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English Professor Earns NEH Award to Study in Paris

Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College assistant professor of English, is one of 15 scholars in the nation selected to attend the National Endowment of the Humanities Seminar scheduled this summer in Paris.

"The topic is modernism as it developed in Paris at the start of the 20th century," Ade said.  "They have selected 15 applicants with an interest in French, English, and American and/or comparative literature, as well as those working in intellectual history, art history, film and theater arts.  We will be meeting at Reid Hall to discuss the work of the international community of artists based in Paris during the modernist period between 1890-1930.  We will also visit museums and special exhibitions and tracking down the Paris locations where major artists lived and worked."

Lead by Maria DiBattista and Suzanne Nash of Princeton University, the major part of the seminar will be devoted to the revolutionary works of modernism in it ascent phase: literature by Gertrude Stein, Guillaume Apollinaire, Ernest Hemingway, Andre Breton and Henry Miller; paintings by Picasso and Braque; surrealist writings and film.

"This is a marvelous opportunity for me to pursue my research projects in Modernist theater and to prepare a future Westminster course on the American experience in Paris during the first decades of the 20th century," Ade said.  "It will also give me a chance to reacquaint myself with Paris, where I had spent a year teaching at Groupe HEC, the National Business School of France, before beginning my doctoral studies.  I am excited to spend time with this particular group of teachers and researchers in one of the great cultural capitals of the world this summer."

Ade, who has been with Westminster College since 2003, earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, and master's and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. 

Contact Ade at (724) 946-7349 or e-mail adeaw@westminster.edu for more information.

Dr. Andrew Ade


PESED REPORT XI -- Lamentations

by Sam Farmerie, Westminster College Curator of Cultural Aritfacts (724) 946-7053 (10/18/01)

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Westminster College to Host Award-Winning Writer

Gary Gildner, winner of the 1996 Iowa Poetry Prize, will speak at Westminster College Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel as part of the Bleasby Colloquium.

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Five Westminster College Seniors Display Artwork

Five Westminster College senior art majors have works displayed at the Senior Art Show April 25-May 18 at the Westminster College Art Gallery.  The gallery is open to the public Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m.

"The theme of my art show is Allison Wonderland,'" said Allison Evans of Avella.  "I picked this theme because a lot of the things that happened to Alice have been parallel in my life. I studied a semester in London, England.  That was my falling down a rabbit hole, and things have never been the same since.  I've incorporated painting, ceramics and sewing to make Allison Wonderland come alive."

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What is a Field Station?

In the next months I will be writing to familiarize the Globe-Leader readers with what is happening at the Field Station operated by Westminster College. These will be short and sweet. They will take on a very personal and folksy flavor. Technical jargon will be limited. There will be some pictures to convince the readers that the Field Station exists and is used by the college and the community.

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Student Receives Grant to Further Depression Research

Kristin Tarzia, a 2007 Westminster College neuroscience graduate, was awarded a Drinko Center Grant. Her research, "The Behavioral Model of Depression," was presented at the NEURON Conference hosted by Hunter College.

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Chaplain's Office to Host Speaker on Academic Faithfulness

The Rev. Dr. Donald Opitz

Westminster College's Office of the Chaplain and Church Relations will host "An Evening with the Rev. Dr. Donald Opitz" Monday, March 10, at 8 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Voice Students Earn Awards in Competition

Stephanie Witzorreck, Kimberly Hasara, Andrew McMurray, Karen Biddle

Sixteen Westminster College voice students participated in the Tri-State National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition Nov. 1 at Westminster. Six of those students placed in their category.

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Science Faculty Attended Sustainable Energy Conference

Dr. Douglas Armstead, Dr. Helen Boylan, Dr. Joseph Balczon

Three Westminster College professors attended the Sustainable Energy Conference July 27-Aug. 1 at Lafayette College in Easton and learned about the potential for implementing wind energy on Westminster's campus.

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English Major Wins Short Story Prize and Advances to National Competition

Westminster College junior English major Kelly Lake won the $3,000 first prize in the Pittsburgh Regional Literature Contest sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL).

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