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Thursday, March 6, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Amy Camardese, Westminster College associate professor of education, was published in the Winter 2014 issue of The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin. Camardese, a resident of Youngstown, is a member of the Beta Chi Chapter in Ohio.
"Using Technology to Bridge Cultural Differences" discusses the unique literacy and social studies International Book Sharing program that paired middle schools from two very different cultures - Israel and the United States. Students used email and video conferencing to discuss The Island on Bird Street by Uri Orlev. It is the story of an 11-year-old boy who hides in the Jewish ghetto during World War II.
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College students and their professor Dr. Karen Resendes, Westminster assistant professor of biology, published and presented their research during the Fall Semester.
Resendes recently published "Human TREX2 Components PCID2 and Centrin 2, But Not ENY2, Have Distinct Functions in Protein Export and Co-Localize to the Centrosome" in the Experimental Cell Research journal. She is the corresponding author, and contributing authors include students Corey Cunningham, Casey Schmidt, and Nathaniel Schramm. The work is a culmination of four years of intensive research in the laboratory at Westminster. The results represent the first discovery of specific novel functions for PCID2 other than mRNA export and suggest that components of the TREX-2 complex serve alternative share roles in the regulation of nuclear transport and cell cycle progression.
Cunningham graduated in 2013 with a degree in molecular biology. He is currently enrolled in the Cell and Molecular Biology Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His current research focuses on investigating gene function by knocking out genes in C. elegans using RNA interference technology.
Schmidt graduated in 2012 with a degree in molecular biology. She is currently enrolled in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the biogenesis of RNA splicing effectors in Dropsophila melanogaster.
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.
Advancement/Development Student Worker - Contact Kelli McKee at 724-946-6995
Psychology Department Student Worker - Contact Darlene Ann McCoy at 724-946-7356
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
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.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts (Sewickley)
Saint Francis University Upward Bound Program (Loretto) - Email
Cintas Corporation Scholar (North Canton, Ohio) - Apply here
Highmark Business Innovation Undergraduate Internship (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Goodness Grows Summer Intern (Youngstown, Ohio) - Email
Website Design on Go.Daddy (Neshannock Township) - Contact Mary at 724-255-9098
New Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church Youth Leader (New Castle) - Apply here
Carnegie Mellon University Research Office Assistant in the Psychology Department (Pittsburgh) - Apply here
Westminster College Field Station Summer Technician(s) - Application available in Biology Department or Career Center
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Summer Lifeguards - Apply here
Cedar Point Entertainment Department (Sandusky, Ohio) - Apply here
Macy's Retail Sales Associate (Hermitage) - Apply here
Camp Frog Summer Camp (North Springfield) - Email
Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources Seasonal Positions - Email
Kennywood/Sandcastle Summer 2014 Team Members (West Mifflin) - Apply here
Huntington Bank Seasonal Float Teller (New Castle) - Apply here
The Tavern on the Square (New Wilmington) - 724-946-2020
STUDY ABROAD FAIR MARCH 20TH
12:30-2 p.m., Witherspoon Rooms
in McKelvey Campus Center
The Fair includes:
- Information on study abroad opportunities through Westminster and other organizations
- Insight into other cultures
- Student Kyleigh Haynes will shares stories and photos from her trip to London
- A chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card
Email Haynes 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)
- Opening remarks from Westminster College President Dr. Richard H. Dorman
- Poster Sessions and Student Speakers
- Alumni Recognition Luncheon
- Distinguished Alumni Speaker
- Honors Convocation
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
Monday, March 10 - Sunday, March 16
Spring Break - CLASSES DO NOT MEET
Friday, March 28
Last day to withdraw from a course (must have approval)
Friday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 16
Registration for Fall Semester
CHAPEL SERVICES SCHEDULE
Friday, March 7
11:40 a.m. - Open Door Reflection - Jenna Meighen (Greenville, Pa.) Business Administration - Wallace Memorial Chapel
Saturday, March 8 - Monday, March 17
Spring Break - NO CHAPEL SERVICES
Contact the Office of Faith and Spirituality at 724-946-7117 for more information on services or upcoming Chapel events.
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.