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Transcript Freeze: Effective 5/5

Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under General News

Effective May 5, transcript requests for current students cannot be processed until spring semester grades are posted. If you have a deadline date before or near May 5, 2015, we recommend that you request your transcript(s) before May 5 so that they can be processed before the transcript freeze. Students wishing to have spring semester grades should indicate “AFTER GRADES ARE POSTED” when ordering through the WebAdvisor Transcript on Demand service; otherwise, they will be processed “now” and you will be charged. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on May 18, 2015. SENIORS: Final transcripts for seniors with degree and major posted will also be available May 18, but you must indicate “AFTER DEGREE IS CONFERRED” when ordering through the WebAdvisor Transcript on Demand service. Questions or concerns? Please contact Pam McCurdy, Transcript Coordinator, at 332-2357 or pmccurdy@allegheny.edu.

Final Chapel Service of the Year: 5/3

Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under General News

The final Chapel service of this year will be outdoors on Sunday, May 3, and will focus on “Feeding our Souls and Bodies.” We will celebrate the goodness of creation and how it feeds us by sharing in communion and a meal together. The service begins at 11 a.m. just south of the Chapel, or in the Sanctuary in case of rain. For information, contact Spiritual and Religious Life at 332-2800 or rellife@allegheny.edu.

Students: Please Pick Up Your Packages Before Leaving for the Summer

Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Post Office asks students to pick up any incoming packages they may have at the campus Post Office before leaving for summer break. The campus post office is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Shop the Shelves

Posted on April 30, 2015 | Filed under General News

Shop the Shelves returns! Starting Thursday, April 30 until student meal plans shut off on Wednesday, May 6 at noon, you can donate your leftover McKinley’s MUNCH Money in $5 increments at the register (Shop or cash is also accepted). Donating is easy: As you check out, just tell the cashier how much money you want to donate and it will be added to your total purchase. The money will be used to buy bulk food items for the Meadville Soup Kitchen. Since Fall of 2010 our campus community has donated over $13,000. Let’s see how much we can collect this semester. Questions? Contact Lindsey at shampoel@allegheny.edu.

Reminder to Faculty About Year of Meadville Course Development Workshop

Posted on April 29, 2015 | Filed under Events

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4 to participate in the May 7th Year of Meadville Course Development Workshop. The primary purpose of this workshop is to present the topic areas for the annual theme and how courses might connect with those topics. A second workshop, scheduled for later in the summer, will focus on the development of assignments, syllabi, and course material. The May 7th workshop will be held in the Collaboratory. Lunch will be provided, and participating faculty will receive a half-day stipend. Please sign up using this form by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4, and/or contact Julie Wilson, Kerstin Martin, or Terry Bensel with questions.

Summer Career Peer Advisor Needed in Career Education

Posted on April 29, 2015 | Filed under General News

A position is still open for a summer work study student to help out in the Career Education Office of the Allegheny Gateway. Please contact Rhonda Hershelman at 332-2381 or Financial Aid at 332-2701 for more information. Students may submit applications to Rhonda. Click here to learn more.

10 Days until Commencement

Posted on April 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

Graduating seniors, you have 10 days until you transition from an Allegheny student to an Allegheny alum! Visit sites.allegheny.edu/countdown for all of the information you need regarding Commencement, Senior Week, student loans and more.

Green Move-Out

Posted on April 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

Sort your waste responsibly as you prepare to move out in the coming weeks. Allegheny provides the opportunity for you to recycle and donate items before pitching them in a dumpster and sending them to a landfill. Please consider: Is it still usable? Donate clothes, books, office supplies, furniture, etc. in Gators Give Back boxes in each dorm. Is it electronic? Recycle computers, phones, TVs, cords, batteries, etc. in the electronic waste (e-waste) collection cage next to the dumpsters at Allegheny Commons, Baldwin, Brooks, Caflisch, College Courts, Crawford, Ravine, NVI and II, and PKP. Please delete all personal data first, since the collection bins are not secure. Is it a fridge? Mark as “working” or “not working” and place it on the ground beside the dumpster at any dorm. Is it recyclable? Recycle all plastic, glass, metal, paper and cardboard in the usual recycling receptacles in your dorms.

