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Call for Center for Political Participation Fellow Applications

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

Are you interested in developing political engagement programming for the campus community? Enjoy politics and civic engagement? Interested in law and policy? Apply to be a Fellow at the Center for Political Participation. Join a team of hard-working students and gain valuable skills through campus leadership, research, and professional development opportunities. Students from all majors are welcome to apply by January 24, 2018. Experience with the Law & Policy Program is beneficial to your candidacy, but not required. These are paid positions. If you hold another job on campus, you can still be a Fellow (as a volunteer), but you cannot receive payment for two positions. Please fill out the application and submit your resume to smcconnell@allegheny.edu by 5 p.m. January 24.

Students: Apply to Participate in Alternative Spring Break 2018

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

What are you doing for Spring Break? Are you considering doing something meaningful? Consider an Alternative Spring Break. Join other students in doing a week-long service-immersion experience. Learn more about yourself, others and your capacity to help make an impact in a local or national community. The 2018 alternative spring break trips include: Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, North Carolina; Living Lands and Waters in Grafton, Illinois; The Jewish Farm School in Philadelphia, and Natural Bridge State Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Please click here for more information and to apply. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, February 6, by 6 p.m. For more information, contact coordinators Charmaine Wilson at cwilson@allegheny.edu or Corey Razevich at crazevich@allegheny.edu

Study Break With Therapy Dogs: 12/13

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

Take a break from studying and come visit the therapy dogs in Brooks Blue Lounge on Wednesday, December 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free goody bags while supplies last!

Faculty: Please Get Your Course Packets and Manuals to Printing Services Soon

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

Faculty who need course packets and manuals printed for next semester are asked to place their orders with the Print Shop as early as possible. The days immediately before classes start are a busy time for the Print Shop — any extra lead time you can provide is greatly appreciated. All course packs must have a signed form 1A or 1B on file with Shirley Cronin in the bookstore before the print shop will print your material. Details and copies of the forms are available on the bookstore website.

Finals Snacks at the IDEAS Center

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you need a place to relax and study? Are you a little hungry? Stop by the IDEAS Center from December 13-17 for a study break and snacks. We will have movies and videos playing as well as healthy, and not so healthy, snacks. Food donations always welcome.

Spring Semester Teaching Circle

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Director of Faculty Development invites faculty members to participate in a Teaching Circle this coming spring. This Teaching Circle is designed to provide support to faculty members in their teaching and professional lives. Twelve faculty will meet each Wednesday from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. throughout the semester; participants will commit to attend each meeting unless they are ill or traveling. Lunch will be provided. There is no agenda; the participants simply come to discuss whatever issues are most pressing in their professional lives. Participants will agree to keep discussions in the group confidential.
This spring’s Teaching Circle will be facilitated by Josh Searle-White from the Psychology Department and is offered with support from the Provost’s Office. If you are interested in participating in this group, please send an e-mail to Josh at jsearle@allegheny.edu by December 15. We will accept members into the group on a first-come, first-served basis except that we may manage the membership to assure that there are both tenured and untenured faculty in the group. If you have any questions, please contact Josh or Catharina Coenen (ccoenen@allegheny.edu).

Pelletier Library Open 24/7 Through Finals

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be open 24/7 through Tuesday, December 19, when it will close at 7 p.m. Winter break hours can be found here.

Wise Center Winter Break Hours

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center winter break hours start on December 13 and go through January 2: Monday through Friday, open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed on Saturday and Sunday. The building will be closed between December 23 and January 2.

Yule Ball: 12/12

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

The annual Dumbledore’s Army Christmas party is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in Schultz Banquet Hall. There will be lots of food, good music, and good people. We will also be exchanging Secret Santa gifts if you signed up. There is no dress code but feel free to dress up if you like.

Donate Munch Money

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you have unspent Munch Money? If so, you can choose to donate it to the Stone Church Soup Kitchen to buy ingredients for their meals. Donate in McKinley’s in increments of $5 when you check out at the registers. This event runs Dec. 13-19.

EMT Course on Campus–Spring ’18

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

AERO is offering an emergency medical technician course that will be taught starting in February of next semester and run until the beginning of May. Successful completion of this course enables your eligibility to take the Nation Registry Exam and become a certified emergency medical technician. This course will be open to all students, faculty and staff. For more information, please email AERO@allegheny.edu.

For Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Services Tax (LST)

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2018 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services Tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year, as your 2017 exemption will not apply for 2018. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Bentley Hall 215, prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2018 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2018 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 332-4792

Student Paychecks for December

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

Student paychecks for December 15 will be put in your campus mailbox. If you want your paycheck mailed to your home address, please stop by the campus post office or call them at 332-2375 to sign up to have your paycheck mailed home.

