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Interconnect Cafe “Story” Event: 1/25

Posted on January 22, 2018 | Filed under Events

Join us for the first Interconnect Cafe this Thursday, January 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Allegheny Art Galleries. Interconnect Cafe is a playful, low-stakes space for faculty and staff to learn about what others are doing (on and off campus) and to explore interconnections across their work. The theme for this session is “Story.” Presentations include: “Where Do Babies Come From?” (Brad Hersh); “This Story May Kill You” (Vesta Silva); “A River Runs Through It” (Wendy Kedzierski); and “My Meadville: Community Values and Community Progress” (Stephanie Martin). All are welcome to attend. There will be food and beverages. Contact Adele Poynor, Byron Rich, or Julie Wilson for more information.

Ta-Nehisi Coats Book Discussion for Employees

Posted on January 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Ta-Nehisi Coats’ book “Between the World and Me” has been selected as the Common Reading for the class of 2022. A discussion group about the book, facilitated by Professor Emeritus Bill Bywater, will meet Tuesdays, March 27 and on April 3,10 and 17 between 8 and 9 a.m., with hot drinks and pastries available beginning at 7:45. Participants will receive a free copy of the book to be read in preparation for the discussions. Please contact justin adkins ( to register and receive your book. Faculty and other employees who have regular contact with first-year students are particularly urged to attend. Allegheny Common Reading is a shared learning experience designed to introduce new students to each other and to the academic community. During Welcome Weekend, new students will come together for a faculty panel and small group discussions that encompass a shared learning experience introducing them to diversity and academic discourse.

Volunteering For E=MC²

Posted on January 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

E=MC² is an opportunity for students who want to do service or who like children and/or science. The group always needs more volunteers. The details are as follows: E=MC² is an interactive and hands-on science camp for 2nd through 4th graders that aims to expose students to science before it is taught in the Meadville school system. We meet Sundays for roughly seven weeks starting February 4 through April 15. We ask that volunteers arrive in Carr Hall at 12:15 p.m. to help set up; students arrive at 1 p.m. and leave at 3:30. We generally have about 30-plus children and need as many volunteers as possible. It is a fun way to interact with youngsters, get experience teaching, and acquire service hours. Volunteers will help supervise and guide the pupils while the leaders teach. Volunteers are not required to teach but if you’re interested in gaining experience please reach out. Science experience is not required, and you do not have to volunteer every weekend. We will have a very short informational meeting on Sunday, January 28, at 12:15 p.m. in Carr 238 that you should attend if interested. Contact Bailey Pifer at or Leah Franzluebbers at if interested.

Learning Commons Open House: 1/24

Posted on January 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

Join the Learning Commons (orange node of Pelletier) to see our exciting new look/new lingo on Wednesday, January 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Learning Commons is for every student from pre-matriculation to graduation. We are “BURSTING” with excitement to share our new look with you. Refreshments included.

For Employees and Student Workers — 2017 W-2 Forms

Posted on January 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

Your 2017 W-2 will be mailed starting Thursday, January 25, to your home address on file with Human Resources. If you would prefer to pick up your W-2 at the Human Resources Office in Bentley Hall, Room 215, please contact Chris Cramer at 332-4792 no later than Wednesday, January 24.

For Employees: TIAA Consultations

Posted on January 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

A representative from TIAA will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday, February 21 – Campus Center 318
  • Tuesday, March 13 – Campus Center 318
  • Tuesday, April 3 – Campus Center 317

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA financial consultant on a confidential basis. The TIAA rep can help you with questions such as: Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my retirement goals? Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I will need? Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you. RSVP as soon as you can as space is limited. You can register at or call (800) 732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chinese American Friendship Society First Public Meeting: 1/25

Posted on January 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Chinese American Friendship Society is back this year. This club is dedicated to the cultural interaction and learning of Chinese and American culture, and helping bridge friendship between Chinese and American students. If you are interested in learning about Chinese culture and want to make friends, we will have our first meeting this semester in the Campus Center Room 301/302 on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Deadline for People & Places: 2/1

Posted on January 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

The deadline for the next People & Places, which reports on the professional activities of members of the College community and highlights student achievements, is 5 p.m. Thursday, February 1. Please submit items here. If you have questions about People & Places, please send an email to

Resume Doctor Time Change: 1/22

Posted on January 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Resume Doctor on January 22 will conclude early, at 1 p.m., so the Career Education Staff can attend another meeting. Thank you for understanding, and we hope to see many of you there! The session begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center lobby.