Why Buy When You Can Rent?

Posted on April 28, 2015 | Filed under General News

Help us start a new tradition and donate your graduation gown after you toss your cap. The gowns will be cleaned and repackaged for next year’s graduating class — made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested in piloting this program? The first 20 seniors who contact Lee Scandinaro (scandinarol@allegheny.edu) can rent their gowns for $3 (just to cover the cost of cleaning). Look for the donation boxes around campus after the Commencement ceremony.

Chamber Singers Recital To Feature Scenes from Opera: 5/3

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny Chamber Singers will present a program of opera scenes on Sunday, May 3 at 3:15 p.m. in Ford Chapel. Performing will be Bailey Blashford ’15, Troy Dinga ’17, Lauren Dominique ’16, Breana Gallagher ’15, Shelby Hernan ’15, Daniel Keitel ’17, Ashley Mulryan ’17, Rosey Sheridan ’15, Amanda Stefanowicz ’15, and Aubrey Welschcox ’15 in scenes from Manon, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, La Serva Padrona, Martha, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, and Die Fledermaus. The singers have been coached by Carol Niblock and Vicki Jamison and staged by Betsy Sumerfield. The accompanist for the performance is Ward Jamison.

Recommendations to Faculty To Help Keep Textbooks Affordable for Students

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Filed under General News

In response to student requests, a Textbook Project Team, with representatives from Allegheny Student Government and college administrators, has developed a number of recommendations for faculty to consider to help keep the price of textbooks affordable for students. Information on the team’s findings, as well as the recommendations for faculty, can be found here.

Rental Regalia for Faculty

Posted on April 27, 2015 | Filed under General News

Rental regalia for faculty has arrived and is ready for pickup in the Bookstore.

Fall Schedule Adjustments

Posted on April 26, 2015 | Filed under General News

WebAdvisor is closed on Monday, April 27, to make some final schedule adjustments. On Tuesday, April 28, preregistration will re-open for all students. Unrestricted courses may be added via WebAdvisor at that time if seats are available. However, you must use an Add card (available April 28 in the Registrar’s Office) if: 1. The course is full. Contact the instructor to see if it is possible to add additional students. 2. The course has a “signature” restriction (indicated by “Yes” in the Sign Req column under Search for sections in WebAdvisor). Please note that many instructors will have added signature restrictions to previously unrestricted courses so that they can give preference to students on their waiting lists; if WebAdvisor is not allowing you to register for a course, check whether it now has a signature restriction. 3. The course is restricted to a particular registration class or classes (e.g. FR/SO). Contact the instructor to see if it might be possible to add a course even if you are not a member of the indicated class. If the faculty member agrees, his/her signature on an Add card will permit you to register for the course. Add cards must be turned into the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. WebAdvisor will remain open through the end of June, and you may continue to Add unrestricted courses or Drop any course online throughout that period. However, preregistration remains limited to a maximum of 18 credits. Additional courses may be added in the Fall, after the incoming first-year students have registered.

Thank You for Supporting Gator Give Day

Posted on April 26, 2015 | Filed under General News

Thanks to all who participated in Gator Give Day on April 23. More than 1,600 gifts were made to the College in 24 hours – a record day for the Allegheny history books! The Annual Fund office could not have achieved these results without the support of faculty, students and staff. Check out allegheny.edu/gatorgiveday for a recap of the day’s social media buzz.

Immunization Records at the Health Center

Posted on April 26, 2015 | Filed under General News

Attention: all students who will be graduating, pursuing graduate studies, traveling abroad, accepting new employment, or transferring: The Winslow Health Center encourages you to stop by to pick up a copy of your immunization records prior to your departure from campus. Immunizations are a vital part of your medical history and should be retained in your personal medical files.

