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Two Westminster College Seniors to Perform Recital May 3

Benjamin Sands, a senior music major, and Cassandra Walker, a senior elementary education and music major, will perform a joint recital Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

Performing on the trumpet, Sands will play Hummel's "Concerto in Eb Major" and Arutunian's "Concerto for Trumpet in Bb."  He will be accompanied by pianist Kathryn Miller, an adjunct music professor at Westminster. 

Sands, a son of Jeffrey and Deborah Sands, Rogersville, is a graduate of West Green High School, Rogersville.  During his time at Westminster College, Sands has held principal trumpet in the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Brass Quintet.  He was also the trumpet section leader for the marching band and a member of the orchestra.  Sands has performed for the musicals "Crazy for You" and "Kiss Me Kate," and the opera workshop productions of "Hansel and Gretel" and "When the Lights Go Down."  He has attended three Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band festivals.

Walker will perform her recital on the French horn and will be accompanied by pianist Brian Knarr.  Her program includes Bakaleinikoff's "Canzona," Koechlin's "Sonate, op.70," and Hindemith's "Sonata for Horn in F."

Walker, a daughter of Lewis and June Walker, McDonald, is a graduate of West Allegheny High School.  While at Westminster, she has performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Woodwind Quintet, Horn Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble.  She was president of the Titan Marching Band and is currently president of the Symphonic Band.  Walker has performed for the musicals "Crazy for You" and "Kiss Me Kate," and played for the opera workshop production of "Hansel and Gretel."  She also attended the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival.

The event is free and open to the public.  Contact the Westminster College Department of Music at (724) 946-7270 for more information.


Two Teams Enter Computer Programming Contest

Two Westminster College teams competed in the 17th annual Denison Spring Computer Programming Competition.

 Thirteen teams were given a set of six problems and four hours to solve as many as they could.  Teams are graded according to how many problems they solve correctly, how fast they solve them, and how many incorrect solutions they submit before getting a correct solution.

 The Westminster team of Jeremy Alberth, Ryan Moore, and Jake Romigh placed third by solving five of the six problems correctly, while the team of Colin Dean, Peter Lukich, Nicole Panza, and Andrew Slane placed seventh out of the 13 teams competing.

 The students were trained and taken to the contest by Dr. David Shaffer, assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. John Bonomo, associate professor of computer science and creator of a problem set used in the competition.

 Contact Bonomo at (724) 946-7287 or e-mail bonomojp@westminster.edu for more information.


Westminster College Announces Homecoming Court

Twelve Westminster College students were picked to serve as the homecoming court during the festivities planned for Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Westminster College Jazz Ensemble Joins Recording Artist in Concert

The Westminster Jazz Ensemble with join with professional saxophonist Michael Lee in a performance Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walton-Mayne Union Lobby.

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Westminster College to Host Lecture on Terrorism and Violence in Schools

Westminster College will host Dr. Douglas C. Smith, noted historian, multi-cultural author and lecturer, Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Russell Dining Hall.

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Religion Professor Invited to Speak in Romania

Dr. Bryan Rennie

Dr. Bryan Rennie, Westminster College associate professor of religion, has been invited to speak at a conference in Romania later this month.

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Westminster College to Present One Act Festival April 13

The Westminster College theatre honorary, Alpha Psi Omega, presents its 10th annual "One Act Festival" Friday, April 13, at 9 p.m. and midnight in the Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Students to Study Off Campus for Spring Semester

Ten Westminster College students will be studying in Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Pittsburgh for the spring semester.

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Student Receives Scholarship from The Pittsburgh Foundation

Tamara Scherer, a Westminster College junior sociology major, received a $6,000 scholarship, payable over four years, from the Eugene and Nell Petrucci Fund No. 2 of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Senior English Majors to be Honored at Bleasby Colloquium

Westminster College senior English majors will be honored at the final Bleasby Colloquium of the academic year Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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