Schedule 2019

Keynote: Monday, October 28

Alfredo Corchado: The Great Mexican – American Migration

Quigley Auditorium
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Journalist Alfredo Corchado has covered Mexico for many years, and is currently the Mexico City bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. He specializes in covering the drug wars and the U.S.-Mexico border, writing stories on topics such as drug cartels and organized crime, corruption among police and government officials, and the spread of drug cartels into U.S. cities.


Sessions: Tuesday, October 29

Session 1

Time Event
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Q&A with Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Pelletier Collaboratory (Room 310)

Join award winning journalist (Dallas Morning News) and author Alfredo Corchado in a discussion of migration in general and specifically as it relates to the great Mexican-American migration.

Presenter: Alfredo Corchado

9:30 am - 10:45 am

How to “Excel” at Your Internship

Quigley Hall, Room 220

Have you ever applied to an internship that required Microsoft Excel skills? Join the Center for Business and Economics in an Excel workshop to learn the technical skills necessary to thrive in an internship. Excel tips, tricks and shortcuts will be shared along with real life examples of how these skills can help you to succeed in the workplace. Fellows will be available to answer all of your questions on Excel and internships as well as discussing how they were able to utilize these skills in their past internships. All majors welcome.

Presenter: Center for Business & Economics Student Fellows

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Free Money to do Cool Stuff

Carr Hall, Room 238

There’s fellowship money to be had if you know where to look and what you want. Come hear how to best approach putting in an application to get your hands on some of it.

Presenter: Professor Patrick Jackson

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Meet the Masters of Public Health (MPH) Coordinator from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Carr Hall, Room 239

Dr. Glynn is the MPH Coordinator in the Epidemiology Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. She will talk with students interested in pursuing an MPH after graduation, MPHs in general, as well as the opportunities that exist at the University of Pittsburgh.

Presenter: Dr. Nancy Glynn, PhD

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Stories from a Semester Away

Campus Center, Room 301-302

Students who have studied away will talk about their experiences, from the program selection process, completing the application, applying for funding, stories from their program during their semester away, and re-entry upon return from their program. Audience will be able to ask questions and learn more about Allegheny sponsored semester program options.

Presenter: Allegheny students who have studied away

Session 2

Time Event
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Society of Physics Students Poster Symposium

Carr Hall Lobby

Society of Physics Students will be presenting research posters of work they have done over the summer and/or during the academic year. Come by to check out the exciting physics being done by Allegheny students in fields ranging from astrophysics to biophysics to material science! Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenter: Society of Physics Students

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

What Are You Going to do With That Humanities Major?

Oddfellows Hall, Room 105-C

Oh, there are clichés about an English major, like all you can do is teach, or be under-employed, or think deep thoughts and write them down. Certainly, the latter possibility is true, but there’s so much more on the horizon. Our panel will discuss the possibilities and realities of their own experiences, ranging from Dum Dums lollipops, to anti-corrosive paint technology, to litigating the ENRON scandal. Writing well, reading well, living well: that’s what English does.

Presenter: Michael Young (English ’78; current Trustee and partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher), Lauren Trimber & Rachel Turnbull (English majors)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Alumni Panel: Different Paths Through and After Allegheny

Campus Center, Room 301-302

A panel of alumni will talk about what they are doing now and how their experiences at Allegheny helped to shape their paths in both expected and surprising ways.

Presenter: Professor Lauren French, Angela Pero Annibale (’03), Matt Bocchi (’13), Donny Consla (’11), Brandon Seitz (’15), Autumn Vogel (’15)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Mind the Gap – Taking an Enrichment Year

Carr Hall, Room 238

Increasingly, students are choosing to take a year between college and medical professional schools of all types. But, what should you do during that year? Although this year is popularly known as a gap year, it is better described as an Enrichment Year. Whatever you decide to do should enrich your life as well as your credentials. We will talk about some interesting and enriching options for that year.

Presenter: Professor Kirsten Peterson

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Let’s Talk Social @ Allegheny

Carr Hall, Room 239

“Let’s Talk Social @ Allegheny” is an overview of how to tailor your social media efforts for the Allegheny community, whether representing a department, club, or institutional office. We’ll cover strategies and advice for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as give a brief update on how we’re refocusing Allegheny’s social media presence. There will be time at the end for questions, as well as the opportunity to sign up for meeting times to get account-specific advice. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

Presenter: Emma Highland, Marketing Content Specialist (College Relations)

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Paving Your Career Pathway in Psychology

Carnegie Hall, Room 105

A panel of Psychology faculty and students will share their experiences and knowledge about potential career paths post-Allegheny, the graduate school application process, and different internships. The panel will also answer any questions from the audience regarding these topics.

Presenter: Psychology Faculty and Students

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Language-Train Your Brain: International NGO Pathways Start Here

Pelletier Collaboratory (Room 310)

Darius Kenyatta (’89), Director of Strategic Initiatives at Hunger International, will share the ways language training has enhanced his career working with international NGOs, the pathways to take, and doors that open for you no matter which language you choose. More recent grad, Dakotah Manson (’18), will share her path to employment at the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. Following, there will be a Q&A reception and major/minor declaration advising, or students can participate in “Shock Immersion Language Classroom Therapy.” Those interested in starting a language can get a taste of the cognitive stimulus by attending a short class in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, or Spanish.

Presenter: Darius E. Kenyatta (’89) and Dakotah Manson (’18)

Session 3

Time Event
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

10th Anniversary Edition of ACRoSS

Tippie Alumni Center – Tillotson Room

Please join us for a special fall semester edition of the Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS). ACRoSS is held weekly in the summer and provides an opportunity for students doing research, scholarship, or creative activities with Allegheny mentors to share their work with the community. This past summer, we held our 10th “official” year of ACRoSS presentations. To celebrate, we invite the campus community to join us for a free lunch and some great discussion. As with all ACRoSS sessions, we will have three presentations of student work with time for questions. Presentations will reflect topics across the curriculum. Everyone is invited to attend!

