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New Course for Fall 2017: Professional Communication

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

Looking for another course for Fall 2017? Consider enrolling in ENGL 290: Professional Communication. Students in this course will design and compose individual and collaborative texts common in workplace and professional contexts, consider the principles of document design, and reflect upon the ethical implications of a text’s content, design, and mode of delivery. See Professor Hart for more information.

The Council on Diversity & Equity Brown Bag Lunch: 4/24

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Council on Diversity & Equity (CoDE) co-chairs, Prof. Verónica Dantán and Associate Provost Ande Diaz, will host a Brown Bag Lunch discussion on Monday, April 24, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Campus Center Room 317 (Blue Room). Employees and students are welcome. Copies of CoDE’s End of Year Report will be available. Questions to

Good Morning Allegheny!: 4/27

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Service Excellence Committee (SEC) is sponsoring Good Morning Allegheny! on Thursday, April 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. We invite all employees to join us in the Tillotson Room in the Tippie Alumni Center for a professional development mini-seminar. Jill Slomski of Niche, Inc., out of Erie, Pa., will be our featured speaker. Jill is high-energy, relatable, and a great motivator. Refreshments will be provided and everyone in attendance will receive a chance to win some great Allegheny swag.

Senior Week Registration

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

Seniors–register for Senior Week 2017. Deadline to register is Friday, May 5; cost to attend senior week is $25. Senior Week 2017 includes Taste of Meadville/Comp Burning (Tuesday, May 9), Tour of Meadville (Wednesday, May 10), Senior Dinner & Dance (Thursday, May 11) plus more. To learn more about the events and register go here. For more information contact the Class of 2017 at or Student Leadership & Involvement at

May Paychecks for Students

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

Please note that your upcoming paycheck will be sent to the address that you have listed on your last pay stub. If that address is incorrect, please see human resources on the second floor of Bentley Hall. If you are staying on campus this summer and want your paycheck to stay here, please sign up at the post office.

Phoenix Formal: 4/29

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

Come one, come all to the last Dumbledore’s Army dance of the year at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Schultz Banquet Hall. Bring your friends for food, dancing, awesome people, and an awesome time! The dress code is whatever suits your mood (haha, get it, “suits”); anything from your fanciest dress to your comfiest PJ’s. If you don’t want the exec board to pick the playlist (muhaha) then suggest songs here.

Glow in the Dark Quidditch: 5/1

Posted on April 23, 2017 | Filed under General News

Come join the folks of Dumbledore’s Army for an awesome night of Quidditch where everything glows at 8 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Gator Quad. It’s a great time for people of all levels of athleticism and ages. Only requirement: bring your intent to have fun and laugh because Quidditch is actually quite a good time and classes are over.

Employee Brown Bag Lunch to Discuss LGBTQ Training: 4/25

Posted on April 20, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Office of the Provost and the IDEAS Center invite any employees who have completed their online training on LGBTQ issues to attend a lunch-time discussion. Get clarifications on terminology. Hear questions from your colleagues. Get answers to your own questions. Ande Diaz and IDEAS Center Staff will lead an informal discussion on the Kognito on-line training. Beverages and dessert provided. The lunch will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Intercultural Center Lounge located on the third floor of the Campus Center (next to the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement.) Questions? Please contact or call 332-6240.

Allegheny College Percussion Ensemble: 5/1

Posted on April 20, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny College Percussion Ensemble will perform on Monday, May 1, at 8 p.m. on the stage of Shafer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The group’s performance repertoire includes “Caravan,” “Irish Tune From County Derry,” “Three Asiatic Dances,” “Stinkin’ Garbage,” “Take Three,” “Living Room Music,” “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and “Hip Hop Deluxe.” The ensemble is composed of seven students from the Music Department and is directed by Stephen F. Corsi. Audience seating will be on the auditorium stage.

Graduating Seniors: What’s Next?

