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Items for Faculty Meeting Agenda Due by 5 p.m. Friday: 3/3

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

Items for the March faculty meeting are due to Faculty Secretary Kristen Webb ( by Friday, March 3, 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.

Faculty Lecture Series Talk by Shannan Mattiace: 3/8

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under Events

The March talk in the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2016-17 will be held on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Shannan Mattiace, professor in the Department of Political Science, will present “Indigenous Resistance to Drug Violence in Mexico.” A more detailed description of the talk follows. Read more…

Global Health Studies: (Mandatory) Advising & Pizza Lunch: 3/1

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Global Health Studies Program is hosting a pizza lunch and advising meeting on Wednesday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium. We need all GHS majors and minors as well as those who are interested in majoring or minoring in Global Health Studies (classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020) at this meeting to discuss the curriculum and course offerings. If you cannot make it, please email Professor Becky Dawson (

The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

Please join Allegheny College Art Gallery and Year of Mindfulness this week in welcoming monks from the Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting. The opening ceremony is Tuesday, February 28, at 12:15 p.m. in the Art Galleries. The event is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, March 1-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pot Luck will be Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in th Art Galleries. Closing Ceremony is Saturday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m.For more information, please contact Jane Ellen Nickell at

A Modern-Day Career Path: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces to Do What You Love: 3/3

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under Events

All students are welcome to network with alumnus Josh Mandel ’90 and his wife, Michelle Ghilotti Mandel, who live in Los Angeles and work in the marketing/advertising business. RSVP for the various events taking place in the Pelletier Collaboratory and Tippie Alumni Center on March 3 here. Read more…

Teaching Tidbits Meeting: 2/28

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under Events

The first Teaching Tidbits brown bag meeting of the spring 2017 semester is Tuesday, February 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining. We will discuss the first chapter of the book “The Invisible Gorilla” by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. The book explores “six everyday illusions that profoundly influence our lives: the illusions of attention, memory, confidence, knowledge, cause, and potential.” This book provides an approachable, interesting, general introduction to some cognitive psychology areas of research that could inform the way we think about how we teach and how students learn. Any interested faculty or staff are welcome to join us; there is no obligation to come to all meetings. Our second meeting will be on March 7, same time and location, and will focus on chapter two.

Conversation on Drag and Transmisogyny

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

Join Gender and Sexuality Alliance at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, for a Grounds for Change talk on drag, how it can perpetuate transmisogyny, and how some transfeminine folks use drag to reclaim femininity. There will be a $50 tab, and all are welcome to join!

Write Letters to the Senators: 3/1

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

Worried about events in Washington? Want to voice your concerns to your representative? Join the College Democrats on Wednesday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pelletier Collaboratory to write letters to Senator Pat Toomey asking that he listen to his constituents about various issues. Voter registration forms will be available for those not registered to vote in Pennsylvania, as will be information to contact other senators. Contact with questions.

Delta Desserts: 3/5

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

The sisters of Delta Delta Delta will be hosting Delta Desserts on Sunday, March 5, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. Tickets will be sold for $3, so find a sister or stop by our table at Brooks and the Campus Center during lunch hours to buy one. All proceeds will go toward benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Souper Bar: 2/28

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under General News

McKinley’s is running its Souper Bar on Tuesday, February 28, from 4 until 7 p.m. or while supplies last. Pastabilities will be closed for dinner as we will be serving the Souper Bar from that station.

Apply to be a CPP Student Fellow

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in developing political engagement programming for the campus community? Enjoy politics and engagement and law and policy? Apply to be a Fellow at the Center for Political Participation to join a team of hard-working students and faculty while also gaining valuable skills through leadership and development opportunities. All students are welcome to apply by the deadline of March 28, 2017. These are paid positions. If you hold another job on campus, you can still be a Fellow (as a volunteer), but you cannot receive payment for two positions. Please fill out the application (and attach your resume) here.

