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History Department Talk on “Racial Values and the Market for Black History in the Early Twentieth Century”: 2/2

Posted on January 29, 2015 | Filed under Events

History Department candidate Laura Helton will deliver a job talk titled “‘$5.00 for a letter written by a Negro’: Racial Values and the Market for Black History in the Early Twentieth Century” on Monday, Feb. 2 in Schultz East Alcove. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon; the presentation will begin promptly at 12:20 p.m. Laura Helton is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University and an expert in 20th-century African American history. She is currently a predoctoral fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. The campus community is invited to attend.

Safe Zone Level 1 Training: 2/3

Posted on January 29, 2015 | Filed under General News

A Safe Zone Level 1 training session will be held in Carr Hall from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. This session focuses on understanding key terms and the impact of language as they relate to gender, sexuality, and individual identities. This first track helps participants clarify their own attitudes and beliefs about homophobia and transphobia while also identifying examples of heterosexism and privilege. Pre-registration is required. If you are interested, please sign up here. If you have questions, please contact Brandon Henshaw at

Imbolc Festival To Close Out Faith Week: 1/31

Posted on January 29, 2015 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Community for Earth-Based Spirituality (ACES) hosts an Imbolc Festival to celebrate that midwinter holiday and close out this year’s Faith Week on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Schultz. Other religious clubs will take part, offering food, games, and other activities.

Super Bowl Party at the Lighthouse: 2/1

Posted on January 29, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Lighthouse is hosting a Super Bowl party on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. You’re invited to join them at 575 Park Avenue for the game, commercials, and snacks.

Panel Discussion on Political and Religious Difference in a Modern Democracy: 2/3

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under Events

The attacks on Charlie Hebdo and other sites in France raise questions about political and religious difference in a modern democracy. Professors Jackie Gehring and Younus Mirza will talk about this timely issue in a panel discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Grounds For Change. The discussion is sponsored by Interfaith Fellowship, which will provide free beverages for those attending.

Nominations for Rivbacher Award for Student Philanthropy: Deadline Is 2/13

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

Nominations are now being accepted for the Rivbacher Award for Student Philanthropy. This award, established by Jeffrey Leimbacher ’74, Ric Rivette ’74 and Judith LaManna Rivette, provides an annual award to the senior considered to be the most likely to give back to Allegheny College as an alumnus/alumna through service and financial support. Please submit your electronic nomination to Lisa Young in the Office of Donor Relations no later than Friday, Feb. 13 using this form. All nominations must include a short essay that details the reasons why the nominee deserves this prize. Any questions should be directed to Lisa at 332-6556 or

Faculty and Staff: Consider Signing Up for Media Expert List

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of College Relations is creating a media expert list for the Allegheny website. What does serving as a media expert entail? When a member of the media calls the office requesting an expert on a specific topic, the office will connect that person with you. Our goal is to give more visibility to the staff and faculty members at Allegheny regarding trending topics in the media. If you are interested in serving as a media expert, please complete this form to let us know which topics you are willing to speak about. Example topics include politics, Ebola, contemporary art – or whatever area you have researched or written about. If you have any questions about serving as a media expert, please contact Heather Grubbs at or 332-2746.

Roman Catholic Mass in Ford Chapel

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

Please note that in observance of Super Bowl Sunday, Mass this week will begin at 4 p.m.

Spring Festival Celebration: 2/19

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

The annual Spring Festival Celebration will be held at Schultz Banquet Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19. Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese students will demonstrate how their home countries celebrate the holidays. You will also hear Chinese students singing Chinese New Year songs, as well as classical Chinese music played on a zither accompanied with a bamboo flute. This is a participatory event, as you will make your own rice ball, the festival dessert, and have fun with games and red envelope prizes. Festival snacks and fruits are provided. The celebration is sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Asian Studies Program and A5. All are welcome.

