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Westminster College Assistant Professor to Discuss Behind the Scenes Details of The Drowsy Chaperone Set

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Terry Jachimiak, Westminster assistant professor of Theatre , will present "The Show Opens When?" at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Jachimiak and Josh Scott, a sophomore communication studies and theatre major,  developed a memorable set design for the characters of The Drowsy Chaperone.  Reaching across multiple disciplines, the pair utilized techniques such as critical thinking and abstract research to create a world for the actors and actresses to live in. 

Westminster College Alpha Sigma Phi Presents Phright Nights Oct. 18-20

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity will host Phright Nights Oct. 18 from 8-11 p.m. and Oct. 19-20 from 8-12 p.m.  The Alpha Sigma Phi house is located at 129 Waugh Avenue in New Wilmington.

Tickets will be $4 for students and presold in the McKelvey Campus Center TUB. Tickets can also be purchased at the house for $5. Be advised that the haunted house may not be suitable for small children.

Westminster College Assistant Professor's Composition Released on CD

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music theory and composition, composed a piece, "Gloamin," that was recently released on the album LOCK and KEY.

"Gloamin" was performed by Dr. Andrea Loewy, flute, and Dr. Yuling Huang-Davie, piano. Loewy is professor of flute and theory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Huang-Davie is coordinator of accompanying and music coach of the University of Louisiana's Opera Theatre.

Westminster College Professor Publishes Paper

Monday, October 8, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. David Cushman, Westminster College Captain William McKee professor of economics and business, published an article in the September issue of the online journal Econ Journal Watch.

"Mankiw vs. DeLong and Krugman on the CEA's Real GDP Forecasts in Early 2009: What Might a Time Series Econometrician Have Said?" covered three economists' review of the Council of Economic Advisors' optimistic forecast of economic recovery from the recession. Greg Mankiw of Harvard expressed skepticism on his blog, while Brad DeLong of the University of California-Berkeley criticized Mankiw, and Paul Krugman of Princeton supported DeLong.

Westminster College Auditing Students Network with Area Professionals

Monday, October 8, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-four Westminster College students from the "Auditing" course visited Carbis Walker in New Castle in mid-September for a presentation and networking luncheon.

"We always appreciate Carbis Walker's hospitality and highly value their commitment to serve Westminster College, the community, and the accounting profession," said Jesse Ligo, professor of accounting and course instructor. "For many of the students still determining their career paths, this event exposes them to industry information they had not previously considered.  It also provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills and business acumen while interacting with the Carbis Walker team one-on-one."

Westminster College Symphony Orchestra to Present Fall Concert Oct. 19

Friday, October 5, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr AuditoriumThe concert is free to the public.

The program will include: "Serenade for Strings" by Vasily Kalinnikov; "Pavane (pour une infant défunte)" by Maurice Ravel; "Prague Waltzes" by Antonin Dvorak; and "Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25" by Felix Mendelssohn, which features Dr. Nancy DeSalvo, associate professor of music, as piano soloist.

Westminster College Professor to Discuss Surprising Discoveries of Founding of American Republic Based on Roman Republic

Thursday, October 4, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Dwight Castro, Westminster professor of classics, will present "De Re Publica Romana et Re Publica Americana: Some Surprising Discoveries" at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The Founders of the American Republic looked to the ancient Roman Republic as an inspiration, and sometimes as a model, when designing and "selling" the form of government embodied in the U.S. Constitution. In developing a document of Latin terminology for a recent presentation at "Septimana Californiana" ("California Week"), Castro discovered how the realities of modern American government necessitated an exploration of periods of Roman history, other than just the Republic, in order to describe the three branches of the U.S. government.

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