Tenor Craig Schulman, the only actor in the world to have portrayed the title roles in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Jeckyll & Hyde, is coming to the Westminster College Celebrity Series, Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
Dr. Russell E. Martin, assistant professor of history at Westminster College, will present the 2000 Henderson Lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Beeghly Theater.
Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat, a nationally-known forensics expert and the only board-certified forensic anthropologist in Pennsylvania, will speak at Westminster College, Sunday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall.
Dirkmaat is director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Forensic Anthropology and director of the Applied Science Program at Mercyhurst College. He has conducted over 140 forensic anthropology cases for nearly 30 coroners, medical examiners, and state police in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served as the primary forensic anthropologist during mass fatalities in of the Pittsburgh crash of USAir flight 427 in 1994, and as scientific advisor to the Somerset County coroner during the recovery and identification of the victims of United Flight 93 in September 2001.
Most of us have good feelings about carving pumpkins. They are colorful and friendly reminders that the fall season is here to be enjoyed. And we all can be artists! When pumpkins have become Jack-O-Lanterns or yard decorations and before they inevitably turn to mush, we must do something with them. Of course, we can trash them to get them out of sight before they are totally disgusting. In that event they are usually taken by our trash collector to a landfill where they are lost . . . forever! Or, we can give these fall trademarks the chance to continue in the endless cycles of nature. Yes, we can and should compost them!
Laura DellAntonio, a senior history major, was awarded a Drinko Center Undergraduate Research Grant. Her research is titled "The Fancy Flu: A Characterization of Victims of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in Mahoning County, Ohio." Her research advisor is Dr. Timothy Cuff, assistant professor of history. She will present her research at Westminster's Undergraduate Research Symposium in spring 2008.
Dr. Marosh Furimsky, Westminster College assistant professor of biology, will present "What Use is a Fish?" at Faires Faculty Forum on Wednesday, March 12, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.
When 15 art students and Professor Peggy Cox want to draw, paint and interpret nature where do they go? Outside, of course. To the Field Station, of course!
Ten Westminster College students recently received scholarships through The Pittsburgh Foundation. All awards will be applied to the students' tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Royal Portraits in Hollywood: Filming the Lives of Queens, co-authored by Westminster College English faculty Dr. Elizabeth Ford, professor emerita, and Dr. Deborah Mitchell, associate professor, received an honorable mention for the Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies in 2009. The award was given by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA).
Fourteen Westminster College students and their faculty adviser participated in the 21st annual American Model United Nations International Conference Nov. 20-23 in Chicago.
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