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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on March 17, 2020 | Filed under Alerts

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

Free Access to Home Workouts

Posted on April 7, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation has partnered with KRU fitness to offer you free workouts from your home computer or smartphone. It takes just seconds to sign up. See the email from KRU below. E-mail jluteran@allegheny.edu with any questions.
All anyone needs to do is click here to register for access and enter “Allegheny College” as their affiliation. Once they have completed this page they can login by clicking here to gain access to all the workouts. Once registered on the website they will have access on iOS and Android apps. In light of the increased demand on Internet usage worldwide we recommend members use the in-app download function on iOS and Android once they have found their favorite workouts. This offer is open to the entire school community so if you think this offer will help anyone else then please feel free to share.

President Link to Hold Video Office Hours

Posted on April 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

President Hilary Link will hold student office hours during which students can have a video discussion with her using Google Meet. The dates and times President Link will be available in the month of April are listed below. Office hour appointments will be scheduled in 15-minute increments. To request an appointment, email Courtney Hild at child@allegheny.edu
Thursday, April 9 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 23 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, April 27 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Call for Nominations for the Annual Civic Engagement Prize

Posted on April 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

This prize is awarded to the junior or senior student who has produced the most outstanding project in academic community-based learning and has modeled those qualities for civic engagement embodied by the College’s mission statement. This prize is traditionally awarded at the Honors Convocation. This year it will be awarded remotely according to the protocols designed by the college administration. Most of the nominations over past years have been senior comprehensive projects. Faculty are asked to send the name of student nominees to Dave Roncolato, director of Civic Engagement, Allegheny Gateway, (droncola@allegheny.edu) by Friday, April 17. There is a small faculty review committee that selects the prize recipient.

Pictures for Senior Slideshow

Posted on April 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

Spiritual and Religious Life invites members of the Allegheny community to submit pictures of graduating seniors in extracurricular activities for inclusion in the Baccalaureate slide show, a longstanding tradition at Allegheny. Although Baccalaureate is postponed until October, along with Commencement, we will post the slide show online in May as a way to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020. Please email photos to srl@allegheny.edu. The slide show from Baccalaureate 2019 can be viewed here.

Hiring Shuttle Van Drivers for 20-21 Academic Year

Posted on April 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Civic Engagement Office is hiring student Shuttle Van Drivers for the 2020-21 Academic Year. Shuttles run Monday through Friday. We are looking for students who are available to work between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers drop off and pick up students from locations across the Meadville community. Drivers must have had a valid driver’s license for at least two years and a clean driving record. They must possess or have the ability to obtain a Gator License. They also have to be extremely good communicators and well organized. This is a work-study job. For more information or to apply, please contact Bethany Ozorak at bozorak@allegheny.edu.

For Employees – TIAA Consultations: 4/29

Posted on April 2, 2020 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be available for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, April 29. You can schedule a confidential appointment to discuss retirement needs. If interested, you will need a personal computer to access the meeting site. If a computer is not available, a phone appointment can be arranged. 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.

April Religious Observances

Posted on April 2, 2020 | Filed under General News

April 5: Palm Sunday is the Christian observance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. To receive daily emails during Holy Week with scripture readings about Jesus’ activities that day, please sign up using this form. A list of online services and gatherings for Holy Week is on the SRL website.

April 8-16: Passover is the Jewish week-long observance of the Exodus from Egypt. Jewish faculty and staff can follow Hillel’s plans on social media: Instagram (@AllleghenyHillel), Twitter (@AlleghenyHillel), and/or Facebook (Allegheny Hillel).

April 9: Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, is the Christian observance of Jesus’ Passover meal with disciples, in which the sacrament of the Last Supper was instituted.

April 10: Good Friday is the Christian observance of Jesus’ death and burial. A list of online versions of the Stations of the Cross is available on the blog ChurchNext.

April 12: Easter is the Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Online Easter services are listed on the SRL website.

April 17: Holy Friday in Eastern Orthodox traditions.

April 19: Easter in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

April 20-21: Yom Hashoah is the Jewish day of Holocaust remembrance.

April 21-May 2: Festival of Ridvan is the Baha’i commemoration of Baha’u’llah’s proclamation.

April 23-May 23: Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting. Muslim faculty or staff can contact Director of Muslim Life Sami Alkyam for information about any virtual gatherings.

Looking to Boost Your Score on a Graduate School Exam?

