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Roberto Di Maio To Give Presentation on Epileptic Disease: 9/18

Posted on September 15, 2014 | Filed under Events

Everyone is invited to join Psi Chi and the Neuroscience Club at 12:20 p.m. on September 18 in Carnegie 110 for a presentation by Roberto Di Maio, Ph.D., of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Di Maio’s talk is titled “Neuronal oxidative injury in the development of the epileptic disease: in vitro and in vivo studies for novel therapeutic approaches.” Anyone interested in Epileptic Disease is invited to join, regardless of major. No prior knowledge is necessary. Pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Katie Mohan at or Ben Zuchelkowski at

CPP To Show “Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?”: 9/18

Posted on September 15, 2014 | Filed under Events

Please join the Center for Political Participation for a screening of the documentary “Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?” on Thursday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium. The documentary follows Missouri politician Jeff Smith’s 2004 Democratic primary election campaign to the United States House of Representatives. It shows Smith as he challenges Russ Carnahan, a member of the Carnahan political family and the frontrunner of a crowded Democratic primary, to win the Democratic nomination for the seat. All are welcome to attend, and light snacks will be provided. Mr. Smith will be giving a presentation on Monday, Sept. 22.

First Sister Circle Meeting of the Year: 9/18

Posted on September 15, 2014 | Filed under Events

The first Sister Circle meeting of the year will be held on Sept. 18 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. RSVP to before Wednesday at 5 p.m. to attend. Sister Circle is a CIASS-led network of women who come together in support of the women of color on Allegheny’s campus. Specifically, staff, faculty, and community members gather with women-identified students to connect women of color on campus to academic and social resources necessary to be successful at Allegheny. SC mentors plan meetings that invite crucial resources to work with the group as well as trips, study breaks, and other fun activities that help create community. This Thursday Sister Circle will discuss the purpose of the group, reflect on your goals for the semester/year, and discuss future meeting topics. Dinner will be available for those who RSVP.

Still Need a Campus Job?

Posted on September 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

Students who are still seeking jobs on campus for the Fall 2014 Semester should arrange to meet with Natasha Eckart in the Financial Aid Office. There are a number of positions open to those students who are interested. Natasha can be reached at 332-2701 or by email at

Admissions Ambassadors Needed: Apply by 10/1

Posted on September 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Admissions Office is looking for students interested in becoming Admissions Ambassadors, students interested in sharing their experiences and stories as students and members of the Allegheny community. Interested in sharing your Allegheny experience with prospective students? There are a number of ways to get involved such as becoming a Gator Panelist, having lunch with prospective students and their families, and mingling with families during visit programs. This is a great chance to be an ambassador for the college and tell people about life as a Gator. If you’re interested in getting involved in any of these admissions activities, please fill out this Wufoo form by October 1.

Carrden Market: 9/17

Posted on September 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Carrden Market will be set up in the Campus Center on Wednesday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All produce is grown organically on campus. Lettuce, kale, chard, carrots, beets, onions, tomatoes, tomatillos, peas, green beans, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, and herbs will be for sale. Please see or email for more information.

24 Hour Theatre Fest: 9/19 & 9/20

Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed under Events

Student Experimental Theatre kicks off Fall 2014 with its first event, the 24 Hour Theatre Fest, on September 19-20. Groups of students will write, direct and act in plays that are created and staged in 24 hours. The Fest will kick off on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Arter Hall with a pizza dinner. Food and rehearsal space will be provided throughout both days. The festival will culminate on Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. with a show in Arter Little Theatre of all of the new plays. Register to participate at

Professor LoBello To Give Faculty Lecture Series Talk on J.P. Morgan: 9/17

Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed under Events

Professor of Mathematics Tony LoBello will present “J.P. Morgan,” this year’s first Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series talk, on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) was not only the preeminent banker of his time, but also the creator of the greatest private library ever amassed. His involvement in the world of art was no less decisive than his intervention on behalf of the treasury during the panics of 1893 and 1907. His librarian Belle Greene, a woman of color, was the main figure in the rare book world in the first half of the twentieth century. An examination of Morgan’s life and activities is therefore an instructive enterprise at a liberal arts college.

