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All-Gender Restroom Policy Notification & Discussion: 3/1

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under Events

Everyone is invited to learn about the campus policy on all-gender restrooms in support of our Statement of Community. The Dean of Students Office will outline the policy and discuss real facts and figures about college restroom access for our community. Join us for this important discussion at noon Wednesday, March 1, in Campus Center 301/302. A second dialogue is planned for Wednesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in Quigley Hall, Henderson Auditorium.

Summer Student Jobs

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

As summer is approaching, we will need to prepare summer student worker paperwork. Please complete the FA Job Posting Database Form for all summer positions regardless if they are open or filled by March 10. There are going to be a few changes to summer student worker policies this year. Due to stipulations of the Affordable Care Act we are eliminating stipend payments. For positions formerly paid by a stipend, please still include the amount of the stipend on the FA Job Posting Database Form, and we will develop an hourly rate to list on the Supervisor section of the Student Employment Form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Celebrations and Concerns Items Due: 2/27

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Monday, February 27. Employee personal news such as births, marriages, personal achievement, and serious illness or death within the immediate family may be submitted by contacting Jane Ellen Nickell (Ext. 2800 or ) or by using this form. To receive the monthly email, use this form.

Community Mandala Opportunity

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

The monks of the Mystical Arts of Tibet will be offering an opportunity to participate in creating a Community Mandala in the Art Gallery February 28 to March 4. This mandala has been designed by an Allegheny College student and will be created by community members. If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Nadiya Wahl at wahln@allegheny.edu.

Carnival of the Cultures: 2/26

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under Events

Join the German, French, and Spanish House to celebrate three traditions of Carnival. There will be international food, drinks, face painting, games, and typical Carnival music. Bring your friends and don’t miss the fun at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 26, in the Campus Center lobby.

Leadership Training: 2/24

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

Are you a leader on campus? Interested in becoming a leader? On Friday, February 24, the Civic Engagement Office is hosting a Leadership Training session in Quigley Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. This training is designed to complement and build the knowledge of campus student leaders who work within the realm of community engagement. It will feature workshops on branding, youth trauma and programming, service purpose and development, and identity. If you would like to attend, please fill out the registration form here .

PIKSI Event and Philosophy in Different Voices: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is excited to welcome DeeAnn Spicer, a Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institutes (PIKSI) ambassador, to Allegheny. Spicer will give a talk followed by discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Odd Fellows 206, on Tuesday, February 28. She will talk about her personal experience in philosophy as well as the PIKSI program, the application process, its impact and resources, applying to graduate schools, and under-representation of minority groups and women in philosophy.
On Wednesday, March 1, over lunch between 12:30 and 1:45 p.m. in Campus Center 303, the department will launch the Philosophy in Different Voices, an Allegheny faculty-student group for current students in the philosophy program and Allegheny students who are interested in philosophy. For more details about PIKSI and the speaker and to RSVP for the lunch on Wednesday, please email Professor Correm at (tcorrem@allegheny.edu)

Community and Justice Studies Luncheon: 3/9

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Community & Justice Studies (COMJ) Program’s annual luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 9, from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m. in the Gateway’s Collaboratory. The luncheon is both an informational and celebratory gathering for current and prospective students and faculty. COMJ majors and minors will briefly share their work and projects they are passionate about. While not necessary, we do appreciate RSVPs to Jennifer Kessner (jkessner@allegheny.edu) in the Civic Engagement Office in the Gateway. All are welcome.

Post-Play Discussion with CASA, WGSS, and Women’s Services: 2/26

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under General News

Join representatives from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Women’s Services, and the Allegheny’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program for a post-play discussion of “Luna Gale” following the Sunday performance at 2:30 p.m. When a child is born to drug-addicted teens, a social worker is confronted with an unforgiving dilemma. Family secrets, moral ambiguities, faith, biases, and the beleaguered welfare system collide in this riveting and arresting contemporary drama. “Luna Gale” performances are February 23-26; Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre. Call the box office to reserve tickets: (814) 332-3414. Student tickets can be reserved here.

