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Service Hours Collection: Fall 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Each semester the Civic Engagement office tallies all community service hours accomplished by Allegheny College students. These hours are used to look at focus areas as well as to track campus-community issues and fundraising efforts. We ask that each individual/class/club/organization/service-based work-study position provide information for our collective records. To do this, please fill out the form here. Service hours include serving within and for the community at non-profits, businesses, government, and organizations. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Bethany Cocchi in Civic Engagement: or (814) 332-5318

For Employees–TIAA Consultations

Posted on December 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on the following dates and locations: January 24 — Campus Center, Room 318; March 13 — Campus Center, Room 318. You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA financial consultant on a confidential basis. The TIAA rep can help you with questions such as: Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals? Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I will need? Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you. RSVP as soon as you can as space is limited. You can register at or call (800) 732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Services Tax (LST)

Posted on December 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2019 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services Tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year, as your 2018 exemption will not apply for 2019. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Murray Hall Room 105, prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2019 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2019 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 332-4792.

Get-Together in Honor of Rehenuma Asmi and Younus Mirza: 12/14

Posted on December 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department is hosting a get-together in honor of Rehenuma Asmi and Younus Mirza on Friday, December 14, at 1 p.m. in the Parent Library of the Tippie Alumni Center. Please join us in saying farewell to our dear colleagues. Rehenuma, Younus and family also want to thank everyone for allowing them to be part of the camp

Winter Break – Energy Conservation

Posted on December 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

As we leave our offices, classrooms and dorms for winter break, let’s take a moment to ensure we conserve energy while we’re away:
• Turn off all lights.
• Turn off power strips and unplug all appliances and phantom loads such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers, TV’s, DVD players, gaming consoles, stereos, speakers, chargers, microwaves, coffeepots, etc.
• Close all windows.
• Turn down the heat where you have control (Physical Plant recommends setting thermostats back to 60 degrees or #2 on the manual knobs of radiators).
• Empty and unplug refrigerators, especially in dorm rooms.
A few moments to power down all our gadgets and lights and set our heat back will result in significant financial savings and carbon emission reductions while we enjoy our time away with family and friends. Your responsible energy habits over break and everyday help Allegheny move towards our strategic goal of climate neutrality by the year 2020.

Student Paychecks for December

Posted on December 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Student paychecks for December 14 will be put in your campus mailbox. If you want your paycheck mailed to your home address, please contact Christine Cramer by Thursday, December 13, at (814) 332-4792 or send an email to to sign up to have your paycheck mailed home.

Attention, Students Keeping Library Materials Over Winter Break

Posted on December 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Students, the due date for all Pelletier Library books is December 18. Failure to return items on time will result in an overdue fine. If you need to keep your materials over Winter Break, please visit the InfoDesk during daytime weekday hours or email Thank you for helping us work more efficiently and enjoy your break.

Wise Center Adjusted Hours

Posted on December 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center will have adjusted hours starting Wednesday, December 12, through Sunday, January 13. From December 12-18 weekday hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From December 19-January 13, the Wise Center will only be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winter break pool hours can be found on the Athletics website under the Recreation & Fitness tab.

Creek Connections December Newsletter

Posted on December 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections’ December newsletter has information about one of our Creekers heading abroad, Winter Salt Watch, Testing Tip, Feature Creature and Meet a Module. You can also follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Course Reserves or Sakai Film Requests for Spring Semester

Posted on December 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Faculty, please consider submitting your requests for Spring Semester Course Reserves or Sakai (films) early. This will ensure Library personnel ample processing time. Submissions can be made in person at the InfoDesk or through the online forms found on the Library’s Faculty Resources page. Questions or concerns can be directed to

Pelletier Library Open 24/7

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

To help students who need library access during finals week, Pelletier Library will be open around the clock starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 11. The library will stay open 24 hours a day until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. Allegheny College ID will be required as usual after 10 p.m. Limited services will be available after 11:30 p.m.

Game Room Limited Hours

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Tuesday, December 11, is the Game Room’s last day of regular hours. The Game Room will open Wednesday, December 12, through Friday, December 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. as a study break space.

Welcome, New Employee

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny would like to welcome a new employee who joined the College recently: John Yatsko Jr. in Information and Technology Services.

