History and Sociology Majors to Present Senior Capstone Projects

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nine Westminster College senior history majors and 10 senior sociology majors will present their capstone research Friday, Dec. 10, from 4-6 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Faculty advisers for the history projects are Dr. Patricia Clark, associate professor, and Dr. Timothy Cuff, associate professor and First-Year Program coordinator.

Sociology faculty advisers are Dr. Gary Lilly, associate professor and director of institutional research; Dr. Kristin Park, associate professor; and Dr. Kristenne Robison, assistant professor.

At Westminster, the final component of liberal studies is a senior study, or capstone, course. The capstone is a four-semester-hour (minimum) course within the major designed to provide an opportunity for students to evaluate and assess the strengths and limitations of their major field.

The capstone experience permits opportunity for structured reflection on the value of education in and beyond the major and provides an opportunity to strengthen communication and problem-solving skills.

Contact Cuff at (724) 946-6152 (e-mail cufft@westminster.edu) or Robison at (724) 946-6033 (e-mail robisokm@westminster.edu) for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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