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Political Science Professor Conducted Workshop at International Meeting

Dr. James Rhoads

Dr. James Rhoads, Westminster College professor of political science, conducted the "Introduction to Q Methodology" workshop at the annual meeting of The International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity Oct. 7 at the University of Akron.

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Spanish Professor Selected to Grade Advanced Placement Exams

Dr. Camila Bari de Lopez

Dr. Camila Bari de López, Westminster College associate professor of Spanish, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's advanced placement (AP) examinations in Spanish.

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Music Department Hosted Assessment Festival

The Westminster College Department of Music hosted an assessment festival March 7 for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

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Westminster College Mathematics and Computer Science Department Hosts Orientation Program

Upper-class majors mentor incoming math and computer science majors. (l-r) Emily Walther, Jenna Huston, Connor MacKenzie, and Lisa Kaylor.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hosted a series of orientation workshops for incoming mathematics and computer science majors in September.

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Westminster College Faculty Attend Conference in Israel

Tina Keller (L) and Dr. Rena Zito (R) at Western Galilee College

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Tina Keller, Westminster College lecturer of education, and Dr. Rena Cornell Zito, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice studies, attended Bridges: An Israeli-American Faculty Collaboration Conference in May at Western Galilee College in Akko, Israel.

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Westminster College's Celebrity Series to Host "Christmas with the Tenors"

Westminster College's Celebrity Series will present Christmas with The Tenors, Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

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Westminster French Professor Writes Book

Dr. Carol Bove, professor of French at Westminster College, recently learned that her book, "The Politics of Julia Kristeva," will be published by the State University of New York Press.

 "Julia Kristeva is an internationally known cultural critic, novelist, and psychoanalyst," said Bove.  "In my book, I analyze the politics embodied in her French-Bulgarian theory and fiction from 1969-2002, which in various ways tell the stories of creative individuals and their psychic dilemmas."

 Bove, who has been with Westminster College since 1984, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her master's and Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Binghamton.  She has published several articles and translated two books on French psychoanalytic writing.  She has regularly offered cluster courses at Westminster linking French studies to other disciplines.

 For more information, contact Bove at (724) 946-7303 or e-mail

Dr. Carol Bove

Westminster Religion Professor Convener of Tokyo Conference

Dr. Bryan Rennie, Vira I. Heinz Professor of Religion at Westminster College, was recently convener of the 19th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions in Tokyo.

"I organized three sessions, and I was the convener of the symposium on The Underlying Terror: Religious Studies Perspectives on the War on Terrorism,'" Rennie said.  I was also the convener and presenter for the session on The Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion: How Can Methods and Theories from the Philosophy of Science Contribute to the Interpretation of Religious Data?' where I gave a paper on Myths, Models, and Metaphors."

"Westminster philosophy professor [Dr.] David Goldberg, gave a paper, Neuroanatomy and the Religious Experience: Scientific Demystification of Religion?" Rennie said. 

Rennie, who has been with Westminster College since 1994, earned his undergraduate degree, master's and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Goldberg, who has been with Westminster College since, 2002, earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D. from Duquesne University.

Contact Rennie at (724) 946-7151 or e-mail for more information.

Dr. Bryan Rennie
Dr. David Goldberg

Sociology Professors Present Research

Westminster College sociology professors Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow and Dr. Virginia Tomlinson recently presented their research, "Choices and Consequences: The Lives of Attorneys 1999-2005," at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association in Boston.

 "This is a study of 1,250 attorneys looking at their careers from the preparatory stage through the current job," Kitzerow said.  "This collaborative effort looks at earnings, hours worked, perceptions of discrimination, plans for the future, and whether or not they would choose law again. 

 "The data was gathered last fall by questionnaire and we are still involved in the analysis of it.  This paper was our first public presentation of the results, but we still have much work to do."

 Kitzerow has taught at Westminster since 1978,  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Contact her at (724) 946-7252 or e-mail kitzerpg@westminster.edur for more information.

 Tomlinson, director of the Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, at Westminster, earned her undergraduate degree from Birmingham Southern College, a master's from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  Contact her at (724) 946-6033 or e-mail for more information.

Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow
Dr. Virginia Tomlinson

Faculty Forum Continues at Westminster College

Dr. Scott Mackenzie, assistant professor of theatre at Westminster College, will present Faculty Forum Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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