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Seniors: Last Chance to Register for Senior Class Gift Donor Reception: 5/1

Posted on April 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

To recognize and thank the members of the Class of 2019 who have generously supported the Senior Class Gift, all donors are invited to attend the Senior Class Gift Donor Recognition Reception with President Mullen in the Tippie Alumni Center on Monday, May 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you haven’t yet participated in the Senior Class Gift, please click here to make your gift and register for the reception. Please contact Lauren Kennedy at with any questions.

Music Department Presents Opera Scenes: 4/27

Posted on April 25, 2019 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny Chamber Singers: Alison Celigoi, Julia Harkin, Abigail Johnson, Sadie Longo, Nicholas Viall, and Emma Weissenfels, will present Opera Scenes from La Gioconda, Hansel and Gretel, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Beggar’s Opera, Les contes d’Hoffmann, The Old Maid and the Thief and Manon Lescaut at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Ford Memorial Chapel. They will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Ward Jamison with narration by Carol Niblock and Vicki Jamison.

India EL Fundraiser: 4/27

Posted on April 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please join the India EL team this Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in GFC for homemade chai, baked goods, henna and traditional Indian dancing. We’re looking to have fun and share what we’ve learned about Indian culture this semester with the rest of our peers.

Letter Making With GFC

Posted on April 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

Lack of Grounds For Change merch getting you down? Come to GFC this Friday, April 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. and make your very own merch to wear on campus. Shirts, fabrics, irons, etc supplied by GFC. Coffee will be provided as well. Join GFC’s very own letter-making experts Katie Zemaitis, Luis Mendoza and Sam Gallagher.

Craft Corner–Hodgepodge: 4/26-29

Posted on April 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Game Room will host the last craft of the semester beginning Friday, April 26, at noon and extending through Monday, April 29. A hodgepodge of leftover crafts, and a few new items, including wooden block cubes, ceramic tiles, photo frames, wooden spheres, and more will be available. Take a break from studying and make something fun to take home.

Joan Chittister’s “Radical Spirit”: 4/29

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under Events

Joan Chittister, one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time, will speak on “Radical Spirit” in Ford Chapel on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Chittister is a much sought-after speaker who bridges all religions and a best-selling author of more than 50 books. In her talk “Radical Spirit,” she offers insights from the Benedictine tradition as a guide in this time of contradictory values and social upheaval. The lecture is offered in honor of Jim and Mari Mullen, and is supported by the Harry C. Winslow and Madeleine King Winslow Ecumenical Fund and by the William Beazell Memorial Fund.

Civic Symphony Concert: 4/27

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny College Civic Symphony, conducted by Dr. Jennifer Dearden, will perform its spring concert on Saturday, April 27, at 3:15 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The orchestra will perform several works all related to this semester’s theme: Nature. Faculty violin soloist Christina Brice Dolanc will perform a movement of Vivaldi’s famous “Summer” concerto, and other works on the concert depict the great Blue Danube river, the beautiful colors of a sunset, and a terrifying storm.

Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert: 4/29

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny College Percussion Ensemble will perform their annual spring concert on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. on the stage of Shafer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Audience seating will be on the Shafer Auditorium stage. The performance repertoire includes, “Sabre Dance,” “Samba Macabre,” “Loose Change,” “Introduction & March,” “Deep River,” “Three Brothers,” “Overture for Percussion Ensemble,” and “African Beat.” The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Stephen F. Corsi.

Scholars Symposium: Keynote Session Student Speakers Announced

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

On Tuesday, April 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. the Keynote Session of the Richard J. Cook — Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium will be held in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. The student presenters will include Camila Gomez representing International Studies, Katharine Hubert representing Music, and Griffin Sullivan representing Economics. Plus, we will recognize Elisia Wright who had her work with Professor Janyl Jumadinova selected to present at the CUR Posters on the Hill event this year. Finally, the recipients of the 2019 Pelletier Undergraduate Research Awards will be announced. We hope you will join us to hear about some fantastic senior projects. More information about the events of Scholars Symposium day (including details of the three student presentations at the Keynote session) can be found at the website here.

