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Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~ Lewis Grizzard

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Counseling and Health Centers See Steady Rise in Student Visits by Sarah Martin Ever feel like your life is more stressful than it used to be? You are not alone. The Wilson Counseling Center documented a rise in visits to the Counseling Center by students between 2006 and 2009. Wilson is not alone in this trend. In a 2009 pilot study, published by Penn State’s Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health, documents a rise in the number of students who visit counseling centers nationwide. The study discussed various reasons for this rise including academic stressors, social networking and trauma. Cindy Shoemaker, Director of Counseling at Wilson, agrees with this study in part. She feels that college students face more stressors today than in the past, which contributes to the amount of students visiting counseling centers. Stressors usually seen on college campuses include disagreements with roommates and friends, along with academic stressors such as papers and deadlines. College can change a person’s outlook on life. In college, students encounter new lifestyles and beliefs that oftentimes create an uncomfortable

change in attitudes. Another experience that may be causing college students to visit counseling centers is because of family changes, such as divorce. Many students may turn to the counseling center to help them deal with these issues. Other changes may also include the loss of a family member. Grief is a powerful emotion and prevalent stressor. At least 25 percent of college students will experience the loss of a loved one during their college years, reports the National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers (AMF). Many students face depression, anxiety and Bipolar disorders during their college years as well. These disorders are on the rise and Shoemaker feels, “it only stands to reason that colleges, which are representative of the nation, will experience the same trends.” Mental health centers nationwide are adding more counselors to their team in order to deal with this rise and the upswing in the amount of students needing accommodations because of various learning disorders. continued on page 14

Wilson Gymnastics Vaults to Team’s Most Successful Year in History by Nikola Grafnetterova

The Wilson gymnastics team found that their hard work will be rewarded. The team recently celebrated several huge accomplishments for the Phoenix program in the history of the Wilson gymnastic program. Two Wilson gymnasts, Samantha Vance ‘10 and Alexandra Williams ‘13, qualified for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship meet, a competition for all of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III gymnastics programs in the country. The best three teams in each conference, the best four individuals in each event and in all-around qualify to this competition. Vance qualified to compete in all four events this year while Williams qualified to compete on bars and floor. “This is the first time since 2005 that we have sent anyone to Nationals and the first time in the school’s history that we are sending two athletes. Sam and Alex are the fourth and fifth athlete to compete at Nationals in the school’s history. Going to this meet is the greatest accomplishment in our sport at this division,” says head coach Amy Martelli. Both gymnasts are excited to represent Wilson at Nationals. “I am thrilled to go to Nationals with my teammate Sam. It will be an honor to represent my team because I couldn’t have accomplished this without them. I will smile the entire way; this is another opportunity to show my love for the sport and my team,” says Williams. Teammates of Vance and Williams say they fully support their competitors and wish them luck on Fri, March 26 and Sat, March 27 when the meet takes place at Springfield College in Massachusetts. “Everyone is excited for Sam and Alex. They have worked hard to get to Nationals. I am glad that they can go and I hope they ROCK THE SCORE!” says Beth Bush ‘11. She continues: “It is a great opportunity not only for them as individuals but it will also help our team in the future.” Another accomplishment for Wilson gymnastics came when head coach Amy Martelli was recently named Eastern Athletic Conference’s (ECAC) Coach of the Year. This award is given to a coach who is nominated by chosen other coaches based on their contributions to gymnastics. continued on page 8

Alexandra Williams ‘13 competes on the beam during the ECACS at SUNY Brockport photo courtesy of Whitney Hawkins


SCRAM Anklet Can Help Society 2010 Orr Forum Update: With spring break behind us, the Wilson community settles back into Orr ‘10 Essay Contest Heats Up classes and reminisces about free moments and wild adventures. Even if by Sarah Martin

some of us had a boring break packed full of homework, we know that many typical college students believe the “real” spring break is one full of parties and friends. While partying, those over 21—including many “wild” Wilson women—may have been presented with the choice of driving after a few alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, incidents of females driving under the influence of alcohol are on the rise. According to the FBI’s 2007 Crime Statistics Report, the rate of female driving under the influence (DUI) has risen by 28.8 percent while male DUI’s have decreased by 7.5 percent. This increase comes as a shock to many, in part because females are three times more likely to drive drunk while their children are in the car. In recent years, organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and individuals who have been affected by drunk drivers have spear-headed campaigns to raise awareness about the impact of drunk driving and also support harsher punishments for committing a DUI. In New York state, legislation like Leandra’s Law makes certain DUI’s considered a felony, which meet certian criteria such as drunk driving with children in the car. These new laws mean repeat offenders generally receive jail time. This is costly, not only to the individual, but to society as a whole. Alcohol related crashes cost the US an estimated $114.3 billion in 2000. The California Department of Motor Vehicles states, “Given both the ineffectiveness and cost of jail as a criminal justice countermeasure, there is growing acceptance of the use of house arrest (electronic confinement) for nonviolent criminal offenders, including many DUI offenders…”

How could the US save money in this area? We could save money by not incarcerating individuals for DUI’s. Instead we can come up with a program to get them sober, that does not use tax payer money. This money could then be put to a better use. One program started in 1993 hopes to address this problem. Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM)—which has now evolved to SCRAMx—combines the ankle bracelet used for house arrests and an alcohol monitoring system. SCRAMx monitors blood alcohol levels by reading the amount of ethanol in the person’s perspiration. In 1993 the first prototype of SCRAM was completed and patented. By 2009 SCRAM was used in 48 states and monitored over 120,000 clients and technology for SCRAM evolved into SCRAMx in 2010. This new technology allows an offender to be at home, at work and to provide for their families. Instead of sitting in jail, where society’s money is spent, the offender spends their own money to use the device. Former US Representative John Sweeney, actress Lindsey Lohan and former NBA player Jayson Williams are a few of the celebrities wearing this device after being convicted of a DUI. Tracy Randall, head athletic trainer at Wilson College and organizer of the Alcohol Awareness Week in October had not heard of SCRAMx, but she “think[s] anything that will prevent drinking and driving is a good thing. Especially if you know the person is at high risk of drinking and driving. It very well could save lives.” While Alcohol Awareness Week is next semester, this semester on Sat, April 10 the Apple Conference Team will hold a Non-Alcoholic Tailgate Party at Tennis, Lacrosse, and Softball games. As a person who grew up with an alcholic parent and who has been in the car while they were driving, I can say that it is a very scary experience. Recalling these experiences I wonder if this device would have saved many of my family’s cars. With these experiences in mind, I hope that the SCRAMx device will be a positive invention for society.


by Debbie Griffin The Department of Philosophy and Religion invites entries for the 2010 Orr Forum essay contest about “Modern Theology.” This year’s topic of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Orr Forum is “Toward a Theology for the 21st Century.” Dr. Douglas F. Ottati, Prof. of Religion and Ethics from Davidson College, will speak Mon, April 12, at 2:00pm on “Cosmic Ecology: Toward a Theology of Creation” at 3:30pm on “Cosmic Passage: Toward a Theology of Providence” and at 7:00pm on “Eating and Drinking with All the Wrong People: Toward a Christology.” Prof. David True, Chair of the Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, will be accepting entries until 9:00am, Mon, April 19. Prof. True explains, “The essays are judged by faculty members who agree to serve as judges. The criteria are stated on the Call for Papers….Faculty compare the papers as to substance and skill in presenting an argument.” The top three winners will receive $50.00, $100.00 and $250.00, respectively. “The Orr Fund is dedicated to advancing understanding of religion. It continues to develop and adapt. The Orr Seminar, Orr Retreat, Orr Prizes, and Orr Poster are relatively recent additions to the Orr Forum,” says Prof. True. This semester’s Orr Forum related class is “Modern Theology,” which Dr. David True and Prof. of Philosophy John Elia teach. Their students visited the Holocaust Museum and will personally meet this year’s Orr Scholar, Dr. Ottati. Dr. Douglas F. Ottati is this year’s Orr Scholar. His Orr Lectures will stem from his current work developing a two-volume systematic theology deeply informed by the Christian tradition, but also responsive to contemporary concerns and insights. He is the author of Jesus Christ and the Christian Vision, Reforming Protestantism: Christian Commitment in Today’s World, Hopeful Realism: Recovering the Poetry of Theology and Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species.

Orr Fund Features Retired Professor

by Brooke Ketron This year’s Orr Forum will feature a retired professor of Religious Studies. On Tues, March 23, Dr. Ray Anderson will conduct a seminar based on the teachings and theology of renowned Christian-thinker, Karl Barth. Anderson, a theologian, spent six years studying under Barth during his graduate studies. Pope Pius II considered Barth, “…the most important theologian since Aquinas,” an Italian priest and philosopher. Anderson utilizes Barth’s teachings to confront the question ‘Is God for Real?’ in the featured seminar. Anderson’s seminar on Barth is a prequel to the April 12 Orr Forum. The topic of this year’s Orr Forum modern theology. Prof. David True, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, said “Barth, is a kind of monumental teacher or dialogue partner in thinking about the modern challenges to theology and how we might respond to them.” The essay contest sponsored by the Orr Forum is directly related to Anderson’s seminar on Barth’s theology. Students who utilize Anderson’s seminar and the Orr Forum as sources for the Orr Forum Essay Contest have the possibility of winning a prize from $50 to $250. For those simply interested in the subject matter, there is still a lot to be learned. True says, “I tend to think that a good conversation is like a treasure chest in which each may find his own treasure.” The seminar is open to all persons interested in attending.

