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August 2014


Aug 23

Time: August 23 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: Shafer Auditorium

This ceremony marks the beginning of the academic careers of our first-year students, who join our college community in our Bicentennial year. President James H. Mullen Jr. will welcome the Class of 2018 and their families into the Allegheny College community. Faculty members and the president of Allegheny Student Government will give remarks, and the Honor Committee chair will lead new students in the Honor Code Pledge. Allegheny’s Honor Code is different from those of many other colleges in that…

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September 2014

“The Big Picture”: Bicentennial Kickoff Event for the College Community

Sep 5

Time: September 5
Venue: Brooks Circle

The plan is to create a mural-sized commemorative photo of current students, faculty, and staff. The goal is not to produce a huge group photo of tiny blurry people — rather, the key to making this photo powerful and unusual is creating an image in which virtually every person is clearly recognizable, with enough detail to read expressions. It’s an ambitious project — and the technical considerations are daunting (we’re still working them out, in fact) — but if we…

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Community Day Football Game

Sep 6

Time: September 6 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Frank B. Fuhrer Field

The Allegheny Gators open the 2014 home slate against regional rival Thiel College, a night game under the lights at Frank B. Fuhrer Field. Community members are invited to join this first football game of our Bicentennial year free of charge. This is our way of thanking the Meadville community for their long-standing support of Gator athletics — and also acknowledging the central role that Meadville citizens played in the College’s founding.

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Playshop Theatre: “Market Growth”

Sep 13

Time: September 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Meadville Market House

A variety of events during the Harvest Festival Market at the Meadville Market House will include performances by the members of the Playshop Theatre and Student Experimental Theatre, a cooking competition among Meadville chefs, kitchen demonstrations, and regional musical acts. Children from the Meadville community have been participating at each Second Saturday Community Market, helping to grow and decorate the garden-themed stage. Along with the performances, you can explore the Second Saturday Community Market of nearly 20 vendors, including botanical…

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Organist Christian Lane

Sep 13

Time: September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and currently Associate University Choirmaster and Organist at Harvard University, Christian Lane is one of America’s most accomplished and versatile young organists. The American Organist calls him “a true artist whose gratifying musical maturity is demonstrated through playing that is suave, elegant, and exciting.” He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where his mentor and teacher was David Higgs, and subsequently completed graduate work with Thomas Murray as…

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Lord Lecture: Nobel Laureate Robert Grubbs

Sep 15

Time: September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Ford Chapel

Nobel laureate Robert Grubbs will give the annual Lord Lecture at Allegheny College. Grubbs is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, where he has served on the faculty since 1978. In his current research, he and his associates discover new catalysts and study their fundamental chemistry and applications. Catalysts facilitate the transformation of organic molecules and are used widely in industry and academia for the preparation of important organic compounds and polymers.…

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Constitution Day Lecture: Tova Wang

Sep 17

Time: September 17
Venue: Ford Chapel

Tova Andrea Wang, a nationally known expert on election reform and political participation in the United States and internationally, will give this year’s Constitution Day lecture at Allegheny College. Wang is Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where everyone has an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy, and a Fellow at The Century Foundation, a progressive nonpartisan think tank. She also serves as a consultant to organizations…

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Jeff Smith

Sep 22

Time: September 22
Venue: Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center

Assistant professor of politics and advocacy at the New School for Public Engagement, Jeff Smith teaches and researches political campaigns, urban political economy, policy advocacy, and the legislative process. He served in the Missouri Senate from 2006 to 2009, representing inner-city St. Louis, where he co-founded a group of charter schools called the Confluence Academies. His youth-powered grass-roots congressional campaign was chronicled in the film Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? He is the author of Trading Places, about…

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Combat Paper Project Workshop

Sep 29

Time: September 29 - October 4

Combat Paper workshops, which are led by experienced facilitators, feature processes historically rooted in the traditions of hand papermaking. The typical workshop follows a five-day format that allows participants to turn their uniforms (or other articles of clothing that have personal significance) into paper pulp and then create personal and unique works of paper art from the pulp. Through a series of papermaking and creative exercises, participants are encouraged to express their personal experiences.

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EXIT12 Dance Company

Sep 29

Time: September 29

EXIT12 is a contemporary dance company committed to creating and performing works of high cultural significance that inspire conversations about worldly differences and the lasting effects of violence and conflict on communities, families, and individuals. Through movement, they educate audiences about the reality of war, advocate diversity and mutual understanding through cultural exchange, and champion the humanity and dignity of all persons. EXIT12 supports and advances the notion that art heals, and is devoted to serving those who have been…

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