Posted on April 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Please complete the First Destination Survey by answering up to 15 questions about where you are headed next. If you do so by May 10, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 VISA gift cards. The information gathered through this online questionnaire helps the College better understand and improve its programs. The results also are reported to organizations outside the College, impacting Allegheny’s national reputation. Click here to access the survey. Your password is your Allegheny student I.D. Please consider taking this survey in one sitting. Thank you for your help!

Wanted: Photos for Baccalaureate

Posted on April 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is asking members of the Allegheny community for pictures of graduating seniors for the Baccalaureate slide show. The Senior Slide Show has been a tradition for many years at Allegheny, and we would like to have as many of our graduates in it as possible. Please send any photos to by Friday, April 29.

Biology Department Senior Project Symposium: 4/24-4/26

Posted on April 18, 2017 | Filed under Events

To celebrate the research accomplishments of the Class of 2017, the Biology Department is pleased to host its Twentieth Annual Senior Project Symposium on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, April 24, 25 and 26, in the Steffee Hall of Life Sciences. Graduating seniors will present the results of their senior project research in sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. each afternoon. All members of the college community are invited and welcome to attend. Juniors, sophomores, and first-year students who have an interest in biology are especially encouraged to attend and participate. A complete schedule of all symposium activities may be viewed here.

Summer 2017 Internship Survey

Posted on April 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

Current first-year, sophomore, and junior students–do you have an internship for summer 2017? Career Education wants to know. Please take a few minutes to complete this short form to tell us about your upcoming internship.

Learn American Sign Language–Registration Open

Posted on April 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

As part of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, the Center for Language & Culture (CLC) offers beginning-level classes in American Sign Language (4 credits). CLC courses are independent language-learning courses targeted for upper-level Allegheny students who must apply before registering. Applicants should have language-learning experience, preferably at Allegheny, and no less than a 3.00 academic average, verified by submission of an unofficial transcript which may be obtained free of charge from Web Advisor. If you are interested, please complete the online application form available here. You may submit your transcript to Reese Campbell ( in Ruter 104. Paper applications are available in Ruter 104 as well. For more information on American Sign Language course offerings, please contact Professor Jill Lewis at

Women’s Services: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted on April 17, 2017 | Filed under General News

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Come make balloon hats, spend time with coloring books, browse the pamphlets and raise awareness about sexual assault. Tabling is in the Campus Center on April 18 and April 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Celebration Day Mentor Breakfast Sign Up

Posted on April 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

On Tuesday, May 2, Allegheny will hold its first, all-campus celebration day highlighting student accomplishments from the past year. The first session of the day will be a breakfast for first- and second-year students to meet with invited seniors and faculty to discuss how to get involved in URSCA, Civic Engagement, International Experiences, and other Gateway-related activities at Allegheny. The breakfast will be an RSVP event and will be limited to the first 75, first-year and second-year students who apply to attend. If you are interested, you can sign up here, no later than Monday, April 24, by 5 p.m. The students accepted to attend the event will receive more information from the URSCA office once the spaces for the event have filled.

2017 Senior Student-Athlete Awards Celebration: 5/2

Posted on April 16, 2017 | Filed under Events

The members of the Department of Athletics invite the Allegheny College community to the 2017 Senior Student-Athlete Awards Celebration. This year the event will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond P. Shafer Auditorium. We encourage all faculty, staff, administrators and friends of the department to join us as we look back at the outstanding accomplishments by our student-athletes this year, in addition to celebrating the four-year careers of the senior class. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bill Ross at (814) 332-2316.

Commencement Childcare for College Employees

Posted on April 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

Childcare will be available from noon to 6 p.m. on Commencement Day, May 13, at the Meadville Children’s Center. Please click here to register your children. The deadline for registrations is Friday, April 28.

