Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Join Morning Zen Sitting Meditation on Tuesdays

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Our scholars-in-residence and Zen Buddhist monk and nun, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, are offering sitting meditation from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Prayer and Meditation Retreat.

Celebrations and Concerns Deadline: 10/26

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next issue of Celebrations and Concerns is Friday, October 26. 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 (332-2800 or or by using this form. To receive the monthly email, use this form.

The 1st Annual Coat Swap

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

The 1st Annual Coat Swap will be October 29 to November 2 at the IDEAS Center – Campus Center 309. Do you need a winter coat? Do you have a rad coat that you no longer use? How about some legit sweet winter boots? Either donate a coat or boots to the swap or come to get one at the IDEAS Center. Coats and boots to be donated to the swap can be dropped off anytime before October 29. Any coats left after November 2 will be donated to refugees in Erie.

Energy Usage Competition and Games: 10/24

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Join some Environmental Science folks on Wednesday, October 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center and reduce your energy consumption. Once you’ve turned out the lights in your dorm, come to the lobby and join the new “Shine” app (by Joulebug) team and compete for impact-reducing excellence. Earn points by filling a reusable water bottle or turning off the lights. Other attractions include glow-in-the-dark crafts, a game of bingo and candy.

Jubilee–Transform Everything: 10/23

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Are you curious about Jubilee? Not sure what it is or why you should go? Allegheny Christian Outreach will be hosting a launch party and information session at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, in Ford Chapel to share about the CCO’s largest Christian conference in Pittsburgh, where students from all over gather to transform and be transformed by the Gospel. Join us for student testimonies, snacks, and worship.

Celebrate Mole Day: 10/23

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Join the Chemistry Department, students, and Chemii from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, in Doane C103 to celebrate Mole Day. Meet the department and learn about our major, faculty/student research opportunities and enjoy refreshments!

Absentee Ballot Drive

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

Time is almost up to submit an absentee ballot, but the College Democrats are here to help. Click here to fill out a ballot application. Bring your completed ballot to Sarah Holt in Quigley Hall or a College Democrats meeting. We will pay for a stamp and mail it in for you! Contact Jason Ferrante <> with any questions.

Wellness Calendar: 10/22–10/28

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

This Week in Wellness includes a brass concert and athletic and social events that are part of Blue and Gold Weekend. Check out all the events on the Wellness Education and Learning (WEL) Committee’s calendar of programs and resources across campus that support various dimensions of wellness. You can view the full calendar on the Wellness Education and Learning (WEL) kiosk in the stairwell by GFC or at this link. For information or to submit items, contact Jane Ellen Nickell at

Parkhurst Cooking Classes

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

Whether you’re just learning to cook or have experience, we all could use some help cooking in our residence halls. Parkhurst would like to invite you to learned some tips and tricks for cooking in your home away from home. We have three more lessons we’d love to teach you. To learn more or sign up, please click here.

Take a Survey about Beverage Choice on Campus

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you are a current Allegheny student, 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 some of the things you do on campus that are related to your use of disposable plastic bottles and reusable bottles. After taking the survey, you can enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. Participation is entirely voluntary, and responses will be anonymous. We appreciate your helping us learn about what this issue looks like for students at Allegheny College. Take the survey by clicking the link, or copying/pasting into your browser:

Craft Corner — Friendship Bracelets: 10/19 to 10/24

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

Visit the Game Room to create a fun friendship bracelet in a variety of styles: chevron, fishtail, hearts, braids, knots, beaded, and more! Multiple colors of string and beads will be available when the Game Room opens at noon Friday, October 19, through Wednesday, October 24, as supplies last. Check out the glass case outside the Game Room for some intricate inspiration.

Correction: Weekly Sitting Meditation

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

Weekly Zen Buddhist sitting meditation with Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen will be on Wednesdays at 6:15–6:45 pm at 370 Jefferson Street, not Thursdays as posted yesterday. It will also be offered Tuesday mornings at 8 am in the PAM Retreat.

Volunteers Needed — Gift Of Life Drive: 10/27

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Hillel is looking for volunteers to help run our annual Gift Of Life Drive! Volunteers will be stationed inside the football stadium and will help recruit fans to swab their cheeks and to learn more about Gift Of Life. Please put your name and e-mail down for the times that you are available to help out using this link. Thanks!

Apply to the Bonner Program

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Bonner Leader Program is looking for current students interested or experienced in community-based work. Bonner Leaders are placed with a local nonprofit organization for a two-year commitment. Bonner Leaders work to recruit volunteers, develop programs for their site, and provide much-needed support for the agency. It’s a great opportunity to have a service-oriented internship that provides students with practical, real-life experience. Bonner Leaders receive financial compensation through work-study funds for a commitment of 8–10 hours a week. Read more…

Athletic Department Seeks Basketball Game Workers

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

The athletic department is seeking qualified Allegheny staff/faculty members to serve as shot clock operators and official scorebook keepers for the upcoming 2018–19 men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Prior experience is strongly recommended. The positions will be paid. Contact Nikki Newman ( or Jim Berger ( for more information.

