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Pelletier Library Open 24/7

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

To help students who need library access during finals week, Pelletier Library will be open around the clock starting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 11. The library will stay open 24 hours a day until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. Allegheny College ID will be required as usual after 10 p.m. Limited services will be available after 11:30 p.m.

Google Classroom Workshop and Help Session: 1/8

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under Events

All educators are invited to a Google Classroom workshop from 11 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, January 8, in the Pelletier Collaboratory. (This is a repeat of the Teaching with Technology/Teaching Tidbits workshop that took place on Monday, December 3.) Rachel Weir will demonstrate how Google Classroom (part of G Suite for Education) can be used to: assign, collect, and grade classwork; communicate with students; post course materials, and much more. A laptop or smartphone will enable you to participate in the demonstration but these are not required for attendance. Refreshments will be available at 10:45 a.m. and lunch will be provided to participants in the Collaboratory from noon until 1 p.m. To RSVP for the workshop or the help session, please use this link. For educators who are considering using Classroom for spring classes, a drop-in help session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. Rachel Weir and Helen McCullough will be available during this time to answer questions about Classroom and to assist with setting up classes on Classroom. Location to be announced.

Game Room Limited Hours

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Tuesday, December 11, is the Game Room’s last day of regular hours. The Game Room will open Wednesday, December 12, through Friday, December 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. as a study break space.

Join SPS in Celebrating Newton’s 376th Birthday: 12/11

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Physics Department is throwing a birthday party to celebrate the life of a true legend: Sir Isaac Newton. In his day, Newton was at the forefront of the scientific revolution and is largely to blame for the reason you had to take Calculus 160 and Physics 110. So come join the Society of Physics Students on Tuesday, December 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Carr Hall 120 for Newton-themed food, games, and a performance by the FS Physics 201 students.

Christmas Caroling with ACO: 12/11

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Peace on Earth! Good will to all! Christmas Caroling is one of our favorite traditions, and all are welcome. If you’ve never caroled before – come see what it’s like. Allegheny Christian Outreach will meet Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in Ford Chapel. We’ll carol around town, and then head to the Lighthouse (575 Park Ave.) at 8:15 p.m. for hot chocolate, cookies, and peppermint milkshakes.

Welcome, New Employee

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny would like to welcome a new employee who joined the College recently: John Yatsko Jr. in Information and Technology Services.

Last Call for Flu Shots

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

The last of Winslow Health Center’s flu vaccines for the 2018-19 season are available until the end of the semester to all Allegheny students, employees, and spouses. No further flu vaccine will be available at WHC during spring semester. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months or older receive a flu vaccine every season. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial. Please call the Health Center at (814) 332-4355 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $25 – we will accept cash or a check made payable to Allegheny College. Students also have the option of billing to their student account. Please wear short sleeves.

First-Gen Faculty/Staff? Win a Free T-Shirt

Posted on December 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

Faculty/staff support of our students is one of the many reasons students choose Allegheny. The IDEAS Center is gathering information to foster support of our first-generation college students in order to better meet their needs. Allegheny defines first-generation college students as follows: “A student for whom neither parent had completed a four-year degree at the time of student’s matriculation.” If you, as faculty or staff consider yourself a first-generation college student, please take a moment to complete this form. We would like to have as accurate as possible data regarding our faculty/staff. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angelica ( or justin ( Once the form is complete, you will be entered into a drawing to receive an IDEAS Center T-shirt!

Success at Allegheny? What First Year Students Discovered: 12/18

Posted on December 9, 2018 | Filed under Events

Want to talk about what it takes to succeed at Allegheny? Struggling as a first-year or sophomore student? Interested in learning more about effective studying, time management, or self-care strategies? Join us on Tuesday, December 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Gateway of the Pelletier Library as students from the two FS101 sections for Access Allegheny present posters about how to “thrive” at Allegheny College. For their final assignment, the students were asked to research a challenge/issue that students transitioning to college might face and to develop recommendations or suggestions for meeting that challenge. This poster session is unique because the students have gotten a chance to contribute to research that is so often written about them. Come see what they discovered and help us recognize their work.

Ally Circle Interest Meeting: 1/21

Posted on December 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

Faculty and staff, by now many of you have heard about this word “ally,” but what does it really mean? How can you become a good/better ally? Join Angelica Perez-Johnston, associate director of the IDEAS Center, for an information session on our spring Ally Circles. This information session will provide insight into the topics explored and begin to unpack the ideas of privilege and becoming an ally to the many diverse student populations on our campus among other topics. The information session will be held as a part of MLK week programming on Monday, January 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Please register using this link no later than Friday, January 11. Space is limited to 20 participants so make sure to register early. For questions or concerns, please reach out to Angelica (, justin adkins, associate dean and director (, or Kristin Dukes, dean for Institutional Diversity (kdukes@allegheny.ed).

