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Teaching Tidbits: 2/24

Posted on February 20, 2020 | Filed under General News

The first Teaching Tidbits of Spring 2020 will be held in the Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity (ALIC) in the Doane Hall of Art A104/106 on Monday, February 24, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Come learn about all the ALIC has to offer. We are also seeking input on topics and facilitators. Please complete this Google form to submit your requests and recommendations. Questions can be sent to Tricia Humphreys (, Lydia Eckstein (, or Alexis Hart (

Sign Up for Women’s History Month Speaker Series

Posted on February 20, 2020 | Filed under General News

Sign up for the Women’s History Month Speaker Series (dinner is provided) in March. Spots will fill up quickly and all are welcome to register, but students will receive priority. Each dinner event will have one to two speakers talking about their lives as accomplished women. Please use this form to register – space is limited to the first 30.

Fat Tuesday Pancake Palooza: 2/25

Posted on February 20, 2020 | Filed under General News

Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL) celebrates Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, with a “Pancake Palooza” on February 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. The campus community is invited to attend and enjoy free pancakes, magic by Jim Fitch, a photo booth, and other fun activities. Mardi Gras beads, masks, and other accessories will be provided.

Ash Wednesday Service: 2/26

Posted on February 20, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Catholic and Protestant Christian communities will hold a joint Ash Wednesday service on February 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel. Deacon Ed Horneman will deliver the homily, and congregants will be marked with ashes, as a sign of repentance as the season of Lent begins.

Strength Training–Group Fitness Class: 2/21

Posted on February 20, 2020 | Filed under General News

Work Out Your Stress, Strength Training will be held in the Wise Center Dance Studio on Friday, February 21, at 3 p.m. The class uses lower, upper, and core 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. Equipment is provided and class is less than an hour. Just bring some water and be ready to get healthy! If you have questions, please email Danielle at

Gilman Scholarship Deadline: 3/3

Posted on February 19, 2020 | Filed under General News

Reminder that March 3 is the deadline to apply for the Gilman Study Away Scholarship; information about eligilibity can be found here. The March 3, 2020 deadline is for applicants whose programs start from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. This cycle encompasses Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021 programs. Students can apply here. For more information, please contact Lucinda Morgan in the International Education Office or Professor Patrick Jackson in the Fellowship Advising Office in the Gateway.

Self-Defense Class With Professor Guthrie

Posted on February 19, 2020 | Filed under General News

ASG will be bringing back Professor John Guthrie’s introduction to the basics of self defense class. You can sign up here. The class is limited to 25 people. Please let us know ASAP if you sign up and cannot go. The continuation of this event is dependent on strong attendance.

Birthday Party Celebrating Galileo Galilei: 2/21

Posted on February 19, 2020 | Filed under General News

Come join the Society of Physics Students to celebrate the 456th birthday of a true physics legend: Galileo Galilei. This guy made a bunch of important contributions to science that we are grateful for today. However, you do not need to know about any of his work to have a good time at the party. There will be food, desserts, trivia, games, and a whole bunch of fun. The party will start on Friday, February 21, at 3:30 p.m. in Carr Hall room 120.

Mending Workshop: 2/23

Posted on February 19, 2020 | Filed under General News

Do you have clothes with holes in them? Instead of tossing them out, learn how to repair them on Sunday, February 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mckinley’s. Students for Environmental Action is going to host a mending workshop. Come by to learn how to patch, sew, and repair some old clothes.

Looking for a 2-Credit Module B Class? Parlez-vous Français? Take French 106, “Everyday French II.”

Posted on February 18, 2020 | Filed under General News

FRNCH 106 meets MWF from 9 to 9:50 a.m. starting Wednesday, March 4. To take this course, you need an appropriate score on the French placement exam. If you would like to take the placement exam or discuss your placement score, or if you have any other questions, please contact Professor Laura Reeck,

Culture 2 Culture Accepting Applications

Posted on February 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

Culture 2 Culture is accepting applications for the fall 2020 semester. C2C is a program that helps new international students with the transition to life at Allegheny College and in the United States. Mentors offer opportunities for social interaction, strategies for academic success, and help new students to feel welcome. By becoming a mentor you will have the opportunity to help others, learn about different cultures, make new friends, and gain cross-cultural communication skills. Applications are due March 1. More information, including the application, can be found here.

Three-Week Summer Internship

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Applications are now available for internships in the Creating Landscapes Summer 2020 Program. This summer’s program will run from June 22 through July 10. Creating Landscapes is a community of intergenerational learners in the arts and mathematics. The Summer Program of “serious play” is theme-based and focused toward forming questions, making connections, and finding expression. Allegheny students are hired to serve as interns, and they assist faculty as well as monitor participants. For an application and more information, contact Betsy Getschman Sumerfield at or at 332-2813. Applications are due by March 30.

