Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Canvas Workshop on Outcomes and Rubrics: 8/20

Posted on August 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

On August 20, Paris Azarvand, trainer with Instructure, will offer a workshop on Outcomes and Rubrics from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Please sign up here. This webinar will assume that you are familiar with functions covered in the “Introductory Workshop on Using Canvas” or the self-guided “Growing with Canvas” course.

Demystifying the Pharmaceutical Industry: 8/11

Posted on August 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

In partnership with Racing Towards Diversity & College Diversity Network, Merck is inviting Allegheny College students and recent grads to learn what it means to #InventForLife. Our broad range of careers and unique culture allow for consistent growth and a platform to drive change. As our future leaders, your curiosity, grit, and drive will help us transform the way we work to best address the challenges of tomorrow. If you’re up for that challenge, you don’t want to miss this session. The summit takes place Tuesday, August 11, 2020 , 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT). Learn more and register to attend here. The Gateway/Career Education encourages you to attend to experience what draws so many alumni to Merck as their employer.

Career Education Pop In: 8/12

Posted on August 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Stay connected/get connected with a Career Coach! Join Allegheny Gateway’s Career Education team for an injection of energy, enthusiasm, and insight into your summer. Learn about your career development resources and connect with the coaches who can help you make the most of them. Please pop in on Wednesday, August 12, from noon to 1 p.m. (ET) via Google Meet: meet.google.com/ogi-cnoz-kfd
Or Join by phone
‪(US) +1 401-321-2902‬ PIN: ‪956 412 823‬#

Preparing for Fall Teaching — Classroom Trials Aug. 10-14

Posted on August 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

New time slots and rooms are now listed for faculty to test out teaching spaces for the week of August 10-14. Please sign up as an instructor or a student (for in-person students, please limit yourself to the green slots, which are fixed for room capacity). An ongoing set of tips and guidelines arising from the trial sessions can be found here. In addition, you may consult this list of available spaces tested and equipped with webcams. If you are interested in gathering a group of faculty together to test a specific space outside of the scheduled sessions, please contact the Classroom Trial Team. Please direct any questions you might have to members of the Classroom Trial Team, Heather Brand at hbrand@allegheny.edu, Jennifer Foreman at jforeman@allegheny.edu, and Brad Hersh at bhersh@allegheny.edu

Ideascale Paid Remote Marketing Internship

Posted on August 6, 2020 | Filed under General News

Hey Gators! Here’s an opportunity the Gateway/Career Education would like to be sure that you know about. Alumna Jessica Day, the CMO at Ideascale, notified us of a paid, remote marketing internship, $18/hour. Get the details on Handshake by clicking here.

Study Away Pop In: 8/7

Posted on August 5, 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. Please pop in on Friday, August 7, from noon to 1 p.m. (ET) via Google Meet:
https://meet.google.com/yvn-dgjk-tsw
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

JP Morgan Chase Summer 2021 Internship Information Session Today: 8/6

Posted on August 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in a career that involves problem solving, working on a team, being a critical thinker for clients and driving solution-oriented results? On Thursday, August 6, J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking Sector will be hosting an information session for students interested in 2021 summer internship opportunities in the Midwest. At the Commercial Banking Midwest Information Session you will:
* Virtually “meet” and talk with local J.P. Morgan employees and regional leaders about their experiences
* Discover what it’s like to work with J.P. Morgan
* Learn about the 2021 summer application process through a Q&A Session with Commercial Banking Campus Recruiters
The session starts at noon (ET). This is one in a series of JP Morgan Chase 2021 internship information sessions that the Gateway/Career Education wants to make you are aware of. Check out the entire series on Handshake.

Janklow & Nesbit Associates Literary Agency Virtual Open House: 8/6

Posted on August 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

Have you wondered how the 100-plus Allegheny alumni entered the world of publishing? Would you like to learn how you can pursue a career in book publishing? Join Allegheny graduate Roma Panganiban and her colleagues at Janklow & Nesbit Associates for the Literary Agency Virtual Open House on Thursday,, August 6, at 8 p.m. (ET) to learn more. Register here. Click here for more information and to learn about other dates/times that you may attend this event brought to you by the Gateway/Career Education.

