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Westminster College to Host Annual Mission Conference July 20-26

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The 108th New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC) will be held at Westminster College July 20-26.

The week-long conference will include Bible studies, events to promote spiritual enrichment, lectures by spiritual leaders, and Christian fellowship.  The purpose of the conference is to strengthen Christians in their commitment to mission work. Missionaries and leaders from the global church will share their mission experiences and challenge participants to join in the mission calling.
NWMC began as a Presbyterian mission conference for young people in 1906.  It has retained its Presbyterian roots and connections while promoting the broader Christian witness in the world. About 800 delegates and staff from 30 states and 25 countries are expected to attend this year's conference. It is estimated that another 300-500 regional residents will also attend some portion of the conference. All events are free and open to the public.

Westminster College Director of Graduate School Published in UCEA Review

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Robert Zorn `64, director of Westminster College's Graduate School, had an article published in the summer edition of the University Council for Educatio...

Westminster College Student Teachers Conduct Family-Teacher Literacy Conversations

Monday, July 1, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Three Westminster College early childhood/special education majors, who graduated in May, participated in three Bridges to Reading parent-teacher discussions at Campbell Elementary School in Ohio during the Spring 2013 semester.

Bridges to Reading is a home-school partnership that creates opportunities for pre-service teachers to listen and learn from children's first learning partners, namely parents. The one-hour conversations with parents help the pre-service teachers understand how children's family members can become the teacher's essential partner in the teaching of the child.

Westminster College English Professor's Play to Be Staged in New York City

Monday, July 1, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College associate professor of English, has written a play that will be staged July 25, 27 and 28 at the Midtown International Theater Festival in New York City.
Ade's play, A Question of Taste, follows the story of two African men of different generations who, although fighting the same cause of removing a ruthless dictator, engage in an ideological struggle that comes to tragic ends for themselves and for their people.
The hour-long, one-act play premiered at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company's 2007 Theater Festival in Black & White, where it won four awards, including Best Play. It later won the 2009 Arts & Letters Prize in Drama and was published in the spring 2010 issue of Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture. It now heads to the Midtown International Theater Festival, a self-producing festival in which invited participants produce the shows while the festival provides the venues. Participants are also responsible for their own promotion and fundraising campaign.
"It has been wonderful to see it published," Ade said. "And now to have it done in New York is going to be quite a thrill."
Ade's script was inspired by figures and events in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country formally known as Zaïre, run by the notorious despot Mobutu Sese Seko. Ade was a firsthand witness to the oppression maintained by the dictatorship. He lived and worked there as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher after college, and closely followed the nation's subsequent turmoil of civil war after his return.
"The combination of the experiences I had while living there of the abuses of the system of the dictator made me very conscious of how despotic politics work. Leaving that country and having it fall into even greater chaos was very sad for me," Ade said. "I knew I wanted to write somehow about my experience, and because I was leaning toward the theater in terms of creative writing, I thought I could reach more people, and in a more profound way, by doing it on stage."
Ade continued, "I also wanted to create roles that African-American actors could play, because American theater doesn't have enough in terms of the canon of work for African Americans. I desperately wanted to do something to bring more roles to that community, because they are fantastic and I knew they would do tremendous work with it. So my desire was to do something for the theater community, but also to raise the issue to the audience about the chaos that comes from political overthrow in Africa and maybe give them an understanding of why it happens."
Participating in the New York festival is only one of Ade's many honors. Ade's one-act play, Language Barrier, also earned Best Play honors in the PPTC's Theatre Festival in Black and White in 2010, making him that festival's only two-time winner. For the 2011 Pittsburgh New Works Festival, his play Off-Color Remarks was one of 12 new scripts chosen for production from a field of more than 100 national submissions, and was ultimately one of three finalists for the festival's Outstanding Playwright Award. That honor went to Westminster graduate F.J. Hartland '80 for his play Funeral in the Rain.
Ade also recently received the "Spotlight Award" for his latest play Reports of a Home Invasion, produced at the Old Opera House during the 2013 New Voice Play Festival in Charles Town, W. Va. It was selected, along with only three other works, from 85 plays submitted across the country.

Ade, who has been with Westminster since 2003, earned an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Area Students Added to Westminster College Dean's List

Monday, June 24, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two students have been added to the Spring 2013 Dean's List at Westminster College. One student has been added to both the Fall and Spring Dean's List.

Laura Habarka, a May graduate in early childhood/special education, is a daughter of Nicholas and Darlene Habarka of New Wilmington and a graduate of West Middlesex Area High School. She earned Dean's List for the Spring semester.

Westminster College Hosted Fifth Annual Model United Nations Conference for High School Students

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College hosted more than 200 students from 17 area high schools for the fifth annual Model United Nations (UN) Conference April 30.


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/student_emp/student_emp_overview.cfm.

To see local full-time positions go to https://www.westminster.edu/resources/career/career_employment_bulletin.cfm.

WTAE Sales and Marketing Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email
Jenesis Magazine Journalism Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email
Penguins Radio Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
L.B. Foster Company Human Resource Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Canton Charge Marketing/Sales/Communications or Operations Internships (Canton, Ohio) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment/Summer Employment:
American Eagle Outfitters Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - (724) 748-4744
Chipotle Crew Member (Hermitage) - Apply here
Southwestern Pennsylvania Goodwill (Various locations) - Apply here
Thomas & Betts Photographer (Mercer) - (724) 662-6344
River's Casino (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
LOFT Store Associates and Sales Lead (Mall at Robinson) - Apply here
Brightside Academy Assistant and Lead Teachers (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Huntington Bank Summer Clerical Position (New Castle) - Email
Cedar Point Park Ambassadors (Sandusky, Ohio) - Apply here
The Conneaut Hotel Summer Positions (Conneaut Lake) - Email

Titan Tidbits


July 22: Summer Session Ends
Aug. 21: New Faculty Orientation
Aug. 22: Faculty Workshop, Faculty photos from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Please call Communication Services at 724-946-7190 to let us know you would like to have your photo taken.)
Aug. 23 - 26: First-Year Orientation for students
Aug. 27: Fall classes begin


Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
from allrecipes.com

8 sheets phyllo dough
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup strawberry jelly
1 cup heavy cream, whipped (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. On a flat surface, place one sheet of phyllo dough. Brush it with melted butter, and cover with another piece of phyllo. Repeat until all 8 sheets are used. Using kitchen scissors, cut layered phyllo into a 12- to 13-inch circle. Carefully press circle into a greased 9-inch pie plate; gently fan edges. Bake in preheated oven until edges are just golden, 6 to 8 minutes; cool slightly on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until well combined. Fold in 1 cup of blueberries. Pour filling into prepared crust.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until set, 40 to 50 minutes. To prevent the crust from over-browning, gently cover pie with foil for the last 25 minutes of baking. Cool completely on a wire rack.
5. In a small bowl, beat jelly until smooth; spread over cheese filling. Arrange 1 cup blueberries on top in a star pattern.


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