Watch Puppy Bowl XI with the Animal Welfare Club: 2/1

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Animal Welfare of Allegheny Club is hosting a screening of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XI on Super Bowl Sunday at 3 p.m. Anyone who wants to watch puppies play before the Patriots and Seahawks take the field is welcome to come to the club’s Special Interest House, located at 377 Sherman Street. There will be a hot dog bar, refreshments, and the club’s specialty dessert: puppychow.

Fiber Artist Louise Silk To Present Lunchtime Slide Talk: 2/4

Posted on January 27, 2015 | Filed under Events

Fiber artist Louise Silk will present a lunchtime slide talk titled “The Sound of a Needle: The Quilt Maker’s Voice” at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Carnegie 101. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. From traditional quilt patterns such as the Log Cabin with its story of hearth and home to elevating the spirit through the quilts of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, Silk will demonstrate the varied ability of quilts to voice stories, share views, engage social change and memorialize loved ones.

Fifth Annual Summer Employment Fair: 2/2

Posted on January 27, 2015 | Filed under Events

Interested in a summer job? Attend the Fifth Annual Summer Employment Fair. Check out the list of employers visiting campus on Monday, Feb. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby.

Rescheduled for 2/5: Talk on “The Fight for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.”

Posted on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Events

History Department candidate Dr. Lauren Pearlman’s talk on “A Monumental Movement: The Fight for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.” has been rescheduled to Feb. 5 due to the winter storm. Dr. Pearlman was originally scheduled to speak on Jan. 27.

Proposals and Ideas Solicited for March 31st Gator Day

Posted on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Events

The Gator Day Planning Committee has begun organizing events for the Spring 2015 Gator Day — scheduled for March 31 — and would welcome your proposals and ideas. We encourage members of our community to offer workshops that can help students learn more about the educational opportunities that exist at Allegheny. The committee is also interested in programs that prepare students for life after graduation. If you have suggestions for a program or would like to present as part of the March 31 Gator Day, please complete this short form by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27.

High School Band Concert: 1/31

Posted on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Events

The seven high schools of Crawford County will present a band concert at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 in Shafer Auditorium. The concert is the culminating event in the 32nd annual Allegheny College-Crawford County High School Band Festival on Friday and Saturday. The festival and concert will feature 133 student musicians, selected by their directors, all working together under the direction of Professor of Music Lowell Hepler.

Queers and Allies Seek Participants for Drag Show

Posted on January 26, 2015 | Filed under General News

Queers and Allies is looking to gauge interest among the student body for their upcoming Drag Show in mid-April. They are looking for participants, either solo participants or groups, to perform in the show. Prizes will be awarded for the best performances in each category. If you or anyone you know is interested, please email Serena Audley at for more information.

Information Session for Prospective Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows: 1/27

Posted on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Events

An information session for students interested in joining the Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows program will be held at 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 in Campus Center 206. The ACES Fellows Program is a student initiative of the Allegheny Gateway that works to establish more community-engaged learning in the classroom. Applications for the Fellows program are due by Feb. 18.

English Conversation Table on Tuesdays

Posted on January 25, 2015 | Filed under General News

Looking for lunchtime conversation? ESL instructor Nafisa Alieva will be hosting a table for non-native speakers of English to talk over lunch with native English speakers on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. All are welcome.

International Film Festival: 2/5 – 3/5

Posted on January 25, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host its annual International Film Festival beginning on Feb. 5. All films begins at 7 p.m. at The Movies, 11155 Highline Drive, Meadville. Admission is free with an Allegheny College ID. General admission is $7. Free van shuttle service departs from North Main Street at Brooks Walk at 6:10 and 6:30. Feb. 5: “Three” (Germany, 2010), 120 mins. Director: Tom Tykwer. No rating. In German with subtitles. Feb. 12: “The German Doctor” (Argentina, 2014), 90 mins. Director: Lucía Puenzo. Rated PG-13. In Spanish with subtitles. Feb. 19: “Omar” (Palestine, 2013), 98 mins. Director: Hany Abu-Assad. No rating. In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles. Feb. 26: “The French Minister” (France, 2013), 113 mins. Director: Bertrand Tavernier. No rating. In French with subtitles. March 5: “A Touch of Sin” (China, 2013), 125 mins. Director: Jia Zhang-ke. No rating. In Mandarin with subtitles. Individual listings for each film will appear on My Allegheny on the Monday prior to the film. For more information on the series, please contact Roberta Hatcher at 332-2330 or The festival is sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages with the generous support of the Communication Arts/Theatre Department and the International Studies Program.