Your Academic Major and Your Career: 2/23

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

Sister Circle will host a meeting on Thursday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Carr Hall 238. Discussions and activities will center on learning how your major can help your career. Food provided.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

The campus community is invited to our version of Mardi Gras, when Spiritual and Religious Life hosts its annual pancake supper on Tuesday, February 28, at 5 pm. The event has moved to Schultz Banquet Hall this year and features live music and dance, magic by Jim Fitch, and other activities, including a photo booth where you snap a picture as a souvenir of the evening.

Deadline for People & Places: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next People & Places, which reports on the professional activities of members of the College community and highlights student achievements, is Tuesday, February 28. Please submit items here. If you have questions about People & Places, please send an email to people@allegheny.edu.

Work Local Networking Night: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under General News

The offices of Career Education and Alumni Affairs invite students to attend the Work Local Networking Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in the Pelletier Collaboratory. This event will give current students the opportunity to meet, socialize, and network with alumni who live and work in Meadville. We want to encourage students to see Meadville as a community in which they can build roots, not just a “home away from home” during their college years. This event will precede the Work Local Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 1. Employers attending the fair are also invited to this networking session to meet with interested students. Current students can RSVP here. Business casual attire is encouraged.

Call for Proposals for Diversity Innovation Funds (DIF): 3/17

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

The DIF supports community based initiatives that will encourage cross-campus collaborations to improve diversity and inclusion for long-term community transformation. Students and employees are encouraged to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $3,000. Funds are intended for fall 2017 semester initiatives. The selection committee (which includes students, faculty and staff) welcomes applications that advance one or more of the following:
– Recruitment and retention
– Dialogue and civil discourse for social equity
– Curricular/co-curricular collaborations
– Enhanced student learning
– Integration of local/global diversity
– Faculty scholarship and teaching re: diversity
– Students’ understanding of collaboration and inclusion
– Faculty, student, staff partnerships
The online application deadline is 4 p.m. on March 17, 2017. For more information or to review a list of previously funded diversity innovations see Diversity Innovation Fund webpage. Questions should be directed to DIF Committee Chair Professor Amara Geffen at ageffen@allegheny or Associate Provost Dr. Ande Diaz at adiaz@allegheny.edu.

Advising Meeting for Global Health Studies Students: 3/1

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Global Health Studies Program will be hosting an advising meeting for all students who have declared or are thinking about a GHS major or minor. This meeting will take place Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium. Attendance at this meeting is essential (read: you need to be there–even if you are just thinking about GHS). We will be covering graduation requirements, degree audits, and the courses scheduled for the next academic year. If you are unable to attend, please send an email to Professor Dawson (rdawson@allegheny.edu) as soon as possible.

Potluck Dinner With Visiting Tibetan Monks: 3/1

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

We will be having a potluck dinner with the visiting Tibetan monks in the art gallery on Wednesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jane Ellen Nickell at jnickell@allegheny.edu by Friday, February 24. If you are able to bring a dish, please contact Jane Ellen for information on the monks’ dietary preferences, etc., and then let her know what you plan to bring. All are welcome!

Allegheny College Contra Dance With Toppish: 2/25

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

There will be an Allegheny College Contra Dance on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 in the Wise Center. Contra is danced to live music provided by TOPPISH–- a local Irish dance band. Contra is community dancing, something like square dancing, Scottish dancing, and Irish ceili dancing all rolled into one. Students and community members are invited. Adults are $10, students are free! Families are most welcome. Court shoes, dance shoes or sock feet are required. Sorry, no street shoes. Come on out and shake a leg!!

“The Sultan and the Saint” Showing: 2/27

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department will present the “The Sultan and the Saint” film. It is the true story of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt who meet on a battlefield and the risks they took for peace. It will be shown Monday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Playshop Theater in Arter Hall. Reserve tickets here. Tickets are free.

