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Commencement Ceremony Will Be Held Outdoors: 7/31

Posted on July 30, 2021 | Filed under Archive

We are happy to inform the Allegheny community and our guests that the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, July 31, will be held outdoors on the Bicentennial Plaza.  Tickets will be required for all guests, and the ceremony will be livestreamed on the Commencement website.

Fire Alarm Tests: 7/27

Posted on July 25, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Public Safety and Physical Plant will be testing the fire alarms in the residential buildings on Tuesday, July 27, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When a fire alarm sounds you are required to evacuate the building; however, as this is a test which will require multiple alarm activations, 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.

Fall Student Job Postings

Posted on July 18, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Supervisors who wish to hire students to work for them during the fall semester need to submit the Job Posting Description Forms by Monday, July 26. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for the fall semester as well as advertise for any open positions. Supervisors can complete the Academic Year Job Posting for Supervisors form here. Our office will be sending out information about the job applications to the incoming first-year class by the end of July, so you can expect applications shortly before classes start in August. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Scheduled Maintenance: Self Service, WebAdvisor, and Colleague

Posted on July 15, 2021 | Filed under Archive

LITS will conduct scheduled maintenance to update Colleague this Saturday, July 17. During this maintenance, several College services, including Colleague, Self Service, and WebAdvisor, will be unavailable to all users. Access to all of these services is expected to be fully restored by the end of the weekend. Users who experience any issues after the weekend with access to these services should open a Web Help Desk ticket. Please contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Admissions Open House Parking

Posted on July 13, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Office of Admissions is hosting a summer open house on Friday, July 16. We will be asking visitors to park in the lot behind Odd Fellows with overflow parking at Caflisch Hall and the Henderson Campus Center lots. If you are able we are requesting that you please consider parking in other lots on campus between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on this date. Thank you!

Critical Windows Update

Posted on July 11, 2021 | Filed under Archive

LITS is actively monitoring the situation with the PrintNightmare vulnerability recently discovered in Windows operating systems. LITS has already deployed all currently available patches issued by Microsoft and will continue to do so as they are released. Remote employees using college-owned Windows devices should connect to the VPN, launch the Start menu, then search for “Check for updates.” If you use Windows on a personal device, LITS encourages all users to install all available updates immediately using the same process as above. Please contact infodesk@allegheny.edu or call the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768 If you have questions.

Employees: Are You Interested in Croquet and/or Golf?

Posted on July 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Employees: would you be interested in getting together with colleagues for some friendly competition in croquet and/or golf? If you would be, please email Pam Higham (phigham@allegheny.edu) and let her know so we can gauge interest.

Fall 2021 Registration Update (July 2021)

Posted on July 6, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Self-Service re-opened for all students to Add or Drop unrestricted Fall classes on Tuesday, July 6. Students may register for up to 20 credits without special permission.

July Tech Tuesday Workshops

Posted on July 5, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Join LITS Public Services staff for a closer look at each week’s Tech Tip and learn more about Google Workspace and other technology hacks. Each week’s workshop has a theme; feel free to RSVP for any or all of the sessions. July workshops will be held on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., using Google Meet. For details and to RSVP, please use this form. And as always–please contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu with any questions!

Murray Hall Construction Project

Posted on July 1, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The main entrance to Murray Hall is currently under construction. Please use the southeast entrance at the corner of Highland Avenue and East College Street to gain access to the offices in Murray Hall.

Power Reduction Test Success!

Posted on June 30, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Thanks to all the individuals who helped us meet and exceed our electricity reduction test on Wednesday. With your participation, we were able to reduce our electricity consumption by half between 10 and 11 a.m., while still powering our mission critical equipment in laboratories and dining hall kitchens. Thank you!

