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ALL RESIDENTS (returning and new) are required to attend mandatory Residence Life and Fire Safety training Friday, August 28 from 5-6pm in the Science Center Auditorium Immediately following, we will host the SmokeOut beginning at 6pm in Davison 2nd This fire safety activity is required for all new residents and any resident who was not able to participate in last year’s SmokeOut. Campus Residents! We have gone digital! Complete your…


Wilson MFA Program: A Student’s Perspective

In passing through Wilson College campus during the month of July, you probably saw the usual Frisbee golfers and wedding guests perusing the lawn, prospies and admins zipping from one air-conditioned building to the next. Less explicably, you may have spotted individuals wandering around with motley frames, large rolls of plastic film, and bags of cut grass. Or perhaps someone swinging from a branch, crawling across the auditorium floor or…

Branson Hoog, lead singer of Shatterproof
Photo provided by Jenna Kauffman

Rock Out with Fellow Students on Campus

Music has returned to campus in a  big way: live concerts. Back in March, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) welcomed the band Against the Current in Laird Hall, and in July Branson Hoog from the band Shatterproof performed an exclusive acoustic set down by the crossroads leading to the farm. This coming year and in the future, CAB plans to continue organizing concerts for students to attend. So come out…


Letter From the Editors

Welcome back! This year, The Billboard has gone through some changes with the editorial staff. For the first time in years. Billboard has two editors-in-chief, Jenna Kauffman and Celia Whitcomb. We’re looking forward to welcoming back Graphic Design editor Francesca Giustini, as well as Caitlyn Minelli on board as our online editor. This should make things interesting in the staff room. The staff has been expanding for the past few…



There will be a mandatory meeting for all students registered for Equestrian Studies (EQS), Equine Facilitated Therapeutics (EFT), and Equitation (EQT) classes on Tues, Aug. 25 in the Science Center Auditorium from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Releases and personal health insurance information will be collected at that time – so bring a pen and all pertinent information to the meeting. EQS, EFT, and EQT faculty will be available to answer…

Photo provided by Ann O'Shallie

Welcome Professor Brooke Leininger

We are very pleased to welcome Professor Brooke Leininger to the Equestrian Studies Department! Photo provided by Ann O’Shallie Leininger holds a B.S. in Equine Science-Industry from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Strategic Leadership from the University of Mary. Most recently, she was an Instructor and NCAA Division II Head Coach at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. She has attained the USDF Silver Medal (2013). Leininger’s office…


Library Access

During the first week of the semester, the temporary library space in Sarah’s Coffeehouse will be open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will begin normal operating hours on Sat, Aug. 29, 2015. Normal operating hours are: Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. To access databases off-campus library users can now…

Students fundraising outside of the dining hall during meals
Photo provided by Danbi Koo

Fundraising for Fun or for Fulfillment?

If you participate in clubs on campus, you might have had to spend time fundraising. At Wilson College, over thirty club activities exist that are funded by the Wilson College Government Association (WCGA). As of Apr. 21, WCGA had a balance of $52,684.91. From this amount, $32,000 has been allocated for club apportionments and $3,562 has been provided for class allocations. The apportionment process requires that each club gives a…