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

School of Nursing Open House – Oct. 5th

The Westminster College School of Nursing is hosting an Open House highlighting the services of the American Red Cross on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 from 4-7pm.  The event will take place in the McKelvey Campus Center at the College.  Participants can meet American Red Cross K9 team members, tour the sheltering trailer and learn about volunteering, Hands Only CPR and disaster…

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Día de Los Muertos Festival – Nov. 4th

LIVE New Wilmington waits in anticipation for a BRAND NEW event coming to town in just a couple short months. On Saturday, November 4, New Wilmington will host its FIRST EVER Día de los Muertos Festival from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Market Street Garage (Fresh Marketplace) behind Mugsies Coffee House. Miss Michelle Shaffer, event organizer and Spanish teacher at Wilmington…

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First Fridays: Community Table – Sept. 1

We are bringing back a fan favorite! Join us for an evening of food and fun with your neighbors! Our Community Table will be set on Chestnut Street – in front of The Fresh Marketplace and the new beautiful mural. We will provide the space and ambience; all you need to do is decide what you are going to eat! FOOD…

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Tiny House Introduction to the Community

Have you been wondering what is going on with that adorable tiny blue house that has recently popped up in town?! Well the community has been invited inside! Join Dr. Helen Boylan and students from the Westminster College Tiny House Team inside The Fresh Marketplace building on Friday, September 1st, as they share the ins and outs of the much-anticipated Tiny House Project. Two…

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New Wilmington to Host “Pignic in the Park” Event, Celebrating the Arts in the Area

LIVE New Wilmington will host its first annual Pignic in the Park community gathering on Saturday, September 30 in the New Wilmington Borough Park. Events will begin at 4 p.m. and end following an outdoor movie at dusk. The free-admission event will feature local food vendors serving “pig-themed” meals, face painting, live music by an arrangement of local bands, and…

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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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