Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Faculty Informational Luncheon–Summer 2019 Gateway Network Projects: 2/25

Posted on February 19, 2019 | Filed under General News

Are you a faculty member interested in mentoring community-based student research? Are you open to learning more? The Gateway Network (formally NLKR) is preparing summer 2019 project opportunities for student-faculty partnerships with local organizations. This program provides a stipend for faculty who mentor summer students working on research projects requested by community partners. Faculty and students selected for the program benefit from all summer URSCA programming, including the ACRoSS lunch series and the Reach ACRoSS professional development workshops. They will also receive additional supports throughout the summer. The Civic Engagement office, located in the Gateway, invites you to find out more about the Gateway Network projects. Please join us at an informational lunch meeting for faculty on Monday, February 25, at noon in the Collaboratory. Please RSVP using this link. If you have questions, please email Bethany Cocchi at

Allegheny International Film Festival Presents “Transit”: 2/20

Posted on February 19, 2019 | Filed under General News

The 2019 International Film Festival, sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, continues on Wednesday, February 20, with “Transit” from Germany. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Movies at Meadville, 11155 Highline Drive, Meadville PA 16335. All films are free and open to the public, and free round-trip shuttles for the Allegheny community depart from Brooks Walk at North Main Street at 6 and 6:35 p.m. For a synopsis of the film, please click here.

Reminder to Faculty and Staff–2020 EL Proposals Due Feb. 22

Posted on February 19, 2019 | Filed under General News

Faculty, administrators, and staff interested in proposing an EL in 2020 may submit an application here. EL proposal applications are due by February 22, 2019. Please contact Lucinda Morgan or Eric Palmer with any questions.

Module B Course: “The Practice of Diplomacy”

Posted on February 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Visiting Diplomat Dale Giovengo will offer a Module B course, “The Practice of Diplomacy,” for 2 credits. It is “an examination of the practice of diplomacy to address and solve major disputes in today’s world. The course asks students to think about what diplomacy is, who practices diplomacy, and what practical aspects of diplomacy make up our routine interaction with foreign states.” The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Please get an add card signed for the course by Wednesday, March 5 (the first day of class). Mr. Giovengo can sign the card on M/W in Gateway 254; Professor Shanna Kirschner can sign the card during her office hours: MWF 10-11; T/Th 10:45-12:15 in Quigley 115.

Appointments Still Available–Free STI Clinic: 2/25

Posted on February 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Sexually Transmitted Infections clinic for Monday, February 25, still has appointments available at 1:20, 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:10, and 2:20 p.m. at the Winslow Health Center. No exam is required and testing is open to all students. If you would like to participate in this free testing clinic, please call the Health Center at (814) 332-4355 to schedule an appointment. As a reminder, appointments are required; please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork and plan on being here for up to 40 minutes.

Race and Religion: 2/19

Posted on February 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Allegheny Christian Outreach and guest speaker Pastor Markus A. McDaniel on Tuesday, February 19, at 8:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel. Pastor Markus leads United Faith Fellowship, a Meadville church, and he will be speaking about race and religion. All are welcome.

Interfaith Families Lunch Discussion: 2/19

Posted on February 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please join MOSAIC for a discussion with Allegheny faculty and staff about life in interfaith and ecumenical families. Lunch will be kosher style with vegan options. Lunch available in Campus Center 206 at noon, discussion to start at 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 19.

Apply to Write for the Krampus

Posted on February 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny’s weekly satirical newspaper, The Krampus, is looking for new writers for the 2019 spring semester. No prior experience with comedy writing is necessary, as long as you are willing to learn. Being a writer is generally a two to three hours per week time commitment, consisting of writers’ room meetings and about one article per week. Please send in your applications by Sunday, February 24.

Wellness Calendar: 2/18–24

Posted on February 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

This week’s Wellness Calendar includes lunch discussions, a math lecture, a single voice reading, and stress relieving workouts, along with Black History Month events. You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link, and pick up a brochure on smoking cessation or e-cigarettes on the Wellness Kiosk on the landing by GFC.

