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First Book-Westminster Accepting Grant Applications for Books

Mandy Bearrow, Lindsey Thomas, Mallory Waid

First Book-Westminster, a new Westminster College organization, is accepting book grant applications from local nonprofit programs serving children in need.

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Admissions Staff Visits High Schools

Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools the week of Sept. 22.

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Sociology Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Westminster College chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) international sociology honor society held its annual induction ceremony and banquet April 1 in the Witherspoon Maple Room and Phillips Lecture Hall.

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International Film Series to Show French Film

The Jake Erhardt International Film Series will show the French film Hors de prix (Priceless) Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Music Performance Major to Present Junior Recital

Karen Biddle

Karen Biddle, a Westminster College junior music performance major, will present her junior recital Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The program is free and open to the public.

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Audio Visual Award Winner Announced

Rachael Hoffman and Gary Swanson

Rachael Hoffman, a senior psychology major, received the Westminster College 2011 Audio Visual Award.

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French Film Festival Concludes with "The Class"

Entre les murs (The Class), the fifth and final film in Westminster College's Tournées Film Festival, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present Straight No Chaser Oct. 29

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present a sold out performance by Straight No Chaser Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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Celebrity Series to Present The Hit Men

Westminster College's Celebrity Series will present The Hit Men in concert Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Jameson Health System and the Park Inn by Radisson.

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Westminster Senior Music Education Major to Give Flute Recital

Michelle Long, a senior music education major at Westminster College, will give a flute recital Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

 Long's program includes Sonata VI, BWV 1035, in E major by J.S. Bach, Nocturne et Allegro scherzando by Philippe Gaubert, selections from Six Tango Etudes pour flute seule by Astor Piazzola, Sonatina for Flute and Piano by Eldin Burton, and Andante and Rondo for Two Flutes and Piano by Franz Doppler.  Kathryn Miller, adjunct professor of piano, and David Tessmer, professor of flute, will accompany Long's performance.

 Long is a daughter of William and Margaret Long, Imperial, and a graduate of West Allegheny High School.  She is currently principal flutist in Westminster's Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Symphonic Band, as well as flute section leader in the Marching Band.  She is also coordinator of Westminster's Woodwind Quintet, and president of the Flute Choir.  She is a member and former secretary of Westminster's chapter of Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association, and is also involved in Omicron Delta Kappa, an academic honor society, and Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honor society.

 Long has also participated in the pit orchestras of Westminster's opera workshops and chapel dramas.  She has been featured soloist with Westminster's Horn Choir and Concert Choir.  She has served as flutist for the past four years at mass on campus.  Long was selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band for the past two years, and was selected as one of 42 Westminster students for induction into Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities.  She has been cantor and flutist at St. Columbkille Church in Imperial for the past eight years.  Long, through the Intern Teaching Program, gives private flute lessons at Westminster and volunteers as a music instructor at the Westminster College preschool this semester.

 The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Westminster College Department of Music at 724) 946-7270.

Michelle Long

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