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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on February 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

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

Module 2 Add and Overload Deadlines

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Thursday, March 4, at 5 p.m.: Thursday, March 4 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to add a class, drop a class, or declare a course Credit/No Credit for the Spring semester. All adds and drops must be completed on Self-Service by this time. All course conflict forms must be completed by that time. All CR/NC requests must be completed by that time. Students who miss the deadline will NOT be able to change their schedules. Overload deadline is Wednesday, March 3, at noon: The deadline to submit an overload form for Spring 2021 is noon on Wednesday, March 3. The form will be turned off at that time.

Professor Gaia Rancati Presents at the Virtual Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series: 3/3

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under Events

The Academic Support Committee invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. for the virtual Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series. Our speaker will be Professor Gaia Rancati (Department of Business & Economics) presenting “Humans or Robots in the Retail Store: A Neuroscientific Approach.” The link to join the virtual lecture and a brief description of Rancati’s talk can be found here.

The First Zingale Big Idea Competition Workshop: 3/5

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under Events

Do you have a Big Idea? The Zingale Big Idea Competition is back. Imagine spending 20 minutes on a Zoom call and winning $10,000! All majors and class years are welcome to participate. Total prize money of $20,000 will be awarded to student winners. This year’s event will take place virtually on May 8, but in order to help students prepare, Entrepreneur in Residence Chris Allison will host the first virtual planning workshop on Friday, March 5, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Email Sarah Holt at sholt@allegheny.edu for the link to the Zoom workshop. Additional workshops will be held on March 17 and March 31. Click here for more information about the 2021 competition.

UnConference on Vocation: 3/18-20

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

NetVUE (Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education) is offering a virtual “UnConference” March 18, 19, and 20. Allegheny is a member institution, so faculty, staff, and administrators can register for free for any of the sessions, which include Willie James Jenkins’s keynote address “Charting Vocation and Belonging in Racial America,” a panel on “‘Good Enough’: Pedagogy in a Time of Crisis,” conversations by campus role, and various opportunities to learn about NetVUE’s work and grant programs. Details and registration information is online. For information about Allegheny’s membership in NetVUE, our campus contact is Jane Ellen Nickell (jnickell@allegeny.edu).

Resident Advisor (RA) Applications

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under Events

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Residence Life team for the following 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the Residence Life Staff Application by Wednesday, March 10. Once we receive applications, we’ll reach out to schedule interviews.

Application Open for Cologne Summer School on Opinion Forming Processes in Digital Democracies

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

International Education invites you to apply to the Cologne Summer School on Opinion Forming Processes in Digital Democracies from July 26 – August 6, 2021. Applications are open until April 30, 2021. This summer school is a hybrid format with an onsite and online option. A group of 20 students participates entirely online while eight students participate at the University of Cologne. If the school must take place entirely online, they will build one group of 28 students in total. Read more…

Dining Committee Meeting: 3/3

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst will be hosting a focus group discussion for you to openly share your thoughts, ideas, and opinions on our dining services. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to make necessary changes to our dining services in the future. Event is Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. on this Zoom Link.

Donation Collections for the Center for Family Services in Meadville

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

APO Philanthropy is running a Personal Care & Clothing drive for Center for Family Services in Meadville. The drive is running until Friday, March 26, and we have boxes in Brooks Hall, second floor of the Campus Center and Odd Fellow’s main lobby. Any donations or support are greatly appreciated. We are asking for donations of the following: Personal care items- shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine care products, and medical supplies, and clothing-any sizes of lightly used or new clothing. Questions? Email apo@allegheny.edu or our philanthropy chair at winters@allegheny.edu

Virtual Yoga on Wednesday: 3/3

Posted on March 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

Work out your stress with this virtual yoga class. Work-Out Your Stress, Yoga will be held online on Wednesdays at 4pm EST via Zoom. This class will combine yoga flows with rejuvenating stretches followed by a short meditation to relieve stress and find your inner peace. Class is accessible for all fitness levels and open to all actively enrolled Allegheny students. No equipment is necessary. If you have questions, please email Danielle at dpecar@allegheny.edu. Please take time to read through the waiver for virtual fitness classes (see link). By clicking on the link and accessing the class, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in the waiver. Read more…

