Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Queersgiving Brunch with AGES: 11/25

Posted on November 24, 2022 | Filed under General News

Join AGES TODAY from 11:00 to 2:00 in Carr 220 for a Thanksgiving-style meal. Everyone is invited for a celebration of the Allegheny family.

Come and enjoy friends and home-cooked food in a relaxed environment.

Main dishes and silverware will be provided. Feel free to join and bring a dish to share!

Look Out for Stolen White Jeep Wrangler

Posted on November 21, 2022 | Filed under General News

Friday night, students’ coats were stolen from the Firehouse bar, one coat containing car keys to a 2017 Two Door-Soft Top White Jeep Wrangler that was also stolen by Saturday morning. It has a NEW YORK license plate. If you see this Jeep, please contact local Meadville Police immediately at (814) 724-6100. A felony arrest warrant is out for the suspected man; do not approach him if seen.

AGES Thanksgiving for Students on Campus: 11/25

Posted on November 21, 2022 | Filed under General News

Bring a dish to share to AGES “Queersgiving.” We will be sharing food and getting together for students still on campus over the break.

Come together on November 25th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Carr 220 for food and company.

If able please fill out this poll to list what you will be bringing.

Pelletier Library Hours – Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 21, 2022 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be open the following hours over Thanksgiving Break:

Tuesday, November 22nd: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23rd – Saturday, November 26th: CLOSED

Sunday, November 27th: 12:00 pm – 2:00am (regular semester hours)

If you are unsure when the library is open, you can find our hours on the library main page!

Free Hats and Scarves!

Posted on November 21, 2022 | Filed under General News

Hey everyone! The weather has been getting pretty chilly lately. As such, the Knitting Club will be giving out free hats and scarves to those that need them. This will be on a first come first serve basis. Please fill out this form if you would like a free hat or scarf, and we will get it to you after break!

Reminder: Making the Dream Happen–Faculty & Staff

Posted on November 21, 2022 | Filed under General News

Come be part of the planning committee for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023!

As a member of the planning committee, you will be a voice at the table and a leader in our planning for this year’s MLK Week. Come with your ideas, past program successes and large scale dreams for Allegheny College’s continued education of one of history’s most influential leaders.

Contact or stop in to chat with Lisa Nicole Smith in the IDEAS Center ( for more details.

Campus Center Reduced Thanksgiving Break Hours

Posted on November 20, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours for Thanksgiving break will be as follows: regular hours through Tuesday, November 22; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, November 23, 25 & 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (card access only); Thursday, November 24, closed; Sunday, November 27, regular hours resume.

Student-Faculty Basketball Game: 12/4

Posted on November 20, 2022 | Filed under General News

The ASG Class of 2025, in collaboration with ASG Class of 2024 and ASG Class of 2026, is excited to present an opportunity to gather and watch students and faculty members go head-to-head in a game of basketball!

Join friends and colleagues at the main court in the Wise Center on Sunday, December 4, at 3pm for this community-building event. In addition to basketball is an opportunity to raise money for charity, as well as a half-time show featuring President Cole.

Hope to see you there!

Sign Up to Play in Student-Faculty Basketball Game by 11/30

Posted on November 20, 2022 | Filed under General News

Whether you are a student or a faculty member who enjoys playing basketball, or are simply interested in a friendly competition, the form to sign up for the upcoming student-faculty basketball game is now live!

Here is a link to sign up.

The form will close Wednesday, November 30. Ten students and ten faculty members will be randomly selected to participate and will be notified via email.

Wise Center Closed 11/23-11/27

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center will be closed Nov. 23rd-Nov. 27th for the Thanksgiving break.

Talents Wanted!

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

Have a talent you want to show off? Sign up for Alpha Chi Omega’s annual talent show, DiVA, on Friday, 12/2 at 7pm in the Campus Center Lobby! 100% of the proceeds of this event go towards Meadville Women’s Services, a local shelter for people experiencing domestic violence. Sign up through this link or use the link in @axodelta bio!

