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Westminster College to Host Award-Winning Writer

Gary Gildner, winner of the 1996 Iowa Poetry Prize, will speak at Westminster College Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel as part of the Bleasby Colloquium.

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Five Westminster College Seniors Display Artwork

Five Westminster College senior art majors have works displayed at the Senior Art Show April 25-May 18 at the Westminster College Art Gallery.  The gallery is open to the public Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m.

"The theme of my art show is Allison Wonderland,'" said Allison Evans of Avella.  "I picked this theme because a lot of the things that happened to Alice have been parallel in my life. I studied a semester in London, England.  That was my falling down a rabbit hole, and things have never been the same since.  I've incorporated painting, ceramics and sewing to make Allison Wonderland come alive."

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What is a Field Station?

In the next months I will be writing to familiarize the Globe-Leader readers with what is happening at the Field Station operated by Westminster College. These will be short and sweet. They will take on a very personal and folksy flavor. Technical jargon will be limited. There will be some pictures to convince the readers that the Field Station exists and is used by the college and the community.

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Student Receives Grant to Further Depression Research

Kristin Tarzia, a 2007 Westminster College neuroscience graduate, was awarded a Drinko Center Grant. Her research, "The Behavioral Model of Depression," was presented at the NEURON Conference hosted by Hunter College.

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Chaplain's Office to Host Speaker on Academic Faithfulness

The Rev. Dr. Donald Opitz

Westminster College's Office of the Chaplain and Church Relations will host "An Evening with the Rev. Dr. Donald Opitz" Monday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Voice Students Earn Awards in Competition

Stephanie Witzorreck, Kimberly Hasara, Andrew McMurray, Karen Biddle

Sixteen Westminster College voice students participated in the Tri-State National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition Nov. 1 at Westminster. Six of those students placed in their category.

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Science Faculty Attended Sustainable Energy Conference

Dr. Douglas Armstead, Dr. Helen Boylan, Dr. Joseph Balczon

Three Westminster College professors attended the Sustainable Energy Conference July 27-Aug. 1 at Lafayette College in Easton and learned about the potential for implementing wind energy on Westminster's campus.

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English Major Wins Short Story Prize and Advances to National Competition

Westminster College junior English major Kelly Lake won the $3,000 first prize in the Pittsburgh Regional Literature Contest sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL).

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History Professor Chaired Panel

Dr. Timothy Cuff

Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, organized and chaired a panel at the 35th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) Nov. 18-21 in Chicago.

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History Professor's Book on Modern Conservatism Published

Dr. Michael Bowen
The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party was mentioned in George Will's syndicated column.

Dr. Michael Bowen, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of history, is the author of The Roots of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, and the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party published by the University of North Carolina Press and set for release Sept. 26.

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