Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Day Trip to Woodcock Lake Park: 9/26

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

AC Rec and Outing Club are co-sponsoring a day trip to Woodcock Lake Park–just 10 minutes north of campus on Saturday, September 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. You can play disc golf on 18 holes, explore the hiking trails, or paddle around in a canoe. Facial coverings will be required. Space is very limited due to 50 percent vehicle capacity so sign up soon at this link. Questions? E-mail jluteran@allegheny.edu.

First-Generation Faculty and Staff

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Last year, Allegheny was nationally recognized as a First-Gen Forward Institution. We’d like to celebrate our students, faculty and staff that identify as First-Generation College students. Please complete the survey below if you’d like to be added to our list of faculty and staff. We will send you all the First-Gen swag! Please complete the survey by Friday, September 25.

Seniors, Become Part of the SCG Tradition

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Annual Fund team is seeking applicants for the 2021 Senior Class Gift Committee. Each year the graduating class comes together to make a gift to the Annual Fund and promote Philanthropy education. This has been a tradition at Allegheny for over 100 years! We don’t ask for large gifts, in fact most students donate right around $5. It’s not the amount that counts, it’s more about getting you and your classmates excited to participate as you join the alumni community. Potential members should show a commitment to giving back to Allegheny, be comfortable asking their classmates to donate, and be willing to attend one meeting per month (via Zoom). This is an opportunity for the Class of 2021 to begin their legacy on campus right away. Please contact Amanda Allen at aallen@allegheny.edu with any questions. To apply, please click here.

For Employees–TIAA Consultations: 9/30

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be available for virtual individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, September 30. You can schedule a confidential appointment to discuss retirement needs. Register for a session soon as appointment times are limited. Visit www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call (800) 732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule an appointment. These sessions are for informational/educational purposes only. They do not constitute investment advice under ERISA and TIAA does not offer or provide tax advice. The information provided does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. See your financial advisor and/or tax advisor regarding your particular situation.

Attention First Years

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you looking to join a club on campus and support a good cause? Consider joining Up Til Dawn and support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Apply to be a First Year Liasons using this form. If you have any questions or concerns, please email downera@allegheny.edu

CASA and KAO

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Join the members of Kappa Alpha Theta on Zoom on Sunday, September 20, at 2 p.m. to learn about our philanthropy, CASA! Stop by the Gator Quad on Saturday, September 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. to pick up a kit for the event. Email sawyerr@allegheny.edu to RSVP for the event or if you have any questions.

Join Dumbledore’s Army

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Do you love Harry Potter? Do you like having in depth discussion about small plot details? Do you like roasting JK Rowling? Do you want to meet some awesome people? Then join Dumbledore’s Army. We are a Harry Potter social club that meets once a week for activities and discussions centered around Harry Potter. Contact us at theacda@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.

Mass in Ford Chapel: 9/20

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Catholic Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel on Sunday, September 20. We are limited in the number of people who can be in Ford Chapel at one time, only the first 23 respondents to this survey will be able to attend Mass. If you would like to attend Mass at Ford Chapel this week please fill out this survey by 5 p.m. Friday. We will let you know if you are one of the first 23 respondents by Saturday morning. If you have any questions, please email Newman at newman@allegheny.edu. Thank you all for your patience and grace, we can’t wait to see you at Mass!

Weekend Bird Walks

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Bird Club will be leading four socially-distanced bird walks to Greendale Cemetery this weekend, at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll meet in the Gator Quad at the designated time, and binoculars will be provided. You can sign up here if interested. Please sign up by the previous evening for morning walks and by noon for evening walks. Walks are limited to five participants each.

Free Virtual Fitness Classes With Fitness on Demand in Wise Center

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Come to the dance studio in the Wise Center to try out Fitness on Demand. There are numerous classes offered free of charge simply by turning on the TV and choosing the class you want on the Ipad on the wall. Class styles are broad and are grouped into categories such as; Cardio, Core, Dance, Martial Arts, Strength and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). All the information including how to use it on your phone can be found here. Questions, e-mail jluteran@allegheny.edu or call 814-332-2809.

