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Dr. Diana Ortiz to Speak at Café Scientifique on Monday, June 5

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dr. Diana Ortiz, assistant professor of biology, is guest speaking at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh as part of the Café Scientifique series on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to adults. Food and drink will be available for purchase and parking is available for $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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New York Times Names Westminster One of the "Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream"

Monday, May 29, 2017

The New York Times’ third annual College Access Index ranked Westminster College #22 in the nation for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream.” The Index includes some of the most esteemed public and private academic institutions in the nation, including campuses in the University of California system, Williams College, Amherst College, Harvard University and Princeton University.

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Faculty and Students Participate in WISE Speaker Series at Carnegie Elementary School

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dr. Helen Boylan, professor of chemistry, together with two students, Maddison Grimes '18 and Cory Pullen '20, participated in the Women in Science/Engineering Speaker Series at Carnegie Elementary School, which is part of Carlynton School District in the Pittsburgh area. The WISE program is the brainchild of Mr. Scott Donnelly, science teacher at the school, who hopes to inspire girls in 5th and 6th grade by exposing them to successful women in science and engineering.

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Westminster Student and Faculty Members Honored at Audubon Awards Ceremony

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA.

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Westminster College Enactus Team Named Regional Champions

Friday, May 19, 2017

Twenty Westminster College students, accompanied by school of business faculty David Smith and Keith Bittel, were named regional champions after competing in the Enactus regional competition in Plano, TX this past April. Enactus is an international not-for-profit organization that brings together college students, academics and business leaders for the purpose of using entrepreneurial action to empower economically disadvantaged people around the globe in order to create a more sustainable world.

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Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research Announces First Class of Summer Research Fellows

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research at Westminster College announced its first group of summer research fellows. Student and faculty pairs from all academic disciplines were encouraged to apply for one of the highly competitive research fellowships, and only six were accepted.

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Goldberg Chosen to Participate in Seminar on Ancient Greece

Monday, May 15, 2017

Westminster College is pleased to announce that Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor of religion, history, and philosophy, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in an Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar, “The Verbal Art of Plato.”

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Employees Recognized for Combined 797 Years of Service to Westminster College

Friday, May 12, 2017

Westminster College honored 46 employees with a combined total of 797 years of service during the annual employee recognition luncheon traditionally held every Spring. Current and retired employees gathered on May 10 in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center to honor the service milestones and retirements of those who have dedicated many years to the Westminster community.

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Westminster College Honors Student Heads to National Collegiate Honors Conference in Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alina Clough, junior honors student at Westminster College, was accepted into the 2017 National Collegiate Honors Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA later this year. Clough will present her poster entitled “Philanthropic Cartography: Crowdmapping Rural Tanzania with OpenStreetMap (OSM).”

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