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Westminster College is in the business of creating human beings at our best. This year, we invited alumni, students and friends in the community to learn from our very own faculty scholars and alumni business leaders on how we can all live our lives with a mindful purpose.

Each month, we sat back and developed our best selves through the scope of research- and wisdom-based education, learning how our best selves impact community. We didn’t want to keep this wisdom to ourselves, so here it is, neatly packaged for your viewing pleasure! Feel free to watch, take notes and send us what you learned!



The Mindful Mind: Creating a Sense of Calm in Life's Turbulent Waters

Dr. Alison Dubois, associate professor, graduate school chair


Exercise and the Mind

Dr. Deanne Buffalari, assistant professor of neuroscience and psychology


The Time Value of Money

Brian Petrus, business administration faculty


Running the Race and Recognizing the Journey

Todd Cole, lecturer of education


Living in the Present and Growing your Creativity

Dr. Lisa Hickman, religion adjunct faculty


Digging Wells, Building Fires, Planting Seeds

Dr. Dar Huey, professor of education emeriti


How to Start Something

Daniel J. Miller ’95, Springfield Restaurant Group


Public Speaking: Feared More Than Death, A Friend Throughout Life

Dr. Randy Richardson, associate visiting professor of communication studies


The "Chemistry" of Beer

Dr. Pete Smith, professor of chemistry


The "Chemistry" (relationships) of People

Dr. Sherri Pataki, associate professor of psychology


What in the WORLD is out there? Searching for Planets beyond our Solar System

Dr. Thomas Oberst, professor of physics


The World and You: What We Can Learn from the Past

Dr. Angela Lahr, associate professor of history