Reminder to Students About Digital Cable Boxes

Posted on April 26, 2015 | Filed under General News

Students should remember to return the digital cable box and accessories to the ITS Help Desk in Murray Hall before leaving campus for the summer. Students who do not return their cable box will be subject to a $100 replacement charge. Please return the cable box, remote, power adapter, and accessories using the original packaging if you still have it. The ITS Help Desk is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Students who upgraded their services with Armstrong Cable — such as additional channels or DVR — will need to contact Armstrong to cancel the services and return the equipment or risk additional charges billed by Armstrong Cable. The local Armstrong Cable Office is located at 160 Westview Drive, Meadville, PA. The Armstrong customer service line is toll free at 877-277-5711.

Reminder to Students About Reusable Takeout Boxes

Posted on April 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

You must return all reusable takeout boxes and tokens to Brooks before move-out. Return of boxes and tokens ensures the program can remain free of charge in future years.

Forest Health Improvement at Robertson Field

Posted on April 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

The college is planning a forest health improvement operation at the Robertson Field forest next year to keep the forest ecologically vibrant and economically sound. As part of this effort, diseased, malformed, or interfering trees need to be removed periodically, thus enhancing the growth and security of trees that are more beneficial or desirable. The process will begin this summer with removal of grapevines, which are native to the forest, but which are currently hampering growth of trees due to an overabundance caused by lack of management following previous forest harvest operations. Grapevine removal involves clipping the vines by hand, and then using a spot application of an herbicide that prevents the vine from resprouting. This work is being overseen by the Finance and Facilities Forest Management Subcommittee, in consultation with a local, highly respected sustainable forest management firm. For further information, contact Professor of Environmental Science Richard Bowden, subcommittee chair.

USPS Mail and Allegheny College Work-study Checks

Posted on April 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

The campus Post Office automatically forwards first-class and second-class (magazine) 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.

End-of-Year Transportation to Pittsburgh Airport: Sign Up by 4/30

Posted on April 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Involvement and ASG are sponsoring end-of-year transportation to the Pittsburgh Airport. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by midnight on Thursday, April 30 are $30 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $40 each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Notice to Faculty from Pelletier Library

Posted on April 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

The last day that Pelletier Library will be able to deliver or pick up books from your department is April 28. Faculty delivery will not be available over the summer; it will resume after the first week of Fall semester classes. For more information, please contact Linda Ernst at lernst@allegheny.edu.

Women’s Services To Provide Confidential Advocacy Services on Campus

Posted on April 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Title IX Office and Women’s Services, Inc. announce a new initiative: Women’s Services will provide Confidential Advocacy services on campus on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. in Bentley Hall 207. The service will continue through the summer. No appointment is needed. Please contact the Title IX office with any questions: 332-6240 or kpope@allegheny.edu.

Student Summer Community-based Project Positions Available

Posted on April 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Gateway Network for Local Knowledge and Research will coordinate four community-based projects this summer. Students will receive a stipend for 10 weeks of work under the supervision of a community partner and an Allegheny faculty or staff member. Interested students can email Director of Civic Engagement David Roncolato at droncola@allegheny.edu.

Sign Up for Senior Week

Posted on April 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

The ASG Class of 2015 invites seniors to sign up for Senior Week, a week of food, drinks, and fun. Sign up here. Tabling will take place Thursday, April 23 and Monday, April 27.

Shop the Shelves Needs Volunteers

Posted on April 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Shop the Shelves is a student-run organization that collaborates with Parkhurst at the end of every semester to collect donations of leftover Munch Money during finals week. The proceeds go toward purchasing bulk foods for local organizations like the Meadville Soup Kitchen. Shop the Shelves is currently in need of new volunteers to ensure that the event continues for years to come at Allegheny. If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Lindsey Shampoe at shampoel@allegheny.edu.

Summer Hours at the Wise Center Begin 4/29

Posted on April 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Wise Center summer hours begin on Wednesday, April 29: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wise Center will be closed May 8-10 for Commencement activities.

