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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on April 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

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

End of Fiscal Year Payable Deadline: 6/22 at 5 PM

Posted on June 13, 2021 | Filed under General News

The end of the Fiscal Year is fast approaching. All invoices, payment requests, and travel expense reports will need to be to Accounts Payable, Box W, no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, to be included in the last check run of fiscal year 2021. If you plan to send them via campus mail, be sure they will arrive in Financial Services before the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Tanda Hollabaugh at or 814-332-4838.

Student Paychecks for Summer

Posted on June 10, 2021 | Filed under General News

For those students not enrolled in Direct Deposit, your paycheck for June 15; July 15; and August 13 will be mailed to the home address we have on file for you. If you would like these paychecks to go to your campus mailbox, contact Chris Cramer at 814-332-4792 or by email at by Sunday, June 13. This arrangement includes any students who will be working during the summer months.

Pittsburgh Passport 2021 Kicks Off Today: 6/10

Posted on June 9, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Career Education team is excited to announce that the Summer 2021 Pittsburgh Passport Series kicks off today, June 10, at noon. Are you a student or recent grad looking for ways to connect with employers, events, and more in the Pittsburgh region? The Passport is your opportunity to discover what it’s like to live, work, and play in Pittsburgh. Register here to get access to all of the 2021 summer events and follow us on social for updates, giveaways and more!

For Employees

Posted on June 9, 2021 | Filed under General News

Exempt Employee Supervisors: HR is happy to announce that supervisors of exempt employees will now be able to review leave balances of employees who report to them through Employee Self Service. You can view this information under Employee Overview, Leave Approval. Please Note: this is only informational data. No actual “approval” of time will be done through this tile at this time. For questions contact Human Resources at or 814-332-2312.

Commencement Volunteers Needed

Posted on June 8, 2021 | Filed under General News

Conference & Event Services is looking for volunteers for Commencement for the Class of 2020. This Commencement ceremony is being held on Saturday, July 31. Please click here to volunteer.

Admissions Open House Parking on Friday: 6/11

Posted on June 8, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Admissions team is holding an in-person Open House on Friday, June 11. Visitors are being asked to park in the lot behind the 454 House and Oddfellows. If you normally park in this lot please be aware that there will be some traffic throughout the day. If you are able and willing to park in a different lot on this day, it would be appreciated. Thank you!

LITS Workshops

Posted on June 6, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join LITS Public Services staff for a sneak peek at each week’s Tech Tip and learn more about Google Workspace and other technology hacks. Each week’s workshop has a theme; feel free to RSVP for some or all of the sessions. Workshops will be held using Google Meet. For details and to RSVP, please use this form. And as always–please contact the InfoDesk with any questions!

Wise Center Reminder

Posted on June 6, 2021 | Filed under General News

Reminder: fully vaccinated family members of current employees and fully vaccinated retirees and their spouses are invited to use the Wise Center. Please email Chris Van Alstyne at with a picture of your vaccination cards. If your family member does not already have an Allegheny ID card then please fill out this form. If you do not fall into the categories above and you would like to get a Wise Center membership, please send an email to with a picture of your vaccination card and he will send you a membership application.

Canvas Workshops for Faculty

Posted on May 27, 2021 | Filed under Events

Rosita Scerbo, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures, will offer a two-day workshop on using Canvas for course design. Both returning and new faculty members are invited to attend. Dates are August 9-10, from 2 to 4 p.m. A full workshop description is here and you can sign up here.

Campus Center: Expanded Summer Access

Posted on May 27, 2021 | Filed under General News

Summer access to the Campus Center will be available at the 3rd floor Skylight Lounge, 1st floor Lobby and Music department wing entrances weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Card access to the building will be available weekdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Parkhurst Marketing Intern

Posted on May 26, 2021 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst Dining is seeking a Marketing Intern for Fall Semester 2021. Job duties include assisting our Parkhurst team on campus with the development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives aimed at creating exciting food experiences and showcasing our Parkhurst philosophy to the campus community. Experience managing social media pages and event planning is preferred. This is a paid position and not considered work study. Email your resume to to apply!

