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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an open house Tuesday, May 1, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Russell Hall Art Studios. The event is free and open to the public.
The studios, formerly housed in Patterson Hall, were relocated prior to the Patterson renovation project that is nearing completion.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Westminster College Preschool Lab will celebrate Week of the Young Child through April 28 with a variety of activities to honor young children and those who make a difference in children's lives.
Guest readers at the preschool include Westminster College President Dr. Richard H. Dorman and Westminster alumni Dan Vogler, Lawrence County commissioner, and Wendell Wagner, New Wilmington mayor.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Westminster's Model United Nations student organization hosted the Mid-Atlantic Model U.N. Consortium competition March 31.
Approximately 80 students from seven colleges and universities participated: Westminster College, Cleveland State University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, Lakeland Community College, Mercyhurst College, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Westminster College will hold its Senior Vespers Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The worship service is open to all.
The Rev. Jim Mohr, College chaplain, will welcome worshipers and give the benediction. Music will be provided by the Senior Praise Team, Senior Choir, Megan Morrow, and Kalyn Stevwing.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Westminster's College Department of Political Science will host Dr. Russell Mills for a presentation Monday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Lakeview Room. The program is free and open to the public.
Mills, a 2005 Westminster graduate who is currently with the Federal Aviation Administration, will speak on "Accountability in the Era of Governance Networks: Lessons from Emergency Management Following Hurricane Katrina." The presentation is based on a recently-published article by Mills and two co-authors that won the 2011 Marshall Dimock Award for the best article in the field of public administration.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sixteen Westminster College music students participated in the Music Education Advocacy Festival March 31 at Clarion University.
The festival included students from regional Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association chapters at Clarion, Lock Haven, and Slippery Rock Universities, and Westminster College, the only school to send two ensembles.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Westminster College will host classical guitarist David Sossa Fernández in concert Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Maple Room. The program is free and open to the public.
A native of Colombia, Fernández earned an undergraduate degree in classical guitar from the University of Antioquia and was a member of several musical groups that played bossa nova, traditional Colombian music, rock, and blues. He has taught classical and folk guitar and piano in Colombian musical academies, including Amadeus, Metropolitan Institute of Education, and Coral Tomás Luis de Victoria, where he served as director and conductor of the Colombian traditional music ensemble. He is currently a first guitar in the Toronto Guitar Society Orchestra.
The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program will include: Mozart's "Concerto in A for Clarinet and Orchestra," featuring music education major John Stumpff on clarinet; Puccini's "Questo amor, vergogna mia" from Edgar, featuring baritone soloist Nicholas Popovich; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Zachary Cramer, a Westminster College senior accounting and business administration major, won the 2012 David W. Edward Entrepreneurship Scholarship competition. The award includes a $3,500 academic scholarship.
The competition, conducted by Westminster's Department of Economics and Business and supported by funding from the Edward Trust in Youngstown, Ohio, requires students to prepare and present a business plan depicting the creation of a new or substantially improved business, product, service, or some combination of the three. The competition culminated April 3 with a presentation of his business plans to a panel of judges.
Westminster College choral groups will present spring concerts Friday, April 27, and Sunday, April 29, in Wallace Memorial Chapel. Both are free and open to the public.
The Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus will present their program Friday at 7:30 p.m. The choirs are under the direction of Dr. Robin Lind, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, with assistance from William Ambert, adjunct music faculty. Anthony Pezzelle is accompanist for the Women's Chorus and Daniel Goffus accompanies the Men's Chorus.
Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning will host the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration Wednesday, April 25. The day-long celebration includes the annual Honors Convocation at 3:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.
This showcase for student creative and research efforts will feature the work of more than 200 Westminster students, who will present posters, oral presentations, documentaries, art projects, and performances.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Westminster College Celebrity Series will host "Ricky Nelson Remembered" Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
The multi-media event features Nelson's twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, singing their father's hits, including "Hello, Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man," and "Garden Party." Big-screen video footage of the Nelson family and interviews with celebrities influenced by Nelson are also included. This tribute to America's original teen idol appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations.