Free Tennis Clinic: 9/28

Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny men’s and women’s tennis teams and their coaching staff will be conducting their annual free tennis clinic for anyone ages 5-18 years old on Sunday, September 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Allegheny tennis courts at the Robertson Field Complex at 204 Park Avenue. Follow the driveway all the way to the courts. If the weather is inclement, the clinic will be held at the Wise Center at 493 Highland Avenue. Call 332-2809 on the day of the clinic if you are unsure about the weather and location and there will be a message giving instructions on where to go. To register, call Coach Luteran at 332-2809 or email to reserve a spot. Please give names and ages of participants.

Swim and Dive 5: 9/27

Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed under General News

Sign up for the Swim and Dive 5, a 5-mile walk or run at Ernst Trail on Saturday, September 27. Registration is $20, and you can sign up at

Sign Up To Receive Notifications from Service Clearinghouse

Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed under General News

Sign up to receive emails from the Service Clearinghouse, a weekly email with news of immediate service needs in our community. To sign up or to submit a service need, email

Register for the Bicentennial Homecoming Parade

Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed under General News

Register now for the 2014 Bicentennial Homecoming Parade! The parade will be Saturday, October 18 at noon. All student organizations, offices and departments are welcome to participate, but you must register to be guaranteed a spot. Be creative with your entry — celebrate Allegheny! You can register using this form. For more information, contact the Office of Student Involvement at

Work Orders for Event Set-ups

Posted on September 11, 2014 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant reminds everyone that when you schedule an event in Scheduler, you still have to submit a work order if you need set-ups (tables, chairs, podiums, etc.). Work orders must be done at least 24 hours in advance, but more lead time is greatly appreciated. Please also remember that work orders must have specific dates, times and places for the event, as well as when the event set-up can be taken down. Physical Plant tries their hardest to accommodate all requests, and these few simple steps can help eliminate problems on the day of your event. Thank you for your cooperation.

Expert on Election Reform Tova Wang To Give Constitution Day Lecture: 9/17

Posted on September 10, 2014 | Filed under Events

Allegheny College will observe Constitution Day with a lecture by Tova Wang, an expert on election reform and political participation in the United States and internationally. Wang will speak on the topic “The Right To Vote and the Politics of Voter Suppression” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, in Ford Chapel. Constitution Day is held on September 17 each year to celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Wang’s presentation is also part of the Year of Voting Rights and Democratic Participation, the academic centerpiece of the college’s bicentennial celebration. Wang’s work focuses primarily on voting rights and increasing political engagement, especially among immigrants, communities of color, ethnic minorities and the poor. Read more…

ProQuest Flow Workshops: 9/25

Posted on September 10, 2014 | Filed under Events

Get a handle on managing your research and citations! Pelletier Library will be hosting a representative from ProQuest to conduct two workshops on using the citation management system Flow. If you are a veteran user or are new to using Flow, your questions will be answered. There will be two sessions on Thursday, September 25: 12:30 p.m. (lunch will be served at this session) and 4 p.m. Both workshops will take place in the Pelletier Library classroom on the main floor. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. Click here to register. Questions? Please e-mail Amanda Babirad at or Jane Westenfeld at

Make a Difference Day: 9/27 (Register by 9/12)

Posted on September 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

On Make a Difference Day, Saturday, September 27, you can improve the lives of others by assisting with yard work, building a ramp, painting or cleaning. Join members of the college and wider community as together we make a difference. Volunteers should arrive at Diamond Park by 7:30 a.m. that Saturday and expect to work for three to five hours, with lunch provided at Schultz Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There will be skilled and unskilled projects to complete, with volunteers given the option to choose what sort of work they would like to do. Please sign up by September 12 by clicking on either Individual Registration or Group Registration.

