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Westminster College Professor Emeritus of English Edits Text about Robert Penn Warren

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. James Perkins, Westminster College professor emeritus of English, co-edited a volume of letters written in the last years of the life of author Robert Penn Warren.
Perkins was co-editor of Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren, Vol. 6: Toward Sunset, at Great Height, 1980-1989. This volume, under the general editorship of Dr. William Bedford Clark of Texas A & M University, covers the last period of Warren's personal and professional life: he published three volumes of poetry, one nonfiction book, and a memoir, wrote correspondence about his thoughts on his declining health, and communicated with young poets.

Perkins's colleague and co-editor, Dr. Randy Hendricks, is a professor of English and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of West Georgia. Perkins and Hendricks also edited volumes 3, 4 and 5 of the Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren as well as For the Record: A Robert Drake Reader and David Madden: A Writer for All Genres.

Westminster College Chemistry/Biochemistry Majors Present Results of Service-Learning Study

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twelve Westminster College chemistry and biochemistry majors presented the results of a service-learning project at a meeting of the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition more

Westminster College Broadcast and Digital Communications Majors to Present Capstone Documentary Showcase Dec. 7

Monday, December 2, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College broadcast and digital communications majors will present a capstone documentary showcase on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the more

Westminster College Introduces New Graduate School and Adult Studies Program

Monday, December 2, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will merge several separate adult and non-traditional student programs into one office under Graduate School and Adult Studies, effective Jan. 2, 2014.


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."

Local Part-Time Employment:

Nine West Outlet Store Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply in person
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.


Wednesday, December 11
Titan Club closes at 8:15 p.m. in preparation for CRAM JAM - Late Night Breakfast Favorites served by the Student Affairs office. (open to current WC students)
Thursday, December 12
Titan Club closes at 11 p.m. for winter break.
Friday, December 13
Duff closes after lunch at 1 p.m. and TUB closes at 3:30 p.m. for winter break
Sunday, January 12
TUB opens at 4:30 p.m. and Titan Club opens at 5 p.m.
Monday, January 13
Duff opens for breakfast.
Holiday Gift Certificates Available - Titan Club ($10, $20, $25, $50) & Jazzman's Cafe ($5, $10, $20, $25)


Friday, Nov. 6
No Chapel

Saturday, Dec. 7
7 p.m. - Mass - Speaker: Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, Dec. 8
3 p.m. - Christmas Vespers - Orr Auditorium

Monday, Dec. 9 - Friday, Dec. 13
No Chapel services due to finals.

Saturday, Dec. 14 - Tuesday, Dec. 31
No Chapel services due to Christmas break

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


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

(The public is welcome to participate)


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:

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.


Winter Sugar Cookies
From www.allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 5 dozen


1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.


~Dr. Seuss

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

Westminster College's weekly newsletter is published online by the Office of Communication Services (724-946-7190).

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