Category Archives: Arts

Improving Community Outdoor Space

Patricia Gotti, Anna Elder, Nick Hardeman, Jessica Thomeczek and Liz Carthen paint the discussion table for the Center of Faith and Service. PHOTO BY HALEY SHORT.

Tasked with implementing a community based art initiative project, students from the art of service class decided to improve the community outdoor space on campus. After spending weeks creating this project, the unveiling occurred on Monday outside of the Center for Faith and Service.

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Dr. Colleen O’Brien and Dr. Brandon Krieg Featured at Literature Reading

Brandon Krieg reading his poetry outside of Hazel 311. PHOTO BY ANDREW YOUNG.


Dr. Colleen O’Brien and Dr. Brandon Krieg shared some of their writings on Wednesday, April 25, at the English department reading. The professors read a few selections and then briefly described their styles of writing.  They also went into detail about their thoughts on different writers who have inspired them or contributed to their writing skills.

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English Professor Wins Poetry Award


Westminster’s newest English professor, Dr. Brandon Krieg, will receive the Codhill Press Poetry Award on Monday. PHOTO BY ROBERTA BURNS.


Last week, Codhill Press selected Dr. Brandon Krieg, assistant professor of English at Westminster, as the recipient of its 2016 Poetry Award for his manuscript, “In the Gorge.” The award will be officially announced by the press on Monday.
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Guest Speaker to Talk about her Novel Set in Syria


The English Department will host a reading by novelist Emily Robbins on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury. Robbins’s novel “A Word for Love,” is set in pre-civil war Syria and will be sold by the Bookstore for her to sign after the reading. She has lived and worked across the Middle East and North Africa. From 2007 to 2008, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Syria, where she studied religion and language with a women’s mosque movement and lived with the family of a leading intellectual. Robbins holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2016 she received a second Fulbright, to study in Jordan. She lives in Chicago and Brownsville, Texas.

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