Study Day Consultations at the Writing Center: 12/13

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Writing Center will be offering last-minute consultations from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, on Study Day. Make an appointment or drop in with a final paper or exam (with your professor’s permission…we don’t want any Honor Code run-ins!) to receive help and guidance from a consultant in the Learning Commons. We hope to see you there.

Your Campus Photos Could be Featured

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

To showcase the talents of Allegheny students, we invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus so we can feature your work in future online and/or print publications. Landscapes are preferred and can be from any year or season. If you would like the College to consider using your images of our beautiful campus, please upload them here. Please contact Miranda with questions, mlinz@allegheny.edu.

Hiring Shuttle Van Drivers

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Civic Engagement office is hiring student shuttle van drivers for the spring 2018 semester. Shuttle drivers transport students to and from their work sites Monday through Friday. Students must be available to work times between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Drivers must have had a valid driver’s license for at least two years and a clean driving record. They must possess or have the ability to obtain a Gator License. They also have to be extremely good communicators. This is a work-study job. For more information or to apply, please contact Bethany Cocchi at bcocchi@allegheny.edu.

Bookstore Holiday Extravaganza

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

Once again the Bookstore in the Campus Center is offering 20 percent off everything in the store until December 22.

Permit Bulk Mailings

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Mailing Services asks departments that will have Permit bulk mailings (Permit 191 and 7) that need to be processed to deliver them to Mailing Services by December 19. This will allow time to process before the holiday break.

Creek Connections December Newsletter

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections’ December Newsletter highlights what the Quaker Valley Creekers have been up to as well as provides a review of two new macroinvertebrate identification apps. Check out the feature creature and testing tip too!

Fall 2017 Textbook Buyback Process

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Bookstore will no longer be buying back textbooks in store. Buyback services are now provided by MBS Service Company, Inc. Either log in with your username and password or select “Sell Textbooks” (at the bottom of page), then follow the directions.

Sustained Dialogue Student Moderator Training – Apply Now

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

Interested in becoming a moderator for Sustained Dialogue? The Sustained Dialogue Club at Allegheny is hosting an official moderator training on Saturday, January 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Pelletier Collaboratory. This training will be led by a member of the Sustained Dialogue Institute in D.C., and is designed to help students develop skills used to be effective in facilitating dialogue groups on campus. Sustained Dialogue is a national organization that uses dialogue as a means to promote a genuine exchange of personal experiences and ideas for difficult topics such as religion, race, socioeconomic status, campus climate, sexual orientation, etc. Read more…

Welcome, New Employees

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

Allegheny would like to welcome four new employees who have joined the College recently: Christopher Segur in Admissions, Devin Mason in Public Safety, Lainey Mattox in Financial Aid, and Daniel Stanfield in Safety and Security.

Mailing Services December Break Hours

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

Mailing Services will be open Friday, December 29, from 8 a.m. to noon to allow personnel to process incoming mail for the departments that would like to pick up mail that has arrived during the December break.

Winter Break Shuttle Transportation

Posted on December 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Winter Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport, Cleveland airport and Megabus. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register click here. Reservations made by Tuesday, December 12, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Expanded Walk-in Hours for Counseling

Posted on December 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Counseling & Personal Development Center (CPDC) has added additional walk-in hours (see below). Walk-in hours are on a first-come, first-serve basis and started December 4, 2017 and will run through December 15, 2017.
Walk-in Times:
Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., 4 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
If there are any questions, please call CPDC at (814) 332-4368.

Make Sure You’re Counted: Submit Fall 2017 Service Hours

Posted on December 4, 2017 | Filed under General News

Each semester Civic Engagement tallies all community service hours accomplished by Allegheny College students. These hours are used to look at focus areas as well as to track campus-community issues and fundraising efforts. We ask that each individual/class/club/organization/service-based work-study position provide information for our collective records. To do this please fill out the form here. Service hours can be submitted multiple times throughout the semester. Service hours include serving within and for the community at non-profits, businesses, government, and environmental agencies. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bethany Cocchi in Civic Engagement: bcocchi@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-5318

Still Looking for Classes? Consider Modern Arabic Novel in Translation

Posted on December 4, 2017 | Filed under General News

Are you still looking for a class to take? Want to learn more about the Middle East and North Africa from the perspective of Arab writers? In “Modern Arabic Novel in Translation” (ARAB 250), we will read contemporary novels that address issues that include (but are not limited to) the consequences of the wars in Iraq on the Iraqi people and landscape, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, living through civil war, and the impact of oil on the Middle East and Persian Gulf region socially, politically, and environmentally. These novels offer another lens to look at issues in the region. The class meets MWF at 1:30 and counts towards the MENA minor, IS majors with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa, and the HE and PD Distribution Categories.

