Public Events Proposals


Allegheny College 2019 – 2020  Public Event Proposals

The Public Events Committee (PEC) is tasked with the selection of “public events that enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the Allegheny and Meadville communities.”  These events could center around a Theme or stand alone.  In preparation for planning events for the 2019-2020 academic year, the Committee is asking for proposals for public events as well as suggestions for a Theme.  Please submit any suggestions by November 15, 2018.  Should a Theme be selected for 2019-2020, the PEC will announce it at the February faculty meeting so that further Theme-related event suggestions might be made and considered.

The PEC invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students for an “Allegheny Theme” to guide programming and events in the 2019-2020 academic year. For individual event suggestions, the committee would appreciate as much information as can be provided. The following are helpful, though not always available.

  • Performers and kind of performance
  • Preferred dates (if applicable – some events work best at certain times of the year)
  • Approximate cost
  • Expected audience (who and how many)
  • Connections with existing programming
  • Connections with curricular and/or co-curricular learning

These suggestions that are accompanied by one or more related event suggestions are more likely to be given full consideration.  Theme suggestions may be original or revisit a Theme from a previous year (2015-2016 or earlier).  Past themes have included:

Years of:

  • Mindfulness, 2016-2017
  • Meadville, 2015-2016
  • Voting Rights and Democratic Participation, 2014-2015
  • Civil Rights, 2013-2014
  • Transforming Education, 2012-2013
  • Sustainable Communities, 2011-2012
  • Global Citizenship, 2010-2011
  • Social Change, 2009-2010
  • Health, 2008-2009
  • Investigating Whiteness, 2007-2008

Ideally the Theme should build on existing programming opportunities and enable interdisciplinary connections.  It should facilitate collaboration among diverse members of the campus community, as well as between the college and various Meadville partners, with the goal of producing tangible outcomes.

Programs should be designed to assist in connecting events to classes and to encourage student attendance.  To this end, theme proposals should be broadly interdisciplinary and should resonate with as wide a variety of disciplines and academic programs as possible.

Those who suggest or become interested in a Theme will be invited to meet with the PEC to work on a series of events.

The Office of Conference & Event Services will assist PEC by helping to facilitate contracting, logistics, and setup details for events.