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Former Westminster College President Dr. Earland I. Carlson Passes Away

Former Westminster College President Dr. Earland I. Carlson passed away June 24.

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Westminster Welcomes Four Distinguished Alumni Lecturers

Four Westminster alumni: the Rev. David Dawson, Dr. Amy Herschell, Leslie Lawhead Imse, and Dr. Garth Patterson, will give Distinguished Alumni lectures Oct. 20.

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Music Professor Accompanied Benefit Concert

Dr. Elizabeth Harrison

Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, Westminster College assistant professor of music, recently performed a concert to benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society that raised over $2,000. The concert took place April 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Sharon.

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Student Receives Grant for Undergraduate Research

The Westminster College Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning awarded an undergraduate research grant to Leanna Stitt, a Westminster senior English and sociology major, to continue research on 'Like Children Playing House': Images of the 1950s as Observed through Interviews and Fiction Literature."

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Business Majors Place in International Competition

Bethany Marchetti, Westminster College senior business administration major, and Matthew Saines, senior business administration and accounting major, tied for 55th place in the Best Overall Score in The Business Strategy Game for the week ending Sept. 28.

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Theatre Westminster to Present "Pride and Prejudice"

Theatre Westminster will present Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice April 30-May 3 in Beeghly Theater. This will be the final production of the academic year.

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Notes from the Field Station: Bluebirds

Male bluebird perched in a Virginia pine at the Field Station Feb. 24
Ben Armstead and his dad, Dr. Douglas Armstead, install one of 10 bluebird nest boxes at the Field Station.
The Bear Tree Connections Club watches a video about bluebirds in the Nature Center.

Eastern bluebirds, named Sialia sialis by biologists, have arrived for the season. In the weekend of the international Great Backyard Bird Count, February 12-15, two were spotted in our immediate locale and electronically reported to Cornell University.

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Senior to Present Vocal Recital Nov. 7

Alison Paden

Alison Paden, a Westminster College senior music education major, will present her capstone voice recital Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The program is free and open to the public.

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Notes from the Field Station: Our History: Field Station's Past, Present, and Future

The barn, a future Nature Center building, in 1994
Back side of the future Nature Center building in 1995
Nature Center during renovation in 2001

Thirty-one years ago the Field Station was born, brought into existence by Westminster College's Board of Trustees.  What actually happened is that in 1980 the Trustees approved a plan by the Department of Biology to gain custodianship for a 10-year period of the 50-acre "Offutt farm" that the College bought in 1964 but had not used in any significant way.

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Psychology Professor Presented at Annual Meeting

Dr. Sandra Webster

Dr. Sandra Webster, Westminster College professor of psychology, and Jerome Flint, senior training associate for JKM Crisis Management, presented research at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association March 1-3 in Pittsburgh.

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