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Economics Professor Presented Debt Ratings Research

Dr. Daniel Fischmar

Dr. Daniel Fischmar, Westminster College professor of economics and business, presented a paper at the Western Economics Association meetings July 3 in San Diego.

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Students Participated in "Spring Break with a Purpose" Work Trips

Edisto Island team
Raleigh team
Sumter team

Nearly 60 Westminster College students participated in three "Spring Break with a Purpose" work trips March 10-17.  Westminster President Dr. Rick Dorman, three faculty members, staff, and alumni joined the students on the work crews.

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Westminster College Broadcast Communications Majors to Present Capstone Projects Dec. 1

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Nine Westminster College broadcast communications majors will present their capstone projects Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The program is free to the public. 

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Westminster College Announces 2013 Homecoming Activities

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Homecoming with a variety of activities Oct. 11-13.

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Westminster College Psychology Professor to Give Guest Lecture

Dr. Deanne Buffalari, Westminster College assistant professor of psychology, will present "Using Animal Models to Study Addiction: Benefits and Barriers" Friday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in room 116 of the Vincent Science Center at Slippery Rock University.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Westminster to Host PICPA Passport Program

Westminster College will host the second annual Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Passport to Opportunity Program Wednesday, Nov. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

 Area students were invited to attend through their teachers or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) by Meghan Reday, PICPA careers in accounting administrator.  Schools accepting the invitation included Grove City High School, Johnsonburg High School, Laurel High School, and Titusville High School.

 The program includes presentations by PICPA members including William Brown of Precision Feedscrews, Inc., Gary Dalessandro of JFS Wealth Advisors, and Robert Marut of Hill, Barth and King LLC.  After lunch the students will hear from two Westminster College students, Meredith Kerner, a senior accounting major from Greensburg, and Richard Straw, a senior accounting major from North Huntingdon.  The program concludes a campus tour.

 For more information, contact Tom Rosengarth, associate professor of accounting and chair of the Westminster College Department of Economics and Business, at (724) 946-7169 or e-mail  Additional information on PICPA is available by contacting Reday at (215) 496-9272, ext. 331.

Westminster College Offers Fast-Track Evening Classes

The Westminster College Lifelong Learning Program offers fast-track evening classes beginning Aug. 8.

 The Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) is an undergraduate program designed especially for non-traditional students who may take classes during the day, evening, or a combination of both.  Accounting, business administration, English, and public relations majors can be completed entirely through evening course work. 

 Accelerated block classes enable students to take a variety of classes one night a week, and still take two classes per semester. Block I, which runs between August 8 to October 8, includes Principles of Accounting, Organization and Management, African-American History, Introduction to Classic Jazz, Intermediate Spanish I, and Business and Professional Communication.  Block II, which runs between October 10-December 17, include Principles of Accounting II, Foundation Drawing, African-American History, Introduction to Classic Jazz, Voice and Diction, and Communication Ethics.

 Fall Semester classes, which run Aug. 30-Dec. 17, include Worlds of Art, Computer Graphic Art, Science in Elementary School, Shakespeare, American Since 1865, Honors Colloquium, Music Elementary Teachers, Teach and Learn Music, Scuba, Principles Practices & Theory of Public Relations, Education Psychology, Understanding the Bible, Foundations of Special Education, and Journalism I & II.

 Contact Carol Yova, director of continuing education and lifelong learning, at (724) 946-7353 or e-mail for more information.

Westminster Student Horn Ensemble Concert April 6

The Westminster College Horn Ensemble will present a concert Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

 The program includes Shaw's "Londonderry Air;" Bizet's "Agnus Dei from Suite L'Arlesienne;" Solomon's "In a Minor Mood" and "For Four Friends;" and more.

 The Westminster College Horn Ensemble, under the baton of Robert Cole, includes:

Smithville, OH
 Cortney Fry is a daughter of Donald and Cynthia Fry.  Fry, a sophomore accounting and music major, is a graduate of Smithville High School.

Leavittsburg, OH
 Mallory King is a daughter of George and Pamela Edmiston.   King, a freshman music education major, is a graduate of Labrae High School.

Amity, PA
 Elizabeth Kribel is a daughter of Jacob and Lesley Kribel.   Kribel, a junior environmental science and music major, is a graduate of Trinity High School.

Rochester, PA
 Bethany Morse is a daughter of Stephen and Lynne Morse.  Morse, a sophomore music education major, is a graduate of Grove City High School.

McDonald, PA
 Eric Walker is a son of Lewis and June Walker.  Walker, a sophomore music education and political science major, is a graduate of West Allegheny High School.

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

Westminster College Ranked Third in Graduation Rate Performance

Westminster College is among the nation's best in enhancing the educational achievement of its students, according to a national study released today.

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Westminster College Students Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa

Twenty-nine Westminster College students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, Sunday, Dec. 10.

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