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Westminster Offers Secondary Educators Computer Science Workshop

Westminster College is offering a Computer Science Workshop June 22-24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Hoyt Science Resources Center Room G-35.

"The workshop included two tracks: Java programming and VisualBasic.Net programming," said Dr. David Shaffer, assistant professor of computer science.  "The level of the material will be tailored to the attendees' needs, but we will also provide introductory to advanced training in both of these technologies.  Advanced topics could include graphical user interface in Java, network programming, and data structures and algorithms.

"Of course, all topics will be appropriate for improving mastery of the language and useful as potential projects for your students.  This workshop will be hands-on and focused on activities that enhance mastery of these languages."

Workshop leaders include Shaffer and Dr. Terri Lenox, assistant professor of computer science at Westminster College. 

All educational materials, including breakfast and lunch, are included in this workshop at no cost, but registration is limited to 18 individuals and will be accepted at a first-come, first-served basis through June 14.

This free workshop is sponsored by the Westminster College Department of Mathematics and Computer Science through the Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  Support for this program is provided by Westminster College and the Grable Foundation of Pittsburgh.

Contact Shaffer at (724) 946-7292 or e-mail for more information.

Professor to Discuss Harem Life, Solomon, & David

Dr. Beverly Cushman, assistant professor of religion and Christian education at Westminster College, will present "Harem Politics and the Case of Bat-Sheba" at Faculty Forum Wednesday, March 29, at 11:45 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

 "I will be discussing how information about harem life in the Ottoman Empire gives insight into Bat-Sheba's role in getting her son Solomon on the throne of David," Cushman said. 

 Cushman, who has been with Westminster College since 2004, earned her undergraduate degree from Stetson University, and a master's and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Faculty Forum, established in 1990, serves as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information among Westminster College faculty.  Speakers present their research, teaching ideas, lectures, performances, special programs, and uses of technology to keep faculty informed about the work of colleagues from many disciplines.

 The event is free and open to the public.  Contact Cushman at (724) 946-7127 or e-mail for more information.

Dr. Beverly Cushman

Westminster College Offers "Roc-the-Mic" Poetry Bash

The Westminster College Office of Diversity presents "Roc-the-Mic" Slamming, Jamming Poetry Bash Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Club Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Westminster College Will Rededicate Renovated Thompson-Clark Hall

Westminster College will rededicate a completely renovated Thompson-Clark Hall Friday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

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Westminster College to Commemorate Sept. 11

Westminster College plans to commemorate the tragedy Sept. 11 tragedy with a special chapel service, red, white and blue ribbons, and patriotic music on Titan radio.

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Westminster College Freshmen Choose Their Leaders

Twelve Westminster College freshmen have been elected by their peers to serve as senators on the Student Government Association (SGA).

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Westminster College Hosts Mathematics Colloquium

The Westminster College Mathematics and Computer Science Department recently hosted a mathematics colloquium featuring Dr. Lawrence Downey, professor of mathematics at Penn State University Behrend.

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Westminster College Announces December Graduates

Thirty-nine Westminster College students met the requirements for graduation in December. In addition, seven candidates earned master's degrees.

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Students Earned Degrees over the Summer

Westminster College awarded undergraduate degrees to 21 students at the completion of the summer term.

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Faculty and Student Participated in Mathematics Association Meeting

Amber Bollard
Dr. Carolyn Cuff
Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz
Dr. Pamela Richardson

Three Westminster College mathematics faculty and a mathematics major participated in the annual meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) April 3-4 at Wheeling Jesuit University.

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