Clay, Climate, and Conversation: The Age of US … a Story Circle: 4/30

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under Events

Please join us on April 30 (Cook-Lahti Symposium) for a hands-on, arts-focused activity using clay to shape stories and share ideas about the climate and natural world. The session will take place in Campus Center 301/302 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student facilitators include: Laura Boswell, Candace Burkhammer, Chloe Castle, Alton Caylor, Uma Duaret Esgalhado, Benjamin Gantrish, Karen Gauriloff, Kathryn Haney, Louisa Molin, Emma Peterman, Sophia Ramsey, Joshua Rossmiller, Alana Sabol, Gabby Sadej, Madison Sherman, and Xuyang, Zhang.

Parkhurst Team Member Appreciation Day: 4/25

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst Dining Services will be holding a Team Member Appreciation Day Thursday, April 25. On Thursday afternoon from 2:20 until 3:40 p.m. McKinley’s will be closed so that all team members may attend their celebration party and awards ceremony. Please plan accordingly and if you get a chance, thank a team member.

Faculty Delivery Ending: 4/26

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Friday, April 26, will be the last day for faculty delivery and pickup from Pelletier Library.

End of Year Transportation to Airport

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

ASG and Student Leadership & Involvement are sponsoring End of Year Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport, Cleveland airport and Megabus. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by Tuesday, May 3 by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Commencement Child Care

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Child Care for commencement will be provided at the Meadville Children’s Center in the Odd Fellows Building from noon to 6 p.m. on May 11. Child Care staff will ask you to fill out an emergency form when you drop off your child(ren). The deadline to register is May 3. Please register here.

Vector Tabling: 4/29

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Case Kunick, Allegheny Class of ’11, will be on campus to hire students to work for Cutco, Vector Marketing’s parent organization, to sell knives over the summer. He will be in the Campus Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29. The minimum compensation is $17.25 per appointment. Stop in to speak with Case if you’re interested.

Free Ice Cream: 4/25

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

The ASG Class of 2020 is hosting a “Speak Your Voice” event in the Campus Center lobby on Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. with free ice cream. All you need to do is write down one way YOU would improve Allegheny College.

End of the Semester Cookout: 4/25

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Come and join the Astronomy Club on Thursday, April 25, as we celebrate the warming weather, clearer skies, and end of the semester. There will be a cookout on the Gator Quad outside of the Campus Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by for the a bite underneath the light of our nearest star.

Executive Board Positions Open

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Clay Club is looking for executive board members for the 2019-2020 school year. Contact Alaina Duessel at: for more information about these amazing opportunities.

Big Talk–Coffee and Conversations at Tarot Bean: 4/27

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Come to Tarot Bean Roasting Co. (252 Chestnut St.) anytime from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, to enjoy coffee and genuine conversation. Meet someone new or connect with an old friend while skipping the small talk and jumping into deeper, more meaningful conversations. This event is open to both the campus and the greater Meadville community, all are encouraged to attend. This event is inspired by Kalina Silverman’s TED Talk and is sponsored by Positive Deviance. If you have questions, contact If you would like to walk down/carpool with us, meet at the Campus Center parking lot (outside of the third floor of the CC) at 1:45 p.m.

Please Return Any Admissions Umbrellas

Posted on April 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.” If you borrowed an umbrella from the 454 House please return it to the holders by either door as soon as possible. Our supply is getting low, we continue to welcome visitors daily and Open House is this Saturday! Thank you.

Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed for Late Night Breakfast: 5/1

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under Events

Parkhurst is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to help out with Late Night Breakfast Wednesday, May 1, from 10 to 11:30 p.m. in Brooks Dining Hall. Contact Stephanie Lang ( to sign up or if you have questions.

Intramural Sports Survey

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Intramural Sports wants to hear from you. We are taking a brief survey that will take less than five minutes, asking what sporting events you would like on campus next year. Some of the options are spikeball, kickball, capture the flag and more! You can also suggest new ideas. By completing this survey you will be put into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Celebrations and Concerns Deadline: 4/29

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Monday, April 29. Employee personal news such as births, marriages, personal achievement, and serious illness or death within the immediate family may be submitted by contacting Jane Ellen Nickell (ext. 2800 or ) or by using this form. To receive the monthly email, use this form.

