College to Host International Festival Dec. 7

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services and Peace Studies Program will host the seventh annual all-campus International Festival Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge and Club Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The event is a celebration of diversity and the cultures of the world, as well as the diversity of the Westminster campus.  It is free and open to the public.

Those attending are encouraged to bring or make an ornament (craft supplies will be available) for the International Community tree and share a holiday tradition as the ornament is placed on the tree.

Contact Jeannette Hubbard, Westminster director of diversity services, at (724) 946-7179 or (email) or Dr. Sherri Pataki, Westminster assistant professor of psychology and coordinator of the Peace Studies Program, at (724) 946-7361 (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.