westminster college http://kbia.org en Westminster partners with Arizona online grad school http://kbia.org/post/westminster-partners-arizona-online-grad-school <p>Westminster College in Fulton can now offer its alumni and faculty advanced degree programs. The college announced a new partnership with Arizona-based online graduate school <a href="http://www.ncu.edu/">Northcentral University </a>this week. The partnership is expected to provide a "preferred tuition rate" for Westminster students, faculty, and staff for the programs Northcentral offers.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:05:43 +0000 Madeline Dufek 55571 at http://kbia.org Westminster partners with Arizona online grad school Westminster College hosts naval art exhibit for D-Day anniversary http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-hosts-naval-art-exhibit-d-day-anniversary <p>A commemorative art exhibit made its first stop in Fulton, Mo., on May 30. The National Churchill Museum at Westminster College presented its new exhibit “D-Day Normandy: Operation Overlord” in remembrance of the 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary of D-Day.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:59:43 +0000 Lina Young 54114 at http://kbia.org Westminster College hosts naval art exhibit for D-Day anniversary President stepping down next year at Westminster http://kbia.org/post/president-stepping-down-next-year-westminster <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The longtime leader of Westminster College is stepping down, but not for another year.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:34:40 +0000 Associated Press 53266 at http://kbia.org President stepping down next year at Westminster Westminster College to close Mesa campus http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-close-mesa-campus <p>Westminster College announced it will be closing its campus in Mesa, Az. at the end of the spring semester. Westminster opened the campus last fall as a partnership with the city of Mesa. It was one of four higher education institutions that partnered with the city to help boost the city’s economic development.</p><p>Rob Crouse, director of Media and Public relations at Westminster College says due to competition, Westminster could not reach the necessary growth and demand.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:23:59 +0000 Maggie Angst 51858 at http://kbia.org Westminster College to close Mesa campus Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church visits Fulton http://kbia.org/post/presiding-bishop-episcopal-church-visits-fulton <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;">The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts&nbsp;Schori,</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;">&nbsp;the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited Fulton on Thursday (Feb. 27) to deliver a guest lecture and preside over a service at Westminster College.&nbsp;The lecture was held in the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:34:55 +0000 Kellie Moore 48872 at http://kbia.org Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church visits Fulton Former Olympians join with faculty for Westminster sports symposium http://kbia.org/post/former-olympians-join-faculty-westminster-sports-symposium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Olympic athletes are highlighting events at a two-day global sports symposium at Westminster College in Fulton.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:28:09 +0000 Mihir Bhagat 40709 at http://kbia.org Former Olympians join with faculty for Westminster sports symposium Westminster College student gets funding to empower women, children in Nepal http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-student-gets-funding-empower-women-children-nepal <p></p><p>A Westminster College student is one of only nine students in the country to receive funding for the <a href="http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/" target="_blank">Clinton Global Initiative</a>.</p><p>When Sahadev Yangmali Rai visited Bhojpur, a town in his home country of Nepal, he knew he had to do something.</p><p>“They don’t have electricity," Rai said. "They don’t have phone service. They don’t have a toilet, they don’t have drinking water. Literally, they don’t have anything.”</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:23:09 +0000 Megan Schultz 32423 at http://kbia.org Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit http://kbia.org/post/remembering-margaret-thatcher-s-missouri-visit In 1996, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited <a href="http://www.westminster-mo.edu/Pages/default.aspx">Westminster College</a> in Fulton, Missouri, the same place where almost 50 years earlier, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.&#160; During her visit, Thatcher gave a speech that still has relevance today, especially in light of the continuing threat of nuclear weapons by North Korea.<p>Shawn Poore, now Director of Development at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, was a senior at Westminster College in 1996 and served as Thatcher’ Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:29:03 +0000 Mary Edwards 32255 at http://kbia.org Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit Political activist from Maldives returns to Fulton http://kbia.org/post/political-activist-maldives-returns-fulton <p>A Westminster College graduate fighting for election reform in the Maldives returns to the Fulton campus this week to discuss her political activism.</p><p>Shauna Aminath is a 2008 Westminster graduate and a native of the Maldives. She was arrested in the Indian Ocean republic after the 2012 ouster of President Mohamed Nasheed.</p><p>Aminath was a deputy undersecretary in Nasheed's administration. She now works to restore the democratic elections that have been replaced by parliamentary votes.