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Afghanistan Defense Expert Speaks for Global Citizenship Initiative by Kayla Chagnon

On Thurs, Feb. 25, Dr. Stephen D. Biddle visited Wilson to speak about Afghanistan as part of Wilson’s global citizenship efforts. Biddle, who is a defense policy adviser for the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed the US’s strategy in the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Biddle began the event by explaining the reasons that he believed the US engaged in the war. He said that wars are fought for three reasons: so the country is “ruled in accordance with the government, minorities are respected and children are educated.” Biddle suggested that, while this first reason often gets more attention, “the second reason is far more important.” He continued by pointing out the second reason is the instability of Pakistan and that the collapse the Afghani state could cause problems in Pakistan, most likely leading to terrorist problems. However, because of the US’s relationship with Pakistan “we can only do things in Afghanistan.” Biddle stressed third reason is the importance of counter insurgency, saying that it is the only way that the US can win the war at all. However, counter insurgency is costly in monetary terms and human life. He said that the problem is that people in the US have all but given up on the war efforts. For the war is to be successful the US, “must persuade the public that the war can be won and that there is a plan that makes sense.” However this has not happened. He believes that if the US is to succeed in Afghanistan, the fighting must continue for at least five years, which exceeds the Obama administration’s timeline. Biddle said that this war is similar to the Vietnam War because it is a war of ideas about what “ideology of governance is ruling.” He said that while the US has a chance to win, Afghanistan will never be the “shining city on the hill.” Biddle’s talk is the first of three talks on foreign issues, which include an upcoming talk about women in the foreign services and another on genocide in an Armenian context.

Dr. Stephen Biddle discussing the US’s strategy in the Afghanistan war photo by Xiaomeng Li

First Woman Director Wins Academy Award for 2008 Iraqi Drama by Jonathan Clark

Kathryn Bigelow, 58, made Oscar history on Sun, March 7 by becoming the first woman to win the Best Director Academy Award for her film The Hurt Locker. Only four female directors received nominations from the Academy in its 82 year history: Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Bigelow. In her acceptance speech, the Oscar winner stated, “I hope I’m the first of many, and of course, I’d love to just think of myself as a filmmaker. And I long for the day when that modifier can be a moot point.” This win may not only affect the predominately male film business, but also outside industries and could alter women’s future in the professional world. Wilson students consider the implications this win may have on their own future career plans. When asked if this could effect perception of female artists, Jenn Fisher, a Fine Arts student, responded, “hopefully women will be recognized as an artist or director instead of a woman first. However, one outstanding achievement, unfortunately, can’t break the

system of patriarchy, but that still doesn’t take away from her incredible achievement.” This win sparked debate over women’s roles in the film industry. On Tues, March 9, Reuters reported Jane Fleming, president of Women in Film, stated, “Kathryn’s win is exciting because it shows the next generation what is possible.” However she expressed doubt of an immediate change, “I don’t think inherently it changes overnight the reality of moviemaking and the reality that female moviemakers lag behind their male counterparts.” The global reception to Bigelow’s recognition is generally positive. The Star-Tribune reported on March 9 that feminist organizations insist her win could promote a stronger female presence in other workplaces traditionally dominated by men such as the sciences, medical and military fields. Bigelow’s Iraq-based drama/thriller also won awards for Adapted Screenplay and Motion Picture of the Year, beating the much hyped Avatar; directed by James Cameron. Directing since the early 1980s, Bigelow’s films include Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991) and Strange Days (1995).

Career Development Center Offers Mock Interviews for Upcomings Graduates by Molly Yerger

Career Development Services offers programs to help Wilson students in career planning. Any student wary of interviews can attend an interview workshop on April 15. Two Mock Interview workshops will be held at 12:00pm to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Warfield 111. In the workshops students will learn tips to help them succeed in their interviews. Students attending these workshops are eligible for a mock interview. The Career Development staff assists students in deciding on a major, finding internships, part-time positions and full-time opportunities. They

also host numerous programs to help students write professional resumes and cover letters, identify positions, experience great interviews and research career information. Services are offered to all current students as well as alumnae. Students are encouraged to use this service throughout their academic careers as well as after graduation. For more information on Career Development or upcoming workshops, contact Career Development staff at career@wilson. edu or call at x3314, or off-campus at 262-2006.



Accepted Students Attend Premiere Weekend to Make Their Decisions by Xiaomeng Li

Wilson College will hold Premiere Weekend on March 27 and 28 for students who have been accepted by Wilson for the coming fall semester. Annette Huber, Coordinator of Admissions Operations, says, “Premiere Weekend is often referred to as ‘Decision Making Weekend.’” By inviting accepted students to various on-campus activities, Wilson displays itself and encourages the students to make the final decision to attend Wilson in fall. A few of the activities for accepted students include advising information sessions, young alumnae panels and the Wilson Showcase. Students are also encouraged to stay on campus over the weekend to experience dorm life and mingle with other students who will make up the new class. For the first time, Premiere Weekend will include the riding skill evaluations. Huber says that the riding skill evaluation is “for those deposited students who plan to take a riding class during their first semester.” Dr. John Tukey will test their riding skill in order to determine how many classes in each riding level will need to be scheduled for the fall semester. Tukey notes that, “The sooner in the year we can get this done, the easier it is to plan the fall riding class schedules and determine horse needs since the demand for certain levels of horses varies per the student riding abilities.” The highlight of Premiere Weekend is the Wilson Showcase held on Saturday evening. Orchesis, Drama Club and Choir will perform at the Showcase. Paula Kellinger, the professor of Dance and the advisor of Orchesis, thinks that “the Showcase is a wonderful way to introduce visiting students

Wilson’s First Television Commercial Produced by Business Students by Kayla Chagnon

Wilson College premiered two new commercials during the Winter Olympics on local NBC affiliate, WHAG Channel 25 in Hagerstown, Md. These commercials, advertising the Adult Degree Program (ADP) and College for Women (CFW) programs, were the culmination of over a semester of work that involved students, professors and administration. Vice President of Enrollment, Mary Ann Naso, said that WHAG approached Wilson, “about advertising options during the Winter Olympics,” and that the college decided to buy commercial time during the Games for $5,000. According to Naso, the purpose of the commercials was to, “build awareness of Wilson as an educational option,” for members of the community and surrounding areas including parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Naso approached Prof. Douglas Crawford, Assistant Prof. of Business and Chair of Business and Economics, to see if one of his classes could become a focus group that would offer suggestions for the commercials. She conducted a focus group in Crawford’s Marketing Management class in fall of 2009. During this time, she asked students about what messages the commercials should contain. Crawford believed that the occasion gave students insight on marketing saying, “I saw it as a great opportunity for the marketing class to see what goes into making an advertisement.” Bobbi Jo Yeneshosky ’10, thought that the commercial also gave the class a chance to add to what they learned previously, saying, “[the class] got to apply our newly acquired marketing skills” in framing the commercial. The finished products, two 30-second commercials, aired 23 times during the Olympics “in different time spots from ‘early morning to primetime,’” according to Naso. Wilson has yet to see any statistical results for the number of students who come to Wilson because the new commercials just finished airing. However, admissions believe they will begin to see students who have seen the commercial in the future.


to the activities and talents of current students. The Orchesis students take the initiative to decide to commit to this event and then organize it on their own. I hope the students in the audience enjoy themselves and I hope seeing Wilson students perform will contribute to their decision to come to Wilson.” Current Wilson students can also contribute to Premiere Weekend. Beside Wilson College tour guides, who will provide assistance as event hosts, Huber says that “other students are invited to participate on student panels and represent their clubs during the ‘fast pass sessions.’” This year, eight clubs, including WCGA, CAB, Yearbook, Orchesis, Riding Teams, Honors Program and Recreational Facilities will explain their club activities to the visiting students. “We are trying to encourage students to join the Honors Program and let them know there’s this great opportunity at Wilson,” says Kayla Chagnon ‘10, a member of the Honors Program. Besides, the Wilson Showcase is also open to current students. Huber says that Premiere Weekend has gotten positive feedbacks from students and parents who previously attended, “Students mention their excitement at meeting other Wilson students and getting the ‘behind the scenes’ experience of an overnight visit. Parents appreciate the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a financial aid representative as well as hearing from recent Wilson graduates.” Wilson started to hold Premiere Weekend in 1993. Huber wishes “that visiting students and parents will get answers to their questions and that all will have a great time. Ultimately, we hope everyone departs feeling good about Wilson as their college choice and excited to return for orientation and the start of the fall semester.”