Deadline Is Approaching for Signups for 2015 Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

Posted on January 25, 2015 | Filed under General News

The deadline to sign up for ASB (Feb. 1) is quickly approaching. These trips are not only a chance for you to build healthy relationships with the people you serve but to create lasting memories with new and existing friends. This year’s locations are: Cranks Creek Survival Center in KY; Habitat for Humanity in York, PA; Erie/Crawford County in PA; and Laughlin Memorial Chapel in Wheeling, WV. The signup form can be found here. Scholarship opportunities are available. If you have any questions, contact Charmaine Wilson, assistant director of civic engagement/Bonner Program director, at or 332-5318.

GFC To Screen “Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 1/31

Posted on January 25, 2015 | Filed under General News

Grounds for Change will host a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, Jan. 31. GFC will provide prop bags to the first 25 participants and also asks that all refreshment purchases occur before the start of the show.

Responding to the Provost Candidate Presentations

Posted on January 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

The candidates for Provost and Dean of the College, Professors Ron Cole, Scott Wissinger, and Sharon Wesoky, will make brief public presentations on January 26, 27, and 28, respectively. Each talk will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Henderson Auditorium in Quigley Hall, with a Q&A to follow. Then, starting on Thursday, January 29 (at 8 a.m.), members of the Allegheny College community are welcome to offer feedback about the three candidates through a Google form, accessible at the Provost Search website. That site also contains the CVs and Letters of Interest of the three candidates. Also available there, starting January 29, will be video recordings of the candidates’ presentations. This site, including the Google form for community feedback, will be available for one week, ending at 5 p.m., February 5. Please note that comments entered on the Google form will be seen exclusively by President Mullen and Faculty Council, which is advising the President in the Provost selection process. In the collegial spirit of this whole process, we ask that you frame your comments as you would in public, with humane sensitivity.

Add, CR/NC Deadline Is Monday

Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Monday, January 26, is the last day to Add a course for Spring or to declare a Spring course Credit/No Credit. Signed cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Late cards will not be accepted! Students may still drop classes until February 16. After January 26, WebAdvisor will be closed for drops, and a Drop card should be used instead.

Talk on “The Fight for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.”: Rescheduled for 2/5

Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Please note: This talk has been rescheduled for Feb. 5. History Department candidate Dr. Lauren Pearlman will deliver a job talk titled “A Monumental Movement: The Fight for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.” on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Schultz East Alcove. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon; the presentation will begin promptly at 12:20 p.m. Dr. Pearlman is an expert in 20th-century African American history and is currently a visiting assistant professor at the United States Military Academy. The campus community is invited to attend.

Faith Week Events

Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Interfaith Fellowship kicks off its annual Faith Week this evening with the Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour (7 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby). Faith Week continues on Saturday, Jan. 24 with an open house at the Prayer and Meditation Retreat at 1 p.m. The Faith Week theme is “Down to Earth,” and many of the programs address how religion intersects with nature and environmentalism. Visit the Spiritual and Religious Life website for a full list of events.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Camp Job Fair on 2/2

Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of Career Education is looking for volunteers to assist with the Summer Employment Fair on Monday, Feb. 2. Volunteers are needed any time between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is a great way to receive service hours. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. There is limited space available so click here to register.

