Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Daily Chatter International News Quiz – Week Four

Posted on March 26, 2023 | Filed under General News

Congratulations to last week’s winners, Elizabeth Davidson and Prof. Brad Hersh. Here is the week four quiz based on last week’s news. Please complete the quiz by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 27th, to be considered for a weekly prize. Remember, we’re tallying points for grand prize winners!

Contact Desmond Corrado,, with any questions.

UPDATE: Planned Power Outage On Saturday Canceled

Posted on March 23, 2023 | Filed under General News

Due to inclement weather, the power outage for Saturday, March 25th, has been canceled.

Reminder: Open Session with Middle States Visit Team Today! 3/27

Posted on March 26, 2023 | Filed under General News

The Middle States Steering Committee invites the Allegheny community to take part in today’s Open Session with our Middle States External Visit Team.

The session will be held from 2-2:50 pm in Campus Center 301/302. The seven-member External Team is meeting with a number of individuals and groups on campus, and today’s session will be open to all faculty, students, and staff. No appointment is necessary. Snacks will be provided!

The team’s full itinerary can be viewed here.


Posted on March 23, 2023 | Filed under General News

The ASG Presidential Elections are finally here, and it’s time to cast your vote! Voting closes tonight at 9 pm!

Click on the form to cast your vote.

Free Yoga Class: 3/28 @ 4 PM In The Wise Center

Posted on March 23, 2023 | Filed under General News

Kate Costanzo from Yoga Spot (and our Assistant Athletic Director) will be offering another free yoga class on Tuesday, March 28th, from 4 to 4:45 pm in the dance studio in the Wise Center.

No sign-up or experience is needed! Questions? E-mail

LAG Super Smash Bros Tournament: 3/25

Posted on March 23, 2023 | Filed under General News

Calling all gamers! LAG will be holding its annual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on Saturday, March 25th, at 6 pm in CC 301/302.

You can also bring your own controller. Join us for a fun evening of gaming, and sign up here.

Newman Meeting 3/27: Discussion & Board Nominations

Posted on March 23, 2023 | Filed under General News

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry is hosting a meeting about Catholicism vs. the Supernatural. The discussion is on Monday, March 27th, from 8-9 pm in CC 206.

We will also hold 2023-2024 board nominations during this meeting. 2023-2024 board elections will start Monday, 3/27, after Newman via Google Form and run until Monday, 4/3 at 7 PM. You must be on the email list to be able to vote.

If you would like to join, contact Being on the board allows you to gain more experience with ministry and begin planning new events such as SRL collaborations and Spanish Masses.

The new board transition period will start Monday, 4/10. Feel free to start thinking about board position(s). Toward the beginning of our next Monday meeting, we will hold nominations.

You can nominate yourself, or someone can nominate you, in which case you can either accept or decline. If you know you will not be at Newman on Monday. contact with what position(s) you would like to be nominated for.

Special Interest Housing Application is Open 3/28

Posted on March 19, 2023 | Filed under General News

We are pleased to inform you that the 2023-2024 Special Interest Housing Application is now open! The Special Interest Housing Program provides a unique living opportunity in College-owned houses. The goal of the program is to offer students a chance to enhance their curricular and co-curricular interests while living with students with similar interests.

The areas of interest have ranged from religious affiliation, ethnic and cultural expression, love of books, support for animals, and music genres… the opportunities are endless! These communities are required to offer service and educational programming for the Allegheny College community.

The Special Interest Housing Application is due March 28, 2023; you can access the application through the following link: 2023-2024 Special Interest Housing Application. If you have any questions, please email Res Life at

~Residence Life Staff (Michael, Annie, Rebecca, and Marko)

Gender Inclusive Housing Application is Open 3/28

Posted on March 19, 2023 | Filed under General News

The 2023-2024 Gender Inclusive Housing Application is now open! The Gender Inclusive Living Communities provide options for a variety of students: those who feel uncomfortable rooming with members of the same sex/gender, students in the process of discovering their gender identity, and students who feel they would be more compatible living in a community that supports all gender identities and expressions. Restrooms in these spaces are designated all-gender. This is an intentional community for those who promote inclusiveness regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

The application is due March 28, 2023, and you can apply by submitting the following form: 2023-2024 Gender Inclusive Housing Application Form.

