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Seven New Members Elected to Westminster College's Board of Trustees

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Board of Trustees added seven members to the class 2017, including three first-time trustees.

Westminster College Professor Published in Numen: International Review for the History of Religions

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Bryan Rennie, Vira I. Heinz Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion, History, Philosophy, and Classics, recently published an article in Numen: International Review for the History of Religions.


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:

Education Department - Contact Barb Carr at 724-946-7180
Westminster Preschool - Contact Debi Roud at 724-946-7356
Academic Affairs - Contact Gabe Budai at 724-946-7122
Library Circulation Desk - Contact Dee Drabick at 724-946-7324
Information Systems Server Technician - Contact Kailen Fiedler at 724-946-6352
Information Systems Web Developer/Designer - Contact Kailen Fiedler at 724-946-6352
Athletics Department Work Study - Contact Tammy Swearingen at 724-946-7320
Theatre Technical Assistant/Scenic Charge Artist/Assistant Scenic Charge Artist/Assistant Costume Shop Foreman/Stage Crew - Contact Paula Ferguson at 724-946-7236

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 2014 spring semester.  These positions are paid or may be eligible for course credit with adviser 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 through Oct. 30.

View the Titan Bulletin to see local full-time positions go to https://www.westminster.edu/resources/career/career_employment_bulletin.cfm.


The Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans Spring Internship - Email
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Apply here
Department of Environmental Protection - Apply here
Children, Youth and Family Services - Contact Katy DeMedal (Career Center) 724-946-6338
Highmark - Apply here
WTAE-TV Sales (Pittsburgh) - Email
Butler Memorial Hospital (AmeriCorps Program) - Apply here
GE-Transportation Diesel Engine Finance Co-Op/Internship (Grove City) - Email
PNC Summer Internships (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation Summer Government Internships - Apply here
Mylan Finance/Accounting Summer Internship (Morgantown, W. Va.)  - Apply here
Gutenberg Communications (New York) - Email
Hudson Companies Marketing Internship (Hermitage) - Apply here
Magee-Women's Research Institute Summer Internship - Contact Kelli Lazar at 412-641-6052
Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Legaslative Fellowship Program - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

New Wilmington United Methodist Church Christian Education Director - Email
Arrow Electric, Inc. Accounts Payable Clerk - Contact Justine Parcher at 724-646-1903
The North Face Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here
Aeropostale Sales Associate (Grove City) - 724-748-4952
Word of Life Family Church Sunday Youth Program - 724-654-9652
The Tavern on the Square (New Wilmington) - 724-946-2020
Old Navy (Grove City) - 724-748-5726
American Eagle Outfitters Sales and Stock Associate - 724-748-4744

Titan Tidbits


The Titan Terror Project Showcase and Award Ceremony took place Oct. 15. The top 10 entries were viewed for the first time and the Grand Prize, Runner-Up and Audience Choice winners were recognized and rewarded. To view the videos click here.


The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the Charitable IRA Rollover as an important giving option for donors 70.5 years or older.  Qualified charitable distributions may be made from traditional or Roth individual retirement accounts without paying taxes on distributions - but the provision is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • The donor must be 70.5 years or older at the time of the contribution.
  • The gift may be any amount up to $100,000.
  • The gift must be completed by Dec. 31, 2013 to qualify as a 2013 donation.
  • The charitable distribution IRA rollover gift counts towards your minimum required distribution for the year.
  • IRA rollover gifts can be made to the designation of your choice.

Consult your IRA custodian to transfer your desired gift amount to Westminster.  The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction.  As always, we encourage you to consult with your tax adviser if you are contemplating a gift under this provision.


There will not be any chapel services for the remainder of October due to the College's mid-break. Chapel services will resume starting the first week of November.

Friday, Nov. 1
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Elizabeth Frambes (McMurray, PA) Early Childhood/Special Education - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Saturday, Nov. 2
7 p.m. - Mass - Speaker: Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, Nov. 3
7 p.m. - Open Door Worship -  Remembering the Saints (Saints Day) - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at 724-946-7117 for more information on services or upcoming Chapel events.


Pre - Vet Society Shelter Drive (Open to campus community)
Today through Friday, Oct. 25
Monetary donations collected in Tub, McKelvey Campus Center
Collection boxes located in Old Main, McKelvey, Patterson Hall, Hoyt, and residence halls.

The following items are needed: dog/cat food and treats, peanut butter, kitten milk replacer, cat/dog toys, leashes, stainless steel or ceramic bowls, non-clumping litter, dog crates with plastic bottoms, clean towels and blankets, paper towels, hand/dish soap, bleach, plastic bags, and shower curtain liners.

All donations will be given to the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh.

Faires Faculty Forum (Open to the public)
11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mueller Theater, McKelvey
Speaker: Dr. Karen Resendes, assistant professor of biology
Presentation: "Collaborative Research with Undergraduates to Determine the Function of New Protein Players in Nuclear Protein Transport and Beyond"
For more information click here.

Celebrity Series Presents Under the Streetlamp (Open to the public)

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Families and friends will be welcomed with a variety of activities, including:
  • Coffee and meeting with Westminster College President Dr. Richard Dorman at 9:30 a.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge on the 2nd floor of the McKelvey Campus Center
  • Family BBQ from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Old 77 ($9 for adults and Westminster College students, $6 for children 12 and under)
  • Football game against Waynesburg Yellow Jackets at 1 p.m. in Burry Stadium ($6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens) 

Reservations and payment for lunch must be made no later than Friday, Oct. 25. Reservations can be made here.

Click here to reserve tickets.


  • Sunday, Dec. 8 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion and Youngstown-area alumni and families of current Westminster students Christmas Vespers Luncheon; 1 p.m., $19 per adult, $16 Westminster students and $10 children under 12 years buffet dinner; John S. Witherspoon Room, McKelvey Campus Center; Christmas Vespers; 3 p.m.; Orr Auditorium
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion-area alumni Kraynak's Holiday Display special tour; 8 a.m.; no long lines, beat the crowds, special Westminster goodie bags for children; Kraynak's in Hermitage, Pa.

For additional information contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, at 724 946-7373 or email.



3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with oil.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients.
4. Carefully stir in cheese cubes until covered in flour mixture, this will help prevent your cheese sinking to the bottom of your loaf of bread.
5. In a different bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
6. Fold the wet mixture into the flour and cheese mixture, stir until just combined, do not over stir.
7. Spread the mixture into the loaf pan.
8. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Allow to cool for one hour before slicing and serving.


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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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