Posted on April 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

Here’s a Free Test Preparation service that’s all yours courtesy of Allegheny College. Grad School Test Prep was created to help our students score higher on graduate school entrance admission tests including GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, and PCAT. Test Preparation is yours now! Enjoy full test preparation services through June 30, 2020

Daily Readings for Holy Week

Posted on April 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

In these days of physical distancing, the Spiritual and Religious Life Office will offer daily emails during Holy Week that allows Christians to journey with Jesus and each other through this sacred season. Each message will include a brief scripture reading about what Jesus was doing on that day, a link to a longer reading, and information about online services and resources for that day. Anyone may sign up the daily emails here.

Share a Message with the Allegheny Community

Posted on March 31, 2020 | Filed under General News

Would you like to share a short message of support, encouragement, or some good old fun with our students and the Allegheny community at large? Wishing to tell prospective students about the great things at Allegheny? Please submit any video and special words at allegheny.edu/gatorstrong. College Relations will share messages on social media channels and through other outreach. Thank you for all of your efforts! Go Gators!

SRL Intern Application Deadline Dropped

Posted on March 31, 2020 | Filed under General News

Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL) will be accepting applications for SRL interns in fall 2020 until all open positions are filled. SRL interns staff the SRL Office, plan and coordinate SRL events, and are responsible for specific program areas within the office. Open positions include Communications, Christian Life, PAM Retreat, and Interfaith Service Projects. To apply, complete this form. For additional information, contact Jane Ellen Nickell at jnickell@allegheny.edu.

Tutoring, Writing and Speaking Consultation Information for the Remainder of Spring Semester

Posted on March 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

For the duration that Allegheny courses are being delivered online, writing and speaking
consultants and some tutors will be available to provide remote support via the following process: Individual tutors will connect with their tutees to arrange mutually agreeable times and modes of connecting.
* Students interested in utilizing drop-in tutoring for Arabic, Economics, French, Geology, Latin, or Physics should contact the Learning Commons by email (learningcommons@allegheny.edu) or by telephone (814-332-2898) to be connected with a tutor.
* Students interested in accessing tutoring in Math, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Psychology should contact their course professor.
* Writing consultants and grammar tutors are available for remote consultations Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. EDT. Please use the Google appointment calendar WITH AN ALLEGHENY EMAIL ADDRESS to schedule an appointment. For more information utilize this link. Speaking consultations appointments are available via this link.

Meet (Virtually) With a Career Coach

Posted on March 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

Hello,Gators! We in the Gateway are here for you as you continue to remotely search for opportunities and resources to assist you in your experiential learning (jobs/internships/grad schools etc.) . Please use this form to let us know if you would like to virtually meet with a Career Coach. We’ll check responses throughout the day, Monday through Friday, and will respond within one business day with an invitation to meet. Request your appointment here.

Call for Honors Convocation Nominations

Posted on March 30, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Academic Standards Committee invites you to nominate deserving juniors and seniors for the following prizes/awards for the Annual Honors Convocation:
The Ruth Williams Knights Prize
The John Scott Craig Prize
Lynn Pyle Memorial Prize
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae All-College Scholarship Award
Louise Jordan Award
Descriptions of each category are included in the 2020 Honors Convocation Nomination form. Nominations are due by midnight on Thursday, April 16. At this time, winners are anticipated to be announced near the end of April. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students office at deanofstudents@allegheny.edu.

Address for Brian Hill’s Family

Posted on March 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

In response to inquiries about where to send cards to the family of Brian Hill, ’19, who passed away unexpectedly last week, the family shared the following address: The Hill Family, 11978 Hamden Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45240. Plans are underway for a virtual celebration of Brian’s life, and will be announced when finalized. Meanwhile, students in need of support can call the 24/7 crisis line at 814-332-2105 or contact the Counseling and Personal Development Center at cpdc@allegheny.edu to make an appointment with a counselor.

