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Westminster College's Drinko Center to Host Workshop for School Administrators

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning will host a workshop for school superintendents and administrators Tuesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of McKelvey Campus Center.

"Legal and Policy Issues Facing School Administrators in 2012-2013" is sponsored by the Drinko Center and the University of Pittsburgh's Tri-State Area School Study Council.  Presentations will cover "Employee Speech/Conduct: What is Protected, What is Not," "Questionable Teacher Behavior and Student Sexual Abuse: Training Now Required," and "Teacher Dismissal: You Have to Draw the Line Somewhere." An advisory panel will address participants' questions.
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Westminster College Admissions Staff to Visit Local High Schools

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools Oct. 9-19.


Clark Rolli, admissions counselor, will be in western Pennsylvania:
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Westminster College to Celebrate Family Day Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will host its annual Family Day Saturday, Oct. 20.

Families and friends will be welcomed with a variety of activities, including:
  • Coffee and meeting with Westminster College President Dr. Richard Dorman at 9:30 a.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge on the 2nd floor of the McKelvey Campus Center
  • Family BBQ from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Old 77 ($9 for adults and Westminster College students, $6 for children 12 and under)
  • Football game against Bethany Bison at 1 p.m. in Burry Stadium ($6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens)

Reservations and payment for lunch must be made no later than Friday, Oct. 12, by contacting Cindy Dafler, assistant director of alumni relations, at (724) 946-7373 or email.     
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Westminster College Broadcast Communications Students Attend Media Ethics Workshop

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Eleven Westminster College "Broadcast and Digital Journalism" students attended the 2012 Poynter Institute's Media Ethics Workshop Sept. 20 at Kent State University.

The theme "Dirty Politics" focused attention on the role of journalism as the watchdog of truth in the political campaigns underway. Panelists made up of journalists, nationally-recognized bloggers, political scientists and pollsters explored how social media has evolved into the fifth estate mirroring some of the watchdog duties of the media as the fourth estate.
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Westminster College Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

Monday, October 1, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Gregory Clark and Sarah Carlson were crowned Westminster College Homecoming king and queen during the halftime festivities Sept. 29.

Clark, a junior mathematics major, is a son of Jeffrey and Shari Clark of Cranberry Township and a graduate of Seneca Valley High School. The Phi Kappa Tau candidate serves his fraternity as the scholarship chairman and is the vice president of Kappa Mu Epsilon. Clark serves on the executive council for the French Club and is a math, physics and French tutor in the Learning Center.
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Westminster College Selects David Rhodes as Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Monday, October 1, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College has selected David J. Rhodes as Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid following a national search. Rhodes will start Nov. 1.

Rhodes, a western Pennsylvania native, has nearly three decades of experience in enrollment management, including more than 15 years at the executive level. He has developed data-driven programs that have produced increases in enrollment, student academic profile, retention and revenues at four different institutions.
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International Peacemaker Rev. Wilfred J. Orr to Speak at Westminster College

Monday, October 1, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - International Peacemaker The Rev. Wilfred J. Orr will be speaking in the Wallace Memorial Chapel on Friday, Oct. 5, at 11:40 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Both events are free to the public.

Orr, who served 33 years as the minister of Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church in south-east Belfast, will be talking about peace and justice issues from the perspective of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
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Westminster College to Welcome Maria Tinoco for Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host a presentation by Maria Tinoco to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7-8 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room at the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.

Tinoco is an admissions counselor from the Penn State Berks Campus. She will discuss the trials and tribulations she went through as an illegal immigrant trying to continue her education beyond high school; will review the "Dream Act" and what it means to the Hispanic community; and discuss the culture of Hispanic population and how each culture identifies themselves.
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Westminster College Associate Professor Appointed to Presidential Book Award Selection Committee

Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, was recently appointed to serve a three-year term on the Social Science History Association's (SSHA) Presidential Book Award Selection Committee.

The Committee reviews monographs by beginning scholars that analyze structural change or event histories from a social science perspective for their scholarly significance, interdisciplinary reach, and methodological innovativeness.
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Westminster College Assistant Professor Co-authors Paper

Friday, September 28, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Veronica Porterfield, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of biology, co-authored an article for the August issue of Brain Behavior and Immunity.

"Repeated Stressor Exposure Regionally Enhances Beta-Adrenergic Receptor-Mediated Brain IL-1β Production" was also authored by Kristin Gabella, Mark Simmons and John Johnson.
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Westminster College Concert Choir to Present Music and Beach Balls Event

Thursday, September 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Concert Choir will present "Music and Beach Balls" Friday, Oct. 5, at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church.  Patrons may choose from three seating times: 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 7 p.m.

Dinner will be cooked and served by students and includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, and hot and cold beverages.
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Westminster College Assistant Professor to Discuss Italian Food Production and Culture

Thursday, September 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Aleprete, Westminster assistant professor of political science, will present "Italian Food Production and Culture in an Era of Globalization" at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Aleprete attended the seminar "Food from a Glocal Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean and the Globe" in June at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo and the Orientale University of Naples. He will discuss what he learned, including: the progression of the slow food movement in Italy in reaction to the globalization of food production and consumption, and the movement's impact on modern Italy's food production.
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Westminster College Art Gallery to Host Fiona Larkin Exhibit

Thursday, September 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an opening Monday, Oct. 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery in Patterson Hall, featuring work by artist Fiona Larkin. She will give a gallery talk at 5:15 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Larkin is a multi-media artist based in Orchid Studios, Belfast.  This will be her first exhibition in the United States. She exhibits her work both nationally in Ireland and internationally with work shown in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Japan.   She earned a bachelor's from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and a master's from the University of Ulster in Belfast. 
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Westminster College's Drinko Center to Host Wind Energy Workshop and Installation

Thursday, September 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning and the Sustainability in Motion Program will host a "Wind Energy Workshop and Installation" Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Field Station. The event is open to the public.  Act 48 hours are available for teachers.

Participants will learn about wind energy and help install Westminster College's first wind turbine. Dr. Douglas Armstead, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry, will lead the workshop. Participation cost is $15, $5 for students. Breakfast and lunch are included.
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