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Humans of Westminster: Meet Dr. Pam Richardson & Twilight

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Pup"-town Girl

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Washington Monthly Names Westminster One of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Washington Monthly 2017 College Rankings placed Westminster College in the top 50 best liberal arts colleges in the nation. Westminster was also identified as a “best bang for the buck” college in the Northeast region of the United States.

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A Westminster Welcome: Meet Dr. René Píco II

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

We have few new faculty members joining us this year, and it's only right to give them a Westminster Welcome! Over the following weeks, a new faculty member will be spotlighted. Meet Dr. René Píco II, Associate Professor of Science and English Language Learner methods for the School of Education.

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Volleyball: Yoho Earns 1,000th Kill, Titans Win Pair of PAC Matches

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Senior Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) became just the ninth Titan in school history to achieve 1,000 career kills on September 9 during the Westminster College volleyball team's tri-match.
 
Yoho totaled 16 kills on Saturday, surpassing Janie Cebula (1993-96) for eighth-best with 1,002 career kills in Titan history. Yoho is the first Titan to reach the 1,000-kill milestone since Sam Botzum (2006-09).
 
On Saturday, Westminster won, 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 24-26, 25-19), over Chatham University (5-1, 1-0 PAC) in its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener. Titan sophomore Reilly DeGeorge (Ashtabula, OH / Saint John) led the Titan offense with 13 kills, followed by Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) with 12 and Yoho with 11. DeGeorge also had a team-high two service aces. Additionally, Yoho tied a career-high with a match-high eight blocks. First-year Hannah Santom (Grove City, PA / Grove City) led the Titans with a career-high 27 assists. Dickson also tied a match-high with 17 digs, followed by DeGeorge (16) and junior Rachel Moore (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic) (13).
 
In their second match, the Titans swept Saint Vincent College, 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-19), guided by a season-best hitting percentage of .360. The Bearcats fell to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the PAC. Titan junior Delaney Saxton (Cortland, OH / Brookfield) earned a match-best 15 kills, followed by DeGeorge (9) and Dickson (7). Junior Shanna Daniels (Hermitage, PA / Billy C. Ryan) dished out a match-best 20 assists and tied with DeGeorge for a match-high 10 digs. Moore added nine digs. DeGeorge and Santom registered a match-best two aces, while Yoho again had a match-high seven blocks. Saxton had five blocks.
 
Westminster (6-1, 2-0 PAC) will next play at La Roche College on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

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Pregame Tailgate: Westminster Titans vs. St. Vincent Bearcats

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Prepare to cheer on your Westminster Titans as we take on the St. Vincent Bearcats at the Chuck Noll Field (located at 300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA 15650) on Saturday, October 7! Join us for a casual pre-game tailgate beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per adult/Westminster student and $4 per child. Price includes wings from Dino's, chips, cookies, and a beverage. Feel free to bring your own food too if you wish. Registration is available online at westminster.edu/events.

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Women's Soccer: Trozzi & Page Earn PAC Weekly Honors

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Written by Nathan LaRiccia

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Senior Environmental Science Major Participates in Summer Research in Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Over the summer, senior environmental science major Tia Kowalo received a research grant from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to assist Dr. Diana Ortiz with a research pilot study in Costa Rica. Kowalo and Ortiz spent time collecting, identifying, and conducting host DNA analysis of blood-fed mosquitoes at the Lomas Barbudal Biological Preserve, located near the city of Bagaces in northern Costa Rica, to determine the mosquitoes host feeding preferences.

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Dr. Michael Aleprete's Edited Volume Re-issued by Lexington Press

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dr. Michael Aleprete's edited volume, International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence: Lessons from Post-Soviet States, has just been re-issued in paperback by Lexington Press. The volume co-edited by Aleprete and Rachel Vanderhill, professor of government at Wofford College, was originally published in 2012.

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Westminster College presents author Gene Barr for Lecture and Book Signing

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The history program at Westminster College will welcome author Gene Barr to campus to lecture and sign copies of his book, A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat.

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