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Philosophy/Religious Studies Gator Day Event: 10/23

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under Events

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will hold a “Gator Day Thinkery Improv Jam” and host a reception for all those ready for spontaneous play, wit and dialogue on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4:15 to 5:15 pm in Odd Fellows 105C. Grand Prize: adulation, one compact model (10.5 inch) lava lamp, and a selection of tootsie pops. Come for the improv and stay for good food and better company.

Absentee Ballot Drive

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Wellness Calendar: 10/22–10/28

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Parkhurst Cooking Classes

Posted on October 21, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

World Renowned Brass Quintet to Give Free Concert: 10/24

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under Events

The Boston Brass will be on campus on Wednesday, October 24, and will play a free concert in Ford Memorial Chapel at 7 pm. Performing exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment captivating all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. During their visit, the Boston Brass will also do workshops for both public school bands as well as the Allegheny College Wind Symphony. The concert is open to the public.

EL Cuba Information Session: 10/22

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under Events

There will be an information session regarding the EL trip to Cuba, a two-credit, two-week trip to the island, on Monday, October 22 at noon in Ruter 103. The trip introduces you to Cuba, its past and present, and our shared yet separate cultural legacies of colonialism and slavery, Cold War and capitalism, and baseball and the Beatles. We’ll examine what the 1959 Cuban Revolution meant and means for both of our nations. The itinerary invites students to view themselves as participants in the local community as a commodity (tourists) and as potential agents for change (as participants of the people-to-people exchanges lauded by the U.S. government as the force behind regime change in Cuba). The visit includes tours of historic sites in Havana and nearby provincial cities, beaches, forests and farms and volunteer and service learning activities with Cuban students and entrepreneurs. If you can’t make it and are interested, email Professor Riess (briess@allegheny.edu) or simply submit your application here.

Take a Survey about Beverage Choice on Campus

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you are a current Allegheny student, and are at least 18 years of age, our Research Methods class would like to ask for your help. Please take a short survey that will ask you about some of the things you do on campus that are related to your use of disposable plastic bottles and reusable bottles. After taking the survey, you can enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. Participation is entirely voluntary, and responses will be anonymous. We appreciate your helping us learn about what this issue looks like for students at Allegheny College. Take the survey by clicking the link, or copying/pasting into your browser: https://goo.gl/dYhvY1

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

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Correction: Weekly Sitting Meditation

Posted on October 18, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Pathways to Careers in International Development: 10/22

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under Events

Mark your calendars for 7 p.m. on Monday, October 22, in Quigley Hall, Henderson Auditorium, to hear Ellen Yount, Allegheny alumna and Senior Vice President of Management Systems International, share her passion for international development and the challenges that she faced as she lived and worked overseas. Ellen will coach students on how to prepare for life after Allegheny, how to achieve work/life balance (even as a 20-something), and how to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are seeking. Co-Sponsored by The Gateway and International Studies

Cornerstone Research Internship Applications Due 10/29

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under Events

Are you interested in Economics, Finance, or Statistics? Consider an internship in Economic Consulting! Cornerstone Research is looking for summer analysts, which are unique internship positions where you can apply your research skills, perform rigorous analyses, and collaborate with leading professors and industry experts on complex, high-stakes litigation. The internships are open to juniors in every major, and there is no GPA cutoff. Log on to Gator Connect or stop by Career Education for application instructions. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 29 at 4 pm.

Volunteers Needed — Gift Of Life Drive: 10/27

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School Information Session: 10/29

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under Events

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) will be having an information session on Monday, October 29 from noon to 1 pm in the Pelletier Collaboratory. GSPIA aims to prepare students to make significant contributions to society through leadership in public service, whether it’s in government, non-profit organizations, or the private sector. Allegheny happens to be the #2 undergraduate feeder school in the entire program, so if you have even the slightest interest in their program, go check it out!

Apply to the Bonner Program

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Gator Day Is Tuesday, 10/23

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

Gator Day will be held next Tuesday, October 23. Programs, events, and workshops related to academic success, careers, and other postgraduate opportunities will take place throughout the day. A full schedule and description of Gator Day program offerings can be found here.

