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Westminster College Education Professors Present at National Student Teacher and Supervision Conference

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Alison DuBois, Westminster College assistant professor of education and counseling, and Tina Keller, lecturer of education, presented resear...
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Westminster College Assistant Professor Presents Research on Teaching Students to Think Mathematically

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education, presented research in math education at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annu...
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Westminster College Preschool Lab Celebrates National Week of the Young Child

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Preschool Lab celebrated the Week of the Young Child April 14-20 with a variety of activities to honor young children and those who make ...
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Westminster College Business Students Continue to Place in Top 100 in Global Business Strategy Game

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Students in the Westminster College "Strategic Management" capstone course recently placed in the Top 100 for their return on average equity in a global simulati...
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Westminster College Assistant Professor Releases CD of Scottish Fiddle Music

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music and Westminster Orchestra director, recently released an album of Scottish fiddle m...
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Westminster College Alumnus Gives Advice to Economics and Business Majors

Monday, May 6, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College alumnus Jeffrey McCandless `80, managing partner at Stone Harbour Partners, met with select economics and business majors April 24, prior to presenting the Distinguished Alumni Lecture at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC).
 
As Founder and Managing Partner at Stone Harbour Partners, McCandless brought with him a broad background in terms of functional vertical industry experience, operational, executive, and financial responsibilities. Additionally, McCandless has held the role of COO or CFO at four different companies. He has been integral component at two companies recognized as part of Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year program.
 
McCandless met with students Caitlin Oertly, Kimberly Stickney and Quincy Walker, who were representing the Department of Economics and Business; and met with Daniel Matt and Ann Marie Bayma, who were representing not only the department, but also the Student Alumni Association (SAA).
 
"Meeting with Mr. McCandless was extremely helpful, especially since my chosen profession after college is consulting," Matt said. "He was filled with endless knowledge of the work environment and dished out countless recommendations for me to potentially follow. He was down to earth, shared great Westminster stories, and expects that the foundation we've built here at Westminster will prepare us for a successful career."
 
Matt, a senior business administration major, is a son of Daniel and Caroline Matt of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Chartiers Valley High School.
 
Walker, a senior international business and Spanish major, is a daughter of John and Kathleen Walker of Brookfield, Wisc., and a graduate of Allegany-Limestone Central School.

Ann Bayma, a junior international business and accounting major, is a daughter of Edmund and Rose Bayma of Warren, Ohio, and a graduate of Howland High School.
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Westminster College Broadcast Communications Students and Professor Honored by Broadcast Education Association

Monday, May 6, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College Broadcast and Digital Communications Lecturer Brad Weaver and student Joe Ligo received awards at the Broadcast Education As...
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Westminster College Students Earn Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award

Monday, May 6, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  - Westminster College students Lance Jubic and Tyler Umstead will be presented an award by Dominion and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council at the May 23 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards Dinner and Ceremony in Pittsburgh.
 
The award is being presented for the students' leadership, effectiveness and results in making an impact on the environment and includes a $5,000 prize.  The students created a website that allows water quality data and information to be shared among volunteers who monitor streams in proximity to hydraulic fracturing activity in the region.
 
The Lawrence and Mercer ALLARM website was created to empower local communities with scientific tools to assess, protect, and restore waterways.  With increased hydraulic fracturing activity in Pennsylvania, one of the features of this website focuses on monitoring of contaminants associated with shale gas extraction. The website can be accessed at:  https://sites.google.com/site/lawrencecountyallarm/.
Both chemistry majors, neither Umstead nor Jubic had any experience in web development or design so they taught themselves the skills needed to develop and continually enhance the site.

Jubic is a son of Gregory and Mary Jubic of Leechburg and a graduate of Kiski Area High School.
 
Umstead is a son of Daniel and Jill Umstead of Butler and a graduate of Slippery Rock Area High School.
 
The project was completed as an independent study under the direction of Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry. Boylan, a Westminster graduate who joined the faculty in 2001, earned a Ph.D. from Duquesne University.
 
The students are now working with Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, assistant professor of math, on a smartphone application that links to the website and will allow volunteers to upload data to the site from remote locations.
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Westminster College to Celebrate Commencement May 18

Friday, May 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - More than 300 students are expected to earn degrees Saturday, May 18, at Westminster College's 159th commencement ceremonies.  A baccalaureate servicemore


Earth Week at the Field Station

Friday, May 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Earth Day and Earth Week were born 43 years ago, largely through the efforts of Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.  Westminster College observed that day April 22, 1970, with a clean-up of trash from Brittain Lake.  This year the Field Station continued the Earth Week tradition for college students, community adults and children. 

Vespers at the Sandy Edmiston Labyrinth on April 21 celebrated the beginning of Earth Week with a focus on the relationship between the God of the environment and those who reflect on the meaning of a sustainable world.  Singing was an important part of that worship service.  Statements reflecting attitudes of harmony with nature came from students and staff.  The Labyrinth was called a "thin place" where heaven almost touches the earth!  A bonfire, food and fellowship capped the evening. 
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Westminster College Computer Science Students Present Research and Earn Top Honors at Behrend Conference

Friday, May 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College senior computer science majors presented the results of their capstone projects April 13 at the 2013 Penn State Behrend Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference.  Two of the five students were awarded top honors in the Computer Science and Engineering session.
 
