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Provost Ron Cole’s Weekly Student Office Hours: 4/14

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

Provost Ron Cole is available for open student meeting time each week; this week will be Wednesday, April 14. He will be available to meet in person in the Campus Center lobby from 11 a.m. to noon. Campus guidelines for physical distancing will be maintained, face coverings are required, and meetings can be either individually or a very small group (up to 3 students maximum). Future office hours will be posted on MyAllegheny on a weekly basis.

Gator Gratitude Week: Send a Note of Thanks!

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

Has a faculty or staff member made a difference in your journey here at Allegheny? This is a great opportunity to thank them. Please submit a message of gratitude through this form and we’ll deliver the message for you. Each participant will receive a reusable, collapsible, Allegheny straw via campus box or the USPS, if off campus. Email Carli Belosh at with any questions.

Alumni Panel Wednesday: 4/14

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

Alumni will discuss their experience with jobs in industry, graduate school, and broader pandemic related changes in the tech industry at a Q&A Panel at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14. Please register here by April 14 to attend. The Association For Computing Machinery welcomes your questions so please append them to the registration form when signing up.

Student Organization Storage for Upcoming Academic Year

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

Application for Student Organization Storage in the Campus Center for the 2021-2022 academic year will open on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 a.m. The application form will be available on the Student Leadership & Involvement website. There are 25 storage units, of various sizes, available for reservation.

Register for the First-Gen Graduation Pinning Ceremony

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

If you are a First-Generation graduating senior (2021) and would like to participate in the Graduation Pinning Ceremony, please sign up immediately. You have until April 14 to register. The ceremony will take place on May 22 at 1:30 p.m. Those who would like also to participate in Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremonies will be able to without any conflict with the Pinning Ceremony. Congratulations First-Generations Seniors! Sign up here to participate in the Pinning Ceremony.

Summer Virtual Sustainable Development Internship in India Information Session: 4/12

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

Interested in doing an internship virtually this summer related to sustainable development with an NGO in India? Join the information session on Monday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. to learn more. Allegheny students from any academic major/program are welcome to gain international experience as an intern with the leading development organization in India, SVYM, which seeks to build a new civil society through its grassroots to policy level action in: community development, education, health, and sustainable development sectors. Internship Dates are May 24 – July 2, 2021 and students will earn 4 Allegheny credits in GHS 529. Read more…

Daily Chatter Week 7 Quiz

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

It’s a new Monday and time for the next Daily Chatter weekly quiz. The link to the quiz is here. Please complete this quiz by Monday, April 19, to be eligible for the prize. We congratulate Sadie Brown for being last week’s winner! Read more…

AXO Donation Drive Starts Today: 4/12

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please consider donating to Women’s Services though Alpha Chi Omega. We’ll be tabling from noon to 2 p.m. every day this week in the Campus Center and a tent in the Gator Quad. Everything counts! You can find the donation list on our Instagram @axodelta. Reach out to Heather Amancio ( if you have any questions.

Free Webinar “7 Steps to Living a Richer Life After College”: 4/13

Posted on April 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

International Education invites you to a free webinar on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. EDT “7 Steps to Living a Richer Life After College”, hosted by PNC Bank. Tiffany Aliche will show you how easy managing your money can be in this fun, high-energy, interactive and transformative webinar, whether you’re concerned about student debt, budgeting your money, or wishing you had a financial plan for your future. Click here to register.

New Course Added for Fall: Philosophy/Black Studies

Posted on April 8, 2021 | Filed under General News

Phil 275: Black American Thinkers; Fall semester, MW 4:10-5:25; Satisfies “Black Studies in the discipline” aspect for Black Studies minor; Satisfies “History” aspect for Philosophy major.
Phil 275: Black American Thinkers
An examination of selected works from the rich and complex tapestry of black American thought from David Walker (1830) to the present. Authors articulate conceptions of blackness, justice, and fair political order that stand in contrast to current conditions in the United States as well as recommending methods for resisting these conditions. Reponses to, and examination of, slavery and/or subsequent efforts to marginalize and control black women, men and youth are the primary focus of the course. Distribution: PD

Staff and Administrators: Professional Development Survey

Posted on April 6, 2021 | Filed under General News

AAC and SAC are working in partnership with President Link and HR to identify and provide relevant and accessible professional development opportunities for staff and administrators. Please give 5-10 minutes of your time to complete this survey about your professional development needs and preferences. Your response by Monday, April 12, would be greatly appreciated.

