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Outing Club Night Hike Tonight—an Energy Challenge event: 10/21

Posted on October 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

In support of the 7th Annual Energy Challenge, the Outing Club invites you to experience a night hike by the light of the last quarter moon. Meet in Brooks Circle at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday, Oct. 21). We’ll walk to Robertson, hike wooded trails and stargaze. The Energy Challenge calls on the entire Allegheny community to reduce electricity consumption by 10% from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4. Turn off lights and electronics, unplug computers and chargers, and get creative about developing a less energy-dependent lifestyle. All dollars saved will be invested in sustainability features chosen by the student body, like the solar panels and filtered water refill stations installed in previous years.

Uníon Latinx Dance Party—Gavas Latin Beat’z in da House: 10/22

Posted on October 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

On October 22, Uníon Latinx will be hosting a dance party so bring your dancing shoes! Come listen to an awesome band that touches a part of our Latin American beat, and feel free to bring a friend. The dance party will begin at 7 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall.

Creek Connections October Newsletter

Posted on October 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

Check out the latest Creek Connections News, which includes Tall Ships Erie, notes from our participating schools, French Creek Cleanup and more!

Executive Vice President Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole Hold Weekly Student Office Hours

Posted on October 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

EVP Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole hold office hours at which students can drop in to speak with them. No appointment is necessary. EVP Petula and Provost Cole’s hours: Friday, October 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby.

International Internships Through The Allegheny Gateway

Posted on October 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

Interested in working abroad this summer? Check out The Gateway’s international internship website to learn more about opportunities in India and Moldova. The deadline for applications is December 1. For more information, contact International Education, Office 249 in Pelletier.

The Compass Available to Faculty and Staff

Posted on October 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

A limited number of copies (365) of The Compass Resource Guide and Student Handbook are available to interested faculty and staff. Please visit the Dean of Students Office in Reis Hall Room 201 to receive your copy. The office is open late on Wednesdays (until 7 p.m.) for your convenience.

New Date for Active Shooter Training: 11/10

Posted on October 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

PROGRAM RESCHEDULED: We invite faculty and staff to participate in an active-shooter training session on November 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Tillotson Room in the Tippie Alumni Center. The training program will focus on preparing faculty and staff to address an active-shooter incident, and will include the “Run, Hide, Fight” video. The discussion will include updates on active shooter and the protocol for responding to an incident. We will discuss and learn about how other events were handled across the country, including two from Western Pennsylvania, the Franklin Regional High School and Monroeville Mall events. The training will be conducted by Brian Fox and/or Bradley Orsini, agents from the Training & Crisis Response Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. RSVP to Lynette Watkins at (814) 332-4356 or

Magic Luke: 10/22

Posted on October 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

You may know Rachael Robertson, but do you know her magician brother, Luke? You have the chance to meet him and see what he’s got this Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Grounds for Change! His card tricks will dazzle you, and his friendly persona will charm you. Magic Luke is a fun time for the whole family, so stop by before he disappears.

Gator Day: 10/25

Posted on October 18, 2016 | Filed under Events

Gator Day will be held next Tuesday, October 25. Programs, events, and workshops related to academic success, post-graduate opportunities, and community building will take place throughout the day. A complete listing of events can be found on the Gator Day page.

Carnegie Hall Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 10/21

Posted on October 18, 2016 | Filed under Events

Celebrate the renovations to Carnegie Hall at our open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. Come for free snacks, tacos and other items available for purchase from the Voodoo Foodoo truck, fun activities, and the ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend! Complete this form to RSVP.

Active Minds and Psych Club Dodgeball Tournament: 10/22

Posted on October 18, 2016 | Filed under General News

Do you de-stress best when being active? For many, the best way to unwind and lower stress levels at the end of a long week is by participating in physical activity! Why not do it for a prize? Active Minds and the Psych Club are co-hosting a dodgeball tournament on Saturday, October 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Wise Center Blue Courts! You can sign up as a team (maximum of five players) or as an individual. There will be snacks, refreshments, and a prize for the winning team! The entry fee is $2 per person. To sign up, visit the Active Minds table in the Campus Center all week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or email We’ll see you there!

