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Westminster Presents a Weekend of Instrumental Entertainment

Westminster instrumentalists will combine their talents to present "A Senior Celebration" featuring the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The Jazz Ensemble will perform Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

"The Senior Celebration" features the works of Gustav Holsts, Claude T. Smith, John Zdechik, Johann de Meij, Clifton Williams and more.

"This concert is always very special to me," said Dr. R Tad Greig, director of bands at Westminster College.  "I am always so proud to see these very special seniors who I have had the privilege of working with over the past four years, while at the same time I realize that this is probably the last time that I will have the opportunity to make music with many of them.  Their wonderful attitudes, outstanding work ethic, and amazing musical abilities have been the key to the growth and development of our Music Department."

"The Symphonic Band is comprised of music majors, minors and other students from majors all across the Westminster campus and performs the finest literature specifically for large ensembles," Greig said.  "I have the opportunity to work with students from all over our campus, coming together to share their love of music."

Under the direction of Andrew Erb, who is also the trumpet instructor, the Jazz Ensemble will perform the classics from Stan Kenton, Mike Tomaro, and more. 

"Come early, as the Jazz Ensemble quickly fills to capacity," Greig said.  "Come and see what all the excitement is about."

Both concerts are free and open to the public, although a free-will donation will be taken to help defray the cost of the Wind Ensemble's performance tour of Spain in the fall.

Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or e-mail greigrt@westminster.edu for more information.


Westminster Titan Traverse Director to Spend 48 Hours in a Canoe

Steve Montgomery, director of the Titan Traverse Program at Westminster College, will spend from noon Thursday until noon Saturday in a canoe on Brittain Lake to raise awareness of the opportunity for Westminster students to participate in a spring break trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia.

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Westminster College Biology Research Published on the Web

Dr. Joseph M. Balczon, assistant professor of biology at Westminster College, recently had his research published in two worldwide electronic publications.

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Westminster Biology Department to Honor Professor Emerita

The Westminster College Biology Department will honor Dr. Monika Becker, professor of biology emerita, during a ceremony to dedicate the "Monika Becker Electron Microscopy Suite" Thursday, May 16, at 5 p.m. in Hoyt Science Resources Center.

"The suite houses the department's two electron microscopes: a Zeiss 109 transmission electron microscope, and a JEOL 35-CF scanning electron microscope," said Dr. Ann Throckmorton, associate professor of biology and chair of the department at Westminster College.  "These sophisticated instruments, unique for institutions the size of Westminster College, are used by students and faculty in their courses and research."

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Westminster College Students Offered "Networking 101"

Westminster College students have the chance to participate in "Networking 101," an event focusing on proper networking techniques Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Westminster College Confers Degrees to Over 320 Graduates

More than 320 students earned diplomas during the 153rd annual Westminster College commencement ceremonies Saturday.

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Professor Elevated to Russian Imperial Order of St. Anna

Dr. Russell Martin

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College associate professor of history, was elevated to the Russian Imperial Order of St. Anna, Third Class (Knight Companion) by Her Imperial Highness, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna.

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Sociology Professor to Speak at Carlow University

Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow

Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow, Westminster College professor of sociology, will be a speaker at "Addressing Gender Inequities in the Legal Profession" Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in Kresge Theater at Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

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Westminster College Hosts Campbell Memorial High School Students at Bright Futures Performing Arts Program

Bright Futures 2009 group with artists

Westminster College's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning hosts students from Campbell (Ohio) Memorial High School at the Bright Futures Performing Arts Program "Going West with the Best and the Wacky Wild West Medicine Show" June 15-26.

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College to Host Speaker from Rutgers University

Dr. Paul Boxer

Westminster College will host Dr. Paul Boxer, assistant professor of psychology at Rutgers University, who will present "The Impact of Violence across Social Contexts: A Multidimensional Framework" Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall of the Hoyt Science Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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