Online Strength Training Fitness Class: 9/18

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Work out your stress with this fun virtual group fitness class. Work out in your room, in the grass, or anywhere you can safely physically distance and exercise! Work Out Your Stress, Strength Training will be held online on Fridays at 3 p.m. EDT via Zoom. The class uses lower, upper, and core body weight strengthening exercises to help increase physical wellness, relieve stress, and raise your confidence and happiness. Each class ends with a relaxation or positive affirmation exercise. Class is accessible for all fitness levels and open to all actively enrolled Allegheny students. No equipment is required. Have water accessible and be ready to get healthy. If you have questions, please email Danielle at dpecar@allegheny.edu Read more…

Please Watch Where You Park

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

To the Allegheny Community – the parking spaces behind 454 House are for campus visitors with appointments for admissions or financial aid. Please also remember that gold lots are for Allegheny faculty and staff. Students should not park in gold lots. Thank you!

Pelletier Library Open Hours

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Pelletier will open Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Next week’s hours: Sunday, Sept 20, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Sept. 21-24: noon to 7 p.m.; Friday, Sept 25, noon to 5 p.m. We will post in MyAllegheny as we continue to expand hours.

Civic Engagement Remains Remote

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Civic Engagement and service programs sponsored by the Gateway’s Civic Engagement office as well as other offices and departments remain remote at this time. The lifting of the campus quarantine for students does not change the current guidelines for Allegheny College sponsored engagement in the local community. According to ACHA “all embedded opportunities – such as internships, research assistantships, class projects, and volunteer positions – sponsored by the College will have to be completed remotely until a safe vaccine is available widely.

State of Water in Ecuador from the Amazon to Galápagos: 9/18

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

International Education in The Allegheny Gateway invites you to a discussion on the water quality in Ecuador on Friday, September 18, at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.EDT. Dr. Valeria Ochoa, Ph.D.., will lead a discussion to look at the bigger picture of the state of water in Ecuador through a comprehensive lens stretching from the Amazon region to the Galápagos. Dr. Ochoa has a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Arizona. She is an expert in water quality and treatment of various types of water sources, environmental biotechnology, biofuels, and sustainability. Register here.

Study Away Pop-In 9/18

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Interested in studying away for a semester or joining an EL? Join International Education, part of the Allegheny Gateway, to learn about semester away (international and domestic) ELs, international internships, and other study away opportunities.
Times have changed. Please pop in on Friday, September 18, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (EDT) via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

W.O.C.P Jeopardy: 9/18

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Come join the board of Women of Color in Politics as we play Jeopardy this Friday, September 18, at 6 p.m. We will discuss the creation of the group, introduce the board, future events and then will all join in to play Jeopardy surrounding Women of Color in Politics. Here is the link to the Google Meet event. Please stop by, all are welcome.

Interested in Creating a Raffle Basket

Posted on September 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

If any clubs, organizations, or groups are interested in making a basket for Tri Delta’s raffle to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or you have any questions please reach out to Alexandra Downer at downera@allegheny.edu.

Virtual Employee Recognition: 9/17

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

You are cordially invited to a prerecorded virtual event in honor of Allegheny College retirees. They include Robert Hancock, Audrey Onspaugh, Linda Radecki, Patricia Rutledge, Kathy Symons and Robert Telliho. Also, employees with 25 years of service to be honored include Tamara Lakins, Thomas Leech and Tammy Steinfath. The recipient of the Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award will be announced, also. This ceremony can be viewed on September 17 at allegheny.edu/employeerecognition.

Virtual Matriculation Ceremony

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you missed it, we encourage you to watch the virtual Matriculation Ceremony for the Class of 2024. Thanks are due to colleagues who planned this event (Conference and Events and the Allegheny Bound team) and College Relations for producing the webpage and video. New students were welcomed by the president of Allegheny Student Governement and the chair of the Honor Committee, President Hilary Link, and Professor Heather Moore-Roberson, recipient of the 2020 Thoburn Award for Teaching Excellence. Professor Moore-Roberson challenges the listener “to be bold in the midst of uncertainty” and inspires that “people can still walk in their purpose and accomplish meaningful goals in the face of so much despair.” As is customary, the ceremony closed with a rendition of the Alma Mater led by Professor James Niblock and some of his students. We thank all who were involved.