Christian Life Cookout: 4/28

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Members of Allegheny’s Christian community will be hosting their annual cookout at Robertson Pavilion on Sunday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. This event is open to all Allegheny students and employees. Food, including vegetarian options, will be provided. To assist with planning, faculty and staff who plan to bring family members should contact Spiritual and Religious Life at or 332-2800 by Friday at noon.

Housing Wait List Now Available

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The housing selection process for returning students is now complete. If you were not able to select your most desired housing option, please complete the Housing Wait List Form by May 1. As options become available over summer, Residence Life will reach out to students via their Allegheny email. If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life (

Attend the Zingale Big Idea Competition Final Round on Saturday: 4/27

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under Events

Allegheny’s Center for Business and Economics is hosting the Zingale Big Idea Competition championship-round judging at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Quigley Auditorium. The 13th annual business pitch competition emulates the experiences seen on the popular CNBC broadcast “Shark Tank.” Hosted by entrepreneur in residence Chris Allison ’83, the contest features pre-registered aspiring entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated a preliminary round of judging and are invited back. They will each give a 20-minute pitch to a distinguished panel of judges. Join us on Saturday to support our student teams, discover some really terrific Big Ideas, and see who will take home the $5,000 first prize! The final awards presentation will be at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday. For additional information, contact event co-coordinator Sarah Holt at

2019 Senior Student Athlete Awards Celebration: 4/30

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under Events

The members of the Department of Athletics invite the Allegheny College community to the 2019 Senior Student-Athlete Awards Celebration. This year the event will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond P. Shafer Auditorium. We encourage all faculty, staff, administrators and friends of the department to join us as we look back at the outstanding accomplishments by our student-athletes this year, in addition to celebrating the four-year careers of the senior class. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nikki Newman at (814) 332-2154.

Scholars Symposium One Week Away: 4/30

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The third annual Richard J. Cook–Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium is just one week away and will be held on Tuesday, April 30. The events for the day are finalized and can be found at the Scholars Symposium website. Of particular note, please see the Student Spotlight session (from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) which will include a Poster Session of classroom, independent study, and internship projects in the Campus Center Lobby, a facilitated conversation about climate change in the Campus Center 301/302, and the presentation of oral history projects in the Collaboratory of Pelletier library. And, this is a reminder that if you are a first or second year student who has questions about succeeding at Allegheny (e.g., declaring a major, finding an internship, getting involved in research, etc.), please consider attending the Mentor Breakfast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Campus Center lobby–you can RSVP here.

Honors Convocation: 4/30

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under Events

The Spring Honors Convocation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in Ford Memorial Chapel. The valedictorian for the Class of 2019 will address the gathering. Departments will award various student prizes, and the Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching will be announced. In addition, student awards for campus leadership, community service, and scholar athletes will be announced. The campus community is encouraged to attend to support their friends and colleagues.

Ramadan Accommodations

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Islamic month of Ramadan begins Sunday evening, May 5, and many Muslims will be fasting from food and drink from sunup to sundown. Students who need assistance arranging meals or rescheduling exams that occur late in the day should contact Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell at or 332-2800 by this Thursday, April 25.

Camp Counselor/Volunteer at Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Weeklong Sports Camp

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

Special Olympics of Crawford County is seeking volunteers to serve as coaches for a weeklong sports camp August 11-17 for those with intellectual disabilities. If you are interested in working with individuals with special needs, have a heart tuned to service, and enjoy being with people then this might just be a great opportunity for you. Volunteers need not be athletes themselves. Special Olympics Sports Camp is held at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania. Transportation is provided from Meadville to Sports Camp and back. If interested please contact Professor Geffen at or call 814-720-7089.

Wellness Calendar 4/22-28

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Weekly Wellness calendar offers final performances by musical ensembles and dance minors, the senior art show, and athletic contests. You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link.

Apply to Be on The Campus Staff

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Campus Newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2019 fall semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Co-Editor-in-Chief Lauren Trimber at, to receive an application or if you have any questions. Positions are available in features, news, opinion, science/international, sports, photo, web, video, and business. Prior experience in journalism or with InDesign is a plus but not required. Applications are due Wednesday, April 24.

