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Sign Up for a Module A GTWY Course

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

First- and second-year students are encouraged to sign up for a Gateway 100 (GTWY 100) 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. In conversation with faculty and staff facilitators and their peers, students will think about a major and about how to apply their academic training and interests to internships, civic engagement, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module A course meets once a week starting the week of January 13. You can add the class as one normally does via WebAdvisor. For more information, please see Professor Patrick Jackson in the Gateway.

Juniors and Seniors: Sign Up for a Module A GTWY 300 Class

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Juniors who have had an internship, summer research, or study away experience and all seniors are encouraged to sign up for a Gateway 300 (GTWY 300) course that explores how to link these experiences to future professional goals. This one-credit, Credit/No Credit, Module A course meets once a week starting the week of January 13. You can add the class as one normally does via WebAdvisor. For more information, please see Professor Patrick Jackson in the Gateway.

Creek Connections December Newsletter

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections December Newsletter contains data from our participation in Winter Salt Watch, information on hellbender learning activity, including fun game app, testing tip for alkalinity test, feature creature, and meet the stream geology loaner module.

Third Section of Com J 160 Now Available

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Due, in part, to student interest, the Community and Justice Program is offering a third section of Com J 160: Introduction to Community and Justice Studies for the spring semester. Com J 160 section 1 will be taught by Dave Roncolato from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested, email Professor Roncolato at or bring an add card to his office, Pelletier 243. Enrollment is open to all students and limited to a class size of 16.

Passport Fairs in Spring–Notification List

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny students who want to apply for a new/renew passport at a Passport Fair in the spring semester are reminded to bring to campus their original birth certificate after the winter holiday. To be notified of the next Passport Fair, students are encouraged to sign up at this link.

Join the NaviGators for Hot Cocoa and Coloring: 12/11

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Take a short break on study day to de-stress with the NaviGators. There will be a hot chocolate bar with many different toppings as well as cookies to munch on from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, in Campus Center 206. Ask the NaviGators how they plan out their studying and paper writing while you color away your stress on our holiday themed coloring sheets. All are welcome, hot cocoa and cookies first come, first serve.

The Loop During Finals

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Loop will run its normal route until Saturday, December 14. Regular Loop service will resume Friday, January 10, 2020. If students are on campus over winter break, please refer to the CATA bus schedule online for other routes ( As a reminder, all students may ride a CATA route for free just by showing their Allegheny ID.

Referees, Scorekeepers, Timekeepers Needed for IM Hoops

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Looking for some fast cash? We got the job for you. We are looking for a few additional referees, scorekeepers, and timekeepers for our basketball league being held from January 26 to February 23 (except February 2 because of the Super Bowl). You would have to work for 4 Sundays only throughout those dates. We would need help with set up before we start at 6 p.m. and take down of the event as well which can go till about 9:30 or 10 at the latest. If you have any questions or are interested in getting paid to help out please contact our student supervisor at

Wise Center Winter Break Hours–YMCA Membership Special

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Due to the hours for the Wise Center being limited during the winter break, Allegheny employees can take advantage of a special one month membership at the YMCA for $29. Click here for more information. Click here for the Wise Center hours during winter break.

Cardio and Yoga–Last Class of the Semester: 12/11

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join us for the last class of the semester to help relieve stress before finals. Cardio and yoga will be held in the Wise Center Dance Studio on Wednesday, December 11, at 4 p.m. The class combines cardio, yoga, and a guided meditation to help increase physical wellness, relieve stress, and raise your confidence and happiness. Class is accessible for all fitness levels and open to all actively enrolled Allegheny students. No equipment is necessary. Please wear sneakers, bring some water, and be ready to get healthy. If you have questions, please email Danielle at

Add/Drop is Now Open for Spring 2020

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Tuesday, December 10, is the start of the add/drop period for Spring 2020 classes. All students, regardless of class year and registration letter group, may now adjust their schedules via WebAdvisor. Students will need to have advisor approval and all holds cleared in order to adjust their schedules. Please click here for more information. Add cards are available in Murray Hall for students who need them. Please click here for a list of classes with at least five open seats. You will need to be logged in with an address in order to be able to view this document. Click to the second tab for the list of courses. If you have questions, please contact your advisor or the Office of the Registrar.

Spring 2020 Teaching Circle

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Director of Faculty Development invites faculty members to participate in a Teaching Circle this coming spring. This Teaching Circle is designed to provide support to faculty in their teaching and professional lives. Twelve faculty will meet each Wednesday from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. throughout the semester; participants will commit to attend each meeting unless they are ill or traveling. Lunch will be provided. There is no agenda; the participants simply come to discuss whatever issues are most pressing in their professional lives. Participants will agree to keep discussions in the group confidential. Read more…

Student Paychecks for December

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Student paychecks for December 13 will be put in your campus mailbox. If you want your paycheck mailed to your home address, please contact Christine Cramer by Thursday, December 12, at (814) 332-4792 or send an email to to sign up to have your paycheck mailed home.