Last Day to Process Room Change Requests 11/30/22

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

The last day Residence Life will be able to work with students seeking room changes is Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at 10:00 am. Our regularly scheduled Housing Freeze will go into effect on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 as we prepare Residence Halls for the Spring 2023 semester. Please note that Housing Requests, with the exceptions of true emergencies, will not be processed during Thanksgiving Break as the College will be closed. Contact Residence Life and/or your Residence Life and Education Coordinators for more information prior to the end of the month.

New Gator TAILS Podcast!

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

Episode 4 of the Gator TAILS Podcast is live! In this episode, Prof. Matt Venesky (Director of URSCA) chats with Ray Colabawalla (’25) & Hunter Goerman (’25) about a project they worked on in conjunction with Pennsylvania Environmental Council and local community partners over the summer of 2022. The main objective of the project (named the “Glaciers Edge”) is to assess the possibility of establishing a formal connection between public and private lands in Western Pennsylvania, between the cities of Erie and Pittsburgh. Subscribe to the Gator TAILS Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite platform and visit the Gator TAILS website for more information about this, and other, episodes.

Study Martial Arts

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

Study a traditional Korean Martial Art next semester, Tang Soo Do, DMS 114. Learn martial arts basics, self defense and life skills. 2 credits.

Last Chance to Sign Up for Thanksgiving Airport Shuttles!

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

There is still time to sign up for the shuttle service to and from the Pittsburgh Airport for Thanksgiving break! Shuttles are scheduled to leave campus on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23 and to return to campus on Sunday, November 27. The cost is $25 each way. For more information and to reserve your spot, please complete the form(s) here. Please note that if you need transportation both ways, you will need to complete both forms. Contact with any questions!

Game Room Hours – Thanksgiving Week (11/21–11/27)

Posted on November 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

Happy Thanksgiving! The Game Room will have limited hours during the week of Thanksgiving. You can find those hours listed below.

Monday, November 21st – Tuesday, November 22nd: 12pm-12am
Wednesday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 27th: Closed

The Game Room will reopen with its regular hours on Monday, November 28th between 12pm-12am.

Winter Break Updates from Residence Life

Posted on November 16, 2022 | Filed under General News

As we approach the end of the semester, we wanted to share winter break information, move-out plans for December, and move-in dates for January.

See below for more details on these action items:

  • If you need to, sign up for winter break housing by November 30.
  • If you are leaving for winter break, move out of your room, apartment, or house by 12:00 noon on December 21.
  • If you need to, sign up for a winter break shuttle to leave campus in December or to return in January.
  • If you are leaving for winter break, sign up for a move-in slot for January by January 6, 2023.

Read more…

New Entrance Door to Wise Center for Winter Months

Posted on November 16, 2022 | Filed under General News

We will be moving the Wise Center entrance door to the far left door by the white post with the handicap button and scanner on it for the winter months. We do this in the winter to spread out the snow through the entryway so it doesn’t all collect in one spot. After you open that exterior door you will then enter the normal interior door at the far right. This change will happen this week. If your card does not work or you forgot your card you can call the front desk worker at 814-332-PLAY (7529).

ALIC Co-op Courses Spring ’23 Module A

Posted on November 15, 2022 | Filed under General News

Registration is now open via Self Service. No permissions or prerequisites are required!

Email Byron Rich @ or see the ALIC site for more info.

All courses are 2 credits and seven weeks long. Information regarding Module B courses will be released soon.

Spring 2023 Module A Courses:

Read more…

Wise Center Front Desk Workers Needed For Winter Break

Posted on November 15, 2022 | Filed under General News

We are looking for students to help cover the front desk at the Wise Center during December and January when classes are not in session. If you are interested in this paid position please e-mail by the end of this week.

Mutual Aid Closet Donations Needed!

Posted on November 14, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Mutual Aid Closet located inside the IDEAS Center expansion area is in need of donations. We accept a variety of donations, from personal hygiene items to canned foods. Any donation is highly appreciated! Donations may be dropped off to the student worker desk inside the IDEAS Center.

Want to study a language next semester?

