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VITA Class: Recruiting Students

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a free tax preparation service available for Meadville/Crawford County residents who made $50,000 or less in 2014. VITA is now recruiting student volunteers for the 4-credit Tax Internship Course. Volunteers will be trained in January and will assist residents with income tax preparation from February through April 12, 2015. VITA enhances valuable skills for students, looks great on a resume, and facilitates engagement in our community. The Meadville VITA program assisted 760 local taxpayers in 2014, and the coordinators would like to increase tax provision services again in 2015. We invite you to become a volunteer tax preparer for the upcoming tax season. If you are interested in taking this course, please email with your contact information. Meadville VITA is a collaborative program sponsored by the United Way of Western Crawford County, the Meadville Public Library, Allegheny College and the IRS.

Christian-Centered Discussion on Environmental Protection and Social Justice: 10/26

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

Overwhelmed by the problems of the world? Struggling to know how to respond faithfully? The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life invites you to engage in a Christian-centered discussion about environmental protection and social justice work with author and activist Ben Lowe. The discussion will be held in Campus Center 301/302 on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served. For more information, contact Spiritual and Religious Life at or 332-2800.

Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed for Thank-A-Thon During the Week of 11/10

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Office of Donor Relations is recruiting faculty and staff volunteers for the annual Thank-A-Thon. Volunteers are asked to give an hour of their time during the week of November 10 to call and thank long-time donors of our College. For more information on this rewarding opportunity, please email Carli at

Allegheny Trivia Night: 10/23

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny History Club and the History and Heritage Committee are co-sponsoring an Allegheny Trivia Night tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Come watch, cheer on a team, and even quiz yourself on Allegheny trivia! Popcorn and other snacks will be provided.

ADPi’s Diamond Heist: 10/25

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

Join the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the ultimate game of capture the flag. Grab a team of 10 of your friends and sign up in the Campus Center lobby 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday. Registration is $10 per person and each player will receive a T-shirt, refreshments and prizes. Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Contact with any questions.

Night Hike with the Outing Club: 10/24

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

Join the Allegheny Outing Club for a night hike to raise awareness for this year’s October Energy Challenge. Meet at Brooks Circle at 8 p.m. on Friday. Bring a flashlight if you want, but get ready to turn it off and use your night vision.

Glow in the Dark Quidditch: 10/24

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

Join Dumbledore’s Army on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10 to 11 p.m. at the Gator Quad for a late night glow in the dark quidditch game. Make sure to wear sneakers or athletic shoes. No experience is necessary.

Trip to Ghost Lake: 10/25

Posted on October 22, 2014 | Filed under General News

In the spirit of Halloween, GAP is sponsoring a trip to Ghost Lake, a local haunted house with 13 levels of fear and over 160 ghouls, ghosts, and monsters. Tickets are $15 (they are usually $25) and are being sold Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campus Center box office. Tickets will go fast and there are a limited number, so don’t waste any time getting your ticket. GAP is also providing a round-trip bus ride. Contact for more information.

Screening of “Remote Area Medical”: 10/23

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under General News

Advocating Global Health and Development Club will be screening a movie in Quigley Auditorium tomorrow at 8 p.m. Remote Area Medical documents rural health challenges in America. Enjoy desserts catered by Parkhurst and learn about a part of U.S. health care that is often overlooked.

Winter Break Student Employment

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who already have students lined up to work over break, or who need to hire students for winter break, will need to submit the FA Job Posting/Description Form. Students who will be working over winter break will need to contact their supervisors for the supervisor section of the student employment form, and they will also need to fill out a new student section of the student employment form which will be turned in to the Financial Aid office. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Natasha Eckart at 332-2701.

Collage For Change: 10/29

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under General News

Jonathon Alcantara ’18 is hosting an activity at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Campus Center for the LGBTQ+ community. All Queers and Allies are welcome to participate in this event. The activity includes creating a small sign, which will include your name and some form of words of encouragement. He will then take a picture of you holding the sign and add it to his collage. He will send his collage to organizations that specialize in helping people cope with personal dilemmas and organizations that seek to create change throughout the world, such as the Trevor Project, the Human Rights Campaign and It Gets Better Project.

