Events

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Upcoming Events

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Thursday, July 29
5–7 pm EDT

On the South Lawn of Bentley Hall


Crawford County Gathering

Allegheny College invites you to join fellow alumni, parents, and friends at a special reception to socialize and learn more about President Hilary L. Link’s strategic vision for the College.

Click here by July 22 to register for this event.

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Thursday, September 9
6–8 pm EDT

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
Harlequin Ballroom
55 West Bay Drive
Erie, PA 16507


Erie Gathering

Allegheny College invites you to join fellow alumni, parents, and friends at a special reception to socialize and learn more about President Hilary L. Link’s strategic vision for the College.

Click here by August 26 to register for this event.

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Tuesday, September 21
6–8 pm EDT

Curtiss Hotel
Erie Room
210 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo Gathering

Allegheny College invites you to join fellow alumni, parents, and friends at a special reception to socialize and learn more about President Hilary L. Link’s strategic vision for the College.

Click here by September 14 to register for this event.

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Thursday, September 30
6–8 pm EDT

The Metropolitan at the 9
Mint Ballroom
2017 E 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115


Cleveland Gathering

Allegheny College invites you to join fellow alumni, parents, and friends at a special reception to socialize and learn more about President Hilary L. Link’s strategic vision for the College.

Click here by September 23 to register for this event.

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Recordings of Past Virtual Events

Jonathan Helmreich H’18,
Professor Emeritus of History,
Allegheny College

“Jonathan Helmreich’s Historic Walking Tour”

Please join Dr. Jonathan E. Helmreich H’18 and enjoy this pre-recorded version of his popular historic walking tour of our beautiful campus. Available to watch by clicking the image below.


Panelists:
Emily Forner ’19
Gabby Curtis ’15
Emily Deering Crosby ’06
Amy Schuckert-Seago ’99
Jen Firek FitzPatrick ’95

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Panel:
“HERstory — Gators from our past leading the way forward”

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On behalf of the Allegheny College Athletics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Committee, please join us for an alumni town hall to celebrate the 35th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Six of our Gator alumnae, with graduation years ranging from 1995 to 2019, shared their academic and athletic experiences as a Gator and where that has led them today.

Panelists:

  • Emily Forner ’19 (Cross Country and Track & Field) — A national champion distance runner in the indoor 3,000-meter run for the Gators, Emily is now running professionally for the Greenville Track Club Elite in South Carolina.
  • Gabby Curtis ’15 (Women’s Soccer) — A goalkeeper and former women’s soccer team captain, Gabby has been working in Silicon Valley since graduating, and currently serves as a security policy communications manager for Facebook.
  • Britni Mohney ’11 (Women’s Basketball) — A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and women’s basketball team captain, Britni has experience at the collegiate level as an assistant coach and head coach for cross country, track and field and women’s basketball. She is currently the head women’s basketball coach at Division III Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.
  • Dr. Emily Deering Crosby ’06 (Women’s Lacrosse) — A four-time all-region and all-NCAC selection and former NCAC Newcomer and Defensive Player of the Year, Emily was inducted into the Allegheny Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. After receiving her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, she is currently an assistant professor at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.
  • Amy Schuckert-Seago ’99 (Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field) — An 11-time NCAC champion and former All-American runner for the Gators, Amy was named to the NCAC All-Decade team and was inducted into the Allegheny Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. She has served as the head cross country and track & field coach at Division I College of Charleston for the past 18 years.
  • Jen Firek FitzPatrick ’95 (Women’s Lacrosse) — A founding member of the first varsity lacrosse team at Allegheny, Jen played a crucial role in the sport being elevated from club status, while also working the department toward compliance with Title IX. She has spent her professional career in education, first in college admissions and now at the high school level as a college counselor and lacrosse coach.

(Sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Recreation)

Doug Luman,
Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Allegheny College

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

“The Idea Becomes a Machine That Makes the Art”

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This session offered a set of proposals in favor of strengthening the development and understanding of generative art as a formal branch of the Digital Humanities. Reframing the practice as a form of “critical engineering” (following Julian Oliver, Gordan Savičić, Danja Vasiliev’s 2010 “Critical Engineering Manifesto”), this approach shifts the act of computational “making” toward becoming an ethical act which understands and takes responsibility for its sources, methods, and outcomes.

