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Westminster College to Welcome Class of 2016 with Opening Convocation Aug. 24

Monday, August 13, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will welcome the class of 2016 with the traditional Opening Convocation on Friday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.
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Westminster College Alumnus Published in Journal of Student Research

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Devon Struthers, a psychology major who graduated from Westminster College in May, published his senior thesis project in the Journal of Student Research.
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Westminster College Hosts Field Trip for Fifth-Grade Hermitage Students

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College faculty, staff and students hosted a field trip for fifth-grade science students from Hermitage Elementary in May at the Hoyt Science Center. Students attended four different activities during the trip, each having to do with a different science field.
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Area Students Added to Westminster College Dean's List

Thursday, August 2, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Seven Westminster College students have been added to the Spring 2012 Dean's List at Westminster College.
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Westminster College Alumnus Published in Journal of Student Research

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Aaron Walters, a neuroscience major who graduated from Westminster College in May, published his senior thesis project in the Journal of Student Research.
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Westminster College Assistant Professor Presents Research at Policy History Conference

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Bowen, Westminster College assistant professor of history, presented research at the Policy History Conference June 5-9 in Richmond, Va.
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Westminster College Adds Six New Full-Time Faculty

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College recently added six new full-time faculty.
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Staff Changes at the Westminster College Psychology Preschool Lab

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster recently restructured the Psychology Preschool Lab.
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Westminster College Faculty Present Research at Bridges International Faculty Workshop in Akko, Israel

Monday, July 30, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Eight Westminster College faculty presented at the fourth Bridges International Faculty Workshop at Western Galilee College in Akko, Israel June 3-7.  Seven different higher education institutions participated in this workshop focused on forging American-Israeli academic collaborations. 
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Westminster College Students Attend Zeta Tau Alpha Convention, Local Chapter Receives Awards

Friday, July 27, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster College students attended the Zeta Tau Alpha's 51st National and 40th International Convention and accepted awards on the college's behalf June 27-July 1 in Louisville, Ky.
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Westminster College Lecturer Attends Conference

Friday, July 27, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Milagros Swerdlow, Westminster College lecturer in Spanish and Language in Motion coordinator, attended the "Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning" June 1-3 in Bethesda, Md.
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Lecturer Attends Technologies in Education Conference

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - James Anthony, Westminster College lecturer of mathematics, attended the Technologies in Education Conference May 16-18 at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y.
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Westminster College Assistant Professor Co-authors Article on Green Chemistry

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sarah Kennedy, Westminster College assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored an article in the Water Conditioning and Purification Magazine.
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Westminster College Librarians Attend American Library Association Annual Conference

Thursday, July 26, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Three Westminster College librarians attended the American Library Association Annual Conference June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif.
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Associate Professor Presents Research at Midwest Political Science Association Conference

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Shannon Smithey, Westminster College associate professor of political science, presented a research paper at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference April 12-14 in Chicago.
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Associate Professor Presents Paper at American Literature Association Conference

Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Bethany Hicok, Westminster College associate professor of English, presented her paper "Teaching Bishop from North to South" at the American Literature Association Conference in May in San Francisco.
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Assistant Professor Attends Faculty Seminar in Italy

Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Aleprete, Westminster College assistant professor of political science, attended the seminar "Food from a Glocal Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean and the Globe" in Italy as part of a CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar.
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Westminster College Professor Attends Felting Workshop

Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Peggy Cox, Westminster College professor of art, attended Felting Workshops June 2-6 at the Pittsburgh Society for Contemporary Craft.
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Assistant Professor Presents Research at 2nd Annual American Economic Association Education Conference

Friday, July 20, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, Westminster College assistant professor of economics, presented research at the 2nd Annual American Economic Association Education Conference May 30-June 1 in Boston.
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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:
Sodexo Dining Services Catering Server - Robert Riggs
Print Shop Work Study - David Schultz, (724)-946-7399
Environmental Programs Work Study - Helen Boylan, (724) 946-6293
TV Technical Assistant (Audio Visual) - Andrew Borts , (724) 946-7178
Art Gallery Assistant - Summer Zickefoose, (724) 946-7267)
Field Station Technician (Biology Field Station) - Clarence Harms, (724) 946-6001
AV Assistant (Audio/Visual Services) - Apply here,
(724) 946-7188

