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Westminster All-College Honors Program takes students to Greece

Friday, August 16, 2019

For many Westminster students, the month of May brings travel. Be it a brief commute or a long road trip, students journey home to reunite with family and friends, often spending the end of the month celebrating the onset of summer at assorted Memorial Day picnics. For 24 Westminster College students and two professors in the All-College Honors Program, this past May brought a much grander adventure: a two-week travel course to Greece, where students experienced firsthand many of the cultural sites they had read about in their first year of honors classes.

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Sarah Harris Earns Honorable Mention in Barry Goldwater Scholarship Competition

Monday, April 16, 2018

Junior biochemistry major and Honors Program scholar Sarah Harris earned Honorable Mention of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for her research with Dr. Patrick Lackey on the molecular-level processes that occur during cell division. She was nominated for the award last month based on her academic excellence and promising undergraduate research.

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Westminster Honors Students Eat Churros with the President

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Over the weekend, Dr. Hicok and the Honors students partook in the annual tradition of attending President Richardson’s home to enjoy an evening of dinner and fellowship. For some students, this was their final visit to the President’s home as their time at Westminster slowly winds down.

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Greece Trip Changes Honors Students’ Perspectives

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A trip to Greece helped shape the global perspectives of Westminster College honors students. After studying the ancient world and the changing ideas of Greek justice for a semester, the group of students spent two weeks immersing themselves in the culture and seeing the places they learned about.

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Honors Program Implements Greece Trip in Curriculum

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

After restructuring the Honors Program curriculum upon being named director in 2014, Dr. Bethany Hicok realized that the mind is best developed when students take what they learned in the classroom into the world. Therefore, she teamed up with Dr. David Goldberg to give the program a worldly touch by creating an honors course that concluded with a trip to Greece. 

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Honors Students Pay Respects at Flight 93 Memorial

Monday, September 18, 2017

On Sept. 10, students in The Battle for Public Memory, a class in the Honors Program sequence taught by Dr. Shannon Smithey and Dr. Angela Lahr, took a day trip to the Flight 93 memorial located in Stoystown, PA. The class focuses on society’s memory of the past and its descriptions of history, and how these descriptions and the collective memory shapes society’s future.

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Echoes from Greece: Westminster Honors Students Reflect on Their Time Abroad

Friday, June 2, 2017

Echoes from Greece: Danielle Grady '20, public relations major

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Echoes from Greece: Westminster Honors Students Reflect on Their Time Abroad

Friday, June 2, 2017

Echoes from Greece: Troy Holden '20, biochemistry major

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Westminster College Honors Student Heads to National Collegiate Honors Conference in Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Alina Clough, junior honors student at Westminster College, was accepted into the 2017 National Collegiate Honors Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA later this year. Clough will present her poster entitled “Philanthropic Cartography: Crowdmapping Rural Tanzania with OpenStreetMap (OSM).”

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