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Winter Storm Advisory

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

As you are aware if you are watching weather reports, our area could be hit with significant snowfalls and colder temperatures over the next several days. Please exercise caution during wintry conditions. The Campus Safety Committee offers tips for safe walking practices, which you can find here.

Faculty Civic Learning Luncheon: 2/19

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under Events

Faculty who will be teaching civic learning courses are invited to a Gateway-sponsored lunch in Room 206 of the Campus Center at noon on Friday, Feb. 19. The focus will be writing learning outcomes for C.L. courses. RSVP to Jennifer Kessner at jkessner@allegheny.edu by Monday, Feb. 15.

Phipps Conservatory Summer Internships

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Phipps Conservatory has two summer internships for students interested in hands-on experience in horticulture and in all aspects of a botanical garden education program. Internships run from May through August, based on the student’s university schedule. Interns will work 40 hours/week for a maximum of 16 weeks. Phipps has a history of hiring Allegheny students for these internships; you could be one this year! Applications are due Feb. 20. For more information, click here or stop by the Career Education office in the Gateway.

City Year and Peace Corps Information Session: 2/10

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under Events

Are you considering long-term compensated service as an option after Allegheny? If so, learn more about two prominent, Allegheny-connected organizations — City Year and the Peace Corps — in ONE information session Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Pelletier Collaboratory, Room 310.

Staff, Faculty, Administration Service Opportunity: 2/27

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Service Saturday is a monthly opportunity for volunteers to work on service projects in the Crawford County community. Until now, the volunteers for Service Saturday have been mostly students. However, Civic Engagement would like the program to expand. Starting Feb. 27, they invite all students, staff, faculty and administration to participate in Service Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Meet in Pelletier Library.) The office believes that this collaborative service effort will be more effective in the following ways: Read more…

The Sustainability Imperative: 2/12

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under Events

Want to learn more about sustainability? Court Gould, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, will be on campus giving a talk titled “The Sustainability Imperative On Our Watch: Tipping Points for Change Makers” at noon Friday, Feb. 12 in Carr Hall 238. You’ll get the chance to learn more about sustainable development in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. Lunch will be served.

Final Days to Apply for 2016 Alternative Spring Break Trips: Deadline is 2/13

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Don’t take a week off! Take a week on! Looking to be engaged in a service immersion experience during spring break and learning about local and national communities? This year’s trips include: Read more…

Reminder: Applications for Writing Consultant Positions Due 2/15

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Learning Commons seeks applications from students interested in joining the writing consultant staff. Consultants work with their peers on specific assignments as well as general writing concerns, and thus develop hands-on teaching experience. Most importantly, consultants help empower others to discover their greatest potential as writers. Read more…

Creating Landscapes Summer 2016 Internship Applications Now Available

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Applications are now available for internships in the Creating Landscapes Summer 2016 Program. This summer’s program will run from June 27 through July 15, 2016. Creating Landscapes is a community of intergenerational learners in the arts and mathematics. The Summer Program of “serious play” is theme-based and focused toward forming questions, making connections, and finding expression. Allegheny students are hired to serve as interns, and they assist faculty as well as monitor participants. This year’s theme is “Illusion.” For an application and more information, contact Eleanor Weisman at eweisman@allegheny.edu or at 332-3388.

Sign up for Relay for Life

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Have you been a part of Relay in the past? This is the best time to sign up for this year. They will be tabling in Brooks from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. There’s a $10 registration fee, and the team to have the most participants sign up this week with their registration fees paid will receive free pizza for their team during the next chapter or club meeting. Even if you can’t make it to the table, you can click here and sign up on your own. If you have any questions, please contact barrond@allegheny.edu.

Astro Club’s Star-Crossed Lovers Valentine’s Day Event: 2/11

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Want to be matched to your soul mate based on the stars? Anyone is welcome to attend this event. Just fill out this questionnaire beforehand. Then, join the group this Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carr Planetarium to meet your astrological match. Professor Lombardi will be giving a planetarium show, and there will also be pizza, snacks, and drinks.

Call for Submissions: Overkill’s Spring Issue

Posted on February 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Overkill Literary Magazine has been Allegheny College’s underground literary magazine since 2008. Their spring 2016 issue is entitled “Get Over Yourself.” They accept poetry, prose, photography, artwork, anything angsty and/or creative that you would like to send in to them. Submissions are due to acoverkill@gmail.com by March 11. See their Facebook page for more information.

Reminder: Community Conversation​ Is This Thursday, 2/11

Posted on February 8, 2016 | Filed under Events

President Mullen and key members of the college’s leadership will host an event designed to share information and perspectives on diversity and inclusion at Allegheny. ​​(The community is invited to review the progress reports on the Diversity & Inclusion action plan, which can be located here.) Participants will have a chance to talk about issues that have been identified by CoDE and other groups as important to our community. Special guest: ​Rhonda Fitzgerald, Managing Director of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. The event will be held in Schultz Banquet Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Note: Please enjoy an early dinner prior to attending, as food will not be served.