Phone Books Available in Physical Plant

Posted on February 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Local-edge phone books are available at the Physical Plant for anyone who would like one. Please stop by if you would like one or more. Thank you.

Craft Corner: Button Making: 2/15–2/19

Posted on February 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

Visit the Game Room Friday, February 15, through Tuesday, February 19, and design your own buttons for book bags or to wear. Materials including paper, markers, stencils, buttons, and more for the 2 1/4 inch buttons will be available. Don’t miss your chance to make your last ‘Gheny buttons as the button maker will be retired after this event.

Join the International Club on a Weekend Trip to Washington, D.C.

Posted on February 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

Come enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival and explore the museums and other sites in Washington, D.C. (March 30-31)! Sign Up Here.

Saturday, March 30 at 6 a.m.: Meet behind the Campus Center/in front of Wise Center. Drive to D.C.; should arrive by 12 noon
Afternoon and Evening on own in Washington, D.C.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol (most will be 4 people per room)
Sunday, March 31: morning and afternoon on own; 4:30 p.m.: Meet back at hotel to depart back to campus
Arrive back to Allegheny College around 10 p.m.

$30 cash deposit due by Monday, March 4 to Lucinda Morgan in the International Education Office in the Gateway (Office #261). If Lucinda is not in her office, please attach your name to your deposit money and slide it under her office door. Transportation to/from and hotel room is included by paying the deposit (meals, other expenses are your own responsibility). Questions? Please contact Shashank Shrestha (President of International Club) at

Dean of Students Office Seeking Feedback on Student Policies: Due by 2/20

Posted on February 11, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Dean of Students Office is conducting a review of the Student Code of Conduct and student policies. This is done every three years to ensure that the policies and processes are consistent with the community needs and values. Please take a moment to look at the student policies and send us your feedback by Wednesday, Feb. 20. We would appreciate hearing how the policies and student conduct process impact you and how we can improve. You can find these student policies in The Compass, beginning on page 30. You can send feedback to the Dean of Students email account (, and it will be forwarded to the staff responsible for that section of the policy.

Spring 2019 Kleeman Awards Announced

Posted on February 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

This year’s 2019 Spring award recipients are:
Natalia Buczek
Gene Frank
Josie Freeman
Noah Jang
Ethan Lehmann
Rebecca Porter
Damaris Shamberger
Jonah Tanner
Adrean Velez

The Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College, is designed to help with the expenses of significant senior projects, and help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work. Award recipients are named in the Spring and Fall of each year by the faculty of the Art Department after proposals are submitted and reviewed on a competitive basis.

Florida International University Summer Program

Posted on February 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Interested in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering? The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Florida International University (FIU) invites undergraduate students to apply to its REU Site 2019 Summer program: “Security of Smart Things.” The program will consist of seminars and workshops, a research poster preparation, individual academic counseling, and hands-on training with real-world equipment. Requirements: students must be a US citizen/permanent resident with a minimum GPA of 3.25. This program will run from May 28, 2019 to July 26, 2019 at FIU Campus in Miami, FL.  The application deadline is February 22, 2019. Use this link to apply.

Basketball League, Sundays 2/10–3/10

Posted on February 7, 2019 | Filed under General News

Intramural sports is hosting a basketball tournament starting this Sunday, Feb. 10! The event will be held every Sunday for the next four weeks from 6 to 10 p.m. Anyone is able to join — we are still accepting new teams, individual players and even referees! Sign up at to play. Email for any questions or if interested in being a referee for the event.

Undergraduate Biochemistry Research Position at Allegheny

Posted on February 6, 2019 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in biochemistry research? Are you interested in learning how chemistry is utilized to understanding cellular pathways? If you answered yes, then we are pleased to announce that 2 research positions are currently available in Dr. Garcia’s Laboratory. Dr. Garcia’s research focuses on understanding how essential enzymes catalyze reactions. Time Commitment: One academic year consisting of one experiment/week (4 hours) and attending group meetings once a week (1 hour). Qualification: Currently enrolled in Chem 122 or Chem 332. The application is available here.

