Events

To view all Allegheny campus events available to the public, including athletics, performing arts, and lectures, please visit Allegheny’s Events Calendar.

View information about upcoming events in your region.
View information about upcoming virtual events.
View recordings of past events.

Campus Events for Alumni

June 2 – 5, 2022
Allegheny Campus
520 N. Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335
Reunion Weekend

Join us as we celebrate all of these special landmark reunions and gather together once again.

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Allegheny in Your Region: Upcoming Events

Fort Myers

January 29, 2022
Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908
6 to 8 pm
Please click here to register by January 22.
Tampa

February 1, 2022
Tampa Yacht and Country Club
5320 Interbay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33611
6 to 8 pm
Please click here to register by January 25.

A special thanks to Lance ’77 and Karen Miller Zingale for making this event possible.

Boca Raton

March 15, 2022
The Addison of Boca Raton
2 East Camino Real 
Boca Raton, FL 33432
6 to 8 pm
Please click here to register by March 8.
Thank you to everyone who joined us this fall in Crawford County, Erie, Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
To view photos from past regional events, please visit our photo gallery.

Allegheny At Home: Virtual Events

Matt Mitchell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Allegheny College

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
7 pm ET


Banking with the Buddha: Buddhist Temples as Financial Institutions in Premodern East Asia

In the early 1800s, a Buddhist convent in Japan organized a financial confraternity, but then caused hardship and pain to many of its investors when it defaulted on payments. How did this happen? Although most people think that Buddhist monks and nuns have nothing to do with money, Buddhism and money have existed side by side since the Buddha preached in the forests and cities of India and Nepal 2,500 years ago. In this talk, Professor Mitchell will introduce early Buddhist ideas about savings and then highlight how Buddhist institutions lent (and borrowed) money in premodern China and Japan. In particular, Professor Mitchell will highlight Buddhist pawn shops, simple loans, endowments, and financial confraternities (and unpack the story of the failed financial confraternity). Participants will learn about Buddhist ways of thinking about money, the role of Buddhist institutions in the larger financial systems of premodern East Asia, and ways of banking before official banks developed.

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

Lupita Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Rosita Scerbo, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Allegheny College

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
7 pm ET


She Se Puede: Applying Intersectional Scholarship in STEM Equity Work

In spring 2021, Professor Gonzalez and Professor Scerbo co-founded the Intersectional Culture & Psychology Lab, a research laboratory designed to enhance research experiences and visibility for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. This inclusive space conducts research on marginalized groups and aims to identify solutions that address social justice issues. With this lab, they aim to foster research and intellectual curiosity that promote the visibility, support, and inclusion of marginalized students and, in particular, young women of color in their fields.

In this talk, Professor Gonzalez and Professor Scerbo will discuss the creation of the Intersectional Culture & Psychology Lab and will present results from their most recent study on the experiences of BIPOC students at Allegheny. They will also cover how student research assistants in their lab learn to notice whose voices are missing, review and correct research questions asked, question policies and programs, and connect what they discover to larger systems of oppression.

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

Ben Slote, Professor of English
Allegheny College
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
7 pm ET


The Hospitalities of Fiction
Novels bring many things to their readers: characters, curious events, whole geographies, revelations of somebody’s truths. They also bring other readers. The presence of readerships in novels is not just something we know as an inert abstraction (like book sales statistics) but something novels make us feel. They advertise themselves as shared experiences. In their plotting they give us what we’ve spent centuries demanding, en masse. As objects circulating in the world they accumulate reputations that mean something to those who keep their company. And we can know and imagine others through the books we share as readers. Meeting someone who loves a book you love is not a trivial thing. This lecture will explore this mostly unconsidered dynamic of the reading experience. When we look for it, evidence of “reader affiliation” in fiction shows up nearly everywhere in literary history and in ways that might matter to how we read individual literary texts and measure their social and civic force.

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

Recordings of Past Virtual Events

Oliver Bonham-Carter
Assistant Professor, Computer Science,
Allegheny College
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7 pm EDT

Integrating Responsibility Into Computing

It is necessary to update the pedagogy in Computer Science to produce computer scientists who are able to think holistically in the design and development of novel technologies which cater to more humanitarian interests. Allegheny’s department of Computer Science, working in tandem with other schools and partners, aims to develop and integrate responsible thinking into the curricula and the technical aspects of its CS courses. This serves to inspire students, and results in the creation of open source projects, activities, programs and associated media in which responsible thinking plays a larger role in the technology. In this talk, Professor Bonham-Carter will discuss these issues, in addition to identifying specific approaches and lessons-learned in this effort by the CS department.

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

Ryan Pickering
Assistant Professor, Psychology,
Allegheny College
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
7 pm EDT

Quiet on Class: Investigating Pay Secrecy and Social Class Disclosure

One’s social class and social class background are considered concealable identities, and we are motivated to conceal them in specific environments. However, research on concealment and disclosure finds that doing so may have negative implications for mental and physical health. Pay secrecy norms may also lead to pay inequities within the workforce. This presentation will describe previous research on social class disclosure and pay secrecy and describe current research being undertaken by the Pickering Applied Social Sciences laboratory on the development of a social class disclosure scale and work presented by Allegheny student research assistants this summer on group differences in pay secrecy and social class disclosure (un)acceptability.

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

Dr. Sami Schalk
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7 pm EDT

Articulating and Enacting Black Disability Politics in the National Black Women’s Health Project

Dr. Sami Schalk is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American culture. She is the author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and
Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction (Duke UP 2018) and the forthcoming Black Disability Politics (Duke UP 2022).

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Part of the Race, Equity, and Justice Lecture Series, presented by Faculty Diversity & Inclusion

Lisa Whitenack
Associate Professor, Biology and Geology,
Allegheny College
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

32 Years of Shark Week: Sharks, Lies, and Videotape

Shark Week is the biggest platform marine and conservation biology gets, however it has been criticized over the years for misrepresenting sharks, shark science, and the people behind shark science. Dr. Whitenack will talk about her and her colleagues’ project watching 201 episodes of Shark Week, documenting everything from which sharks and experts were featured to the messaging in each episode. Dr. Whitenack’s research has recently been featured in Popular Science and NOVA, and she also has appeared on Shark Week.

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

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.

Janyl Jumadinova,
Chair and Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
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

with 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.


Kristin Nicole Dukes,
Dean for Institutional Diversity,
Allegheny College
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.

Panelists
Dara Coleby Delgado, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Studies
Fields Jackson, Jr. ’80, CEO, Chief Cheerleader & Talent Scout Racing Toward Diversity Magazine
Abdikadir Lugundi ’21, History Major and Communication Arts Minor