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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Three Westminster College students participated in the 73rd Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Dec. 1.
Participating Westminster students were:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, Westminster College assistant professor of economics, was recently published in the American Journal of Business Research and presented research at the Southern Economic Association 82nd Annual Meeting Nov. 16-18 in New Orleans, LA.
"How Water Access Affects Housing Price in a Developing Country: A Hedonic Analysis" studies 1,723 households around the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Households obtain water from three sources: public water sources; private wells; and tap water access, where households pay a fee in exchange for a certain level of water service. The results show that a private tap water connection is capitalized into higher house prices. A benefit of the study is that it can be used to help governments in cost-benefit analysis of investment in public infrastructures, and can be used to measure changes in household welfare via water access improvements.
Westminster College Students and Professors Present Research at The American Society of Criminology ConferenceTuesday, December 11, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Four Westminster students and two professors presented research at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference Nov. 14 in Chicago.
"Understanding the Education Experiences of Incarcerated Women, Part II" was presented by Dr. Kristenne Robison, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice studies, Jennifer Cantella, and Joseph Ritchie. The group reviewed a culmination of a year's research they collected at a women's prison. They presented data on the challenges for incarcerated women to learn due to such things as a lack of educational programming, and learning inside an institution of social control when many of them come to learning experience with traumatic experiences. Some of the women persist in bettering themselves largely through self-reliance, not institutional structures.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Amy Camardese, Westminster College associate professor and chair of the education department, was part of a panel and presented research at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) National Conference Nov. 15-18 in Seattle.
Camardese presented "Opening the Window to Korean Literature for Elementary Children," which focused on how Korean children's literature can integrate reading, language arts and social studies with engaging lessons.
Monday, December 10, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two teams of Westminster College students participated in the 2012 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) East Central North America Programming Contest Nov. 2-3 at Youngstown State University.
The teams were under the direction of Dr. John Bonomo, Westminster associate professor of computer science. Bonomo contributed several problems and served as head judge.
Friday, December 7, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twelve Westminster College financial economics students competed in a mock bond rating competition Nov. 9. The students were from a class taught by Dr. Daniel Fischmar, Westminster professor of economics and business.
The students were divided into teams and presented with the case of a fictitious local terrestrial radio company that decided to sell some of its stations. The teams were asked to evaluate the consequences for the company's existing debt.
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.
Music Library Aide - (724) 946-7990
Audio Visual Student Assistant - (724) 946-7188
Community Food Warehouse Hunger Study Coordinator Intern (Sharon) - Email
Compunetix Computer Internships (Monroeville) - Apply here
Internet Data Management, Inc. Web/Graphic Design Intern (Poland, Ohio) - Email
Johnson & Johnson QC Scientist Intern (Lititz) - Email
Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency Public Relations Intern (New Castle) - Email
Magee-Women's Research Institute Intern (Pittsburgh) - (412) 641-6052
McQuillan Group LLC Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply to: Attn: K. Salera, 127 Anderson St., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Metropolitan Museum of Art Internships - Apply here
Mon Yough Chamber of Commerce Communications/Journalism/Marketing Intern - Email
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Internships: engineering, architecture, scientifc, and technical (Harrisburg) - Apply here
Pittsburgh Film Makers Production Services Intern - Email
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
Point Park University Public Relations or Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
PPG Chemistry Internships - Apply here
Three Rivers Community Foundation Internships: website, volunteer program coordinator, graphic design, fund development, and writing (Pittsburgh) - Email
United States Steel Corporation Environmental Internship (Braddock) - Apply here
Vibrant Pittsburgh Research Intern - Email
Westinghouse Electric Company (Various Internships, Various Locations) - Apply here
American Eagle Outfitters (Grove City) (724) 748-4744
Associates in Counseling & Child Guidance P/T Therapeutic Staff Support Worker (Mercer, Lawrence and Crawford Counties) - Email
CBS Radio Part-Time Sports Talent - Apply here
Chico's Sales Associate (Grove City) - Email
Diversified Family Part-Time Job Coach (Hermitage) - Apply here
Farmers National Bank Part-Time Teller (Grove City) - Email
UPS Part-Time Package Handler (Butler) - Apply here
PNC Grove City Branch Part-Time Teller - Apply here
- The Office of Faith and Spirituality will be collecting items for Hurricane Sandy relief through Jan. 21. Items needed include: non-perishable canned goods and soup; hats, gloves, coats, sweaters, scarves, blankets and socks; shampoo, soap and deoderant. Boxes will be located around the campus for donations. Call Rev. Jim Mohr at (724) 946-7116 for more information.
- First-Book - Westminster will host a bookfair Dec. 12 at Barnes & Noble in Boardman. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit First Book - which distributes new, free books to children in Lawrence and Mercer counties. The Barnes & Noble is located at 381 Boardman Poland Road. You can also support First Book online through Dec. 17 at bn.com/bookfairs. Enter bookfair ID 10928018 at checkout.
- 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.
- Are you a foodie who passionately searches for and tries new recipes? Would you be interested in meeting once a month for a Gourmet Supper Club, and taking your turn hosting? Beth Sammons is forming a small group of couples to meet, share and learn. Email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
5 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
1. Place potatoes into a pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside if onions are not yet ready.
2. While the potatoes are boiling, heat 1/2 cup of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Mix the onions and their oil into the potatoes, and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside while you make the dough.
3. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, 1/2 cup of oil, warm water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Gradually mix in flour until the dough is stiff enough to remove from the bowl and knead. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 5 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes to relax the dough.
4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degress C). Grease a cookie sheet.
5. Cut off a piece of dough about the size of an egg. Roll the dough out onto a long narrow strip about 3 inches wide. Spread the potato mixture over the dough leaving a 1 inch strip along one of the long sides. Roll the dough around the filling towards the exposed strip, and gently press to seal. If you've done this step correctly, the dough will be shaped like a snake with potato filling. Repeat the process with remaining dough and filling.
6. Place the potato filled rolls onto the prepared cookie sheet, and cut into 1 inch pieces using a pizza cutter.
7. Bake for 30-45 minutes in the preheated oven, until nicely browned.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle."
~Robert Altinger as quoted from quotegarden.com.
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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak
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