Witches Ball/Halloween Party: 10/24

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Community for Earth-based Spirituality will hold their annual Witches Ball/Halloween Party in Campus Center 303 on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. The party will feature not only a costume contest but also a trivia contest about the Pagan history and origins of Halloween and related facts. Grand prizes will be in the form of prize cauldrons. There will also be pumpkin carving/painting, with pumpkins and tools provided. (Note: Students are expected to wear costumes that do not violate the College’s Statement of Community. Students who show disrespect to others will be asked to leave.) Attend the club’s general meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Campus Center’s Blue Room to learn all you’ll need to know for the trivia contest the following evening.

Theta Chi and Tri Delta Philanthropy Dance Party: 10/24

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under General News

Join Theta Chi and Tri Delta for a philanthropy dance party this Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Theta Chi house. Suggested donations are $3 at the door. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the Adventure for Clinics’ philanthropy event to rebuild the Nyahuku clinic in rural Zimbabwe. The rebuilt clinic will help treat and prevent life-threatening diseases such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis that are common in Zimbabwe. Help bring adequate power, running water, and communication to thousands of people.

Buy Chocolate and Support Women’s Rugby: Through 10/24

Posted on October 21, 2014 | Filed under General News

Women’s Rugby will be selling Pulakos Chocolate on the second floor of the Campus Center until Friday, Oct. 24.

Faculty Recital with Susanna Reilly, Diane Kalinowski and Wendy Plyler: 10/26

Posted on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Music Department presents a faculty recital on Sunday, Oct. 26 featuring Susanna Reilly, cello instructor; Diane Kalinowski, vocal instructor; and Wendy Plyler, piano instructor. They will perform Franck’s violin sonata as well as selections of vocal pieces by Kurt Weill, arranged for voice, cello and piano. The concert in Ford Chapel begins at 3:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Field Trip To See “Dear White People”: 10/26

Posted on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Events

CIASS will host a field trip to see the movie Dear White People — in which the main character, Samantha White, sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black — this Sunday, Oct. 26. If you are interested, please sign up here. Details about time and where to meet will be provided via email.

Call for Administrators To Lead Alternative Spring Break Trips in 2015

Posted on October 20, 2014 | 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 begins March 14, 2015 in a weeklong immersive volunteering and living experience that challenges students to think critically and react to problems faced by members of the communities in which they serve. Make a difference in someone else’s life as well as your own. For more information, please contact Charmaine Wilson, assistant director of civic engagement and Bonner Program director, at

Volunteers Needed for Friday’s WQLN Challenge: 10/24

Posted on October 20, 2014 | Filed under General News

Volunteers are needed for WQLN’s Collegiate Challenge on Friday, Oct. 24 in the Campus Center lobby. If you can help staff the phones for a period of time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., please email and let them know what time you can help out (one hour? two? whatever you can spare). WQLN provides a script, so it’s easy to volunteer: you’ll just take information over the phone as people call in to support public radio. Last year, Allegheny captured the trophies for most amount raised and greatest percentage of increase over the previous year. More information about the WQLN Collegiate Challenge can be found at

Relay For Life Is Tabling This Week

Posted on October 20, 2014 | Filed under General News

Seeing pink? October is breast cancer awareness month! During the week of October 20-24, Relay For Life will be tabling in the Campus Center with facts and information about support services provided by the American Cancer Society for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Stop by the table to learn more about breast cancer support and research, pick up a ribbon, and find out what you can do.

Fruit and Vegetable Eating Contest: 11/2

Posted on October 20, 2014 | Filed under General News

As part of the October Energy Challenge, ES 110 is hosting a fruit and vegetable eating contest to raise awareness about proper compost disposal. Students are encouraged to consume as much produce as possible and properly discard their leftovers before their competitors. Other compost games, activities and free food will be available. Sustainable prizes will be awarded. Sign up on the Google documents on your class’s Facebook page. Bring your appetite and compost knowledge to the Campus Center lobby on Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, email Melissa McCann at, Sonya Korzeniwksy at, or Lindsay Davis at

Academic Honors

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2013-2014 academic year, including Doane Scholars, Distinguished Alden Scholars, Alden Scholars, and the winners of the James Bennett Porter Prize and the William Edgar Porter Prize. Please join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding academic achievements.

Preregistration for Spring Begins 11/3

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under Events

Preregistration for the Spring 2015 semester begins on Monday, Nov. 3. Access is by registration class and letter code according to the posted registration schedule. Please check your profile in WebAdvisor to confirm your correct class and letter! The date and time in the schedule are the earliest that you may register. Please make sure to consult with your academic advisor(s) before your scheduled registration time and receive permission to register – you will not be permitted to register for any classes without your advisor’s approval (double majors: both advisors must approve you to register). The general registration order is: seniors, week of 11/3; juniors, week of 11/10; sophomores, week of 11/17; first-years, week of 12/1. Within each class, the letter group order for Spring preregistration is: D, C, F, E, H, G, A, B (please note that the order when you register next Fall will be: B, A, D, C, F, E, H, G). Preregistration is limited to a maximum of 18 credits. You may add additional credits once the Spring semester begins. SENIORS: if you plan to participate in the May Commencement ceremony, you MUST be registered to complete all remaining graduation requirements by the Spring Add deadline (January 26).

Scholarship America Dream Award Applications Due by 12/15

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Scholarship America Dream Award is now open for application. This unique scholarship opportunity is for students currently enrolled in college who need help paying for their second year and beyond. Award amounts range between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on need, and increase by $1,000 each year to encourage students to finish their degree. Last year, during its first year, Scholarship America awarded 12 Dream Award scholarships to deserving students. Eligible students can apply now through December 15, 2014 at

Employees: Join the Quest during the Month of October

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under General News

What do James Fadden, director of information technology services, and Ashley Hughes, head women’s lacrosse coach, have in common? They both have participated in the Our Allegheny: Our Third Century Quest campaign! See what they have to say by visiting the employee giving website, or join your 186 colleagues who already have made contributions of varying sizes by making a one-time gift or choosing payroll deduction today. Your participation in the employee giving campaign throughout the month of October will make a difference!

Creek Connections’ October Newsletter

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under General News

Check out Creek Connections’ October Newsletter. Read about the summer Wildlife Camp, Round Gobies invading the French Creek watershed, research in Costa Rica, and the feature creature and testing tip.

Parking Restrictions on Highland Avenue

Posted on October 17, 2014 | Filed under Safety Alerts

The City of Meadville will be posting Highland Avenue from Limber Road to John Street as a No Parking zone beginning on Monday, Oct. 20, to allow contractors to paint the newly erected water tanks on Highland. Parking restrictions may continue through Nov. 30. As always, please exercise extra caution as you drive through areas that are being affected by construction, and thank you for your patience as these areas of Meadville undergo improvement.

Single Voice Reading Series Continues with Poet Eduardo Corral: 10/23

Posted on October 16, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Single Voice Reading Series continues its 2014-15 season at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, with poet Eduardo C. Corral reading from his work in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Corral is the author of “Slow Lightning,” which was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He has been the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and his work has been honored with a “Discover”/The Nation Award and residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Professor of English Christopher Bakken at

Four-Week Bible Study of “Psalms of Creation”: 10/21 – 11/11

Posted on October 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell will lead a four-week Bible study of “Psalms of Creation” on Tuesday evenings, October 21-November 11, at 5:15 p.m. in Campus Center 318. Offered during this harvest season, the study will look at psalms that address nature and our relationship with the Creator. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. For more information, contact

