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Westminster College Broadcast Communications Majors to Present Capstone Projects Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Nine Westminster College broadcast communications majors will present their capstone projects Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The program is free to the public. 

The documentaries will be showcased at three separate screening sessions:
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Westminster College Assistant Professor Co-authors Article on Green Chemistry

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sarah Kennedy, Westminster College assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored an article in the Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine.

"Tips and Resources for Green Process Evaluation" outlines metrics companies can use in green evaluation and examples of implementation. The article was co-authored with Dr. Henry Nowicki, president and senior scientist for Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS).
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Westminster College Associate Professor Serves on Panels at Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association

Monday, November 26, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, recently served on two panels at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Cuff organized, chaired, and served as a discussant on a panel titled "Poverty, Inequality, and Well-Being," that included papers on the shifting health status of former slaves, the effect of climate change on the health of historical populations, and efforts to measure historical income and wealth inequality around the globe. 
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Westminster College to Screen Film Education Under Fire

Monday, November 26, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College International Cultures Club in conjunction with the Department of Religion, History, Philosophy and Classics will be hosting a screening and conversation of the film "Education Under Fire" Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Mueller Theater, McKelvey Campus Center. The screening is free to the public.

The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) and individuals of the Baha'i faith. Baha'is in Iran have been subjected to systematic persecution, including arrests, torture, and execution simply for refusing to recant their beliefs. They are also prohibited from going to college. In 1987, the semi-underground BIHE was formed to give young Baha'is their only chance for a university-level education. Despite repeated raids and arrests, volunteer teachers and administrators created an independent, decentralized university system that has lifted the lives of thousands of Baha'i students across Iran.
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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:

Athletic Department Lifeguard - (724) 946-7320
Audio-Visual Student Assistant - (724) 946-7188
Information Systems Student Technician - (724) 946-6352
Student Affairs Resident Assistant in Shaw Hall - (724) 946-7128

Internships:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake PR/Marketing Intern - Submit resume to Career Center by Nov. 30
McQuillan Group LLC Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply to: Attn: K. Salera, 127 Anderson St., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The National Society of Leadership and Success - Apply here
Sweetwater Center for the Arts Event Planning/Exhibition Intern (Sewickley) - Email

Employment:

American Eagle Outfitters Part-Time Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - (724) 748-4744
Giant Eage Night Stock Clerk (New Castle) - 1700 New Butler Rd.
MedExpress Part-Time Customer Service (Neshannock) - (724) 656-4320
Seven Springs Part-time and Summer Employment - Pick up an application in the Career Center

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WESTMINSTER EVENTS/FYI'S

Scholarships/Extra Cash Available:

  • The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Winter/Spring 2013 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Winter/Spring 2013 semester. Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship website. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CT on December 14, 2012.  All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to Ariel Rangel at ariel.rangel@thermofisher.com.

Alumni events:
  • 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.

Biology department events:
  • The students and faculty of the Biology department invite you to the Biology/Molecular Biology Capstone Poster Presentations Nov. 30 from 3-5 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center. The final component of liberal studies is the senior capstone course and project.

Community events:
  • Kings Chapel United Methodist Church will host their annual Drive Thru Nativity Dec. 1-2 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission is free. The church is located at 861 Old Pulaski Road, New Castle, PA 16105. For more information call (724) 658-7569.

Furniture for Sale:
  • Amish Light Oak Single Pedestal 65" (with 2, 1' leaves in) by 42" table with 6 high back chairs, $1300.
  • Dark oak coffee table 55"x23"x17" with 2 shelves on end with middle cabinet, $150, (free ¾" glass top).
  • Dark oak round, 18", end table with cabinet, 21" tall (matching coffee table), $50.
  • 3 pc shelf all wood (dark) unit (1 for TV with cabinet below with 3 shelves, 1 for Stereo with 5 shelves, 1 with desk, 3 drawers and 2 shelves) 30.5"x78"x16" (free 2 ikea overhead lights for unit) $75 each or $150 for all three.
  • 1 petite cane bottom chair, $45.
  • (1) 3 drawer dark oak dresser, 32.5"x29"x18.25" (free 3"4 glass top) $125.
  • (1) 3' round mirror, $150.
  • 1 Printer case, $75
  • 2 Petite Swivel rockers, $15 each or $25 for both
  • 1 86"x28"x34" 3 cushion sofa, $100
  • 1 Single pedestal 47.25" round formica table with 4 swivel tan leather like chairs, $200.

Call Camille at (724) 946-7112.

Gift Packages and Gift Certificates available through Sodexo Dining:

Parents - Need some holiday gift ideas for your student? Students - Don't know what to get your dorm mate? Order a gift basket or gift certificate here.


RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Peppermint Brittle
from allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

2 pounds white chocolate
30 small peppermint candy canes

Directions:

1. Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.
2. Place white chocolate in a microwave-saf bowl. Heat in microwave on medium setting for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Place candy canes in a plastic bag, or between two pieces of waxed paper. Using a mallet or rolling pin, break the candy canes into chunks. Stir peppermint into melted white chocolate. Spread evenly in pan, and chill until set, about 1 hour. Break into pieces by slamming on counter.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK

One kind word can warm three winter months.

~Japanese Proverb from quotegarden.com

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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