Internships:
Kroff Research Internship (Ambridge) - Apply here, 412-224-6008
WFIL 660am/WNTP 990am Radio Internship (Lafayette Hill) - Apply here for wfil or Apply here for wntp, jobsa@wfil.com, 610-941-9560
Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County Hunger Study Coordinator Intern - Email
Mercer County Historical Society Internships -724-662-3490, 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA  16137
Erie Insurance Information Technology Intern (Erie) - Apply here
American Diabetes Association Special Events Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
American Eagle Outfitters Human Resources Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
B-Three Solutions Software Development Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here or email
City of Pittsburgh Historic Preservation Intern, City Planner - Apply here
City Theatre Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email 
eiNetwork Corp Information Technology/Software (Pittsburgh/Oakland) - Email
Foster Grandparent Program Assistant/Marketing Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email
Macy's Store Management Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here     
National Energy Technology Laboratory Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Pittsburgh Film Makers Production Services Internship - Email
Root Sports Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply Here    
Treat Space Communications Writing Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
UPMC Finance and Human Resources Internships (Pittsburgh) - Apply here for Finance position or  Apply here for HR
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Intern - Email, (412) 281-7970

Employment:
Family Services Corps Member (Butler) - 724-284-4894                                             
Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church Part-Time Interim Music Director/Organist (Murrysville) - Email
Den-Vend Part-Time Web Designer (New Castle) - Apply here, 724-654-1811
Community Resource for Independents Personal Care Attendant (New Castle) - 877-347-4121
New Castle School of Trades Part-Time Office Assistant - 724-964-8811, fax: 724-202-6147
Fastenal Sales Leaders (Uniontown or Washington) - Email, 507-453-8880 x2083

Titan Tidbits


WESTMINSTER EVENTS

The new academic year is set to begin. Classes start Aug. 28.



Textbooks will be available at the Westminster bookstore starting Aug. 20.

Westminster College will welcome the class of 2016 with the New Student Orientation Aug. 24 - Sept. 2. Highlights include: an ice cream social, campus ministries orientation, information on Greek Life, a reggae dance, and volunteer expo.

Westminster College Aquatics is offering swimming lessons Sept. 10-20 at the Natatorium. All participants must be at least 5 years of age. The Cost is $60 per person. Registration will take place Sept. 9 from 6-7 p.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Field House. For more information call 724-946-7321.

The Audio Visual department is collecting batteries for recycling. Collection bins are located in all academic buildings on Westminster's campus.



Return to campus Sept. 28-30 for homecoming and reunion activities.  Weekend highlights include: rededication of Patterson Hall, distinguished alumni dinner, annual homecoming parade, decade tents on the quad, and the Titans take on the Grove City Wolverines.

Reunion Celebrations:

• 5th Cluster Reunion: Classes of 2006, 2007, and 2008 - Reunion luncheon in the Berlin Student Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center
• 20th Cluster Reunion: Classes of 1991, 1992, and 1993 - Reunion dinner at Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex
• 25th Reunion: Class of 1987 - Reunion dinner at Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex
• 40th Cluster Reunion: Classes of 1971, 1972, and 1973 - Reunion dinner at Park Inn by Radisson in West Middlesex
• 50th Reunion: Class of 1962 - Reunion dinner at the New Castle Country Club
• 55th Reunion: Class of 1957 - Reunion dinner in the Witherspoon Lakeview Room of the McKelvey Campus Center
• 60th Reunion: Class of 1952 - Reunion open house hosted by John Peterson '52

RECIPE OF THE WEEK


Fruit Pizza
from allrecipes.com

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup cold butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups halved fresh strawberries
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup fresh blueberries

GLAZE:
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
2. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Arrange the strawberries, oranges and blueberries on top.
3. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple juice and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."

~ Russell Baker 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.