Workshop on Tablets in the Classroom: 8/10

Posted on August 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

This workshop will focus on activities for communication, collaboration, creation, and assessment. Discover how to enhance the classroom experience with presentations by:
Yee Mon Thu: broadcasting with Notability via Google Meet and Zoom in a synchronous meeting.
Briana Lewis: grading in Google docs
Rachel Weir: virtual office hours, GoodNotes app, creating slides for screencasts
The workshop will be offered on Monday, August 10, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The signup form is here . Questions? Contact Helen McCullough (mailto:hmccull@allegheny.edu).

Join ACJazz

Posted on August 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

You are invited to join ACJazz-The Virtual Covid-19 Band. If you play saxophone, trumpet, trombone or bass guitar, you are invited to contact Dr. Ronald Stitt about joining ACJazz, a 1-credit music ensemble that will meet virtually on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 1:35 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (rstitt@allegheny.edu)

Scheduler Offline

Posted on August 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

Due to technical difficulties, Scheduler will not be available for use for through Wednesday, August 5. Please contact events@allegheny.edu if you need immediate assistance.

Scheduled Maintenance on August 5 Affecting Multiple Systems

Posted on August 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

On Wednesday, August 5, from approximately 6 to 8 p.m., Colleague, WebAdvisor, and Self-Service will be unavailable in order for important system maintenance to be performed. If you are unable to access these services after this maintenance window, please contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu for assistance.

Faculty Collaborations

Posted on August 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

Faculty seeking colleagues to discuss or collaborate on particular pedagogies and tools can find a list of interested faculty, sorted by pedagogical approach here. This list was generated through a survey conducted by the “Preparing Faculty” subgroup of the Academic Implementation Team. Faculty are encouraged to add their names to the lists, to reach out to other listed faculty as appropriate, and to contribute to the linked Google Sheets. Questions can be directed to members of the “Preparing Faculty” group (River Branch, Catharina Coenen, James Niblock, or Pamela Runestad.)

Canvas Q&A Sessions

Posted on August 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

Two hour-long Q&A session on all aspects of Canvas will be offered at 11 a.m. on August 6 (Paris Azevand, sign up here) and at 11 a.m. on August 21 (Cory Chitwood, sign up here ).

Mask Up for St. Jude

Posted on August 2, 2020 | Filed under General News

The sisters of Tri Delta are selling personalized masks for $10 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you have any questions email at downera@allegheny.edu. The order form is here.

Coursepack Submission

Posted on July 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please submit your coursepacks to the Printshop as early as possible. To help us manage in these uncertain times, if you typically use a coursepack and will not be using one, please let us know at p2xprint@allegheny.edu.

Preparing for Fall 2020 Teaching — Classroom Trials July 31 to Aug. 7

Posted on July 28, 2020 | Filed under General News

Opportunities for faculty to test out teaching spaces and technologies are continuing. New time slots and rooms are available for July 31 to August 7. Please sign up as an instructor or a student (to see what the experience looks like before trying it yourself). New this round:
• Two time slots for “all remote” instruction (faculty and students)
• One time slot for remote instruction with in-person student
• New classroom spaces
Please direct any questions you might have to members of the Classroom Trial Team, Heather Brand at hbrand@allegheny.edu, Jennifer Foreman at jforeman@allegheny.edu, and Brad Hersh at bhersh@allegheny.edu

Requesting PPE Supplies

Posted on July 28, 2020 | Filed under General News

Operating through the COVID-19 pandemic will require supplies and equipment to manage our space and guard public health. In early July, the COVID Logistics committee offered a first round of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) supplies (thermometers, face-coverings, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes) to support the gradual return of our employees to work on campus. In recognition that some of these supplies will require ongoing replenishment, the Logistics committee has designated Building Coordinators as the point of contact to consult with their department to identify needs and reorder PPE supplies. Requests should be made with an understanding that the availability and cost of supplies have been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Requests for other COVID-related equipment specific to your department’s operations (i.e. partitions, traffic control barriers, etc.) or an extraordinary stock of supply items should be submitted through the COVID-19 Equipment Request Form. All requests will be modified or fulfilled according to guidance from the work of the Allegheny College Health Agency (ACHA), the Pandemic Operational Groups, and your AEC member. The goal is to ensure campus-wide standards, provide an equitable approach, and to be financially responsible.

