Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

A Few Times Still Available for the Free STI Clinic: 4/24

Posted on April 23, 2018 | Filed under General News

There are still appointments available for the Sexually Transmitted Infections clinic on Tuesday, April 24, at 2:00, 2:10, and 2:20 p.m. at the Winslow Health Center. No exam is required, and testing is open to all students. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork and plan on being here for up to 40 minutes. If you would like to participate in this free testing clinic, please call the Health Center at (814) 332-4355 to schedule an appointment.

This Week in Wellness: 4/23-29

Posted on April 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Wellness events this week include Denim Day and Take Back the Night, part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, STI Clinic at Winslow Health Center, and additional drop-in hours for the Counseling and Professional Development Center. Details on these and on musical, art, athletic, and spiritual opportunities are posted on the kiosk near the Post Office and available here.

Please Attend the Zingale Big Idea Competition Final Round Saturday: 4/28

Posted on April 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College will hold the annual Zingale Big Idea Competition on April 27–28 in Quigley Hall. The contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular CNBC broadcast “Shark Tank.” All are invited to attend the final round of presentations on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the Final Awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Join us on Saturday to support our student teams, discover some really terrific Big Ideas, and see who will take home the $5,000 first prize! Contact Sarah Holt, sholt@allegheny.edu, for more information.

Mini Mock Interviews: 4/26

Posted on April 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Mini Mock Interview Session will occur on Thursday, April 26, in the Campus Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Email Liza at lschaef@allegheny.edu to register for an interview slot, although walk-ins are also welcome. All class years are welcome to participate. Come practice your interview skills with Career Education counselors at this mini mock-Interview session.

Agenda Items for Faculty Meeting Due Noon Monday: 4/23

Posted on April 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

Items to be included in the next faculty meeting notice are due at noon on Monday, April 23, to Amelia Carr, faculty secretary (acarr@allegheny.edu). Please include electronic versions of any reports or handouts you intend to make available at the meeting. If you would like to make an announcement, please send a brief version of it to be included with the faculty meeting notice. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Carr or Alice Deckert, faculty moderator.

Commencement Child Care: 5/12

Posted on April 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

Child care for May 12 Commencement will be provided at the Meadville Children’s Center in the Odd Fellows Building from noon to 6 p.m. Child Care staff will ask you to fill out an emergency form when you drop off your child(ren). In an effort to make sure the child care is properly staffed there is a May 4 deadline to sign up at this link.

Game Room Craft Corner: Bookmark Making

Posted on April 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

The next Game Room Craft Corner activity is Bookmark Making. Commemorate World Book Day on April 23 by creating your own bookmark that will make you smile! The craft begins Sunday, April 22, at noon and continues through midnight on Thursday, April 26. All supplies will be provided. Five days to connect and craft with friends.

Graduating Seniors: What’s Next?

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please complete the First Destination Survey by answering up to 15 questions about where you are headed next. If you do so by May 9, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 VISA gift cards. The information gathered through this online questionnaire helps the College better understand and improve its programs. The results also are reported to organizations outside the College, impacting Allegheny’s national reputation. Click here to access the survey. Your password is your Allegheny student I.D. Please consider taking this survey in one sitting. Thank you for your help!

Crisis Hour Availability Change for April 20

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Counseling & Personal Development Center will not have a crisis hour on Friday, April 20. The on-call counselor will be available after 5 p.m. on Friday if support is needed. If you are in immediate crisis/feeling unsafe, please contact Public Safety at (814) 332-3357 or come to the center and you will be assisted in connecting to a mobile crisis counselor. The crisis hour will resume on Monday, April 23.

Expanded Walk-in Hours for Counseling

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Counseling and Personal Development Center has added additional walk-in hours. Walk-in hours are on a first-come, first-served basis. The expanded hours start Monday, April 23, and run through the end of the semester. The hours are as follows:
Mondays, 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, 8 a.m.; Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. If you have any questions, please call the Center at (814) 332-4368.

