January 15th 2014
January 15, 2014 — Meghan Nese, a teacher at Burrell High School in Burrell School District in Westmoreland County and a 1997 graduate of Allegheny College, has been named Pennsylvania’s 2013 Milken Educator Award winner with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq and Jane Foley, senior vice president, Milken Educator Awards, presented the award to Nese during a surprise assembly on Tuesday at Burrell High School.
“On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett and all Pennsylvania citizens, I congratulate Meghan for being selected to receive this prestigious award,” Dumaresq said. “Meghan represents the high-quality work that thousands of educators across the state do each and every day by guiding students through the learning process to prepare them to be successful adults.”
A 16-year educator, Nese is chairperson of the high school’s English Department, teaches Pre-Advanced Placement English 9 and College Preparatory English 9, and regularly tutors students after school. She has served as sponsor of the Interact Club and has been a mentor to non-tenured teachers. (more…)
January 14th 2014
Jan. 14, 2014 — The art galleries of Allegheny College will present the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project from January 21 through February 26. A panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Doane Hall A104 will be followed by a reception at 8 p.m. in the galleries. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Curated by Project Director Brian Cohen, the exhibition tells stories, through photographic images, of how the lives of Pennsylvanians are affected by the Marcellus Shale gas industry.
By creating a visual document of the environmental, social and economic impact of drilling, the work engages communities in the current Marcellus debate while providing important historical images for the future.
In capturing images of the people and places most affected by gas drilling, photographers Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson and Martha Rial examine both the positive and the negative results of drilling, including how it shapes the environment and communities. (more…)
January 14th 2014
Jan. 14, 2014 – Community members interested in joining the Allegheny College Chorus are invited to contact the director, James Niblock, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-332-3305.
The Allegheny College Chorus will begin rehearsing for its spring concert season on Monday, Jan. 27. Rehearsals take place in the Allegheny Choir Room in the Campus Center’s Arnold Hall on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The mixed choir of male and female voices sings accompanied and a cappella works spanning five centuries of classical choral literature and folk music from around the world. Singers interested in joining the Chorus should contact Niblock prior to the first rehearsal.
January 10th 2014
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. – While playing in one of the top collegiate golf events in the nation was certainly a thrill for Oliver White, the opportunity to represent his nation’s heroes was the bigger honor for the Allegheny senior.
For the second time in his career, White was selected to participate in the Patriot All-American, a three-round tournament comprised of PING All-Americans from all three NCAA classifications and the NAIA at the Wigwam Resort near Phoenix, Ariz. Dec. 28-31.
A two-time All-America selection and three-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference honoree, White represented the Gators well, finishing with rounds of 76-72-75 to take 40th in an 84-golfer field comprised of players from such traditional powers as Florida State, Clemson, and Arizona. (more…)
January 10th 2014
Jan. 10, 2014 – Allegheny College will commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 with a keynote presentation by educator Paul M. Buckley. The public is invited to Buckley’s presentation, “Civil Rights and Its Challenge to Higher Education,” at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 in Ford Chapel.
His talk is also part of the college’s Year of Civil Rights, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and explores the state of civil rights, broadly defined, in our world today.
The program to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day will also include a day of service on Jan. 18; an interdenominational worship service at 11 a.m. and a gospel celebration at 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 in Ford Chapel; and workshops by students, faculty and staff throughout the day on Jan. 20. (more…)
January 9th 2014
Jan. 9, 2014 — The Dance and Movement Studies program at Allegheny College will be offering community ballroom lessons on Monday evenings from January 13 through March 24.
Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty member Betsy Sumerfield in the Montgomery Performance Space on the Allegheny campus. (more…)
December 13th 2013
Dec. 13, 2013 — The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts has named Scott Jackson, a 1980 graduate of Allegheny College, as the Conservancy’s 2013 Conservationist of the Year.
“Scott Jackson has been a tireless advocate for science-based conservation for more than 20 years,” said Wayne Klockner, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. “Honoring him as our 2013 Conservationist of the Year provides just a small portion of the recognition he deserves for his countless contributions to the health of Massachusetts’ natural environment.”
Jackson, an extension associate professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was honored yesterday at the Conservancy’s Boston office. (more…)
December 9th 2013
Dec. 9, 2013 — The Allegheny College Chamber Singers will present a free recital on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3:15 p.m. in Ford Chapel on the Allegheny campus.
The nine performers are members of the Allegheny Choir and were selected by further audition for the Chamber Choir. They are seniors Caitlyn Askey, Timothy Kaspick, William McInally and Sara St. Peter; juniors Bailey Blashford, Breana Gallagher and Rose Sheridan; and sophomores Andrew Daigle and Christopher Schuchert.
The recital program will include five duets, a trio and four works for the entire ensemble in a variety of sacred and secular works spanning the 16th century to the present day. (more…)
December 2nd 2013
Dec. 2, 2013 – The Department of Art at Allegheny College will open the annual Senior Projects and Advanced Studio Projects Exhibition with a public reception in the galleries on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. The show is an opportunity to showcase the work of graduating art majors and minors as well as upper-level art students.
Fifteen students will exhibit. (more…)
December 2nd 2013
Dec. 2, 2013 — The Allegheny Choirs will offer a concert of short choral works at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Shafer Auditorium at Allegheny College. Admission is free.
The College Chorus, Chamber Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble and Choir will perform an assortment of historic and contemporary pieces. The program will include works by G.F. Handel, Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre and Randall Thompson, among other composers. (more…)