Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Professor Dan Willey Presents at the Virtual Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series: 12/2

Posted on December 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please join in on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. for the last talk of Fall ’20 in the virtual Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series. Our speaker will be Professor Dan Willey (Department of Physics) presenting “Nothing is Without Music: A Brief History of World Harmony.” The link to join the virtual lecture and a brief description of Willey’s talk can be found here.

Faculty and Administrators – GLAA Speakers Bureau

Posted on December 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Alliance Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is a database of faculty and administrators at GLAA institutions that are willing to offer lectures, serve on panels, or contribute in other ways to discussions of pressing global issues on our campuses. You can view the current list of available speakers here, and faculty and administrators can add their name and information to the database through this online form. Questions can be directed to Associate Provost Terry Bensel in the Gateway.

Civic Symphony Performs Virtual Ensemble of Popular Bach Work

Posted on December 1, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Civic Symphony has released its next virtual ensemble! The first movement of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, a popular work for string orchestra, is viewable here. Recorded a few weeks ago, all the individual audio and video tracks have been compiled into this single work, and we are so proud to share it with you!

24/7 Counseling Line Reminder

Posted on November 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

The 24/7 Line (814-332-2105) will continue to operate as usual throughout the remote sessions and winter break. Students do not need to be on campus to use this service. Remember, there is always someone available to listen.

Winter Break and Spring Jobs

Posted on November 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you will have students that need to work over Winter Break in order to maintain campus operations, and/or will have openings for the Spring Semester, please submit the appropriate Job Posting Description Forms by December 11. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for Winter Break as well as advertise for any open positions. Remote work during Winter Break, December 12 through January 18, would only be available for students who are legal Pennsylvania residents and will be based on supervisor discretion to determine if there is work to be completed that is necessary to maintain campus operations. Supervisors can complete the necessary forms by selecting either “Break Job Posting For Supervisors” for Winter Break positions or “Academic Year Job Posting For Supervisors” for Spring Semester positions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

A Survey on Students’ Perceptions of Snakes

Posted on November 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

What is your opinion of snakes? If you are a current Allegheny College student and are at least 18 years of age, then I invite you to help me with my senior comp project by taking a short survey where you can share your perspectives on snakes and conservation. Participation is entirely voluntary, and all responses will be anonymous. After taking the survey you will be given the option to enter a raffle for a chance to win one of two $15 gift cards to the Meadville Market House. I appreciate your help in learning more about the perceptions and knowledge that Allegheny students have about snakes. If you choose to participate, please click this link.

People & Places Deadline: 12/4

Posted on November 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next People & Places, which reports on the professional activities of members of the College community and highlights student achievements, is Friday, Dec. 4. Please submit items here.

CHN 200 Chinese Civilization Is Available in Mod 2 in the Spring

Posted on November 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

CHN 200 Chinese Civilization is open to freshmen and sophomore in mod 2 at 3:20 to 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in the spring. The course focuses on contemporary China’s issues by connecting them to China’s traditions, with experiencing Chinese art forms such as folk dance, instruments, calligraphy, architecture, or embroidery in between. In the segment of contemporary Chinese culture, we discuss about advancements of Chinese technology and commercial culture, ordinary Chinese people, controversial issues related to US-China relations (Huawei, Tiktok, Wechat and Alipay), problems that the fast-developing China is facing (environment, surveillance, human rights), and the special topic: what did China (East Asian countries) do during the pandemic? Discussions of contemporary Chinese culture require re-examinations of those firmly held beliefs manifested in Chinese sayings, customs, taboos, or religions that influence or even determine what takes place today. The course is meant to be visual, experiential, and emphasizes critical thinking. Entirely conducted in English so no language prerequisite. Count toward Chinese language/culture minor. If you have any questions, please reach out to Professor Shi at

Working With Phones Remotely

Posted on November 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny employees who need to field calls remotely can forward calls from a work extension to a home or cell phone. Here’s a brief tutorial on how to do this on your desk phone. If you have already left campus and would like this to be set up, please open a Web Help Desk ticket. LITS has provided many more tips for working through disruption. Please contact the InfoDesk with any questions at 814-332-3768 or Pelletier Library is closed until further notice, but assistance through the InfoDesk will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

December Move Out Shuttle Transportation

Posted on November 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement and ASG are sponsoring the December 12 move-out shuttle transportation to the Pittsburgh airport and Megabus station. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Please be advised walk-ons will not be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions. You must have a paid reservation to board the shuttle. Please be reminded that students are to take all of their belongings when they leave campus on December 12. For more information on storing your belongings locally, please click here.

