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Education Professor Appointed to National Review Board

Dr. Amy Camardese

Dr. Amy Camardese, Westminster College associate professor of education, was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Program Reviewers of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Field Station to Host Sixth Annual Chipping Party

Bill Hasely of New Wilmington moving trees to the chipper (2009)
Carol and Bill Hoover of Smicksburg enjoy hot beverages (2009)
Westminster students warm up by the fire (2009)

The Field Station has become the center of a tradition, now in its sixth year at Westminster College. On Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Christmas trees that have been gathered from the community will be turned into chips that have use as mulch around trees and on trails. The event is open to all who wish to spend a morning outdoors enjoying some vigorous activity toting trees to the chipper. Regardless of the weather, warmth will come from the physical activity and hot drinks!

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College to Award Alumni Citations Oct. 8

Fred Evanoff
Stephen Gould
Dr. John Wilson
Denny Wolfe

Westminster College will award Alumni Citations to Fred "Fritz" Evanoff, Stephen Gould, and Dr. John Wilson, and Denny Wolfe will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award at the annual Citation Celebration Reception and Dinner Friday, Oct. 8, in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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AV Services Announces Launch of "Titan Terror II"

Westminster College Audio Visual Services, Titan Radio, and WCN-TV announce the launch of Titan Terror II, a short film contest.

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Diversity Services Office Announces Black History Month Activities

Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services has announced its schedule of events in observance of Black History Month.  All programs are free and open to the public.

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Westminster College to Celebrate AV Week Oct. 16-20

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate International Audio Visual Week, Oct. 16-20, with a series of campus events that are free to the public.

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Westminster College to Host Annual Mission Conference July 20-26

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The 108th New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC) will be held at Westminster College July 20-26.

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International Film Series to Show French Film Oct. 21

Westminster College's Jake Erhardt International Film Series will show Mood Indigo Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater.  The program is free and open to the public.

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Jerb Miller Scholarships Given to 56 Westminster College Students

Fifty-six Westminster College freshmen were awarded $36,000 Jerb Miller Scholarships.

 "This is a unique opportunity for alumni to support their alma mater," said Mary James, a 1986 Westminster graduate and director of alumni affairs and Westminster College.  "Alumni have experienced a Westminster education and understand how valuable it is.  As educators, they know students who will thrive in and contribute to the Westminster community."

 Westminster College alumni who are educators have the opportunity to nominate a deserving student for a Jerb Miller Scholarship.  The Jerb Miller Scholarships are four-year $40,000 renewable awards at $10,000 per year.  The scholarships are created in honor of Dr. Jerb Miller, a beloved professor of education at Westminster from 1968 until his death in 1992. 

 Westminster alumni who are in the education field have been asked to identify a highly qualified high school student who has the personal characteristics that would honor Westminster.  Students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average may select from any of Westminster's 40 majors.  Westminster will grant the scholarship upon endorsements of Westminster alumni educators and formal validation of the student's credentials.

 For more information, contact James at (724) 946-7363 or e-mail mjames@westminster.edu

Nominations for the 2005-2006 scholarships are due by Oct. 31.  Visit www.westminster.edu/Jerb for more information about the Jerb Miller Scholarship Program.


Theatre Westminster Presents "Dancing at Lughnasa"

The cast and crew of Theatre Westminster presents "Dancing at Lughnasa" Thursday to Saturday, April 28-30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Beeghly Theater.

"This is a story of the Mundy sisters, living in rural Donegal County Ireland in 1936," said Eileen Hendrickson, director and visiting instructor of theatre.  "The play explores the plight and joys of being a woman in Ireland at this time."

Hendrickson describes the plot as a young boy telling the story of growing up in a fatherless home with his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts in 1930s Ireland.  Each of the five women, different from the other in temperament and capability, is the emotional support system, although at times reluctantly, for each other, with the eldest assuming the role of a somewhat meddling' overseer.  But then into this comes an elderly brother, a priest too senile to perform his clerical functions, who has come home to die' after a lifetime in Africa; as well, there also arrives the boy's father, riding up on a motorcycle, only to announce that he's on his way to Spain to fight against Franco.  Nevertheless, life goes on for the five sisters, although undeniably affected by the presence of the two men, they continue to cope as a close-knit unit, until something happens that disrupts the very fabric of that cohesiveness beyond repair.

Tickets can be obtained by calling the box office at (724) 946-7241.

Contact Hendrickson at (724) 946-7237 or e-mail hendriee@westminster.edu for more information.


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