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Executive Vice President Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole Hold Weekly Student Office Hours: 10/16

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

EVP Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole hold student office hours at which students can drop in to speak with them. No appointment is necessary. EVP Petula and Provost Cole’s hours: Wednesday, October 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby.

Graduates of January and May 2020: Check the Tentative Graduation List

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Registrar’s Office in Murray Hall has published and posted a tentative January and May graduation list. It will be available through Friday, November 29. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in to Murray Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed. Please be aware that if your privacy category is set to “Release No Information” or “Release No Directory Information,” we are not able to post your name in public. Please stop by Murray 128 to discuss what that means for Commencement. You may view your privacy category under “My Profile” in WebAdvisor. Please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@allegheny.edu, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about any of these items. You may see additional information at the Registrar’s website.

Register for Bystander Programming Sessions: 10/24 & 11/14

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

Bystander training, using the nationally acclaimed model, “Bringing in the Bystander,” will be offered on campus this semester. “Bringing in the Bystander” teaches participants how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that it will occur. The program is also applicable more widely in that it will help community members actively confront and challenge all forms of harassment and discrimination. Facilitated by Women’s Services, Inc., sessions will be offered:
• Thursday, October 24 from 7-8:30 p.m.
• Thursday, November 14 from 7-8:30 p.m.
To register, or for more information, please contact Gilly Ford, Title IX Coordinator, at gford@allegheny.edu or 814-332-3085.

Sign Up for a Module B Gateway Class

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

Sophomores and juniors who haven’t had an internship or summer research experience are encouraged to sign up for a Gateway 100 (GTWY 100) course that explores how to link personal interests and educational experiences to future and professional goals. Students investigate curricular and co-curricular opportunities related to their passions and are provided help in identifying appropriate paths forward that will both enrich and build upon one another. In conversation with faculty and staff facilitators and their peers, students will think about a major and about how to apply their academic training and interests to internships, civic engagement, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module A course meets once a week starting the week of October 21. Please check the class meeting times on WebAdvisor and then see Professor Patrick Jackson in the Gateway to sign up.

Happy Hour With Asmus Trautsch: 10/16

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

Modern & Classical Languages and the Max Kade Foundation present the words and sounds of German Writer-in-Residence, Asmus Trautsch, on Wednesday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Max Kade International House, North Village C. Trautsch will read and discuss his poetry in English and German, accompanied by music of his own composition. A reception will follow, featuring selections from cultures referenced in his work. If you did not have an opportunity to RSVP and would still like to attend, please contact Reese Campbell (rcampbell@allegheny.edu) as soon as possible.

Update on Know Your Rights–LGBTQ+ Rights: 10/16

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

The third installment of Know Your Rights, on LGBTQ+ Rights, will be held on Wednesday, October 16, at 6 p.m. in the IDEAS Center Expansion Space. The talk is centered around rights but will also touch on other topics that involve the safety, support and empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a free flowing discussion that seeks to be interactive with the audience. Almah Lavon Rice will be the presenter and facilitator. You can follow or reach her on Instagram at @agentsubrosa. She is more than willing to talk and answer any questions before, during or after the program.For more information, please feel free to contact Jermaine Mitchell in the Office of Residence Life at jmitchell@allegheny.edu.

Horror Movie Nights Canceled

Posted on October 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

The horror movie nights on October 17 and October 24 have been canceled.

Reminder–Faculty and Staff Invited to Football Tailgate on Saturday: 10/19

Posted on October 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

All Faculty and Staff (including St. Moritz and Parkhurst employees) are invited to a tailgate on Saturday, October 19, before the Gator football team takes on Kenyon College. The game time is set for 1 p.m., but the tailgate with food and beverages will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the white tent outside of the gates at Frank B. Fuhrer Field at the Robertson Athletic Complex (204 Park Ave). Please join us and enjoy time with colleagues, and stay to cheer on the Gators to victory. Please RSVP using this form by noon on Thursday, October 17. Any questions? Email athletics@allegheny.edu.