Game Room Is Open

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Game Room is open for recreational contests and for DVD and board game sign-outs. All games are set to free-play and DVDs are free to sign-out for 48 hours, and board games for seven days. The Game Room will be operating on the following limited hours: Sunday through Thursday 5 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight. COVID-19 protocols are in place and a gaming station reservation system has been created on Google calendar. To reserve a time slot on the main gaming stations, visit the Game Room Google calendar.

Are You Interested in a Medical Career?

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Interested in a career in medicine (physician, dentist, vet, PA, etc.)? Be sure to register with the Health Professions Office by sending an email to kpeterso@allegheny.edu, the advisor for all types of health professions. Being on the e mail list alerts you to workshops, events, information sessions, and opportunities. Please include your class year and desired profession in your email. If you are already receiving messages from the office, there is no need to reply.

Join AC Pre-Vet Club

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Do you want to pursue a career in veterinary medicine? Or are you interested in animals and want to learn more about them and the people that take care of them? Get your name added to the Pre-Vet Club email list. We will still be having meetings and events this year. All years are welcome to join! Email clayj@allegheny.edu to get your name added to the list. We’re looking forward to meeting more people who have a love for animals.

The FBI is looking for You

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you’ve dreamed of landing an internship or launching your career with the FBI then the application window is now open. The FBI is accepting applications for their Collegiate Hiring Program for seniors and their Honors Internship Program for sophomores, juniors, and seniors until September 30. Schedule an appointment through Handshake with a career counselor in the Gateway to sharpen your application materials for these competitive opportunities.

Wise Center Reservations

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center will open on Wednesday, September 16, at 7 a.m. We will be using a reservation system for individuals working out since every space in the Wise Center will have limited capacity. You can reserve a one-hour individual time slot on this link the day before you plan to workout. You can also download the SignUpGenius app on the app store or just go to signupgenius.com. Create an account. Click the menu in the top right and choose “Find A Sign Up.” If you are on a computer, use the search feature. It will ask you to enter the creator’s e-mail. Enter cvanalstyne@allegheny.edu and then sign up for your space. We have four rowers and nine spin bikes on court 1. Club sports or other clubs in groups of no more than 10 will still e-mail sdenillo@allegheny.edu to schedule space. If you have any questions please e-mail jluteran@allegheny.edu or cvanalstyne@allegheny.edu. You can also follow @alleghenyrecreation on Instagram for updates.

Mellon Pool Schedule

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Mellon Pool will open on Monday, September 21. Hours for the first week will run Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Starting Monday, September 28, through October 24, hours will run Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Usage will be limited to lap swim only with one person per lane, as well as two in the diving well, and limited locker room use. You can reserve a 30-minute individual time slot on this link the day before you plan to workout. You can also download the SignUpGenius app on the app store or just go to signupgenius.com. Create an account. Click the menu in the top right and choose “Find A Sign Up.” If you are on a computer use the search feature. It will ask you to enter the creator’s e-mail, enter cvanalstyne@allegheny.edu for this. Please contact Max Niggel at mniggel@allegheny.edu with any questions or concerns.

Join Allegheny’s Club Volleyball Team

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

The club volleyball team is new and looking for members! No experience is needed and all students are welcome! Contact russottij@allegheny.edu if you are interested or for any questions.

Undergraduate Informational Interest Meeting: 9/18

Posted on September 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

This interest meeting at 7:20 p.m. Friday, September 18, is for those interested in joining Zeta Phi Beta sorority. In this meeting you will not only learn about what this organization is about but also about the Pi Phi chapter at Allegheny. Here is the link to the Google meeting.

Voter Information Sessions

Posted on September 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

Learn everything there is to know about how to vote this fall, and how to get involved on campus! Join the CPP and Law & Policy on a GoogleMeet at 5 p.m. on September 14, 17, 21, and 24. RSVP to lp@allegheny.edu

M.O.V.E. By Sharing Your Talents

Posted on September 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

M.O.V.E., the Meadville Online Virtual Experience, is a new webinar program. Its goal is to create an innovative approach to ensure students and community members can continue to have shared experiences. M.O.V.E. invites you to submit a proposal if you have a talent, skill, or conversation you would like to share with our wider Meadville Community. To submit a proposal, click here. You can team up with students, faculty, staff, and community members to host a webinar. For more information email the Civic Engagement office at civicengagement@allegheny.edu and view our website here .

Want Your Own Radio Show?

