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Westminster College to Host Award-Winning Author and Scientist on Chemical Contamination and Human Rights

Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an internationally recognized expert on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, will present "Contaminated without Consent: How Chemical Pollutants in Our Food and Water Violate Human Rights" Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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Religion Major Received Grant to Make Presentation at Conference

Zoe Anthony, a Westminster College senior religion major, received a travel/presentation grant from Westminster's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to make a presentation at the Undergraduate Mid-South Philosophy conference April 16-19 in Memphis, Tenn.

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Symphony Orchestra in Concert March 4

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Wind Ensemble to Present Young Conductors Concert Oct. 29

(L-r) Emilie Stuart, Aaron McAfee, Natalie Bok
Wind Ensemble

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble will present its eighth annual Young Conductors Concert Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

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Westminster College Earns Presidential Honor Roll Recognition for Community Service

Westminster students volunteering for Habitat for Humanity during Spring Break

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Westminster College with a place on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

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Broadcast Communications Major Received Drinko Research Grant

Westminster College junior broadcast communications major Adam Carswell received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning.

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Westminster College Associate Professor to Teach Course Based on Israel Excavation

Dr. Beverly Cushman, associate professor of religion and Christian education

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Beverly Cushman, associate professor of religion and Christian education, spent a month in Nazareth, Israel, serving as Registrar of Artifacts for the new excavation of Shikhin.

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Westminster College Education Students Attend National Autism Conference

(L-R): Emily Scharf; Amanda Turi; Christine Guerrini, autistic support teacher; Shannon Grimm; Jane Dean, Westminster adjunct faculty; Kayla Oliver; Sheryl Wright; and Amy Camardese, Westminster associate professor of education.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five senior Westminster College early childhood/special education majors and their instructors attended the National Autism Conference July 29-Aug. 1 at the Pennsylvania State University Conference Center.

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Westminster Opera Students to Present "The Legend of Carmen"

Westminster College Opera Workshop students faculty will present "The Legend of Carmen," Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

 The story centers around two men, Don Jose and Escamillo, who are both in love with a gypsy named Carmen.  Through imprisonment, carousing in taverns, bullfights, and smuggling adventures, the audience will follow the escapades of these characters, until a murder brings the story to a tragic and dramatic end. 

 The opera is directed by Dr. Anne Bentz, assistant professor of music, and the Westminster College Orchestra is directed by Mihai Valcu, adjunct music faculty member.  William Turney is Technical director.  The chorus consists of Westminster faculty and students, as well as students of the New Wilmington Middle School.

 The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Bentz, at (724) 946-6045 or e-mail

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