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African Formal Celebrates the ‘Essentials of Africa’

PHOTO COURTESY OF TENZIN TSUNDUE.

BY CHELSEA SHARP
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

This year’s African Formal’s theme was “Made in Africa.” The event took place last Saturday at 6 p.m in Backer Dining Hall. The two previous African Formals before had the theme of bringing all students together and sharing their cultures. However, according to African Union Organization President David Immanuel, ’17, whose group sponsored the event, “It was time that we showed the essentials of Africa”

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Students Present Research Projects at Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Students observe poster presentations in the Coulter Science Center Atrium. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum is a yearly event highlighting undergraduate student achievement at Westminster, Westminster’s website says. Featuring presentations by more than 150 students representing nearly every department on campus, the forum allows faculty, staff, alumni and trustees to recognize the scholarship taking place at Westminster and celebrate the students’ work.
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8 New Members Initiated into National Society of Campus Leaders

From left to right: past initiates Ella Leslie and Roberta Burns; new initiates Zachary Evers, Eva Ottinger, Olivia Wilson, Manfredo Flores, Jordan Esry, Celeste Cummings and Madison Rybak; adviser Dr. John Langton; new initiate Golly Easterly; adviser Dr. Kali Wright Smith; and past initiate Erin Perry. PHOTO BY MAUREEN TUTHILL.

BY THE COLUMNS

The Westminster Alpha Tau Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national society of campus leaders, inducted eight new members on April 13.  They are sophomores Celeste Cummings, Zachary Evers, Madison Rybak and Olivia Wilson, and juniors Golly Easterly, Jordan Esry, Manfredo Flores and Eva Ottinger.

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‘Going Back to Your High School Day’ Received Positively on Campus

Sophomore Adrianna Dunn and first-year student Teri Davis visited Hannibal High School and presented in front of about 50 students. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNA MARTIN.

BY ROBERTA BURNS
STAFF WRITER

Eight students participated in the initiative to send current students back to their high schools on April 7 to share their Westminster stories. Westminster President Dr. Benjamin Akande launched this program in hopes of bolstering enrollment.

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New Location of IT Help Desk Increases Accessibility, Efficiency

The door of the Help Desk office, now located in JCI, is almost always open during its hours of operation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY KARLEY LONG
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

Up until the fall of 2016, the Information Technology Office was located on the third floor of the Hazel Wing in Reeves Library. Now, the IT Help Desk, an office that helps the campus with technological issues, is in the center of student traffic in the Johnson College Inn.

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Westminster Hosts Missouri State Science Olympiad for Third Consecutive Year

Participants and families gathered in Champ Auditorium for the awards portion of the competition. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY THERASIA BRAUTIGAM 
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

Westminster hosted the Missouri State Science Olympiad Tournament for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 8. The tournament allows middle and high school students from across Missouri to compete in various science-based events.

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