Aflac On-Campus Visit: 10/22

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

Aflac will be on campus Monday, October 22. They’ll be located at the Campus Center 301/302 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Make sure to check out the event to increase your knowledge on how to run a business and apply for summer internships.

Athletic Department Seeks Basketball Game Workers

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

EL Cuba Information Session: 10/19 and 10/22

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

There will be an information session regarding the EL trip to Cuba, a two-credit, two-week trip to the island, on Friday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m. in CC 302 and Monday, October 22 at noon in Ruter 103. The trip introduces you to Cuba, its past and present, and our shared yet separate cultural legacies of colonialism and slavery, Cold War and capitalism, and baseball and the Beatles. We’ll examine what the 1959 Cuban Revolution meant and means for both of our nations. The itinerary invites students to view themselves as participants in the local community as a commodity (tourists) and as potential agents for change (as participants of the people-to-people exchanges lauded by the U.S. government as the force behind regime change in Cuba). The visit includes tours of historic sites in Havana and nearby provincial cities, beaches, forests and farms and volunteer and service learning activities with Cuban students and entrepreneurs. If you can’t make it and are interested, email Professor Riess (briess@allegheny.edu) or simply submit your application here.

Teaching with Technology Lunch: Cultivating a Collaborative Classroom Environment: 10/22

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under Events

All educators are invited to a lunch session to learn more about innovative, community-engaged undergraduate teaching using oral history and digital storytelling. Emily Chivers Yochim, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Theatre, who serves as Communication and Pedagogy Director of OHLA (Oral History in the Liberal Arts), will lead a presentation on how to cultivate a deeply collaborative undergraduate classroom environment where students work together on digital storytelling projects. We’ll discuss upending student expectations of an individualistic learning experience, developing a syllabus that nurtures collaboration, and lesson planning for student-led partnerships. Please RSVP using this form.
Date: Monday, October 22
Time: Lunch will be served beginning at noon, and the discussion will begin at 12:20 pm
Where: Pelletier Collaboratory

MAWA Flushing Water Lines Starting 10/17

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Walking for Wellness

Posted on October 16, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Deadline to Apply to ELs: 10/23

Posted on October 15, 2018 | Filed under Events

October 23 is the deadline to apply to 2019 ELs going to Germany/Poland, the U.S. South, Belize, Cuba, the Rocky Mountains, Italy, China, India, and Ethiopia. Find applications and more info here. Please contact Lucinda Morgan in the International Education Office with any questions (lmorgan@allegheny.edu)

Thomas DeFrantz in Residency: 10/25

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Wanted: Your Ideas About Interdisciplinary Work at Allegheny

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

SciMathTech Event Applications Due: 11/1

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

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

Posted on October 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Parking Lot 26 Closed 10/15 to 10/29

Posted on October 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

New Phone System Migration Schedule

Posted on October 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Visiting Diplomat Joins the Gateway

Posted on October 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

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

Parkhurst Cooking Classes

Posted on October 10, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Academic Honors Announced

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2017-2018 academic year, including Doane Scholars, Distinguished Alden Scholars, Alden Scholars, and the winners of the James Bennett Porter Prize and the William Edgar Porter Prize. Please join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding academic achievement.

Gateway Courses Help You Link Interests, Goals

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Mindful Walking Wednesdays

Posted on October 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

International Bazaar

Posted on October 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Are You Interested in Teaching or Mentoring?

Posted on October 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Help and Harvest at the MARC Community Garden

Posted on October 3, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Monday, October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to know:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2017 income information to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Remember, the Department of Education is asking families to use Prior-Prior Year (PPY) income information. PPY income information makes the FAFSA easier to use since your 2017 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2019-2020 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2019.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
4) The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now mobile friendly. The website has been redesigned so that the site pages will fit the screen size and shape of any device. You can now complete the FAFSA form on a mobile device with the same ease as on a desktop or laptop computer.
For more information regarding the 2019-2020 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Apply to Serve with AmeriCorps VISTA

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Physical Plant on New Phone System

Posted on September 25, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

Call for Proposals for Events and Themes for 2019-20

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Filed under General News

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

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 rstanley@allegheny.edu.