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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.

Westminster College Titan Traverse Teaches Trust

Thirty Westminster College students learned important lessons in trust and faith while exploring caves and climbing rocks during a fall retreat last month in West Virginia.

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Westminster College Jazz Ensemble to Give Concert

The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble will give its first performance of the year, Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Beeghly Theater.

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Westminster Music Professor Named Evaluator of Music Schools

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)  recently chose Dr. Grover Pitman, professor of music and chair of the department at Westminster College, as an evaluator.

"I am honored to serve in this capacity," said Pitman.  "I thank my colleagues, students, and superiors for helping make it possible.  "An evaluator's duty is a service to be performed for colleagues at other institutions for the sake of improving the quality of higher education in music.  As I have learned through church, scouts, Rotary, and other arenas, when we are called upon to give something back, we must accept the call."

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Psychology Professor to Discuss Diversity on Campus

Dr. Sherri Pataki

Dr. Sherri Pataki, Westminster assistant professor of psychology, will speak at Faculty Forum Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

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History Professor Honorary Member of Russian Group

Dr. Russell Martin

Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College associate professor of history, was recently awarded honorary membership in the Russian Imperial Union-Order (RIU-O), the oldest and most distinguished Russian émigré monarchist organization in the world.

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