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Computer Science Professor Judges International Programming Contest

Dr. John Bonomo, Westminster College associate professor of computer science professor at Westminster College, has served as judge for the 30th annual International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals in San Antonio, Texas.

"This year, two of my problems were selected for inclusion in the 10-problem contest set which was given to the contestants," Bonomo said.  "To get to the finals, 5,606 three-person teams from 1,737 universities in 84 countries competed in 183 regional sites world-wide.  From these regional contests a record 83 teams advanced to the World Finals, and when all was said and done, the winner was Saratov State University from Russia which solved 6 out of the 10 problems in the allotted contest time of five hours."

Bonomo was a regional judge for five years.  He has been an international judge five times -- in Hawaii, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Prague, and Shanghai.

Bonomo, who has been with Westminster College since 1998, earned his undergraduate and master's degree from Catholic University, and a master's and Ph.D. from Purdue University.

Contact Bonomo at (724) 946-7287 or e-mail for more information.

Dr. John Bonomo

Westminster College's Education Honor Society Wins National Award

Kappa Delta Pi, Westminster College's international education honor society, will receive the Achieving Chapter Excellence Award (ACE) at the Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation, Nov. 10 in Orlando, Fla.

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Westminster College Celebrates Homecoming Weekend Oct. 6-8

Westminster College will celebrate Homecoming with a weekend of activities Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8.

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Westminster History Professor's Translations Published

Dr. Russell Martin, associate professor of history at Westminster College, recently edited a special edition of the journal of Russian Studies in History.  The special issue is titled "Death and Commemoration in Muscovy."

 "I wrote the general introduction to the volume, which is followed by four translations of articles of Russian scholars, all friends and colleagues of mine," said Martin.  "I'm thrilled, as always, to have the publication, but I'm especially thrilled this time because I've included an article by Professor V. Dergachev, who died recently.  In addition to being a good friend and colleague, he is the father of modern study of death in Russia.  It is, in some ways, a tribute to him that this volume appears."

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Picnics and the leftovers

Trash generated by Westminster picnickers in Andersen Amphitheater on August 23 was sorted from the bed of a John Deere Gator, recently named "CROC," an acronym that stands for Compassionate Rescuer of Organic Carbon!

Westminster College is a friendly, family-oriented college. This was evident on August 23 at the annual All-Campus Picnic for faculty, staff AND families. Retired employees and their families were invited too. This happened in Anderson Amphitheater on a clear evening by Brittain Lake. It was a delightful and fun-filled evening with music, camaraderie, games for children, introduction of new employees . . . and food. Food brings people together for picnics, especially this time of the year. That is good.

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Westminster College to Host Worship and Music Conference

Westminster College will host the 2007 Conference on Worship and Music, sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, July 8-13. This year's event, "Celebrating the Risen Christ: Living the Font and Table," marks the 20th year of a nationally recognized conference for clergy, organists, choir directors, singers and handbell ringers of all ages.

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Celebrity Series Presents the Lowe Family

Westminster College's Celebrity Series will welcome the Lowe Family Saturday, March 15, for an 8 p.m. concert in Orr Auditorium.

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Preschool Director to Speak on Social Exclusion and Aggression at Faculty Forum

Dr. Mandy Medvin

Dr. Mandy Medvin, Westminster College professor of psychology and director of Westminster's Preschool Lab, will speak on "Models of Social Exclusion and Aggression: Implications for Developmental Research" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Westminster College Welcomes Class of 2013 with Opening Convocation Aug. 28

Moving in

Westminster College will welcome the class of 2013 with the traditional Opening Convocation Friday, Aug. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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College to Present One-Act Festival April 9

Westminster College's Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society will present its One-Act Festival Friday, April 9, with shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. The festival is open to the public.

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