Wellness Calendar: 12/10

Posted on December 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

As we move into exams, this week’s Wellness Calendar includes quiet hours and a meditation “Sit-In” in the Campus Center lobby to help find some calmness, as well as study breaks with meals provided. You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link.

Stress Relief Give-aways: 12/10-11

Posted on December 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Wellness Committee will be tabling at lunchtime on Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, to give away stress balls and healthy snacks. Stop by our table in the Campus Center lobby, and also look for the jigsaw puzzles and coloring stations in the Campus Center lobby and the library. Good luck with exams, and please stay well.

Apply to Present at Allegheny’s Inaugural Academic Excellence Convention

Posted on December 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

Want to present a short, powerful talk at our convention? It can be about pretty much anything, as long as it’s something you’re passionate and knowledgeable about. Talks should be no longer than 20 minutes. To be considered as a speaker, please submit an abstract/pitch about your talk (no more than 1,000 words). Requirements: Must be an Allegheny College student, must plan on being on campus in the spring of 2019, must be OK with public speaking. Abstracts are due on January 18, 2019. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee, any of the committee members, or Gretchen Beck. For more information, click here.

Meditation Sit-In: 12/11

Posted on December 6, 2018 | Filed under Events

Zen Buddhist Monk Claude AnShin Thomas will lead a sit-In in the Campus Center lobby on Tuesday, December 11, at 12:30 p.m. Cushions and instructions will be provided for this brief meditation, which brings a sense of calmness and peace to the center of campus at this stressful time.

Meadiaville Listening Project to Debut Its Third Season: 12/10

Posted on December 6, 2018 | Filed under Events

Allegheny’s Communication Arts and Theatre Department students will release the third season of the Meadiaville Listening Project, called “North Main Narratives,” an oral-history podcast that features the college’s recently retired staff and professors, with a listening party planned for Monday, December 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St. The event is free and open to the public. The full press release can be found here.

Appointments Still Available – Free STI Clinic: 12/11

Posted on December 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Sexually Transmitted Infections clinic on Tuesday, December 11, still has appointments available beginning at 1:40 p.m. up to 2:40 p.m. at the Winslow Health Center. No exam is required and testing is open to all students. Appointments are scheduled every 10 minutes. If you would like to participate in this free testing clinic, please call the Health Center at (814) 332-4355 to schedule an appointment. As a reminder, appointments are required; please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork and plan on being here for up to 40 minutes.

Faculty Library Delivery Ends December 7

Posted on December 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

The last day that Pelletier Library will deliver or pick up items from academic buildings will be Friday, December 7. The service will resume at the start of the spring semester.

Candlelight Christmas Service: 12/10

Posted on December 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

Members of the Christian community at Allegheny will lead the annual Candlelight Christmas Service (formerly the Hanging of the Greens) on Monday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Ford Chapel. The service features seasonal carols, scripture readings, and lighting of the Advent candles.

Craft Corner: Hodge Podge of Crafts

Posted on December 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

Stop by the Game Room beginning Friday, December 7, for the last chance to create a take-home keepsake from one of the Game Room crafts featured this semester. Crafts include wooden cubes, wooden shapes, suncatchers, pumpkins, and more. Supplies will be available through Tuesday as supplies last. Check out the Game Room display case for a sample of available crafts.

Volunteers Needed for Late Night Breakfast: 12/12

Posted on December 4, 2018 | Filed under Events

Faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed to serve food at the traditional Late Night Breakfast at 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, in Brooks Dining Hall. If you’re interested or have questions, please email Stephanie Lang at

Foreign Service Luncheon Rescheduled: 12/10

Posted on December 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

Take a break from your studies and explore internships, fellowships and careers with the U.S. Department of State. Meet with Allegheny Visiting Diplomat Dale R. Giovengo on Monday, December 10, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Room 245 of Pelletier Library. Bagged lunch will be provided. This event was originally scheduled for December 3.

Donate Food for Finals: 12/5-12/18

Posted on December 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

It’s the end of the semester and food is running low for some of our students. With your help, from December 5-18 the IDEAS Center and SRL will have free food available. If you would like to bring a dish by, please let justin adkins ( or Angelica know. If you would like to discuss concerns you have about access to food, stop by the IDEAS Center and chat with justin or Angelica.

Activity: Escape Room – Snowed In

Posted on December 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

You and your friends have been taking advantage of the Pennsylvania weather and spent the whole day making an igloo – great job! What a fun day it was until … the snow pile collapsed and now you’re stuck inside. Follow clues and puzzles to help you find a shovel to dig your way out. The game room is in the Campus Center and starts at 7 p.m. Friday, December 7. Register here.

