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Community Project Poster Session: 12/11

Posted on December 8, 2019 | Filed under Events

The four FS101 sections in the Honors Program have worked in teams on the Community Project over the course of the semester. Each group has chosen some aspect of the local community (Allegheny College or Crawford County more broadly) to research. They are showcasing their final projects as poster presentations. We invite the campus community to join us for posters, conversation, and light refreshments Wednesday, December 11, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in The Gateway. If you have questions, please email Lauren French at

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:

Posada: 12/10

Posted on December 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Latinas on the Rise and Newman for an end of the semester fiesta. The event will occur at the IDEAS Center on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. There will be free food, music, and more.

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

Improv Show in Grounds for Change: 12/9

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

On Sunday, December 8, at 9 p.m., come see the Egg Detectives, Allegheny’s Improv Comedy troupe, perform some hilarious and zany improv. The Eggs will be playing a variety of improv games that are the perfect remedy to the studying blues.

Junior Percussion Recital: 12/9

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Jakob Drozd, from the Allegheny College Music Department, will present his Junior Percussion Recital on Monday, December 9, at 7 p.m. on the stage of Shafer Auditorium. Audience seating will be on the Shafer stage. Performing repertoire includes works by Charles DeLancey, John Bergamo, Ivan Trevino, David Reeves and Stephen Primatic. Jakob is a percussion student of Professor Stephen F. Corsi.

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

Pop-Up Food Pantry: 12/6

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Stop by Brooks Dining Hall between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, December 6, for a Pop-Up Food Pantry. Parkhurst will be giving away soup, rice and beans, sandwiches, pasta, fruit and potatoes for students who might need it to get through the rest of the semester.

Last Day for Faculty Delivery

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

The last day for fall semester faculty delivery from Pelletier Library is Friday, December 6.

Craft Corner–Hodge Podge: 12/6-12/10

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Missed out on a craft? Want to make another one? Stop by the Game Room beginning at noon on Friday, December 6, through December 10 and revisit a favorite from earlier in the semester at the Game Room’s last crafting event for Fall 2019. Crafts will include rock painting, wooden ornaments, pumpkins, wooden blocks, and magnetic gator clips. All supplies provided. Don’t miss out on Hodge Podge!

Craft Corner Pop-Up–Like Totally 80s! Fuzzy Poster Coloring: 12/6

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed under General News

Impending finals getting you down? Visit the Game Room between noon and midnight on Friday, December 6, for a blast to the past all the way back to the 80s! Choose a killer fuzzy poster to color, listen to ’80s music, take fun photos with props at a rad photo area, get candy, and guess how many pieces are in a candy jar for a chance to win the whole jar plus an additional prize. All coloring supplies will be provided. Quantities limited. One winner for the candy jar will be chosen and notified via email for pickup in the Game Room. Don’t miss this totally tubular end to the semester!

Choral Ensembles Concert: 12/7

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny College Choral Ensembles, under the direction of Professor James Niblock, will present their fall concert on Saturday, December 7, at 3:15 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. All five of the College’s choirs will perform with over 125 singers from the student body, faculty, and surrounding community. The concert is free and open to the public. Read more…

Meadiaville Listening Project Listening Party: 12/9

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under Events

Students of Communication Arts 376 will present the fourth season of the Meadiaville Listening Project, “Lake Effect Love: Relationships in the Rust Belt,” at a listening party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 9, at the Firehouse Tap and Grille in Meadville, 875 Park Ave. The event will showcase the semester-long project in which Allegheny students explored the dating culture in Meadville through ethnographic studies. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Read more…

Agricultural Technology, Bio-fortification and Child Nutrition in Uganda: 12/9

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under Events

The Center for Business & Economics will welcome Dr. Rosemary Isoto at 12:15 p.m Monday, December 9, in Quigley 220. She will present her paper, entitled “Agricultural Technology, Bio-fortification and Child Nutrition in Uganda.” Despite big strides in economic growth, a general decline in poverty levels and an improvement in life expectancy at birth, Uganda continues to lag in terms of reducing child mortality and malnutrition. The immediate causes of malnutrition among children in Uganda and elsewhere continue to be the high disease burden as well as inadequate dietary intake. However, many other factors contribute to nutritional outcomes, among them, the performance of the agricultural sector. Read more…

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.

Town Hall Discussion–Immigration in an Era of Restriction: 12/9

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under Events

Join the Fall 2019 Law & Policy Seminar students for a discussion of “Immigration in an Era of Restriction” on Monday, December 9, at 12:15 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of Tippie Alumni Center. Lunch will be provided.

Christmas Service: 12/9

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under Events

Spiritual and Religious Life will hold its annual Candlelight Christmas Service on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in Ford Memorial Chapel. Students, faculty, and staff will read scripture passages about the coming Messiah from the prophet Isaiah, light Advent candles, and join in singing songs of the season. The community is invited to attend this celebration of Advent and Christmas. For information, contact Spiritual and Religious Life at 332-2800 or email

Welcome, New Employee

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny would like to welcome this new employee who joined the College recently: Jeniffer Gonzalez Reyes in the Allegheny Gateway.