Attention Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Services Tax (LST)

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2020 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services Tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year, as your 2019 exemption will not apply for 2020. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Murray Hall Room 105, prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2020 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2020 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 814-332-4792.

First-Gen Student/Faculty/Staff Lunch: 12/12

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the last First-Gen Lunch for the semester. We will have pizza served in Campus Center 301/302 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 12. This is a casual stop-in event. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angelica or Mikka at and Hope to see you next week!

Study Day Writing Consultations

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Writing consultants will be available for appointments or drop-ins from noon to 5 p.m. on Study Day. Consultants can assist with end-of-the-semester papers and projects, but not take-home final exams.

Register for DMS 202/302 Upper Level Ballet Spring 2020

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Do you have previous ballet training, but have not taken DMS 102 Ballet I? Would you like to perform ballet in the DMS 2020 Spring Concert? You can still register fo DMS 202 Upper Level Ballet for spring 2020 even if you have not taken DMS 102, although some ballet experience is necessary. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Wise Center Dance Studio.

Register Now for Intramural Basketball League

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation is hosting its annual four-week intramural basketball league from January 26 to February 23 (not on February 2 due to the Super Bowl). Grab some friends and make a team or join as a free agent and get drafted to a team. To add yourself or your team click here and create an account on Make sure you choose Allegheny College in the drop box and use your Allegheny e-mail to create an account. We will be playing on the Wise Center blue courts at 6 p.m. on Sundays (except Super Bowl Sunday). This basketball event is for any level and we strongly encourage new teams each year. Questions? e-mail or

24/7 Line Available During Winter Break

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The 24/7 Line will be available for student use during the winter break. If a student needs to speak with a counselor during the break, please call the 24/7 Line at 814-332-2105. If you have any questions, please email

Coffee and Donuts with the Class of 2023 & 2020 Senators: 12/11

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Tired from studying for finals? Holed up on the quiet floor of the library? Stop by the main floor of Pelletier library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, to get coffee and donuts from the first-year and senior class senators. We will be having Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee for everyone to take. Please stop by.

GFC’s Volunteer Appreciation Brunch: 12/11

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Come get brunch on us! GFC is hosting its semesterly Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on Wednesday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have volunteered with us for the semester, make sure to stop by and get free food and free coffee.

ASG Van Closed Until Next Semester

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The ASG van will not be available to reserve or rent out until next semester. If you have any questions email or Good luck on finals, Gators!

Updated Game Room Hours

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

Come de-stress from finals in the Game Room! Our updated hours for this week are as follows: Tuesday, December 10, the Game Room will be open normal hours and then from Wednesday through Friday the Game Room will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free Ice Skating: 12/14

Posted on December 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation is going to give you a nice break from studying for finals on Saturday, December 14, with some free ice skating at the MARC (Meadville Area Recreation Complex) from 2 to 4 p.m. We will even provide transportation if you need it. Space is limited so sign up here by Dec. 12. We will meet at 1:45 p.m. in front of Pelletier Library. E-mail with questions.

Participate in Comp Study About Gut Health in College

Posted on December 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in learning more about your gut heath? Are you missing your appendix? Complete a 20-minute anonymous survey for Margaret Ives’ comp and be entered to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards. If interested, please reach out to Margaret Ives by email:

ABC to Host “Brinner”: 12/11

Posted on December 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

ABC is hosting its annual “Brinner.” Breakfast from Cracker Barrel will be served along with drinks, fruit, and muffins. The spread will include pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, and grits. Come get it at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, in Campus Center 301/302.

Last Call: Still Need Administrators and Faculty to Lead 2020 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Do you have a commitment to service? Are you interested in supporting students as they discover new experiences through service? The Alternative Spring Break program is a week-long (March 15–22) volunteering and living experience that challenges students to think critically and react to problems faced by members of communities they serve in. Make an impact in someone else’s life and even in your own. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Nikki Hawk at or Olivia Lang at

Need an Upper Level Course?