Performance Anxiety Opens March 3 at Allegheny Art Galleries

Posted on March 1, 2021 | Filed under Events

Performance Anxiety, on view at the Allegheny Art Galleries March 3 – April 10, 2021. An exhibition featuring Eric D. Charlton, Taha Heydari, and Wednesday Kim. Please join us for a virtual panel discussion with the artists on Tuesday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. Performance anxiety describes fear of acting in front of a group. But in a culture that encourages constant performance of the self, the phrase becomes more complicated. We do not fear performance, we perform because of anxiety. On social media, for example, public performance of work and play merge to form curated personal lifestyle brands. This endless exhibition of the self generates communication without community: we are always broadcasting to one another, but the messages are too narcissistic to form meaningful bonds. This absence of community sparks feelings of isolation and, in turn, the desire for more attention. Works on view by Eric D. Charlton, Taha Heydari, and Wednesday Kim critically examine the ways in which the digital world wields power and influence over its participants. Read more…

“Sustained Dialogue” Group Study Announcement

Posted on March 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

“Sustained Dialogue” group study this semester–there is student interest in reviving Allegheny’s Sustained Dialogue initiative. A small group will be studying the theory and practice of Sustained Dialogue over the spring semester. Dave Roncolato, director of Civic Engagement and professor of Community and Justice Studies, is offering a 1 credit Gateway 591 group study. This is a “signature required” course. Those interested in registering for this Gateway 591 should contact Dave Roncolato (droncola@allegheny.edu) by Wednesday, March 3.

Alumni Working in International Development: 3/3

Posted on March 1, 2021 | Filed under Events

Join Global Health Studies as we welcome back a virtual panel of alumni working at various organizations in the field of International Development, on Wednesday, March 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Join Nedzad Ajanovic ’95 (Saudi Development Bank), Jonathan Chapell ’96 (USAID DC), Mirno Pasquali ’12 (UN refugee camps, currently in Yemen), Allyson Tinney Rivera ’96 (UN Development Programme Germany), and Claudia Vondrasek ’85 (USAID and previous HC3 West Africa), as they discuss their work in development, how they got where they are, and reflect on strategies for emerging professionals in this field. Register here.

Radio Show Sign-Ups Now

Posted on March 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

WARC is taking applications for shows and you are all invited to join. There is no experience needed. If you’re interested in having a radio show this semester please sign up with this link. You are allowed to have one additional cohost due to Covid restrictions and you must have access to an ad-free streaming platform. Email warc@allegheny.edu for questions and make sure to follow @warc903 on Instagram.

Virtual Screening of “Coded Bias” Documentary: 3/3

Posted on March 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join us for an online screening of “Coded Bias” on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. “Coded Bias” is a documentary about racial bias in artificial intelligence. To sign up for this event please click here. The signup form closes Tuesday, March 2, at 11:59 p.m. Spaces are limited.

Virtual Yoga Class–Wednesdays

Posted on March 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

Work out your stress with this virtual yoga class! Work-Out Your Stress, Yoga will be held online on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET via Zoom. This class will combine yoga flows with rejuvenating stretches followed by a short meditation to relieve stress and find your inner peace. Class is accessible for all fitness levels and open to all actively enrolled Allegheny students. No equipment is necessary. If you have questions, please email Danielle at dpecar@allegheny.edu. Please take time to read through the waiver for virtual fitness classes (see link). By clicking on the link and accessing the class, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in the waiver.

Internships and Jobs in Benefits Consulting: 3/4

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under Events

Join the Career Education and Department of Economics teams virtually on March 4 at 9:30 a.m. to learn about jobs and internships with Willis Towers Watson, the world’s largest benefits consulting firm, with offices in 144 countries on six continents. AC grad Seth Young, ’11, from the Pittsburgh office, will join us to introduce the firm and some great opportunities with WTW. Come and find out what makes WTW a favorite employer for Allegheny grads. Join us on Zoom.
Register for the event on Handshake.

