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Jesse Ligo, Jr. '82 Earns Westminster Audio Visual Service and Support Award

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Jesse Ligo, Jr., professor of accounting and a 1982 Westminster College graduate, earned Westminster College's 2012 Audio Visual (AV) Service and Support Award.  The award celebrates outstanding service and/or support by a Westminster alumnus.

In addition to being a licensed certified public accountant since 1985, Ligo has been the owner and operator of Drove Pasture Farm, a crop and beef farm in Mercer, since 1991. His love of working the land and running his own business has allowed him a unique opportunity to bring real world experience into his classroom and to share with a wide range of students what it takes to be successful in any type of business.
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Westminster College Professor Published in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion

Monday, October 22, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Bryan Rennie, Vira I. Heinz professor of religion and chair of the department of religion, history, philosophy, and classics, recently published an article in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion.

"Heterophenomenology as Self-Knowledge" discusses the potential implications of teaching religion by incorporating heterophenomenology, or studying the ways others experience or understand themselves and their consciousness, as a means of actually understanding our own selves.
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Westminster College's Office of Faith and Spirituality to Host Shroud Encounter

Monday, October 22, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Faith and Spirituality will host Shroud Encounter Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Admission is free to the public.

Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by international expert Russ Breault. The presentation is a fast moving, big-screen experience using over 200 images covering all aspects of Shroud research.
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Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present Straight No Chaser Oct. 29

Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present a sold out performance by Straight No Chaser Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the 10-man cappella group has reassembled and reemerged with a massive fan base. They have had over 35 million views on YouTube, and were featured on the "Generation YouTube" episode of 20/20 and on PBS.
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Westminster College Biology Majors Receive Drinko Research Grants

Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior biology majors Melanie Perello and Amy Steinheiser received undergraduate research grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning.

Perello's project, "The Behavior of Silver Nanoparticles in a Freshwater Tritrophic System," is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Ann Throckmorton, Westminster professor of biology. Perello is evaluating the ecological effects of silver nanoparticle pollution on aquatic environments by assessing the impacts of nanoparticle exposure by both the surrounding environment and through diet on a three-level food chain.
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Westminster College's Environmental Programs to Present The Vanishing Bees Oct. 23

Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Environmental Programs will present "The Vanishing Bees" Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Patterson Hall, Room 207. The event is open to the public.

According to the documentary's website, "Filming across the U.S., in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery."
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Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present LeAnn Rimes Nov. 19

Thursday, October 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will welcome LeAnn Rimes Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Rimes' performance scheduled for Oct. 11 had to be cancelled due to illness. Tickets for that date will be honored at the Nov. 19 performance, and additional tickets are still available for sale.
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Westminster College Admissions Staff to Visit Local High Schools

Thursday, October 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools Oct. 22-31.

Gina Sharbaugh, associate director of admissions, will be in western Pennsylvania:
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Westminster College Associate Professor to Discuss Paddlefish at Faculty Forum

Thursday, October 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. John Robertson, Westminster associate professor of biology, will present "The Scoop on the Spoonbill: Structure, Function and Morphogenesis" at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

The paddlefish, also known as the spoonbill, is native to a number of large North American rivers, including the Ohio River. One remarkable feature of this species is the prominent rostrum or paddle, an extension of the skull that grows rapidly soon after the fish hatches.
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Announcements


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.

On Campus:

Audio-Visual Student Assistant - (724) 946-7188, Apply here
Communication Services Sports Information Assistant - Nathan LaRiccia, (724) 946-6357
Information Systems Student Technician - (724) 946-6352
Print Shop Work Study - (724) 946-7399
Preschool Lab Student Aide - (724) 946-7356

Internships:

Campus Shift Junior Web Developer (Poland, OH) - Apply here
Delphi Human Resources Intern (Warren, OH) - Apply here
Enterprise Sales Management Trainee (Youngstown, OH) - Apply here
Erie Insurance Group Information Technology Intern - Apply here
Jameson Health System Public Relations and Marketing Intern (New Castle) - Email, (724) 656-4145
McQuillan Group LLC Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - 127 Anderson St., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, Attn: K Salera
Merrill Lynch Investment Management Intern (Various Locations) - Apply here
Penn State University Business Internship (Moon Twp.) - Apply here
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Internship (Harrisburg) - Apply here
PPG Chemistry Internship - Apply here
Pretty Pear Bride Public Relations OR Social Media OR Copywriter Intern (Boardman/Poland, OH) - Apply here
Rue21 Information Technology Internship (Warrendale) - Apply here
UPMC Children's Hospital Student Research Training Program (Pittsburgh) - (412) 692-6081
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Operational Court Support Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
WFIL 560am/WNTP 990am Radio Internship (Lafayette Hill) - 117 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
WPGH and WPMY On-Air Operations Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Employment:

American Eagle Outfitters Part-Time Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - (724) 748-4744
CBS Radio Part-Time Producer (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Chipotle Crew Member (Sharon) - Apply here
Gap Outlet/Kids and Baby Seasonal Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here
Giant Eage Night Stock Clerk (New Castle) - 1700 New Butler Rd.
MedExpress Part-Time Customer Service (Neshannock) - (724) 656-4320
New Castle Country Club Wait Staff/Bartenders - Email

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WESTMINSTER EVENTS

The Wilmington Middle and High School bands will be performing Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The music teacher is alumnus Jonathan Nickel '09.

