In the News
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Joe Ligo `13, a Westminster alumnus who earned a degree in broadcast communications, was recently named one of three finalists for a 2014 Academy of Television Arts and Science College Emmy for Outstanding Documentary. The winner will be announced April 23 during an awards presentation in North Hollywood, Calif.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. John Bonomo, Westminster associate professor of computer science, had his article, "Not All Numbers Can Be Created Equally," published in the January 2014 edition of The College Mathematics Journal.
Westminster College Department of Music Hosts Professional Development Day for Area Educators and StudentsMonday, March 24, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Department of Music hosted a professional development day for area educators and students March 1. The event was open to all teachers who are members of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) in District 5, which includes Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties; and members of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association (PCMEA).
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.
Information Systems (Various Positions) - Contact Kailen Fiedler at 724-946-6352
Athletics Department Student Worker - Contact Tammy Swearingen at 724-946-7320
Theatre Department (Various Positions) - Contact Paula Ferguson at 724-946-7236
Website Design on Go.Daddy (Neshannock Township) - Contact Mary at 724-255-9098
Westminster College Field Station Summer Technician(s) - Application available in Biology Department or Career Center
The Tavern on the Square (New Wilmington) - 724-946-2020
PRESCHOOL LAB RECRUITING STUDENTS FOR FALL SEMESTER
Looking for a way to earn money or gain course credit while you acquire excellent experience working with young children? Consider applying for a position at the Preschool Lab!
The Westminster College Psychology Preschool Lab is recruiting student aides for the 2014 Fall semester. These positions are paid or may be eligible for course credit with advisor approval. The student aide positions require availability either M/W/F or T/Th mornings from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Experience with young children is preferred.
If interested, please contact the psychology department secretary at 724-946-7356. Interviews will be held March 28-April 3.
MCGILL LIBRARY HOSTING STORY TIME NOW TO APRIL 30
The Westminster College McGill Library will host Story Time at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays now until April 30. Story Time is free and open to preschoolers and children of all ages.
Contact Alex Julio at 724-956-7330 for additional information.
DANCE THEATRE TO PERFORM MARCH 27-29
Westminster College's Dance Theatre will present its annual spring show at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 27-28, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29. All three performances are open to the public and will take place in Orr Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for children (age five and up) and senior citizens. Westminster students, faculty, and staff can attend for $1. Tickets are available at the door.
Contact Gina Sharbaugh at 724-946-7249 for additional information.
MCGILL LIBRARY TO HOLD USED BOOK SALE MARCH 31-APRIL 4
The Westminster College McGill Library will hold its annual used book sale from noon Monday, March 31, until noon Friday April 4, during regular library hours. Paperbacks will be sold for $1 and hardcover books for $2. The book sale is open to the public.
Normal Library hours are 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Monday, 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 1p.m.-12 a.m. Sunday.
Contact Alex Julio at 724-956-7330 for additional information.
BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 3
The Westminster Alpha Phi Omega fraternity is hosting a blood drive with the Central Blood Bank from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in Berlin Lounge in McKelvey Campus Center.
Contact Maggie Hess by email for additional information.
STUDENT EXHIBITION AT FOSTER ART GALLERY APRIL 4 - MAY 17
Westminster College's Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art will host an art gallery opening and reception for Westminster student artist Steve Totin from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the Foster Art Gallery in Patterson Hall. The reception will include a gallery talk by Totin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Check next week's newsletter for more details.
OPERA WESTMINSTER TO PRESENT LA VENDETTA APRIL 5
Opera Westminster will present La Vendetta at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Orr Auditorium. It includes scenes from Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, II Barbiere di Siviglia, Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi, Le Nozze di Figaro, II Trovatore and Die Fledermaus.
The show is free and open to the public.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR SNAKES, BUTTERBEANS, AND THE DISCOVERY OF ELECTRICITY
Theatre Westminster will present the final production of the academic year - Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity - at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 and 2:30 p.m. April 6.
The show is inspired by Westminster Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Jim Perkins' book of short stories by the same name, which takes a look back at a childhood in 1940s Kentucky.
Tickets are free to Westminster students, faculty and staff: 1 ticket per student, 2 tickets per faculty or staff member.
$10 for the general public, $7 for non-Westminster students and seniors.
Make your reservations here.
UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS
Saturday, April 12 - Alumni in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area are invited to join trustee alumnus host Keith McCauley '68 and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Grady Jones for a dinner cruise. The cruise departs from Clearwater Beach Marina and includes a buffet meal, live entertainment and dancing. Reservations due April 5. Tickets are to be purchased directly from Keith. For more information contact Keith at 727-733-6075 or email.
Saturday, April 26 - Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion area alumni dinner and Celebrity Series performance of Broadway by Jeri hosted by Karen Campman Emmett '75, chair, and members of the Lawrence-Mercer-Clarion Regional Alumni committee; dinner at 6 p.m. in Lakeview Dining Room, McKelvey Campus Center and performance at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. Cost for dinner only is $18 and dinner and tickets for Broadway by Jeri is $50 per person. Reservations due April 14; click here to make your reservation online.
For additional information on these events, contact Cindy Dafler '03, assistant director of alumni relations, 724-946-7373 or email.
E-RECYCLING DRIVE APRIL 12
Audio Visual Services will be hosting the E-Recycling Drive 9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 12 at the Hoyt Science Center loading dock. For more information visit westminster.edu/greenav.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND ARTS CELEBRATION
April 30, Starting at 8 a.m.
(Free and open to the public)
- 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.
Account Control Technology Foundation Second-Year Scholarship ($1,000)
Twenty-five scholarships will be awarded nationwide to college students beginning their sophomore year in the Fall 2014 Semester.
Deadline is March 31.
Application forms and guidelines available here.
Appalachian Health Care Human Resources Society (AHCHRS) Scholarship ($2,000)
The AHCHRS, an organization comprised of over 100 human resources professionals from the Central Pennsylvania region, is offering a scholarship to individuals majoring in human resources or a related field. The scholarship was established in memory of Dean Stultz and Samuel Griggs, former members of the Society.
- A human resources major or a business major with a minor in human resource management/administration
- An undergraduate student entering their junior or senior year in the Fall Semester or a graduate degree student.
- Enrolled in an accredited college or university located within Pennsylvania.
Request an application by emailing the AHCHRS Scholarship Committee 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, March 28
Last day to withdraw from a course (must have approval)
Friday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 16
Registration for Fall Semester
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Editor: Alyssa Ludwiczak
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