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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Westminster College chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society inducted 10 students and a faculty member as new members at a ceremony May 1 at Westminster's Field Station.
New members are: students Julie Bearer, Gregory Clark, Amber Hill, Jenna Huston, Connor MacKenzie, Brandon Mosley, Allison Rice, Julie Rice, Laura Smallhoover, and Emily Walther and Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, assistant professor of mathematics.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
More than 300 students are expected to earn degrees Saturday, May 19, at Westminster College's 158th commencement ceremonies. A baccalaureate service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Orr Auditorium with commencement at 2:30 p.m. on the Senior Terrace of Old Main.
The baccalaureate message, "Ignition," will be given by the Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, senior pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City and former professor of preaching and worship at Austin (Texas) Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning sponsored "Transformers: Mentoring through Robotics" for seven eighth-grade students at Laurel High School in New Castle.
The Drinko Center purchased six Lego Mindstorm NXT Robots for the after-school program designed to encourage and build confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Westminster ranks first in the nation as the "Best College for Women in STEM," according to Forbes.com.
Three Westminster College teams participating in The Business Strategy Game placed in the Top 100 with one team scoring best performance worldwide for the week ending May 6.
"Team Banana Cana" - Joshua Bradley, Jennifer Louth, and Meghan Zaczkiewicz - earned top honors worldwide for their 89.4% return on average equity. The team also earned the 26th best stock price performance and 50th best in earnings per share for the week.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Westminster College's Audio Visual Services hosted an electronics recycling drive April 21 that netted over 13,000 pounds of expired or unused technology, making it the most successful of the six biannual drives held and bringing the total collection to more than 45,000 pounds.
According to AV Services Director Gary Swanson, much of the high turnout - over 100 cars in four hours - was due to the recent Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act, which made select items free for consumers to recycle by transferring costs to manufacturers. Prior to this, small fees were charged to cover the costs of labor and transportation involved in processing these items.
Westminster College's Department of Economics and Business hosted an opportunity for majors to participate in mock interviews April 14.
The event was organized by Dr. Daniel Fischmar, professor of economics and business, with assistance from alumni Mark Drabick '10, Ben Nelson '06, and Christie Grewe Nelson '06, and Karen Coulter, department secretary.
On-campus student employment:
• The Athletics Department has two openings for summer employment beginning June 11. Contact Tammy Swearingen at ext. 7320 to apply.
o Fitness Center monitor will work 12-15 hours a week to oversee use of the facility Monday-Friday from 4:30 p.m.-close. First aid and CPR training are helpful but not required.
o Lifeguard will work a minimum 16 hours a week during recreation swim times and for summer camps and conferences. Applicants must hold lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certifications.
• The Advancement/Development Office is looking for a student office worker for eight hours a week for the fall semester. Responsibilities include general office work and applicants should be proficient in computer and social media. Contact Kelli McKee at ext. 6995 for additional information or to apply.
• A Media Art lab proctor is needed for five hours per week beginning Sept. 15. Duties include oversight and upkeep of three printing stations. Flexible hours and familiarity with Macintosh and Adobe programs are needed. Contact Kurt Roscoe at ext. 7237 for more information or to apply.
• An Art Gallery assistant is needed for five-eight hours per week beginning in the fall semester. Duties include opening and closing the gallery and assisting the art faculty with general operation. Interested candidates should contact Summer Zickefoose at ext. 7267.
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.
• Consolidated Glass Corporation information technology summer internship (New Castle) - email, (724) 658-4541
• Root Sports marketing intern (Pittsburgh) - website (job number 1527040)
• GE Home and Business Solutions community programs co-op/human resources (Cleveland, Ohio) - website (job number 2826920)
• Butler Technologies, Inc. marketing analyst - email, (724) 283-6656
• MLP Steel marketing intern (Scottdale) - email
• ShowClix marketing communications internship (Pittsburgh) - website
• Compunetix internship (Monroeville) - website
• Allegheny Conference on Community Development video editing intern (Pittsburgh) - email
• Sisters of the Humility of Mary summer camp positions (Villa Maria/New Bedford) - email
o Assistant to the director
Attention Young Alumni Classes!
HELP YOUR TEAM WIN THE RACE TO 300!
300 donors making a gift at any dollar amount increases the rate of participation by 2%!
On April 1, recent graduating classes were broken into teams: Classes 1996-2000, Classes 2001-2005, and Classes 2006-2010. For the first team to cross the finish line with 300 new donors by June 30, 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!
As of May 8, Team 2001-2005 is winning with 46 donors!
Every gift of every size contributes to student success. Giving is easy. Make your gift and follow your team's progress online.
Do you know a future student who would be a great fit at Westminster? Share information about your future Titan here.
Save the dates for these events and watch for your invitation:
• Saturday, June 2 - Pittsburgh Young Alumni Event for classes 1996-2012 at Houlihan's in Cranberry Township
• Sunday, June 3 - Akron-Canton-Cleveland alumni event at Greater Cleveland Aquarium
• Saturday, June 9 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion brunch in McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Lakeview Room
• Saturday, June 16 - Columbus alumni gathering at Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Upper Arlington, Ohio
• Saturday, Aug. 11 - Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game with "Skyblast 2012"
• Image of the Month contest is open to photographers from the campus and community. Click here to see the most recent winning entry by Denise Guthery. To submit an image, fill out the form. Submissions for the current contest are due by 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
• Is this the year you dare to enter Titan Terror III? Visit the Titan Terror website to submit an entry. Sponsored by AV Services, Titan Radio, and WCN.
Titan Traverse has placed collection boxes in each residence hall lobby and McKelvey Campus Center for items you may no longer want as you pack up to leave campus. All items will be sold at a garage sale today and tomorrow from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at 120 Prospect (across from Berlin Village). All proceeds will benefit Royal Family Kids' Camp.
Music Library sale is on the ground floor of Patterson Hall through 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.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
4 Pepperidge Farm® Stone Baked Artisan Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls, prepared according to package directions
2 tablespoons honey, divided
2 tablespoons orange juice, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
8 fresh strawberries, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 cup fresh blueberries
⅓ cup vanilla yogurt
Keep the oven at 400°F. Remove the rolls from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Cut each roll in half. Place the rolls, cut side up, onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the rolls are lightly toasted. Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over the roll halves.
Stir 1 tablespoon orange juice and the mint in a small bowl. Add the strawberries and blueberries and toss to coat. Divide the berry mixture among the rolls.
Stir the yogurt, remaining honey, and remaining orange juice in a small bowl. Spoon the yogurt mixture over the berries. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
~ Tenneva Jordan, 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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