Archive for the ‘Archive’ Category

First General Meeting For ACM: 2/24

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Join us for our first general meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) this year at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 24. During the meeting you will hear about planned events and meetings for March and play a game of computer science themed Jeopardy. Access this event by using this link.

Provost Office Hours: 2/24

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Provost Ron Cole is available for open student meeting time each week; this week will be Wednesday, February 24. He will be available to meet in person in the Campus Center lobby from noon to 1 p.m. Campus guidelines for physical distancing will be maintained, face coverings are required, and meetings can be either individually or a very small group (up to 3 students maximum). Future office hours will be posted on MyAllegheny on a weekly basis.

Game Room Is Hiring

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Game Room has two positions open for employment. Candidates must be federal work study eligible and have a desire to work in the Game Room and interact with the patrons. Candidates must be available to cover a minimum of three of the following shifts each week: Friday shifts: 7-10 p.m.; 10 p.m.-midnight; Saturday shifts: 4-6 p.m.; 6-8 p.m.; 10 p.m.-midnight. If interested, please email Tricha at tyoung@allegheny.edu

Welcome Back Scholars–Zeta Phi Beta Interest Meeting: 2/24

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The prestigious Pi Phi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. would like to welcome everyone back to campus, wishing you all a successful first day of classes and spring semester. As our honorable founder, Arizona Cleaver Stemons, has said, “Give to the world the best you have.” Please join us for our interest meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, via Google Meet. Business attire required. Follow us on Instagram: @piphichapter

Celebrations & Concerns Deadline: 2/25

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Thursday, February 25. Employees can submit personal news such as births, marriages, or death of a loved one that they have recently experienced by contacting Jane Ellen Nickell (Ext. 2800 or jnickell@allegheny.edu) or by using this form. To receive the monthly email, use this form.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Presentation: 2/23

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Anyone interested in attending medical school is invited to a Zoom presentation about Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Stanley Kania will present about the medical school and allopathic medical application in general. The presentation is scheduled for February 23 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To receive the Zoom link, contact Director of Pre-Professional Advising Kirsten Peterson at (814) 332-2845.

Virtual Bystander Intervention Program: 2/24

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Are you interested in learning how to be a proactive bystander? Based on the “Bringing in the Bystander” curriculum, bystander intervention programming will be offered on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 7 pm. This program will teach bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur. Meg Lenherr, counselor at Women’s Services, Inc., will facilitate the session. Please contact the Title IX Office at 814-332-3085 or gford@allegheny.edu to register to attend.

Good Morning, Allegheny! 2/25

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Zǎochénhǎo, Goedemorgen, Guten Morgen, Boker tov, Namaste, Buongiorno, ohayō gozaimasu, annyeong hashimnikka, sobh bekheir, Buenos días, Bore da, Bonjour, Good Morning! Join us for the first-ever virtual Good Morning, Allegheny! on Thursday, February 25, at 9:30 a.m. We’ll hear from the International Education Office, share a virtual cup of tea, and give out some door prizes. Please click this link to join the webinar on February 25.

Lovingkindness Meditation: Tuesday, 2/23

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Professor Jennifer Hellwarth will be offering Lovingkindness Meditation by Zoom on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., beginning February 23. Rooted in Buddhism, this practice cultivates kindness and generosity towards self and others. You can join the sessions at this Zoom link.

Marine Dynamics to Virtually Explore the Monitoring of Great White Sharks: 2/24

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in The Allegheny Gateway invites you to join EDU Africa and the team at Marine Dynamics to virtually explore the monitoring of Great White Sharks at the southern tip of Africa! This virtual engagement will be on Wednesday, February 24 at 10 am EST.

Close to the southern tip of Africa, Dyer Island and the surrounding ocean form a critically important ecosystem. These waters hold a high diversity of marine life, including one of the densest and readily accessible populations of Great White Sharks in the world. This makes the area ideal for studying this apex predator. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust believes that “Science Saves Sharks”. Their team targets research actions that will enable policymakers and conservation planners to make sound conservation policy decisions. Please register here.

