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Campus Post Office Hours Over Winter Break

Posted on December 17, 2014 | Filed under General News

The campus post office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 31 for the convenience of campus offices that check their mail over winter break. The post office windows will be open at that time.

Paychecks for Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

Posted on December 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Due to the holiday break, paychecks will be issued on December 23 and delivered to your campus mailbox on the 23rd. If you would rather pick up your check or have it mailed to your home, please call Andy at 332-4792. HR wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

Holiday Schedule for Employees

Posted on December 15, 2014 | Filed under General News

Just a reminder to employees that the College’s holiday break begins at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Offices will re-open on Monday, Jan. 5.

Creek Connections December Newsletter

Posted on December 11, 2014 | Filed under General News

The Creek Connections December Newsletter can be found here. Read about what our schools are up to! Fort LeBoeuf Middle School is farming in their courtyard. Seneca Valley Middle School is going green for the holidays. Hopewell Memorial Junior High runs Creek Connections during their activity period.

Campus Center Winter Break Hours

Posted on December 11, 2014 | Filed under General News

Winter break hours for the Campus Center begin on Dec. 17 and end on Jan. 9. Hours over break are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Campus Center will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 with the exception of Dec. 29 and 31, when the Campus Center and Post Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

Winter Break Hours for the Wise Center

Posted on December 10, 2014 | Filed under General News

Winter Break hours for the Wise Center begin on Dec. 11 and end on Jan. 12. Hours over break are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Wise Center will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

Office of Admissions Is Hiring New Tour Guides

Posted on December 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

The work of a Gator Guide is crucial to the future of the College. Admissions is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and well-spoken students who can easily relate their college experience to others and complete day-to-day office tasks. Applicants must be in good academic standing with the College and possess at least a 2.5 GPA. Positions are available for the 2015 summer and 2015-2016 academic year. The application can be found here. Please contact Rachel Dingman at for more information.

For Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Service Tax (LST)

Posted on December 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2015 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year as your 2014 exemption will not apply in 2015. Complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and bring the completed form to the Office of Human Resources, Bentley 215. If a 2015 exemption form is not completed, the tax will be deducted beginning with the January 2015 pay.

Important Message for Seniors from the Library

Posted on December 9, 2014 | Filed under General News

Seniors who need their books Spring Semester must renew them now. Go to your Library account to renew them online or ask the staff at the Circulation Desk to assist you. Failure to renew before the end of the Fall Semester will result in overdue fines. If you have questions, please email Aimee Reash.

Frequently Asked Questions – OCR Review

Posted on December 8, 2014 | Filed under General News

Over the past few days there have been a number of questions regarding the news of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) review. Below are some of the basics of the process. Please contact Katie Pope, Title IX Coordinator, with any questions or concerns regarding this process. Read more…

Faculty: Fall Grades Due by 9 a.m. on 12/22

Posted on December 8, 2014 | Filed under Events

All grades for the Fall semester must be submitted via WebAdvisor by 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Please remember to include Independent Studies, Peer Leaders, Senior Projects, etc. when submitting your grades. If circumstances warrant, you may give a student an Incomplete (IN) or a Withdrawal (W) grade. (These should be entered on WebAdvisor like any other grade.) For reference, you can find Allegheny’s policies on awarding IN and W grades here (scroll down to “Grades of Incomplete” and “Withdrawing from a Course”). Please remember to submit final APR’s for any student who receives a grade of C- or below (including NC), a W, or an Incomplete.

Accepting Workshop Proposals for the 2015 MLK Jr. Celebration

Posted on December 7, 2014 | Filed under Events

We are marking Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a weekend of activities Jan. 17-19 that will culminate in a day-long celebration on January 19. We are inviting proposals for highly interactive workshops from our community. The theme of this year’s MLK Jr. Celebration, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” will focus on Community Strategizing, Voting Rights, Access and Equity, Activism, and Civil Rights. The workshops will be offered during one of three time slots: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 1:30-2:45 p.m., and 3-4:15 p.m. There are spots for multiple workshops within each time slot. Collaborative proposals (students and staff, staff and faculty, faculty and students, Allegheny Community and Meadville Community, etc.) will receive priority as well as those received by January 9. You can submit workshop proposals here. Check the 2015 MLK Jr. Celebration webpages here.

