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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

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

Auditions for “Proof” – Monday, 10/25 and Tuesday, 10/26

Posted on October 21, 2021 | Filed under Events

Auditions for the Playshop Theatre’s “Proof” will be held 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday, October 25 and 6-8 pm. on Tuesday, October 26 in 107 Vukovich Center. There is nothing to prepare in advance; auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Love, reconciliation, and the beauty of mathematics collide in David Auburn’s touching Pulitzer and Tony-winning drama “Proof.” A brilliant play about family legacies, illness, and our potential to make peace with our past. The play features two men and two women characters; one of the women’s parts has been cast (Catherine). We encourage gender non-conforming performers to audition for (the) role(s) with which they most identify. The play will rehearse across January and February; production dates are February 24-27. Copies of the play are on reserve at Pelletier Library. For further information, please contact Mark Cosdon at mcosdon@allegheny.edu.

Jordanian Ambassador to the US will be giving a talk to Allegheny Students: 10/27

Posted on October 21, 2021 | Filed under Events

Ambassador Dina Kawar of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the US will be giving a Zoom Talk to Allegheny students next Wednesday, October 27th from 12:40-1:30 in Quigley Hall. The title of the talk is “Jordan-US Relations, Flux of Refugees, and Water Scarcity in Jordan.” Ambassador Kawar will also be taking questions from students. Lunch will be provided. Please come to this exciting event that will not only focus on the MENA region but critical global issues! For any questions, please contact Sami Alkyam at salkyam@allegheny.edu

Dumbledore’s Army Halloween Party: 10/23

Posted on October 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

The DA Halloween Party is happening on Saturday, October 23rd from 7-10 in Schultz Banquet Hall! There will be food, face painting, music, a costume contest with prizes, and even a pinata with everyone’s favorite author on it. Come join us for a fun-filled night of tricks and treats! Bring yourself, your costume (if you want!), and your friends!

Resident Advisor Applications for Spring Due 11/5

Posted on October 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

Want to become a Resident Advisor (RA)? Residence Life is seeking students who are interested in gaining leadership experience, building a community in the residence halls, and creating positive change on campus. Compensation includes your room and a stipend every semester! Questions? Email reslife@allegheny.edu. Find the application here until November 5th.

WGSS Gallery Night: 10/26

Posted on October 20, 2021 | Filed under Events

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program is delighted to host an evening of conversation in the Allegheny Art Galleries. Please join us for appetizers and refreshments in the exhibition Prune After Bloom on Tuesday, October 26, 5:30-7:00 pm. Already involved with WGSS? Not involved but want to learn more? All employees and students are welcome! The Art Galleries are located on the first floor of Doane Hall of Art, adjacent to the Campus Center.

The Sycamore-TODAY!!

Posted on October 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join us at The Sycamore TODAY, Thursday, October 21st from 4:30-9:30 pm, located in Reis Hall. Faculty, Staff, Administration, and Students (all ages) are all welcome! An Allegheny ID is required to enter.

There will be a DJ, food available for purchase through the GET app (or by credit card), and beverages (soda, beer, wine, specialty cocktails and mocktails) available for cash or credit. Halloween party starts at 6, judging for best costume is at 9:00 pm. Purchase of alcohol requires proper ID (age 21 and over).

10/22 Game Room Craft Corner: Halloween Popsicle Stick Decorations!

Posted on October 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

Swing by the Game Room to make a Halloween popsicle stick craft! Decorate your room for the season with this super cute craft. Craft will be available starting Friday the 22nd until Sunday at Midnight while supplies last.

Having Wifi Problems?

Posted on October 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

If you have been having consistent Wifi problems, please report the issue on this new Google Form created by ASG and the LITS department. By providing LITS with specific information, they can better gauge problem areas and try to make improvements for your Wifi!

Recycle Your Magazines

Posted on October 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

A Magazine Recycle Station has been placed in the Campus Center’s third floor Southwest Lounge. If you have recent magazines you are willing to donate for inclusion in the recycle station, please deliver the magazines to the Student Life Suite, or place them in campus mail addressed to Student Life, Box H. Questions? Email sli@allegheny.edu.

The Writing Accountability Group (WAG) will hold its second session this Saturday, 10/23

Posted on October 19, 2021 | Filed under Events

The Writing Accountability Group (WAG) will hold its second session this coming Saturday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in Carr 238.

This session is full, but new participants can sign up for future sessions. As a reminder, this program consists of a series of once-a-month meetings on campus that will provide participants with dedicated time to write academic pieces for publication. Additional information is available in this document.

