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Westminster College Students Inducted into Leadership Honor Society

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty-nine Westminster College students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) on Nov. 24. Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education and Westminster ODK chapter co-adviser, was initiated honoris causa.

Westminster College English Professor's Christmas Play Staged in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Andrew Ade, Westminster College associate professor of English, has written a new one-act play that is being staged this month at the 2013 Theatre Festival in Black & White by the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company (PPTC). The play, which opened Dec. 5, will be shown until Dec. 17 at the PPTC space at 937 Liberty Ave. in Pittsburgh's Cultural District.

Westminster College Music Professor Invited as Guest Conductor for Choral Festivals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Robin Lind, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was guest conductor for two choral festivals and adjudicated at a college concerto competition.

Westminster College Mathematics Student Gets Second Research Paper Published in Mathematics Journal

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Connor MacKenzie, a Westminster College senior mathematics major, was recently notified that one of his mathematics research papers was accepted for publication in the Journal of Classical Analysis.

Westminster College Students and Professors Present Research at The American Society of Criminology Conference

Monday, December 9, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two Westminster students and two professors presented research at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference Nov. 21 in Atlanta.

Westminster College Students and Public Relations Lecturer Attend Media Convention, Present Research

Monday, December 9, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's student newspaper Editor-in-Chief Melissa Dubrawka and News Editor Maggie Hess joined their adviser, Westminster Lecturer of Public Relations Delores Natale, at the National College Media Convention in October in New Orleans.


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


The Pittsburgh Technology Council will host "Tech Connect" from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the William Pitt Union - Ballroom at the University of Pittsburgh. The event includes informaton on entry level jobs and internships. Register for the event here.

The Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the Monroeville Convention Center. Pre-register here for free by March 11 OR pay $10 walk-in fee at the door.

Talisman Energy Summer 2014 Student Water Surface Land Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Giant Eagle Intern Development Program - Apply here

West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program - Contact Erica Stewart at 304-293-6289. Get more information here.

Wesley Spectrum Human Resources Internship (Wilkinsburg) - Email resume, cover letter, and available schedule

Pennsylvania Historical Museum and Commission Keystone Summer Internship Program (Harrisburg) - Email

Republican State Representative Summer 2014 Internship (Washington, D.C.) - Apply here

ESPN Communications Internship Summer 2014 (Bristol, CT.) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

Mercer United Methodist Church Youth Ministry Director - 724-662-3320

Hearst Television Inc. News Associate Producer (Pittsburgh) - Email

Babysitter (New Wilmington) - 724-944-1503

Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Inc. Independent Living Assistants (New Castle) - Email

New Wilmington United Methodist Church Christian Education Director - Email

The North Face Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply here

Nine West Outlet Store Sales Associate (Grove City) - Apply in person

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


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.


Wednesday, December 11
Titan Club closes at 8:15 p.m. in preparation for CRAM JAM - Late Night Breakfast Favorites served by the Student Affairs office. (open to current WC students)
Thursday, December 12
Titan Club closes at 11 p.m. for winter break.
Friday, December 13
Duff closes after lunch at 1 p.m. and TUB closes at 3:30 p.m. for winter break
Sunday, January 12

TUB opens at 4:30 p.m. and Titan Club opens at 5 p.m.
Monday, January 13

Duff opens for breakfast.
Holiday Gift Certificates Available - Titan Club ($10, $20, $25, $50) & Jazzman's Cafe ($5, $10, $20, $25)


Saturday, Dec. 14 - Tuesday, Dec. 31
No Chapel services due to Christmas break

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


Monday, Feb. 3 - Friday, Feb. 7

Registration forms are available by calling Psychology Department Secretary Darlene McCoy at 724-946-7356, or on our website.

To register, your forms must be completed and received by U.S. mail between February 3-7, 2014.  All children ages 3-4 are eligible to attend, and enrollment will be determined by a random drawing. 

The pre-school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


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:

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


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.


Gingerbread Folk Cookies
From www.allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 15 servings


1 egg
1/4 cup honey
7/8 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dried currants
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 drops red food coloring


1. Set the oven for 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Melt a little of the butter and grease baking sheets using a pastry brush.

2. Put the butter, brown sugar, and honey in a saucepan and stir them over low heat until they have melted.

3. Sift the flour, ginger, and baking soda into a mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture from the saucepan and egg.

4. Mix everything together and knead it into a ball. Chill the dough in a plastic bag for 30 minutes.

5. Sprinkle some flour on a flat, clean surface and on a rolling pin. Then roll the dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out shapes and people. Lift the cookies onto baking sheet, then gather all the leftover dough and cut out more shapes. Press currants into the dough to make eyes and buttons and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until they are golden brown.

6. To Make Icing: Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a thick, smooth paste. Spoon a bit of the icing into a small bowl and add a few drops of food coloring. Do the same with the rest, using a different color. Fill pastry bags with the icing and squeeze it onto the cookies to make clothes!


About The Westminster Weekly

Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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

Please send information through e-mail to Alyssa Ludwiczak.