Next Kids’ Night Out Is 2/20

Posted on January 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

January’s Kids’ Night Out event hosted by the women’s lacrosse team will be canceled for Jan. 23. The team will host another event on Friday, Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wise Center. The Allegheny women’s lacrosse team invites children between the ages of 3 and 10 to Kids’ Night Out. Supervised by Allegheny student-athletes and coaches, children will be treated to a night of games, arts and crafts, movies, swimming and an open gym, while the concession stand in the Wise Center will offer pizza, snacks, and drinks. All kids are encouraged to bring their swimsuit and towel if they would like to swim. Parents can drop off their children at the Wise Center from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with pick-up from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Registration for your first child is $10, and $5 for each sibling. Participants are urged to register early, but walk-ups will be accepted for an additional $5. Questions? Contact Heather Coppola at 332-6204 or at

Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research for Summer 2015

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Provost and Dean of the College Office announces funding opportunities and application form for Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research for Summer 2015. Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research funding offers students and faculty the opportunity to work together on a research project of mutual interest. The project must not be directly related to the student’s senior project, though it can serve as preparation. This funding is not available for independent studies, summer internships, assistantships, or summer employment opportunities. Students interested in obtaining summer employment should contact the Financial Aid Office for a list of positions available during the summer. In order to be eligible for funding, student research must be conducted in collaboration with an Allegheny faculty member and the applicant must be a continuing student in good academic standing. Students must consult with their professor to confirm the specifics of the proposed project, including number of weeks, planned number of hours worked per week, and materials budget, before submitting this application form. The Provost’s office will review applications in early/mid April and will notify both the student and the professor as soon as possible regarding the status of this SFR Collaborative Application. This online application must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, March 23 in order to be considered for funding.

Selected Textbooks on Library Reserve

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

The library is piloting a project to make textbooks available on library reserve. Any assigned books already available in the library collection have been placed behind the circulation desk and are available for 2-hour checkout. A list of books available, by class, is posted here. This list is updated as we locate new books. Please check the list or search for your professor’s name here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Aimee Reash in the Library (

Information for Students on AEC’s Role and EVP Spring Office Hours

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

Who We Are: The AEC includes the following individuals: President; Provost and Dean of the College; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs; Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations; Dean of Students; Chief Financial Officer; Chief of Staff; Vice President for Information Services and Assessment; Associate Provost for Diversity and Organizational Development; Associate Provost and Director of the Gateway; Associate Dean and Director of Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success; and Director of Athletics and Recreation. The Chair of the Faculty Council also participates in AEC meetings. Read more…

Looking for Student Leaders Who Are Interested in Building a Positive, Inclusive Community on Campus: Apply by 1/30

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of Residence Life seeks candidates for the position of Resident Advisor (RA). We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in working directly with residents in a service-oriented environment to provide the best possible residential experience for each student. We are seeking candidates with strong individual skills as well as the desire to work as part of an effective team. Read more…

Hosts Needed for Overnight Programs

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Ambassadors is looking for hosts for this semester’s three exciting overnight programs. Help shape the future Allegheny class of 2019, and get some free gator swag, too. Update your information or sign up to host for the first time using this quick link.

Operation Read Needs Tutors at Second District Elementary

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

Still looking for a job? Want to do something meaningful with your work study? Apply to be a tutor at Operation Read. Tutors work with students in grades 3-6 at Second District Elementary to improve their reading and fluency skills. The program runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Interested students should contact Shannon Doherty at for more information.

Influenza Is on Campus: Information from the Health Center

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Unsure what to do about the flu? The information below can help. If you don’t know if you need to be seen at the Health Center, experienced nurses are just a phone call away to help you figure out the best course of action. Do you need immediate care, an appointment the next day, or will self care help you? Call the Health Center at 332-4355 for advice. Read more…

Proposals Due for Diversity Innovation Funds: 2/15

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny College Council for Diversity and Equity invites all students, staff and faculty to submit a proposal for Diversity Innovation Funds. The purpose of these funds is to incentivize community-based initiatives that will speed campus climate improvement. Funds indicate a targeted institutional investment designed to encourage cross-campus collaborations to improve diversity and inclusion for long-term community transformation. Proposals are due Feb. 15 for spring initiatives. Please contact Beth Choate ( or Ande Diaz ( for the request for proposals and cover sheet.

