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Westminster College Students Inducted into Leadership Honor Society

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-nine Westminster College students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) on Nov. 24. Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education and Westmi...
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Westminster College English Professor's Christmas Play Staged in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College associate professor of English, has written a new one-act play that is being staged this month at the 2013 Theatre Festival in Black & White by the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company (PPTC). The play, which opened Dec. 5, will be shown until Dec. 17 at the PPTC space at 937 Liberty Ave. in Pittsburgh's Cultural District.
 
Ade's play, True Meaning, follows the story of opposite-sex adult twin siblings, who need to manage the twin sister's emotional crisis when the brother marries a woman who has nothing in common with the rest of the family. It takes place on Christmas Eve in the home where the twins grew up, and in the course of the play the three characters demonstrate three distinctly different ideas of "the true meaning of Christmas." The play is being directed by actress Rita Gregory.
 
"I love this festival because it is truly an all-Pittsburgh-theater-community enterprise," Ade said. "Black dramatists are given white directors, and white dramatists work with black directors. The shows themselves often have mixed casts, and the results are truly city-wide, multicultural collaborations."
 
To order tickets for one of the play's showings visit www.pghplaywrights.com/bwfest and click on Program A.
 
Ade's first play, A Question of Taste, premiered at the PPTC's 2007 festival, 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 premiered in New York this past July in the Midtown International Theater Festival. Ade's one-act play, Language Barrier, also earned Best Play honors in the PPTC's 2010 festival. He is that festival's only two-time winner.
 
For the 2011 Pittsburgh New Works Festival, his play Off-Color Remarks was one of 12 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. 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.
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Westminster College Music Professor Invited as Guest Conductor for Choral Festivals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Robin Lind, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was guest conductor for two choral festivals and adjudicated ...
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Westminster College Mathematics Student Gets Second Research Paper Published in Mathematics Journal

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Connor MacKenzie, a Westminster College senior mathematics major, was recently notified that one of his mathematics research papers was accepted for publication ...
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Westminster College Students and Professors Present Research at The American Society of Criminology Conference

Monday, December 9, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster students and two professors presented research at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference Nov. 21 in Atlanta.
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Westminster College Students and Public Relations Lecturer Attend Media Convention, Present Research

Monday, December 9, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's student newspaper Editor-in-Chief Melissa Dubrawka and News Editor Maggie Hess joined their adviser, Westminster Lecturer ...
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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:

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

Internships:

The Pittsburgh Technology Council will host "Tech Connect" from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the William Pitt Union - Ballroom at the University of Pittsburgh. The event includes informaton on entry level jobs and internships. Register for the event here.

The Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the Monroeville Convention Center. Pre-register here for free by March 11 OR pay $10 walk-in fee at the door.

Talisman Energy Summer 2014 Student Water Surface Land Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Giant Eagle Intern Development Program - Apply here

West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program - Contact Erica Stewart at 304-293-6289. Get more information here.

Wesley Spectrum Human Resources Internship (Wilkinsburg) - Email resume, cover letter, and available schedule

Pennsylvania Historical Museum and Commission Keystone Summer Internship Program (Harrisburg) - Email

Republican State Representative Summer 2014 Internship (Washington, D.C.) - Apply here

ESPN Communications Internship Summer 2014 (Bristol, CT.) - Apply here


Part-Time Employment:

Mercer United Methodist Church Youth Ministry Director - 724-662-3320

Hearst Television Inc. News Associate Producer (Pittsburgh) - Email

Babysitter (New Wilmington) - 724-944-1503

Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Inc. Independent Living Assistants (New Castle) - Email

New Wilmington United Methodist Church Christian Education Director - Email

The North Face Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here

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


CHARITABLE IRA ROLLOVER EXTENDED - TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON THIS SPECIAL GIVING OPPORTUNITY!

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.


WESTMINSTER DINING SERVICES EVENTS/SPECIALS & WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE

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)


OFFICE OF FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY CHAPEL SERVICES SCHEDULE

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.


PRE-SCHOOL LAB MAIL-IN REGISTRATION

Monday, Feb. 3 - Friday, Feb. 7

Registration forms are available by calling Psychology Department Secretary Darlene McCoy at 724-946-7356, or on our website.

To register, your forms must be completed and received by U.S. mail between February 3-7, 2014.  All children ages 3-4 are eligible to attend, and enrollment will be determined by a random drawing. 

The pre-school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.




SAVE THE DATE - WEAR WESTMINSTER DAY

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., Friday, Dec. 13
8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.,Moonlight Sale, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 20 percent discount on all purchases excluding textbooks


UPCOMING ALUMNI ACTIVITIES

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.


RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Gingerbread Folk Cookies
From www.allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 15 servings

Ingredients:

1 egg
1/4 cup honey
7/8 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dried currants
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 drops red food coloring

Directions:

1. Set the oven for 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Melt a little of the butter and grease baking sheets using a pastry brush.

2. Put the butter, brown sugar, and honey in a saucepan and stir them over low heat until they have melted.

3. Sift the flour, ginger, and baking soda into a mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture from the saucepan and egg.

4. Mix everything together and knead it into a ball. Chill the dough in a plastic bag for 30 minutes.

5. Sprinkle some flour on a flat, clean surface and on a rolling pin. Then roll the dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out shapes and people. Lift the cookies onto baking sheet, then gather all the leftover dough and cut out more shapes. Press currants into the dough to make eyes and buttons and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until they are golden brown.

6. To Make Icing: Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a thick, smooth paste. Spoon a bit of the icing into a small bowl and add a few drops of food coloring. Do the same with the rest, using a different color. Fill pastry bags with the icing and squeeze it onto the cookies to make clothes!


QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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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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