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For Employees: Sustained Dialogue Workshop — January 2018

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

As part of a campus-wide initiative, we ask for employees’ participation in the Sustained Dialogue program to foster and model a culture of leadership, democratic governance, and civility across our community. Information is listed as follows; seating is limited. Please sign up here by December 1, 2017. Sustained Dialogue is an ongoing process during which small groups strive to improve their workplace climate through dialogue and collective action. We define dialogue as listening deeply enough to be changed by what you learn. Participants will learn to reach an understanding of possible problems in their environment and the power they have to collaborate in discovering shared solutions. Read more…

Pelletier Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be open the following hours: Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, November 22, 7:30 a.m. to noon; Thursday through Saturday, November 23-25, closed; Sunday, November 26, 2:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Campus Center Hours

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours for Thanksgiving Break are as follows: Wednesday, November 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, closed; Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, November 26, resume normal hours.

Loop Schedule Over Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Loop will operate over Thanksgiving Break but with shorter hours. The Wednesday (November 22), Friday (November 24), and Saturday (November 25) Loop shuttles will run from 4 to 10 p.m. The regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, November 29. Students can also ride any of the regular CATA routes for free just by showing their Allegheny ID. For more information on the CATA routes, go to catabus.org.

Game Room Closure

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Game Room will be closed for Thanksgiving break beginning Tuesday, November 21, through Sunday, November 26. Movie and board game check-in will continue to occur on a daily basis. Late fines will occur for items held beyond the sign-out period, as printed on each item. Please return movies to the Game Room’s movie drop slot to the left of the Game Room door. Board games that do not fit into the drop slot are to be returned to Student Leadership & Involvement.

Faculty–Online Textbook Adoptions Period Over

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The online textbook adoption period is over. If you have not submitted your Spring 2018 textbook adoption yet, you will need to submit it by email to scronin@allegheny.edu even if you are not using textbooks for the class/classes you are scheduled to teach. Please be sure to include the department, course number, section number, author’s last name, exact title, ISBN number, required, optional, recommended. Course packs will still be done in-house and a signed Form 1A is required at the Bookstore before the printing process will begin.

Retirement Notice: Gator FTP

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

Gator FTP Server will be retired on January 1, 2018. Individuals still using Gator FTP to backup files should stop and begin to store files in Google Drive. Google Drive provides you secure storage for your files and is accessible from any internet connected device via browser or mobile app. Read more…

Apply to Be on The Campus Newspaper Staff

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Campus newspaper is looking for new staff members for the spring semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos, or doing layout and getting paid to do it? Then contact Joseph Tingley, tingleyj@allegheny.edu, or Marley Parish, parishm@allegheny.edu, 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 Monday, November 27.

The Woodlands Foundation Spring 2018 Programs Intern

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Woodlands intern is responsible for supporting the Program Services Department in a variety of areas including but not limited to: completing end-of-program documentation and maintaining organized records within the Programs Services Department, assisting with the formulation of and preparation for programming, assisting with and maintaining training documents and resources, and assisting in the recruitment and retention of new participants and families. Read more…

Project Studies Menstrual Hygiene Products and the Environment

Posted on November 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

You are invited to participate in a senior comp project exploring environmental impacts of menstrual hygiene products. Part of this project will involve free use of an alternative menstrual hygiene product (menstrual cup or reusable pad). Please contact Danielle Higbee (higbeed@allegheny.edu) if you are interested.

World Language Program Internship–Register now for Spring

Posted on November 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Interested in participating in a Crawford Central School District/ Allegheny College collaboration and earning 2 credits? Have you taken or are you currently in a 200-level or above language class at Allegheny? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, you’re a candidate for the World Language Program — an internship that sends Allegheny students into local fifth-grade classes to provide an introduction to foreign language and global culture. World Language interns give one lesson per week and are supported by classroom teachers in the schools; at the end of the semester, you will have a portfolio that documents your teaching experience and lesson plans — plus 2 credits. For more info or to register, please contact Professor Teresa Herrera (therrera@allegheny.edu).

Mailroom Hours for Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Mailing Services will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22. Please bring your outgoing mail to Mailing Services by 11 a.m. that day so there is time to process it before closing.

Hefren-Tillotson Is Recruiting Summer 2018 Interns

Posted on November 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in a paid internship at an alumni-connected company in Butler, Wexford, Pittsburgh, Southpointe, or Greensburg? Do you want to customize your internship to your interests? Do you want to learn how to use mail merge and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and how to work in a corporate environment? Then apply for the Hefren-Tillotson Summer Internship. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, and application instructions and position details can be found in Gator Connect. Interviews will take place on campus Friday, December 1.

