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Today Is Gator Give Day: 4/24

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Today, April 24, is Gator Give Day! Each donation — whether it’s $5, $50, $500 or more — helps meet participation goals so we can unlock an additional $250,000 for the College. Wherever you might find yourself today, please visit or stop by Tippie Alumni Center to make a gift in honor of President Mullen’s leadership on his last Gator Give Day. Also, don’t forget to spread the word on social media by using the hashtag #GatorGiveDay! A big thank you to all of our volunteers and all who plan to participate. Don’t sit on the sidelines – join in with a gift before midnight!

Intramural Sports Survey

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Intramural Sports wants to hear from you. We are taking a brief survey that will take less than five minutes, asking what sporting events you would like on campus next year. Some of the options are spikeball, kickball, capture the flag and more! You can also suggest new ideas. By completing this survey you will be put into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

International Open House: 4/24

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Come and visit the International Houses at North Village 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Experience the cultural atmosphere with your friends and enjoy international food, music, games and prizes. Travel through each of the language houses to get a taste of French, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese and German culture.

Celebrations and Concerns Deadline: 4/29

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Monday, April 29. Employee personal news such as births, marriages, personal achievement, and serious illness or death within the immediate family may be submitted by contacting Jane Ellen Nickell (ext. 2800 or ) or by using this form. To receive the monthly email, use this form.

Christian Life Cookout: 4/28

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Members of Allegheny’s Christian community will be hosting their annual cookout at Robertson Pavilion on Sunday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. This event is open to all Allegheny students and employees. Food, including vegetarian options, will be provided. To assist with planning, faculty and staff who plan to bring family members should contact Spiritual and Religious Life at or 332-2800 by Friday at noon.

Work Out Your Stress–Cardio and Yoga: 4/24

Posted on April 23, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Danielle, a counselor at the Counseling & Personal Development Center, for a cardio and yoga class that will not only provide a heart-pumping workout and relaxation, but was also created to help decrease stress and anxiety, manage depression, and increase happiness and confidence. Class will include a cardio portion, followed by yoga, and will end with a guided meditation. Class is at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Dance Studio of the Wise Center (approximately one hour). Equipment is provided. Just bring water, yourself, and friend if you’d like. Class is open to Allegheny students of all fitness levels.

Executive Vice President Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole Hold Weekly Student Office Hours: 4/24

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

EVP Eileen Petula and Provost Ron Cole hold office hours at which students can drop in to speak with them. No appointment is necessary. EVP Petula and Provost Cole’s hours: Wednesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby.

Housing Wait List Now Available

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The housing selection process for returning students is now complete. If you were not able to select your most desired housing option, please complete the Housing Wait List Form by May 1. As options become available over summer, Residence Life will reach out to students via their Allegheny email. If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life (

Scholars Symposium One Week Away: 4/30

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The third annual Richard J. Cook–Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium is just one week away and will be held on Tuesday, April 30. The events for the day are finalized and can be found at the Scholars Symposium website. Of particular note, please see the Student Spotlight session (from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) which will include a Poster Session of classroom, independent study, and internship projects in the Campus Center Lobby, a facilitated conversation about climate change in the Campus Center 301/302, and the presentation of oral history projects in the Collaboratory of Pelletier library. And, this is a reminder that if you are a first or second year student who has questions about succeeding at Allegheny (e.g., declaring a major, finding an internship, getting involved in research, etc.), please consider attending the Mentor Breakfast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Campus Center lobby–you can RSVP here.

Ramadan Accommodations

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Islamic month of Ramadan begins Sunday evening, May 5, and many Muslims will be fasting from food and drink from sunup to sundown. Students who need assistance arranging meals or rescheduling exams that occur late in the day should contact Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell at or 332-2800 by this Thursday, April 25.

What Does the Resurrection of Jesus Mean?: 4/23

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Allegheny Christian Outreach at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Ford Chapel to explore what the resurrection means and how it’s tied to God’s grace. After Easter, this is the perfect way to keep thinking about what that day means and why it’s so widely celebrated.

