Category Archives: Fulton Connection

Opinion: Blue Jay Band Performs Spectacular Show at Fulton State Hospital

From top to bottom, left to right, Westminster’s Blue Jay Band is comprised of: flutist Lydia Colvin, ’17; clarinetist Sawyer Young, ’17; drummer Eric Woytus, ’19; trumpeter Jarod McKee, ’20; tenor saxophonist Jon Chandler, visiting professor of British History; trombonist Dr. Cliff Cain, professor of religious studies; trumpeter Neil Hunt, transfer credit coordinator and instructor of Westminster seminar; bass guitarist Jack Perdue, ’20; and director and trumpeter Alan Nellis, former Wellness Center administrative assistant.  PHOTO COURTESY OF LETICIA FERREIRA.

BY ERIC WOYTUS
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

In the past, the Westminster Blue Jay Band has performed at sporting events, pep rallies and even nursing homes, but our recent visit to the Fulton State Hospital was unlike anything the band had ever done. This semester, the band enters its fourth year of service to Westminster since its humble commencement by then part-time Wellness Center administrative assistant, Alan Nellis.

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New Missouri Job Center Promises Convenience for Job-Seeking Students

Fulton’s Missouri Job Center is located at 512 Market St. and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. PHOTO BY TARA OBERLAG.

BY TARA OBERLAG
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Job seekers in Mid-Missouri, including Westminster students, have a new resource they can use to find jobs, right here in Fulton. Whether it is local or state-wide job opportunity, the Missouri Job Center can provide help for anyone who is interested.

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Where to Find Student Discounts in Fulton

Most local businesses that offer student discounts will have this sign in their window or near their register. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
STAFF WRITER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Most college students live on strict budgets during the school year, as the costs of textbooks, meals and classes can add up quickly. Luckily, there are several places in Fulton that offer student discounts, allowing students the best bang for their buck.

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Transition Between Recycling Companies Creates Questions

Like that of other Fulton businesses, Phi Delta Theta’s recycling has not been collected by a local recycling since the beginning of the year. PHOTO BY STEVEN TUTHILL.

BY STEVEN TUTHILL
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Before the start of this semester, Kingdom Projects announced that it would no longer be picking up recycling for the City of Fulton. Their services ended on Dec. 31 and have since been taken over by a new company named the Callaway Recycling Center. Although the company is still in transition from Kingdom Projects, the change is expected to be permanent. Residents of Fulton can still have their recycling bins picked up, and this includes Westminster College.

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Fulton Connection: The Copper Mine

BY SYDNEY SEXTON
FULTON CONNECTOR 

Gas masks and ropes hang on orange walls inside the old brick building. Mine cars are stationed on wooden shafts decorated with shovels and pick axes. A rainbow fire backdrop greets guests at the hostess’ station. One might think that I am walking through the halls of a bizarre mining museum, but I am actually dining at Fulton’s newest eatery, The Copper Mine Restaurant.
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Students Kick Off Homecoming Week by Volunteering for Into the Streets

Volunteers gathered at Latshaw Plaza at 11:30 a.m. to sign in and get donuts and muffins before heading to their service locations. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY JIM MALVEN

ASSISTANT EDITOR 

Students performed community service at various sites throughout Fulton Saturday afternoon for Into the Streets, Westminster’s annual day of service and the unofficial start of Homecoming Week.

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