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
Tractor Supply building new store in Grove City
Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Co. store in Grove City.
Earth Day festival coming to town April 26
Earth Day will have one thing going for it in 2014 that it has not had since its inception 44 years ago.
FNB buying another Md. bank for $94M
FNB Corp. announced Tuesday it was buying OBA Financial Services Inc., a Maryland bank holding company, in an all-stock deal valued at $94 million.
Hermitage native pens book about time on submarine
Tom Clancy’s popular undersea novels may have a bit of competition.
More cities look to profit from development program
Gov. Tom Corbett announced at the end of 2013 that Bethlehem and Lancaster would be the first cities to use an economic development program designed to let businesses put money they wou
Edinboro University creates new community college in Erie
Edinboro University on Wednesday announced it has reformulated its Erie campus to have certificate and associate degree programs at community college prices.
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GC Chamber hosting Eggs n’ Issues
Seminar offers tips on reducing electric costs
‘Job Fair 2014’ seeking area businesses
2 electronics recycling events planned to celebrate Earth Day
Tri-County CleanWays, in partnership with the Lawrence-Mercer Recycling/Solid Waste Department, has announced two electronics recycling events to mark Earth Day. They are:
DEP says ‘forced pooling’ hearings are postponed
The state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday said public hearings have been postponed on a request to force local landowners in Mercer and Lawrence counties to allow gas and oil drilling on their land.
County rating raised by S&P
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services raised its long-term and underlying rating on Mercer County’s general obligation bonds from “A Stable” to “A+ Stable.”
Homemade BBQ sauce turns into big production
A Butler County woman has expanded her signature, homemade barbecue sauce – which received some national attention last year on the Steve Harvey Show.
Students invited to enter Oh-Penn video contest
Teams of high school students are invited to participate in a regional student video contest sponsored by the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative.
Drilling report yields violations, permits
Nine violations and more than a dozen permits for gas and oil drilling came out of a roundup of records that detail drilling activities over the past month in Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties.
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