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10 Autumn Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted on September 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

Happy first day of autumn from the Office of College Relations! Get ready for fall fun and check out this list of 10 of the campus community’s favorite activities at Allegheny (and close by) in the next few weeks.

Visiting Artist Recital Friday: 9/22

Posted on September 21, 2017 | Filed under Events

Celebrate Friday by coming to the first Allegheny music concert of the season. Guest artist, Lauren Burns Hodges, assistant professor of viola at the University of Florida, and Douglas Jurs, assistant professor of music (piano) at Allegheny, will be playing a short recital featuring music of Johannes Brahms, Alan Shulman, Libby Larsen, and a world premiere by Paul Richards in Ford Chapel on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Physics Department Speaker–Dr. M. Ihsan Ajwad: 9/25

Posted on September 21, 2017 | Filed under Events

Dr. Ajwad earned his degree from Allegheny College in 1994 as a double major in physics and economics. He is currently a senior economist at the World Bank. He will be here on Monday, September 25, to discuss his journey from physics to working to help eliminate world poverty. The talk will be in Carr 122 at 12:20 p.m., with pizza served at noon.

Economics Department Speaker–Dr. M. Ihsan Ajwad: 9/25

Posted on September 21, 2017 | Filed under Events

If you missed him earlier in the day, come see alumnus M. Ihsan Ajwad ’94 who will give a talk on Monday, September 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Quigley Hall 101 on “The Job Crisis: Household and Government Responses to the Great Recession in Eastern Europe and Asia.” Dr. Ajwad earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He lives in suburban Washington, D.C. Accompanying him will be his wife, Shivanti, who is also an Allegheny graduate. Students and faculty are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

College Republicans Cookout: 9/22

Posted on September 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

Come join the Allegheny College Republicans for a cookout on the Campus Center lawn from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 22. They’ll have hot dogs, lawn games, and special guest Ronald Reagan is expected to make an appearance. So come meet Allegheny’s newest political club.

Last Call for Kids Night Out: 9/23

Posted on September 21, 2017 | Filed under General News

Last call to parents: Take Saturday evening, September 23, to get out on the town and let us entertain your kids in the Wise Center. It’s a $15 charge for four hours of supervision, starting at 5 p.m., and you also receive a discount to a local restaurant. Please email for a registration form.

Saturday Night Contra Dance: 9/23

Posted on September 20, 2017 | Filed under General News

There will be an Allegheny College Contra Dance this Saturday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of Montgomery Gym. Contra is danced to live music provided by TOPPISH –- a local Irish dance band. Contra is community dancing, something like square dancing, Scottish dancing, and Irish ceili dancing all rolled into one. Students and community members are invited. Adults are $10; students are free! Families are most welcome. Court shoes, dance shoes or sock feet are required. Sorry, no street shoes. Come on out and shake a leg!

IDEAS Center Study Hours

Posted on September 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

The IDEAS Center will now be an open study lounge from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. Feel free to stop by if you need a new environment in which to study.

Blues Singer and Guitarist Rodger Montgomery to Speak to Jazz History Class: 9/27

Posted on September 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

Bluesman Rodger Montgomery will perform and talk to the History of Jazz class on Wednesday, September 27, from 1:30 to 2:20 in Arnold Hall Room 202. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome!

Intramural Soccer and Flag Football

Posted on September 19, 2017 | Filed under General News

It’s that time of year again! Registration for the fall seasons of soccer and flag football are underway. Register a team online at or through the IMleagues app. If you have any questions, contact or

5-Mile Run/Walk: 9/30

Posted on September 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

Join the Allegheny College Swimming and Diving team for its 9th annual run/walk on Ernst Trail, Saturday, September 30. Come for fun or to race, all ages are invited. More information on our website registration page. Registration for college students is just $10 through September 26. General Registrations are $18 through September 26. Click here to register.

