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Westminster Weekend

Come home for Westminster Weekend, an annual event held on campus that gives alumni an opportunity to catch up with peers and faculty while enjoying some of what makes Westminster unique.

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Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Classes Without Quizzes | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Learn something new in Classes Without Quizzes. Each session condenses a semester- or year-long Westminster course into 90 fascinating minutes. Interact with favorite professors or meet new faculty in an energetic atmosphere.

Registration: $5 per class

Restorative Justice with Heather Batchelor

Harsh sentencing, zero-tolerance policies, and three-strikes rules pervade the criminal justice system and even our schools. In contrast, this class focuses on restorative justice, which seeks to understand and address the circumstances that contributed to the crime, and to repair relationships between offenders, victims, and communities.

Iconic Brands with Nancy Panos Schmitt

Examine iconic brands in a variety of industries, from automotive to fashion to sports and technology. What defines an iconic brand? Analysis of iconic brands reveals the implications of iconic status with regard to market share leadership, profitability, and other success indicators.

Sex and the Brain with Lesa Ellis

Human sexuality and sexual behaviors are shaped by an intricate mix of environmental, genetic, hormonal, and brain-based biological influences. As with all complex human behavior, we are only beginning to understand how these forces may intertwine to produce our identities and preferences.

How to Be a Bitch with Tamara Stevenson and Kim Zarkin

What does the media teach us about women (or gender) and leadership, aggression, and behavior?  What does interpersonal and organizational communication teach us? Why are words like "bitch" and "bossy" so interesting yet problematic? Are they a badge or a burden? Come unpack "bitch" and its related adjectives to figure out what we can embrace and what we wish would go away.

Exploding Hollywood with Mark Rubinfeld

Explore the cultural implications of Hollywood action films. Although these films are often criticized as "big, loud, and stupid," Hollywood action blockbusters help to shape Americans' image of themselves and non-Americans' image of Americans. What accounts for the enduring popularity of these movies? How do these films reinforce and challenge dominant American values? What role do women play in these movies, and how is their role changing?

Mind Body Nutrition and Cooking with Traci Siriprathane and Laura Iverson

We know that good nutrition is important, but eating the right foods is only half the story when it comes to nutritional health. Explore key components of eating psychology, and enjoy some nutritious, tasty, easy-to-make foods we will prepare in class. 

Family Lunch and Westminster Mutt Show | 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun for adults, kids, and canine friends. Join us for lunch, participate in activities for all ages, and attend the third annual Westminster Mutt Show. Bring your crowd-friendly, well-behaved dog to compete for prizes in categories like Best Trick, Best School Spirit, and Best Dog/Owner Look-alike. The Westminster Mutt Show starts at 1:30 pm.

Registration: $20 per person

Campus Tours | 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Join us for a walk down memory lane and a look at some of the new buildings and spaces on our beautiful campus. Tour guides will point out all the iconic spots and hidden gems.

Showcase in Shaw | 4–6:00 p.m.

After your tour, come see what’s happening with clubs and campus groups. Current students from ASW and other organizations will show off the best of Westminster. The bookstore will be open, and other items will be available for purchase, so pick up some purple swag while you’re here.

Dancing through the Decades: Community Party on the Commons | 6–9:00 p.m.

We’ll close out the weekend in style with a party on Richer Commons. This is a celebration you don’t want to miss. Gather together with the Westminster community for great conversation, food, drinks, and music. We’ll be paying tribute to all the decades, so make sure to brush up on all the songs and dance moves from your favorite era.

Registration: $25 per person ($5 of your registration will be donated to the Westminster Fund)


Plan Your Visit

Hotel Deals

Book a room near campus or downtown with a special Westminster discount.

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Local Discounts

Check out retail, dining, coffee, and entertainment discounts.

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Construction

1300 E is under construction and may be closed during your visit.

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