Each meeting is limited to 10 participants, with spots assigned on a first come, first served basis. To participate, please complete this form. Participants may choose to sign up for a half day (9-12 or 1-4) or full day (9-4), with lunch provided between sessions.

This group is co-sponsored by the Provost and the Director of Faculty Development. Please contact Pam Runestad (prunestad@allegheny.edu) or Rosita Scerbo (rscerbo@allegheny.edu) with any questions.

Orchesis: The Revival

Posted on October 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

Hey Gators! Ready for an exciting weekend? Well, you know Orchesis is! “Orchesis: The Revival” is this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Shafer Auditorium. Thursday start time is 7 pm & Friday and Saturday start times are 8 pm. Get ready for some loud music and hardcore cheering! Masks will be handed out upon entrance for those wishing to see the performance. There will also be rose and carnation grams available to purchase outside of the theater before each show. On their own, roses are three dollars and carnations are two. If you would like to add a message to the flower, it will be an additional dollar. We hope to see you there!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast: 10/22 & 10/23

Posted on October 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join SET and GAP in the CC lobby at 10 PM on October 22 and 23 for a shadow cast of Halloween cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Admission is free and costumes are highly encouraged. Let’s do the time warp again!

Celebrations & Concerns Deadline: 10/26

Posted on October 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the fall semester issue of the employee newsletter Celebrations and Concerns is Tuesday, October 26. Faculty and staff may use this form to submit employee personal news, such as marriages, births, or the death of close family members that have occurred since the last spring issue. To receive Celebrations and Concerns, use this form.

Forest Safety and Awareness

Posted on October 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please be aware that the Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons have started. Many of you may not be familiar with this activity. Therefore, we want to make you aware that if you are in the forests in and around Crawford County, you may encounter hunters. Please wear bright clothing, such as fluorescent orange, if you are performing activities in the woods. This will enable others to see you clearly and not mistake you for wildlife. Allegheny’s Environmental Research Reserve, the Bousson Forest, is not open to hunting; however, we suggest you wear bright clothing in that area as well in the event that you encounter folks who have inadvertently crossed the property line.
Questions regarding this message can be directed to Public Safety at (814) 332-3357.

Spring 2022 Module 1 Classes Are In Person

Posted on October 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Registrar’s Office would like to remind all students and faculty that, per President Link’s announcement of March 24, our entire academic year is being held in person, including Module 1 of the Spring 2022 semester. Students should review the email from the Registrar (sent October 11 or 12) for further information about registration.

Faculty: Deadline for Leave and Funding Requests is 11/1

Posted on October 18, 2021 | Filed under Events

The Academic Support Committee (ASC) reminds faculty that the fall semester deadline for leave or funding applications is November 1st. All faculty planning a sabbatical or pre-tenure leave for the 2022-23 academic year must apply by this deadline. Please note that, effective Fall 2021, the ASC submission forms have changed. In particular, there are now separate application forms for leave requests, funding requests, and submission of letters of support; see the ASC webpage for links to the forms and additional details. Please contact ASC Chair, Dan Willey or Director of Faculty Development Rachel Weir with any questions.

Study Away in Israel

Posted on October 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Maytum Center for Student Success and the Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability invite you to learn more about study away in Israel with the Arava Institute. A representative from the Arava Institute will have a table in the Campus Center Lobby on Tuesday, October 19th from 12-1 PM and Wednesday, October 20th from 12:30-1:30 PM. With a student body that includes Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and participants from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Educational Wetland Blog

Posted on October 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in learning about wetlands? Check out this educational wetland blog: Robin’s Ribbiting Wetland Wonders written by ESS student Robin Forsha for her senior comp. Find out about the cool critters and plants that she observes at a small wetland by the tennis courts at Robertson. She presents her wetland observations in the form of descriptive writing, images, and videos in weekly blog posts that provide educational information about wetland topics. You can enter your email on her blog page to receive updates for each new post. So far she has covered topics including amphibians, insects, birds, insects, and water. This week she will be posting about mammals at the wetland. Follow this blog to read about the cool topics to come!

Please send us your photos!

Posted on October 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

To showcase the endless talent of our campus community, we invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus. Submissions may be featured in future online and/or print publications. If you would like the College to consider using your images of our beautiful campus, please upload them here.