Sign Up for Intramural Field Hockey by 10/31

Posted on October 18, 2016 | Filed under General News

Sign up here as an individual or here as a team to play 5 v. 5 intramural field hockey! The first 10 sign-ups get a free field hockey T-shirt! No experience is required. Sticks and shin guards are available upon request. Games will be on Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Wise Center. Sign up by October 31!

January and May 2017 Graduation List Posting

Posted on October 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Graduates of 2017: The Registrar’s Office in Bentley Hall will publish and post a tentative January and May graduation list Monday, October 17 through Thursday, December 1. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in the office on the second floor of Bentley Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed.

Items for Faculty Meeting Agenda Due by 5 p.m. on 10/21

Posted on October 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Items for the next faculty meeting are due to Faculty Secretary Kristen Webb ( by Friday, October 21, at 5 p.m. Please include an electronic version of any handouts, reports, or other materials that you wish to distribute to faculty. If you would like to make an announcement, please send a brief text version to include in the meeting notice.

Poster Submission for the Fall Gateway Symposium and Open House

Posted on October 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

In conjunction with Family Weekend, the Gateway will host a Fall Symposium and Open House on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At this event, students who completed URSCA, civic engagement, internship, or international experiences this past summer are invited to participate by presenting a poster about their experience. The URSCA office will pay for the cost of printing the poster. If you’d like to participate, sign up here by Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. For information about putting together a poster on your experience, please read through the instructions for poster making and check out the “Tips for Conference Presentation” links on the URSCA page here. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Aimee Knupsky at

Unión Latinx Brings Tanya Cabrera to Allegheny College: 10/21

Posted on October 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

UL continues its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration by bringing Tanya Cabrera to campus. With a passion for education, Cabrera creates access to higher education for all students within the community, in particular the immigrant and undocumented population. She is the associate director of minority outreach and undocumented student liaison at Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2012, she was appointed as a commissioner to raise funds for a private scholarship for undocumented students in Illinois (the Illinois Dream Fund Commission).

In a TEDxITT Talk in 2012, Cabrera shared the idea of the Dream Fund. The children of undocumented immigrants experience the constant fear of deportation and numerous psychological traumas. Cabrera will present this talk on Friday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center Room 301/302 and will have a Q&A session afterward. Dinner will be served on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Unión Latinx club email,, with any questions.

Oktoberfest: 10/23

Posted on October 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Come celebrate Oktoberfest with the German House! Enjoy some authentic German food and drinks as well as German music and games (and perhaps win a prize!) and learn a little bit about Oktoberfest in Germany! We will be celebrating on Sunday, October 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the North Village Building C Lobby! Everyone is welcome–we hope to see you there!

Dance & Movement Studies Minors Meeting: 10/21

Posted on October 16, 2016 | Filed under General News

Are you already a Dance & Movement Studies minor? Are you interested to learn more about minoring in Dance & Movement Studies? Come to the Montgomery Performance Space on Friday, October 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. for a meeting with DMS faculty. We will discuss the DMS Minors Concert for this academic year and opportunities to perform in the Spring Concert. Get to know current DMS minors and those who are interested in the minor.

AXA Advisors NEXT Externship- Professional Development Session: 10/25

Posted on October 16, 2016 | Filed under General News

Financial advisors and Allegheny alumni from AXA welcome you to the AXA NEXT Externship Session in their office in Erie. What’s an externship? It’s an educational professional development experience. During this second session you can expect:
Mock Interviews, financial planning case study, and interaction with current advisors in the office. Even if you missed the first session, you can still join. The second session is Tuesday, October 25, at the AXA Advisors office at 100 State St. Ste. 440, Erie, PA 16507, from 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP to What to bring with you:
Updated resume, pen/pencil, and financial (scientific) calculator.

