Dorita Bolger, Westminster College professor and librarian, and Erin Smith, assistant professor and assistant librarian, had their research, "Faculty Status and Rank at Liberal Arts Colleges: An Investigation into the Correlation among Faculty Status, Professional Rights and Responsibilities, and Overall Institutional Quality," published in the May issue of College and Research Libraries.
"This survey of liberal arts colleges sought to determine a correlation between the personnel status of librarians and overall institutional quality," Bolger said. "The results were based on the responses of the 125 colleges from among the 217 institutions ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its annual report on America's colleges."
Recently, Bolger and Smith attended the American Library Association Conference in San Antonio, where Bolger served on the Sage Reference Industry Board (SRIB) and Smith served on the College and Research Libraries Editorial Board.
"Sage Publishing is one of the premier publishers of social science journals and books," Bolger said. "The goal for this Board is to identify and communicate trends, issues, concerns, and ideas about reference resources. The recommendations of this Board affect library collections nationwide."
Bolger, who has been with Westminster since 1981, earned her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and master's from Clarion University.
Smith, who has been with Westminster since 2002, earned her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee.
The program started with patriotic music by the Wilmington High School Marching Band, and ended with a 21-gun salute from the 1-107th Field Artillery, but it was the emotional program between those events that drew several standing ovations.
Dr. Andrea K. Grove, assistant professor of political science at Westminster College, will give the first in a series of "last lectures" Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. in Walton-Mayne Union Lounge.
Scott Renninger Jr., associate professor of physical education, chair of the department, head men's tennis coach, and assistant football coach, recently received the first annual Greek Service Award at Westminster College.
The award was given and sponsored by the Greek Week committee, which is composed of representatives from each fraternity and sorority.
Westminster College will host the 2006 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 5 High School Honors Choir concert Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
Six local students graduated Saturday from Westminster College through the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP).
Two teams of Westminster College students competed in the 19th annual Denison University Spring Computer Programming Competition Feb. 23.
The Peace Studies Coffeehouse at Westminster College will host guest speaker Terry Kay Rockefeller, a member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in room 150 of the Hoyt Science Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Westminster College Preschool Lab presented its fifth annual summer arts camp for kids June 22-26. The hands-on camp program encouraged children to learn about the arts through visiting with guest artisans, experimenting with different media, and creatively expressing themselves through art.
Dr. Bryan Rennie, Vira I. Heinz professor and chair of Westminster College's Department of Religion, History, Philosophy and Classics, authored a chapter on Mircea Eliade in the recently published Hermeneutics, Politics and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade.
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