Goldberg presents keynote address
NEW WILMINGTON – Dr. David Goldberg, Westminster associate professor of philosophy, presented the keynote address at the fall meeting of the West Virginia Philosophical Society at Marshall University in West Virginia in November.
Goldberg’s presentation, “Post-Modernism: The Goldberg Variation,” discussed critiques of post-modernism, including those by Alan Sokal, professor of mathematics at the University College London and professor of physics at New York University, who perpetrated the Sokal Hoax; and Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a major figure in analytic philosophy.
Pataki has book review published
NEW WILMINGTON – Dr. Sherri Pataki, Westminster College associate professor of psychology, had a book review published by PsycCRITIQUES in the fall.
Pataki’s article “Balancing Intimate Connection and Personal Growth for Women in Their 20s” reviews Leslie C. Bell’s Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom. In the review Pataki discusses a developmental stage in a women’s life described as emerging adulthood – a transitional period that focuses on personal development and exploration before making long-term commitments.
She goes on to describe Bell’s three strategies that women can use to navigate through this developmental stage.
Perkins co-edits volume of letters
NEW WILMINGTON – Dr. James Perkins, Westminster College professor emeritus of English, co-edited a volume of letters written in the last years of the life of author Robert Penn Warren.
Perkins was co-editor of Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren, Vol. 6: Toward Sunset, at Great Height, 1980-1989. This volume, under the general editorship of Dr. William Bedford Clark of Texas A & M University, covers the last period of Warren’s personal and professional life: he published three volumes of poetry, one nonfiction book, and a memoir, wrote correspondence about his thoughts on his declining health, and communicated with young poets.
Perkins’s colleague and co-editor, Dr. Randy Hendricks, is a professor of English and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of West Georgia. Perkins and Hendricks also edited volumes 3, 4 and 5 of the Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren as well as For the Record: A Robert Drake Reader and David Madden: A Writer for All Genres.
Lind invited as conductor for choral festivals
NEW WILMINGTON – Dr. Robin Lind, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was guest conductor for two choral festivals and adjudicated at a college concerto competition.
In November Lind was the guest conductor for the Ohio Music Education Association District 5 Honors Choir, which consisted of about 100 singers. Lind selected four songs that the singers rehearsed all day Friday and again Saturday morning before presenting a concert for family and friends Saturday afternoon at the Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.
Lind was also a guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1 Honors Women’s Choir. The festival was a two-day event held at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. He also served as an adjudicator in November for the 20th Annual Concerto Competition at Grove City College in the J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center. Five students competed in the event and two were selected by the three judges to play with the orchestra at their concert in the spring.
Ade’s Christmas play staged in Pittsburgh
NEW WILMINGTON – Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College associate professor of English, wrote a one-act play that was staged in December at the 2013 Theatre Festival in Black & White by the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company.
Ade’s play, True Meaning, follows the story of opposite-sex adult twin siblings, who need to manage the twin sister’s emotional crisis when the brother marries a woman who has nothing in common with the rest of the family. It takes place on Christmas Eve in the home where the twins grew up, and in the course of the play the three characters demonstrate three distinctly different ideas of “the true meaning of Christmas.”
Goldberg presents keynote address
Authority takes action against consultant, contractor
Hermitage Municipal Authority last week authorized legal action against its consulting engineer and the general contractor concerning damage to two pieces of equipment installed during the recent expansion of the Hermitage Water Pollution Control Plant.
Planning commission OKs rezoning 2 lots
Hermitage Planning Commission on Monday recommended only partial approval of Frederick A. George’s request to rezone three lots in LindenPointe business park.
Hermitage rezoning request must provide more details
Hermitage Planning Commission has asked for more details before making a recommendation on a rezoning request – details that typically would accompany a different kind of submission.
Is a new Social Security card in your cards?
To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August 2014.
2 local farms on grazing tour
Penn Soil RC&D Executive Director Wes Ramsey announced that a Northwest Pennsylvania Project: Grass Grazing Field Day and Tour will be held July 17, featuring two farms in Mercer County.
Gannon small business center moving office to Greenville
In an abrupt move, Gannon University Small Business Development Center said Monday the organization is moving its local office out of the Penn-Northwest Development Corp. Professional Center in Coolspring Township to Greenville.
Sharon Regional rates AHA award
Sharon Regional Health System has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
SharonSteel Foundation creates $1 million Penn State scholarship
The SharonSteel Foundation has committed to give $1 million to Penn State Shenango to create the SharonSteel Foundation Trustee Scholarship, the local college campus announced Thursday.
Subdivision could put an end to access dispute
A dispute over access to the rear of a South Hermitage Road business plaza that arose when Speedway LLC announced plans to build a gas station and convenience store next door is headed toward a long-term resolution.
Tourist Agency honoring two of its own at annual dinner
Mercer County’s tourist agency will honor two of its own at the organization’s upcoming annual dinner to be held June 12, at Gallery Grille in Greenville.
Business briefs from May 22, 2014
FNB declares dividend, elects directors
Emclaire Financial Corp. declares dividend
Large real estate deals recorded
Large separate real estate transfers were recorded recently in Mercer County.
FNB Corp. posts record earnings in first quarter
FNB Corp. reported Wednesday its first-quarter earnings were up a sharp 21 percent due to its buyout of BCSB Bancorp Inc. and loan growth.
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Tractor Supply building new store in Grove City
Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Co. store in Grove City.
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