Wireless System Maintenance: 2/19

Posted on February 18, 2021 | Filed under Archive

In order to resolve certain connectivity issues, the wireless systems on campus will be rebooted on Friday morning, February 19, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Users will likely lose Internet connectivity via wireless while the systems reboot. The downtime is expected to be brief.

If users are still unable to connect to wireless after 8:00 a.m., please contact the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768, or email infodesk@allegheny.edu for assistance. Students can also contact MyResNet at 833-548-7262‬ for assistance with the Allegheny Student network if they are unable to connect after 8:00 a.m.

Study Away Pop-In: 2/19

Posted on February 17, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Interested in studying away for a semester or joining an EL? Join International Education, part of the Allegheny Gateway, to learn about semester away (international and domestic) ELs, international internships, and other study away opportunities. Please pop in on Friday, February 19, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (ET) via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

Sabira Cole Film Festival: 3 Caribbean Shorts: 2/21

Posted on February 17, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in The Allegheny Gateway invites you to a Sabira Cole Film Festival Event on Sunday, February 21 at 6 PM EST. In honor of Carnival traditions around the world, JouvayFest Collective and Sabira Cole Film Festival present Mout’ Open, Story Jump Out!, a film series exploring and celebrating Caribbean culture. This 2nd installment features three short film screenings: Limeru Barana Short (2019), La’ DiaBlesse Curse (2020), and Paradise Lost (2015). These short films are closely tied to Carnival traditions in Trinidad and Tobago and attempt to capture the complex history and dynamic energy of the art form. The program will conclude with a live panel discussion entitled “Global Caribbean Culture: Resistance and Spiritual Fusion” with “Paradise Lost” director Christopher Laird, “La’ Diablesse Curse” director and producer Jared Prima and Millicent Johnnie, and transformative arts leader Janera Solomon; moderated by Ogechi Chieke of SCFF & Sandra A. M Bell of JouvayFest Collective. Register here.

Move-in Traffic and Parking Changes: 2/18–19

Posted on February 16, 2021 | Filed under Archive

In anticipation of significant move-in and COVID testing traffic on February 18 and 19, Highland Avenue will be restricted to one-way northbound traffic from East College Street to Limber Road. East College Street will be closed from North Main Street to Highland Avenue. These temporary changes have been approved and permitted by the City of Meadville.

Please do not park on Highland Avenue and East College Street on February 18 and 19.

Please do not park in Parking Lots #5 and #6 between the Wise Center and Edwards Hall on February 18 and 19. These parking lots will be reserved for COVID testing.

Your cooperation in making this a safe and efficient return to campus is truly appreciated. Questions regarding these changes may be directed to Public Safety at (814) 332-3357.

Ash Wednesday: 2/17

Posted on February 16, 2021 | Filed under Archive

In place of an Ash Wednesday service, Ford Chapel will be open 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today for individual prayer and reflection. You can pick up a burlap square with a cross on it to pin on your garment. Short devotions will be provided that you can use for individual meditation in the Chapel or take home with you. Until we can meet in person, we hope this offers a meaningful way to observe this day and the beginning of the Lenten Season.

Get Ready for your Summer Internship with a Virtual Excel Workshop: 2/22

Posted on February 16, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Attend a Virtual Excel Workshop organized by the CBE Fellows this Monday, February 22, at 12:15 p.m.

Imagine yourself at your first job or internship and one of your first assignments is to create a spreadsheet in Excel using features like pivot tables… are you ready? Prepare by joining the CBE Fellows and Samantha Bretz ’18 as they share their internship experiences and offer tips and tricks to make you a spreadsheet hero. Sign up today using this form to reserve your spot or email bryan@allegheny.edu for more information

Winter Safety Tips

Posted on February 16, 2021 | Filed under Archive

It’s cold out there and the snow is flying in northwest Pennsylvania. Please check out these suggestions and all the safety tips on our new updated Safety Committee website. Let’s stay safe this winter.

Auditions for Allegheny College Choirs Begin 2/23

Posted on February 15, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Auditions for the Allegheny College Choirs (College Choir, Women’s Ensemble, and Men’s Ensemble) are being held. Singers of all voice ranges and levels of experience are welcome to audition. Audition times must be scheduled with Professor Niblock and will take place over Zoom. Choir rehearsals will begin on February 23. Contact Professor James Niblock with questions and to schedule an audition: jniblock@allegheny.edu.