Part-time Director Needed for the Dr. Martin Luther King Program

Posted on September 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Crawford Central School District, Allegheny College, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Corporation coordinate a collaborative after-school program at the Meadville Area Middle School. The program’s supervisors seek applicants (from Allegheny faculty, administrators or staff) for a part-time director. The job responsibilities include organization and oversight for this two-hour program that takes place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year. Strong candidates will have a passion for working with Middle School students and an academic background in education. Applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Scott Lynch, Meadville Area Middle School, 974 North St., Meadville, PA. 16335. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This is not an Allegheny College position.

Suggest Ideas for Gator Day 2017

Posted on September 17, 2017 | Filed under General News

If you would like to share ideas for Gator Day programs related to educational opportunities at Allegheny, preparation for life after graduation, or that help to create a greater sense of campus community, please complete this short form. The Gator Day planning committee will consider these ideas and attempt to develop programs that respond to your suggestion. Gator Day is October 24. Thanks!

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Starts Wednesday: 9/20

Posted on September 17, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Jewish community of Allegheny College and Meadville will gather at the Jewish Community Center (at the corner of Park Avenue and Allegheny Street) for Rosh Hashanah services to mark the Jewish New Year this Wednesday through Friday, September 22. On Wednesday, there will be a community potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by Erev Rosh Hashanah Services at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, Rosh Hashanah morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. On Friday, we will gather at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center for Torah study and Tashlich and again at 5 p.m. for Shabbat Dinner. Please click here if you would like to participate in services. Contact Adrienne Krone ( for more information.

Save the Date–15th Annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner: 10/4

Posted on September 17, 2017 | Filed under Events

We’re busy gathering locally grown fruits and vegetables from our regional farmers; sourcing chickens, eggs, cheese and honey; putting in our orders for freshly churned maple ice cream and locally roasted coffee. And we’ll turn all that into the 15th downright delicious celebration of the agricultural bounty of Crawford County! When: Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.; Who: All are welcome, but pre-sale tickets are limited and always sell out; How Much: The cost is just a meal swipe or $9 GatorCash/Munch or $15 in cash; Where: Tickets are on pre-sale Monday and Tuesday (October 2-3) at tabling during the lunch hours in both Brooks and McKinley’s. The dinner will be held in Schultz Banquet Hall; What Else: Join us for a free Market & Festival on Brooks Circle at 4 p.m. We’ll have live music, vendors, Amish hand pies, and lawn games.

Tour of Historic Holland Hall, former Huidekoper Mansion: 9/22

Posted on September 17, 2017 | Filed under Events

Join the History Department faculty for a tour of Holland Hall, the former Huidekoper Mansion. Interested students, faculty and staff will depart from the Arter Hall front steps at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, for a short walk to the mansion, 681 Terrace St. For more information, please click here. Questions, contact the History Department at Ext. 4342.

Sign Up for Gator Schedule Notifications

Posted on September 17, 2017 | Filed under General News

Fans can add the schedules of their favorite Gator athletic teams directly onto their Google calendar with the click of a mouse. On the athletic website, click on ‘Composite,’ and you will be directed to the full composite calendar. From there, click on the ‘Subscribe’ tab, and you will have the option of importing either all athletic events, or those of specific teams, to your Google calendar.

Get to Know Allegheny’s New Faculty

Posted on September 14, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Office of College Relations recently asked Allegheny’s new full-time faculty to share some brief background information and another interesting fact or two about their lives so the community could get to know them better. Learn more about them (and their unusual combinations) here.

