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Westminster College Faculty Attend Conference in Israel

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Tina Keller, Westminster College lecturer of education, and Dr. Rena Cornell Zito, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice studies...

Westminster College Sociology and Criminal Justice Majors Present Research at American Sociological Association Meeting

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College sociology/criminal justice alumnus Joseph Ritchie `13 and sociology alumna Annalisa Ryding `13 presented research at the American Sociological Association Meetings Honors Program Aug. 9-13 in New York City.
Ritchie and Ryding were nominated by Westminster faculty and accepted into the Undergraduate Honors Program of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in the spring. [MSOffice1]  They are the first Sociology Honors Program students in the history of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies.
The ASA Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students an intensive introduction to the professional life of the discipline.  As part of the program the students presented their research in a roundtable paper session and received feedback from a mentor in the field.
Ritchie's presentation was titled "Anarchy: A Study of Socialization and Retention of Motorcycle Club Members."  The 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.  
"It was a wonderful opportunity to present and discuss independent research with peers and colleagues in the field of sociology," Ritchie said. "Furthermore, it provided me with opportunities to network with various graduate schools and leaders in the field of sociology. It was sort of a surreal experience in which I was able to meet, converse, and receive encouragement with renown professors such as Sudhir Venkatesh (Columbia University) and Earl Babbie (Campbell professor emeritus).

Ritchie is a son of Carmen and Elizabeth Ritchie of New Castle and a graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School.
Ryding's paper was 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.
"Going to the ASA Honors Program was one of the best experiences," Ryding said. "I gained so much knowledge and networking opportunities within the sociology discipline. Not only did I meet some amazing people, including some of my academic idols, but also I gained confidence in myself and my long-term career goals."

Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present Air Supply September 19

Monday, August 26, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present Air Supply Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditoriummore

Westminster College Foster Art Gallery to Host Reception Sept. 5

Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an art gallery opening and reception Thursday, September 5, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. The event is free to the public.
This exhibition will feature artist zines by Dallas-based artist Matthew Guest. The reception will include a gallery talk by the artist at 5:15 p.m.
Zines are small circulations of self-published material. In his case, Guest's zines include original drawings and writing that pull from a wide variety of influences, some of which include comics, science fiction, surrealism, Dutch still life and slasher films, among many others. This exhibition will include his current zine, Apocalypth Pentagram, in printed pamphlet form, as well as select pages from the zine displayed on the walls. 
The exhibition will run Aug. 21-Sept. 20.  The Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Foster Art Gallery hosts six exhibits annually, one of which is the student/senior exhibit in March. Regional, national, and international artists are also brought to campus for exhibits and lectures.
Guest is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.  He holds a BFA in printmaking from Texas Christian University and received an MFA in painting from the University of South Florida.  His books, objects, paintings, prints, and drawings have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, most notably at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, and by Fantagraphics Books, located in Seattle, Washington.
Contact Summer Zickefoose at 724-946-7267 or email for additional information. 


Westminster College Students Awarded Scholarships from The Pittsburgh Foundation

Friday, August 23, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Ten Westminster College students recently received scholarships through The Pittsburgh Foundation. All awards will be applied to the students' tuition for the 20...

Westminster College Announces the 2013 Fall Semester Faires Faculty Forum Schedule

Thursday, August 22, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Faires Faculty Forum presentations will take place every Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in Mueller Theater of 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/student_emp/student_emp_overview.cfm.

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

Sweetwater Center for the Arts Marketing Intern (Sewickley) - Email
Pittsburgh Penguins Production Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
The Thomas Merton Center Graphic Design Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
L.B. Foster Company HR Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County Prevention Education Intern (New Castle) - 724-856-4320 ext. 120
New Wilmington United Methodist Church Sunday School Teacher - Email
The American Red Cross Youth Volunteer Management Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
The American Red Cross Disaster Services Training Program Development Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Cross IT Intern (Greenville) - Email
Hampton Holistic Center Marketing/Writing Intern (Allison Park) - Call 412-486-1829
Innovation Works, Inc. Social Media, Customer Support, and Sales Associates Internships (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Vibrant Pittsburgh Special Projects Intern - Email
WTAE Sales and Marketing Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email
American Diabetes Association Special Events Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Family House Development and Event Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Citizen's Financial Group Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:
Old Navy (Grove City) - 724-748-5726
Aeropostale Role Model/Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership IT Department (New Castle) - (724) 658-7258 ext. 1501

Titan Tidbits



The scavenger hunt was held Aug. 24 during Fresh Start Orientation, and was part of G.I.V.E. Westminster, the student philanthropy program at Westminster College. The Seven Wonders of the Westminster Way are: learning, tradition, success, faith, challenge, service, and compassion. To learn more about the Seven Wonders and G.I.V.E Westminster click here.


Friday, August 30 - OPEN DOOR REFLECTION (Chapel)
Speaker: Darwin Huey, professor - education department
11:40 a.m.

Saturday, August 31 - ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS
Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church
7 p.m.

Sunday, September 1 - OPEN DOOR WORSHIP (Vespers) - Worship with Communion
Rev. Jim Mohr (College Chaplain)
Sermon:"With Your Whole Heart"
7 p.m.

Monday, September 2 - OPEN DOOR REFLECTION (Chapel)
Speaker: Carey Anne LaSor, assistant to the chaplain &  coordinator of Young Presbyterian Scholars Program.
11:40 a.m.

Contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at 724-946-7117 for more information on services or upcoming Chapel events.


Class of 2017 Welcome Picnic  (Wiley Alumni House): TODAY, Aug. 28; 5:30 - 7 p.m.
(First-Year Students Only)
Includes Seven Wonders of the Westminster Way photo slideshow; the 7 ft. G.I.V.E. Pyramid; food, fun and friendship.

Volunteer Expo (The Quad): Thursday, Aug. 29; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities for service in our surrounding community.

Activities Fair (The Quad): Thursday, Aug. 29; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Come learn about our many student organizations.

Movie in Mueller (Mueller Theater):
Friday, Aug. 30
7:30 p.m. - "Hangover 3"
10:30 p.m. - "After Earth"

Saturday, Aug. 31 
3 p.m. - "Hangover 3"
7:30 p.m. - "After Earth"
10:30 p.m. - "Hangover 3"


Registration for fall swim lessons is Monday, Sept. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Field House lobby. The lessons are for ages 5 and older, and run from Sept. 10-13 and 16-19. Cost is $60. The lessons are available to the public.


Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2013 is Oct. 11-13. Click here to find out about the weekend's festivities!


Celebrity Series Presents: Air Supply
Sept. 19
For more information visit http://www.westminster.edu/about/celebrity/celeb_overview.cfm.

Theatre Westminster Presents: 10 Minute New (And Nearly New) Play Festival

Oct. 3-6
For more information visit www.thtrwestminster.org.

Triple Berry Sorbet
from myrecipes.com

1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups water
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
12 ounce package frozen unsweetened rasberries
1 1/2 cups cherry juice
1/2 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved, stir in the cranberries, and cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the raspberries, and simmer for 5 more minutes, until the raspberries have softened and the cranberries have popped.
2. Strain the mixture through a sieve or strainer, discard the pulp, and refrigerate the mixture for 2 hours. Mix in the cherry juice, lime juice, and orange juice concentrate, and pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Freeze according to directions.
3. Pack the sorbet into a freezer container and freeze for about 2 hours, until the sorbet is firm. Remove from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving.


"You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."

~Desmond Tutu as quoted by quotegarden.com.

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