New York Arts Program Info Session: 2/18

Posted on February 15, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to a free online Zoom information session with the New York Arts Program on Thursday, February 18, at 5 p.m. EST. Put your creativity to work with a fully immersive experience in New York City, through internships, individual advising, seminars, program events, and a capstone project. Faculty work with students for customized placements in the fields of writing and publishing, theater and dance, music, and visual arts. Students receive faculty guidance and advising throughout their internships. NYAP faculty are all accomplished artists working in New York. You can join the Zoom session here.

The Paris Internship Program Takes Over the Study Away Pop-In: 2/12

Posted on February 11, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to a special Study Away Pop-In with Boston University at 12:45 p.m. Friday, February 12, on Google Meet. The Paris Internship Program is an Allegheny sponsored semester study away program, offered through Boston University, and it provides eight weeks of intensive French-language study and liberal arts courses, followed by seven weeks of full-time internships with organizations in the greater Paris area. The link to the program website is here.
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

Fire Alarm Tests: 2/15

Posted on February 11, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Public Safety and Physical Plant will continue testing the fire alarms in the residential buildings on Monday, February 15, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. When a fire alarm sounds, you are required to evacuate the building; however, as this is a test, the weather may be inclement, and we need to practice physical distancing, you may remain in place and reflect upon what you would do in an actual emergency. Questions regarding these tests may be directed to the Public Safety Office at (814) 332-3357.

Study Away Pop-In: 2/12

Posted on February 10, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Interested in studying away for a semester or joining an EL? Join International Education, part of the Allegheny Gateway, to learn about semester away (international and domestic) ELs, international internships, and other study away opportunities. Please pop in on Friday, February 12, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (ET) via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

Module 2-February 2021 Shuttle Transportation

Posted on February 10, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement and ASG are sponsoring shuttle transportation from the Pittsburgh airport on Thursday, February 18, and from Pittsburgh airport and Megabus station on Friday, February 19. Reservations with non-refundable payment made by midnight, February 12, 2021 are $20. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Questions? Contact sli@allegheny.edu or call during business hours at 814-332-2754.

The TikTok Challenge #Gators Lunar New Year Due: 2/14

Posted on February 10, 2021 | Filed under Archive

In addition to real shooting and editing, you can also edit pictures/videos you find online as long as it is about the Lunar New Year and the end product is your own work. If you can’t access TikTok, you can also send your video to the Chinese teaching assistant Runqi Deng in the Department of World Language and Cultures at deng01@allegheny.edu. Subject Line: #Gators Lunar New Year. The deadline is 8 p.m. Sunday, February 14. At the virtual Lunar New Year Celebration which will take place in the week of February 15, we will host an online poll to determine the six best TikToks/videos. The six winners each will receive $20 gift card. The celebration is sponsored by the Department of World Language and Cultures, the International Education Office and the IDEAS Center.

Sign up for Primary Sorority Recruitment: 2/13-15

Posted on February 9, 2021 | Filed under Archive

If you have a passion for service, want to make life-long friends, and get a chance to test your leadership skills, signing up for sorority recruitment may be for you. Sorority life has something for everyone and we heavily encourage everyone to sign up and give it a chance, even if you think you may not like it, it can pleasantly surprise you. With higher average GPAs than non-FSL members and a newly added Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, we strive to make the most of our time at college. Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome to sign up. Recruitment runs February 13-15 with a short meeting on February 12. If those dates don’t work for you, reach out and we will help you go through recruitment no matter what. If you have any questions, please reach out to jonesirwinw@allegheny.edu and sign up for recruitment here.

Faculty: Academic Support Committee Deadline Is February 15

Posted on February 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Academic Support Committee (ASC) reminds faculty that the deadline for submitting full proposals to the committee is Monday, February 15. The ASC will accept and review requests for travel funding as we would in any other year. However, funds will be approved contingent on compliance with College, State, and Federal travel regulations. Given the rapid changes in the regulatory landscape pertaining to travel, we advise faculty to purchase any non-refundable items (such as airline tickets and non-refundable fees) as close to the departure date as reasonably possible. More information about the ASC application process and a link to the online application form can be found here. Questions can be addressed to ASC Chair, Monali Chowdhury or Associate Provost Terry Bensel.

