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Ed Walsh Celebration of Life: 8/18

Posted on August 14, 2019 | Filed under Archive

There will be a Celebration of Life for Ed Walsh, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, on Sunday, August 18, at 4 p.m. in Ford Chapel. A reception will follow in the Chapel Oratory, where guests can greet his wife, Kirsten Peterson, and other family members. Ed passed away at home on August 5, 2019.

Open House at Crawford Hall: 8/12

Posted on August 8, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Want a sneak peek at the re-opening of Crawford Hall? Please join us for an open house Monday, August 12, from noon to 4 p.m. to see the exciting renovations. Residence Life, Physical Plant, and our designers will be on site to answer your questions and share the adventures that went into this unique design.

Welcome, New Employees

Posted on August 7, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny would like to welcome these new employees who joined the College recently: Erik Gervais, Public Safety; Stephanie Carson, Residence Life; Evan Bonnaure, Athletics and Recreation; Rachel Meerson, Admissions, and Ben Helkowski III, Allegheny Gateway.

“Nacho” Average Lunch Break: 8/9

Posted on August 6, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Come mingle with your colleagues and the members of SAC & AAC for a fun social hour to gear up for the new academic year. There will be lots of nachos and prizes, you don’t want to miss this event! Friday, August 9, at noon in the Vukovich Plaza. Please note this is for Allegheny employees only, unfortunately student employees are not included.

Paving of Parking Lots to Begin

Posted on August 5, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Paving of some of the parking lots will start this week (weather depending). The first lot to be done will be the lot behind Crawford by the Wise Center, to be followed by the Allegheny Commons lot from the road to the dumpster, the Steffee lot from the driveway to the road, and finally the lower Physical Plant lot. Please make arrangements to park in other areas if you normally park in these lots. Signs will be up to let you know exactly when they will be closed. Thank you for your help with this. If you have any questions, please call Physical Plant at 332-5378.

Welcome, Campus Visitors

Posted on August 4, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services in welcoming our campus guests this week: Men’s Soccer Team Day Camp.

Resolved–O Drive Update

Posted on August 1, 2019 | Filed under Archive

LITS believes the problem with Windows 7 machines using the O Drive has been resolved. If there are any concerns, please contact the InfoDesk. Thank you for your patience as we worked through this issue.

The Office of Student Life Closed on Friday: 8/2

Posted on July 31, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The Office of Student Life will be closed all day on Friday, August 2, for a staff retreat. Please call the Office of Public Safety at (814) 332-3357 if there is an emergency.

O Drive Update

Posted on July 31, 2019 | Filed under Archive

A recent security patch to the O Drive (Thursday night, July 25) has prevented the saving or updating of Office files from some Windows 7 computers. The issue has the effect of making it appear as if the file is successfully saved, when in fact it has not saved. Our testing indicates that this issue does not impact Windows 10 computers. LITS Enterprise Services is working on correcting the problem. In the interim, we strongly recommend that people using Windows 7 computers save their work to Google Drive. If you have any questions, please contact the InfoDesk at Ext. 3768 or infodesk@allegheny.edu.

Tuition Benefit Presentation: 8/7

Posted on July 30, 2019 | Filed under Archive

At noon on Wednesday, August 7, in Campus Center Room 206, there will be a presentation for employees to review tuition benefit opportunities and processes. If you are unable to attend, but would like information, please contact Natasha Eckart at (814) 332-2701 or neckart@allegheny.edu.

Workshop: Integrating the Common Read in Your Course: 8/14

Posted on July 30, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Interested in using this academic year’s common read in your course, but unsure of how to do so? A workshop on incorporating the common read into your course will be held, Wednesday August 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in Murray Hall 120. This interactive workshop will overview assignments, activities, and resources based on the common read that can be adapted for a range of courses, regardless of discipline or level. Sign-up here to attend. For more information contact, Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity, kdukes@allegheny.edu.

Scheduled Network Maintenance for Wednesday: 7/31

Posted on July 28, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Network maintenance is scheduled to occur between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. During this time frame, Mitel desk phones will reboot, and should come back online in under two minutes. During this reboot, any computer connected to our wired network through a desk phone will experience a brief loss of connectivity to our network. Connectivity should be restored for each computer once the desk phone that it is connected to comes back online. If users experience outages that last longer than a few minutes, please call the InfoDesk at Ext. 3768, or email infodesk@allegheny.edu.

