring Break, I read the book Empowering College Women: Strategies for Campus Relationships by Rick Becker. Becker’s claims to his great wisdom rest upon his experiences in the nightclub industry. He catered to mainly college students as patrons and as employees of his nightclub and has devised thirty-four “amazing opportunities you can pounce on,” thirty “proven strategies [you can] capitalize on,” and thirty-six “clever, step-bystep techniques to guide you.” If you possess any self-respect at this moment, heed my warning: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! Becker’s mantra sounds reassuring. It begins with the sentence “LOVE is the child of harmony” and ends on a nice thought—“Harmony is bliss.” At the beginning of every chapter (I believe to eliminate white space on the page) he repeats this mantra. After too many chapters with hardly enough wise material, the mantra becomes trite, to say the very least. I believe that Becker must own a book of famous quotations. He continually utilizes the words of others in order to convey his ideas. These quotes, instead of adding to his wit, only help him to appear vacant of wisdom and desperate to look intelligent. Becker’s life-experiences left the impression that women need empowerment by a man in order to attract and keep one. He assumes that college women desperately desire to meet Mr. Right to make their lives complete. He assures the reader repeatedly that, if she wants to attract a man, certain things about her have to change. His sexist approach to dating comes off as offensive and tempts me to call him _ick Becker. I thought the book might bore me to tears, but it angered me to tears instead. In his suggestions, meager at best, a woman must alter herself to extract the good qualities out of the man she targets. A woman, in his mind, should sacrifice her liberty to help make a man feel comfortable, smart, and confident. He clearly reflects his age and his personal caste system. Woman, in his infinite wisdom, exist only to inflate a man’s ego. I say: Burn every copy of this book you receive and save the already troubled world from more trouble. Becker never ceased to amaze me at how low he could plummet. I recommend this book to no one. Not even to the proverbial dog that sometimes eats homework.

A Potpourri on DVD from A to Z In this movie review, I chose a variety of films to appeal to a wider population of readers. I chose the first movie, The Virgin Suicides, because Sophia Coppola made her directorial debut with this film. I highly suggest renting it. James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, and Josh Harnett star in this story that depicts strict parents who rule their five daughters with severe discipline. Not the harsh kind, but the subtle, quietly religious kind that leads to the death of all five daughters. The next film I selected because friends told me that it sucks. But No Country for Old Men pleasantly surprised me. It’s a more recent film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. The Coen Brothers, who produce this film, also produced O Brother Where Art Thou. I love both films and think that No Country for Old Men forces one to think about crime and its impact on the old heads that run the police force. Also, it realistically portrays a psychopath and his state of mind. I love British films because of their witty dialogue. In the film Sleuth, the dialogue between its stars—Michael Caine and Jude Law—drew me immediately into the film. The conversation never ceases in its wittiness and tragic fun. They are both sleeping with the same woman, Caine’s wife, but only one of the men survives. The next film classifies as a documentary. MaxedOut discusses how badly Americans need financial help because of their debt to credit card companies. I learned that credit card companies target individuals who have the inability to pay off their bills. Think you’re immune? The film explains in detail why credit card companies advertise and hook a lot of college students. Before you apply for a credit card, learn the risks and liabilities by watching this movie. The last film I’m going to mention, I ran into accidentally. I purchased GodSmack’s new album, Good Times Bad Times, and received with it a DVD of an acoustic show they performed in Las Vegas. I love it because I have never seen them play. The band really shows their excellence as musicians and as “cool guys” just enjoying their work. The lead singer of the band sings, and plays the bongos and the harmonica. All of the band members share the same amount of talent. I suggest when the going gets rough, rent a movie. Call it movie therapy. All of these films possess the potential to rescue your mind from an academic meltdown. Have fun, I mean it!

I’m with the Band

Take five very different guys, one vocally talented female, throw in a few instruments and microphones, and what do you get? The Safety of Routine (TSOR). Originally a duo consisting of Andrea Miller and acoustic guitarist Adam Swisher, this now six-piece band has a love for music that becomes quickly obvious during their opening song.