ML4Q Undergraduate Research Internship Program for Summer 2021

Posted on November 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to apply to the ML4Q Undergraduate Research Internship Program for the summer of 2021, as advertised by our partner, the University of Cologne. Matter and Light for Quantum Computing, or the ML4Q Undergraduate Research Internship Program aims to raise the interest of talented students in the quantum technologies research. It provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in scientific work and an overview of the research performed in the cluster. The internees will work in one of the ML4Q groups under the direct supervision of a postdoc or senior Ph.D. student and the hosting professor. At the same time they are encouraged to take part in seminars and events at the host institute as well as other cluster sites. The ML4Q Research School provides financial support and assistance in administrative issues. Applications are open until Friday, December 4, 2020. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit this website.

ASG Club Budgets Approved

Posted on November 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

Budgets have been approved for ASG-recognized clubs and organizations. If your club attended a budget hearing, please reach out to Stacy Gerber, ASG bookkeeper, to obtain your club’s approved amount: or

Registration Updates

Posted on November 22, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please see the Registrar’s web page for several updates about registration.
1. Transcript freeze effective Friday, December 18, 2020.
2. First-year Registration
3. All-College change period (add/drop)
4. Overloads

Pelletier Library Hours

Posted on November 22, 2020 | Filed under General News

As the campus moves to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, Pelletier Library hours are changing. The library will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The building will be open via card swipe to those with a valid Gator ID during the following hours:
November 23 and 24: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The InfoDesk will be available from 12 noon through 5 p.m.
November 25-29: Closed
November 30 – December 11: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
The InfoDesk will be available from 12 noon through 5 p.m.
December 14 – 18: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
The InfoDesk will be available from 12 noon through 4 p.m.
Winter Break (December 19-January 3): Closed
January 4 – January 18: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
The InfoDesk will be available from 12 noon through 4 p.m.

Campus Center Reservations

Posted on November 22, 2020 | Filed under General News

Rooms in the Campus Center can be reserved through Scheduler for study or test purposes November 23 to December 13, by going into Scheduler and selecting “Study Space.” Weekend room requests must be received by 8 a.m. on Friday. Rooms can be reserved up to a three-hour block of time. Please refer to the Campus Center building hours posted on My Allegheny when selecting room reservations. Rooms are not permitted to be reserved when the building is closed.

RELST 290: Women in Buddhism Spring 2021 Module 1

Posted on November 18, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in learning more about Buddhism and how Buddhists talk about gender and sexuality? Consider signing up for RELST 290: Women in Buddhism for Module 1. This course also counts toward International Studies, Chinese Studies, and WGSS. For more information, see this link or contact Matt Mitchell at

Civic Symphony Delivers Beautiful Music in 2nd Virtual Ensemble

Posted on November 18, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Civic Symphony is proud to announce the release of its second virtual ensemble. In this video, the group performs a string arrangement of the hauntingly beautiful “Nimrod” from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”

Campus Center Reduced Building Hours

Posted on November 18, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours through January 3 will be as follows: Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday, November 23-25, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; the building will be closed on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26, 28 and 29; Friday, November 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 18, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, December 19 – Sunday, January 3: Closed.

JOURN 320 Topics in Journalism–Module 1

Posted on November 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Still looking for a module 1 course? Consider Journalism 320 Topics in Journalism. This course will examine “Journalism in the Age of Uncertainty,” looking at such topics as coronavirus and U.S. election coverage. JOURN 320 fulfills both CL and ME distribution requirements. For more information, please see this link or contact Brad Hersh at

