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Westminster College Employees Recognized for 783 Years of Service

Westminster College honored 38 employees with a combined 783 years of service during the annual employee recognition luncheon attended by more than 250 current and retired employees May 4 in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Retiring from Westminster College are: Dr. Paul R. Chenevey, associate professor of music;  Dr. J. Philip Fawley, professor of biology; Dr. Elizabeth A. Ford, professor of English; S. Kipley Haas, professor of physical education; and Carroll J. Shaw, purchasing, training, and office manager for Information Systems.

Other honorees were:

40 years of service , Dr. Paul R. Chenevey, associate professor of music

35 years of service , David K. Brautigam, assistant professor and assistant librarian; Donna J. Buchowski, cook, Sodexho Dining Service; Dr. A. Dwight Castro, professor of classics; S. Kipley Haas, professor of physical education; Dr. G. Samuel Lightner, professor of physics; Dr. Patrick C. McCarthy, professor of biology; Richard E. Shaffer, stockroom attendant, Sodexho Dining Service.

30 years of service , Dr. Daniel E. Fischmar, professor of economics, and Molley P. Spinney, head librarian and associate professor.

25 years of service , Bernard F. Bonnie, manager of computer and network operations; Elizabeth E. Hines, director of the Westminster Fund; and Sandra L. Shearer, bookstore manager;

20 years of service -- Peggy L. Cox, professor of art, and Robert G. Klamut, Jr. , associate professor of physical education.

15 years of service , Mary Ann Buckley, secretary for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics; Suzanne Carter Barner, payroll coordinator; Mary Jo Evanoff, student receivables clerk; Elaine M. Gurtner, custodian; Charlene M. Nicholson, snack bar attendant, Sodexho Dining Service; Diana M. Reed, head teacher of the Preschool Lab; Gary L. Swanson, director of Audio Visual Services; Dr. David G. Swerdlow, professor of English; Dr. Ann E. Throckmorton, associate professor of biology; Dr. David C. Twining, associate professor of history; and Dr. Ross A. Wastvedt, associate professor of English.

10 years of service , Beth Brooks, executive secretary of student affairs; Linda S. Burkhart, secretary for Physical Plant Office; Dwight E. Copper, technical assistant at McGill Library; Mary M. Dado, purchasing, training and office manager for Information Systems Department; Ginger Errera, duplicating/bulk mail clerk; Dr. R. Tad Greig, assistant professor of music and director of bands; Dr. Ann Murphy, associate professor of French and Spanish; Joseph M. Onderko, sports information director; and Deborah S. Roud, preschool lab teacher.

Contact Kim Christofferson, director of human resources, at (724) 946-7247 or e-mail chirstkk@westminster.edu for more information.


Westminster English Professor Leads Workshop

Dr. Andrew Ade, assistant professor of English at Westminster College, recently presented a workshop to theater practitioners and educators at the 2006 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at the State University of New York (SUNY).

 "The session, 'Quick Steps to Deep Structure: Script-Analysis Technique for Directors, Dramaturgs, and Actors,' introduced a tool of literary analysis to arrive quickly at the deep structure of a play -- that is, the set of underlying dramatic forces at work that explain the dynamic role of each character in the complete story" Ade said. "I demonstrated the analysis on ten famous specimen plays and then led the participants in a practice analysis on a new short play."

 Ade, who has been with Westminster College since 2003, earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.

 Contact Ade at (724) 946-7349 or e-mail adeaw@westminster.edu for more information.

Dr. Andrew Ade


Music & Meatballs Returns to Westminster College

The second annual "Music and Meatballs" returns to Westminster College Friday, Oct. 3, at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church with seating each hour from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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Westminster College Student to Give Senior Saxophone Recital

John Michael Taylor, a senior music major at Westminster College, will give a saxophone recital Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m., in Orr Auditorium.

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Westminster College Faculty Report on "Teaching Students with Disabilities"

Amy Camardese, instructor of education at Westminster College, will present "Teaching Students with Disabilities" at Faculty Forum, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in Patterson Hall room 311.

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Professors to Discuss Teaching Non-Traditional Students

A panel of Westminster College professors will discuss their experiences in teaching non-traditional students Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Peace Studies Coffeehouse Continues with Speaker on Kenya

Chub Dietz, co-founder of Rainbow Christian Missions, will speak about Kenya at the Westminster College Peace Studies Coffeehouse Wednesday, April 18, at 4:15 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Senior Sociology and History Majors Present Research Projects

Dr. Tomlinson and Jeffrey Skubick
Jared Gray, Brett Hoover, President Williamson

Forty-five Westminster College senior sociology and history majors presented their capstone research Dec. 7 in the Orr Auditorium lobby.

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Student Receives Grant for Undergraduate Research

Kristen Enterline, a Westminster College senior biology major, received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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SIFE Team Earns First Place Trophy

Stephen Previs, Steven LaRue, Nathan Capello, Jeffrey Downey

A four-man team of Westminster College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) earned first place in the inaugural Duel in the Dumpster competition April 2-4 at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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