Put Your Foreign Language to Work for You: 4/19 & 4/26

Posted on April 16, 2017 | Filed under Events

Get beyond “I speak [fill in the blank].” Attend the Language Professional Development Workshops sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Career Education on April 19 and April 26 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Doane 104. Create a succinct “elevator pitch” for yourself, hone your networking skills, and learn ways to expand your opportunities for jobs, internships and grants. (Feel free to BYO lunch.) Read more…

Commencement Co-Presenters

Posted on April 13, 2017 | Filed under General News

Faculty, staff, and administrators who have a son and/or daughter walking in Commencement are invited to co-present their diploma with President Mullen. If you would like to co-present and have not been contacted by Conference & Event Services, please contact us at

2017 Senior Class Gift Donor Reception: 5/1

Posted on April 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

To recognize and thank the members of the Class of 2017 who have generously supported the Senior Class Gift, all donors are invited to attend the Senior Class Gift Donor Recognition Reception at the home of President James H. Mullen, Jr. on Monday, May 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you haven’t yet participated in the Senior Class Gift, please click here to make your gift and register for the reception.

Student Workers Needed for Reunion Weekend

Posted on April 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Alumni Office is looking for enthusiastic and hard-working first year, sophomore, and junior students to work from Tuesday, May 30, to Sunday, June 4, for Reunion Weekend 2017. Tasks vary from day to day but primarily consist of helping to set up and tear down Reunion Weekend events. In addition to an hourly wage, all meals and housing will be provided. This is an exciting role and gives students the chance to meet alumni and gain valuable event planning experience. Please fill out this form to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Lang (

2018 Senior Class Gift Committee

Posted on April 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Annual Fund is seeking applicants for the 2018 Senior Class Gift Committee. Senior Class Gift is a tradition that has been around for more than 100 years. As a student, you have benefited from past classes of graduating seniors who pooled their contributions together as a way of expressing appreciation for their years at Allegheny. Potential members should show a commitment to giving back to Allegheny, be comfortable asking their classmates to donate and be willing to attend regular meetings. This is an opportunity for the Class of 2018 to begin their legacy on campus right away. Please contact Lauren Kennedy at with any questions. To apply, click here.

The Campus Newspaper Accepting Fall 2017 Staff Applications

Posted on April 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Campus newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2017-18 academic year. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos, or doing layout and getting paid to do it? Then contact Joseph Tingley,, or Marley Parish,, to receive an application or if you have any questions. Positions are available in features, news, opinion, science/international, sports and photo departments. Prior experience in journalism or with InDesign is a plus but not required. Applications are due April 21 by 5 p.m.

Apply to Be a Tutor

Posted on April 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

Subject tutors work with students, individually or in small groups, to help them understand subject matter and to help them develop study strategies that lead to long-term success. They are scheduled by the Learning Commons staff to meet with students in the Tutoring Center or by individual appointment. Read more…

Summer USPS Mail and Allegheny College Work Study Checks

Posted on April 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

The campus Post Office automatically forwards first-class and second-class (magazines) mail to students over the summer. This includes paychecks for students who are working at the college. If you do NOT want your mail forwarded, please sign up at the campus Post Office. Please note: Parcel Post, Media mail, UPS packages and mail from other carriers cannot be forwarded. Students who want their mail forwarded to an address other than their home address must complete a form at the campus Post Office.

Creek Camp at Allegheny College

Posted on April 3, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you know a high school student who is interested in environmental science? Nature? Freshwater ecology? Allegheny College? Creek Connections is hosting Creek Camp on campus this summer. For more than 10 years, Creek Connections has welcomed high school students to spend a week on campus, giving them a taste of life as a college student as well as an introduction to environmental-related careers. Creek Campers live in a residence hall; interact with current students, professors, staff and local environmental professionals; explore the French Creek watershed with its incredible biodiversity; and get to know other teens with similar interests. There are two chances to attend Creek Camp: June 25-30 or July 9-14. Previous Creek Campers have come from many different states and even from other countries! Apply online at then click on Creek Camp.

Summer Campus Housing for Students

Posted on April 2, 2017 | Filed under General News

Information regarding registration for summer housing is now available on the Conference & Event Services website.