Gator Out-of-Stater Mentors Needed

Posted on April 21, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Learning Commons is looking for Gator Out-of-Stater mentors to communicate with and support incoming students from beyond Western Pennsylvania as they transition to Allegheny this summer. If your hometown is out of state, and you would like an opportunity to interact with new first-year students, please complete this form to sign up. If you have any questions, stop by the Learning Commons or email Ed Giles.

Applicants Sought for 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee

Posted on April 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Annual Fund is seeking applicants for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee. Potential members should show a commitment to giving back to Allegheny, be comfortable asking their classmates to donate to the Senior Class Gift, and be willing to attend regular meetings. The Annual Fund benefits the entire campus by supporting scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more. This is an opportunity for the Class of 2016 to begin their legacy on campus right away. Please contact Chris Keeney (ckeeney@allegheny.edu) with any questions. To apply, click here.

Summer Student Employment Opportunities Still Available in the Office of Conference and Event Services

Posted on April 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Summer student positions are still available in the Office of Conference and Event Services. See the Financial Aid site for job listings and applications.

Summer Student Employment Opportunity Available in International Education

Posted on April 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

A position is still open for a summer work study student to help out in the Office for International Education in the Allegheny Gateway. Please contact the office at 332-4891 or Financial Aid at 332-2701 for more information.

Summer Student Employment Opportunities at the Wise Center

Posted on April 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

For more information about summer employment opportunities for Allegheny students at the Wise Center, please contact Bill Ross at wross@allegheny.edu.

Donations Are Being Accepted for Gators Give Back Rummage Sale

Posted on April 20, 2015 | Filed under General News

Doing some spring cleaning? Don’t throw your unwanted things in the garbage! Gators Give Back will be collecting donations for their annual rummage sale this year from April 26 until May 7. All proceeds will benefit Project Chacocente in Nicaragua and the Meadville Soup Kitchen. Gators Give Back accepts anything and everything, including clothes, unopened food, working appliances, books, and more. Look for the Gators Give Back collection boxes that will be placed in every residence hall starting on April 26. Visit GGB and ask questions when they table in the Campus Center and Brooks this week.

No Power in the Campus Center from 8 to 10 a.m. on 5/11

Posted on April 19, 2015 | Filed under Safety Alerts

Physical Plant would like to make the campus aware that on Monday, May 11 there will be no power in the Campus Center from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This includes all electricity in the building. All power will be shut down to allow for work on a generator. Physical Plant thanks you for your cooperation.

Materials Camp for High School Students Now Accepting Registrations

Posted on April 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

ASM Materials Camp is an Allegheny College-sponsored, non-residential, three-day camp for students in high school utilizing hands-on learning principles of applied math, physics, and chemistry. The camp is a unique team-based, intensive problem-solving science experience under the direction of distinguished industry leaders and college faculty. The camp includes a combination of mini-demonstrations and field trips with extensive involvement in laboratory facilities to actively explore materials science and engineering principles in practice with local industry. There is no cost to students – meals and tuition are free. Applications must be submitted online at http://sites.allegheny.edu/conference/asm-materials-camp/.

Update on Dean of Students Search

Posted on April 16, 2015 | Filed under General News

Please click here for an update from Sue Stuebner, executive vice president and chief operating officer, on the Dean of Students search.

Senior Projects Exhibition in the Art Galleries: Through 5/8

Posted on April 15, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Department of Art’s annual Senior Projects Exhibition in the Bowman, Penelec and Megahan Galleries can be viewed through Friday, May 8. The show is an opportunity for graduating Studio Art and Art & Technology majors to present to the public their works, which are the culminating experience of their art studies. The Spring 2015 exhibition features the work of eight artists: Jaysa Alvarez, Natalie I. Bensel, Jasmine K. Davis, Ziania NarvaezGarcia, Brooke Osbourne, Joey Phelps, M. Greg Singer and Sachika Yamaguchi.

Summer Jobs Still Available on Campus

Posted on April 15, 2015 | Filed under General News

Are you planning to stay in the Meadville area this summer? There are still summer jobs available on campus for students. Please visit the job database for a list of open positions.

