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Westminster College Symphony Orchestra to Present Winter Concert Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

Westminster College Students Nominated for Goldwater Scholarships

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Three Westminster College students were each recently nominated for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a federally endowed program that has awarded scholarships since 1989. Students are awarded up to $7,500 a year for one to two years.

Westminster College American Chemical Society Creates Website to Highlight Science Education Outreach Programs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently created a new website to showcase the student chapter's activities and outreach programs.

Westminster College's Chapter of American String Teachers Association Honored

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College student chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) was recently named the "Most Improved Student Chapter" for 2014. This is only the chapter's second year of existence.

Westminster College Assistant Education Professor Honored with Fellowship Funded By National Science Foundation

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sararose Lynch, Westminster College assistant professor of education, was recently named a 2014 Service, Teaching and Research Project (STaR) Fellow by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). The fellowship is funded through a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce to Host 12th Annual Business Expo March 15 at Westminster College

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 12th Annual Business Expo from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the Westminster College Memorial Field House.


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:

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.


WaterFire Sharon Performance Production Intern - Email

WaterFire Sharon Marketing/Public Relations Intern - Email

WTAE Sales and Marketing Department Internship (Pittsburgh) - Email

Marc USA Marketing and Communications Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here

Part-Time Employment:

Macy's Retail Sales Associate (Hermitage) - Apply here

Camp Frog Summer Camp (North Springfield) - Email

Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources Seasonal Positions - Email

Huntington Bank Seasonal Float Teller (New Castle) - 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

(Free and open to the public)
Orr Auditorium
Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Featuring premieres by Dr. Daniel Perttu
  • Guest artists: Jennifer Laubenthal playing clarinet, and Kathy Melago playing flute


(Free and open to the public)
Beeghly Theater
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.

*Contains adult content and language*


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

Events include:
  • Opening remarks from Westminster College President Dr. 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.


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.


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, March 28
Last day to withdraw from a course (must have approval)

Friday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 16
Registration for Fall Semester


Friday, Feb. 21

11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Marissa Cozza (Pittsburgh, Pa.) English - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Saturday, Feb. 22
7 p.m. - Mass - Speaker: Fr. Tom Lewandowski from St. Camillus Church - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Sunday, Feb. 23
7 p.m. - Open Door Worship - Speaker: The Rev. Jim Mohr, College Chaplain - Wallace Memorial Chapel

Monday, Feb. 24
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Brittany Colosimo (Venetia, Pa.) Molecular Biology - 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.


Lemon Cupcakes
From www.allrecipes.com

Original recipe makes 30 cupcakes


3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup whole milk, divided
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

Lemon Cream Icing:

2 cups chilled heavy cream
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 30 cupcake pan cups with paper liners.
2. Sift the self-rising flour and salt together in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the unsalted butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating each egg until incorporated before adding the next. Mix in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
3. Gently beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture, one third at a time, alternating with half the milk and half the lemon juice after each of the first 2 additions of flour. Beat until just combined; do not over mix.
4. Fill the prepared cupcake liners with batter 3/4 full, and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before removing them to finish cooling on a rack.
5. To make the icing, beat the cream in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer set on Low until the cream begins to thicken. Add the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice, a little at a time, beating after each addition, until fully incorporated. Increase the mixer speed to High, and beat until the icing forms soft peaks, about 5 minutes. Spread on the cooled cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers.

About The Westminster Weekly

Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak

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

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