Camp Counselor/Volunteer at Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Weeklong Sports Camp

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

Special Olympics of Crawford County is seeking volunteers to serve as coaches for a weeklong sports camp August 11-17 for those with intellectual disabilities. If you are interested in working with individuals with special needs, have a heart tuned to service, and enjoy being with people then this might just be a great opportunity for you. Volunteers need not be athletes themselves. Special Olympics Sports Camp is held at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania. Transportation is provided from Meadville to Sports Camp and back. If interested please contact Professor Geffen at or call 814-720-7089.

Wellness Calendar 4/22-28

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Weekly Wellness calendar offers final performances by musical ensembles and dance minors, the senior art show, and athletic contests. You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link.

Apply to Be on The Campus Staff

Posted on April 22, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Campus Newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2019 fall semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Co-Editor-in-Chief Lauren Trimber at, to receive an application or if you have any questions. Positions are available in features, news, opinion, science/international, sports, photo, web, video, and business. Prior experience in journalism or with InDesign is a plus but not required. Applications are due Wednesday, April 24.

Nominations for International Club Board

Posted on April 21, 2019 | Filed under General News

The International Club at Allegheny is accepting nominations for several executive board positions for the 2019-20 academic year. If interested, please complete the nomination form here. The form will close on Friday, April 26. If you have any questions, please email International club seeks to promote awareness of other cultures and areas of the world; encourage diversity among the student body; provide a support network for international students at Allegheny; and encourage understanding and positive interaction between international and domestic students.

Deadline for Submitting Pictures of Seniors: 5/1

Posted on April 21, 2019 | Filed under General News

Wednesday, May 1, is the deadline for submitting pictures of graduating seniors for the Baccalaureate slide show. The Senior Slide Show has been a tradition for many years at Allegheny, and we would like to include as many of our graduates as possible. The pictures should feature one or more seniors engaged in extracurricular activities. Please submit photos to

Graduating Seniors: What’s Next?

Posted on April 18, 2019 | 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 8, 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.

Craft Corner–Frame Embellishing: 4/19-23

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Stop by the Game Room beginning at noon on Friday, April 19, and decorate a keepsake wooden frame. Materials including frames, wooden shapes, paint pens, Sharpies, markers, bling, and more will be available through April 23 as supplies last.

New Course for Fall 2019: ENGL 208 Professional Communication

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

ENGL 208 – Professional Communication is a study of practical communication in professional settings, including memos, letters, emails, presentations, reports, and proposals. Students will have an opportunity to hone their oral and written communication abilities, consider principles of document design, and discuss ethical, interpersonal, and intercultural aspects of communication in the workplace. This course fulfills HE and ME Distribution Requirements.

Campus-Wide Social Justice Passover Seder: 4/24

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please attend the Campus-Wide Social Justice Passover Seder on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Let us know that you will be attending via this form.

Summer Jobs at Physical Plant

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant still has some positions available for painters and grounds crew/general maintenance. Students who are available to work at least 28 hours a week are encouraged to apply. You must be enrolled in college (not necessarily Allegheny) in the fall for these positions. Please contact Physical Plant at 814-332-5378 or email for more information.

Short Course–Performance and Civic Life in the African Diaspora

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Black Studies and Dance & Movement Studies will host Professor Thomas DeFrantz in Fall 2019 to teach BLKST/DMS 191. The course will be an experiential introduction to dance as political resistance in the African diaspora. Content includes Black Performance Theory and explorations in Black dance. A solo performance by Professor Thomas DeFrantz during the residency will be examined as a current example of contemporary critical performance. Classes will meet the week of October 27, 2019 in the evening for two hours. Students will receive one credit C/NC based on attendance and participation, and the course will count toward elective credit for the DMS minor. Students can register through WebAdvisor.

2019-2020 Student Organization Storage

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Registration for the 2019-2020 student organization storage units in the Campus Center will open on Thursday, April 18, at 7 a.m. The 25 available storage units consist of 12 small units, 6 medium-sized units and 7 large units. The registration form link is here. If your organization is in need of storage for the coming year, plan to have a member complete the form.

Commencement Student Volunteer Positions Full

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

All Commencement student volunteer positions are full. We are still seeking staff/administration volunteers. Please email or call 814-332-3101.

Mock Trial Team Recruiting New Members for 2019-20

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Mock Trial team is recruiting new members for the 2019/2020 American Mock Trial Association competition season. Mock Trial is an academic team that incorporates acting and improv with legal skills and public speaking. There are opportunities to be an attorney or take on a role as witness. Join us to do some off-season prep before the criminal case problem is released August 15. Meetings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m., usually in Carr Hall. For more information, email Mock Trial president Bethany Schwartz at

Register for Student Summer Housing

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College offers on-campus traditional residence hall housing for current students for the period of time they are participating in one or more of the following: Allegheny College student employee; students completing a College-approved internship; Allegheny College research assistants; students enrolled in an affiliated local curricular/co-curricular-related course, program or study, and approved international students. The 2019 Summer housing rate is $10.60 per day/per person (inclusive of occupancy tax). The daily charge will begin the date of key pick up and end the date the key is returned. Payment Information is included on the registration form. Check in and check out is coordinated through the Office of Conference & Event Services located in Schultz Hall. Please fill out this form no later than May 1, 2019.

Creating Landscapes Internship Application Extended Deadline: 4/23

Posted on April 11, 2019 | Filed under General News

The deadline to apply for the Creating Landscapes Summer internship has been extended to April 23. Interns in the aesthetic education program assist faculty and work directly with students. The three-week program will be held on campus June 23 to July 12. Contact Eleanor Weisman at for an application. For more information on the Creating Landscapes Summer Program, visit

Employees: Approval for Students Who Need to Stay After May 8

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

The residence halls close on May 8 at noon for students (May 12 at noon for graduating seniors). If you oversee or supervise students who need to be on campus between May 8 at noon to May 16 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 16); those students should complete the Summer Housing Form when it becomes available. Please contact Residence Life (, Ext. 3865) if you have any questions.

Interdisciplinary Course on Emotion

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Preparing for Fall 2019 Classes? Consider an interdisciplinary course. INTDS 314 Cognitive Humanities: Contagious Emotions team-taught by Professor Knupsky (psychology) and Professor Caballero (English). The course can count as psych 300/400 level credit, neuro upper level credit, or English 300 level credit. There are no prerequisites; it is appropriate for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in any major. Read more…

Loop Schedule Change

Posted on April 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Loop will slightly alter its schedule for the rest of the semester on Wednesdays only. Starting Wednesday, April 10, the Loop will end at 11 p.m. The weekend routes and times will remain the same, the only change will be on Wednesdays which will end at 11 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ASG at or SLI at

Staff and Administration Volunteers for Commencement: 5/11

Posted on April 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of Conference & Event Services is seeking staff and administration volunteers for Commencement 2019. The ceremony is May 11. Administrators are required to walk if they are not volunteering. Please contact Patrice Newman at 814-332-3101 or

Seniors: Sign Up for Senior Week

Posted on April 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

All seniors are invited to register and attend Senior Week 2019. Senior Week is May 7-9 and the cost is $30 to attend. All seniors must register by Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in order to participate. To register, complete this form today. For more information, contact ASG Senior Senators at

Seniors: Reminder to Submit Your Senior Project to the Institutional Repository (DSpace)

Posted on March 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

Seniors are encouraged to submit their senior projects to the institutional repository (DSpace) upon completion. We have prepared detailed instructions and guidelines for submitting your project, and staff at the Pelletier Library InfoDesk are available to answer submission questions. To submit your project, first fill out a submission form and deliver it to the library by mail, email or in person. Then, submit your documents to the institutional repository (DSpace). If you have questions, please contact Beau Smith at, digital resources librarian, or call (814) 332-3361.

New Mathematics Curriculum Beginning Fall 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Department of Mathematics is making changes to calculus courses that will start in fall 2019. Prior to course registration, current students can find important information about the new Mathematics Curriculum here.