“Reaching for the Future: Competing in the 21st Century”: 9/22

Posted on September 14, 2017 | Filed under Events

At noon on Friday, September 22, in Quigley Auditorium, former Pittsburgh mayor, Tom Murphy, will discuss how Pittsburgh has become an international model for how a city reinvents itself. How did this revitalization happen? What are the factors and decisions that drove its success? Other cities in the world are thriving—but who are they? What do they have in common with Pittsburgh? Read more…

Visit the Carrden and Other Meadville Gardens for Walk Grow Meadville Event: 9/23

Posted on September 13, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Carrden will be part of the first Walk Grow Meadville tour of community, educational, and city gardens in Meadville on Saturday, September 23. The tour begins at 2 p.m. with a community picnic at the Creating Landscapes for Families Garden and finishes at 7 p.m. with a bonfire and s’mores at the MARC Community Garden. Participants can walk, bike, or ride a special CATA bus with limited seating at either 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. starting at the Creating Landscapes Garden. The tour is approximately 4.3 miles and tour maps will be available at the Creating Landscapes Garden. The Carrden tour is scheduled for 5 to 5:30 p.m., and you may find the rest of the tour schedule online.

Gator Day Presentation Proposal Form Now Open

Posted on September 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Gator Day Planning Committee invites applications from students, faculty, staff, and administrators for the Fall 2017 Gator Day on Tuesday, October 24. We welcome applications for programs and workshops that highlight educational opportunities at Allegheny, that prepare students for life after graduation, and that help to create a greater sense of campus community. If you have suggestions for a program or would like to present as part of the October 24 Gator Day then please complete this short form by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 25.

Be an Overnight Host With Allegheny Ambassadors

Posted on September 12, 2017 | Filed under General News

Did you have a great overnight visit as a prospective student? Are you interested in hosting a prospective student on campus? Then Allegheny Admissions encourages you to join our Allegheny Ambassadors team. Most students who visit overnight choose Allegheny thanks to students like you. This is also a great item to put on your resume. Click this link to sign up to be an overnight host. If you have any questions you can email Rachel Sloan at

Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad–Apply Now for Spring & Summer 2018

Posted on September 11, 2017 | Filed under General News

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security). Application deadline for spring and summer 2018 programs in Oct. 3. For complete information, please go here.

For Students–Allergy Injections

Posted on September 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Winslow Health Center is scheduling allergy injection appointments for students. The physician is here Tuesdays through Fridays with varying hours each day. Please call (814) 332-4355 to make an appointment.

LITS Update Summer 2017

Posted on September 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Traditionally, summer is a busy season for the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) team. As the weather warms, the team hunker down and start the work of upgrading hardware, learning new skills, adding resources to the collection, planning for the future, evolving processes, and implementing new technology. Some of the work is noticed like new copiers or a refreshed website. Other changes are behind the scenes like the preparations to replace Webadvisor or implement a new housing system. A bit of the work has immediate impact like alterations to password requirements while positioning for the future is a benefit of projects like collections management, replacing the phone system, or selecting a new library service platform. As the weather turns cooler and LITS shifts their attention back to matters of the academic year, interested members of the community are encouraged to review a summary of what LITS focused on this summer.

Color Commotion 5K: 10/7

Posted on September 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

Get ready to run, jog or walk while getting Splashed in color! Invite your family, round up your friends or just grab a partner and register now. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. When: Saturday, October 7; Where: Diamond Park, Meadville; How: Early registration is open now. Register a group of five or more for a $5 per person discount. All proceeds benefit Second District Elementary PTO for educational field trips, playground maintenance and general school improvements.

Game Room Weekly Programming

Posted on September 7, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Game Room will offer weekly programming beginning Sunday, September 10, during the 8 to 10 p.m. shifts on Sunday through Thursday evenings. The event line-up for this semester is: Sunday: “Creative Coloring” including Mandala, Sugar Skull, Chalk Expressions and Garden Designs with Anna; Monday: “Romantic Comedy Movie Night & Heart Crafts” with Leah; Tuesday: “Music Night” including Playlists and Instruments with Giancarlo; Wednesday: “Craft Night” a craft will be offered each evening for the first 15 to 20 students with Sierra; Thursday: “Grey’s Anatomy & the “Operation” Game” with Angie. Supplies for all events are free. Plan to stop by to check out the events.

