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DeHart Local Foods Dinner Tickets on Sale Monday: 9/24

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

The wildly popular and crazy delicious 16th Annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner is Wednesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. The dinner is open to all students, Allegheny employees and community members, but tickets are limited and sell out quickly (in under two hours last year). Ticket sales will be online only this year (rather than in Brooks and the Campus Center) in an attempt to ensure more individuals are able to purchase tickets regardless of their class schedules. Watch for a MyAllegheny post on Monday morning that will include the link to a form to reserve your tickets. Ticket costs are one meal swipe (just like a meal in Brooks Dining Hall), $9 in GatorCash or Munch, or $15 in cash. Students will need to submit their student ID number. We hope you’ll join us at the table for a meal featuring the bounty of Crawford County and celebrating the farmers and producers who make our community more delicious! For more information about this popular dinner, including the menu, and photos of stunning produce, visit our Facebook page.

Voice Faculty Recital Postponed

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

The voice faculty recital previously scheduled for this Sunday, September 23, has been postponed to Sunday, December 9, at 3:15 in Ford Chapel.

Admissions Open House Saturday: 9/22

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Admissions team is excited to be welcoming prospective students and families to campus on Saturday, September 22. Please be aware of the following schedule of events if interacting with families:
9:30am-Check In-3rd Floor Campus Center
9:30am-Academic and Resource Fair-Campus Center
10:30am-Admissions Presentation- Shafer Auditorium
11:30am-Campus Tours
12:45pm-Student Panel
If you have any questions concerning the program, please let Admissions know. Thank you to all who have volunteered their time for this event.

Teaching Tidbits–Setting and Enforcing Boundaries: 9/24

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

All educators are invited to join the Teaching Tidbits brown bag meeting on Monday, September 24, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining Room. Teaching Tidbits are informal lunchtime conversations (BYOL) on pedagogy innovations, challenges, and ideas. Any interested faculty or staff are welcome to join us; there is no obligation to come to all meetings. This particular conversation will focus on setting and enforcing appropriate boundaries to facilitate learning and wellbeing. For Teaching Tidbit questions or ideas, or to gain access to the Teaching Tidbits blog, please contact Lydia Eckstein, Tricia Humphreys, or Rachel Weir.

Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy: 9/25

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under Events

Please join Allegheny’s Law & Policy Program in welcoming writer Jeffrey Ball to campus. Ball will give a talk called “Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy” on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Ball’s work focuses on energy and the environment. He is also scholar-in-residence at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School. Ball’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Fortune, the New Republic, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Slate, among other publications. At Stanford, Ball launched and directs the Roble Living Laboratory for Sustainability at Stanford, an initiative that encourages students to wrestle daily with the possibilities and difficulties of living more sustainably.

Ethiopia EL Information Session: 10/1

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under Events

Learn more about the Ethiopia EL trip at an information session on Monday, October 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in 126 Quigley Hall. The Ethiopia EL will take place May 14 to June 1, 2019. The pre-departure sessions and site visits while in Ethiopia will observe and consider to what extent the economic growth has been inclusive and poverty-alleviating, how growth has empowered women and youth, and explore the impact of sustainability, globalization, health, culture, history and the arts. Free pizza will be available. For more information, contact Professor Steve Onyeiwu (Economics), Terri Carr (Career Education), or Lucinda Morgan (International Education).

Green Student Art Show–Submissions Wanted

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

We want your environmental artwork for a Green Student Art Show. As a part of Students for Environmental Action at the annual Wild & Scenic Film Fest, Student Art Society is curating student artwork related to: environmental change, political issues, the outdoors and community activism. We want all mediums of work (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, digital and even film). If chosen, your work will go on display in the Student Gallery Space on the First Floor of Doane Hall of Art, directly off of the Campus Center. Any video or short film submissions will be played as a part of our fest in Shafer Auditorium. To submit work, email sas@allegheny.edu with a photo or screenshot of your piece, a title, the medium and dimensions (if applicable). Submissions will end on Monday, October 1, at 9 a.m. If selected you will be emailed with further details for drop off. We have limited space in the show so get submissions in quickly. We are excited to see what the creative and crunchy student body of Allegheny has been working on.

Careers in Community Organizing

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. to discuss careers in community organizing for those interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. More information on their careers can be found in Gator Connect. RSVP for the webinar.

