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Faculty Lecture Series Talk by Shannan Mattiace: 3/8

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under Events

The March talk in the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2016-17 will be held on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Shannan Mattiace, professor in the Department of Political Science, will present “Indigenous Resistance to Drug Violence in Mexico.” A more detailed description of the talk follows. Read more…

A Modern-Day Career Path: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces to Do What You Love: 3/3

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under Events

All students are welcome to network with alumnus Josh Mandel ’90 and his wife, Michelle Ghilotti Mandel, who live in Los Angeles and work in the marketing/advertising business. RSVP for the various events taking place in the Pelletier Collaboratory and Tippie Alumni Center on March 3 here. Read more…

Teaching Tidbits Meeting: 2/28

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Filed under Events

The first Teaching Tidbits brown bag meeting of the spring 2017 semester is Tuesday, February 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining. We will discuss the first chapter of the book “The Invisible Gorilla” by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. The book explores “six everyday illusions that profoundly influence our lives: the illusions of attention, memory, confidence, knowledge, cause, and potential.” This book provides an approachable, interesting, general introduction to some cognitive psychology areas of research that could inform the way we think about how we teach and how students learn. Any interested faculty or staff are welcome to join us; there is no obligation to come to all meetings. Our second meeting will be on March 7, same time and location, and will focus on chapter two.

Sustained Dialogues Moderator Leaders Needed: 3/4 & 3/5

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Sustained Dialogues Club at Allegheny is hosting a Moderator Leadership Workshop at 10 a.m. March 4 and March 5 in the Pelletier Collaboratory to develop the skills used to be effective in facilitating dialogue groups on campus. Sustained Dialogues is a national organization, using dialogue as a means to promote a genuine exchange of experiences and ideas for difficult topics such as religion, race, socioeconomic status, campus climate, sexual orientation, etc. While this workshop will focus on training students to be leaders who moderate conversations, we welcome any students to sign-up who have an interest in learning more about Sustained Dialogues, since dialogue skills are important even outside of a dialogue group. If you’re interested in signing up, please fill out the Google form and you will receive more logistical information on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please e-mail or

Mystical Arts of Tibet, Mandala Sand Painting: 2/28-3/4

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

Tibetan Buddhist Monks will be here this week to perform the Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting in the Allegheny College Art Galleries. The Opening Ceremony is Tuesday, February 28, at 12:15 p.m. Come on in and watch the creation of the Mandala. Open to public: Wednesday, March 1 through Friday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony: Saturday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jane Ellen Nickell at You can also join us for a community sand painting. Contact Nadiya Wahl for more information.

Understanding Baseline Ecosystem Function in a Changing Climate: 3/3

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

Dr. Amanda DelVecchia, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at Allegheny College and North Carolina State University, will give a lunch talk on “Understanding Baseline Ecosystem Function in a Changing Climate: Case Studies from Two Montane Aquatic Ecosystems.” A soup lunch will be offered beginning at 12:15 pm. Friday, March 3, in Carr Hall 238.

Screening of “Tickling Giants”: 3/6

Posted on February 26, 2017 | Filed under Events

From the senior producer of “The Daily Show,” “Tickling Giants” is a film about Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” and his fight to bring satire to the Middle East. “Tickling Giants” is a funny film about free speech and what happens to a country when power is abused. Join the CPP, MENA, International Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, Communication Arts, Political Science, and International Education for dinner and a movie at 5 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Quigley Auditorium. A discussion will follow the screening.The trailer for “Tickling Giants.”

All-Gender Restroom Policy Notification & Discussion: 3/1

Posted on February 23, 2017 | Filed under Events

Everyone is invited to learn about the campus policy on all-gender restrooms in support of our Statement of Community. The Dean of Students Office will outline the policy and discuss real facts and figures about college restroom access for our community. Join us for this important discussion at noon Wednesday, March 1, in Campus Center 301/302. A second dialogue is planned for Wednesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in Quigley Hall, Henderson Auditorium.

