November 2013 

 
In This Issue
High Marks for Well Check
Griffin Swoop-in
Winter Weekend
Housing and the Holidays
May Term
Westminster Ranks Best College
Minor in Outdoor Education and Leadership
Why Do An Internship?
Parent Supports Student's Passion
Important Dates
Westminster News
Quick Links
 
Westminster Gets High Marks for Well Check

"I give Westminster College an A+," said one mom during Westminster's signature "Well Check" for parents of first-year students. Fifteen staff members contacted more than half of the parents of first-year students to see how well their students are adjusting to college life. Our thanks to all those who participated.
 
Read more about the Well Check program here.
Griffin Swoop-in
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On November 11, 24 Westminster faculty and staff, including President Brian Levin-Stankevich and his wife, Debi, spent an hour with students in the residents halls to learn about their personal goals and address their questions and concerns. Armed with chocolate chip cookies, the visitors heard feedback about life on campus and advised students about ways to get involved and get the most out of their college experience.

Learn more about this new program!  
Winter Weekend for Parents and Families
Make plans with your student to celebrate Winter Weekend, February 6-9, 2014. Activities will include discounts at Alta, Snowbird, Canyons, and Deer Valley Resorts; theatrical performances; Griffins basketball; the Senior Athlete and Hall of Fame Banquet; Ice Skating downtown; and more.

Join us for an exclusive pre-sale for the Ut
ah Jazz vs. Miami Heat game on Saturday, February 8! Tickets include a pregame shoot around (limited availability) before the biggest game of the season. Contact Joe Costanzo at jcostanzo@utahjazz.com for ticket prices and more information.

T
he latest information about Winter Weekend events, resort and hotel deals, and activities is at www.westminstercollege.edu/parents. Watch for the registration link by mid-December.
Housing and the Holidays
Students need to be aware of the Thanksgiving dining service hours, as well the college's Winter Break schedule and housing closure policy.

Click here for everything you and your student need to know.
May Term: Learn What You Love

May is Westminster's month of offbeat and inspiring classes where learning happens on campus, across Utah, and around the globe.   

 

May Term takes students out of the classroom and leads them to discoveries about themselves and the world. Students can begin registering for on-campus classes in February. Registration for off-campus adventures is available now. 

 

This year students will travel to exciting places, including Cuba, Europe, China, and Colombia (Check out this short video about our recent trip to Thailand.) But the on-campus offerings are just as intriguing and may include classes like Victorian Murders, The Art and Science of Yoga, the Chemistry and Biology of Brewing, and many others.

 

Payment of full-time tuition for Fall Semester 2013 earns two discounted hours for May Term or Summer 2014. Payment of full-time tuition for Spring Semester 2014 earns two discounted hours for May Term or Summer 2014.

Westminster Ranked "Best College" by The Princeton Review
Westminster has once again been listed in The Princeton Review's "Best 378 Colleges" Guide and is ranked among the top 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and universities.

Read more about why Westminster made this year's list. 
New Minor in Outdoor Education and Leadership
  
Utah's outdoor industry brings in nearly $6 billion annually, with 14 ski resorts, five national parks, and more than 1,000 outdoor products companies contributing to the state economy.

Learn how the college's new minor in Outdoor Education and Leadership will help prepare students for opportunities in the growing outdoor industry. 
  
Why Do An Internship?
According to the Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, employers turned more than half of interns into full-time employees. For students looking for a foot in the door, there's more evidence that pursuing an internship could be the answer.

Employers responding to The National Association of Colleges and Employers' 2011 Internship & Co-op Survey reported that 39.1 percent of their entry-level hires from the Class of 2010 came from their own internship programs. In addition, they reported converting, on average, nearly 58 percent of their interns into full-time hires. Encourage your student to stop by the
Career Center in the Shaw Center to find out more about internship opportunities, as well as career planning and job search support and strategies.
Parent Supports Student's Passion

"As the parent of a Griffin student athlete, I am proud to support Scott's passion for lacrosse," said Lynn Heinlein P'13. "Even Scott's grandparents show their appreciation for the education my son is getting at Westminster by making an annual gift to the college through the Westminster Parent Fund."  

 

You, too, can impact your student's education now by providing increased resources for athletics, academic programs, student services, or clubs. Give to the Parent Fund today, and designate where you want to make a difference for your student at Westminster College!

Important Dates

Click here for a list of important dates, including the 2013-2014 academic schedule  and campus closures.
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