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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Seven Westminster College students participated in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Jan. 10-15 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Five Westminster students competed or were partners for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships for their work in Theatre Westminster productions: Tara Holl, Courtney Jackson, Morgan McNeal, Danielle Newport, and Maddison Welton.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College professor of education, gave an invited presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English conference Nov. 17-20 in Chicago.
Klassen Endrizzi chaired and presented at a roundtable discussion, "Seeking Reciprocity in Family-School Partnerships: Reading the Past to Write the Future," co-sponsored by the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Four Westminster College senior biology majors presented their capstone research at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Jan. 3-7 in Charleston, S.C.
Hayley Ebersbacher, Kaitlyn Kemer, Jennifer Krueger, and Kristen Prezioso were awarded travel/presentation grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In addition, all four received Charlotte Magnum awards from SICB to cover the costs of registration.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Kurt Roscoe, Westminster College assistant professor of media art, will present "The Design of Stuff and Other Things" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Design is in every corner of our lives from our homes and workplaces to the stores where we shop and the buildings in our communities. Roscoe will share his passion for design as he answers the questions "Is function as important as visual aesthetics?" and "Beyond design, what gives a product sustainability?"
Monday, January 30, 2012
A review essay by Dr. Bryan Rennie, Westminster College Vira I. Heinz professor of religion, was published in a recent issue of the journal Religions of South Asia.
Rennie's contribution, "Heterological Alternatives in the History of Religion," was included in a special issue dedicated to review essays of Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair's book Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Dr. Peter Smith, Westminster College associate professor of chemistry, was recently appointed to two committees for the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Smith was appointed to the committee charged with creating the 2014 Second Term General Chemistry Examination, a test that can be administered by any undergraduate institution that wants to use it. This is the third time Smith has served on an exam committee.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Westminster College Environmental Science Program will host speakers on "Protecting Our Watersheds: Combining Advances in Materials Science and Bioretention Systems to Purify Stormwater, Reduce Infrastructure Costs, and Beautify Landscapes" Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall of the Hoyt Science Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The speakers, Deanna Pickett, director of remediation, and John Houck, sales lead for rain gardens and bioretention, are with ABSMaterials, Inc., a water treatment company that has developed Osorb®, a swellable glass used to pull contaminates from water.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Coco avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel), the second film in Westminster College's Tournées Film Festival, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The contemporary film will be subtitled in English. A discussion will follow the screening.
Camp Fair will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. Information on summer jobs and internships will be available, along with live animals and free snacks.
PIAA/WPIAL Sports Officials Recruitment Fair will be Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6-9 p.m. in Hamer Hall Gymnasium at California University of Pennsylvania. There is no cost to attend. Email Norman Hasbrouck or call (800) 382-1392 for additional information.
Internship/Summer Job Fair will be Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of McKelvey Campus Center. Meet employers, get information, play games, and win prizes. Call Kati Edmiston at ext. 7339 for additional information.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car will conduct on-campus interviews for management trainee interns Tuesday, April 24. Résumés from interested candidates are due to Katy DeMedal in the Career Center no later than Friday, April 13.
The following list of internship opportunities, employers, and contact information is provided for your convenience. Please contact the Career Center at (724) 946-7339 for additional information.
• Operation Crossroads Africa - website, email, (212) 289-1949
• InsuranceZebra Python Development intern (Pittsburgh) - email
• Local Government Academy municipal intern program (southwestern Pennsylvania) - website
• First Presbyterian Church youth ministry director (Martins Ferry, OH) - email
• Camp Wilber Herrlich summer staff (Patterson, NY) - website
• Camp Lohikan summer jobs (Lake Como) - website, email
Student philanthropy has played a key role in Westminster College's success. We hope students and alumni will celebrate G.I.V.E. Day (the day when tuition ends and giving kicks in) on Feb. 14 from 2-5 p.m. in the Witherspoon Maple Room of McKelvey Campus Center. Click here for more information.
Who donated the money ($900) for Westminster College's first gym, the predecessor to "Old 77"?
Visit Westminster's Facebook page each Tuesday and challenge your Westminster friends or submit your own Westminster trivia question. The correct answer will be posted at Westminster's Facebook page on Thursday morning.
Do you know a future student who would be a great fit at Westminster? Share information about your future Titan here.
Chapel Chatter Chapel Chatter (Contact the Chapel Office at 724-946-7117 or email for details)
• (Super) Bowl in Berlin worship and party will be Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Berlin Lounge of McKelvey Campus Center. Worship at 6 p.m. will be followed by the big game on the big screen. Come on over for the game, food, and fellowship.