Faculty Development Webinar on Improving Student Reading Practices: 2/27

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

This webinar, which can be viewed on Monday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Collaboratory, will describe the need for increased attention to reading in writing courses and outlines ways that instructors can help students become better and more deliberate readers of the range of texts they will encounter in their postsecondary academic careers and beyond. Participants will leave the webinar with:

  • A better understanding of how and why students are struggling with reading.
  • A pedagogical framework within which students develop a repertoire of reading strategies, apply these to different kinds of kinds of texts, and have opportunities to reflect on this process so that students are positioned to transfer what they are learning about reading.
  • Strategies and assignments that help make students’ reading practices visible so instructors and students can work together on them.

Learn more about the webinar here.

English Department Gathering and Information Fair: 2/23

Posted on February 20, 2017 | Filed under Events

All English majors and minors, current and prospective, are requested to attend an information fair on Thursday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Odd Fellows 105C. While enjoying some appetizers and refreshments, students will have the opportunity to get information about the English curriculum, extra-curricular opportunities, internships, and the senior project.

Tabling for Ebony Ball: 2/24

Posted on February 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Association for the Advancement of Black Culture is hosting its annual Ebony Ball on Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m. in the Tippie Alumni Center. If you would like to attend, please come to the first floor of the Campus Center and buy your ticket. We will be tabling all week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and selling tickets for $5 each, or two for $7.

Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research for 2017: 3/28

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Provost and Dean of the College Office announces funding opportunities and application form for Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research for Summer 2017. Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research funding offers students and faculty the opportunity to work together on a research project of mutual interest. The project must not be directly related to the student’s senior project, though it can serve as preparation. This funding is not available for independent studies, summer internships, assistantships, or summer employment opportunities. Students interested in obtaining summer employment should contact the Financial Aid Office for a list of positions available during the summer. In order to be eligible for funding, student research must be conducted in collaboration with an Allegheny faculty member and the applicant must be a continuing student in good academic standing. Students must consult with their professor to confirm the specifics of the proposed project, including number of weeks, planned number of hours worked per week, and materials budget, before submitting this application form. The Provost’s office will review applications in early/mid April and will notify both the student and the professor as soon as possible regarding the status of this SFR Collaborative Application. This online application must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 28 in order to be considered for funding.

Room Selection Eligibility Policy

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Room selection is an exciting time for students at Allegheny College. We believe that living on campus can have a significant impact on student success. We also strive to make the process fair and inclusive for all students. Room selection requirements are an important step toward ensuring these goals. One of the requirements to participate in the 2017 room selection process is that student billing accounts must be paid in full as per the Allegheny College Billing Policies. You can find the billing policies. Any account with a past due balance will result in a Room Selection Hold being placed on your student account. This means that the student’s room selection number will be pulled from the room selection list and that the student will not be permitted to be pulled into a room by another student. Students with past due balances have been notified via their Allegheny email account. Students must also have a signed housing agreement on file before room selection. For more information regarding residency requirements, please visit this site. Details on Room Selection for 2017–2018 can be found here.

Attention Seniors and First-Year Students

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Please complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). On Tuesday, February 21, you will receive an email from President Mullen asking you to participate in this important study. That email will contain a link to the online questionnaire, which should take about 15 minutes to complete.
The NSSE helps colleges understand their students’ experiences. It asks the questions that matter, for example, do you interact with faculty outside of classes; how much time do you spend memorizing facts compared to discussing ideas; and in what kinds of activities are you involved? This is one of the most important surveys Allegheny asks students to complete. As a token of Allegheny’s appreciation of their time, students who complete this spring’s NSSE will be sent a gift certificate good for a $3 purchase at the Wrecking Ball Café.
For more information about NSSE, visit this site. For questions, please contact Director of Institutional Research, Marian Sherwood, 206 Bentley Hall, 332-2983, marian.sherwood@allegheny.edu, or Professor Allison Connell, Chair of Allegheny’s Institutional Review Board, 210 Carnegie Hall, 332-2706, aconnell@allegheny.edu.

“Luna Gale”–Playshop Theatre: 2/23-26

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under Events

When a child is born to drug-addicted teens, a social worker is confronted with an unforgiving dilemma. Family secrets, moral ambiguities, faith, biases, and the beleaguered welfare system collide in this riveting and arresting contemporary drama. “Luna Gale” performances are February 23-26; Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre. Call the box office to reserve tickets: (814) 332-3414. Student tickets can be reserved here.

