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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Westminster College's Department of Physics will host Jim Adams '79 for the 25th annual Woods Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall of the Hoyt Science Resources Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Adams, deputy director of planetary science at NASA, will present "Finding Life Beyond Earth," part of a major initiative with NASA, Nova, and the National Institute of Aerospace.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Westminster College Department of Music will host Wright Brass of the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight in concert Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
Wright Brass, one of four classical ensembles within the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, has a brassy blend of sound, style, and humor that makes it an entertaining choice for all audiences. From public relations performances to high-level military functions, quality is the hallmark of this group that has conducted master classes and given concerts at many colleges and universities across the nation.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Dr. Michael Aleprete, Westminster College assistant professor of political science, co-authored "The Strategic Development of Border Areas: Explaining Variation in Interaction Opportunity Across Land Borders" in a recent issue of International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations.
The research builds on others' earlier work on the permeability of land borders and tests the three most prominent hypotheses about the forces that shape cross-border interaction opportunities. The results confirm that the desirability of trade influences the accessibility of borders and that governments invest in transportation infrastructure when facing threatening neighbors, resolving a debate over the relationship between mobility and security in favor of those who argue that accessible borders facilitate military defense.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Westminster College hosted "Behaviors, Disabilities and Curriculum in the Early Childhood Environment," two workshops for early childhood educators, Feb. 4 and 18.
Westminster preschool teachers Diana Reed and Debi Roud presented "Behavior Management through Engaged Curriculum" to 30 participants from nine preschools/early childhood centers on Feb. 4.
On-campus student employment:
• Westminster Fund is interviewing for Phonathon Ambassadors this week and March 12-16. Application forms and more information are available from Amber Scalfari at ext. 6997 or email.
• 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.
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.
• University of Pittsburgh summer undergraduate research program - website or email (application deadline March 31)
• Marist in Manhattan Program media internships - website
• KDKA-TV summer or fall interns (Pittsburgh) - website
• Villa Maria Land Management Department, Sisters of the Humility of Mary summer and fall internship (New Bedford) - website or email
• Stronghold Conference Center summer camp staff (Oregon, IL) - website
Keep Westminster in Your Heart!
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.
Please have a safe and relaxing spring break.
The sounds of the carillon emanating from Old Main are a favorite Westminster tradition.
When was the carillon installed in Old Main?
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.
• 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)
• Prayer vigil tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel for Chardon High School. The service is open to the campus and community.
• 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.
Photo submissions for Pre-Vet Society's Cutest Pet contest will be accepted through Friday (email). Voting will be held in the TUB during lunch March 12-16 and the winner will be announced at the March 17 carnival.
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.
"Bowl for Kid's Sake," sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters in New Castle, is looking for teams for the March 31 event at Colonial Lanes. Teams get food, music, T-shirts, and the chance to win prizes, trophies, and gift cards while helping raise money to support the program. Email Steve Landman or call (724) 657-3680 for more information or to register a team.
Early Childhood Education block is collecting items to package for U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan. Suggested items include beef jerky, ramen noodles, trail mix, snack foods (breakfast bars, cookies, non-chocolate candy, Pringles), baby wipes, white tube socks, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, magazines, books, and card games. Items will be collected throughout the semester and shipped in May.
The Addison Gibson Foundation is seeking applicants for low-interest education loans to qualifying graduate and undergraduate students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Criteria for eligibility include: family home located in western Pennsylvania (long-term); full-time students; one or more years completed in current degree program/university; cumulative and current GPA of 2.8 or better; and student's existing debt must fall within the Foundation's established parameters. Visit the foundation's website or the Financial Aid office for additional information.
Pre-season golf sale: Call Mark (724-946-7191) and click here to view photographs of the TaylorMade R9 4-wood and Ping G2 irons.
• Fairway Wood: TaylorMade R9, 17-degree 4-wood, Fujikura Motore 75-gram stiff-flex shaft (8 adjustable settings) - great condition - final price drop to $75 (website)
• 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. - final price drop to $199 (will throw in the Ping G10 clone gap wedge) (website)
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Chocolate Chunk Scones
2½ cups flour
⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) cold butter or margarine
¾ cup whipping cream
6 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
Heat oven to 400°F. Mix flour, ⅓ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and cream with wire whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture; stir until soft dough forms. Stir in chopped chocolate.
Place dough on floured surface; knead until dough is no longer sticky. Place on greased baking sheet; pat out dough with hands to 10-inch circle. Score top with sharp knife into 12 wedges. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake 23-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 12 wedges to serve.
Makes 12 servings
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."
~ Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros, as quoted on quotegarden.com
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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak
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