Dog Walk for the American Cancer Society on Sat. April 10, 10:00am-2:00pm at Kenny Gardens For info call 264-6266 or 263-5791

Wilson Tennis Team Serves in the First Two Matches of the Season by Nikola Grafnetterova

The Phoenix team got off to a rough start for the season with a 3-6 loss to Stevenson University. In this competition, Mia and Tessa Doyle ‘11 won their number one and number two singles respectively. They also won their number one doubles match. In their second competition, the Wilson team beat Trinity University 9-0 with a line-up of (in the alphabetic order) Mia Doyle, Tessa Doyle, Sarah Emmell ‘10, Christina Howard ‘10, Lindsay Kipp ‘10, Sarah Loucks ‘12, and Christina Shick ‘11. Their teammates, Elsa Camuamba ‘10, Lauren Kershner ‘13, Amanda Mace ‘12, Iris McLane ‘13 and Jennifer Peebles ‘12, cheered them on. “We came with our game faces on and we really took it home,” said Mace. “The matches were amazing and a great way to get the fire under us for our games this weekend in New York. The dedication to our sport will be truly shown when we win our first conference game of the season.” Co-captian Emmell says, “The season so far has been promising – and we have only played two matches thus far! Everyone gives 110 percent and we have fun being together as a team and that’s what really counts!” According to Mia Doyle, the players are really coming together as a team. She says, “I see improvement in all the girls everyday in practice. If we keep up the hard work, we will have a successful season.” The Wilson team will have their first home competition against the College of St. Elizabeth on Sat. April 10 at 10:00am followed by a game on Sun. April 11 at 1:00pm against the State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill.

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Economic Crisis Causes Lack of Funds for Pennsylvania 4-H

by Lauren Kershner

Pennsylvania 4-H has an unusually low amount of summer jobs and internships in the wake of economic crisis. 4-H is funded through grants from Penn State University. However, according to the Penn State website, “$21 million dollars of state funding was cut.” This causes the university to cut grant funding for 4-H. Summer internships and jobs are the areas that have been af-

fected the most. Deb Dietrich, the Extension Coordinator in Berks County, said that her county is cutting back on judges for Horse Shows and save some costs so that she can give at least one person a summer internship. She also noted that she no longer runs the Horse, Dairy and Goat Programs due to the lack of help because of funding cuts. Horse Council President Peg Narhgang

said, “We need to save money, but I get frustrated with that when we are all volunteers just trying to help the kids to learn.” The lack of jobs in the Extension Offices puts more pressure on these volunteers. Deb and Peg also said that the decline of members in the county is very high. Low membership increases the overall cost of the program, which causes cuts in the county programs. The current

members are upset when this happens. Rebecca Folk, freshman at Lafayette College and senior 4-H member although bad, can be better sometimes, and that members will have to trust the State Program Leader the benefit of the doubt. Counties may have to wait for things to improve some more. The grant funding will get better, but until it does, counties will just have to keep doing what they are doing.

Spring VMT Dog Wash Prospers 4-H Rule Changes Impact Local Despite Economic Downturn Members Showing in Classes by Kate Lautenbach by Ashley Wetzel

The Spring Veterinary Medical Technician (VMT) Club Dog Wash was a success for the club and the community. The fundraiser was scheduled on Sat. March 6 and Sun. March 7. During the weekend, the VMT Club managed to bring in 148 dogs. They washed 77 dogs on Saturday and 71 dogs on Sunday. The club raised $945 on Saturday and $956 on Sunday, a total income of $1,901. According to the club’s faculty advisor, Tina Roles, the VMT club has experienced a huge difference in the number of dogs throughout the years. When asked if the economic downturn has affected the VMT dog wash, she responded, “The number of dogs has grown considerably. Each year, the number of dogs attending grows, which lead the VMT Club to extend the fundraiser to a two day event. This year’s dog wash was no exception. The economic downturn seems to

have had little effect.” Kira Stone’10, the VMT Club President, mentions that there is an increasing number of dogs attending the Dog Wash in recent years, “This year, we saw a huge increase. We had to start turning people away because the wait was over an hour and a half long.” It seems that, despite the economy, the VMT Dog Wash was successful this year. The club attributed much of the success to the weather and the community’s continued support. With an increasing amount of dogs it seems that the event is gaining popularity in the community. The club intends to use the funds to sponsor their upcoming trip to the Baltimore Aquarium. They will also have enough to donate to either the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which they have done in the past.

4-H rule changes for 2010 will cause Franklin County members and families to change horse showing strategies. The first local show that these changes impact is the Franklin County 4-H Show, June 26. To accommodate the new rules, local 4-H members changed their training and county show plans. A local Franklin county 4-H member says, “I was considering entering my gelding into Contest classes, but this new rule has changed my focus back to only Western Pleasure.” Among the rule changes is a decision that categorizes entrants into specific show divisions. These divisions are Open, Western, Contest, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Driving, Miniature Horse and Therapeutic Riding. Under the new rule each rider may choose only one category. Previously, 4-H members could enter in any class aside from changing from the English division to West-

ern division and vice versa. There are mixed feelings about this new rule, especially among 4-H parents and leaders. One local Franklin County 4-H parent says, “I think the change is a shame, you could have a talented 4-Her that could be excluded from competing in classes that they excel in. 4-H is a learning experience entering different classes add to this experience.” The leaders of the Chambersburg Horse and Pony Clubs state that they are not responsible for these rule changes, but they must endorse and enforce them. Another added rule is that all production in-hand class entrants must wear a helmet. The Pennsylvania Equine Extension debated the possibility of this rule for several months and reached a decision this winter. On March 2, during a local 4-H meeting of the Chambersburg Horse and Pony Club, it was agreed that this change was for the best.

Despite the recent increase in injuries and conditioning issues at the Wilson College Equestrian Center, scheduled events and lessons are set to continue. About four of the school horses and five of the leased horses show signs of abscesses, pulled muscles, hock and tendon issues. Currently, all of the horses are under treatment. John Tukey, Director of Equestrian Studies, says, “Injuries can occur from many sources. For instance,

there are injuries that are associated with snow and ice. There are injuries that are associated with horses feeling good and running around.” When asked more horses usually are hurt in the spring and how the staff managed the horses’ work load, Ellen Schroyer, the Stable Manager, says, “There has been the usual amount of injuries for the spring because of the light load. If any of the horses get used more than once or twice a day it is be-

cause they are being used for teams and lessons.” Regulary scheduled lessons and the Henrik Johansen clinic were not affected by the current situation. The clinic will mostly use boarder horses instead of the school horses. Schroyer says she wishes more students would use the school horses so that they gain experience and are conditioned during these types of clinics for lessons. The Wilson College Hunt Seat

Intercollegiate Horse Show Assocation show on Sun. March 7 was the only event that was slightly affected by the horse injuries because the stables had to use horses that were normally not used for intercollegiate shows. Many of the beginner horses were put into more advanced classes plus their scheduled beginner classes. Schroyer stated, “To prevent this in the future, we will make changes on how the shows are ordered.”

Wilson College Equestrian Center Experiences Several Horse Injuries by Becky Harrison



New Chaplain and New Programs Enrich Wilson’s Spiritual Life by Xiaomeng Li

You may have noticed that the Chaplain’s Office is very active this semester. Besides the regular Fiber Fellowship, student-led worship and Alternative Spring Break, there are also new programs such as Monday Morning Prayer, a guest speaker program and a shuttle going to Shippensburg University’s Christian Fellowship every Thursday night. Chaplain Rosie Magee says that she enjoys being at Wilson. “This is my second semester. And when I came back to Wilson from winter break I felt like I was more familiar with it. I’m getting to know people and people are getting to know me. It feels great to experience one complete circle of a school year.” One of the new programs, the Monday Morning Prayer, means a lot to Magee. “Monday is the start of the working week and the Morning Prayer is to center the week.” The Monday Morning Prayer starts at 9:30am in the Prayer Chapel, located in the basement of Lenfest Commons. People from the Wilson community can send prayer requests by email to the Chaplain’s Office or put them in the prayer box in the dining hall if they cannot Wilson College students participating in Alternative Spring Break helped plant new trees near Slab Creek in Ky. photo courtesy of Rosie Magee attend. “I want to make it part of the prayer life of Wilson and the community as a whole,” Magee notes. “I’ve been “The weekly trip to Shippensburg is going well,” says Magee. “It’s nice to travel with the students and it gives Wilson students a chance to get off given a place to a larger campus. There are usually about 120 to 150 people attending the where faith Fellowship in Shippensburg and it often features a speaker. This is a different experience for Wilson students and I’d like to see that grow.” language is Magee tries to invite more guest speakers to campus. On April 14, Aucelebrated, tumn Upole, a Christian therapeutics writing instructor, will come to Wilson and talk about her ministry “Saddle Up,” which is about revealing and I want God’s truths through horsemanship. Magee thinks it will be a great event, to foster that especially for the horse lovers on campus.

for the rest of the campus,” says Magee.

“I’m getting to know people and people are getting to know me. It feels great to experience one complete circle of a school.” Lauren Cashio ’12, president of Agape, says , “I absolutely love working with Rosie. She is open to many ideas and she gives me great feedback. Rosie is such a wonderful Chaplain; I know God placed her in this school for many reasons. And I myself am glad God put me in the path of her also.” As the programs keep growing, Magee shares some challenges that she is facing, “as a small college, it is amazing to see what have been accomplished here. Being realistic, part of the Wellness Center at Wilson has to deal with different issues. We want to be as supportive as we can, try to be there for each other. And the challenge for myself is to make the chaplaincy a focal point for the spiritual dimension of Wilson. I’ve been given a place where faith language is celebrated, and I want to foster that for the rest of the campus.”


