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Westminster College Represented at Mathematics Competition

Joshua Glasser, Aaron Zavora, Dylan Karas

Three students represented Westminster College at the annual East Central Colleges Undergraduate Mathematics Competition April 4 at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

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English Professor Awarded Kennedy Center Grant

Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College associate professor of English, was awarded one of six 2009 Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Grants.

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College to Host Writers Festival Oct. 22

Scrawl, the Westminster College student literary arts publication, will sponsor an all-day Writers Festival, Friday, Oct. 22, in the Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Students Earn Master's Degrees at May Commencement

Nine Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees at Commencement exercises May 21.

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"Get Real!" Series Presents Session on World Events

Westminster College's "Get Real!" life preparation series will present "World Events and You" Tuesday, March 13, at 12:45 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of McKelvey Campus Center.

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Notes from the Field Station: North Country Trail Association Visits the Field Station

Representatives from NCTA visit the Westminster College Field Station

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -Trails are made for walking.  A dozen representatives of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) proved this on Wednesday, August 14.  Their trek at the Field Station was just one of the field excursions linked with the annual meetings held this year at Slippery Rock University.  Hikers hailed from Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania.  They came, they saw, they hiked! 

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Men's Chorus Participated in Mucho Macho Music

Men's Chorus (l-r): Jeremy Roberts, Matthew Younger, Alex Haney, Nate Frank, Joe Spurio, Dr. Barbara, David McCollough, Marqus Koranteng, Stephen Bendig, Nico Murano, Adam Cheatham, Brendan Messner, Kyle Monteleone, Pano Constantine, Zach Harper, Scott Webler, Ben Grove, Cameron Bailey

The Westminster College Men's Chorus participated in the 11th annual "Mucho Macho Music" festival Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Trinity High School in Washington (Pa.).

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International Speaker to Discuss "Multiculturalism and Immigration" at Westminster College

Dr. Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, a professor from Sciences Po, an internationally-known French university, will speak at Westminster College Thursday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

 d'Appollonia, who has also taught classes at Stanford University, Columbia University, New York University, University of Southern California, Delaware University, Middlebury College, Smith College, and Hamilton College, will discuss her area of expertise, "Multiculturalism and Immigration."

 The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by Peace Studies and Modern Languages.  For more information, contact Dr. Carol Bove, professor of French at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7303 or e-mail

Westminster College Employees Recognized for 783 Years of Service

Westminster College honored 38 employees with a combined 783 years of service during the annual employee recognition luncheon attended by more than 250 current and retired employees May 4 in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Retiring from Westminster College are: Dr. Paul R. Chenevey, associate professor of music;  Dr. J. Philip Fawley, professor of biology; Dr. Elizabeth A. Ford, professor of English; S. Kipley Haas, professor of physical education; and Carroll J. Shaw, purchasing, training, and office manager for Information Systems.

Other honorees were:

40 years of service , Dr. Paul R. Chenevey, associate professor of music

35 years of service , David K. Brautigam, assistant professor and assistant librarian; Donna J. Buchowski, cook, Sodexho Dining Service; Dr. A. Dwight Castro, professor of classics; S. Kipley Haas, professor of physical education; Dr. G. Samuel Lightner, professor of physics; Dr. Patrick C. McCarthy, professor of biology; Richard E. Shaffer, stockroom attendant, Sodexho Dining Service.

30 years of service , Dr. Daniel E. Fischmar, professor of economics, and Molley P. Spinney, head librarian and associate professor.

25 years of service , Bernard F. Bonnie, manager of computer and network operations; Elizabeth E. Hines, director of the Westminster Fund; and Sandra L. Shearer, bookstore manager;

20 years of service -- Peggy L. Cox, professor of art, and Robert G. Klamut, Jr. , associate professor of physical education.

15 years of service , Mary Ann Buckley, secretary for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics; Suzanne Carter Barner, payroll coordinator; Mary Jo Evanoff, student receivables clerk; Elaine M. Gurtner, custodian; Charlene M. Nicholson, snack bar attendant, Sodexho Dining Service; Diana M. Reed, head teacher of the Preschool Lab; Gary L. Swanson, director of Audio Visual Services; Dr. David G. Swerdlow, professor of English; Dr. Ann E. Throckmorton, associate professor of biology; Dr. David C. Twining, associate professor of history; and Dr. Ross A. Wastvedt, associate professor of English.

10 years of service , Beth Brooks, executive secretary of student affairs; Linda S. Burkhart, secretary for Physical Plant Office; Dwight E. Copper, technical assistant at McGill Library; Mary M. Dado, purchasing, training and office manager for Information Systems Department; Ginger Errera, duplicating/bulk mail clerk; Dr. R. Tad Greig, assistant professor of music and director of bands; Dr. Ann Murphy, associate professor of French and Spanish; Joseph M. Onderko, sports information director; and Deborah S. Roud, preschool lab teacher.

Contact Kim Christofferson, director of human resources, at (724) 946-7247 or e-mail for more information.

Westminster English Professor Leads Workshop

Dr. Andrew Ade, assistant professor of English at Westminster College, recently presented a workshop to theater practitioners and educators at the 2006 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at the State University of New York (SUNY).

 "The session, 'Quick Steps to Deep Structure: Script-Analysis Technique for Directors, Dramaturgs, and Actors,' introduced a tool of literary analysis to arrive quickly at the deep structure of a play -- that is, the set of underlying dramatic forces at work that explain the dynamic role of each character in the complete story" Ade said. "I demonstrated the analysis on ten famous specimen plays and then led the participants in a practice analysis on a new short play."

 Ade, who has been with Westminster College since 2003, earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a master's and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.

 Contact Ade at (724) 946-7349 or e-mail for more information.

Dr. Andrew Ade

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