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Medical Physics Seminar: 11/27

Posted on November 20, 2018 | Filed under Events

Dr. Martin Weinhous, the director of graduate programs in medical physics at Cleveland State University, will deliver a seminar on medical physics in Carr Hall 122 on Tuesday, November 27, with pizza and drinks at 12:15 p.m. and the talk beginning at 12:30. Aspects of medical physics discussed will include its history, the underlying science, reasons for entering the field, and pathways into the profession. Weinhous will also provide information on the master’s and graduate certificate programs in medical physics at Cleveland State University.

Kids Day Out Child Care: 12/8

Posted on November 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Women’s Lacrosse is excited to announce the team will be hosting a Kids Day Out on Saturday, December 8. Need to do some holiday shopping? Get prepped for the in-laws? Just take a break? We will babysit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 8 at the David V. Wise Center. With the pool under new supervision, we guarantee there will be pool time. Additionally, there is a home basketball game for entertainment as well as the usual arts and crafts, movie time and recreation. For just $25, give the gift to yourself of five hours of free time, take yourself out for a lunch date and let your children run wild. Who is excited? RSVP by December 3 to ahughes@allegheny.edu.

The ACES Fellows Faculty Luncheon: 11/29

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows are holding a faculty luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on November 29 in the Pelletier Collaboratory to answer any faculty questions and discuss possible work with the ACES Fellows. The ACES are a cohort of students under the umbrella of Civic Engagement who work to bridge the gap between faculty, students, and the Meadville community. We can offer a number of presentations ranging from place in Meadville, stereotypes, or even beginning to work in the community. We are also open to working with faculty to create a presentation they want, under any topic they could use us for. If you cannot attend but would like to know more or if you would like to set up a meeting with the ACES, we can be contacted at acestudentfellows@allegheny.edu Please RSVP to the event here.

Campus Center Reduced Building Hours

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours for Thanksgiving Break will be as follows: Wednesday, November 21, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, November 22-23, closed; Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, November 25, normal hours.

Spring 2019 Textbook Adoption Reminder for Faculty

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

This is a reminder to faculty that the Virtual Bookstore opens for Spring 2019 student textbook purchases on Monday, November 26, 2018. If no textbook adoption has been submitted for your courses, they will not be visible when the site opens. It would be helpful if you would submit your adoptions as soon as possible. Starting on Monday, it will take seven to 10 days for submitted adoptions to appear on the website. Please feel free to contact scronin@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Professor Julie Sze to Speak on Climate Justice: 11/27

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under Events

Professor Julie Sze, founding chair of American Studies at the University of California at Davis, will give a talk titled “Toward a Just Transition: Climate Justice, Urban Development and Community Resilience” on Tuesday, November 27, at 12:15 p.m. in the Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center. Lunch will be provided; this event is free and open to the public. Sze was the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for John Muir Institute of the Environment. Sze researches environmental justice and environmental inequality; culture and environment; race, gender and power; and urban/community health and activism.

Julie Sze to Speak on Environmental Justice: 11/27

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under Events

Professor Julie Sze, founding chair of American Studies at the University of California at Davis, will give a talk titled “Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger,” on Tuesday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in the Tillotson Room, Tippie Alumni Center. Read more…

Ford Chapel Chimes Playing

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

The tower chimes in Ford Chapel were recently restored and are being played for the first time in over 15 years. Listen throughout the afternoon and evening, and you may hear a short concert of religious music, folk songs, and holiday favorites, ending with the Alma Mater.

Please Submit Your Evaluation for Director of Public Safety Candidates

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

Thank you to all who participated in the in the Director of Public Safety on-campus interviews and open presentations. Please use the following links to submit your evaluations: Matthew Platz and Ray Collins. Your feedback is incredibly important to this process. Thank you.

Pelletier Break Hours

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

Hours for Thanksgiving Break: Tuesday, November 20 – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, November 21 – 7:30 a.m. to noon; Closed Thursday- Saturday, November 22-24; Sunday, November 25 – 2:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Normal hours resume Monday, November 26.

