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Westminster College's Environmental Programs Hosted Datashed Training Workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Environmental Programs hosted a Datashed Training Workshop April 19 at the Westminster Field Station. Datashed is an onlin...

Westminster College Sociology and Criminal Justice Majors Accepted into American Sociological Association Honors Program

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College sociology/criminal justice and biology major Joseph Ritchie and criminal justice major Annalisa Ryding have been accepted into the Undergraduate Honors Program of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
The ASA Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students an intensive introduction to the professional life of the discipline.  The students will attend the ASA Annual Meeting in New York City this August and participate in several events, including presentation of their research in a Roundtable Paper Session, meetings with representatives of national graduate programs and exclusive "conversations" with prominent sociologists.
Ritchie and Ryding's acceptances into the program were based on a personal essay, resumé and submission of an excerpt of their capstone research papers.  The students were also sponsored and recommended by departmental faculty Dr. Kristin Park, professor of sociology and chair of the department, and Dr. Kristenne Robison, assistant professor of sociology.
"We are extremely proud of Annalisa and Joe.  They carried out research projects that are not only fascinating and relevant, but also theoretically informed and methodologically sophisticated," Park said.
"This award is a testament to the quality work that Annalisa and Joe produced for their senior capstone research," Robison said.
Ritchie's project is titled "Anarchy: A Study of Socialization and Retention of Motorcycle Club Members."  This investigation sought to identify the models of socialization that motorcycle clubs utilize not only to recruit, but also to maintain members within their organization. The goal of this study was to illuminate an elusive and enigmatic component of American society to aid in the development of a process model of socialization that may enable both sociologists and criminologists to further understand these groups.  

Ritchie is a son of Carmen and Elizabeth Ritchie of New Castle and a graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School.
Ryding's paper is titled "‘It's Just Not Something People Want to Hear:' The Socialization Process of Becoming an Atheist."  Although the population of people who identify as secular, agnostic, or atheist has doubled in the past few decades, they are still one of the most highly stigmatized groups in today's society. This paper draws on in-depth interviews with self-proclaimed atheists to investigate their journey from theism to a non-religious identity.

Westminster College Music Education Major to Present Recital May 4

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Tricia Glorioso, a Westminster College Spanish and music education major, will present her senior recital Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m.more

Westminster College Wind Ensemble Earns Top Honors in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Wind Ensemble earned a standing ovation for their performance at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) State Conference on ...

Westminster College Student Awarded Honorable Mention by Goldwater Scholarship Committee

Monday, April 29, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College junior physics major Samuel Mellon was recently awarded honorable mention by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Committee for h...

Westminster College English Majors and Faculty Participated in International Convention

Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Seven Westminster College English majors participated in the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in March in Portland, Oregon.
Rebecca Beers presented "The Moonstone: Detecting a Narrator's Reliability." Beers examined the use of narrative in what appears to be a mystery novel, but is really a novel that cleverly discusses controversial subjects of the time. The research was advised by Dr. Deborah Mitchell, professor of English.

Beers, a senior, is a daughter of Edward and Cindy Beers of New Castle and a graduate of Laurel High School.
Robert Craven presented "Rhetoric ‘By Tongue of Brute': Milton's Animalistic Devil." Craven defended Paradise Lost as one of the most important and influential texts in Western literature and made the claim that it challenges the model of a great chain hierarchy. He focused his presentation on book nine of the epic, author John Milton's temptation scene. Craven's research was advised by Dr. Bethany Hicok, associate professor of English.

Westminster College Music Education Major to Present at National Conference

Friday, April 26, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior music education major Deanna Nebel recently proposed a poster session to the College Music Society (CMS) National Conferencemore

Westminster College Psychology Major and Adviser Presented at National Conference

Thursday, April 25, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior psychology major Lyndsey Vogler and Dr. Sherri Pataki, associate professor of psychology, presented research conducte...

Westminster College Professor Named as Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 25, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Camila Bari de López, Westminster College associate professor of Spanish, earned a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant for the 2013-2014 academ...

Westminster College Named to President's Honor Roll for Seventh Consecutive Year

Thursday, April 25, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Westminster College with a place on the 2013 President's Higher Educat...

Westminster College Fraternity to Host Annual Relay for Life

Thursday, April 25, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Alpha Nu chapter of national fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi will host the annual Westminster College Relay for Life Saturday, May 4, from more

Westminster College Symphony Orchestra to Present Spring Concert May 2

Thursday, April 25, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in more


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:
The Titan Employment Bulletin will now be accessible 24/7 with on-campus job postings daily!
Go to http://www.westminster.edu/resources/career/career_employment_bulletin.cfm.

Ariba IT Support Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Christ Community Chapel Student Ministry Intern (Northeast Ohio) - Email
City Vision Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email
Felony (Fashion) Magazine Public Relations Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Good Year Environmental Sustainability Internship (Akron, Ohio) - Apply here
Internship at Representative Evankovich's Office (Murrysville and New Kensington) - Email
IRETA Digital Media Specialist Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
LB Foster Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Team Phenomenal Hope Development and Event Planning Intern - Email

Part-Time Employment/Summer Employment:
American Eagle Outfitters Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - (724) 748-4744
Babysitter Needed (must be female) (Neshannock Twp., New Castle) Call Danielle at (724) 944-6378
Chipotle Crew Member (Hermitage) - Apply here
First Alliance Church Worship Leader (New Castle) - Email
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania Donation Door/Utility Position - Apply here
Lutheran SeniorLife Clinic Assistant (Butler) - Email

Titan Tidbits



There will be laser tag on the Quad May 3 from 5-9 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Jubilee Conference Scholarship Fund. There will be $100 cash prize and additional prizes awarded to the winning team. You can pick up information in the Chapel Office or email Jane Larson for additional information.


Take a break from your stress to visit and play with some adorable four-legged friends May 3 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Berlin Student Lounge.


Enjoy a late night breakfast and a break from studying May 8 from 8:45-10:15 p.m. Breakfast will be served by the Westminster College Department of Institutional Advancement. Note that Duff Restaurant will close at 7 p.m. and Titan Club will close at 8 p.m. in preparation for Cram Jam.


  • Titan Club closes for Summer Break May 9 at 11 p.m.
  • Duff Student Restaurant closes for Summer Break May 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Residence Hall closes May 10 at 6 p.m.
  • TUB closes for Summer Break May 10 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Summer Housing opens May 24


French Strawberry Pie
from allrecipes.com

(4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 (9 inch) prepared shortbread pie crust (such as Keebler®)
2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
2 cups fresh strawberries, mashed
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons white sugar (optional)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (option

1. Beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon heavy cream together in a bowl. Spread into bottom of pie crust. Arrange about 2 cups quartered strawberries onto cream cheese layer.
2. Mix 2 cups mashed strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; cook over medium heat until slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.
3. Pour cooled strawberry mixture over strawberry layer in pie crust. Chill in refrigerator until set, 2 hours.
4. Beat 1 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Spread over cooled pie.


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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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