Looking for a way to earn money or gain course credit while you acquire excellent experience working with young children?  Consider applying for a position at the Preschool Lab. The Westminster College Psychology Preschool Lab is recruiting student aides for the 2013 spring semester and the two-week January break.  These positions are paid or may be eligible for course credit with advisor approval.  The student aide positions require availability either M/W/F or T/Th mornings from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Experience with young children is preferred.  If interested, please contact the psychology department secretary at 724-946-7356 Interviews will be held October 22-November 2.

Scholarship money is available through the Learning Fund. This scholarship is to assist students from Butler, New Castle, or Kittanning who are pursuing a post-secondary education in psychology or social work. For more information click here.

Upcoming alumni events:

  • Saturday, October 27 - Erie-area alumni dinner with President Richard Dorman and hosted by Board of Trustees' Chair Tom Tupitza '79; 6-8 p.m.; Erie Club; $20 per person dinner buffet; reservations due October 19; click here to make your reservation online.
  • Thursday, November 8 - Pittsburgh-area alumni networking luncheon; Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore; 12-1:30 p.m.; $15 per person lunch buffet; reservations due November 2
  • Sunday, December 2 - Christmas Vespers Reception and Dinner; 4:15-6 p.m., $16 per adult, $14 Westminster Student and $9 children under 11 years buffet dinner; John S. Witherspoon Room, McKelvey Campus Center. This is open to the entire Westminster community.
  • Saturday, December 8 - Alumni Kraynak's Holiday Display special tour; 8 a.m.; no long lines, beat the crowds, special Westminster goodie bags for children; Kraynak's in Hermitage, PA
For additional information, contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, (724) 946-7373 or email.

Upcoming chapel events:
  • There will be NO Open Door Reflection, mass, or Open Door Worship from Oct. 26-29 due to mid-semester break.
  • The Office of Faith and Spirituality will be holding auditions for "Godspell" Nov. 12 from 5-7p.m. and Nov. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117 for additional information.

Upcoming Theatre/Music events:
  • Westminster Theatre will present The Drowsy Chaperone Oct. 31-Nov.3 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov.4 at 2:30 p.m. in Beeghly Theatre.
  • The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.
  • The Wind Ensemble will perform Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Nominate a faculty member for the 2013 Henderson Lecturer Award. The Henderson Lecturer is selected from nominees who have been continuing members of the Westminster faculty for at least three years. Any member of the campus community may nominate a faculty member. The deadline is Dec. 10. Contact Bethany Hicok, vice-chair of the faculty, at (724) 946-6349 for more information.

For Sale:



Inexpensive Golf Clubs
  • Turner LPT (TaylorMade Rocketballz RBZ clone) 13-degree 3+-wood, FGS Plus stiff-flex graphite shaft, white Karma grip -- $49
  • Turner True Speed II rescue 4-hybrid, 21-degree, DTG stiff-flex steel shaft, DTG grip (clone of TM Burner Superfast 2.0 hybrid) -- $45
  • Gigagolf P3 irons (5-PW), 1-degree upright lie, .75 over standard length, firm flex True Temper featherlight steel shafts, similar to Ping G-series irons, black & white Karma grips -- $75 for set of six irons
Click here for photographs

Long Putters
  •  Inazone BL-2 48" long putter -- $25
  • Odyssey DFX 2-ball 48" long putter -- $50

Discounts for bundle deals. Contact Mark at 724-946-7191.


RECIPE OF THE WEEK


Hot Apple Cider
from allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

6 cups apple cider
1/4 cup real maple syrup
2 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries
1 orange peel, cut into strips
1 lemon peel, cut into strips

Directions:

1. Pour the apple cider and maple syrup into a large stainless steel saucepan.
2. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Drop the spice bundle into the cider mixture.
3. Place the saucepan over moderate heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cider is very hot but not boiling.
4. Remove the cider from the heat. Discard the spice bundle. Ladle the cider into big cups or mugs, adding a fresh cinnamon stick to each serving if desired.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"There ought to be a way to combine "autumn" and "morning" into one word, the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity."

~Terri Guillemets as quoted from quotegarden.com.



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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

Westminster College's weekly newsletter is published online by the Office of Communication Services (724-946-7190).

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