Emerging Leaders Retreat 2017

Posted on October 16, 2016 | Filed under General News

Attention first-year students. Are you interested in developing your leadership skills, meeting new people, and learning more about the Meadville community? Then apply today to attend the Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR) 2017. Goals for retreat participants include meeting members of your class, exploring your sense of self, an introduction to leadership in college and beyond, and developing inclusive leadership skills. This overnight retreat takes place January 15-16, 2017. You will join your classmates in an interactive and engaging leadership skills development experience. This FREE retreat will challenge and inspire you to make a difference at Allegheny in the coming years. In order to apply, please complete this link by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. For more information, contact Gretchen Beck at

Marketing Intern Sought

Posted on October 16, 2016 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst Dining is seeking a marketing Intern to help create a vibrant and active campus dining program by promoting all aspects of dining and catering services on campus, through community building activities and educational experiences. Responsibilities as a marketing Intern include helping manage the campus dining program social media accounts including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat; designing materials including flyers, posters, and other collateral materials; plus planning special events to hold on campus overarching project. This is a paid internship. Please contact Stephanie Lang at or (814) 332-4347 for more information.

Cake Delivered to Your Door

Posted on October 13, 2016 | Filed under General News

Do you want cake delivered to your door? The Book House is selling cake jars for $5 each, and they deliver anywhere on campus. You get your choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting AND chocolate or vanilla cake. Deliveries: Friday and Saturday between noon and 3 a.m. or Sunday between noon and 10 p.m. Text your order: (412) 559-5021 or message the Book House on Facebook.

Attention: Early Check Processing the Week of October 17

Posted on October 12, 2016 | Filed under General News

Next week all request for payments, invoices, and travel reimbursements to be included in the check run will be due by Monday, October 17, at 5 p.m., to Tracey Olenick in Financial Services, Box W. We will be printing checks at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 19. This will be the only check run of the week. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call Tracey at Ext 4788.

New Director of Peak Performance and Fitness

Posted on October 11, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please join the Athletics and Recreation Department in welcoming Lindsey Craft as our new director of Peak Performance and Fitness. Lindsey’s office is located next to the dance studio in the Wise Center. Please stop in to say hello and inquire about the exciting programming she has in store for the Allegheny College community.

Teaching Tidbits: ‘The Slow Professor’

Posted on October 6, 2016 | Filed under General News

In conjunction with The Year of Mindfulness, The Teaching Tidbits Brown Bag group will read and discuss the book ‘The Slow Professor’ by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber. On Monday, October 24, we will discuss the introduction, chapter 1 and chapter 2. On Monday, October 31, we will discuss chapter 3, chapter 4, and the conclusion. Those who would like to join us should secure a copy of the book. It’s a quick read with lots of interesting tips about reflecting on teaching, learning, and scholarship in academia.

Hispanic Heritage Month Has Arrived

Posted on October 5, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Uníon Latinx team wants to make you aware that we are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month. This is the month when we celebrate the presence and contributions that Hispanic and Latin Americans have brought to the United States, along with celebrating their culture and heritage. This month will be full of events that the UL board has been working on. UL will be having events such as Movie Mania, Gaba’z beat in Da House, and to end the month there will be a Dia De Los Muertos celebration. These are only a few of the events that we will be having. Be on the lookout for flyers about events, and we hope to see you at them.

Considering Graduate Programs in Public Policy?: 10/21

Posted on October 3, 2016 | Filed under General News

If you are interested in studying domestic or international policy, or considering a career in public service or nonprofit management, you will want to learn more about Masters of Public Administration (MPA) or Masters of Public Policy (MPP) programs. Jaclyn Napoleon, director of graduate recruitment and admissions for the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany, will be available to meet with students between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21, in Room 245 of the Allegheny Gateway. Here is a link to their graduate programs in Public Affairs and Policy.

SciMathTech Interview Day for STEM Students: 10/21

Posted on September 29, 2016 | Filed under General News

Looking for full-time employment or internships in the STEM fields? Apply for the positions available at SciMathTech interview day. More than a dozen companies in the Pittsburgh region will be recruiting students majoring in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, computer science, physics, and math. For more information, job descriptions, and how to apply, complete the steps listed here. All three application steps must be completed by noon on Monday, October 3. Interviews will be conducted in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, on October 21.

First-Generation Lunch Gatherings

Posted on September 29, 2016 | Filed under General News

Do you know what it means to be a first-generation college student? Do you have questions about how to “do college right?” Do you want to meet others who might have answers or similar questions? Please join us every Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby for informal, brown-bag (bring your own lunch) gatherings.

