Author: Emily Van Alstyne

Meet the man who helps Westminster bloom

As springtime comes to Westminster College, the dead branches, dried leaves and dreary remains of winter suddenly disappear and are replaced with full-grown peonies and fresh-cut hedges. Meet the man behind the magic, Earl Widner. Widner, along with Dale Bianucci and Craig McLean are the groundskeepers for the college. They are based in the green-fenced maintenance shop tucked away from campus, ac...

Westminster College wants to know, do you #knowyourbias?

Ali Saleh is a senior international student who said his eye was caught by a table set up in Meldrum Science Center recently that said: “We Are Westminster.” Saleh said he was then approached by two people he’d never met before, who asked him two questions: 1) What do you know about unconscious bias? and 2) Why might understanding bias be good for promoting inclusion at Westminster? After he wrote...

Ladies lacking at HWAC’s Ladies’ Climbing Hour

Attendance of women at Ladies’ Climbing Hour at Westminster College’s Health, Wellness and Athletic Center (HWAC) has remained low, according to climbing wall staff. Women’s Climbing Hour takes place 4-5pm on Thursdays at Bishop’s Wall.  The weekly event is student organized, free to students and no climbing experience is necessary to participate. The program was restarted last spring by stud...

Westminster community wraps up MLK Week with ‘a day in unity’

Students, faculty, staff and other community members gathered Friday at Westminster College’s annual Unity Luncheon to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants shared a meal, spoke about their personal journeys and watched their peers receive Unsung Hero awards in recognition of their service to the college community. The event was a collaboration between many offices and ...