Posted on September 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

90.3 WARC, Allegheny’s student and faculty radio station, is now open for radio show applications. Please apply through this form by Monday, September 21. No experience is necessary and all show hosts are trained before going on the air. Show hosts are limited to two people in accordance with COVID precautions. If you have any questions, please email warc@allegheny.edu. Feel free to follow us on Instagram (@warc903), and tune in once we are broadcasting, by finding WARC on the TuneIn app or website!

Park Avenue Paving Project: 9/16-18

Posted on September 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will begin paving Park Avenue on September 16. Park Avenue will be posted by Meadville City Police to prohibit parking September 16 through September 18. Vehicles obstructing the construction area will be towed. Please move any vehicles on Park Avenue to a different location prior to Wednesday, September 16. Questions concerning this posting may be directed to Public Safety at (814) 332-3357.

Join the Allegheny College Bird Club

Posted on September 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

Do you like birds, nature, and being outside? Do you want to go on bird walks or learn bird identification skills? If so, you should join the Allegheny College Bird Club! We’re a campus club dedicated to informing others about local birdlife, promoting avian conservation, and doing fun, bird-related activities. If interested, email acbirdclub@gmail.com to get on our email list!

New Gator Post/Print Window Hours

Posted on September 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

In our effort to reduce lines, keep contact to a minimum and maintain social distance we are announcing new hours for Post Office access. Beginning Monday, September 14, we are expanding Express Pickup, and you may now reserve a timeslot from 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Open window hours (no reservation required) will now be limited to 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. only. Click here to schedule your Express Mail reservation.

Flu Shot Notice for Fall 2020

Posted on September 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Winslow Health Center now has very limited quantities of influenza vaccine. Because of the limited supply, the vaccine is available for students only. The cost again this year 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. Students must call ahead to schedule an appointment – no walk-ins will be accepted. Flu shots will be first called, first served. To schedule an appointment, please call Winslow at (814) 332-4355. Emailed appointment requests will not be accepted. While we are on waiting lists for further supply, we are also in talks with Northwest Community Pharmacy for them to come to campus for employees to get their flu shots if they cannot get them from their PCP – NWCP would bill your Allegheny insurance. You can also call the pharmacy to schedule a time to go directly to their location to have a flu shot.

AC PreHealth Club Email List

Posted on September 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Want to pursue a career in medicine, health, or anything far and wide or in between? Make sure you get your name added to the AC PreHealth Email List. We’re still planning on having events this semester, so if you’re a first-year, or even a sophomore, junior or senior looking to further your involvement on campus, email acprehealth@allegheny.edu. We can put you on our email list to ensure you don’t miss out on anything we do from here on out. We’re looking forward to meeting more Gators.

Join the Allegheny Knitting Club

Posted on September 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Do you knit or crochet? Have you always wanted to learn how? Do you wanna hang out with some chill people and work on personal projects, or both local and national charities? If you said yes to any of these, then the Allegheny Knitting Club is for you. We are a small social club that gets together once a week to craft and hang out. We work on individual projects, make things for charities, teach people new crafts, complain about classes, and just hang out and relax. Supplies for charity projects are supplied by the club, and some supplies are sometimes given to new members for a personal project or two. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, we would be more than happy to teach you! If you don’t want to learn to do a craft, but still want to join a small club and make friends, you’re also welcome to come! All skill levels are welcome. We will be meeting virtually this semester until further notice, over Google Meet. If interested, please email president Kaleigh White at whitek2@allegheny.edu.

Fall Registration Updates

Posted on September 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please click here for important information about upcoming registration deadlines. The add/drop deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, September 14. Faculty and students need to please check their rosters and registrations and have all issues resolved before that time. Please e-mail registrar@allegheny.edu with questions.

Community-based Projects for Students and Faculty

Posted on September 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Gateway Network is looking for students and faculty who are interested in participating in a community-based learning project. These are all designed to be credit-bearing experiences to be integrated into a course, an internship, independent study or Senior Comprehensive Project. Community partners have proposed the projects listed here. Projects can be filtered by their status and various topical issues. Please contact Michael Williams (mwiliams@allegheny.edu; Ext. 2198) or Bethany Ozorak (bozorak@allegheny.edu; Ext. 2233) for more information or to get involved!

