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Biology Major Receives Grant for Undergraduate Research

David Dado, 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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Westminster College to Participate in Global Youth Service Day

Westminster College will participate in Global Youth Service Day April 24-26 with a variety of community service projects.

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College to Host Passover Seder March 23

Westminster College will host its annual Passover Seder Tuesday, March 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Professor and Student Presented at Philosophical Society Meeting

Dr. David Goldberg
Michael Gorman

Dr. David Goldberg, Westminster College associate professor of philosophy, and junior philosophy and economics major Michael Gorman presented papers at the fall meeting of the West Virginia Philosophical Society Oct. 8-9 at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown.

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Staff Participated in International Day at New Wilmington Elementary School

Connie McGinnis and her daughters Grace (l) and Anna

Westminster College faculty and staff participated in New Wilmington Elementary School's annual International Day May 20.

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College Named to President's Honor Roll for Sixth Consecutive Year; Volunteered 30,000 Hours

Service in action

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Westminster College with a place on the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

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Westminster College Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Award

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Mortar Board Target chapter at Westminster College was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters to be recognized at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference in Chicago in July.

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Westminster College Drinko Center Names New PACC-VISTA

Marah Alouise `13, PACC-VISTA

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning named recent Westminster graduate Marah Alouise `13 as its newest Pennsylvania Campus Compact-Volunteer in Service to America (PACC-VISTA).

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Announcing Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Today, Dr. Richard Dorman, president, Westminster College, will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. 

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Desegregation Pioneer Ruby Bridges to Speak at Westminster College

Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to desegregate a New Orleans elementary school in 1960, will tell her story Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Westminster College's Orr Auditorium.

 Bridges was a pioneer in school integration at the age of six, when she was selected to spend her first-grade year in what had previously been an all-white elementary school.

 "That first morning I remember mom saying as I got dressed in my new outfit, 'Now, I want you to behave yourself today, Ruby, and don't be afraid.  There might be a lot of people outside this new school, but I'll be with you.  That conversation was the full extent of preparing me for what was to come," Bridges said.

 Bridges and her teacher attended this school every day alone for an entire year.  Both her father and grandparents lost their jobs because of the problems associated with her going to this school. 

 "It took me a while to realize just how important that sacrifice was that my parents made," Bridges said, who now focuses on education, children, and family.  "The biggest problem today, I think, is that parents are not as involved with their children's education as they used to be."

 All proceeds from Bridges book, "The Education of Ruby Nell," go to the Ruby Bridges Foundation, which provides a unique education program that brings diverse populations together to develop relationship-building skills, strategies to collaborative work for social change, and a robust appreciation of differences all carefully aligned with state standards and classroom curriculum.

 The event is sponsored by the Westminster College Student Government Association, the Diversity Symposium, the First Year Program, The Education Department, and the office of Diversity Services.

 The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.  Books will be available for purchase.
 For more information, contact Dr. Amy Camardese, assistant professor of education and coordinator of this event, at (724) 946-7183 or e-mail

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