Faculty Adviser Needed

Posted on December 3, 2017 | Filed under General News

Lambda Sigma, the sophomore honors society on campus, is in need of a new faculty adviser. If any faculty members are interested, please email Zach Rohan at rohant@allegheny.edu or Elizabeth Schumacher at schumachere@allegheny.edu for more information.

Youth Sports Mentoring Program: Volunteers Needed

Posted on November 30, 2017 | Filed under General News

Several athletes are looking to start a youth sports mentoring program at Allegheny for the spring semester. If you would be interested in being a part of this program, please continue reading. Read more…

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Posted on November 29, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months or older receive a flu vaccine every season. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial. Flu vaccines are still available at Winslow Health Center for Allegheny students, employees, and spouses. Please call (814) 332-4355 for an appointment or stop-in during normal walk-in hours (Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Please wear short sleeves. The cost is $25. We will accept cash or a check made payable to Allegheny College. Students also have the option of billing to their student account.

Religious Studies 290 Class: “Interfaith & Service”

Posted on November 29, 2017 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in religious studies and service? Consider taking Religious Studies 290 next semester. This class will meet Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and will include a spring break trip to Chicago. Here are the details. Read more…

Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Is Recruiting

Posted on November 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA project is looking for graduating seniors interested in living and serving in Northwestern, PA. Positions will begin in early August for sites based in Crawford and Erie counties. The mission of Lake Effect Leaders is to build the capacity of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools to collaboratively address issues related to poverty. Every year, Lake Effect Leaders places 20-plus VISTA members regionally to build capacity in areas of economic development, education, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Volunteers commit to one year of service, and receive a living allowance and healthcare allowance among other benefits. More information on the LEL project can be found here. In addition, information about AmeriCorps VISTA can be found here. Those interested in serving should contact gbradshaw@allegheny.edu.

Students: Sign Up Now for Gateway 100–Pathways Module A Course

Posted on November 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

First- and second-year students are encouraged to sign up for a new Gateway 100 (GTWY 100) course that explores how to link personal interests and educational experiences to future and professional goals. Students investigate curricular and co-curricular opportunities related to their passions and are provided help in identifying appropriate paths forward that will both enrich and build upon one another. In conversation with faculty and staff facilitators and their peers, students will think about a major and about how to apply their academic training and interests to internships, civic engagement, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module A course meets once a week starting the week of January 16. You can add the class as one normally does via WebAdvisor. For more information, please see Professor Patrick Jackson in the Gateway.

Faculty–Online Textbook Adoptions Period Over

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The online textbook adoption period is over. If you have not submitted your Spring 2018 textbook adoption yet, you will need to submit it by email to scronin@allegheny.edu even if you are not using textbooks for the class/classes you are scheduled to teach. Please be sure to include the department, course number, section number, author’s last name, exact title, ISBN number, required, optional, recommended. Course packs will still be done in-house and a signed Form 1A is required at the Bookstore before the printing process will begin.

Retirement Notice: Gator FTP

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

Gator FTP Server will be retired on January 1, 2018. Individuals still using Gator FTP to backup files should stop and begin to store files in Google Drive. Google Drive provides you secure storage for your files and is accessible from any internet connected device via browser or mobile app. Read more…

The Woodlands Foundation Spring 2018 Programs Intern

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Woodlands intern is responsible for supporting the Program Services Department in a variety of areas including but not limited to: completing end-of-program documentation and maintaining organized records within the Programs Services Department, assisting with the formulation of and preparation for programming, assisting with and maintaining training documents and resources, and assisting in the recruitment and retention of new participants and families. Read more…

World Language Program Internship–Register now for Spring

Posted on November 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Interested in participating in a Crawford Central School District/ Allegheny College collaboration and earning 2 credits? Have you taken or are you currently in a 200-level or above language class at Allegheny? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, you’re a candidate for the World Language Program — an internship that sends Allegheny students into local fifth-grade classes to provide an introduction to foreign language and global culture. World Language interns give one lesson per week and are supported by classroom teachers in the schools; at the end of the semester, you will have a portfolio that documents your teaching experience and lesson plans — plus 2 credits. For more info or to register, please contact Professor Teresa Herrera (therrera@allegheny.edu).

Calling Administrators, Faculty, and Students to Lead 2018 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Posted on November 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you have a commitment to service? Are you interested in supporting students as they discover new experiences through service? The ASB program is a weeklong volunteering and living experience that challenges students to think critically and react to problems faced by members of communities they serve in. Make an impact in someone else’s life and even in your own. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Charmaine Wilson at cwilson@allegheny.edu or Corey Razevich at crazevich@allegheny.edu.