Last Call for First-Gen Conference Registrations

Posted on October 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

The last chance to register as a student or faculty/staff presenter for the First-Generation College student half-day workshop is Friday, October 18. This year’s theme “First-Gen, Four Years and Beyond” will provide opportunities for our first- generation college students to begin to think critically about what life has to offer beyond their four years of college. Current workshops include financial literacy, graduate school and career considerations. The conference will be held Friday, November 8, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants are invited to also attend a dinner that evening with a keynote provided by Dr. Eve Hudson “The Purpose Professor.” Students should use this link to register for the conference. Faculty/Staff interested in presenting a workshop should use this link. For questions or concerns, please reach out to Angelica Perez-Johnston

Students! Jobs? Internships? FNB and UPMC Want to Meet You

Posted on October 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Career Services on a field trip to open houses presented by First National Bank (FNB) and UPMC on October 17 and October 25, respectively. The open houses take place in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, from 1 to 4 p.m. Need a ride? We will take the first nine students who sign up in the Gateway, Pelletier. Learn more and register today here.

Faculty and Staff Hosts Sought for Upcoming Breaks

Posted on October 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

The IDEAS Center and International Education Office in the Gateway invite faculty and staff to “host” students who plan to remain on campus during the upcoming breaks. “Hosting” meaning spending a few hours together (no overnight stays expected) with you and/or your family off-campus, doing fun things together. Activities don’t have to be elaborate, and can just be a part of your normal break plans. Possible ideas: Thanksgiving dinner, Shopping on Black Friday, Watching sports on TV with family, Driving around to look at holiday lights, Attend a religious services or local event, Cookie decorating, Fun things in late December/early January (does not have to be holiday related, on specific holidays, etc.). Use this link to sign up to host. Please contact Angelica Perez-Johnston or Lucinda Morgan with any questions. Deadline to sign-up: Friday, October 25.

Reminder: Sign up for the Photoshop Basics Workshop from the ALIC Skill Institute

Posted on October 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

There are a few spots remaining for the Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity Skill Institute’s Photoshop Basics Workshop on Monday, October 21, at 4 p.m. You will be guided through the fundamental tools to effectively use Photoshop, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools. This is part one of an ongoing series designed to help the campus community identify how they might use ALIC in their research and teaching. This workshop is open to all students, staff and faculty in the Allegheny College community.

Pumpkin Carving

Posted on October 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

Happy Fall! One of our Parkhurst employees have grown an amazing 100-pound pumpkin, and we were wondering if someone would like to help us carve it, perhaps someone from the Art Department? Contact Maria Foxall at mfoxall@allegheny.edu.

Apply for Teach For America by October 18

Posted on October 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Teach For America is a non-profit leadership development organization that is advocating to provide an excellent education to all children. Teach For America is a post-grad opportunity that is a two-year commitment to a full salary and benefits teaching position in a low-income school in one of 51 regions across the United States. Learn more and start an application today at teachforamerica.org. The next application deadline is October 18.

Student Registration for First-Generation College Student Conference

Posted on October 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

I am excited to announce that we will be hosting a first-gen college student conference on Friday, November 8. Workshops will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a dinner and keynote speaker following. This conference is limited to the first 100 students who register. Students who participate in the conference and dinner will receive a gift bag including a T-shirt and notepad. Please use this link to register for the conference and feel free to contact aperezjohnston@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Follow the Recreation and Intramurals Google Calendar and Instagram Page

Posted on October 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you want to keep up with all the latest events from Allegheny Recreation and Intramurals, click here for our Google calendar so you will be the first to know about pop up events that aren’t on our original schedule. Here is the link to our current schedule. You can also follow us on Instagram @alleghenyrecreation. Questions? Contact jluteran@allegheny.edu

