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Ten Westminster College Business Students Place in Top 100 in Global Business Strategy Game

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Ten students in the Westminster College "Strategic Management" capstone course recently placed in the Top 100 for their performance during the week of April 29-May 5 in a global simulation known as the Business Strategy Game.

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College Represented on Executive Board of National Council

Dr. Terri Lenox

Dr. Terri Lenox, professor of computer science and Chair of Westminster's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, was appointed to the executive board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) at its annual business meeting in Washington, DC, in June.

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Eight Westminster College Students to Study Off-Campus

Eight Westminster College students are studying in Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Pittsburgh during the fall semester.

 "Study abroad is the best opportunity our students have for learning about the larger world that's out there," said Dr. Jeffrey Bersett, director of off-campus study and assistant professor of Spanish.  "Going overseas shows them more than just new places.  They return to Westminster with new ways of looking at things, and with a new understanding of how everything fits together."

As a part of their educational program, Westminster College students can spend as little as a month, or as much as a year, living and studying in an international or domestic program.  Students who study off-campus are able to earn not only credits towards graduation, but also credit towards their major or minor, or towards fulfilling part of the Liberal Studies requirements.

Hometown information:

Bridgeville, PA
 Joseph Brickner
is a son of Michael Brickner.   Brickner, a senior German major, is a graduate of South Fayette High School.  He is studying at Heidelberg University in Germany.

New Brighton, PA
 Brian Daniels
is a son of Brian and Eunice Daniels.   Daniels, a junior international business and Spanish major, is a graduate of Freedom Area High School.  He is studying at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.

Wexford, PA
 Tara Hoellerman
is a daughter of John and Barbara Hoellerman.   Hoellerman, a junior media art major, is a graduate of Pine-Richland High School.  She is studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Bethel Park, PA
 Kimberly Duschek
is a daughter of Edward and Eleanor Duschek.   Duschek, a junior German major, is a graduate of Bethel Park High School.  She is studying at Trier University in Germany.

Monroeville, PA
 Alexandra Mikhaylova
is a daughter of Marina Mikhaylova.   Mikhaylova, a senior financial economics and intnational economics and business major, is a graduate of Gateway High School.  She is studying at American Unversity in Washington, D.C.

Pittsburgh, PA
 Jacklyn Fair
is a daughter of David and Susan Dively.   Fair, a junior Spanish major, is a graduate of North Hills High School.  She is studying in Mexico, Argentina, and Spain.

Clearfield, PA
 Jennifer Britton
is a daughter of Richard and Shirley Britton.   Britton, a junior German and Spanish major, is a graduate of Clearfield Area High School.  She is studying at Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat in Germany.

Grafton, OH
 Cindi Henderson
is a daughter of Irene and Clark Henderson.  Henderson, a senior international business major, is a graduate of Columbia Local High School.  She is studying at the University of Granada in Spain.

For more information, contact Bersett at (724) 946-7259 or e-mail

Westminster Sociology Students Present Research at Conference

Six Westminster College senior sociology students recently presented their research at the annual meeting of the North Central Sociology Association in Pittsburgh.

They are as follows:

Rochester, PA
 Tara Timpano
, a daughter of Anthony and Terri Timpano, presented "Closed on Sundays: The Amish Response to Rationalization."  Timpano is a graduate of Rochester Area High School.

Scenery Hill, PA
 Amy Rentz
, a daughter of Matt and Christie Rentz, presented "Bathtubs and Spinal Taps: The Continuum of Rationalized Childbirth."  Rentz is a graduate of Bentworth High School.

Vandergrift, PA
 Jeremy Baker
, a son of Scott and Sally Baker, presented "Deindustrialization and its Effects on the American Middle Class."  Baker is a graduate of Leechburg Area High School.

Greenville, PA
 Lauren Anderson
, a daughter of Dale and Susan Anderson, presented "The Rationalization of an Agency and Its Effects: A Qualitative Look at Burnout Rates in Social Workers."  Anderson is a graduate of Jamestown Area High School.

Erie, PA
 Stephanie Hitchcock
, a daughter of William and Kimberly Hitchcock, presented "The Role of Punitive and Rehabilitative Measures in Juvenile Justice Systems in Australia, England and the United States."  Hitchcock is a graduate of McDowell High School.

Dalton, OH
 Thomas Oyer
, a son of Robert and Rebecca Oyer, presented "Seeing Double?  Looking at Movie Remakes through the Lens of McDonaldization."  Oyer is a graduate of Dalton High School.

 For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Tomlinson, associate professor of sociology, at (724) 946-6033 or e-mail

Broadway Celebration Coming to Westminster Celebrity Series

"Broadway! The Star Spangled Celebration" will appear Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

 "This spectacular production includes some of the most famous musicals of the 20th century," said Gene DeCaprio, director of the Westminster College Celebrity Series.  " Great dancing, lavish costumes and lighting make this a magical evening in theater."

 Music from "Crazy for You," "Hello Dolly," "Oklahoma," "Cabaret," "42nd Street," "Grease," "Chicago," "Rocky Horror Show," "Copacabana," "Chorus Line," "My Fair Lady," and "Mamma Mia" are featured in this production.

Westminster's Orr Auditorium was recently remodeled to include air conditioning, stage elevator, new carpeting, and re-upholstered seats, along with stage lighting and shell improvements.

Contact Connie McGinnis, assistant director of the Westminster College Celebrity Series, at (724) 946-7354 or e-mail for tickets.  Visit for series information.

History Professor Named McCandless Scholar

Dr. Russell Martin, associate professor of history at Westminster College, has been named McCandless Scholar for the 2003-2004 academic year.

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Westminster College Biology Professor to Give Biodiversity Talk

Dr. Clarence E. Harms, professor of biology at Westminster College, will continue the Westminster College Diversity Symposium with a talk on Biodiversity, Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in room 166 of the Hoyt Science Resources Center.

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Celebrity Series Announces 2006-07 Season

The Westminster College Celebrity Series 2006-07 season offers a variety of musical entertainment.

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World-Renowned Architect and Designer to Speak at Westminster College

William McDonough

World-renowned architect and designer William McDonough will speak at Westminster College Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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Westminster College Unveils Newly Redesigned Homepage

This article originally appeared in the March 23 edition of The Holcad, Westminster College's student newspaper. Colin Dean, a senior computer science major from Volant, played an integral role in the development of the new homepage and serves as editor-in-chief of The Holcad. The site is best viewed using Internet Explorer 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.

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