Auditions for One Acts: 9/23-25

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

S.E.T. will be having Auditions for One Acts on Sunday, September 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.; Monday, September 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, September 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. These will be held on the first floor of Alden. No experience necessary, just the willingness to learn. We would love to see some new faces! If you have any questions email set@allegheny.edu

Fall Break Transportation

Posted on September 20, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Fall Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register click here. Reservations made by midnight Monday, October 1, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Chompergram Correction: Catholic Mass Time on Sunday

Posted on September 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Catholic Mass at Ford Chapel on Sunday is at 6:30 p.m. The time was incorrectly listed in this week’s Chompergram.

UPMC to Visit Campus to Recruit Non-Medical Students: 9/24

Posted on September 18, 2018 | Filed under Events

Recruiters from UMPC will be on campus on Monday, September 24, looking to fill summer internship and entry-level positions for non-medical students in areas such as: marketing, public relations, actuarial, accounting, supply chain, logistics, and more. Stop by the Pelletier Collaboratory from noon to 1 p.m. for more information on the Financial Management Rotational program and Campus Center 301/302 for internship information for all other majors.

Service Saturday: 9/29

Posted on September 18, 2018 | Filed under Events

The second Service Saturday of the fall semester will be held on September 29. Service Saturday is a great opportunity for Allegheny students to get to know Meadville in the best way possible while volunteering with the community and their peers. You can sign up here. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Pelletier Library with a light breakfast. Questions? Contact Nikki Hawk at nhawk@allegheny.edu or Bethany Cocchi at bcocchi@allegheny.edu. We hope to see you there!

China EL Information Session: 9/21

Posted on September 18, 2018 | Filed under Events

Come learn about the May 2019 China Experiential Learning term, “21st Century China: Dreams and Realities,” at an information session on Friday. September 21, at 3:30 p.m. in Quigley 122. Co-led by Professors Shanna Kirschner and Sharon Wesoky (Political Science), this four-credit course will visit Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai to see the ways that China is rapidly modernizing while also remaining uniquely “Chinese.” Some of the issues we will discuss are urbanization, environmental challenges, women’s and other group rights, and the idea of the Chinese Dream. Sites to be visited will include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, a panda reserve, and traditional Beijing and Shanghai neighborhoods.

The Davies Program Is Hiring

Posted on September 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Davies Community Service Leader program promotes a legacy of strengthening connections between students, the Meadville community, local organizations, and Allegheny College. Over the 2018-19 academic year, Davies Leaders will work 8 to 10 hours a week of compensated service with a local agency completing a site-specific project, which could include community research or project management, to enhance both student and agency goals. The Davies Program is looking for sophomores-seniors who are dedicated, driven, and most importantly passionate about service and contributing to the growth of the Meadville community. This is a work-study/campus employment job. If you are interested in hearing more about the projects or to apply, please contact Bethany Cocchi (bcocchi@allegheny.edu).

UL Carne Asada Cookout: 9/22

Posted on September 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

Come join Unión Latinx for its annual carne asada cookout. We will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at 635 N. Main St. There will be free authentic Mexican food, and then stay for the music and piñata.

Invitation to Present at Fall Gateway Open House and Poster Symposium

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Gateway at Allegheny College will host a Fall Open House and Poster Symposium on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to noon on the main level of the Pelletier Library. This event is meant to give students an opportunity to showcase the work they did this past summer—whether it took place on or off campus. Specifically, students who completed some Gateway-related experience are invited to participate by presenting a poster about that experience. These experiences could include research, internships, community-based projects, study away experiences, etc. In addition, the offices of the Gateway will be represented at the Open House so that students who would like to explore these opportunities in the future can learn how to get started. If you would like to present your work at this event, please sign up using this Google form by Friday, September 28. More details will be shared by the URSCA office with students who sign-up about how to develop and present a poster and the URSCA office will pay for the cost of printing the poster. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Aimee Knupsky at aknupsky@allegheny.edu.

Call for Proposals for Events and Themes for 2019-20

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Public Events Committee invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students for cultural events for the 2019-20 academic year. Submissions can be made here ; submission review will begin November 15. Programs should be designed to assist in connecting events to classes and to encourage student attendance. When submitting an event, please consider including other helpful information such as: performers/kind of performance, preferred dates or time of year, approximate cost, and/or expected audience. You are also welcome to suggest a “theme” for the academic year; themes suggestions that are accompanied by one or more related event suggestions are more likely to be given full consideration. Theme suggestions may be original or revisit a theme from a previous year (2015-16 or earlier). Proposals including more than three events should be emailed to the Office of Conference & Event Services at events@allegheny.edu.