Last Call for Flu Shots

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

The last of Winslow Health Center’s flu vaccines for the 2018-19 season are available until the end of the semester to all Allegheny students, employees, and spouses. No further flu vaccine will be available at WHC during spring semester. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months or older receive a flu vaccine every season. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial. Please call the Health Center at (814) 332-4355 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $25 – we will accept cash or a check made payable to Allegheny College. Students also have the option of billing to their student account. Please wear short sleeves.

First-Gen Faculty/Staff? Win a Free T-Shirt

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Faculty/staff support of our students is one of the many reasons students choose Allegheny. The IDEAS Center is gathering information to foster support of our first-generation college students in order to better meet their needs. Allegheny defines first-generation college students as follows: “A student for whom neither parent had completed a four-year degree at the time of student’s matriculation.” If you, as faculty or staff consider yourself a first-generation college student, please take a moment to complete this form. We would like to have as accurate as possible data regarding our faculty/staff. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angelica ( or justin ( Once the form is complete, you will be entered into a drawing to receive an IDEAS Center T-shirt!

Ally Circle Interest Meeting: 1/21

Posted on December 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

Faculty and staff, by now many of you have heard about this word “ally,” but what does it really mean? How can you become a good/better ally? Join Angelica Perez-Johnston, associate director of the IDEAS Center, for an information session on our spring Ally Circles. This information session will provide insight into the topics explored and begin to unpack the ideas of privilege and becoming an ally to the many diverse student populations on our campus among other topics. The information session will be held as a part of MLK week programming on Monday, January 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Please register using this link no later than Friday, January 11. Space is limited to 20 participants so make sure to register early. For questions or concerns, please reach out to Angelica (, justin adkins, associate dean and director (, or Kristin Dukes, dean for Institutional Diversity (kdukes@allegheny.ed).

Wellness Calendar: 12/10

Posted on December 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

As we move into exams, this week’s Wellness Calendar includes quiet hours and a meditation “Sit-In” in the Campus Center lobby to help find some calmness, as well as study breaks with meals provided. You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link.

Apply to Present at Allegheny’s Inaugural Academic Excellence Convention

Posted on December 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

Want to present a short, powerful talk at our convention? It can be about pretty much anything, as long as it’s something you’re passionate and knowledgeable about. Talks should be no longer than 20 minutes. To be considered as a speaker, please submit an abstract/pitch about your talk (no more than 1,000 words). Requirements: Must be an Allegheny College student, must plan on being on campus in the spring of 2019, must be OK with public speaking. Abstracts are due on January 18, 2019. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee, any of the committee members, or Gretchen Beck. For more information, click here.

Donate Food for Finals: 12/5-12/18

Posted on December 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

It’s the end of the semester and food is running low for some of our students. With your help, from December 5-18 the IDEAS Center and SRL will have free food available. If you would like to bring a dish by, please let justin adkins ( or Angelica know. If you would like to discuss concerns you have about access to food, stop by the IDEAS Center and chat with justin or Angelica.

Applications for 2019–20 Special Interest Housing Due: 12/19

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Special Interest Housing Program provides a unique living opportunity in the College-owned houses and pods in Ravine. 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. Special Interest Housing applications for the 2019–20 academic year are due by Wednesday, December 19, at 11:59 p.m. Learn more and apply here.

Be a Finals Friend!

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

We all know that finals can be a stressful time in your college career. This year we’d like to help spread some positive vibes and invite you to sign up for a finals friend. What is a finals friend? Sign up for a finals friend beginning today and until Friday, December 7. When you sign up for a finals friend, you will receive one in return. On Monday, December 10, and Tuesday, December 11, stop by the IDEAS Center to get the name of your finals friend and decorate a card and an ornament for your friend. Decorated cards and ornaments will be distributed via interoffice mail on Wednesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 13. To sign up to be and receive a finals friend complete this Google form.

Winter Break Transportation

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Winter Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport, Cleveland airport and Megabus station. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by Tuesday, December 11, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Spring Meal Plan Change — Due 1/25/19

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you wish to change your meal plan for the spring semester, please complete this form by January 25, 2019, at noon. If you want to keep the same meal plan you had this semester, no action is required. Please contact Residence Life ( if you have any questions.

