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Honors Students Travel to Pittsburgh to Present Research

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

From April 6th to April 9th, five Westminster honors students had the opportunity to present research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. The conference brings together hundreds of honors students from around the region to share research and ideas. Appropriately, the theme for the conference was “Bridging the Divide,” inviting students to investigate ways in which metaphorical bridges can be constructed between various topics, cultures, and disciplines.

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Westminster Honors Students Awarded Honorable Mention Status in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced 240 new Goldwater Scholars and identified 307 students as Honorable Mentions. For 30 years, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates pursuing careers in STEM research. Westminster College honors students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Audrey Nickle ’18 were granted Honorable Mention status in the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship competition.

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Honors Students Experience the Rigors of Monastic Life

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Westminster College honors students spent a weekend at a Monastery in Mohawk, New York this past November learning more about monastic life. The trip was part of an honors course that Dr. Russell Martin, Professor of History, is teaching this semester on Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

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Westminster All-College Honors Program Dines with President Richardson

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Westminster All-College Honors Program students and Dr. Bethany Hicok, honors program director, enjoyed dinner with President Kathy Richardson and her husband on Nov. 6.

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Westminster College Honors Program Sits Down with Geraldine Brooks

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Westminster All-College Honors Program had the opportunity to sit and talk with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Geraldine Brooks, on Sept. 28, at President Kathy Brittain Richardson’s house.

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Westminster College Debuts Improved Honors Curriculum

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Westminster College’s improved Honors Program debuted this semester with 21 Honors scholars enrolled in the first course of the new Honors course sequence, Ancient Greek Justice.

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Westminster College and English Professor Receive $105,400 Grant for Summer Seminar Series

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today that Westminster College and Dr. Bethany Hicok, professor of English and director of the honors program, received a $105,400 grant to lead a three-week summer seminar for college and university professors on “Elizabeth Bishop and the Literary Archive.”

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2016 Graduate to Present Research at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Tennessee

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Westminster College class of 2016 graduate, Kelly Higby, has been selected to present her undergraduate honors research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. this July

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Neuroscience Major and Honors Program Member Receives Honorable Mention

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Recent graduate, Brenna Guard, neuroscience major and member of the honors program, received honorable mention for her poster presentation, "The Role of Acetylcholine in Expression in a Rat Model of Addiction” at a regional neuroscience symposium.

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Westminster College Professor Travels 6,000 Miles throughout Brazil to Write Book

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dr. Bethany Hicok, Westminster College professor of English, traveled 6,000 miles to and throughout Brazil to write her latest book, Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazil, which was published last week by the University of Virginia Press.

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