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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on January 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

Visit the Allegheny COVID-19 website for the latest updates regarding Allegheny’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Registration Deadlines

Posted on January 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

The add/drop deadline and credit/no credit deadline for all Module 1 courses is 5 p.m. Friday, January 22. Course registration via Self-Service will be closed temporarily, at 5 p.m. Friday, January 22, so that we can close the book on Module 1 enrollments. It will reopen on Monday morning, January 25, for students to continue to enroll in open and eligible full-semester or Module 2 classes. Please see here for the full academic calendar. Any student who is not enrolled for any courses by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 22, will be placed on a leave and will not be able to be enrolled in classes or be on campus for the Spring 2021 semester. Please do not wait until the last minute, as the deadline cannot be extended for any student.

Meet Virtually With Alumni for Career Conversations: 2/3

Posted on January 21, 2021 | Filed under Events

Juniors and Seniors – Career Education and Alumni Affairs have a great event for you. Confused about how to land a job or an internship? Anxious about the transition to life beyond AC and all that might entail? (Adulting) Interested in connecting with alumni in your field of interest? Ms. Carmen Ellington, president of the Allegheny Alumni Council, and fellow Allegheny Alumni invite you to join them for Career Conversations on Wednesday, February 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join these dynamic alumni for small group breakout conversations related to the job/internship search and other topics of your interest (limited to 6 students per graduate/session). Read more…

Pelletier Library Hours

Posted on January 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be open as follows to resident students and local commuter students of the College, as well as College employees, provided they have completed the required COVID-19 testing protocols and observe appropriate precautions regarding face coverings and physical distancing. Through January 24: Library Closed; Jan. 25 – Feb. 17: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Feb. 18 – 22: Library Closed; Feb. 23 – 26: T-Th 8 a.m.-8 p.m., F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Feb. 27 – May 19: M-Th 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., F 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Please note: These hours are subject to change in accordance with guidelines from the Allegheny College Health Agency and state and federal agencies. Only Pelletier employees will have access when the library is closed.

Agenda Items for Faculty Meeting Due by 9 a.m. Monday: 1/25

Posted on January 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

Items to be included in the notice of the January 28 Faculty Meeting should be sent to Faculty Secretary Margaret Nelson (mnelson@allegheny.edu) by 9 a.m. on Monday, January 25. Please include electronic versions of any reports or documents associated with your agenda item, as well as suggested text for any announcement. For questions regarding potential inclusion of new business items or reports on this or future agendas, please contact Margaret Nelson or Brad Hersh, faculty moderator.

Campus Center Hours Clarification

Posted on January 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

The reduced Campus Center building hours FOR THOSE APPROVED TO BE ON CAMPUS are: January 21 through February 16: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; beginning February 17 the building will be open daily 6 a.m. to midnight.

Sign Up for the 2021 Econ Games Information Session

Posted on January 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College will join 22 colleges and universities participating in this year’s Econ Games on March 12. The Econ Games are an experiential learning experience frequently referred to as “an internship in a day” for participating students. This year, the competition will be held virtually the first week in March with additional networking and development opportunities throughout February. Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Kathryn Bender and the Womxn in Business and Economics Club will lead the way recruiting students from all majors to participate in this data analytics and research event designed to help students solve real-world problems. Read more…

Limited Writing Consultant Support During Module 1

Posted on January 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

Due to restrictions on student employment during Module 1, the writing consultant staff will only be able to offer limited assistance to writers on a first-come, first-served basis from Tuesday, January 19 through Monday, February 8. Writers seeking assistance should check the Learning Commons website or email ACWritingConsultant1@allegheny.edu.

Campus Center Building Hours

Posted on January 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

The reduced Campus Center building hours are: January 18: 7 am–6 pm; January 19 through February 16: 7 am–5 pm; beginning February 17 the building will be open daily 6 am–midnight.

Parkhurst Marketing Intern

Posted on January 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst Dining is seeking a Marketing Intern for Spring semester. Job duties include assisting our Parkhurst team on campus with the development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives aimed at creating exciting food experiences and showcasing our Parkhurst philosophy to the campus community. Experience managing social media pages and event planning is preferred. This is a paid position and not considered work study. Email your resume to slang@allegheny.edu to apply!

