Senior English Majors Honored at Bleasby Colloquium

Friday, May 14, 2010

Westminster College senior English majors were honored at the final Bleasby Colloquium of the academic year May 6 in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The five students read from the critical or creative sections of their capstone projects, which is the final component of the Liberal Studies curriculum at Westminster. The capstone is a course within the major designed to provide an opportunity for students to evaluate and assess the strengths and limitations of their major field.

All of the students were advised by Dr. David Swerdlow and Dr. Richard Sprow, Westminster professors of English.

This colloquium is part of the George Bleasby Colloquia, a series of literary events presented by Westminster's Department of English and Public Relations in honor of the late Dr. Bleasby, who chaired the Department of English at Westminster from 1954-75.

Contact Swerdlow at (724) 946-7345 or e-mail dswerdlw@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third 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 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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.

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