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Westminster Honors Students Eat Churros with the President

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Over the weekend, Dr. Hicok and the Honors students partook in the annual tradition of attending President Richardson’s home to enjoy an evening of dinner and fellowship. For some students, this was their final visit to the President’s home as their time at Westminster slowly winds down.

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Greece Trip Changes Honors Students’ Perspectives

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A trip to Greece helped shape the global perspectives of Westminster College honors students. After studying the ancient world and the changing ideas of Greek justice for a semester, the group of students spent two weeks immersing themselves in the culture and seeing the places they learned about.

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Honors Program Implements Greece Trip in Curriculum

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

After restructuring the Honors Program curriculum upon being named director in 2014, Dr. Bethany Hicok realized that the mind is best developed when students take what they learned in the classroom into the world. Therefore, she teamed up with Dr. David Goldberg to give the program a worldly touch by creating an honors course that concluded with a trip to Greece. 

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Honors Students Pay Respects at Flight 93 Memorial

Monday, September 18, 2017

On Sept. 10, students in The Battle for Public Memory, a class in the Honors Program sequence taught by Dr. Shannon Smithey and Dr. Angela Lahr, took a day trip to the Flight 93 memorial located in Stoystown, PA. The class focuses on society’s memory of the past and its descriptions of history, and how these descriptions and the collective memory shapes society’s future.

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Echoes from Greece: Westminster Honors Students Reflect on Their Time Abroad

Friday, June 2, 2017

Echoes from Greece: Danielle Grady '20, public relations major

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Echoes from Greece: Westminster Honors Students Reflect on Their Time Abroad

Friday, June 2, 2017

Echoes from Greece: Troy Holden '20, biochemistry major

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Westminster College Honors Student Heads to National Collegiate Honors Conference in Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alina Clough, junior honors student at Westminster College, was accepted into the 2017 National Collegiate Honors Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA later this year. Clough will present her poster entitled “Philanthropic Cartography: Crowdmapping Rural Tanzania with OpenStreetMap (OSM).”

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Honors Students Travel to Pittsburgh to Present Research

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

From April 6th to April 9th, five Westminster honors students had the opportunity to present research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. The conference brings together hundreds of honors students from around the region to share research and ideas. Appropriately, the theme for the conference was “Bridging the Divide,” inviting students to investigate ways in which metaphorical bridges can be constructed between various topics, cultures, and disciplines.

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Westminster Honors Students Awarded Honorable Mention Status in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced 240 new Goldwater Scholars and identified 307 students as Honorable Mentions. For 30 years, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates pursuing careers in STEM research. Westminster College honors students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Audrey Nickle ’18 were granted Honorable Mention status in the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship competition.

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Honors Students Experience the Rigors of Monastic Life

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Westminster College honors students spent a weekend at a Monastery in Mohawk, New York this past November learning more about monastic life. The trip was part of an honors course that Dr. Russell Martin, Professor of History, is teaching this semester on Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

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