Chaplain Rosie Magee with her father Rev. David Magee after her installation at Wilson College photo courtesy of Rosie Magee

Wilson College Visual Arts Faculty Open Studio Fri, March 26, 4:00-6:00pm Sat, March 27, 12:00-3:00pm

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High Expectations for Archivist by Jonathan Clark

Amy Lucadamo will join the Wilson community as the new archivist of the Hankey Center on Mon, March 29. Lucadamo’s appointment to the Archives marks the end of a nine-month inactive period since the former archivist, Wanda Finney, left the position in August 2009. Members of the Wilson community who are eager to see the archives operating have expressed high expectations and are enthusiastic about the future role of the Hankey Center. A former student aide in the Archives, Courtney Smallwood ‘11 says, “a lot of people didn’t know what we did or what we possessed,” recalling her experience with the perception of the archives by the Wilson community. Smallwood describes the lack of interested people visiting the Center during her work hours, “There wasn’t much student traffic…older alumnae occasionally came in, but not very many students.” But with the imminent arrival of the new archivist, students are beginning to think of interesting ways to integrate the once-distant Hankey Center into the Wilson Community. “They should have an exhibit during orientation week about Wilson history to show incoming and current students that they will be part of a legacy,” says Naomi Hedrick ‘11, a Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) student. Faculty also recognize the positive effects that the incoming archivist may bring. Library Director Kathleen Murphy foresees a potential relationship with the Archives never before established in her ten years at Wilson. She says, “there could be a collegial relationship; that we’d be colleagues where the library could help the archives and the archives could help us.” When asked about the role of the archivist, Murphy described an individual who, “tells Wilson’s story, here on campus and in the community, but also to the world at large.” Lucadamo earned her M.A. in Archival, Museum and Historical Editing Studies from Duquesne University and her undergraduate degree in History at Gettysburg College.

Wilson College Showcase of Talent Sat, March 27, 8:00pm in Laird Hall Wilson College Choir

“A Jubilant Song,” Mary Lynn Lightfoot “All Through the Night”-Arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram “Deep River”-Arranged by Rollo Dilworth “Praise His Holy Name”-Keith Hampton Conductor-Elizabeth Lins Shoenfelt Pianist-Rochelle Kniss Choir Members Soprano Ones: Alley Roemer, Sandrine Berre, Melissa Aaron, Meredith Johnson and Rachael Wilson-McCall Soprano Twos: Eun-Hye Lee, Margo Luke, Erica Seese, Hayley Glass and Tianran Li Altos: Olivia Hunter, Amber Gildea, Sarah McGuckin, Elizabeth Boratenski, Iva Chitrakar, Monica Lyons and Xiaomeng Li

Wilson Drama Club

“Lost” by Mary Louise Wilson Director: Dick Shoap Cast: Candice Grant and Rachael Wilson: McCall Production Assistants: Carrie Morris and Kelly Flavin


Faculty Advisor: Paula Kellinger Dancers-Briana Doshcer, Molly Folsom and Brie Anne Asbury


FALL PRIORITY REGISTRATION – April 5 – April 30 Priority registration is the earliest opportunity for students enrolled in the 2010 spring semester to sign up for Fall 2010 classes. During priority registration, degree seeking students are required to register online. A student who is unable to complete a registration online should contact the Registrar’s Office. Priority registration is based on the number of accumulated course credits, including current enrollment (see below). Please note that all returning students should register during their priority period to help ensure their desired course enrollments. The Priority Registration Periods are as follows: April 5 - Students with 26 (14) or more course credits may begin registration April 12 - Students with 16 (10) or more course credits may begin registration April 19 - Students with 8 (6) or more course credits and TIP may begin registration April 26 - Students with less than 8 (6) course credits may begin registration April 30 - Last day for Priority/Online Registration Note - parenthesis ( ) denote number of course credits required for Associate Degree students. FALL OPEN REGISTRATION – May 3 – July 16 Open registration is the period when currently enrolled students, as well as new and non-matriculated students, may sign up for classes. Registration during this period is on a first come, first served basis, and begins on Monday, May 3 through Friday, July 16. Please submit a completed registration form, which must include both the student’s and advisor’s signatures, to the Office of the Registrar, Edgar Hall, first floor. FALL LATE REGISTRATION – July 19– September 13 Late registration will be available July 19 through September 13. During this time period, students may only register in person. Continuing and new students are under the obligation to have payment arrangements in place at the time of registration. The Financial Aid Office will work with students to assist in filing the FAFSA to determine a financial aid award. The Business Office will assist in establishing a payment plan. For added convenience, the Financial Aid, Business, and Registrar’s Offices will be open for extended hours on Wednesday, August 19 from 8:00am until 6:30pm. COURSE SCHEDULE The Summer and Fall 2010 Scheduling Booklet will be available in a PDF format online at the week of March 29, 2010. Printed booklets will not be distributed. Further directions regarding registration procedures are outlined in the scheduling booklet.



From Base to Base…Livin’ the Dream by Nikola Grafnetterova

The Phoenix softball team without having any time practicing stepped up to the season, showing on the field and we are already domits competitors in the NEAC con- inating. I’m interested and anxious ference that they should count on a to see how much better we will betough fight with Wilson for Champi- come with time,” says Roche. “We onships title this year. The first test all know we can go far this year, we just have to for the young keep workbut talented team came Team roster: Tracey Artz ‘13, Brittany ing hard and with the Tri- Biondi ‘13, Lisa Christiansen ‘13, Eliza reaching for angle Com- Decoste ‘12, Tara Fields ‘13, Destinee our dreams.” The softbat Classic Hays ‘13, Alaina Hofer ‘11, Brandy tournament Holtzapple ‘13, Leigh Roche ‘13, Mag- ball season is played at gie Sipps ‘12, Brianna Smith ‘13, Ni- now finally Peace Col- cole Musser ‘13, Megan Roadcap ‘13 getting into full swing, lege where and Liesel Troshak ‘11. starting with Wilson finTeam manager: Vicki Wilcox ‘12. a home douished third. ble-header In addition, Nicole Musser ‘13 and Brianna on Fri, March 26 at 1:00pm against Smith ‘13 were named to All-Tour- Keuka College followed by weeknament Team. Musser was also named NEAC Athlete of the Week Upcoming Softball Home for her efforts. Double-Headers Due to bad weather conditions, several Wilson games following 3/26 Keuka 1:00pm the tournament had to be cancelled 3/27 SUNY IT 2:00pm or postponed. Although Wilson 3/28 SUNY Cobleskill 1:00pm practiced very little on their field, 3/31 Juniata 3:00pm spending most of their practices 4/10 Penn State Berks 1:00pm indoors in the Frank Gannett Me4/11 Penn St. Abington 1:00pm morial Field House, the team still 4/13 Cedar Crest 3:30pm showed how much skill they possess in their first regular game of the season against Gallaudet Uni- end games on March 27 at 2:00pm versity. This talented team beat against SUNY IT and March 28 at them in the double-header 7-0 and 1pm against SUNY Cobleskill. As 13-0. Leigh Roche ‘13 was named well, Wilson plays home on Wed, NEAC Athlete of the Week for her March 31 at 3:00pm against Juniata College. outstanding pitching game. “We are very excited for this “We’re doing really well so far

weekend. Our team is more like a family; we are very close and it is going to help take us all the way to the NEAC Final Four and beyond!,” says team manager and captain Vicki Wilcox ‘11. She adds, “Come support softball games this

Friday, Saturday and Sunday! It is going to be a GOOD TIME!” With the nice spring weather outside, why not come to see some good softball and cheer for your Phoenix players? Come show some Phoenix pride!

“It is one of the greatest achievements of my career and one which will always be very special to me!,” says Martelli. “Amy really earned the Coach of the Year Award,” says gymnast Mandy Grahn ’13. “As a team, we turned heads this year. People started to notice us and really started to support us and what we are trying to build. Amy has done and is continuing to do a great job on building the program and other teams are really starting to respect her as a coach. She’s a miracle worker for us this year!” At the home meet on Sun, March

7, Sam Vance broke a long standing Wilson record for the highest floor score, earning a 9.575. At the last meet of the season, the Wilson gymnastics team recorded a win by beating Rhode Island College, making it a first win for Wilson in the history of the program. “For me personally, the meet against Rhode Island was one of the greatest days of my career,” says Martelli. “I got to see our team not only beat other teams, but really look like we fit in. Our athletes handled the pressure like seasoned veterans and I feel we really showed our passion for our sport and our

love for our team! We were all moving toward one ultimate goal and to see that goal achieved was pure magic. It was an amazing day with an amazing team! I couldn’t be more proud!” said Martelli. Overall, the Wilson gymnasts had a good season this year breaking records and finishing strong at the end of the season. Wilson College can be very proud of this year’s gymnastics team and staff who accomplished so much during the past several months. Wilson gymnastics program has made its name well-known in the gymnastics college community.

continued from page 1 On the ECAC’s website it is stated that Martelli received the award because she “has helped her team with both technique and skills, notably visible in her team’s overall score. This season, her coaching techniques have helped her gymnasts become stronger all-around performers. Other coaches see Martelli’s dedication, passion, and effort to improve Wilson’s gymnastic program.” Martelli admits that winning Coach of the Year award was a huge shock to her, but also a huge honor.