Daily Chatter Trivia Quiz Contest Week 1

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Attention, students–the first weekly Daily Chatter international news quiz is here. If you’ve been signed up for Daily Chatter international news letters, now is the time to test your international knowledge you’ve gained for the prize of $15 in Munch Money. In order to be eligible for the prize, please complete the quiz before Monday, March 8. The winner of the prize will be contacted that day. The link to the quiz is here. Read more…

Share the Love Carnation Sale: 3/1-3/5

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

From March 1-5, members of Alpha Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta will be selling carnations in the Campus Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Buyers will be able to leave personal messages for the recipients of the carnations, and all proceeds will be donated to Women’s Services and the Live Like Lou Foundation for ALS research. All are welcome to order the flowers in-person or through our digital order form here.

Want to Be a NaviGator Peer Mentor?

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Learning Commons is looking for NaviGator Peer Mentors for the 2021-2022 academic year. NaviGators will work one-on-one with first-year and transfer students during both the Fall and Spring semesters. NaviGators provide ongoing academic mentoring and programming designed to help new first-year and transfer students make the transition to the Allegheny community seamless. NaviGators are not tutors or counselors, but rather assist students to obtain resources, set goals and develop the skills needed to succeed. NaviGator Peer Mentors are paid, work-study students through the Learning Commons. Apply here by Friday, March 12. Any questions please contact Carly Masiroff at cmasiroff@allegheny.edu.

Wind Symphony Brass Auditions

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Wind Symphony is seeking student musicians for the spring semester. Especially needed are those who play trombone, trumpet, French horn and oboe. A limited number of school instruments are available. Interested students should contact Dr. Lowell Hepler (lhepler@allegheny.edu) about scheduling an in-person or virtual audition, or to answer any questions. This is an academically credited course (Music 112). Faculty and staff are also welcome to participate.

Free Ice Skating at Campus Center Parking Lot

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

There is a temporary “ice-less” ice rink set up in the Campus Center parking lot. It is open February 26 through March 7 with free skating and free skate rentals. There will even be snacks, hot chocolate, and coffee on some of the nights. The hours are Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6-10 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Follow @alleghenyrecreation on Instagram for details.

COVID Testing for Students

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

A Reminder: All students are required to have a COVID test Thursday, February 25, or Friday, February 26, unless they have been specifically exempted from testing by the Allegheny College Health Agency. If you have not already done so, please sign up for a testing time here. Please contact ACHA at healthagency@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Civic Symphony Auditions for String Players

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Civic Symphony is seeking string musicians (violin, viola, cello, or bass) for the Spring 2021 semester. Interested musicians should contact Dr. Jennifer Dearden (jdearden@allegheny.edu) about scheduling an in-person or virtual audition. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome! There are rehearsal and performance opportunities for both in-person and remote students. Students enrolled in Civic Symphony (Music 110) will receive 1 academic credit.

Campus Center Hours and Access

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

Hours and access to the Campus Center are as follows: Monday through Friday, building entrances will be unlocked from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Between 6 p.m. and midnight entrance is available by card access at the third floor Skylight Lounge entrance and the first floor main lobby entrance. Saturday and Sunday, access is available by card access between 6 a.m. and midnight at the third floor Skylight Lounge entrance and the first floor main lobby entrance.

Attend the Region’s Largest Job and Internship Fair Virtually: 3/10

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under Events

You can begin scheduling conversation with employers today. The Allegheny College Career Center invites you to register for the Spring 2021 WestPACS Job, Internship and Grad School Fair which takes place on Wednesday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register to attend on the website and then download the Career Fair Plus app to your phone. Check out the employers who are attending and begin scheduling meetings with employers that interest you. Each year, Allegheny students and alumni connect with employers at the fair resulting in jobs and internships. Schedule a meeting with our Career Education team to help you prepare to put your best self forward.

Paid Summer Internship at Robert H. Jackson Center

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under Events

If you are interested in working at the Robert H. Jackson Center this summer, be sure to submit your application to them by March 15. Program Highlights: A $1,000 stipend; regular seminars with our academic advisor and the creation of a written project; networking with leading experts, researchers, and educators through seminars and conferences, including practitioners of international humanitarian law, the leading Jackson biographer, and legal experts; professional development activities, career mentoring, and social events; community interaction – leading tours of the Jackson Center and participating in center events. More information and application process available here.