Holiday Book Exchange in GFC: 11/27

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

Want to reduce your impact on the planet while still enjoying the holidays? Come to GFC on Tuesday, November 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. with your favorite (or least favorite) books. Swap mystery series, graphic novels, old textbooks and more. If it’s a book, bring it to swap for another one at GFC.

For Educators–Designing and Evaluating Oral Communication Assignments: 11/27

Posted on November 18, 2018 | Filed under Events

All educators are invited to this workshop to be held in the Pelletier Collaboratory on Tuesday, November 27. Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:20 p.m. This workshop will help guide faculty through a process of designing and evaluating oral communication assignments by focusing on basic questions of occasion, audience and purpose. Participants will work together from a shared a classroom context to devise and evaluate oral communication assignments by determining why someone would be speaking (purpose), who they would be speaking to (audience) and when they would be speaking (occasion). RSVP here.

Submit Your Experiences for the Gallery Walk: 12/3-12/7

Posted on November 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

Over the last year, many of you have spoken with IDEAS Center and other faculty and staff about various bias-related incidents, including unconscious bias, stereotypes, and microaggressions on campus and around Meadville. While we all know these incidents are happening, it’s hard to imagine and see their full impact when the stories are spread out and separate. To work against that, and to continue to make change on campus, the IDEAS Center will be hosting an event where we can gather these stories, confront them, and have a critical conversation on how our campus community can begin to change. Read more…

Wellness this Week

Posted on November 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Wellness Calendar is on break this week, but the Wellness Education and Learning (WEL) Committee offers two resources for a healthy break. Parkhurst dietician Alicia Koloski provides tips for mindful holiday eating, and the Action for Happiness calendar provides daily tips for staying mentally sharp.

Toys for Tots: 12/2

Posted on November 15, 2018 | Filed under Events

There will be a collection box for Toys for Tots in Montgomery Hall lobby in celebration of the holiday season. Audience members for the annual Cookies & Milk Holiday Concert are welcome to contribute new, unwrapped toys to be gifted to a child who might otherwise not receive holiday presents. The concert will be in Montgomery Hall on Sunday, December 2, at 2 and 4 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Win Prizes for Walking

Posted on November 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

To help you balance the holiday indulgence and manage this stressful season, the Wellness Committee will be organizing a two-week step challenge following our Thanksgiving Break beginning Wednesday, November 28, and ending December 12. Gift cards will be awarded to the winning team and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of three wellness baskets. Steps to enter the challenge are below which can be entered by students, faculty or staff. Please register your team by the first day of the challenge. Read more…

Game Room Craft Corner–Wood Block Decorating: 11/16-19

Posted on November 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

Visit the Game Room beginning at noon Friday, November 16, to monogram or decorate a wooden cube to spice up your room or to give as a gift. Materials including paint, paint pens, stencils, and markers will be available as supplies last through Monday, November 19. Check out the Game Room display case for decoration ideas.

Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience Recommendations

Posted on November 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience is designed to introduce new students to academic life at Allegheny and our community’s shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion prior to the start of classes. Before the start of each academic year, all first year and transfer students read a book that has been thoughtfully reviewed and selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students. We are now accepting recommendations for the 2019-2020 academic year common read. Read more…

Are You Interested in Teaching or Mentoring?

Posted on November 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Bethesda Youth Outreach is looking for volunteers who would be willing to work with young mothers and the youth at the group homes. This would be a two-day commitment every week. One day would be activity day so that the mentors can bond with the youth, and the other day would be a tutoring day where we would come up with the lesson plan depending on the level that each student is at. If you are interested in mentoring or eventually teaching, this would be a great opportunity! Please email Rosa Orduno at ordunor@allegheny.edu for more information and to set up a time to talk. (We need math tutors for this semester as some of the mothers need the tutoring to help them get nearer to their high school diploma. Please send me an email if you are interested.)