Calling Administrators, Faculty, and Students to Lead 2018 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Posted on November 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you have a commitment to service? Are you interested in supporting students as they discover new experiences through service? The ASB program is a weeklong volunteering and living experience that challenges students to think critically and react to problems faced by members of communities they serve in. Make an impact in someone else’s life and even in your own. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Charmaine Wilson at cwilson@allegheny.edu or Corey Razevich at crazevich@allegheny.edu.

Winter Break/Spring Job Postings

Posted on November 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who will have students working for them over Winter Break and/or will have openings for the Spring Semester need to submit the Job Posting Description Forms by Monday, November 20. This will provide supervisors with the supervisor section of the Student Employment Form for Winter Break as well as advertise for any open positions. Supervisors can complete this form by visiting the Financial Aid Student Employment website and selecting “Supervisors’ Job Posting Form” for Break or Academic Year on the right-hand menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at studentemployment@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-2701.

Wise Center Hours During Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center hours of operation during the Thanksgiving break will be as follows: Tuesday, November 21, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, closed.

Rotary Rose Offering

Posted on November 15, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Rotary Club is taking orders for their annual December Rotary Rose Sale. The price is $15 per dozen, available in red, pink or yellow. They will be available for pickup between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8, in Paula Varee’s office (M118) in Arnold Hall (Music Department.) The rose sale is one of the Rotary Club’s primary fund raisers, and all money raised stays in the Meadville area and distributed through the Rotary Grants program. If you are interested in buying roses, please email Lowell Hepler at lhepler@allegheny.edu.

Thanksgiving Break Campus Lodging, Meals

Posted on November 14, 2017 | Filed under General News

As we approach the end of the fall semester, there is a welcomed and much anticipated Thanksgiving break from November 22–26. This is a time that will give us pause from the semester – and an opportunity to spend time with friends and families. Many students will leave campus during this time, and for this reason, it is important for the College to have a strong indication of who will remain on campus during this period. If you live in our residence halls, suites, or apartments and you intend to stay on campus at any time during this break, please complete the Thanksgiving Break Form so we can appropriately plan for meals, staffing, and other activities. You can also contact Residence Life at (814) 332-4356 or send an e-mail to reslife@allegheny.edu. Read more…

Thanksgiving Week Check Run

Posted on November 14, 2017 | Filed under General News

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, check run next week will be on Wednesday, November 22, at 8 a.m. All invoices, payment requests, and travel expense reports will be due to Tracey Olenick in Financial Services, Box W, by Monday, November 20, at 5 p.m. to be included in the run. If sending in campus mail, please plan accordingly. Thank you for making the necessary adjustments so we can all enjoy the holiday!

Astro Club Shirt Design Contest–Submissions Due: 11/29

Posted on November 13, 2017 | Filed under General News

Astronomy Club is accepting shirt designs for our new club shirts. Designs may be hand drawn or digital and can also be front and back. The winning designer will receive a free shirt and a mystery prize to be determined. Please keep the designs to a single color and send submissions by November 29 electronically to acastroclub@gmail.com

The Office of Admissions Needs Your Help–Be a Counselor for a Day

Posted on November 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

This Allegheny tradition invites current students to return to their high schools in December or January (during winter break) to share the Allegheny experience with interested high school students and to reconnect with counselors. The Office of Admissions prepares you for the visit through a fun, interactive training session on either Sunday, December 10, or Tuesday, December 12. Additionally, we provide a supply of admissions literature, a discussion outline, and a list of interested students from your high school. Be a part of the excitement with Allegheny Admissions! Please submit the interest form by Friday, December 1. If you have any questions please reach out to cshetter@allegheny.edu or rsloan@allegheny.edu.

Short Course on Queer Folks and the Church–March 1-15, 2018

Posted on November 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, ’72, retired moderator of the Metropolitan Community Churches, a fully inclusive denomination, and Allegheny Chaplain Rev. Dr. Jane Ellen Nickell will offer a short course on Queer Folks and the Church in the spring semester. The class explores the ongoing conflict in Christian churches over the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons, especially around ordination and marriage. Students prepare short reflection papers based on assigned readings for four discussion sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, March 6 and 8, and March 13 and 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students will also serve as discussion facilitators at a Saturday workshop with area clergy and church members on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Jane Ellen Nickell at jnickell@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-2800.

