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Sigma Tau Delta & Scrawl Team-Up for Poetry Slam at Mugsies

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Poetry slams have the reputation of being platforms for some of the rawest and most honest poetry ever shared. Imagine poets battling mic to mic for a shot at a grand prize; going round for round with clever metaphors and similes. Whether you prefer to witness or participate in this intense battle of wordplay, the energy of slams is pulsating and will leave your lyrical hearts thoroughly satisfied. Sigma Tau Delta and Scrawl’s 2nd annual Poetry Slam promises to do just that.

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Volleyball: SAAC Honors Kendell Dickson as Titan Athlete of the Week

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Westminster College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) today selected volleyball senior Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) as its Titan Athlete of the Week.
 
Dickson registered her 1,000th career dig last week, ranking 18th in school history. She tied a team-high 28 digs for the week. Dickson also had 20 kills, which tied for second-best on the team.
 
The Titans will host Geneva College tonight at 7 p.m.

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IQ: STEM Noyce Scholar Program Answers Demand for STEM Educators in High Needs Schools

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Teachers have the unique ability to make significant impacts in the lives of children every day of their working careers. With over 20 high-need schools in the greater New Castle area, Westminster answered the need for secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teachers in these districts by establishing the IQ: STEM Noyce Scholar Program at the College.

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Rising Above the Trend: Nate Cavlovic ‘18

Friday, October 20, 2017

Last year, Pennsylvania and Ohio legalized medical cannabis— a move that will contribute to the growth of the chemical cannabis industry in the next few years. Senior chemistry major Nate Cavlovic hopes to be a part of that trend. Recently, Nate received a research grant from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to fund a drug testing chemistry lab that will create opportunities for Westminster students to study hemp products.

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DeMedal Takes on Leadership Role in Pittsburgh Education Recruiting Consortium

Friday, October 20, 2017

Katy DeMedal, director of the Career Center at Westminster College, was recently elected Member at Large and Co-Chair of the Educator Excellence Award Committee to the Pittsburgh Education Recruiting Consortium (PERC).

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Foster Art Gallery to Host "Hot-n-Ready: A Print Portfolio Exchange"

Friday, October 20, 2017

Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host Hot-n-Ready: A Print Portfolio Exchange, an art exhibition organized by artists Nathan Pietrykowski and Robyn Wall. The exhibit runs from Oct. 23-Dec. 8., and there will be a gallery reception on Thursday, Nov. 2 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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Passion for Research: Austin Arrigo '18

Friday, October 20, 2017

As students progress through their selected programs, it’s hard for them to imagine ever getting out of the classroom and into real-world applications. However, through internships, Westminster students are not only able to get a taste of what they may want to do in the future but also make an impact in their respective fields. 

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Dr. R. Tad Greig Leads Clinics for Local Public School Music Programs

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dr. R. Tad Greig continues to be very active as a clinician in local public school music programs. On October 17, Dr. Greig visited Beaver Area High School where he provided a clinic for the high school and middle school bands—both instructed by alumnus J.P. Scanga. In addition to numerous guest conducting engagements and adjudicating at music assessment festivals, Dr. Greig commonly does four or five clinics per year.

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Humans of Westminster: Meet Vanessa

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Worldly View

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Dean Carllos Lassiter Responds to Student Concerns with a Series of Town Hall Meetings

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dean Carllos Lassiter, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, held his first Town Hall meeting with the Westminster community on Oct. 12. Centered on diversity and inclusion, the meeting addressed the challenges some students face on campus and provided a space for them to share their experiences at Westminster so far.

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