September Pay Checks for Student Employment

Posted on October 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Unfortunately, there was a glitch in the system that caused students who had direct deposit set up last year, to have a paper check sent to their student mailbox for the October 15th payroll. Students can expect that this will be resolved before the November pay cycle. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Looking for Fitness Instructors

Posted on October 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

If you are interested in teaching a fitness class and you have your certification, please contact Jared Luteran at jluteran@allegheny.edu or 814-332-2809. You can be a student or a college employee. We have a spin room and a large dance/fitness studio available.

Battle of the Classes — Penny Wars for St. James Haven: 10/18–10/22

Posted on October 14, 2021 | Filed under General News

Want to prove that your class year is the best and help people at the same time? To do so, participate in Penny Wars, a fundraising event sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega to help support St. James Haven! The Haven is a temporary shelter for men in Meadville that provides housing for up to 14 men per night. To participate, check out our tables in the Campus Center and Brooks every day next week from noon–1 pm (10/18-10/22)! The rules for Penny Wars will be located at each tabling event. Please feel free to reach out to Faythe Schulte, schultef@allegheny.edu, with any questions.

Bookstore Hours October 16, 2021

Posted on October 13, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Bookstore will welcome customers from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Campus Center on Saturday, October 16, 2021. We also invite you to visit us at the Gator Gear on the Go merchandise trailer from 12:30 – 4:30 which will be set up near Bentley Hall.

Spring 2022: Marine Biology (Bio 290)

Posted on October 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in marine biology? Do you need to take Bio 220 for your major or minor? Dr. Whitenack is offering Bio 290 Marine Biology in Spring 2022 (Module 2). This course will examine many of the same topics as Bio 220, but with a focus on the marine realm. This course is geared toward students who are not pre-health and is appropriate for Biology and ESS majors and minors. Interested students should fill out this Google Form by November 1, as there are only 15 seats available and this is a signature course. Bio 290 will be counted as a substitution for the Bio 220 requirement for Biology majors and minors.

Paid Study Opportunity for Allegheny BIPOC Students

Posted on October 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

Dear campus community,

We are seeking students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) to participate in a paid study opportunity that will focus on their experiences on college campuses. College is a time when students are exposed to new experiences. Further, BIPOC students have unique experiences on college campuses. We want to know more about the social and psychological experiences of BIPOC students in college.

The study will take approximately 1.5 hours and will be conducted over Zoom. Participants will receive SONA credits or a $10 gift card to a local business for their participation. If interested, please contact us at: intersectionalculturepsychlab@gmail.com. 

Respectfully,

The Intersectional Culture & Psychology Lab at Allegheny College

Register for the St. Jude 5k Hosted by Up Til Dawn

Posted on October 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join UTD for our first 5k on October 24th! All registration fees will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and there will be prizes for the top runner in each age and gender category, as well as door prizes! Use this form to sign up today, or register upon arrival! Check-in begins at 9 AM, and the race starts at 10 AM!

Pre-Registration for Spring 2022

Posted on October 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

​​The Spring 2022 schedule is available for students to begin planning their courses. Please see here for more details. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Volunteers Needed: Academy Theatre — 10/24–27

Posted on October 10, 2021 | Filed under General News

Meadville’s local theatre, the Academy Theatre, is in need of volunteers to help sort and discard old set materials. They will be working daily from 4-8pm on October 24-27. If students are interested and available for any portion of those times and dates, please email olang@allegheny.edu to sign up.

11th Annual Energy Challenge Starts Today!

Posted on October 7, 2021 | Filed under General News

From now until November 8, Allegheny students are encouraged to implement energy-saving practices in their dorm rooms and around campus. Turn off lights every time you leave a room, shut down your computer when you’re not using it, unplug all chargers when not in use, study (or relax) in shared spaces to share electricity use, and encourage others to do the same! Previous challenges have seen more than a 10% reduction in campus-wide electricity use. Energy Challenge savings are reinvested in other campus sustainability features–this year’s savings will be used to help implement green boxes in McKinley’s.

Student-led, Drop-in Exhibition Tour of PRUNE AFTER BLOOM

Posted on October 7, 2021 | Filed under General News

Student Gallery Assistant-led tours of Prune After Bloom, currently on view in the Allegheny Art Galleries, start this week! 15-20 minute drop-in tours take place Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm. No advance reservations required. If you would like to request a custom date/time for a tour, fill out the form on the website here.

Seeking Student Engagement Leaders for Special Course Offering

Posted on October 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in Community-based learning? Do you want to partner with faculty and local community members on important issues? Do you want to develop and enhance your leadership skills by working with peers?

