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Westminster College’s Foster Art Gallery features Red Press Collaborative: Decennial Celebration

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

An exhibition featuring the work of 11 artists is on display through Friday, Feb. 19, at the Foster Art Gallery at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.

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Westminster College earns three CASE Accolades Awards

Monday, January 25, 2021

Westminster College was awarded two prestigious gold awards—one for fundraising, the other for special events—in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Accolades Awards. Additionally the College also earned a silver award in another competitive category.

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Fraternity, sorority councils at Westminster earn Hero of Hope Award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Friday, January 22, 2021

Westminster College’s fraternity and sorority councils have received the 2020 Hero of Hope Award from the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) for their charitable giving to the organization.  

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Westminster preservice teachers use ‘hidden stories’ to connect with students

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Eight Westminster College secondary education preservice teachers spent the fall semester exploring ways to elevate the voices of underrepresented writers, scientists, mathematicians and historical figures, while also weaving those ‘hidden stories’ into their teaching strategies.

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Reentry Testing & Quiet Phase Conclude

Thursday, January 21, 2021

At this time, we have completed the College’s Reentry Testing process. Over 1300 tests were administered with a positivity rate of 1%.  An additional 10 positive cases were identified through our pre-arrival testing requirement for students.  Pre-arrival tests were conducted at home prior to students’ return, so these numbers will not be included in our dashboard statistics.
Beginning Friday, January 22, the Reentry Quiet Phase will conclude and normal activity that complies with the College’s pandemic plan and our mitigation strategies may resume.
Now we will move into our surveillance testing protocols. A detailed email is forthcoming.
Please be reminded to conduct daily health checks, wash your hands regularly, wear your mask, and remain physically distanced from others.  May we, as a College community, remain healthy, well, and committed to working together toward a successful semester.

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Lab exercise developed by biology professor and alumna published

Monday, January 18, 2021

A teaching lab activity developed by Westminster College Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Diana Ortiz and Tia Kowalo, a 2019 alumna, was recently published in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE), a peer reviewed publication of ecological educational materials by the Ecological Society of America.

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Asbury joins diversity and inclusion efforts at Westminster

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Westminster College has appointed Kaileik Asbury assistant director for diversity and inclusion.

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Westminster names new TRIO Student Support Services director

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Westminster College has appointed Erik Austin as director of the New Wilmington, Pa., institution’s new TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program to benefit underrepresented students.

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Reentry Testing and Quiet Phase Thursday, January 14 through Thursday, January 21

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Thank you, all, for your cooperation, questions, and feedback regarding our reentry testing procedures.   Pre-arrival testing is an important part of our safe reopening, providing us with a solid assessment of the health and well-being of our campus community. Students - If you have been tested off campus and are awaiting your results, thank you. Please post those results to the Student Health Portal as you receive them. To date, only a small percentage of students have submitted their pre-arrival COVID test results and a number of those are positive. Many more students are reporting difficulty getting testing and we understand this. This is why we are requiring on campus testing as well.

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Westminster history professor’s new book examines Russian royal weddings

Monday, January 11, 2021

A new book by Dr. Russell E. Martin, professor of history at Westminster College, explores how royal weddings in early modern Russia were choreographed to broadcast powerful images of monarchy and dynasty.

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