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Westminster College Associate Professor of Psychology Reviews Book

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sherri Pataki, Westminster College associate professor of psychology, had a book review published by PsycCRITIQUES in the fall.

Saturn-mass Planet Co-discovered by Westminster College Professor and Students

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A Saturn-mass exoplanet (a planet that orbits other stars) has been co-discovered by Dr. Thomas Oberst, Westminster College assistant professor of physics, and undergraduate students Ryan Avril and Samuel Mellon. The planet, named KELT-6b, orbits a star more than 700 light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is the first planet that Westminster College has helped discover.

Westminster College Announces Environmental Symposium Awards

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College students won numerous awards in December at the Student Symposium on the Environment.  The event was hosted by Westminster Environmental Programs and co-sponsored by the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.  Awards were sponsored by Stream Restoration, Inc.

Westminster College Foster Art Gallery to Host Reception Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an art gallery opening and reception for Wisconsin-based artist Edwin Jager from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. A reception will include a gallery talk by the artist at 5:15 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Westminster College Sociology/Criminal Justice Major Receives PennACE Award

Monday, January 13, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior sociology/criminal justice major Tricia Johnston recently received the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Liberal Arts Award.

Westminster College Senior Accounting Majors Advise Area High School Students

Monday, January 13, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior accounting majors served on an Accounting Career Day panel in November to educate 180 area high school students on opportunities available in the accounting field. In addition to the panel, the program also featured guest speakers working in the accounting field. The event was a collaboration between the Westminster Department of Economics and Business and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

Westminster College Mathematics Students Participated in Putnam Mathematical Competition

Thursday, January 9, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Three Westminster College students participated in the 74th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition Dec. 7


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:

Audio Visual Department Equipment Assistant - Contact Gary Swanson at 724-946-7330

Library Public Services Assistant - Contact Alejandra Julio at 724-946-7330

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

Career/Internship Fairs:

Camp Fair - 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Berlin Lounge.

Christian Ministry in the National Parks will have an information table - 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Tub in McKelvey.

Internship Workshop - 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Lakeview Room in McKelvey

Internship and Summer Job Fair - 12:30-2 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms in McKelvey

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


Werner Company Management Data Integrity Intern (Greenville) - Email

Goodyear Environmental Sustainability Internship (Akron, Ohio) - Apply here

Highmark Financial Accounting and Reporting Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

First Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry Intern (Allentown) - Email

M.J. Brunner Inc. Marketing/Financial/Communications Interns (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center Marketing Internship or Arts Management Internship (Sharon) - Email

Part-Time Employment:

Steele Consulting Web Designer - Email

Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience - Apply here

Private Tutoring in Chemistry I and Algebra (New Castle) - Contact Leanne Foster at 724-662-3320

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

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

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

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

Word of Life Family Church Sunday Youth Program - 724-654-9652

The Tavern on the Square (New Wilmington) - 724-946-2020


Titan Tidbits


Thursday, Jan. 16
Last day to register before $100 late fee applies
Friday, Jan. 17 - Wed., Jan. 22
Late Registration
Monday, Jan. 20
Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Last day to ADD / DROP
Last day to register
Last day to request an audit or S/U grade  


Friday, Jan. 17
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflections - Dr. Richard H. Dorman, President of Westminster College

Saturday, Jan. 18
7 p.m. - Mass - Speaker: Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, Jan. 19
7 p.m. - Open Door Worship -  Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance - Wallace Memorial Chapel

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 the  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.


Click here to submit a photo of yourself or your friends from Westminster wearing Westminster gear.


The deadline for this 3rd Annual Campus-Wide Video Competition is quickly approaching!! Create a video to thank alumni for all they do by clicking here. The competition is open to ALL students, faculty, and staff.

Note: Online voting will allow for only one vote per person. The winner will be announced and awarded at G.I.V.E. Day on Feb. 13 in Berlin Lounge in McKelvey.


Show your appreciation for Westminster College Alumni 3-6 p.m. Feb. 13 in Berlin Lounge!

  • "Play" It Forward Video Showcase and Awards
  • Door Decorating Showcase and Awards (More info to come)
  • Write a Thank You Postcard to Alumni
  • Sign Your Class Banner
  • Mingle With Westminster's Alumni Council
  • Come See the Seven-Foot Giving Pyramid and Honor Roll of Donors
  • Music - Food - Fun

Click here for more information.


Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding
From www.allrecipes.com

(Original recipe makes 8 servings)


2 cups milk
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups cubed French bread
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in bread, bananas, and chocolate chips, and let rest 5 minutes for bread to soak. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place loaf pan on towel inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with water to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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