People & Places Deadline: 1/22

Posted on January 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next People & Places, which reports on the professional activities of members of the College community and highlights student achievements, is Friday, Jan. 22. Please submit items here.

Registration Updates for Spring 2021

Posted on January 14, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please see the Registrar’s webpage for important information about Spring 2021. Due to the modular structure of the semester, many things are going to be DIFFERENT from previous Spring semesters.

There are multiple add/drop deadlines for Spring 2021!! — January 22 for Module 1, February 2 for full semester senior projects, March 4 for Module 2 and 2A, and April 15 for Module 2B.

There are two overload deadlines for Spring 2021!! — noon on January 21 for Module 1 and noon on March 3 for Module 2.

Seniors: Check your Senior Project Registration!!

Signature Consent vs. Add Authorization in Self-Service — If your course has started, then faculty will use “Add Authorization” to add students; If your course has not started, then either the student can add if the class is open and they are eligible OR faculty will need to use “Signature Consent” to add students.

Contact registrar@allegheny.edu if you have questions.

MLK Week 2021 Programming: Mentorship, Leadership, and Kindness

Posted on January 14, 2021 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College will host a series of events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the week of January 18, 2021. The theme of the week’s programming is “Mentorship, Leadership, and Kindness.” Visit the IDEAS Center website for the schedule and check your Allegheny email for more information and Zoom links for events.

Transition from WebAdvisor to Self-Service

Posted on January 13, 2021 | Filed under General News

We continue to transition functionality from WebAdvisor to Self-Service. At this point, more functionality is available in Self-Service than in WebAdvisor, so it’s the right time to use Self-Service as the entry point instead of WebAdvisor. The link at the top of My Allegheny has changed from WebAdvisor to Self-Service, and LITS encourages you to access Self-Service for things you may have previously accessed through WebAdvisor. If the function is still only available in WebAdvisor, there is a link within Self-Service to take you back to WebAdvisor. The menus along the left side of the Self-Service page will have those links. Plans to transition the remaining WebAdvisor interfaces to Self-Service are underway.

Resident Advisor (RA) Staff Applications and Info Sessions

Posted on January 13, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Office of Residence Life is offering an exciting opportunity for students to gain and utilize leadership, creative, and interpersonal skills for the betterment of residential communities. Students may apply to be a Resident Advisor (RA) here: https://forms.gle/7JQBWmrN35CFnTee9.
Prospective RAs and current RAs should use the same form for application. Prospective RAs should plan on attending at least one Information Session; dates and meeting links are below.

RA Info Session #1
Thursday, January 21, 1:00 – 2:00pm
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RA Info Session #2
Thursday, January 21, 7:00 – 8:00pm
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RA Info Session #3
Friday, January 22, 12:00 – 1:00pm
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Students who would like to receive a Google Calendar notification about the Info Sessions can email reslife@allegheny.edu to request it.

Spring 2021 Colleagues of Color Virtual Meetups

Posted on January 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Office of Institutional Diversity cordially invites all Allegheny College BIPOC employees to attend the Colleagues of Color Virtual Meetups being held during the Spring 2021 semester. The meetups are taking place via Google Meet from 1 pm to 2 pm ET on the following dates:

Friday, 1/22
Friday, 2/19
Friday, 3/19
Friday, 4/16
Friday, 5/7

Drop in at any meetup for a few minutes or the entire hour and take a moment to connect with others. For the meeting link or more information about the Colleagues of Color employee group, please contact Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity, via email at kdukes@allegheny.edu or phone at (814) 332-2724.

Faculty & Administrators — Fulbright Scholar Information Session: 1/25

Posted on January 11, 2021 | Filed under Events

Michelle Bolourchi and colleagues with the Institute for International Education (IIE) will be presenting a live Allegheny College-Fulbright U.S. Scholar information session from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 25. Fulbright program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application and selection process, and answer your questions. Faculty and administrators are welcome to register for this event here. Allegheny faculty and administrators interested in the Fulbright program are also invited to speak directly with one of the campus liaisons: Diana Brautigam, Patrick Jackson or Terry Bensel.