Art Department – Faculty Exhibition

Posted on September 28, 2016 | Filed under General News

At the Bowman Penelec Megahan Galleries, now through October 25 (closed for Fall Break), is an exhibit featuring a variety of artworks by Allegheny College’s Studio Art and Art & Technology faculty, and works from Professor Darren Lee Miller’s sabbatical. The show also includes selected works by the Art Department’s 2015-2016 instructors and staff, and other faculty outside of the Art Department.

Diversity Innovation Funds Available for Spring 2017

Posted on September 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office for Diversity & Organizational Development and the Council on Diversity and Equity (CoDE) invite submission of proposals for the Diversity Innovation Fund (DIF). To date, more than 15 recipients have been awarded innovation funds. They include initiatives designed to accelerate campus-climate improvements by encouraging cross-campus collaborations on projects promoting sustainable community change. The DIF is coordinated by the Office for Diversity & Inclusion. Proposals are reviewed by a committee including staff, faculty, and students, chaired by a faculty member of CoDE. A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) along with the application cover sheet and a list of previously funded proposals can be found on the Diversity and Innovation Funds page of the Diversity and Inclusion website. Deadline for submission is October 28, 2016 at noon. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Amara Geffen, chair of the review committee, at or Dr. Ande Diaz, associate provost for Diversity & Organizational Development, at

Important FAFSA Changes for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Posted on September 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

Students and their families should be aware that starting with the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there will be two major changes:
1) You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. Students and parents (as appropriate) will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 rather than January 1, 2017. This earlier submission date will be a permanent change enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. To complete the 2017-18 FAFSA click here. (Please note: To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your FAFSA by Allegheny College’s new priority deadline of February 15, 2017.)
2) Prior-Prior Year (PPY). Students and parents (as appropriate) will report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students and parents will report their 2015 income information rather than their 2016 income information. This change will make the FAFSA easier to complete because you’ll already have done your taxes for 2015 by the time you fill out your FAFSA. This 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). For more information regarding the 2017-18 FAFSA please click here or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

For Employees: TIAA Consultations

Posted on September 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

A consultant from TIAA will be on campus for individual counseling sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
October 21 — Campus Center 206
November 11 — Campus Center 206
November 18 — Campus Center 317
December 2 — Campus Center 206
You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA financial consultant on a confidential basis. He will be available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as you can to ensure an appointment. To reserve an individual counseling session, register here or call (800) 732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Confidential Drop-In Hours

Posted on September 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

The IDEAS Center and Title IX Office are sponsoring drop-in hours every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the lounge room by the student group offices on the third floor of the Campus Center. This is weekly on-campus confidential support with a counselor from Women’s Services for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, interpersonal violence, or anyone who is wondering how to best support their friends and loved ones who have experienced harm.

Academic Honors

Posted on September 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2015–2016 academic year, including Doane Scholars, Distinguished Alden Scholars, Alden Scholars, and the winners of the James Bennett Prize and the William Edgar Porter Prize. Please join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding achievement. Here is the link.

2017 EL Travel Seminars–Apply Now

Posted on September 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

In May 2017, the International Education Office, in partnership with faculty and administrative directors, will offer four EL Travel Seminars. The seminars are between 14 days and three weeks long and are worth 2 to 4 experiential learning credits. To learn more about the seminars being offered and the application process, please click here. Application deadline is November 1, 2016

Weekly Game Room Events

Posted on September 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

Throughout the fall semester, the Game Room staff will be hosting weekday programming during the 8 to 10 p.m. shift. Beginning this week plan to stop by to join others who share common interests and to chill in the relaxed atmosphere of the Game Room. On Mondays, watch “The Bachelor” with Angie; on Tuesdays, play board games with Eliza; on Wednesdays, there will be jigsaw puzzles with Morgan; and on Thursdays, join Leah for “Grey’s Anatomy.” All this in addition to the 1,350+ movie titles available for checkout, for free, for 48 hours.

