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Westminster College Student Presents to Alumni Panel

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior Kevin Winner, a philosophy major and economics minor, presented his credit analysis of a major defense contracting firm to an alumni panel on Sept. 8.

Winner is a son of Kevin and Cherie Winner of Hermitage and a graduate of Hickory High School. He completed an independent study with Dr. Daniel Fischmar, professor of economics and business; with assistance from Westminster alumnus Ben Nelson ‘06, a lead credit analyst at Moody's Corporation.
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Westminster College Associate Professor to Discuss the Chemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster associate professor of chemistry, will present "Shale Happens: An Investigation of the Environmental Chemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing " at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Boylan has been doing collaborative research with undergraduate students on environmental analysis of hydraulic fracturing for over a year. She will discuss the pros and cons of shale gas extraction in the context of undergraduate research on the topic. She will also share experimental results on frack water and future plans involving air quality monitoring.
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Westminster College Associate Professor to Perform Faculty Compositions

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Nancy DeSalvo, Westminster College associate professor of music, will be a performing a unique piano recital of music composed by Westminster faculty Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

DeSalvo will be performing "Sonata for Piano" by Dr. Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music theory and composition; and "Sonata No. 2 for Piano," written for DeSalvo by Dr. Jason Howard, visiting assistant professor of music. She will also perform "Traffic" by area composer Judy Bruce.
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Westminster College Faculty Present at Scientific Study of Subjectivity Annual Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. James Rhoads, professor of political science, served as Conference Host for the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity 28th Annual Meeting Sept. 5-8 in Pittsburgh, and Dr. Timothy Cuff, associate professor of history, delivered the keynote address.

Rhoads welcomed roughly 90 delegates, from various academic disciplines, to the four day conference, which focused on research using Q Methodology.  Q Methodology was invented by the British physicist/psychologist William Stephenson (1902-1989), and is a means by which the subjective can be systematically studied.
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Westminster College to Host Program for Hispanic Heritage Month

Monday, September 17, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m. in Berlin Lounge at the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.

The night will include Zumba lessons, featuring Vicki Vargo, Hispanic food and music.
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Westminster College Students Attend Sigma Kappa Convention, Local Chapter Takes Home the Gold

Monday, September 17, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster College students attended the Sigma Kappa 85th National Convention and accepted awards on the sorority's behalf July 11-15 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Caitlin Fleckenstein and Kelsey Doak represented Sigma Kappa, known as Alpha Sigma at Westminster College. Fleckenstein and Doak joined over 400 collegiate, alumnae and national council members at the biennial convention. This year's theme was "Inspiring Leaders. Building Our Legacy."
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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."
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Westminster College to Award Alumni Citations Sept. 28

Friday, September 14, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will award Alumni Citations to Rev. Lora Annette Adams-King, Bethann Hervey Dolan and Dr. Donald McKim at the annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner on Friday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. in the John S. Witherspoon Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The Westminster College Alumni Citations were created to recognize alumni who achieved significant accomplishments in their profession or made meaningful contributions to the community or Westminster. 
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Westminster College's Drinko Center and Peace Studies to Host Invisible Children Program

Friday, September 14, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning and the Peace Studies Program will be hosting a screening of "Invisible Children" Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Witherspoon Rooms in McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.

For over two decades Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army have been abducting children in East and Central Africa, often training them to fight, sending young girls into the sex trade or making them their wives. The documentary film is intended to shed light on these abductions of children and to bring an end to the crisis in that region. After the screening a Ugandan speaker will discuss his memories of growing up in fear of Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.
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Westminster College Admissions Staff to Visit Local High Schools

Thursday, September 13, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools Sept. 14-21.

Clark Rolli, admissions counselor, will be in western Pennsylvania:
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