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Model UN Student Wins Excellent Delegate Award

Brett Hoover, a freshman history major at Westminster College, recently received the "Excellent Delegate Award" at the Mid-Atlantic Model United Nations Consortium held at St. Bonaventure University in New York.

"A panel of judges, composed of the advisers from the participating colleges, ranks the students throughout the day," said Dr. Andrea Grove, founding member of the consortium and assistant professor of political science at Westminster College.  "The criteria are things like how well a student plays the role of his or her country; how active are they in debate and caucusing to write a resolution; and how well the student uses the procedures of debate from Roberts Rules.  I am proud of Brett's accomplishment."

The members of the Westminster team attending this event include:

New Wilmington, PA
 Jessica Altman
is a daughter of John and Joan Altman.  Altman, a senior elementary education major, is a graduate of Wilmington Area High School.

Youngstown, OH
 Nawal Rajeh
is a daughter of Ghassan and Soumaya Rajeh.  Rajeh, a senior political science and individual interdisciplinary major, is a graduate of Austintown-Fitch High School.

Clovis, CA
 Brett Hoover
is a son of John and Paula Hoover.  Hoover, a freshman history major, is a graduate of Bedford High School.

Other teams in the scrimmage were Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lakeland College, and Mercyhurst College. 

"A model UN is a way for students to learn about the United Nations, contemporary international issues, multilateral diplomacy, how to see problems from various perspectives, and how to engage in role playing," Grove said.

 Contact Grove at (724) 946-7254 or e-mail for more information.

Westminster College Computer Science Majors Do Well in Contest

Two teams of Westminster College computer science majors competed recently at the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and placed 19th and 29th in a field of over 110 teams.

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Westminster College to Host Environmental Science Video Conference

Westminster College will host "Green Careers Videoconference 2000" Thursday, Nov. 9, from noon-2 p.m. in Hoyt Science Resources Center room 152.

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Speaker Advises Education Students About Communicating with Parents

Dr. Gerald Oglan, associate professor of education from Wayne State University, recently advised undergraduate and graduate education students at Westminster College on how to communicate with parents.

In "Parenting in the Empowerment Zone," Oglan talked about his current research in Detroit with inner city parents and teachers.  Over the past 15 years, Oglan has focused his research on supporting teachers and parents as they explore children's literacy development.  His recent books, Parent to Parent: Our Children, Their Literacy and Write, Right, Rite, offers teachers and parents an in-depth look at children's literacy and spelling growth.

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Faculty Offer a Musical Break from Election Stress

The Westminster College Faculty Woodwind Quintet will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

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Preschool Parents Saddle Up in Wild, Wild West

Nathan Romig
Family Hayride

Parents' Night at the Westminster College Preschool took the families to "The Wild, Wild West" of Little Neshannock Stables.

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Music Professor and Students Attend Conference

Dr. Robin Lind

Dr. Robin Lind, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of choral activities, and three Westminster students attended the Eastern Division Choral Directors conference Feb. 14-16 in Hartford, Conn.

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Dr. Dorman Installed as Westminster College's 14th President; "Advantage: Westminster" is Focus of Inaugural Address

Dr. Richard H. Dorman celebrates his inauguration with Student Government Association members sporting I Heart President Dorman shirts and Advantage: Westminster bracelets.
Click below to read the inaugural address of Dr. Richard H. Dorman, 14th President of Westminster College.
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Dr. Richard H. Dorman at his inauguration.
Dr. Richard H. Dorman

Dr. Richard H. Dorman was installed as the 14th president of Westminster College Saturday morning in front of nearly 1,000 guests in Orr Auditorium.

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History Professor Appointed to University Center for International Studies

Dr. Russell Martin

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College associate professor of history, was appointed to a three-year term as Center Associate at the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for International Studies (UCIS). 

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Speech Scholarship Awarded

Westminster College's 2010 John C. Hanley Speech Scholarship was awarded to sophomore public relations major Miltiadis Constantine.

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