On-campus student employment:
• A mailroom assistant is needed immediately for four-six hours per week. Duties include sorting and delivering mail and providing customer service. Contact Carmelina Shockey at ext. 7231 to apply.
• A Field Station technician is needed for summer employment, 40 hours per week, beginning May 21. Most of the outdoor work is physically demanding and applicants should possess personal initiative, as supervisors are not always on the job. Contact Sharon Muraca at ext. 7206 (email) to apply.
• An Art Department studio assistant is needed for the fall semester. Contact Peggy Cox at ext. 7266 for more information or to apply.
• The Psychology Department is seeking a neuroscience lab assistant to coordinate and monitor the lab activities for the fall semester. Responsibilities include monitoring activities in the rat lab (some evenings and weekends required), assisting with projects for classes using Hoyt G22, and helping with animal care and maintenance. Animal lab experience is preferred for the eight-hours-a-week position. interested candidates should contact Dr. McGovern at ext. 7358 (email) by Friday, April 27.
Meet PHRA members today, from 5-8 p.m. at the Fox and the Hound on McKnight Road. Registration is $10. Register here.
Northwest Pennsylvania Elevator Pitch Competition will be April 28. Applicants who are accepted will present a three-minute elevator pitch for a business idea to a panel of judges who are real-world investors. First place earns $1,000. Details are available here.
2012 Heinz Field Job Fair will be Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hyundai Club West Lounge. Event day positions for Steelers and Pitt Panthers games, concerts, and other events range from concessions and catering to elevator operators and traffic crew.
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.
• Stone Cottage Farms interns for corn maze and pumpkin fest - email or (724) 816-0137
o Art intern
o Marketing intern
• Deloitte Services LLP discovery intern (Pittsburgh) - website
• Merck vaccine research, molecular biology (Greater Philadelphia area) - website (req. #BIO003437)
• Highmark ( Pittsburgh) - website
o Portfolio management intern
o Database services intern (job ID 65999)
• Mercer Co. Behavioral Health Commission blended case manager internship - (724) 662-2230
• Coldwell Banker Real Estate internship (Pittsburgh Metro area) - email, (412) 833-5405 ext. 204, or (412) 833-7620 (fax)
• McDonalds marketing intern - website
• UPMC maintenance groundskeeper (Cranberry Township) - website
• Callos Companies - contact Katy DeMedal at ext. 6338 (email) no later than Friday, April 27
o Maintenance janitor (Farrell)
o Heavy laborers (New Wilmington)
o Direct care aide (Hermitage)
o Part-time van driver (Shenango Valley)
Attention Young Alumni Classes!
The Race to 300 has begun! Recent graduating classes have been broken into teams - Classes 1996-2000, Classes 2001-2005, & Classes 2006-2010. For the first team to cross the finish line with 300 new gifts (a.k.a. 2% alumni participation rate increase), a generous challenge gift of $3,000 in support of student scholarships will be made by Westminster College Trustee William W. Rankin '60. The impact of your gift can multiply!
Every gift of every size contributes to student success. Giving is easy. To make your gift and follow your team's progress online, click here.
Name the "eating club" that became Sigma Phi Epsilon when the ban on Westminster fraternities was lifted in 1920.
Congratulations on a great Greek Week! The Westminster community raised over $16,000 during "Penny Wars" for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Claire Hartner, daughter of Eric and Kelly Hartner, Westminster enterprise network manager. Collections at Sing & Swing raised $1,000 for the Richard Sentner Family Trust and Royal Family Kids Camp. Greek Week participants also collected more than 50,000 items for the local food bank.
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.
The annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration is today, concluding with Honors Convocation at 3:30 p.m. To find out when a student is presenting, click here. The members of Westminster's Undergraduate Research Advisory Council are excited and we hope that you will join us to celebrate the accomplishments of over 200 students.
• Congratulations to Emily Bateman, winner of the Titan Terror III T-shirt design contest! Thanks to all contest participants.
• 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.
"Thank you!" to the 92 participants in the TOMS Day Without Shoes, sponsored by the Campus Green Party.
