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Students complete Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Friday, January 13, 2023

Students from Westminster College’s Department of Criminal Justice Studies and Sociology recently completed their Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program® course with Dr. Jamie Chapman, associate professor of sociology, at Trumbull Correctional Institution in Leavittsburg, Ohio.

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Chapman appointed director of All-College Honors Program

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Westminster College has appointed Dr. Jamie Chapman as director of the All-College Honors Program.

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Six Westminster students initiated into Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honors society

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Six Westminster students were initiated in May into the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society in the Witherspoon Lakeview room on Westminster’s campus.

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Four Westminster students initiated into Alpha Kappa Delta sociology society

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Four Westminster students were recently initiated into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honorary society.

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Reformed white supremacist will present ‘From Hate to Justice’

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Shannon Foley Martinez, a former white supremacist with decades of experience mentoring people leaving right-wing violent extremist groups, will speak at Westminster College at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Heather Bloom '95 shares how she supports WC through "refreshing"

Thursday, July 1, 2021

"Westminster is the place where a lot of us found "our people" - our friends, classmates, teammates, roommates, brothers/sisters, partners, mentors, etc., who have shaped our college experience, our characters and our goals. It is very helpful to the College (as well as those folks trying to reach you from your college days) to have accurate contact information throughout your life. After all, the longest relationship you have with Westminster is your alumni relationship! 

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Students inducted into sociology honorary

Friday, June 11, 2021

Seven Westminster College students majoring or minoring in sociology, child and family studies, criminal justice studies or legal studies were inducted into the International Sociology Honorary Society Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) this spring.

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Faires Faculty Forum: Professor looks at mental health of frontline workers in incarcerated settings

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dr. Jamie Chapman, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Westminster College, will present “Perspectives of Frontline Mental Health Workers in Incarcerated Settings” at the Faires Faculty Forum at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, via Zoom.

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Two Westminster College faculty publish Q-sort study

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A case study on Q methodology written by two Westminster College professors was recently published by London-based Sage Publishing.

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