College to Host Student Symposium on the Environment Dec. 8

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Westminster College will host a Student Symposium on the Environment Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, the symposium will include poster and oral presentations and creative works related to the environment.  Students from Westminster, Youngstown State University, Slippery Rock University, and Allegheny College are expected to participate.  The evening will conclude with an awards ceremony.

The symposium is held each December to highlight environmental study, research, artistic expression, and service work by students from the region.

Contact Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster associate professor of chemistry and coordinator of the environmental science program, at (724) 946-6293 or email for additional information.  Click here for a schedule.

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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