Westminster College Associate Professor of Spanish Attends Summer Conferences

Friday, September 14, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Joel Postema, Westminster College associate professor of Spanish, attended two conferences over the summer.

Postema attended the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) 2012 Conference June 13-16 in South Bend, Ind., where he attended the pre-conference Teaching Language Online workshop. The conference featured additional workshops on such topics as "Addressing Anxiety with Technology: The Application of Blogs to Better Understand Foreign Language Anxiety" and "YouTube Channels as Open Language Learning Resources."

He also attended the Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM) May 30-June 2 in Dallas, Texas. Westminster uses Jenzabar's administrative software. Sessions at the meeting were organized into different tracks focused on different college departments, including: advancement and development, financial aid, information technology, and student registration and advising.

Postema, who has been with Westminster since 2005, earned his undergraduate degree from Calvin College, a master's from Western Michigan University, and Ph.D. from Washington University.

Contact Postema at (724) 946-7263 or email for more 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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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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Dr. Joel Postema, associate professor of Spanish