Join the Westminster Dinosaur Discovery Team for a Dinomite Virtual Presentation


Dinosaur Discoverers to Conduct Virtual Panel Discussion and Q-&-A Session  

Join Westminster College’s undergraduate research team and Dr. David Schmidt for an informative presentation on the 7-foot-long, 3,000 pound triceratops skull the group recovered from the Badlands of South Dakota this summer.

WHO: Westminster students Colette Faiella, Sophia Hessenkemper, and Tim Burridge as well as David Schmidt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Science

WHAT: A panel discussion and question-and-answer session

WHEN: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

WHERE: Via Westminster College’s livestream link. The Q & A will take place through Facebook Live on the “Westminster College MO” Facebook page.

WHY: The recent discovery of Shady the Dinosaur made national headlines and captured the imaginations of many throughout the country. For seven years, Dr. David Schmidt has conducted an annual dig with undergraduate researchers at the Grand River National Grassland near Shadehill, SD. The 3,000 pound, 7-foot-long triceratops skull, other dinosaur bones, and a variety of other fossils will be discussed.

ABOUT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE: Founded in 1851 and home of Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech, Westminster College in Fulton, MO, is ranked prestigiously by U.S. News & World Report as a National Liberal Arts College. The institution is in the top 15 percent for graduate earnings and boasts a 98 percent placement rate. Westminster also is a Forbes Best Value College. Westminster focuses on educating and inspiring students to find the power in their purpose in order to become the world leaders of tomorrow.

To find out more about Westminster, please visit our website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Sarah Backer at 573-220-9038 or

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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.