Course on Modern Arabic Novel in Translation

Posted on December 7, 2014 | Filed under General News

Interested in the Arabic-speaking world? Want to learn about this region and the issues occupying Arab writers (including a Nobel Prize winner)? ARAB 250 Modern Arabic Novel in Translation, taught by Professor Hilal, will meet TTh 1:30-2:45. Instruction and all readings are in English, and the course has no prerequisites. Description: An introduction to the contemporary Arabic novel and the historical, political, and cultural realities of the Middle East. Class sessions focus on discussion of key developments in the literature of the contemporary Arabic-speaking world. The selected novels focus on different countries including Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Palestine/Israel. They offer a space to discuss the important issues that have influenced this genre: colonialism and post-colonialism, religion and secularization, orientalism, and feminism.

Senior Off-Campus Housing Application

Posted on December 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

Rising seniors interested in living in off-campus, non-college-owned housing for the 2015-16 academic year must apply through the Office of Residence Life. It is important to note that decisions may not be made until mid-semester spring 2015. We are opening applications now to assess student interest. Important: The four-year residency requirement is currently in place and may be required when space is available on campus. Please plan accordingly for both on- and off-campus options as acceptances may be limited. We are unable to say what the estimated numbers will be at this point in the year. Please do not sign any off-campus leases until decisions have been made. The electronic application sent via email will be available Monday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m. and will remain open through the end of the semester. Applications are time stamped and those who apply first will be considered first. Criteria to apply: be in good standing with the College (cannot be on Academic/Disciplinary Probation currently or within the past 12 months); be a rising senior: entered Allegheny in the Fall of 2012 or has the equivalent of on-campus living as a transfer student. Note: Students who are juniors based on credits only are not considered — only students who entered in the Fall of 2012.

Applications Are Being Taken for Spring Late Night Programs

Posted on December 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

Applications are now being taken for Spring 2015 Semester Late Night programs. If your organization is interested in hosting a Friday or Saturday late night event to publicize your organization to the campus community, submit your application soon for the best selection of funding and dates. All Late Night events occur on a Friday or Saturday evening during 10 p.m. (generally 10 p.m.- midnight; or 9-11 p.m.) and are alcohol-free. Click here to apply for a Late Night program.

FYI for Employees from the Bookstore

Posted on December 4, 2014 | Filed under General News

This time each year the Bookstore sends a book catalogue to employees with a letter offering a 20 percent discount. Bookstore Manager Pete LeBar would like employees to know that although no catalogue and letter will be sent this year, the Bookstore will still offer a 20 percent employee discount on everything in the store through December 23.

Seeking New Gator Safe Zone Interns

Posted on December 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

CIASS is looking for new Gator Safe Zone interns to train in the spring with current interns and to continue their work into the 2015-16 academic year. Potential interns should be: interested in learning more about gender, sexuality, privilege, and intersectionality; considerate of the limits of their own perspective; and interested in teaching, facilitating, or discussing complex issues. Previous participation in GSZ is preferred but not required. Positions could be for work study, campus employment, or course credit. If you are interested in learning more or setting up an interview, please email Brandon Henshaw at

Paperless Student Account Statements

Posted on December 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

To support the College’s Green Initiative, students must now view and manage their student billing account online through the TMS Student Account Center Portal (SAC). The SAC allows students and parents to view real-time account activity 24/7, pay with credit cards and e-checks, set up payment plans, and print monthly billing statement activity. Students: please log into WebAdvisor and select the “TMS Student Account Center” link. On the TMS Student Account Center login screen, use your Allegheny login and password to access the site. Only your username, not your email address, should be entered here. Please refer to the Financial Services website for detailed instructions regarding how to invite your parents to have access.

