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Executive Vice President Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole’s Weekly Student Office Hours: 1/17

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under Archive

EVP Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole hold office hours at which students can drop in to speak with them. No appointment is necessary. EVP Petula and Provost Cole’s hours: Wednesday, January 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Lobby.

AC Jazz Band Meeting: 1/16

Posted on January 14, 2018 | Filed under Archive

The first meeting/rehearsal of the second semester for the AC Jazz Band, in the Department of Music, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, at 12:30 p.m. in rehearsal hall M202. Instrumentation includes alto, tenor and baritone sax; trumpet and trombone; guitar, bass, percussion and piano. Auditions will take place as needed, with ADD cards being addressed at the first rehearsal. There is one-credit hour for this Music 114 course. Rehearsals are scheduled on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in rehearsal hall M202. The ensemble will be rehearsing at the first meeting/rehearsal. Therefore, students should be prepared to play. Questions should be directed to Stephen F. Corsi, Jazz Band director, at

Percussion Ensemble: 1/16

Posted on January 14, 2018 | Filed under Archive

The first meeting/rehearsal of the Percussion Ensemble, in the Department of Music, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of Shafer Auditorium. The Percussion Ensemble is a one-credit hour Chamber Ensemble, with rehearsals scheduled on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on stage. Interested musicians must hold concurrent membership in a major performing ensemble (Music 114), in order to participate in Percussion Ensemble. ADD cards will be addressed at the first meeting/rehearsal. Questions should be directed to Stephen F. Corsi, instructor of percussion, at

Faculty Meeting Items Due Noon on Monday: 1/15

Posted on January 11, 2018 | Filed under Archive

Faculty meeting items are due to Faculty Secretary Amelia Carr ( by noon on Monday, January 15. Please include electronic versions of any reports or handouts you intend to distribute to the faculty. If you would like to include an announcement, please send a brief version of it to be included with the notice. If you have any questions about the procedure or how best to bring your material to the faculty, please consult with Amelia Carr or Alice Deckert, faculty moderator.

Community Ballroom Lessons to Begin: 1/15

Posted on January 9, 2018 | Filed under Archive

The Dance and Movement Studies program will be offering community ballroom lessons beginning Monday, January 15. Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty member Betsy Sumerfield and will be held in the Montgomery Performance Space on Mondays, class will be 6:45 to 8 p.m. The cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple for a total of 10 lessons. Footwear should be either ballroom shoes or sock feet. For more information please call 332-2813.

Winter Warm Up: 1/12

Posted on January 8, 2018 | Filed under Archive

AAC and SAC would like to cordially invite all staff and administrators to warm up! Please join us on Friday, January 12, at 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Carr Hall Lobby, for coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, doughnut holes and fellowship as we warm up for the new semester. With the winter weather being so frightful outside, lets gear up and get ready inside. We hope to see everyone there.

First Fun Friday – Google File Stream: 1/12

Posted on January 7, 2018 | Filed under Archive

First Fun Friday was delayed this month, but ITS is pleased to invite interested folks to the next Fun Friday (extended to become “Second” Fun Friday) at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 12, to discuss the replacement for Google Drive sync, Google File Stream. First Fun Friday is held in the Murray Classroom (Murray 117). Members of User Services and Enterprise Services will be present to discuss or answer any questions. Discussion will include file management best practices and file security. There may also be discussion about recent changes to Google Calendar, time permitting. Attendance is open, however there are limited seats so RSVP is welcomed. Please contact Jason Ramsey in Enterprise Services if you are planning on attending.

Sakai Unavailable: 1/3

Posted on January 2, 2018 | Filed under Archive

Sakai will be updated on Wednesday, January 3. All Sakai services will be unavailable from 5 a.m. until noon.

Celebrations and Concerns Due: 1/5

Posted on January 2, 2018 | Filed under Archive

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Friday, January 5. Employee personal news such as births, marriages, personal achievement, and serious illness or death within the immediate family may be submitted by contacting Jane Ellen Nickell (Ext. 2800 or or by using this form. To receive the monthly email, use this form.

