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Westminster College Celebrity Series to Present Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. for a Christmas Celebration Dec. 16

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. - A Christmas Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in Orr Auditorium.

Taking the Orr Stage this holiday season is the seven-time Grammy Award winning husband and wife team, whose instantly recognizable voices helped to make The 5th Dimension one of the pop era's most revered vocal groups.  This charismatic duo will present an inspiring holiday show with all of your Christmas favorites as well as a selection of their biggest hits, including "Never My Love," "Up, Up & Away," "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," "Wedding Bell Blues," "One Less Bell to Answer," "Stoned Soul Picnic" and other chart toppers. 

Westminster College Selects Dr. Jamie McMinn as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College selected Dr. Jamie McMinn to serve as the associate dean of academic affairs, beginning Jan. 2, 2014.
McMinn is an associate prof...

Westminster College to Host Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 24

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Office of Faith and Spirituality is hosting a community Thanksgiving worship service featuring pastors from area churches Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.  The service is open to the public.
Guest speaker will be Pastor John Gruensdorf of New Wilmington Alliance Church. Karen Wallace of the New Wilmington Area Backpack Program will also speak at the service.
Area pastors expected to participate include: the Rev. Jim Mohr, College chaplain; the Rev. Patti Harbison, New Wilmington United Methodist Church; the Rev. Ralph Hawkins, New Wilmington Presbyterian Church; and the Rev. William Stone, Neshannock Presbyterian Church.
Music will be provided by the Second Chance Praise Team. Student Gregory McClelland will perform "Praise You in This Storm" by Bernie Herms and Mark Hall. The Westminster Hand Bell Choir will perform "Beside Still Waters" by Howard Starks, under the direction of Anne Bruening.
McClelland, a senior music education major, is a son of Fred and Heidi McClelland of Sandy Lake and a graduate of Lakeview High School.
Additional Westminster College students will also be participating in the service: Olivia Martin and Jonathan Rogers will be liturgists; Benjamin Suhrie will play the piano during the prelude; and Amber Hill will play the organ during postlude.
Hill, a senior mathematics major, is a daughter of Mary Hill of East Palestine, Ohio, and a graduate of East Palestine High School.

Martin, a sophomore English and fine art major, is a daughter of James and Jennifer Martin of Sandy Lake and a graduate of Lakeview High School.

Westminster College Pre-Service Teachers Conduct Math/Literacy Night

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Nineteen Westminster College early childhood/special education majors participated in a Math/Literacy Night at Campbell Elementary School in Ohio in October.

The Westminster students shared children's books, math activities and iPad applications that families could explore further at home. They also presented learning stations focused on math, reading and technology to more than 300 parents, grandparents and other family members of students in kindergarten through fourth grade. 

Westminster College Graduate School to Host Meeting to Discuss Distance Education Courses

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Graduate School will host a meeting to discuss procedures for state authorization of online distance education courses at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the...

Westminster College Math Students Attend NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition

Monday, November 18, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College mathematics majors and two professors attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference and Exposition in October in Maryland.
The students include:
Stephanie Burkus, a junior, is a daughter of Michael and Teresa Burkus and a graduate of Connellsville Area High School.

Torey DeAngelis, a junior, is a daughter of Lyn DeAngelis of Lyndora and a graduate of Butler Area High School.

Westminster College Students Visit Exhibit at London's Museum of Science

Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Fifteen Westminster College students recently toured a special exhibit at London's Museum of Science on the life and work of Alan Turing.
The students are from the In...

Westminster College's Kappa Delta Pi Honored at Convocation

Thursday, November 14, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Three senior early childhood/special education majors who are members of the Westminster College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education accepted two h...

Westminster College Music Student to Perform Senior Recital

Thursday, November 14, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior Lauren Clauser will present her senior capstone recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Wallace Memorial Chap...

Westminster College Economics and Business Department Host Summer Analyst Program

Thursday, November 14, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Economics and Business hosted a Summer Analyst Program presentation in September.
Three students and an alumna successfully defended a financial analysis of a publicly-traded company in front of a panel of expert judges. The program is an experiential learning event designed to replicate an internship on Wall Street. Student intern analysts review more than 1,000 pages of publicly-available financial documents and use real-world methods to prepare a market standard financial analysis of a publicly-traded company under the supervision of a professional financial analyst.
The students include:

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.


