College and Local Crisis Shelter to Co-Host Domestic Violence Awareness Program

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Westminster College and the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County will co-host a domestic violence awareness program Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The program is free and open to the public.

The Crisis Shelter will present "Domestic Violence and Dating Violence: Preventing Death and Re-Writing the Ending" as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Group and individual prizes will be awarded to Westminster students or staff who entered the "Paint for Peace" art competition. 

Contact Dr. Kristenne Robison, Westminster assistant professor of sociology, at (724) 946-6033 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, 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 376 Colleges" 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 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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