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Interested in knowing how stories become data? Want to find out through a food-focused course? Try Ethnographic Methods (GHS 352). We’ll learn about the logistics of qualitative research design and implementation through discussions of food safety, security, sovereignty, sustainability, and sociality. Sophomore standing and above. See Dr. Runestad (Carr 204) and bring an add card. Email questions to
Interested in health in Asia? Want to explore the socio-cultural aspects of addiction and mental health of Japan and China? Try Medical Anthropology and Health In Asia (GHS 390). This class covers opiate and alcohol use, HIV, and mental health interventions from the perspectives of patients and practitioners alike. IP distribution. See Dr. Runestad (Carr 204) and bring an add card. Email questions to

Spring Semester EMT Class Held on Campus

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Emergency Response Organization (AERO) is hosting an EMT class on campus held in Carr Hall during the spring semester. It will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and some Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $650. AERO is asking everyone to be signed up for the class prior to the class start on January 14. Please email for the application and info packet or click here and purchase the class code XGC-600-57203 to sign up

SAC Seeking Committee Member

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) is seeking a volunteer to fill one vacant committee seat through June, 2020. Any full-time, non-exempt employee employed prior to December, 2018 and has not served on SAC in the last 12 months is eligible to become a member. If you are interested in volunteering for this position, please contact by Wednesday, December 11. If there is more than one employee interested, it will then go to ballot. The SAC was formed in 1986. The purpose of the committee is to advise on personnel issues, discuss problems presented to the members, improve communications and promote staff development and to work with the college administrators to bring about positive changes and improving working conditions. A copy of the bylaws is posted on the committee website here.

December Holy Days

Posted on December 3, 2019 | Filed under General News

Dec. 8: Immaculate Conception is the Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics celebrating the immaculate conception of Mary. Mass will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, December 9, in Ford Chapel.
Dec. 21: Yule or Winter Solstice is the Pagan observance of the winter solstice.
Dec. 22–30: Hanukkah is Jewish eight-day Festival of Lights. Because Hanukkah occurs over winter break, there will be no observance on campus this year.
Dec. 25: Christmas is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Dec. 26–Jan. 1: Kwanzaa is the African American cultural festival.
View the Religious Calendar for 2019-2020 here.

Free Ice Skate Rentals at Meadville Rec Complex

Posted on December 3, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation and the MARC (Meadville Area Recreation Complex) have partnered so anyone with an Allegheny ID can now get free skate rentals during their open skating times. This includes all students, staff, and faculty. Just show your ID and all you have to do is pay $5 for admission and you get free ice skates. Click here to see their public skating times. You can take the CATA bus on blue route “B” to get to the MARC from the downtown mall. Click here for the CATA bus schedule. E-mail with any questions.

Winter Break Transportation

Posted on December 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and ASG are sponsoring end of fall semester (Winter Break) transportation to the Pittsburgh airport, Cleveland airport, and Megabus station. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by Tuesday, December 10, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754

Volunteering for Admissions

Posted on December 1, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you would like to visit your former high school as an Allegheny ambassador, please contact Katie in Admissions at This is a great way to get involved and to help recruit future Gators!

TMS / Nelnet Login Change

Posted on November 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

Students: On Tuesday, November 26, signing into the TMS / Nelnet Student Account Center in WebAdvisor will look different. Authentication (signing in) will now work via the Google SAML protocol. This means that the sign-in screen may look a bit different but you will continue using your Allegheny login information. If you are already signed on to a Google service like Gmail, you will seamlessly enter into the site without the need for login information. If you are having difficulty signing in, do not hesitate to come to the InfoDesk for assistance.

Windows Upgrades and Retiring the O Drive

Posted on November 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Microsoft will be officially discontinuing product support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. This will affect the Allegheny community in two ways.
1) Any employee PC or laptop running Windows 7 will be disconnected from the network. If you are still on Windows 7 please contact the InfoDesk so that we can schedule the upgrade to your computer.
2) The legacy file storage system, the O Drive, also needs to be retired, as its operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft. Files stored on the O Drive will no longer be accessible. LITS worked with individual departments to prepare for this retirement. LITS is prepared to provide additional support with file storage; simply call the InfoDesk and let us know.
Remember: these changes will go into effect January 15, 2020. We want to make this transition smooth for everyone and we look forward to working with you to make that happen. Read more…

Davies Program: Spring Semester Job Openings

Posted on November 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Are you looking for a work-study/campus employment job for the spring semester? The Davies Program has five open positions at local nonprofit agencies. This service-based internship has you partner with a local nonprofit based in Meadville on a specific project. This covers 8 to 10 hours of employment per week and includes biweekly training. Project areas include: history, social services, education, and environmental science. If you are interested in gaining valuable skills through this experience, please contact Bethany Ozorak at

Front Desk Workers Needed for Winter Break

Posted on November 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you plan to be in Meadville during winter break (even for just some of it) please contact Jared Luteran at about working the front desk in the Wise Center.

Course Changes for Spring 2020

Posted on November 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please click here for a summary of the course changes so far for Spring 2020. There are new sections in Biology, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, and Philosophy. Please see WebAdvisor for details and contact the instructors if you have questions.

