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History Professor Presented at International Conference in Moscow

Dr. Russell Martin

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College associate professor of history, presented a paper at an international conference sponsored by the Museum of the Moscow Kremlin and the World History Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences June 23-25.

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Music Faculty and Students Attended Professional Development Day

Two Westminster College music faculty presented and 14 students attended the Pennsylvania Music Education Association District 5 Spring Professional Development Day March 27 at Grove City College.

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Public Relations Lecturer Presented at Language Conference

Dee Natale

Delores "Dee" Natale, Westminster College public relations lecturer, presented a paper at the 82nd annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference Nov. 4-7 in Atlanta.

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Music Professor to Share Scottish Fiddling Techniques at Faires Faculty Forum

Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu

Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music, will share "From Piobaireachds to Strathspeys: Using Modern Pedagogical Methods to Teach Authentic Scottish Fiddling" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Model U.N. Hosted Mid-Atlantic Competition

Jared Palonis addressing the G-20 summit

Westminster's Model United Nations student organization hosted the Mid-Atlantic Model U.N. Consortium competition March 31.

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Area Students Added to Westminster College Dean's List

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Seven students have been added to the Fall 2012 Dean's List at Westminster College.

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Westminster College Introduces New Graduate School and Adult Studies Program

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will merge several separate adult and non-traditional student programs into one office under Graduate School and Adult Studies, effective Jan. 2, 2014.

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Faculty Forum at Westminster College to Discuss the Holocaust

Dr. Paul S. Eisenstein, an associate professor of English at Otterbein College, will discuss his research on the Holocaust at the Westminster College Faculty Forum Wednesday, March 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center Theater.

Eisenstein teaches courses devoted to Holocaust literature, literature since 1945, film, and critical and literary theory.  He is the author of "Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust Representation and the Hegelian Subject," and is currently working on a study dealing with third generation encounters with the Holocaust.

Faculty forum, established in 1990, serves as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information among Westminster College faculty.  Speakers present their research, teaching ideas, lectures, performances, special programs, and uses of technology to keep faculty informed about the work of colleagues from many disciplines.

For more information, contact Dr. Frederick Horn, faculty development officer and director of off-campus study at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7120 or e-mail

Westminster College Hosts District Five Honors Band

Westminster College hosts the members of District Five Honors Band Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 2-4.  The final concert, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

 "The Band of 120 students was chosen by audition from over 500 applicants," said Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of bands at Westminster College.  "I am excited about this year's guest conductor, Professor Mark Camphouse, who is one of the top composers of wind music in the world."

 Camphouse, who has been with Radford University in Virginia since 1984, is a native of Chicago.  In high school, he received the Chicago Civic Orchestra scholarship, which enabled him to study trumpet privately for two years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal, Adolph Herseth.  He received his formal musical training at Northwestern University.  He began composing at an early age, with the Colorado Philharmonic premiering his "First Symphony" at age 17.  Principal commissions include those by the John P. Paynter Foundation, William D. Revelli Foundation, The United States Army Band, The United States Marine Band, Florida Bandmasters Association, and some of American's finest college and high school wind bands.

 The program will begin with the "National Anthem," followed by a "Salute to the P.M.E.A.," "Easter Monday on the White House Lawn," "Toccata," "Yosemite Autumn," "Celtic Hymns and Dances," and "Clowns."

 For more information, contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or e-mail

Westminster College Announces Homecoming Court

Twelve Westminster College students were picked to serve as the homecoming court during the festivities planned for Saturday, Sept. 24.

 The candidates represent sorority, fraternity, and independent selections.  The student body will vote for king and queen, and the winners will be announced during halftime of Saturday's 1:30 p.m. football game versus Thomas More.

 The following are nominated for Queen:
Beaver, PA

 Leslie Higgins, the Alpha Gamma Delta candidate, is a daughter of Sidney Shaw and Steve Higgins, Bridgewater, PA.   Higgins, a junior elementary education major, is a graduate of Beaver Area High School.

Pittsburgh, PA
 Andrea Pastorius, the Phi Mu candidate, is a daughter of Edward and Linda Pastorius.  Pastorius, a junior English major, is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.
 Allison Baker, the Sigma Kappa candidate, is a daughter of Reid and Robyn Baker.  Baker, a junior biology major, is a graduate of Plum High School.

Canonsburg, PA
 Sherri Breitigan
, the Kappa Delta candidate, is a daughter of John and Maureen Breitigan.  Breitigan, a junior English major, is a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School..

New Castle, PA
 Leah Mazzocca
, the independent candidate, is a daughter of John and Kathleen Mazzocca.  Mazzocca, a junior elementary education major, is a graduate of Shenango High School.
 Tiffany Smith, the Zeta Tau Alpha candidate, is a daughter of Deane and Linda M. Smith.  Smith, a junior molecular biology major, is a graduate of Neshannock High School.

The following are nominated for King:
Pittsburgh, PA
Steven Smith
, the Sigma Nu candidate, is a son of Steven and Arlene Smith.  Smith, a sophomore socoiology/justice major, is a graduate of Shaler Area High School.

Daniel Wren, the Phi Kappa Tau candidate, is a son of Paul and Lynn Wren.  Wren, a junior psychology major, is a graduate of Keystone Oaks High School.

Latrobe, PA
 Perry Longacre
, the Sigma Phi Epsilon candidate, is a son of James and Kathleen Longacre.  Longacre, a junior engineering major, is a graduate of the Greater Latrobe High School. 

Butler, PA
 Lee Scott,
the Theta Chi candidate, is a son of Robert and Mary B. Scott.  Scott, a junior history major, is a graduate of Knox High School.

Kingston, PA
 Matthew Kerns
, the independent candidate, is a son of Pamela and James Kerns.   Kerns, a junior history major, is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary.

Colleyville, TX
 Todd Atwood
, the Alpha Sigma Phi candidate, is a son of Jon and Judith Atwood.   Atwood, a junior business administration major, is a graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School.

 Contact Camille Hawthorne, associate dean of student affairs at Westminster, at (724) 946-7112 or e-mail for more information.

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