New Building Monitor Positions Available For Students

Posted on February 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

This is a new student position created in an effort to provide the student body with additional study spaces during the evenings and on weekends, and to also provide documentation for contact tracing, should that be necessary. Building monitors will act as gatekeepers at the entrance of the academic building to check in and record ID numbers for all students who enter the building after hours. Building monitors will also be responsible to make sure that COVID-19 guidelines are being followed (masks, social distancing, etc.). Applicants must be dependable and available to work evenings and weekends. You will be contacted by the appropriate Building Coordinator according to your top three building choices. To apply please use this online application. Please apply by Feb. 15. Applications received after this date will be considered if positions are still available.

Paid Service Opportunities With Americorps, Peace Corps, and PULSE Pittsburgh: 2/11

Posted on February 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

What calls 11 percent of our graduating seniors to launch their post-Allegheny College careers with a year or two of paid service? Join us at noon on Thursday, February 11, on Zoom to attend the annual Pathways to Service panel presented by the Offices of Civic Engagement and Career Education. Hear from representatives from PULSE Pittsburgh, AmeriCorps VISTA, Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps Keys. Between 1 and 2 p.m., representatives will host virtual office hours for individual and small group conversations. Register for the event on Handshake.

Keio University Summer Program 2021 Application Open

Posted on February 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to apply to the 2021 Keio Summer Program. Keio University in Japan welcomes students from around the world to its quarter-long, online Summer Program for academic and cultural learning opportunities. This year’s program will run 100 percent online. Applications will be open until Wednesday, February 24, at 9 a.m. Japan Standard Time (which is Tuesday, February 23, at 7 p.m. EST). For more information and to apply, visit their website here.

Scheduled Network Maintenance: 2/9

Posted on February 7, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Network connectivity on campus will be disrupted from midnight to 3 a.m. Tuesday, morning, February 9, to allow our network provider to conduct an equipment swap. LITS is optimistic that the downtime will be brief, but has reserved a three hour window in case the change requires unexpected work.

Exploring Global Health Internship and Career Opportunities at USAID: 2/10

Posted on February 4, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Looking for a place to connect your Global Health Studies with a career opportunity or internship? Join Stacy Terrell, Diversity & Inclusion manager at USAID, and Allegheny alumna, Jennifer Kirk, ’02, deputy director of the Public Health Institute at USAID, to learn what it’s like to support the agency’s Global Health portfolio. You’ll hear about global health career and paid internship opportunities, professional development resources, and advice for a successful application. This event takes place on Wednesday, February 10, at 7 p.m. Register to attend on Handshake. Brought to you by your Career Education Team.

Agenda Items for Faculty Meeting Due by 9 a.m. Monday: 2/8

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Items to be included in the notice of the February 11 Faculty Meeting should be sent to Faculty Secretary Margaret Nelson (mnelson@allegheny.edu) by 9 a.m. on Monday, February 8. Please include electronic versions of any reports or documents associated with your agenda item, as well as suggested text for any announcement. For questions regarding potential inclusion of new business items or reports on this or future agendas, please contact Margaret Nelson or Brad Hersh, faculty moderator.

Greek Music and Food Virtual Celebration: 2/5

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Module 1 “Intro to World Music Cultures” class is celebrating the end of the module with a Greek music and food party, with special guest Panayotis League, a Greek music specialist and Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Florida State University. The party starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 5, and can be joined with this Zoom link. All are welcome to join to learn about traditional music of Greece and marvel at tasty Greek dishes prepared by students.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Effective February 5, 2021, the mileage reimbursement rate for Allegheny College is 56 cents per mile, the same as the standard rate used by the IRS. Please begin using the updated Travel/Entertainment Report found under Forms under Campus Resources. Please also take this time to re-familiarize yourself with the Travel and Entertainment Expense Guidelines.

Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad–Gender, Identity, and Health Webinar: 2/5

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to the second installment of a webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies, on Friday, February 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar focuses on gender, race, identity, and health, particularly involving the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Argentines, and U.S.-based Afro-Latinxs. Scholars working at the intersections of Africana, Latinx, Latin American and gender studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S. This webinar is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh. For more information and the link to register, please visit here.

President’s Lecture Series on Social Justice–A Follow-Up Community Dialogue: 2/10

Posted on February 2, 2021 | Filed under Archive

To continue the honest conversation begun by President Link and the distinguished panelists, we invite you to join the Office of Institutional Diversity for a follow-up community dialogue inspired by the event and facilitated by Dr. Kristin Nicole Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity. The community dialogue will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2–3 p.m. EST. Join the event on Zoom. This gathering will provide an opportunity for community members to reflect critically on how insights shared by Dr. Perry and Dr. Moore Roberson can be transformed into concrete actions by the College that will support inclusive excellence at Allegheny. It is our intention to host these dialogues throughout the spring semester, with the goal of creating action items that individuals can share with relevant shared governance committees and senior leadership.

Professor Doug Luman Presents at the Virtual Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series: 2/3

Posted on February 2, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Academic Support Committee invites you to please join us today Wednesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. for the first talk of Spring ’21 in the virtual Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series. Our speaker will be Professor Doug Luman (Department of Computer Science) presenting “The Idea Becomes a Machine that Makes the Art: Digital Humanities and Potential Literatures.” The link to join the virtual lecture and a brief description of Luman’s talk can be found here. Information about the remaining Faculty Lecture Series events of this semester can be found here.

New York Arts Program Takes Over the Study Away Pop-In: 2/5

Posted on February 2, 2021 | Filed under Archive

International Education in The Allegheny Gateway invites you to a special take over event of our Study Away Pop-In with the New York Arts Program on Friday, February 5, at 12:45 p.m. EST on Google Hangouts. Put your creativity to work with a fully immersive experience in New York City, through internships, individual advising, seminars, program events, and a capstone project. Faculty work with students for customized placements in the fields of writing & publishing, theatre & dance, music, and visual arts. Please pop-in via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

Full-Semester Add/Drop Deadline Is Tuesday, February 2

Posted on February 1, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Seniors — are you correctly registered for your senior project! The deadline to add or drop a full-semester course for Spring 2021 is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. Self-Service registration functions will shut down temporarily at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and will remain off-line overnight.

Wise Center Updates

Posted on February 1, 2021 | Filed under Archive

There are two important Wise Center updates: It is now a new state policy that everyone must wear a mask at all times in a fitness center (even while using a cardio machine). Also, Sign Up Genius will not be used from February 1-17 since capacity levels will be low. We will start using it again on February 23. Anyone entering the Wise Center will need to use their card to open the door at the student entrance. The card swipe is to the right of the door. It will only unlock when you swipe your card. Thanks!

Next All-Staff Meeting February 11 — Call for Agenda Items

Posted on January 31, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The next All-Staff meeting will be held Thursday, February 11, at 10:45 a.m. A link to join will be sent the week of the meeting. Submit your items using this form by the Monday before the meeting:
• What You’re Digging Right Now
• Reports (to be submitted for group discussion)
• Announcements (no discussion)
• Shout-outs (recognition for a colleague or team)
Please note: event announcements should continue to be submitted via MyAllegheny.
Mark your calendars for the spring All-Staff Meetings:
• Thursday, February 11 at 10:45 a.m.
• Thursday, March 25, 10:45 a.m.
• Friday, April 23, 10:45 a.m.
• Friday, May 28, 10:45 a.m.

Faculty and Staff Foundations of Cultural Humility

Posted on January 31, 2021 | Filed under Archive

There is still availability for upcoming Foundations of Cultural Humility Workshops for Faculty and Staff. Registration will remain open until spaces have been filled. The next workshop begins February 16. You can use this link to register. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angelica at aperezjohnston@allegheny.edu.

Join the Campus Staff

Posted on January 31, 2021 | Filed under Archive

In this ever-changing world, there is no better time to join the Campus! Learn how to interview, write, edit, and layout a weekly newspaper. Editorial positions are available in news and features, as well as photo and video. Please note that editorial positions’ responsibilities include: weekly writing, editing, layout, and posting online and on social media. Interested students should fill out a staff application. If you are interested in writing for the paper, taking pictures, doing videography, or creating podcasts please attend our weekly contributing writers’ meetings beginning Monday, February 22, at 8 p.m. on Google Meet. For more information, email Editor-in-Chief Ethan Woodfill at woodfille@allegheny.edu.