Tree Huggers with Chainsaws: The Role of Working Forests in Forest Protection: 2/24

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under Events

Annie Socci, Ph. D, executive director of the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, will give a talk on “Tree Huggers with Chainsaws: The Role of Working Forests in Forest Protection” on Friday, February 24, in Carr Hall 238 at 12:25 p.m. with a soup lunch to be served at 12:15 p.m.

Senior Project: First-Generation Student Interviews

Posted on February 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

First-generation college students, (students whose parents do not have any post-secondary education) experience additional challenges because of their status. When compared to continuing-generation students, students with one or both parents with post-secondary education, first-generation students encounter challenges in the areas of access to college, persistence throughout college, and attainment of a degree. A major indicator of this can be seen in graduation rates where three out of five first-generation college students do not complete their education in six years. Read more…

Want Study Buddies to Prepare for the MCAT?

Posted on February 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

Interested in a self-study approach for the MCAT or other graduate school standardized exam? Lack motivation on your own? Come join the MCAT Study Group on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pelletier Library. We will mostly just be studying in the company of each other but other activities potentially include advising on best study methods/schedules, sharing study resources, answering each other’s questions, and reviewing concepts if there’s interest.

WestPACS Job & Internship Fair–Largest in the Pittsburgh Region: 3/15

Posted on February 15, 2017 | Filed under Events

If you’re looking for a job or internship in the Pittsburgh region or beyond, plan to attend the WestPACS Job & Internship Fair. You can register for free in advance. In addition, download the app so you can easily see which employers will be attending the fair, where they will be located, and create lists of your favorites. Search for “WestPACS Career Fair Plus” in the app store. If you need transportation to the fair, please stop into the Career Education office to sign up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $10, cash only. Seats fill quickly so reserve soon. We will leave campus at 8:30 a.m. on March 15 and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please be at the pre-departure workshop on Friday, March 10, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Sixth Annual Work Local Job and Internship Fair: 3/1

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

Allegheny Career Education and the Meadville Chamber of Commerce are hosting the sixth annual “Work Local” Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. Whether you’re looking for a summer internship, full-time job post-graduation, or a part-time job during the school year, attend to discover opportunities in the area. Business attire and resume are encouraged. Businesses will be offering positions to students interested in social services, finance, healthcare, non-profit work, IT, staffing services, and more. Please contact Emily Lunz (lunze@allegheny.edu) with any questions.

SAMS Lip-Syncing Competition: 3/9

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

The annual SAMS Lip-Syncing Competition is approaching. SAMS stands for Students for the Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, and this is a fundraising event to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. SAMS will be Thursday, March 9, at 8:30 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. If your organization or group of friends are interested in participating in the event, please contact bedillionc@allegheny.edu by February 18. There is a $25 donation requested per organization to participate, and all proceeds will be donated directly to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund research and awareness programs.

ArtStor–Shared Shelf Image Collections

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College subscribes to the ArtStor Digital Library, which includes millions of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists. The Digital Library also encompasses Shared Shelf, a collection of institutional images created by users around the world. Allegheny has five institutional collections, including Allegheny Student Involvement, Merrick Archives Digital Images Collections and a Civil War Sketchbook. Shared Shelf has replaced LUNA for Allegheny’s digital image collections. Check out these fabulous images here.

Teaching Tidbits Spring Meetings

Posted on February 13, 2017 | Filed under General News

Teaching Tidbits is back this spring and will meet from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining Room on the following Tuesdays: February 28, March 7, March 14, March 28, April 11, and April 18. This semester, we will use our meetings to discuss the book “The Invisible Gorilla” by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. The book explores “six everyday illusions that profoundly influence our lives: the illusions of attention, memory, confidence, knowledge, cause, and potential.” This book provides an approachable, interesting, general introduction to some cognitive psychology areas of research that could inform the way we think about how we teach and how students learn. Any staff or faculty member is welcome to join us and, remember, there is no obligation to come to all the meetings. We will start with chapter one at our first meeting and discuss a new chapter at each of the following meetings.

