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Westminster College Offers Summer Fitness Programs

Westminster College is offering a series of summer fitness programs that are open to the public. 

 The program is broken into three sessions: Session one runs June 13-July 8; session two runs July 11-Aug. 5; and session three runs Aug. 8-Sept. 2.

 Beginner Yoga is offered Mondays.  This class is an introduction to basic yoga postures to strengthen lower back, abdominal muscles, legs, and upper body.

 Power Yoga is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.  This brisk, energetic class provides an excellent workout with strong poses to enhance strength, stamina, and total body/mind harmony.

 Pilates is offered Wednesdays.  With an emphasis on breathing, core conditioning and body awareness, Pilates is a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen, and streamline the body without building bulk or stressing joints.

The instructor for all classes is Kathy Birkholz.  All classes are held in the Down Under, located in the basement of Eichenhauer Hall.

Contact Lori Scheidemantle for more information at (724) 946-7353 or e-mail

Bleasby Colloquium Continues with Poetry Reading

Poet Jeredith Merrin will read and discuss her poetry at the Bleasby Colloquium Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Sabastian Mueller Theater located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

 Merrin is the author of two collections of poetry, "Shift," released in 1996, and "Bat Ode" released in 2001, from the University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poets Series.  She has also published a book of criticism, "Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop and the Uses of Tradition," and a number of essays and reviews appear in publications such as "The Southern Review."  She is currently writing two more books "Mon Age," a new collection of poetry, and "Of Two Minds," a collection of essays on poets and poetry.

 Merrin earned her master's from San Jose State University and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  Visit for more information.

 This colloquium is the fifth in a series of events scheduled for the George Bleasby Colloquia, a series of literary events in honor of Dr. Bleasby, who chaired the Department of English at Westminster from 1954-75.

 Contact Dr. Bethany Hicok, assistant professor of English at Westminster and coordinator of this event, at (724) 946-6349 or e-mail for more information.

Westminster College Organist to Perform

Dr. Elizabeth Harrison, assistant professor of music and college organist at Westminster College, will perform a recital Monday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

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Westminster College Offers Continuing Education Classes

Westminster College is offering Continuing Education classes ranging from yoga, to computers, to gardening, to parenting.

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Westminster College to Host "A Little Bug Music" Aug 5-6

Westminster College will host "A Little Bug Music," a children's opera, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Students Present Research at Physics Conference

Three Westminster College students presented their research at the meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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Nationally-Recognized Authority on DNA to Speak at Westminster College

Albert (Buzz) Scherr

Albert (Buzz) Scherr, professor of law at Franklin Pierce Law Center and nationally-recognized authority on forensic DNA evidence, will speak at Westminster College Wednesday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall of the Hoyt Science Resources Center.

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Westminster College to Celebrate Black History Month

Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host its annual Black History Month Celebration Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Tibetan Monks to Visit Westminster College Oct. 13-16

Constructing the sand mandala
At Brittain Lake

A group of Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery will visit Westminster College Monday-Thursday, Oct. 13-16, in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Music Professor's Composition Published

Dr. Daniel Perttu

Rhapsody, a composition for violin, clarinet, and piano written by Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music, was recently published by BRS Music, Inc., in Indianapolis.

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