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Admissions Staff Visits High Schools

Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools the week of Nov. 10.

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Field Station Hits the Road Again

Poster presentation at Chippewa Wal-Mart
Free samples of bagged Westminster compost
Wal-Mart associates discuss composting with a customer

The address of the Field Station is 937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road and most activities do take place at this 50+ acre plot. But from time to time we take a road trip in behalf of the interests and activities that concern us. That happened on Friday, June 19, when the composting project of the Field Station hit the road and, at a distance of 40 miles, was the focus of a display in center aisle of the Chippewa Wal-Mart store! This event was part of a larger "expo" put on by more than 20 Wal-Marts of the Pittsburgh District. Called "The First Annual Personal Sustainability Projects Fair," the extravaganza was devoted to sustainability, a worthwhile topic that has become a commitment for the nation's largest retailer.

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College Hosted Workshop for Girl Scouts

Front row (from right): Ashley Blystone, Dr. Carolyn Cuff, Dr. Karen Resendes. Back row (far right): Dr. Helen Boylan

Westminster College mathematics and science faculty hosted a daylong workshop for Girls Scouts March 20.

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English Professor Presented at Language Conference

Dr. Bethany Hicok

Dr. Bethany Hicok, Westminster College associate professor of English, presented a paper at the 110th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Nov. 12-14 at Chaminade University in Honolulu.

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College to Host Speaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Eileen Torres

Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host Latina dancer Eileen Torres for a lecture and salsa dance demonstration Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Students and Faculty Participated in National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Westminster group at NCUR

Thirty-four Westminster College students presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-April 1 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

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Students Earn Master's Degrees at Westminster College

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Six Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees in December.

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Westminster College Students Visit Exhibit at London's Museum of Science

Westminster College students visit the London's Museum of Science

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Fifteen Westminster College students recently toured a special exhibit at London's Museum of Science on the life and work of Alan Turing.

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Westminster College Horn Ensemble to Perform Christmas Concert

The Westminster College Horn Ensemble will present a Christmas concert Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

 "The concert is all Christmas music," said Robert Cole, director of the Horn Ensemble.  "I sent out invitations to other horn players in the area to join the Westminster Horn Ensemble in this concert.  I won't know who is coming until the night of the concert.  Last year we had about 25 horns."

 Members of the Westminster Horn Ensemble include:

McDonald, PA
 Cassandra Walker is a daughter of Lewis and June Walker.  Walker, a senior elementary education and music major, is a graduate of West Allegheny High School.

Rochester, PA
 Bethany Morse is a daughter of Stephen and Lynne Morse.  Morse, a freshman music education major, is a graduate of Grove City Area High School.

Amity, PA
 Elizabeth Kribel is a daughter of Jacob and Lesley Kribel.  Kribel, a freshman environmental science and music major, is a graduate of Trinity High School.

Smithville, OH
 Cortney Fry is a daughter of Donald and Cynthia Fry.  Fry, a freshman music education major, is a graduate of Smithville High School.

Randolph, NY
 Matthew McLaughlin is a son of Daniel and Ruth McLaughlin.  McLaughlin, a senior music education major, is a graduate of Randolph Central School.

 The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Cole at (724) 946-6044 or e-mail

Westminster College Celebrates Old Main Rededication Sept. 23

Old Main Memorial, Westminster College's landmark building that serves as the academic, administrative, symbolic, and spiritual heart of the College will be rededicated on Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. on the Senior Terrace.

 The current Old Main, the third such building on this site, was completed in 1929.  The first Old Main was built in 1855 and burned in 1861.  The second was lost to fire in 1927.

 The $3 million renovation of Old Main included an upgrade of the outdated electric system to meet current standards and accommodate greater future use; installation of air-conditioning; accessibility improvements, including the installation of an elevator; and refurbishments of the departments of Education and Economics & Business, along with other public areas.  The exterior of the building retained its classic look.

 The renovation began in December 2004.  Bridges Company was the contractor.

 Old Main is home to Westminster's two largest academic departments, Education and Economics & Business, and also includes critical student and administrative services such as the Chapel Office, Academic Affairs, Registrar, Business Offices, Institutional Advancement, Graduate Program, and the President's Office.

Old Main Memorial Rededication  Friday, Sept. 23  6 p.m.  Senior Terrace
6 p.m. - Welcome ... George R. Berlin, chair of the Westminster College Board of Trustees
Opening Remarks ... Westminster College President R. Thomas Williamson
Historic Reflections ... Dr. H. Dewey DeWitt, professor of chemistry emeritus and curator of archives
Prayer of Rededication ... Dr. Richard B. Barnhart '55
Dedication of the Bergey Classroom ... President Williamson
Reflections ... Ronald P. Bergey, professor of accounting emeritus
6:20 p.m. - Old Main Tours
6:30-7 p.m. - Reception, Tower Room

Old Main

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