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Senior Art Students Present Select Pieces from Their Capstones

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A group of senior art students are presenting select pieces from their capstone portfolios beginning April 3 and lasting through the first week of May in Patterson Hall's Foster Art Gallery. A reception will be held April 6 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. and is open and free to the public.

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Broadcast Communications Alumnus Offers Filmmaking Advice to Documentary Capstone Students

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jonathan Joy ’03 recently visited students enrolled in documentary production led by Brad Weaver, lecturer at Westminster College, to share some filmmaking advice. Joy currently teaches media production at the University of Buffalo where he is also finishing up his MFA.

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Dr. Thomas Oberst Leads Discovery of Exoplanet Soon to be Shredded

An artist’s impression of a Jupiter-like planet orbiting close to its star (G. Bacon STSci/NASA/ESA)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

A multinational team of astronomers led by Dr. Thomas Oberst, associate professor of physics and director of the Westminster College Planetarium and Observatory, has discovered an exoplanet orbiting precariously close to its host star. And it is getting closer. The planet, KELT-16b, is whipping around its star so quickly that its entire year lasts less than one day on Earth. Oberst’s team calculates that it may have only a few hundreds of thousands of years left – a mere instant in astronomical timescales – before being ripped to shreds by the tidal forces of its star.  

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Westminster College Announces New Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Graduate School at Westminster College announces the start the new Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (CMHC) starting in Fall 2017. There will be an information session on April 5 at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Women’s Lacrosse Set to Begin Inaugural Season

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Westminster College women's lacrosse team will start its inaugural season on Wednesday, March 29 at Saint Vincent with a game time of 4 p.m.

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Westminster Students Display Artwork in Exhibition in Portland, OR

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Westminster students enrolled in the Handbuilding Ceramics and Contemporary Crafts courses this spring have their artwork displayed as part of the exhibition, "Social Objects", at c3: initiative gallery in Portland, OR. The exhibition takes place during the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts conference that runs March 23 until April 14.

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WC Students, Alumni and Professor Travel to the Dominican Republic for Research and Mission Work

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Several Westminster students, alumni and Dr. Joel Postema, associate professor of Spanish, recently traveled to Sabaneta de Yásica, Dominican Republic to volunteer during a mission partnership between Presbyterian congregations in Pennsylvania and Ohio and the Iglesia Evangélica Dominicana in Sabaneta de Yásica, Dominican Republic.

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Westminster Mathematics and Computer Science Departments Hosts High School Programming Competition

Monday, March 27, 2017

Eighteen teams from four high schools attended this year’s Westminster College High School Programming Contest hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, in conjunction with the college Admissions Department, on Monday, March 13, 2017. Participating schools included: Nichols School in Buffalo, NY (coached by Jason DeGroat); North Allegheny High School in Wexford, PA (coached by Laura Prosser); Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, PA (Coached by Diane Krauland and Chad Robertson); and Wilmington Area High School, in New Wilmington, PA (coached by Mary Beth Acker).

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Westminster School of Music Enters Affiliation Agreement with Duquesne University for Music Therapy

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Westminster College School of Music is proud to announce its Affiliation Agreement with Duquesne University for Music Therapy after a culmination of efforts by the Westminster music faculty and Dr. Daniel Perttu, Chair of the School of Music.

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Westminster College Students Compete in Trinity Firefighting Robot Competition

Monday, March 27, 2017

Westminster students Aaron Signer ‘19, Matt Gurneal ‘18 and Jacob Shodd ‘17 will be competing in the Trinity Firefighting Robot Competition in Hartford, Connecticut on March 30-April 2

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