Call for Nominations for New Student Leadership Group

Posted on September 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Alumni Affairs and Development Office is looking for student nominations from faculty and staff for a new student leadership group on campus called Allegheny Students for Advancement and Philanthropy (ASAP). ASAP’s mission is to educate the Allegheny community on the importance of philanthropy. The office is looking for students who exhibit immense pride in Allegheny, are capable of representing the College at events, and have demonstrated solid leadership abilities. If you know a student or students who fit this description, please email your nomination(s) to The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 26.

Update on Grounds for Change

Posted on September 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

Grounds for Change apologizes for the delay in opening this semester. In addition to working out the kinks regarding the new espresso machine, they recently found out that GFC’s water filtration system needs to be replaced. The board is working to ensure that all of this happens as quickly as possible so that GFC can officially open for the semester. As of now, however, they have no water, so they ask the campus community to bear with them while they address the issue. In the meantime, GFC is still accepting volunteer applications — email to pick up a shift.

Reminder About Loft Kits

Posted on September 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant reminds students with loft kits that the hours to pick up or return loft kits are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If you wish to return your loft kit, please do so before 3:30 p.m. to avoid having to take it back and forth. If you have questions, please call Physical Plant at 332-5378.

Proposals and Ideas Are Welcome for Gator Day: Submissions Due 10/1

Posted on September 8, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Gator Day Planning Committee has begun organizing events for the Fall 2014 Gator Day and would welcome your proposals and ideas. Fall 2014 Gator Day is scheduled for October 28. The Planning Committee encourages members of our community to offer workshops to help students learn more about the educational opportunities that exist at Allegheny. The committee is also interested in programs that prepare students for life after graduation. If you have suggestions for a program or would like to present as part of the October 28 Gator Day, please complete this short form by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1.

Save the Dates for Two Local Foods Events: 9/25 & 9/26

Posted on September 7, 2014 | Filed under General News

Save the dates for two separate but collaborative local foods events on campus. The 12th Annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner and Farmers’ Market & Festival will be on Thursday, September 25, and the Market House Local Foods Dinner, a benefit evening of fine dining and music, will be on the following day, September 26. Both meals will feature vegetables, fruits, herbs, proteins, dairy and other products grown or produced locally. The menus will include dishes such as roasted squash soup, chicken Caesar salad, apple crisp, and locally roasted coffee. Both events are hosted in Schultz Banquet Hall at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 256 per event — tickets historically sell out quickly. Do not expect to purchase a ticket at the door. Read more…

Add Deadline Is Monday

Posted on September 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

The last day to Add a course for Fall 2014 is Monday, September 8. Add cards must be signed by the instructor and turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 8. Late cards will not be accepted. You may drop courses online until 5 p.m. on Monday, September 8. After then, you may drop until 5 p.m. on September 29 by using a Drop card.

Admissions Office Is Looking for Gator Panelists: Apply by 10/1

Posted on September 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

Interested in sharing your Allegheny experience with prospective students? The Admissions Office is looking for students to become Gator Panelists for visit programs to share experiences and stories as students and members of the Allegheny community. This is a great chance to be an ambassador for the college and tell people about life as a Gator. If you’re interested in becoming a panelist, please fill out this Wufoo form by October 1.

Attention: Student Workers

Posted on September 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

Due to the large volume of student employment forms, please allow a few days for processing before time sheets will be available on WebAdvisor. First-year student employees will not be able to access WebAdvisor to enter hours worked until all of the paperwork has been processed and entered into the system. Both Financial Aid and Human Resources are working to process student information as quickly as possible; however, due to the large volume of paperwork, your WebAdvisor access to enter hours on your time sheet may be delayed. If you are not able to access WebAdvisor by September 22, please contact Payroll at 332-4792 or Financial Aid at 332-2701. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Intramural Soccer, Hockey, and Flag Football

