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Biochemistry Major Finalist for Award

Michael Collins, CEO and founder of CEM Corporation, and Nicholas Mizenko
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Nicholas Mizenko, a Westminster College junior biochemistry major, was runner-up for the 2008 M.J. Collins Award for Outstanding Young Innovator in Microwave Chemistry. The presentation was made at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Aug. 19 in Philadelphia.

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Organ Students to Participate in Pittsburgh Events

Emilie Stuart and Amanda Gentzel

Two Westminster College students from the studio of Kathryn Miller, Westminster College organist, were invited to perform in an organ recital March 29 at 3 p.m. in Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh. The recital is free and open to the public.

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History Professor Presented Paper at National Meeting

Dr. Tim Cuff

Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association Nov. 12-15 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Students Study Off Campus for Fall Semester

Nineteen Westminster College students will study at off-campus locations ranging from Pittsburgh to France, Spain, Ireland and Northern Ireland, South Korea, England, Australia, and Costa Rica for the fall 2010 semester.

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Professor Emeritus Seeks Wood Block Prints for Book

Bird Series #3

Dr. James Perkins, Westminster College distinguished professor of English emeritus, is seeking wood block prints created by local artist Nelson Oestreich.

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French Film Festival Continues Feb. 14

Le fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son), the third film in Westminster College's Tournées Film Festival, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Westminster College Auditing Students Network with Area Professionals

Westminster College Students With Carbis Walker Employees During Networking Luncheon

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-four Westminster College students from the "Auditing" course visited Carbis Walker in New Castle in mid-September for a presentation and networking luncheon.

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Westminster College Lowers Tuition Rate for Graduate Program by 18.4 Percent

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Board of Trustees recently decided to lower the tuition rate for the Graduate Program by more than 18 percent starting in the fall 2013-2014 semester.

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Celebrity Series to Open Season with 1970s Duo America

Westminster College's Celebrity Series opens its 2014-2015 season with perennial classic rock favorite America Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is sponsored by the Springfield Restaurant Group.

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Westminster College Offers Personal Enrichment Classes

Westminster College announces several personal enrichment and leisure courses for community residents.  Continuing Education classes and seminars are non-credit and are open to all interested individuals.  Formal admission to Westminster College is not required.

For more information, contact Carol Yova, director of continuing education and lifelong learning at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7353 or e-mail

Personal fitness classes are scheduled in three sessions: Session A runs from Sept. 20-Oct. 22; session B runs from Oct. 25 through Nov. 26; and session C runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 17.

Beginner Yoga classes, which run all three sessions on Mondays from 6-7 p.m., are designed as an introductory or refresher course.  At the completion of each class, students will feel calm, centered, quietly energized and happy.

Pilates Mat classes, which run all three sessions on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m., are designed to begin or refresh the Pilates experience, and will strengthen and realign the body, with a lot of concentration on the abdominal muscles.

Power Yoga classes, which run all three sessions on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6-7 p.m., are designed to provide an excellent workout with strong poses to enhance strength, stamina, and total body/mind harmony,

Low Impact Fitness classes, which run all three sessions on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m., are designed to help reduce body fat and tone body muscles.

Gentle Stretching, which runs all three sessions on Mondays from 10-11 a.m., is designed to move through a variety of postures geared for the less flexible and/or older adult.

Computer classes are designed to meet the needs of the beginner to the accomplished user.

Introduction to Computers Step I runs Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 21-23, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  This course is designed specifically for anyone who is new to the world of personal computers.

Introduction to Computers Step II runs Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 28-30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  This workshop will remain slow-paced and provide a fun and relaxed learning environment.

Introduction to Computers Step III runs Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 5-7. from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  This course is a continuation of previous workshops and is designed to give the confidence needed to feel comfortable using a computer.

Power Point is scheduled Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 25 and 27, from 6-8 p.m.  This hands-on workshop will provide the skills needed to create slides, outlines, speaker's notes, and audience notes, as well as instructions about using clip art.

How to Care and Feed Your Computer is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m.  In this class, students will learn how to make computers work better, run faster, and last longer.

Beginning Word is scheduled Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the Windows operating environment, as well as further introduce Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Excel is scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 8-17, from 6-8 p.m.  This course offers a basic outline of creating spreadsheets: entering data, editing and formatting, and using formulas for calculations.

How to Buy on eBay is scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 11- 20, from 7-9 p.m.  This class will provide an overview of how to find and purchase quality items on eBay.

How to Sell on eBay is scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 4, from 7-9 p.m.  This course will provide information on how to create a seller's account, list an item, accept online payment and keep track of all selling activity.

Microsoft Publisher is scheduled Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 1 and 3, from 6-8 p.m.  Students will learn to create professional publications, including calendars, flyers, business cards, newsletters, and more.

Macromedia Flash is scheduled Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, from 6-8 p.m.  This course will demonstrate how Flash allows integration of video, text, audio, and graphics to provide interactive marketing presentations.

Web Design and Development is scheduled Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 7-9, from 6-8 p.m.  This course will guide the student through the process of effectively designing and assembling a Web site.

Several enrichment courses are also scheduled.

Introduction to Sign Language is scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 10, from 6:30-8 p.m.  Students will learn the manual alphabet, family, people and pronouns, colors, food, action verbs, sports and hobbies.

Handwriting Analysis is scheduled Wednesdays, Nov. 3-24, from 6-8 p.m.  This course will study handwriting to gain an insight about the personality of the writer.

Junk Yard Art is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon.  Students will make their own light switch cover out of provided junk, as well as a look at a number of exciting "junk yard" works done by many artists.

Stamping for Beginners is scheduled Mondays, Sept. 20-Oct.11, from 6-7:15 p.m., and again Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Oc.t 12, from noon-1 p.m.  Participants will learn how to create simple to beautiful greeting cards.

Christmas in October is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7-8:30 p.m.  Students will learn how to make six to eight Christmas cards in this class.

Cover it with Vellum is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 4, from 7-8:30 p.m.  This class is a continuation of Stamping for Beginners that offers ways to embellish greeting cards using several different techniques that involve vellum paper.

Fun with Reinkers, Windows Sheets, and Wax Paper is scheduled Thursday, Dec. 9, from 7-8:30 p.m.  This class offers other ways to stamp greeting cards.


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