New Access Policy, Guidelines and Procedures

Posted on November 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

At the beginning of the fall semester the Facilities Implementation Committee prepared guidance related to the management of space, mitigation of disease transmission, physical distancing, cleaning, and communication. This document was previously shared through the Covid communication efforts. As a part of our ongoing commitment to safety on campus, we would like to spotlight the Facility Access Control Policy incorporated within that guidance. This policy covers both key access and card access across campus for external and internal doors.
As a part of the policy, and in an effort to simplify the process for you, we have developed a new Facility Access Request Form. You will see the new look, and we will be providing a tutorial link on the MyAllegheny Forms page in the near future. This one online form replaces a number of card and key access request forms, including the Key Requisition form. Old links like the one on the Physical Plant webpage have been updated.
The final piece is to institute a routine Key Audit. We will be sending out a separate email correspondence in a day or two with the Key Audit Form. All employees with exterior or interior door keys (including Parkhurst, St. Mortiz and Ricoh) are required to fill out the form confirming the keys assigned to you. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at

Limited Writing Consultant Support During Remote Instruction

Posted on November 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Due to restrictions on student employment during the remote instruction periods, the writing consultant staff will only be able to offer limited assistance to writers on a first-come, first-served basis. Writers seeking assistance should check the Learning Commons website or email

Online Tutoring for Allegheny Families

Posted on November 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Education Studies program is once again organizing student tutors to work virtually with the children of Allegheny faculty and staff. Our hope is to provide tutoring support before and during the Module 1 session, starting January 4 (or later, depending on family needs). Allegheny tutors will meet with children over Zoom or Google Meet to help them complete homework assignments from their regular school teachers. To sign up, please click here. Questions? Please contact Susan Slote (

Academic Honors

Posted on November 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2019-2020 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.

AC Civic Symphony Performs in Virtual Ensemble

Posted on October 28, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Civic Symphony is proud to announce the release of its first virtual ensemble video, performing “High Rise” by Adrian Gordon. The Civic Symphony, directed by Dr. Jennifer Dearden (who also provides a brief introduction to this video), consists of string players studying both on-campus and remotely, and so individuals recorded their parts at separate times and in separate locations. The ensemble will put out additional videos in the coming weeks.

For Employees

Posted on October 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

The on-line Employee Directory has been updated using the new HR/Payroll Colleague System. If you use this directory, you will find that it looks somewhat different. As with all new processes, delivered information does not always look the same as we are accustomed to seeing. The basic and needed information is provided and as we continue to make our way through this new system, additional information may be added in the future. We appreciate your understanding. If you find that you need to make an update to your on-line directory information, your emergency contact information and/or your personal information (such as home address), you can access Employee Self-Service to complete the associated form(s) needed for any change you are wanting to make. The forms for these updates can be found under the menu item either “Employment/Employee” or “User Options.” A couple of things to keep in mind: 1) if you are changing your emergency contact information, we encourage you to include the individual’s email address in the address field as opposed to their full address. This is only encouraged, not required. And, 2) for all current employees, as we transition from Employee Navigator to Employee Self-Service, updates to this particular information no longer needs to be made through Employee Navigator

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 29, 2020 | Filed under General News

The 2021-2022 FAFSA will be live on Thursday, October 1, 2020. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to remember:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2019 income information to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA. 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 2019 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2021.
3) Make sure you have entered Allegheny College’s school code (003230) on your FAFSA.
4) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it’s expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID using the “Manage My FSA ID” tab.
For more information regarding the 2021-2022 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

The Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series Hosted Virtually This Year

Posted on September 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Academic Support Committee (ASC) would like to welcome the College community to the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture series (FLS) which will be hosted virtually this academic year. FLS talks will be presented on live Zoom webinar with moderated Q&A. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Invitations are also being sent out to alumni to attend FLS talks this year. All FLS dates and speaker information along with Zoom webinar link for the ’20 – ’21 academic year can be found here. The first FLS talk is on Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. by Dr. Alexis Hart (Department of English). More information on her talk can be found here. Any questions about the FLS can be sent to ASC Chair Monali Chowdhury at

Register to Paint Your Own Jumbo Mug With the Kilted Kiln

Posted on September 6, 2020 | Filed under Archive, General News

The Kilted Kiln will be on campus for a jumbo mug pottery painting event. Each participant will get to paint their own jumbo mug, which will then be sent to the Kilted Kiln for firing and returned for pick-up at a later date. There are two sessions – the first from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, on the Gator Quad. Sign up here.

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