Nicole Musser ‘13 fields the ball photo by Whitney Hawkins

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Did you know?... Olympics Review 101: A Great Time of International Competition for All by Katelyn Alleman The twenty-first Winter Olympic Games took place in February of this year. Over the span of the Games athletes recieved a total of 258 medals, 86 were gold, 87 silver and 85 bronze. The home countries of many Wilson interational students were represented as well. Some also received medals. As many American students were “glued” to television screens watching the Games, the same happened with some of the international students who cheered for their native sports women and men. For instance, Sandrine Berre, of France, said that she enjoyed watching the Games this year, especially the actual disciplines and the performances of the athletes, not just for patriotic reasons. “The Olympics have a great impact in France because the country has maintained a good position along the years in the Games and in the winter Olympics in particular,” says Berre. She continues, “Some

people in France are obsessed with medals, but I am not. This year was different though, since I have been comparing my medals with my American friends, just because it was fun to tease each other, but in the end, I don’t take this too seriously.” Hye Young, an exchange student from Korea, said that watching the Games became a great source of entertainment for her, especially since many Korean athletes did well and finished the games with many medals. “I was really glad as I got the message of their unexpected results,” says Young. “Actually, in Korea, short track skating used to be the most popular game because short track skaters traditionally did well and got a lot of medals.” She continues: “One Korean female athlete became the most famous person in the world in these

Rain and Snow Makes Lacrosse Season Going Pretty Slow by Nikola Grafnetterova

Even though it is almost the beginning of April, Wilson lacrosse team played only one game of the season thus far while many of the Phoenix competitors had more than eight games already. Many of the Wilson games, scheduled to be played since the beginning of March, had to be postponed or cancelled due to snow or rain. Prior to Wilson playing their first game on Thurs. March 25, only two other NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse programs in the nation have not had a game. “It has been frustrating not being able to play any games for so long this season,” says co-captain Alyssa Bernard ‘12. “We have been practicing hard and getting pumped up, only to find our games were cancelled due to weather. Playing against Trinity was really excit-

ing. It was awesome to see all of us working together!” Wilson lost their first game of the season to Trinity University 7-9. “Our team brought a lot more than just hours of practice to the field our first game of the season,” said co-captain Jami DeVanie ’12. We have a lot of heart in our team, and I know we have a lot of pride. It was a big step for those of us who had never even seen a game, a big step to help us for the future games. Nothing is going to bring us down, we can only get stronger.” The Phoenix team hopes for warm and dry weather in the next three weeks so they are able to play all of their scheduled games of the season. The first home game will be on April 10 against Cazenovia College at 1:00pm. All of the players hope you can come and support the team! Go Phoenix!

The tennis article from the sports section is on page 4.

Games. Her name is Yu-na Kim. After setting a world record at the Vancouver Games, she finally got a gold medal in women’s figure skating. I like that although figure skating was not popular and there were not enough sponsors for her in the past, she did not give up and achieved her dream, becoming the best figure skater in the world. I was so proud of her and felt very impressed by her story,” said Young. In addition, representing United States, there were several athletes from Pennsylvania who competed at the Olympics this year. Ice dancers Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin live and train in Philadelphia. Figure skater Johnny Weir is originally from Quarryville but lives and trains in New Jersey. Allison Baver, a short track speed skater, is a graduate of Penn State and lives in Reading. Eric Bernotas competes

in Skeleton and lives in Lancaster County. The Olympics are known for their ability to lift people and countries to extraordinary heights, but how did this all come to be? The games started in Olympia, Greece with the followers of Zeus competing and receiving awards for their physical power. The events at these early Olympics consisted of the Pentathlon, racing, jumping, boxing and equestrian events. The Olympic flame was stolen from Zeus by Prometheus and burns throughout the Games. It is never extinguished and travels across the world to wherever the Olympics are held. The most recognizable symbol of the games is the interlocking rings. These different colors that stand for the 5 inhabited continents of the world, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceana (including Australia). They represent the colors in the flags of the world and the rings were adopted as the offical Olympic symbol in 1914.

Athletes of the Week

Nicole Musser ‘13

Musser was selected based upon her contributions in four softball games at the Peace College tournament. Musser had two home runs as well as a strong performance on the pitchers mound for the Phoenix.

Alaina Hofer ‘11

Leigh Roche ‘13

Roche was selected as the NEAC Softball Student-Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performance on the mound this week helping the Phoenix to a 2-0 record. In her only appearance of the week, Roche pitched a complete game shutout, leading her team to a 7-0 win over Gallaudet University. In the game, Roche faced 28 batters, striking out 12 and walking only one, while also singling and scoring a run at the plate.

Hofer was selected based upon her contributions in the four last basketball games of the season. Alaina had three double doubles, and averaged 15 points (61 total points) and 14 rebounds (57 total rebounds) in the four games.

Sam Vance ‘11

Captain Vance was selected based upon her performance in the gymnastics home meet against West Chester University. Vance broke the school record set by Sarah Massey with a score of 9.55 on January 1st 2004. Vance received a score of 9.575; coming in first in the event.



Postcards Across the Globe

I Rediscovered My Home in the Dream by Sandrine Berre (France)

Last night I had the strangest dream about New York City. I was walking through the streets of the city for hours and hours, wandering like a free bird. The lights were bright, but not too bright, enough that I could be amazed. Some people were walking in my direction while others were going in another; it seemed so real, it was hard to breathe. But I kept on walking even though I had no idea where I was going. And all of a sudden, I woke up. I was sleeping in a chair in the Wilson College library! This quick dream reminded me of my travels to the city and how quickly time goes by when you do not know where you are going. I remember that I told myself: “you have to keep on moving constructively.” So, I opened a book that night and started to read some pages. It happened to come from my cultural background, a

French book. This work was a collection of Rimbaud's poems (Oeuvres Complètes). Consequently, thanks to that dream, I re-defined my own heritage and how, wherever I am, I am still related to my homeland through books and movies, as well as my thoughts and experiences. It looks like a really simple thought, but that night it happened to be a revelation for me. So, in French, the old saying “Les voyages forment la jeunesse” (travels broaden the mind) was clearly a helping hand in that situation. I never really thought about this sentence before. But now I know what it means because I have lived that experience. So, I'd like to say thank you, New York City. You broaden my mind. Also, Wilson students, I have this one advice that I'd like to give you: travel, because it definitely broadens your mind.

Dressage Team Intercollegiate Dressage Association Show

Needs Volunteers!

Jobs: help show organization and horse preparation, warm-up and cool-down Time: Sun, March 28 from 9:00am – 3:00pm Contact: Steph Bachman,, or Kacie Oberholzer,

A Bittersweet Spring Inspiration by Xiaomeng Li (China)

“How did we meet?” “How did we become friends?” Whenever I find myself asking my friends this question at the lunch or dinner table, something strikes me. Although it is fun to recall all the memories with a friend and exchange ideas about how we thought about each other when we first met, it is also melancholy. Spring is my favorite season because the sunshine that was missing for the entire winter comes back again and nourishes all the living things on earth. I love to see the sprouts striving to grow; I love to observe the buds blossoming one after another, day after day. I love to feel the breeze caressing my face, as well as the smell of rain because after a spring drizzle there will be more surprises of nature coming out. By then I can truly feel that I am alive and I am part of nature. I guess I am a very pessimistic person. Whenever I enjoy something so much, I am afraid of losing it or admitting the fact that it is not infinite. Then, the beautiful mood becomes a thoughtful grief. Maybe this is why I am always spontane-

ously thinking about the questions I mentioned at the beginning of this article—spring is beautiful, but it is also during spring that we have to say goodbye to some people, those we like so much, we treasure so much and may cry when thinking about the fact that we may not see each other again. In the US, graduation is always scheduled at the end of spring, the most beautiful time of the year in my opinion. However, graduation is a mixture of joyfulness and sorrow. It is just like spring—beautiful yet short, enjoyable, yet it reminds you that nothing will last forever. But I do not mean to write a depressing article in this enchanting season. So I decided to share my thoughts on the essence of spring with you: spring is hopeful. Even though it will eventually pass, it will come back again, bringing new lives. And spring teaches us to treasure what we have already had, so that when there is time to say goodbye, we will be grateful for once living with those loved ones and will be fully prepared to welcome an unknown and exciting future.

Equine Equipment Check Scheduled on Thurs, April 1 Bring your equipment to the Hawthorne Arena at 9:30am

Muhibbah Dinner Raises Money for Haiti Earthquake Relief

On March 6, Muhibbah Club held annual Muhibbah Dinner in Jensen Dining Hall. This year’s Muhibbah Dinner was different because all the income will go to Haiti Earthquake relief photo courtesy of Aisling Gallagher


Upper left, left to right: Julie Campos Arias, Xiaomeng Li and Bemnete Eyob Tadesse photo courtesy of Julie Campos Arias Upper right, left to right: Chrissy Shick, Julie Campos Arias and Aisling Gallagher Bottom, from left to right: Alaina Hofer, Teslote Eyob Tadesse, Alexandra Williams, Beth Bush, Bemnete Eyob Tadesse and Jing Luan photo courtesy of Aisling Gallagher

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Kids’ Korner

Kids’Korner! Q. When do mokeys fall from the sky? A. During Ape-ril showers! Q. Can February March? A. No, but April May! Q. What season is it when you’re on a trampoline? A. Spring-time!

