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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on March 17, 2020 | Filed under Alerts

Visit the Allegheny COVID-19 website for the latest updates regarding Allegheny’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPP Fellow Application–Extended Deadline

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Center for Political Participation has extended the application due date for the CPP Fellowship to April 17. Click here to submit an application. Please email Professor Brian Harward at or Allison Hartle at if you have any questions.

Library Extends Due Dates

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Pelletier Library would like to reassure our community that due dates on all items currently circulating, including interlibrary loans, will be extended during the current remote education situation. Although our system may automatically send overdue notices, please disregard these for the time being. There is no reason to bring or mail physical items back to the library at this time. No charges will be incurred before the end of Finals week (May 8 of this year). As that date approaches, the library may consider extending that date further, based on a reassessment of the COVID-19 situation.

Apply to be on the Campus Staff

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Campus Newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2020 fall semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Co-Editor-in-Chief Ethan Woodfill at or Sara Holthouse at to receive an application or if you have any questions. Positions are available in features, news, opinion, science/international, sports, photo, web, video, and business. Prior experience in journalism or with InDesign is a plus but not required. Applications are due Monday, April 13.

Online Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted on March 26, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Chronicle of Higher Education just changed how they provide access to premium content from off campus. Anyone at Allegheny can access all of the Chronicle’s regular content by logging in with an account. To gain access from off campus:
If you have an account at the Chronicle tied to your email address, go to for immediate access. If you don’t already have an account with your email address, create one:
1. Go to and click on the “Log In” link at top, right-hand side of the page or go to:
2. Choose the “Create an Account” option.
3. Create a free account using your institutional email address. You also have the option to sign up for The Chronicle’s free email newsletters during the registration process.
4. Activate your account by confirming your email address in the “The Chronicle: Confirm your email address” email.
For further questions, please contact the InfoDesk at

Biochemistry and Metabolism Registration

Posted on March 25, 2020 | Filed under General News

Important announcement for Pre-Health, Biochemistry, and Chemistry students. Students who are registering for Fall 2020 Biochemistry, please fill out this survey. Students who are registering for Fall 2020 Metabolism, please fill out this survey.

Call for Online Submissions: Annual Student Exhibition

Posted on March 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

Due to COVID-19, the Art Department is hosting an online version of the Annual Student Art Show. We invite students to submit entries electronically for our Doane Art prizes and the Juror’s Prize, all of which receive a monetary award and a book selected by the Art Department faculty. The show will be curated from the award winners and select, outstanding entries exhibited on the gallery website and instagram: and @alleghenycollegeartgalleries. In addition to the Art Department and adjacent faculty, we are delighted to announce that the 2020 Annual Student Art Show is juried by Madeline Gent, executive director of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP).
Use this Doane Prize entry form to submit a body of work.
Read more…

Interlibrary Loan Service

Posted on March 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

In this time of remote instruction, LITS would like to encourage our Allegheny College community to continue to use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service for your research. ILLiad allows Allegheny to request journal articles from other libraries around the world for electronic delivery. Please check AggreGator to search Allegheny’s own resources before submitting your request. LITS is unable to provide books or physical copies of articles at this time, although some libraries may be able to supply a scan of a book chapter. Since many libraries are currently closed, not all titles will be available, but LITS staff will do our best to provide you with whatever resources we can. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. Log into ILLiad with your Allegheny user ID name and password.

Submit Your Concerns and Celebrations (even little ones)

Posted on March 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

During this time when we are physically scattered, we will continue to issue the Celebrations and Concerns employee newsletter. In addition to births, marriages, personal achievement, and serious illness or death within the immediate family, please send us news of even your small celebrations. Perhaps your family created a new game, you learned to bake bread, or you conquered new remote teaching software. We would love to share those with other faculty and staff, because we all need to hear some good news in these stressful days. You can submit those to or by using this form. To receive the email newsletter, use this form. We will publish at least monthly, and weekly if we receive enough news.

For all Employees and Student Workers – Paychecks to be Mailed Home

Posted on March 22, 2020 | Filed under General News

Starting with pay date March 27, all paychecks and pay advices for staff, faculty, administrators and students will be mailed to your home address until further notice. Please check your previous paycheck/pay advice to verify we have the correct mailing address. Contact Christine Cramer at if you have any questions or concerns.

Robert H. Jackson Center Internship Deadline Extended: 3/30

Posted on March 22, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Robert H. Jackson Center has extended the summer internship application deadline to March 30. Please email Dr. Harward ( if you have any questions.