There will be a special 2 credit course offered during Module 1 of the Spring 2022 semester. Community Justice 591 Community-Based Learning Seminar is for students who would like to learn to partner with faculty to build community engagement into courses. Having taken a Service-Learning class or Community-Based course would be helpful but is not a prerequisite. The course has limited enrollment and will require a signature. This course will be taught Monday-Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. For more information contact either Professor Lauren Paulson (lpaulson@allegheny.edu) or Dave Roncolato (droncola@allegheny.edu).

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

The 2022-2023 FAFSA is live as of Friday, October 1, 2021. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA beginning October 1.

Important points to remember:

1. Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2020 income information to file the 2022-2023 FAFSA. The Department of Education is asking families to use Prior-Prior Year (PPY) income information. PPY income information makes the FAFSA easier to use since your 2020 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use.

2. To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2022.

3. Make sure you enter Allegheny College’s school code (003230) on your FAFSA.

4. Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it’s expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID using the ‘Manage My FSA ID’ tab.

For more information regarding the 2022-2023 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Flu Shots 2021/2022 at Winslow Health Center

Posted on September 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

Winslow Health Center, in collaboration with Meadville Medical Center, will begin offering influenza vaccinations to students, by appointment only, beginning this week. The cost for these flu vaccines will be $25 and only cash will be accepted. Winslow no longer takes checks and cannot charge student accounts. Any student that would like to schedule a flu shot should call Winslow during their operating hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their phone number is (814) 332-4355. As a reminder, the email account (whc@allegheny.edu) is no longer active and should not be used to attempt to communicate with the Health Center. Any questions should be directed to WHC at the phone number above.

Wellness Wednesdays

Posted on September 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Take a break from studying and join Trae Yeckley and Niki Fjeldal for “Wellness Wednesdays” from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Campus Center Lobby/McKinley’s Private Dining Area. Bring your lunch and chat, play a game, enjoy a craft, or just chill. You deserve the gift of Self-Care. Any questions can be directed to tyeckley@allegheny.edu or nfjeldal@allegheny.edu.

Introducing: Drop In Hours at the CPDC

Posted on September 26, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Counseling and Personal Development Center’s Drop In appointments are designed for students who are not already connected to the CPDC. Appointments are generally 25 minutes in length and are designed for brief, one session, intervention. At the conclusion of the session, the counselor may encourage the student to try Short Term Therapy or community based-therapy as needed. Students will need to contact the CPDC to set up a Drop In appointment and then complete this form prior to arrival.

Fall 2021 Drop In Hours are Mondays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (subject to change without notice)

CPDC’s Drop In appointments are especially helpful for students who:

  • Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
  • Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
  • Are experiencing distress regarding their comp or current grades
  • Have had other stressful experiences where one might have difficulty managing their distress

Please call (814) 332-4368, email (cpdc@allegheny.edu), or fill out the Drop In request form to schedule a drop in appointment.

Drop-in Tutor / Consulting Schedule for Fall 2021

Posted on September 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Fall 2021 Drop-in Tutoring / Consulting schedule is now up-to-date on our webpage here. If you have any questions, please visit that website for more info, or email studentsuccess@allegheny.edu

For Employees – TIAA Consultations

Posted on September 13, 2021 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be available for virtual individual counseling sessions on Thursday, October 14 and Wednesday, November 10. You can schedule a confidential appointment to discuss retirement needs. Register for a session soon as appointment times are limited. Visit www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call (800) 732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule an appointment. These sessions are for informational/educational purposes only. They do not constitute investment advice under ERISA and TIAA does not offer or provide tax advice. The information provided does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. See your financial advisor and/or tax advisor regarding your particular situation.

Library Hours Expanding

Posted on September 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

Great news, Gators! Pelletier Library will be expanding its hours until 2:00 AM beginning the night of Monday, September 13th. The updated library hours will be as follows: Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 AM – 2:00 AM, Fridays 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and Sundays 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM. If you need a late night place to study, feel free to come to the library! Just remember to bring your Allegheny ID with you.

Updated Facilities Guidelines – Fall 2021

Posted on August 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Guided by the 2021-2022 ACHA COVID-19 Pandemic Plan, we have updated our Facilities Guidelines to help employees implement effective practices and procedures within academic, administrative, and public buildings. The guidelines provide details on building hours and access, space management, cleaning, PPE requests and more that will support a safe and smooth Fall 2021 semester.

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…

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 news@allegheny.edu.