Nominations Sought for Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards

Posted on November 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please nominate faculty and staff for special College awards, including the Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award. The nomination form, as well as names of previous recipients, can be found here. Award recipients are selected by a committee of alumni who rely on the information in these nominations to make their decisions. Your participation is critical to the success of this process and greatly appreciated. Nominations are due by January 31. For more information please contact Phil Foxman at pfoxman@allegheny.edu or call the Alumni Affairs Office at 332-5384.

Winter Break and Spring Job Postings

Posted on November 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who will have students working for them over Winter Break and/or will have openings for the Spring Semester need to submit the Job Posting Forms by November 20. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for Winter Break as well as advertise for any open positions for the Spring semester. There is no housing for student workers over winter break. Supervisors can complete this form by visiting the Student Employment website and selecting “Break or Academic Year Job Posting for Supervisors” in the right-hand menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Meadville Medical Center Research Assistants Needed

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Research assistant positions at the Meadville Medical Center are available for the spring 2019 semester. The research assistants will conduct background research for several clinical projects. This is a credit-bearing research opportunity (2 credits of GHS 590). Eligible students must have successfully completed an FS 201, be willing and able to work independently, and be confident in searching and reading the medical literature. To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and short (three to five pages) writing sample to Professor Becky Dawson (rdawson@allegheny.edu). Be sure to note which FS 201 you have completed, when you completed it, and your final FS 201 grade in your cover letter. Applications are due November 30.

Serve on a College Committees Council

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you want to make a change on campus by serving on a College Committees Council? Allegheny Student Government is actively seeking applicants to fill vacancies on four committees. To find out more information about the openings click here. To fill out the application, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact ASG Chief of Staff Jason Ferrante (ferrantej@allegheny.edu)

Check Run During Thanksgiving Week

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Due to the holiday, the deadline for all paperwork to Tracey Olenick is 2 p.m. Monday, November 19. The checks will be run and available Wednesday morning, November 21. This means anything sent in the mail must reach her desk by Friday, November 16, to meet the deadline. “I would recommend as much hand delivery as possible. Also, I would recommend any time-sensitive checks be marked for pick up,” Tracey says.

Apply to Be on The Campus Staff

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Campus newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2019 spring semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Editor-in-Chief Marley Parish at parishm@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 is not required. Applications are due Monday, November 19.

Inaugural Rotary Scholarship Christmas Gala: 12/1

Posted on November 8, 2018 | Filed under Events

Rotaract Club of Allegheny College, the Meadville AM and Meadville PM Rotary Clubs are hosting the Inaugural Rotary Scholarship Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 1, at the Country Club of Meadville at 6 p.m. The event includes raffles, a silent auction, announcement of scholarship winners. Admission is $10 and food will be served. Read more…

Thanksgiving Break Shuttle Transportation

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Thanksgiving Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport and Megabus station. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by Wednesday, November 14, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Rotary Roses

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

It’s Rotary Rose time. Orders are being accepted for the annual Rotary Rose Sale, with proceeds used to fund Rotary’s service projects in our community and for efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Roses are $15 per dozen and available in red, yellow or pink, and available for pickup on Friday, December 7, in M118, Arnold Hall (Music Department). Orders and money need to be received by Monday, November 26, with checks payable to “Rotary Club of Meadville.” If you are interested, please email Rotarian Lowell Hepler: lhepler@allegheny.edu.

Get Involved in the World Language Program

Posted on November 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you have attained 200-level proficiency in a foreign language, you can share your love of language and culture and give back to the community by teaching Crawford County 5th graders this spring semester in the World Language Program. You’ll earn 2 credits, too. For more information, click here.

Winter Break Job Postings

Posted on November 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who will have students working for them over Winter Break and/or will have openings for the Spring Semester need to submit the Job Posting Forms by November 20. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for Winter Break as well as advertise for any open positions. Supervisors can complete this form by visiting the Student Employment website and selecting “Break/Academic Year Job Posting for Supervisors” in the right-hand menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Please Submit Your Photos of Our Beautiful Campus

Posted on October 31, 2018 | Filed under General News

To showcase the endless talent of our students, staff and faculty, we would like to invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus. We may feature your work 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. Please contact Lisa Young with questions – lyoung@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-6556.