Make a Grass Head Monster! Materials:

a nylon sock or a foot from tights or a stocking grass seed sawdust elastic band old yogurt pot googly eyes paper, buttons, ribbon, etc. to decorate


Fill the toe of your sock with grass seed. Top up with sawdust until you have a ball shape. Fasten tightly with the elastic band. Decorate the yogurt pot as the body using, paper, ribbon, and whatever else you can find in your craft box! Stand the stocking ball in the pot with the grass seed at the top. Add some eyes and any other decorative bits you like. Keep the yogurt pot topped up with water. After a few weeks your head should grow hair!



We’ve Got the...Beat

Local Rock Duo Hopes to Become Friends Rather than “Strangers” by Sandrine Berre

The Hello Strangers, a local band based in Mercersburg, PA, is currently promoting its new album entitled Introducing Max Schmidt. The band began in 2007 as a duo comprised of sisters Brechyn Chace and Larissa Chace Smith. Larissa and Brechyn agreed to answer a few questions for The Billboard. SB: So, when did you start this band? And why? HS: We started our project in Austin, TX in 2006. We started off as an acoustic duo, and upon moving home to Mercersburg, PA in 2007 we were able to complete our ultimate goal of forming a full band. Everything just fell together like it was kismet. SB: Who are your main influences? HS: Our greatest influences, first and foremost, are our parents and grandparents who are and were musically gifted and surrounded us with music as we grew up. Our grandfathers and father were in bands themselves, so to us it seems like a natural thing to do. Our musical influences include Lucinda Williams and Johnny Cash, in the country realm, but we grew up on jazz and soul, so that is certainly imbued in our sound. SB: You have a new album now, so how were the recording sessions? Did you hire somebody for your sound? HS: We recorded our new EP, Introducing Max Schmidt, about a year ago. It being independently recorded and released was our main goal, but it definitely was a lot of work and time to make it happen. Our guitarist, Kevin Shannon, has his own studio (Wreck Room Studio) in his basement. It was just the band in the room and no one else. It was very grassroots in that way. SB: Do you feel close to the local scene? HS: We feel very close to the local scene since we have had quite a

photo courtesy of Ryan Smith photography

vigorous gig schedule. We rely on our local fan base to help us get the clout to move further away from home eventually. SB: And finally, how do you think your music will evolve in the future? HS: We often walk the fine line between our love of Austin country music and all the other genres we listen to and appreciate as well. It’s hard to say right now which way we will lean the most as we go along. We just try to stay focused, patient, and true to our writing. The band will be in the Orchards’ restaurant in Chambersburg on Fri, Apr. 2. You can also check out the band schedule on their website www.

Student Juried Art Show

For Director Daniels Life is Always “Precious” by Jonathan Clark

Movies about abuse are rarely seen other than on the Lifetime Channel. Precious, a movie that centers around the physical, verbal and psychological abuse of an overweight, semi-illiterate AfricanAmerican girl living in Harlem in the 1980s, is a motion picture that played widely in theaters, was critically acclaimed and won Oscars. By the time one finishes this film, it is impossible not to see how this tremendous piece of work caught the attention of moviegoers last year. Based on the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire, Precious follows Clareece “Precious” Jones (newcomer Gabourey Sidibe), a 16year-old living in one of the most unimaginable scenarios ever put on screen. Her mother (Mo’Nique) is a tyrannical monster who snaps into hysterical rages at the slightest provocation. Yelling to Precious, “I


should have aborted you,” “you are a dummy,” “ain’t nobody loves you” are some of the lesser offences this woman imposes on her daughter. The scenes of physical abuse are too painful to put into words and are among some of the most squirminducing moments in recent movie history. But even in this traumatic situation, Precious still manages to dream of a better existence, of one day escaping her dismal life and find happiness. Precious, as directed by Lee Daniels and written by Geoffrey Fletcher, is undoubtedly one of the most harrowing films ever made, but their incredible attention to detail is one reason why this movie rises above the stereotypical material cable television provides and became one of the best films of 2009. The entire cast gives what is probably the finest ensemble acting of the year. Mo’Nique deservedly won an Academy Award for

her relentless, almost demonic, performance as Precious’s mother, Mary. Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz give some star-power to the movie, but are a genuine and heartwarming presence in Precious’s life. The two truly phenomenal performances in the film were from Sidibe and Paula Patton (as the teacher who both understands and pushes Precious in her education). Patton, whose career is only an inch away from super-stardom, is superb in the underrated, but important role as Precious’s only outlet to escape the hellish existence that is her life. Sidibe, in her first on-screen appearance, turns in the performance of the year. It is a fearless role that the young actress meets head-on, creating a powerful and haunting presence on screen; this reviewer hopes to see more of this talented performer in the coming years. Precious arrived on DVD last week and is definitely worth checking out.

Opening Reception: Wed, March 31, 5:00-7:00pm. Bogigian Gallery Work not selected for the juried exhibition will be held for exhibition in the Salon des Refusés in the studios of Lortz Hall *All work will be exhibited*

Pool is Now at Penn Hall

Pool Rules: Open swim is at the same time as Wilson PE classes. Please be respective of the class. As well, Penn Hall residents may be using the pool. Pool is located in the Penn Hall basement. This is a residential facility. Please keep the noise down. You must bring your own towel and take a shower prior to entering the pool. Only Wilson College students, staff, and administrators are permitted to use this pool. Pool Hours for Spring 2010 Tues, 5:00-8:00pm Wed, 5:00-7:00pm Thurs, 5:00-8:00pm

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Drama Club Hits the Stage by Sarah Martin

Rachael Wilson-McCall’13 as Alice, and Candice Grant’13 as Helen photo courtesy of Laura Harmyk

the Book Review Pick Up an Unforgettable Novel This Spring by Jess Domanico

With the arrival of warm weather and the near promise of the semester’s conclusion, Private Altars by Katherine Mosby is an ideal escape from the monotony of textbooks and endless homework assignments. Mosby’s talented ability to convey emotion through her poetic language is such that I found it nearly impossible to keep from bubbling over with laughter, or, in the more somber moments of the novel, sobbing quietly. Set in West Virginia in the 1920s, the novel depicts the struggles of a single mother whose big-city sophistication leaves her isolated from the community. Abandoned by her husband, Vienna is left to care for her two young children and their estate with only her husband’s older sister for support. As Vienna’s children mature, they inquire after the whereabouts of their father. Endowed with a tremendous imagination, Vienna tells Willa and Elliott everything but the truth: her husband deserted them after realizing Vienna’s passionate nature was frowned upon by the townsfolk. The town avoids her; she is too scholarly, too peculiar, for its simple ways. Only a few citizens seem to sympathize with Vienna, exclaiming, “She’s not crazy, she’s just educated,” but their sympathy rarely amounts to more than a few kind gestures and a rare house call. Vienna’s children, Willa and Elliott, are shunned by the town as well, but they are content with their extraordinary intelligence, fostered by their mother, and the company of the nature that surrounds them. Willa, the obstinate, impulsive older sister and Elliott, her gentle, kindhearted younger brother, outshine the other characters of the novel – even its heroine Vienna – perhaps because they take pride in the quirks of their family. Together, the trio forms a small but mighty cast of main characters that will no doubt linger in your imagination long after you put the book down. The overall plot of the novel may run thin at certain points, thereby making the sudden twists in fortune a bit predictable, but Mosby’s lyrical style and the characters themselves are so enchanting that the dull segments of the book are almost forgivable. By the last third of the novel, I found myself so enamored by Vienna, Willa, and Elliott especially, that I regretted having to set it aside and return to my textbooks. Perhaps Mosby was equally smitten with her characters: in a series of heartbreaking events, many of the individuals are withdrawn from the plot. Towards the completion of Mosby’s work, Willa discovers the real whereabouts of her father, and, akin to her impulsive nature, sets off to find him. The novel ends in an inconclusive manner, and encourages the readers to imagine for themselves how Willa will continue her family’s legacy. For anyone who’s ever felt isolated or out of sync with the rest of the world, this story of love and loss, entwined with an intense veneration for nature and its beauties, is not to be missed. Be sure to grab Private Altars, head down to your favorite spot on the Green or by the creek, and enjoy what Mosby’s novel has to offer.

The falling rain on Fri, March 5 did nothing to dampen the spirits of the actresses belonging to the Wilson College Drama Club as they presented three one-act plays titled Two Cars and a Deus Ex Machina. At 8:00pm on March 5 and March 6, a handful of Wilson Community members stayed dry and entertained in Thomson Chapel. Each play flowed neatly into the next. Jessica Tucker, a member of the stage crew and an onlooker, says she “liked how each play set you up for the next.” She goes on to compliment the actresses, “I also enjoyed how in character the actors got, which made the play that much more enjoyable.” The first play centered around two women on their way somewhere. Appropriately titled “Lost,” the two women, Helen and Alice, were very forgetful, to put it mildly. Candice Grant, a freshman and Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) student, played the forgetful Helen who lost her shoe during a car accident. Rachel Wilson-McCall, also a freshman and VMT student, played Alice. She was the driver who continuously forgot her keys and the directions. Headed to a party, the two forgot where they are going after a hilarious fiasco about locking the door and finding their car. After driving for a bit they realized they were lost, manage to crash their car, somehow manage to get out of the car and forget about the crash. Mary Louise Wilson, a veteran actor of stage, television and film, who co-authored the play Full Gallo, and wrote several articles for The New York Times, American Theater and The New Yorker wrote this play. The second play also involved two women, a car and a crash. However, “No Shoulder” takes a more serious undertone. Bobbie, played by C.J. Giacomini, a sophomore and an Equine Journalism (EQJ) student, is a teenager hitch-hiking her way through Forks, Washington. Kelly Flavin, a junior in the adult education program majoring in VMT, played Ruth, the driver who gives Bobbie a ride. As the two converse, they discover Bobbie is the daughter Ruth never had and Ruth is the type of mother Bobbie has only dreamed about. The play remained light-hearted even though it touched on various views of abortion. In the end, the play took a tragic turn as Ruth crashed the car into an oncoming truck. This tragedy was written by Nina Shengold. Shengold won the ABC Playwrights Award and the Writers Guild Award for her works. Although the third play, “Medea,” did not involve a car or a crash, it did include tragedy and a Deus Ex Machina, a machine that helps actors fly or hover above the stage. “Medea” is a humorous Greek tragedy written by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein. Medea, played by Grant, is the main character. Flavin played the angel who is on the Dues Ex Machina. Genna Woodruf, also a junior in the adult education program and a VMT student, played Jason, Medea’s husband, and a messenger. The humorous Greek chorus consisted of Giacomini, Wilson-McCall and Carrie Morris, a sophomore majoring in Biology. All three plays contained humor, tragedy and provoked thought among the audience. They succeeded in providing entertainment and the actors, director and all who helped with the plays should be proud.