Posted on September 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

Sign up for intramural soccer, hockey, and flag football for the fall semester on The deadline to register a team is 11:59 p.m. on September 10. Games will begin on September 13 and run through October 25, ending with a playoff tournament for each individual sport. Teams are co-ed and the deadline to join a team is 11:59 p.m. on September 15. A $5 deposit per person will be required by the first game played on September 13 and will be reimbursed after October 25 for teams that do not forfeit more than one game for the season. Questions? Email Tabatha Bemis at

AAC Elects New Officers

Posted on September 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Administrative Advisory Committee has elected new officers for the 2014-2015 academic year. Serving as president is Brett Wilkerson, vice chair and treasurer is Mike Hurley, and recording secretary is Carli Belosh. The other representatives are: Cluster One: Andy Cooley, Christi Pendolino. Cluster Two: Jayne Piskorik, Craig Sewall. Cluster Three: Brett Wilkerson, Jamie Plunkett. Cluster Four: Derek Li, Lauren Kennedy. Cluster Five: Chris Rick, Mike Hurley. Cluster Six: Carli Belosh.

Allegheny College Leadership Series

Posted on September 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in being a better leader? Do you wish you had more leadership skills? Are you running a club or in a leadership position? By attending Fall and Spring Allegheny College Leadership Series workshops, you will gain powerful knowledge that will help you hone your leadership skills in multiple areas, making you a more sought-after leader. The fall schedule and signup can be found here. Spaces are limited, so sign up today for the sessions you wish to attend. Lunch will be provided. To earn the AC Leadership Certificate you must participate in 8 out of 12 Leadership sessions over the year and prepare a poster board presentation for the Leadership Banquet in April on what you learned from the sessions and how you put it into action. If you cannot make it to 8 sessions, that’s okay: attending the sessions you can will still help you become a better leader. For further information, please contact Marchaé Peters at or 332-3865.

Community Members Invited to Join College Chorus

Posted on September 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Chorus will begin rehearsing for its fall concert season on Monday, September 8. The mixed choir of male and female voices sings accompanied and a cappella works spanning five centuries of classical choral literature and folk music from around the world. Rehearsals take place in the Allegheny Choir Room in the Campus Center’s Arnold Hall on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Singers interested in joining the Chorus should contact the director, James Niblock, prior to the first rehearsal at or 332-3305.

New Employees

Posted on September 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

A list of new employees at the College can be found here.

Cornerstone Applications Now Available

Posted on September 2, 2014 | 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. Recipients are chosen on the basis of leadership, community involvement, and academic accomplishments throughout their tenure at Allegheny. Most important, these seniors will leave a legacy behind once they graduate. Seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the College are eligible to apply for this award. To apply for the Cornerstone Award please follow this link. For more information, contact Jayne Piskorik at the Office of Student Involvement,

One Gator License Class Filled — Spaces Still Available for 9/19

Posted on September 2, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Gator License class for September 10 has been filled, but there are still openings for the September 19th class. If interested email

Open Improvisation Sessions in Dance and Music Start 9/5

Posted on September 1, 2014 | Filed under General News

Open improvisation sessions in dance and music will start Friday, September 5 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in Montgomery Performance Space. The sessions will take place regularly on Fridays throughout the semester. No experience is necessary to participate, but bring your own instrument or come to dance.

Work-Study Job as Computer Literacy Tutor

Posted on September 1, 2014 | Filed under General News

If you enjoy working with children and youth, you could be a great fit for a position as a computer literacy tutor. The tutors work with one or two youths at the Housing Authority of the City of Meadville after school, teaching basic computer skills. In past years, the children have learned video editing, PowerPoint, photo editing, and Microsoft Office. The children range in age from 5 to about 13 and vary in knowledge of computers. It is a fun and meaningful work-study position with the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. If you are interested or have questions, contact Hannah Wilhoite at and/or stop by the Office of Civic Engagement table at the Job Fair on September 10.