“Bad Ideas About Writing”

Posted on September 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

Join Director of Writing Alexis Hart and fellow educators for a series of informal discussions centered around “major myths about writing instruction” as presented in the recently published open-access book “Bad Ideas About Writing.” Participants are welcome to attend monthly or come as they are able. The discussions for Fall 2017 will focus on the following chapters and take place on the following dates: Read more…

Make a Difference Day 2017: 10/14

Posted on September 5, 2017 | Filed under Events

Come join the college and community volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 14. This is a one-day service event involving more than 100 service projects in Meadville and Crawford County. We invite you to sign up, joining others from across the community in working on projects that include everything from raking leaves and outdoor projects to painting and home repairs. All abilities and skill levels are appreciated. Please use the following forms to register either as a volunteer group or as an individual volunteer. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, contact the Civic Engagement Office at or (814) 332-5318.

PNC On-Campus Interviews for Internship and Full-Time Positions

Posted on September 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

Did you know more than 40 Allegheny alumni work for PNC in Pittsburgh? Want to work with them? Then attend the PNC tabling session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 11, in the Campus Center lobby to find out about the company’s two full-time positions: the Retail Banking (Sales) Development Program and the Asset Management Group Analyst. Additionally, PNC is recruiting current juniors for a Retail Banking paid internship opportunity. Students should apply with a cover letter and resume as directed in Gator Connect. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 22. PNC will select candidates they would like to interview and students will be notified to sign up for interview times. Interviews will take place on campus in October.

Become a Davies Leader

Posted on September 5, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Davies Community Service Leader program strengthens the relationship between students, local organizations, Allegheny College, and the Meadville community. Over the 2017-18 Academic Year, Davies Leaders complete 300 hours (8 to 10 hours a week) of compensated service to our community. Davies Leaders intern at agencies and complete a specific project, which could include event, program, and/or research management to enhance both the student’s and the agency’s goals. The Davies Program is looking for second-to-fourth-year students who are dedicated, driven, and most importantly passionate about service and contributing to the Meadville community. If you are interesting in becoming a civic professional, contact Bethany Cocchi ( in the Civic Engagement office.

Participate in a Discussion About Race Matters

Posted on August 29, 2017 | Filed under General News

During the fall semester, the Office of the Provost will host two four-week sessions open to faculty, staff, and administrators to discuss Derald Sue’s insightful book “Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race.” Participants will receive a copy of the book. Each opportunity is limited to 12 participants. The first session will be four meetings on Thursday mornings, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5. Breakfast in the Gillespie Room of Brooks Hall will be available at 7:45 a.m. with discussion from 8 until 8:50. If you would like to join this group, then please RSVP here by September 7. The second opportunity will be four meetings on Wednesday afternoons, October 18, 25 and November 1, 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available. A call for participants for this session will be sent in late September. Facilitated by Professor Emeritus Bill Bywater.

Kids’ Night Out: 9/23, 10/20 & 11/10

Posted on August 29, 2017 | Filed under General News

Kids’ Night Out is a great opportunity for kids to enjoy some recreational activities which include arts and crafts, movies, games, swimming and an open gym. Parents just drop off their children at Allegheny College’s Wise Center at 5 p.m. and we take care of the rest! Supervision provided by Allegheny student-athletes and coaches (background checks have been completed). Please don’t forget to pack swimsuits and towels! Dates: Sept 23, Oct 20, and Nov 10.

Chosen Name Policy

Posted on August 28, 2017 | Filed under General News

Last year we implemented a chosen name policy. The feedback from students on our first year of implementation is very positive! This is a reminder that for students who requested the use of a chosen name, WebAdvisor will show the chosen name in parentheses next to the legal name (e.g., Smith, Susan (Steven), or Du, Yongtao (Alex)). On Sakai and in e-mail addresses, a student’s Chosen Name will appear instead of their legal first name. Please use the student’s Chosen Name when you communicate with them, verbally or in writing, and please do not discuss a student’s Chosen Name situation in front of other students. Students: want to submit your chosen name? Fill out this form! or email justin adkins, director of the IDEAS Center at 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