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

Tuesday, October 26
6–8 pm EDT 
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Garden Tent
7370 Baker St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Pittsburgh 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.

Due to space constraints, this outside event is limited to our first 450 guests. Please note that we will be unable to accommodate unregistered guests. Thank you for your early registration.

Click here by October 21 to register for this event.

View the list of registrants.

Allegheny At Home: Virtual Events

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

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. Laura Emiko Soltis
Rafael Aragón
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
7 pm EDT


Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis serves as the Executive Director at Freedom University, an underground school for undocumented students in Atlanta. Emiko also serves as the Professor of Human Rights, teaching classes in international human rights, social movement theory, and immigration history.

Rafael Aragón is a graduate of Freedom University, and is originally from Sinaloa, México. Rafael is a respected youth leader in Atlanta and is currently a senior at Oglethorpe University, where he is studying psychology.

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

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)

Recordings of Past Virtual Events

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.

Click here to watch the recording of this event.

(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