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New Student Organization Donates Children’s Books to Farrell Elementary First Graders

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recent graduates Megan-Lynn Lowry and Allissa Grimaldi had a literary vision; they wanted to give high-needs children at Farrell Elementary free books to increase their home libraries. In Fall 2017, Lowry and Grimaldi actualized this goal by creating the student organization Little Library, with support from their advisors Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi and Ms. Cynthia Clarke.

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Pre-service Teachers Present at the National Student Teaching Supervision Conference

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Early childhood/special education majors Amanda Fagley, Sarah Jackson, Annie Trombetta and Mrs. Diana Reed, lecturer of education, collaborated on a presentation at the National Student Teaching Supervision Conference in West Chester, Pennsylvania on May, 4, 2018. The presentation was entitled "Student Teacher Action Research in a Preschool Lab Setting," and the researchers explored if enhancing art experiences could improve language acquisition in young children. 

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Future Mathematics Teachers Attend National Conference

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Junior mathematics/secondary education majors Jacob Stoyer, Gabriel Roman, and Sumer Kassim attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 25-28. The students attended the conference alongside assistant professor of education Dr. Sararose Lynch and associate professor of mathematics Dr. David Offner.

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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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