Earth Week Activities Announced

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Westminster College's Earth Week celebration is set to include activities through the end of April.

Highlights include:
   • April 16-20    Reusable Cup Week, sponsored by Sodexo Dining Services, in the TUB and Titan Club
   • April 19           "Marcellus Hydrofracture Flowback and Production Wastewater Treatment, Recycle, and Disposal Technologies" by Tim Keister of ProChem Tech -
                              Sebastian Mueller Theater, 7 p.m.; arranged by Westminster's Department of Chemistry with support from the Drinko Center for Experiential Learning as part of
                              the Environmental Speaker Series.
   • April 20           Outdoor Chapel service (weather permitting) - near Senior Terrace, 11:40 a.m.
   • April 21           E-Recycling Drive - Hoyt Science Resources Center loading dock, 9 a.m.-noon; organized by Westminster's Audio Visual Services
   • Until April 21  Image of the Month contest submissions - sponsored by Audio Visual Services (Earth Week Image of the Month winners from 2011 and 2012 will be displayed)
   • April 24           Shale Gas Extraction open forum - Phillips Lecture Hall, 12:45 p.m.; organized by Sustainability in Motion
   • April 25            Nature walk for Westminster Preschool Lab students - Field Station
   • April 26            Tree planting - Field Station; sponsored by the Environmental Science Committee

Art students, under the direction of Peggy Cox, professor of art, will follow the theme of "Wild Colors" through a display of fabrics colored with natural dyes made from local plants.

Additional activities include a fracking awareness campaign organized by the Campus Green Party and trail clean-up at the Field Station organized by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.  Dates, times, and location are to be determined.

Click here for a complete and updated schedule of events.

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.

Schedule and Activities