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:05:08 +0000 Associated Press 30631 at http://kbia.org Westminster's Mesa campus gets accredited http://kbia.org/post/westminsters-mesa-campus-gets-accredited <p>The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association has given accreditation to Westminster College’s new campus in Mesa, Arizona. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:00:39 +0000 James Parham 29843 at http://kbia.org Westminster's Mesa campus gets accredited Westminster College launches lecture series on religion and C.S. Lewis http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-launches-lecture-series-religion-and-cs-lewis <p></p><p>For some, there's a clear separation of religion from reason, reason from religion.</p><p>But that's not the way author C.S. Lewis saw it.</p><p>To him, religion and reason went together.&nbsp;That idea was the foundation of a talk on Thursday at Westminster College in Fulton.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:21:07 +0000 Kellie Moore 28596 at http://kbia.org Westminster College launches lecture series on religion and C.S. Lewis Westminster College establishes the Capital Internship Program http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-establishes-capital-internship-program <p></p><p>Taking advantage of its close proximity to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, <a href="http://www.westminster-mo.edu/" target="_blank">Westminster College</a> is launching a program for students to get an opportunity to work full time in the state government. The program will begin in the spring semester of 2013.</p><p>Westminster College’s new Capital Internship Program would have students work 20 to 40 hours per week in Jefferson City. So, other than just shadowing another government officer, students will get chances to work like real state officials.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:44:12 +0000 Laishi Zhou 25135 at http://kbia.org Westminster College establishes the Capital Internship Program Appellate court plans to hear cases in Fulton http://kbia.org/post/appellate-court-plans-hear-cases-fulton <p>A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals is planning to take its work on the road. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:04:32 +0000 The Associated Press 23818 at http://kbia.org Appellate court plans to hear cases in Fulton Environment, atheism key contemporary religious issues http://kbia.org/post/environment-atheism-key-contemporary-religious-issues <p></p><p>Religion was one of those things Cliff Cain's mother raised him not to talk about in public – that, along with politics and sex.</p><p>With religion alone, he's breaking that rule – in his words, "Religion is as polarizing as politics and as passionate as sex."</p><p>Cain is a religious studies professor at Westminster College in Fulton, and he was the chair of the committee for the school's annual symposium. This year, the topic was religion, and more than 40 experts came to give lectures and facilitate discussions.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:44:25 +0000 Kellie Moore 21578 at http://kbia.org Environment, atheism key contemporary religious issues New Downtown Incubator attracts entrepreneurs and English teachers http://kbia.org/post/new-downtown-incubator-attracts-entrepreneurs-and-english-teachers <p>If you’ve got a sharp eye you might have noticed a new building in downtown Columbia. &nbsp;Last week the City of Columbia and local entrepreneurial group The League of Innovators officially opened the Brent and Erica Beshore&nbsp;Downtown Incubator.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:45:07 +0000 Scott Pham 21147 at http://kbia.org New Downtown Incubator attracts entrepreneurs and English teachers Westminster College branches out to Arizona http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-branches-out-arizona <p>Fulton’s Westminster College has received license approval from Arizona to open a campus in the state’s third largest city of Mesa.&nbsp; President Barney Forsythe says that after the city of Mesa completed its marketing study research, researchers found that there was an under representation of private residential higher education in Arizona.&nbsp;</p><p>Forsythe says that the school’s intent is to hire mostly locally in the Mesa and Phoenix area for the new campus.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:27:27 +0000 Connor Wist 20669 at http://kbia.org Westminster College branches out to Arizona Westminster College announces dean for new Arizona campus http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-announces-dean-new-arizona-campus <p>Westminster College has announced that&nbsp;classics professor&nbsp;Bob Seelinger&nbsp;will serve as&nbsp;dean for&nbsp;the college&#39;s&nbsp;second campus in Mesa, Arizona.</p><p>Seelinger says he has been involved with the new-campus project since it began a little over a year ago:&nbsp;&ldquo;I find it very attractive from the beginning, and indicated from the very start that I&rsquo;d love to be involved in whatever capacity.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:28:09 +0000 Hannah Schmidt 16059 at http://kbia.org Westminster College announces dean for new Arizona campus Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ http://kbia.org/post/westminster-college-looks-expand-mesa-az <p>Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:30:25 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 12898 at http://kbia.org Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees http://kbia.org/post/former-mtv-executive-join-westminsters-board-trustees <div><p>The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:55:10 +0000 Associated Press 9875 at http://kbia.org Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees