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Consultations in the Learning Commons

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Filed under General News

There are no peer consultations in writing, speech, technology or tutoring on Sunday, April 20 in the Learning Commons. Regular hours resume Monday, April 21. You can schedule an appointment online or drop in. Want to finish the semester strong? Staff members from the Learning Commons can provide assistance with concentration and motivation, note taking, test-taking strategies, and time management. To make an appointment with a staff member, submit this web form or stop by our office on the main floor of Pelletier Library between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Easter Celebration: 4/20

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Filed under General News

Spiritual and Religious Life invites those without a church home to join their Easter celebration this Sunday, April 20, by attending the Chapel Service and/or Easter Brunch. The service is at 11 a.m. in Ford Chapel and includes Holy Communion. Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell will preach, and Bruce Shewitz ’73 will be guest organist for the service. Following the service is an Easter Brunch at 12:15 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. All are welcome for brunch, whether or not they attend the Chapel service.

Queers and Allies To Host Prom Redux: 4/19

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Filed under General News

To finish off Ally week, Queers and Allies hosts Prom Redux on Saturday, April 19. Prom starts at 8 p.m. in the Vukovich lobby. Formal wear is encouraged, but not required. Feel free to express yourself however you are comfortable! There will be free food and drink. DJ Dougss will be featured.

Sunday Brunch at Brooks Dining Hall: 4/20

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Filed under General News

Brooks Dining Hall is having a special Sunday brunch on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be serving carved ham, rotisserie chicken, stuffed shells, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, breakfast strata, and Eggs Benedict. The salad bar will also be open. Come join us!

Summer Van (Gator License) Class: 5/14

Posted on April 17, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Summer Van (Gator License) Class, approximately two hours in length, will be held in Schultz East Alcove starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. Anyone wanting to drive a college-owned or college-leased van is required to take this class. To take this class, you must have a valid driver’s license issued at least two years prior to the class from any state in the U.S. and you must have your license in your possession at the class. This will be the final class until fall 2014. if interested, you must email to reserve a seat.

Honors Convocation: 4/29

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under Events

This year’s Honors Convocation ceremony will be held in Ford Chapel on Tuesday, April 29 at 4 p.m. The campus community is invited to attend the ceremony and celebrate with this year’s award recipients.

“Calling Ida” and “The Awakening”: 4/17 & 4/18

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under Events

SET will perform two one-acts written and directed by members of the Allegheny community: “Calling Ida,” written by Professor Ben Slote and directed by Duane Horton; and “The Awakening,” a compilation of student pieces. Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 17 and 18 in Arter Theatre. Admission is free.

Good Friday Service: 4/18

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

An on-campus service for Good Friday is scheduled at 12:15 p.m. on April 18 in Ford Chapel. The service will journey with Jesus to his death on the cross through a reading of the Passion story from the Gospel of John, prayer, and music. All are welcome to attend.

Model United Nations To Host Discussion: 4/21

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Join Model United Nations as they host a discussion on Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in GFC and examine the crisis in Ukraine and the aftermath of the Crimean referendum. Issues for discussion include the diplomatic tensions that have strained relations between Russia and the European Union and between Russia and the United States and the question of Ukrainian and Crimean sovereignty in the face of challenges to both their security and their integrity. The goal of the discussion is to examine the origins of the Ukrainian crisis and the implications it will have on the global community. Questions? Contact Kevin Caler ( or Scott Keefer (

Sunday Hours for Pelletier: 4/20

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will not open until 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.

Dumbledore’s Army To Host Reading of Tea Leaves: 4/18

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Join Dumbledore’s Army in GFC to have your tea leaves read from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 18. There will be an open tab to anyone ordering a cup of tea.

Panhellenic Council Honors Three

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Panhellenic Council honors the following Allegheny community members for their commitment to the Greek Life community during the month of March: Person of the Month Michaeline Shuman, Brother of the Month Eamon Olsa, and Sister of the Month Rachel Thomas.

Reduced Hours for Game Room

Posted on April 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Game Room will be open on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, from noon to midnight. The Game Room will be closed on Sunday, April 20.

Get on the Bus for Civil Rights and Voting Rights This Summer!

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under Events

From August 17 to August 24, 2014 Professors Kazi Joshua (INTDS 192) and Brian Harward (POLSC 192) will lead approximately 20 students on a week-long trip through the South as we explore the legacies of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The trip will be an opportunity for us to explore the history of the struggle to secure voting rights for African Americans and other underrepresented groups in the context of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As one of the curricular dimensions of the Bicentennial, the course will extend the important discussions that have been developing on campus (through the Group Studies), bring those conversations on board a bus through Georgia and Alabama and finally back to campus to begin another year’s worth of conversations. In addition, as part of the course, students will get back on board the bus to travel to Miami (Ohio) during Fall Break to the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer. More information about this four-credit course can be found here. Interested students should submit a one-page description of their interests in being a part of the travel seminar to CPP Program Coordinator Shannon McConnell ( by April 30.

Survey on Student Attitudes, Perceptions, and Knowledge of Robertson Forest

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

Interested in campus activities related to the forest at Robertson? Allegheny College is considering timber stand improvement, including selective timbering and herbicide control of problem species, at the forests surrounding Robertson Field. The survey will be used to better understand student perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge of Allegheny’s property at Robertson. The information gathered will be used to inform the decision-making process. Please consider taking this short 15-minute survey for the ES210 research methods class and contribute to a healthier and more accessible Robertson. The survey can be found here.

Call for the Third Internationalization Teaching Circle (ITC): Submit Statement of Purpose by 5/2

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Fall 2014 International Teaching Circle (ITC) is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Internationalization Grant and the Office of the Provost. This is the third in a series of lunch discussions. Associate Provost Terry Bensel will facilitate this ITC, which will meet once every two weeks during the fall 2014 semester. All meetings will take place on a Wednesday from 12:00-1:20 and the first will be on Wednesday, September 3. The topic of ITC readings and discussions will center on the ways in which global learning and internationalization of the Allegheny campus could contribute to and benefit from closer integration with initiatives in the areas of civic learning and diversity learning. Such integration is a primary goal of the Allegheny Gateway, and the ITC will help the campus answer the question of how that will happen and what the outcomes will be. ITC participants receive a stipend and therefore their attendance and contributions at the sessions must be a thoughtful commitment; each absence will result in a prorated stipend. Since the Teaching Circle is capped, interested faculty and staff are invited to apply by submitting a statement of purpose that addresses their current activities and interests in the integration of civic learning, diversity learning, and global learning, as well as points of discussion and readings they would recommend for the ITC. Statements of purpose of 1-2 pages with the applicant’s name on it should be submitted electronically to Terry Bensel ( and Laura Reeck ( by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Participants will be notified by Friday, May 9.

For Employees: TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions on 4/21

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

Please click here for information on scheduling an appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant to discuss your retirement planning, financial matters, or strategies to consider when allocating funds. Register online or call 866-843-5640, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Co-Presentations to Graduates

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

Employees are invited to co-present a graduate’s diploma if the graduate is an immediate family member. If you are related to a graduate and would like to co-present his/her diploma, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at 332-3101 or at by May 1.

Wise Center and Mellon Pool Closed on 4/20

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center and Mellon Pool will be closed on Sunday, April 20.

Student Organization Storage for 2014-2015

Posted on April 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

To apply for, renew or request a different Campus Center (Room 309) storage locker for ASG recognized organizations, complete this form. Locker assignments for the upcoming academic year will begin on Monday, April 21. If your organization currently occupies a locker and you do not plan to use the locker next academic year, the locker contents must be removed by Friday, April 25. Contact the Office of Student Involvement at with any questions.

Biology Department Senior Project Symposium: 4/21, 4/22 & 4/23

Posted on April 14, 2014 | Filed under Events

To celebrate the research accomplishments of the Class of 2014, the Biology Department is pleased to host its Seventeenth Annual Senior Project Symposium, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons, April 21, 22, and 23, in the Steffee Hall of Life Sciences. Graduating seniors will present the results of their senior project research in sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. each afternoon. All members of the college community are invited and welcome to attend. Juniors, sophomores, and first-year students who have an interest in Biology are especially encouraged to attend and participate. A complete schedule of all symposium activities may be viewed here.

Now Hiring: Social Media Assistant for Summer

Posted on April 13, 2014 | Filed under General News

Do you love Allegheny? Do you love social media? Work with Allegheny’s Social Media Team to generate content, post updates, and answer questions on the College’s official social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.). Apply now!

Wayne Merrick Scholarship in International Studies: Deadline To Apply Is 4/21

Posted on April 10, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Wayne Merrick Scholarship in International Studies is intended to assist promising Allegheny College upper class students, preferably rising juniors, majoring in International Studies to study for a semester or year abroad. Applications for the fellowship should be submitted to Professor Steve Onyeiwu by Monday, April 21 (applications may be sent to Dr. Onyeiwu through campus mail [Box 20] but students should ensure that all materials arrive by the deadline). Applications should include the following: 1) a narrative description of study abroad plans, academic and extracurricular activities and other significant experiences including previous travel abroad and employment; 2) a copy of the applicant’s college transcript; and 3) documentation of acceptance at a foreign university or to an established study-abroad program (or evidence of concrete plans to study abroad). The selection of the fellowship recipient will be determined by a committee consisting of the coordinator for off-campus programs, the Provost and the chair of the International Studies Program. Note: The award money (typically around $2,000) will not be awarded to the student in cash, but will be applied to the student’s financial aid package.

Students: Please Tell Us Your Thoughts about Nature on Campus

Posted on April 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Environmental Science Research Methods class is looking for Allegheny students to participate in our research project to better understand interactions and experiences you have with nature on campus. Please consider taking our 10-minute survey. Please also consider participating in a fun mapping exercise – the signup information is available at the end of the survey and participants will receive free pizza. Participating in the survey and mapping activity is greatly appreciated!

Applications for Speech Consultant Positions Are Due 4/18

Posted on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Director of Speech is looking for students interested in joining the Learning Commons speech consultant staff. Peer speech consultants work with students in Allegheny’s Learning Commons to improve and develop a wide range of oral communication skills. The ideal speaking consultant candidate is hard working, intellectually engaged and curious, personable, and supportive of his or her peers and their success. S/he has a sense of what makes oral communication more or less effective even if s/he is not the strongest presenter. The application form can be found here. Please contact Director of Speech Jon Wiebel at with any questions. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18.

Registration for Senior Week Is Open

Posted on April 8, 2014 | Filed under General News

Attention Class of 2014: Registration for Senior Week 2014 is now open. Sign up today! This year’s Senior Week will be held May 6-8, and tickets are $30. You must pay upon completion of the registration form. If you do not pay, your registration is not complete or confirmed. The deadline for registering for Senior Week is Friday, May 2 at 5 p.m. Click here to begin your registration:

Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed for Commencement

Posted on April 7, 2014 | Filed under General News

This year’s Commencement ceremony will be on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help with a wide range of Commencement day tasks. Please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at 332-3101 or if you are able to volunteer. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Photos Needed for Baccalaureate Slide Show

Posted on April 7, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Baccalaureate slide show needs your pictures. Each year for Baccalaureate we put together a slide show depicting Seniors outside of the classroom. Students, faculty, and staff are asked to forward to Brenda Armstrong pictures of Seniors so that they can be considered for the slide show. We strive to include everyone. Email photos to by April 30 if at all possible.

Replacement IDs Will Need New Photos

Posted on April 7, 2014 | Filed under General News

Any member of the college community who needs a replacement ID will need to have a new photo taken at the Office of Safety and Security. Due to changes in our software requirements for college ID Card production, a new photograph must be taken and issued for all new and/or replacement college ID cards.

GAP To Host Trip to Pittsburgh Pirates Game: 4/23

Posted on April 6, 2014 | Filed under General News

GAP is hosting a trip to a Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds game on April 23. Round-trip transportation leaving from campus around 5 p.m. and returning after the game is provided. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $15. A limited quantity of tickets are available, so reserve yours in the Campus Center lobby during tabling April 7-11. Any questions, e-mail or

Changes to Summer Storage

Posted on April 2, 2014 | Filed under General News

In 2014-2015, we will be offering limited summer storage at Allegheny Commons. Space is available to students with a primary home residence greater than 400 miles from campus. Students who reside within a 400-mile radius of campus and who wish to store items are required to utilize outside facilities. We have listed several Meadville businesses below for your convenience. 1) D J Hudson Self Storage, 15390 S Mosiertown Road, (814) 337-6063. 2) Meadville Self Storage, 17208 Conneaut Lake Road #101, (814) 337-5500. 3) Ameri Storage, 9585 Kennedy Hill Road, (814) 336-5778. The storage contract can be found here. If you have questions, please call the Office of Residence Life at 332-3865.

Retirement Reception for Professor Paula Treckel: 4/25

Posted on April 1, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Department of History cordially invites you to attend a retirement reception honoring Paula A. Treckel, Harry A. Logan, Sr. Professor of American History, on Friday, April 25, 2 to 4 p.m., Schultz East Alcove. Please click here to RSVP and/or to convey your best wishes to Paula upon her retirement. Submissions will be collected and given to Paula in celebration of her remarkable impact on the lives of students. Through this link you also will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Paula A. Treckel Student Research Fund, established in her honor.

Seniors and First-year Students

Posted on March 31, 2014 | Filed under General News

There is still time to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). On April 3, seniors and first-year students who have not already participated will receive one final email asking them to complete the 15-minute on-line NSSE questionnaire. It asks students about their experience living and learning at Allegheny. As a token of the College’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,, or Dr. Richard Bowden, chair of Allegheny’s Institutional Review Board, 214 Steffee Hall, 332-2869,

Volunteers Needed for Literacy Project

Posted on March 30, 2014 | Filed under General News

Volunteers are needed for a special literacy project at Neason Hill Elementary School, which will be adding books to the school’s library collection. They would like their kindergarten and 1st grade students to choose the books to be purchased. A volunteer will work with students during their library time to assist them in choosing books. Volunteer hours are during April for two to three weeks on Mondays (1:45-2:45 p.m.) and/or Wednesdays (12:15-2:45 p.m.). Please contact Erin O’Day at or 332-5318 if you can help.

Workshops for 5th Annual Trashion Show

Posted on March 27, 2014 | Filed under General News

Designers are needed for the 5th Annual Trashion Show on April 19. Workshops are held every Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the Carr student workshop if you need ideas or materials or you would like to help. If you want to design or model an outfit, please sign up on the google spreadsheet. Feel free to email Susan Washko ( with any questions.

Fall Registration Opens 4/7

Posted on March 26, 2014 | Filed under General News

Preregistration for the Fall 2014 semester begins on Monday, April 7. Access is by registration class and letter code according to the schedule below. Please check your profile in WebAdvisor to confirm your correct class and letter! The date and time in the schedule are the earliest that you may register. Please make sure to consult with your academic advisor(s) before your scheduled registration time and receive permission to register – you will not be permitted to register for any classes without your advisor’s approval (double majors: both advisors must approve you to register). Please note that preregistration is limited to a maximum of 18 credits. For additional information about Fall course offerings, please see the Course Information Page. For recent course changes and updates, see the Registrar blog. For questions about registering for Fall classes, please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 332-2357).