Posted on November 14, 2022 | Filed under General News

Thinking about trying a language class in the spring? If you want to start a new language, it’s easy — just register for 110! If you want to continue a language you studied before coming to Allegheny, you can take a placement test to find the right course for you. (Details for the placement test are here.) Contact with any questions.

“Meeting This Moment” Symposium Speakers Announced

Posted on November 14, 2022 | Filed under General News

Three keynote speakers and six papers have been confirmed for “Meeting This Moment: Exploring the State of Allegheny College’s Methodist Affiliation,” which will be held on campus March 17-18, 2023. Keynote speakers include Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president of Trinity College; Rev. Dr. Peter D. Weaver, a United Methodist bishop from Western Pennsylvania; and Melissa Spas, a 2003 Allegheny alumna who was recently named vice president for religion at Chautauqua Institution. Details about these speakers and the papers selected for presentation are available on the symposium website. Registration will be available in January.

Last call for Bazaar tickets!

Posted on November 14, 2022 | Filed under General News

Bring your appetite to the annual International Bazaar on November 20 in Schultz Banquet Hall from 5-7 PM! Students will serve delicious food from their own countries or cultures. Tickets are $8.00 and are on sale daily during lunch in the CC Lobby or Brooks Lobby. Cash or Venmo accepted. Hurry before tickets sell out! Event sponsored by International Student Services and the International Club.

Ever thought of taking Arabic? ARAB 110 offered in Spring 2023!

Posted on November 13, 2022 | Filed under General News

Are you looking for a course that will offer you skills post-graduation? Try Arabic (ARAB 110)! There are many reasons to take Arabic; here are a few:

1. According to the Pew Research Center in 2016, Arabic is the “Fastest Growing” Language in the U.S. This means that there is an increasing need for speakers of the language in all different fields within the United States.

2. Arabic is spoken by over 422 million people and is the 5th most spoken language in the world! There are many just up in Erie!

3. There is a high demand for Arabic speakers and low supply. Only 1% of American college students study Arabic, making those with any experience with the language stand out in the job market in many fields! There are also really nice scholarships that will pay for you to study the language in the Middle East!

4. Interested in working in business or economics in the Middle East? In 2019, the GDP of the Arab world was over $2.5 trillion and it is important for geopolitical and economic reasons, which opens up many opportunities for work in the region.

There are no prerequisites and students of any year can register. If these reasons are not enough, Arabic is a beautiful language to read and write!

New Issue of Allegheny Magazine Now Available!

Posted on November 10, 2022 | Filed under General News

All current employees should soon be receiving a copy of the latest issue of the Allegheny magazine in their campus mailboxes. If you would like to opt out of receiving paper copies of the magazine in the future, please use this opt-out form to let us know. A digital version of the magazine can be found here. Thank you!

Winter Safety Tips

Posted on November 10, 2022 | Filed under General News

Check out all the helpful winter safety tips on the Safety Committee website. Everything from tips for walking on snow and ice, to tips for safe shoveling and keeping warm, to winter driving tips. Before you head out there, test your knowledge with our winter driving quiz, and check out the road conditions and closures by visiting the 511PA map!

Energy Challenge Final Results

Posted on November 8, 2022 | Filed under General News

The 12th annual Allegheny Energy Challenge has come to an end, and together we saved more than $5,300 and 66,000 kilowatt hours! Congratulations to the residents of Baldwin Hall and College Court for dominating the weekly results throughout the challenge, and saving the most energy. The Office of Sustainability would like to thank all the student organizations and campus partners who promoted energy savings and made the challenge possible once again this year. (We’d also like to encourage all students and staff to maintain your energy saving habits throughout the rest of the year!) As promised, Allegheny will invest all dollars saved during the Energy Challenge in the purchase and installation of more water refill stations in residence halls.

Gender Expression Workshop — Register by 11/30

Posted on November 7, 2022 | Filed under General News

Are you looking to explore your gender expression?
Would you like a space to talk to other students about how they express their identity?

AGES is hosting a Gender Expression Workshop on December 10th. To register for the workshop complete this form.

Come together with other students to learn about hair care, binding, and queer fashion. Event details to be announced shortly.

Registration is limited, and the form will be required to attend. Please submit the form by November 30th.

