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Mathematics Professor to Speak at Faculty Forum

Dr. Barbara Faires

Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster College professor of mathematics, will speak on "The Scottish Café" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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SIFE Team Competed at National Level

Eleven members of Westminster College's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team participated in SIFE's national competition May 10-12 in Philadelphia.

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College to Host Award-Winning Author and Environmentalist

Scott Russell Sanders

Environmentalist and award-winning author Scott Russell Sanders will present "A Conservationist Manifesto: Moving from a Culture of Consumption to a Culture of Caretaking" Wednesday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in Beeghly Theater.

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Biochemistry Major Received Drinko Research Grant

Westminster College's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning recently awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant to sophomore biochemistry major Katherine Farley.

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Art Professor Participated in Artist Residency

Summer Zickefoose

Summer Zickefoose, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of art, participated in an artist residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Aug. 14-26 in Newcastle, Maine.

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Student Alumni Association Representatives Participated in District Conference

Chelsi Cannon (l) and Tawni Darby

Two representatives of Westminster College's Student Alumni Association (SAA) participated in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District 2 conference March 2-3 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Alumna Provides Largest Gift in Westminster College History; $7 Million Gift to Endow The Lemmon Family Scholarship

Helen Louise Lemmon (circa 1938)
Westminster College Associate Biology Professor Dr. Joshua Corrette-Bennett working with students.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College received the largest gift in its 160-year history as a result of a $7 million bequest from Helen Louise Lemmon. The gift will be used to endow The Lemmon Family Scholarship for students seeking careers in the sciences.

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Westminster College's Environmental Programs to Host Lunch Seminar

Dr. Robert W. Nairn

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Robert W. Nairn, professor at the University of Oklahoma (OU), will present "Reversing the Irreversible: Passive Treatment of Mine Waters in a Drastically Disturbed Watershed" at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. The presentation will take place at Westminster College's Phillips Lecture Hall in the Hoyt Science Resources Center. It is free and open to the public.

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Westminster Business Students to Compete for Scholarship

Westminster College business students have the opportunity to compete for the David W. Edward Entrepreneurship Scholarship.

 "Any Westminster student who has at least 24 credit hours in accounting, business administration, or economics is eligible to compete for this scholarship," said Tom Rosengarth, chair of the Westminster Department of Economics and Business.  Teams can be one to three members who would share the $2,500 scholarship.  I encourage all qualified students to take advantage of this realistic learn-by-doing opportunity."

 The scholarship was established by Youngstown native and long-time friend of Westminster College David Edward.  It will be awarded to the winner of a business plan, which includes a business name, logo, and location.  In addition the team must submit an assessment of the business environment, a marketing plan, a resource/operating plan, a financing plan, and projected financials.  Judging, which will be scored by non-faculty business professionals, will be based on creativity of business concept, reasonableness of assumptions and projections, professional writing, and persuasiveness of the oral presentation of the business plan.

 The deadline for submitting written business plans is March 18, and the scholarship will be announced April 30 at Westminster's Honors Convocation.

 For more information about this scholarship, contact Rosengarth at (724) 946-7169 or e-mail

Westminster's Titan Marching Band Looks Forward to Busy Fall

The 112-member Westminster College Titan Marching Band has a busy fall schedule, including five home football games and four band festival competitions.

 "The band begins in Ohio at the Beaver Local Marching Band Festival Saturday, Sept, 10, at 7 p.m.," said Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of bands at Westminster College.  "The Beaver Local Band is directed by Westminster 2001 graduate Matthew Newman.  The junior high band director at Beaver is David Zaccari, also 2001 Westminster graduate and Shawn Taylor, a 2004 Westminster graduate, is the choir director."

 Westminster's marching band will travel to the Brentwood Marching Band Festival Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and then back to the Lawrence County Marching Band Festival Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at Neshannock High School.  John Westcott, a 2003 band director at Union High School.

 "The final guest performance is at Girard High School in Erie on October 22," Greig said.  "Our band will be guest performers for a Lakeshore Marching Band Association Band Competition.  The director of bands at Girard is 2003 Westminster graduate Chris Dearbeck."

 The main show for the Titan Marching Band consists of a wide variety of music beginning with "Takin' It to the Streets," a Doobie Brothers classic.  The band then moves into a Latin/jazz style with "Sierra Sister."  The second half of the show is music from "Cirque du Soliel" feature "Atmadja" and "Incantation." 

 "As usual, the marching band will provide pre-game and halftime performances at all home Titan football games," Greig said.  The music is memorized and is combined with 28 pages of marching drill with over 1,400 steps learned during band camp this summer.

 "The drill movement on the field is very intricate, combining the sights and sounds into a pleasing performance.  Each year I challenge the band more with what I ask them to play and with the difficulty and intricacy of the marching drill, and each year these wonderful students meet and seek to surpass these challenges.  I am very proud of them, and how they represent themselves."

 Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or e-mail for more information.

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