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Opera Westminster to Present Amore e Morte – Scenes of Love and Impending Doom April 6

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Opera Westminster will present "Amore e Morte" Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The program is free and open to the public.
Westminster students will perform scenes on love and death from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata, Orfeo ed Euridice, Carmen, Samson, and La Boheme.

Westminster College Associate Professor and Students Attend MidSouth Philosophy Conference

Monday, March 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. David Goldberg, Westminster associate professor of philosophy, and five students attended the MidSouth Philosophy Conference in mid-February at Rhoades College in Memphis, Tenn.

Westminster College Professor Presents Research in France

Monday, March 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Leslie Kealhofer, Westminster College visiting assistant professor of French, presented at the "Image of the ‘Arab' on French Television" Conference Jan. 24-25  at the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Westminster College Associate Professor Selected to Participate in EPA Workshop on Hydraulic Fracturing

Monday, March 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster associate professor of chemistry presented research at the U.S. EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Research Technical Workshop on Analytical Chemical Methods in Raleigh, N.C., in February.

Westminster College Music Professor Performed in Washington, D.C. Suburb

Friday, March 22, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz, Westminster College associate professor of music, performed in February as part of the Friday Morning Music Club (FMMC) in Riderwood, Md.

Westminster College Mathematics Majors and Faculty Participated in Regional Conference

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Eleven Westminster College mathematics majors and their faculty advisers participated in the 15th annual regional student paper meeting Feb. 23 at Youngstown State University.

Westminster College Professor Publishes Paper

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. David Cushman, Westminster College Captain William McKee professor of economics and business, published an article in the January issue of the online journal Econ Journal Watch.

Westminster College Assistant Professor's Toccata Performed

Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster College assistant professor of music theory and composition, recently had his "Toccata for Piano Duo" performed at three universities in Ohio during February.


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.

A representative from Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be on campus Wednesday, April 10 to interview students for internship opportunities. Interested candidates should send an updated resume to demedakk@westminster.edu no later than April 4 to be considered for an interview.

Buhl Community Recreation Center Music Instructor or Nursery School Intern (Sharon) - Apply here
Calgon Carbon Corporation Intern for Quality Assurance (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Community Library of the Shenango Valley Education/Library Science Intern (Sharon) - Email
ERT Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Highmark Human Resources Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Lubrizol Business/Marketing Intern (Cleveland, Ohio) - Apply here
New Castle Public Library Department Clerk Intern, Social Media Specialist, Website Developer, or Kindle Lending Assistant - Apply here
Pennsylvania Family Institute Government Relations Summer Internship (Harrisburg) - Email
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Environmental Work Intern - Email
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Special Events Assistant - Apply here
Poland Presbyterian Church Youth Director Internship (Youngstown, Ohio) - Email
Seneca Resources Corporation Geology Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
Seneca Resources Corporation Accounting Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
St. Barnabas Health System Marketing/Public Relations Internship (Gibsonia) - Apply here
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Human Resources Intern - Email
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
Wish Designs USA, LLC Marketing/Design Intern (New Castle) - Email

Part-Time Employment/Summer Employment:
Cedar Point Park Ambassadors - Apply here
Krislund Camp & Conference Center Camp Counselors - 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.


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.


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 kickoff event for caps, gowns, and all your graduation needs is April 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the textbook room of the bookstore.

Jostens Ring Day is April 4 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the TUB.


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 TODAY 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.


Biology students are collecting clothing for students at the Kalibu Academy in Malawi. Donation boxes will be in the TUB, Chapel and dorms from now into the month of April. The students in Malawi would especially love anything with American logos and in English, such as Nike or even Westminster College gear.


Bethann Dolan, a 1991 Westminster College graduate, will give the 26th annual Wayne H. Christy Lecture during Vespers Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Westminster's Wallace Memorial Chapel.  The service is free to the public.

Contact Westminster's Office of Faith and Spirituality at (724) 946-7117 for additional information.


Easter Basket Cake
from allrecipes.com


1 (18.25 oz) package white cake mix
1 (16 oz) can white frosting
2 drops green food coloring
1/2 teaspoon water
2 cups flaked coconut
1 (14 oz) package candy-coated chocolate pieces


1. Prepare the cake mix and bake the cake in two 8 inch rounds according to package directions. Cool completely.
2. Cut a circle out of the center of one of the layers, leaving a ring that measures 1 1/2 inches from the outer to the inner edge. Place the uncut layer on a serving platter and frost the top. Place the ring layer on top of the frosted layer, and frost the sides and top of the basket. Decorate the sides and top by pressing candy pieces into the frosting.
3. To tint the coconut, combine water and green food coloring in a medium bowl. Stir in coconut with a fork until evenly tinted. Place green coconut grass in center of cake basket.
4. To make a handle, cut a piece of aluminum foil 8x16 inches. Fold in half lengthwise 4 times. Wrap with ribbon, securing the ends with tape. Insert ends of the handle into the cake top. Fill basket with Easter candy and goodies, if desired.


"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. 

Martin Luther as quoted on www.unlockingthebible.org/.


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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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