Proxy Senator Needed for the Class of 2020

Posted on November 29, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Class of 2020 is looking for a Proxy Senator to serve on Senate for the rest of the semester as well as through the Spring 2019 semester. As a Proxy, you will have to attend General Assembly and weekly class meetings. Any current juniors interested, please contact George Castellon Castillo, president of the Class of 2020, at

Admissions Seeks Counselor for a Day Volunteers

Posted on November 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Admissions is looking for student volunteers to visit their former high schools over winter break to chat with future Gators. Please contact Katie Jordan at if you’re interested.

VITA Seeks Student Volunteers

Posted on November 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Consider an internship experience where you can earn 4 credits with no final test, finish early (April 15), learn how to prepare tax returns, and assist people who really need your help. It’s called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is a nationwide IRS program designed to help low and moderate income taxpayers complete annual tax returns at no cost. Meadville VITA (Econ 501) is being offered in spring 2019 and is a 4-credit internship for students in the course. Students will receive training in preparing income taxes and using the IRS software prior to the tax season, then for 10 weeks from February through April, students will work preparing taxes for low- and middle-income residents in our community. This opportunity not only provides a valuable skill and looks good on a resume, but it also creates positive interactions with the community. To register for the course, email Professor Stephanie Martin,

Winter Maintenance Plan and Energy and Comfort Policy

Posted on November 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Winter weather in Northwest Pennsylvania is a challenge for residents and visitors alike. We’ve developed two resources to ensure the winter is safe and comfortable for all: Read more…

Nominations Sought for Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards

Posted on November 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please nominate faculty and staff for special College awards, including the Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award. The nomination form, as well as names of previous recipients, can be found here. Award recipients are selected by a committee of alumni who rely on the information in these nominations to make their decisions. Your participation is critical to the success of this process and greatly appreciated. Nominations are due by January 31. For more information please contact Phil Foxman at or call the Alumni Affairs Office at 332-5384.

Get Involved in the World Language Program

Posted on November 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you have attained 200-level proficiency in a foreign language, you can share your love of language and culture and give back to the community by teaching Crawford County 5th graders this spring semester in the World Language Program. You’ll earn 2 credits, too. For more information, click here.

Spring 2019 Course Listing for Distribution

Posted on October 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you entered Allegheny College in Fall 2016 or after, and are looking for a course to fulfill a specific Distribution Requirement, please click here for a list of Spring 2019 courses organized by each of the eight requirements. You will need to be logged in with an address in order to be able to view the list. If you have questions, please consult your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (814) 332-2357 or

Wanted: Your Ideas About Interdisciplinary Work at Allegheny

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

This year, Allegheny College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Connections planning grant. This grant is focused on assessing and proposing ideas for strengthening interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, especially as it involves the arts and humanities. As part of this work, the steering committee would like to gauge community interest in the proposed initiatives of the grant and to gather community perceptions about interdisciplinary experiences on campus. To read a brief summary of the grant, please see the NEH Connections page. To participate in our brief survey about interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, please complete this form. Members of the NEH Connections planning grant steering committee include: M. Soledad Caballero, Terri Carr, Becky Dawson, Alexis Hart, Brad Hersh, Briana Lewis, Aimee Knupsky, Adrienne Krone, Alyssa Ribiero, Byron Rich, Barbara Shaw, and Lisa Whitenack. Please feel free to contact any member of the steering committee with ideas and to express interest in participating in this work.

Academic Honors Announced

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2017-2018 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.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Monday, October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to know:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2017 income information to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Remember, the Department of Education is asking families to use Prior-Prior Year (PPY) income information. PPY income information makes the FAFSA easier to use since your 2017 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2019-2020 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2019.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
4) The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now mobile friendly. The website has been redesigned so that the site pages will fit the screen size and shape of any device. You can now complete the FAFSA form on a mobile device with the same ease as on a desktop or laptop computer.
For more information regarding the 2019-2020 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Voodoo Brewing Co. is Hiring Fall Interns

Posted on September 2, 2018 | Filed under Archive, General News

Voodoo Brewing Co. is seeking one intern for each of three positions during the fall semester: business management, manufacturing, and sales. Applications will be accepted between September 3-17. You must be a junior or senior to apply. Visit Career Education or log on to Gator Connect for further instructions.

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 Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or