May 23rd 2017
Allegheny College student Allyson Wood has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom through one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission is the only bilateral, transatlantic scholarship program, offering awards and summer programs for study or research in any field at any accredited U.S. or U.K. university.
Beginning in mid-June, Wood will take an intensive four-week course in field biology in Brighton, England. The seaside town, located on the country’s southern coast, offers rich opportunities for research. (more…)
May 16th 2017
Erin Zehr sees herself as “a person deeply interested in community and justice studies.” So when the Allegheny College sophomore saw an opportunity to connect her academic interests to an all-encompassing program that would help her develop a global perspective, she applied immediately.
Zehr, a global health studies major and a Spanish minor, is one of 14 students who this past year embraced the Global Citizen Scholars program at the College. (more…)
May 9th 2017
Allegheny College senior Melissa Mattwig has received a prestigious Boren Award and will be a part of the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) beginning in the summer of 2017.
As a Boren Scholar, she has been selected to study Swahili in Tanzania for a year and will receive a $20,000 scholarship for her studies. Mattwig is a double major in biology and environmental science, and a double minor in French and Spanish. (more…)
February 1st 2017
Members of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) elected The Allegheny Gateway’s Terri Carr to serve as a directorate member of their Commission for Career Services. The Commission seeks to examine, address, and impact the changing and diverse role of career services in higher education. Carr, who begins her three-year term in March, serves as the Associate Director of Career Education for Employer Relations. Before she joined Allegheny College, Carr worked at the University of Louisville where she led the Office of Military and Veteran Students Services.
January 24th 2017
Interning at a Washington, D.C. think tank gave Aurley Morris ’15 a vivid snapshot of life as a young professional just before her senior year at Allegheny College. Bolstered by that experience, the political science major transitioned seamlessly into a full-time position at a major consulting firm after graduation.
Just a year and a half later, Morris has now made a gift to her alma mater to help today’s students along their own paths from college to career. She has provided initial support to establish the Intern Excellence Fund, which helps to cover expenses like housing, food, clothing and transportation for Allegheny students while they’re interning.
November 9th 2016
Professional photographer Udi Goren will talk about his journey along the Israel National Trail in the Collaboratory of Allegheny College’s Pelletier Library Pelletier on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
The talk is part of International Education Week (IEW), a national initiative by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that aims “to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide,” as part of an effort to “promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. (more…)
November 7th 2016
The Lake District of Salzburg is one of the most spectacular parts of Austria, with lakes nestled high among the lush green Salzkammergut Mountains, and picturesque little towns along the shoreline. The area is perfect for biking along the lakeshore — which is exactly what Dana O’Connor, a sophomore at Allegheny College, spent a day doing last summer.
“I biked right next to the Alps and the lakes, and it’s just so quiet and peaceful,” she recalled. “It made me feel so tranquil.”
O’Connor’s moments of serenity came amid an Experiential Learning (EL) Seminar focused on important composers and musical landmarks throughout Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Led by two faculty mentors, Allegheny students learned through attending concerts, visiting historic locations, and discussing their experiences. But they also had time to bask in their surroundings.
“It made me realize I need to take more time to enjoy and experience life,” O’Connor said of the trip. The most influential part of the EL seminar, she added, was “experiencing the different cultures. The rich history of the countries was breathtaking.”
EL seminars are two- to three-week trips, typically at the beginning of summer break, that provide Allegheny students a way to earn academic credits while visiting other countries. Next May, Allegheny students and faculty will have the opportunity to explore histories and cultures through four EL seminars offered by the Allegheny Gateway: Cuba, Greece, Italy, and Berlin to Warsaw.
October 31st 2016
Caitlin Brown ’17; Jonah Raether ’18; Dave Roncolato, director of the Office of Civic Engagement in the Gateway; and Eleanor Weisman, associate professor of Dance and Movement Studies, represented Allegheny College at the GLAA Conference “Civic Engagement & the Liberal Arts” in Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 23-25.
Weisman introduced Brown and Raether, who presented on their work as Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows as part of an international panel on “Students as Colleagues”. Roncolato and Raether collaborated with colleagues from DePauw University on a workshop “Short-term International Community Engagement: The Challenges and Opportunities.” Allegheny Provost and Director of the Allegheny Gateway Terry Bensel, served on the planning committee for the conference.
October 20th 2016
Look no further than study abroad programs to see the effect the normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations has had on students and higher education.
“It’s almost like the gold rush of 1849,” said Tom Millington ’92, who works in Havana with American exchange students as a resident director with Spanish Studies Abroad — The Center for Cross-Cultural Study. He has seen interest in such programs increase since 2014, when the process of normalizing relations began.
Millington, who has worked with Spanish Studies Abroad since 2013, spoke with Allegheny about what it’s like in Havana now, what has changed in Cuba, Cubans’ love for Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, and more.
April 12th 2016
Delaney Heard ’17 and Jonah Raether ’18 presented a poster at the AAC&U Conference on “Diversity, Learning, and Student Success” in Philadelphia on March 18. The poster was on their work as Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows, a student-initiated position in the Gateway.