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Westminster College Enactus Team Earned Second Place in Baltimore Competition

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College students participated in the Enactus Competition March 21-23 in Baltimore, Md., earning a second-place finish.

Westminster College Music Department to Present New Music Concert

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Department of Music Composition Program will present "Voices from Within IV: Celebration of New Music" Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is free to the public.

Westminster College Communication Ethics Class to Host Hustle 4 Heart Reach Run/Walk

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College students in the Communication Ethics course will host the first annual Hustle 4 Heart Reach 5K Run/Walk Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at Burry Stadium. Registration starts at 2 p.m.

Westminster College Accounting Professor's Article Featured in CPA Journal

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Jesse R. Ligo, Jr., Westminster College professor of accounting, recently had an article published in the Spring 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

Westminster College Selects Grady Jones as Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Monday, April 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College selected Grady Jones to serve as Vice President for Institutional Advancement following a national search. Jones started at Westminster April 1.

Westminster College Music Majors to Present Recitals April 12-13

Friday, April 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Haley Hidock, a Westminster College business administration and music major, will present her senior recital Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr AuditoriumChristina Kinney, also a music major, will present her senior voice recital Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel. Both concerts are free to the public.

Westminster College Professor and Biology Students Attend Wilson Ornithological Society Meeting, Present Research

Friday, April 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Kerri Cornell Duerr, assistant professor of biology, and three Westminster College senior biology students presented research at the 125th Wilson Ornithological Society annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va., March 7-10.

Westminster College Department of Economics and Business to Welcome the Stand-Up Economist

Friday, April 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Economics and Business will welcome Yoram Bauman, the Stand-Up Economist, Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

A Garden is a Place to Garden

Friday, April 5, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Is the word garden a noun or a verb?  At the Westminster College Field Station it is both - a place and an activity.  A place where plants are nurtured and an activity engaged in by folks who till the soil and benefit from the fruit of their labor. 

Westminster College Professor of History Awarded Commemorative Medal by Grand Duchess of Russia

Thursday, April 4, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa ? Dr. Russell Martin, Westminster College professor of history, spent a week in Moscow during March and was awarded a medal by the Head of the Russian Imperial House, Grand Duchess Maria of Russia.

Westminster College Hosts Exhibition of Tapestries at Foster Art Gallery

Thursday, April 4, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa ? Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an art exhibition featuring woven tapestries by artist Alison Gates from April 8 through May 3 at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. The exhibition is free to the public.

Westminster College Professor to Present Research on Birds and Anthropogenic Development at Faculty Forum

Thursday, April 4, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Kerri Duerr, Westminster College assistant professor of biology, will present research on how birds view habitats at the Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, April 10, at 11:40 a.m. in Mueller Theater of McKelvey Campus Center.


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.

Alcoa Corporate Development Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Ameriprise Financial Services Intern (Hermitage) - Email
Calgon Carbon Corporation Intern for Quality Assurance or Marketing (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Charleroi Regional Police Department Office Intern - Apply here
Community Library of the Shenango Valley Education/Library Science Intern (Sharon) - Email
ERT Accounting Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
FedEx Accounting, Business and Finance Internship (Coraopolis) - Apply here
First National Bank Credit Support Department Intern (Hermitage) - Email
Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency Public Relations Intern (New Castle) - Email
Liberty Mutual Insurance Sales/Marketing Internship (New Castle) - Email
ModCloth Product Manager Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pharmacokinetics Drug Metabolism Department Intern (Morgantown, W. Va.) - Apply here
New Castle Public Library Various Internships - Apply here
Pennsylvania Game Commission Engineering Scientific and Technical Interns (Pittsburgh) - Email
Primary Health Network Human Service Major Intern (Sharon) - Email
SAE International Non-Profit Marketing Intern (Cranberry Twp.) - Email
Seneca Resources Corporation Accounting or Geology Intern (Pittsburgh) - Email
Steelite Graphic Designer Intern (New Castle) - Email
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Human Resources Intern - Apply here
Westinghouse Electric Company Internships (Various opportunities and locations) - Apply here
Wish Designs USA, LLC Marketing/Design Intern (New Castle) - Email

Part-Time Employment/Summer Employment:
American Eagle Outfitters Sales and Stock Associates (Grove City) - Call (724) 748-4744
Associates in Counseling and Child Guidance Therapeutic Staff Support Worker (Mercer, Lawrence and Crawford Counties) - Email
Chipotle Crew Members/Line Crew/Grill (Hermitage) - Apply here
Comprehensive Children and Family Services, Inc. Therapeutic Staff Support (Sharon) - Mail to: Mr. Jack Monaco, 194 East State Street, Sharon, Pa., 16146
Diversified Family Services Weekend Direct Care Workers and Substitute Staff (Hermitage) - Apply here
Home City Ice (Various Locations) - Apply here
Home Instead Senior Care Providers/Companions (Lawrence and Mercer Counties) - Call (724) 535-6101
Lutheran Seniorlife Clinic Assistant (Butler) - Apply here

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.


Westminster's Audio Visual Services will host its 8th biannual E-Recycling Drive on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Hoyt Science Resources Center Loading Dock. The department will collect any of the following: laptop and desktop computers; computer monitors, printers, and mice; any other device sold exclusively for external use with a computer that provides input or output into or from a computer; and televisions with a screen size more than 4 inches diagonally.

Contact AV Services at (724) 946-7188 or email for additional information.


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 call Kathleen Johnson at (412) 818-6827.


The following movies will be shown in Muller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center this weekend:
  • "Zero Dark Thirty" - Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
  • "Not Fade Away" - Friday, April 12, at 10 p.m. and Saturdau, April 13, at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Westminster College will also screen "The Headhunters" Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. as part of the Jacob Erhardt International Film Series. The movie is a 2011 thriller from Norway.


Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
from bettycrocker.com



1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® natural vanilla cake mix
3/4 cup frozen (thawed) pink lemonade concentrate
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
3 eggs
Pink food color, if desired

Frosting and Garnish

2 containers Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
6 tablespoons frozen (thawed) pink lemonade concentrate
Pink food color, if desired
Pink candy sprinkles, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box, using cake mix, 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate, 1/2 cup oil, the water, eggs and food color. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
2. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
3. In large bowl, beat frosting, 6 tablespoons lemonade concentrate and the food color with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Frost cooled cupcakes. Garnish tops with candy sprinkles.


"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden." 

~Ruth Stout as quoted on quotegarden.com.

About The Westminster Weekly

Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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

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