Important Notice from the Health Center: Influenza on Campus

Posted on January 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

We have had our first case of influenza on campus in the last 24 hours. Seasonal flu is not like having a common cold. The symptoms that most people report are:

  • Fever over 100ºF
  • Body aches
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite/vomiting/diarrhea

MOST PATIENTS WITH THE FLU DO NOT NEED TO BE EXAMINED. Ear infections and bronchitis are complications that can occur. You should be seen by a healthcare provider if you have a bad earache or wheezing in your chest. If you feel you have a complication and need to be seen, we ask that you FIRST call 332-4355 or 332-4381, so that we can prepare for your visit. We are not able to monitor emails in a timely fashion, so we prefer you call us.

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Dogs and People Needed for Senior Comp Research

Posted on January 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you have a dog on or near campus? Do you know someone who has a dog? Do you miss your dog at home and want to play with some? Senior Selena Clark is looking for dog participants as well as human “voice” models/assistants for her comp. For the dog subjects, she will be testing their behavioral and cognitive abilities in recognizing human voices. The human assistants will be asked to make a recording to be played to the dogs, as well as stand in the room with the dog when the recording is played. If you would like more information or would like to help her out, please email her at

Join the Women’s Rugby Club

Posted on January 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you feel restless or stressed out? Do you need a team, whether it be for getting you to go to the gym or helping you study? Women’s rugby has its first spring practice on Monday, January 22, in the Wise Center at 9:30 p.m. We will be doing conditioning and skill building at this time until 11:15 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday until the weather permits us back onto the field. Any and all women are welcome to join us!

Pool League Sign-ups

Posted on January 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

Sign-ups for the spring semester Game Room Pool League are being taken through Friday, January 19. Matches will be held from 10 p.m. to midnight on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested in joining, sign up at the Game Room or contact League Commissioner Vinny Carone at with questions. All skill levels are welcome.

Max Kade International Houses – Application Available!

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in using and improving your foreign language or intercultural communication skills? Would you like to learn more about other cultures by living with people of diverse backgrounds? Do you want to enjoy apartment-style amenities and the convenience of living on campus while sharing in a globally aware community?

If any of these things ring true to you, apply for residence next year in the Max Kade International Houses of North Village C. Language houses are available for immersion in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. There is also an “International House” without a foreign language component. You do not have to be a language major or minor to be considered, and you may apply to more than one house.  Read more…

Information Sessions for New RAs and Summer Student Ambassadors

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Interested in being a Resident Assistant for the 2018–2019 academic year? Please attend one of the following informational meetings. Learn about this unique leadership development opportunity, the expectations of the position, and the application process including important dates.

NEW this year: Summer Student Ambassadors! The College will be hiring a small group of students to assist with summer programs such as our Allegheny Bound summer orientation sessions for new students. You can hear more about these positions at the information sessions as well!

NEW RA/Summer Student Ambassador INFORMATION SESSIONS are scheduled for:
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First Spring Semester Resume Doctor: 1/22

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Stop in the Campus Center lobby between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, January 22, to have your resume, cover letters, or other documents reviewed by Career Education staff at the Resume Doctor session. This is the perfect chance to improve your resume prior to attending the Summer Job Fair on February 5. Please bring a printed copy.