Started in the throes of college classes and jobs, TSOR has already grabbed the attention of the Chambersburg community from its humble start in local coffee shops. While their name advertises a routine for being “safe,” their venture into the local music scene is very daring. After second guitarist Karl Hartman, bassist Brett Hultzapple, drummer Alex Swisher, and third guitarist/programmer Brian Miller joined, TSOR became the first rock band in this area to have a female lead vocalist. While TSOR members have asserted themselves as a rock band, this group of melodious individuals has their roots firmly planted in acoustic guitar and clean but strong vocals. While Andrea’s voice has been compared to that of Flyleaf’s Lacey Mosley and Paramore’s Hayley Williams, she has

Photo by Cassie Hartman

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The Safety of Routine— Anything But Ordinary by Rebecca Cheek


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Orchesis by Jessica Klein-Carnes

On Apr. 11 and 12 at 8:00pm, Wilson’s dance troupe, Orchesis, danced the night away with an elegant and confident performance, commanding the attention of a full house. With a mixture of fierce choreography and graceful moves, the dancers spoke with their bodies the stories of the music. Orchesis performed 11 artistic presentations, and every one required different types of moves from ancient rhythms to contemporary music. The wardrobe, diverse and imaginative, added dimension to the performers’ dance interpretation. Sometimes donning masks, jeans, or beautiful dresses, the women appeared to dance effortlessly. The dancers worked together without fail. They understood each other silently, making the performance even more awe-inspiring.

Concludes the Season with a Night to Remember

As I am, As You are, As We are!

Photo By Shawn Leisey

Stepping Towards the Future / Shatter Impression Beget Self

Photo by Valarie Barnes The Black Student Union performed “Stepping Towards the Future,” which included a fast-paced series of jumps, stomps, claps, and chants. They impressed the audience with their choreography and stamina. Most of the night, the dancers spoke only with their bodies. But the Black Student Union used their bodies as well as their voices, and their impressive performance brought on cheers from the audience. Only one performance included a male dancer—Joshua Bonner. The musical selection, “Apologize” by One Republic featuring Timbaland, guided the young dancers through a struggle between two people that ended sadly. Orchesis entertained the audience for an hour and fifteen minutes. Judging from the reaction of the crowd during and following the performance, Orchesis provided a wonderful wrap up to their 2007-08 season with a spectacular night to remember.

“Wade in the Water” / Flashy / Let’s Not Lie Any Longer

Photo by Valarie Barnes 13

Kid’s Korner

Tips for A Green Childhood Courtesy of ARA Content


With the approach of Earth Day 2008 on Apr. 22, many parents are wondering how they can nurture the budding environmentalist in their children. Here are some practical tips: Bag it. From Beijing to Annapolis, Md., communities around the world are banning the use of plastic shopping bags, which take approximately 1,000 years to decompose. Each year 500 billion plastic bags are used around the world, and the costs of bags given away “free” by retailers can top $4 billion annually. Teaching youngsters to choose reusable cloth bags for shopping not only makes environmental sense, it could be preparing them for a world in which plastic shopping bags are no more. “Choosing reusable, environmentally friendly bags versus plastic shopping bags, is an easy step even the youngest shoppers can take,” says Farmer, who authored “My Bag and Me!” The book, for children three to nine years old, tells the story of a little boy who always takes his own reusable bag to the grocery store when he shops with his mother. The sturdy, brightly colored board book illustrated by Gary Currant also includes a child-sized reusable bag that reads “I Love Earth.” The bag is made of Tyvek, the same durable, recyclable material often used to insulate the exterior walls of new houses. The book and the bag encourage children to make this environmentally sensible step an integral part of their daily lives. Children get the message that learning about and being environmentally conscious can be fun. Published by Penton Overseas, “My Bag and Me!” is available at Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble, and online at www. or call 800-748-5804. Teach conservation. “If they’re old enough to wash their hands on their own, kids are old enough to learn how to conserve water,” says Farmer. Parents should teach children to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth, and keep the water flow to a pencil-thin stream when washing their hands. As soon as they’re old enough to safely stand in a shower stall and lather up on their own, toddlers’ transition from baths to showers. If your family doesn’t have low-flow showerheads yet, engage older children in helping out with the very easy home improvement project of installing one. Reach for recycling perfection. “Recycling is one earthfriendly activity kids of all ages can get involved in,” Farmer says. Children can learn what items regularly used in their homes can be recycled, from soft drink cans and milk bottles to detergent jugs and spaghetti sauce jars. Toddlers and preschoolers can participate in separating and grouping recyclables. Elementary school children can help with washing items and removing labels. Older kids can even get involved with volunteer groups that clean litter throughout the community and recycle trash found on the roadside. To learn more about Earth Day and how your family can make a difference in the green movement, visit earthday.


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Education Announcements

Campus Announcements

Rotary Clubs Offer Educational opportunities!

