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Monday, February 28, 2011

Westminster new home to nation's longest running classical greek theatre festival

Westminster is proud to be the new home of the Classical Greek Theatre Festival (CGTF), the longest running theatre festival of its kind in the country. CGTF is also the only touring Greek festival in the country. For the last 40 years CGTF has been sponsored by the University of Utah. But like Olympian counterparts of old, the torch has been passed to Westminster.

“The Classical Greek Theatre Festival is a wonderful part of the culture scene in the Salt Lake Valley and I’m so happy not only that it will continue, but especially that it will be here at Westminster College,” said Dr. Mary Jane Chase, dean of Westminster’s School of Arts and Sciences.

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Westminster Lacrosse Team Made "Hefty" Charity March to Huntsman Cancer Institute

Hiking five miles with 40-pound backpacks may seem quite daunting to most people, but for 40 members of Westminster’s Men’s Lacrosse Team, it’s all in the name of charity. On February 11, the team marched to the Huntsman Cancer Institute from the Westminster College campus to present a check for $2,800 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
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tWestminster MBA Students Competed in First Utah ACG Cup

Westminster MBA students competed in the first annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup. Teams of two-to-four students were given a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) case study, then presented their analysis and recommendations to a panel of ACG judges.

Garrett Clark and Skyler Bloxham of the team Krisp Klean & Refreshing won $1,000 and the chance to compete in the state competition on March 9, 2011.
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Westminster Chinese Exchanges Aligned with Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiatives

Last month's high-profile visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao once again drew attention to the Obama administration’s 100,000 Strong Initiative: “a national effort designed to increase dramatically the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China.” The goal is to double the number of American students studying in China by 2014

Many universities have deemed the task daunting and are struggling to find ways to implement it, but not Westminster.
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Westminster Announces Opportunity Quest Business Plan Winners
Westminster College’s Institute for New Enterprise is pleased to announce MBA student Jeff Bischoff as the first place winner of the 2010-2011 Opportunity Quest business plan competition for his company “Massox,” a therapeutic sock company. The announcement was made at the fourth annual awards banquet on January 28 where he received an award check of $5,000.

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FACULTY & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

Flight instructor and alum Brad Kidwell was recently hired by SkyWest Airlines.

Charles Ehin did a podcast interview this month with www.CareerCzar.com entitled, "How Work Really Gets Done." Visit http://www.careerczar.com/mp3/career021111.mp3 to listen to the interview.

Krista DeAngelis was recognized as the highest ranking Hispanic officer in the Utah Air National Guard during Utah Latino Day on February 16 at the Utah Capitol.

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CAMPUS EVENTS

3/8 "Water: The Epic Struggle of Wealth, Power, and Civilization"
The control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society’s vital habitats and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Steven Solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity
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3/10 Diversity Lecture "Equity and Empathy"
Dr. Prudence L. Carter explores the intersections of race, gender, culture and academic achievement disparities. Through a sociological lens of schooling, her talk examines the extent to which claims that ours is a post-racial society are reasonable.
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3/24-26 and 3/31-4/2 The Theatrical Production of "Equus"
Challenging. Provocative. Forbidden. Peter Shaffer’s Equus is well-known for its hard-hitting drama and controversial examination of religion and sexuality. The play explores the case of Alan Strang, a boy ritually obsessed with horses, and his interaction with his psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, who is struggling with his own purpose and meaning.
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