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Student Sexual Assault Survivors’ Stories Shared in Video

This image of a naked woman with writing and the symbol for sexual assault survivors on her back will appear at the beginning of the “Your Story Matters” video. IMAGE COURTESY OF KHALED KHALILI.

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

This Thursday, volunteers from the Remley REST Center will host the 2017 Remley Women’s Leadership Conference. The highlight of the conference — as well as its title — will be “Your Story Matters,” a video in which 17 Westminster students share their experiences of being sexually assaulted.

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Kevin Owen: The Man Behind the Meals

Owen waits for students to arrive at the dining hall for lunch. PHOTO BY ROBERTA BURNS.

BY ROBERTA BURNS
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

Have you ever wondered who the person responsible for coordinating the array of food at Backer Dining Hall and the Johnson College Inn is? The mastermind behind all Westminster’s food services has served three U.S. presidents and has two World Series rings for his work planning events for the St. Louis Cardinals. That man is Kevin Owen. Owen is currently the college’s director of Dining Services and Catering and has been employed at Westminster for the past five years.

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English Professor Wins Poetry Award

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

BY STEVEN TUTHILL
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

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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Transfer Student Becomes Westminster’s First Softball All-American

Burney had a .984 fielding percentage last year while playing first base. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER ATHLETICS.

Burney had a .984 fielding percentage last year while playing first base. PHOTO COURTESY OF WESTMINSTER ATHLETICS.

BY KAELY FITTERLING
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

Erica Burney’s last-minute decision to join the Westminster softball program put her in a position to become a Third-Team All-American and Westminster’s first ever softball All-American.
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