Faculty Lecture Series Talk by Heather Moore: 1/24

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

The January talk in the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2017-18 will be held on Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Heather Moore, assistant professor of community and justice studies, will present “Either You Real or You Ain’t: Agency, Informal Education, and Black Male Student Experiences in American Popular Culture”. Most educational scholarship on Black male students primarily examines their everyday performance in formal academic classrooms, behavior in informal educative spaces, and often operates from a deficient perspective. Historically, both qualitative and quantitative research defines Black male students as an “endangered species” that lacks the (dominant) cultural capital necessary to be successful in the formal school setting. As an interdisciplinary project couched in the fields of Education, Black Studies, and Critical Race Theory, this lecture will assert that Black male youth possess agency, community cultural wealth, and command a language that showcases the resiliency of the Black male student in 20th and 21st century America. Additionally, this lecture will question the value of popular culture texts (like film and television) as tools to educate future teachers and everyday citizenry about students of color in 21st century America.

Apply to Be a Writing Consultant!

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Learning Commons seeks applications from students interested in joining the writing consultant staff. Consultants work with their peers on specific assignments as well as general writing concerns, and thus develop hands-on teaching experience. Most importantly, consultants help empower others to discover their greatest potential as writers. We encourage applications from all majors and those who are still undeclared. We also encourage speakers of languages other than English to apply. Required qualifications include an open mind, a willingness to learn, and an interest in helping others become stronger, more confident writers; a solid academic record, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor are advantageous.

To apply, please complete the application form and submit a brief personal statement along with a writing sample to Professor Hart at The deadline for applications is Monday, February 12, 2018.

SRL Intern Applications Due 1/25

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

Spiritual and Religious Life is hiring three SRL Interns help to staff the SRL Office and work in specific programming areas. New Interns will overlap with graduating students in the areas of Hillel, the Prayer and Meditation Retreat, and Communications. SRL Interns also take part in leadership training and vocational conversations, both individually and as a group. Detailed job descriptions are available here; applications are due January 25. For information, contact or 332-2800.

Interested in Playing Women’s Tennis?

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you are interested in playing women’s tennis this spring, please contact Coach Jared Luteran at (814) 332-2809 or The season starts January 23 and goes until the end of April. Please call or email with any questions.

String Players Wanted for Allegheny College Civic Symphony

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you play violin, viola, cello, or bass? Allegheny College Civic Symphony is looking for you! If you are a student, part of the faculty or staff, or another member of the Allegheny community, you are invited to audition! This semester the Civic Symphony is playing a full program of movie music — themes from favorites like “The Empire Strikes Back,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Apollo 13,” and more! The Civic Symphony rehearses on Monday evenings, 7–9:30 p.m. (beginning January 22), and will culminate with the spring concert on Saturday, April 28, at 3:15 p.m. Any interested musicians should contact Dr. Jennifer Dearden at Students who enroll in Civic Symphony (Music 110) will receive one academic credit.

CrossFit Class Offered

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

A new fitness class is being offered to anyone interested in CrossFit/circuit training. The class will be led by BJ Hammer, head football coach, beginning Friday, January 19. The class runs from 6 to 7 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday in the Wise Center. For more information, please contact Coach Hammer at or 332-2826.

Fencing Club Practices

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

Ever dream of wielding a sword like Arya, D’Artagnan, Éowyn, or the Dread Pirate Roberts? Then you should check out the fencing club. Fencing is a dynamic and strategic sport and is a great way to burn off calories with your friends. We meet Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Wise Center Dance Studio. No experience required, and we have all the safety equipment needed for beginners. Wear gym clothes and tennis/court shoes. Our first practice is on Tuesday, January 16, but new members are welcome to stop by at any practice. The club is open to any member of the Allegheny community. Contact Tomas Nonnenmacher ( or Kevin McDowell ( for more information.

Game Room Opens 1/16

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Game Room will open for the spring semester at noon on Tuesday, January 16, and operate noon to midnight, seven days per week. Stop by to enjoy the nine gaming stations, over 1,400 DVDs in the Gator Flix movie collection and 24 board games. New this semester are Craft Corner Activities, debuting on Sunday, January 21. Each week a craft will be offered from Sunday through Thursday. The full schedule for crafts is posted in the glass case outside of the Game Room.

