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Dr. Deanne Buffalari presents research at Millersville University

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Deanne Buffalari, assistant professor of neuroscience, recently gave a talk at Millersville University regarding her recent research. Buffalari was invited by the psychology department at Millersville to discuss the research she has been conducting in the neuroscience laboratory at Westminster College with undergraduate students. In particular, this talk highlighted the work of three students—senior Katelynn Morrell and alumni Anthony Sloan '15 and Sarah Waszyn '16. Morrell, Sloan and Waszyn were interested in using animal models to study behavioral and cognitive disorders. This work included studies of what factors might contribute to the progression and symptoms Parkinson's disease and possible treatments for Parkinson's, as well as how individuals with ADHD might react to certain combinations of drugs. A portion of this work was published by Sloan and Buffalari last year. This work is ongoing and provides an exciting and clinically relevant field of research for undergraduate students.

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Chemistry Students Present Results of Service Learning Project for Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition

Friday, November 17, 2017

Seven Westminster College chemistry and biochemistry majors presented the results of a service-learning project at a meeting of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition (SRWC) on Oct. 12 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center.

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Westminster Honors Students Eat Churros with the President

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Over the weekend, Dr. Hicok and the Honors students partook in the annual tradition of attending President Richardson’s home to enjoy an evening of dinner and fellowship. For some students, this was their final visit to the President’s home as their time at Westminster slowly winds down.

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Humans of Westminster: Meet Andrew '19

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gone Fishin’

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Perry Encourages Faculty Social Media Use in Podcast Interview

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Westminster Graduate School Assistant Director Dr. Eric Perry was a featured guest on the Oct. 31 episode of the “The Faculty Meeting” podcast. Perry, who also serves as the Counselor Education Program Coordinator, offered ideas on how college faculty members can best make use of social media in the classroom and in their professional lives.

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Internationally Acclaimed Storyteller to Speak at Westminster College

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Westminster’s Office of Faith and Spirituality welcomes Tracy Radosevic, internationally-acclaimed storyteller and educator, to campus on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 to guest speak at Vespers on Sunday night and lead bible study/speak at chapel the following day.

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Running with the Best: Keilah Ireland '17

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

After graduating last May with a degree in mathematics, Keilah Ireland is already racing towards a successful future. Keilah currently works as an analyst in the conversions department of BNY Mellon in Pittsburgh putting the critical thinking and analytic skills she learned at Westminster to good use. BNY Mellon is a renowned banking firm that connects clients to financial opportunities in 100 markets across 35 countries. As an analyst, it is her job to ensure clients are able to move their assets when they need to. 

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Dr. Alison DuBois and Dr. Molly Mistretta (SRU) Present at 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Alison DuBois, associate professor of education and counseling, and Dr. Molly Mistretta (Slippery Rock University) were invited to present at the 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference at the University of Wiconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This year's theme for the conference was "Mental Health and Trauma in PK-12."  

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Dr. Alison DuBois and Alumnae Reunite for 2017 Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Alison DuBois, associate professor of education and counseling, along with alumnae Katelynn Jones '17, Jennifer Rodgers '17 and Mandy Magnotti '17 attended and presented at the 2017 Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation in Pittsburgh on Oct. 28. The group delivered a 60 minute presentation entitled "Caring at a Cost: Helping Young Teachers Identify Burnout and Secondary Trauma," in which they discussed factors that increase the likelihood of secondary trauma in young, inexperienced teachers and practical ways to mitigate burnout and secondary trauma. 

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