Dinner and a Rescue: 2/11

Posted on February 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

Join Food Rescue, a student-run volunteer group on campus, for dinner and a group rescue on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Dining Hall. You can find out what they’re all about, what they’ll be up to this semester, and what a rescue looks like, as well as meet their new leadership team. Send questions or comments to foodrescue@allegheny.edu.

Provost Ron Cole’s and EVP Sue Stuebner’s Weekly Student Office Hours: 2/10 & 2/12

Posted on February 7, 2016 | Filed under Events

Provost Ron Cole and EVP Sue Stuebner hold office hours at which students can drop in to speak with them. No appointment is necessary. They will be in the Campus Center Lobby near the WARC office. Provost Ron Cole’s hours: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.; EVP Sue Stuebner’s hours: Friday, Feb. 12, 3 to 4 p.m.

Dr. Who? The Resume Doctors!

Posted on February 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Jim, Terri, Kristin, and Christina are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 10 to bring the resume doctoring to YOU. The path to presenting a perfect portfolio to your preferred employer, and professionally preparing that paper, starts here. Visit them in the Campus Center Lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 2/9

Posted on February 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny celebrates Shrove Tuesday (or Mardi Gras) on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Lobby. All are welcome to this pancake supper with a magic show by Allegheny’s own Jim Fitch. For more information, contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at 332-2800 or at rellife@allegheny.edu.

Eric Pallant at the Book House: 2/9

Posted on February 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Listen to the head of the ES Department, Eric Pallant, discuss his love for sourdough bread and read a section from his upcoming book. Come hang out at the Book House (534 Park Ave.) on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Lite fare will be provided.

Carnation Sale: 2/8-2/12

Posted on February 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Alpha Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta will be tabling in the Campus Center Lobby from 12 to 1 p.m. Feb. 8-12. Come buy a carnation for your significant other or best friend for Valentine’s Day. Also stop by for information about Healthy Relationships Week and ALS. All proceeds go toward domestic violence awareness and ALS. Carnations will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.

Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research for Summer 2016: Application Deadline 3/14

Posted on February 4, 2016 | Filed under Events

The Provost and Dean of the College Office announces funding opportunities and the application form for Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research for Summer 2016. 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 the 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 14 in order to be considered for funding.

Applications for Summer Mellon Humanities Collaborative Research Due 3/3

Posted on February 4, 2016 | Filed under Events

Applications for stipends funded through The Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities grant are due at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Faculty must submit their proposal applications along with their student fellow nominations using this online form. Applicants will be notified by March 11. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Amelia Carr at Ext. 3378 or at acarr@allegheny.edu.

Primary Issues: The Election and the Media: 2/11

Posted on February 4, 2016 | Filed under Events

On Thursday, Feb. 11 from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in the Pelletier Collaboratory, Allegheny’s Journalism in the Public Interest Program and the Center for Political Participation will host an open conversation about issues connected to the presidential primaries and the news media’s role in our understanding of them. Please join them. Pizza will be provided. Assistant Professor of Political Science Andy Bloeser, Professor of English Ben Slote, and Heather Bosau ’16 will begin the conversation. This is the first in a series of lunchtime discussions this semester. For a more detailed description of the series, click here and here.

Ash Wednesday Service: 2/10

Posted on February 4, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Christian season of Lent begins with an Ash Wednesday service Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel. The service includes the ancient practice of being marked with ashes as a sign of repentance and mortality. Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell offers a reflection entitled, “Where Do We Begin?” with Catholic Campus Minister Fr. Jeff Lucas and Prof. Elizabeth Weiss Ozorak helping to lead the service.

Update to Financial Services Office

Posted on February 3, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Financial Services Office has a new Accounts Payable employee: Tracey Olenick. She can be reached by phone at Ext. 4788, and she is located in Room 210 in Schultz Hall. Please send any future invoices/payment requests to Tracey at Box W. The office also has some phone number changes: Margi Crate is at Ext. 2948 (Room 208), and Mary Jane Webb is at Ext. 4786 (Room 201A).

Deadline Extended for Tour Guide Applications

Posted on February 3, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of Admissions has extended the deadline for tour guide applications. Applications are now due by Feb. 12. The work of a Gator Guide is crucial to the future of the College. Admissions seeks highly motivated, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and well-spoken students who can easily relate their college experience to others and complete day-to-day office tasks. Applicants must be in good academic standing with the College and possess at least a 2.5 GPA. Positions are available for the 2016 summer and 2016-17 academic year. The application and more information are available here. Please contact Anne Leonard, Cristy Rhodes, and Rachel DuChateau at adtour@allegheny.edu with questions.