Online Tutoring and Homework Help for Allegheny Families for Fall 2020

Posted on July 27, 2020 | Filed under General News

As we all anticipate potential disruptions due to COVID-19, Education Studies is once again organizing “virtual” student tutors to work with the children of Allegheny faculty and staff. Even while local school districts have announced their plans to be open this fall, we recognize that all plans are subject to change under these circumstances. To provide ongoing support to our working parents and their children, Allegheny tutors will work with children over Google Meet to help them complete homework assignments from their regular school teachers. Tutors can also provide fun, enriching, and creative activities to help keep enthusiasm for learning alive. The program is offered free of charge, with our Allegheny students earning academic credit through EDUC 543: Internship Seminar, taught by Professor Jennifer Foreman. We expect to match children one-on-one with an Allegheny tutor; however, depending on how many Allegheny families request tutors, children may be grouped with others in the same age group. Although we expect that most children will be elementary or middle-school age, if there is enough interest, we may also be able to offer a Preschool program (parents may wish to be present for these sessions). Sessions will begin as soon as possible after August 31. To enroll your child(ren) in the program, please complete this form. Please direct any questions to Susan Slote (sslote@allegheny.edu)

Attention: Phishing Attempts

Posted on July 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

LITS has received numerous reports of recent phishing attempts from the Allegheny community. The most common message claims to be coming from President Link, but a quick review will show that the originating email is not from the allegheny.edu domain, which should flag it as phishing. This is a good reminder to be cautious when receiving unexpected emails. If you get a message you think is phishing/spam you should:
*Follow up with the purported sender by other means (phone or separate email) if you want to verify it is phishing.
*Refrain from clicking on any links in the email.
*Report it as spam/phishing using the Gmail tools.
You can learn more about phishing on the LITS website. Please do not hesitate to contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu to report phishing attempts or obtain more information. LITS always encourages safe account practices and would encourage you to visit the LITS website to change your password if you ever feel that your account credentials have been compromised.

Apply for the Presque Isle CPCU Society Chapter 2020 Scholarship

Posted on July 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Presque Isle CPCU Society Chapter has approved two $1,000 unrestricted scholarships to be awarded to two recipients. Applicants must be a student in good academic standing and have completed at least 30 college credits or one year at a trade school. The Scholarship committee is charged, within its discretion, to select the finalists among eligible candidates that fully complete the 2020 Scholarship Application. “Qualifying major” is defined as disciplines from which the insurance industry draws employees. This includes Accounting, Actuarial, Business Administration, Computer Science, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance Management, Management Information Systems, Risk Management and other related fields. Application Deadline: October 9, 2020

Final Reminder: Syllabus/Assignment Design & Audit

Posted on July 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

With August around the corner, a final reminder to faculty and teaching colleagues: if you would like to participate in an informal “buddy system” to think out loud with one another about syllabus design and assignments please sign up here between now and August 15. Faculty pairs will set their own guidelines for what they wish to accomplish, how they wish to work, and to do so at their own pace. Teaching pairs can decide to stay focused on fall syllabi or think through fall and Module 1/Module 2 syllabi. Janyl Jumadinova and Barbara Shaw, members of the Academic Planning and Innovation summer group, will manage the responses. Please reach out if you have questions.

