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Library Hours During Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 24, 2015 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will close today, Nov. 25, at noon and will reopen Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. Normal hours will resume at that time.

Parkhurst Dining Reminder

Posted on November 24, 2015 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst Dining Services reminds everyone that McKinley’s will reopen Monday, Nov. 30 for regular business hours and Brooks will reopen Sunday, Nov. 29 for dinner at 5 p.m.

Deadline for December People & Places: 11/30

Posted on November 24, 2015 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next People & Places, which reports on the professional activities of members of the College community and highlights student achievements, is 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Please submit items here. If you have questions about People & Places, contact Kathy Roos at

Animal Welfare Collecting Pet Supplies

Posted on November 24, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Animal Welfare of Allegheny Club will be sponsoring a drive to collect needed supplies for the Crawford County Humane Society. The club is encouraging students to bring items back to campus from Thanksgiving break. Wish-list items include washable towels/rugs, fleece blankets, stuffed animals, clean cotton socks, and any old pet supplies such as leashes, collars, bowls, treats (unopened), or wet food. The club will be tabling in the Campus Center the week of Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. The Animal Welfare special interest house (located at 377 Sherman St.) will have 24-hour drop-off boxes on their back porch and in the Campus Center. Contact Lee Ann Streshenkoff at with any questions or to arrange a donation.

Spring Registration: WebAdvisor Open/Closed Dates

Posted on November 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, WebAdvisor will close for registration. However, you will still be able to view your courses, transcripts, etc.

On Monday, Nov. 30, WebAdvisor will reopen for first-year students ONLY (registration class “FR”). FR students will be able to register during the week of Nov. 30 according to the posted Registration Schedule. During this time, other students will be able to add Signature courses (i.e., courses that require instructor permission), but must wait until after the first-year students register to make any other changes to their schedules. Read more…

Logging Operation at Robertson Field

Posted on November 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

A forest health-improvement logging operation has begun in the forest at Robertson Field. This effort uses an approach known as “worst-first forestry,” whereby diseased, damaged, or weak trees are removed to promote the growth of more ecologically and economically valuable trees. Interfering grape vines, beech trees threatened by beech bark disease, and ash trees that will succumb to the impending invasive insect known as the emerald ash borer are especially targeted for removal. The firm conducting the operation, noted nationally for its sustainable forestry practices, employs a silvicultural method known as “femelschlag,” which promotes multi-aged, species-diverse forests. Horses and local loggers are being used to remove trees from the forest. Robertson forest is still open to use; however, caution is advised in areas of active logging. Several environmental science classes are using this activity to learn about sustainable use of forest resources. For additional information, contact Professor of Environmental Science Richard Bowden or Director of Physical Plant Cliff Willis.

Reminder: Enrollment for World Languages Program

Posted on November 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

Interested in participating in a Crawford Central School District and Allegheny College collaboration? Are you enrolling in a 200-level or above language class at Allegheny next semester? Consider participating in the World Languages Program, which sends Allegheny students to fifth-grade classes to provide an introduction to foreign language and global culture. Students give a lesson a week, preparing each lesson with their assigned classroom teacher; at the end of the semester, students have a portfolio that documents their experience and lesson plans. If you’re interested in earning two credits through the World Languages Program, please contact Professor Teresa Herrera at for more information on how to enroll for spring 2016.

Editorial Staff Applications Being Accepted for The Campus

Posted on November 23, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Campus newspaper is now accepting editorial staff applications. Contact Editor-in-Chief Christina Bryson at for more information. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Electronic and hard copies accepted.

Student Disability Discussion for Faculty: 12/1

Posted on November 22, 2015 | Filed under Events

A student disability discussion for faculty will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1 at noon in the Collaboratory. The discussion will be a general refresher and opportunity for faculty to discuss and ask questions about working in the classroom with students who have disabilities. Topics will include common accommodations and the disability profile at Allegheny, and plenty of time will be reserved to answer questions. Lunch will be served. RSVP to

Campus Post Office Hours for 11/25

Posted on November 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

The campus post office will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The windows will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday to accommodate anyone who needs to conduct business at the post office that day.

Campus Center Reduced Hours for Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours for Thanksgiving Break will be as follows: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, CLOSED; Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, resume normal hours.

Toys for Tots Donations

Posted on November 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

As you go home and spend time giving thanks, please consider bringing a new toy or book back to campus with you. Dance and Movement Studies is collecting for Toys For Tots Crawford County. You can find a donation box in Montgomery now through the Cookies and Milk Concert on Dec. 6. Please bring a toy and share the joy of the holiday season. Don’t know what to get for Toys For Tots? Click here for suggestions.

Grounds for Change in Need of Cups and Mugs

Posted on November 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Are you a mug hoarder? Got a set of cups that you can’t even fit in your cabinet because you have so many? Grounds for Change, the student-run nonprofit coffee shop in the Campus Center, is in need of cups and mugs. Donations will be accepted this week and the week after Thanksgiving, so bring back some mugs when you go home for turkey. Goofy, silly, and cool mugs are especially appreciated.