Learning Commons Services, Fall Semester

Posted on August 31, 2014 | Filed under General News

Peer consultations for writing, speech and technology will begin on Monday, September 1 (Labor Day). Fall semester writing, speech and technology consultants are available from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Drop-in tutoring hours will also begin on Monday, September 1. You can download a copy of the schedule or pick up a paper copy in the Learning Commons. Remember that you must visit the drop-in tutors twice (be sure to sign in) before requesting an individual tutor. Start your semester well by setting new goals, brushing up on your time management skills, or learning new note-taking techniques. You can request an appointment with a professional staff member for assistance with any of these topics or to discuss any other concerns. Stop by the Learning Commons office on the third floor of Pelletier between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday to check out the new space!

Gator License Classes: 9/10 & 9/19

Posted on August 31, 2014 | Filed under General News

Two Gator License classes, approximately two hours in length, will be held in Schultz East Alcove starting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 and Friday, September 19. 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 this class from any state in the U.S. — and you must have your license in your possession at the class. If interested, you must email to reserve a seat.

Community Contra Dance Every Wednesday Night

Posted on August 31, 2014 | Filed under General News

A community contra dance is held every Wednesday night, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Montgomery Gym. No partner is needed, and all dances are taught (with extra instruction 30 minutes prior to the dance). Live Irish dance music is by TOPPISH, with dance calling by Gannon University’s Brian How. Students can participate for free. Inside shoes only. The Dance and Movement Studies Program has presented this student/community dance collaboration at Allegheny for the past 13 years, weekly during each semester.

Changes in Computing Services

Posted on August 31, 2014 | Filed under General News

Over the past months, a number of changes have been made in Computing Services to better support the College’s use of information technology. These have resulted in changing the roles of several staff members and changing the department’s name to Information Technology Services (ITS). Read more…

Repaving of Park Avenue

Posted on August 29, 2014 | Filed under Safety Alerts

PennDOT will begin the repaving of Park Avenue on Tuesday, September 2. This project will affect traffic patterns and may cause delays for people driving to and from campus. Please keep this in mind as you travel to campus. If you expect visitors, you may want to advise them to build extra time into their travel schedules. Please exercise extra caution while driving in this area, as we all get used to new traffic patterns.

For Faculty: Three-Part Teaching Circle

Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under General News

This semester, the directors of speech and writing will offer a three-part teaching circle exploring how to help students to “think communicatively.” The teaching circles are open to anyone; you do not need to be teaching a FS course this academic term. Participation in each of two sections is limited to no more than twelve participants. The Wednesday teaching circle will meet noon-1:15 on Sept. 24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 12. The Thursday teaching circle will meet 4:30-5:45 on Sept. 25, Oct. 30, and Nov. 20. Priority enrollment will be given to those who sign up for a complete three-part series.

Community Ballroom Lessons To Begin

Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Dance and Movement Studies program will be offering community ballroom lessons on Monday evenings from September 8 through November 17. Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty member Betsy Sumerfield in the Montgomery Performance Space. A class for beginners will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m., and a class for more experienced dancers will be held from 7:45 to 9 p.m. The cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple. Participants should plan either to wear ballroom shoes or to dance in their socks. To register or for more information, call 332-2813.

Downtown Road Construction

Posted on August 28, 2014 | Filed under General News

PennDOT reports that we can expect at least another three weeks of construction before the intersection at North Street and North Main Street re-opens. Although the construction can result in delays and inconvenience for members of our community and visitors to campus, the construction will result in safer, smoother roads in Meadville.

Art Galleries To Present “8 Hour Projects”: 8/30

Posted on August 26, 2014 | Filed under General News

The art galleries present “8 Hour Projects”. This year’s artists, who have been invited to consider themes of loss and change, are Rafael Abreu-Canedo, John Bavaro, Julia Betts, Heather Brand, John Garrett, Darren Lee Miller with Ricky Gindlesberger and Miriam Patterson, Lucia Nhamo, Steve Prince, Byron Rich, Ian Thomas and Jeff Willis. Each of the artists, who work with a variety of materials, has been assigned a wall or floor space of approximately 12 x 12 feet. Works will remain on display through Sunday, Sept. 21.

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