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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.

COVID-19 Through the Lens of the World: Identity and Journalism in Liberia, Colombia and the U.S.: 6/3

Posted on June 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Gateway’s International Education Office invites you to join the free online event, “COVID-19bstory through the lens of the world: Identity and journalism in Liberia, Colombia and the U.S.” on Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m (EDT). Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and PublicSource.org, this conversation looks at the ways COVID-19 has changed life in different parts of the world and share how the virus has impacted their communities and changed the “normal” while also examining lessons learned and how we rebuild stronger and more unified. To participate, click here.

Attention New Canvas Users: Learn Canvas From a Student Perspective

Posted on May 31, 2020 | Filed under General News

The next time you log into Canvas you may want to take the opportunity to explore a new course that will be added to your dashboard Monday morning. The course, Growing with Canvas, is a great way to see how Canvas works from a student perspective. Your role will be student as you progress through this self-paced course as it walks you through setting up your Canvas course, creating content, managing student submissions, and grading. Feel free to use your Canvas sandbox course to practice the skills you learn as you work through the five Growing with Canvas modules. The Canvas implementation team knows there are a number of questions about our adoption of Canvas. We will continue communicating with you about decisions made, resources available, and training opportunities. For questions about Canvas tools, please contact Canvas directly through the Help button in the Canvas global navigation menu, found on the left side of each page in Canvas. For questions about faculty development, please contact Catharina Coenen. For questions about technology or instructional design, please contact infodesk@allegheny.edu

ASG Clubs–Last Call for Reimbursement Requests

Posted on May 28, 2020 | Filed under General News

Attention all ASG recognized clubs and organizations: Due to the extraordinary circumstances we have all faced this semester, ASG has extended the due date for submission of reimbursement requests, contracted coach/instructor payment requests, payments to businesses for services rendered, etc. that may have occurred during the Spring 2020 Semester. Last day to submit: Friday, June 5, 2020 at noon to Stacy Gerber, ASG Bookkeeper. Send to: sgerber@allegheny.edu.

Grilling Guide to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Posted on May 28, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College Up Til Dawn is selling PDF Grilling Guides for $5 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Contact Alexandra Downer downera@allegheny.edu if you are interested.

Allegheny Strong: A Digital Collection of Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on May 27, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you are a member of the Allegheny community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni), the Allegheny College Archives invites you to share your personal reflections on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your life and those around you by submitting your creative works to our new digital collection. Visit our website to learn more about submitting your work or submit directly here. We will accept journal entries, essays, photographs, and videos as well as other digital output documenting your experience during this difficult time. We envision the project as a way of strengthening our sense of community and human connection while preserving personal accounts of this global event for future generations and scholarly research. If you have any questions, please contact us at merrick@allegheny.edu.

For Employees: New FSA Provider

Posted on May 18, 2020 | Filed under General News

After much consideration, the College has decided to change third party administrators for our FSA accounts. We will no longer be using WageWorks. Beginning July 1, our FSA will be administered by P&A Group. For those employees participating in FSA in the past year, you can continue to submit reimbursements to WageWorks through the runout date (9/30/2020) and grace period date (9/15/2020) if you need to. Please note that any debit cards you may have with WageWorks will be deactivated as of June 30. Any new FSA elections will be handled by P&A Group effective July 1, 2020. We hope this change will be beneficial to employees and give them better service when managing their elections. Additional information on P&A Group can be found here.

For Employees–TIAA Consultations: 6/10

Posted on May 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be available for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, June 10. 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. Click here to schedule an appointment 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.

Online Tutoring and Homework Help for Allegheny Families

Posted on May 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Education Studies program is offering “virtual” Allegheny tutors to work with children of Allegheny faculty and staff over Google Meet as children complete homework assignments from their regular school teachers. Tutors will also offer enrichment and creative activities. This program is being offered free of charge. Although we expect that most children participating will be elementary and middle-school age, Pre-K sessions are available (please follow the link for more information). To learn more or to enroll your child(ren), click here. Questions can be directed to Leah Sulecki, Head Tutor (suleckil@allegheny.edu).

Student Immunization Records

Posted on May 11, 2020 | Filed under General News

Graduating students should be aware that their immunization records will be scanned and emailed to their Allegheny email address by July 31. Immunizations are a vital part of your medical history and should be retained in personal medical files. Students who need their records prior to July 31 for a valid reason should call Winslow Health Center (814) 332-4355 or email WHC’s secretary, Megan McCoy (mmccoy@allegheny.edu) with their request.

For Employees: COVID-19 Response Survey

Posted on May 7, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny employees recently received an email from Director of Human Resources Jennifer Mangus or from Provost Ron Cole with a link to a voluntary survey about the College’s response to COVID-19. The survey is being administered by an independent organization, and the College will receive survey data only after responses have been grouped together with the responses of other individuals and any identifying information has been stripped from the data. If you are an employee and did not receive the survey, please contact the Office of Institutional Research.

Bentley Area Pedestrian Traffic

Posted on May 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

In order to facilitate separation of the Bentley Project and the construction workers, the fenced area has been expanded to include the walkway between Bentley and Hulings Hall, denying north-south foot traffic for non-construction personnel. Anyone walking between Schultz, Carnegie and the Maintenance Building and the southern College-owned houses will need to use a different route to get to the center of the Campus. This will be in effect until further notice.

Graduating Seniors: Tell Us Where You’re Headed

Posted on May 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

Complete the First Destination Survey by answering a short online questionnaire about your next steps. Your answers will help the College improve the experiences it offers. Click here to access the survey. Please complete this survey even if you don’t yet know your plans. Your password is your Allegheny student I.D. Thank you for your help!

Working Out From Home

Posted on April 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Athletics and Recreation created a page on its website called Working Out From Home. It has a variety of information on how to stay fit and healthy while fitness centers are closed. You can also follow @ac_peakp and @alleghenyrecreation on Instagram for ideas on staying physically fit.

Ace Your Interview

Posted on April 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Whether you’re preparing to interview for a job or internship or preparing for an admissions interview for graduate or professional school, the Allegheny Gateway/Career Education is excited to launch Big Interview. Big Interview offers you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for interviews. It’s an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. If you’re preparing for an interview, check out Big Interview.

ALIC – Class Reservations for Fall 2020

Posted on April 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity is now taking reservations for classes for fall 2020. ALIC can be booked in two ways:
1. Recurring use – Book for a given time slot on a recurring basis over the course of a week up to the full semester.
2. On a one-time use basis – Book for a special session.
Technical assistance is available for either booking option. ALIC can support video editing, sound editing, photography, graphic design, AutoCAD, 3d modeling, laser cutting, CNC machining, 3d printing, virtual reality development, game development, robotics, programming and GIS work. Let us know how we can help by emailing alic@allegheny.edu. Please visit our website here.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.