Murals, Mill Run and More, Oh My! A Community Green Space in Downtown Meadville: 4/25

Posted on April 21, 2019 | Filed under Events

Interested in learning about the Arc of Crawford County’s plan for a green space in downtown Meadville? If so, please join us on Thursday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at the Arc – 222 Chestnut St., Meadville. Throughout the semester, Allegheny College students Rene Benoit ’20, Anna Calari ’19, Hunter McNutt ’21, Anna Campbell Sowden ’20, Brady Spaulding ’20, and Xuyang Zhang ’22 have been meeting with key stakeholders, researching best practices for placemaking, stream daylighting and stormwater innovations, and creating preliminary design concepts. The site, which is intended to provide a community venue where individuals from the Arc, and others from the wider community, can gather and form natural relationships through collaborative participation in arts, culture, and community events, will likely include gardens (edible and stormwater), raise awareness of Mill Run and the historical Mill Run Canal, and will also feature a series of murals on adjacent buildings. Additionally, the site will likely include a performance stage for music, poetry, performances and outdoor movies. Please join us, learn what we’ve been up to and what our next steps will be, and share your ideas.

Nominations for International Club Board

Posted on April 21, 2019 | Filed under General News

The International Club at Allegheny is accepting nominations for several executive board positions for the 2019-20 academic year. If interested, please complete the nomination form here. The form will close on Friday, April 26. If you have any questions, please email International club seeks to promote awareness of other cultures and areas of the world; encourage diversity among the student body; provide a support network for international students at Allegheny; and encourage understanding and positive interaction between international and domestic students.

Deadline for Submitting Pictures of Seniors: 5/1

Posted on April 21, 2019 | Filed under General News

Wednesday, May 1, is the deadline for submitting pictures of graduating seniors for the Baccalaureate slide show. The Senior Slide Show has been a tradition for many years at Allegheny, and we would like to include as many of our graduates as possible. The pictures should feature one or more seniors engaged in extracurricular activities. Please submit photos to

Graduating Seniors: What’s Next?

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please complete the First Destination Survey by answering up to 15 questions about where you are headed next. If you do so by May 8, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 VISA gift cards. The information gathered through this online questionnaire helps the College better understand and improve its programs. The results also are reported to organizations outside the College, impacting Allegheny’s national reputation. Click here to access the survey. Your password is your Allegheny student I.D. Please consider taking this survey in one sitting. Thank you for your help.

AAC and SAC Invite You to a Marketing Strategies Update: 4/25

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under Events

Please join us Thursday, April 25, at noon in the Tillotson Dining Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Trustee Gary Elliott ’72 will provide an overview of the work being done on our marketing strategies in partnership with College Relations to define more sharply Allegheny’s brand and increase its awareness and interest among the College’s key audiences. This work represents the next steps following the market research by the Art & Science Group. This will be a brown bag luncheon with desserts and beverages provided by the Office of the Provost.

Craft Corner–Frame Embellishing: 4/19-23

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Stop by the Game Room beginning at noon on Friday, April 19, and decorate a keepsake wooden frame. Materials including frames, wooden shapes, paint pens, Sharpies, markers, bling, and more will be available through April 23 as supplies last.

New Course for Fall 2019: ENGL 208 Professional Communication

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

ENGL 208 – Professional Communication is a study of practical communication in professional settings, including memos, letters, emails, presentations, reports, and proposals. Students will have an opportunity to hone their oral and written communication abilities, consider principles of document design, and discuss ethical, interpersonal, and intercultural aspects of communication in the workplace. This course fulfills HE and ME Distribution Requirements.

Summer Jobs at Physical Plant

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant still has some positions available for painters and grounds crew/general maintenance. Students who are available to work at least 28 hours a week are encouraged to apply. You must be enrolled in college (not necessarily Allegheny) in the fall for these positions. Please contact Physical Plant at 814-332-5378 or email for more information.