Applications for 2018–19 Special Interest Housing Due 1/29

Posted on January 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Special Interest Housing Program provides a unique living opportunity in the College-owned houses. The goal of the program is to offer students a chance to enhance their curricular and co-curricular interests while living with students with similar interests. Special Interest Housing applications for the 2018–19 academic year are due by Monday, January 29, at 11:59 p.m. Learn more and apply here.

Nominations Sought for Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards

Posted on January 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please nominate faculty and staff for special College awards, including the Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award. The nomination form, as well as names of previous recipients, can be found here. Award recipients are selected by a committee of alumni who rely on the information in these nominations to make their decisions. Your participation is critical to the success of this process and greatly appreciated. Nominations are due by January 31. For more information please contact Phil Foxman at or call the Alumni Affairs Office at 332-5384.

NaviGators Can Help

Posted on January 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Are you happy with how your fall semester turned out? Would you like a NaviGator peer mentor to improve your spring semester? NaviGators will help students identify and overcome obstacles that may be impeding academic success, and develop strong time-management, goal-setting and organization skills. Fill out this form to sign up.

Still Looking for a Class? Consider “Economics of Entrepreneurship”

Posted on January 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

In this class, students will learn how to start a business from scratch from the idea phase to a money-making company or a non-profit/social venture to an impactful entity. Classes meet Tuesday/Thursday from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., and students will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes by participating in Allegheny’s Zingale Big Idea Competition. There is no pre-requisite/no restrictions so you can just add this class, Econ 380, via Webadvisor. Contact Allegheny’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Chris Allison at if you have questions.

Smoothie Street is Now Serving Bruetta Tea

Posted on January 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

New for 2018–Smoothie Street is serving whole leaf hot tea from Bruetta Teas. Check them out online at and then come visit them Wednesday, January 17, in McKinley’s from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. as they give away samples and answer any questions you might have about their product.

Dining Services Opening Hours

Posted on January 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Parkhurst Dining Services would like to welcome everyone back from break and wish them a happy and healthy New Year! Opening weekend hours of operation are as follows: Saturday: McKinley’s is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Deli, Grill and Frenchbreads are open for lunch and dinner with Cantina opening at 4 p.m. Brooks is closed. Sunday: Both halls return to full service–McKinley’s from 9 a.m. until midnight and Brooks from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.

January Bookstore Hours

Posted on January 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

Bookstore hours for the remainder of January: Closed through Sunday, January 14; Monday, January 15, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekdays beginning January 16, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. If you need assistance while the store is closed, please email Denise McHale at or ask at the Post Office.

The Campus Delivery and Email Subscription

Posted on January 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Campus would like to give Allegheny professors, administrators, and other staff members the option of having a copy of the newspaper delivered to their office doors every Friday! We are also offering an email subscription to anyone who is interested in having links to the most recent articles emailed to them in one email that will be sent every Friday morning! Sign up for the options on our form. Deliveries and emails will begin during the Spring 2018 semester.

Biochemistry Research Opportunities

Posted on December 18, 2017 | Filed under General News

Biochemistry research opportunities are available within the Chemistry Department, under the direction of Dr. Garcia. Dr. Garcia’s research centers on understanding enzymes and ribozymes. All projects utilize kinetics and thermodynamics techniques as well as biological model systems. Eligibility: 1st Students registered for Spring CHEM 122, or 1st or 2nd year students who completed CHEM 231. Time commitment: One credit spring semester course (4 hours/week) and attend group meetings once a week (1 hour). For more information: Contact Dr. Garcia ( for an application.

