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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Dr. Jamie McMinn, Westminster College associate professor of psychology, authored "Understanding the Antecedents, Consequences, and Development of Morality in a Seemingly Immoral World," published in the February issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
The book review offers a critical evaluation of The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil edited by Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver. The book's authors describe current theory and research on morality, good, and evil, with a focus on the complexity of defining moral behavior/reasoning and their intra- and interpersonal antecedents and consequences.
The Westminster College Symphonic Band will present a mid-winter concert Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
Selections include: Lawrence Odom's arrangement of "La Belle Helen (Overture)" by Jacques Offenbach; Alfred Reed's "Symphonic Prelude"; "Bandancing" by Jack Stamp; "Amazing Grace" arranged by William Hines and scored by Luis Maldonado; and Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F Op. 28B."
Theatre Westminster will present Martin McDonagh's Beauty Queen of Leenane Feb. 23-26 in Beeghly Theater.
Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, Beauty Queen tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first, and possibly final, chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a chain of events that leads inexorably toward the play's terrifying dénouement.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Westminster College juniors Jenna Huston and Lisa Kaylor participated in the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics Jan. 27-29 in Lincoln, Neb.
Kaylor, a mathematics major, gave an oral presentation on "Straightline Hanoi," a variation of the original Tower of Hanoi puzzle. The presentation previously earned an Outstanding Presentation award at the Mathematical Association of America's MathFest last summer.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Dr. Joseph Balczon, Dr. Joshua Corrette-Bennett, and Dr. John Robertson, Westminster College associate professors of biology, will present "CSI Miami: Curricular Strategies and Inculcation (of Assessment-Driven Revision) in South Beach" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11:40 a.m. in the McKelvey Campus Center's Sebastian Mueller Theater.
The trio attended a conference, "Engaged STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices," sponsored jointly by Project Kaleidoscope and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). They presented "Assessment-Driven Revision of a Biology Curriculum," a poster detailing their department's use of different assessment forms for evaluation and revision of programs.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College professor of history, was appointed to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna's Chancellery as advisor for the foreign press and communications and as consultant on the official English-language webpage of the Russian Imperial House.
Martin, who has been the lead translator for the webpage since 2005, will now consult more closely with the grand duchess' Chancellery staff on all official communications in the English-language media.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men), the fourth film in Westminster College's Tournées Film Festival, will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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.
On-campus student employment:
• McGill Library circulation desk position is available for immediate start. Applicants must be available to work some night and weekend hours. Email Dee Drabick or call ext. 7324 to apply.
• Two Field Station technicians (one novice, one experienced) are needed for summer employment. The full-time positions (up to 40 hours per week) are available for up to 13 weeks, beginning late May through mid-August. Most of the outdoor work is physically demanding. Applications are available in the biology department and must be returned no later than April 11.
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.
• Carnegie Science Center internships (Pittsburgh) - email
o Development intern, Science on the Road
o Carnegie Science Awards Program assistant
o Presenter, science theaters
o Animals and aquaria
o Interactive exhibits
o Education intern, science theaters
o XPLOR Store
o Planetarium assistant
• Community Guidance Center summer employment (Indiana, PA) - email
• Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) summer science intern (Pittsburgh) - email or (412) 732-8045
Keep Westminster in Your Heart!
Did you know there was a time when Westminster College was recognized among the national leaders in alumni giving participation? However, over the past few years, our rates have declined. At its peak the College received support from 42% of the alumni base. Currently, our alumni giving participation is 16%, but our goal is to return alumni giving participation to its rightful place as one of the nation's best.
When making a gift as an alumni couple, we can count two more alumni toward Westminster's participation rate. Double your impact for Westminster and make your gift twice as nice!
If you have not made a gift to the Westminster Fund in the current fiscal year (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012), please do so today. Giving is easy. Call (724) 946-7532 to make your gift or click here to make your gift online today.
Who wrote the words to the Westminster Hymn (alma mater)?
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.
• Image of the Month contest is open to photographers from the campus and community. Click here to see the most recent winning entry by Brad Weaver, who won a check donated by Marti's Memories. To submit an image, fill out the form. Submissions for the current contest are due by 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
• 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.
Chapel Chatter (Contact the Chapel Office at 724-946-7117 or email for details)
• Women's Bible study, "Why Do I Do the Things I Do?" will be held Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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.
Titan Traverse Topics
• Climb-a-thon will be Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in Memorial Field House. All ages are welcome, however, those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Cost is $10 per person, $25 for a family. All proceeds benefit Titan Traverse and Hope House, an orphanage in Honduras.
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 today for delivery Wednesday, March 21.
