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7/26/04

Beatles Tribute Band "Helps" Westminster Student Scholarship Fund

Annual Fundraiser is a traditional summer highlight

Salt Lake City, UT (July 26, 2004) -- Westminster College announced that it's annual summer fundraising event, a traditional highlight of the summer season, will this year transport guests back to the 60's, when the "Fab Four" ruled the music world, to help raise funds for student scholarships. The event, "Abbey Road" will take place at the college campus on August 7 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature Beatles tribute band, Eight Day's a Week as well as live and silent auctions.

The scholarship money raised at the event will allow many deserving Westminster students reach their educational goals. More than 80 percent of Westminster students currently receive scholarships. As the only independent, private liberal arts college in Utah, Westminster receives no significant government monies and relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to help fulfill its mission.

Westminster College President Michael Bassis said, "In addition to being fun, the event generates scholarship funds which our students use to complete their education. It's an opportunity for friends to spend a great evening together and help the college continue to provide a wonderful learning experience to students."

"Abbey Road" will begin at 4 p.m. and feature live entertainment by the Beatles tribute band, Eight Days a Week, who will dazzle with a fabulous live show complete with incredible vocals, colorful costumes and more! The event will also include live and silent auctions and an outstanding dinner buffet.

Westminster's "Abbey Road" will take place throughout the Westminster campus Saturday, August 7, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $100 each, and are available by calling 832-2747.

Founded in 1875, and the only private, non-denominational comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah, Westminster College is dedicated to preparing students for success in their professional lives and beyond. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 11:1, impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience. Students are challenged to experiment with ideas in an environment rich with diverse opinions, cultures and people. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the Western U.S. for nine consecutive years, and ranks Westminster as one of the top three educational values in the region. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.