ACRoSS Starts Next Week: 7/6

Posted on June 29, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS) begins next Tuesday, July 6, from noon to 1 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ACRoSS will be held virtually using this Zoom link. We ask that when you join the meeting, please have your microphone turned off so as to reduce background noise and feedback. We do encourage members of the audience to have their cameras turned on (when possible) so that students can see the audience as they present. The current schedule for ACRoSS can be found at this link and will be updated as necessary. The program will proceed similarly to how it has in the past. Research mentors will briefly introduce their summer research students and then those students will present about the projects they are working on this summer. Some students will be in the early stages of their projects while others will be further along. After each presentation, we will open for questions for the students. And, as always, ACRoSS is open to the full Allegheny College and Meadville communities. If you have any questions about the series, please contact the Director of URSCA, Aimee Knupsky, at aknupsky@allegheny.edu

Power Reduction Test Today, June 30, 10-11 a.m. – Mandatory Participation

Posted on June 29, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny’s annual Load Drop Test, a component of our demand response program participation, is scheduled for today, Wednesday 30 June from 10 to 11 a.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 9:30 and continuing until after 11 a.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 to reduce the grid’s load during an actual emergency event (brownout/blackout) and helps us earn significant financial incentives – about $40,000 in just one hour.

Power Reduction Test on Wednesday, June 30 – Mandatory Participation

Posted on June 28, 2021 | Filed under Archive

We need your help on Wednesday, June 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. to power down excess lighting, computers, printers, copiers, fans, air conditioners, and other electrical devices. Allegheny College annually earns about $40,000 simply by reducing energy consumption during this hour-long test to demonstrate our readiness to reduce the grid’s load during an actual emergency event (brownout/blackout). Participation by our entire community is crucial to maximize this program’s success! We rely on many people pausing their individual electric uses to add up to our significant total reduction. Plan ahead to identify a task or activity that will not require any energy consumption – take a walk, focus on some reading, or tackle that filing you’ve been putting off. Please contact the Physical Plant Department (Ext. 5378) if you have any questions.

Coffee and Pastries Event Moved to Gator Quad: 6/30

Posted on June 28, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Please note: the coffee and pastries event for faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday, June 30, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. has been moved to the Gator Quad. Rain location: Campus Center. We hope to see you there!

Recognition Event: 6/30

Posted on June 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Provost’s Office invites the campus community to join us in recognizing the following individuals for their years of service as they transition from their current administrative roles: Terry Bensel, Associate Provost; Catharina Coenen, Director of Faculty Development, and Rick Holmgren, Vice President for Information Services & Assessment. The event will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, at Bicentennial Plaza (Rain Location: Schultz Banquet Hall). At 1:45 we will take a few moments to say a few words of recognition.

Coffee and Pastries at Bicentennial Plaza: 6/30

Posted on June 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by Bicentennial Plaza for coffee and pastries on Wednesday, June 30, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. (during the campus Power Reduction Test). We hope to see you there!

Plan Now for Power Reduction Test on Wednesday, June 30

Posted on June 24, 2021 | Filed under Archive

It is essential that all faculty, employees 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 next Wednesday, June 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. Allegheny College annually earns about $40,000 simply by reducing energy consumption during this hour-long test. Starting at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, please shut down as many electrical devices as possible and leave them off until after 11 a.m. You should power down excess lighting, computers, printers, copiers, fans, air conditioners, etc. Participation by our entire community is crucial to maximize this program’s success! We rely on many people pausing their individual electric uses to add up to our significant total reduction. Plan ahead to identify a task or activity that will not require any energy consumption – take a walk, focus on some reading, or tackle that filing you’ve been putting off. Demand response programs are operated by the electric utilities to balance electric power supply by incentivizing voluntary demand reductions as an alternative to involuntary brownouts or blackouts. Demand response also balances demand as an alternative to increasing supply (and greenhouse gas emissions) by powering up temporary power plants or constructing new power plants simply to meet peak demands. Please contact the Physical Plant Department (Ext. 5378) if you have any questions.