MAWA Flushing Water Lines Starting 10/17

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Area Water Authority (MAWA) will be flushing water lines starting 10/17/18. They will start with Prospect and Park Ave. Please be aware that your water may get cloudy or dirty during this time. If you let the water run for about 1–3 minutes, it should clear up. If you have any questions, please call the Physical Plant at 332-5378. Thank you.

Walking for Wellness

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Wellness Committee would like to help people connect for wellness walks. Anyone can be a walk leader (initiator) and any staff or faculty can attend. Our hope is that those that are already walking on a regular basis will share the day, time, and location they intend to walk so that others can join them. There is also an option to enter notes such as how long you anticipate the walk to be and how fast/slow you typically walk. If you’d like access to the Google Sheet we’ve created, please email the Director of Peak Performance & Fitness at

Thomas DeFrantz in Residency: 10/25

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Dr. Thomas DeFrantz, chair of African and African American Studies and professor of Dance and Theater Studies at Duke University, will be in residence at Allegheny on Thursday, October 25. Hosted by Black Studies, Dance & Movement Studies, and the IDEAS Center, he will visit classes and be available for conversation during lunch and dinner. His work on Black Performance Theory and African Diaspora Dance has been widely published, including the edited volume “Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance” (2002). To reserve a place at the lunch with faculty or dinner with students, please contact the DMS office at or (814) 332-2813. Both meals will occur in the Gillespie Study so space is limited.

Wanted: Your Ideas About Interdisciplinary Work at Allegheny

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

This year, Allegheny College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Connections planning grant. This grant is focused on assessing and proposing ideas for strengthening interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, especially as it involves the arts and humanities. As part of this work, the steering committee would like to gauge community interest in the proposed initiatives of the grant and to gather community perceptions about interdisciplinary experiences on campus. To read a brief summary of the grant, please see the NEH Connections page. To participate in our brief survey about interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, please complete this form. Members of the NEH Connections planning grant steering committee include: M. Soledad Caballero, Terri Carr, Becky Dawson, Alexis Hart, Brad Hersh, Briana Lewis, Aimee Knupsky, Adrienne Krone, Alyssa Ribiero, Byron Rich, Barbara Shaw, and Lisa Whitenack. Please feel free to contact any member of the steering committee with ideas and to express interest in participating in this work.

SciMathTech Event Applications Due: 11/1

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

SciMath Tech is a one-day science, math, and technology recruiting event that gives companies an opportunity to interview Western Pennsylvania college students. Applications will open on October 15 and will be due on November 1 at noon. The interview day will be on November 16. Over 20 positions available with nine local companies such as Bayer, Creehan & Company, Duquesne Light, UPMC and the U.S. Steel Corporation. More information at Email with any questions.

Graduates of January and May 2019: Check the Tentative Graduation List

Posted on October 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Registrar’s Office in Murray Hall has published and posted a tentative January and May graduation list. It will be available through Friday, November 30. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in to Murray Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed. Please be aware that if your privacy category is set to “Release No Information,” we are not able to post your name in public. Please stop by Murray 128 to discuss what that means for Commencement. You may view your Privacy category under “My Profile” in WebAdvisor. Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about any of these items. You may see additional information at the Registrar’s website.

Parking Lot 26 Closed 10/15 to 10/29

Posted on October 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Parking Lot 26 (the visitor lot adjacent to Hulings Hall) will be closed October 15–29 for activities associated with a geothermal test. The test will provide data to engineers for the design of a geothermal heating and cooling system in Bentley Hall. Vehicles must be moved from Lot 26 by 7 a.m. on Monday, October 15.

New Phone System Migration Schedule

Posted on October 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

The dates to move the rest of campus to the new phone system are set. On 10/30, 11/1, 11/6, and 11/8, groups of buildings will migrate to the new system each day. Prior to their building’s migration day, individuals will have access to online training and resources to help them learn to use the new phone system. Additional details about the migration are available on the LITS website. Please contact James Fadden by email ( should you have questions about how the rest of campus will migrate to the new phone system.

Visiting Diplomat Joins the Gateway

Posted on October 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

The U.S. Department of State assigned Allegheny College as the post for Mr. Dale Giovengo to serve part of his stateside rotation as a Foreign Service Officer. While stateside, he will serve as a member of the Gateway in the role of Visiting Diplomat. Faculty are invited to host Dale to speak in their classes; students who would like to pursue diplomatic careers are encouraged to meet with him by appointment on Mondays between 10 a.m. and noon or to drop in during his office hours on Mondays between 1 and 4 p.m. His office is located in Pelletier 254.

As an FSO, Dale Giovengo has held or managed numerous positions responsible for Embassy operations in France, Albania, Kuwait, Pakistan, Switzerland and Iraq. He most recently managed the Medical Services Support Iraq Program before returning stateside in 2017.