Requests for Summer Break Housing Due 4/25

Posted on March 26, 2014 | Filed under General News

The College’s residence halls close on May 7 at noon and will reopen August 24. If you need to be on campus from May 7 to August 24, please fill out this form no later than April 25, 2014. You will be contacted about your status by email. If this form is submitted after April 25, we will do our best to honor your request but we cannot guarantee a spot. There is limited availability so please plan to be housed in a double room. Summer housing is on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Marchae’ Peters in Residence Life at 332-3865 or if you have questions.

Student Volunteers Needed to Assist with Commencement

Posted on March 24, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Office of Conference and Event Services is in need of student volunteers to assist with the many Commencement activities. If you volunteer, you are able to remain on campus in your dorm room until Sunday, May 11 and your meals are paid for through lunch on Saturday, May 10. If you are interested, stop by Schultz Hall, Room 190 or email We will greatly appreciate your help!

Update Your Campus Organization Memberships

Posted on March 23, 2014 | Filed under General News

All students should take the opportunity to update their campus organization memberships on WebAdvisor. It’s easy to do: just follow these steps. 1. Start WebAdvisor. 2. Click on the Students tab. 3. Under the heading “Update Student Activities,” click on “Update Campus Org membership.” 4. Check the box(es) of your organization(s) or uncheck the box(es) of any organization(s) if you are no longer a member. 5. Click on Submit at the bottom of the form. For any questions, contact the Office of Student Involvement at

Reminder: Physical Plant Is Hiring Students for the Summer

Posted on March 23, 2014 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant would like to remind students that they have job openings for the summer. They are still hiring for a locksmith assistant, grounds crew and painters. If you are interested in working any of these jobs and are looking for full-time work for the summer, please contact Kelly Wright at 332-5378 or

Reminder: Applications for CLC 2014 Due 4/18

Posted on March 16, 2014 | Filed under Events

Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC) is an intensive five-day leadership and personal development experience that takes place each August. Approximately 70 Allegheny students will be selected to participate in a variety of engaging leadership activities and discussions. Themes for these activities in the past have centered on self, community and impact. CLC is an excellent opportunity to get geared up for the upcoming school year. The program allows students to connect to each other and to campus administrators in order to improve their skills and organizations. Not a member of a group? Never been in a leadership role before? This is a great program for you, too! CLC’s curriculum will reach all leadership levels. And the best part? You will receive all of these benefits with no fee. CLC is open to all current Allegheny students. To attend, you must submit your application through this online form by April 18. Notification of acceptance is sent in early May.

Call for Designers and Models for Trashion Show

Posted on March 11, 2014 | Filed under General News

Students for Environmental Action is looking for designers and models for this year’s Trashion Show on April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. If you are interested in participating, please email and indicate whether you will be modeling or designing and if you are representing an organization on campus. All individuals and groups are welcome to attend. Keep in mind that all fashion items should be made from trash or recycled materials and that the event theme this year is Green Steel, in the spirit of Derek Zoolander.

Learn To Swim Program

Posted on March 10, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Swimming and Diving program has announced the official dates for the annual Learn to Swim Program. This year’s program will span three separate weeks (March 31 – April 4, April 7-11 and April 14-18) with the option to participate in one-week or multi-week sessions. The program will have three levels of instruction that are designed to cater to all ranges of swimming experience for children three years of age or older. Times, pricing, and registration information can be found here, or contact Rachel Lee at

Summer Job Applications

Posted on March 6, 2014 | Filed under General News

For students who are interested in working on campus over the summer, now is the time to begin applying for possible positions, before Residence Life requires summer housing applications in April. The Student Jobs Database has plenty of job openings. Physical Plant is looking to hire a large number of students, in addition to several other on-campus departments. If students have any questions or would like assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office.

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 5 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 5 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. 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 Kathy Roos at x5950 or