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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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Faculty, Staff, and Student Presented at Media Conference

Rachael Hoffman
Gary Swanson
Dr. Sandra Webster

Dr. Sandra Webster, Westminster College professor of psychology; Gary Swanson, director of Westminster's Audio Visual Services; and Westminster senior psychology major Rachael Hoffman presented at the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) annual conference Oct. 6-10 in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Three New Members Elected to Board of Trustees

W. Keith McCauley
Richard L. Nygaard
Mary L. Park

The Westminster College Board of Trustees added seven members in its Class of 2015, including three first-time trustees.

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Earth Week Activities Announced

Westminster College's Earth Week celebration is set to include activities through the end of April.

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Westminster College Business Students Place in Top 50 in Global Business Strategy Game and 4th in Invitational

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Students in the Westminster College "Strategic Management" capstone course recently placed in the Top 50 for their return on average equity in a global simulation known as the Business Strategy Game.

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Westminster College Math Students Attend NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition

Students and professor attend NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition. (L-R) Michael Girata, Shawna Howard, Stephanie Burkus, Torey DeAngelis, Amber Hill, and Dr. David Offner.
Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College mathematics majors and two professors attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference and Exposition in October in Maryland.

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Young Presbyterian Scholars Offer Unique Holiday Giving Opportunities

The Westminster College Young Presbyterian Scholars are sponsoring an "Alternative Gift Market" Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

 "Shoppers can browse through display booths to find a gift to fit any budget from $1 to as much as you would like to spend," said Carey Anne Meyer-LaSor, coordinator of the Young Presbyterian Scholars Program.  "Many of us are past where we actually "need' gifts, but many people in the world are not.  We wanted to supply a way to share what we have, but still recognize and honor our friends and relatives."

 Alternative Gifts International gives people a way to help the poor and the planet, while honoring a friend or family member.  Westminster students will display nine of the 36 world-wide projects including: Blankets for Recovery/North Korea; Purify Water with Solar Power/Tanzania; A New Start for Women/U.S.A.; Revive the Rainforest/Chile; Breaking the Silence; AIDS & Women's Rights/Kenya; Educate with Solar Power/Honduras & Dominican Republic (sponsored by the Sierra Club); Back to School/Iraq; Caution: Children at Work/Egypt; and Gardens for a Healthy Planet/Global.

 Alternative Gifts catalogues will be available so that shoppers can view the remaining projects.  The fair will also include items from the New Wilmington Presbyterian SERRV/a Greater Gift Shop, which represents crafts from 33 third-world counties, and a refreshment table selling fair trade coffee from the Presbyterian Coffee Project.

 For more information, contact Meyer-LaSor at (724) 946-7365 or e-mail

Six Westminster Professors Graded Advanced Placement Exams

Six Westminster College professors graded College advanced placement (AP) exams this summer.

 Dr. Patricia Clark, assistant professor of history, graded world history; Dr. Carolyn Cuff, professor of mathematics, graded calculus and was a table leader; Dr. Timothy Cuff, assistant professor of history, graded United States history; Dr. Martha Joseph, chair and associate professor of chemistry, graded chemistry and was a table leader; Dr. Samuel Lightner, chair and professor of physics; graded physics; and Dr. Sandra Webster, professor of psychology, graded psychology.

 "Each year Westminster gives about 70 students advanced placement credits for one or more college courses," said Dr. Jesse Mann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college.  "Westminster offers college credit based on high school AP courses and College Board AP exam scores for 29 different Westminster College courses."

 Approximately 2.1 million examinations in 19 disciplines were evaluated by over 7,500 readers from universities and high schools.  Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States, Canada, and abroad.

 Contact Mann at (724) 946-7122 or e-mail for more information.

Westminster Announces Edward Entrepreneurship Winner

Stafanie Romeo, a junior history and economics major at Westminster College, has been named the winner of the 2006 David W. Edward Entrepreneurship Scholarship Competition.

"The competition requires students, as individuals or in teams of up to three students, to prepare and present a business plan depicting the creation of a new business, project, service, or some combination of the three," said David Smith, assistant professor of accounting at Westminster.  "For 2006, the requirement of the competition was to create a new or substantially improved product.

"Stefanie's business plan detailed the creation of a new product line of stackable trays to help preserve, transport, and store food inside larger, existing food storage containers," Smith said.  "Her business plan addressed key issues such as product design, production strategy, evaluation of the existing market and competitive environment, product marketing, key management, and cash flow and profit projections"

Romeo is a daughter of David and Devina Romeo, Bessemer, and a graduate of Mohawk Area High School.

Contact Smith at (724) 946-7161 or e-mail for more information.

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