Registration for Biochemistry Courses

Posted on April 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

Two exciting Biochemistry courses will be offered this Fall Semester (2021). If you plan on taking the following course, please be aware that you will need to fill out a survey prior to registration. 1) Biochemistry (CHEM 253 survey). This course focuses on enzyme structures, and these structures facilitate chemical reactions within a cell. 2) Applied Metabolism (CHEM 354 survey). This course focuses on the critical metabolism aspects of various human diseases. Students will have an opportunity to design a drug that combats cancer cells.

3D Design Short Course–2 New Spots Available

Posted on April 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

We have two newly available spots in our community partner short course on 3D Design taught by Acutec engineer, Tom Swanburg!. Bolster your resume and learn critical thinking and design skills through this hands-on learning opportunity based on industry-standard software (Solidworks). This course will prepare you to creatively approach complex problems in design and engineering, and the fundamentals behind 3D printing/additive manufacturing. The skills developed in this course are applicable to game design, art, robotics, and product development. All majors and minors are welcome! Email Professor Byron Rich at to get add authorization.

Volunteer With the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania–Crawford County

Posted on April 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Davies Leaders and Special Olympics of Pennsylvania-Crawford County are working together to restart our program so our athletes can return to in-person training, which they have been without since the start of the COVID pandemic in March 2020. We are seeking students, staff, administrators, and faculty to serve as volunteers so we can make this happen. Training will be held at the ARC of Crawford County (indoor or outdoor), and activities can include athletics-type activities, movement classes, and more. To participate off-campus, at the ARC, Allegheny students must adhere to the College’s guidelines and must have completed either a single dose or the two-dose vaccine series, and must also be registered as a Class A SOPA volunteer. If you are interested and would like more information, please fill out this form by April 21.

Learn American Sign Language

Posted on April 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

The application here is available for enrollment in American Sign Language 1 in Fall 2021. This is a full 4 credit course that will meet once a week on Thursdays from 5:05 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. Please read the following information before deciding whether to apply to take ASL: Read more…

Intern Housing in Washington, D.C., and New York City

Posted on April 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

Don’t let housing be a hurdle. Have you landed an internship in Washington, D.C., or New York City and you’re wondering where you can stay? Allegheny College is thrilled to offer a limited amount of intern housing to qualified students in D.C. and NYC this summer. Students must have secured an internship prior to applying for housing. Please stop by Career Education in Pelletier to learn more or schedule an appointment with Autumn or Jim for an uninterrupted conversation.

Daily Chatter Week 6 Quiz

Posted on April 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

It’s a new Monday and time for the next Daily Chatter weekly quiz. The link to the quiz is here. Please complete this quiz by Monday, April 12, to be eligible for the prize. We congratulate Kiajah Rhodes for being last week’s winner. Read more…

For Exempt Employees

Posted on April 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

Great News! You will now be able to access your leave balances in Employee Self Service. Sign into Self-Service and click on the “Leave” tile. You will be able to monitor your sick, vacation and personal time balances. PLEASE NOTE: available time is now recorded in hours – not days. Please be aware of this change as you view this info. Employees should still continue to use their same processes in requesting and submitting time off. The only thing that has changed is that now you can see your information online.

ASG Cabinet Applications Are Open

Posted on April 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in bringing your ideas and experience to ASG? Applications are open for the 2021-22 ASG Cabinet. All students are encouraged to apply, regardless of their past experience within ASG. Applications are due Monday, April 5, at 11:59 p.m. and can be found here.