Bleasby Colloquium will be tomorrow, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater. Dr. Brittany Rowe Cernivicius, assistant professor of public relations, will present "Brand Placement: A Novel Idea?" The program is free and open to the public.
BSU's Open Mic Night will be tomorrow, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge. Alumna Joselyn Parker will perform and the floor will be open to musicians, singers, poets, dancers, comedians, and other performers. Email Simmone Bell for more information.
Children's literature group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. at Mugsies to discuss Libba Bray's Going Bovine, winner of the 2010 Michael L. Printz Award. Click here for more information about the book.
Campus-wide writing workshop will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12:40-1:40 p.m. in Thompson-Clark Hall room 210. Bob Craven and Katy Merolla, English majors and Learning Center teaching assistants, will cover grammar, mechanics, word choice, and sentence structure to improve clarity and conciseness. Pizza lunch will be provided.
The New Wilmington United Methodist Church will hold a soup lunch Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A variety of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts will be available for $7.
Kappa Delta is collecting purses for the second annual Go Confidently Handbag Drive through March 31. Bags for women and girls of all ages will be donated to the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter. Collection boxes are located in all women's residence halls and locations in town.
Preseason golf sale: I've been told that I need to get rid of some golf equipment. All clubs are right-handed. I'll offer discounts for package deals and include head covers on all fairway woods and drivers.
Contact Mark (email or call 724-946-7191) for more information.
• Driver: Powerbilt Air Force One Air Foil Tour, 10.5 degree, Fujukura E-350 stiff-flex shaft (43.5") - excellent condition with new Black Widow half-cord grips -- $40 (infomercial club sold for $299 two years ago and still retails for $199 at Dunhams)
• Fairway Woods
1. TaylorMade R9, 17-degree 4-wood, Fujikura Motore 75-gram stiff-flex shaft - great condition -- $80
2. Adams A4 Insight Tech Boxer 3+, 13-degree 3 fairway/hybrid, Matrix Ozik 70-gram stiff-flex shaft - good condition -- $35 (the shaft is worth nearly $100 and the club sold for over $200 two years ago)
1. Turner True Speed II (TaylorMade Superfast 2.0 clone), 27-degree 6 hybrid, stiff-flex steel shaft - excellent condition -- $35 (great club that's much easier to hit than a long iron, replaced the five-iron in my bag)
2. Callaway Heavenwood 3 hybrid, 20-degree, stock RCH firm-flex shaft - excellent condition -- $35 (easy-to-hit club that replaces long irons or 5-wood)
• Iron Set: Ping G2 irons (4-PW, SW), green dot (2-degree upright lie), stock stiff-flex steel shafts (5-PW have matching serial numbers, 4HL is blue dot (1-degree), SW is green dot) - These may stay in my bag since I think they're the best irons Ping has ever made. -- $220 (will throw in the Ping G10 clone gap wedge)
1. Cleveland CG14 Black Pearl 56-degree sand wedge, stock steel stiff-flex shaft - great condition -- $35
2. Lovett 60-degree wedge, stock steel stiff-flex shaft - great condition -- $15
3. Pre (Pinemeadow CG15 clone) 64-degree wedge, stock steel stiff-flex shaft - excellent condition -- $15
4. ZR1 (Pinemeadow Ping G10 clone) 50-degree gap wedge, stock steel stiff-flex shaft - excellent condition -- $15
1. Inazone BL-2 hammy-style (41") putter - You can putt hockey-style like Happy Gilmore -- $10
2. Heavy Putter L3-M (34") by Boccieri Golf - great condition -- $35 (as seen on TV, head weighs over 400 grams and grip weighs 250 grams to promote pendulum stroke)
3. Black Magic Tour Fit putter (35"), diamond-milled face -- $5
• Bag: TaylorMade R7 staff bag - The TaylorMade R7 staff bag (9" top) is a great bag and includes a rain cover. It has plenty of room for storage, but is much more trunk and cart friendly than the 10.5" staff bags. - excellent condition -- $50
1. Callaway Great Big Bertha Tungsten Titanium 3-iron, stock firm-flex graphite shaft - good condition -- $10
2. TaylorMade Burner 2.0 6-iron, stock regular-flex steel shaft - excellent condition -- $20 (find out if you like the irons before spending $700 on a set)
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
No-Bake Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted, cooled
⅓ cup sugar
1 tub (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 graham cracker pie crust (6 ounces)
1 can (20 ounces) cherry pie filling
Beat cream cheese, chocolate, and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Whisk in 2 cups whipped topping.
Spoon into crust.
Refrigerate 3 hours. Spoon remaining whipped topping around edges of cheesecake; fill center with pie filling.
Makes 10 servings
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."
~ Abraham Lincoln, 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).
Please send information through e-mail to Alyssa Ludwiczak.