Book Store Will be Closed January 2-5

Posted on January 1, 2018 | Filed under Archive

The Book Store will be closed January 2 through January 5. For assistance, please email Denise McHale ( or stop by the Post Office.

Winter Break Hours for the Campus Center

Posted on December 19, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours for Winter Break are as follows: Wednesday, December 20, through Friday, December 22, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the building will be closed from Saturday, December 23, through Monday, January 1, with the exception of Friday, December 29, 8 a.m. to noon (the Post Office will be open); Tuesday, January 2, through Thursday, January 11, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, January 12, normal hours resume.

Apply for Outside Scholarships Over Break

Posted on December 17, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Winter break is a good time to start the search for spring semester scholarships. You can find a list of reputable scholarship search engines and Allegheny-specific scholarships here. Please use the Outside Scholarship Form to report any scholarships you will receive for the upcoming spring semester from sources other than federal, state, or Allegheny funding. These will be added to your financial aid package, so they can be factored into your tuition bill. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (814) 332-2701.

Paychecks for Faculty, Administrators and Staff

Posted on December 17, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Due to the holiday break, paychecks will be issued on Friday, December 22, and delivered to your campus mailbox on that day. If you would rather pick up your check or have it mailed to your home address, please contact Chris Cramer at (814) 332-4792.

Reduced Loop Schedule: 12/20

Posted on December 17, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Loop will run a reduced schedule (4 to 10 p.m.) on Wednesday, December 20, which is also the last day of service for the fall semester. Regular service for the Spring 2018 semester will begin on January 13, 2018. Students can also ride any other CATA route for free just by showing their Allegheny ID. For more information on the routes, check out

Library System Change Over Winter Break

Posted on December 14, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Over the Winter Break, the Pelletier staff will retire Allecat and transition to a new library management system which uses an enhanced version of AggreGator as its interface for all services. All the services you use in Allecat will still be available to you on the new system, although there may be some disruption during the transition because of the complexity of the move. In particular, from January 2-14, renewals and booking requests will be handled manually by the staff at the InfoDesk, while the online services to handle these tasks are being set up. What does this mean for you? Read more…

Wise Center Open This Saturday: 12/16

Posted on December 14, 2017 | Filed under Archive

To allow students to work off stress from their studies, the Wise Center will be open this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Wise Center will not be open on Sunday.

Transcript Service Restored

Posted on December 13, 2017 | Filed under Archive

As of Wednesday, December 13, we have restored transcript ordering service. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize for the delay in restoring service. Please see here for details.

Students–Renew Your Books

Posted on December 13, 2017 | Filed under Archive

If you wish to keep your library materials over the winter break, you must renew them either online or by contacting the InfoDesk at Ext. 3768, by email at or online at this link.

Interested in Varsity Women’s Tennis?

Posted on December 13, 2017 | Filed under Archive

If you are interested in coming out for varsity women’s tennis this spring please contact Coach Jared Luteran at (814) 332-2809 or The season starts January 23 and goes until the end of April. Please call or e-mail with any questions.

Study Break With Therapy Dogs: 12/13

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Take a break from studying and come visit the therapy dogs in Brooks Blue Lounge on Wednesday, December 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free goody bags while supplies last!

Faculty: Please Get Your Course Packets and Manuals to Printing Services Soon

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Faculty who need course packets and manuals printed for next semester are asked to place their orders with the Print Shop as early as possible. The days immediately before classes start are a busy time for the Print Shop — any extra lead time you can provide is greatly appreciated. All course packs must have a signed form 1A or 1B on file with Shirley Cronin in the bookstore before the print shop will print your material. Details and copies of the forms are available on the bookstore website.

Finals Snacks at the IDEAS Center

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Do you need a place to relax and study? Are you a little hungry? Stop by the IDEAS Center from December 13-17 for a study break and snacks. We will have movies and videos playing as well as healthy, and not so healthy, snacks. Food donations always welcome.