Reminder: Gator Gratitude Week Alumni Panel

Posted on April 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

Join four young alumni for a virtual panel discussion on Friday, April 16, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. where they will offer advice, share stories about their Allegheny experience, and talk about why they choose to give back to the College they love. Panelists include: Allison Cabo ’17 – Data Scientist; Jack Goodman ’19 – Middle Markets Underwriter; Miguel Liriano ’16 – Investment Banking Sales Associate; Autumn Parker ’16 – Career Advisor. Free boxed lunches will be available for registrants to pick up prior to the event. Space is limited. Please RSVP here to reserve your spot before April 7. Email Carli Belosh at with any questions.

Walmart Deliveries on Campus

Posted on April 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

Gator Post/Print would like the campus community to be careful when ordering items from Walmart for delivery to campus. The local Walmart has been making deliveries to campus and leaving packages in unsecured/unattended locations and with very limited identifying markings. At times, it is impossible to know the intended recipient. We are not responsible for packages that are left near the Post Office in the Campus Center without our knowledge. Please call or email if you have any questions 814-332-2375,

Call for Nominations for the Annual Civic Engagement Prize

Posted on March 31, 2021 | Filed under General News

This prize is awarded to the junior or senior student who has produced the most outstanding project in academic community-based learning and has modeled those qualities for civic engagement embodied by the College’s mission statement. This prize will be awarded at the Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 13. Many of the nominations over past years have been senior comprehensive projects. Faculty are asked to send the name of student nominees to Dave Roncolato, director of Civic Engagement, before Monday, April 19. There is a small faculty review committee that will review nominations and select the prize recipient.

The Loop Returns With a Limited Schedule

Posted on March 30, 2021 | Filed under General News

Starting Friday, April 2, the Loop returns with a limited schedule for the rest of the semester. The Loop will run every Friday/Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m until May 15. Students are able to ride the Loop and any CATA route for free simply by showing their Allegheny ID. For more information about the Crawford Area Transportation Authority, simply go to its website.

Students, Faculty and Staff

Posted on March 30, 2021 | Filed under General News

On April 1 you will receive an email from authored by Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity, inviting you to participate in (HEDS) Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey. This online questionnaire will ask for your perspective and experiences regarding Allegheny’s climate and support for diversity and equity. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. The survey is administered for Allegheny College by the Higher Education Data Sharing consortium (HEDS). For questions, please contact Kristin Dukes at

Registration Planning for Fall 2021

Posted on March 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

All continuing students should have received an email on Monday, March 29, titled “From the Registrar: Pre-Registration for Fall 2021 Starts Soon.” Please consult that message for additional details about registration for Fall 2021. See here for the web version of the updates.

Bonner Service Leader Program Openings

Posted on March 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Bonner Service Leader Program is looking for current First Years and Juniors interested or experienced in community-based work. Bonner Leaders are Allegheny students committed to working with local agencies in order to meet needs in the community. Bonner Leaders receive financial compensation through work-study funds for a commitment of 8–10 hours a week. Please contact Jeniffer Gonzalez Reyes, Bonner Program coordinator, in Civic Engagement in the Allegheny Gateway, by email at to receive more information. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and can be found here.

Support Best Friends Animal Sanctuary With the Equestrian Club

Posted on March 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

Surprise someone (or yourself!) with a mini care package for $6 that includes a COVID mask, popcorn, stickers, facial care mask, bubbles, and chocolate. Profits will benefit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Items will be delivered to the recipient’s Allegheny Box # close to finals week. Order a care package at this link . We accept Venmo remotely and cash at our tabling event on April 1 and 2 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. We will stop accepting orders at midnight on Saturday, April 3. Brought to you by the Allegheny Equestrian Club. Send questions to

Participate in Digital Emotion Regulation Senior Project

Posted on March 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please consider signing up to participate in a 15-minute study about perceptions of digital emotion regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research is being conducted for a senior composition project through Allegheny College’s Psychology department. Upon completion you will be entered into a raffle to win a $20 gift card to Pampered Palate in Meadville. If you are interested in participating please click this link.