Study Away Pop-Ins Resume on July 16

Posted on May 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

The International Education Office will resume having Study Away Pop-In sessions on July 16. Students with any questions about study away, ELs, or international internships are welcome to contact Lucinda Morgan ( with questions in the meantime.

Gator Post and Merriman Bookstore Hours

Posted on May 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Bookstore is open for students, employees and escorted visitors on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Students and employees can visit the post office window for all mailing services on weekdays 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. without a reservation.

Statement Regarding Summer Human Subject Research and COVID-19

Posted on May 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

In consultation with the Allegheny College Health Agency (ACHA), the Allegheny IRB provides the following guidelines for any human research conducted by the college over the summer months.Guidelines for fully vaccinated researchers:
All faculty, staff, and students who are fully vaccinated are permitted to go out into the community and engage in human subjects research. If possible, we prefer face-to-face research be conducted with participants who are also vaccinated. Please note that the “No Visitor Policy” is still in place over the summer. Therefore, no research participants can come to campus over the summer to participate in human research. Vaccinated students and faculty can be unmasked, on-campus if they are outside. If you are inside- you are still to be masked.
Guidelines for unvaccinated researchers: For faculty, staff and students who are unvaccinated, all human research needs to be conducted remotely (via Zoom or Google Meet). If you are unvaccinated you must be masked at all times (inside building or outside). In addition, unvaccinated students are not allowed off-campus to engage in college activities, including research. If you have further questions, please contact the IRB chair at

ENERG 529: Internship with the City of Meadville

Posted on May 20, 2021 | Filed under General News

Description: An internship with the City of Meadville to help implement a conversion of high-pressure sodium streetlight fixtures to energy efficient light-emitting diode fixtures. Interns participate in the collection of current streetlight fixture data, identify specific areas that could benefit from improved light quality, determine power rating for LED fixtures, consider fee structures of under-contract light fixtures, and help submit documentation to the regional utility company. Interns are expected to meet regularly with City officials, the faculty advisor, and/or any internship liaison to demonstrate progress. Credit: One to four semester hours. Prerequisites: ENVSC 385 or ENERG 485; Permission of the instructor and approval from liaison. Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a resume, up to date unofficial transcript, and letter of interest to by Friday, June 24 2021. Students who are accepted into the internship will be invited to enroll in the course by the start of the fall semester. If you have any questions about the opportunity, please contact Professor Matt Carter at

Pelletier Library Summer Hours

Posted on May 19, 2021 | Filed under General News

Beginning Friday, May 21, Pelletier Library will move to summer hours: Monday through Friday the library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 28, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 1 through July 31. Saturdays and Sundays, Pelletier will be closed, as well as for the Memorial Day (May 31) and Independence Day (July 5) holidays. During library hours, employees and resident students will be able to access the building using their Allegheny College ID. All visitors must observe the College’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please contact the InfoDesk via email at or by calling 814-332-3768 with any questions.

Lifeguard Positions Open

Posted on May 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Certified Lifeguard CPR/First Aid; Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the water; Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services; Able to act quickly and appropriately to secure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency; Present professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintain a high standard of customer service; Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned; Prepare and maintain appropriate activity reports; Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures; Able to follow routine verbal and written instructions. Contact Max Niggel at for more information.

Creek Connections May Newsletter

Posted on May 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections’ May Newsletter tells all about our successful virtual student research symposium, what you need to know about ticks, how one of our schools met with the USGS, the 2021 City Nature Challenge, how you can start bird watching, and more! Thanks for supporting us this year and we are looking forward to more time safely outdoors with everyone next year!

Admissions Is Looking for Summer Open House Volunteers

Posted on May 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Admissions team is looking for volunteers (students, staff, or faculty) to assist with summer open houses on June 11, July 16, and August 9. Programs run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can volunteer for the entirety of the program or in two hours shifts beginning at 8:30 a.m. We are looking for volunteers to help with parking, tours of select campus spaces, general check-in, and various other tasks. Please email Rachel Sloan at if you are interested. Thank you for considering!

