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Westminster College's Drinko Center to Host Cornhole Tournament and Benefit for Underprivileged Children

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Drinko Center for Experiential Learning is sponsoring a cornhole tournament to benefit the Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC) of Lawrence County, Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms in the McKelvey Campus Center.

Senior Art Show at Westminster College Foster Art Gallery

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Six Westminster College senior art students will be presenting select work from their portfolios March 4-29 in Patterson Hall's Foster Art Gallery. A reception will be held March 16 from 2-4 p.m.

Pittsburgh Native to Perform in A Chorus Line at Westminster College March 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series will present A Chorus Line Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. Pittsburgh native Andrea Weinzierl is cast as a cut dancer/line cover in the performance.

Westminster College Student Alumni Association Hosts Leadership Dinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student Alumni Association (SAA) hosted the fourth annual Student Organization Leadership Dinner in February.

Westminster College Political Science Alumni Discussed Significance of 2012 Elections

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College political science alumni discussed the significance of the 2012 elections in a panel in February that was open to the entire Westminster campus. Each alumnus was involved in the elections, from working on a campaign to covering the elections for the media.

Westminster College Students Nominated for Barry Goldwater Scholarships

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster College students were recently nominated for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for their research in natural sciences.

Westminster College History Professor Published in New Political Anthology, Will Present at University of Virginia

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Bowen, Westminster College assistant professor of history, had a chapter published in the new anthology "Barry Goldwater and the Remaking of the American Political Landscape."

Westminster College Professor of Spanish Presents Paper at Conference in Chile

Friday, February 22, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Camila Bari de López, Westminster College associate professor of Spanish, presented a paper at the International Conference on Sciences, Technology and Culture in January in Santiago, Chile.

Westminster College Professor Presents at Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Friday, February 22, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Marosh Furimsky, Westminster College associate professor of biology, presented research at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in January in San Francisco.


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.


Allegheny Conference on Community Development Talent Outreach Intern - Email
Internet Data Management, Inc. Web/Graphic Design Intern (Poland, Ohio) - Call (330) 707-0432 x103
PNC Bank Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Preston Auto IT Internship (New Castle) - Call (724) 730-9935
Sharon Regional Health System Marketing and Communications Intern - Call (724) 983-5541
University Relations Marketing Internship (Indiana, Pa) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

Drivere Chiropractic Wellness Center Receptionist (New Wilmington) - Email
Nike Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here
The New Lisbon Presbyterian Church Christian Educator (Lisbon, Ohio) - Email
WKBN Engineering Operator (Youngstown) - Email
Upward Bound Program Tutors/Counselors (Loretto) - Email

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.

  • Sunday, April 7 - Alumni in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area are invited to join trustee alumnus host Keith McCauley '68 for a dinner cruise.  The cruise departs from Clearwater Beach Marina and includes a buffet meal, live entertainment and dancing; reservations due March 22.  Tickets are to be purchased directly from Keith.  For more information contact Keith at (727) 733-6075 or email at keithmccauley@msn.com.
  • Sunday, April 14 - Lancaster and Harrisburg-area alumni reception hosted by Judd and Peggy Edmonds McConnell '55 '55 in their home with special guest President Rick Dorman; 3-5 p.m.; reservations due April 5; click here to make your reservation online.
    For additional information, contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, (724) 946-7373 or email.


Do you have any handbags or purses that you no longer use and would like to get rid of? If so the sisters of Kappa Delta will be collecting used handbags until April 5 to support the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter. Donation boxes will be located in Dorms and Campus buildings. Over Spring break do not forget to bring back all those handbags you no longer want.


The Early Childhood Education Block and the Special Education Block are teaming together this semester on a service learning project.  They would like to include the Westminster campus in providing the book, The Me Too Game, by Gayle Shaw Cramer to students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 
The Me Too Game is written by a Westminster graduate, Gayle Shaw Cramer.  It is a story about discovering how we are more alike than different and helps to erase prejudices and fears we hold of those who are different.
If you are interested in supporting this project please contribute!  Block students will be Tub sitting for the next several weeks.  For every contribution, a green ribbon pin will be given. 


Classes are held once a week Feb. 25 -  March 25 from 7- 9 p.m. at First Assembly of God's Fellowship Hall, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle 16105. The classes cost a donation of $50 for all five classes or $12 for individual classes. All proceeds will benefit abused, neglected and abandoned children of Lawrence County.

Contact Colleen Hannon at (724) 946-7157 for additional information.


Mini Banana Bread
from bettycrocker.com


1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 10 (4 1/2x2 1/2x1 1/2-inch) mini loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, mix sugar and butter with spoon. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Divide batter evenly among pans, filling each with about 1/2 cup batter.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.


"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."

~Alphonse Karr as quoted on brainyquote.com.

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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