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Westminster College to Present Annual Christmas Vespers Dec. 8

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will continue a long-standing tradition with the presentation of a Christmas Cantata, "A Deo Daus (Given by God)," at Christmas Vespers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Orr Auditorium.  The service is open to the public.

Westminster College Professor Partners with Pittsburgh Public Schools

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. David Offner, Westminster College assistant professor of mathematics, is involved in two partnerships with Pittsburgh Public Schools to improve mathematics education.

Westminster College Music Education Major to Perform Senior Recital

Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior Christine Whited will present her senior capstone recital at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Westminster College to Host Global Gift Market Dec. 4

Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Young Presbyterian Scholars Program (YPS) will sponsor its 10th annual Global Gift Market from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, on the second and third floors of the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is open to the public.

Westminster College Receives Grant from American Chemical Society

Monday, November 25, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) was recently awarded an Inter-Chapter Relations Grant for the 2013-2014 academic year.


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:

Academic Affairs - Contact Gabe Budai at 724-946-7122
Information Systems (Various Positions) - Contact Kailen Fiedler at 724-946-6352
Athletics Department Work Study - Contact Tammy Swearingen at 724-946-7320
Theatre (Various Positions) - Contact Paula Ferguson at 724-946-7236

To view local full-time positions log onto MyWestminster and click on "Alumni and Friends."


Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Inc. is looking for an independent living assistant.
There will be an information table in the TUB from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Summit Academy Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Program Intern (Herman) - Email
Church of Genesis Internship (New Castle) - Call 724-654-0889
Greenville Metals Accounting Internship - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

Nine West Outlet Store Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply in person
New Wilmington United Methodist Church Christian Education Director - Email
Arrow Electric, Inc. Accounts Payable Clerk (Greenville) - Contact Justine Parcher at 724-646-1903
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


Westminster College is closed starting TODAY (Nov. 27) at 3 p.m. Administrative offices will re-open and classes will resume Monday, Dec. 2. 

The residence halls will re-open at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
Titan Club re-opens at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1
TUB re-opens at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1
Duff re-opens for breakfast Monday, Dec. 2


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 are no services scheduled from Nov. 29 - Dec. 6 due to Thanksgiving break.

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


Bugs and Bunnies: A Print Installation (Open and free to the public)
Now through Friday, Dec. 13
Foster Art Gallery, Patterson Hall

Campus Christmas Tree Lighting (Open to the public)
Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
On the Quad

(Open and free to the campus community)
Presented by Black Student Union
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-10 p.m.
Berlin Lounge, McKelvey Campus Center

(The public is welcome to participate)


Wear your Titan gear and colors with pride Jan. 21 in honor of the founding of Westminster College in 1852.

Alumni, friends and students can receive a 20 percent discount on clothing in-store during the following dates/times:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 13
8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.,Moonlight Sale, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 20 percent discount on all purchases excluding textbooks


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.


Sodexo Foundation is accepting applications for the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program through Dec. 5. Through scholarship awards, Sodexo Foundation recognizes and rewards students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger across the country. Scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education and a matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
Additionally, Sodexo Foundation offers $500 Youth Grants for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger during Global Youth Service Day April 11-13, 2014. The application period closes Jan. 31, 2014.
Please visit www.SodexoFoundation.org for official rules and the application.


Praline Sweet Potatoes
From www.allrecipes.com

Recipe makes 12 servings


4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 pint heavy cream
1/4 pound butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans


1. Butter one 2 quart casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs and cream. Blend well, and spread evenly in casserole dish.

3. Prepare the topping by combining the butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans. Mix until crumbly, and sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.


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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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