C.J. Giacomini’12 as Bobbie, and Kelly Flavin ‘11 as Ruth photo courtesy of Laura Harmyk



Missing Account Thumb Drives Raise Questions Among Clubs by Sarah Martin

The seventh week of the spring semester is underway and clubs have yet to see their thumb drives. Clubs handed their accounts and budgeting thumb drives into Casara Gross ‘10, Wilson College Government Association (WCGA) Treasurer, at the end of last semester and believed they would receive them at the beginning of the spring semester. Last semester, WCGA implemented the use of thumb drives to help organize club accounts. Each club received a thumb drive to hold all of their financial information, such as the account number, a history of withdraws and deposits and transaction forms. WCGA hoped these thumb drives would help organize and standardize all of the accounts. Treasurer of the Western Riding Team, Kristen M. Leitzell ‘12, says the thumb drives, “have provided both Treasurer and Presidents/Captains an easier way to keep records. It’s nice to have all the forms in one place and easily accessible.” The Western Riding Team Co-Captain Cathy Smedley ‘12, agrees that, “they are a good idea and I think that they will make things easier for the clubs and organizations on campus. That is if the clubs and organization had the thumb drives.” Smedley and many other students on campus expressed their concern about the drives not being returned. When the Billboard asked about the thumb drives, Rebecca Hammell, Asst. Dean of Students, answered that the Business Office and Information Technology (IT) are in the process of re-formatting the drives. This includes “new account number[s] and revised account information,” as well as new transaction forms, says Hammell. The new format is a chart-like account system for both deposits and withdraws, and Hammell says, “[it] is similar to the system used throughout [the rest of] the college.” In this new chart-like account system each type of expenditure has its own category. These categories are called “budget lines,” which have specific meaning for auditing corporation Parente Beard, LLC. Previous data will be changed in this new system so that transactions will be easier to match up to specific budget lines. According to Hammell, appropriate charges will coincide with their appropriate budget line. For example, copying charges will be placed in the copying budget line. Hammell comments, the difference in club accounts is that, “certain activities are unique to WCGA.” The apportionment budget line is one such example. Apportionments are a monetary amount taken from the student activity fees and divided among the various clubs who need monetary assistance. This line, explains Hammell, “does not exist for anyone else in the college except WCGA” members. According to Hammell, clubs can still “draw upon available funds, and are encouraged to keep a paper back up of all transactions.” Hammell also adds that, “[the] transactions can be recorded on the thumb drives when they are returned.” Gross agrees, “I have not denied anyone access to their account. If access was needed, I allowed them the use of the drive and then it was returned.” Smedley expresses her concern that, “[since] they have not been returned clubs have not even had a good chance to work with them.” Many other students, who wished to remain anonymous, said that not having the drives creates hassles. Smedley sums up their concerns, “treasurers are going to have to transfer any transactions that have taken place from their books into the thumb drives instead of just being [able] to put them in the thumb drive in the first place.” Hammell requests that students have “patience and understanding.” Lori Tosten, Assoc. Vice President for Finance and Administration, adds “we are near the end of the transition process for the accounts.” Earlier in March, Gross, Hammell and Tosten met to discuss a training day which would answer any questions clubs may have. The date of the training days were held Tues, March 23 at 11:00am and Wed, March 24 at 9:15pm.


continued from page 1 Wilson Nurse Nicole Villella feels Health Centers are also seeing a rise in students seeking help from them. She said, “We are seeing an increase in students seeking services due to lack of availability. This lack is either due to insurance, inability to pay or lack of access to services in the community.” Health insurances are cutting back in many areas of coverage that effect students, including out of state and medication coverage. While these may be serious problems faced all over the US, Shoemaker would like to believe Wilson’s counseling center is experiencing these increases because of word of mouth. Shoemaker hopes word has gotten around campus about how the counseling center is “a safe and comfortable place to come.” While many colleges are cutting their budgets in counseling; this is not the case at Wilson. Shoemaker credits Dean Carolyn Perkins with helping to increase the counseling center’s funding. With the extra funding, Wilson recently added a part time counselor, Darlene Pasi. Shoemaker says, “Pasi is an LPC, and when she is not spending time at Wilson, she is at her other position, which is Director of Counseling at Penn State, Mont Alto. Two weeks ago, we also added Kim Crider as a part-time counselor. Crider holds a master’s degree from Penn State Harrisburg in Applied Psychology.” The center also holds many hall and grief programs, as well as support programs. They are also considering the CHA-CHA-Changes group again in the fall semester. For more information, please contact Cindy Shoemaker at

WCGA Hunts for New Candidates by Alyse Lynch

The Wilson College Government Association (WCGA) is still searching for a presidential candidate, despite extending the nomination deadline to Fri, March 12. Nominations apply to the 2010-2011 academic year. The original deadline was scheduled for Fri, Feb. 26 at 5:00pm. The deadline was extended because several positions were without candidates. It was unknown if all of the executive positions would be filled due to issues concerning class standing. Students were asked to ensure that they were of correct class standing for their intended position. The position of President must be filled by a rising junior or above. Vice President and Chief Justice must also be filled by a rising junior or above. The positions of Secretary, Constitutions and ByLaws, Treasurer and Academic Affairs may be held by a rising sophomore or above. All students signing up for a position they are not yet qualified to hold, were asked to remove their names from the nomination sheets. The current president of WCGA, Alaina Hofer’11, has asked anyone interested in the position to contact her. She says that WCGA is looking for a president, “who is interested in hearing the students’ voices and letting them know that you are on the executive board of the student government to assist them. It takes a responsible, eager, and willful person to fill this position.” Students had access to nomination forms, located on the bottom floor of Lenfest Commons across from the Post Office. Each executive position included a job description. Candidates were also asked to send a short biography and recent photograph of themselves to current Parliamentarian, Brie-Anne Asbury ‘12. Voting is expected to take place as soon as possible. The current Academic Affairs Chairperson, Kira Stone ‘10 explains the voting process, “A biography is placed on Moodle about each candidate and the students pick who they think is best or abstain if they think no one fits.” Elections were to begin Mon, March 22 but have been postponed due to lack of a presidential candidate. The voting process will take place online. The entire student body is urged to vote.

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Counselor’s Couch Feeling Hungry and Food Isn’t Helping? Find Out What it is You Really Want courtesy of the Wilson College Counseling Center Have you ever felt hungry, eaten something, and still felt empty and longing for something else? Often, we misinterpret emotional or spiritual needs with physical hunger. While our bodies certainly need fuel to function, most of us have learned to attach an emotional or spiritual need like stillness, connection with people and nature, or even activity with food. Imagine, for example, that you are feeling lonely. Your first response may be to grab a bag of chips or a sweet treat. We crave carbohydrates because carbs really help the brain to produce more serotonin, a substance that helps improve our mood. The rush of sugar and carbohydrates does produce a temporary positive feeling; but it does not last long. We either end up feeling just as lonely as before we ate, or we continue to eat more, hoping that the feeling will last a bit longer. Imagine how filled we could feel if we listened more closely to the messages our body and spirit are telling us. Don’t ignore your hunger or try to stop it. Simply listen to it more closely and understand what you are truly craving. Are you lonely? Bored? Angry? Restless? Learn how to give yourself what you truly need, and in time, you will find that your body, mind and spirit all feel nourished.

Do You Like to Write? Submit your work to Wilson’s literary magazine The Bottom Shelf Review!

We accept poetry, prose, essay, drama – anything creative Email your piece as a .doc or .rtf file to by April 3, 2010

All student, faculty, staff, and alumnae are invited to submit! Diane Abbott ‘10 Helen Anastassov ‘12 Emilee Beidel ‘12 Kiah Berman ‘12 Rebecca Blouse ‘13 Elizabeth Bush ‘11 Elsa Camuamba ‘10 Ariel Carver ‘10 Kayla Chagnon ‘10 Iva Chitrakar ‘13 Megan Clark ‘11 Mariza Cooray ‘10 Carolyn Davis ‘11 Nathalie Djiguimkoudre ‘10 Jessica Domanico ‘11 Melissa Ellerman ‘10 Molly Folsom ‘13 Amelia Frast ‘10 Aisling Gallagher Exchange Student Hayley Glass ‘11 Nikola Grafnetterova ‘10

Donald Bletz Award for Teaching Excellence

Students, faculty and other members of the college community are invited to nominate a full-time or adjunct faculty member for a teaching excellence award. Three awards will be conferred at the Academic Awards Banquet. Two awards will be given to full-time faculty members and one to an Adjunct Faculty member. A committee will review all nominations and select the award winners. Completed nomination forms should include specific examples of the faculty member’s contributions that respond directly to the established criteria.