Winter Weather Preparedness

Posted on October 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

Winter weather in Northwest Pennsylvania is a challenge for residents and visitors alike. We’ve developed two new resources to ensure the winter is safe and comfortable for all:
Winter Maintenance Plan
On average we receive 100 inches of snow each year. As a residential campus that houses over 1,900 students, Allegheny College rarely closes for inclement weather. Although snow and ice removal is the top priority for the Physical Plant Department during this time of year, we encourage all residents and visitors to wear appropriate footwear for the weather and to exercise caution when walking and driving throughout the campus. Our first priority is ensuring access to the campus for safety vehicles (fire lanes) as well as for delivery of services (employee parking lots). Within campus, main pedestrian routes to dining facilities, academic buildings and administration buildings are priorities. Details of our approach to specific areas of campus may be found in the Winter Maintenance Plan.
The Energy and Comfort Policy
The policy details a sound energy management strategy to balance comfort, cost and sustainability. The policy sets a campus-wide target temperature range to maintain comfort, realize budget savings and minimize our carbon footprint; details
Physical Plant’s process of assessing and correcting any issues; improves control of building temperatures during occupied and unoccupied hours; and encourages building occupants to take personal steps to enhance comfort and improve energy efficiency (ex. dress in seasonally appropriate layers and prevent drafts). Review the complete policy here.

Seeking Administrators, Faculty, and Students to Lead 2020 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Posted on October 7, 2019 | Filed under General News

Do you have a commitment to service? Are you interested in supporting students as they discover new experiences through service? The Alternative Spring Break program is a week-long (March 15 – 22) volunteering and living experience that challenges students to think critically and react to problems faced by members of communities they serve in. Make an impact in someone else’s life and even in your own. Student Leader applications are due October 25. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Nikki Hawk at nhawk@allegheny.edu or Olivia Lang at olang@allegheny.edu.

October Holy Days and Campus Observances

Posted on October 6, 2019 | Filed under General News

Sep. 29-Oct. 1: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Sep. 29-Oct. 8: Navaratri, the Hindu festival honoring goddess Durga. MOSAIC, an inter-religious collaborative, and South Asian Student Society (SASS) hosted a discussion of Hinduism and Navratri on October 3.

Oct. 8: Dasara, the Hindu celebration of victories by many gods and goddesses.

Oct. 8-9: Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement, marked with fasting and prayer. Jewish employees planning to attend services should contact Adrienne Krone <akrone> for details.

Oct. 13-20: Sukkot is a Jewish week-long harvest festival, which Hillel will observe by erecting a sukkah (booth) near the Carrden.

Oct. 20: Birth of the Bab celebrates the Herald of the Baha’i faith.

Oct. 27: Diwali is the Hindu festival of Lights.

View the Religious Calendar for 2019-2020 here.

Paid Time Off Updates 2019 – 2020

Posted on October 3, 2019 | Filed under General News

Updates have been made to the paid time off programs for administrators and staff effective July 1, 2019. A summary of these updates has been posted on the Human Resources website and will be included in the refreshed version of the Employee Handbook. Please contact HR at (814) 332-2312 or hr@allegheny.edu or stop by Murray Hall with any questions.

Bridge Club – Weekly Tuesday Evening Card Games

Posted on October 3, 2019 | Filed under General News

Mind games anyone? Collegiate competition? Try your hand at the ultimate mind sport–-bridge. If interested, contact Barbara Grzegorzewski at bgrzegorzewski@zoominternet.net, (814) 573-1402, or Keith Irvin at irvink@allegheny.edu, or just drop by, or contact Morgan Douglas, at douglasm@allegheny.edu. Join us every Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining Room. GOAL: Produce a collegiate bridge team to compete with other participating school teams at the regional, national and international levels of bridge competition.

Academic Honors

Posted on October 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2018-2019 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.

Davies Program Is Hiring Five Leaders

Posted on October 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Davies Program is hiring five Service Leaders. Project areas include, but are not limited to, environmental, education, health and human service, and history. These are paid positions. The Davies program promotes a legacy of strengthening connections between students, the Meadville community, local organizations, and Allegheny College. Over the 2019-20 academic year, Davies Leaders work 8 to 10 hours a week of compensated service with a local agency completing a site-specific project to enhance both student and agency goals. The Davies Program is looking for students who are good communicators, driven, and most importantly, passionate. This is a work-study/campus employment job. If you are interested in hearing more about the projects or to apply, please contact Bethany Cocchi (bcocchi@allegheny.edu). This program is part of the Civic Engagement office located in the Allegheny Gateway.