Apply To Live in the Max Kade Language Houses by 1/31

Posted on January 11, 2021 | Filed under Events

The application period has opened for residence in the Max Kade International Houses in academic year 2021-22. Each of the houses offers a dynamic living and learning environment focusing on a world language and culture taught at Allegheny — Arabic/MENA, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. There is also an International House that does not have a language immersion component. The “houses” are actually fully furnished 5-person apartments in wing C of North Village I, featuring single rooms, two full baths, and generous kitchen and common areas. To help defray the cost, additional financial aid of up to $1,000 may be available to students who qualify through FAFSA (except for International House). Please note that you do not need to be a language major or minor to qualify. More detailed information and a link to the application is available here. The deadline is January 31, so apply today!

Employees: Call for Gator Licensed Drivers

Posted on January 10, 2021 | Filed under General News

Once again Student Life is establishing a pool of Allegheny Gator-licensed employees to assist with transporting students locally, to temporary on-campus residences and to/from local hotels. Transports are typically not known until hours before the transport is needed. A 12-passenger motor pool van and appropriate facial coverings will be provided for the transports. Please consider volunteering for this necessary and important service at your earliest convenience, however by Monday, February 15 at the latest. In establishing a pool of drivers, the goal is for transports to be spread among many. Additional questions may be directed to Tricha Young at tyoung@allegheny.edu. If interested in assisting, please register here.

Special Interest Housing Application Due 2/1

Posted on January 10, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Special Interest Housing Program provides a unique living opportunity in the College-owned houses and pods in Ravine. The goal of the program is to offer students a chance to enhance their curricular and co-curricular interests while living with students with similar interests. The areas of interest have ranged from religious affiliation, ethnic and cultural expression, support for animals, and music genres. These communities are required to offer service and educational programming for the Allegheny College community. Please fill out the SIH form by Feb. 1, 2021

For All College Employees and Student Employees

Posted on January 6, 2021 | Filed under General News

You can now elect to consent to receive your W-2 forms (for employees and students) and/or your 1095 forms (for employees only) by electronic delivery. What this means for you is that you no longer need to wait to receive your tax forms in the postal mail. Once the College releases your tax information, you can access the forms immediately and if forms are lost during the tax season, they can easily be reprinted using the same process. If interested, log into Employee Self-Service. Click on the “Tax Information” tile. Click the button that says to “receive in electronic format” and hit “save”. Please note and don’t forget: Employees ONLY will need to do this process twice – once for their W-2s and once for their 1095s. As mentioned, once the College releases tax information (before the end of January for W-2s and shortly thereafter for 1095s), you can log into Employee Self-Service, access the “Tax Information” tile and print out your tax forms. You will receive an email letting you know when the forms are available.

Winners of the 2020 Financial Literacy Challenge

Posted on January 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

Congratulations to the following students for their success in the 2020 Financial Literacy Challenge:
First Place – Christian Lussier
Second Place – Savannah Hunt
Third Place – Alexandra Heinle and Olivia Blakeslee (Tie)
Due to Covid-19, this year’s event was held virtually. A total of 23 students participated and each created a personal financial budget and investing plan appropriate for a recent college graduate. Students submitted their written plans in advance to the panel of judges who met virtually on December 19 to evaluate each plan according to the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA®) criteria for excellence in financial planning. Students winners were awarded a total of $5,000 in prizes and trophies. These top four finishers will enter the March 2021 CFA Collegiate Personal Financial Planning Competition in Pittsburgh. The Financial Literacy Challenge is hosted by the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics. For more information, click here.

G Suite Enterprise for Education

Posted on January 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

LITS has implemented G Suite Enterprise for Education for all employees of Allegheny College. Enterprise for Education provides employees with access to enhanced features in many Google services and restores some previously available features. Enhanced features in Google Meet include attendance reports, breakout rooms, polling, Q&A, larger meetings (up to 250 participants), unlimited meeting length, and more. Other enhanced services include Google Cloud Search, Originality Reports in Google Classroom, and additional security features to assist the LITS staff with protecting your data. Google is actively positioning its tools for education, and LITS expects regular updates and new features. If you have questions about how to use these enhanced features, please email the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu or call us at 814-332-3768.

