Tuesday, September 24, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Homecoming with a variety of activities Oct. 11-13.
The annual Homecoming parade will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on Market Street. This year's parade theme is "Mother Goose Meets Mother Fair Westminster." Participants in the nursery rhymes themed parade include the Westminster Titan Marching Band, the Wilmington Area High School marching band, local Scout troops, campus organizations' floats, Homecoming king and queen candidates, and local community groups and businesses. Entries will be judged by the Westminster Class of 1963.
The college will hold a Tea with the Books and dedication ceremony for the Rev. Dr. Willis A. McGill `33 Gallery Friday at 3 p.m. in the McGill Library. Participants will enjoy a cup of tea and other refreshments, and learn more about the Westminster College Artifact Collection from Dr. Samuel A. Farmerie, curator and professor of education emeritus.
Other public events scheduled include: a worship service in Wallace Memorial Chapel Saturday, 9:30 a.m., led by the Class of 1963; Faculty Fair, an opportunity for casual conversation with faculty, Saturday, 11 a.m. in the McGill Library; presentation of the Homecoming court, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., prior to the Westminster Titans vs. Carnegie Mellon Tartans football game; and meditation walks Sunday, 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Sandy Edmiston Memorial Labyrinth at the Field Station.
Rounding out the weekend's activities are campus tours; class reunion luncheons, dinners and photos; a chili cook-off for charity and more.
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 378 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 41 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.