Mini Mock Interviews: 4/26

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

Is your elevator pitch ready? Do you know when to use the STAR method or how to answer behavioral based interview questions? If you said ‘no’ to any of those questions, come practice your interview skills with Career Education counselors at this Mini Mock Interview session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Campus Center lobby. Email Liza at lschaef@allegheny.edu to register for a half-hour interview slot. All class years and walk-ins are welcome.

Earth Day–Weekend Rocks & Plants

Posted on April 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Game Room is hosting Earth Day related activities over Springfest weekend. Stop by to create a pet rock at the crafting table; challenge a friend to a gaming contest, the winner will be entered for the chance to win a house plant; enjoy air, land and sea treats while supplies last. The plants are available for viewing in in the glass case outside the Game Room. Twenty-four entries will be drawn on Monday, April 23, with pickup on a first-come, first-to-select basis.

Student Diversity Organization Graduation Celebration: 4/28

Posted on April 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please join us as we celebrate the graduating seniors of our student diversity organizations (Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness, Association for the Advancement of Black Culture, African Students Association, Association for Caribbean Students, Men of Color Advancement Association, First-Generation Low Income, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, and Union Latinx). The celebration will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. You can register here. Formal attire encouraged but not required.

Women’s Health and the Environment ZiNE

Posted on April 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

A free independent magazine created by two seniors focused on menstrual hygiene products, birth control, and their impact on the environment. Sign up here to get a personal copy delivered to your mailbox.

Student Summer USPS Mail Procedures

Posted on April 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny’s Mailing Services sends USPS mail home during the summer break starting May 14 through August 10. Any students who want the USPS mail kept for the summer, please sign the list at the retail window of Mailing Services. If you have any questions, call (814) 332-2375.

Business Manager and Web Manager Positions With The Campus

Posted on April 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Campus is looking to hire a business manager and a web manager for next year. Responsibilities as a business manager include managing the newspaper’s finances, budgeting, and generating ad revenue. Responsibilities as a web manager include maintaining The Campus website and sending out weekly reminder emails. Both will offer a variety of unique skills to add to your resumé. To receive an application, email parishm@allegheny.edu. Applications are due Saturday, April 21.

Pre-Veterinary Club T-shirts

Posted on April 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Calling all Allegheny pre-veterinary students, the T-shirt/sweatshirt order link is here. This will be the last order for the year so make sure to get your pre-vet apparel. They will be shipped individually so you can choose where to send the package.

This Week in Wellness: 4/16-22

Posted on April 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Wellness events this week include a program on Sexual Assault Presentation on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Schultz East Alcove, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and a chance to de-stress with bluegrass music when the group Wood & Wire performs on Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Gator Quad. Other performances, along with spiritual, academic, and athletic programs and drop-in hours for the Counseling and Professional Development Center and Winslow Health Center are posted on the kiosk near the Post Office and available here.

Commencement Tickets

Posted on April 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

Commencement tickets can be picked up Monday, May 7, through Thursday, May 10, in Schultz Room 191. Each student will receive five (5) tickets for 2018 Commencement.

Co-Presenters at Commencement

Posted on April 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

Faculty, staff and administrators who have a student walking in the May 12 Commencement ceremony and have not been contacted by the Office of Conference & Event Services, should notify them if you are interested in co-presenting your student’s diploma. Please call Ext. 3101 or email events@allegheny.edu.

Commencement Family Dinner Registration

Posted on April 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

The deadline to register for the Commencement Family Dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Brooks Dining Hall, has been extended to April 20. You can register here.

