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Westminster College's Environmental Programs to Host Lunch Seminar on Aquaponics

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Sarah Wilhelm will present "Aquaponics: Food for the Future" at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Westminster College's Phillips Lecture Hall in the Hoyt Science Resources Center. Wilhelm was hired by Youngstown City Schools in 2012 to build the first high school level aquaponic facility in Ohio. The event is free and open to the public.
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Senior Art and Design Show at Westminster College Foster Art Gallery

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Four Westminster College senior art students will be presenting select work from their portfolios Feb. 24- March 28 in Patterson Hall's Foster Art Gallery. A reception will be held Feb. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The reception is open and free to the public.
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Westminster College Religion Professor Published in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception and Implicit Religion

Monday, February 10, 2014

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 for a religion-focused encyclopedia and also wrote a review article for a journal.
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Westminster College Students Visit Highgate Cemetery in London

Friday, February 7, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Twenty Westminster College students from the Fall Semester Concepts of Statistics course toured Highgate Cemetery in London during their study abroad experience. The course was taught by Dr. Carolyn Cuff, Westminster professor of mathematics.
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Westminster College Announces Planetarium's Spring Schedule

Friday, February 7, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College announces several planetarium shows for the Spring 2014 season. All shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating. 
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Westminster College's Diversity Services Office Announces Black History Month Activities

Friday, February 7, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of programs that are free to the public.
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Westminster College Biology Student Presents Research at Conference

Thursday, February 6, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College senior biology major Michael Brooks Jr. and associate professors Dr. Marosh Furimsky and Dr. John Robertson presented their research at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) conference in Austin, Texas, in January.
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Announcements


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:

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:

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.


Internships:

Pittsburgh CLO Theatre Production Internships - Apply here

rue21 Human Resources Benefits Intern (Warrendale) - Apply here

University of Pittsburgh Health Science 2014 Summer Research Internship - Apply here

ConsultUSA Recruiting Administrator Intern (Pittsburgh) - Apply here


Part-Time Employment:

Huntington Bank Seasonal Float Teller (New Castle) - Apply here

Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience [PULSE] - Apply here

Howard Hanna Real Estate Assistant (New Castle) - Email

Pyrotecnico Accounting Position (New Castle) - Email

Steele Consulting Web Designer - Email

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

Titan Tidbits



DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE PLAY IT FORWARD VIDEO COMPETITION
Voting Ends @ Midnight Tonight (02/12)


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LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN G.I.V.E. DAY DOOR DECORATING
Voting Ends @ Midnight Tonight (02/12)
 

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G.I.V.E. DAY -  THURSDAY, FEB. 13
3-6 p.m. in Berlin Lounge

Celebrate Valentine's Day early and show alumni how much we love them!!!


The event includes....

  • "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



DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC EVENTS


Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Valentine's Day Concert
Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Orr Auditorium
(Free and open to the public)

Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Orr Auditorium
(Free and open to the public)


FOSTER ART GALLERY HOSTS EXHIBITION UNTIL FEB. 14

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.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND ARTS CELEBRATION

April 30, Starting at 8 a.m.
(Free and open to the public)

Events include:
  • Opening remarks from Westminster College President Richard H. Dorman
  • Poster Sessions and Student Speakers
  • Alumni Recognition Luncheon
  • Distinguished Alumni Speaker
  • Honors Convocation

Keep checking the Weekly and the "news" section of the website for more information over the upcoming weeks.


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE


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. The deadline is April 1.
 
Guidelines and a screening form can be found here.


WESTMINSTER COLLEGE SPRING ACADEMIC SCHEDULE


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
Spring Break - CLASSES DO NOT MEET
 


CHAPEL SERVICES SCHEDULE


Friday, Feb. 14
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Brittany Heydon (Longview, Texas) Public Relations - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Saturday, Feb. 15
7 p.m. - Mass - Speaker: Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, Feb. 16
7 p.m. - Spiritual Emphasis Sunday - Speaker: The Rev. Jim Mohr, College Chaplain - Wallace Memorial Chapel.

Monday, Feb. 17
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Corey Pelkofer (Saxonburg, Pa.) Accounting - Wallace Memorial Chapel

****Thursday, Feb. 27****

Edmund C. Nelson, former Pittsburgh Steeler and current KDKA-TV Steeler analyst, will share his faith journey and stories of his football career at 7:30 p.m. in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

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


RECIPE OF THE WEEK


Red Velvet Cupcakes
From www.allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 20 cupcakes


Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 fluid ounce red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 20 paper baking cups.

2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla. Stir in the baking soda and vinegar. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the batter just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter and frost with desired frosting.

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.