Sign up for Mocktails! 12/8

Posted on November 6, 2022 | Filed under General News

Hosted by the Panhellenic Council, Mocktails is a super fun event to meet members of sororities on campus and learn about FSL at Allegheny. It is open to anyone interested in joining a sorority and will take place on Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. in the Tippie Alumni Center. First year students are allowed to attend! Check out @alleghenypanhel for more details or visit this link to sign up!

Biochemistry and Metabolism Registration Information

Posted on November 3, 2022 | Filed under General News

Fellow Scientists:
Please note that Biochemistry (CHEM 253), Metabolism/Drug Design (CHEM 354), and Topics in Biochemistry (CHEM 452) are signature courses

To receive registration permission, please fill out the following survey(s):

To register for Intro to Biochemistry (CHEM 253), complete the following survey:

To register for Metabolism/Drug Design (CHEM 354), complete the following survey:

To register for Topics in Biochemistry (CHEM 452), complete the following survey:

Students: Enable 2-Step Verification for your Allegheny Google accounts

Posted on November 1, 2022 | Filed under General News

Allegheny students are required to turn on 2-Step Verification for their Allegheny Google accounts in order to maintain access to Allegheny services like Gmail, Canvas, Self-Service, etc.

With 2-Step Verification, also called two-factor authentication, you can add an extra layer of security to your account in case your password is stolen. After you set up 2-Step Verification, you will sign into your account with your password and phone via text, voice call, or push notification.

Enable 2-Step Verification today to protect your account and avoid loss of access. See this tutorial for detailed instructions on the process.

-Allegheny Information Technology Services

Submit a ticket at
Phone: 814-332-2755
Walk-in hours: 11 am to 5 pm weekdays at the ITS Help Desk in Murray Hall

Need a break?

Posted on November 1, 2022 | Filed under General News

Come join Dance and Movement Studies for four Saturday Workshops:
Nov 5th – Vinyasa Yoga 7pm Montgomery Upper Studio
Nov 12th – Contemporary Dance workshop 3pm – 5pm in the Montgomery Performance Space
Nov 19th – Yin Yoga 7pm Montgomery Upper Studio
Dec 3rd – Restorative Yoga 7pm Montgomery Upper Studio

For more information or to sign up please visit the Montgomery student office or call (814) 332-2813
Space is limited.

Academic Honors

Posted on October 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2021-2022 academic year, including Doane Scholars, Distinguished Alden Scholars, Alden Scholars, and the winners of the James Bennett Porter Prize and the William Edgar Porter Prize. Please join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding academic achievement.

Admissions Seeks Volunteers for Clubs and Organizations Fairs

Posted on October 26, 2022 | Filed under General News

The admissions team is hosting a clubs and organizations fair on Nov. 11th from noon–1 pm in the CC lobby as part of our senior visit day. Hosted last spring with great success, we would love Allegheny’s clubs and organizations to showcase their opportunities to prospective students and families. Participants will receive a meal pass. We are also still taking volunteers for our clubs and organizations fair on Nov. 19th from 10:00–10:30 am. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email Rachel Sloan,, with your group and name of your fair representative.

Bio 219 (Marine Biology) – interest form

Posted on October 24, 2022 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in marine biology? Dr. Whitenack is offering Bio 219 Marine Biology in Spring 2023 (Module 2). This course will examine many of the same topics as Bio 220, but with a focus on the marine realm. This course is geared toward students who are not pre-health and is appropriate for Biology and ESS majors and minors. Interested students should fill out this Google Form by November 1, as there are only 15 seats available and this is a signature course.

ACHA Flu Shot Appointments Available

Posted on October 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

ACHA is offering free flu shots for Allegheny students and employees starting Wednesday, October 19. Individuals interested in obtaining a flu shot must schedule an appointment here.

For more information, please email ACHA at

Lost Gold Cross

Posted on October 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

A priceless piece with tons of sentimental value was lost on Allegheny’s campus. It is a gold cross with indentions on it. It may be an inch or two long. If you have found this piece of my heart, I would gladly reward its return.