Wise Center Racquetball Courts Closed Beginning Monday: 7/29

Posted on July 25, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Due to construction on a new workout facility in the Wise Center beginning next week, all racquetball courts will be offline beginning on Monday, July 29. Once the construction is completed, courts 2 and 3 will house a two-story weight/cardio room, while court 1 (current auxiliary weight room) will be restored to racquetball usage.

RSVPs Due Thursday for Special Event With Amma Marfo

Posted on July 22, 2019 | Filed under Archive

RSVPs are due Thursday, July 25, for this special event. We are very pleased to invite all staff and administrators to a special professional development event with Amma Marfo, an experienced higher education practitioner, on Thursday, August 1. This event is sponsored by the Administrative Advisory Committee, Service Excellence Committee, and Staff Advisory Committee. In her talk, Amma will: Share the benefits of effective collaboration, detail the traits we should try to cultivate in ourselves and our teams to work toward this goal, identify what the potential pitfalls to such a strategy could look like—and how to sidestep them in pursuit of good work. By the end of this session, participants will have an idea of where their challenges might lie and will be given the tools to address those challenges in a manner befitting their goals, resources, and circumstances. Read more…

Welcome, Campus Visitors

Posted on July 21, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services in welcoming the Allegheny Summer Academy to campus this week.

Center For Family Services Family Fest 2019: 7/27

Posted on July 21, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The Center for Family Services in partnership with the Allegheny College Davies Program and the Meadville Neighborhood Center presents Family Fest 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27. This is a free community event for all ages being held in the 5th Ward Playground (near the tool shop). Come partake of all the fun that the Meadville community can offer. Questions? Contact Precious Taylor-Forde at taylorfordep@allegheny.edu

Steffee Elevator Is Under Repair

Posted on July 16, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The Steffee Hall elevator will not be operating for three to four weeks due to mechanical difficulty. Please be aware that you must use the stairs during this time. Physical Plant is working to repair the elevator.

Reminder: Summer 2019 Allegheny Listens Employee Reading Group

Posted on July 15, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please consider participating in the Summer 2019 Allegheny Listens Employee Reading Group. The group will meet weekly on Thursdays 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Pelletier Library Collaboratory beginning Thursday, July 18, and concluding on Thursday, August 15. You do not need to attend every group meeting to participate. Refreshments will be served.
The 2019-2020 Allegheny Listens Common Read selection is “Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation” by John Freeman. The reading schedule for the book group follows. You may also find the companion site for the book useful as you read the text. Log in with your Allegheny username and password to access the site. Read more…

Welcome, Campus Visitors

Posted on July 14, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services in welcoming the following groups to campus this week: Field Hockey Camp, Girls Basketball Day Camp, Football Prospect Camp, Track Clinic guests, and the Allegheny Summer Academy.

Fire Alarm Testing: 7/15-16

Posted on July 14, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, Physical Plant will be conducting fire alarm testing in all academic spaces and residence halls. Please be aware of this testing, as it will be happening throughout the day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Physical Plant at 332-5378.

Student Summer Paychecks for July 15 and August 15

Posted on July 11, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Just a reminder–your July 15 and August 15 paychecks will be mailed to the home address we have on file for you. If you would like these checks to go to your campus mailbox, contact Chris Cramer at 814-332-4792 or email at ccramer@allegheny.edu by Friday, July 12.

Faculty/Staff/Administrator Volunteer Sign Up for Early Move-In and Welcome Weekend

Posted on July 9, 2019 | Filed under Archive

This year, volunteers are needed for both Early Move-In and Welcome Weekend programs. Early Move-In volunteers will assist our first-year students who are part of fall sports teams and early arrival programs. Welcome Weekend volunteers will assist our first-year students who arrive during opening weekend. Faculty, staff, and administrators who are interested in volunteering for either program need to complete the volunteer form by Tuesday, July 23. The form can be found by following this link. For more information or questions, please contact Gretchen Beck (gbeck@allegheny.edu) or Casey Cole (ccole@allegheny.edu).

