Education

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It is the first moments of collaboration with a neighbor. It is the lifetime between discovering and developing one’s self. It is raw growth from interaction with the ever-changing world. It is education.

New Wilmington is a hub of educational movement, intrigue and discovery. Both educators and learners make their home in New Wilmington: Approximately 1,300 students call New Wilmington home during the academic year at Westminster College; over 400 Westminster faculty and staff bring their expertise and experiences from across the globe to New Wilmington neighborhoods; and almost 1,200 students belong to the Wilmington Area School District.

In further bridging our connection with our educational foundations, we believe there are still possibilities for enriching interactions with our neighbors, such as a lecture series, movie series, and community classes.

One EDCOM committee has been created to continue to foster a relationship between the educational institutions and our community:
EDCOM Town/College Networking Committee

If you are interested in helping New Wilmington reach its intellectual potential, please visit the Get Involved page to directly contact this group!


Educational Happenings

Read, Learn, Grow – Pigs!, June 28th

Come to the Apple Castle to Read, Learn & Grow! Pigs edition 🙂 Participants will get to sit and listen to our storyteller read a children’s book about pigs, take a tractor ride to feed our pigs an apple, & then return to play a 3 little pigs themed game! Cost is $5 per child and while all ages are…

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Relay for Life, May 6th

The annual Relay for Life of Westminster College in New Wilmington is quickly approaching! Colleges Against Cancer, a club at the college, will be leading this event on May 6th from 11 AM- 7 PM at Burry Stadium (rain location is the Marge Walker Center). We’ll kick off the day with our Survivor’s Ceremony at 10:40 AM, before the event…

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Westminster Launches School of Nursing Program!

The Westminster College School of Nursing will launch its inaugural program in Fall Semester 2017 in a collaborative agreement with UPMC Jameson’s School of Nursing in New Castle, leading to both a nursing diploma and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree in the new four-year program. First-year students will take pre-nursing and liberal arts courses at Westminster and…

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Westminster College to Celebrate the Arts with School of Music Concert

Westminster College’s School of Music ensembles will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Will W. Orr Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The following ensembles will be performing: Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. R. Tad Greig Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Samuel Barbara Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Timothy Winfield Opera…

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Westminster College to Host We in Westminster Inauguration, Oct 23 – 28

Westminster College will host We in Westminster, a week-long celebration of the college from Oct. 23-28 in honor of Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson’s Inauguration. The week will include several events each day: Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m., two open houses in Wallace Memorial Chapeland McGill Library will discuss the history and heritage of different aspects of the college and is…

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Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns, Sept. 29

Westminster College will host “Shale Waste Disposal Workshop: Community Concerns” from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are appreciated. The evening’s agenda includes a networking dinner, panelist presentations and community and teacher action discussion. Participants will understand the techniques of shale…

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First Annual Lakeside Craft Fair, Sept. 17

Westminster College’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Sodexo Dining Services will host the first annual Lakeside Craft Fair from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Anderson Amphitheater next to Lake Brittain. Over 40 vendors will be participating in this first annual event. The event will be held in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Month. Funds from the concession stand and vendor table fees…

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Westminster College Alumnus to Discuss the “Voices in his Attic,” Sept. 19

The history program at Westminster College will welcome alumnus Carleton Young ’73 to campus to discuss the 250 Civil War letters he discovered in the attic of his childhood home. The discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Patterson Hall room 207 will focus on his book “Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War.” The event is free and open to the public. The book…

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Westminster Academic Kick-Off Worship Services

Westminster College will kick off the academic year with a series of worship opportunities. The services are free and open to the public. The opening communion worship service will be held from 8 – 8:45 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 25 in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Paula Kubik, college organist, will offer the organ prelude. Anne Bentz, associate professor of music, and…

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Community Invited to “Meet ‘N Greet” Dr. Kathy Richardson, Sept. 15

Westminster College will host a welcome reception for Dr. Kathy Richardson, 15th president of Westminster College, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 15 in Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center on the College’s campus. The event is free and open to Westminster alumni and friends in our community. Reservations are required by Sept. 8 by visiting www.westminster.edu/alumni/events. “We are thrilled…

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