Westminster College Lecturer Attends Conference

Friday, July 27, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Milagros Swerdlow, Westminster College lecturer in Spanish and Language in Motion coordinator, attended the "Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning" June 1-3 in Bethesda, Md.

The theme for this year's conference was "Brain-Based Learning and Teaching." Sub-themes for the conference included: active learning, teaching responsibly with technology, preparing future faculty, and creating communities of learners.

Swerdlow said she found several of the interactive sessions to be quite valuable, including "Strengths-Educators in Action: Strength-Based Teaching and Leadership in the Classroom." It focused on research that showed students often benefit when educators apply their unique strengths and talents to teaching in the classroom, as well as recognizing their strengths, and how to apply them.

In addition to Westminster College, 164 colleges and universities from around the nation participated in the conference.

Swerdlow, a 1993 Westminster graduate, earned a master's from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been with Westminster since 1997.

Contact Swerdlow at (724) 946-7264 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 Forbes.com. 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Milagros Swerdlow, lecturer in Spanish and Language in Motion coordinator