Normal Borrowing Hours Resume for Library Media Equipment

Posted on October 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Beginning Monday, Oct. 20, loans and returns of media equipment will be processed through the library’s Circulation Desk. The hours for borrowing or returning equipment at Circulation are: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Opportunities for Faculty and Staff To Help with Lifelong Learning Institute

Posted on October 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College faculty and staff are eligible to share their passions with Crawford County residents age 55 and over through the Lifelong Learning Institute. The institute was formed through a partnership between Active Aging, Inc. and Allegheny College. Courses are held at each of the county’s six senior centers on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seniors are eager to learn about your passions, hobbies or areas of expertise. Please call Active Aging at 336-1792 or email to apply to be an instructor. Reimbursement is available for teaching and travel.

Service Saturday: 10/25

Posted on October 15, 2014 | Filed under Events

Join the Office of Civic Engagement on Oct. 25 for the second Service Saturday of the year. Service Saturdays are short-term commitments to serve in the Meadville community. Projects often include yard work, cleaning, organizing, light construction, etc. Service projects usually last from two to three hours. Please meet in the Reis Hall Rotunda at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 for further instructions regarding your service project. A light breakfast will be provided. To register, please fill out this form Questions? Contact Mitchell King in the Office of Civic Engagement (

International Film Festival: 10/8 – 11/12

Posted on October 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

The six language TAs have planned an international film festival on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the lobby of North Village 2 Building C. These are the dates (followed by the TAs planning the film for that evening): October 8: Yu-Chun Huang, China; October 15: Hector Lopez Vila, Spain; October 22: Katharina Schultz, Germany; October 29: Messê Houngnikpo, France; November 5: Salah Algabli, Yemen; November 12: Rodolpho Camargo, Brazil.

Want To Be a Student Coordinator for ELR? Apply by 10/31

Posted on October 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR) Student Coordinators work closely with the Leadership Coordinator and Allegheny administrators to facilitate a two-day leadership retreat for approximately 100 first-year students. Qualified applicants should apply who are interested in further developing their leadership skills, who have participated in CLC (Collegiate Leadership Conference) or ELR, are able to demonstrate initiative and willingness to work as a team, and are interested in creating an exciting, memorable, professional leadership experience for fellow students. A cover letter and resume are due to the Office of Student Life by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Notifications of accepted ELR Student Coordinators will be by Friday, Nov. 7. If you have any questions, please email Marchaé Peters at or call the Office of Student Life at 332-3865. Read more…

Information Session on CMU Graduate Programs: 10/24

Posted on October 14, 2014 | Filed under Events

Representatives from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College will be in Campus Center 301/302 at noon on Friday, Oct. 24. Learn more about their top-ranked graduate degree programs and their special Accelerated Master’s programs in the following areas: Health Care, Information Systems and Technology, Government (Non-Profits and Private Sector) and Arts and Entertainment. For more information about this session, please call 332-4891.

Conservation Challenge: Through 11/7

Posted on October 14, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Conservation Challenge 2014 has officially begun and runs through November 7. In past years we’ve focused solely on encouraging responsible energy consumption and reinvested all realized savings in the installation of solar panels on Steffee Hall. This year we ask all campus members to again minimize energy consumption but also pay attention to your waste production and disposal, particularly by composting and choosing to break the bottled water habit. Student (and faculty and staff) action can transform our campus. We will again direct all financial savings to a campus sustainability initiative as chosen by voting in the CC last week.

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities with America Reads

Posted on October 14, 2014 | Filed under General News

Still searching for a campus employment or work study position, want a few more hours of employment, or looking for a consistent volunteer opportunity? America Reads tutoring positions are available at First District Elementary School working with 3rd- and 4th-grade students Monday through Friday between the hours of 12:20 and 2:30 p.m. Please contact Erin O’Day-Frye in Reis Hall at if you’re interested.

