October 23rd 2017
Kim Tillotson Fleming, chair and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a privately held Pittsburgh-based investment firm, will visit Allegheny College as its executive in residence on October 30-31.
The Executive in Residence Program, sponsored by the college’s Center for Business and Economics, is designed to connect students and faculty with prominent business executives who spend several days on campus speaking about their life experiences in business, paths to success, and lessons learned.
“As a trustee at Allegheny College, my favorite times have been when we are interacting with the bright young student minds,” Fleming said. “I am honored to be the executive in residence this year and hope to share some words of wisdom that will be meaningful to the students as they prepare to make a difference in the world. (more…)
October 17th 2017
The Allegheny College Board of Trustees has added five members, including: Dr. Yvonne Hobbs Allen, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jon Davis, Dusty Kirk, John Kutz and Julie Skattum, all alumni with long histories of engagement with the College.
October 11th 2017
Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, above left, experienced plenty of exhilarating moments during his career in the U.S. Marine Corps, launching in his Harrier jump-jet from amphibious carriers and from austere forest roads in Germany. Commanding the Marine Corps Aviation Weapons School, he flew with and taught pilots the advanced tactics they needed to win the Cold War and support the Marines on the ground.
“You have to be disciplined and precise in all you do in Marine aviation — especially in a single-seat jet strike fighter,” says Davis, who graduated from Allegheny in 1980 with an economics degree.
During his years as a military aviator, Davis never had to eject from his aircraft — and finished his career mishap free. “Not in over 4,500 hours of military flying,” he says.
In July 2017, Davis, whose call sign was “Dog,” retired after 37 years in the Marines, most recently as the Pentagon-based deputy commandant for aviation, a post he had held since 2014. The job entailed making sure the Marines’ 1,300 aircraft were equipped and prepared to support 47,000 combat-ready Leathernecks.
February 2nd 2015
Professor of Psychology Patricia Rutledge, Assistant Director of Admissions Kelsy Reisinger ’12 and Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Global Health Studies Sarah Conklin presented “Study drugs and academic integrity: Association between beliefs about an academic honor code and non-medical prescription drug use for academic reasons” at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
February 2nd 2015
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sue Gaylor’s article “Learning and Teaching Qualitative Data Analysis in a US University” — co-authored with E. Drago-Severson, P. Maslin-Ostrowski and A. Ashgar — was included in Victor C.X. Wang’s Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods (2015, IDI Global, Hershey, Pa.). The chapter focuses on the learning experience of graduate students enrolled in a course to prepare them to conduct qualitative research and data analysis.
December 2nd 2014
Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton presented “Engaging in Efficiency: Models for Campus-Led Energy Partnerships” at the October 2014 AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) conference in Portland, Oregon. Boulton focused on how Allegheny has successfully engaged the campus community — students and faculty, facilities and administration — around the business case for energy-efficient facilities. This has created a virtuous cycle of successful green building upgrades on campus and encouraged a culture of sustainability.
December 1st 2014
Director of Web Communications Jesse Lavery presented at the national HighEdWeb Conference held in Portland, Oregon in October. The session, “Better Living Through Automation: Defeating Time Sucks and Doing Better Work,” focused on using free or low-cost web tools and technologies to automate tedious day-to-day activities and challenged attendees to think creatively about how best to use the subsequent time savings.
November 7th 2014
GIS Manager and Instructor of Environmental Science Chris Shaffer gave a talk titled “Sustainable Forest Management Practices: Identification and Prioritization of Forest Landowners in NWPA for Targeted Outreach Campaign” at the 2014 Northwest Pennsylvania Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on October 16. This conference showcases how GIS, GPS, and remote sensing are used by governments, professionals, and educators to transform spatial data into information used to support decision-making. Shaffer’s project for the Foundation for Sustainable Forests (FFSF) used GIS to identify landowners meeting specific criteria such as proximity to existing FFSF-managed land, protected lands, high-value ecosystems, Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA) forest blocks, the French Creek drainage basin, minimum size and overall shape of timber stands, and current place of residence. The analysis was conducted for Crawford, Erie, Venango, and Warren counties and has since been expanded to include Mercer County as part of a class research project in Shaffer’s ENVSC 305: Environmental Spatial Analysis course this fall. Students attending the conference included Mikki Baxter ’15, Klancey Burford ’16, Tim Cornett ’16, Ian Johnson ’17, Jamie Moran ’15, Xuewei Ni ’17, and Derek Reno ’16.
November 7th 2014
Several Allegheny faculty and staff recently presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research biennial conference held in Washington, D.C. Associate Professor of English Soledad Caballero and Professor of Art Amelia Carr presented a panel on “Finding Connections: Faculty and Undergraduate Collaborative Research in the Humanities,” and Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates, Associate Professor of Psychology Aimee Knupsky, and Soledad Caballero presented the session “Scaffolding Experiences that Prepare Students for a Required Senior Research Project: Case Studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.” In addition, Reference Librarian Cynthia Burton exhibited a poster titled “Fostering a Community of Scholarship in Humanities Undergraduate Research: A Modest Exercise.” Participation in this conference was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities and the Cathy Forsyth McKeever ’63 Faculty Support Fund.
November 6th 2014
Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell’s book We Shall Not Be Moved: Methodists Debate Race, Gender, and Homosexuality has just been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers.