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Wise Center Winter Break Hours

Posted on December 10, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center hours beginning Wednesday, December 14: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. The facility will be closed from December 23 to January 2.

EL Travel Seminar Proposals

Posted on December 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee (SACIC) invites proposals for May 2018 EL Travel Seminars. Proposals are due by February 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 sacic@allegheny.edu.

Teaching Tidbits: Teaching in Post-Truth Times: 12/12

Posted on December 8, 2016 | Filed under Events

The next Teaching Tidbits Brown Bag is Monday, December 12, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the faculty lounge in the Tippie Alumni Center (garden level entrance on the south side of the building, be sure to bring Allegheny ID to enter). For this last meeting of the fall semester, we will be discussing teaching in post-truth times. Specifically we will consider recent studies showing how poorly students do in identifying fake news, the backfire effect (people believe inaccurate information even more when it is pointed out to them), and why people “fly from facts.” For our conversation, we will focus on the following pieces: Students’ dismaying ability to tell fake from real news, When facts make us dumber , and Why we fly from facts.
Additional sources that may be of interest on this topic include: Is post truth a new concept?, How to self-check news, and Why we believe what we read on the Internet.

Brother to Brother Barbershop & Conversation on Mental Health: 12/9

Posted on December 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

Come join members of Brother to Brother on Friday, December 9, from 5 until 9 p.m. in the IDEAS Center for our barbershop and open conversations about men of color and mental health. Food will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Faculty Delivery

Posted on December 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

Faculty delivery of materials from the library will not be available between December 13 and January 23. All requested materials will be available for pick up at the InfoDesk.

December Break Hours for Mailing Services

Posted on December 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

Mailing Services will have its retail and package windows open Friday, December 30, from 8 a.m. to noon. We will be processing incoming mail for the Allegheny departments.

Fondue By The Fireside (aka Ugly Sweater Party): 12/9

Posted on December 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

Come join The Book House, 534 Park Ave., on Friday, December 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and unwind a little before finals. There will be fondue, coloring pages, board games and more. Ugly sweaters are highly suggested! For more info click here.

Christmas Service: 12/12

Posted on December 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

The campus community is invited to attend a Candlelight Christmas Service on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in Ford Memorial Chapel. The service features seasonal carols, scripture readings, and the lighting of Advent candles. Music will include students from religious groups on campus, as well as congregational carols, ending with a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” For information, contact Spiritual and Religious Life at (814) 332-2800, or rellife@allegheny.edu.

Winter Maintenance Plan and Energy and Comfort Policy

Posted on December 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Winter weather in Northwest Pennsylvania is a challenge for residents and visitors alike. We’ve developed two new resources to ensure the winter is safe and comfortable for all:
Winter Maintenance Plan
On average we receive 120 inches of snow each year. As a residential campus that houses over 1,900 students, Allegheny College rarely closes for inclement weather. Although snow and ice removal is the top priority for the Physical Plant Department during this time of year, we encourage all residents and visitors to wear appropriate footwear for the weather and to exercise caution when walking and driving throughout the campus. Our first priority is ensuring access to the campus for safety vehicles (fire lanes) as well as for delivery of services (employee parking lots). Within campus, main pedestrian routes to dining facilities, academic buildings and administration buildings are priorities. Details of our approach to specific areas of campus may be found in the Winter Maintenance Plan.
Read more…

All Invited to Student-Athlete Talent Show: 12/9

Posted on December 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Student-Athlete Advisory Committee again presents the annual Student-Athlete Talent Show. The show will be Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. All proceeds from this event go toward the Special Olympics of Crawford County. Baskets created by different athletic teams will be raffled. Come enjoy a night of fun with SAAC! For more information, follow @AlleghenySAAC on Twitter or Instagram, or like Allegheny College SAAC on Facebook.

End-of-the Semester Party/Get-Together: 12/13

Posted on December 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host an end-of-the semester party/get-together on the final day of classes, December 13, in the Oddfellows foyer at 4 p.m. Come hang out with us, enjoy some homemade goodies, see the updates to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Lounge (called the Thinkery), and the unveiling of the lava lamp at the Thinkery.

Meal Plan Request Form Available

Posted on December 6, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Meal Plan Request form is now available for spring term requests. The fall meal plan choice is carried over into the spring term unless a new request is submitted. Students who wish to change their meal plan for the upcoming semester can access the form through the link on WebAdvisor. Visit the Financial Services website to view meal plan options.

