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Softball: Titans Sweep Season-Opening Florida Games

Friday, March 10, 2017

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Westminster College softball team swept its 2017 season-opening Florida games, the start of its 10-game Rebel Spring Games Florida trip, on Friday. The Titans won, 3-1, against Muskingum in game one and won, 6-5, against Bluffton in game two.
Against Muskingum (2-7), the Titans scored two runs in the first inning. Both teams scored a run in the fifth. The Muskies outhit the Titans 8-4. In the first, sophomore Kailey Liverman (Purcellville, VA / Loudoun Valley) singled in senior Emily Lindsey (Freeport, PA / Freeport) for the first run of the game. Junior Addie Dieterich (Purcellville, VA / Loudoun Valley) scored senior Checka Nardone (Ellwood City, PA / Lincoln) off a single for the second run of the game. Westminster added insurance when junior Courtney Cohen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) brought Lindsey home with a single in the fifth. Titan junior pitcher Jazmyn Rohrer (Purcellville, VA / Woodgrove) (1-0) gave up one run in five innings on five hits. She registered five strike outs and had six walks. Junior Emiley Westfall (Jefferson, OH / Perry) earned the save after pitching a scoreless seventh.
Against Bluffton (6-3), the Beavers took an early 1-0 lead after an RBI-walk in the first inning. Dieterich tied the game with an RBI-triple in the fourth, scoring Liverman. Westfall put the Titans in front, 2-1, after bringing Liverman home with a ground out. Bluffton regained the lead, 3-2, after a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Dieterich tied the game at three with an RBI-double in the sixth, scoring sophomore Emily Secrist (Chambersburg, PA / Chambersburg Area). Later in the inning, Dieterich scored on a throwing error and the Titans led 4-3. Bluffton's Josie McElroy connected on a two-run double in the sixth, to put the Beavers ahead 5-4. In the seventh inning, Liverman delivered a two-out-two-run-double, scoring Lindsey and Dieterich, putting Westminster back in front, 6-5. In its last at-bat, Bluffton had the bases loaded with one out, however, Titan first-year pitcher Kayla Troxil (Canfield, OH / Canfield) sealed the win after forcing a fly out and a ground out. Troxil (1-0) earned the win after coming in for relief. She pitched six innings and gave up four runs on nine hits. Troxil struck out one and walked three. For the game, Westminster outhit Bluffton, 12-9.
Westminster (2-0) continues its Florida trip on Saturday, March 11. The Titans play Wheaton (Mass.) at 1:30 p.m., followed by New Jersey at 3:45 p.m.  

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Joey Bandi ‘17 and Dr. Nancy DeSalvo Perform Work of Faculty Composer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

On March 4, 2017, Joey Bandi '17 and Dr. Nancy DeSalvo performed “A Triptych of Fugues” for four-handed piano at the Society of Composers' Region VIII Conference at Washington State University's School of Music in Pullman, Washington. The music piece was composed by Dr. Daniel Perttu, Chair of the School of Music at Westminster College.

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Westminster Education Majors and BSU Members Attend African American Read In at Farrell Elem.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

In February 2017, nineteen Westminster College students conducted the 8th annual African American Read In (AARI) at Farrell Elementary School in Farrell, PA. Thirteen Early Childhood Education majors in Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi’s literacy course (ECE 341) shared African American children’s literature with Kindergarten through fourth grade classes.  Six Black Student Union students working with Jeannette Hubbard, Director of Diveristy Services at Westminster College, met with fifth and sixth grade classes to discuss career goals and attending college.

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Westminster Admission Counselors Attending Spring College Fairs

Monday, March 6, 2017

Westminster College admission team members may be traveling to a college fair near you this spring.  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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Emiley Westfall Presents “Tutus, Pink Shoes & Baby Blues”

Friday, March 3, 2017

Emiley Westfall ’18, Broadcast and Digital Communications major, is producing a documentary entitled “Tutus, Pink Shoes & Baby Blues” about the adoption process the Michelson family went through in order to adopt  5-year old twin girls from Africa.

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Justin Wilson Presents "Tiny Living: The College Experiment"

Friday, March 3, 2017

Justin Wilson ’18, Broadcast and Digital Communications major, is producing a documentary called “Tiny Living: The College Experiment". The documentary will follow the journeys of people living in the Tiny House at Westminster College once it is completed. 

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Steve Mosley Presents “The Chosen Garment” at Westminster College

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Office of Faith and Spirituality at Westminster College presents “The Chosen Garment” with Steven Mosley on Sunday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to all.

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