Take a Survey About Using Sheep to “Mow” the Grass on Campus

Posted on March 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you are a current Allegheny student, staff member, or faculty member, and are at least 18 years of age, our Research Methods class would like to ask for your help. Please take a short survey that will ask you about your perspective regarding the current standard lawn mowing practices on campus, and your perspectives on potentially using sheep to “mow” some or all of the grass on campus. Participation is entirely voluntary, and responses will be confidential. At the end of the survey, you can enter into a raffle for a $25 Visa gift card. We appreciate your helping us learn about what this issue looks like for the Allegheny College campus community. Follow this link to access the survey.

Summer Basketball Camps

Posted on March 28, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Women’s Basketball will be hosting several basketball camps this summer:
Little Dribblers (June 17-20) : For Boys and Girls Ages 5-7
Girls Basketball Day Camp (June 24-27 and July 15-18): For Girls Ages 8-14
Any questions, please email Kate Costanzo at

Biochemistry and Metabolism (F19) Survey Forms

Posted on March 26, 2019 | Filed under General News

Students who intend on registering for Introduction to Biochemistry or Metabolism (covers drug metabolism and clinical biochemistry) should fill out the survey that follows before registering with a signature card. Introduction to Biochemistry Survey Site and Metabolism (includes drug metabolism and clinical biochemistry) Survey Site:

Summer Jobs Available Through the Civic Engagement Office

Posted on March 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Civic Engagement office has several paid positions open for Summer 2019 through the Davies Community Service Leaders Program and Gateway Network. Both programs have students support community-based projects throughout Crawford County. Over the summer, seven Davies Leaders contribute 30-35 hours a week of compensated service to our community through the months of June and July (eight weeks). Davies Leaders intern at agencies, completing a specific project. The Gateway Network connects a student-faculty pair with a community partner on a research projects. Students work for 10 weeks, up to 35 hours a week from mid-May to the beginning of August. Project subject areas include (but are not limited to): environmental science, communications arts, community and justice studies, global health, etc. To learn more please contact Bethany Cocchi at

For Employees: 2019 Holiday Schedule

Posted on March 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

This is the 2019 holiday schedule for employees – please note that all offices will remain open for regular business hours on the work days immediately preceding the holiday:
Memorial Day: May 27
Independence Day: July 4 & 5
Labor Day: September 2*
Thanksgiving: November 28 & 29
*Note that many offices will be open on Labor Day since classes are in session. Please check with your supervisor to determine your department’s needs.

Winter Break
The Administrative Executive Committee has approved a winter break from Monday, December 23, 2019, through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Offices will close at the end of business on Friday, December 20, and re-open on Thursday, January 2.

Summer Hours
The College will observe summer hours from June 1 through July 31, 2019. Regular operating hours for the College will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Please note that summer hour arrangements may vary by office, since for some offices the summer months are a busy period and a time to work on special projects. Please check with your supervisor to discuss summer schedules specific to your office.
If you have questions about this schedule, please contact the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2312.

IDEAS Center Graduation Celebration

Posted on March 11, 2019 | Filed under General News

Graduating seniors who identify as students of color, LGBT+, first-generation college students or other systemically marginalized student populations are encouraged to register for our annual Graduation Celebration to be held Monday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students who register will receive an IDEAS Center cord to wear during commencement exercises. Please use this link to register no later than Friday, March 15. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Angelica Perez-Johnston at

For Students: Announcing Pelletier Library Undergraduate Research Awards

Posted on March 11, 2019 | Filed under General News

As one of the many laboratories for student learning and exploration, Pelletier Library is offering research awards to celebrate excellence in the research process. Prizes awarded for work in FS201, Junior Seminar/Senior Project, and Faculty/Student collaborative projects. Application materials must be received no later than April 15. Interested in learning more about the awards and how to apply? Get more information here.

Voodoo Brewing Co. is Hiring Fall Interns

Posted on September 2, 2018 | Filed under Archive, General News

Voodoo Brewing Co. is seeking one intern for each of three positions during the fall semester: business management, manufacturing, and sales. Applications will be accepted between September 3-17. You must be a junior or senior to apply. Visit Career Education or log on to Gator Connect for further instructions.

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