Short Course–Performance and Civic Life in the African Diaspora

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Black Studies and Dance & Movement Studies will host Professor Thomas DeFrantz in Fall 2019 to teach BLKST/DMS 191. The course will be an experiential introduction to dance as political resistance in the African diaspora. Content includes Black Performance Theory and explorations in Black dance. A solo performance by Professor Thomas DeFrantz during the residency will be examined as a current example of contemporary critical performance. Classes will meet the week of October 27, 2019 in the evening for two hours. Students will receive one credit C/NC based on attendance and participation, and the course will count toward elective credit for the DMS minor. Students can register through WebAdvisor.

2019-2020 Student Organization Storage

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Registration for the 2019-2020 student organization storage units in the Campus Center will open on Thursday, April 18, at 7 a.m. The 25 available storage units consist of 12 small units, 6 medium-sized units and 7 large units. The registration form link is here. If your organization is in need of storage for the coming year, plan to have a member complete the form.

Commencement Student Volunteer Positions Full

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

All Commencement student volunteer positions are full. We are still seeking staff/administration volunteers. Please email or call 814-332-3101.

Mock Trial Team Recruiting New Members for 2019-20

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Mock Trial team is recruiting new members for the 2019/2020 American Mock Trial Association competition season. Mock Trial is an academic team that incorporates acting and improv with legal skills and public speaking. There are opportunities to be an attorney or take on a role as witness. Join us to do some off-season prep before the criminal case problem is released August 15. Meetings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m., usually in Carr Hall. For more information, email Mock Trial president Bethany Schwartz at

Register for Student Summer Housing

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College offers on-campus traditional residence hall housing for current students for the period of time they are participating in one or more of the following: Allegheny College student employee; students completing a College-approved internship; Allegheny College research assistants; students enrolled in an affiliated local curricular/co-curricular-related course, program or study, and approved international students. The 2019 Summer housing rate is $10.60 per day/per person (inclusive of occupancy tax). The daily charge will begin the date of key pick up and end the date the key is returned. Payment Information is included on the registration form. Check in and check out is coordinated through the Office of Conference & Event Services located in Schultz Hall. Please fill out this form no later than May 1, 2019.

Employees: Approval for Students Who Need to Stay After May 8

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

The residence halls close on May 8 at noon for students (May 12 at noon for graduating seniors). If you oversee or supervise students who need to be on campus between May 8 at noon to May 16 for a college-related activity, please complete the Late Stay Request Form. You do not need to complete this form for students who are staying on-campus for the summer (after May 16); those students should complete the Summer Housing Form when it becomes available. Please contact Residence Life (, Ext. 3865) if you have any questions.

Interdisciplinary Course on Emotion

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Preparing for Fall 2019 Classes? Consider an interdisciplinary course. INTDS 314 Cognitive Humanities: Contagious Emotions team-taught by Professor Knupsky (psychology) and Professor Caballero (English). The course can count as psych 300/400 level credit, neuro upper level credit, or English 300 level credit. There are no prerequisites; it is appropriate for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in any major. Read more…

Free Breakfast Plus Great Advice: 4/30

Posted on April 9, 2019 | Filed under Events

Are you a first or second year student interested in opportunities to engage in research, internships, civic engagement, or other Allegheny opportunities like these? Would you like to talk with students, faculty, or staff who have participated in such opportunities in the past? If so, please apply to attend the Scholars Symposium Mentor Breakfast on Tuesday, April 30. The Mentor Breakfast is a casual, catered breakfast where first-year and second-year students can mingle and talk with seniors, professors, and Gateway representatives about how to get involved in these opportunities at Allegheny. Because breakfast will be provided and we want to have a sufficient number of mentors available, this is an RSVP event. If you are interested in participation, please fill out the Google Form no later than Monday, April 22, by 5 p.m. To find out more about all the events on Scholars Symposium day, check out the website or contact Professor Aimee Knupsky, Director of URSCA, at

Loop Schedule Change

Posted on April 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Loop will slightly alter its schedule for the rest of the semester on Wednesdays only. Starting Wednesday, April 10, the Loop will end at 11 p.m. The weekend routes and times will remain the same, the only change will be on Wednesdays which will end at 11 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ASG at or SLI at