Kids Night Out Fundraiser: 10/21 & 12/9

Posted on September 22, 2016 | Filed under General News

Kids Night Out is a great opportunity for kids to come enjoy some recreational activities which include: arts and crafts, movies, games, swimming, and an open gym. All parents have to do is drop off their children at Allegheny College’s Wise Center, and we take care of the rest. Supervision provided by Allegheny student-athletes and coaches (background checks have been completed). Please don’t forget to pack swimsuits and towels.
For Children ages 3-10. (Must be potty trained.)
$15 for the first child, $5 for siblings, checks made payable to Allegheny College.
October 21 and December 9, drop off: 5 to 5:30 p.m.; pick up: 8:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Allegheny College Wise Center, 493 Highland Ave., Meadville, Pa.

Expanded Hours in Student-Service Areas

Posted on September 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Division of Student Life will offer additional late-night hours to meet the needs of students throughout the Fall 2016 semester. The added hours are:
Counseling Center, Reis Hall, Mondays, 5 to 7 p.m.
Residence Life, Reis Hall, Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.
Spiritual and Religious Life, Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.
Winslow Student Health Center, Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m., and the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon.

Get to Know Allegheny’s New Faculty

Posted on September 12, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of College Relations recently asked Allegheny’s new full-time faculty to share some brief background information and another interesting fact or two about their lives so the community could get to know them better. Learn more about them (and their unusual combinations) here.

Teaching Tidbits Schedule: Fall 2016

Posted on August 30, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Teaching Tidbits Brown Bag lunches will continue this fall semester on an abbreviated schedule. We will meet on the Mondays listed below from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the faculty lounge in the Tippie Alumni Center. We welcome faculty and staff to join us when the topic of the meeting is one of interest to you. Therefore, we have listed the discussion areas for each date. Prior to each meeting, we will share a short reading to facilitate the conversation. Also, note that in October, our group will discuss “The Slow Professor” by Maggie Berg in conjunction with the Year of Mindfulness. Please email Aimee Knupsky at to be put on the email list for the group or if you have topics for discussion at future meetings.

Monday, 9/12, Negotiating Challenging World Events in the Classroom (readings, TBD)
Monday, 9/26, Academic Freedom and Trigger Warnings (readings TBD)
Monday, 10/24, The Slow Professor, first half
Monday, 10/31, The Slow Professor, second half
Monday, 11/21, Incorporating Risk & Failure in the Classroom (readings TBD)
Monday, 12/12, Designing a SoTL project (readings TBD)

Chosen Name Policy

Posted on August 28, 2016 | Filed under General News

The College is beginning to implement a new “Chosen Name” policy. This policy supports students seeking to change their first name without pursuing a legal name change and follows guidelines issued recently by the Department of Education. Reasons for name changes may include transgender or gender non-conforming identities and international students who wish to adopt an English language name.

The first implementation of this policy, taking place for fall 2016, will be updates to WebAdvisor, Sakai, and student email addresses. For students who requested the use of a chosen name, WebAdvisor will show the chosen name in parentheses next to the legal name (e.g., Smith, Susan (Steven), or Du, Yongtao (Alex)). On Sakai and in e-mail addresses, a student’s Chosen Name will appear instead of their legal first name.

For faculty and others who use these student lists: please use the chosen name (e.g., for calling attendance, class discussions, conversation with a student) and accept the chosen name wherever names are used, including the Honor Pledge. To preserve student confidentiality, please do not use the student’s legal name or discuss student name changes in front of other students or staff.

Students: if you would like to use a chosen name, please contact the Dean of Students office at

If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Dean of Students Kimberly Ferguson; the Director of the IDEAS Center justin adkins, or Registrar and Associate Dean Ian Binnington.

Advising Brown Bag Series

Posted on August 21, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please consider joining a series of conversations about student advising. This is a faculty/staff development opportunity that is open to any employee who is interested. Sessions will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the following Fridays. There is no obligation to attend all sessions​. If you think you might be interested in attending any of these sessions, please fill out this form where you will have the opportunity to suggest possible topics for discussion.
September 2 – Schultz East Alcove
September 23 – Campus Center 301-302
October 7 – Schultz East Alcove
October 28 – Schultz East Alcove
November 11 – Schultz East Alcove
December 2 – Schultz East Alcove
Please direct question to Ian Binnington, associate dean of academics, at

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. 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