Good weather means canoes are available. Weather permitting, the schedule is Monday-Friday, 4-7:30 p.m.; Saturday 2-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday 2-6 p.m. Be sure to have your Titan card and be willing to sign a release.
The ARGO is looking for pictures of campus events, off-campus study, and any Westminster-related activities to include in the 2012 yearbook. If you have some to share, click here. Email Ali Pabrinkis with questions or for additional information.
Phi Mu will host "Westminster's Got Talent" tonight at 8:15 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. Tickets are $3 in the TUB or from a sister, $4 at the door. All proceeds benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Send a Mother's Day card, get pizza, and support PR Capstone's project to help keep local U.S. Postal Service branches open tomorrow from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge. Cards and stamps will be provided.
Alpha Gamma Delta will host "The Singing Bee" tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge. Tickets are $3 in the TUB or from a sister, $4 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation for diabetes. Email Hope Schrott today if you would like a chance to participate.
Westminster's chapter of Council for Exceptional Children is looking for volunteers to help with a Special Olympics event Friday in Butler. Email Katie Tomko or Kristen Fedon with questions or to volunteer.
Omicron Kappa Sigma will take orders for finals care packages in the TUB this week. Choose from the Study Break Package (tea and coffee, candy, cookies, chips, and a stress ball) or the Stress-Reliever Package (tea bags, granola bars, dried and fresh fruit, and a stress ball) for $10 each, with proceeds supporting Hands for Haiti. If you can't make it to the TUB, email to place an order.
The Field Station will celebrate Arbor Day Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Trees and planting tools will be provided. If you or your organization would like to participate, email Clarence Harms.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host a tea party Saturday, April 28, from 3-5 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms. General admission is $15, students are $12 ($10 each in a group of 8). Tickets are available at the gift shop, at Flowers on Vine, or online. Email Kandice Hartner for more information.
New Wilmington Rotary Club is taking orders for geraniums. Flowers are available in red, salmon, or white for $3 per pot. Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 28, by calling Jack Hanes at (724) 946-8166. Pickup is Saturday, May 19, at the Jameson Health Place Garage on South Market Street.
The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival is offering a $500 scholarship to a current sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in a visual arts program and a resident of Westmoreland County or a graduate of a Westmoreland County high school. Applications are available in the Financial Aid office and must be postmarked by April 30.
Miss Representation, a film exposing mainstream media's contributions to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America, will be shown Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater. Visit the website for additional information or YouTube to watch a trailer. The program is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies and the Sociology Interest Group.
Westminster's Counseling Center is partnering with the Lawrence County Humane Society for "Pause for Paws" Friday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge. Take the opportunity to de-stress with some cute little pets.
Westminster's annual Relay for Life, organized by Alpha Sigma Phi to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Organize a team, support a walker, cheer for the survivors' lap, buy luminaria in honor or memory of a loved one, come out and enjoy the day with friends in a common cause. The day will conclude with the release of sky lanterns. Register online or email Cody Donaldson.
Music Library sale on the ground floor of Patterson Hall through May 11, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Single albums (33.3 rpm) are 50¢ each; double albums and sets (33.3 rpm) are $1 each; and 78 rpm records are 25¢ each. Over 2,500 vinyl records from all genres are available.
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.
Email Dr. Clarence Harms at least 24 hours in advance to request authorization and receive instructions before building a fire in the College Field Station fire pit. Walking the trail is permitted at any time. Fires are not.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Shrimp Alfredo Primavera
3 cups uncooked bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
2 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
1½ cups frozen sweet peas
¼ cup water
1 lb. uncooked peeled and deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
¾ cup refrigerated Alfredo sauce (from a 10-ounce container)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Cook and drain pasta as directed on the package.
In a 12-inch non-stick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Stir in peas; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water; cover and cook 3-5 minutes or until peas are tender and water has evaporated. Add shrimp; cook 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and firm.
Stir in Alfredo sauce and pasta. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with chives.
Makes 4 servings
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~ William Arthur Ward, as quoted on quotegarden.com
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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak
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