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Westminster College Community Volunteers to Mentor Abused and Neglected Children

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Seventeen Westminster College students, alumni, faculty and staff took a week out of their summer to volunteer at the Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC) at Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer in Fombell.

RFKC is a week-long camp for children from Lawrence County between the ages of 7-11 who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. During their week at the camp the children participated in fun-filled activities such as swimming, fishing, rock wall climbing and canoeing.

Westminster College Political Science Professor to Present Henderson Lecture Oct. 3

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. James Rhoads, Westminster College professor of political science, will present the 2012-2013 Henderson Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event is free to the public.

"Science and the Single Case: Studying the ‘Political Type'" focuses on understanding how political attitudes are constructed by using Q Methodology. Q Methodology was invented by the British physicist/psychologist William Stephenson, and is a means by which the human subjectivity can be systematically studied - from poetry and public opinion to public administration and strategic planning.

Westminster College Student Studies in Israel for a Month

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College student Lyndsey Vogler, a senior psychology major and peace studies minor, recently returned from a one-month internship in Israel as part of cross-cultural research for her senior capstone project focusing on parent-daughter relationships in patriarchal and egalitarian families.

While in Israel, Vogler was able to observe two of the main religions in the country: Judaism and the Muslim faith. Her host family practiced Judaism, allowing her to witness and participate in their religious and cultural beliefs and holidays. She also spent time with the Muslim community in Israel and learned a great deal about their beliefs.

Ever Higher: The Campaign for Westminster College Goes Public with School-Record $36.4 million Raised

Monday, September 24, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College launched the public phase of the most successful fundraising campaign in the independent liberal arts college's 160-year history over the weekend with a campus-wide celebration and announcement that Westminster had already raised $36.4 million for Ever Higher: The Campaign for Westminster College.

Most colleges expect to raise about half of the campaign goal during the quiet phase of the campaign. Westminster reached 91 percent of Ever Higher's $40-million goal during the past two years. Ever Higher, with several years remaining in the campaign, has already surpassed the $35 million raised by Westminster's Heritage Campaign in the early 1990s.

Westminster College Students to Use New Scanning Electron Microscope Through National Science Foundation Grant

Friday, September 21, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College science students will have access to a variable pressure scanning electron microscope (SEM) that will be housed at Youngstown State University (YSU) as a result of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

The grant was awarded to YSU "for the acquisition of the SEM equipped with high resolution imaging detectors, an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer, nanometer pattern generation system, electron backscatter diffraction, and remote control capabilities," according to the NSF website. "This instrument will enhance existing novel materials research programs, promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at regional northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania institutions, facilitate and enhance multidisciplinary research and expand academic-industrial collaborations."

Westminster College Admissions Staff to Visit Local High Schools

Thursday, September 20, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools Sept. 24 - Oct. 5.

Patrick Sylves, admissions counselor, will be in Pennsylvania:

Westminster College Opens Its First Mac Lab

Thursday, September 20, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate the opening of its first all-Mac computer lab with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. in Thompson-Clark Hall, room 205. The ceremony will be followed by an open house for students, faculty and staff until 4:45 p.m.

The new lab features 18 iMac computers equipped with Apple®, Adobe® and Microsoft® software. The lab will primarily be used by the broadcast communications and media art programs, but also utilized by other Westminster programs. In addition, the lab will be open during scheduled times to all Westminster students, faculty and staff when regularly scheduled classes are not in session.

Westminster College Assistant Professor Awarded Grants and Published in History Journal

Thursday, September 20, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Bowen, Westminster College assistant professor of history, was awarded two grants allowing the opportunity to do archival research throughout the country. Additionally, his review of a book detailing the history of the Republican Party was published in one of the flagship journals for his field.

Bowen received the Everett Dirksen Congressional Research Award from the Dirksen Center, a non-profit center named after the late senator from Illinois. This award funded two weeks of archival research at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the AFL-CIO Archives at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Md.

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