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Students Attend Midwestern Early Childhood Council Conference

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sophomore child and family studies majors Alyssa Peters and Samantha Dubetz attended the Midwestern Early Childhood Council’s early childhood conference on Feb. 23 at Grove City College to further their understandings of their prospective field.

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Westminster Students & Administrators Participate in African American Read-In at Farrell Elementary

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Participating in the annual African American Read-In at Farrell Elementary is a staple during Black History Month for students at Westminster College. Every year, a group of early childhood education majors and Black Student Union members head to Farrell Elementary to read books written by African American authors to groups of young scholars. Other readers in attendance included Westminster’s vice president for student affairs Carllos Lassiter; superintendent of Farrell area school district Dr. Lora Adams-King; and Mercer county district judge Mary A. Odem amongst other prominent local community members.

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Dr. Alison DuBois and Dr. Molly Mistretta (SRU) Present at 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Alison DuBois, associate professor of education and counseling, and Dr. Molly Mistretta (Slippery Rock University) were invited to present at the 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference at the University of Wiconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This year's theme for the conference was "Mental Health and Trauma in PK-12."  

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Dr. Alison DuBois and Alumnae Reunite for 2017 Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Alison DuBois, associate professor of education and counseling, along with alumnae Katelynn Jones '17, Jennifer Rodgers '17 and Mandy Magnotti '17 attended and presented at the 2017 Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation in Pittsburgh on Oct. 28. The group delivered a 60 minute presentation entitled "Caring at a Cost: Helping Young Teachers Identify Burnout and Secondary Trauma," in which they discussed factors that increase the likelihood of secondary trauma in young, inexperienced teachers and practical ways to mitigate burnout and secondary trauma. 

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DeMedal Takes on Leadership Role in Pittsburgh Education Recruiting Consortium

Friday, October 20, 2017

Katy DeMedal, director of the Career Center at Westminster College, was recently elected Member at Large and Co-Chair of the Educator Excellence Award Committee to the Pittsburgh Education Recruiting Consortium (PERC).

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A Westminster Welcome: Meet Dr. René Píco II

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

We have few new faculty members joining us this year, and it's only right to give them a Westminster Welcome! Over the following weeks, a new faculty member will be spotlighted. Meet Dr. René Píco II, Associate Professor of Science and English Language Learner methods for the School of Education.

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Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Westminster College Prepares for New Cohort of Scholars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In 2014, officials announced that Westminster College was set to receive a $1.027 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation, a program aimed to increase qualifications of secondary educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or IQ:STEM). Since its inception at Westminster, seven scholars have been accepted into the program; four of which have graduated and are in their first years of teaching.

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Dr. Charlene K. Endrizzi Publishes Research Regarding Family-School Literacy Partnerships

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, professor of literacy education at Westminster College, authored a chapter entitled “Photos as Bridges into Hidden Literacy Lives” published in Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies: Narratives of Hope, Power, and Vision edited by Rick Meyer and Kathy Whitmore.

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