Music One-Credit Course: Class Voice

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in becoming a better singer and getting credit for it? Class Voice (MUS 108) is a 1-credit online course that counts towards the “ME” distribution requirement. Take advantage of this opportunity to improve your vocal technique and learn more about your voice in a supportive small group setting. Beginner singers welcome! This course meets on Tuesdays from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. The online format will consist of a combination of synchronous class discussions and vocal explorations, as well as several online one-on-one voice lessons with the professor throughout the semester. Please contact Claire Jurs at cjurs@allegheny.edu for more information.

Traffic and Parking Policies

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Public Safety Department welcomes everyone on their return to campus. We have been very lenient on parking violations for the last several semesters. We would like to remind folks about the Traffic and Parking Policies which require all motor vehicles on campus to be registered with Public Safety. Please review the parking regulations and ensure that you are parking in the correct location. If you need a parking sticker for your vehicle, you can complete the Vehicle Registration Request through Self Service. Public Safety will begin enforcing the parking regulations in the near future. Please move your vehicle to an appropriate location on campus.

Participate in COVID-19 Perception Study

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please consider signing up to participate in a 15-minute online survey about student attitudes toward and perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study is being conducted by the students in the Cognitive Humanities Lab at Allegheny College. Responses to the survey will be anonymous and those who participate can sign up to win one of two $20 gift cards to the Pampered Palate. If you are interested in participating, please complete this three question informational form and we will send you the link to the survey within 24 hours. If you have any questions about this research project, you can contact Dr. M. Soledad Caballero or Dr. Aimee Knupsky at scaballe@allegheny.edu or aknupsky@allegheny.edu.

Reminder: Apply to Be a Writing Consultant by 3/8

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Director of Writing seeks applications from students interested in joining the writing consultant staff. Consultants work with their peers on specific assignments as well as general writing concerns, and thus develop hands-on teaching experience. Most importantly, consultants help empower others to discover their potential as writers. We encourage all majors and those who are still undeclared to apply. We also encourage speakers of languages other than English to apply. Required qualifications include an open mind, a willingness to learn, and an interest in helping others become stronger, more confident writers; a solid academic record, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor are advantageous. Applicants must be able to commit to staffing at least one two-hour shift per week, meeting with a “matched” writer for at least one hour per week, and attending a weekly one-hour professional development meeting, held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Some writing consultants also serve as grammar tutors. To apply, please complete the application form and submit a brief personal statement along with a writing sample to Professor Hart at ahart@allegheny.edu. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 8.

Applications Open: Leadership & Sustainability Innovation Online Summer School With Lancaster University

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Applications are open for Lancaster University’s first online summer school. International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to apply for the Leadership & Sustainability Innovation Online Summer School with Lancaster University. “Develop your entrepreneurship and business consultancy skills as you respond to real issues presented by UK organizations. Reflect on cultural communication without travel this summer, as you work in small teams and join social and cultural events with students around the world on this interactive online program.” For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit their website here.

Update on Registration for Module 2 Courses

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Starting at midnight on Tuesday, February 23, all classes will need “Add Authorization” from faculty before you can add the course. Many of you already have this authorization and are waiting for us to turn it on. We are updating Canvas rosters every two hours throughout the day and night so that you can be added to Canvas and get those materials and updates in a timely way! The add/drop deadline for Module 2 is 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, but there is no need to wait. Please check Self-Service and make sure you are registered correctly, and add any additional classes you need as soon as you can. Good luck with Module 2 courses.

Daily Chatter Weekly Quizzes

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Would you like to know more about the world and global events? Interested in international studies? Want to win prizes? Well with DailyChatter, you can build worldly knowledge. Allegheny is partnering with DailyChatter to help inform our campus. DailyChatter is a non-partisan, independent media outlet that releases the “World in 2 Minutes” daily newsletter students can sign up for that provides detailed but succinct information about what’s going on in the world. The Allegheny International Education office and International Studies program is introducing weekly quizzes that test your knowledge on the world’s current events. Sign up with the link below or participate by checking MyAllegheny every Monday starting March 1. There are winners every week, and prizes include MunchMoney! Weekly scores will be tallied and there will be an end of the semester winner and grand prize! Everyone is welcome to participate, from students to faculty. We look forward to seeing you all participate and learn. Link to sign up for DailyChatter daily newsletters is here. Link to sign up for weekly quizzes is here. For any questions, contact Jonathan Bumanis at bumanisj@allegheny.edu

On-Campus Work for Module 2

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

This is a reminder that like the fall on-campus portion of instruction, Module 2, February 23 to May 20, will only consist of on-campus workers. Remote work for Pennsylvania residents was only permitted during the remote periods of the semester. Students who are remote for Module 2 may not work in any capacity, regardless of their state residency. Students may begin to report to their physical work spaces on-campus as soon as they receive their negative test results from the on-campus tests taken during move-in last week. Please contact Student Employment with any questions.

Allegheny “Country Expert” Form for Faculty/Staff/Administrators

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

As part of National Study Abroad Day on February 22, the International Strategic Group* is compiling a list of faculty, staff, and administrators who have experiences studying/working/researching/living in different countries. This information will be used to better help connect our students and campus community who are interested in studying away, doing research abroad, interning/working abroad, going to graduate school abroad, etc. Please enter information using the Allegheny Country Expert Form.

*The International Strategic Group consists of representatives from the offices of Admissions, International Education, Career Education, Alumni Relations, and the Office of the President. Please contact Lucinda Morgan in the International Education Office if you have any questions (lmorgan@allegheny.edu).

Mondays in March: The 2021 (virtual) International Film Festival

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

The show must go on! The Department of World Languages and Cultures has partnered with Kino Marquee to present our annual International Film Festival in a virtual format for 2021. Stay tuned for more information and reserve your MONDAYS in MARCH for the premiere of a new film in the series, beginning March 1!

How to Make a Reservation in the Wise Center

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

We will once again be using a reservation system for individuals working out since every space in the Wise Center will have limited capacity. You can reserve a 1-hour individual time slot on this link before you plan to work out. You can also download the SignUpGenius app on the app store or just go to signupgenius.com. Create an account. Click the menu in the top right and choose “Find A Sign Up.” If you are on a computer use the search feature. It will ask you to enter the creator’s e-mail. Enter cvanalstyne@allegheny.edu and then sign up for your space. Please note that there are now exercise bikes and rowers in the racquetball court and some above the main lobby by the pool window. Club sports or other clubs in groups of no more than 10 will still email sdenillo@allegheny.edu to schedule space.

If you have any questions, please email jluteran@allegheny.edu or cvanalstyne@allegheny.edu. You can also follow @alleghenyrecreation on Instagram for updates.

Winter Safety Tips

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

Check out all the helpful winter safety tips on the Safety Committee website. Everything from tips for walking on snow and ice, to tips for safe shoveling and keeping warm, to winter driving tips. There’s even a winter driving quiz! So get out and enjoy the wonder and beauty of the season, but stay safe while you are having fun!

See Something Unsafe? Report It!

Posted on February 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

We have a new form on the Safety Committee website and on the inside forms page. You can report a hazard, let us know you had a near miss or make a suggestion all on one easy form! If you see anything on campus that seems like it could cause someone to slip, trip, or fall, let us know! If you see something that could obstruct the view of a motorist or pedestrian, let us know! If you have an idea to make a situation safer in any way, let us know! We are YOUR safety committee and we are here to serve YOU!

LS 591 Calculus Coaching

Posted on February 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Students who are taking MATH 140, 141, 151, or 152 in Module 2 are invited to also sign up for LS 591 Calculus Coaching. This 2-credit course will provide students with individualized support, helping them to strengthen their mathematics study habits and their foundation in topics prerequisite to calculus. There are four sections of LS 591 being offered in Module 2; you can find them under the Liberal Studies subject heading on Self Service.

Netflix & Panic! Survey

Posted on February 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Seeking participants for a senior comprehensive project survey on streaming platform habits surrounding the pandemic. After the survey is completed, participants have the option to register into a raffle to win one of 25 Dunkin’ Donuts $20 E-Gift cards. Complete the survey here.

Must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled as a student at Allegheny College to participate. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kaleel Van Voorhees (vanvoorheesk@allegheny.edu), project supervisors Dr. Kathryn Bender (kbender@allegheny.edu) and Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy (iroy@allegheny.edu). You may also contact Dr. Lauren Paulson (lpaulson@allegheny.edu), chair of Allegheny College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Pelletier Library Hours for Spring Semester Module 2

Posted on February 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be closed February 18–22. The building will reopen to the campus community on Tuesday, February 23. From February 23 through February 25, the library will be open 8 am–8 pm. On February 26, the library will be open 8 am–5 pm.

