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  April 16, 2012

Westminster Chamber Orchestra Presents Spring Concert
April 16, 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
Join the Westminster Chamber Orchestra in a celebration of music to conclude the academic year.

The concert is free and open to the public. Admission is limited to those at least six years of age. For more information, call (801) 832-2457 or visit

Westminster Presents a Diversity Lecture "Global Capitalist Crisis
and the Second Great Depression"

April 17, 11:30 a.m. in the Gore School of Business Auditorium
Dr. Armando Navarro will discuss his most recent book, Global Capitalist Crisis and the Second Great Depression. In his book, Navarro details the political history of the United States, leading up to the “Second Great Depression” and critiques America’s political culture. Navarro will also discuss how global capitalism has affected minorities and working class Americans, what political and economic events led to the global economic crisis, what is preventing America’s economic state from improving and what can be done to improve our economic state.

Navarro has 44 years of experience as an organizer and scholar-activist. He has dealt with a myriad of local, state, national, and international social justice, human rights and political empowerment related issues. This event is free and open to the public.

Westminster Participates in "The Great Utah Shakeout"
April 17, 10:15 a.m. throughout campus
Over 700,000 Utahns will participate in "The Great Utah Shakeout," the largest earthquake drill in Utah history. We live in a very earthquake prone region and, for this reason, it makes sense to know and to practice what to do in case of an earthquake.  “Drop, cover and hold on” are the appropriate actions to reduce injuries and death during earthquakes. Drop to your knees and crawl under a desk or table, cover your head with your hands, and hold on until the shaking stops.

Sirens will sound throughout campus. For more information, visit

Westminster Presents "Lectures in Entrepreneurship" Lineup
April 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones ConservatoryThe Lectures in Entrepreneurship series, a cross-listed MBA and undergraduate class that is also open to the public, brings successful entrepreneurs from the community to discuss critical issues relevant to his or her business, including: developing the idea, validating the concept, planning the venture, raising funds, building a team, launching the company, sales and marketing, customer service, growing the business, and the keys to success.
  • April 18: 6:30 p.m. - Greg Warnock, Ph.D, co-founder & managing director, Mercato Partners; 8:00 p.m. - Steven K. Scott, co-founder of American Telecast Corporation and author of seven books

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information on the series, contact Linda Muir at, or 801-832-2658.

Westminster Poetry Series Presents Ellipsis Debut and Free Poetry Reading
April 20, 7:00 p.m. in the Dumke Student Theatre in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
In publication since 1966, Ellipsis is one of a few nationally recognized literary magazines produced by undergraduate students. The magazine features poetry, prose and art by national (and occasionally, international) authors and artists, as well as by students. Selections from this new issue will be read by the magazine staff and Martha Silano.

Silano is the author of three books of poetry--What the Truth Tastes Like, Blue Positive, and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, chosen by Campbell McGrath as the winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize.  Her poems have appeared in Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, American Poetry Review, Ellipsis, and The Best American Poetry 2009, among others.  Silano teaches at Bellevue College, near her home in Seattle, WA.

A book signing sponsored by Sam Weller’s Bookstore will follow the reading.  For more information, please contact Natasha Sajé, professor of English, at (801) 832-2376 or

Westminster Hosts Dead Day Soirée
April 20, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
Join us for a showcase of the exciting work of the 2011-2012 Faculty & Staff Learning Communities. Come learn from and support your colleagues for the work they've done, get ideas for your own work, provide feedback and ideas, and take an end-of-semester break with colleagues.
  • 8:30 - 9:00: coffee, tea, juice, mimosas, and breakfast snacks
  • 9:00 - 9:25: Welcome and introduction to the Learning Communities by Provost Cid Seidelman in the Gore School of Business Auditorium
  • 9:30 - 10:15: Concurrent Sessions in Gore Classrooms - Diversity: "The next 5-years," in Gore 133;
    Information Literacy in Gore 134; and Online Courses in Gore B25.
  • 10:30 - 11:15: Concurrent Sessions in Gore Classrooms - International: "The next 5-years," in Gore 133; Mentoring and Coaching in Gore 134; and Multimedia Assignments in Gore B25.
  • 11:30 - 12:15: Concurrent Sessions in Gore Classrooms - Sustainability in Gore 133; Mobile Computing in Gore B25; and New Faculty in Gore B24.
  • 12:30: Wrap up, kudos, and next steps

Westminster Chorale Presents Spring Concert
April 21, 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
Don’t miss your final chance to hear this year’s Westminster Chorale sing an assortment of favorite choral pieces from classical and contemporary musicians.

The concert is free and open to the public. Admission is limited to those at least six years of age. For more information, call (801) 832-2457 or visit

Westminster Hosts 2012 Utah Gay-Straight Alliance Summit
April 21, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
Join us for a day of breakout sessions and panel discussions about how to create a stronger LGBT community. Discussions will focus on how we can make our campus better for LGBTQ students, scholarship options for Utah college students, options for after an undergraduate degree, and activism through visbility. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Admission is $5 and includes a Queer Prom ticket for attendees under 20.

Westminster Jazz Ensemble Presents Spring Concert
April 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Courage Theatre in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
The Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Halliday, wraps up the year with a collection of jazz favorites.  

The concert is free and open to the public. Admission is limited to those at least six years of age. For more information, call (801) 832-2457 or visit   

Westminster's Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department Offers Children's Swim Lessons
These classes are open to children of Westminster students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For questions, please call Traci at 801.832.2862.  Registration will open Tuesday, April 17. Click here to register online or sign up at the reception desk in HWAC.  There is a maximum of 5 students per class except for the Parent Tot class. Register early as spots will fill up! 

Level one classes, Parent Tot and Tadpoles will be held from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Level two and three classes, Minnows and Stingrays, will be held from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. And level four, five, and six classes, Dolphins, Sharks, and Killer Whales will be held from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Click here for a list of class descriptions.

Classes will meet twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday, from May 1 - 29. Family swim will be held Tuesday, May 29th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

A Golden Thank You
Ever wonder why so many Westminster employees have small gold fortune cookies among the photos, plants, calendars and memorabilia on their desks or shelves? These cookies are a visual thank you to these employees for their consistent giving to Westminster College. Each gold cookie represents FIVE years of loyal contributions to the Westminster Fund.

You, too, can create your own golden fortune cookie collection. It’s easy and you can designate where your gift, of any amount, can be directed: the general fund, the Hardship Scholarship Fund for students, to a specific program or team, or any other scholarship fund. Members can also dedicate a gift as a thank you or “in memory” of someone special. The most important thing is that employees feel empowered to be a part of Westminster’s culture of giving back.

You can make your gift online at  or go to this link for a payroll deduction.

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