ESL Support Services

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

ESL instructor Nafisa Alieva will hold office hours for assisting ESL students with reading/writing assignments, projects or presentations as well as with conversation skills on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ruter 305.

Architectural Documentation of Allegheny’s Historic Buildings

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Architect and Allegheny Instructor Steven Utz will be sponsoring a team of students interested in learning the skill of architectural documentation and submitting architectural drawings in national competitions. Students may register this as an academic internship for 2 credits. Both the Holland and Peterson Prize are administered by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) under the US Department of Interiors National Park Service. HABS has been at the forefront of historic preservation in American architectural heritage since 1933. Their mission is to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress. Throughout the academic year, students working as a team under the guidance of Mr. Utz will learn how to document historic architecture on campus through measurements, hand drawings and computer-aided drafting. No experience is needed. Students will develop scaled drawings as a communication tool, transferable to many disciplines in visual and communication arts. An organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Doane Art 103 (please disregard January 21st dates seen on posters). Weekly sessions will later be held on a flexible schedule in Bentley Hall throughout the semester. Students unable to meet at this time should contact Mr. Utz at or 332-2725.

Applications Due 2/6 for Max Kade International Wing Housing

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under Events

The Max Kade International Wing in North Village C is a special interest area that promotes cross-cultural sharing and exploration. The wing includes seven five-person apartments, and five of these houses focus on specific academic areas (Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and the Middle East/North Africa [MENA]). Applicants for this community might include students with an interest in international or foreign language studies, international students, or students who have lived or traveled abroad. Sophomores are encouraged to apply but please note that preference may be given to students with more academic or international study experience. While a previous background in the particular language or academic area may strengthen a student’s application for a specific house, students do not have to be majoring in that field to be considered for the house. Read more…

For Employees and Student Workers: 2014 W-2

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Your 2014 W-2 will be mailed to your home address next week. If you prefer to pick up your W-2 at the Human Resources Office in Bentley Hall or have it mailed to your campus mailbox, please contact Andy at 332-4792 no later than Monday, Jan. 26.

Final Collection of Fall Service Hours

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Did you or your student organization do any community service last semester? Don’t let those hours be missed in our semester report! Report the hours that you or your group served last year so that the Office of Civic Engagement can accurately calculate how many hours Allegheny served collectively last year. Please fill out this form by Jan. 31. Questions? Contact Bethany Fields at

Learn More About Civic Engagement Opportunities

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Get more involved in civic engagement this semester! Sign up to receive the weekly Clearinghouse of Immediate Needs bulletin by e-mailing In addition, a Civic Engagement phone book can be found here.

America Reads Program Needs Tutors

Posted on January 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

The America Reads Program is looking for tutors for the Spring 2015 semester. Tutors are needed at First District Elementary School during the following times: Mondays, 12:30-1:30, 12:20-12:50, 2-2:30; Tuesdays, 12-1, 12:30-12:50; Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20, 12:20-12:50, 2-2:30; Thursdays, 12:30-1:30; Fridays, 12:30-1:30, 2-2:30. These are work-study positions. For more information, please contact Delaney Heard at or 419-989-7184.