Faculty and Staff Volunteers Needed for Late Night Breakfast: 12/11

Posted on December 3, 2019 | Filed under Events

Late Night Breakfast is a Gator tradition and only made possible by our wonderful faculty and staff volunteers. This year is going to be better than ever and we need your help. If you’d like to help kick off finals week with our students, please reach out to Stephanie Lang ( The breakfast is at 10 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, in Brooks Dining Hall.

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.

Cookies & Milk Performance: 12/8

Posted on December 2, 2019 | Filed under Events

Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies Program presents its annual holiday concert, Cookies and Milk, for families and children on Sunday, December 8, at 2 p.m. in the Montgomery Performance Space. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 pm in the Campus Center Lobby. The concert has been a tradition for over 20 years. In keeping with the seasonal spirit of giving, there will be a collection box for Toys for Tots at the concert. Audience members are welcome to contribute new, unwrapped toys to be gifted to a child who might otherwise not receive holiday presents. The concert is free and open to the public. Please note that there will be only one performance at 2 p.m. so call the Dance and Movement Studies office (814) 332-2813 to make a reservation or email

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

Coming Out and Going Home: 12/6

Posted on December 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Trae Yeckley, Ph.D., LMFT, from the Counseling and Personal Development Center and Angelica from the IDEAS Center for a discussion about the potential stressors that LGBTQ+ students may face when they go home for the holidays. McKinley’s meal passes will be provided for those who attend. Friday, December 6, at noon in McKinely’s Private Dining Room. Sponsored by the IDEAS Center, Counseling and Personal Development and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

People & Places Deadline: 12/6

Posted on December 2, 2019 | 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 Friday, December 6. Please submit items here. If you have questions about People & Places, please send an email to

Allegheny College Financial Literacy Challenge: 12/7

Posted on December 1, 2019 | Filed under Events

Twenty student teams (40 total students) will participate in the first annual Financial Literacy Challenge where students will present a personal financial budget and investing plan appropriate for a recent college graduate. The competition will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, in rooms 122 and 123 in Quigley Hall. The Allegheny Community is invited to attend the final award ceremony that will take place at 2 p.m. in Henderson Auditorium when the judges will award $5,000 in prizes and trophies to student winners. Read more…

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…

Title IX Survey

Posted on November 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

This survey is for a final project in the ENGL 208 Professional Communications course. The purpose of the survey is to determine how much the student body knows about Title IX and how they would feel about implementing new methods to educate students about Title IX and the resources provided on campus. To take the survey, please click here.

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.

College to Congress Internship

Posted on November 20, 2019 | Filed under General News

College to Congress creates pathways for students to intern in Congress who otherwise could not afford to do so by providing the connections, finances, and training. They aim to empower the next generation of public servants. The program is free for all participants. College to Congress will secure Congressional internships, cover all expenses, pair interns with bipartisan allies, provide training and development, connect interns with jobs on Capitol Hill. This internship is in Washington, D.C., from May 27 to August 1. Eligible applicants are current college juniors and seniors interested in having a career in Congress, Pell Grant recipients, those having a DACA status, or those receiving financial aid as a student with disabilities. Stop by the Career Education office for more information; applications are due November 30.

Additional Print Points to Student Accounts

Posted on November 19, 2019 | Filed under General News

In working with LITS (Library and Information Technology Services), Allegheny Student Government is happy to report that 2,000 additional printer points have been added to all student accounts. The policy on print points has been updated to state that any remaining print points at the end of one semester will roll over to the next. Any further questions please contact Aimee Reash at

Seeking Local Youth Athletes for Mentoring

Posted on November 19, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you know a local youth athlete (grades 6-8) who would like to be paired with an Allegheny athlete next semester, please fill out this form. The Gator Youth Sports Mentoring program pairs Allegheny athletes with local youth athletes every spring semester. The pairs will meet once a week for about an hour and will practice their sport together. If you have questions about this opportunity, please e-mail

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.

Rotary Roses

Posted on November 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Rotary Club is once again offering Rotary Roses. They are $15 a dozen, and available in red, pink or yellow. This is one of Rotary’s primary fund raisers, and provides much of the funding for the Rotary Grants Program which benefits the Meadville community. Every penny that is raised benefits our local area. Roses can be ordered through Rotarian Lowell Hepler at A check payable to “Rotary Club of Meadville” can be sent to him at Box 31, Allegheny College by Monday, November 25. Roses will be available for pickup in M118 (Paula Varee’s office) on Friday, December 6.

Applications for 2020–21 Special Interest Housing Due: 12/18

Posted on November 14, 2019 | Filed under Events

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 2020–21 academic year are due by Wednesday, December 18, at 11:59 p.m. Learn more and apply here.

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.

Academic Honors

Posted on October 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2018-2019 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.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 29, 2019 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Tuesday, October 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 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 2018 income information to file the 2020-2021 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 2018 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 maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2020-2021 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2020.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identification ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have an FSA ID or if it has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
For more information regarding the 2020-2021 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.