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Westminster College English Professor's Essay Published

Thursday, February 14, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - An essay written by Dr. Kristianne Kalata Vaccaro, Westminster assistant professor of English, was published in Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in the New World, a collection of essays on 19th-century British travelers' perceptions of America.

Music Professor Invited as Guest Conductor for Choral Festival

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dr. Robin Lind, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's District 3 Chorus Festival Feb. 7-8 at Franklin High School.

Westminster College to Host American Indian Dance Performance

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Westminster College will host the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Dancers Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event is free to the public.

Celebrity Series to Present A Chorus Line March 5

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present A Chorus Line Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Environmental Programs to Host the Great Backyard Bird Count

Monday, February 11, 2013

Westminster College's Environmental Programs will host the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 16 at the Nature Center at 937 Fayette-New Wilmington Road, New Wilmington.

Political Science Professor to Present Review of Sabbatical Research at Faculty Forum

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dr. Edward Cohen, Westminster College associate professor of political science, will present "Searching for Power and Money: A Sabbatical Chasing the Financial Crisis" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11:40 a.m. in the Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Westminster College to Host Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo March 9

Monday, February 11, 2013

Westminster College will host the 11th annual New Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Memorial Field House.

Westminster College Offers Spring Continuing Education Classes

Friday, February 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College announces several personal enrichment and leisure courses for community residents, covering interests ranging from understanding fly tying to glass painting and learning a new language.

Westminster College Announces Planetarium's Spring Schedule

Friday, February 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College announces several planetarium shows for the Spring 2013 season. Shows are open to the public and free of charge. However, reservations are required due to limited seating.

Westminster College to Welcome Moderator of General Assembly at Sunday Worship Service

Thursday, February 7, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will welcome the Rev. Neal D. Presa, moderator of the General Assembly, Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. The service is open to the public.


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.


First Presbyterian Youth Ministry Intern (Allentown) - Email
Internet Data Management, Inc. Web/Graphic Design Intern (Poland, Ohio) - Call (330) 707-0432 x103
Pittsburgh Power Football Operations Internship - Apply here
Pittsburgh's Ohio Valley General Hospital Marketing and Special Events Intern - Call (412) 777-6359
Preston Auto IT Internship (New Castle) - Call (724) 730-9935
Sharon Regional Health System Marketing and Communications Intern - Call (724) 983-5541

Part-Time Employment:

American Eagle Outfitters Part-time Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - Call (724) 748-4744
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
Lutheran Seniorlife Clinic Assistant (Butler) - Email or call (724) 720-9209

Titan Tidbits


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.


The College will be participating in the American Cancer's Society's (ACS) Daffodil Days - one of the ACS's oldest and most beloved fundraising programs. As the first flower of spring, the daffodil represents hope and renewal. To ACS, the daffodil symbolizes the hope we all share for a future where cancer no longer threatens those we love.

Help spread the joy of spring and hope of a world with less cancer by ordering daffodils. Orders are due by Feb. 18.

Contact Lori Scheidemantle at (724) 946-7353 for an order form.


The department will host the Bleasby Colloquium Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Mueller Theater. Olivia Sweeney `11 will present "The First Draft - Editing and Surviving Post Graduation."


An internship fair will be held Feb. 21 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms. This event is for students to come meet with potential employers about gaining internships with them. The event includes games and prizes.


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.


National History Day at Westminster is March 21. If you are interested in volunteering contact Dr. Patricia Clark at Clarkpg@westminster.edu.


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.


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.


Orange Pecan French Toast
from allrecipes.com


1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup chopped pecans
12 (3/4 inch thick) slices French bread
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup 2% milk
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
2 eggs
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting


1. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter, and corn syrup. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle pecans over the sugar mixture. Arrange the bread slices in the bottom of the dish so they are in a snug single layer.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg whites, and eggs. Pour this mixture over the bread, pressing on the bread slices to help absorb the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Remove the cover from the baking dish, and let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature.
4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.


"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

~Oscar Wilde as quoted on brainyquote.com.

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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

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