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Westminster College Associate Professor Attended Biblical Archeology Society Tour

Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Beverly Cushman, Westminster College associate professor of religion and Christian education, recently attended a 10-day tour of Israel sponsored by the Biblical Archeology Society.

Westminster College Accounting Professor Authors Article for Book on How to Save Money

Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Jesse R. Ligo, Jr., Westminster College professor of accounting, recently had an article published in the book Save Wisely, Spend Happily by Sharon L. Lechter, CPA.

Westminster College Assistant Professor Co-Authors Article

Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Rena Cornell Zito, Westminster College assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice studies, co-authored an article to be published in Sociological Perspectives in March.

Westminster College to Host French Film Festival

Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Departments of Modern Languages and English, in conjunction with the Jake Erhardt International Film Series, will host  Westminster's second Tournées Film Festival, a series of French and Francophone films to be shown on consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The events are free to the public.

Westminster College Business Students Place in Top 50 in Global Business Strategy Game and 4th in Invitational

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Students in the Westminster College "Strategic Management" capstone course recently placed in the Top 50 for their return on average equity in a global simulation known as the Business Strategy Game.

Students Earn Master's Degrees at Westminster College

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Six Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees in December.

Westminster College Announces December Graduates

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Nearly forty Westminster College students met the requirements for graduation in December. 

Westminster College Education Majors Receive Drinko Research Grants, Present Research at Conference

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Nine Westminster College senior early childhood/special education majors received undergraduate research grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning and presented their research at the Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) Convention in November.


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:

The Career Center is happy to announce that the Titan Employment Bulletin will now be accessible 24/7 with on-campus job postings daily!
Go to http://www.westminster.edu/resources/career/career_employment_bulletin.cfm.


Bayer IT Intern in Legal & Retention Solutions Department - Apply here
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Public Policy Intern - Apply here by Jan. 31
Dairy Farms of America Quality Assurance Intern (New Wilmington) - Apply here
Deloitte Tax LLP Tax Consultant (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Glade Run Lutheran Services Social Work Intern - Email or Fax: (724) 452-7642
H.J. Heinz Research and Development Summer Internship - Apply here
Institute for Humane Studies Public Policy Summer Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here by Jan. 31
Internet Data Management, Inc. Web/Graphic Design Intern (Poland, Ohio) - Email
Keystone Blind Association Marketing/Business Intern (Sharon) - Email
KPMG Tax Internship - Apply here
Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency Public Relations Intern (New Castle) - Email
Magee-Women's Research Institute Biomedical Research Intern - Call (412) 641-6052
Pittsburgh Magazine Internships: editorial, online, design, administrative/sales and marketing - Email
Pittsburgh Ohio Valley General Hospital Marketing and Special Events Intern - Email or call (412) 777-6359
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Marketing Intern - Email
Point Park University Public Relations and Communications Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email or call (412) 392-3950
Point Park University Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email or call (412) 392-3950
Reed Seminars Publishing Intern - Email
Root Sports Production Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Sae International Magazine/Book Department Intern (Cranberry Twp.) - Email
Sharon Regional Health System Marketing and Communications Intern - Email or call (724) 983-5541
The Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission Summer Internship (Harrisburg) - Apply here
The Yinzer Pittsburgh Sporting News Writer - Apply here
United States Steel Corporation IT Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Wells Fargo Securities Technology Intern - Apply here AND email resume by Jan. 25
Westinghouse Electric Company: Various Internships (Madison, New Stanton, or Cranberry Twp.) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

American Eagle Outfitters (Grove City) (724) 748-4744
Chico's Sales Associate (Grove City) - Email
Farmers National Bank Part-Time Teller (Grove City) - Email
Gap Outlet/Kids & Baby Seasonal Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here
Green Mountain Energy Company Sales Agent - Apply here
Liberty Tax Servuce Tax Preparer - Email
Nike Sales Associate - Apply here
The Penn Ohio Indoor Football League (New Castle) - Email

Titan Tidbits


G.I.V.E. Day --  Feb. 14  Celebrate G.I.V.E. Day Feb. 14 from 3-6 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center. G.I.V.E. Day (Give. Involve. Value. Engage.) - aka. "Tuition Freedom Day" - is the day of the year when tuition ends and giving kicks in! What students pay to attend Westminster covers only about 70% of the actual cost. A significant portion of the balance is covered by private contributions made to The Westminster Fund from generous, faithful alumni of the College. Click here for more information.

The Charitable IRA Rollover Extended!
When Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on New Year's Day, a special benefit was included.  The Charitable IRA Rollover was extended for certain charitable distributions made for 2012 and 2013.

  • Make gifts for 2012 through January of 2013 to maximize the benefits of these gifts and minimize the taxes on funds in a traditional IRA.
  • Take advantage of the charitable IRA for the current year until December 31, 2013.
  • If you are over 70.5 and would like to use IRA funds for charitable purposes for calendar 2012, you have until January 31, 2013 to do so.
  • Those who took a distribution from an IRA in December 2012 can avoid having those distributions taxed by making cash contributions to qualified charitable organizations before January 31, 2013.

Consult with your tax professional if you are contemplating a gift under this provision. Contact your IRA custodian to transfer your desired gift amount to Westminster College. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction.  

Hurricane Sandy Relief

The Westminster community is doing its part to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items, monetary donations, and gift cards (particularly from Home Depot and Lowes) are being accepted to help these victims. Donations can be dropped off at the Chapel Office (Room 223) in the McKelvey Campus Center. There are also boxes in the student dormitories. Items will be collected into February.

Donations will also be collected during sports events Jan. 26:
  • Swimming and Diving Meet:  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Girl's and Men's Basketball Doubleheader: Girl's versus Saint Vincent 2-4 p.m.; Men's versus Saint Vincent 4-6 p.m.

Items Needed:
  • Monetary Donations
  • Gift Cards (Lowes and Home Depot cards most needed)
  • Tools
  • Canned Food Items (especially peanut butter, jelly, beef stew, chili cans, canned meats)
  • Personal Hygiene Products for Adults and Babies 
  • Warm Clothing

Contact Rev. Jim Mohr, College chaplain, at 724-946-7116 or email for more information. 


Pecan Banana Cupcakes
from allrecipes.com


1/2 cup butter
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup applesauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place muffin liners into two 12-cup muffin tins.
2. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 package cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy and smooth; slowly beat in brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in canola oil and applesauce; mix well. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until just combined. Stir in bananas and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; fold in pecans. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full with batter.
3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
4. Beat 1/2 cup butter and 1 package cream cheese together in a bowl until creamy; mix in confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract until frosting is smooth. Frost the cooled cupcakes.


"Life is a tapestry:  We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver.  Only the Weaver sees the whole design." 

~As quoted from The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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