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Westminster College Religion Professor to Present on Art and Religion

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Bryan Rennie, Vira I. Heinz professor of religion and chair of the department of religion, history, philosophy, and classics, will present "The Glamour of the Gods: Towards an Ethology of Art and Religion" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, March 27, at 11:40 a.m. in Mueller Theater of McKelvey Campus Center.

Westminster College Broadcast Communications Students and Professor Honored by Broadcast Education Association

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Bradley Weaver, Westminster broadcast and digital communications lecturer, was named faculty winner for Television Feature Reporting, and  broadcast communications majors Joe Ligo and Andrea Tice earned second place for Best Music Video in the 2013 Broadcast Education Association's (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.

Westminster College to Welcome Hugo Vera from Metropolitan Opera for Recital, Master Class

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Department of Music will welcome Hugo Vera, a tenor from the Metropolitan Opera, April 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Vera will be perform and present a master class. This event is open to the public.

Westminster College Dance Theatre to Present Annual Show March 21-23

Monday, March 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Dance Theatre will present its annual spring show Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23, in Orr Auditorium.  The performance, which involves 40 students, is open to the public.

Westminster College Welcomes John Wetzel, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Monday, March 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Criminal Justice will welcome John Wetzel, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Room of McKelvey Campus Center. The event is open to the public.

Westminster College Alumni Featured in Accounting Professional Speaker Series

Monday, March 18, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College alumni Alicia Seitz `11 and Micah Delo `06 spoke to senior accounting students during the Professional Speakers Series in February.

Westminster College Celebrity Series for Kids to Present The Velveteen Rabbit April 9

Thursday, March 14, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Celebrity Series for Kids will present The Enchantment Theatre Company's The Velveteen Rabbit Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.


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.

Buhl Community Recreation Center Music Instructor or Nursery School Intern (Sharon) - Call Debbie at (724) 981-3700 ext 108 or Apply here
Community Library of the Shenango Valley Education/Library Science Intern (Sharon) - Email
Discovery Communications Various Internships (Various Locations) - Apply here
ERT Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
FedEx Services Summer Internship Program - Email
Lubrizol Business/Marketing Intern (Cleveland, Ohio) - Apply here
Mullen Advertising/Public Relations/Web and Media Development Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
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
Pennsylvania Family Institute Government Relations Summer Internship (Harrisburg) - Email
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Teaching Internship - Email
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Special Events Assistant - Apply here
Poland Presbyterian Church Youth Director Internship (Youngstown, Ohio) - Email
Sports Radio 97-3/KDKA Intern - Email
St. Barnabas Health System Marketing/Public Relations Internship (Gibsonia) - Email
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Human Resources Intern - Email
Villa Maria Land Management Department Environmental Science Internship - Apply here
Watkins Glen International Communications Summer Internship (Watkins Glen, NY) - Apply here
Westfield Presbyterian Church Youth Leader Intern (New Castle) - Application available in Career Center
West Penn Allegheny Health System Media Relations Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email
Whalen Law Offices Legal Internship (Mercer) - Call Jarrett Whalen, Esq. at (724) 662-1927

Part-Time Employment/Summer Employment:
Bethelwoods Summer Camp Staff (York, SC) - Apply here
Cedar Point Park Ambassadors - Apply here
Heritage Reservation Summer Camp (Farmington) - Apply here
Kennywood - Apply here
Lutheran Senior Life Clinic Assistant (Butler) - Email
Sand Castle Water Park - Apply here
The Conneaut Hotel Banquet/Wedding Servers, Bartenders and Cleaning Staff - Email
Wesley Woods Program Director and Summer Food Service Director (Grand Valley) - 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.
Saturday, April 27 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion area alumni dinner and Celebrity Series performance of Yesterday Once More hosted by Karen Campman Emmett '75, chair, and members of the Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion Regional Alumni committee; dinner at 6 p.m. in Lakeview Dining Room, McKelvey Campus Center and performance at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  Cost for dinner only is $15 and dinner and tickets for Yesterday Once More are $49 per person.  Reservations due April 15; click here to make your reservation online.
For additional information, contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, (724) 946-7373 or email.


There will be a Westminster College Campus/Community Blood Drive April 11 from 1-6 p.m. in the Campus Center on the first floor in the Student Lounge. To make an appointment to donate live-saving blood click here or call Kathleen Johnson at (412) 818-6827.


Westminster College's Chapter for Habitat for Humanity is taking orders for the Spring Bake Sale. Orders are due to campus box #827 by March 25. Deliveries will be made March 28.

Cookies $5/dozen: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, Bev's butterfingers, and Easter sugars
Traditional Pound Cake $12

Make check out to Westminster College with "HFH" in the memo.


The deadline to submit images for the Image of the Month contest is March 23 at 6 p.m. To submit an image click here.


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.


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 up to April 4.


The Psychology Department will welcome Mary Torregrossa, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, April 4 at 12:40 p.m. in Phillips Lecture Hall. She will present "Manipulating Memories to Prevent Relapse to Drug Addiction." Her research is focused on identifying ways of weaking the strength of drug-associated cue memories to prevent relapse. Torregrossa will discuss evidence for abnormal cue associated learning in drug addiction, methods for reducing the motivational power of drug-associated cues, and will discuss clinical effectiveness of treatments.


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.


Theatre Westminster is investigating the plausibility of a 10-Minute Play Festival in October of 2013.  At this point they are searching for interested parties who may have a play that they have either written, or know of a playwright that has a play available for production.  This could be a chance to see your work on stage.  They are also searching for members of the Westminster Community to direct or be an assistant director these productions.  The goal would be to have between 6-10 pieces for the production.
Email Terry Jachimiak to submit a play or for additional information.


Easter Lavender Tea Bread
from allrecipes.com


3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lavender
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine the milk and lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat to a simmer, then remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly.
3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until the mixture is light and fluffy. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk and lavender until just blended. Pour into the prepared pan.
4. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a wooden pick inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a


"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."

A proverb as quoted on quotegarden.com.

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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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