Spring Semester Teaching Circle

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Director of Faculty Development invites faculty members to participate in a Teaching Circle this coming spring. This Teaching Circle is designed to provide support to faculty members in their teaching and professional lives. Twelve faculty will meet each Wednesday from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. throughout the semester; participants will commit to attend each meeting unless they are ill or traveling. Lunch will be provided. 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.
This spring’s Teaching Circle will be facilitated by Josh Searle-White from the Psychology Department and is offered with support from the Provost’s Office. If you are interested in participating in this group, please send an e-mail to Josh at by December 15. We will accept members into the group on a first-come, first-served basis except that 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 Josh or Catharina Coenen (

Pelletier Library Open 24/7 Through Finals

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Pelletier Library will be open 24/7 through Tuesday, December 19, when it will close at 7 p.m. Winter break hours can be found here.

Join Student Artists for Short Presentations: 12/12

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

All students whose work is on display in the Art Galleries will give short presentations and take your questions at a Pecha Kucha session in the gallery on Tuesday, December 12, at 10 a.m. This event is open to the public, everyone is welcome.

Wise Center Winter Break Hours

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Wise Center winter break hours start on December 13 and go through January 2: Monday through Friday, open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed on Saturday (except December 16) and Sunday. The building will be closed between December 23 and January 2.

Bike Repair Workshop: 12/12

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Come learn about fixing bikes with bike share and eat pizza at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Campus Center lobby.

Yule Ball: 12/12

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The annual Dumbledore’s Army Christmas party is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in Schultz Banquet Hall. There will be lots of food, good music, and good people. We will also be exchanging Secret Santa gifts if you signed up. There is no dress code but feel free to dress up if you like.

Donate Munch Money

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Do you have unspent Munch Money? If so, you can choose to donate it to the Stone Church Soup Kitchen to buy ingredients for their meals. Donate in McKinley’s in increments of $5 when you check out at the registers. This event runs Dec. 13-19.

Transcripts Unavailable Through Tuesday, December 12

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny College’s transcript-ordering service will be unavailable through Tuesday, December 12. This is so that the Registrar can switch service providers. Transcript service will reopen on Tuesday, December 12, using TranscriptsPlus from Credentials Solutions. All students with current transcript requests will either have the request processed as requested or else will be contacted about how to re-order. Once the new service is available, you will be able to access it either via the “Order Transcript” link in your WebAdvisor account or via this link. For all questions or concerns about transcript orders, please email the Office of the Registrar (, or call (814) 332-2357.

For Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Services Tax (LST)

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under Archive

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2018 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services Tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year, as your 2017 exemption will not apply for 2018. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Bentley Hall 215, prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2018 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2018 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 332-4792

Student Paychecks for December

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Student paychecks for December 15 will be put in your campus mailbox. If you want your paycheck mailed to your home address, please stop by the campus post office or call them at 332-2375 to sign up to have your paycheck mailed home.

Study Day Consultations at the Writing Center: 12/13

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Allegheny College Writing Center will be offering last-minute consultations from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, on Study Day. Make an appointment or drop in with a final paper or exam (with your professor’s permission…we don’t want any Honor Code run-ins!) to receive help and guidance from a consultant in the Learning Commons. We hope to see you there.

Hiring Shuttle Van Drivers

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Civic Engagement office is hiring student shuttle van drivers for the spring 2018 semester. Shuttle drivers transport students to and from their work sites Monday through Friday. Students must be available to work times between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Drivers must have had a valid driver’s license for at least two years and a clean driving record. They must possess or have the ability to obtain a Gator License. They also have to be extremely good communicators. This is a work-study job. For more information or to apply, please contact Bethany Cocchi at

Bookstore Holiday Extravaganza

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Once again the Bookstore in the Campus Center is offering 20 percent off everything in the store until December 22.

For Employees: Complete the Playshop Theatre Mailing List Questionnaire by 12/8

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Employees are reminded to please complete this form for receiving notifications from the Playshop Theatre; we have reached about 45% of employees and would really like more responses. The form is to opt out of the current home address mailing list. We have extended the deadline to Friday, December 8!
Read more…

Permit Bulk Mailings

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Mailing Services asks departments that will have Permit bulk mailings (Permit 191 and 7) that need to be processed to deliver them to Mailing Services by December 19. This will allow time to process before the holiday break.