Criteria for the teaching excellence awards include:

-Developing effective, creative and/or innovative teaching methods -Continuing efforts to remain up-to-date in the scholarship within the discipline and to improve one’s own teaching. -Inspiring students to be successful academically and to develop in other ways, e.g., leadership and social skills. -Demonstrating outstanding performance in a variety of teaching responsibilities, such as freshman/sophomore or major area advising, mentoring students and faculty, advising senior theses or honors theses, conducting independent or guided studies courses. -Providing appropriate assessment of students, including wellconceived assignments and sufficient feedback to students about their academic work. -Developing effective relationships with students, including accessibility and involvement in student groups. -Participating in leadership activities relating to teaching, such as curriculum development, assessment, advising, and research related to pedagogy. To obtain nomination forms, contact Robin Herring (Dean’s Office) at You may submit your nominations via email to To submit it through the Wilson College P.O, please send nominations to: Dean’s Office Wilson College 1015 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201

Dean’s List Fall Semester 2009

Susan Hedges ‘10 Dana Hill ‘13 Leslie Hoover ‘13 Heather Ishman ‘11 Meredith Johnson ‘10 Rachel Kelly ‘10 Mariam Khalifeh ‘11 Lindsay Landis ‘11 Eun-Hye Lee Exchange Student Tara Leeking ‘11 Xiaomeng Li ‘11 Andrea Little ‘13 Megan Longstreet ‘13 Jing Luan ‘11 Margaret Luke ‘11 Heather Madden ‘11 Mary Marrero ‘12 Leah Martin ‘13 Sarah McGuckin ‘13 Casey McMahon ‘12 Sherrie Neibert ‘10

Natasha Nicely ‘13 Kayla Nunemaker ‘12 Kacie Oberholzer ‘11 Hannah Onstott ‘13 Colleen O’Reilly ‘12 Ashley Overdorff ‘12 Monique Pare ‘11 David Perry ‘11 Alexis Powers ‘13 Amanda Provo ‘11 Christina Raskay ‘11 Katelin Reever ‘10 Ciera Rhodes ‘12 Jennifer Robinson ‘11 Alexandra Roemer ‘13 Risa Saar ‘10 Alyssa Sabot ‘12 Amina Assane ‘11 Nicole Sarsok-Sislow ‘10 Christina Sauter ‘11 Sierra Schnable ‘12

Judith Scriptunas ‘11 Deon Seeman ‘11 Erica Seese ‘10 Debbie Shatzley ‘10 Chelsey Smentkowski ‘13 Adria Spikes ‘11 Brianna Sroka ‘13 Alexandra Taber ‘13 Bemnete Tadesse ‘10 Teslote Tadesse ‘11 Alexandra Thorpe ‘11 Travis Tosten ‘10 Jennifer Tucker ‘12 Samantha Vance ‘10 Kayla Whitfield ‘10 Sarah Wilson ‘10 Karen Wurster ‘10 Natalya Yashina ‘11 Stephanie Yeager ‘12 Bobbi Yeneshosky ‘10 Sarah Zang ‘12 Amanda Zemba ‘10


Calendar & Announcements

Weekly Events

Mondays Morning Prayer 9:30am Prayer Chapel

Wednesdays Weekly Worship 12:00pm Alumnae Chapel

Tuesdays WCGA Meeting 11:00am Schedule at CAB Calendar on web

Grief Support Group 11:00am Prayer Chapel

Environmental Club 9:15pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse (every other Wed.)

Art Table 12:00pm Jensen Dining Hall

Current Events Table 12:00pm Jensen Dining Hall

Wilson College Choir 3:30pm-4:45pm Thomson Hall 36 For info: Elizabeth Schoenfelt 385-8936

La Table Francaise 12:00pm Jensen Dining Hall

Spanish Table 5:00pm Jensen Dining Hall

Meditation 5:00pm Prayer Chapel

Fridays Spanish Table 11:30am-12:45pm Jensen Dining Hall

Meditation 5:00pm Prayer Chapel Muhibbah Meeting 9:15pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse

POST OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT! All outgoing mail must be delivered to the Post Fiber Fellowship Offi ce by 2:00pm daily for that day’s pick-up. 8:00pm-10:00pm Any mail received after 2:00pm will go out on the Sarah’s Coffeehouse next day’s delivery.

Fencing 9:00pm Laird Hall Wilson College Choir 3:30pm-4:45pm Thomson Hall 36

Through Sat, Apr. 3 Fri, Mar. 26

“Abstract Ideas,” Exhibition of paintings Tue.-Fri:11:00am-5:00pm Sat: 11:00am-4:00pm Kaleidoscope Gallery FREE For info: 264-6883,

Premier Weekend Campus-wide Events Visual Arts Faculty Open Studio Event 4:00pm-6:00pm Lortz Hall Art available for sale

Fri, Apr. 9

Kruno Jazz Ensemble 7:30pm Laird Hall For info: 262-2003

The Lovely Bones 9:00pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse FREE

The Blind Side 9:00pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse FREE

Mon, Apr. 12

Sat, Apr. 10

Cherry Blossom BusTrip to Blossom Festival, Parade & Smithsonian 6:30am–6:30pm For info: 261-1110 “Paws for Cure” Benefit C.V. Animal Shelter 10:00am-2:00pm Kenny Gardens For info: 264-6266 The Lovely Bones 9:00pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse FREE

Thursdays International Studies Club 12:00pm Jensen Dining Hall (meets every 2nd Thurs.)

Sat, Mar. 27

Commencement Info Now on the Wilson site! ● schedule of Commencement weekend events ● information on grad speaker Dr. Temple Grandin ● directions to the college ● visitor’s guide to the area ● lists of hotel accommodations, lodging, and shopping The Commencement Committee looks forward to celebrating the Class of 2010 on Sun, May 23 at 1:30pm!

The Commencement site will update often--Stop Back

Mon, Mar. 29

Wed, Mar. 31

“How Do I Find a Job?” Premier Weekend Campus-wide Events Career Development Workshop Visual Arts Faculty 12:00pm-5:00pm Open Studio Event Pres. Dining Room 4:00pm-6:00pm Pre-registration required Lortz Hall Registration: Art available for sale The Blind Side For info: x3314 9:00pm Dean’s List Reception Sarah’s Coffeehouse 4:45pm-5:45pm FREE Patterson Lounge

Wed, Apr. 14

Thurs, Apr. 15

Sundays Agape Christian Fellowship Featuring Joan of Arcadia 7:00am-9:00am Prayer Chapel

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Opening Reception: 5:00pm-7:00pm Bogigian Gallery (Until Fri, Apr. 30) Hidden Jerusalem Film and Q&A by David Banks 7:00pm Alumnae Chapel $6.50 Adults $5.50 Seniors $2.50 Students 10-18 FREE Students Under 10 For info: 262-2003

Fri, Apr. 16

Wed, Apr. 7-Apr. 11

“German Easter” Traditions Tue-Sat: 10:00am-4:00pm Hager House Hagerstown $3.00 Adult $2.00 Senior Citizen $1.00 Children 6-12 FREE Children Under 6 For info: (301)739-8393

Sat, Apr. 17

Orr Forum 2010: Orchesis Spring Concert Orchesis Spring Concert Teach Intern Program Mock Interviews, w/ Career “Toward a Theology 7:00pm 1:00pm Information Session Development Center Appenzellar-Buchanan Appenzellar-Buchanan for the 21st Century” 7:00pm-9:00pm 12:00-1:00pm w/ Dr. Douglas F. Ottati, SC 128 Dance Studio Dance Studio Davidson College For info: Paula Kellinger For info: Paula Kellinger For info: Walt Jones 5:00-6:00pm Warfield 111 263-9147 -orLectures at: 263-9147 -or262-2009 or 2:00pm, 3:30pm, and 7:00pm Sat, Apr. 24 Sun, Apr. 25 Wed, Apr. 28 Brooks Auditorium Fri, Apr. 23 Van Looy Series w/ Martin Jean Wilson Choir Concert Student Research Spring Fling 2010 FREE Alumnae Chapel Day 2010 Campus-wide event 3:00pm For info: x3396 Schedule Forthcoming Rain location: Laird Alumnae Chapel For info & tickets: 262-2003

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Editors-in-Chief Sarah Martin & Kayla Chagnon

Fri, Apr. 30

Sat, May 1

Mon, May 3

News & International Editor Xiaomeng Li

Sherlock Holmes 9:00pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse FREE

Sherlock Holmes 9:00pm Sarah’s Coffeehouse FREE

Sr. Capstone Exhibition Bogigian Gallery Until Sun, May 23 Opening Reception: 2:30pm Brooks Aud.

Staff Writers Xiaomeng Li Katelyn Alleman Sarah Martin Alyse Lynch Lauren Kershner

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