Global Course Connections — Call for Proposals

Posted on July 22, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) Global Course Connections initiative is inviting proposals from faculty to match their course(s) with offerings at other GLAA institutions. Instructors of connected courses collaborate on the design of their connections (common readings, viewings, and assignments; co-created lectures, and so on), and students and instructors collaborate on its execution (shared lectures, guest lectures, joint student projects, joint student presentations, and so on). The courses can be new or adaptations of an existing course. Courses can use synchronous communication (e.g., shared class sessions, student-student video conference sessions) and/or asynchronous communication (e.g., through email, forums in a learning management system, Dropbox, Google Drive, blogs, or Facebook Group sites). Interested Allegheny faculty can view courses currently available for matching here and/or submit information about their own course(s) to be shared with other GLAA faculty here. Questions about the Global Course Connections program can be directed to Terry Bensel (tbensel@allegheny.edu).

Apply to be on The Campus Staff

Posted on July 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Campus Newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2020 fall semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Positions are available in features, news, opinion, photo, web, and video. Prior experience in journalism or with InDesign is a plus but not required. Incoming first-year students are eligible to become contributing writers in the fall semester and become staff members in the spring semester. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the remainder of the summer. Contact Co-Editor-in-Chief Ethan Woodfill at woodfille@allegheny.edu or Sara Holthouse at holthouses@allegheny.edu if you have any questions.

Post Office Window Hours

Posted on July 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The current open window hours for the campus Post Office are as follows: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 until 11 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m.

2020-21 Religious Calendar Now Available

Posted on June 30, 2020 | Filed under General News

The list of Religious Holy Days on the Spiritual and Religious Life website has been updated for 2020-21. As you plan for the coming year, please note that there are specific sets of guidelines for faculty and academic departments, for programming offices, and for athletics to assist in honoring the religions represented within our community.

Syllabus/Assignment Design and Audit

Posted on June 21, 2020 | Filed under General News

Faculty and teaching colleagues: would you like to participate in an informal “buddy system” to think out loud with one another about syllabus design and assignments? Faculty pairs will set their own guidelines for what they wish to accomplish, how they wish to work, and to do so at their own pace. Teaching pairs can decide to stay focused on fall syllabi or think through fall and Module 1/Module 2 syllabi. Interested faculty are invited to sign up here between now and August 15, 2020. Janyl Jumadinova and Barbara Shaw, members of the Academic Planning and Innovation summer group, will manage the responses. Please reach out if you have questions.

Reflections on Social (In)Justice: A Digital Collection

Posted on June 17, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Archives invites the Allegheny community (students, faculty, staff, alumni) to share their personal reflections about social (in)justice in light of the inequities revealed by the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, recent acts of racial violence, and the related protests by submitting creative works for the College’s digital collections. Individuals telling their stories is part of our entire community being seen, heard, and valued and is part of our joint commitment to creating an inclusive, respectful, and safe residential learning community that actively confronts and challenges injustice. This project intends to help us share our stories as a way to build understanding, strengthen our community, foster human connection, and preserve personal accounts of these troubling events for future generations and scholarly research. Visit our website to learn more about submitting your work or submit directly here. We will accept your essays, poems, photographs, videos etc., that share your reactions and feelings about the life-changing events of recent weeks. Tell us how these historic events in this turbulent time have impacted your life. We will accept your creative reflections at least through 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Andel, Archivist (merrick@allegheny.edu) or Beau Smith, Digital Resources Librarian (bmith3@allegheny.edu).

Amended Academic Calendar for 2020-2021

Posted on June 3, 2020 | Filed under General News

The academic calendars for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 have been amended, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for more information.

Allegheny Strong: A Digital Collection of Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on May 27, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you are a member of the Allegheny community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni), the Allegheny College Archives invites you to share your personal reflections on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your life and those around you by submitting your creative works to our new digital collection. Visit our website to learn more about submitting your work or submit directly here. We will accept journal entries, essays, photographs, and videos as well as other digital output documenting your experience during this difficult time. We envision the project as a way of strengthening our sense of community and human connection while preserving personal accounts of this global event for future generations and scholarly research. If you have any questions, please contact us at merrick@allegheny.edu.

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.