(Part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series)

Gaia Rancati,
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Neuromarketing,
Allegheny College

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

“Human-Robot Interaction: a Neuromarketing Perspective”

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Advances in technology, tech-savvy consumers, and the new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic are urging retailers to innovate and enhance the customer experience. In this setting, the application of service robots is rapidly spreading across several store types, from grocery stores to luxury ones, performing more complex tasks and interacting with customers.

Retailers are striving to identify the right balance between robot and human sales assistants, while at the same time wondering how robots can affect in-store consumer behavior. Through a neuro-scientific approach, this study evaluates the degree of immersion of human-human vs. robot-human in-store interactions across the stages of the selling process and how this affects store visit length.

(Part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series)

Lauren Paulson,
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Allegheny College

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

“Building Bridges: Bringing Rural Mental Health to the Classroom Through Community-Engaged Learning”

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The foundation of a liberal arts education is to teach not only broad knowledge and practical skills, but also personal and civic responsibility and integrative learning. Community-engaged learning (CEL) is a pedagogical tool that can be used to help meet this lofty mission. In this talk, Dr. Lauren Paulson will review the results of her mixed-methods action research that examined the impact of CEL in a rural community on undergraduate students enrolled in a clinical psychology course and on community partners.

(Part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series)

Janyl Jumadinova,
Chair and Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Allegheny College

Byron Rich,
Assistant Professor of Art; Director of Art, Science & Innovation,
Allegheny College

Thursday, June 3, 2021

“Lived Liberal Arts: Art & Science Collaborations at Allegheny College”

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Professors Janyl Jumadinova and Byron Rich discuss the ways in which their classes and research intersect across disciplinary lines, and how these interactions result in transformative outcomes for our students. They also illuminate the ways in which their classes and research coalesce around the Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity, and how the lab is becoming the epicenter for demonstrating the power of the liberal arts as a core component of technological innovation. Their discussion also touches on the ways the lab is becoming a hub for strengthened relationships between the college and regional industry partners, and becoming a tool for regional economic development.

Cliff Willis,
Director of Major Capital Projects,
Allegheny College

Friday, June 4, 2021

“Renovation Tour of Historic Bentley Hall”

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Join Cliff Willis for a live-streamed tour of Bentley Hall and learn about the process for renovating the most iconic building on Allegheny’s beautiful campus.

Student Tour Guides

Friday, June 4, 2021

“Gator Guide Campus Tour”

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Has it been years since you’ve been back on Allegheny’s campus? Join student tour guides for a live-streamed tour of campus to revisit your favorite spaces and see what’s changed.

Hilary L. Link,
President,
Allegheny College

Bethany Gigante Eppig ’11
and Dan Donahoe ’11,
Co-Chairs of the Class of 2011 10th Reunion Committee

Monday, June 7, 2021

“Together with Hilary: A Conversation with the President”

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Bring your favorite beverage, and join us for a casual get-to-know-you conversation with President Link as she finishes her second year at Allegheny. This fun live-streamed event features special guest hosts, Bethany Gigante Eppig ’11 and Dan Donahoe ’11, co-chairs of their tenth reunion committee.

Dara Coleby Delgado,
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Studies,
Allegheny College

Fields Jackson, Jr. ’80,
CEO, Chief Cheerleader & Talent Scout,
Racing Toward Diversity Magazine

Abdikadir Lugundi ’21
History Major and Communication Arts Minor,
Allegheny College

Moderator:
Kristin Nicole Dukes,
Dean for Institutional Diversity,
Allegheny College

Thursday, June 17, 2021

“Liberation Through Leadership, Panel Discussion in Recognition of Juneteenth”

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It honors June 19, 1865, the date when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, some of the last Black slaves in the U.S., learned of their freedom. This event commemorates the holiday with a discussion of the role of various forms of leadership in the continuing fight for freedom and equity for Black Americans.

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