Pick-up Quidditch: 12/9

Posted on December 6, 2016 | Filed under General News

Join fellow Potterheads, neophytes, and fitness fanatics this Friday, December 9, for an evening of Quidditch. No experience necessary; equipment, snacks, and water provided. Meet near the club lockers on the third floor of the Campus Center at 4:30 p.m. to help move equipment to the Wise Center for gameplay.

Winter Wishes from Hope, Help, Harvest: 12/9

Posted on December 6, 2016 | Filed under General News

Hope, Help, Harvest is selling personalized holiday e-cards. For $3, you can send your friends and loved ones a personal video message, and for $1 you can send just text. We will be dorm storming this week, so have your messages ready. If we miss you and you want to send a card, or if you have any questions, contact Olivia Spinelli (spinellio@allegheny.edu) for more information! Sale ends December 9.

Biochemistry Research Opportunities: 12/12

Posted on December 5, 2016 | Filed under General News

Biochemistry research opportunities are available within the Chemistry Department, under the direction of Dr. Garcia. Dr. Garcia’s research centers on understanding enzymes and ribozymes. All projects utilize kinetics and thermodynamics techniques as well as biological model systems. Eligibility: Students currently register for CHEM 120 or CHEM 231. Time commitment: One year research (Spring ’17 and Fall ’17 semesters). One credit each semester (4 hours/week) and attend group meetings once a week (1 hour). For more information: Contact Dr. Garcia (igarcia@allegheny.edu) by December 12.

Winter Break Shuttle Transportation

Posted on December 5, 2016 | Filed under General News

Student Leadership & Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Winter Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport, Megabus station and Cleveland airport. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register click here. Reservations made by Thursday, December 15, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Student Pay Checks for December

Posted on December 5, 2016 | Filed under General News

Attention Students: Checks for the December 15 pay date will go to your campus mailbox unless you notify the post office and ask for them to be sent to your home address.

Bus Trip to Grove City Outlets: 12/10

Posted on December 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

Interested in checking out the Grove City Outlets? Sign up for the bus trip on Saturday, December 10. The cost is $3 and limited to the first 40 students. The bus will depart at 10 a.m. from the Highland Street side of the Campus Center and leave the Grove City Outlets at 3 p.m. To sign up, visit Student Leadership & Involvement located on the third floor of the Campus Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, email sli@allegheny.edu

Faculty and Staff Active Shooter Training: 12/14

Posted on November 30, 2016 | Filed under Events

Thank you for your patience as we reschedule this very important training conducted by agents from the Training & Crisis Response Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This session, scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, (Study Day) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center, will focus on preparing faculty and staff to address an active-shooter incident, and will include the “Run, Hide, Fight” video. The discussion will include updates on active shooter and the protocol for responding to an incident. We will discuss and learn about how other events were handled across the country, including this week’s incident at Ohio State University, as well as two from Western Pennsylvania–the Franklin Regional High School and Monroeville Mall events. Please RSVP to Lynette Watkins at (814) 332-4356 or lwatkins@allegheny.edu.

Registration Updates for Spring 2017

Posted on November 29, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please see the Registrar’s web page for important updates about registration for Spring 2017. Please e-mail your academic advisor(s) or registrar@allegheny.edu if you have questions.

Faculty Photos for Media/Marketing Use

Posted on November 29, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of College Relations is inviting all faculty members to please schedule a session on either Monday, December 5, or Thursday, December 8, to have their photographs taken for media and marketing use. Please click on this link to schedule a 10-minute block of time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on either day. Photographs will be taken in the Parent Library in the Tippie Alumni Center. Participants should avoid wearing all black, all white, and bold patterns.

Alternative Spring Break Student Leader

Posted on November 29, 2016 | Filed under General News

Do you have a passion for service? Do you like learning about social issues? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that allows you to engage with your peers and the community? If so, apply to be an Alternative Break Trip Leader. Alternative Spring Break trips are each co-led by two Allegheny College students. Being an ASB Leader is a commitment which involves group formation, team building, leading the trip, and a reflection session after the trip. To apply please submit your application by Monday, December 12, at 4 p.m. here. If you have any questions, please contact Charmaine Wilson at cwilson@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-5318.