Reverse Beauty Pageant

$11,000 Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship is for three months of


intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country

Red Cross Club Spring Fling Fundraiser

for three months. Candidates interested in studying Arabic, French,

RC Club will be signing on interested faculty and staff members

German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish,

of Wilson College to be the participants in the pageant. For $0.25,

Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish will be consid-

spring-fling-goers earn one minute to spend “decorating” the signed-

ered. One year of prior college-level study in the language is required.

on professors and faculty. This money will go to fulfill the American

Application deadline is Fri, Aug. 1, 2008. Contact: District Governor

Red Cross mission of preparing, preventing and responding to emer-

Nominee Joe White at: (work), or

gencies. (home), phone: 814-765-1859.

The Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently recruiting Disaster Relief Service Volunteers.

April is Counseling Awareness Month The American Counseling Association sets aside the month of April to help others celebrate the availability of counseling as a resource

If you are interested in learning how you can help your neighbors

for many personal issues. Wilson College is proud to offer counseling

when disaster strikes, please plan on attending our Disaster College

to our students…FREE. The campus counseling center also offers

Wed, Apr. 16 from 6:00-9:00pm

medication management from a consulting psychiatrist. Visit the

Thurs, Apr.17, 6:00-9:00pm

Counseling Center website at:

Sat, Apr. 19, 8:00am-4:00pm

The American Red Cross Training Room 25 Penncraft Avenue


Chambersburg, PA 17201

Will be having a meeting on Friday the 18th at 12:15 am

To register, please contact Allen White, Emergency Services Director

in the Bowl of the dining hall to discuss plans for

at 717-264-6214 or email

The National Day of Silence! New and returning members are welcome!

Internship Deadline May 15 The Wilson College Alumnae Association is sponsoring an internship gift to be awarded to students to help supplement their desired internship experience. Application packets are available at Alumnae House. Contact

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want- oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~ Mark Twain Flowering trees on Wilson campus Photos by Jessica Bernard 15


Calendar Academic Awards Banquet Fri, Apr. 18 Jensen Dining Hall 6:00pm

Guest Lecturer, Dr. Nancy Tuana, Penn State Fri, Apr. 25 4:30pm-5:30pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse Dr. Tuana is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State She will present her work: “Theorizing Ignorance: Through the Speculum of the Women’s Health Movement.” A brief reception will follow.

31st Annual Holocaust Memorial Service Sun, May 4 4:00pm Congregation Sons of Israel 209 E. King St. Chambersburg, PA All members of the Wilson Community are welcome to attend.

Graduation! Sun, May 18 1:30pm Main Green

cont. from page 12 a unique quality that can most definitely stand on its own. Having already played a Last Stance Productions’ concert, headlining Disciple, TSOR has made it clear they want to go places. They are currently writing new music and planning to record a demo. Recently, t-shirts have become available for purchase, and two of the band’s live songs are available on their Myspace page at The Safety of Routine has no problem coming up with times and locations for performances. On Apr. 19, they will play a part in a special show in Shippensburg. The Rock For Drew Foundation concert will raise money to help children receive educational and recreational opportunities. On May 18, the band will play with the unique Celtic rock group Flatfoot 56 in Chambersburg. The performance will raise money for the New Guilford BIC Church Youth Group’s mission’s trip to Nicaragua. There is no question that while TSOR loves to share their enormous love of Christ and music with others, their vast desire to help those in need far outweighs their powerful vocals and heart-felt lyrics.

Billboard Staff Adviser Dr. Aimee-Marie Dorsten Staff Writers Heather Dunkin Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Maske-Mertz ‘08 Su Yeon Jo Art Director Go Woon Lim ‘08 Danyelle Reid Entertainment Editor Jessica Klein-Carnes ‘11 Satoko Unno Sports Editor Nikola Grafnetterova ‘10 Ae Jin Kin News Editor Sarah Martin ‘11 Yoo Na Kim Photography Editor Yun Jung Lim ‘10 Rebecca Cheek Assistant Photography Editor Jessica Bernard ‘08 Xiaomeng Li Calendar & Events Editor Nicole Twigg ‘11 Dipa Gurung Business Manager Iuliana Matalica ‘09 Ji Youn Lee Staff Photographer Deneisha Cauthen Jacquelyn Valencia

Billboard Mission Statement The Wilson Billboard is a tri-weekly student-run newsmagazine serving the Wilson College community. Our mission is to relay important information to the campus and provide a forum for intelligent and democratic discussion. To fulfill this mission, the Billboard recognizes the many goals of the Wilson community and strives to encourage communication between students, faculty, staff, and administration in an ethical and non-biased fashion.


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