Applications for 2019–20 Special Interest Housing Due: 12/19

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Special Interest Housing Program provides a unique living opportunity in the College-owned houses and pods in Ravine. 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 2019–20 academic year are due by Wednesday, December 19, at 11:59 p.m. Learn more and apply here.

Be a Finals Friend!

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

We all know that finals can be a stressful time in your college career. This year we’d like to help spread some positive vibes and invite you to sign up for a finals friend. What is a finals friend? Sign up for a finals friend beginning today and until Friday, December 7. When you sign up for a finals friend, you will receive one in return. On Monday, December 10, and Tuesday, December 11, stop by the IDEAS Center to get the name of your finals friend and decorate a card and an ornament for your friend. Decorated cards and ornaments will be distributed via interoffice mail on Wednesday, December 12, and Thursday, December 13. To sign up to be and receive a finals friend complete this Google form.

Weekly Wellness Calendar: 12/3-9

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

This week’s Wellness Calendar includes concerts, parties, and many other social events that can provide a break from studying. If you need a quiet space to think or meditate, there are quiet hours designated in the Chapel in the early mornings and till midnight most nights. You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link.

Winter Break Transportation

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and ASG are sponsoring 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 11, 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.

Spring Meal Plan Change — Due 1/25/19

Posted on December 2, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you wish to change your meal plan for the spring semester, please complete this form by January 25, 2019, at noon. If you want to keep the same meal plan you had this semester, no action is required. Please contact Residence Life ( if you have any questions.

Proxy Senator Needed for the Class of 2020

Posted on November 29, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Class of 2020 is looking for a Proxy Senator to serve on Senate for the rest of the semester as well as through the Spring 2019 semester. As a Proxy, you will have to attend General Assembly and weekly class meetings. Any current juniors interested, please contact George Castellon Castillo, president of the Class of 2020, at

Health Center Appointments

Posted on November 29, 2018 | Filed under General News

As weather conditions continue to worsen, Winslow Health Center wants to remind students that they should call ahead for an appointment before making the trip to Schultz. While some walk-ins may be available, calling will guarantee you are able to see one of our physicians or nurse practitioners. Please visit our web page for our hours, including detailed physician hours. For questions or to make an appointment, please call (814) 332-4355.

Winter Break Housing Individual Student Requests

Posted on November 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

The residence halls will be closed from noon on December 19, 2018 to 10 a.m. on January 12, 2019. Individual students who require housing will need to complete the Winter Break Stay Request (Individual Students) form by December 7, 2018; late requests will not be accepted. This form is not for students who are a member of a group (see Winter Break Request (Group) form). Students will be notified the week of December 10 about the status of their request. Please contact Residence Life ( with any questions.

CoDE Fall 2018 Open Meeting: 12/10

Posted on November 28, 2018 | Filed under Events

The Council on Diversity and Equity (CoDE) will hold its open meeting for the Fall 2018 semester on Monday, December 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Campus Center Room 303. All members of the Allegheny College community are welcome to attend. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns about this meeting or CoDE in general, please contact Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity via email ( or phone at x2724.

Winter Break Workers Needed

Posted on November 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Wise Center is looking for two to four student workers to work the front desk over winter break. If you’re interested and will be on campus or nearby, email the Director of Peak Performance and Fitness (

EMT Class Sign-Up

Posted on November 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you’re interested in becoming an EMT, the Allegheny Emergency Response Organization will be bringing a course to Allegheny College in the spring semester. The deadline for submitting the form is December 11. If you’re interested please email so that the sign-up packet can be shared with you.

Admissions Seeks Counselor for a Day Volunteers

Posted on November 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Admissions is looking for student volunteers to visit their former high schools over winter break to chat with future Gators. Please contact Katie Jordan at if you’re interested.

VITA Seeks Student Volunteers

Posted on November 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Consider an internship experience where you can earn 4 credits with no final test, finish early (April 15), learn how to prepare tax returns, and assist people who really need your help. It’s called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is a nationwide IRS program designed to help low and moderate income taxpayers complete annual tax returns at no cost. Meadville VITA (Econ 501) is being offered in spring 2019 and is a 4-credit internship for students in the course. Students will receive training in preparing income taxes and using the IRS software prior to the tax season, then for 10 weeks from February through April, students will work preparing taxes for low- and middle-income residents in our community. This opportunity not only provides a valuable skill and looks good on a resume, but it also creates positive interactions with the community. To register for the course, email Professor Stephanie Martin,

Winter Maintenance Plan and Energy and Comfort Policy

Posted on November 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

Winter weather in Northwest Pennsylvania is a challenge for residents and visitors alike. We’ve developed two resources to ensure the winter is safe and comfortable for all: Read more…

