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Westminster College Students Give Back to Others During Winter Break

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Ten Westminster College students and two staff members spent their winter break in the south serving others through Habitat for Humanity and ReStore, a store that sells surplus building supplies and household goods to raise money for Habitat.

Westminster College Theatre Professor Awarded Prize for Innovative Teaching

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Scott Mackenzie, Westminster College associate professor and director of theatre, was recently awarded the Prize for Innovative Teaching in Theatre from the Association of Theatre in Higher Education and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region II (ATHE/KCACTF). Region II includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, northwest New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

Westminster College Associate Professor Published In Math Horizons Journal

Monday, January 27, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Pamela Richardson, Westminster College associate professor of mathematics, was published in the November 2013 issue of Math Horizons, a journal published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Westminster College Announces the 2014 Spring Semester Faires Faculty Forum Schedule

Monday, January 27, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Faires Faculty Forum presentations will take place every Wednesday at 11:40 a.m. in Mueller Theater of McKelvey Campus Center (MCC). The next presentation is Jan. 29. Attendees are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy during the presentation. They also have the option to purchase lunch from the TUB, located on the bottom floor of MCC.


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:

Graduate School and Adult Studies - Contact Lori Scheidemantle at 724-946-7353

Audio Visual Department Equipment Assistant - Contact Gary Swanson 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 Department (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. Feb. 27 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.


Pittsburgh Steelers Summer Marketing Internship - Apply here

Krakoff Communications PR Intern (South Hills of Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sales and Marketing Intern (Johnstown) - Apply here

Bayer Procurement Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Eat'n Park Marketing Intern (Homestead and Robinson Twp.) - Apply here

UPMC Children's Hospital Summer Student Research Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

Dress Barn (Grove City) - Apply here

Rue21 (Grove City) - Apply in person

Pyrotecnico Accounting (New Castle) - Email

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

Steele Consulting Web Designer - Email

Private Tutoring in Chemistry I and Algebra (New Castle) - Contact Leanne Foster at 724-971-7170

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

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

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

Titan Tidbits


Presbyterian Financial Aid

The Presbyterian Church (USA) Financial Aid for Service office is currently receiving applications for three programs. Up to 30 rising freshmen will be selected to receive the National Presbyterian College Scholarship worth up to $1,500. The deadline is March 1. Guidelines and an application form can be found here.

Samuel Robinson Award

The Samuel Robinson Award seeks to stimulate interest in the Westminster Shorter Catechism by challenging Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members who are juniors or seniors in college and attending a Presbyterian related college or university to memorize and recite the catechism from memory. To further demonstrate understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the applicant will write a 2,000 word essay on an assigned topic related to the catechism. The essay is read by a panel of chaplains.
The two students with the highest scores receive $5,000. The lowest award for an application with essay is $1,500. Applicants are provided with a study Bible from the Betty Chrisman Fund for students who are memorizing the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
Guidelines and a screening form can be found here.


The College will host a public meeting on the Lawrence and Mercer Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM) program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Patterson Hall, room 207. The event is free and open to the public.
The meeting is being organized by Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster associate professor of chemistry and chair of environmental science; and students Tyler Umstead and Lance Jubic. The agenda will include updates on the water quality monitoring program, how to preserve steam quality in the region, and the potential impacts shale gas drilling may have on our waters.

Contact Boylan at 724-946-6293 for additional information. 


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.


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.


The College's Foster Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring work by Wisconsin-based artist Edwin Jager. Admission is free to the public. The exhibition will run until Feb. 14 and will feature altered book sculptures. Using sculpture, print, video, photography, text, and drawing, he explores the book as a physical and cultural artifact.
The Foster Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Contact Summer Zickefoose at 724-946-7267 for additional information.


Westminster College Department of Music will present a Jazz Ensemble Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the McKelvey Campus Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact Peggy Flynn at 724-946-7270 for additional information.


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 - FunClick here for more information.


Friday, Feb. 14
Last day to WITHDRAW from a 7-week course held 1st half of semester
Friday, Feb. 28
Incomplete grades due
Monday, March 3
Last day for 1st 7-week course

Tuesday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 5
PE-2 and Second 7-week classes begin

Monday, March 10 - Sunday, March 16


Friday, Jan. 31
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflections - Melissa Dubrawka (Tinoesta, Pa.), English

Saturday, Feb. 1
7 p.m. - Mass - Speaker: Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, Feb. 2
6:30 p.m. - Open Door Worship -  Bowl in Berlin Worship & Party - Berlin Lounge

Monday, Feb. 3
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflections - Sarah Carlson (Trafford, Pa.), Early Childhood/Special Education

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


Super Bowl Salsa Dip
From www.allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 10 cups


1 (2 pound) loaf processed cheese, cubed
1 cup milk
1 (12 ounce) package ground pork sausage
1 white onion, chopped
1 (24 ounce) jar medium salsa
1/2 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 (12 ounce) package tortilla chips


1. In a slow cooker set to high heat, place the processed cheese and milk. Cover and, stirring occasionally, cook until the cheese has melted and is well blended with the milk.

2. Place ground pork sausage in a medium skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Mix in white onion. Cook and stir until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and drain.

3. Stir sausage mixture into the cheese mixture. Reduce heat to low. Mix in salsa and black beans. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, approximately 1 hour.

4. Garnish with green onions and serve with tortilla chips.

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