Presenter: Students who completed an URSCA project during the summer of 2019

Session 4

Time Event
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Your Mother May Never Know What Happened to You

Pelletier Collaboratory (Room 310)

Join award winning investigative journalist Alfredo Corchado for a workshop on honing your journalism skills. Alfredo will trace his career and offer insights into possible career trajectories for aspiring journalists.

Presenter: Alfredo Corchado

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Biology Department Open House

Steffee Hall, Room B-201 and the “Fish Bowl”

Come by Steffee Hall of Life Sciences to meet and talk with Biology professors, Biology majors, Biology minors, and Tri-Beta (Biology Club). After a brief faculty introduction, students will lead Q&A sessions about the Biology Curriculum, Senior Project Process, Study Away, Research Opportunities (on & off campus), Career Planning, and membership in Tri-Beta. This is a great opportunity for any student to hear more about the exciting opportunities in Biology. Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenter: Biology Faculty and Students

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Dealing With Debt – Paying for Medical School

Campus Center, Room 303

All types of medical professional school are expensive and, unlike undergraduate school, grants and scholarships are rare. Most people end up with substantial loans. We will talk about how health professional financial aid works and some of the options available to minimize your debt.

Presenter: Professor Kirsten Peterson

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Chemistry in Action

Steffe Hall, Room B-102

The Chemistry Department will outline a path through the major and present opportunities for credit-bearing research. The faculty will give a series of short presentations highlighting research opportunities from the First-Year up through the Junior level. If you are interested in Chemistry, please come by and enjoy some refreshments, departmental camaraderie, and learn how to sign up for a meaningful undergraduate research experience.

Presenter: Chemistry Department

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Sustainability Action Hour

Carr Hall Lobby and Rooms 238-239

Take an hour to make a difference. Join Allegheny’s Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability, Allegheny clubs, and community partners that care about a healthy planet and people for an overview of ways to make Allegheny, Meadville, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world more sustainable.

Presenter: Environmental Science and Sustainability Faculty, Students, and Partners

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Mathematics Department Open House

Arter Hall, Rooms 101 and 104

The Mathematics Department Open House will feature student presentations on internships, summer research, preparing for and taking actuarial exams, applying to graduate school, the Dimensions Math Club, and the national Putnam Exam in Arter 101. Following these presentations, there will be an opportunity to have your questions about the Math major and minor answered by current math majors and faculty, and the Dimensions Math Club will be running a game of Math Jeopardy for all comers. Stop by the Math lounge (Arter 104) to pick up information about: the Math major and minor; Math and 3-2 engineering, pre-health, education, or actuarial studies; and careers, internships, and summer programs.

Presenter: Mathematics majors Ryan Clydesdale `20, Ryan Guide `20, Mica Hanish `21, Alayna Riefer `20, Elijah Van Vlack `22, and Keith Ziss `20

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Gettin’ Out (and Experience) in the Summer

Campus Center, Room 301-302

Students who participated in international summer internships, study away programs, and service work opportunities in summer 2019 will share about how they selected their program, what it was like and what they did on a daily basis, and how they see their experience playing into their future plans. Audience will be able to ask questions and learn from the experiences of previous students as they consider and brainstorm ideas for international programs they want to do in the future.

Presenter: Students who had international experiences in summer 2019

Session 5

Time Event
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Dancing Global Blackness

Montgomery Performance Space

Guest Artist/Scholar Dr. Thomas DeFrantz will present a solo performance “Dancing Global Blackness.”

Presenter: Dr. Thomas DeFrantz

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biology. What is the Difference, Which to Choose, and Why?

Steffe Hall, Room B-102

The Biochemistry Program will provide a comparison of the Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry major. Discussions will also highlight course selection challenges students face in their 3rd and 4th year.

Presenter: Professor Ivelitza Garcia and Affiliated faculty

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Data and Statistics Wrangling for Biology Compers

Steffe Hall, Room B-108

Getting started with your comp? Not sure how many replicates you need? Don’t know how to organize your data? No idea how you’re going to analyze your data? Already have data? Not sure what to do with it? Biology Department to the rescue! We’re holding a statistics session to help with both experimental design and data analysis (both planning and execution). Get help now and reduce your stress next semester!

Presenter: Biology Faculty

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Make History this Summer

Campus Center, Room 301-302

Interested in history? Come hear current history majors speak about their recent summer research and internship experiences. Archives, museums, and national parks all offer opportunities to develop and apply skills in research and presentation. Meet fellow students and faculty while learning about a few of the ways that you can make history this summer.

Presenter: History Department Students and Faculty

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Global Health Studies Program Open House

Carr Hall, Room 120

The Global Health Studies (GHS) Program will host an open house for all students interested in learning more about the GHS major or minor. The open house will include a brief presentation to introduce the GHS faculty and review the major/minor requirements. Faculty will also be available to answer questions about the GHS curriculum, senior project, and experiential learning opportunities.

Presenter: Global Health Studies Steering Committee Members

Session 6

Time Event
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

The Good Place (Philosophy & Religious Studies)

Oddfellows Hall, Rooms 105-A, B and C

Gator Day should be a preparation for your future. What is that future? Happy? Harrowing? How do you prepare for it? Will it be the good place, or…? What is the good place? Where is it? To prepare yourself: at this event quaff lukewarm coffee and eat sugary treats to calm your frayed nerves; then face three challenges proposed by the assembled talents of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies to see if you can earn enough points to enter the Good Place and claim your official departmental swag.

Presenter: Philosophy & Religious Studies Students and Faculty