Mailing Services

Posted on January 3, 2021 | Filed under General News

All mailing services (pickup, purchase postage, package drop off, etc.) are by reservation only. You may access next day reservations here. In our continuing efforts to minimize personal contact, we ask that pickups be limited to one person per building per day and fewer days per week if at all possible. We will receive USPS mail from the Meadville Post Office on Mondays and Thursdays. Thank you and we at Gator Post/Print and the Merriman Bookstore wish you all a happy and healthy 2021.

Suggestions for Managing Phones Over Vacation and Furlough

Posted on December 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

So that LITS can provide appropriate support to employees on furlough or vacation, we encourage employees to consider how they want to manage their office phones well in advance of their expected absence. Given the potential number of requests and the time required for LITS to manage more complex requests, we cannot promise to complete without several days notice.
We ask that the community consider these three options:
1. Change your outgoing voicemail greeting to indicate you are out. This can be done off-campus, and we strongly recommend this solution. Your voicemail can include a suggested alternative number for those callers needing an immediate response.
2. Go to your office and follow these steps to forward your line to another number.
3. Put in a ticket and LITS will set up forwarding of your line to another line in your office or to a colleague’s extension. Please allow at least 3 business days to process your request. We request that this option be reserved for phones that handle all incoming calls for a department, such as those of office managers. Read more…

Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Cohort Application Deadline Extended

Posted on December 13, 2020 | Filed under Events

The call for applications for the Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Development Cohort has been extended to January 29, 2021. Faculty members who are teaching FS102 in the Spring 2022 or faculty who have a specific class (new or existing) or community project in mind are encouraged to apply. Participants will receive a $500 stipend. The commitment will be to attend monthly virtual workshops starting in February where you will have the opportunity to workshop your ideas alongside other faculty and Meadville community partners. Click here for the application and additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Paulson (CEL Faculty Mentor): lpaulson@allegheny.edu or Dave Roncolato (Director of Civic Engagement): droncola@allegheny.edu.

Attention Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Services Tax (LST)

Posted on December 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2021 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services Tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year, as your 2020 exemption will not apply for 2021. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Murray Hall, Room 105, or it can be mailed to Christine Cramer, Human Resources Office, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA, 16335, prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2021 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2021 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 332-4792.

INTDS Symposium, “In Times of Crisis and Change”

Posted on December 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

Faculty, teaching colleagues, and students: there is still time to participate in the all-campus, virtual interdisciplinary symposium, “In Times of Crisis and Change: Reimagining the World Anew.” If you are teaching/taking a course or pursuing an independent study in Fall 2020 or Module 1 of 2021 that examines the overlapping global public health crisis and (or) systemic racism–from any discipline or interdisciplinary perspective, you are invited to share your work with the community through this online event. Students are asked to submit their research posters, podcasts, and videos using this form by Feb. 15. For more information (including signing up for continued communications), email Barbara Shaw, Director of Interdisciplinarity (bshaw@allegheny.edu), Aimee Knupsky, Director of URSCA (aknupsky@allegheny.edu, or Catharina Coenen, Director of Faculty Development (ccoenen@allegheny.edu).

Faculty and Administrators – GLAA Speakers Bureau

Posted on December 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Alliance Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is a database of faculty and administrators at GLAA institutions that are willing to offer lectures, serve on panels, or contribute in other ways to discussions of pressing global issues on our campuses. You can view the current list of available speakers here, and faculty and administrators can add their name and information to the database through this online form. Questions can be directed to Associate Provost Terry Bensel in the Gateway.

The Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series Hosted Virtually This Year

Posted on September 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Academic Support Committee (ASC) would like to welcome the College community to the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture series (FLS) which will be hosted virtually this academic year. FLS talks will be presented on live Zoom webinar with moderated Q&A. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Invitations are also being sent out to alumni to attend FLS talks this year. All FLS dates and speaker information along with Zoom webinar link for the ’20 – ’21 academic year can be found here. The first FLS talk is on Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. by Dr. Alexis Hart (Department of English). More information on her talk can be found here. Any questions about the FLS can be sent to ASC Chair Monali Chowdhury at mchowdhury@allegheny.edu

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity; please note that submitting an item does not guarantee that it will be published. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or rstanley@allegheny.edu.