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Faculty Lecture Series Talk by Heather Moore: 1/24

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

The January talk in the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2017-18 will be held on Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Heather Moore, assistant professor of community and justice studies, will present “Either You Real or You Ain’t: Agency, Informal Education, and Black Male Student Experiences in American Popular Culture”. Most educational scholarship on Black male students primarily examines their everyday performance in formal academic classrooms, behavior in informal educative spaces, and often operates from a deficient perspective. Historically, both qualitative and quantitative research defines Black male students as an “endangered species” that lacks the (dominant) cultural capital necessary to be successful in the formal school setting. As an interdisciplinary project couched in the fields of Education, Black Studies, and Critical Race Theory, this lecture will assert that Black male youth possess agency, community cultural wealth, and command a language that showcases the resiliency of the Black male student in 20th and 21st century America. Additionally, this lecture will question the value of popular culture texts (like film and television) as tools to educate future teachers and everyday citizenry about students of color in 21st century America.

Satire of Fringe Psychology: 1/19 and 1/20

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

Professor of Psychology Joshua Searle-White will present “The Weekend Workshop,” an original one-person play that takes on the self-help movement, new-age spirituality and fringe psychology, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, and Saturday, January 20, at the Meadville Community Theatre in the Odd Fellows Building. The show is connected to FSPSY201, “The Human Potential Movement,” showing that no topic is so important that it can’t be made fun of. It is directed by Allegheny alum Dan Winston and stage-managed by LeeAnn Yeckley. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be reserved by calling the theatre at (814) 333-1773.

Service Saturday: 1/20

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under Events

The First Service Saturday of the semester is January 20. Bring some warmth to Meadville by lending a hand to those in need. A light breakfast will be provided in Pelletier at 8:30 a.m. Sign up here.

Call for Center for Political Participation Fellow Applications

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

Are you interested in developing political engagement programming for the campus community? Enjoy politics and civic engagement? Interested in law and policy? Apply to be a Fellow at the Center for Political Participation. Join a team of hard-working students and gain valuable skills through campus leadership, research, and professional development opportunities. Students from all majors are welcome to apply by January 24, 2018. Experience with the Law & Policy Program is beneficial to your candidacy, but not required. These are paid positions. If you hold another job on campus, you can still be a Fellow (as a volunteer), but you cannot receive payment for two positions. Please fill out the application and submit your resume to by 5 p.m. January 24.

Students: Apply to Participate in Alternative Spring Break 2018

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

What are you doing for Spring Break? Are you considering doing something meaningful? Consider an Alternative Spring Break. Join other students in doing a week-long service-immersion experience. Learn more about yourself, others and your capacity to help make an impact in a local or national community. The 2018 alternative spring break trips include: Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, North Carolina; Living Lands and Waters in Grafton, Illinois; The Jewish Farm School in Philadelphia, and Natural Bridge State Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Please click here for more information and to apply. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, February 6, by 6 p.m. For more information, contact coordinators Charmaine Wilson at or Corey Razevich at