Short Course Offered Spring Semester: ECON 290–Aid & Development in Africa

Posted on November 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

Economics Professor Steve Onyeiwu and Jonathan White ’92, regional director for East and Southern Africa, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA in Washington, D.C., are team teaching this one-credit short course on campus March 20-26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Professor Onyeiwu at sonyeiwu@allegheny.edu to register. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 101 (or permission of instructor). Read more…

Thanksgiving Break Shuttle Transportation

Posted on November 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership & 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 Wednesday, November 15, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

“Teaching With Tenderness” Book Group

Posted on November 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

Sponsored by the Provost’s office, the Director of Faculty Development is seeking faculty and staff for participation in a six-week book group in on the following Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. during Spring 2018 (Feb 2, 9 and 16; March 2 and 16, and April 6). The group will read and discuss Becky Thompson’s “Teaching With Tenderness;” a copy of the book and lunch will be provided. This book explores innovative pedagogies for teaching the realities of a challenging world to a changing student population by examining contemplative practices to teach topics related to trauma, systemic violence, and racial, sexual, religious, gender, and class injustices. Read more…

Students: Sign up for GTWY 300—Pathways Module A

Posted on November 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

Rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to consider signing up for new Gateway course, GTWY 300 – What Have You Learned and Where Are You Going? This class is designed to give you some space to do the work of linking your curricular and co-curricular interests into a personal narrative that will help move you in the direction of a career. You will work to articulate a clear professional goal and develop a process by which you might achieve it. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module A course meets once a week starting the week of January 16 and ending March 5. For more information, contact Professor Patrick Jackson (pjackson@allegheny.edu) in the Gateway.

Emerging Leaders Retreat for First-Year and Second-Year Students

Posted on November 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Emerging Leaders Retreat (ELR) is a great opportunity for you to connect with other first-year and second-year students, student affairs administrators, and upper-class students with the purpose of developing your leadership skills. Goals for retreat participants include meeting members of your class, exploring your sense of self, an introduction to leadership in college and beyond, and developing inclusive leadership skills. This overnight retreat takes place just before the spring semester, January 14–15, 2018. ELR is open to all first-year and second-year students. To register for this FREE retreat, click on this link. Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017. For more information, contact Student Leadership & Involvement at sli@allegheny.edu.

The Compass Student Handbook Available in Office of Student Life

Posted on November 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

Hard copies of The Compass Student Handbook are available at the Office of Student Life, Reis Hall, 2nd floor. All first-year students have received a copy in their campus box. The electronic version is available here. If you have any questions, please call the Dean of Students Office at 332-4356.

Meadville VITA Recruiting Students

Posted on October 31, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is recruiting students to participate as tax preparers for community residents. This program is offered through Econ 501 for the Spring semester, Students will receive training in completing income taxes and then complete five to six hours per week during the semester assisting low- to middle-income residents of western Crawford County with preparing their federal, state, and local tax returns. Participation in this program is worth four internship credits through completion of Econ 501, teaches an important skill, looks great on a resume, and creates positive interactions with the community. To sign up for Econ 501 for the spring semester, please email smartin@allegheny.edu because this is a signature course.

Case Studies in Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry

Posted on October 31, 2017 | Filed under General News

Learn how chemistry, biology, and physics intersect by solving clinical and medicinal biochemistry case studies. If you are interested, contact Dr. Ivelitza Garcia for more information. (Spring 2018, CHEM 452)

Graduates of January and May 2018: Check the Tentative Graduation List

Posted on October 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Registrar’s Office in Bentley Hall has published and posted a tentative January and May graduation list. It will be available through Thursday, November 30. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in the office on the second floor of Bentley Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed. Please be aware that if your privacy category is set to “Release No Information,” we are not able to post your name in public. Please stop at Bentley 210 to discuss what that means for Commencement. You may view your Privacy category under “My Profile” in WebAdvisor. Please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@allegheny.edu, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about any of these items. You may see additional information at the Registrar’s website.

Ongoing Call for Yearbook Photos

Posted on October 16, 2017 | Filed under General News

Do you and your friends take the most Insta-worthy pics? Want to see your favorite memories displayed in the pages of the 2018 yearbook? Then submit your photos to the Kaldron! We want to include photos of your organization and your events, see your club members doing service projects, and just capture the best moments of 2017-2018. Some specific events we are interested in highlighting are: Involvement Fair; Wingfest; Blue & Gold Weekend; Orchesis; Service Saturdays, including Make A Difference Day; Springfest; Greek Life events, such as Run-Out and Relay for Life, and more!
Please submit photos to sli@allegheny.edu. Include information such as the event at which the picture was taken and the names of subjects in the photo whenever possible. Please note that this is first and foremost a memory book for graduating seniors, so we would like to feature seniors as much as possible. Thank you in advance for your contributions to the 2018 Kaldron.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 28, 2017 | Filed under General News

The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be live on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Students and parents (as appropriate) can update their FAFSA this weekend. The permanent opening filing date for FAFSA is October 1. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to remember:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2016 income information to file the 2018-2019 FAFSA. Remember, the Department of Education is asking families to use Prior-Prior Year (PPY) income information. PPY income information makes the FAFSA easier to use since your 2016 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2018.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it’s expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
For more information regarding the 2018-2019 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

International Dinner: 11/22

Posted on November 19, 2015 | Filed under Archive, General News

The annual International Dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 in Schultz Banquet Hall. The door opens at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. 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 rstanley@allegheny.edu.