Starting February 27, the library hours will be as follows:
M–Th 7:30 am–11 pm;
F 7:30 am–6 pm;
Sat 1 pm–5 pm;
Sun 1 pm–11 pm.

An Allegheny ID card will be required for access to the building. All are expected to follow campus guidelines regarding physical distancing and face coverings. Please contact the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768 or email infodesk@allegheny.edu with any questions.

Subscribe to The Campus

Posted on February 14, 2021 | Filed under General News

Fan of The Campus Newspaper? Sign up to be added to our subscription list and have the paper delivered to your campus mailbox each Friday starting February 26. Allegheny post office boxes only. Returning this semester: weekly e-blasts! Get the top stories of the week delivered to your email. NOTE: If you had a mail subscription in the fall, it will continue to be delivered unless you cancel it. No need to resubscribe. Subscribe here.

Nominate Faculty and Staff for 2021 College Awards

Posted on February 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please help recognize Allegheny’s outstanding faculty and staff by submitting a nomination for The Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching, and The Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award. Award recipients are selected by members of the Allegheny Alumni Council who rely on these nominations to make their decisions. The online nomination forms, as well as award descriptions, names of eligible faculty members for the teaching awards, and the names of previous award recipients, can be found here. Nominations are due by March 1, 2021. Recipients will be recognized at the end of the spring semester. For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@allegheny.edu or call (814) 332-5384. Thank you for your help and service to Allegheny.

ALIC Is Here to Help

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity is available for class sessions in Module 2. We can help you and your students make videos, podcasts, graphic design work, and with the fabrication of instruments, devices, robots, furniture, installations, art works and much more. The lab, comprised of a fabrication facility (3D printing, CNC, laser cutting, etc.) and design lab (25 seats for video, sound, photo editing and 3D design work including game development), can be booked in three formats:
1. For the entire semester in predetermined class session time slots.
2. For a series of individual, predetermined class sessions.
3. For individual class sessions.
ALIC can provide technician support or instructional support as needed for any of the software, tools, or technologies we offer. The lab will be available for open-use hours throughout the semester. Hours will be posted at the start of Module 2. Please contact Byron Rich (brich@allegheny.edu) for more information. Lab details can be found here. We love to help students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life! ALIC closely follows state and institutionally mandated safety and wellness protocols related to the ongoing epidemic.

Card Access Updates

Posted on February 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center 3rd Floor Highland Avenue doors are now both on card access and it is working properly. Folks can use their identification cards to access the building through the 3rd Floor doors and through the ground floor lobby doors near the ATM. The loading dock door and the main door on Steffee Hall are both on card access. These doors will remain locked and folks must use their identification cards to enter. The Wise Center gym door is now on card access. Faculty, staff, and students who are currently permitted to be on campus must use their identification cards to gain entry to the gym. The gym is currently open weekdays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please remember to bring your identification with you to access these buildings. If you need a new card, contact Kathy Conaway. If you need access granted on your card, complete the access request form here. Questions regarding this update may be directed to Public Safety at (814) 332-3357.

Spring 2021 Teaching Circle

Posted on January 31, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Director of Faculty Development invites faculty members to participate in a Teaching Circle during Module 2 of this semester. Teaching Circles are designed to provide support to faculty in their teaching and professional lives. Ten faculty will meet each Wednesday from 12:20 to 1:15 pm throughout the module; participants will commit to attend each meeting. We won’t be able to provide lunch for virtual meetings, but we invite everyone to eat together during the meeting time. There is no agenda; the participants simply come to discuss whatever issues are most pressing in their professional lives. Participants will agree to keep discussions in the group confidential. Participant responses to past teaching circles indicate that faculty have found this experience highly valuable and sustaining. This Teaching Circle will be facilitated by Jennifer Hellwarth from the English Department. If you are interested in participating in this group, please fill out this short form by 10 a.m. on February 10. We will accept members into the group on a first-come, first-served basis, though we may manage the membership to assure that there are both tenured and untenured faculty in the group. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hellwarth (jhellwar@allegheny.edu) or Catharina Coenen (ccoenen@allegheny.edu).

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…

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.