My Allegheny Posts During the Holiday

Posted on November 22, 2015 | Filed under General News

Due to the holiday, My Allegheny posts will not be published from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29. Submissions received before NOON on Wednesday, Nov. 25 will be published on Monday, Nov. 30 (unless you request a later date).

Bicycle Reminder from Residence Life

Posted on November 19, 2015 | Filed under General News

Residence Life reminds students that bicycles are not permitted in stairwells and hallways in campus-owned buildings, as this is a violation of local fire codes. If you do not plan on using your bike until spring, please plan to take it home with you at Thanksgiving break. If you are not leaving for Thanksgiving break or are unable to take it home, there is limited indoor space available for winter storage. Beginning Dec. 1, there will be a registration form on the Residence Life website (under the Forms section) with more information and guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Any bike that is found in an unauthorized location during winter break will be removed and donated.

Title IX Announcement

Posted on November 18, 2015 | Filed under General News

As we continue to assess our Title IX commitment and needs, it is clear that we need a full-time individual in this role. As of December 1st, Gilly Ford will shift from part-time to full-time Interim Title IX Coordinator. Gilly offers significant expertise as well as stability during a time of several transitions on campus. Having Gilly in place as a full-time interim through the end of the academic year will also give us sufficient time to determine the best path forward for the institution. Read more…

Internship Opportunity in India

Posted on November 18, 2015 | Filed under General News

For the third year in a row, the Allegheny Gateway is pleased to offer students the opportunity to complete an internship with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) in Mysore, India. For more information about the internship, click here, or contact Jenny Kawata or Jim Fitch in the Allegheny Gateway.

Backpacker Tourism Survey

Posted on November 18, 2015 | Filed under General News

A survey looking at attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions of backpackers who have traveled recently either in North America or Latin America is being conducted. If you’ve been backpacking in the last three years or consider yourself a backpacker, please consider taking this survey, which should only take about 10 minutes. There are no risks to participating in this survey; it is completely voluntary and anonymous, and you may choose to withdraw at any time. The deadline for completion is Monday, Nov. 30. You can access the survey here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the researchers, Brittany Davis ( or Francesca Formica (, or Dr. Jialu Streeter (, chair of Allegheny College’s Institutional Review Board.

Wise Center Hours of Operation for Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 18, 2015 | Filed under General News

Tuesday, Nov. 24: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Friday, Nov. 27: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reminder for Individual or Group Study

Posted on November 17, 2015 | Filed under General News

As the end of the semester quickly approaches, the Office of Student Involvement reminds students that individual or group study in the Campus Center is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces may not be reserved through Scheduler for this purpose. Holding a room by leaving items in the room (i.e., a book bag or laptop) is not permitted. At least one person must remain in the room at all times to hold the space.

Employee Holiday Luncheon: 12/17

Posted on November 17, 2015 | Filed under Events

Faculty, staff, and administration: Save the date! The Employee Holiday Luncheon will be Thursday, Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. Celebrate the holidays and the campus community.

Women’s Lacrosse Team Hosts Kids Night Out: 12/4

Posted on November 17, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Women’s Lacrosse Team invites children between the ages of 3 and 10 to Kids Night Out Friday, Dec. 4 at the David V. Wise Center. This will be the last event for 2015. Future dates in January, February, and March are TBD. Supervised by Allegheny student-athletes and coaches, children will be treated for a night of games, arts and crafts, movies, and an open gym, while the concession stand will be open and offering pizza, snacks, and drinks. Food is not included in the cost. Parents can drop off their children at the David V. Wise Center (493 Highland Ave.) from 5 to 5:30 p.m., with pickup from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Registration for your first child is $10 and $5 for each sibling. All participants are urged to register early, but walk-ups will be accepted for an additional $5. RSVP one week prior to Erin McGaffigan at 332-6204 or

Web Manager Position for ‘The Campus’

Posted on November 17, 2015 | Filed under General News

“The Campus” newspaper is looking for a student to fill the position of web manager for the spring 2016 semester. Experience with WordPress and HTML is preferred but not required. Training is available. If interested, please email Shu Yi Tang at

Grounds for Change Seeks Furniture Donations

Posted on November 15, 2015 | Filed under General News

Grounds for Change is in need of new/lightly used durable furniture to contribute to the space. Donations are greatly appreciated, or they are willing to negotiate up to $50 to purchase furniture, depending on the quality. Please contact or if you have a couch or chair you are willing to donate to a good cause.

Winter Break Employment, 2015-2016 Academic Year

Posted on November 12, 2015 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who have students remaining on campus to work over break, or who would like to have students employed over break, need to submit job postings to the job database. Students who will be working over winter break need to contact their supervisors for the supervisor section of the student employment form, and they also will need to fill out a new student section of the student employment form, which will be turned in to the Financial Aid Office. If you have any questions, call the Financial Aid Office at 332-2701 or email

Information for Spring 2016 Student Employment

Posted on November 12, 2015 | Filed under General News

Please inform the Financial Aid Office if you anticipate any spring 2016 student employment openings or will want to request to reopen a current position within your department. If the position will be a new position, please complete the Supervisors’ Job Posting/Description found on the Financial Aid Student Employment website.

Gator Safe Zone Level 1.5: 12/3

Posted on November 12, 2015 | Filed under General News

Safe Zone level 1.5, intended for those who have completed level 1, will take place Thursday, Dec. 3, some time after 3 p.m. The location is to be determined. The session will address polyamory, open relationships, and nonmonogamy and will examine myths, methods, and suggestions for those interested. Interested persons should email Connor Racine at

Coach Needed for Cheerleading Squad

Posted on November 11, 2015 | Filed under General News

Interested in coaching cheerleading for this basketball season? Practices are held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Cheerleading attends men’s and women’s home basketball games. The season begins this week and lasts until around December 5 (excluding Thanksgiving). It picks back up in 2016 from January 20 to February 20. Contact Emily Eikey ( if you are interested.

Artificial Pine Needed

Posted on November 11, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is looking for a donation of an artificial pine tree for the Campus Center so that members of the campus community can hang pieces of paper with their favorite holiday memory. The activity is not related to any one religion. Contact if you have a tree to donate.

Results for Final Week of Energy Challenge

Posted on November 10, 2015 | Filed under General News

The results of this year’s Energy Challenge are in: we had an 8 percent reduction in electricity for the last week, and we saved 78,428 kilowatt hours and $6,732 over the course of the entire challenge. Great work, Allegheny — thanks for helping to save so much. Remember to keep saving: consider it practice for next year’s Energy Challenge.

Thanksgiving Break Transportation

Posted on November 10, 2015 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Thanksgiving Break transportation to the Pittsburgh Airport and Megabus station. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by midnight on Wednesday, November 18 are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Lost and Found and Garage Sale

Posted on November 10, 2015 | Filed under General News

Lost and found items are frequently listed in Garage Sale. If you’ve lost an item, you might want to check Garage Sale to see if it’s there. (Look under Campus Resources on the right on the My Allegheny page.)

WGSS and Queer Studies Workshop for Faculty: Deadline to Apply Is 12/1

Posted on November 4, 2015 | Filed under Events

As part of a GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative Grant, the Planning Committee for the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Curriculum Institutes invites participants to the first of two workshops. Focused on discussing and transforming Introduction to WGSS and Queer Studies courses, the first summer institute will run May 23-25, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with all travel, hotel, food, and materials covered by the grant. Faculty who currently teach the introductory class or would like to in the future are invited to register. Please contact Barbara Shaw ( or Caryn Werner ( for more information and the registration form. Application deadline is December 1.

Updated Schedule for Weight Room and Advanced Conditioning Classes

Posted on October 25, 2015 | Filed under General News

Director of Peak Performance and Fitness Randy Moore has announced an updated schedule for the Wise Center weight room and the Advanced Conditioning Classes. The weight room schedule, in effect Nov. 16 – Dec. 6, can be found here. The updated advanced conditioning class schedule can be found here. The weight room will only be closed for in-season varsity teams that have requested days and times to work out, primarily for safety, liability, and capacity reasons. The restricted access is to ensure the safety of both student-athletes and non-athletes. A blue sign in front of the weight room door will signify that the room is closed. However, depending on the number of student-athletes in the weight room, Coach Moore will make arrangements with those who have communicated with him. A weekly schedule is posted outside the weight room, and Coach Moore will be available for any questions. Given the nature of varsity athletics seasons, the weight room schedule will be slightly modified every 2-3 months. Once the new schedules go into effect, they will be available at under the “Recreation and Fitness” tab, and will also be posted to My Allegheny and outside the weight room.

Spring Registration Starts November 2

Posted on October 13, 2015 | Filed under General News

Preregistration for the Spring semester will open the week of November 2 for seniors. Registration is by class and letter group. “Registration class” is determined by how many credits you have, not when you entered Allegheny, so please check your registration class and letter to make sure you register at the earliest possible time for you. Once you have determined your registration class and letter group, consult the Registration Schedule to find your registration time. You will need to be approved by your advisor to register before you can sign up for classes in WebAdvisor. If you have recently declared a major or changed your advisor, your new advisor is the one who must approve you. If you have two advisors (e.g., because you are a double major), both advisors must approve you before you will be able to register. Please contact your advisor(s) well in advance of your scheduled registration time to make an appointment to discuss your academic plans. SENIORS: In planning your Spring schedule, review your Degree Audit with your advisor to make sure you register for everything you need to graduate on time. If you have questions about your Degree Audit or about registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 332-2357.

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 Heather Grubbs at 332-2746 or