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Students and Faculty Attended Regional Theater Festival

(L-r) Tegan McCune, Chelsea Gallo, Bill Pullman, Allyson King, Andria Alessio, Deanna Nebel

A group of Westminster College students and their advisers attended the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Jan. 12-16 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Celebrity Series to Present Children's Show Oct. 19

Westminster College's Celebrity Series for Kids will present Strega Nona the Musical Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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Music Professor's Composition Included on CD of Modern Orchestral Works

Dr. Daniel Perttu

Light and Shadow in the Yosemite Valley, an overture for orchestra composed by Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music, is included on Navona Records' recently released Light and Shadow CD.

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History Professor Appointed to Grand Duchess' Chancellery; Gave Lecture on Royal Succession

Dr. Russell Martin and the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College professor of history, was appointed to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna's Chancellery as advisor for the foreign press and communications and as consultant on the official English-language webpage of the Russian Imperial House.

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Westminster College Visiting Assistant French Professor Presents Research at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. Leslie Kealhofer, visiting assistant professor of French

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Leslie Kealhofer, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of French, gave a guest lecture Oct. 8 at the University of Notre Dame, her alma mater.

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Westminster College Associate Professor of Biology Presents Research in Las Vegas

Dr. John Robertson, associate professor of biology

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. John Robertson, Westminster College associate professor of biology, presented at the 27th Annual Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Conference in May in Las Vegas.

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Choral Groups Entertain, Educate

Westminster College Men's Chorus, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir recently presented entertaining and educational programs in local venues.

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Westminster College Adds to Spring Dean's List

Julia Fair, a senior German major from Imperial, was added to the Spring Dean's List.

 The Dean's List recognizes students who attain a grade point average of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0.

Westminster College Orchestra Presents Spring Concert May 1

The Westminster College Orchestra will present a spring concert Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Under the baton of John Murcko, the orchestra will perform Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance," Ippolotov-Ivanov's "Procession of the Sadar," Smith's "Overture for a Celebration," Copland's "Shaker Melody," Handel's "Prelude and Fugue in d minor," Bach's "Joy of Man's Desiring," and Berlioz's "Hungarian March."

The concert will also feature two winners of the Concerto and Aria competition recently held at Westminster College.  Matthew Fodor, a junior music performance major from Hermitage, and William McCullough, a freshman music education major from DuBois.  Fodor will perform Mozart's "C Major Concerto # 21, and McCullough will sing Stradella's "Pieta, Signore!"

The event is free and open to the public.  Contact the Westminster College Department of Music at (724) 946-7270 for more information.

Two Westminster Seniors Present Recital March 4

Nadia Buzzelli and Cariella Halas will give their senior recital Saturday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

 The joint program includes Buzzella on the clarinet playing Brahms' "Allegro;" Schumann's "Zart und mit Ausdruck;" Mozart's "Concerto in A major, K. 622;" and Marty's "First Fantasy."  Halas, who plays the tuba, will perform Holmes' "Emmet's Lullaby," Vivaldi's "Sonata in A minor," and Beversdorf's "Sonata for Tuba and Piano."

 The students will be accompanied on the piano on various numbers by Kathryn Miller, adjunct instructor at Westminster, and Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, chair and assistant professor of music at Westminster.

 Buzzelli, a senior Christian education and music major, is a daughter of Robin and Phillip Buzelli, Grove City, and a graduate of Grove City Area High School.  She has been a member of the Westminster College Marching and Symphonic Bands for three years, most recently returning to the drum line during her senior year.  Buzzelli has been a member of the Westminster College Wind Ensemble for four years; a member of the Woodwind Quintet for three years; and played for the pit orchestras for "Kiss Me Kate," "Carmen," and several other Westminster opera productions.  Buzzelli hopes to attend the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to pursue a Master's of Divinity after gratuating from Westminster.

 Halas, a senior music education major, is a daughter of Frank and Carolyn Halas, McKeesport, and a graduate of McKeesport Area High School.  While at Westminster, she has been involved in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Brass Quintet, Orchestra, and Pit Orchestra.  Halas has also been involved in other campus organization such as Mu Phi Epsilon, Lambda Sigma, Residence Life, and the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association.

 The event is free and open to the public.  Contact the Westminster College Department of Music at (724) 946-7270 for more information.

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