Creek Connections December Newsletter

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Creek Connections’ December Newsletter highlights what the Quaker Valley Creekers have been up to as well as provides a review of two new macroinvertebrate identification apps. Check out the feature creature and testing tip too!

Fall 2017 Textbook Buyback Process

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Bookstore will no longer be buying back textbooks in store. Buyback services are now provided by MBS Service Company, Inc. Either log in with your username and password or select “Sell Textbooks” (at the bottom of page), then follow the directions.

Small Town Big Art Event: 12/9

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Please come celebrate Meadville and get to know your neighbors at the Small Town Big Art Event on Saturday, December 9, at 11 a.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. Get to know your community members as we celebrate some of the best Meadville has to offer. Eat food, check out local painters, listen to live music, and have fun. You can stay for 15 minutes, or stay for a couple hours — just drop on in and meet some new people.

McKinley’s Wing Night: 12/11

Posted on December 7, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Wing your way into finals on Monday, December 11, in McKinley’s. We will be serving your favorite flavors of wings from 4 to 7 p.m. or until supplies run out. Due to the chicken wing event, Pastabilites will be closed that evening.

Sustained Dialogue Student Moderator Training – Apply Now

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Interested in becoming a moderator for Sustained Dialogue? The Sustained Dialogue Club at Allegheny is hosting an official moderator training on Saturday, January 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Pelletier Collaboratory. This training will be led by a member of the Sustained Dialogue Institute in D.C., and is designed to help students develop skills used to be effective in facilitating dialogue groups on campus. Sustained Dialogue is a national organization that uses dialogue as a means to promote a genuine exchange of personal experiences and ideas for difficult topics such as religion, race, socioeconomic status, campus climate, sexual orientation, etc. Read more…

Queer People of Color Meeting: 12/7

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Join Queer People of Color for its final meeting of the semester on Thursday, December 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the IDEAS Center. Come build community, share stories, and/or just listen to others. Pizza will be provided.

Welcome, New Employees

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny would like to welcome four new employees who have joined the College recently: Christopher Segur in Admissions, Devin Mason in Public Safety, Lainey Mattox in Financial Aid, and Daniel Stanfield in Safety and Security.

Mailing Services December Break Hours

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Mailing Services will be open Friday, December 29, from 8 a.m. to noon to allow personnel to process incoming mail for the departments that would like to pick up mail that has arrived during the December break.

A5’s Bubble Tea Night: 12/10

Posted on December 6, 2017 | Filed under Archive

A5 Club will be having a Bubble Tea Event where we will providing bubble tea drinks along with snacks at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 10, in the Campus Center lobby. There will be a variety of flavors, such as honeydew, mango, taro, coconut, etc. It’s first-come first-serve, and bring your friends along to enjoy this delicious drink before finals week starts.

Winter Break Shuttle Transportation

Posted on December 5, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Winter Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport, Cleveland airport and Megabus. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register click here. Reservations made by Tuesday, December 12, 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.

Expanded Walk-in Hours for Counseling

Posted on December 5, 2017 | Filed under Archive

The Counseling & Personal Development Center (CPDC) has added additional walk-in hours (see below). Walk-in hours are on a first-come, first-serve basis and started December 4, 2017 and will run through December 15, 2017.
Walk-in Times:
Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m., 4 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
If there are any questions, please call CPDC at (814) 332-4368.

Democrat-Republican Debate: 12/7

Posted on December 5, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Vote Everywhere invites you to a debate between the College Republicans and the College Democrats on each party’s platform at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 7, in the Campus Center lobby. Come out to learn more about the platforms and the selected issues. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Leading Together on Community-Based Research–Pizza Lunch Presentation: 12/8

Posted on December 5, 2017 | Filed under Archive

Learn how students are leading a community-based research project through an Environmental Studies comp and a Political Science FS course. Presented by Sarah Nathan ’18, Ashley Leonard ’20, Dillin Gadley ’18, Morgan Boyd ’20, Raina Gorman ’20, Raven Clark ’19, and Samantha Awe ’20, who worked together this semester to conduct joint research interviews with community gardeners. Hosted by the Community Wellness Initiative with the Political Science and Environmental Science Departments. The presentation will be held in Carr 239 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, December 8. A pizza lunch will be served.