If you have any questions, please email Residence Life at

SRL and Islamic Cultural Association

Posted on March 22, 2023 | Filed under General News

Dear Allegheny Community,

On behalf of Allegheny College, the Student Dean and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL) and the Islamic Cultural Association (ICA), wish to let you know that today, March 23, is the beginning of Ramadan.

A month that marks the Islamic month of fasting and the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. For the duration of one month, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. This is a special month for the Muslim community at large and for the smaller Muslim community on our campus. Ramadan tasks each person differently but in general, Muslims break their fast around sunset, eat and pray and then sleep for a bit.

They wake up pre-dawn for their Sahuur (early morning meal), pray and sleep for a bit and wake up at 8 am and start their day. So, they end up with less sleep and more than one sleep session, which then affects their performance during the day. Please recognize that students may seem fatigued, hungry, or dehydrated, especially during the late afternoon classes.

While we are not suggesting or asking you to give them special treatment, we write to remind you that your understanding for these students will help to build a supportive community of belonging. We invite you all to use this opportunity as a means to bring us closer to one another as human beings.

To the Muslim community on our campus, on behalf of the Allegheny College Community, we are committed to supporting you through sharing religious reminders and spiritual resources and providing you with a space to live and practice the rituals of your beliefs, Ramadan Mubarak! ‘May you all have a blessed Ramadan!’

We pray for everyone’s safety and health. We pray that God accepts your fast and worship this holy Ramadan.


The Watershed Conservation Research Center Is Hiring! 3/24

Posted on March 22, 2023 | Filed under General News

The Watershed Conservation Research Center is now accepting applications for the Summer of 2023.

This is an 8-week paid summer research opportunity, starting June 5 and ending July 28, and will include work on various projects for the WCRC, such as stream/fisheries assessments and biodiversity inventories on land and water (including camera trapping). Students will be working in both the field and lab during their 8-week period with other Allegheny students and WCRC staff.

Students interested in applying should complete this Google Form and navigate to the specific program details on the WCRC.

Applications are due Friday, 3/24, by 10 pm. Please email with any questions.

First Ramadan Feast: 3/23

Posted on March 22, 2023 | Filed under General News

Join us for an open, campus-wide iftar to break the first fast of Ramadan together in the CC Lobby at 7 pm!! Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims and has begun TODAY! Middle eastern food and dates will be provided.

New Gator TAILS Podcast Episode

Posted on March 22, 2023 | Filed under General News

Tune in to Episode #9 of the Gator TAILS Podcast to listen to Prof. Matt Venesky chat with Haley Fabich and Erin Magnus about the work that they are doing at the Erie Art Museum, their connections between art and history, and to learn a bit more about the local art community.

You can listen to this and other episodes of Gator TAILS on your favorite Podcast app.

Game Room Craft Corner: Flower Pot Decorating 3/24-3/26

Posted on March 22, 2023 | Filed under General News

This week’s craft is Flower Pot Decorating! Celebrate the first day of spring in the Game Room on March 24th, at noon through the weekend while supplies last! Decorate a cute pot to hold your plants!

Highlighting Senior Comps

Posted on March 22, 2023 | Filed under General News

We’re showcasing comps this spring! For the chance to have your Senior Comp highlighted by the Office of Marketing and Communications, email and tell us your:

  • Major
  • Minor
  • Comp title
  • Your favorite part and/or your takeaway from the experience 

Planned Power Outage on Saturday, March 25th

Posted on March 21, 2023 | Filed under General News

On Saturday, March 25, Penelec will have a planned power outage to work on some upgrades. The outages will occur at 7 am for approximately 15 minutes and again at 1 pm for approximately 15 minutes.

If we have inclement weather and these upgrades cannot be completed, they will be done on April 1 at the same time. Please be advised that there will be no power at 7 am and 1 pm this Saturday. Thank you!

