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Westminster College to host Discovery Day for high schoolers on Feb. 17

Monday, January 6, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Whether you’re a high school student who has decided upon a college major or you’re still exploring your options, the Westminster College Office of Admissions will offer a special Westminster Discovery Day on Monday, Feb. 17.

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2019 Summer Research Fellows announced by Drinko Center

Friday, April 26, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Seven student-faculty pairs have been selected as the 2019 Summer Research Fellows by the Westminster College Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

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Westminster College hosts Social Sciences Visit Day

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON — High school students interested in studying political science, criminal justice, international studies, psychology, sociology and neuroscience in college are invited to attend Westminster College’s Social Sciences Visit Day on Monday, Feb. 18.

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Alumna Profile: Tricia Johnston '14

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tricia Johnston ’14 did not originally know what she wanted to do after graduation, but the experiences and skills she gained through her time at Westminster completely altered her trajectory.

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Dr. Timothy Cuff Leads Inside-Out Class in Ohio Prison

Friday, May 25, 2018

Dr. Timothy Cuff, professor of history, and a group of Westminster College undergraduates recently completed a course at the Trumbull Correctional Institution (TCI) in Warren, OH using the Inside-Out Program methodology. Since the late 1990s, the Inside-Out program has sought to provide opportunities for incarcerated persons and college students to understand the criminal justice system, those adjudicated and held by it, and themselves more fully.

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Alexa DeSantes Presents Research at North Central Sociological Association Conference

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Senior criminal justice major Alexa DeSantes presented her capstone research at the North Central Sociological Association conference in Pittsburgh, PA. In her research entitled "College Students' Attitudes Toward Prison Conditions and Prisoner Rights," DeSantes used Q-Methodology to sort her participants' statements about prison conditions and prisoner rights. She then used statistical analysis to discover themes, or factors, in the data. Dr. Kristenne Robison and Dr. Kristin Park advised DeSantes during her research. Dr. James Rhoads assisted with the statistical analysis. 

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National Sociology Honorary Society Welcomes New Members

Monday, March 19, 2018

Junior criminal justice studies major Delaney Saxton and junior sociology minor Julianne Halmo were recently inducted into the National Sociology Honorary, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), at a ceremony and dinner. Alpha Kappa Delta derives its name from the first letters of the three Greek words that together signify the Society's goal: To study humankind for the purpose of service.

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Robison, Clark-Williams '17 and Johnston '14 Represent Westminster at International Conference

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Westminster College was represented at 2017 The American Society of Criminology Conference (ASC) by senior sociology major and 2017 Drinko Summer fellow Alicia Clark-Williams; associate professor of sociology & criminal justice Studies Dr. Kristenne Robison and alumna Tricia Johnston '14. This year's conference was held in Nov. 15-18 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Senior Social Science and Humanities Majors Prepare for Annual Capstone Poster Session

Monday, December 4, 2017

Join senior criminal justice studies, history, international studies, political science and sociology students as they present their capstone research on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center. 

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Westminster College Welcomes Newly Established Chapter of Criminal Justice Studies Honorary Society

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Last semester, Westminster College inducted its first class of nine students into its newly established chapter of the criminal justice honorary society, Alpha Phi Sigma. Dr. Kristenne Robison and Dr. Shannon Smithey will serve as their advisors. 

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