Photos Needed!

Posted on November 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of Donor Relations is seeking photos of our beautiful campus to feature in future online and/or print publications. If you would like the College to consider using your images of our beautiful campus, please upload them here. Questions? Call Lisa Dixon at 814-332-6556.

Research Shadowing – Chem 590

Posted on November 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

Chemistry in action! The Department of Chemistry would like to offer first- and second-year students the ability to participate in a 1-credit Research Shadowing opportunity. Based on individual schedules, each student will be required to attend group meetings and shadow a more senior student. This opportunity will provide a good background for continuing research in the department. To participate, please approach a member of the chemistry department (and biochemistry program) with your Add Card: Alice Deckert, Shaun Murphree, P.J. Persichini, Ivy Garcia, Matt Betush, Mark Ams, Tim Chapp.

“Interfaith and Service,” a Religious Studies 290 Class Available for Spring 2020

Posted on November 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Religious Studies 290: Interfaith Engagement: Concepts, Community, and Collaboration, is available now for Spring 2020. A four-credit course on the power of interfaith understanding and cooperation with a specific focus on civic engagement and community service. As a course requirement, all enrolled students will spend the week of spring break with Professor Roncolato in Chicago (March 14-21, 2020). During the week, the group will volunteer with faith-based service organizations, participate in worship experiences, and learn about the work of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). Structured learning after the service trip will focus on helping students integrate and articulate their own commitment to furthering interfaith cooperation in multiple communities: campus, local, national, and global.

Scheduling Classes for Fall 2020/Spring 2021

Posted on October 28, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you’re interested in using the Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity (ALIC) as a teaching space in Fall of 2020 or Spring of 2021, please email Byron Rich at or the ALIC email at There are three ways to use the lab as a teaching space: 1) Regularly scheduled full-semester classes (2 or 3 sessions/week); 2) Scheduled periodic special use (Occasional use, for example booked every second Friday), and 3) One-time use. We have GIS, video editing, photo editing, 3D modeling, 2D design, sound design, VR/AR, game design, laser cutting, CNC, 3D printing and robotic design facilities. ALIC staff are available to consult as needed. If you’d like a tour or would like to schedule a meeting to discuss potential class uses, please get in touch.

Take Econ 380 to Prepare for the 2020 Zingale Big Idea Competition

Posted on October 27, 2019 | Filed under General News

Students who want to participate in the 2020 Zingale Big Idea Competition should consider taking Econ 380 next semester. This class, taught by Chris Allison on Tues/Thurs from 1:30 to 2:45 pm, will teach students how to start a business from scratch from the idea phase to a money-making company or a non-profit/social venture from idea to an impactful entity. Econ 380 can be added with the permission of Prof. Allison if the prerequisites have not been met. The 2020 Zingale Big Idea Competition will be held on April 23–25. $20,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs! Learn more here.

Call for Proposals–Peace and Justice Undergraduate Conference

Posted on October 20, 2019 | Filed under General News

Gettysburg College is hosting an undergraduate student conference June 8 to 11, 2020. The call is now open for panels, papers, projects, performances, or artworks centered around peace, justice, sustainable development, human rights, conflict resolution, peace education, philosophy of peace and nonviolence, climate change, and unsettling settler colonialism. The conference is sponsored by the Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP). Proposals are due December 15, 2019. For more information go to

Winter Weather Preparedness

Posted on October 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

Winter weather in Northwest Pennsylvania is a challenge for residents and visitors alike. We’ve developed two new resources to ensure the winter is safe and comfortable for all:
Winter Maintenance Plan
On average we receive 100 inches of snow each year. As a residential campus that houses over 1,900 students, Allegheny College rarely closes for inclement weather. Although snow and ice removal is the top priority for the Physical Plant Department during this time of year, we encourage all residents and visitors to wear appropriate footwear for the weather and to exercise caution when walking and driving throughout the campus. Our first priority is ensuring access to the campus for safety vehicles (fire lanes) as well as for delivery of services (employee parking lots). Within campus, main pedestrian routes to dining facilities, academic buildings and administration buildings are priorities. Details of our approach to specific areas of campus may be found in the Winter Maintenance Plan.
The Energy and Comfort Policy
The policy details a sound energy management strategy to balance comfort, cost and sustainability. The policy sets a campus-wide target temperature range to maintain comfort, realize budget savings and minimize our carbon footprint; details
Physical Plant’s process of assessing and correcting any issues; improves control of building temperatures during occupied and unoccupied hours; and encourages building occupants to take personal steps to enhance comfort and improve energy efficiency (ex. dress in seasonally appropriate layers and prevent drafts). Review the complete policy here.

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