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Dr. Aleprete Publishes Article on Russian Intervention in the Ukraine Crisis

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dr. Michael Aleprete, associate professor at Westminster College, recently published his article "Minimizing Loss: Explaining Russian Policy Choices during the Ukrainian Crisis" in the Soviet & Post Soviet Review. His article was published as part of a special issue focused on the Ukraine Crisis.

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Cuff to Chair SSHA's Presidential Book Award Selection Committee in Montreal, Quebec Canada

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dr. Timothy Cuff, professor of history and chair of the division of social sciences and humanities, has been chosen by the Social Science History Association's (SSHA) publication committee to chair the SSHA’s Presidential Book Award Selection Committee in 2017.  This is Cuff’s second time to hold this position in the organization. 

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Music Education Major Wins Philip H. Inman Excellence in Choral Conducting Arts Scholarship Award

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rachel Read, a senior music education major, was awarded the “Philip H. Inman Excellence in Choral Conducting Arts Scholarship Award” in December, 2016 at the annual Beaver Valley Choral Society concert at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Beaver Falls, PA.

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Resendes and Westminster Students Publish Cancer Biology Research in Apoptosis

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dr. Karen K. Resendes, associate professor of biology and coordinator of the molecular biology program, and a team of eight past and present Westminster College biology and molecular biology majors have published their cancer biology research entitled “5-Flurouracil disrupts nuclear export and nuclear pore permeability in a calcium dependent manner" in the journal Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death.

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R. Tad Greig to Provide Professional Development Session in the Butler Area School District

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dr. R. Tad Greig, professor and director of instrumental activities, will be presenting a session on effective conducting techniques to the music faculty in the Butler Area School District entitled "The Practical Art of Conducting". The professional development session will take place on January 23 at 2 PM at Butler Area High School.

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Westminster College Foster Art Gallery to Host Exhibition of Figurative Sculpture

Monday, January 16, 2017

Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host In the Image and Likeness, an art exhibition of figurative sculpture by Elaina Michalski. The exhibition will run Jan 17 – Feb 10 in the Foster Art Gallery located in Patterson Hall. There will be a gallery reception on Tuesday, Feb 7 from 5-6 PM, with an artist talk at 5:15 PM. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Humans of Westminster: Meet Thomas

Monday, January 16, 2017

"The Night Sky Over Westminster"
 
The night sky over campus can be especially dark and star-filled if the stadium field lights are off and you pick the right spot. Westminster is far from big city lights and noise, and provides a peaceful retreat. My personal favorite spots for stargazing are the Outdoor Field Station and the College Woods. Our nighttime astronomy labs are a big hit with students, and public stargazing events following planetarium shows can draw a crowd. My most memorable night was when students viewed comet Pan-STARRs through telescopes. A couple weeks later, some of the same students stayed up all night to watch the Lyrids meteor shower.

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Westminster Faculty Presents Trumpet and Piano Recital

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dr. Timothy Winfield, Assistant Professor of Music/Heritage Professor for Humanities, and Dr. Nancy DeSalvo, Associate Professor of Music, will present a recital of music for trumpet and piano. The recital will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:30pm in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public.

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Chemistry Alumna and Professor Join Forces as part of ACS Chemistry Ambassadors Program

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chemistry alumna and Sharpsville Area High School teacher Merrissa (Malcolm) Nguyen '12 and Helen Boylan, Professor of Chemistry, have joined forces this year as part of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Ambassadors Program. Through this program, Boylan serves as a “Science Coach,” working with Nguyen to plan activities and connect classroom learning to the real world. Additionally, Nguyen’s school receives a $500 donation from the ACS to support science education.

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