Winter Break Workers Needed

Posted on November 28, 2016 | Filed under General News

Any local students or international students interested in working in the Wise Center during the break please contact Bill Ross at wross@allegheny.edu.

Still Time to Sign Up for Emerging Leaders Retreat

Posted on November 27, 2016 | Filed under General News

This overnight retreat takes place at Allegheny on January 15-16, 2017, before classes begin and is designed specifically for first-year students. It is free and is facilitated by a planning team consisting of student affairs professionals and student coordinators. The focus of the retreat is to introduce first-year students to practical leadership skills and connect them to campus resources and each other. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 2. To apply, click here.

Register for Workshop on “Overcoming Challenging Moments in the Classroom”

Posted on November 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to learn inclusive classroom strategies, dive into several aspects of identity, and learn to manage difficult moments in the classroom related to a variety of social identities. (This seminar will build on last year’s workshop “Faculty as Skilled Facilitator.” However, attendance at the previous workshop is not required.) The workshop, being developed by Alice Deckert, Ishita Sinha Roy, and Ande Diaz, will be conducted by a consultant from the Sustained Dialogue Institute. This year’s Faculty Development Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Schultz East Alcove. Lunch will be provided. Space will be limited. Register here. Questions? Contact adiaz@allegheny.edu.

Service-Oriented Internship Positions Available Through the Bonner Leader Program

Posted on November 16, 2016 | Filed under General News

Civic Engagement in the Allegheny Gateway is looking for current first- and second-year students interested or experienced in serving in the Meadville community. Bonner Leaders are Allegheny students committed to working with local agencies in order to meet needs in the community. Each Bonner student is placed with a local nonprofit organization. Bonner Leaders work to recruit volunteers, develop programs for their site, and provide much needed support for the agency. It’s a great opportunity to have a service-oriented internship that provides students with practical, real-life experience. Bonner Leaders receive financial compensation through work-study funds for the 300 hours completed during the school year. Read more…

Students: Be a Counselor for a Day

Posted on November 10, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of Admissions needs your help–so be a Counselor for a Day. This Allegheny tradition invites current students to return to their high schools in January (during winter break) to share the Allegheny experience with interested high school students and to reconnect with counselors. The Office of Admissions prepares you for the visit through a fun, interactive training session on either Sunday, December 11, or Tuesday, December 13. Additionally, we provide a supply of admissions literature, a discussion outline, and a list of interested students from your high school. Please submit this interest form by Monday, November 21. If you have any questions please reach out to (cshetter@allegheny.edu) or (rsloan@allegheny.edu). We look forward to working with you.

New Option to Receive Electronic Paystubs

Posted on November 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

ADP has announced the replacement of the iPay portal with a modern Web interface that is more user-friendly. The portal provides access to users’ pay stubs and W-2 forms. ADP is planning on transitioning all current iPay users to the new MyADP portal on Saturday, November 12. Current users of the iPay portal will continue to use the same username and password on the new MyADP portal. MyADP also allows employees to elect to receive paperless statements, and the College encourages employees to do so in support of the College’s sustainability efforts. Read more…

Sakai 11 Preview Sessions

Posted on November 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

On January 3, 2017 Allegheny Sakai will be updated to the newest version, Sakai 11. In addition to changes to the overall look and feel, Sakai 11 also includes updates to many core tools. Some highlights include a mobile friendly responsive design, a new, easy-to-use Gradebook tool, significant updates to the Lessons tool, and enhancements to many of Sakai’s most commonly used tools. For a brief overview of the new features, see this YouTube video . There will be several opportunities for faculty and staff to preview Sakai 11 prior to the beginning of the Spring semester. Please click here to register for a preview session. The first session will be at noon Tuesday, November 15, in the Pelletier Collaboratory.

