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Junior Public Relations Major Earns Grant to Attend PRSSA Leadership Rally

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Junior public relations major, Vanessa Restifo, received a research grant from Westminster College’s Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to attend the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Leadership Rally over the summer. The rally was held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Students Return from Summer Research in Italy

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Westminster students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Ava Hoag '18 recently returned from a summer research program in Italy. For 10 weeks, they studied and researched gravitational microlensing at the University of Salerno, near Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Microlensing, a prediction of Einstein’s theory of relativity, is the deflection of light by the gravity of a star or planet, and is currently being used to discover small Earth-like exoplanets.

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Robert Twomey’s Digital Media Installation at Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery

Monday, August 28, 2017

Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery will host A Machine For Living In, a digital media art installation by Robert Twomey. The exhibition will run Aug 28 – Oct 13. There will be a gallery reception on Tuesday, Sept 12 from 4:30-6 p.m., with an artist talk at 5:15 p.m. The Foster Art Gallery is located in Patterson Hall on Westminster College’s campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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The Four Phantoms Bring Broadway Magic to Westminster College, Sept 30

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Four Phantoms in Concert will open the Westminster College Celebrity Series 50th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, in Orr Auditorium. The performance is sponsored by First National Bank.

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Westminster Astronomers Observe Total Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 28, 2017

The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 was the first to cross America in 99 years, and Westminster’s astronomers were not going to miss it. Dr. Thomas Oberst and Dr. Robert Knop, Associate Professors of Physics, traveled to Hopkinsville and Princeton, Ky., respectively, to stand briefly in the 70-mile-diameter umbral shadow of the Moon as it swept by at 1500 miles per hour. For two minutes and 40 seconds, they witnessed one of the rarest of spectacles: the brilliant “diamond ring” of the sun’s last rays peeking through a lunar valley, followed by the ghostly ring of the corona.

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Westminster College Announces Fall 2017 Fitness Classes

Monday, August 28, 2017

Community members can get fit this fall by participating in yoga and cardio fitness classes offered by Westminster College.

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Westminster College Welcomes Newly Established Chapter of Criminal Justice Studies Honorary Society

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Last semester, Westminster College inducted its first class of nine students into its newly established chapter of the criminal justice honorary society, Alpha Phi Sigma. Dr. Kristenne Robison and Dr. Shannon Smithey will serve as their advisors. 

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Westminster Admission Counselors Attending Fall College Fairs

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Westminster College admission team members may be traveling to a college fair near you this fall.  We want to encourage you, of the opportunity, to meet and discuss your questions about the college process and to share information about Westminster. 

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Music Professor's Composition Aired on Public Radio

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dr. Daniel Perttu's recent composition, "To Spring - An Overture," was aired on WCNY, the public radio station based in Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown, NY. Perttu is an associate professor of music, and currently serves as chair of the Westminster's School of Music. 

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