Author: Keely Carolan

Low student on-campus employment creates workplace difficulties

At Westminster College, many on-campus job positions remain unfilled despite being halfway through the 2021-22 school year, according to President Beth Dobkin. Utah has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the U.S. (sitting at 2.2% as of October 2021), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, that does not necessarily mean Utah communities are unaffected by the nationwide labo...

AAPI Life Night Market brings comfort and unity through food

Onigiri, red bean mochi soup, lumpia, spring rolls and kalua pork, all arranged neatly on tables adorned with red tablecloths. Smells of food wafted through the Health, Wellness and Athletic Center Special Events Room as people lined up to get a plate of each dish — this was the scene at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Life program’s Night Market, held Nov. 18.  Organized by members o...

Aunika Woodbury shares passion for painting

“I think art is important because obviously it’s a really great way to express yourself, and put your feelings just down,” said junior art major Aunika Woodbury. “I feel like it’s similar to writing in that way but it’s just images instead of words.”  Woodbury said art does not have to be serious all the time.  “I want to make people have fun when they look at it. It’s just a great activ...

Celebration of Light honors diversity of faith traditions

“I’m hoping we come together in a new way, a better way and a closer way, then we ever have before,” said Jan Saeed, the director of Westminster College’s Global Peace and Spirituality Center.  Saeed — who helped to envision and organize the first Celebration of Light Nov. 4 — said the celebration is a way for the community to identify the differences between the many faith traditions people ...

Westminster professor Christy Clay describes food systems, climate change in local communities

“I think some really important things for students to understand — and this is where the nexus of the issue of drought and climate change come to be — our food system is inherently dependent on water,” Clay said.  The Forum sat down with Christy Clay, biology and environmental studies professor at Westminster College, to gain insight into connections between food systems and climate change in...

Students learn to eat healthy on a budget during HWAC seminar

Scents of onion and garlic filled the room as students prepared food together during the “Eating Healthy on a Budget” seminar Friday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar, hosted by Laura Iverson-Bastiani, is part of an effort to help students learn how to cook for themselves in an affordable way.  “Everyone always says, ‘oh, eating healthy is too expensive,’ and it really isn’t,” Iverson-Bastiani sai...