Trippi Scholarship for International Internships, Summer 2019

Posted on November 25, 2018 | Filed under Events

Ever thought about the amazing international internship opportunities that other students get a chance to do, but feel like they are financially out of your reach? Thanks to generous funding from an Allegheny alumnus, Allegheny College is pleased to announce we are able to provide scholarships for up to three students with financial need to participate in the summer global health and development internships in either India or Moldova for Summer 2019. While these experiences will be of interest to Global Health Studies majors and minors, they are open to students with any disciplinary backgrounds, and internship topics may range from public health to a range of determinants of community health such as education, economic development, communication, or can focus around student skills such as data analysis, research, social media, photography, or interviewing. Read more…

India Global Health and Development Internship – Deadline Extended

Posted on November 25, 2018 | Filed under Events

The India Global Health and Development Internship for Summer 2019 has extended the deadline for applications until December 12. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply to participate in an eight-week internship in Mysore, India, with placement in one of a dozen or more non-profit organizations under an award winning NGO. Students internship topics have covered topics from public health, small business economics, education, outreach, maternal / child health, palliative care, homelessness, ayurvedic medicine, and civic engagement. Learn about the cultural heritage of India while working with top development organizations and earn Allegheny credit for the experience. Come find out more at one of two informational sessions, Thursday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Carr 120, or Monday, December 3, at 12:30 p.m. in Carr 238.

Be Alert for Increased Number of Email Scams

Posted on November 25, 2018 | Filed under General News

The InfoDesk received reports of several new phishing attempts and email scams. Please be alert to such messages you receive particularly when you are not expecting the message, the message is worded oddly, or request fast action unnecessarily. Those are all typical signs of phishing or email scam. For more suggestions on identifying phishing attempts and other email scams, please review the Is It Phishing page on the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) website. Should you receive a message that is suspect it is always wise to report the message as spam in Gmail.

Spring 2019 Textbook Adoption Reminder for Faculty

Posted on November 19, 2018 | Filed under General News

This is a reminder to faculty that the Virtual Bookstore opens for Spring 2019 student textbook purchases on Monday, November 26, 2018. If no textbook adoption has been submitted for your courses, they will not be visible when the site opens. It would be helpful if you would submit your adoptions as soon as possible. Starting on Monday, it will take seven to 10 days for submitted adoptions to appear on the website. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

Win Prizes for Walking

Posted on November 15, 2018 | Filed under General News

To help you balance the holiday indulgence and manage this stressful season, the Wellness Committee will be organizing a two-week step challenge following our Thanksgiving Break beginning Wednesday, November 28, and ending December 12. Gift cards will be awarded to the winning team and all participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of three wellness baskets. Steps to enter the challenge are below which can be entered by students, faculty or staff. Please register your team by the first day of the challenge. Read more…

Nominations Sought for Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards

Posted on November 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.

Winter Break and Spring Job Postings

Posted on November 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who will have students working for them over Winter Break and/or will have openings for the Spring Semester need to submit the Job Posting Forms by November 20. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for Winter Break as well as advertise for any open positions for the Spring semester. There is no housing for student workers over winter break. Supervisors can complete this form by visiting the Student Employment website and selecting “Break or Academic Year Job Posting for Supervisors” in the right-hand menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Serve on a College Committees Council

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you want to make a change on campus by serving on a College Committees Council? Allegheny Student Government is actively seeking applicants to fill vacancies on four committees. To find out more information about the openings click here. To fill out the application, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact ASG Chief of Staff Jason Ferrante (

Rotary Roses

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

It’s Rotary Rose time. Orders are being accepted for the annual Rotary Rose Sale, with proceeds used to fund Rotary’s service projects in our community and for efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Roses are $15 per dozen and available in red, yellow or pink, and available for pickup on Friday, December 7, in M118, Arnold Hall (Music Department). Orders and money need to be received by Monday, November 26, with checks payable to “Rotary Club of Meadville.” If you are interested, please email Rotarian Lowell Hepler:

Get Involved in the World Language Program

Posted on November 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you have attained 200-level proficiency in a foreign language, you can share your love of language and culture and give back to the community by teaching Crawford County 5th graders this spring semester in the World Language Program. You’ll earn 2 credits, too. For more information, click here.

Please Submit Your Photos of Our Beautiful Campus

Posted on October 31, 2018 | Filed under General News

To showcase the endless talent of our students, staff and faculty, we would like to invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus. We may feature your work 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. Please contact Lisa Young with questions – or (814) 332-6556.

Spring 2019 Course Listing for Distribution

Posted on October 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you entered Allegheny College in Fall 2016 or after, and are looking for a course to fulfill a specific Distribution Requirement, please click here for a list of Spring 2019 courses organized by each of the eight requirements. You will need to be logged in with an address in order to be able to view the list. If you have questions, please consult your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (814) 332-2357 or

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.