New Employees

Posted on December 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

Four new employees joined the College community in October and November: Megan Burdelsky, senior planned giving officer; Luke Hingl, carpenter; Kahla Maguire, assistant athletic trainer; and Austin Rock, admissions counselor.

Gator Spirit Jerseys Available Until 12/23

Posted on December 3, 2014 | Filed under General News

Gator spirit jerseys are available until Dec. 23. Kappa Kappa Gamma and UTees are offering a Gator spirit jersey and will be donating a portion of every purchase to Reading Is Fundamental. To order a jersey, click here. For more information about Kappa’s philanthropy Reading Is Fundamental, click here.

Transcript Freeze: Effective 12/17

Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under General News

Effective December 17, transcript requests for current students cannot be processed until fall semester grades are posted to the official transcripts. If you have a deadline date before or near January 9, 2015, we recommend that you request your transcript before December 17 so that it can be processed before the transcript freeze begins. Students wishing to have fall semester grades posted will need to indicate “HOLD FOR GRADES” when ordering through WebAdvisor Transcription Demand service or it will automatically send now. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on January 9, 2015. Please note that no transcripts will be available for first-semester freshmen until January 9. Please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at 332-2357 if you have questions.

Faculty: Please Get Your Course Packets and Manuals to Printing Services As Soon As You Can

Posted on December 2, 2014 | Filed under General News

Faculty who need course packets and manuals printed for spring are asked to place their orders with the Print Shop as early as possible. The weeks immediately before classes start are the busiest times of the year at the Print Shop — any extra lead time you can provide is greatly appreciated. Please note: Your coursepacks must have a signed form 1A or 1B on file with Shirley Cronin in the bookstore before the Print Shop will print your material. Details and copies of the forms are available on the bookstore website.

Proposals Due 1/28 for Richard Kleeman Research Fund

Posted on December 1, 2014 | Filed under Events

The Art Department is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art and art history. Monies are available through the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College. All current Allegheny College students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Read more…

Faculty-Staff Study Tour to Iceland

Posted on November 30, 2014 | Filed under Events

Would you like to experience the incredible culture of a modern European city that dates back to Viking ancestry? Or hike in spectacular natural landscapes and learn how they formed? Rachel O’Brien (Geology Department) and Tiffany Cipollone (Office of Development and Alumni Affairs) will be leading a faculty and staff study tour to Iceland in May. The group will depart from Pittsburgh on May 12, three days after Commencement, and return on May 25, 2015. Read more…

Apply Now for the International Internship in Mysore, India (Summer 2015)

Posted on November 23, 2014 | Filed under General News

For the second year in a row, the Allegheny Gateway is offering students the opportunity to complete an eight-week internship with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) in Mysore, India. The SVYM is a development organization engaged in building a new civil society in India through its action, from grassroots to policy level, in the health, education, and community development sectors. For more information about the internship program and the application process, please stop by International Education in Reis Hall or check out the program website.

Residence Halls Closed Over Winter Break

Posted on November 16, 2014 | Filed under General News

Students are reminded that all College-owned residences (residence halls and College-owned houses) are closed over winter break. The halls and houses close at noon on December 17 and re-open on January 10. No students will be permitted in the buildings during this time, with the exception of international students who have been approved by and will be connected to the International Education Office or winter athletes who have been approved by and will be connected to the Athletic Department. Additionally, programs that necessitate students to return to campus one or two days prior to residence halls being open (Residence Life training and Emerging Leaders Retreat, for example) will be coordinated by the relevant office and work directly with the students involved. All other students should make travel arrangements to coordinate with the closing and opening dates listed. Thanks in advance for everyone’s cooperation.

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