For Educators–Teaching With Technology Lunch: 9/21

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

What’s your contingency plan when you can’t make it to class? What will your students do while your mid-semester conference whisks you away? Or when the campus flu strikes you down? Having a pre-planned answer to the “what if” can see you through disasters or blips in your day. Bring your Plan B ideas and share them in a discussion led by Catharina Coenen, professor of biology and director of faculty development. Lunch will be served beginning at noon, and the discussion will begin at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, September 21, in Pelletier Collaboratory. Please register at this link.

College Committees Council Application

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

Interested in making a big difference in Allegheny’s campus community? If so, apply to join the College Committees Council! There are vacancies on 5 committees: Public Events, Finance and Facilities, Academic Standards and Awards, Curriculum Committee, and Council on Diversity and Equity. If you’re interested, contact ASG Chief of Staff John Fazio at fazioj@allegheny.edu for an application!

Carnegie Mellon 3-2 Master’s Programs Information Session: 9/25

Posted on September 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

Students from all majors are invited to learn more about the professional master’s degree programs and summer fellowships for undergraduates offered by Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Programs include Cybersecurity, Health Care, Social Innovation, Transportation, Smart Cities and the Future of Work, Government, Information Systems, Technology Management, Creative Arts Management, and Entertainment Industry. Learn more about the master’s degree programs, including the 3-2 option for Allegheny students, by attending an information session on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:15 p.m. in the Pelletier Library’s Collaboratory (lunch provided).

Your Photos of Campus Could Be Featured

Posted on September 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

To showcase the endless talent of Allegheny students, we would like to invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus so we can 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.

Gator Day Presentation Proposal Form Open

Posted on September 13, 2018 | Filed under Events

The Gator Day Planning Committee invites applications from students, faculty, staff and administrators for the Fall 2018 Gator Day on Tuesday, October 23. We welcome applications for programs and workshops that highlight educational opportunities at Allegheny, that prepare students for life after graduation, and that help to create a greater sense of campus community. If you have suggestions for a program or would like to present as part of the October 23 Gator Day then please complete this short form by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 1. Questions? Please contact Associate Provost Terry Bensel (tbensel@allegheny.edu).

Find Out More–2019 EL: Birds, Chocolate & Forests of Belize: 9/26

Posted on September 13, 2018 | Filed under Events

All are welcome to join Professors Ben Haywood and Beth Choate (Environmental Science & Sustainability) on Wednesday, September 26, at noon in Campus Center Room 302 to learn more about the culturally immersive field-research EL to Belize May 12-26, 2019. We will discuss the itinerary for this two week seminar (2 credits) focused on biodiversity and avian conservation, sustainable community development, and agriculture and food systems all within the rainforests of southern Belize. You’ll hear about how participants will live, explore, and learn in the midst of an active cacao agro-forest and develop first-hand knowledge of various strategies, efforts and solutions to reverse negative trends leading to loss of biodiversity in this small but rapidly developing country. Read more…

Mindfulness Workshop: 9/22

Posted on September 13, 2018 | Filed under Events

Claude AnShin Thomas, who is a Buddhist monk in residence this semester, will lead a workshop on mindfulness practice entitled “Change Your Mind, Change the World” on Saturday, September 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Montgomery Gym, Upper Studio. Thomas is a Meadville native and Vietnam veteran who is now a fully ordained Zen Buddhist Monk in the Japanese Soto Zen Tradition. The workshop is part of a 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge. For more information on the workshop or the Challenge, contact Spiritual and Religious Life at 332-2800 or srl@allegheny.edu, and register for the workshop using this form.

Submit a Chompergram Event

Posted on September 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Chompergram is sent out every Wednesday morning and advertises events happening from the following Friday at 5 p.m. until midnight on Sunday night. If you have an event that you would like to submit, please click here and fill out the form no later than 8 a.m. the Monday before your event.

WestPACS Job & Internship Fair–Registration Open

Posted on September 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

WestPACS Job & Internship Fair registration is now open. Join the Career Education office at western Pennsylvania’s largest job and internship fair on Wednesday, October 10. More than 100 employers will be filling full-time, part-time, and internship positions. There are opportunities for all majors. Visit the WestPACS website and click here to register.

Voter Registration Drive

Posted on September 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Make your voice heard in the midterm elections. The College Democrats will be in the Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday to help you register to vote. Whether it’s your first time voting, you’d like to switch to voting in Pennsylvania, or you just want to make sure you’re still registered, we can give you the resources you need.