Title IX Peer Educators Seeking Your Questions, Comments, and Concerns

Posted on February 6, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Title IX Peer Educators are seeking students’ questions, comments, and concerns to help us better educate the student body on the Title IX process, policy, and office. Please use this form to submit your questions, comments, and concerns. Thank you!

Bike Share T-Shirt Design Contest

Posted on February 6, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Bike Share is having a T-shirt design contest! The winner will get the pride and fulfillment of wearing/seeing their work worn around campus, and a $50 gift card to a local business. Designs should be submitted to with the subject line TSHIRT in the form of a large format digital file of your choice (Photoshop, Illustrator, tiff, jpeg) by March 5. Email us if you’ve got questions.

Culture 2 Culture Peer Mentoring Program

Posted on February 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Culture 2 Culture is accepting applications for the fall 2019 semester. C2C is a program that helps new international students with the transition to life at Allegheny College and in the United States. Mentors offer opportunities for social interaction, strategies for academic success, and help new students to feel welcome. By becoming a mentor you will have the opportunity to help others, learn about different cultures, make new friends, and gain cross-cultural communication skills. Applications are due March 1. More information, including the application, can be found here.

Overnight Hosts Needed for Prospective Student Overnight Events

Posted on February 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Admissions team is excited to be welcoming hundreds of prospective students to campus this semester for admitted student overnight events in March and April. We need volunteers to host students during their visit to campus. Perks of hosting include Allegheny SWAG, GFC passes, and free tickets to on campus events. If you are not already registered to be an overnight host you can use this link to sign up. Any questions can be directed to We hope you will join us!

Faculty and Staff: The Allegheny Summer Academy Is Seeking Instructors

Posted on February 3, 2019 | Filed under General News

Following up on last season’s success, the Allegheny College Summer Academy for High School Students is looking to expand its module offerings in 2019. Modules are taught for three hours a day over the course of one or two weeks during the latter half of July. There is a stipend both for teaching and for course development. Any faculty or staff member in any discipline with an interest in contributing to this really fun program should be in touch with Professor Patrick Jackson ( to discuss details.

Production Technicians Needed

Posted on February 3, 2019 | Filed under General News

JaDE is looking for production technicians to run lights, sound, run crew for JaDE’s March 9 concert. Technicians would be needed Friday, March 8, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 9. This is an excellent learning experience and technicians get to work alongside Allegheny students as well as professional dance groups. Any technicians who are interested in working tin this show should contact Alex Korzeniwsky at or Margaret Zeller at

Still Time to Apply for Alternative Spring Break 2019

Posted on January 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

What are you doing for spring break? Consider an Alternative Spring Break. Join other students in doing a week-long service-immersion experience. Learn more about yourself, others, and your capacity to help make an impact in a local or national community. The 2019 Alternative Spring Break trips include: Habitat for Humanity in Morgantown, West Virginia; Living Lands and Waters in Memphis, Tennessee; Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, Michigan; and James River State Park in Gladstone, Virginia, with the American Hiking Society. Please click here if you would like to apply to be a student leader for one of the trips. Otherwise, please click here to fill out the general student application. Please apply as soon as possible; applications are due no later than Wednesday, February 6, by 6 p.m. For more information, contact Olivia Lang at or Nikki Hawk at

Nominate Someone to Be Recognized in Compassion Chronicles

Posted on January 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

Do you know an amazing person that deserves to be recognized for their selflessness, commitment to helping others, or their compassion? Maybe it’s a friend who always puts your needs above their own, a professor that went above and beyond to make you feel welcome and safe, or a neighbor who has positively impacted your residence hall. Nominate them to be featured in Compassion Chronicles. This is a new weekly photoblog led by Positive Deviance that strives to recognize deserving individuals who are making a difference in our community through their kindness and intent to create a more equitable and compassionate world. Stop by our table in the Campus Center lobby starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, to learn more or submit a nomination. Read more…

Allegheny Listens Common Read Selected

Posted on January 29, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of Institutional Diversity is pleased to announce that “Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation,” edited by John Freeman, has been selected as the common read for the 2019-2020 Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience Program. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the selection process. Allegheny Listens 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. Be on the lookout for additional details about the 2019-2020 Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience Program in the coming weeks.