Winter Break Stay Requests

Posted on October 30, 2018 | Filed under General News

The residence halls will be closed from noon on December 19, 2018 to 10 a.m. on January 12, 2019. If you are responsible for a group that requires on-campus housing over break, the Winter Break Stay Request form is due by November 30, 2018. This form must be completed by a College employee. Exceptions to the Housing Agreement will not be made for students who are working on or off-campus, comping, or who are not part of a college-sponsored program. Please contact Residence Life (reslife@allegheny.edu) with any questions.

Spring 2019 Course Listing for Distribution

Posted on October 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you entered Allegheny College in Fall 2016 or after, and are looking for a course to fulfill a specific Distribution Requirement, please click here for a list of Spring 2019 courses organized by each of the eight requirements. You will need to be logged in with an allegheny.edu address in order to be able to view the list. If you have questions, please consult your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (814) 332-2357 or registrar@allegheny.edu.

Participate in Evening Zen Sitting Meditation

Posted on October 23, 2018 | Filed under General News

Scholars-in-residence and Zen Buddhist monk and nun, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, are offering sitting meditation from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at their residence, 370 Jefferson St. (just one street north of Highland Street).

Join Morning Zen Sitting Meditation on Tuesdays

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Our scholars-in-residence and Zen Buddhist monk and nun, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, are offering sitting meditation from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Prayer and Meditation Retreat.

Wanted: Your Ideas About Interdisciplinary Work at Allegheny

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

This year, Allegheny College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Connections planning grant. This grant is focused on assessing and proposing ideas for strengthening interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, especially as it involves the arts and humanities. As part of this work, the steering committee would like to gauge community interest in the proposed initiatives of the grant and to gather community perceptions about interdisciplinary experiences on campus. To read a brief summary of the grant, please see the NEH Connections page. To participate in our brief survey about interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, please complete this form. Members of the NEH Connections planning grant steering committee include: M. Soledad Caballero, Terri Carr, Becky Dawson, Alexis Hart, Brad Hersh, Briana Lewis, Aimee Knupsky, Adrienne Krone, Alyssa Ribiero, Byron Rich, Barbara Shaw, and Lisa Whitenack. Please feel free to contact any member of the steering committee with ideas and to express interest in participating in this work.

Graduates of January and May 2019: Check the Tentative Graduation List

Posted on October 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Registrar’s Office in Murray Hall has published and posted a tentative January and May graduation list. It will be available through Friday, November 30. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in to Murray Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed. Please be aware that if your privacy category is set to “Release No Information,” we are not able to post your name in public. Please stop by Murray 128 to discuss what that means for Commencement. You may view your Privacy category under “My Profile” in WebAdvisor. Please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@allegheny.edu, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about any of these items. You may see additional information at the Registrar’s website.

Academic Honors Announced

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2017-2018 academic year, including Doane Scholars, Distinguished Alden Scholars, Alden Scholars, and the winners of the James Bennett Porter Prize and the William Edgar Porter Prize. Please join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding academic achievement.

Mindful Walking Wednesdays

Posted on October 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

Does Mindful Walking appeal to you? Then come to Mindful Walking Wednesdays with Counseling & Personal Development Center staff starting at the Bicentennial Plaza promptly at 8:15 a.m. Mindful walking will allow you to unplug for 45 minutes, to use your senses, find intention in your day, and to find personal growth and strength in your surroundings.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Monday, October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to know:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2017 income information to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Remember, 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 2017 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2019-2020 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2019.
3) 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 has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
4) The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now mobile friendly. The website has been redesigned so that the site pages will fit the screen size and shape of any device. You can now complete the FAFSA form on a mobile device with the same ease as on a desktop or laptop computer.
For more information regarding the 2019-2020 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

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.