Fall Job Postings

Posted on July 9, 2019 | Filed under Archive

This is a reminder to please submit job postings if you have or need student workers for the 2019-2020 academic year. To submit, please use the Wufoo link found here. Incoming first-years will be starting to fill out job applications soon, so if you are in need of new student workers please make sure you submit your job posting by the end of this week. Even if you do not want the position advertised on the database, please make sure to fill out the form so that we can generate a supervisor section.

Power Reduction Test Today–Mandatory Participation

Posted on July 8, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny’s annual Load Drop Test, a component of our demand response program participation, is scheduled for today, Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. In order to maximize the benefit from our participation, we request that you turn off any electrical equipment that is not mission essential and does not impact program or safety, starting at 1:30 p.m. and continuing until after 3 p.m. We rely on building occupants to shut down all locally controlled electronics such as computers, lights, individual air-conditioners, fans, coffee pots, microwaves, etc. Fume hoods are also controlled locally; we request you turn off/close any fume hood that is not required to support on-going research and/or consolidate work in fewer fume hoods if possible. Physical Plant will also be turning off all non-critical systems throughout the Campus, such as air-conditioning and ventilation. When possible we will over-cool before the event to minimize the impact from systems being turned off. Your participation helps us demonstrate our readiness during an actual emergency event (brownout/blackout) and helps us earn significant financial incentives – over $40,000 last year. For an explanation of demand response programs and their benefits as well as details of how you can help, see the Demand Response Guidelines.

Welcome Campus Visitors

Posted on July 7, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services in welcoming the following groups to campus this week: Little Gators Soccer Day Camp, Orientation guests, Girls Basketball Team Camp, July Baseball Travel Tournament Games players and guests, and Good Vibes.

Summer 2019 Allegheny Listens Employee Reading Group

Posted on July 7, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please consider participating in the Summer 2019 Allegheny Listens Employee Reading Group. The reading group will be held on Thursdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. starting Thursday, July 18, through Thursday, August 15, location TBD. You are welcome to participate in the reading group even if you are unable to attend all sessions! Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience is designed to introduce new students to our diverse learning environment and academic life at Allegheny prior to the start of classes. All new and transfer students, along with current students, faculty, and staff, read a book that has been thoughtfully reviewed and selected by faculty, staff, and students. Read more…

Summer Orientation Session 3: 7/11–12

Posted on July 7, 2019 | Filed under Archive

We’re excited to welcome more than 190 first-year students and their families to campus for the third session of this year’s Allegheny Bound Summer Orientation Program on Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12. This is our largest Orientation session of the summer, and please keep in mind that students and families may be stopping by campus offices to ask questions on these days. We encourage you to wear your Allegheny gear and name tags! You can view a full schedule of Orientation events here. Thank you for helping to welcome our newest Gators to the Allegheny community! Please also note that Lot 11 (between Caflisch Hall and North Village II) is reserved for visitor parking during Summer Orientation sessions. The final Orientation session will take place on August 22.

Power Reduction Test on Tuesday–Mandatory Participation: 7/9

Posted on July 7, 2019 | Filed under Archive

We need your help on Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. to power down excess lighting, computers, printers, copiers, fans, air conditioners, and other electrical devices. Allegheny’s annual Load Drop Test is a component of our demand response program participation to demonstrate our readiness during an actual emergency event (brownout/blackout). For an explanation of demand response programs, details of how you can help, and benefits including significant financial incentives – over $40,000 last year – see the Demand Response Guidelines here.

Departmental Credit Card Statements Due

Posted on July 7, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Since we are in a new fiscal year, June credit card statements must be turned in within two days of receiving them. Please have all completed statements to Stephanie Franz by midweek this week, and no later. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Franz via email, or by phone at Ext. 4838.