• Orders for Habitat for Humanity's winter bake sale, featuring cookies, cakes, and cupcakes, will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 6, for delivery Feb. 9-10. Contact the Chapel Office for an order form.
• Women's Bible studies:
o "Understanding the Yearnings of Your Heart" will be held Monday evenings in Feb. from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Remick House reception area. The group will be led by Amy Ligo, a 1984 alumna. Contact the Chapel to sign up or for more information.
o "Why Do I Do the Things I Do?" will be held Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 9. The group will meet in the Remick House reception area with Carey Anne LaSor leading. Contact Carey Anne at ext. 7365 with questions or to indicate your interest.
• Walker House after-school program is in search of tutors who can give one day a week (Monday-Friday from 3:35-6 p.m.). Transportation is provided Monday-Thursday. Email Caitlyn Engelhardt with questions or for more information.
Cornhole Tournament to benefit Royal Family Kids Camp will be held Sunday, Feb. 12, from noon-4 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center. The tournament is open to students and community members in three age groups (K-14, 15-35, 36+). Entry fee is $10 for each team of two. Register in the TUB during lunch and dinner hours today, visit the Drinko Center office, or register online.
Mail-in registration forms for Westminster's Preschool Lab are available from Darlene McCoy at (724) 946-7356 or online. Forms must be completed and received by U.S. Mail Feb. 6-10. All children aged three or four are eligible to attend, and enrollment will be determined by random drawing. The Preschool Lab is accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.
Titan Traverse will take a trip to an indoor mountain bike park in Cleveland Friday-Saturday, Feb. 10-11. Included in the $20 fee is transportation, lodging, food, and day pass for biking; bike rental is not included. Stop by the Titan Traverse office (McKelvey Campus Center 252) to sign up and pay the fee.
Westminster's Field Station will host its annual Christmas tree chipping party Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m.-noon. Many hands are needed to feed used live trees into an industrial chipper to re-purpose them for use as mulch and compost. Volunteers should dress for the weather, including gloves, as the event will not be cancelled. The Field Station is located one mile east of campus at 937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road. Since 1998, over 1,500 trees have been rescued from landfills and returned to the earth from which they came.
Celebrate spring and save lives through participation in the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. Order forms are available from department secretaries and must be returned with payment no later than Wed., Feb. 15, for delivery Wednesday, March 21.
For Sale: Lawrence County Historical Society calendars, featuring black and white photos of old Cascade Park, are available for $10 each. Call Dwight Copper at ext. 7328 or email for more information or to purchase one.
AV Services-sponsored battery recycling bins are available in all academic and residential buildings on campus. Recycling keeps zinc, lead, nickel, mercury, and other hazardous compounds out of the water, soil, and air. Call AV Services at ext. 7188 or email for more information.
The Learning Fund Scholarship of The Pittsburgh Foundation was created to assist sophomore students who are residents of western Pennsylvania who have graduated from a high school in Butler, New Castle, or Kittanning and have a declared major in psychology or social work. For more information and an application, please stop by the Financial Aid Office or visit The Pittsburgh Foundation website. Completed applications are to be returned by April 15, 2012.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Even if your hometown favorite isn't on the field for Sunday's Super Bowl, you can choose a Chex Mix® recipe from one of the teams that is playing.
New England's Patriotic Chex Mix®
1 bag (8.75 oz.) Chex Mix® Honey Nut snack mix
¼ cup dried blueberries
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
2 cups white chocolate chips
½ cup blue and red candy-coated chocolate candies
In a large bowl, combine the snack mix, blueberries, cranberries, and sunflower seeds.
Place the white chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on high for 60-90 seconds, then stir. Melt for an additional 30-60 seconds, if needed.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the snack mix and stir until well coated. Turn the mix out onto a large piece of waxed paper, sprinkle with red and blue candies, and let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour to harden the chocolate. To serve, break into large chunks.
Makes 14 (½-cup) servings
New York Giants Pizza-ria Chex Mix®
1 bag (8.75 oz.) Chex Mix® Traditional snack mix
1 cup mini pepperoni
1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Serve immediately. Store any remaining in the refrigerator.
Makes 14 (½-cup) servings
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears."
~ Bill Vaughn, as quoted on quotegarden.com
About The Westminster Weekly
Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak
Westminster College's weekly newsletter is published online by the Office of Communication Services (724-946-7190).
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