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:

Academic Affairs - Contact Gabe Budai at 724-946-7122
Information Systems (Various Positions) - Contact Kailen Fiedler at 724-946-6352
Athletics Department Work Study - Contact Tammy Swearingen at 724-946-7320
Theatre (Various Positions) - Contact Paula Ferguson at 724-946-7236

To view local full-time positions log onto MyWestminster and click on "Alumni and Friends."


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Newsroom Internships - Apply here
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
FD Campbell Memorial Library Public Relations Intern (Bessemer) - Send resume and cover letter to: FD Campbell Memorial
Church of Genesis Internship (New Castle) - Call 724-654-0889

Part-Time Employment:

Nine West Outlet Store Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply in person
New Wilmington United Methodist Church Christian Education Director - Email
Arrow Electric, Inc. Accounts Payable Clerk (Greenville) - Contact Justine Parcher at 724-646-1903
Aeropostale Sales Associate (Grove City) - 724-748-4952
Word of Life Family Church Sunday Youth Program - 724-654-9652
The Tavern on the Square (New Wilmington) - 724-946-2020
Old Navy (Grove City) - 724-748-5726
American Eagle Outfitters Sales and Stock Associate - 724-748-4744

Titan Tidbits


The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the Charitable IRA Rollover as an important giving option for donors 70.5 years or older.  Qualified charitable distributions may be made from traditional or Roth individual retirement accounts without paying taxes on distributions - but the provision is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • The donor must be 70.5 years or older at the time of the contribution. 
  • The gift may be any amount up to $100,000. 
  • The gift must be completed by Dec. 31, 2013 to qualify as a 2013 donation. 
  • The charitable distribution IRA rollover gift counts towards your minimum required distribution for the year. 
  • IRA rollover gifts can be made to the designation of your choice.

Consult your IRA custodian to transfer your desired gift amount to Westminster.  The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction.  As always, we encourage you to consult with your tax adviser if you are contemplating a gift under this provision.


Monday, Nov. 25
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Rocky Radeff (Sheffield Lake, OH) Political Science - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Friday, Nov. 29
11:40 a.m. - NO Open Door Reflection (Chapel) - THANKSGIVING BREAK

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


Black Student Union Presents "O" : A Modern-Day Version of Shakespeare's "Othello" (Open to campus community)
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m.
Lakeview Room, McKelvey Campus Center

Bugs and Bunnies: A Print Installation (Open and free to the public)
Today through Friday, Dec. 13
Foster Art Gallery, Patterson Hall

(Open and free to students)

(Open and free to the campus community)
Presented by Black Student Union
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-10 p.m.
Berlin Lounge, McKelvey Campus Center

(Open to the public)


(Open to the public

(Open to the public)


Wear your Titan gear and colors with pride Jan. 21 in honor of the founding of Westminster College in 1852.

Alumni, friends and students can receive a 20 percent discount on clothing in-store during the following dates/times:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 13
8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.,Moonlight Sale, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 20 percent discount on all purchases excluding textbooks


Sunday, Dec. 8 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion and Youngstown-area alumni and families of current Westminster students Christmas Vespers Luncheon; 1 p.m., $19 per adult, $16 Westminster students and $10 children under 12 years buffet dinner; John S. Witherspoon Room, McKelvey Campus Center; Christmas Vespers; 3 p.m.; Orr Auditorium  

Saturday, Dec. 14 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion-area alumni Kraynak's Holiday Display special tour; 8 a.m.; no long lines, beat the crowds, special Westminster goodie bags for children; Kraynak's in Hermitage, Pa.

For additional information contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, at 724-946-7373.


Sodexo Foundation is accepting applications for the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program through Dec. 5. Through scholarship awards, Sodexo Foundation recognizes and rewards students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger across the country. Scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education and a matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
Additionally, Sodexo Foundation offers $500 Youth Grants for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger during Global Youth Service Day April 11-13, 2014. The application period closes Jan. 31, 2014.
Please visit www.SodexoFoundation.org for official rules and the application.


Cranberry Orange Cookies
From www.allrecipes.com


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugarCheck All Add to Shopping List


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.

3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

4. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.


"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."

~Meister Eckhart

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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