Student Organization Storage

Posted on April 15, 2015 | Filed under General News

Registration is open for the Campus Center’s student organization storage room #309 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Registrations will be accepted until the 32 units are filled. To register, click here. Questions? Contact osi@allegheny.edu.

Request for Summer Break Housing: Deadline Is 4/24

Posted on April 14, 2015 | Filed under General News

The residence halls close on May 6, 2015 at noon and will reopen August 23, 2015. If you need to be on campus from May 6 to August 23, please fill out this form no later than April 24, 2015. You will be contacted about your status by email. If the form is submitted after April 24, 2015, Res Life will do their best to honor your request but cannot guarantee a spot. You must be connected to an Allegheny-sponsored or -affiliated program to be eligible for summer housing. This includes but is not limited to: Summer Employment, Internship and Service opportunities, Athletics or other college-sponsored activities. Once your request has been accepted you will be contacted about upcoming important dates and next steps. There is limited availability so please plan to be housed in a double room. Students needing singles as an accommodation need to have current paperwork on file with the Learning Commons. Summer housing is on a first come, first served basis.Summer housing is free but taxable. You will be taxed on the value of the housing as compensation.

Summer Storage – Office of Residence Life

Posted on April 14, 2015 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College offers limited summer storage for students who reside more than 400 miles from campus. Upon approval, students may store a limited amount of items at the Allegheny Commons storage facility. To ensure space for all students, we ask that students not store all belongings. We consider a reasonable amount to be three or four boxes/plastic containers and one refrigerator or microwave. These amounts will be monitored at storage check-in. Students who do not qualify for campus storage or students searching for alternative options may utilize community storage facilities. These facilities will provide more flexibility in retrieving your belongings and offer more private space. Personal belongings may also be shipped home using the campus post office. For more information, or to request storage, please check the 2015-2016 storage contract.

Loft Kit Returns

Posted on April 14, 2015 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant reminds students who signed out loft kits that the kits must be returned during Physical Plant work hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours returns and weekend returns cannot be accepted. If loft kits are not returned, you can be fined from $50 up to $185. It is the responsibility of the person who signed out the loft kit to return the loft kit.

Student Volunteers Needed for Commencement

Posted on April 12, 2015 | Filed under General News

Student volunteers are needed to assist with the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and Commencement rehearsal. Students are offered an extended meal plan and are able to stay in their dorm rooms through Commencement weekend. Please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at events@allegheny.edu or 332-3101 if you are able to volunteer.

Employee Volunteers Needed for Commencement

Posted on April 12, 2015 | Filed under General News

Employee volunteers are needed to assist with the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and Commencement rehearsal. Please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at events@allegheny.edu or 332-3101 if you are able to volunteer.

Students: Please Update Your Activities Transcript

Posted on April 12, 2015 | Filed under General News

All students are invited to update their activities transcript on WebAdvisor. Simply log onto WebAdvisor and go to the activities transcript link. The activities transcript is your official record of your involvement in clubs and organizations throughout your time at Allegheny, so make sure you update it today! Questions? Email the Office of Student Involvement at osi@allegheny.edu.

Register Your Student Organization with OSI

Posted on April 9, 2015 | Filed under General News

Just a friendly reminder that all student organizations need to register with the Office of Student Involvement before the end of the year. This includes any officer changes, elections, new advisors, etc. Simply click on this link. For more information contact OSI at osi@allegheny.edu.

Summer Student Worker Supervisors

Posted on April 7, 2015 | Filed under General News

Due to recent health care reform changes, the Office of Financial Aid wants to remind supervisors that students employed during the summer can work up to 35 hours per week, but cannot exceed 35 hours. For more information on summer student employment, please refer to the Student Employment Manual located on the Financial Aid website. The Financial Aid Office appreciates your understanding with respect to the hours worked. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Eckart at 332-2701.

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 Kathy Roos at x5950 or kathy.roos@allegheny.edu.