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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 cwilson@allegheny.edu.

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 events@allegheny.edu 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 www.wqln.org/CollegiateChallenge.

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 mccannm2@allegheny.edu, Sonya Korzeniwksy at korzeniwksys@allegheny.edu, or Lindsay Davis at davisl2@allegheny.edu.

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).

Italy EL 2015 Information Session: 10/21

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under Events

An Italy EL 2015 information session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in Room 111 of the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts. We’ll talk about the itinerary, what to expect, course requirements, and attempt to answer your questions. Bring a friend or two. This four-credit course’s full itinerary is available here. Trip dates are May 11 – June 6.

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 https://dreamaward.scholarshipamerica.org/.

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.

Equality Bake Sale: 10/20 & 10/21

Posted on October 19, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Young Feminist Leadership Alliance will be hosting their annual Equality bake sale to raise awareness about the gendered and racial wage gap in the United States. They will have brownies, cupcakes and cookies that will be sold to women for 75 cents and to men for 1 dollar, since women as a whole make roughly 73 cents for every dollar a man makes in the workforce. Free stickers will be given to all who purchase. Proceeds will be donated to the Equal Payback Project, which is fighting to implement policies in legislation to bridge the wage gap. Goods will be sold on the second floor of the Campus Center on Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m.

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 cbakken@allegheny.edu.

Second Presentation in “What I Wish I Knew About Money When I Was 20″ Series: 10/21

Posted on October 16, 2014 | Filed under Events

Do you want $1 million? How about free pizza? Check out the second presentation in the “What I Wish I Knew About Money When I Was 20″ series on savings presented by Michael Vatter, branch manager/vice president at PNC Bank, and Jonathan Boleratz, director of financial aid. The presentation will be at 5:30 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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 jnickell@allegheny.edu.

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 contact@activeaging.org 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 (mking@allegheny.edu).

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 mpeters@allegheny.edu or call the Office of Student Life at 332-3865. Read more…

Cutest Pet Photo Contest: 10/15 – 10/22

Posted on October 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Pre-Vet Club is having its annual Cutest Pet Photo Contest October 15-22. Pictures can be submitted and votes can be placed either in the Campus Center or Brooks Dining Hall during meal times. There is a $1 donation per picture and $0.25 per vote. Proceeds benefit the National Canine Cancer Foundation. The winner will receive a small “plaque” and a treat bag for her or his pet. Please limit submissions to one photo per pet.

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 eoday@allegheny.edu 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.

For Full-Time Employees: Q&A Sessions — PPO and QHDHP Medical Plans

Posted on October 12, 2014 | Filed under General News

Do you have questions regarding the PPO or the QHDHP Medical Plans? If so, join HR for a Q&A session to answer your questions regarding deductibles, co-pays, cost care estimator, and navigating the Highmark website. For QHDHP participants: October 14 – noon to 1:30 p.m. – Schultz East Alcove. For PPO participants: October 20 – noon to 1:30 p.m. – Schultz East Alcove. Bring your lunch and questions. HR will provide drinks and dessert. Please call 332-2312 to reserve a space.

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 overmans@allegheny.edu.

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 http://sites.allegheny.edu/elseminars/ 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 megan.frennier@craw.org 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.

For Allegheny Employees: Still Time to Take TIAA-CREF Financial Challenge

Posted on October 5, 2014 | Filed under General News

There’s still time to win one of three $100 Amex gift cards from TIAA-CREF just by participating in the Financial Challenge. Enter as many times as you want to increase your chances to win. To learn more, click here.

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 siobhan.brown@craw.org if interested.

For Employees: October Wellness Tips and Disability Awareness Month

Posted on October 1, 2014 | Filed under General News

Read the “Live Well, Work Well” newsletter on wellness tips for the month of October. Get tips on dental health, Halloween safety, family fun and recipe tip for the month (cranberry pumpkin muffins) by clicking here. October is Disability Awareness Month. Learn more about Disability Etiquette in the Workplace by clicking here.

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 ahughes@allegheny.edu for more details. Registration can be done through Google Docs.

For Allegheny Employees: TIAA-CREF Financial IQ Challenge

Posted on September 30, 2014 | Filed under General News

Test your financial knowledge, and you could win one of three $100 Amex gift cards from TIAA-CREF. There are five quiz questions daily to answer beginning October 1. Enter as many times as you want. To learn more, click here.

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…

Jump Rope Class

Posted on September 29, 2014 | Filed under General News

Professor John Reilly, in coordination with William Ross and the Office of Athletics and Recreation, would like to offer a jump rope class in the spring semester. This class will be a group class for all athletic levels and will feature a light to medium intensity. Once proficiency is demonstrated, brief intervals of high intensity will be introduced. The class will be free, but a fee is needed for purchase of a high-quality jump rope. The rope will be specifically tailored to the height of the user, and the user may keep it once the class concludes at the end of the semester. Professor Reilly is trying to gauge interest to determine class size, duration, location and frequency. If you are interested, please email him at Joreilly@allegheny.edu.

Students: What Do You Drink? A Survey on Bottled Water

Posted on September 28, 2014 | Filed under General News

Students in the ES 210: Research Methods class would like to get a moment of Allegheny students’ time to fill out a survey concerning water bottle usage on campus. Your response will be immensely helpful for their class project and should only take about five minutes. Thank you for your participation. Click here to take the survey.

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 kathy.roos@allegheny.edu.