Wise Center ID Card Policy Reminder

Posted on February 13, 2017 | Filed under General News

All Allegheny College employees, spouses, partners and dependents 14 years of age and older must present their college-issued ID card upon entrance to the Wise Center. To receive the ID Card, please complete the form found on the Human Resources site titled “Employee Family ID Request.” Also, please remember ID card holders are allowed one guest only to accompany the card holder. Anyone violating this policy will be asked to vacate the facility and repeat offenders may lose their privilege of using the Wise Center for the remainder of the semester.

Priority Deadline for the 2017-2018 FAFSA is February 15, 2017

Posted on February 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2017-2018 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February, 15 2017. To complete your FAFSA online please click here. Please Note: The 2017-2018 FAFSA will request Prior-Prior Year (PPY) household income information. Students and parents (as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information rather than their 2016 income information. This change means you won’t have to estimate your income information, and you can automatically import your tax information directly onto your FAFSA using the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

For Employees: 2017 Federal Withholding & Beneficiary Designation

Posted on February 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

Now is a good time to review your federal tax withholding for 2017. If you have had a change in marital/partner status, birth/adoption of a child, or a spouse/partner who has returned to work, you may want to adjust your federal withholding in 2017 or update your beneficiary designations. For federal withholding changes, please complete a W-4 form and mail it to the Office of Human Resources, Box 4, or bring it to HR, Bentley Hall 215. For beneficiary changes, please contact the HR office at Ext. 2312 to request a form. Note: If you have no changes, you do not need to complete new forms.

Accepting Submissions for 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Award

Posted on February 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

As one of the many laboratories for student learning and exploration, Pelletier Library is offering research awards to celebrate excellence in the research process. The research process is core to a liberal arts education and brings together many of the skills and processes that make up the curriculum of Allegheny College. Students wishing to participate in the competition should submit an essay reflecting on a research assignment that they completed during the 2016-17 academic year. Awards categories include work completed as part of FS201, Junior Seminar or Senior Comp, and collaborative research with a faculty member. Prizes range from $200 to $300. Submissions must be received by April 14. Please see this website for additional information.

Arrange Group Visits to Sand Mandala

Posted on February 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Mystical Arts of Tibet will be on campus creating a sand mandala February 28 to March 4, as part of the Year of Mindfulness. Tibetan Buddhist monks will be working on the mandala in the Art Gallery and will be open for public viewing throughout the week. If classes or groups would like to visit together and hear from the spokesperson, please contact Jane Ellen Nickell in advance at jnickell@allegheny.edu or 332-2800.

Nominations for the 24th Annual Leadership Awards: 2/28

Posted on February 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you know a student who has positively contributed to Allegheny? Then nominate that student for a Leadership Award. Students may be recognized for their work in a variety of ways, including community service, justice, ethical decision making, inspiration, community building and many more categories. To nominate a student for a leadership award, click on the link and fill out the application. Nominations are due by Tuesday, February 28. For more information email sli@allegheny.edu

First-Year Formal: 2/25

Posted on February 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Class of 2020 is throwing a formal. All First-Years are invited on Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall for free food and music. The theme is Mardi Gras. Bring a date. Everyone must have a valid ID. Tickets will be in your mailbox shortly.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Board Holds Weekly Office Hours

Posted on February 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance Board holds weekly office hours as follows: Monday, noon to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Stop by the office in the Diversity Center on the third floor of the Campus Center and say hello. All are welcome.

Administrator and/or Faculty Member Needed to Lead Alternative Spring Break Trip to Washington, D.C.

Posted on February 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you share a commitment to service? Are you interested in supporting students in exploring new experiences through service? The Allegheny Alternative Spring Break program is a weeklong immersive volunteering and living experience held March 19-24 which challenges students to think critically and react to problems faced by members of the communities in which they are working. For more information, please contact Charmaine Wilson, assistant director of Civic Engagement/Bonner Program director, at cwilson@allegheny.edu.