Anthony Caratelli earned first place for his presentation "Casino Solitaire." The goal of this project was to develop an algorithm for the game Klondike Solitaire with a set of Casino rules that would maximize money gained per game.  Using a Klondike game written in Java, analysis was done of different strategies in an attempt to achieve this goal, including: a basic random move priority system, use of heuristics developed from past research of this game, analysis of the deck order, and use of the probability of playable cards being uncovered. Caratelli's adviser was Dr. John Bonomo, associate professor of computer science.

Caratelli is a son of Arthur and Lesa Caratelli of Darlington and a graduate of Blackhawk High School.
 
Daniel Solomon earned second place for "Improving Upon Previous Database Programs." The purpose of this project was to improve upon movie collection management program features and add new ones. The user's collection is kept in a SQLite Database, and the graphical user interface allows users to easily make complex queries on their collection. A user can add to the collection by scanning a DVD barcode from a webcam, and the program acquires information on cast, crew, etc. from three internet-based sources to add to the database.  The biggest new feature added was the ability for a user to compare his/her collection with another user's database, which shows what specific movies the two collections share. Solomon's adviser was Dr. David Shaffer, associate professor of computer science.
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Westminster College Business Students Place in Top 100 in Global Business Strategy Game

Friday, May 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Students in the Westminster College "Strategic Management" capstone course recently placed in the Top 100 for their return on average equity in a global simulati...
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Westminster College Students Participated in Trip Around the World Presentations

Thursday, May 2, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five students from Westminster College's Language in Motion program gave presentations at Wilmington Area Middle School April 18-19.
 
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Westminster College Fraternities and Sororities Raised More Than $19,000 and Collected Nearly 5,000 Items During Greek Week

Thursday, May 2, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's fraternities and sororities raised more than $19,000 in money and Student Government Association (SGA) collected nearly 5,000 food, clothing, toys, and othe...
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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:
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.

Internships:
All Clear Translations Sales/Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
Ariba IT Support Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Christ Community Chapel Student Ministry Intern (Northeast Ohio) - 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
Iron Mill Farmstead Business or Marketing Intern (New Wilmington) - Call Stacy Milliron at (724) 816-0137
LB Foster Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Michael Baker Jr. Inc. Corporate Finance Intern (Beaver, Moon Township, and Pittsburgh) - Apply here
PALO Creative Web Design Internship (Youngstown) - Email
RTI International Metals, Inc. Human Resources Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Western PA United Methodist Camping Program Worship and Discernment Internship - 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
Babysitter Needed (must be female) (New Wilmington) - Call Stacy Milliron at (724) 816-0137
Callos Companies Laborers (New Wilmington) - (724) 528-4499
Chipotle Crew Member (Hermitage) - Apply here
Community Human Services Summer Camp Coordinator/Lead Counselor (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
First Alliance Church Worship Leader (New Castle) - Email
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Organist/Pianist (Grove City) - Email
Huntington Bank Summer Clerical Position (New Castle) - Email
LOFT Store Associates and Part-Time Sales Lead (Robinson Mall) - Apply here
Lutheran SeniorLife Clinic Assistant (Butler) - Email
Westminster College Summer Lifeguard - Call Tammy Swearingen at (724) 946-7320
Westminster College Physical Plant Department Summer Help - Apply in person Mon. - Fri. between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Titan Tidbits


WESTMINSTER EVENTS/FYI'S

CRAM JAM MAY TONIGHT!

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

SUMMER SCHEDULE

  • 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

ALUMNI EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE!

Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion and Pittsburgh Young Alumni Events, Classes 1997-2012
  • Monday, June 3, 6-8 p.m. - Rachel's Roadhouse, Mercer
  • Saturday, June 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m. - Olive or Twist, Pittsburgh; hosted by Jeff Prunzik `91 (owner)

Email invitation only. Reservations not necessary, but helpful in planning. To make your reservations online click here. Contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, at (724) 946-7373 or email for additional information.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

from Better Homes and Gardens
(www.bgh.com)

Ingredients:
1 recipe of hash browns
1/4 cup  shredded Italian blend cheeses or mozzarella cheese (1 ounce)
8 eggs
Ground black pepper
8 teaspoons  refrigerated basil pesto (optional)
8 cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line eight 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with parchment baking cups or parchment-lined foil pan lining paper with the parchment side up; set aside. Prepare Perfect Hash Browns. Let hash browns stand about 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
2. Divide hash browns between muffin cups, pressing hash browns into the bottoms and up the sides of the cups.
3. Divide cheese among hash-brown-lined cups. Crack an egg into each cup. Sprinkle with pepper. Top each cup with 1 teaspoon of the pesto (if desired) and two of the tomato halves. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until whites are set and yolks are thickened. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes before serving. Carefully remove from cups.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Mother, the ribbons of your love are woven around my heart."

  ~Author Unknown. 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).

Please send information through e-mail to Alyssa Ludwiczak.