Seniors: Commencement Information

Posted on March 29, 2017 | Filed under Events

Attention seniors: All Commencement information (ie: cap & gowns, tickets, etc.) can be found on the Commencement website.

Community-Engaged and Service-Learning Course Announcement

Posted on March 28, 2017 | Filed under General News

Community-Engaged and Service-Learning courses will now be designated with an “E” under the course section on Web Advisor. Please take note of this designation as you register for Fall 2017 courses. Faculty teaching these courses have selected their classes to be designated as “community engaged” and there will be a required community engagement component in the course. Some Community Engagement (E) courses fulfill the Civic Learning (CL) requirement and some do not. Questions can be directed to David Roncolato.

Bibliographical and Archive Internship Openings at the Modern Language Association

Posted on March 28, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Modern Language Association (MLA), currently led by Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal ’77, seeks three bibliographical interns for ­­summer 2017 to assist with research, testing, and administrative tasks relating to the historical archives of the MLA and to the MLA International Bibliography, the database of world languages and literatures. Read more…

For Employees: TIAA Consultations

Posted on March 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, April 11 — Campus Center, Room 318
Wednesday, May 17 — Campus Center, Room 318
Friday, June 23 — Campus Center, Room 318 Read more…

Summer 2017 Marketing Internship at Discovery Machines

Posted on March 26, 2017 | Filed under General News

Anna Griffith ’91, CEO of Discovery Machine, Inc., located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for three summer marketing interns. These positions are paid and housing may be available at Lycoming College. Interns will complete tasks such as creating an email marketing plan, researching email distribution technology, and interns will produce and present a summary of their work at the completion of the internship. See the full job description in Gator Connect. Apply as soon as possible, positions are available until filled.

Better World Books Drive

Posted on March 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

Sigma Tau Delta will have a Better World Books collection box on the 2nd floor balcony of the Campus Center outside of GFC. The organization raises funds to promote global literacy and recycle unwanted books. While you’re home for spring break, please look for unwanted books to donate when you come back! The collection box will be available April 1 through May 2. To find out if your books are acceptable, please check the donation guidelines outlined here.

Civic Engagement Opportunities for Faculty

Posted on March 14, 2017 | Filed under General News

Faculty are invited to learn more about two opportunities related to the development of Civic Engagement programs at Allegheny. Applications are open for the 2017–18 Fahrner Faculty Fellow position. The Fahrner Faculty Fellow undertakes community engagement work and/or public scholarship while developing, along with others, the Gateway Network for Local Knowledge and Research (NLKR) and related Gateway projects. Applications are also being accepted for Civic Engagement course development grants. Grants are available to develop courses involving a community and/or civic engagement project that will have a positive impact on the Meadville community, foster student civic and community engagement, and support collaborations with our community partners. Please contact either Dave Roncolato ( or Terry Bensel ( if you have questions about either of these opportunities.

May 2017 Pedagogy and Advising Workshop — Call for Faculty and Staff Presenters

Posted on March 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Each May the FS Leadership Team sponsors a workshop on topics related to teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising. While in the past we have typically invited outside experts to facilitate the workshop, last year we invited Allegheny faculty and staff to present on innovative approaches and practices that were already being used on campus. The response to this workshop approach was very positive, and so we are once again opening up an opportunity for us to learn from each other. The plan for the Monday, May 15, 2017, workshop is a conference-style format with concurrent 50-minute sessions. Each session will be offered several times during the full-day program to ensure participants (including those leading sessions) have the opportunity to engage in discussions of multiple topics.

Topics for sessions should be connected to teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising. Such topics might include: innovative course and/or assignment designs, community-engaged pedagogies, methods of evaluating oral and/or written communication (e.g., portfolios, grading contracts), group advising, incorporating peer feedback, adaptive advising, or approaches to achieving curricular/co-curricular integration and cohesion. Read more…

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