Bus Trip to Erie Philharmonic Concert: 3/7

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Erie Philharmonic is presenting the “Verdi & Dvorak” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Warner Theatre in Erie. Transportation will be provided to the concert for the first 40 students who complete this form. There is no charge to attend the concert. For those riding the bus, tickets will be held at the Warner Theatre’s Box Office for entry into the concert. The bus will leave Allegheny at 6:30 p.m. For students who choose to drive separately, vouchers are available in the Student Life suite on the third floor of the Campus Center, for redemption at the Box Office when presenting your student ID. Registration sign-ups will close Thursday, March 5, at midnight. Contact Student Life at x4382 with questions.

First-Gen Faculty and Staff: Potluck Sign Up

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

We are so excited for the Spring 2020 First-Gen Potluck. It is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26. Please note that this semester we have changed the time to be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer a more condensed window of time while still keeping it large enough to allow for those with different schedules to still attend. If you have any questions please let me know. I am looking forward to the great food and conversation. Be sure to use this link to sign up.

Want to Be a Summer Student Ambassador?

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Bound Orientation Team is looking for Summer Student Ambassadors (SSAs) for this upcoming summer. The role of an SSA will be to assist the Allegheny Bound Team in the creation of a welcoming, informative and supportive environment for the summer orientation sessions and other groups on campus this summer. SSA’s will also work in various offices throughout the summer and have on-campus living arrangements. Please apply here. Applications will begin to be reviewed March 1. Any questions please contact Carly Masiroff at or Casey Cole at

Bridge Club – Weekly Tuesday Evening Card Games

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in trying something new this winter? Take bridge lessons Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in McKinley’s Private Dining Room (in the far left at the back). You can socialize with other students or compete against other colleges online. (Previous Allegheny players beat a group of Harvard players.) Try it!

Submissions for Gator International Needed

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages posts an annual journal with foreign language works by Allegheny students. If you speak any language, including ASL, we want you to submit your work so that it can be published in this year’s edition. We are looking for poems, short stories, plays, book and movie reviews, drawings, cartoons, and photos with captions. Again, although this is a journal produced by the Modern and Classical Languages department, submissions are not limited to the languages taught at Allegheny. Submissions are due by April 14 and can be sent to

Free Snow Tubing in Meadville: 2/21

Posted on February 11, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation and Late Night programming are co-sponsoring a night of free snow tubing at Avalanche Express just a few minutes from campus in Meadville. We are leaving campus at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21, and returning to campus by 10:30 p.m. Space is limited to the first 70 students who register. If you sign up and then decide not to go, please email so you don’t take a spot away from another student. The form to sign up is here. You must be registered to attend this event.

Apply for the Up Til Dawn Executive Board

Posted on February 11, 2020 | Filed under General News

Click here for the application. Up Til Dawn is a student run organization that raises funds awareness and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Send completed applications to Emily Harrison Questions, please contact Lizzie Schumacher at

Become an Arc Gator Buddy

Posted on February 11, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Arc Gator Buddy Program seeks Allegheny student volunteers who have their clearances to be social mentors to members of the Arc of Crawford County who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mentors will meet two to three hours a week with their mentees throughout the semester and will focus on relationship building and increasing the inclusion of Arc members within the Meadville community. If interested, email Caitlyn Davis at

GRASS: Grief After Suicide Support

Posted on February 11, 2020 | Filed under General News

GRASS is a support group for those who have lost a friend, peer, and/ or loved one by suicide. This is a safe space in our college community for survivors of suicide loss to share their loss with others who may be experiencing similar thoughts and emotions. GRASS is open to all currently enrolled students and is happening today, Wednesday, February 12, at 3 p.m. in the East Alcove of Schultz Hall. Brought to you by CPDC. For questions or concerns please contact Charity Grace at

Poster Making Availability in Evening

Posted on February 10, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Student Life Resource Room is open Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m., in addition to the regular hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student organization members are encouraged to stop by to check out the selection of eight colors of banner paper, 180 die-cut designs, including hearts, shamrocks, shapes and alligators, as well as alphabet die-cut sets. The Resource Room houses supplies to create publicity for your organization and events.

Apply to be a Gator Guide 2020-2021

Posted on February 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Have you loved your experience at Allegheny and want to get paid to tell others about it? Consider applying to work at the Office of Admissions as a Gator Guide. Click here for the application which is due on February 21 by midnight. If you have any questions about the position or would like more information, please contact

Register for Graduation Celebration: 4/21

Posted on February 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Join the IDEAS Center and Office for Institutional Diversity in celebrating the achievements of our students during our annual Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, April 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tippie Alumni Center Tillotson Room. We will be recognizing seniors from our Culture, Identity and Leadership Coalition as well as seniors from other areas of campus. A cookie reception will immediately follow in the IDEAS Center expansion space. All are welcome to attend. Please email Angelica or Mikka with any questions or concerns. Please use this link to register.

Colleagues of Color Drop-in Lunch: 2/21

Posted on February 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Office of Institutional Diversity is hosting an informal, drop-in lunch for employees of color on Friday, February 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tippie Alumni Center Tillotson Room. Please RSVP to attend here. This lunch is one of several events planned with the goal of building community among employees of color at Allegheny this academic year. I hope you are able to come out and fellowship with your colleagues. For more information about this event or the Colleagues of Color group in general, please contact Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity via email at or phone at (814) 332-2724.

