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Scholar in Residence for Assessment

Posted on July 22, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College welcomes Wende Morgaine Garrison to campus as a scholar in residence for assessment from July 20 through August 16, 2016.
Wende is a national assessment leader whose 15-year career has woven together her skills in assessment, pedagogy, change management, and educational technology implementation. She has helped hundreds of campuses move to direct assessment​ in ways that honor the faculty-design curriculum​. Wende is the creator of the original 15 AAC&U VALUE rubrics. The VALUE rubrics have been downloaded by more than 30,000 discrete users and​ ​are in use on more than 40 percent of AAC&U member campuses. Since 2007, Wende has spent most of her time running national assessment projects, while still keeping ​her hand in the classroom — both in online and traditional classroom formats.
As a ​scholar in residence for assessment at Allegheny​, Wende will consult on numerous campus projects, including assessment and implementation plans for major grant proposals as well as rubric construction for several of the new Distribution Requirements. If you would like to talk to Wende about an existing research and/or teaching project, feel free to contact her at There is no cost to schedule a meeting with her and/or get her feedback. Her office is located in Room 201, Alden Hall. She invites all employees who are interested to stop by and say hello. Read more…

Parking Lot at Clover and East College Street Closing

Posted on July 21, 2016 | Filed under General News

The stone parking lot at the corner of Clover and East College will be closed starting Monday, July 25. Workers will remove all the stone and will landscape the area as a green space. Please be aware and make arrangements to park elsewhere. This lot will NOT be re-opening. Any questions, please contact Physical Plant at Ext. 5378.

First Aid/CPR/AED Class: 7/27

Posted on July 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

The college’s Safety Committee is coordinating a First Aid/CPR/AED training and certification class on Wednesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Please contact Mike Adamczyk at for additional details if you are interested in attending.

SchoolDude Login Update

Posted on July 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

SchoolDude — the website that the Physical Plant uses to process work orders — rolled out a new security enhancement that requires users to have an individual password, where they didn’t have to have one previously. Please do the following in order to receive your password and to put in all future work requests:
1. Clear the cookies in your browser.
2. Click on this link
3. Select Forgot Password at the top of the page.
4. Enter your email address and select Submit.
5. The screen will now say “Your email is on the way! Check your email for instructions on how to reset your password.” (It could go to your spam folder so if you don’t see it, check there.)
6. Open that email, click on the link it provides, enter a password, confirm the password and select Reset Password.
7. Go back to your original screen and enter your email address and your password and select Sign In.
8. It will now take you to the screen you are familiar with seeing before today and you can enter work orders the same way as you did before.
You will now be required to login with a password each time you submit a work order. Everything else has remained the same. If you are a new user and have never submitted a work order before, please contact Kelly Wright at Ext. 3868.

Visitors to Campus

Posted on July 18, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please join the Office of Conference & Event Services in welcoming the following groups to campus this week: Angelo Panzetta Soccer Day Camp, French Creek Community Theater, Hudson High School Band Camp, Kate Costanzo Women’s Basketball team, and the Slote Trio Concert.

IDEAS Candidate Search Update

Posted on July 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Dean of Students Office ​will host an open campus conversation with Darnell Epps, senior assistant director of admissions and coordinator of multicultural recruitment at Allegheny, who is a candidate for the position of assistant/associate director of the IDEAS Center (formerly CIASS). The session will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22, in the Treasure Room of Reis Hall. We welcome your participation in this process. Another candidate who was listed on the previously posted schedule has withdrawn. Another candidate will be scheduled for a campus conversation.

Free Lunch! Admissions Open House Friday: 7/22

Posted on July 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Calling all faculty, students and staff on campus! The Admissions Office invites you to join us for a picnic lunch this Friday, July 22, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. You will join prospective students and their families to share information about Allegheny, answer their questions and share your stories. Tables will be set up in the shaded parts of the Gator Quad and inside the CC lobby. Please sign up here.

InfoDesk Update

Posted on July 13, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Help Desk is moving from Murray Hall. Beginning Aug. 1, please visit Pelletier Library’s InfoDesk for your technology needs. The InfoDesk, located at the front of Pelletier, will consist of Technology Help, Circulation, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan and Media Services. Contact Aimee Reash (Ext. 3768) or Drew McMillin (Ext. 2755) for more information.