Come to the Summer Social – BBQ Lunch: 6/23

Posted on June 22, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Please join SAC, AAC,SEC, and Conference & Events in a staff appreciation BBQ lunch event on Gator Quad. The BBQ lunch will be today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be great food catered by Parkhurst, fun outside games to participate in (if you wish) and lots of great door prizes. Come on out and let’s celebrate TOGETHER!

Study Away and a Career in Public Service–A Conversation with Janet Napolitano: 6/24

Posted on June 22, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Allegheny College’s International Education and Career Education offices invite you to join IES for a conversation about “Why You Should Consider a Career in Public Service” with former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Thursday, June 24, at 6 p.m. ET. Click here to register. Janet Napolitano is a politician, lawyer and university administrator who served as the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and third United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, under President Barack Obama. Janet studied abroad with IES Abroad in London in 1978. During this event, Gregory D. Hess, Ph.D. President and CEO of IES Abroad, will interview Napolitano covering everything from how she first chose a career in public service, who her career mentors and champions were along the way, how study abroad provided life skills for the various roles she’d held, and how she navigated high level positions in often male dominated spaces. Napolitano is a graduate of Santa Clara University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation!

ENERG 529: Internship with the City of Meadville Due June 24

Posted on June 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

An internship with the City of Meadville to help implement a conversion of high-pressure sodium streetlight fixtures to energy efficient light-emitting diode fixtures. Interns participate in the collection of current streetlight fixture data, identify specific areas that could benefit from improved light quality, determine power rating for LED fixtures, consider fee structures of under-contract light fixtures, and help submit documentation to the regional utility company. Interns are expected to meet regularly with City officials, the faculty advisor, and/or any internship liaison to demonstrate progress. Credit: One to four semester hours. Prerequisites: ENVSC 385 or ENERG 485; Permission of the instructor and approval from liaison. Read more…

Come to the Summer Social — BBQ Lunch: 6/23

Posted on June 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Please join SAC, AAC,SEC, and Conference & Events in a staff appreciation BBQ lunch event. The BBQ lunch will be on Wednesday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be great food catered by Parkhurst, fun outside games to participate in (if you wish) and lots of great door prizes. Come on out and let’s celebrate TOGETHER!

Annual Bookstore Inventory

Posted on June 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The Merriman Bookstore will be closed Friday, June 25, through Wednesday, June 30, while employees conduct annual physical inventory. The print shop will be closed Friday, June 25, as well.

Pool Opening Delayed to June 28

Posted on June 15, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Due to continued maintenance, Mellon Pool will now open Monday, June 28, noon to 3 p.m. If you would like direct continued updates on the pool, please email Max Niggel at mniggel@allegheny.edu.

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

Posted on June 13, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Student Paychecks for Summer

Posted on June 10, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Pittsburgh Passport 2021 Kicks Off Today: 6/10

Posted on June 9, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Scheduled Phone System Maintenance: 6/10

Posted on June 9, 2021 | Filed under Archive

On Thursday, June 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., Windstream will conduct scheduled maintenance on the main campus phone line. Any outage is not expected to last longer than 30 minutes, but there is a possibility that the phone system may be unavailable at any point during that time. Incoming calls will not be received and outgoing calls will not complete a connection. In case of emergency, Public Safety can be reached during the phone outage at 814-332-2314 instead of their usual number. Please note that you must use a non-Allegheny College phone, such as a cell phone, to reach this number during any outage. Campus phones will not be able to complete any outgoing calls during the outage.

For Employees

Posted on June 9, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Commencement Volunteers Needed

Posted on June 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Admissions Open House Parking on Friday: 6/11

Posted on June 8, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Employee Recognition Ceremony: 6/9

Posted on June 7, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Faculty, administration and staff are cordially invited to a reception In honor of Allegheny College retirees: Brian Bundy,Teresa Gionti,Karole Jastromb, Donald Luikart, James McGowan, Beth Watkins, Eleanor Weisman, and Clifford Willis. Employees with 25 Years of Service: Elizabeth Caskey, Linda Froelicher Ernst,Tomas Nonnenmacher, and William Ross. The Recipient of The Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award will be announced. The event is Wednesday, June 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In the Gladys Mullenix Black Theater in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts.