Spring 2018 Educators’ Resource Institute—Call for Session Presenters

Posted on April 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FS Leadership Team and the Director of Faculty Development invite proposals for 50-minute sessions for the Spring 2018 Educators’ Resource Institute (formerly known as the Pedagogy and Advising Workshop), to be held on May 14. Each session will be presented twice over the course of the day. Topics for sessions should be connected to teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising–we particularly invite proposals with an emphasis on first- and second-year students.
Proposals should include a brief description of the session and how it relates to best practices in teaching, learning, pedagogical innovation, and/or advising, as well as a brief discussion of who is most likely to benefit from attending the session. Read more…

Spring 2018 Educators’ Resource Institute — Call for “Ignite” Speedy Session Presenters

Posted on April 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FS Leadership Team and the Director of Faculty Development invite proposals for 5-minute “Ignite”-type sessions focused on innovative pedagogical strategies to be presented at the opening session of the Spring 2018 Educators’ Resource Institute, to be held on May 14. Each “Ignite” presenter will have 5 to 10 minutes to introduce and sketch out an innovative pedagogy. Read more…

Call for Nominations for the 2018 Honors Convocation Awards

Posted on April 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Attention juniors and seniors: The Academic Standards Committee invites you to apply for the following prizes/awards for the Annual Honors Convocation: the Ruth Williams Knights Prize, the John Scott Craig Prize, Lynn Pyle Memorial Prize, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae All-College Scholarship Award, and the Louise Jordan Award. Application and descriptions can be found using the 2018 Honors Convocation Nomination form and are due by noon on Friday, April 20. The convocation will be held on Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Ford Chapel. The prizes/awards will be announced at that time. If you have any questions, please contact Lynette Watkins in the Dean of Students Office at lwatkins@allegheny.edu or by calling 332-4356.

Lake Effect Leaders Is Hiring

Posted on April 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Attention, Allegheny seniors: The Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA project is hiring for 20-plus positions for the 2018-2019 service year. Positions will begin July 23 for members serving in Erie and Crawford County. The mission of Lake Effect Leaders, as a regional partnership of Allegheny College, Gannon University and Mercyhurst University, is to build the capacity of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and schools to collaboratively address issues related to poverty in Erie and Meadville. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project and receive a biweekly living allowance, healthcare allowance, professional development training, and an education award among other benefits. A full list of host sites and project descriptions can be found here. To apply, please click here. Contact Project Coordinator Gabrielle Bradshaw with any questions at gbradshaw@allegheny.edu.

Tell Us About Your Summer Plans

Posted on April 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you have an internship, research opportunity, or other experience lined up for this summer? Career Education wants to know. Please report your experience here. It should take less than five minutes and will help your fellow Gators.

Gator Day All Sports Camp

Posted on April 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Gator Day All Sports Camp starts Monday, June 11, and is a full week filled with some of your favorite camp games and sports. Morning sessions will include some of the most popular organized sports while the afternoon sessions will include your favorite camp activities. Read more…

Seeking Davies Leaders for Summer 2018

Posted on April 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Davies Community Service Leader program strengthens the relationship between students, local organizations, Allegheny College, and the Meadville community. Over the summer, seven Davies Leaders complete 300 hours (30-35 hours a week) of compensated service to our community through the months of June and July. Davies Leaders intern at agencies, completing a specific project, which could include (but not limited to) community research and reporting or program management and evaluation to enhance both the student’s and the agency’s goals. Project subject areas include (but are not limited to): environmental science, communications arts, education, and community and justice studies. Included in their work, Davies Leaders have trainings to build leadership capacity, learn professional skills, and grow a more in-depth understanding of character and citizenship. For more information, please email Bethany Cocchi at bcocchi@allegheny.edu.

Student Workers Needed for Reunion Weekend: 5/29 – 6/3

Posted on April 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Alumni Office is looking for enthusiastic and hardworking first-year, sophomore, and junior students to work from Tuesday, May 29, to Sunday, June 3, for Reunion Weekend 2018. Tasks vary from day to day but primarily consist of helping to set up and tear down Reunion Weekend events. In addition to an hourly wage, all meals and housing will be provided. This is an exciting role and gives students the chance to meet alumni and gain valuable event planning experience. Please fill out this form to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Lang (olang@allegheny.edu).

