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Westminster Cable Network Changes to Armstrong Cable Channel 72

The Westminster Cable Network (WCN), Westminster College's campus television station, will no longer be found on cable channel 9 in the New Wilmington Borough. WCN is now Armstrong Cable channel 72, a move that is part of the purchase agreement between Armstrong and the Borough.

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Westminster College Selected Among "The Best 371 Colleges" in Nation by The Princeton Review

Westminster College offers students an outstanding undergraduate education and is included as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" in the nation, according to The Princeton Review, the New York-based education services company.

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Art Professor to Have Works Displayed in Two Exhibits

Krista Birnbaum

Photo-collage/digital inkjet prints created by Krista Birnbaum, Westminster College assistant professor of art, will be displayed in two exhibits this month.

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Notes from the Field Station: Let the Sun Shine!

Workshop participants install solar panels
Environmental science majors lift solar panels to the shed roof
Eleven solar panels on the shed roof
Electrician John Edmiston supervises installation of inverter

Eleven solar photovoltaic panels now adorn one-fourth of the south-facing roof of the shed at the Westminster College Field Station. On a bright, sunny day they generate enough electricity to support the lights, refrigerators and computers in the Nature Center. Should the day be extra bright and we add more panels, the electric meter will reverse. We are on the grid!

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"Get Real!" Series Continues with StrengthsQuest™ Session

Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Reed, Westminster College assistant director of residence life, will present "StrengthsQuest™" Tuesday, Oct. 4, as the "Get Real!" life preparation series continues.

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Chapel to Hold Senior Vespers April 29

Westminster College will hold its Senior Vespers Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.  The worship service is open to all.

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Westminster College Students Give Back to Others During Winter Break

Westminster College students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, as part of their winter break from classes: Front (l-r) Emily Puruczky, Maria McTighe, Chrissy Moudry, Leah Hunter, Carey Anne M. LaSor. Back (l-r) Dan Matt, Katie Gray, Emily Solan, Alexandra Taylor, Jessica Cromer, ReStore Manager Charles Austin

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Eight Westminster College students and two staff members spent their winter break in the south serving others through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, a local shelter and a church.

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Westminster College to Present Annual Christmas Vespers Dec. 8

View the entire Christmas Vespers service.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will continue a long-standing tradition with the presentation of a Christmas Cantata, "A Deo Daus (Given by God)," at Christmas Vespers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Orr Auditorium.  The service is open to the public.

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Award-Winning Children's Author Coming to Westminster College

Patricia Reilly Giff, a Newberry Award winning author, will speak at Westminster College Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center Witherspoon Room.

Her presentation, "Writing¦The Story of My Life," will be followed by a book signing.

Giff is well known for two series of books that deal with friendship, "The Kids of the Polk Street School" and "Polka Dot Private Eye."  She is also the author of "All the Way Home," "The Gift of the Pirate Queen," and "Lily's Crossing," which was named a Newberry Honor Book, an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book for Children, and a Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book.  "Nory Ryan's Song" was named an ALA Best Books for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Children's Book.  Her book, "Pictures of Hollis Woods," is a 2003 Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book for Children, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.  Her most recent book, "Maggie's Door," has already won numerous awards.

The event, sponsored by the Westminster College Department of Education, is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Amy Camardese, instructor of education and coordinator of the event at Westminster College, at (724) 946-7183 or e-mail

Patricia Reilly Giff

Westminster Faculty Forum Fall Session Concludes

Joyce Hoellein, lecturer of education at Westminster College, concludes the fall sessions of Faculty Forum Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 11:45 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater located in the McKelvey Campus Center.

 Hoellein's topic, "What Math Are You Teaching My Child/Grandchild," examines the questions: What changes in math instruction have occurred since you were in school?  What does it mean that children are being taught in a problem solving approach, with manipulatives, literature and writing?  Would I even recognize an elementary math classroom now? What exactly are math standards?

 Hoellein, who has been with Westminster College since 1994, earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and her M.Ed. from Edinboro University.

 The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Hoellein at (724) 946-7185 or e-mail

Faculty forum, established in 1990, serves as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information among Westminster College faculty.  Speakers present their research, teaching ideas, lectures, performances, special programs, and uses of technology to keep faculty informed about the work of colleagues from many disciplines.

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