Key and Card Requests

Posted on March 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Have you lost your key? Do you have a new person starting in your area who needs a key or ID card? Is someone retiring in your department? Do you have a contractor coming to campus and need access to a building for them? We now have one form to meet all these needs and more! The Facility Access Request Form located on the Inside Forms page of the website replaces all the previous forms. We even have a helpful tutorial slide presentation to guide you through completing the form with all the information we require to get you the keys and cards you need. If you have any questions just send a note to

Join Hillel for a Virtual Social Justice Seder

Posted on March 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

This week it is Passover, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt. This year during Passover, you can join Hillel on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, for a virtual Social Justice Seder. We’ll explore the themes of oppression and liberation in the Passover Seder in relation to racial injustice today. All are welcome!

Commencement Assistance Needed

Posted on March 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Office of Conference & Event Services is seeking faculty, staff and administrators to help with various duties for Commencement on May 22, 2021 and July 31, 2021. There will be separate ceremonies, on both dates, beginning at 9 a.m. and being held every two hours following. Face coverings will be required. If you are able to help, please contact

Daily Chatter Week 5 Quiz

Posted on March 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

It’s Monday once again and time for the next Daily Chatter weekly quiz. The link to the quiz is here. Please complete this quiz by Monday, April 5, to be eligible for the prize. We congratulate Alexandra Downer for being last week’s winner! Read more…

Spring Safety Tips

Posted on March 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Check out all the helpful spring safety tips on the Safety Committee website. As the weather warms and we can enjoy the beautiful campus coming to life again, maybe you’d like to go for a bike ride in the warm breeze. Or maybe you’d prefer to go for a run and watch the flowers just beginning to burst out of the earth, or maybe you’d rather take a nice stroll and listen to the birds singing. However you enjoy the wonder and beauty of the season, get out there and do it! But stay safe and follow the guidelines while you are having fun.

Utility Work Between Ruter and Newton Observatory

Posted on March 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Contractors for the College will be doing some minor excavation on Monday, March 29, behind Ford Chapel related to Bentley Hall renovation. The area will be marked for safety but please consider avoiding the area. Thank you!

Creek Connections March Newsletter

Posted on March 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections March Newsletter – find out what we and our schools have been up to during a year impacted by the pandemic. The 2021 student research symposium is on and virtual, see how it will look and join us for the symposium online during Earth Week.

Holy Week Emails

Posted on March 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Christian Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, March 28, and continues through Easter Sunday, April 4. The Spiritual and Religious Life Office will be sending an email each day that week with a scripture passage about Jesus’ activities that day, a short devotion, and information about any on-campus events. To sign up, please complete this form.

For Employees: FSA Accounts

Posted on March 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

With regard to employees who have an FSA accounts – under new guidance released by the DOL and the IRS, the time periods in which FSA participants can submit claims and file appeals for adverse determinations are extended. The extension relief provides additional time for impacted participants to file claims and appeals under the plan in accordance with ERISA section 503. Our annual grace period has been extended to December 31, 2021. As further updates are available, we will continue to keep you informed.

Bike Share is Back

Posted on March 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Interested in learning more about fixing bikes? The Bike Share is looking for new members. No experience is required. To be added to the email list click this link.

Trashion Show 2021: 4/23

Posted on March 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

Do you have what it takes to be Allegheny’s Next Top Model? This week’s theme is Trashion! Celebrate Earth Week with Students for Environmental Action (SEA) by taking part in the iconic Trashion Show 2021. We are looking for anyone interested in designing or modeling America’s next biggest fashion trends, fashion made out of trash. Sign up here alone or with a friend! On April 23, we want to see YOU starring in Trashion Show 2021!

New Firestick TV in Dance Studio in Wise Center

Posted on March 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

You can now watch YouTube workout videos directly from the TV in the dance studio in the Wise Center or you can cast YouTube from your phone directly to the TV. Click here for directions.

