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Faculty and Administration: Academic Convocation and Matriculation:8/27

Posted on August 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

The ceremony on Saturday in Shafer Auditorium marks the beginning of the academic careers of our first-year students. Members of the faculty are expected to dress in academic regalia and march in the processional at the start of the ceremony. Administrators are encouraged to join the faculty and march at the ceremony (academic regalia required). In dressing underneath your gown, please keep in mind that Matriculation is intended to be a formal ceremony introducing new students and their parents to Allegheny’s distinguished faculty. Faculty and administrators should assemble in the Art Gallery in the Campus Center by 4:30 p.m.

Items for Faculty Meeting Agenda Due by Noon on Monday: 8/29

Posted on August 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

Requests to be on the September 2 faculty meeting agenda should be sent to Faculty Secretary Kristen Webb ( by noon on Monday, August 29. Include text for announcements and electronic versions of any handouts to be included in the Faculty Meeting Notice. The first faculty meeting of the year is reserved primarily for introductions and the most urgent business.

2016 Fall Semester Fitness Classes

Posted on August 25, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny students, faculty, staff, and Wise Center members are welcome to participate in the 2016 Fall Semester fitness classes. The classes, schedule, and class descriptions follow: Read more…

Call for Faculty Participants—Learning Circle on PPD

Posted on August 24, 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.

Six Learning Circle sessions will take place from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout September and October. These dates are: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25 with a culminating workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29 designed to help the group produce specific teaching resources and activities. Location: Campus Center 303. Participation will be capped at 10 faculty members, and we ask that participants commit to attending all six sessions plus the follow-up workshop. Lunch will be provided, and all participating faculty will have a formal letter from the Office for Diversity & Inclusion, recognizing their service to advance this strategic priority of the college, placed in their personnel files. If you are interested in participating, please complete the brief PPD Learning Circle Application by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 1. You will be notified of your acceptance no later than the following Tuesday, September 6. Please direct questions to Courtney Bailey at

The Loop Begins Regular Service This Friday: 8/26

Posted on August 24, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Loop begins regular service starting Friday, August 26, at 4 p.m. All students are able to ride the Loop or any other route for free by simply showing their Allegheny student ID. The Loop is sponsored by the Allegheny Student Government and the Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA). To view the Loop schedule or any of the other CATA routes, click here.

WebAdvisor Closes for Adds: 8/26

Posted on August 23, 2016 | Filed under General News

At 4 p.m. on Friday, August 26, WebAdvisor will close for online course Adds. After that time, all Adds will require the instructor’s permission. Add cards will be available in the Registrar’s Office on Monday, August 29, and faculty will be in their offices that afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign eligible students into classes where possible. Add cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the Add deadline, 5 p.m. on Monday, September 12. You may continue to drop classes online via WebAdvisor until the Drop deadline at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 12. Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions.

McKinley’s Pre-Semester Hours of Operation

Posted on August 23, 2016 | Filed under General News

McKinley’s pre-semester hours of operation are:

Thursday, August 25, and Friday, August 26: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Continental breakfast, 8 a.m.–11 a.m.
Lunch, deli & one station, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, August 27: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Continental breakfast, 9–11 a.m.
Lunch & dinner, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
(Deli, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Grill, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Cantina, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Flatbreads, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. & 5–8 p.m.; Salad by Design, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. & 5–8 p.m.)

Sunday, August 28: 9 a.m.–midnight
Continental breakfast, 9–11 a.m.
Hot breakfast at Grill, 9–10 a.m.
Lunch & dinner, 11 a.m.–midnight
(Deli, 11 a.m.–midnight; Grill, 11 a.m.–midnight; Cantina, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Salad by Design, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. & 5–8 p.m.; Pastabilities, 5–8 p.m.)

Monday, August 29 (normal business operation)
7:30 a.m.–midnight

Tennis Tryouts

Posted on August 23, 2016 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in playing varsity tennis? The first team meeting is at 4 p.m. Monday, August 29, at the picnic shelter next to the tennis courts at the Robertson Athletic Complex (bring rackets—optional hitting after meeting). If you need a ride, meet at the parking lot near Steffee Hall at 3:45 p.m. Official tryouts start on Tuesday, August 30. For more information, contact Coach Jared Luteran: (814) 332-2809 or

Student Packages

Posted on August 22, 2016 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant would like to remind students that its employees do not deliver personal packages. Physical Plant will deliver packages for staff and administration, but unless there are special circumstances, they do not deliver student packages. Thank you.

Advising Brown Bag Series

Posted on August 21, 2016 | Filed under General News

Please consider joining a series of conversations about student advising. This is a faculty/staff development opportunity that is open to any employee who is interested. Sessions will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the following Fridays. There is no obligation to attend all sessions​. If you think you might be interested in attending any of these sessions, please fill out this form where you will have the opportunity to suggest possible topics for discussion.
September 2 – Schultz East Alcove
September 23 – Campus Center 301-302
October 7 – Schultz East Alcove
October 28 – Schultz East Alcove
November 11 – Schultz East Alcove
December 2 – Schultz East Alcove
Please direct question to Ian Binnington, associate dean of academics, at

New Ballroom 1 Section Offered

Posted on August 18, 2016 | Filed under General News

An additional section of Ballroom 1 is being offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Montgomery Performance Space:
Introduction to Ballroom Dance
Course Section Number
DMS 107 03
An experiential learning of basic ballroom dance forms; waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango, cha-cha, and rumba. In addition, these dance forms and their music are explored as mirrors of the culture in which they exist — reflecting past, present, and intercultural exchange. Lectures, film, discussion and papers illustrating the forms and culture of ballroom dancing are required. Credit: Two semester hours.

