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Political Science Professor Presented at International Studies Meeting

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Dr. Edward Cohen, Westminster College associate professor of political science, presented a paper and chaired a panel at the meeting of the International Studies Association April 1-4 in San Diego.

Cohen chaired the panel "Law, Contestation and Power in the Global Political Economy," where he presented "Legal Pluralism and the Possibilities for Legal Change after Neo-Liberalism." 

Mathematics Majors Presented Capstone Projects

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Five Westminster College senior mathematics majors presented their capstone posters April 30 and one gave an oral presentation May 10.

Emily Dolsak, who is also an economics major, presented "A Statistical Analysis of the Free Throw," advised by Dr. Carolyn Cuff, professor, and Dr. David Offner, assistant professor of mathematics.  Dolsak is a daughter of Edward and Donna Dolsak of McDonald, Ohio, and a graduate of McDonald High School.

Celebrity Series Announces 2012-2013 Season

Friday, May 11, 2012
Westminster College's Celebrity Series announced its 2012-2013 season, which includes concerts by LeAnn Rimes and Straight No Chaser and the perennial family favorite, A Christmas Carol.

The Midtown Men, sponsored by Jameson Health System, will kick off the season Thursday, Sept. 13.  Four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys - Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer - celebrate the music of the 1960s with classic songs made famous by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Motown, The Four Seasons, and others.

College Announces 2012 Audio Visual Award Winner

Friday, May 11, 2012
Kelly Matune, a junior public relations major, received the Westminster College 2012 Audio Visual Award.

Matune is a daughter of Frank and Doreen Matune of Hermitage and a graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School.

History Professor Participated in Conference in Scotland

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, chaired a panel at the European Social Science History conference April 11-14 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Each paper in "The Founders and Survivors Project" panel described newly-developed strategies to document the life histories of men and women transported from England to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) as convict labor during the 19th century.  The results of some of this preliminary work were also presented.

Employees Honored for Years of Service

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Westminster College honored 53 employees for 951 years of combined service at a luncheon May 9 in the McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Rooms.

Employees who are retiring are: Nancy Beth Brooks, executive secretary in the Office of Student Affairs, after 17 years; Sandi Chandler, communication specialist, after 14 years; Joyce Hoellein, education lecturer, after 18 years; Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow, professor of sociology, after 34 years; Patricia Lewis, technical assistant in McGill Library, after 21 years; Donald Shelenberger, business manager, after 36 years; Ralph Shelenberger, upholsterer, after 35 years; and Molly Spinney, associate professor/head librarian, after 37 years.

Chemistry Professor and Science Majors Participated in High School STEM Recognition Program

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster College associate professor of chemistry, and three science majors participated in Knoch High School's Recognition Night for Young Women of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) May 1 at Butler Community College.

The program honored 44 high school women, mostly juniors and seniors, for their potential in the STEM disciplines.  Westminster ranks first in the nation as the "Best College for Women in STEM," according to Forbes.com.

Biology Majors and Faculty Presented at National Meeting

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Dr. Karen Resendes, Westminster College assistant professor of biology, and senior biology majors Kaci Batzel and Ashley Grenet presented research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) April 21-24 in San Diego.

Resendes presented a poster on "Determining the Effectiveness of the Hybrid Teaching Method in a Biology Course at a Small Liberal Arts College," an extension of her collaborative work with colleagues at San Diego State University in student learning in a small biology class with non-majors.


On-campus student employment:
• Communication Studies, Theatre and Art
is seeking a television technical assistant for eight hours a week beginning in the fall semester.  The position requires knowledge of computers as well as familiarity with networking and television hardware interfacing.  Contact Andy Borts at ext. 7178.

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.
• Sullivan Golf Revenues business administration summer internship (various golf courses) - website or (330) 770-8573
• New Castle Country Club information technology internship - website
• Women's eNews editorial intern (New York City) - website (job ID 1276821)
• Summer camp counselors - "Summer Camp," PO Box 985, New Castle, PA  16103

Titan Tidbits

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." ~ Benjamin Franklin

For the Class of 2012, the years spent as a student at Westminster College are about to conclude; yet, the knowledge and experience gained will perpetuate a lifetime of learning. Invest in a gift that continues to give.

Every gift of every size contributes to student success and alumni pride!  Giving is easy. Click here to make your gift 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"
Click here to make your reservation online.

AV Adventures
• 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 III website to submit an entry.  Sponsored by AV Services, Titan Radio, and WCN.

Westminster's Preschool Lab presents "Summer Science Camp for Kids" Monday-Friday, June18-22, at the preschool in the Hoyt Science Resources Center.  Parents may choose either the morning session (9-11:45 a.m.) or the afternoon session (1-3:45 p.m.) for children aged four to six.  Pick up a brochure at the preschool or visit the preschool's website to print a registration form.  Deadline to register is Friday, June 1.


Graduation Caps
   from tasteofhome.com

24 miniature peanut butter cups
1 tube (6 ounces) decorating frosting in color of your choice
24 After Eight thin mints
24 M&M candies in color of your choice

Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups; place upside down on waxed paper.  Place a small amount of frosting on each peanut butter cup; center a mint on each.  Using frosting, make a loop for each cap's tassel.  Place an M&M on top of each loop.

Makes 24

"You are educated.  Your certification is in your degree.  You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.  Let me ask you to think of an alternative.  Think of it as your ticket to change the world." 
~ Tom Brokaw, as quoted on quotegarden.com

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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