Make a Difference With Allegheny Veterans Service

Posted on March 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

We are a student group dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans in the Meadville area. In the past, we have worked with the Meadville VFW, Second Harvest Food Bank and primarily Lilac Springs, a retreat center for combat veterans and their families. Meetings are every Monday night at 5. To be added to the email list, contact

Apply to Be a Vote Everywhere Ambassador

Posted on March 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Allegheny’s chapter of Vote Everywhere is accepting applications for new ambassadors. As an ambassador, you would advocate for social justice, lead voter-registration drives, help get out the vote on election day, and self-design other projects aimed at empowering students. Ambassadors receive a $500 stipend at the end of each semester from the national Andrew Goodman Foundation. Interested students should apply here. Applications are due Wednesday, March 31, by 5 p.m. Please direct questions to

Colleagues of Color Virtual Check-ins

Posted on March 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Office of Institutional Diversity cordially invites all Allegheny College BIPOC employees to attend the Colleagues of Color Virtual Meetups being held during the Spring 2021 semester. The meetups are taking place via Google meet from 1pm – 2pm ET on the following dates: Friday, March 19; Friday, April 16, and Friday, May 7. Drop in at any meetup for a few minutes or the entire hour and take a moment to connect with others. For the meeting link or more information about the Colleagues of Color employee group, please contact Kristin Dukes, dean for Institutional Diversity, via email at or phone at (814) 332-2724.

Phi Delta Theta Scholarship

Posted on March 15, 2021 | Filed under General News

Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation of Meadville will be providing several scholarships of $3,000 or more to members of Phi Delta Theta fraternity currently enrolled in Allegheny College who are in good standing, both with the fraternity and the college for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing with the Chapter and the school. Submission of the application can be made by providing a cover letter along with the attached essay submitted electronically to All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 16, 2021. Here is the application.

3D Design and Modeling Short-Course

Posted on March 15, 2021 | Filed under General News

There are only a few spots remaining for our 2-credit short course with aerospace engineer, Tom Swanberg, on the fundamental skills of 3D design and modeling. Learn: Industry communication skills; 3D modeling techniques on industry-standard software (Solidworks); applied problem solving; team work strategies and best practices; utilization of 3D printing, and critical application. How to sign up: Contact Professor Byron Rich ( for information on signing up. Details: Module B course (2 Credits – starts April 5), Tuesday/Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. in ALIC, and open to all majors/minors.

Student-led Tours of Performance Anxiety in the Allegheny Art Galleries

Posted on March 15, 2021 | Filed under General News

Student art gallery assistants lead weekly 20-minute drop-in tours of Performance Anxiety, on view through April 10 in the Allegheny Art Galleries. Tours take place on Thursdays at 6 and 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Or, request a custom tour time and we’ll match you with a gallery assistant. Visit this link to request a tour, or RSVP for the weekly tours (RSVP recommended but not required). For virtual viewing, we now have a video tour online, in addition to installation photos and full versions of all digital animations in the exhibition here. Questions? Contact us at

Apply to Become a Gator Guide in 2021/2022

Posted on March 14, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Office of Admissions is seeking dynamic students who are doing interesting things to apply to join the Gator Guide team in the upcoming school year. Lead campus tours, participate in recruitment activities both online and in-person (when it is safe to do so.) Work in an office environment assembling mailings that you may remember receiving back when you were in high school. Outreach to applicants helping them to feel connected to our community throughout their college search. Help the admissions staff find your future classmates. The application is available now, please click here . It is due Sunday, March 21, by 11:59 p.m. Questions? Contact for more information.

Pelletier Chromebooks for In-House Use

Posted on March 11, 2021 | Filed under General News

LITS has provided a limited number of Chromebooks for in-house use. These can be used by any Allegheny College student for up to three hours. These Chromebooks are for use only within Pelletier Library, and must be returned before the library closes. To request an in-house Chromebook, please come to the InfoDesk in Pelletier during regular library hours. Allegheny College ID, username, and password are required for access to the Chromebooks.

Film Festival Code Issue Resolved

Posted on March 10, 2021 | Filed under General News

Dear International Film Festival patrons, the code redemption glitch that appeared on Monday has been resolved. You may continue to use your single code to access all movies in the series. Remember that once a film has made its Monday festival premiere, it will remain available for viewing until April 6. We hope you continue to enjoy the festival!

Sign Up for a Pen Pal

Posted on March 9, 2021 | Filed under General News

Sign up for a pen pal through Positive Deviance. Meet someone new and make a new connection. It’s a great way to stay connected. Use the link below to sign up, or email You will receive your pen pal one to two weeks after signing up, and all matches are made randomly. Please click here to sign up.