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Explore Service Learning at Westminster College

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Westminster students have many opportunities to get involved in our community through student organizations, Greek life, Chapel programs, athletics, Career Center programs, and opportunities through the Drinko Center. In addition, many Westminster faculty offer service-learning courses where service is academically integrated into the content of the course.

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Did you know about Westminster College First Book?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Westminster is part of a national non-profit that has given away 115 million books to 100,000 schools and programs in the past 21 years. The Westminster chapter won a contest that brought trucks loaded with 40,000 new books to campus. Those books went to Lawrence and Mercer County public school teachers to give to their students. The free book giveaway targets children in lower income homes where families might not be able to afford new books. The mission is to foster a love for reading by empowering children with a new book of their very own.

More than 380 teachers in Mercer and Lawrence counties signed up for the giveaway. They could take up to 100 books back to their classrooms and schools to pass on to their students.

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Westminster College Received Third Place in the Nation for Recycling Clothing

Sunday, January 31, 2016

According to, 11.1 million tons of recyclable fabric and textiles are added to landfills each year. In an effort to decrease that alarming statistic, a group of Westminster College students joined together and entered in to the Close the Loop Cup Challenge. This four-week national competition sponsored by H&M Clothing Store aimed to collect items of unused clothing items which are later recycled and repurposed.

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Service-Learning in the First Year Program!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

“When I arrived at Westminster, I found students, faculty, and staff who were determined and committed to service. Over time, I have come to know a community that embraces the opportunity and creativity that comes from being engaged in a true hands-on and hearts-on experience.”  - Dr. Patrick Krantz, director of the Drinko Center.

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President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and Habitat for Humanity

Friday, January 29, 2016

Community service shines at Westminster as a key element of service learning in action - on and off campus. That action has received recognition from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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Christian Education Majors #wcontheroad

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Four Christian Education majors (Aaron Crider, Sara Halpin, Rachel Lemke, and MacKenzie Thomas) are attending the annual conference of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators in Chicago, Illinois.

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Did you know about the Marion G. Resch Foundation Bright Futures Program at Westminster College?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Each year, Westminster College hosts various camps and workshops stemming from the idea of serving others. One such program is the Marion G. Resch Foundation’s Bright Futures program, now celebrating its 11th year. The program revolves around a partnership between Westminster, the Foundation, and the community of Campbell, Ohio. 

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Stories about birds and teaching ornithology by Dr. Kerri Cornell Duerr

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Words by Dr. Kerri Duerr, assistant professor of biology...

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Have You Heard about ResPAC at Westminster?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Westminster College’s ResPAC (Research Professions Advisory Committee), developed in 2009, is the only known program of its kind in the nation providing students in chemistry, biology, physics, math, computer science, and psychology, with resources to help those who are interested in pursuing Ph.D.s and/or careers in scientific research.

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Westminster College to Host Art Exhibition, “Another Dimension”

Monday, January 25, 2016

Westminster College will feature “Another Dimension” gallery exhibition of mixed media drawings by artist Jennifer Guest now through March 4. An artist reception will take place Wed., Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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