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Westminster College Foster Art Gallery to Host Reception Oct. 1

Found (Self-Portrait Homage to Grey Gardens with Kayla Bauer and Big T. New Franken, Wisconsin), 2013, an Archival Pigment Print.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an art gallery opening and reception for Wisconsin-based artist Sarah (Pearl) Detweiler from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. A reception will include a gallery talk by the artist at 5:15 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Professor Emeritus Publishes Book

Dr. David Gray

Dr. David Gray, Westminster College professor of psychology emeritus, recently published When Everyone Wins: From Inequality to Cooperation.

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Seven Westminster College Students to Perform Piano Showcase

Seven Westminster College students will showcase their piano talents in a recital Monday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Katie Schultz, a junior music major from Sharpsville, will play Bach's "Prelude in B-flat Major."  Schultz is a daughter of Robert and Jean Schultz, and a graduate of Mercer High School.

Sheila Barnhart, a freshman music performance major from New Freeport, will perform Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 31, #2 "The Tempest."  Barnhart is a daughter of Rick and Darleen Barnhart, and a graduate of West Green High School.

Caitlyn Preston, a sophomore music major from Greenville, will play Schumann's "Grillen."  Preston is a daughter of Gary and Beth Preston, and a graduate of Reynolds High School.

Megan McConnell, a junior music major from Imperial, will perform Chopin's "Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, #15."  McConnell is a daughter of Mary McConnell, and a graduate of West Allegheny High School.

Matthew Fodor, a junior music performance major from Hermitage, will play Chopin's "Nocturne and Etude."  Fodor is a son of David and Bonnie Fodor.

Lauren Garcia, a senior music education and Spanish major from Aliquippa, will perform an Etude by Chopin.  Garcia is a daughter of Charles and Mary Garcia, and a graduate of Beaver Valley Christian Academy.

Ashley Rexrode, a senior music education major from Farmington, will play Schumann's "Soaring" and an Etude by Debussy.  Rexrode is a daughter of Dayle and Linda Rexrode, and a graduate of Lighthouse Christian Academy.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Nancy DeSalvo, chair and assistant professor of music at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7023 or e-mail

Omicron Delta Kappa Selects Members at Westminster College

Thirty-two Westminster students have been selected for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society for juniors and seniors.

Omicron Delta Kappa is an honor society designed to recognize juniors and seniors who have attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate activities.  To be eligible, students must have a GPA ranking in the top 35 percent of their class and have at least one term of leadership experience at Westminster College. 

The recipients of this honor will be recognized at the Westminster College Spring Honors Convocation Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Contact the co-advisors of Omicron Delta Kappa: Dr. G. Samuel Lightner IV, professor and chair of physics, (724) 946-7204 or e-mail; or Dr. Virginia Tomlinson, director of the Drinko Center and associate professor of sociology, (724) 946-6033 or e-mail for more information.

Westminster College Selected Among "The Best 351 Colleges"

Westminster College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, the New York-based company known for its test-prep and education services.

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Westminster College Professor Has Unusual Post-Holiday Project

Dr. Clarence E. Harms, professor of biology at Westminster College, focuses on an unusual post-holiday project - saving live Christmas trees for animal food and habitat.

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Westminster College Degrees Conferred Upon Class of 2002

Bachelor degrees were awarded to 285 students at Westminster College's commencement service Saturday, May 18.

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Westminster Offers Free Classes to Celebrate National Non-Traditional Students Week

2006 Westminster Lifelong Learning Graduates

In conjunction with National Non-Traditional Students Week, the Westminster College Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) is inviting potential students to attend a class the week of Nov. 5-11 free of charge.

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Students Participate in Psychology Convention

Westminster College psychology students will attend and present their research at the 35th annual Hunter College Psychology Convention/11th annual North East Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (NEURON) conference in New York City April 28.

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Great Backyard Bird Count . . . at the Field Station

Blue jays at the feeder
Chance Harms-Robinson demonstrates proper use of binoculars

February 15 to 18 is bound to be a busy weekend at the Field Station. The Great Backyard Bird Count will be underway Friday through Monday and on Saturday friends of the Field Station will gather at 9:30 for the annual Winter Chipping Party when Christmas trees will be turned into compostable wood chips. We need help. The college and community are invited to both events. 

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