LITS Workshops

Posted on June 6, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Wise Center Reminder

Posted on June 6, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

For Employees

Posted on June 3, 2021 | Filed under Archive

All benefit-eligible employees must log into Employee Self Service and go through the Open Enrollment process — even if you do not anticipate making any changes to your current enrollments. This must be completed by Monday, June 7. No changes to benefits can or will be made after the open enrollment period ends.

ILLiad Maintenance Thursday, 6/3

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Researchers – please note that ILLiad (one of the Interlibrary Loan platforms) will be under maintenance Thursday, June 3. We expect this outage to last the entire business day. It will be available again on Friday, June 4. Thank you! –LITS

Celebrations and Concerns Deadline: 6/7

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Monday, June 7. 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. This will be the last issue until August.

Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Free Virtual Series: 6/2

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The International Education Office invites those curious about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building international relationships and tackling global issues to join a webinar by U.S. Foreign Service Officer Amanda Beck. The webinar is on Wednesday, June 2 from noon to 12:45 p.m. EST and participants will learn more about how U.S. foreign policy is made. Topics covered will include:
How various U.S. government agencies cooperate on foreign policy,
The various tools the U.S. government uses to advance its foreign policy goals, and
The role of the State Department and U.S. embassies in formulating and implementing foreign policy.

Registration is available here.

Next All-Staff Meeting on Friday: 6/4

Posted on May 31, 2021 | Filed under Archive

The next All-Staff Meeting will be held via Zoom this Friday, June 4, at 11:45 a.m. There is a planned presentation and discussion on shared governance. A link to join will be sent the week of the meeting. Submit your shoutouts and announcements here!

For Employees

Posted on May 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

All benefit-eligible employees must log into Employee Self Service and go through the Open Enrollment process – – even if you do not anticipate making any changes to your current enrollments. This must be completed by June 7. No changes to benefits can or will be made after the open enrollment period ends.

Campus Center: Expanded Summer Access

Posted on May 27, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Parkhurst Marketing Intern

Posted on May 26, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Study Away Pop-Ins Resume on July 16

Posted on May 25, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Gator Post and Merriman Bookstore Hours

Posted on May 24, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Campus Center Summer Hours

Posted on May 23, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Beginning Monday, May 24, through Tuesday, August 17, the Campus Center’s summer hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following doors will be unlocked during this time: first floor main lobby entrance, music wing entrance and the third floor Skylight Lounge entrance. All visitors must observe the College’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Statement Regarding Summer Human Subject Research and COVID-19

Posted on May 23, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

Commencement Ceremonies Will Be Held Outdoors: 5/22

Posted on May 21, 2021 | Filed under Archive

We are happy to inform our campus community that the Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 22, will be held outdoors on the Bicentennial Plaza. Reminder: Tickets will be required for all guests, and the ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Commencement website. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

ENERG 529: Internship with the City of Meadville

Posted on May 20, 2021 | Filed under Archive

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

For Employees

Posted on May 20, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Every benefit-eligible employee must log into Employee Self Service and go through the Open Enrollment process — even if you do not anticipate making any changes to your current enrollments. This must be completed by June 7.

Baccalaureate Information

Posted on May 19, 2021 | Filed under Archive

Spiritual and Religious Life looks forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 at two Baccalaureate ceremonies on Saturday. If you signed up to attend, please note that Baccalaureate will be your first scheduled event of the day, and is at 9:15 a.m. for those attending the 11:15 a.m. Commencement, and at 10:30 a.m. for those attending the 1:30 p.m. Commencement. (The full schedule is on the Commencement website). Students and guests will need tickets for Baccalaureate, which your guests can pick up at the tent on Brooks Walk (or at the Ticket Office in the Campus Center Lobby in case of rain). Be sure to wear your caps and gowns, and join your guests so you can enter Shafer Auditorium together.