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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College Department of Economics and Business hosted a dinner and seminar in November for accounting majors and students interested in a career in accounting. The seminar was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
The seminar was held to promote accounting internships, raise awareness and help students prepare for the profession. Topics discussed included: the many career paths for accounting majors, information on the job market and the 150-hour requirement for earning a CPA license. Senior accounting majors also discussed their internships.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior biology majors Ryan Nicklas and John Ryniawec received undergraduate research grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning.
Nicklas' project, "The Effect of Host Identity on Sex Ratios in the Model Nasonia vitripennis," is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Ann Throckmorton, Westminster professor of biology. Nicklas is examining a species of jewel wasps that have been the focus of many studies involving genetics and behavior. He will be exposing the Nasonia to three different fly species as hosts and monitoring the effects of the different hosts on the resulting offspring. He seeks to provide insight into the host-parasite relationships, as well as reproductive patterns within this species. These organisms have been extensively utilized in agriculture to control fly pests, and a greater understanding of Nasonia can be applied to the control of disease-spreading organisms and farming without the use of harsh, toxic chemicals.
Monday, December 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College junior and senior early childhood/special education majors helped conduct Family Math Night Nov. 1 at Wilmington Elementary School.
Over 200 families attended the event for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Westminster students planned and provided all games and activities for the students and their families.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Diversity Services will host its annual International Festival Tuesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5 p.m. in Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.
Westminster College represents many countries, cultures and ethnic traditions from around the world. The goal of the festival is to celebrate and increase awareness of diversity at Westminster College.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present A Christmas Carol Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
The Nebraska Theatre Caravan returns to Westminster College for this stage production of Charles Dickens' holiday classic. It features a spirited ensemble of 28 performers who bring the tale of redemption to life on a magical set created by noted designer James Othuse.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education, presented research in math education at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference in Camp Hill and at the national Teacher Education Division of the Council of Exceptional Children (TED) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.
"Let's Give Them Something to Talk About" was presented Oct. 18 at Camp Hill and described a problem solving framework called I-THINK, and other classroom practices that promote mathematical discourse in elementary and middle school classrooms. She co-presented this session with Dr. Jeremy Lynch from Slippery Rock University.
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.
Athletic Department Lifeguard - (724) 946-7320
Audio-Visual Student Assistant - (724) 946-7188
Information Systems Student Technician - (724) 946-6352
Orr Auditorium Stage Crew Tech Assistant - (724) 946-7236
Sodexo Dining Services Dining Room Attendant - (724) 946-6147
Sodexo Dining Services Catering Server - (724) 946-7853
Campus Shift Jr. Web Developer Intern (Youngstown, Ohio) - Apply here
Internet Data Management, Inc. Web/Graphic Design Intern (Poland, Ohio) - Email
Jameson Health Care Foundation Fundraising Intern (New Castle) - Email
Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency Public Relations Intern (New Castle) - Email
McQuillan Group LLC Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply to: Attn: K. Salera, 127 Anderson St., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Mon Yough Chamber of Commerce Communications/Journalism/Marketing Intern - Email
Mr. Small Theatre Video Development Internship (Millvale) - Apply here
Pittsburgh Magazine Internship in five areas: editorial, online design, and administrative sales/marketing - Email
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Marketing Intern - Email
PNC Human Resources and Banking Internships - Apply here
PPG Chemistry Internships - Apply here
Rise Magazine Writers/Journalists (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
rue21 Information Technology Internship (Warrendale) - Apply here
Sweetwater Center for the Arts Event Planning/Exhibition Intern (Sewickley) - Email
Westinghouse Electric Company (Various Internships, Various Locations) - Apply here
CBS Raido Part-Time Sports Talent - Apply here
Chico's Sales Associate (Grove City) - Email
UPS Part-Time Package Handler (Butler) - Apply here
PNC Grove City Branch Part-Time Teller - Apply here
- 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.
Art department events:
- Student artwork will be on display on the second floor of the library through Dec. 4. The artwork in from new honors course "Wild Color: Creating Fiber Art with Natural Dyes," taught by Professor Peggy Cox. The work includes weaving, felt making, surface design on silk, and a poster project. The artwork will also be displayed at the Student Symposium on the Environment Dec. 6 from 5-6 p.m. on the second floor of the McKelvey Campus Center.
- New Bedford Presbyterian Church is hosting Breakfast in Bethlehem Dec. 15 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Bring your children to experience a time in Bethlehem, wear shepherd costumes, taste "market food" of the time, make a roll in Mary's kitchen, work in the pottery shop, and view/pet animals in the Nativity scene. This event is free to the public. New Bedford Presbyterian Church is located at 151 Woodland Dr., Pulaski, Pa., 16143
- The "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" course is coming to the Westminster College campus. It's an opportunity to gain a new view and perspective on what God is doing in the world. The course will be held 1-4 p.m. every Sunday beginning Jan. 13 - May 5. Each week a different instructor will share the lesson, including Westminster Associate Professor of Religion Dr. Kang Na. More information is available at www.perspectives.org.
Environmental programs events:
- Westminster College and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition (SRWC) are sponsoring the 2012 Student Symposium on the Environment Dec. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms and Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center. The event will showcase environmental projects done by students in the region.
- 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.
- Gift Packages and Gift Certificates available through Sodexo Dining: Order a gift basket or gift certificate here.
- College physics book: 978-00073529110 - bought from Amazon during fall 2012 and not used. Condition when bought was gently used. It is in great shape. Call (724) 730-2413
Pause for Paws:
- Westminster Counseling Services and the Health Center will be hosting Pause for Paws Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Berlin Lounge. Students and staff are invited take a break from the stress of the day and visit with some adorable four-legged friends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorority Recruitment 2013 Sign-ups:
- The sign-ups will take place in the TUB in McKelvey Campus Center Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and again Dec. 7 from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost is $20.00. If you miss your chance, there will be another sign-up Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Student Affairs.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Melting Snowmen Oreo Cookie Balls
24 Winter Oreo Cookies, divided
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
9 ounces white chocolate, melted
Assorted colored decorating gels
1. Crush 9 cookies finely; mix with cream cheese until blended. Shape into 15 balls.
2. Place remaining cookies on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Dip balls in chocolate; place on cookies. Tap cookies on baking sheet several times to allow excess chocolate to pool onto tops of cookies. Decorate with gels to resemble snowmen.
3. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.
~W.J. Cameron as quoted from 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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