Human Resources/Payroll Staff

Posted on July 6, 2016 | Filed under General News

Human Resources has hired a payroll manager and a Human Resources assistant. The new payroll manager is Chris Cramer. Chris will be responsible for processing all payrolls. Any payroll-related questions can be directed to Chris by calling Ext. 4792 or email at The new HR assistant is Susan Brockman. Susan will be responsible for assisting with HR projects and processing the FBI fingerprinting required for background clearances. Questions and appointments for FBI fingerprinting can be directed to Susan by calling Ext. 3314 or email at

Allegheny Summer Soccer Camps

Posted on June 20, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Summer Soccer Camps will be held July 18-21. Gator Day Camp and Little Gator Day Camp both run Monday to Thursday. Gator Day Camp goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 10-18. Little Gator Day Camp is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for ages 5-9. An Allegheny employee discount is available. Each camper receives a T-shirt and soccer ball. Email for more information. Here is the link to the camp brochure.

Beware of New Email Scam

Posted on June 16, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please be aware that there is a new email scam making its way through Allegheny’s user base. This scam offers to pay you for shopping and dining out and also promises free meals, merchandise, travel, etc. Please DO NOT respond to this email and use the “Mark as Phishing” feature in Gmail. If you receive this scam from a trusted source (e.g. another Allegheny community member) please politely let them know that their email account has been compromised. Anyone who thinks their account has been compromised should immediately change their password and complete the Gmail Security Checklist. Please contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns at (814) 332-2755.

Mailing Services Summer Hours

Posted on June 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Mailing Services will be operating on summer hours through July 29. Those hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Supervisors

Posted on June 6, 2016 | Filed under General News

If you have student workers this summer who stop working earlier than their expected end date, please let the Financial Aid Office know as soon as possible at (814) 332-2701 or

Student Help Needed With Weddings

Posted on May 30, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is looking for a student or students to help this summer with weddings and rehearsals in Ford Chapel. We would ask that the student be present on Friday evening for the rehearsal, in case the bride and groom have any questions, and be present for the wedding to ensure they have what they need from our office. This would be a student employment job, so you would be paid for the hours you work by our office. Be sure that if you have another job this additional time would not exceed the maximum number of hours allowed by the Human Resources Office. If you’re interested, please contact Jane Ellen Nickell or Debbie Carman at 332-2800 or and

Reading Group for Natural Science Faculty – Fall 2016

Posted on May 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

The associate provost would like to invite interested natural science faculty to participate in a reading group focused on enhancing student success in the sciences. A common national theme over the past few years has been a call to increase the number of graduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and to enhance the scientific literacy of students in other disciplines. Achieving these types of goals will require us to harness the potential of all students, forcing us to identify and acknowledge the barriers encountered by students from traditionally underrepresented groups. In an effort to advance this work on campus, participants will read and discuss recent scholarship centered on current and emerging evidence-based teaching practices that promote diversity and equity in the sciences. Read more…

Summer Reading Circle (Free Lunch!)

Posted on May 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

All interested Allegheny community members (faculty, staff, local students) are warmly invited to join the Council on Diversity and Equity this summer to read and discuss Thomas Armstrong’s book “The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain.” They will meet over the noon hour (free lunch!) on July 25, July 27, July 29, Aug. 1 and Aug. 3 (Location TBD). You can attend any or all dates. The neurodiversity movement seeks civil rights, equality, respect, and full societal inclusion for individuals with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other cognitive differences. This reading circle is supported by a Diversity Innovation Funds grant through the Council on Diversity and Equity (CoDE). Please email if you are interested and to learn about options for accessing the Armstrong book (ebook or hard copy).

Summer Hours

Posted on May 23, 2016 | Filed under General News

The College will observe summer hours from June 1 through July 31. Regular operating hours for the College will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Please note that summer hour arrangements may vary by office, since for some offices the summer months are a busy period and a time to work on special projects. Please check with your supervisor to discuss summer schedules specific to your office. We recognize that the rhythm of the academic year can require many employees to work beyond the College’s regular operating hours, especially when classes are in session, and that for many people the above schedule will offer more flexibility in the summer. If you have questions about the schedule, please contact the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2312.