Module 1 X Deadline is Monday, February 1

Posted on January 28, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The deadline to take a Student-Initiated Withdrawal (‘X’) for a Spring 2021 Module 1 course is 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on Monday, February 1. See the form here.

Wise Center Opening February 1

Posted on January 28, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Wise Center will be open from February 1 to February 17 to students and employees only. The hours will be Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The building will be closed February 18-22 and will reopen on February 23. When the building reopens on February 23 the hours will be Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A Tik Tok Challenge #Gators Lunar New Year

Posted on January 28, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The tradition is before the Lunar New Year, East Asians and Southeast Asians thoroughly clean their house to make way for incoming good luck and prosperity. As the Lunar New Year approaches in February, we invite the campus community members to make a Tik Tok video about how you celebrate the important holiday in your country or the place you currently live. You could video your family’s reunion and introduce yourself, special foods you eat for the festival, Lunar New Year decorations in your local community, zodiac signs, new year resolutions, artworks, makeup…etc. It should be about 60 seconds, accompanied with soundtrack and editing, and great if you can wear Allegheny gear in it. Please remember to follow safety protocols/preventive measures when creating the video. We welcome Tik Tok videos from different places and countries, as we believe that during the pandemic, it is all the more important for us to connect with one another. During the Lunar New Year Celebration, we will host an online poll between Feb. 15-19 to determine the 6 best Tik Tok videos and the winners will receive a gift. Please contact Runqi Deng in the Department of World Language and Cultures with any questions and submit your videos by emailing deng01@allegheny.edu by 8 p.m. on Sunday, February. Subject Line: #Gators Lunar New Year. The celebration is sponsored by the Department of World Language and Cultures, the International Education Office, and the IDEAS Center.

For All College Employees and Student Employees

Posted on January 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

You can now elect to consent to receive your W-2 forms (for employees and students) and/or your 1095 forms (for employees only) by electronic delivery. What this means for you is that you no longer need to wait to receive your tax forms in the postal mail. Once the College releases your tax information, you can access the forms immediately and if forms are lost during the tax season, they can easily be reprinted using the same process. If interested, log into Employee Self-Service. Click on the “Tax Information” tile. Click the button that says to “receive in electronic format” and hit “save.” Please note and don’t forget: Employees ONLY will need to do this process twice – once for their W-2s and once for their 1095s. As mentioned, once the College releases tax information (before the end of January for W-2s and shortly thereafter for 1095s), you can log into Employee Self-Service, access the “Tax Information” tile and print out your tax forms. You will receive an email letting you know when the forms are available.

Jazz Band Looking for Players

Posted on January 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

ACJazz, the Allegheny College jazz band is actively recruiting players for Mod 2. Especially looking for brass players but all are welcome to audition/interview. If you play saxophone, trumpet or trombone and are interested in being part of ACJazz contact rstitt@allegheny.edu to arrange an audition/interview.

Study Away Pop-In: 1/29

Posted on January 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Interested in studying away for a semester or joining an EL? Join International Education, part of the Allegheny Gateway, to learn about semester away (international and domestic) ELs, international internships, and other study away opportunities. Please pop in on Friday, January 29, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (ET) via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

Apply by January 31 for Residence in Max Kade International Houses

Posted on January 26, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The deadline to apply for residence in the Max Kade International Houses in the academic year 2021-22 is Sunday, January 31. Each of the houses offers a dynamic living and learning environment focusing on a world language taught at Allegheny and its related cultures — Arabic/MENA, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. There is also an International House that does not have a language immersion component. The “houses” are actually fully furnished five-person apartments in wing C of North Village I, featuring single rooms, two full baths, and generous kitchen and common areas. To help defray the cost, additional financial aid of up to $1,000 may be available to students who qualify through FAFSA (except for International House). Please note that you do not need to be a language major or minor to qualify. More detailed information and a link to the application is available here.