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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Robyn C. Zellers, a senior music education major at Westminster College, will present her senior flute recital Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.
Nine new full-time faculty members have been hired at Westminster College. They are:
Dr. Anne Bentz, Westminster College assistant professor of music, recently attended the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference.
The Westminster College Chapel Drama, "Children of Eden," will be presented Sunday, April 22, at 2 and 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.
Westminster College was represented by three faculty mathematics faculty members and a senior mathematics major at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America held Jan. 6-9 in San Diego.
Westminster College continues its "Get Real!" life preparation series Thursday, Oct. 2, with "Wheels and Deals" presented by Bill Fitts, a New Castle car dealer.
Jason Howard, Westminster visiting lecturer of music, will present excerpts from "Three Pieces for Saxophone and Piano: A Nighttime Trilogy" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, April 22, at 11:40 a.m. in Orr Auditorium.
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