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Westminster College Science Professors to Present Sustainability at Faculty Forum

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Sustainability at Westminster College's Field Station will be the focus of the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.
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Westminster College Students Participated in Model United Nations International Conference, Won Outstanding Delegation Award

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-five Westminster College students and their faculty adviser participated in the 23rd annual American Model United Nations International Conference (AMUN) Nov. 17-20 in Chicago.
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Westminster College's Diversity Services Office Announces Black History Month Activities

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of programs that are free to the public.
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Westminster College's GIVE Westminster Student Philanthropy Program to Host G.I.V.E. Day

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student Philanthropy Program will host G.I.V.E. Day Thursday, Feb. 14, from 3-6 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms of McKelvey Campus Center.
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Westminster College Jazz and Wind Ensembles and Symphonic Band to Perform

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Department of Music Concert Series opens Friday, Feb. 8, with a concert featuring the Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Quartet in the Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Student Center.  The program is free to the public.  Both of these outstanding ensembles will present a program ranging from classic Jazz through the latest styles.
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Westminster College Mathematics Majors Receive Drinko Research Grants, Students and Faculty Present at Conference

Friday, February 1, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior mathematics majors Jenna Huston and Lisa Kaylor received undergraduate research grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning, and presented their research at the joint meetings and annual conference of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Jan. 9-12 in San Diego. Six Westminster faculty also attended and presented at the conference.
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Westminster College Students Receive Drinko Research Grants, Attend Kennedy Center Festival

Friday, February 1, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College students received undergraduate research grants from Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Jan. 12-16 in Towson, Md.
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Area Students Added to Westminster College Dean's List

Thursday, January 31, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Seven students have been added to the Fall 2012 Dean's List at Westminster College.
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Westminster College Students Give Back to Others During Winter Break

Thursday, January 31, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Eight Westminster College students and two staff members spent their winter break in the south serving others through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, a local shelter and a church.
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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:

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.

Internships:

ABS Materials, Inc. Environmental Intern (Wooster, Ohio) - Email
Dairy Farms of America Quality Assurance Intern (New Wilmington) - Apply here
Deloitte Tax LLP Tax Consultant (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
FedEx Services Programmer Analyst Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
Foster Grandparent Program Assistant/Marketing Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
Institute for Humane Studies Public Policy Summer Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Internet Data Management, Inc. Web/Graphic Design Intern (Poland, Ohio) - Email or Apply here, (330) 707-0432 x103
James Finnegan Fellowship Foundation Summer Government Internship (Reading) - Apply here, (610) 929-4582
Keystone Blind Association Marketing/Business Intern (Sharon) - Email
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Teaching Assistant Intern - Email
Pittsburgh's Ohio Valley General Hospital Marketing and Special Events Intern - Email or call (412) 777-6359
Preston Auto IT Internship (New Castle) - Email, (724) 730-9935
Root Sports Production Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
SAE International Non-Profit Marketing 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

Part-Time Employment:

Clark & Associates Traffic Data Collector (New Castle) - Apply here or call (412) 973-9285
Green Mountain Energy Company Sales Agent - Email or call (412) 928-3673
Liberty Tax Service Tax Preparer - Email

Titan Tidbits


WESTMINSTER EVENTS/FYI'S

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 of 2012, a special benefit was included extending the Charitable IRA Rollover provision which allows the use of IRA funds for charitable purposes.
 

  • The donor must be 70.5 years or older
  • The gift cannot be more than $100,000
  • The gift must be completed by December 31, 2013 to qualify as a 2013 donation
  • The charitable distribution counts toward minimum required distributions
  • The funds must be transferred directly from the IRA Custodian to Westminster College
 
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.


BUY BACK AT THE BOOKSTORE

The lower level bookstore will be buying back books 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb 7-8 in the Tub.


CAREER CENTER HOSTING INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP

The Career Center will host an Internship Workshop Feb. 12 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Witherspoon Lakeview room in the McKelvey Campus Center. Come learn how to set up and internship and more.


ROSES FOR RICH

Buy a Valentine's Day rose or chocolate kisses for a friend or loved one. Orders must be made by Feb. 13 in the Office of Faith and Spirituality. If the order is going off-campus the site must be in town.
  • $3 for a rose
  • $2 for a dozen Hershey kisses
  • $5 for a rose and kisses


SOUP BUFFET

The New Wilmington United Methodist Church will hold a soup buffet Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. They will offer a variety of homemade soups, salads, sandwhiches and desserts for $7.


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY  AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE CALL FOR PAPERS

The department will be hosting the Innovative Strategies in Criminal Justice Symposium April 4-5. This undergraduate symposium will feature individuals working to solve problems in the criminal justice system through the discussion of innovative responses and programs.

The department is seeking paper and poster submissions from Westminster students. If interested, please complete the following: Proposals are due by March 1.
Papers for the paper competition are due by March 15. Registration is due by March 15.The keynote speaker is John Wetzel, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections. The Friday lunch speaker is Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.

Contact Dr. Kristenne Robison at (724) 946-6033 or go to www.westminster.edu/cjs for more information.


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND ARTS CELEBRATION CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Westminster College will host its annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration April 24 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Students from all disciplines who have engaged in individual scholarly research and creative projects are invited to participate. We welcome students FROM ALL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES to present their research in the form of a talk or poster, perform music or a scene from a play, or other appropriate forms of creative expression. This event is intended for participation by Westminster students only.

Students can complete the application on My.Westminster.

Contact Dr. Pete Smith at smithpm@westminster.edu for additional information.


FOR SALE
  • AT&T Ipad Mini with keyboard case and removable anti-glare screen protector - All for $550
  • 7" AT&T Ipad Mini, 32 GB, 4G Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T, bluetooth enabled, USED FOR ONE MONTH -  Purchased price: $559
  • Zagg Keyboard Case - Purchased price: $89
  • Removable Anti-Glare Screen Protector - Purchased price: $30

Contact June Pierce at (724) 946-7135 for additional information.


RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Brownie Heart Cupcakes
from marthastewart.com

Ingredients:

Vegetable oil, cooking spray
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
3 sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces
12 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Coat an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray, line bottom with parchment, then spray parchment.
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof mixer bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until chocolate melts.
3. Attach bowl to mixer, add sugar, and whisk on medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture.
4. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Spread remaining batter in square pan. Bake until set but still soft, about 18 minutes. Let cool in tins and pan on wire racks.
5. Frost cupcakes with buttercream. Cut out 24 hearts from brownie in pan using a 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter. Top each cupcake with a heart.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"A life without love is like a year without summer."

-Swedish Proverb as quoted on huffingtonpost.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.