Parkhurst Cooking Classes

Posted on October 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Whether you’re just learning to cook or have experience, we all could use some help cooking in our residence halls. Parkhurst would like to invite you to learned some tips and tricks for cooking in your home away from home. We have four lessons we’d love to teach you. Please use this form to register for the class(es) you’d like to attend.

Academic Honors Announced

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2017-2018 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.

Gateway Courses Help You Link Interests, Goals

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny students are encouraged to sign up for a Gateway 100 or 300 course that explores how to link personal interests and educational experiences to future and professional goals. Students investigate curricular and co-curricular opportunities related to their passions and are provided help in identifying appropriate paths forward that will both enrich and build upon one another. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module B course meets once a week starting the week of Oct. 15. For more information, please contact Professor Patrick Jackson ( in the Gateway.

Mindful Walking Wednesdays

Posted on October 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

Does Mindful Walking appeal to you? Then come to Mindful Walking Wednesdays with Counseling & Personal Development Center staff starting at the Bicentennial Plaza promptly at 8:15 a.m. Mindful walking will allow you to unplug for 45 minutes, to use your senses, find intention in your day, and to find personal growth and strength in your surroundings.

International Bazaar

Posted on October 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

The International Club and International Education Office will be hosting their annual International Bazaar on November 18 at 6 p.m. The Bazaar is a culinary event that gives campus and community cultural groups the opportunity to share their history and heritage while allowing others to learn about cultures and traditions from around the world. We are currently looking for recipe submissions for the event. To submit a recipe please use this link. Recipe submissions are due by Friday, October 12.

Are You Interested in Teaching or Mentoring?

Posted on October 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

Bethesda Youth Outreach is looking for volunteers who would be willing to work with young mothers and the youth at the group homes. This would be a two-day commitment every week. One day would be activity day so that the mentors can bond with the youth and the other day would be a tutoring day where we would come up with the lesson plan depending on the level that each student is at. If you are interested in mentoring or eventually teaching this would be a great opportunity! Please email me for more information and to set up an interview time:

Help and Harvest at the MARC Community Garden

Posted on October 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

Have you heard of the community garden at the MARC but been unsure of how to get involved? All are welcome to come help during our October workdays on Thursdays and Sundays between 4 and 6 p.m. We’ll work together to maintain the garden and then harvest produce for everyone to take home. The garden is located at the Meadville Area Recreation Complex, 800 Thurston Road. If you would like to come but need transportation assistance, or for more information about the garden, contact or visit us on Facebook.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Monday, October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to know:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2017 income information to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Remember, 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 2017 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2019-2020 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2019.
3) 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 has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
4) The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now mobile friendly. The website has been redesigned so that the site pages will fit the screen size and shape of any device. You can now complete the FAFSA form on a mobile device with the same ease as on a desktop or laptop computer.
For more information regarding the 2019-2020 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Apply to Serve with AmeriCorps VISTA

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Project is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 service term. Interested individuals can apply here. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. Projects are focused in the areas of education, health, the opioid crisis, neighborhood revitalization, homelessness, and refugees/New Americans. Each of the 20+ VISTA members that serves with Lake Effect Leaders serves at an individual site located in either Erie County or Crawford County. Program benefits include: relocation allowance, post service cash award or education award, professional development/trainings, bi-weekly stipend, health coverage, and more. For more information, visit, or email Project Director, Gabrielle Bradshaw, at

Physical Plant on New Phone System

Posted on September 25, 2018 | Filed under General News

As of Wednesday, September 26, individuals calling Physical Plant or members of the Physical Plant team will need to dial 9 and the full 10-digit phone number of the person they are trying to reach. For example: to call the front desk at Physical Plant you would dial 9 814-332-5378, if you forget to dial 9 you will get a busy signal. Final planning for converting the rest of campus to the new phone system is nearing completion with a schedule being formed. The schedule has the remaining departments moving to the new phone system in late October and early November. Information will be shared with departments regarding training and specific dates that departments will start to use the new phone system once dates are confirmed. LITS thanks you for your patience as we move to the new and modern phone system. Should you have questions about the plan, please contact James Fadden at

Call for Proposals for Events and Themes for 2019-20

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Public Events Committee invites proposals from faculty, staff, and students for cultural events for the 2019-20 academic year. Submissions can be made here ; submission review will begin November 15. Programs should be designed to assist in connecting events to classes and to encourage student attendance. When submitting an event, please consider including other helpful information such as: performers/kind of performance, preferred dates or time of year, approximate cost, and/or expected audience. You are also welcome to suggest a “theme” for the academic year; themes suggestions that are accompanied by one or more related event suggestions are more likely to be given full consideration. Theme suggestions may be original or revisit a theme from a previous year (2015-16 or earlier). Proposals including more than three events should be emailed to the Office of Conference & Event Services at

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