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Make-A-Difference Day Held Oct. 25

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Westminster College's Make-A-Difference Day was observed Oct. 25 with over 100 students completing over 335 hours of community service.

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Mathematics and Computer Science Department Holds Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony

KME officers (l-r): April Scudere, Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, Heather McQuiston, Stephen Rossi
KME inductees (l-r): Emily Dolsak, Coty Hainsey, Erin Keck, Richard Ligo, Robert Rhodes
David Sarver (l), Dr. Warren Hickman (front), Craig Dimon

Westminster College's Mathematics and Computer Science Department held its annual awards banquet and Kappa Mu Epsilon induction March 25 in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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English Professor's Work Wins "Best Play" Award

Dr. Andrew Ade

Language Barrier, a one-act play written by Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College associate professor of English, won the Best Play Award at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company's seventh annual Theatre Festival in Black and White.

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Senior Received Drinko Grant, Published Book Review

Westminster College senior philosophy and economics major Michael Gorman received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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Political Science Department to Host Alumnus Speaker April 30

Dr. Russell Mills

Westminster's College Department of Political Science will host Dr. Russell Mills for a presentation Monday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Lakeview Room.  The program is free and open to the public.

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Westminster College Associate Professor of History to Present at Faculty Forum

Dr. Timothy Cuff, associate professor of history

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, will present at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Westminster College Professor Partners with Pittsburgh Public Schools

Dr. David Offner, assistant professor of mathematics

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. David Offner, Westminster College assistant professor of mathematics, is involved in two partnerships with Pittsburgh Public Schools to improve mathematics education.

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Westminster College Students Open "Bowl for Kid's Sake" to Community

Several Westminster College students who volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lawrence County are asking the Westminster College community to join them in "Bowl for Kids Sake" Saturday, April 3, at the Colonial Bowling Lanes in New Castle.

"In the past, we asked the fraternities and sororities on campus to participate, but we hope to branch out to the faculty, staff, their families, and the community," said Joanna Badger, a junior public relations major and co-coordinator of the event from New Wilmington. 

Teams of four to six people are needed to fill one-hour slots.  Each team member is asked to raise $35 in sponsorship money, and will received a free game of bowling, lunch, a "Bowl for Kid's Sake" T-shirt, entertainment, a chance to participate in a Chinese Auction, and chances to win great prizes.  Teams can register until March 26 by calling Suzanne Mrozek at (724) 657-3680.

 Big Brothers/Big Sisters is dedicated to bring in caring role models to the lives of children in need of a mentor in the community.  "Bowl for Kid's Sake" brings in up to 30% of the yearly budget.

"This is just for fun bowling," Badger said.  "There's no bowling skill needed."

Westminster Planetarium Presents "Tis the Season"

"Tis the Season" planetarium presentation is scheduled Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 9-11, at 7 p.m. with an additional matinee showing Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.

"Tis the Season" explores the coldest and darkest of seasons the winter holiday season, which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year.  The show traces the development of many of the world's endearing holiday customs and how they involve lighting up with the Christmas tree lights, Menorah lighting, luminaries, and Yule log.

Traditions such as gift giving, kissing under the mistletoe, songs about lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing, as well as the custom of decking the halls and visits from St. Nicholas under his various names are explored.  Historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced at the time of the winter solstice are also examined in the show.  Astronomy is examined to give a possible explanation of the star over Bethlehem.

Weather permitting, the rooftop observatory will be open following the show for a closer look at the constellations discussed in the show.

The show is free and open to the public.  Due to limited seating, reservations are requested for this 45-minute show.  For more information, call the Westminster College Physics Department at (724) 946-7200.

Public Relations Expert to Offer Marketing Advice

David R. Nobs, a 1980 Westminster College graduate and managing director of Ruder Finn, Inc., will speak at Westminster College, Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall located in the Hoyt Science Resources Center. 

Nobs is responsible for leading the growth and development of the Los Angeles office and managing the agency's consumer, sports and entertainment marketing practice.  He has demonstrated success with clients such as Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Vans, Reebok, Timberland, Spring, McGraw-Hill, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA of America, LPGA, and Turner Broadcasting.

"At the invitation of Professors Delores Natale and Suzanne Prestien, I will present 'Principles of Public Relations,' Nobs said.  "I will define what public relations is and is not; what can be achieved; keys to success; role in the marketing mix; industry practice and specialty areas; a day in the life of a PR consultant, client and journalist; the PR process; and tools and tactics."

 The event is free and open to the public.  Contact Natale at (724) 946-7348 or e-mail; or Prestien at (724) 946-7029 for more information.

David Nobs

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