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Chapel Drama to Present "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" April 20 and 22

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Westminster College's Chapel Drama will present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Friday and Sunday, April 20 and 22, in Wallace Memorial Chapel

Earth Week Activities Announced

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Westminster College's Earth Week celebration is set to include activities through the end of April.

Students and Faculty Participated in National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thirty-four Westminster College students presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-April 1 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Director of Bands Selected as All-State Conductor

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dr. R. Tad Greig, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of bands, was selected as the 2012 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Wind Ensemble Conductor.

Students Presented Research at National Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2012

Four Westminster College chemistry and biochemistry majors presented their research at the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting March 25-29 in San Diego.

Music Majors Performed for Local Music Club

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Six Westminster College music majors presented a program for the New Castle Music Club March 27 at Northminster Presbyterian Church.

Music Department to Present New Music Concerts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Westminster College Department of Music will present "Voices from Within III: Celebration of New Music" Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.


On-campus student employment:
• McGill Library
has an opening for a summer library aide beginning May 21.  Duties include checking books in and out, assisting patrons, shelving books, moving books to new locations, and inventory.  Applicants must be detail oriented and be able to lift boxed books.  Contact Dee Drabick at ext. 7324 for additional information or to apply.
• An Art Department studio assistant is needed for the fall semester.  Contact Peggy Cox at ext. 7266 for more information or to apply.

Meet PHRA members Wednesday, April 25, from 5-8 p.m. at the Fox and the Hound on McKnight Road.  Registration is $10.  Register here.

Northwest Pennsylvania Elevator Pitch Competition will be April 28.  Applicants who are accepted will present a three-minute elevator pitch for a business idea to a panel of judges who are real-world investors.  First place earns $1,000.  Details are available here.

2012 Heinz Field Job Fair will be Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hyundai Club West Lounge.  Event day positions for Steelers and Pitt Panthers games, concerts, and other events range from concessions and catering to elevator operators and traffic crew.

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.
• Greenville Metals summer laboratory intern (Transfer) - website
• Westfield Presbyterian Church youth organization internship program (New Castle) - email, (724) 747-9144
• Delphi human resources intern (Warren, Ohio) - website (req. number STU-12-00048)
• Democratic National Convention host committee intern (Charlotte, N.C.) - website
• Glade Run Lutheran Services (Zelienople) - email or (724) 452-7642 (fax)
   o Marketing internship
   o Direct care internship

• American Diabetes Association special events internship (Pittsburgh) - website or email
• eiNetwork Corp information technology/software (Pittsburgh/Oakland) - email
• Summer Treatment Program internship (Indiana or DuBois) - email
• Erie Insurance sales and marketing intern (Warrendale) - website (#2012-3875) or (412) 508-2501
• Toys R Us, Inc. distribution center intern (Youngstown, Ohio) - website
• Lifetouch Portrait Studios photographer (Hermitage) - website
• Macy's part-time retail support associate (Hermitage) - email, (724) 983-1131, (724) 983-1387 (fax)
• AmeriCorps Vista Lake-to-River food Cooperative summer associates (Youngstown, Ohio) - website
• McConnell Marketing (Canfield, Ohio) - email
• Northwest Savings Bank summer help (Pittsburgh) - website
• South Hills Movers, Inc. movers (Bethel Park) - email, (800) 826-1754 ext. 2812, or (412) 835-3999 (fax)

Titan Tidbits

Westminster students appreciate, cherish, and rely on your support!  Every gift of every size contributes to student success.  Make your gift online or call (724) 946-7532.

Titan Trivia:
Name the Westminster College professor who ran in Monday's Boston Marathon. He finished in a time of 4:13.51.

P.S. The answer to last week's question regarding the first floor Old Main water fountain dedication is Dr. W.H. McPeak.

Visit Westminster's Facebook page each Tuesday and challenge your Westminster friends or submit your own Westminster trivia question. The correct answer will be posted at Westminster's Facebook page on Thursday morning.

Do you know a future student who would be a great fit at Westminster?  Share information about your future Titan here.

The annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration will begin at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, with opening remarks from President Dorman in the McKelvey Campus Center.  Posters and talks will begin at 9 a.m. and 9:25 a.m., respectively.  The day will conclude with Honors Convocation at 3:30 p.m.  To find out when a student is presenting, please click here.

