Westminster Electronic Newsletter

Friday, October 28, 2011

westminster creates new military association for campus community

Westminster recently announced the creation of a new club that will focus on helping student veterans and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) members at the college. The new Westminster Military Association (WMA) hopes to attract students, faculty, staff, and alumni who have served in the military, are currently serving, or who have an interest in supporting military students.

Currently, more than 140 students veterans and ROTC members attend the college, which is larger than most student groups on campus.
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NEWS HEADLINES

Westminster and Community Partners Unveil Coral Reef Crocheted by Local Artists and Children
As a tribute to the collaboration between community partners and their focus on arts and science education with local youth, Lake Bonneville Crochet Reef (LBCR) makes its debut at Westminster College. The LBCR is a collaborative project with the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster, FRIENDS of the Great Salt Lake, Brolly Arts and the Institute for Figuring. The crochet reef is created completely out of colorful yarn and crocheted by Salt Lake community artists and several elementary schools. It was unveiled for the first time during the 2011 Bioneers conference.

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tWestminster Dedicates Climbing Wall in Memory of Former Student
In memory of Westminster student Ryan Bishop, the college recently dedicated its indoor climbing wall in his name. Bishop, an outdoor enthusiast, died in a canoeing accident on April 28, 2011.

Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate Bishop’s life on October 8th during “A Day for Bishop”. The event included an outdoor gear sale, climbing wall demonstrations, a workshop on hypothermia, and the wall dedication. Proceeds from the sale helped benefit the Ryan Bishop Fund created at Westminster.
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Westminster Teams Up with Local Elementary School to Help Community
As one of Westminster’s college-wide learning goals, “social responsibility” has been emphasized and embraced across the campus for many years. To demonstrate this social commitment, the college partnered with 500 students from Hawthorne Elementary School for a “Day of Service and Learning” on October 7th to help the local community.
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Westminster Takes Advantage of the Latest "Techie" Craze
As prospective students thumb through the piles of college admissions materials they’re sent this year, Westminster believes their print collateral will stand out from the crowd. By incorporating the latest technology rage known as “QR codes” into their materials, students will be able have a more interactive experience while considering what institution is best for them.

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FACULTY & STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

Jeffrey Nielsen's book The Myth of Leadership: Creating Leaderless Organizations was recently released in paperback. Nielsen's book explores the topic of how to create and flourish in leaderless organizations.

Richard Badenhausen has been named a 2011 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Fellow.  According to outgoing NCHC President John Zubizarreta this “distinction celebrates [his] many contributions not only to our organization but more widely to honors teaching, learning, scholarship, and leadership within the growing international influence of NCHC in higher education.”  Badenhausen was recognized at the NCHC national convention in Phoenix in October.

Lance Newman's new book The Grand Canyon Reader was recently reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. Click here to read the review.

Christopher LeCluyse sang as a guest artist with the Texas Early Music Project in its October concert of Franco-Flemish polyphony, "They Might Be Giants: Josquin and the Renaissance."

 

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CAMPUS EVENTS

11/3-5 & 11/10-12 Westminster Presents "Victor/Victoria"
Victor/Victoria is a tale of love, intrigue and mayhem, all revolving around a woman, pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman.
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11/8Westminster Presents Diversity Lecture "Documenting Deaf Lives: Exploring Identity, Literacy and Relationships"
Dr.Brenda Brueggemann discusses her critical analysis of modern deaf people’s identities, which she aligns with a theory of “betweenity”—a space of identity, relationships, and experience that she suggests most deaf and disabled people now occupy.
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11/10 Westminster Kicks Off International Education Week with Maternal Health Panel
Worldwide, pregnancy remains the leading cause of death for women age 15-19, despite known and inexpensive treatments. Come hear experts discuss the maternal health challenge and find out how you can save the lives of millions of women worldwide.
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11/14 Westminster Presents Bach Unaccompanied Violin Part I
Come hear some of the most transcendent music ever written for a string instrument—Bach’s Sonata #1 in G Minor performed by David Langr, Partita #1 in B Minor performed by Veronica Kulig, and Sonata #2 in A Minor performed by Lynette Stewart.
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11/14 Westminster Poetry Series Presents a Free Reading by Admiel Kosman and Lisa Katz
Admiel Kosman’s nine books of poetry confound and criticize received thought about national and religious identity in Israel, while also suggesting a paradigm change. Lisa Katz is the editor of the Israeli pages of Poetry International Web, as well as a translator and book reviewer for the English edition of the daily Haaretz newspaper.
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11/15 Westminster and UCCD Present "Climate Capitalism: The Business Case for Sustainability"
Believe in climate change. Or don’t. But you’d better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you were scared to death about climate change.
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11/17 Westminster Presents "Greenhorns" as Part of the Food-Film Series
The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost three years in production, explores the lives of America's young farming community - its spirit, practices, and needs.
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