Allegheny Baseball Youth Skills Camp

Posted on December 14, 2017 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Baseball will be holding its Youth Skills Camp again this winter. Dates of the camp are Sunday, January 28, February 4 and February 11. We will be holding pitching and hitting sessions for ages 6-10 and 11-18. (6-10 pitching at noon, 6-10 hitting 1 p.m., 11-18 hitting 2 p.m., and 11-18 pitching, 3 p.m.) Price of camp for Allegheny employees is $65 for one session and $110 for both sessions. Payment can be made at the first day of camp by check or cash. Space is limited, so please contact Coach Mike Victory to register, for more information or with any questions.

Call for Center for Political Participation Fellow Applications

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

Are you interested in developing political engagement programming for the campus community? Enjoy politics and civic engagement? Interested in law and policy? Apply to be a Fellow at the Center for Political Participation. Join a team of hard-working students and gain valuable skills through campus leadership, research, and professional development opportunities. Students from all majors are welcome to apply by January 24, 2018. Experience with the Law & Policy Program is beneficial to your candidacy, but not required. These are paid positions. If you hold another job on campus, you can still be a Fellow (as a volunteer), but you cannot receive payment for two positions. Please fill out the application and submit your resume to by 5 p.m. January 24.

Students: Apply to Participate in Alternative Spring Break 2018

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Filed under Events

What are you doing for Spring Break? Are you considering doing something meaningful? Consider an Alternative Spring Break. Join other students in doing a week-long service-immersion experience. Learn more about yourself, others and your capacity to help make an impact in a local or national community. The 2018 alternative spring break trips include: Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, North Carolina; Living Lands and Waters in Grafton, Illinois; The Jewish Farm School in Philadelphia, and Natural Bridge State Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Please click here for more information and to apply. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, February 6, by 6 p.m. For more information, contact coordinators Charmaine Wilson at or Corey Razevich at

EMT Course on Campus–Spring ’18

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

AERO is offering an emergency medical technician course that will be taught starting in February of next semester and run until the beginning of May. Successful completion of this course enables your eligibility to take the Nation Registry Exam and become a certified emergency medical technician. This course will be open to all students, faculty and staff. For more information, please email

Your Campus Photos Could be Featured

Posted on December 10, 2017 | Filed under General News

To showcase the talents of Allegheny students, we invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus so we can feature your work in future online and/or print publications. Landscapes are preferred and can be from any year or season. If you would like the College to consider using your images of our beautiful campus, please upload them here. Please contact Miranda with questions,

Short Course on Queer Folks and the Church–March 1-15, 2018

Posted on November 9, 2017 | Filed under General News

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, ’72, retired moderator of the Metropolitan Community Churches, a fully inclusive denomination, and Allegheny Chaplain Rev. Dr. Jane Ellen Nickell will offer a short course on Queer Folks and the Church in the spring semester. The class explores the ongoing conflict in Christian churches over the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons, especially around ordination and marriage. Students prepare short reflection papers based on assigned readings for four discussion sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, March 6 and 8, and March 13 and 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students will also serve as discussion facilitators at a Saturday workshop with area clergy and church members on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Jane Ellen Nickell at or (814) 332-2800.

Short Course Offered Spring Semester: ECON 290–Aid & Development in Africa

Posted on November 8, 2017 | Filed under General News

Economics Professor Steve Onyeiwu and Jonathan White ’92, regional director for East and Southern Africa, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA in Washington, D.C., are team teaching this one-credit short course on campus March 20-26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Professor Onyeiwu at to register. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 101 (or permission of instructor). Read more…

“Teaching With Tenderness” Book Group

Posted on November 6, 2017 | Filed under General News

Sponsored by the Provost’s office, the Director of Faculty Development is seeking faculty and staff for participation in a six-week book group in on the following Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. during Spring 2018 (Feb 2, 9 and 16; March 2 and 16, and April 6). The group will read and discuss Becky Thompson’s “Teaching With Tenderness;” a copy of the book and lunch will be provided. This book explores innovative pedagogies for teaching the realities of a challenging world to a changing student population by examining contemplative practices to teach topics related to trauma, systemic violence, and racial, sexual, religious, gender, and class injustices. Read more…

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions 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