Gator International Submissions

Posted on March 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Gator International is Allegheny’s annual student journal with a global perspective. We are looking for your submissions of original writing, artwork, photography, or any creative endeavor that captures your interest in world languages and cultures, such as:
* Creative writing in any language (fiction, poetry, essays, you name it!)
* Photos from internships/study abroad
* Sketches, drawings, paintings, toons
* Let the inspiration flow
Please submit your work to psi@allegheny.edu

For Students: Help with Research

Posted on March 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

Research librarians will be available to help with your research. Appointments can be scheduled on the Research Assistance page () or on the Library Services site. You will need to use your @allegheny.edu account when scheduling an appointment. Remember that a 24-hour notice is needed when scheduling a meeting, and please provide a description of your topic when you sign up. Research consultations will be conducted via Google Meet. If you cannot access Google Meet, please email ris@allegheny.edu and we’ll be happy to work with you to find an alternative consultation method. Beginning on Monday, March 30, Ask Us Chat will be available for simple questions and answers Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Apply to Take American Sign Language This Fall

Posted on March 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

The first course in American Sign Language, CLC 100: Sign Language I, will again be offered this Fall by Professor Jill Lewis. Class meets once a week and earns 4 credits. The curriculum is a guided self-study that requires high self-motivation to learn the wide range of vocabulary, dialogues, monologues and songs. This is a signature course. You must complete an application and interview with the instructor to receive permission to register. For more information and a link to the app, please click here.

Gator Post Hours

Posted on March 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

The campus Post Office will be open between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. If you wish to drop off or pick up mail outside of these hours, please call Gator Post at 814-332-5369 to make arrangements for staff to meet you at the loading dock door off of Highland Avenue. Please contact Gator Post & Print at p2xpost@allegheny.edu with questions.

The Woodlands Is Hiring You, Gators

Posted on March 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

Gators! Are any of you looking to gain Leadership, Communication, Critical Thinking Skills and Creativity all in a fun camp environment? Look no further than The Woodlands! The Woodlands counselors work with individuals with disabilities and chronic illness across the life span, while residing in a clean, healthy, and safe environment. Counselors remain on campus overnight during all Woodlands Camp. If you’re wanting to enrich the lives of these individuals as well as your own, contact Clarissa Amond at camond@woodlandsfoundation.org or visit www.MyWoodlands.org.

CPP Fellow Application–Extended Deadline

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Center for Political Participation has extended the application due date for the CPP Fellowship to April 17. Click here to submit an application. Please email Professor Brian Harward at bharward@allegheny.edu or Allison Hartle at ahartle@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Library Extends Due Dates

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Pelletier Library would like to reassure our community that due dates on all items currently circulating, including interlibrary loans, will be extended during the current remote education situation. Although our system may automatically send overdue notices, please disregard these for the time being. There is no reason to bring or mail physical items back to the library at this time. No charges will be incurred before the end of Finals week (May 8 of this year). As that date approaches, the library may consider extending that date further, based on a reassessment of the COVID-19 situation.

Apply to be on the Campus Staff

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Campus Newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2020 fall semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Co-Editor-in-Chief Ethan Woodfill at woodfille@allegheny.edu or Sara Holthouse at holthouses@allegheny.edu 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 Monday, April 13.

Online Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Chronicle of Higher Education just changed how they provide access to premium content from off campus. Anyone at Allegheny can access all of the Chronicle’s regular content by logging in with an allegheny.edu account. To gain access from off campus:
If you have an account at the Chronicle tied to your allegheny.edu email address, go to chronicle.com for immediate access. If you don’t already have an account with your allegheny.edu email address, create one:
1. Go to Chronicle.com and click on the “Log In” link at top, right-hand side of the page or go to: https://www.chronicle.com/account/create.
2. Choose the “Create an Account” option.
3. Create a free account using your institutional email address. You also have the option to sign up for The Chronicle’s free email newsletters during the registration process.
4. Activate your account by confirming your email address in the “The Chronicle: Confirm your email address” email.
For further questions, please contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu.

Biochemistry and Metabolism Registration

Posted on March 25, 2020 | Filed under General News

Important announcement for Pre-Health, Biochemistry, and Chemistry students. Students who are registering for Fall 2020 Biochemistry, please fill out this survey. Students who are registering for Fall 2020 Metabolism, please fill out this survey.

Interlibrary Loan Service

Posted on March 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

In this time of remote instruction, LITS would like to encourage our Allegheny College community to continue to use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service for your research. ILLiad allows Allegheny to request journal articles from other libraries around the world for electronic delivery. Please check AggreGator to search Allegheny’s own resources before submitting your request. LITS is unable to provide books or physical copies of articles at this time, although some libraries may be able to supply a scan of a book chapter. Since many libraries are currently closed, not all titles will be available, but LITS staff will do our best to provide you with whatever resources we can. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. Log into ILLiad with your Allegheny user ID name and password.

Submit Your Concerns and Celebrations (even little ones)

Posted on March 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

During this time when we are physically scattered, we will continue to issue the Celebrations and Concerns employee newsletter. In addition to births, marriages, personal achievement, and serious illness or death within the immediate family, please send us news of even your small celebrations. Perhaps your family created a new game, you learned to bake bread, or you conquered new remote teaching software. We would love to share those with other faculty and staff, because we all need to hear some good news in these stressful days. You can submit those to jnickell@allegheny.edu or by using this form. To receive the email newsletter, use this form. We will publish at least monthly, and weekly if we receive enough news.

Single Voice Reading Series April 2 Event Canceled

Posted on March 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The campus visit and Single Voice Reading Series appearance by author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on April 2 has been canceled.

Campus Center Reduced Hours

Posted on March 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours through the extended Spring Break will be as follows: Friday, March 13, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 23-27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 28, normal hours will resume. Hours may be subject to change.

Seniors and First-Year Students

Posted on March 8, 2020 | Filed under General News

There is still time to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). On April 10 seniors and first-year students, who have not already participated, will receive one final e-mail asking them to complete the 15-minute on-line NSSE questionnaire. It asks students about their experience living and learning at Allegheny. As a token of the College’s appreciation of their time, students who complete this spring’s NSSE will be sent a coupon good for a $3 purchase at the Wrecking Ball Café. For more information about NSSE, visit this site. For questions, please contact Betsy Rhoades at brhoades@allegheny.edu or 814-332-3773.

Register for College-Community Collaborative Project Training: For College Educators and Community Agencies

Posted on March 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

With generous grant funding, the Allegheny College Gateway is able to offer training this summer (2020) for community members and college educators to partner on developing skills and knowledge for college-community collaborative projects for the betterment of our community. The training will include a dinner and early evening introduction on Wednesday, May 20, followed by a full-day workshop on Thursday, May 21. It is being designed by a 12-member working group comprised of community partners, Allegheny faculty, staff and students.

Who should register? Community members and educators who have facilitated community-based projects in the past as well as those who are interested in doing so in the future. Break-out sessions and workshops will be tailored towards participants’ interests and level of experience. There is no cost to participate in this training. Community agency representatives and faculty will receive a small stipend for their involvement. Meals will be provided. A continuing college-community collaborative project training will occur in August to support further development.

If you are interested in participating, please register here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Roncolato (droncola@allegheny.edu) or Terry Bensel (tbensel@allegheny.edu).

AICUP Scholarship: Apply by 4/17

Posted on March 5, 2020 | Filed under Events

Applications for the following Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) scholarships are due to the Financial Aid Office by April 17.

UPS Scholarship – $3,000 awarded to one first-generation, low-income, or minority student. AICUP will accept only one application per institution, so the Financial Aid Office must select one application to nominate.

The Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship – $2,500 awarded to students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to community service, and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities. AICUP will accept only one application per institution, so the Financial Aid Office must select one application to nominate.

AICUP highly recommends including with your application a letter of reference, transcript and anything else that will set you apart.

Work as a Summer 2020 Davies Leader

Posted on March 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Davies Community Service Leaders program strengthens the relationship between students, local organizations, Allegheny College, and the Meadville community. Over the summer 10 Davies Leaders contribute 30-35 hours a week of compensated service to our community through the months of June and July (8 weeks). Davies Leaders intern at agencies, completing a specific project. Project subject areas include (but are not limited to): environmental science, communication arts, education, and community and justice studies. Included in their work, Davies Leaders have trainings to build leadership capacity, learn professional skills, and grow a more in-depth understanding of character and citizenship. This is a paid position. For more information, please contact Bethany Ozorak at bozorak@allegheny.edu.

Bonner Leader Openings

Posted on February 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Bonner Service Leader Program is looking for current students interested or experienced in community-based work. Bonner Leaders are Allegheny students committed to working with local agencies in order to meet needs in the community. Bonner Leaders are placed with a local nonprofit organization for a two-year commitment. Bonner Leaders work to recruit volunteers, develop programs for their site, and provide much-needed support for the agency. It’s a great opportunity to have a service-oriented internship that provides students with practical, real-life experience. Bonner Leaders receive financial compensation through work-study funds for a commitment of 8–10 hours a week. Bonner Leaders serve up to 900 hours in the course of two years and have the opportunity to: 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 Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or rstanley@allegheny.edu.