Plan Now for Power Reduction Test on Tuesday: 7/9

Posted on July 2, 2019 | Filed under Archive

It is essential that all faculty, staff and students on campus help us reduce our electricity consumption during Allegheny’s annual Load Drop Test, a component of our demand response program participation. The hour-long event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 3 p.m. Demand response programs are operated by the electric utilities as a last line of defense before blackouts and brownouts. A community of consumers reducing demand provides a valuable level of reliability insurance to the utility and prevents the need to increase generation supply by powering up more greenhouse gas emitting temporary power plants or constructing new power plants simply to meet peak demands. Participating in a demand response program also earns financial incentives for Allegheny College, which totaled over $40,000 last year. Starting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, please shut down as many electrical devices as possible and leave them off until after 3 p.m. You should power down excess lighting, computers, printers, copiers, fans, air conditioners, etc. Plan ahead: Consider scheduling a departmental meeting during this time so all employees can shut down their individual offices and come together in one space or use the time to take a walk or tackle that reading or filing you’ve been putting off. Read more…

Welcome, New Employees

Posted on July 2, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny would like to welcome these new employees who joined the College recently: John Lichina in Athletics and Recreation, and Jermaine Mitchell and Casey Cole in the Office of Residence Life.

Reminder: For Employees

Posted on June 30, 2019 | Filed under Archive

As a reminder, Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, are holidays for Allegheny College employees and all offices will be closed. All offices will remain open for regular business hours on Wednesday, July 3.

Fire Sprinkler Testing: 7/9-11

Posted on June 30, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Physical Plant will have Absolute Fire Protection on campus on July 9, 10 and 11 to test the sprinkler systems. Please be advised that alarms will be sounding temporarily on these days. Please make a note and plan accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Physical Plant at 814-332-5378.

Summer Residents’ Chill and Grill: 6/29

Posted on June 27, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Join us for a grill out on the Schultz lawn this Saturday, June 29, for burgers and hot dogs — with veggie options! Grilling starts at noon and ends when the vibe dies! Bring your friends and their friends and come chill!

Gator Post/Print and Merriman Bookstore Annual Inventory

Posted on June 24, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The annual physical inventory will be conducted the week of July 1. The Bookstore will close at the end of business on Friday, June 28, and will reopen Monday, July 8, at noon. Please send any printing requests as soon as possible, as printing services will be limited during this time. There will be no change to postal operations; the mail and package window will be open July 1, 2 and 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Gator Post/Print and Merriman Bookstore will be closed July 4 and July 5 in observance of the holiday.

WebAdvisor Closing for Schedule Adjustments on June 28

Posted on June 23, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Registration functions in WebAdvisor will be closed to continuing students at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28. It will close for registration only and will remain open to students for all other functions. It will re-open for all students to adjust their schedules on Tuesday, August 6. WebAdvisor will remain open for course adds and drops through the first week of the Fall 2019 semester, after which time students will need to use Add Cards to add courses. Student may continue to add (via card) and drop (via WebAdvisor) courses until the add/drop deadline, Monday, September 9. Please contact the Office of the Registrar with questions, 814-332-2357 or registrar@allegheny.edu.

Welcome, Campus Visitors

Posted on June 23, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please join the Office of Conference and Events in welcoming the following groups to campus this week: Band Camp for Adult Musicians, Girls Basketball Day Camp, Girls Lacrosse Camp, Creek Connections, and Throwers Camp.

Early Arrival Requests

Posted on June 20, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Move in for the fall semester is August 24 for incoming students and August 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for returning students. If you supervise/advise/coach students who need to return before these dates, complete the Early Arrival Request Form by August 1. Please contact Residence Life (reslife@allegheny.edu) with any questions.

Sidewalk to Be Closed on Prospect Street Starting 6/24

Posted on June 20, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The sidewalk on Prospect Street in front of the college-owned houses will be closed starting Monday, June 24, as they replace the sidewalk. This will be in effect until the project is complete (weather dependent). Please have an alternative route planned if you use this sidewalk. Thank you.

Second Summer Orientation Session: 6/22–23

Posted on June 18, 2019 | Filed under Archive

We’re excited to welcome more than 140 first-year students and their families to campus for the second session of this year’s Allegheny Bound Summer Orientation Program on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. Please keep in mind that students and families may be stopping by campus offices to ask questions on these days. We encourage you to wear your Allegheny gear and name tags! You can view a full schedule of Orientation events here. Thank you for helping to welcome our newest Gators to the Allegheny community! Please also note that Lot 11 (between Caflisch Hall and North Village II) is reserved for visitor parking during Summer Orientation sessions. Sessions also will be held July 11–12 and August 22.