Trip to Port Farms: 10/19

Posted on October 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation and the Outing Club are co-sponsoring a trip to Port Farms on Saturday, October 19, for only $5. Enjoy a nice fall day off campus and remember what it’s like to be a kid again. Hay rides, apple cannons, corn mazes, giant slides, pedal carts, and apple cider! Over 35 activities and attractions on an actual working farm. We leave at 1 p.m. and will be back on campus by 5 p.m. at the latest. To sign up please click here. Transportation is provided, but space is limited so sign up quickly. Questions? e-mail jluteran@allegheny.edu

New Travel Dates for the EL Travel Seminar to Belize

Posted on October 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Gateway announces that the travel dates for the EL Seminar Poverty & Health: Social Issues in Belize are: Depart: May 10, 2020; Return: May 23, 2020. Please direct any questions to Kirsten Peterson or Jim Fitch in the Gateway.

Hours and Contact Information for the Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity

Posted on October 1, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you’re interested in using the Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity (ALIC) please email us at alic@allegheny.edu or drop by. Book us for single sessions, full-semester classes, individual work, and module A & B course work. ALIC is a community-wide resource for students, staff and faculty to see their ideas move from idea to prototype. Our staff and on-site faculty are here to help you with any project. Read more…

Submit a Recipe for the International Bazaar

Posted on October 1, 2019 | Filed under General News

The International Club and International Education Office will be hosting their annual International Bazaar on November 24 at 6 p.m. The bazaar is a culinary event that gives campus and community cultural groups the opportunity to share their history and heritage while allowing others to learn about cultures and traditions from around the world. We are currently looking for recipe submissions for the event. If you submit a recipe and it is selected you are agreeing to cook the dish along with representing your country at a table during the bazaar, this also includes creating a poster for your table. Recipes are due Friday, October 18. Please submit a recipe here.

Apply for an Instagram Takeover!

Posted on September 30, 2019 | Filed under General News

We’re seeking students and faculty to feature throughout the year on takeovers of Allegheny College’s Instagram story. Do you have campus involvements, projects, internships, study-abroad stories, or events you’d like to showcase? Apply here. For any questions: email social@allegheny.edu

Hershey Park Trip

Posted on September 30, 2019 | Filed under General News

GAP is sponsoring a trip to Hershey Park on Sunday, October 20. Tickets cost $20 and transportation is included. Tickets are on sale through Wednesday, October 2, in the Campus Center lobby from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Bring your friends.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 29, 2019 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Tuesday, October 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 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 2018 income information to file the 2020-2021 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 2018 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 maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2020-2021 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2020.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identification ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have an FSA ID or if it has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
For more information regarding the 2020-2021 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Call for 2020-2021 Allegheny Listens Common Read Recommendations

Posted on September 26, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience is designed to introduce new students to academic life at Allegheny and our community’s shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion prior to the start of classes. Before the start of each academic year, all first-year and transfer students read a book that has been thoughtfully reviewed and selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students. We are now accepting recommendations for the 2020-2021 academic year common read. Read more…

Spark of Learning

Posted on September 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Some openings remain for educators interested in a five-week reading group to discuss “The Spark of Learning” by Sarah Rose Cavanagh. The group is organized by Catharina Coenen and Lydia Eckstein and will meet on Mondays (September 30; October 21 and 28; November 11 and 18) from noon to 1:30 p.m. We will discuss two chapters per meeting. A copy of the book and lunch will be provided. Interested educators are asked to e-mail ccoenen@allegheny.edu.

Please Share Your Photos of Our Beautiful Campus!

Posted on September 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

To showcase the endless talent of our campus community, we invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus. Submissions may be featured in future online and/or print publications. If you would like the College to consider using your images of our beautiful campus, please upload them here. For each submission you make, we’ll enter you in a drawing for a Parkhurst gift certificate. If you need additional information, please contact Lisa Dixon at lyoung@allegheny.edu.

24/7 Crisis Line Available–(814) 332-2105

Posted on August 27, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Counseling and Personal Development Center is announcing the implementation of its new 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line. All actively enrolled Allegheny students can access the Crisis Line by calling (814) 332-2105 from anywhere on the globe. The Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Any questions, please contact the Counseling Center at cpdc@allegheny.edu.

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 rstanley@allegheny.edu.