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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Westminster College will host the 5th annual Tournées French Film Festival this year every Tuesday evening at 7 PM between January 31 and March 7 in Mueller Theater located in the McKelvey Campus Center. The festival will feature five contemporary and one classic French films.
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