McKinley’s Hours of Operation

Posted on May 23, 2016 | Filed under General News

McKinley’s summer dining hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The deli and one other station will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise posted.
Find their hours online all summer here.

Read Creek Connections’ May Newsletter

Posted on May 19, 2016 | Filed under General News

Read the Creek Connections’ May Newsletter for details from their two Student Research Symposia held in April.

Summer – Beginner Conditioning Classes

Posted on May 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Beginner Conditioning Classes will begin Wednesday, June 8 and end Aug. 3. Classes will take place each Wednesday. Read more…

Summer 100 Mile Challenge

Posted on May 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Do you have what it takes? Starting June 6 to Aug. 8, you have been challenged to complete at least 100 miles of cardio for the summer. This challenge is open to all Allegheny faculty and staff, students, and Wise Center members. The average is 1.1 miles per day, starting June 6 and ending Aug. 8. You can definitely do this, and the Athletics Department is holding you accountable. Mileage logs will be located at the front desk of the Wise Center. You will need a front desk worker’s, or Coach Moore’s, initials each day to complete the process. The log will have the following sections: Your name, date, activity, staff initials, and total mileage for the day. Remember, they want you to complete at least 20 to 30 minutes of cardio each day, and that’s only 2% of your day! Read more…

Faculty Resource Institute: 8/25 (Save the Date!)

Posted on May 15, 2016 | Filed under Events

The Provost’s Office is starting a new initiative to launch the academic year for faculty and other educators on campus. The first start-of-the-year Faculty Resource Institute will be Thursday, Aug. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Schultz Banquet Hall. Breakfast will be provided. This is being modeled after similar workshops that have been well received by faculty at peer institutions, including our GLCA colleagues. The Institute will begin with an overview of our incoming class, followed by sessions with resources in the areas of: academic advising; current trends in teaching and learning; student mental health and other support services; and the Allegheny statement of community. The detailed list of topics will be advertised a few weeks before the workshop. In the meantime, please save the date, and the provost encourages all faculty and other educators to participate for a collegial and informative start to the academic year.

Summer Pool Hours

Posted on May 15, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Summer Pool Open Swim Hours will be slightly adjusted from the schedule currently listed on the webpage. The hours will be: Read more…

Campus Center Summer Hours

Posted on May 15, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours for the summer will be: May 16 to June 5: 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; June 6 to August 26: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the building will be closed on Monday, May 30, and Monday, July 4.

New Summer Hours for the Bookstore

Posted on May 10, 2016 | Filed under General News

Beginning Monday, May 16, the bookstore summer hours will be 12 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that they will be open extended hours for Reunion Weekend, June 2-5.

Wise Center – Summer Hours

Posted on May 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Wise Center Summer Hours – 2016 will begin Monday, May 16, and end Monday, Aug. 29. The days and hours are listed below: Read more…

Summer Advanced Conditioning Classes

Posted on May 9, 2016 | Filed under General News

Advanced-level classes will consist of Olympic weight training movements (same workouts as Allegheny varsity sports teams), and have a two-, three-, or four-day program. Contact Coach Randy Moore for more information. Summer Class Times 2016: Read more…

Call for Participants—Learning Circle: PPD Course Tag

Posted on May 8, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College’s Office for Diversity & Inclusion, in conjunction with the Provost’s Office, invites tenured/tenure-track faculty, across divisions, to develop pedagogical strategies for courses meeting the new Power, Privilege, and Difference distribution requirement. This Learning Circle in Fall 2016 will be co-facilitated by Courtney Bailey (Associate Professor, Communication Arts) and John Christie-Searles (Assistant Professor, Political Science/Black Studies). The Learning Circle dialogues will focus on pedagogy-based topics such as creating an inclusive learning culture, developing a shared vocabulary for addressing issues of diversity, intersectionality, and privilege, and working for social justice on campus. 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…

Attention Faculty: Call for Applications – Director of Faculty Development

Posted on April 21, 2016 | Filed under General News

The call for applications for the newly defined Director of Faculty Development can be found here and will also be posted on the Provost and Dean of the College webpage. Applications are due Sept. 23, 2016. Please feel free to contact Provost Ron Cole with questions.

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