Accounts Payable Fiscal Year End Deadline

Posted on June 18, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The end of the Fiscal Year is fast approaching. All invoices, payment requests, and travel expense reports need to be submitted to Accounts Payable (Box W) no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in order to be included in the final check run for Fiscal Year 2019. If you plan to send documents via campus mail, please allow plenty of time for them to arrive at Financial Services before the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Franz at sfranz@ allegheny.edu or Ext. 4788. Thank you.

Supervisors–Submit Job Postings

Posted on June 18, 2019 | Filed under Archive

If you have or need student workers for the 2019-2020 academic year, please make sure to submit a job posting on the Wufoo link. Even if you do not want the position advertised on the database, please make sure to fill out the form so that we can generate a supervisor section. If you have any questions or concerns, please email studentemployment@allegheny.edu.

Welcome, Campus Visitors

Posted on June 16, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services in welcoming the following guests to campus this week: Camp Cadet, Boys and Girls Little Dribblers Camp, Hampton School District, Baseball Travel Tournament Games players and guests, Dam-Tri, Camp EMS, and Creating Landscapes.

Employee Ice Cream Social: 6/19

Posted on June 16, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Take a quick break and enjoy a sweet treat. Shabby’s Ice Cream is coming to campus and will be serving cones, cups, root beer floats and apple dumplings! Stop by Carr Hall on Wednesday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the committees of AAC, SAC and SEC.

Donations Needed for South Africa Orphanage

Posted on June 13, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny Volleyball is traveling to South Africa on August 3, 2019 for its international trip and the team is doing a community service project for LIV Village, an orphanage that houses over 1000 children. They are in need of school supplies, sports equipment, and feminine hygiene products. Please check out our Amazon Wish List; we will be collecting donations in June and July and the items are set up to be directly shipped to Allegheny. We are also collecting donations in person, any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your support. Please contact Kelly Barzak at kbarzak@allegheny.edu with any questions.

Steffee and Wise Parking Lots Closed: 6/16-21

Posted on June 12, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The Steffee and Wise Center parking lots will be closed Sunday, June 16, through Friday, June 21, to accommodate Camp Cadet drills.

Volleyball Camp Starts This Sunday: 6/16

Posted on June 12, 2019 | Filed under Archive

The Women’s Volleyball team is hosting a three-day girls’ volleyball camp June 16-18 for 7th to 12th grade. Please check out our registration link for more details. Last day to sign up is Saturday, June 15. Please contact Kelly Barzak at kbarzak@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Allegheny Summer Soccer Camps

Posted on June 11, 2019 | Filed under Archive

Gator Day Camp for boys and girls ages 10-18 is Monday to Thursday, July 8-11, at the Robertson Athletic Complex. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, and the cost is $160. An Allegheny employee discount is available. Little Gator Day Camp for boys and girls ages 5-9 is Monday to Thursday, July 8-11. Little Gator camp runs 8:30 to 11 a.m. daily, and the cost is $90. An Allegheny employee discount is available. Each camper receives a T-shirt and soccer ball. Any questions or to receive a camp brochure, contact Angelo Panzetta, head men’s soccer coach, email: apanzett@allegheny.edu or at Ext. 5208.

First Summer Orientation Session: 6/13–14

Posted on June 10, 2019 | Filed under Archive

We’re excited to welcome more than 140 first-year students and their families to campus for the first session of this year’s Allegheny Bound Summer Orientation Program on Thursday, June 13, and Friday, June 14. Please keep in mind that students and families may be stopping by campus offices to ask questions on these days. We encourage you to wear your Allegheny gear and name tags! You can view a full schedule of Orientation events here. Thank you for helping to welcome our newest Gators to the Allegheny community! Please also note that Lot 11 (between Caflisch Hall and North Village II) is reserved for visitor parking during Summer Orientation sessions. Sessions also will be held June 22–23, July 11–12, and August 22.

Summer Hours for Gator Post and Print

Posted on June 9, 2019 | Filed under Archive

From June 10 through August 12, the summer hours for Gator Post and Print will be 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Merriman Bookstore hours will be noon until 4 p.m.Monday through Friday. Please note the Bookstore will observe extended hours and days throughout the summer to observe special events on campus such as orientation. These special hours will be posted at the Bookstore and on the website.