Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Junior early childhood/special education majors taking “Testing and Assessment,” taught by Dr. Alison DuBois, assistant professor of early childhood education, special education and counseling at Westminster College, held classes on-site at George Washington Intermediate School in New Castle, PA this semester. In “Testing and Assessment,” the students learned the theory behind creating reliable and valid assessments and created assessments to use with young students to help increase reading and comprehension skills.
Monday, May 1, 2017
AJ Bove, sophomore accounting major at Westminster College, was named winner of the 2017 David W. Edward Entrepreneurship Scholarship competition. The competition conducted by Westminster’s School of Business with funding from the Edward Trust in Youngstown, Ohio, required students to prepare and present a business plan depicting the creation of a new or improved business, product, service, or combination of the three.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Laura Scotford ’86 was named Westminster Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year during the School of Business annual entrepreneurial banquet on April 10, 2017. Scotford won the award for her outstanding success as an entrepreneur. Nominees were reviewed by School of Business faculty. Based on input from the faculty, Mr. Jesse R. Ligo, professor of accounting and chair, selects the award winner. Scotford, founder of Simply Sensible Ltd, graduated from Westminster in 1986 with a B.A. in Management Science (School of Business).
Monday, May 1, 2017
Westminster College Celebrity Series for Kids presents an Enchantment Theatre Company production of the beloved classic, “Peter Rabbit Tales.” Based on “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter and arranged by Frederick Warne & Co., come watch as the story of Peter Rabbit “hops” to life on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium at Westminster College. The show is recommended for grades pre-K-4; ages 3-9. Tickets are $12.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Dr. Sherri Pataki, associate professor of psychology at Westminster College, was invited to speak at the International Women's Day conference entitled “Education for Gender Equality in the Arab Sector as Leverage for Social Change” at the Arab Academic College in Haifa, Israel on March 13. During her visit, Pataki taught several classes of students working towards their master’s degree in education and met with students to discuss ongoing collaborative research projects between the Arab Academic College and Westminster.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Division of Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences hosted their annual spring recognition and awards banquet on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:00 PM in the Witherspoon Lakeview and Maple Rooms. Dr. Terri Lenox, division chair, provided opening remarks. Following the dinner, program faculty recognized graduating seniors and program recognition awards, book awards, and scholarships were awarded to the student winners.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College women's lacrosse team won its first game in school history after a 19-12 victory over Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) foe Waynesburg University on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Senior Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) and first-year Bria Braddock (Beaver Falls, PA / Blackhawk) led the Titan offense with seven points each. Tillie registered a team-high seven goals, while Braddock had six goals and an assist. Tillie's seven goals were a personal-best and tied a team-best for the season.
Westminster took a 2-0 lead after goals by first-year Romie Schweickert (Hiram, OH / Crestwood) (29:07) and Tillie (25:39). Waynesburg tied the game at 2 with two-straight goals. First-year Josie Banks (Winter Garden, FL / West Orange) put the Titans back in front, 3-2, with 24:18 on the clock. The game was tied three more times in the first half, with the latest coming with 57 seconds remaining (9-9); sophomore Emily D'Amico (Moon Township, PA / Moon Area) (15:35, 11:15), Tillie (18:43, 7:25), Schweickert (13:12), and Braddock (3:15) scored the Titan goals during that span. The game was tied, 9-9, at halftime. In the second half, the Titans scored three-straight goals and led 12-9 with 23:21 to play; Braddock (29:02) and Tillie (25:48, 23:21) netted the goals. Braddock scored the final Titan goal before the lightning delay, while the Yellow Jackets tallied two, and the Titans led 13-11.The Titans then outscored the Yellow Jackets, 6-1. Tillie (13:42), Braddock (11:25, 10:23, 4:10), and D'Amico (9:42) registered the first five goals. Waynesburg scored at the 3:55 mark and Tillie scored the final point with 22 seconds remaining.
For the game, Westminster had a 19-14 advantage in draw controls, while Waynesburg led 23-21 in ground balls. Titan senior goalkeeper Jesse Reichard (State College, PA / State College) collected nine saves in a complete-game effort. Reichard also tied a game-high with a team-high four ground balls.
The Titans will close out the regular season on Saturday, April 29 when they travel to Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. The ORLC contest will start at 12 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Westminster College School of Music presents "A Celebration of Our Seniors," the final major concert of the season featuring performances from the Westminster College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. The concert is Friday, May 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Will W. Orr Auditorium.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Eight Westminster students attended and presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis in Tennessee the weekend of April 6-8th. The students all received funding from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to attend the conference.
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