Overnight Hosts Needed for Admissions

Posted on February 3, 2016 | Filed under General News

Admissions wants to know if you are interested in hosting admitted seniors this semester in order to show them a true Allegheny College experience. If you would like to share your Allegheny experience with prospective students, please fill out this link. There are three large programs and various times for individual visits throughout the semester. If you have any questions, contact Victoria Pless in the Admissions Office at vpless@allegheny.edu.

Up ’til Dawn Celebratory Event: 2/12

Posted on February 3, 2016 | Filed under General News

Up ’til Dawn is a nationwide student-led, student-run program in which college students raise funds for and awareness of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Join them in celebrating their fundraising efforts for a night filled with free food and games Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. in the Wise Center. To start fundraising, click here.

FOR EMPLOYEES: 2016 Federal Withholding & Beneficiary Designations

Posted on February 2, 2016 | Filed under General News

Now is the time to review your federal tax withholding for 2015. 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 2016 or update your beneficiary designations to your life insurance or retirement account. For federal withholding changes, you can complete a W-4 form and mail it to the Office of Human Resources, Box 4, or bring it to 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.

2015-16 Leadership Awards: Nominations Due 2/29

Posted on February 2, 2016 | Filed under General News

Each year Allegheny College honors students involved in significant leadership experiences that benefit the college and surrounding community. Nominations for awards are solicited from all members of the Allegheny community. All nominees are invited to apply for an award and to attend the ceremony during which the student leaders’ contributions are celebrated and recognized. Nominations are due by Monday, Feb. 29. To nominate a student or student organizations, please fill out this form. For more information, contact Gretchen Beck at gbeck@allegheny.edu or at 332-4356.

2015-16 Cornerstone Award Applications: Deadline Is 3/4

Posted on February 2, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Cornerstone Award was created to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding seniors who have contributed positively to the Allegheny community. The recipients are chosen on the basis of leadership, community involvement, and academic accomplishments throughout their tenure at Allegheny. Most importantly, these seniors will leave a legacy behind once they graduate. Seniors (who graduated in December 2015 or will graduate in May 2016) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and who are in “good standing” with the college are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants will be assessed by their professional resume and essay. For more information, contact Gretchen Beck at gbeck@allegheny.edu or by phone at 332-4356. Applications are due by Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m. To apply, please complete this application form.

Welcome New Employees

Posted on February 2, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny welcomes four new employees who recently joined the college: Carly Masiroff in the Learning Commons, Melissa Bondy in Admissions, William Hammer as the head football coach, and Benjamin Mourer as the head cross country/assistant track & field coach.

Kappa Kisses

Posted on February 2, 2016 | Filed under General News

Come and support the sisters of KKΓ and their philanthropy aiding the Rose McGill Fund. They will be on the second floor of the Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Feb. 12, and in Brooks Dining Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10. They will be selling small bags of Hershey kisses, personal notes and song grams for a secret crush or friend who needs some love this Valentine’s Day. Bag of kisses and note: $1; song of choice performed on Friday, Feb. 12: $3.

MEC Major Concert Presents Hoodie Allen Featuring Daya and Yonas

Posted on February 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Major Events Committee is proud to announce the 2016 major concert. Headlining is Hoodie Allen, featuring Daya and Yonas. The major concert will take place Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. Students may purchase tickets immediately at Ticketleap. General public sales open Feb. 15. For more information or to ask questions, please email osi@allegheny.edu.

New Fitness Class Offered

Posted on February 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

“Friday Fitness” classes will begin Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 a.m. in the Wise Center. This class is open to all Allegheny students and employees. This is a circuit training/CrossFit-style fitness class designed to keep the body in flux, never allowing it to settle into a routine. For more information, please contact the instructor, BJ Hammer, at whammer@allegheny.edu.

Gator License Class: 3/1

Posted on February 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

A Gator License Class lasting approximately two hours will be held in Schultz East Alcove at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Anyone wanting to drive a college-owned or college-leased van is required to take this class. You must have a valid driver’s license issued at least two years prior to the class date from any state in the United States. You must have your driver’s license in your possession at the class. If interested, email rwright@allegheny.edu to reserve a seat.

Food Rescue Looking For Volunteers

Posted on February 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

Are you looking for a way to reduce food waste and give back to the community? Food Rescue is a student-run organization on campus that collects unused food from Brooks after lunches and dinners and delivers the food to St. James Haven, Women’s Services, and CHAPS. Volunteers are needed to rescue food from Brooks after meals (or other events as they occur) for the semester. The time commitment is 30 to 45 minutes per meal. Volunteers are also needed to help complete deliveries to the downtown agencies. The time commitment for this is 45 to 60 minutes. Volunteers do not have to have a car on campus to rescue or help with deliveries. Please contact foodrescue@allegheny.edu for more information.