Recalibrate Your Mental Milestones! 3/23

Posted on March 21, 2023 | Filed under General News

Check in on your mental health with the IDEAS Center. Join us at the Jason Diversity Lounge for a conversation about mental health, how to manage your emotions, dealing with stress in college, and more. The event is tomorrow, Thursday, at 6 pm in the JDL (located in Brooks hall).

This is a campus-wide event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Cupcakes and refreshments will be provided.

Presenting your Research/Scholarship in the Scholars Symposium! 5/2

Posted on March 21, 2023 | Filed under General News

Did you conduct research on or off campus this past summer? Or have you participated in a 590 course on research or scholarship? Did you participate in a research project as part of a class at Allegheny? Or did you work in the Meadville community with the Office of Community Engaged Learning?

The Office of URSCA invites students across all years and disciplines to present projects and activities they completed during the 2022–2023 academic year in the Student Spotlight Session of the Cook-Lahti Scholars Symposium, held on May 2, 2023. The Student Spotlight Session runs from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM in the Campus Center Lobby.

Visit this link to register for the event. Prof. Venesky will follow up with all students with instructions on how to proceed.

Register for Service Saturday, 4/1!

Posted on March 21, 2023 | Filed under General News

Join the Office of Community Engagement for Service Saturday on April 1st. Projects will range from yard work to construction. All volunteers are expected to be at the Pelletier Library no later than 8:30 am to sign up for a project/receive their project assignment. A light breakfast will be provided!

  • Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Place: Pelletier Library (main floor)
  • Contact: Colin Hurley <>

Sign up as an individual volunteer or as a volunteer group using this link:

ALIC Grants and Opportunities

Posted on March 20, 2023 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for innovation & Creativity is excited to launch our micro-grant program for 2023.

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity offers grants of up to $2,000 for students to develop their ideas for products, services, non-profits, and projects related to their post-graduation ambitions. Students awarded a microgrant via ALIC are partnered with a faculty mentor and a community mentor who help facilitate bringing projects to life.

Click here to be taken to the online micro-grant application form.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Grants are only available to enrolled Allegheny students
  • Students can apply as an individual or as part of a team
  • Funds are to be used in the development of your idea

Manufacturing Advanced Placement Program (MAPP)

Allegheny College, Acutec Precision Aerospace, and PennState Behrend have developed the Manufacturing Advanced Placement Program to accelerate Allegheny students from their rigorous liberal arts education into inspiring, and fulfilling careers in manufacturing, engineering, or management by creating a paid pathway from Allegheny to Acutec and into the Master of Manufacturing Management (MMM) program at Behrend.

  1. Allegheny students join Acutec’s paid New Machinist Program while in their junior or senior year to familiarize them with manufacturing
  2. Students work part-time at Acutec while completing their undergraduate degree
  3. Students are given priority acceptance into the Master of Manufacturing Management (MMM) at Behrend. Acutec covers tuition in the MMM program *
  4. Students work at Acutec contextualizing and applying their academic coursework and gaining practical knowledge while pursuing their MMM

*Contingent on one year of work at Acutec (part-time or full-time) to gain experience prior to the MMM program and a two-year, post-MMM commitment to working at Acutec.

Contact Prof. Byron Rich <brich> for more information about either of the opportunities listed above.


Posted on March 20, 2023 | Filed under General News

The ASG Presidential General Elections are finally here, and it’s time to cast your vote! Voting opens March 22nd at 9 am and close on March 24th at 9 pm. Click to cast your vote.

Daily Chatter International News Quiz- Week Three

Posted on March 19, 2023 | Filed under General News

We’re back with the third Daily Chatter international news quiz based on last week’s news! Please complete the quiz here by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 20th, to be considered for a weekly prize.

Contact Desmond Corrado,, with any questions.

Seeking Nominations for the 29th Annual Leadership Awards: 3/28

Posted on March 19, 2023 | Filed under General News

Nominations are now open for the 29th Annual Leadership Awards! To nominate a student leader, please click on the nomination form and complete the information.

Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, March 28. Students will be notified of their nomination and asked to complete an award application. Winners will be announced at the 29th Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony at the end of the semester.

For more information, contact Eric Stolar, Assistant Dean for Student Leadership and Engagement, at

RA Appreciation Week 3/20-3/24

Posted on March 19, 2023 | Filed under General News

This week is RA Appreciation Week! Please join the Residence Life team in celebrating our RAs on campus!

The Residence Life interns will be tabling in the Campus Center Lobby to collect notes and messages for the RAs. Stop by to shout out an RA and write them a note on Monday and Tuesday from 11:30-1:30 pm!

“The Unreturning” Student Comp Show 3/24-3/25

Posted on March 19, 2023 | Filed under General News

Please join us for the performances of “The Unreturning” by Anna Jordan on March 24th and 25th at 7:30 pm in Vukovich 203. This show, directed by Victoria Smith ’23 as part of her senior comp, follows three Scarborough natives returning home after the war.

As their stories interact and intertwine, we see how the legacies of soldiers’ trauma can build and how the definition of “home” alters at the drop of a hat. The show contains strong language and descriptions of racial profiling, trauma, violence, and intimacy.

Limited seats are available, so please make a reservation here. The show is free, but donations are being collected for Post 52 of the Vietnam Veterans.

Celebrate Junior Appreciation Week: 3/20-3/24

Posted on March 16, 2023 | Filed under General News

Freshmen get orientation. Sophomores get Declaration Day. Seniors get Senior Week. NOW it’s time to Celebrate the Junior Class with Junior Appreciation Week (JAW)!

Please take some time this week to encourage and applaud the achievement of our Class of 2024 Juniors. For a full list of scheduled events, please visit

*Note: All students are welcome to view the Junior Pin Ceremony and attend The Spring Fling Dance!

SAC & AAC Appreciation

Posted on March 9, 2023 | Filed under General News

SAC and AAC would like to give a shout-out to all the non-instructional staff that attended the Marshmallows and Merch event last Wednesday. We also thank Aramark and the Merriman Campus Store for their support. Learn more about either committee by visiting their web page, feedback is encouarged:

Wise Center Student Entrance Changed Back to Far Right Door

Posted on March 12, 2023 | Filed under General News

Now that winter is almost over, we have moved the Wise Center student entrance door back to the far right door. The far left door scanner is still available as a handicap-accessible entrance.

Good Citizen Scholarship: 5/31

Posted on March 7, 2023 | Filed under General News

The Good Citizen scholarship is reserved for students who have shown extraordinary commitment to community service and demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities. Each institution is asked to select one application to send to AICUP for the competition.

If you believe you may be eligible for this opportunity, please fill out this application form and attach your essay (directions for the essay are on the application form).

The deadline for turning in the completed application back to the Financial Aid Office is May 31, 2023. Please do not send applications directly to AICUP, as they will not be accepted.

Interning this Summer? Apply for Internship Funding! 5/1

Posted on March 8, 2023 | Filed under General News

Students who plan to intern this summer are encouraged to apply for funding to offset the costs associated with housing, transportation, and meals. The application deadline is May 1; however, those who have already secured internships (or will soon!) are encouraged to apply ASAP. 

Go to Handshake, select Jobs, and search for “intern fund” to locate the common application page for Allegheny College Internship Funding. Contact Career Education ( or Autumn Parker ( with questions.

Faculty and Staff: Looking for Callers on Gator Give Day

Posted on March 1, 2023 | Filed under General News

We are looking for Allegheny Community members who will be willing to call and thank donors on Gator Give Day.

Callers would be provided with the name and contact information for fifteen of the day’s donors, as well as simple scripts to assist with the calls. Calls can be made from anywhere, and lists will be emailed out at either noon or 3 pm, depending upon whether you prefer to make your calls in the early or late afternoon.

We estimate that callers should reserve one hour in their schedules to complete the thank you calls, and we ask that all calls be completed by 5 pm if possible.

If interested in helping thank our donors, please use this form to sign up to make calls.

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