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Westminster College to Showcase Student Research at Yearly URAC Event, April 22

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Westminster College’s Drinko Center for Experiential Learning will host the Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration, Wednesday, April 22. Oral presentations, poster sessions, and concurrent student speakers will be held in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center (MCC) and in Patterson Hall from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  These events are open to the public.

Spectators can pick up schedules of presentations and locations at the main entrance to McKelvey Campus Center and both entrances to Patterson Hall.

This showcase for student creative and research efforts will feature the work of nearly 300 Westminster students who will present posters, oral presentations, documentaries, art projects, and performances.

Westminster President Dr. Richard H. Dorman will open the celebration with a brief welcome at 8:15 a.m. in the atrium, directly outside the doors of the Witherspoon Rooms. The event will commence with a playing of the Westminster bells.                                             

There will be an alumni recognition luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in Berlin Lounge in MCC.

Tom Oyer ‘05, awards office coordinator at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will present the Distinguished Alumni Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Mueller Theater in MCC. Oyer earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in film studies at Westminster.  His job at the Academy has brought him full circle in the pursuit of film as an avenue for affecting and showing social change.    

The Drinko Center for Experiential Learning was created to enrich undergraduate education at Westminster through advancing world-class teaching as well as by participating in collaborations that address community and regional needs including strengthening K-12 education.  Visit to learn more about the Drinko Center.

Contact the Drinko Center at (724) 946-6097 or visit for additional information and a detailed/searchable schedule.