Register for February Bystander Training Sessions

Posted on January 31, 2017 | Filed under General News

Bystander training, using the nationally acclaimed model, “Bringing in the Bystander,” will be offered on campus this semester. “Bringing in the Bystander” teaches participants how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur. The program is also applicable more widely in that it will help community members actively confront and challenge all forms of harassment and discrimination. Facilitated by Women’s Services, Inc., training sessions will be offered on Monday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register to attend the training on February 6, February 13, February 20, or February 27 or for more information, please contact Gilly Ford, Title IX coordinator, at gford@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-3085.

EL Seminar Proposals

Posted on January 30, 2017 | Filed under Events

The deadline for May 2018 EL Travel Seminar proposals has been extended to March 1, 2017. You may consult the May 2018 EL Travel Seminar Proposal Packet here for more information. Please submit your proposal to the Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee at sacic@allegheny.edu.

Internship with the World Language Program

Posted on January 22, 2017 | Filed under General News

Interested in participating in a Crawford Central School District and Allegheny College collaboration? 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, consider participating in the World Language Program internship that sends Allegheny students to fifth-grade classes to provide an introduction to foreign language and global culture. Students give a lesson a week and are supported by classroom teachers in the schools; at the end of the semester, students have a portfolio that documents their experience and lesson plans. If you’re interested in completing the internship and earning two credits this semester through the World Language Program, please contact Professor Teresa Herrera, therrera@allegheny.edu, for more information.

Spring 2017 Mindfulness Practice

Posted on January 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

Please join us for a short Mindfulness Practice on Mondays and Thursdays at the PAM House (Prayer and Meditation—next door to Arter) from 12:20-12:50 p.m. No experience necessary! Contact Jennifer Hellwarth (jhellwar@allegheny.edu), Jane Ellen Nickell (jnickell@allegheny.edu), or Sharon Wesoky (swesoky@allegheny.edu) if you have any questions.

Musicians for Civic Symphony

Posted on January 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you play a wind, percussion, or string instrument? Are you interested in playing “the classics” as well as new repertoire? The Allegheny College Civic Symphony is looking for interested musicians — especially violins, violas, and trombone players! — to perform with the group. Rehearsals occur Mondays 7–9:30 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium, and the spring concert will be performed on Saturday, April 29, at 3:15 p.m. Repertoire this semester focuses on dance-related music — from ballets, folk tunes from around the world, and more! Please contact Prof. Jennifer Dearden at jdearden@allegheny.edu if interested. Students will receive academic credit for playing, and faculty and staff are also welcome to join!

URSCA Office Announcements

Posted on January 17, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) Office has several announcements to share for spring 2017.
First, the annual Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference will be held at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, April 22. Students conducting projects in any discipline are invited to submit proposals to present at this conference. Please talk with your faculty mentor or advisor about your interest in doing so. The deadline to submit is Feb. 22 and more information is found at the website here.
Second, we are excited to coordinate the first full celebration day at Allegheny College–the Symposium for Allegheny Gator Excellence (SAGE) on Tuesday, May 2. We will host events throughout the day that allow students to showcase their URSCA, Civic Engagement, International, and other work. The Senior Project poster session will take place on this day, as well as the award ceremony for the Pelletier Library Undergraduate Research Award (apply here). Please stay tuned for more details about how to participate.
Finally, funds are still available through the URSCA office for students traveling to present their work at professional conferences. Students who applied in the fall should receive their award letters in the next two weeks. Students who would like to apply for the spring should email the director of URSCA, Aimee Knupsky, for the application at aknupsky@allegheny.edu.

Volunteer at the Soup Kitchen

Posted on January 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

Get involved in the Meadville community by volunteering at the Stone Church soup kitchen two to four times per month this semester. To sign up, fill out this form. You will then be contacted about doing a brief orientation.

For Employees: TIAA Consultations

Posted on January 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on the following dates and locations:
January 31 — Campus Center, Room 318
February 22 — Campus Center, Room 318
March 16 — Campus Center, Room 317
May 25 — Campus Center, Room 206
June 8 — Campus Center, Room 317
You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA financial consultant on a confidential basis. The TIAA rep can help you with questions such as: Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals? Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I will need? Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you. RSVP as soon as you can as space is limited. You can register at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call (800) 732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.