2016 Fall Workshops & Forums

Posted on November 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Dean of Students is pleased to hold a series of resource workshops and open forums for faculty and staff in the upcoming weeks. These are designed to provide awareness of, and solicit feedback on, the various changes and new initiatives within Student Life. Please review the schedule of workshops and forums that follow, mark your calendar, and plan to attend. Read more…

VITA Recruiting Tax Preparers

Posted on November 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a free tax preparation service available for Meadville/Crawford County residents. VITA is now recruiting students and staff for the four-credit Tax Internship course. Volunteers will be trained in January and will assist residents with income-tax preparation from February through April 2017. VITA enhances valuable skills for students, looks great on a resume, and facilitates engagement in our community. The Meadville VITA program assisted more than 1,000 local taxpayers in 2016. We invite you to become a tax preparer for the upcoming semester. If you are interested in taking this course but have questions, please email smartin@allegheny.edu. To take the course, use a signature card to sign up for ECON 501 or INTDS 590 with Professor Sickafuse. Meadville VITA is a collaborative program sponsored by the Meadville Public Library, Allegheny College, and the IRS.

Correction to International & Intercultural Perspectives (IP) Faculty Circle Call–Spring 2017

Posted on November 1, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please note the correct dates for the International & Intercultural Perspectives (IP) Faculty Learning Circle sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Inclusion, in conjunction with the Provost’s Office, are as follows:
Six Learning Circle sessions will take place from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. on Wednesdays through February and March 2017. These dates are: February 8, February 15, February 22, March 8, March 15, and March 29 with a culminating workshop on Saturday, April 1 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) that involves the group producing specific teaching resources and activities with an IIP focus. Interested faculty across divisions, and other educators interested in pedagogical approaches, must commit to attending and actively participating in all the sessions and the workshop.
Please complete the brief IIP Learning Circle Application by 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2016. You will be notified of your acceptance no later than Thursday, December 1, 2016. Please direct questions to Ishita Sinha Roy at iroy@allegheny.edu.

Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Ande Diaz

Posted on October 31, 2016 | Filed under General News

Ande Diaz, associate provost for diversity, will be hosting regular drop-by coffee and conversations during the fall semester. Look for her at a table outside the Grounds for Change (GFC) in the Campus Center. Times are 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on the following dates: November 2, November 16, November 30, and December 14. Stop by this Wednesday or any other date listed for this fall. Come share your thoughts and get GFC coffee for free! Or send ideas by email to adiaz@allegheny.edu.

Call for Spring 2017 International & Intercultural Perspectives Faculty Circle Applications

Posted on October 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

Call for Participants—Faculty Learning Circle IP Course Tag (Spring 2017)
Allegheny College’s Office for Diversity & Inclusion, in conjunction with the Provost’s Office, invites continuing faculty across divisions, and other educators interested in pedagogical approaches, to collaboratively explore pedagogical strategies for courses meeting the new International & Intercultural Perspectives distribution requirement. This is especially important in shaping our curricular culture for the long-term. This Learning Circle in Spring 2017 will be co-facilitated by Ishita Sinha Roy (associate professor, Communication Arts) and Hoa Nguyen (assistant professor, Economics). IP Learning Circle dialogues will focus on translating the AAC&U Global Learning Value Rubric criteria into pedagogical strategies and practices. The criteria include creating Global Self-Awareness, encouraging Multiple Perspective Taking, facilitating Cultural Diversity and Personal and Social Responsibility, studying Global Systems, and testing Knowledge Application in tackling global issues. These discussions will draw from ongoing national debates, classroom experiences, and targeted readings, with the goal of generating concrete and pragmatic group outcomes. Read more…

January and May 2017 Graduation List Posting

Posted on October 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

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

Important FAFSA Changes for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Posted on September 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

Students and their families should be aware that starting with the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there will be two major changes:
1) You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. Students and parents (as appropriate) will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 rather than January 1, 2017. This earlier submission date will be a permanent change enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. To complete the 2017-18 FAFSA click here. (Please note: To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your FAFSA by Allegheny College’s new priority deadline of February 15, 2017.)
2) Prior-Prior Year (PPY). Students and parents (as appropriate) will report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students and parents will report their 2015 income information rather than their 2016 income information. This change will make the FAFSA easier to complete because you’ll already have done your taxes for 2015 by the time you fill out your FAFSA. This means you won’t have to estimate your income information, and you can automatically import your tax information directly onto your FAFSA using the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). For more information regarding the 2017-18 FAFSA please click here or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Confidential Drop-In Hours

Posted on September 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

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

Expanded Hours in Student-Service Areas

Posted on September 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

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

Teaching Tidbits Schedule: Fall 2016

Posted on August 30, 2016 | Filed under General News

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

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

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 rstanley@allegheny.edu.