Openings in Beginning Arabic Class

Posted on August 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in learning more about the Middle East and possibly becoming a Middle East and North African Studies minor? When you study Arabic, you will learn the language of more than 300 million people and about the cultures of the region. If you are interested, there is still room in Beginning Arabic I. Contact Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages Reem Hilal at

Garage Sale: End of an Era

Posted on August 17, 2016 | Filed under General News

Garage Sale has been a popular campus vehicle for the sale of household items, services and other miscellaneous items for many years. However, due to changes in the platform on which Garage Sale was built, College Relations will decommission and close the site, effective Friday, September 2. Final submissions for Garage Sale items will be accepted until Monday, August 22. Garage Sale was launched at a time when few online resources existed for the sale of items and free classified advertising in our area. Since then, many alternatives have been introduced, including:
Meadville Craigslist
“Meadville For Sale/Wanted” Facebook Group
“Meadville PA Online Garage Sale” Facebook Group
We appreciate the community’s support of Garage Sale. Thank you for helping to make this service a success.

Mailing Services Hours

Posted on August 14, 2016 | Filed under General News

Effective August 15, the Mailing Services Department hours will be: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Register for Matriculation Child Care

Posted on August 11, 2016 | Filed under Events

Child care will be provided for children of faculty and staff participating in Matriculation. Care will be provided at the Meadville Children’s Center in the Oddfellows building from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. Child care staff will ask you to fill out an emergency form when you drop off your child(ren). Please register here no later than Monday, August 22. Thank you.

On-Campus Package Delivery Reminders

Posted on August 11, 2016 | Filed under General News

As we approach the start of a new academic year, the Physical Plant would like to remind everyone that packages will only be delivered to and from the campus Post Office if they weigh more than 25 pounds. If you have multiple packages that are under 25 pounds, but have them stacking up at the Post Office, Physical Plant staff is not responsible for delivering them. If you have large orders coming in, please alert Physical Plant personnel ahead of time so that arrangements can be made for their delivery. Also, if you are ordering items and having them shipped/delivered to campus, please make sure the invoice includes the building it is going to, the person who ordered it, and a campus phone number. Thank you for your cooperation.

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed

Posted on August 10, 2016 | Filed under General News

The Stone Church Soup Kitchen needs volunteers for the fall semester. To sign up as a regular volunteer, please fill out this form and contact

New Wise Center Hours

Posted on August 7, 2016 | Filed under General News

Starting Tuesday, August 30, the Wise Center hours of operation will be:
Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 11 p.m.

Student Involvement Fair: 9/1

Posted on August 4, 2016 | Filed under Events

It’s that time of year again — time to return to Allegheny and begin another exciting year with your student organizations! The 2016 Involvement Fair is Thursday, September 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Gator Quad. Groups may register here.

The Help Desk Is Moving

Posted on July 31, 2016 | Filed under General News

Beginning today, August 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. Also beginning today, August 1, the Help Desk phone number will be retired and IT support representatives can be reached at Ext. 3768. Contact Aimee Reash (Ext. 3768) or Drew McMillin (Ext. 2759) for more information.

Faculty/Staff Volunteers Needed for Orientation 2016: 8/27

Posted on July 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed for Orientation 2016 to help with residence hall move-in (welcome tables, parking and traffic management) and with information tables starting at 8 a.m. on August 27. All volunteers receive a free T-shirt and lunch as a thank you for your assistance. To volunteer, please fill out the volunteer registration form. For questions and additional information, please contact Gretchen Beck at Ext. 4356 or

Summer 2016 Electrical Load Reduction Procedures

Posted on July 26, 2016 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College is participating in two electrical load reduction programs—one mandatory and one voluntary—during summer 2016. The mandatory program occurs when the PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland) grid is stressed. Everyone connected to the grid is required to reduce electrical consumption to avoid blackouts and brownouts within the grid area. When a mandatory event is called, Physical Plant will turn off all non-critical systems that it controls, such as non-essential HVAC equipment, throughout the campus. In addition, we will request that everyone turn off computers, lights and any other non-essential equipment. Notice for a mandatory load reduction can be as short as 30 minutes prior to the event. The voluntary program is an economic program that will pay the College for energy that we do not use. Our participation will 1) realize energy savings for the College and 2) earn the College money that will help offset our annual electrical costs. Opportunities to participate are announced one day in advance. Our decision to participate and the level of participation will depend on ongoing campus activities. For more information, please see the Electrical Load Reduction Procedures: Summer 2016 document. Please contact the Physical Plant Department (Ext. 5378) if you have any questions.

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.

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…

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