2020 EL Proposal Applications Due February 22

Posted on January 29, 2019 | Filed under General News

Faculty, administrators, and staff interested in proposing an EL in 2020 may submit an application here. EL Proposal applications are due by February 22, 2019. Please contact Lucinda Morgan or Eric Palmer with any questions.

Are You Interested in Teaching or Mentoring?

Posted on January 28, 2019 | Filed under General News

Bethesda Youth Outreach is looking for volunteers who would be willing to work with young mothers and the youth at the group homes. This would be a two-day commitment every week. One day would be activity day so that the mentors can bond with the youth, and the other day would be a tutoring day where we would come up with the lesson plan depending on the level that each student is at. If you are interested in mentoring or eventually teaching, this would be a great opportunity. Please email Rosa Orduno at for more information and to set up a time to talk.

Book Group on “The Heart of Higher Education”

Posted on January 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Director of Faculty Development is seeking faculty and staff for participation in a five-week book group during Spring 2019. The group will meet on Mondays (February 4 and 18; March 4; April 1 and 15) from noon to 1:30 p.m. to discuss “The Heart of Higher Education” by Parker Palmer, a writer, teacher and activist with a PhD in sociology, best known for his book “The Courage to Teach,” and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and author of “The New Physics and Cosmology Dialogs” with the Dalai Lama. A copy of the book and lunch will be provided. Read more…

If You Have a Pell Grant, Apply for a Scholarship to Study Away or for an EL

Posted on January 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you receive a Pell Grant, you are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship to be used toward credit-bearing study abroad programs during Summer 2019, the Fall 2019 semester, and Academic Year 2019-2020 (Gilman is applicable for some of the ELs). The application deadline is March 5, and more details can be found here. Please contact Patrick Jackson in the Nationally Competitive Fellowship Office ( or Lucinda Morgan in the International Education Office ( for more information.

Nominations for 26th Annual Leadership Awards

Posted on January 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

Members of the Allegheny community are invited to submit nominations for the 26th Annual Leadership Awards. Categories for the awards include service, justice, helping hand, inspiration, innovation, scholar/leader and more. If you know of a student, group of students or student organization that should be considered for one of the leadership awards, simply fill out the form. Nominations should be received by February 22. For more information, please contact Gretchen Beck at

Interested in Mentoring?

Posted on January 21, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Learning Commons is looking for NaviGator Peer Mentors for the 2019-2020 academic year. These NaviGators will mentor incoming first-year students in areas of academics, time management, general advising, and support. Applications can be found here. Questions? Contact Carly Masiroff in the Learning Commons:

1 Credit EDUC 591: Public Education & the Supreme Court

Posted on January 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join us for a 1-credit course focused on how Supreme Court decisions have impacted public education. Our core text is “The Schoolhouse Gate” by Professor Justin Driver (University of Chicago Law School), provided free to enrolled students. Entitled “Public Education and the Supreme Court,” the course includes the special opportunity to discuss these issues with Professor Driver and to hear his public lecture when he visits Allegheny in April. Professors Jennifer Foreman, Rachel Weir, and Susan Slote will team-teach the course. EDUC 591 is offered on a CR/NC basis and counts as 10 Law & Policy points. There are no prerequisites. We will meet on the following dates from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Odd Fellows 203: January 17, January 31, February 14, February 28, March 28, April 11, April 16 (at 7 p.m.)–Visit and Lecture, Professor Justin Driver; April 30–Final project presentation, Richard Cook-Terri Lahti Research Symposium. For questions or to register, please contact Susan Slote ( Registration will be by add card. The course is limited to 15 students.

Kids Night Out: 3/8

Posted on January 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Lacrosse will be hosting Kids Night Out this semester, allowing for parents to get out of the house. The Kids Night Out is Friday, March 8. Kids Night Out is a great opportunity for children to enjoy some recreational activities, including arts and crafts, movies, games, and an open gym. Parents just drop off their children at Allegheny’s Wise Center and we take care of the rest. Supervision is provided by Allegheny student-athletes and coaches (background checks have been completed). This event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $15 for first child and $10 for every additional child. Please email Liz at for RSVP or questions.

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.

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…

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