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Westminster College's Celebrity Series to Host "Christmas with the Tenors"

Westminster College's Celebrity Series will present Christmas with The Tenors, Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

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Westminster French Professor Writes Book

Dr. Carol Bove, professor of French at Westminster College, recently learned that her book, "The Politics of Julia Kristeva," will be published by the State University of New York Press.

 "Julia Kristeva is an internationally known cultural critic, novelist, and psychoanalyst," said Bove.  "In my book, I analyze the politics embodied in her French-Bulgarian theory and fiction from 1969-2002, which in various ways tell the stories of creative individuals and their psychic dilemmas."

 Bove, who has been with Westminster College since 1984, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her master's and Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Binghamton.  She has published several articles and translated two books on French psychoanalytic writing.  She has regularly offered cluster courses at Westminster linking French studies to other disciplines.

 For more information, contact Bove at (724) 946-7303 or e-mail cbove@westminster.edu.

Dr. Carol Bove


Westminster Religion Professor Convener of Tokyo Conference

Dr. Bryan Rennie, Vira I. Heinz Professor of Religion at Westminster College, was recently convener of the 19th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions in Tokyo.

"I organized three sessions, and I was the convener of the symposium on The Underlying Terror: Religious Studies Perspectives on the War on Terrorism,'" Rennie said.  I was also the convener and presenter for the session on The Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion: How Can Methods and Theories from the Philosophy of Science Contribute to the Interpretation of Religious Data?' where I gave a paper on Myths, Models, and Metaphors."

"Westminster philosophy professor [Dr.] David Goldberg, gave a paper, Neuroanatomy and the Religious Experience: Scientific Demystification of Religion?" Rennie said. 

Rennie, who has been with Westminster College since 1994, earned his undergraduate degree, master's and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Goldberg, who has been with Westminster College since, 2002, earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D. from Duquesne University.

Contact Rennie at (724) 946-7151 or e-mail brennie@westminster.edu for more information.

Dr. Bryan Rennie
Dr. David Goldberg


Sociology Professors Present Research

Westminster College sociology professors Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow and Dr. Virginia Tomlinson recently presented their research, "Choices and Consequences: The Lives of Attorneys 1999-2005," at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association in Boston.

 "This is a study of 1,250 attorneys looking at their careers from the preparatory stage through the current job," Kitzerow said.  "This collaborative effort looks at earnings, hours worked, perceptions of discrimination, plans for the future, and whether or not they would choose law again. 

 "The data was gathered last fall by questionnaire and we are still involved in the analysis of it.  This paper was our first public presentation of the results, but we still have much work to do."

 Kitzerow has taught at Westminster since 1978,  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Contact her at (724) 946-7252 or e-mail kitzerpg@westminster.edur for more information.

 Tomlinson, director of the Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, at Westminster, earned her undergraduate degree from Birmingham Southern College, a master's from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Contact her at (724) 946-6033 or e-mail tomlinvm@westminster.edu for more information.

Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow
Dr. Virginia Tomlinson


Faculty Forum Continues at Westminster College

Dr. Scott Mackenzie, assistant professor of theatre at Westminster College, will present Faculty Forum Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Westminster College Senior Plans Flute Recital

Robyn C. Zellers, a senior music education major at Westminster College, will present her senior flute recital Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

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Westminster College Hires Nine Full-Time Faculty Members

Nine new full-time faculty members have been hired at Westminster College. They are:

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Music Professor Attends National Conference

Dr. Anne Bentz

Dr. Anne Bentz, Westminster College assistant professor of music, recently attended the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference.

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Chapel Drama Presents "Children of Eden"

The Westminster College Chapel Drama, "Children of Eden," will be presented Sunday, April 22, at 2 and 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

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Westminster College Represented at Joint Mathematics Meetings

Anna Sparacino & Sara Jensen
Dr. Carolyn Cuff
Dr. John Bonomo
Dr. Barbara Faires

Westminster College was represented by three faculty mathematics faculty members and a senior mathematics major at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America held Jan. 6-9 in San Diego.

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