Wise Center and Mellon Pool Summer Hours

Posted on May 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

Starting Monday, May 24, the Wise Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Mellon Pool inside the Wise Center will be open from noon to 3 p.m. We will not be using Sign Up Genius during the summer. The building will be closed on May 31 and July 5. The building is only open to current students, staff, and faculty. Questions? e-mail

International Camp for Democratic Leadership

Posted on May 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

Allegheny students interested in the topics of democratic leadership and governance are invited to apply to participate in the International Camp for Democratic Leadership. The camp will run from July 1 – 8, 2021 using a virtual (Zoom) format, but 2021 participants will be well positioned to apply for an in-person version of the camp to be held in Crete in the summer of 2022. Students can learn more about the International Camp for Democratic Leadership here, and are also encouraged to contact Associate Provost Terry Bensel ( if they have questions or wish to apply for funding to offset the registration fee.

2022 Summer Study Abroad EL Seminar: Vietnam,Cambodia, Laos (4 Credits)

Posted on May 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

EXL 594: “Wars & Waterways” Experiential Learning Study Abroad Seminar (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) (4 credits)
Faculty: Professors Ishita Sinha Roy (Communication) & Lauren French (Biology/Neuroscience)
Travel dates: May 12–June 5, 2022
Pre-Requisites: None.
Watch for information sessions with more details in fall 2021. An interdisciplinary investigation for four course credits into how historical wars and waterways have shaped contemporary Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos — previously “French Indochina.” Travel and discover the impact of past colonizations, ethnic conflicts and genocide, and U.S. invasions on the cultural and ecological health of these countries. Explore the centrality of water in local dragon mythologies, (post)colonial histories, cultural/religious traditions, farming/fishing economies, shifting topographies and wildlife, and global health challenges. Case studies on the shortage of potable water, China’s mega-damming of the Mekong river, and lingering groundwater contamination from Agent Orange, inform our investigation into potential new water wars in this region.

Watch an AC Jazz Ensemble Virtual Performance

Posted on April 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

AC Jazz, a virtual ensemble this semester, performs “Minnie the Moocher.” Click here to watch the performance.

Announcing the 2022 Experiential Learning Seminars

Posted on April 27, 2021 | Filed under General News

The International Education Office is excited to announce five ELs planned to offered in May 2022:
1. Grün, grüner, Deutschland? Sustainability in Germany Past and Present led by Professor Julia Ludewig and Kerstin Ams
2. La Bella Figura: Italy Now and Then led by Professor Mark Cosdon and Professor Shannon Mattiace
3. Poverty & Health: Social Issues in Belize led by Kirsten Peterson and Jim Fitch
4. Contemporary Art in New York City led by Professor Paula Burleigh and Professor Ian Thomas
5. A Melting Pot or an Unwelcoming Host? Spain and Norway in the Era of Globalization led by Professor Lydia Eckstein and Lucinda Morgan
Experiential Learning seminars (known as “ELs”) are led by Allegheny faculty and staff members and take place each year after the spring semester concludes. EL seminars provide students with a 2-to-3 week opportunity to study off-campus location while earning academic credit from Allegheny. Look out for more information about the 2022 ELs–information sessions will be held soon, and EL websites and applications will be made available in the near future.

Suggestions for Managing Phones Over Vacation and Furlough

Posted on December 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

So that LITS can provide appropriate support to employees on furlough or vacation, we encourage employees to consider how they want to manage their office phones well in advance of their expected absence. Given the potential number of requests and the time required for LITS to manage more complex requests, we cannot promise to complete without several days notice.
We ask that the community consider these three options:
1. Change your outgoing voicemail greeting to indicate you are out. This can be done off-campus, and we strongly recommend this solution. Your voicemail can include a suggested alternative number for those callers needing an immediate response.
2. Go to your office and follow these steps to forward your line to another number.
3. Put in a ticket and LITS will set up forwarding of your line to another line in your office or to a colleague’s extension. Please allow at least 3 business days to process your request. We request that this option be reserved for phones that handle all incoming calls for a department, such as those of office managers. Read more…

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity; please note that submitting an item does not guarantee that it will be published. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or