The members of Westminster's Undergraduate Research Advisory Council are excited and we hope that you will join us to celebrating the accomplishments of over 200 students.

AV Adventures
• Spring e-recycling drive
will be Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hoyt Science Resources Center loading dock.  Due to new state legislation, select items are now free for individuals to recycle (fees still apply for businesses and organizations).  Visit the Green AV website for more details.
• Image of the Month contest
is open to photographers from the campus and community.  Click here to see the most recent winning entry by Heather Cline, who won a check donated by the Environmental Science Department.  To submit an image, fill out the form.  Submissions for the current contest are due by 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
• Battery recycling bins are available in all academic and residential buildings on campus.  Recycling keeps zinc, lead, nickel, mercury, and other hazardous compounds out of the water, soil, and air.  Call AV Services at ext. 7188 or email for more information.

Good weather means canoes are available.  Weather permitting, the schedule is Monday-Friday, 4-7:30 p.m.; Saturday 2-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday 2-6 p.m.  Be sure to have your Titan card and be willing to sign a release.

Book sale in McGill Library (Drinko Room, first floor) through 4 p.m. today.  Paperback books are $1 each; hardbacks are $2.  Some titles are individually priced.

Titan Traverse is organizing a climbing trip to McConnell's Mill Sunday, April 22, from 1-5 p.m.  Transportation and gear are included for only $2, or drive yourself to arrive and leave as you please.  Email or stop at the Titan Traverse office (McKelvey Campus Center 252) by Friday to sign up.

Phi Mu will host "Westminster's Got Talent" Wednesday, April 25, at 8:15 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  Tickets are $3 in the TUB or from a sister, $4 at the door.  All proceeds benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Email Jess Cromer by Tuesday to let her know if you would like to share your talent.

Alpha Gamma Delta will host "The Singing Bee" Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge.  Tickets are $3 in the TUB (beginning next Monday) or from a sister, $4 at the door.  All proceeds benefit the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation for diabetes.  Email Hope Schrott by Wednesday, April 25, if you would like a chance to participate.

Westminster's chapter of Council for Exceptional Children is looking for volunteers to help with a Special Olympics event Friday, April 27, in Butler.  Email Katie Tomko or Kristen Fedon with questions or to volunteer.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host a tea party Saturday, April 28, from 3-5 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms.  General admission is $15, students are $12 ($10 each in a group of 8).  Tickets are available at the gift shop, at Flowers on Vine, or onlineEmail Kandice Hartner for more information.

New Wilmington Rotary Club is taking orders for geraniums.  Flowers are available in red, salmon, or white for $3 per pot.  Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 28, by calling Jack Hanes at (724) 946-8166.  Pickup is Saturday, May 19, at the Jameson Health Place Garage on South Market Street.

The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival is offering a $500 scholarship to a current sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in a visual arts program and a resident of Westmoreland County or a graduate of a Westmoreland County high school.  Applications are available in the Financial Aid office and must be postmarked by April 30.

Music Library sale on the ground floor of Patterson Hall through May 11, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.  Single albums (33.3 rpm) are 50¢ each; double albums and sets (33.3 rpm) are $1 each; and 78 rpm records are 25¢ each.  Over 2,500 vinyl records from all genres are available.

Early Childhood Education block is collecting items to package for U.S. Marines serving in Afghanistan.  Suggested items include beef jerky, ramen noodles, trail mix, snack foods (breakfast bars, cookies, non-chocolate candy, Pringles), baby wipes, white tube socks, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, magazines, books, and card games.  Items will be collected throughout the semester and shipped in May.

Email Dr. Clarence Harms at least 24 hours in advance to request authorization and receive instructions before building a fire in the College Field Station fire pit.  Walking the trail is permitted at any time.  Fires are not.


Chocolate, Cranberry and Oat Bars
   from kraftfoods.com

1 cup dried cranberries
¼ cup orange juice
1½ cups flour
1½ cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup margarine, softened
1½ cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
½ cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

Microwave cranberries and orange juice on high 30 seconds.  Mix next 4 ingredients; set aside.  Beat margarine and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each until well blended.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in cranberry mixture, chocolate, and nuts.

Spread onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 32 servings

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Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time." 
~ Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society, as quoted on quotegarden.com

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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