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Westminster Features Italian Film about Friendship

The Jake Erhardt International Film Series continues with Cinema Paridiso Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater
located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

 "This 1989 film, set in post World War II Italy, is one of my personal favorites," said Dr. Deborah Mitchell, associate professor of English and public relations and series coordinator.  "The story explores the friendship between a young boy who loves movies and the cranky old projectionist who works in the town theater.  This film has absolutely wonderful performances and screenplay.  It won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film."

The International Film Series is named in honor of its founder, Dr. Jacob Erhardt, professor emeritus of German at Westminster College.  Erhardt, who taught at Westminster from 1968 until his retirement in 2004, served as chair of his department from 1970-1986, was named the Language Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association, translated into English Robert Reitzel's Adventures of a Greenhorn, and was recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as an outstanding member.

The event, which is part of a ten-film series, is free and open to the public

Contact Mitchell at (724) 946-7030 or e-mail dmitchel@westminster.edu for more information


Westminster College Welcomes Back Professor as Guest Speaker

Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, former professor of religion at Westminster College, will speak at Honors Colloquium Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Westminster College's Head Football Coach to Give His "Last Lecture"

Jerry Schmitt, head football coach Westminster College, will give his "Last Lecture" Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. in Walton-Mayne Union Lounge.

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Westminster's Biology Department Continues Sesquicentennial Celebration

Dr. Patrick McCarthy, professor of biology at Westminster College, continues its sesquicentennial celebration with the fourth in the seven-part series of biology seminars, "The Genetics All Star Team," Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall.

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Students to Give Saxophone Recital

Five Westminster College students will give a saxophone recital Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Theatre Westminster Presents Love Among the Russians

Theatre Westminster will present Love Among the Russians Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Beeghly Theatre.

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Westminster College Announces New Director of Public Safety

Mr. William Brandt

William Brandt, former site supervisor in Westminster College's Department of Public Safety, was promoted to Director of Public Safety.

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Admissions Staff Visits High Schools

Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools the week of Sept. 29.

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History Professor Invited to Speak at Harvard's Early Slavic Seminar

Dr. Russell Martin

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College associate professor of history, presented "Kalliste(i): Bride-Shows and Marriage Politics in Muscovy, 1505-1689" at the Early Slavic seminar April 10 at Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies.

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History Professor to Speak at Faculty Forum

Dr. Angela Lahr

Dr. Angela Lahr, Westminster College visiting professor of history, will speak at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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