More than 325 students earned diplomas during the 149th annual Westminster College commencement ceremonies Saturday.
The ceremony began with baccalaureate service at 10:30 a.m. on the Senior Terrace with the Rev. Steve Allen, Westminster chaplain, presiding. Music was provided by the Westminster Faculty Brass Quintet, the Senior Choir, and Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo on the organ.
Westminster College students are offering two children's story times, Wednesdays, Nov. 8 and 29, at 7 p.m. in the Children's Library of McGill Library.
Brett Turk, a junior psychology/human resources major from New Castle, and Dr. Jamie McMinn, Westminster College assistant professor of psychology, recently presented a paper titled "Understanding the Relationship Among Gender, Physical Attractiveness, and Sexual Orientation" at the Midwestern Psychological Association.
The Westminster College Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning awarded an undergraduate research grant to Bethany South, a senior sociology major, to present her research at the Eastern Sociological Society conference Feb. 22-24 in New York.
Dr. Mandy Medvin, Westminster College professor of psychology and director of Westminster's preschool lab, was part of a panel discussion at the 43rd Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children conference Oct. 25.
Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music, was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Northeast Chapter of the College Music Society (CMS).
Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow, Westminster College professor of sociology, presented preliminary results of her sabbatical work at the 80th annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society March 18-21 in Boston.
Westminster College's Young Presbyterian Scholars Program (YPS) will sponsor its eighth annual Global Gift Market Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. All are welcome to attend.
Westminster College's Celebrity Series opens its 2011-2012 season with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of the Emmy-nominated television series "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Saturday Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
The Westminster College Department of Music will present "Voices from Within III: Celebration of New Music" Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
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