Thank you,
Lisa Nicole Smith
IDEAS Center

ALIC Co-op – EXL100.B1: Building a Culture of Change Through Community Planning – Register Today

Posted on October 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

The ALIC Co-op program is excited to offer ‘Building a Culture of Change Through Community Planning’ taught by Crawford County Planning Director Zach Norwood.

EXL100.B1 – 2 Credits

Description: A study of what makes a place great to live, work, and play. Through a combination of independent and group activities, students learn how the field of community planning has changed the landscape of American communities. The classroom experience, where students discuss planning events and theories, is supplemented with speakers working in the field.

Email Prof. Byron Rich <brich> to register today! Only a few reserved spots remain.

Faculty, Staff, and Administrators needed

Posted on October 16, 2022 | Filed under General News

Call for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
Allegheny College and the three local School Districts are working to relaunch the Friday Middle and High School Enrichment/Enhance Programs. “This…program(s) is an opportunity to approach middle and high school public education students through … learning and teaching that emphasize the inter-disciplinarity of large ideas, critical thinking, imaginative expression, and community building.”

We are currently looking for instructors in all disciplines for this relaunch. If you’re curious, interested, or want more info. please contact Betsy Getschman Sumerfield x2728.

Registrar’s Office Reminders

Posted on October 13, 2022 | Filed under General News

Good morning,
A few reminders for students:

  • The Spring 2023 Schedule of Classes will be available for viewing beginning Monday, October 17th.
  • You should have received an email outlining upcoming registration for spring semester; if you haven’t already opened and read it, please make it a point to do so, soon!
  • Candidates for January and May 2023 graduation were sent an email earlier this week regarding their graduation status. If you feel you were supposed to receive an email and you did not, please reach out to the Registrar’s Office ASAP.

If you have questions regarding any of the bullets above, please send an email to or stop by Murray Hall 128 to speak to someone.

Introduction to Medicine

Posted on October 12, 2022 | Filed under General News

Module B LS 290 B1. Learn about the characteristics required for success in medicine and develop strategies to demonstrate those characteristics. A series of essays and articles will be used to prompt discussion. Students will create a plan for their journey to medical school. The class will be most useful to students interested in becoming physicians and PAs. The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:15.

ALIC 2 cr. Short Course – Building a Culture of Change Through Community Planning

Posted on October 11, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity will be offering a course on Urban Planning in Mod B of Fall 2022. Please see the description below. To sign up use the course number below or email Byron Rich <brich> for information.

Course #: EXL110.B1
Time: M/W 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Doane A103
Instructor: Zach Norwood, Planning Director, Crawford County PA

Building a Culture of Change Through Community Planning
A study of what makes a place great to live, work, and play. Students learn how the field of community planning has changed the landscape of American communities through a combination of independent and group activities. The classroom experience, where students discuss planning events and theories, is supplemented with speakers working in the field.

Parlez-vous français? Want to know some more? Check out this Module B class.

Posted on October 11, 2022 | Filed under General News

Everyday French II (FRNCH 106) is being offered as a 2-credit Module B class, starting October 21. It is designed for students who have some French background but want to know more. At its completion, students are ready for French 120. If you’re curious about where you fit into Allegheny’s curriculum, you can take the placement exam here. The course meets MWF at 9:00 a.m. Please contact Prof. Laura Reeck (lreeck@allegheny) with any questions.

Graduation Verification

Posted on October 11, 2022 | Filed under General News

Good Morning, the Registrar’s Office has reached out to all January and May 2023 graduation candidates via email so they can verify their information. If you did not receive an email and think you should have, please contact the Registrar’s Office immediately at or stop by Murray Hall 128 to speak to someone. Thank you.

For Faculty and Staff: Informal Conversations with President Cole

Posted on October 9, 2022 | Filed under General News

President Cole would like to invite faculty and staff to attend informal conversations throughout the semester to discuss College-related issues. All sessions will be held in the Bentley Conference Room #301

Please complete this form if you’re interested in attending. Each session is limited to the first eight people who sign up.

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity; please note that submitting an item does not guarantee that it will be published. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact