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Westminster College Music Department and Students to Display Talent throughout Spring Semester

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Department of Music and its students will be participating in two honors festivals in the upcoming weeks. It has been a busy month for the department as students and staff have already participated in various conferences and traveled across the region during March.

Westminster College Biology Professor to Present Molecular Approach to Studying Behavior

Monday, March 11, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Katherine Robertson, Westminster College associate professor of biology, will present "Molecules of Attraction: A Molecular Approach to Studying Behavioral Responses" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, March 20, at 11:40 a.m. in Mueller Theater of McKelvey Campus Center.

Westminster College Hosts Environmental Symposium

Monday, March 11, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College chemistry students Tyler Umstead and Lance Jubic will present research during the Environmental Programs Lunch Seminar March 12 at 12:45 p.m. in the Hoyt Science Research Center, room 291.

Westminster College Chapel Drama to Present Godspell March 15 and 17

Friday, March 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Chapel Drama will present Godspell Friday and Sunday, March 15 and 17, in Wallace Memorial Chapel

Westminster College Education Professors Present at Midwestern Early Childhood Institute

Friday, March 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Alison DuBois, Westminster College assistant professor of education and counseling, and Tina Keller, lecturer of education, presented research at the 2013 Midwestern Early Childhood Institute: A Community Approach to Early Learning in February at Grove City College. Four education students presented with the professors.

Westminster College to Host New Wilmington Chamber's Annual Business Expo March 9

Friday, March 1, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - 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.  The public is invited to attend.

Westminster College Redesigning Media Art Program

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Media Art program will undergo a significant program redesign in the 2013-14 academic year.

Theatre Westminster Presented Book of Days, Gets Ready for Stop Kiss

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Theatre Westminster presented The Book of Days in February. The cast and crew were made up of nearly 30 students.

Westminster College Economics and Business Department Host Winter Analyst Program

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Economics and Business hosted the inaugural Winter Analyst Program Jan. 26.


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.

Community Library of the Shenango Valley Education/Library Science Intern (Sharon) - Email
Discovery Communications Internships - Apply here
ERT Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
First Presbyterian Allentown Internship - Email
Glade Run Lutheran Services Training/Marketing Intern (Zelienople) - Email
Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency Public Relations Intern - Email
New Castle Public Library Department Clerk Intern, Social Media Specialist, Website Developer, or Kindle Lending Assistant - Apply here
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit Internships in: Financial Services, Cyber Program, Technology Solution and Services, and Public Relations (Edinboro) - Email
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Teaching Internship - Email
Pittsburgh Power Football Operations Internship - Apply here
Poland Presbyterian Church Youth Director Internship (Youngstown, Ohio) - Email
Preston Auto IT Internship (New Castle) - Call (724) 730-9935
Root Sports Production Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Sports Radio 97-3/KDKA Intern - Email
Steelite USA Graphic Design Intern (New Castle) - Email
Villa Maria Land Management Department Environmental Science Internship - Email
West Penn Allegheny Health System Media Relations Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email

Part-Time Employment:
Drivere Chiropractic Wellness Center Receptionist (New Wilmington) - Call (724) 946-9410
WKBN Engineering Operator (Youngstown) - Email

Summer Employment:
The Conneaut Hotel Banquet Servers, Bartenders and Cleaning Staff (Conneaut Lake) - Email
Kennywood/Sandcastle - Apply here for Kennywood or Apply here for Sandcastle

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.


Looking for a way to earn money or gain course credit while you acquire excellent experience working with young children?  Consider applying for a position at the Preschool Lab!
The Westminster College Psychology Preschool Lab is recruiting student aides for the 2013 fall semester.  These positions are paid or may be eligible for course credit with advisor approval.  The student aide positions require availability either M/W/F or T/Th mornings from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Experience with young children is preferred.  If interested, please contact the psychology department secretary at 724-946-7356.  Interviews will be held March 18 - April 4.

  • The Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival will reward a student pursuing a career in visual arts a $500 scholarship for the 2013/2014 Fall semester. Applicants must be a resident of Westmoreland County or a graduate of a Westmoreland County high school. Applications are available at www.artsandheritage.com.Call Adam Shaffer at (724) 834-7474 for additional information.
  • The Meadville Business and Professional Women's Club will reward a Helen E. Remler Memorial Educational Scholarship Grant. For information on requirements and to request an application contact Katherine A. Yaeger at huntergk@zoominternet.net. The deadline is April 1.


The New Wilmington United Methodist Church is having a soup buffet March 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Call Glenn Morris at (724) 946-2642 for additional information.


Westminster College students will be giving swimming lesson April 2-5 and April 8-11 at the Westminster College Natatorium. Swimmers in levels I and II will meet 5:30-6:15 p.m. and swimmers in levels III, IV, V and VI will meet 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Registration is Wednesday, March 27 from 6-7 p.m. in the lobby of the Memorial Field House. Registration is $60 per person, or $65 for late registration on April 2. All swimmers must be at least 5 years of age.

Call (724) 946-7321 for additional information.


Irish Shamrock Cookies
from allrecipes.com


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 1/3 cups baking mix
1 egg
1 tablespoon white sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheet.
2. Cream together the butter or margarine and the pudding mix. Blend in the baking mix, egg and sugar and mix well.
3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 3/8 inch thickness and cut into cookies with a shamrock cookie cutter.
4. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Let cookies cool on rack. Frost with green colored icing if desired.


"For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day."

~Author Unknown as quoted on quotegarden.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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