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Art Professor Exhibited Work, Conducted Workshop

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Zickefoose, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of art, exhibited her work and conducted a workshop for students at Elgin Community College in Chicago.

Spring Dean's List Announced

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nearly 420 Westminster College students earned Dean's List recognition for the 2012 spring semester.

Students Earn Master's Degrees

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thirteen Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees at Commencement exercises May 19.


On-campus student employment:
• The Environmental Science Program
is in need of a Federal Work-Study eligible student to work eight hours per week beginning in the fall semester.  The schedule is flexible and responsibilities include event coordination, website maintenance, general office tasks, lab preparation, and research.  Contact Dr. Helen Boylan at ext. 6293 or email for more information.

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.
• Kennametal Inc. internship (New Castle) - email or (724) 657-1566 ext. 35
• Bair Foundation temporary part-time secretary (New Wilmington) - website

Titan Tidbits

Attention Young Alumni Classes:

It's not too late!

Help your team win the race to 300!
  300 donors making a gift at any dollar amount increases the rate of participation by 2%.

On April 1, recent graduating classes were broken into teams: Classes 1996-2000, Classes 2001-2005, and Classes 2006-2010.  For the first team to cross the finish line with 300 new donors by June 30, a generous challenge gift of $3,000 in support of student scholarships will be made by Westminster College Trustee William W. Rankin '60. The impact of your gift can multiply.

As of May 22, Team 2001-2005 is still winning with 61 donors.

Every gift of every size contributes to student success.  Giving is easy.  Click here to make your gift and follow your team's progress online.

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

Kids Korner
• Westminster's Preschool Lab presents "Summer Science Camp for Kids"
Monday-Friday, June 18-22, at the preschool in the Hoyt Science Resources Center.  Parents may choose either the morning session (9-11:45 a.m.) or the afternoon session (1-3:45 p.m.) for children aged four to six.  Pick up a brochure at the preschool or visit the preschool's website to print a registration form.  Deadline to register is Friday, June 1.
• Titan Sports Experience Summer Camp for grades K-8 will be June 18-22 and will include instruction in a variety of age-appropriate skill-based and recreational games.  Applications are available online.  Contact Girish Thakar at (724) 946-7316 or Jan Reddinger at (724) 946-7319 with questions, for more information, or to request a printed copy of the application.

Westminster adjunct music faculty Bob Matchett will be featured on trombone with the HZ Jazz Band in concert Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the Seneca Valley High School auditorium.  Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.  Click here for more information.


Strawberry-Pretzel Pie
   from pillsbury.com

1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1 egg white
1 cup crushed pretzels
¼ cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1½ cups sugar
1 container (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed, sliced
1 cup boiling water
1 box (8-serving size) strawberry-flavored gelatin

Heat oven to 450°F.  Unroll 1 crust in 10-inch glass pie plate or 9½-inch deep-dish pie plate.  Trim outside edges.  Prick bottom and side with fork.  Use second crust to put a braid on outside rim of crust.  Cut crust into ¼-inch strips and braid 3 strips at a time.  Brush egg white on crust edge and place braid on, pushing in slightly.

Combine crushed pretzels, ¼ cup sugar, and the melted butter.  Press into bottom pie crust.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown.  Cool.

Stir together cream cheese and 1½ cups sugar until sugar is dissolved.  Carefully fold in whipped topping.  Spread in cooled crust, reserving 2 cups filling to decorate pie.  Place a flat layer of strawberry slices on top of filling.  Mix boiling water and gelatin (with a few ice cubes) to make about 1⅔ cup gelatin.  Thicken slightly and pour over strawberries on pie.  Refrigerate pie 8 hours or overnight.

Decorate outside edge of pie with 2 cups reserved cream cheese mixture.

Makes 8 servings

"Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes." 
~ Author unknown, as quoted on quotegarden.com

About The Westminster Weekly

Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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

Please send information through e-mail to Alyssa Ludwiczak.