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Westminster names new TRIO Student Support Services director

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Westminster College has appointed Erik Austin as director of the New Wilmington, Pa., institution’s new TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program to benefit underrepresented students.

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Reentry Testing and Quiet Phase Thursday, January 14 through Thursday, January 21

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Thank you, all, for your cooperation, questions, and feedback regarding our reentry testing procedures.   Pre-arrival testing is an important part of our safe reopening, providing us with a solid assessment of the health and well-being of our campus community. Students - If you have been tested off campus and are awaiting your results, thank you. Please post those results to the Student Health Portal as you receive them. To date, only a small percentage of students have submitted their pre-arrival COVID test results and a number of those are positive. Many more students are reporting difficulty getting testing and we understand this. This is why we are requiring on campus testing as well.

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Westminster history professor’s new book examines Russian royal weddings

Monday, January 11, 2021

A new book by Dr. Russell E. Martin, professor of history at Westminster College, explores how royal weddings in early modern Russia were choreographed to broadcast powerful images of monarchy and dynasty.

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COVID-19 Response Weekly Update

Monday, January 11, 2021

Last semester we reported positive cases as we received the results from the laboratory. We learned this created much anxiety across campus. With the addition of surveillance testing this semester, we anticipate more positive results and want to share this information with the campus in such a way that supports a healthy community without creating undue stress. As such, we will send weekly updates with case counts and quarantine numbers at the same time as the COVID dashboard is updated. These messages will be sent on Monday afternoons. We hope this will be a welcome change.

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Testing Required: Not cleared to return to class until tested

Friday, January 8, 2021

You are receiving this email because you are a non-residential student who has not scheduled your testing time. Hopefully this email helps clear up our expectations.
 
Do I need to be tested before I return to campus? YES! We are asking you to have a PCR test prior to your return to campus and to upload those results to the Student Health Portal.  You will need to schedule this with a testing center near you.
 
How long before returning to campus should I be tested ? We are discovering that turnaround times for test results are much longer than anticipated. We recommend that you contact your local testing center and ask how long it will take to get your results. Then schedule far enough in advance that you can a) receive your results AND b) upload them to the Student Health Portal before you return to campus.  Ideally, your test would be no more than 5-6 days before your return.
 
Do I also need to be tested upon arrival to campus? YES! Please see the link below to schedule your testing appointment and report directly to Old 77. Your testing date is January 12 and you must use the non-residential student link to schedule.
 
What if I previously tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days? – You do not need to be tested on campus, but you do need to notify the Wellness Center and ensure your results are on file. If you were tested off campus, you’ll need to upload your positive results to the Student Health Portal.
 
TESTING REQUIRED – You are not permitted to attend class without being tested, unless you have had a positive COVID test within the last 90 days.  Tomorrow and Monday are the last days to sign up for a testing. Please do so immediately.

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Student presents alumni-mentored research at national conference

Friday, January 8, 2021

Westminster College prides itself for its strong alumni-to-student mentoring experiences, and under the guidance of a 2006 graduate, current student Hannah Fell conducted undergraduate research and presented her findings at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ (IISE) Annual Conference.

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Westminster College Celebrity Series announces dates for rescheduled performances

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Westminster College Celebrity Series has rescheduled two events from the 2019-2020 season that were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Testing Appointments and Move In Details

Monday, January 4, 2021

Below is the initial email I sent before the holidays. There is a good deal of information contained and I know there is confusion. Thank you for your patience and for asking questions that help me understand what is not clear.  I’m hoping this follow up email will provide some clarity.
 

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Westminster student, professor participate in mentor program

Friday, December 18, 2020

Career paths don’t always run in straight lines and two women from Westminster College—student Shaemour Young and professor Dr. Helen Boylan—emphasized that to local high school students during a virtual “A GEM Affair: Girls Engaging Mentors” event on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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Participation goals surpassed in Westminster’s 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Alumni and friends of Westminster College responded to the nationwide Giving Tuesday challenge this year by generously donating to the New Wilmington, Pa., institution, surpassing last year’s successful campaign.

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