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Drinko Center grant helps student conduct senior honors project

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A recent grant from Westminster’s Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research gave senior biochemistry major Morgan Shine the tools necessary to streamline the work on her data-heavy seniors honors research project.

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Men’s Basketball: Titans Open Season with Convincing Win Over Franciscan

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men's basketball team won its highly anticipated season-opener, 99-77, over new Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) member Franciscan University at home Wednesday night.
 
Wednesday's game was the first Westminster intercollegiate varsity game in 320 days due to the worldwide pandemic.
 
Three Titans registered a double-double, led by senior Daniel Ritter (North Lima, OH / South Range) who scored 31 points (including a game-high four made threes) and grabbed 10 rebounds – both career-highs. Junior Tyler James (Youngstown, OH / Warren JFK), a transfer from Penn State Shenango, had 13 points and 10 rebounds with a game-high plus-minus of +32. All-PAC First Team senior Isaac Stamatiades (Elkridge, MD / Avalon) earned 12 points and 12 boards.
 
Westminster (1-0, 1-0 PAC) quickly took a double-digit lead (13-3) when Stamatiades made a layup less than five minutes into the game (15:42). After Franciscan (1-1, 1-1 PAC) cut the lead back to single-digits (13-5), the Titans regained a double-digit lead on their next possession and maintained it for the rest of the half. Westminster had a half-high 19 point-lead twice, with the latest coming at 2:38. The Barons outscored the Titans 7-1 following that 19-point lead and Westminster led 53-40 at halftime. Ritter led all scorers with 15 points at intermission.
 
The Titans led 65-48, following a three by Ritter, six minutes into the second half. Franciscan started to battle back with a 14-5 run to the cut Westminster's lead to eight points, however, that would be the closest the Barons would get for the rest of the game. The Titans left no doubt as they outscored the Barons 18-5 in the final five minutes.
 
A total of nine Titans put points on the board, including four newcomers. In addition to the aforementioned James, first-year Reese Leone (Beloit, OH / West Branch) finished in double figures with 13 points and dished out three assists, while classmate Andrew Clark (New Middleton, OH / Springfield Local) finished with eight points and nine rebounds, tied for a game-high with four assists, and pocketed a team-high two steals. Rounding out the first-year scorers was Glenn Morrison (Delran, NJ / Delran) who scored a bucket. Sophomore Austin O'Hara (Girard, OH / Girard) added eight points and five boards, while classmate Alex Mullen (Pittsburgh, PA / Bethel Park) contributed with six points. Also putting points on the board for Westminster were senior Kai Skinner (Titusville, PA / Titusville) (4) and classmate Anthony Ritter (North Lima, OH / South Range) (2).
 
For the game, the Titans outshot Franciscan 50.0% (35-70) to 38.5% (30-78) and dominated the glass with a 55-33 advantage. Westminster's 99 points were the most since they beat Penn State Beaver, 99-61 in the 2017-18 season.
 
Westminster is next scheduled to play at Bethany on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m.

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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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