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8:05 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Westminster partners with Arizona online grad school

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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 Northcentral University this week. The partnership is expected to provide a "preferred tuition rate" for Westminster students, faculty, and staff for the programs Northcentral offers.

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Arts and Culture
2:59 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Westminster College hosts naval art exhibit for D-Day anniversary

A visitor of the museum interacts with the Interim Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum, Kit Freudenberg, at the opening reception of the new art exhibit “D-Day Normandy: Operation Overlord” on Friday, May 30, 2014.
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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 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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4:34 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

President stepping down next year at Westminster

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The longtime leader of Westminster College is stepping down, but not for another year.

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5:23 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Westminster College to close Mesa campus

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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.

Rob Crouse, director of Media and Public relations at Westminster College says due to competition, Westminster could not reach the necessary growth and demand. 

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8:34 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church visits Fulton

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Bishop Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited Fulton on Feb. 27 to give a lecture and preside over Holy Eucharist
Kellie Moore, ColumbiaFAVS.com

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, 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. The lecture was held in the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. 

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8:28 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Former Olympians join with faculty for Westminster sports symposium

Christian and Teri Cantwell spoke to students and faculty at a two-day sports symposium at Westminster College, in Fulton, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
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Former Olympic athletes are highlighting events at a two-day global sports symposium at Westminster College in Fulton. 

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Arts and Culture
8:23 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Westminster College student gets funding to empower women, children in Nepal

A Westminster College student is one of only nine students in the country to receive funding for the Clinton Global Initiative.

When Sahadev Yangmali Rai visited Bhojpur, a town in his home country of Nepal, he knew he had to do something.

“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.”

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8:29 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit

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Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 5:12 pm

In 1996, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the same place where almost 50 years earlier, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.  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.

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9:05 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Political activist from Maldives returns to Fulton

A Westminster College graduate fighting for election reform in the Maldives returns to the Fulton campus this week to discuss her political activism.

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.

Aminath was a deputy undersecretary in Nasheed's administration. She now works to restore the democratic elections that have been replaced by parliamentary votes.

4:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Westminster's Mesa campus gets accredited

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The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association has given accreditation to Westminster College’s new campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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3:21 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Westminster College launches lecture series on religion and C.S. Lewis

Cliff Cain is the first to hold the Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professorship in Religious Studies at Westminster College in Fulton.
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For some, there's a clear separation of religion from reason, reason from religion.

But that's not the way author C.S. Lewis saw it.

To him, religion and reason went together. That idea was the foundation of a talk on Thursday at Westminster College in Fulton. 

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8:44 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Westminster College establishes the Capital Internship Program

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Taking advantage of its close proximity to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Westminster College 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.

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.

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3:04 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Appellate court plans to hear cases in Fulton

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A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals is planning to take its work on the road.

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8:44 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Environment, atheism key contemporary religious issues

Cliff Cain delivers the opening remarks at Westminster College's symposium on religion on Sept. 18. Cain is a religious studies professor and the chair of this year's symposium committee.
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Religion was one of those things Cliff Cain's mother raised him not to talk about in public – that, along with politics and sex.

With religion alone, he's breaking that rule – in his words, "Religion is as polarizing as politics and as passionate as sex."

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. 

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5:45 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

New Downtown Incubator attracts entrepreneurs and English teachers

City Manager Mike Matthes speaks with the founders of Rockupied at the official opening of the Columbia Downtown Incubator
Scott Pham KBIA

If you’ve got a sharp eye you might have noticed a new building in downtown Columbia.  Last week the City of Columbia and local entrepreneurial group The League of Innovators officially opened the Brent and Erica Beshore Downtown Incubator. 

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8:27 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Westminster College branches out to Arizona

Humphreys Peak from I-40 in Arizona
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Fulton’s Westminster College has received license approval from Arizona to open a campus in the state’s third largest city of Mesa.  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. 

Forsythe says that the school’s intent is to hire mostly locally in the Mesa and Phoenix area for the new campus.

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8:28 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Westminster College announces dean for new Arizona campus


Westminster College has announced that classics professor Bob Seelinger will serve as dean for the college's second campus in Mesa, Arizona.

Seelinger says he has been involved with the new-campus project since it began a little over a year ago: “I find it very attractive from the beginning, and indicated from the very start that I’d love to be involved in whatever capacity.”

Seelinger began teaching at Westminster in 1979. He’s also been the Chief Academic Officer, and served as the dean of the faculty for seven years.

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5:30 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ

A concept rendering of the new Mesa campus building
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Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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2:55 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees

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The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.

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