Sustained Dialogues Moderator Leaders Needed: 3/4 & 3/5

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Sustained Dialogues Club at Allegheny is hosting a Moderator Leadership Workshop at 10 a.m. March 4 and March 5 in the Pelletier Collaboratory to develop the skills used to be effective in facilitating dialogue groups on campus. Sustained Dialogues is a national organization, using dialogue as a means to promote a genuine exchange of experiences and ideas for difficult topics such as religion, race, socioeconomic status, campus climate, sexual orientation, etc. While this workshop will focus on training students to be leaders who moderate conversations, we welcome any students to sign-up who have an interest in learning more about Sustained Dialogues, since dialogue skills are important even outside of a dialogue group. If you’re interested in signing up, please fill out the Google form and you will receive more logistical information on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please e-mail or

Mystical Arts of Tibet, Mandala Sand Painting: 2/28-3/4

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

Tibetan Buddhist Monks will be here this week to perform the Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting in the Allegheny College Art Galleries. The Opening Ceremony is Tuesday, February 28, at 12:15 p.m. Come on in and watch the creation of the Mandala. Open to public: Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony: Saturday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jane Ellen Nickell at You can also join us for a community sand painting. Contact Nadiya Wahl for more information.

Understanding Baseline Ecosystem Function in a Changing Climate: 3/3

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

Dr. Amanda DelVecchia, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at Allegheny College and North Carolina State University, will give a lunch talk on “Understanding Baseline Ecosystem Function in a Changing Climate: Case Studies from Two Montane Aquatic Ecosystems.” A soup lunch will be offered beginning at 12:15 pm. Friday, March 3, in Carr Hall 238.

Screening of “Tickling Giants”: 3/6

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

From the senior producer of “The Daily Show,” “Tickling Giants” is a film about Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” and his fight to bring satire to the Middle East. “Tickling Giants” is a funny film about free speech and what happens to a country when power is abused. Join the CPP, MENA, International Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Communication Arts, Political Science, and International Education for dinner and a movie at 5 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Quigley Auditorium. A discussion will follow the screening.The trailer for “Tickling Giants.”

Ash Wednesday Service: 3/1

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

Ash Wednesday will be observed on campus in an ecumenical service on March 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel. Led by Father Jeff Lucas and Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell, this service begins the season of Lent and will include being marked with ashes as a sign of penitence.

French Study Abroad Cafe: 3/1

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

Come to the French House to enjoy a coffee and hear the amazing experiences of students who went to study in French-speaking countries. If you are interested in studying abroad in the future, it is the opportunity for you to ask all the questions you want to students who have tried this experience. Join us Wednesday, March 1 (Mars 1), at 4 p.m. in the French House!

Game Room Mardi Gras: 2/28

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

Stop by the Campus Center’s Game Room on Tuesday, February 28, between noon and midnight for Mardi Gras. The festive atmosphere will include beads, candy and a Mardi Gras gator with photo booth type props. Gather your friends for group photos to be shared with family members and others. If a photographer is needed, the Game Room staff is there to assist.

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

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

Summer Student Jobs

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Celebrations and Concerns Items Due: 2/27

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Community Mandala Opportunity

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

PIKSI Event and Philosophy in Different Voices: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

Community and Justice Studies Luncheon: 3/9

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

Deadline for People & Places: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Work Local Networking Night: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

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

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Advising Meeting for Global Health Studies Students: 3/1

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

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

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

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

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Room Selection Eligibility Policy

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Attention Seniors and First-Year Students

Posted on February 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Senior Project: First-Generation Student Interviews

Posted on February 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Want Study Buddies to Prepare for the MCAT?

Posted on February 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

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

Posted on February 15, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

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

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

SAMS Lip-Syncing Competition: 3/9

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

Teaching Tidbits Spring Meetings

Posted on February 13, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Accepting Submissions for 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Award

Posted on February 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

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

Posted on February 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Board Holds Weekly Office Hours

Posted on February 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

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

Posted on February 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

EL Seminar Proposals

Posted on January 30, 2017 | Filed under Events

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

Spring 2017 Mindfulness Practice

Posted on January 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Musicians for Civic Symphony

Posted on January 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

URSCA Office Announcements

Posted on January 17, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

For Employees: TIAA Consultations

Posted on January 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

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

Big Idea Competition 2017: “Shark Tank” Allegheny style

Posted on December 11, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Center for Business & Economics is offering you a chance to bring your big idea to fruition and win some big prize money in the process. Click here for more information and sign up now for spring courses/workshops to help teams prepare. Categories include For-Profit Business, Social Venture, Research Project or Community Engagement Initiative.

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