The Krampus Looking for New Writers

Posted on September 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny’s weekly satirical newspaper, The Krampus, is looking for new writers for the 2018-2019 school year. No prior experience with comedy writing is necessary, as long as you are willing to learn. Being a writer is generally a two to three hours per week time commitment, consisting of writers’ room meetings and about one article submission per week. First- and second-year students are especially encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please click here and fill out our brief application by this Sunday, September 16, at 1 p.m. If you have any questions, contact us at krampus@allegheny.edu

Gators Youth Sports Mentoring Program

Posted on September 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Gators Youth Sports Mentoring Program, which pairs Allegheny varsity athletes with local youth athletes is looking for students who are interested in helping run this program. If you are interested, please e-mail GatorsYSMP@gmail.com Read more…

Are You First Gen?

Posted on September 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Show your first generation pride with an Allegheny College First Generation wristband. The IDEAS Center has first gen wristbands for any students, staff, or faculty who identify as “First Gen.” Stop in and get yours today! Allegheny is a place where first-generation students thrive. A first-generation student is a student for whom neither parent has completed a four-year degree at the time of student’s matriculation. At Allegheny, we’re first!

Make a Difference Day: 10/13

Posted on September 9, 2018 | Filed under Events

Come join college and community volunteers for Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 13. This is a one-day service event involving more than 100 service projects in Meadville and Crawford County. We invite you to sign up, joining others from across the community in working on projects that include everything from raking leaves and outdoor projects to painting and home repairs. All abilities and skill levels are appreciated. Please use the following forms to register either as a volunteer group or as an individual volunteer. For more information, contact the Civic Engagement Office at civicengagement@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-5318.

Title IX Listening Circles for Students

Posted on September 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Title IX Office is planning “Listening Circles” for students (10–15 students per group) on the following dates:

Monday, September 17, noon–1:30 pm
Monday, September 24, 3:00–4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 2, 7:00–8:30 pm

The “Listening Circles” will focus on the following areas: questions for the Title IX Coordinator about process, reflections on the process, concerns participants have about the Title IX process, resources and support needed to enhance the participants understanding of the process. This feedback will help shape future training and conversations with students. The Listening Circles will be co-hosted by Shanna Kirschner, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Affiliated Faculty in International Studies, and Coordinator, Middle East and North African Studies.

Please contact the Title IX office to register to attend at 814-332-3085 or gford@allegheny.edu

Wrecking Ball Cafe Hours

Posted on September 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Wrecking Ball Cafe, located inside Pelletier Library, will open on Monday, September 10. Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 2 to 11 p.m.

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed

Posted on September 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Stone Church Soup Kitchen in Meadville needs volunteers for this fall semester. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and contact montgomeryr2@allegheny.edu

2019 Senior Class Gift Committee

Posted on August 29, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Annual Fund is seeking applicants for the 2019 Senior Class Gift Committee. Each year the graduating class comes together to make a gift to the Annual Fund and celebrate this gift with a reception with President Mullen. This has been a tradition at Allegheny for over 100 years! We don’t ask for large gifts, in fact most students donate right around $5. It’s not the amount that counts it’s more about getting you and your classmates excited to participate as you join the alumni community. Potential members should show a commitment to giving back to Allegheny, be comfortable asking their classmates to donate, and be willing to attend one meeting per month. This is an opportunity for the Class of 2019 to begin their legacy on campus right away. Please contact Lauren Kennedy at lkennedy@allegheny.edu with any questions. To apply, please click here.

NaviGators Want to Mentor You

Posted on August 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Are you a first-year student looking for an extra boost? A NaviGator Peer Mentor can help support you throughout your transition to Allegheny. NaviGators can help with study skills, time management, goal setting, keeping you accountable, finding your place at Allegheny, or can be a peer to talk to who has been through similar situations. Sign up here.

Career Education Quick Question Sessions

Posted on August 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Quick Question drop-in sessions begin Tuesday, August 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Career Education Office located in the yellow node of the Gateway. These are 15-minute sessions that don’t require an appointment.

Zen Buddhists in Residence

Posted on August 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

This fall semester, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen will be visiting Allegheny as Buddhist Monk and Nun in Residence. They will be teaching one course in Religious Studies, “Change Your Mind, Change The World?” and are also available for class and student-group visits. Claude AnShin Thomas is a Meadville native and Vietnam veteran who is the author of “At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace” (Shambhala, 2004). A Zen student of Thich Nhat Hanh and Bernie Glassman, he is also the founder of the Zaltho Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to promoting mindfulness and nonviolence. More information is available at the Zaltho website. They would be available to classes to teach on topics ranging from basic Buddhist and Zen principles, mindfulness, nonviolence and pacifism, experiences of war, vegetarianism and veganism, and other topics upon request. For more information or to request a visit, please contact Sharon Wesoky (swesoky@allegheny.edu), Jane Ellen Nickell (jnickell@allegheny.edu), or KenShin Andersen (kenshin@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.