Road Construction Update

Posted on October 13, 2014 | Filed under General News

Water line work at Allegheny Street and North Main will take place Oct. 13-16 (but not during Homecoming on Oct. 17 and 18). Allegheny Street from Meadow Street to North Main will be closed during the day, and North Main will be restricted to one lane during the day. Allegheny students will have full access to the parking lot on Allegheny Street but will have to use Park Avenue to access those parking areas during construction hours. The contractor on the water tanks project on Highland Avenue will continue working within the fenced-in area.

Panhellenic Council Honors Four

Posted on October 8, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Panhellenic Council honors the following Allegheny community members for their commitment to the Greek Life community during the month of September: Persons of the Month Rachel Dingman and Professor Persichini; Brother of the Month Ryan Saykor; and Sister of the Month Alyx Mance.

ADPi’s Diamond Heist: Registration 10/14 – 10/24

Posted on October 8, 2014 | Filed under General News

The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi are hosting a game of capture the flag called ADPi’s diamond heist. This event will take place starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 with refreshments and prizes distributed after the game is complete. Registration for teams of ten will be October 14-24 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. The registration fee of $10 a person covers the T-shirt you will receive and refreshments after the game. The week before the event there will also be “poptab wars”: the team that can collect the most poptabs during this week will receive a prize. If you have any questions please contact Shelby Overman at

2015 EL Seminars: Apply now!

Posted on October 7, 2014 | Filed under General News

Interested in participating in an EL Seminar in May 2015? Please visit to learn more about the exciting EL Seminars planned for 2015 or stop by International Education in Reis Hall for more information.

America Reads Tutors Needed

Posted on October 6, 2014 | Filed under General News

Still looking for a job? Love working with kids? Apply to be an America Reads Tutor. America Reads Tutors work at the local elementary school assisting kids K-4th grade to improve their reading skills. Interested students should contact the AmeriCorps VISTA at Second District, Megan Frennier, at for more information.

Use Gator Cash at McKinley’s and Receive a 10% Discount on Food

Posted on October 6, 2014 | Filed under General News

Employees as well as students can use the Gator Cash component of the AllCard to receive a 10% discount on food purchases at McKinley’s Dining Hall. Because Gator Cash is a declining balance account, you must add funds to the account before purchases can be made. Students should use their MUNCH money before purchasing food with Gator Cash. You will lose MUNCH money that is not used by the end of the semester. Gator Cash stays on your account until you use it or separate from the College. Funds can be pre-deposited in the Gator Cash account at the Financial Services Office or through the Gator Cash Deposit Form. For more information, see the Financial Services website.

Retirement Reception for Richard Reinhart: 10/30

Posted on October 5, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Physical Plant would like to invite the college community to a retirement reception for Richard Reinhart on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the Schultz East Alcove. Please come and help us celebrate with Richard as he moves on to new and exciting things.

Work-Study Tutoring Positions Available with Meadville Area Middle School

Posted on October 2, 2014 | Filed under General News

Meadville Area Middle School is seeking to fill work-study tutoring positions Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:07 a.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:41 a.m. to 12:41 p.m. Please contact Siobhan Brown, AmeriCorps VISTA member, at if interested.

Allegheny Lacrosse Offers Kids’ Night Out: 10/31

Posted on October 1, 2014 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Lacrosse will host a Kids’ Night Out — for kids ages 3-10 — from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Wise Center. The cost is $10 per kid and $5 for each additional sibling. Since it will be Halloween, kids should be sure to bring their costumes. Please email Ashley Hughes at for more details. Registration can be done through Google Docs.

Study Tour Leader Applications Due 11/3

Posted on September 29, 2014 | Filed under Events

The first staff and faculty study tour sponsored by the Mellon Internationalization Grant will take place in January 2015. Steering Committee member Darren Lee Miller and Linda Bills will lead a group to Japan. Two other such study tours are tentatively scheduled for summer 2015 and winter 2016. The leaders and destination for these are open. At this time, we invite applications from continuing faculty and staff wishing to serve as the leaders for the summer 2015 study tour. We request that applications come from a team of two. Read more…

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