PIKSI Event and Philosophy in Different Voices: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is excited to welcome DeeAnn Spicer, a Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institutes (PIKSI) ambassador, to Allegheny. Spicer will give a talk followed by discussion from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Odd Fellows 206, on Tuesday, February 28. She will talk about her personal experience in philosophy as well as the PIKSI program, the application process, its impact and resources, applying to graduate schools, and under-representation of minority groups and women in philosophy.
On Wednesday, March 1, over lunch between 12:30 and 1:45 p.m. in Campus Center 303, the department will launch the Philosophy in Different Voices, an Allegheny faculty-student group for current students in the philosophy program and Allegheny students who are interested in philosophy. For more details about PIKSI and the speaker and to RSVP for the lunch on Wednesday, please email Professor Correm at (

Community and Justice Studies Luncheon: 3/9

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Community & Justice Studies (COMJ) Program’s annual luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 9, from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m. in the Gateway’s Collaboratory. The luncheon is both an informational and celebratory gathering for current and prospective students and faculty. COMJ majors and minors will briefly share their work and projects they are passionate about. While not necessary, we do appreciate RSVPs to Jennifer Kessner ( in the Civic Engagement Office in the Gateway. All are welcome.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 2/28

Posted on February 22, 2017 | Filed under Events

The campus community is invited to our version of Mardi Gras, when Spiritual and Religious Life hosts its annual pancake supper on Tuesday, February 28, at 5 pm. The event has moved to Schultz Banquet Hall this year and features live music and dance, magic by Jim Fitch, and other activities, including a photo booth where you snap a picture as a souvenir of the evening.

Advising Meeting for Global Health Studies Students: 3/1

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Filed under Events

The Global Health Studies Program will be hosting an advising meeting for all students who have declared or are thinking about a GHS major or minor. This meeting will take place Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium. Attendance at this meeting is essential (read: you need to be there–even if you are just thinking about GHS). We will be covering graduation requirements, degree audits, and the courses scheduled for the next academic year. If you are unable to attend, please send an email to Professor Dawson ( as soon as possible.

WestPACS Job & Internship Fair–Largest in the Pittsburgh Region: 3/15

Posted on February 15, 2017 | Filed under Events

If you’re looking for a job or internship in the Pittsburgh region or beyond, plan to attend the WestPACS Job & Internship Fair. You can register for free in advance. In addition, download the app so you can easily see which employers will be attending the fair, where they will be located, and create lists of your favorites. Search for “WestPACS Career Fair Plus” in the app store. If you need transportation to the fair, please stop into the Career Education office to sign up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $10, cash only. Seats fill quickly so reserve soon. We will leave campus at 8:30 a.m. on March 15 and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please be at the pre-departure workshop on Friday, March 10, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Sixth Annual Work Local Job and Internship Fair: 3/1

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

Allegheny Career Education and the Meadville Chamber of Commerce are hosting the sixth annual “Work Local” Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. Whether you’re looking for a summer internship, full-time job post-graduation, or a part-time job during the school year, attend to discover opportunities in the area. Business attire and resume are encouraged. Businesses will be offering positions to students interested in social services, finance, healthcare, non-profit work, IT, staffing services, and more. Please contact Emily Lunz ( with any questions.

SAMS Lip-Syncing Competition: 3/9

Posted on February 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

The annual SAMS Lip-Syncing Competition is approaching. SAMS stands for Students for the Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, and this is a fundraising event to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. SAMS will be Thursday, March 9, at 8:30 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. If your organization or group of friends are interested in participating in the event, please contact by February 18. There is a $25 donation requested per organization to participate, and all proceeds will be donated directly to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund research and awareness programs.

EL Seminar Proposals

Posted on January 30, 2017 | Filed under Events

The deadline for May 2018 EL Travel Seminar proposals has been extended to March 1, 2017. You may consult the May 2018 EL Travel Seminar Proposal Packet here for more information. Please submit your proposal to the Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee at