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Westminster College to Hold Safe Drinking Water Workshop

Monday, April 2, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Patterson Hall (room 207), Westminster College will host a safe drinking water workshop. Water resource educator with Penn State Extension Susan Boser will be on campus to discuss private water systems including tips for well maintenance and preventing contamination, common water problems in Pennsylvania and treatment options. Participants are able to bring a water sample for some basic on-site testing and find out about options for further drinking water testing by certified labs.

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Six Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science Seniors Present at Pittcon 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Six seniors from the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science Departments participated in the 2018 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) in Orlando, Florida. The students presented posters on their research and served as conference aids for the duration of the conference.

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Westminster College Announces Environmental Symposium Awards

Friday, December 22, 2017

Westminster College hosted the 10th annual Student Symposium on the Environment on Dec. 7, 2017. The symposium featured 75 student presenters from 11 regional institutions, with high school through graduate students participating. The event is cosponsored by Westminster College and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, and awards are made possible through the generosity of Stream Restoration Inc.

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Results of Collaborative Environmental Research Presented to Lawrence County Conservation District

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Four students participating in the environmental science/studies capstone class presented the results of their research to the Lawrence County Conservation District during their monthly board meeting on Dec. 6, 2017, in New Castle, PA.

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Collaborating for Success: Launch of the Environment Project Management Academy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

To ensure Westminster College graduates are well-prepared to operate in highly technical workplaces, professors Dr. Helen Boylan, Dr. Alison DuBois, and Brian Petrus are using a combination of their respected expertise to launch the Environmental Project Management Academy (EPMA) at Westminster.

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Westminster College Hosts 10th Annual Student Symposium on the Environment

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Westminster College will host the 10th Annual Student Environmental Symposium from 5:30-9:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, in McKelvey Campus Center. Sponsored by Westminster’s Environmental Programs and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, the event is free and open to the public.

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Tiny Houser Jenna Spesard Comes to Westminster to Talk Building Freedom & Happiness

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jenna Spesard, “Tiny Houser” and lifestyle blogger, will be on campus to talk about tiny living on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Lakeview Room located in the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is open to all and light refreshments will be provided.

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Senior Environmental Science Major Participates in Summer Research in Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Over the summer, senior environmental science major Tia Kowalo received a research grant from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to assist Dr. Diana Ortiz with a research pilot study in Costa Rica. Kowalo and Ortiz spent time collecting, identifying, and conducting host DNA analysis of blood-fed mosquitoes at the Lomas Barbudal Biological Preserve, located near the city of Bagaces in northern Costa Rica, to determine the mosquitoes host feeding preferences.

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Tiny House Update: By Lexie Yoho '18

Monday, September 4, 2017

By Lexie Yoho '18

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