Do You Code? Here’s an Event for You

Posted on September 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Gateway/Career Education is thrilled to promote PNC Financial Services’ CodeFest 2020. Students of all abilities and majors who like to code are encouraged to apply. PNC’s customers increasingly prefer to use online, mobile, and ATM channels to complete their financial transactions. To meet their expectations, PNC invests in new ideas and evolving technologies. By driving innovation at a faster pace, they may fundamentally change how banking is done. Read more…

Colleagues of Color Virtual Meet-Up: 9/18

Posted on September 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Office of Institutional Diversity cordially invites all Allegheny College employees of color to attend the Colleagues of Color Virtual Meetup on Friday, September 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Drop in 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 kdukes@allegheny.edu or phone at (814) 332-2724.

Dodgeball Tournament Postponed

Posted on September 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

Be on the lookout for the new date for the Dodgeball Tournament. Enjoy your weekend!

Celebration of Life for Zafirah Abdulrahoof ’19

Posted on September 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Friends of Zafirah Abdulrahoof, ’19, who died unexpectedly on August 22, 2020, are invited to join her family and friends for a virtual Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 12, at 8 p.m. EDT. Please register for the event at this link. Members of the Allegheny community needing grief support are encouraged to contact the Counseling and Personal Development Center at 814-332-4368 (24/7 line for students: 814-332-2105) or the Spiritual and Religious Life Office at 814-332-2800.

The International Student Experience at Allegheny

Posted on September 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to join a new weekly discussion series to learn more about the experiences of international students who study at Allegheny College. Hosted by the International Education Office in the Allegheny Gateway, the sessions will have a specific topic, suggested reading, and participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences. The goal is for faculty/staff/administrators to become better informed about the experiences and challenges international students encounter. Click here for session topics. Sessions will be conducted using Google Meet during the fall semester on Mondays from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. or Thursdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Attendance is not mandatory, so it is fine if you are not able to make every session. We are planning to offer this series again in the future in case this semester is not convenient for your schedule. Please contact Lucinda Morgan at lmorgan@allegheny.edu) with any questions. To sign up, click here.

Like Horses? Join the Equestrian Team/Club

Posted on September 8, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you have any interest in horses, the Allegheny College Equestrian Team/Club is interested in you! No horse experience is required. We are looking for riders both with and without horse experience. Allegheny has both a club and a competitive team, so it is possible to ride just for fun if that is what you are looking for. We ride at Brenric Stables in Edinboro, and transportation is provided. COVID-related updates: We are still offering riding lessons and limited transportation with masks. Our competitive team’s season is canceled for fall 2020, but we are still looking for riders to fill open spots on our team. We are planning online guided workouts and online meetings every other week to learn about horses. Please check out our website and email equestri@allegheny.edu to ask questions, be added to our email list, or sign up for lessons. Like us on Facebook @AlleghenyEquestrian and Instagram @alleghenyequestrian.

Work Out Your Stress–Cardio and Yoga

Posted on September 8, 2020 | Filed under General News

Work out your stress with this fun virtual group fitness class. Work out in your room, in the grass, or anywhere you can safely physically distance and exercise! Work-Out Your Stress, Cardio and Yoga will be held online on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. (EDT) via Zoom. The class combines cardio, yoga, and a guided meditation to help increase physical wellness, relieve stress, and raise your confidence and happiness. Class is accessible for all fitness levels and open to all actively enrolled Allegheny students. No equipment is necessary. Please wear sneakers, have water accessible, and be ready to get healthy! If you have questions, please email Danielle at dpecar@allegheny.edu. Read more…

Calling all Athletes and Dancers

Posted on September 7, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in participating in a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? If you’d like to be partnered up and dance to raise money for pediatric cancer or would like more information please contact Alexandra Downer at downera@allegheny.edu

Join the International Club

Posted on September 7, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you want to be part of more virtual, fun international events on campus, become a member of the international club. If interested, complete this form.

Dining Committee Meeting–Open to All

Posted on September 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please join our first Dining Committee meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 8, at 6 p.m. Open to all students to give feedback, talk about changes in dining and address allergy concerns. Zoom link is here.

The Campus Newspaper Mail Subscriptions

Posted on September 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you a fan of The Campus? Save time and pick it up with your mail! Sign up to be added to our subscription list and have the paper delivered to your campus mailbox every Friday. Allegheny post office boxes only. To sign up, click here.