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Westminster College Visiting Professor of Art Has Artwork Displayed in Kentucky

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Summer Zickefoose, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of art, has two pieces of artwork that are displayed and were curated into exhibitions in Kentucky.

Westminster College Mathematics and Computer Science Department Hosts Orientation Program

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hosted a series of orientation workshops for incoming mathematics and computer science majors in September.

Westminster College Choral Groups to Present Concerts Nov. 9 and 11

Monday, November 5, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College choral groups will present fall concerts Friday, Nov. 9, in Orr Auditorium and Sunday, Nov. 11, in Wallace Memorial Chapel.  Both concerts are free to the public.

Westminster College Faculty to Discuss the Contemporary Face of Probation

Friday, November 2, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Shannon Smithey, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Kristenne Robison, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, will present "The Contemporary Face of Probation" at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Westminster College Admissions Staff to Visit Local High Schools

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College admissions staff will be visiting local high schools Nov. 5-13.

Westminster College Associate Professor Presents Research in British Columbia

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Edward S. Cohen, Westminster College associate professor of political science, presented research at a workshop in September at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.


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:

Athletic Department Lifeguard - (724) 946-7320
Audio-Visual Student Assistant - (724) 946-7188
Communication Services Sports Information Assistant - Nathan LaRiccia, (724) 946-6357
Information Systems Student Technician - (724) 946-6352
Orr Auditorium Stage Crew Tech Assistant - (724) 946-7236
Print Shop Work Study - (724) 946-7399
Preschool Lab Student Aide - (724) 946-7356
Sodexo Dining Services Catering Server - Email


321Blink (Aspinwall) - Apply here
Campus Shift Jr. Web Developer (Yougstown, Ohio) - Apply here
County of Armstrong Internship (Kittanning) - Apply here
Holy Family Institute Internships (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Jameson Health System Public Relations and Marketing Intern (New Castle) - Email
Macy's Store Management Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
McQuillan Group LLC Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply to: Attn: K. Salera, 127 Anderson St., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Mr. Smalls Theatre Video Development Intern (Millvale) - Apply here
Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission Intern (Harrisburg) - Apply here
Pittsburgh Penguins Internships - Apply here
PPG Chemistry Internships - Apply here
Price Waterhouse Tax Intern/Summer 2012 - Apply here
Public Allies Apprenticeship (Pittsburgh) - Email
Rise Magazine Writers/Journalists (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
TextMD, Inc Programmer Intern for Spring Semester (New Castle) - Email
World Affairs Council Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here


American Eagle Outfitters Part-Time Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - (724) 748-4744
CBS Radio Part-Time Producer (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Gap Outlet/Kids and Baby Seasonal Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here
Giant Eage Night Stock Clerk (New Castle) - 1700 New Butler Rd.
MedExpress Part-Time Customer Service (Neshannock) - (724) 656-4320
New Castle Country Club Wait Staff - Email
Seven Springs Part-time and Summer Employment - Pick up an application in the Career Center

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Scholarships/Extra Cash Available:

  • The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Winter/Spring 2013 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Winter/Spring 2013 semester. Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship website. Applications will be accepted until 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 14, 2012.  All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to Ariel Rangel at ariel.rangel@thermofisher.com.

Alumni events:
  • Thursday, November 8 - Pittsburgh-area alumni networking luncheon; Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore; 12-1:30 p.m.; $15 per person lunch buffet; reservations due November 2
  • Sunday, December 2 - Christmas Vespers Reception and Dinner; 4:15-6 p.m., $16 per adult, $14 Westminster Student and $9 children under 11 years buffet dinner; John S. Witherspoon Room, McKelvey Campus Center. This is open to the entire Westminster community.
  • Saturday, December 8 - 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, (724) 946-7373.

Chapel events:
  • The Office of Faith and Spirituality will be holding auditions for "Godspell" Nov. 12 from 5-7p.m. and Nov. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117 for additional information.
  • A Community Thanksgiving Worship Service will take place Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Canned goods and offerings will be accepted to support the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County.

Greek events:
  • Phi Mu and Phi Kappa Tau are hosting Concert for a Cause Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. Tickets are $4 at the TUB or $5 at the door. All proceeds will help an alumnae sister of Phi Mu pay for medical bills. The event is open to the public. For more information click here.

Holiday Fundraisers:
  • Operation Christmas Child will be accepting gift-filled shoe boxes Nov. 14 from 9:30-10:30 p.m. in Berlin Lounge. For more information click here.


Ginger Spice Cupcakes
with Cream Cheese Frosting.
from Betty Crocker



1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
2 cups Gold Medal white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 cup water


1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoond grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons milk
additional ground cinnamon, if desired


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place Reynolds Baking Cups in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups.
2. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the molasses and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the allspice and water. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.
3. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; place on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, the lemon peel, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Beat in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until spreadable.
5. Pipe or spread generous amount of frosting on top of each cupcake; sprinkle lightly with cinnamon, if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.


"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." 

~Elmer Davis as quoted from 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).

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