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Sociology Professor Made Presentation at Regional Meeting

Dr. Kristin Park

Dr. Kristin Park, Westminster College associate professor of sociology, gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the North Central Sociological Association April 16-18 in Dearborn, Mich.

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Chapel Drama to Present "Honk!" March 21

Westminster College's Chapel Drama will present Honk! Sunday, March 21, at 2 and 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The performances are open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected.

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Photographer to Present Talk and Share "Fearless" Exhibit

Jeff Sheng

Photographer and activist Jeff Sheng will speak Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

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Accounting Professor's Article Published

Mr. Jesse Ligo

Jesse Ligo, Westminster College associate professor of accounting, was published in the Aug. 15 issue of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Student News.

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Elementary Education Majors and Adviser Presented Research at Literacy Conference

(L-r) Jessie Szakacs, Shanay Phillian, author Roland Smith, Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi

Westminster College senior elementary education majors Shanay Phillian and Jessie Szakacs and Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster professor of education, presented "From Strangers to Allies: Building Family-School Connections" at the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts conference March 9-10 in Worthington, Ohio.

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Westminster College Assistant Professor Presents Research in Math Education

Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education, presented research in math education at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference in Camp Hill and at the national Teacher Education Division of the Council of Exceptional Children (TED) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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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.

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