The Office of Admissions Needs Your Help–Be a Counselor for a Day

Posted on November 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

This Allegheny tradition invites current students to return to their high schools in December or January (during winter break) to share the Allegheny experience with interested high school students and to reconnect with counselors. The Office of Admissions prepares you for the visit through a fun, interactive training session on either Sunday, December 10, or Tuesday, December 12. Additionally, we provide a supply of admissions literature, a discussion outline, and a list of interested students from your high school. Be a part of the excitement with Allegheny Admissions! Please submit the interest form by Friday, December 1. If you have any questions please reach out to cshetter@allegheny.edu or rsloan@allegheny.edu.

Short Course on Queer Folks and the Church–March 1-15, 2018

Posted on November 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, ’72, retired moderator of the Metropolitan Community Churches, a fully inclusive denomination, and Allegheny Chaplain Rev. Dr. Jane Ellen Nickell will offer a short course on Queer Folks and the Church in the spring semester. The class explores the ongoing conflict in Christian churches over the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons, especially around ordination and marriage. Students prepare short reflection papers based on assigned readings for four discussion sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, March 6 and 8, and March 13 and 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students will also serve as discussion facilitators at a Saturday workshop with area clergy and church members on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Jane Ellen Nickell at jnickell@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-2800.

Short Course Offered Spring Semester: ECON 290–Aid & Development in Africa

Posted on November 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

Economics Professor Steve Onyeiwu and Jonathan White ’92, regional director for East and Southern Africa, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA in Washington, D.C., are team teaching this one-credit short course on campus March 20-26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Professor Onyeiwu at sonyeiwu@allegheny.edu to register. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 101 (or permission of instructor). Read more…

“Teaching With Tenderness” Book Group

Posted on November 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

Sponsored by the Provost’s office, the Director of Faculty Development is seeking faculty and staff for participation in a six-week book group in on the following Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. during Spring 2018 (Feb 2, 9 and 16; March 2 and 16, and April 6). The group will read and discuss Becky Thompson’s “Teaching With Tenderness;” a copy of the book and lunch will be provided. This book explores innovative pedagogies for teaching the realities of a challenging world to a changing student population by examining contemplative practices to teach topics related to trauma, systemic violence, and racial, sexual, religious, gender, and class injustices. Read more…

Students: Sign up for GTWY 300—Pathways Module A

Posted on November 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

Rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to consider signing up for new Gateway course, GTWY 300 – What Have You Learned and Where Are You Going? This class is designed to give you some space to do the work of linking your curricular and co-curricular interests into a personal narrative that will help move you in the direction of a career. You will work to articulate a clear professional goal and develop a process by which you might achieve it. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module A course meets once a week starting the week of January 16 and ending March 5. For more information, contact Professor Patrick Jackson (pjackson@allegheny.edu) in the Gateway.

Meadville VITA Recruiting Students

Posted on October 31, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is recruiting students to participate as tax preparers for community residents. This program is offered through Econ 501 for the Spring semester, Students will receive training in completing income taxes and then complete five to six hours per week during the semester assisting low- to middle-income residents of western Crawford County with preparing their federal, state, and local tax returns. Participation in this program is worth four internship credits through completion of Econ 501, teaches an important skill, looks great on a resume, and creates positive interactions with the community. To sign up for Econ 501 for the spring semester, please email smartin@allegheny.edu because this is a signature course.

Ongoing Call for Yearbook Photos

Posted on October 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you and your friends take the most Insta-worthy pics? Want to see your favorite memories displayed in the pages of the 2018 yearbook? Then submit your photos to the Kaldron! We want to include photos of your organization and your events, see your club members doing service projects, and just capture the best moments of 2017-2018. Some specific events we are interested in highlighting are: Involvement Fair; Wingfest; Blue & Gold Weekend; Orchesis; Service Saturdays, including Make A Difference Day; Springfest; Greek Life events, such as Run-Out and Relay for Life, and more!
Please submit photos to sli@allegheny.edu. Include information such as the event at which the picture was taken and the names of subjects in the photo whenever possible. Please note that this is first and foremost a memory book for graduating seniors, so we would like to feature seniors as much as possible. Thank you in advance for your contributions to the 2018 Kaldron.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 28, 2017 | Filed under General News

The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be live on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Students and parents (as appropriate) can update their FAFSA this weekend. The permanent opening filing date for FAFSA is October 1. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to remember:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2016 income information to file the 2018-2019 FAFSA. Remember, the Department of Education is asking families to use Prior-Prior Year (PPY) income information. PPY income information makes the FAFSA easier to use since your 2016 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2018.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it’s expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
For more information regarding the 2018-2019 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or rstanley@allegheny.edu.