Westminster College will initiate the "Get Real" life preparation series with "The Financial Planning Workshop" Thursday, March 30, from 12:35-1:40 p.m. at the Club Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.
"The Financial Planning Workshop will investigate the challenges, opportunities and benefits of money management – saving and investing in the first few years after graduation," said David Smith, assistant professor of accounting. "Some issues include: why it is important to invest and start investing early; how to manage your money so that you can invest; and the positive and negative aspects of different ways to invest."
"We can only accept the first 30 students who register," said Kim Spead, residence director and co-coordinator of the series. "Students do not need to come to all sessions, but they do need to register because we include lunch with the session."
The "Get Real" life preparation series was developed to acquaint students with information about life after college. It will provide advice about financial planning, banking, purchases, medical care issues and options, consumer and personal legal matters, comparative shopping, understanding labels, reading maps, apartment and house hunting tips, outdoor activities, and how to avoid finding Mr./Ms. Wrong.
"Our goal is to open students' eyes about what to expect after graduation, the nuances of life that are not typically covered in the formal classroom," said Dr. Neal Edman, dean of student affairs at Westminster College.
The seminars are free and open to all Westminster students, but are geared toward upperclassmen. Contact Edman at (724) 946-7110 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this new program.
Contralto Susan Toth Shafer will give her final performance as "artist in resident' at Westminster College Sunday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.
Dr. F. Gregory Gause III, director of the Middle East studies program at the University of Vermont, will investigate "The Causes of War and Instability in the Middle East" Monday, Feb. 12, in Phillips Lecture Hall (located in the Hoyt Science Resources Center room G-12) at 4 p.m. as part of the Westminster College Diversity Symposium.
Westminster College announces several personal enrichment and leisure courses for the community residents. Continuing Education classes and seminars are non-credit and are open to all interested individuals. Formal admission to Westminster College is not required.
Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster assistant professor of history, recently presented his research at the 14th International Economic History Congress in Helsinki, Finland.
Jim Adams, NASA executive administrator and 1979 Westminster College graduate, will deliver the Woods Memorial Lecture Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall located in the Hoyt Science Resources Center.
The Westminster College Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has awarded grants to five students to continue their undergraduate research and to present their work at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans in April.
A panel of Westminster College political science alumni will share their experiences Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Westminster College's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning announced 22 Westminster students were selected as Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania (SISPA) for 2009-2010.
Westminster College will host teacher, lecturer, and diversity trainer Jane Elliott for two sessions Wednesday, March 3. Both lectures are free and open to the public.
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