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Westminster’s Speech and Debate Society presents Constitution Day readers’ theater on voting rights

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Westminster College Speech and Debate Society will present a Constitution Day readers’ theater about voting rights at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Anderson Amphitheater on the Westminster College campus.

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Alison Tinker ’20: Travel grant takes student to nation’s capital to present research

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A Drinko Center Travel Grant allowed senior political science major Alison Tinker to travel to Washington, D.C., to present her research at the Pi Sigma Alpha Student Research Conference in February 2020.

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SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW: GARRETT GARLOCK ’22

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Meet Garrett Garlock, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. Garrett’s project, “Terrorism’s Impact on Individual Participation in African Civil Society,” was mentored by Dr. Michael Aleprete, professor of political science. A junior political science major from Kasilof, Alaska, Garrett is president of the Pre-Law Association and serves as a Student Global Engagement Fellow, a Student Government Senator and a Model UN Delegate.

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Westminster’s Drinko Center selects 2020 Summer Research Fellows

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ten Westminster College student-faculty pairs have been selected as the 2020 Summer Research Fellows by the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

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Alina Clough '18: Research team developing coronavirus tracking app

Friday, March 20, 2020

Westminster College alumna and a Harvard motivated public policy student Alina Clough '18 is part of a team that is developing a mobile application to track coronavirus through community reporting.

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Westminster’s Titan Talks continue in February with cancer research, television drama

Thursday, January 23, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s Dr. Karen Resendes, associate professor of biology, and Dr. James Rhoads, professor of political science, will continue the 2020 Titan Talks series with “Breaking Bad & the Science of Cancer” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Berlin Lounge located in Westminster’s McKelvey Campus Center.

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Kathryn Patterson ’15: Career path leads to “30 Under 30” award

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Westminster College’s curriculum is founded on the liberal arts tradition, requiring students to take courses outside of their chosen majors to experience interdisciplinary learning. History and political science alumna Kathryn Patterson ’15 is appreciating the strength of such an education—not only is Patterson currently working in the health care industry, but winning awards for her efforts, too.

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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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Rhoads presents research, conducts workshop on Q methodology

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Dr. James C. Rhoads, professor of political science, conducted a workshop and presented his research at the 35th annual meeting of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity, held at the University of Naples Federico II in Naples, Italy, Sept. 18-20.

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