GFC Headline News: Morning Express(o)

Posted on January 31, 2016 | Filed under General News

Grounds For Change is open! Your fave coffee shop is back in action. Come check out their new face-lift and new drinks in their same space. They also want to pass along that due to inflation of goods, some of their prices have slightly increased, but their goal is to forever bring you great drinks at broke-college-kid-level prices. Stop in and see them. They know you’ve been craving that cocoa coffee.

Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Begins 2/1

Posted on January 28, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will begin preparing free 2015 Federal, State, and Local tax returns for residents on Feb. 1, 2016. If you have trouble filing your taxes, have not filed taxes, or have tax questions, then VITA can help. VITA is a free tax preparation service available for Meadville or Crawford County residents who made $50,000 or less in 2015. Read more…

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed

Posted on January 28, 2016 | Filed under General News

Volunteers are needed for the Stone Church Soup Kitchen on Mondays and Tuesdays. You can volunteer either day from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Volunteering is either weekly or biweekly depending on the volunteer’s preference. Two volunteers are being sought for each day. If interested, please email nathans@allegheny.edu.

Interested in Learning About Architectural Documentation of Allegheny’s Historic Buildings?

Posted on January 27, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Instructor Steven Utz is looking for students interested in learning the skills of architectural documentation and the submittal process of architectural drawings to the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey. HABS has been at the forefront of historic preservation in American architectural heritage since 1933. Their mission is to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States while adding to a permanent collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress. Read more…

Changes to Employee Telephone Directory

Posted on January 27, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Employee Directory can now be accessed through My Allegheny using the “Employee Directory” link. The searchable Employee Directory now includes the ability to search by department as well as by individual employee name. In addition, the link to the new searchable “Employee Directory” located on the Human Resources website has been updated to link to this directory. Due to changes to the Human Resources Database, the former Directory (Google) documents are no longer accessible. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 332-2312.

Winter Safe Walking Tips

Posted on January 27, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Campus Safety Committee shares these winter safe walking tips with the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Volunteers

Posted on January 27, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is seeking students, faculty and staff to provide guidance and to share life experiences in a one-to-one relationship with a child from Meadville. Mentors must be 18 years or older and are required to spend one to two hours per week with a child for a duration of one year at a site-base program. Read more…

Alpha Phi Omega Information Sessions

Posted on January 27, 2016 | Filed under General News

Interested in doing community service? Join Alpha Phi Omega. Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Fellowship, and Service. Stop by and learn more about APO at the quick-chat information sessions: Read more…

Special Interest/Theme Housing Application Process

Posted on January 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

Applications are now being accepted for students desiring to live in Special Interest or Theme Housing. Housing can include houses, halls and/or buildings. The Office of Residence Life is hoping to receive applications for on-campus housing options focused on values surrounding the Statement of Community, Leadership, Wellness or areas of interest that benefit both residents of the community and the community at large.​ Applications are due before or on Feb. 12, 2016. Read more…

FOR EMPLOYEES: 2016 Retirement Contributions

Posted on January 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

The amount you can contribute to your retirement account in 2016 has not changed from 2015. For most employees, the maximum before-tax contribution is $18,000. If you are age 50 or older in 2016, you can contribute an additional $6,000 before taxes. All of your contributions go into the plan on a before-tax basis so you reduce the amount of federal income tax you pay. Read more…

Wise Center Usage

Posted on January 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

All spouses, dependents (ages 14-26), and domestic partners of college employees must present their ID card to the front desk staff when entering the Wise Center. To acquire the appropriate ID card, please use this link on the Human Resources website.

Wise Center Intermediate Conditioning Classes

Posted on January 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Intermediate Conditioning Classes this semester will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., 6 to 7 p.m., and 7 to 8 p.m. The original announcement had the incorrect day. The class will not be held on Tuesdays. Contact Coach Moore if you have any questions at rmoore2@allegheny.edu.

Diversity Innovation Funds Available for Fall 2016

Posted on January 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of Diversity & Organizational Development, together with the Council on Diversity and Equity (CoDE), invites submission of proposals for Diversity Innovation Funds (DIF). This program, now entering its fourth semester, is designed to accelerate campus climate improvements by encouraging cross-campus collaborations on projects promoting sustainable community change. Read more…

Invitation to Participate in Art-En 591 Group Study: Deconstructing Myths of Rape through Performance Art Actions

Posted on January 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

This group study will explore the fields of new genre public art and social practice, and the potential for performance art actions to disrupt entrenched cultural beliefs about gender and sexual assault. Students will recreate a historic performance art work by Leslie Labowitz, which was originally enacted in 1977 as part of Suzanne Lacy’s project Three Weeks in May. Participants will document their work in an effort to deconstruct, reframe and take steps toward transforming campus culture as it relates to violence against women. Read more…