Fall 2018 Course Listing for Distribution

Posted on April 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you entered Allegheny College in Fall 2016 or after, and are looking for a course to fulfill a specific Distribution Requirement, please click here for a list of Fall 2018 courses organized by each of the eight requirements. You will need to be logged in with an allegheny.edu address in order to be able to view the list. If you have questions, please consult your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (814) 332-2357 or registrar@allegheny.edu

Senior Week 2018

Posted on April 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

Senior Week 2018 is just around the corner. Register now and enjoy events such as the Taste of Meadville/Comp Burning, Tour of Meadville, Senior Gala and more. Senior week is limited to students who are walking and/or graduating in May 2018. To register simply fill out the form and complete payment. For more information contact Student Leadership & Involvement at sli@allegheny.edu or the Class of 2018 Senators at asg@allegheny.edu

Meadville Medical Center Seeking Community Input

Posted on April 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Medical Center is once again soliciting responses to the Community Health Needs Assessment. All adults living in Crawford County (and the surrounding areas) are invited to complete the needs assessment online. Please take 10 minutes to share your experiences and opinions with the Medical Center as they work to improve community health in Crawford County.

Employees: Approval for Students Who Need to Stay After May 9

Posted on April 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

The residence halls close on May 9 at noon for students (May 13 at noon for graduating seniors). If you oversee or supervise students who need to be on campus between May 9 at noon to May 17 for a college-related activity, please complete the Late Stay Request Form. You do not need to complete this form for students who are staying on-campus for the summer (after May 17); those students should complete the Summer Housing Form. Please contact Residence Life (reslife@allegheny.edu Ext. 3865) if you have any questions.

Employees: Approval for Students Who Need to Stay After May 9

Posted on April 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

The residence halls close on May 9 at noon for students (May 13 at noon for graduating seniors). If you oversee or supervise students who need to be on campus between May 9 at noon to May 17 for a college-related activity, please complete the Late Stay Request Form. You do not need to complete this form for students who are staying on-campus for the summer (after May 17); those students should complete the Summer Housing Form. Please contact Residence Life (reslife@allegheny.edu Ext. 3865) if you have any questions.

Hiring Peer Speaking Consultants

Posted on April 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Director of College Speaking is looking for students interested in joining the Learning Commons peer speaking consultant staff. Peer speaking consultants work with students in Allegheny’s Learning Commons to improve and develop a wide range of oral presentations. The ideal speaking consultant candidate is hard working, intellectually engaged and curious, personable, and supportive of his or her peers and their success. S/he has a sense of what makes oral communication more or less effective even if s/he is not the strongest presenter. The application form can be found here. Please contact the Director of College Speaking Jon Wiebel at jwiebel@allegheny.edu with any questions. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

Little Dribblers Camp: 6/18-21

Posted on April 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Women’s Basketball is hosting a Little Dribblers Camp for boys and girls ages 5, 6, and 7. Camp runs from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. June 18-21 in the Wise Center. Please email Kate Costanzo (kcostanz@allegheny.edu) for a registration form.

Campus Employee Transportation Energy Survey

Posted on March 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

In collaboration with Allegheny College Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton, the Environmental Science Course, students in ES 210 (Environmental Research Methods), seek information on transportation-related carbon emissions. These data are needed to update Allegheny’s greenhouse gas inventory, and to work toward the goal of becoming carbon neutral. We are asking all Allegheny employees to complete this survey, which should take about two minutes of your time.

For Employees and Student Workers: New 2018 Form W-4

Posted on March 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

Federal tax laws have changed. The IRS has released the 2018 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, and related instructions, and it is available on our HR website or by clicking on this link. Employees are not required to complete a 2018 Form W-4; however, you may want to consider updating your current filing. For questions regarding your personal tax situation, please contact your financial advisor or accountant. Please bring or send completed forms to the Office of Human Resources, Bentley Hall, Room 215 or send it to our campus mailbox, Box 4.

Junior Olympic Volleyball Tournament in Wise Center

Posted on February 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please be advised that the Athletic Department will be hosting Junior Olympic Volleyball Tournaments in the Wise Center on the following dates: February 17, March 25 and April 29. The blue courts, track, and Performance Court areas will be very busy on these days.

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity; please note that submitting an item does not guarantee that it will be published. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or rstanley@allegheny.edu.