Pride Alliance Lunch and Lounge: 3/2

Posted on February 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Office of Institutional Diversity cordially invites all LGBTQ+ employees to attend a Pride Alliance Lunch and Lounge on Monday, March 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tippie Board Room. Feel free to drop-in for a few minutes or the entire time. Pride Alliance (PA) is a group of Allegheny employees identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. RSVP by completing this Google form to attend. For more information about this event or Pennsylvania in general, please contact Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity via email at or phone at (814) 332-2724.

UMC Scholarships Available

Posted on February 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

Students who have members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year are eligible for scholarships from the denomination, which are in addition to their aid package from the college. Applications are available now for awards from the United Methodist Higher Ed Foundation (deadline is March 1) and from the UM General Board of Higher Ed and Ministry (deadline is March 5). Because Allegheny is currently a UMC-affiliated college, any awards that require attendance at a UMC-affiliated school would be honored, even if the college decides to disaffiliate at a later date. Students with questions can contact Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell at or the Financial Aid Office at

Apply to be a Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader in the Humanities

Posted on February 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College faculty are invited to apply to be a Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader (PFL) in the Humanities. As a Mellon PFL in the Humanities, the faculty member will design, teach, and assess the outcomes of a new or significantly revised course in the humanities (to be taught in 2021-2022) that incorporates a community-based project. The course will be developed in collaboration with a community partner. Tenure, tenure-track, and full-time faculty who are expected to be at the institution beyond 2022 are eligible to apply. The course should address one or more of the following grand challenges: Climate Change, Education Access, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Race and Inequality, and Voter Engagement. To apply or for more information, contact Dave Roncolato ( Applications are due to him by February 21.

Front Desk Workers Needed for Spring Break

Posted on February 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you are interested in getting paid to cover the front desk of the Wise Center during the week of spring break please contact Thank you.

February Religious Observances

Posted on February 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

February 9-10: Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish celebration of trees. Hillel will observe the holiday with a Tu B-Shvat Seder on Friday, February 7.
February 15: Nirvana Day is when Buddhists mark the death of Buddha’s physical body, when he achieved full Nirvana.
February 22: Maha Shrivrati is the Hindu festival honoring the god Shiva.
February 25: Shrove Tuesday is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, the day before the Christian season of Lent begins. SRL hosts a Pancake Supper in Schultz Banquet on that evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free, and families are welcome to attend.
February 26: Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season, when Christians prepare for Easter. The Catholic and Protestant communities on campus hold a service together at 4:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel.

For Employees – TIAA Consultations: 3/17

Posted on February 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, March 17, (Campus Center 317). You can schedule a confidential appointment to ask questions such as: Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals? Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need? How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working? Register for a session soon as appointment times are limited. Visit 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.

Free Sled Rentals from Allegheny Recreation

Posted on February 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation has some new sleds that you can rent for free. Print out the rental form here and bring it to Jared Luteran in Office 346 in the Wise Center. Please e-mail to schedule a time to pick up the sled. You can also call 814-332-2809.

Free Fitness on Demand On Your Phone

Posted on January 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Fitness on Demand that is offered in the dance studio in the Wise Center can now also be used on your phone for free. Click here for the details. E-mail with questions.

Senior Portrait Scheduling is Open

Posted on January 27, 2020 | Filed under General News

The final senior portrait session for the Class of 2020 will occur during the first week of March. There is no cost for the initial portrait session, and a complimentary photo will be placed in the Kaldron yearbook. The yearbooks are mailed to each graduating senior, typically in October. To schedule your appointment, log onto and enter school code 709, or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327), during normal business hours.

Tech Crew Members Wanted

Posted on January 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Jazz and Dance Ensemble (JaDE) is looking for tech crew members to help run lighting and sound for its Spring Benefit Concert on Saturday, February 29, at 7 p.m. Lunch will be provided on the day of the show. Previous experience is not required, but appreciated. If interested, please contact Margaret Zeller ( or Paige Pethtel (

Senior Comp Survey on Light Pollution

Posted on January 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please help senior Melissa Burnett by completing the online survey that can be found here. This is a survey to help determine the impact of light pollution on the everyday lives of Allegheny students. The survey is quick with just a few questions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa at

ALIC Open Lab Hours

Posted on January 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity in Doane Hall of Art is now open for the semester. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to come by during open lab hours to work on projects whether you have a class in the lab or not. All computers are equipped with the entire Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, etc), Python, Vectorworks, ArcGIS, Unity, Audacity, AutoCAD and other industry-standard software. We also have a laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC machine, robotics tools, VR gear and other interesting and fun tools. If you’d like to book the lab for a class or workshop, whether a single day or multiple sessions, email We are happy to provide assistance using the machines and technologies in the lab. Continue on for lab hours: Read more…

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