Looking for Students Interested in Becoming Bonner Leaders for Summer/Fall 2015

Posted on January 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Bonner Program is accepting applications for current freshmen and sophomores interested in making service a significant commitment. In the Bonner Leader Program you have the opportunity to do 8-10 hours of service per week compensated by Federal Work Study and a funded summer of service. The Allegheny Bonner Program is a 900-hour commitment working with a community partner. Bonner Leaders serve as liaisons between the Allegheny and Meadville communities and work to mobilize volunteers to help community organizations meet immediate needs. The 900 hours are completed in two academic years and one summer in Meadville (300 hours each academic year and a 300-hour summer commitment in Meadville). If accepted into the program, students begin their commitment either in the summer of 2015 or the fall of 2015. If you have questions or are interested in applying please contact Ellen Bach, the Bonner Program coordinator in the Office of Civic Engagement, at

For Employees: 2015 Retirement Contributions

Posted on January 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

The amount you can contribute to your retirement account in 2015 has increased. For most employees, the maximum before-tax contribution is $18,000. If you are age 50 or older in 2015, you can contribute an additional $6,000 before taxes. All of your contributions go into the plan on a before tax basis so you reduce the amount of federal income tax you pay. Additionally, all plan accumulations grow tax deferred so any investment earnings are not eroded by current income taxes. Read more…

Alpha Phi Omega Offers Info Sessions: 1/20 – 2/2

Posted on January 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in serving the community? Having leadership opportunities? Or meeting new people? Come to an Alpha Phi Omega (APO) information session to learn more. Sessions are scheduled in the McKinley’s Private Dining Room: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12:15 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:15 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. An info session will also be held, in Campus Center 206, on Monday, Feb. 2 at 12:15 p.m.

Jump Rope Class Is Canceled

Posted on January 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

Due to a lack of interest, Professor Reilly’s Jump Rope Class will not meet this semester. The class will be offered again in the fall.

Openings for Shuttle Van Driver

Posted on January 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of Civic Engagement, Gateway, is looking for another shuttle van driver. Applicants must be upperclassmen, have their Gator License, and be responsible and dependable. The office is looking to fill time slots on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:45 p.m., Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Fridays from 10:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. If you can fill any of these time slots, or a large portion of any of them, please contact Mitchell King at or 332-4703.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer 2015 Russia-Estonia Study Program

Posted on January 18, 2015 | Filed under Events

Still looking for a summer study away opportunity? Applications are now being taken for the three-week study course to St. Petersburg, Russia and Tartu, Estonia, titled “Russia and Its Neighbors: Navigating the Geo-Politics of Contemporary Eastern Europe.” The program runs June 21 to July 11, 2015. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 9 and can be found here. Please contact Professor Ken Pinnow ( with any questions. Information about the program is available here and also at

Meditation and Other Contemplative Practices

Posted on January 18, 2015 | Filed under General News

Several sessions of meditation and other contemplative practices are being offered this semester and are open to the entire campus community. Mondays at 3 p.m., experience a silent hour in the style of a Quaker meeting led by Emily Stanley in the Prayer and Meditation (PAM) Retreat (red house next to Arter). Professor Ann Sheffield leads mindfulness meditation every Tuesday at 3 p.m., also in the PAM Retreat. Every second Monday, Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell offers Christian Centering Prayer in the Reis Hall Relaxation Room. Meditation Club holds meditation on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. in Montgomery Gym. Meditation sessions and programs are also offered by Meditation House and Society of Buddhist and Hindu Students as announced. Please contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (332-2800, for details or to receive information about additional sessions as they are offered.

Meadville VITA: Free Tax Preparation

Posted on January 18, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will begin preparing free 2014 Federal, State, and Local tax returns for residents on Feb. 2, 2015. If you have trouble filing your taxes, have not filed taxes, or have tax questions, then VITA can help. VITA is a free tax preparation service available for Allegheny staff and students and Meadville residents who made $50,000 or less in 2014. The VITA site is located at the Meadville Public Library (848 N. Main) and is open February 2 to March 12, and March 23 to April 11. The site will be open for appointments or walk-ins on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:30–5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-7 p.m., and Saturdays noon–4 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Meadville VITA at The Meadville VITA program is a partnership between Allegheny College, the United Way of Western Crawford County, the Meadville Public Library, and the IRS, and is supported by the Crawford Heritage Foundation. VITA, which uses IRS-trained volunteers, has been found to provide highly accurate returns and to ensure that taxpayers receive all the credits for which they are eligible.