Call for Submissions: Annual Student Art Show Moves Online

Posted on March 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Due to the disruption of the academic schedule caused by COVID-19 precautions, the Art Department is canceling the physical installation of the Annual Student Art Show. Instead, we will be hosting an online version. We are asking students to submit entries electronically for our Doane Art prizes and the Juror’s Prize. The show will be curated from a selection of the award winners and exhibited on the art gallery website. We invite submissions from all Allegheny students, working in any media. Submission will take place through an online form on Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26. Each artwork entered should be represented by 1 to 3 uploaded images. The winners will be announced and the exhibition launched on Tuesday, March 31, the original time scheduled for the gallery opening. However, There will be no opening event.
We will distribute a link for submission via email, My Allegheny, and on the art gallery website, Please visit this page for more details on the submission process. Contact Professor Paula Burleigh with any questions:

Single Voice Reading Series April 2 Event Canceled

Posted on March 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The campus visit and Single Voice Reading Series appearance by author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo on April 2 has been canceled.

Application Extension: Student/Faculty Collaborative Research for Summer 2020

Posted on March 13, 2020 | Filed under Events

The application due date for the Student/Faculty Collaborative Research for Summer 2020 has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Click here for the application. The provost’s office will review applications and will notify both the student and the professor before the end of April regarding the status of this SFR Collaborative Application. Updates on the deadline will be provided as needed.
Student/Faculty Summer Collaborative Research funding offers students and faculty the opportunity to work together on a research project of mutual interest. The project must not be directly related to the student’s senior project, though it can serve as preparation. This funding is not available for independent studies, summer internships, assistantships, or summer employment opportunities. Students interested in obtaining summer employment should contact the Financial Aid Office for a list of positions available during the summer. In order to be eligible for funding, student research must be conducted in collaboration with an Allegheny faculty member and the applicant must be a continuing student in good academic standing. Students must consult with their professor to confirm the specifics of the proposed project, including number of weeks, planned number of hours worked per week, and materials budget, before submitting this application form. Note: this funding from the College is a form of income and needs to be reported as such to the IRS.

Wise Center to Close Until March 30

Posted on March 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

Beginning March 13 at 8 p.m., the Wise Center will be closed until March 30 when in-person classes are anticipated to resume. This follows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendation discouraging individuals from traveling to recreational activities like gyms.

Pelletier Library Hours

Posted on March 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be open the following hours during break:
Friday, March 13 7:30 – 5
Saturday, March 14 Closed
Sunday, March 15 Closed
Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20 7:30 – 5
Saturday, March 21 Closed
Sunday, March 22 Closed
Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, March 24 7:30 – 5

During Remote Instruction
Wednesday, March 25 – Thursday, March 26 7:30 – 9
Friday, March 27 7:30 – 5
Saturday, March 28 Closed

In preparation for classes resuming on Monday, March 30
Sunday, March 29 2:30 pm – 2 am
Monday, March 30 resume normal hours

Please contact us at with any questions.

Campus Center Reduced Hours

Posted on March 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center’s reduced building hours through the extended Spring Break will be as follows: Friday, March 13, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 16-20, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 23-27, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 28, normal hours will resume. Hours may be subject to change.

Creek Connections March Newsletter

Posted on March 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections March Newsletter. Read about our home-grown River Hero, Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, a testing tip, a feature creature, and meet one of our loaner modules!

Apply to be a CPP Fellow by 3/27

Posted on March 8, 2020 | Filed under Events

We encourage you to apply to be a Center for Political Participation (CPP) Student Fellow! CPP Fellows are responsible for hosting a number of events on campus, like guest speakers or town halls, related to domestic and international political happenings. The CPP also oversees the Law and Policy Program (including mentoring a group of L&P students) and works to increase student voter registration and turnout! Any student on campus next year is eligible to apply, and this position is open to all majors and minors. To apply, complete this application and submit your resumé by Friday, March 27 at 5 pm. Any questions can be emailed to or

Seniors and First-Year Students

Posted on March 8, 2020 | Filed under General News

There is still time to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). On April 10 seniors and first-year students, who have not already participated, will receive one final e-mail asking them to complete the 15-minute on-line NSSE questionnaire. It asks students about their experience living and learning at Allegheny. As a token of the College’s appreciation of their time, students who complete this spring’s NSSE will be sent a coupon good for a $3 purchase at the Wrecking Ball Café. For more information about NSSE, visit this site. For questions, please contact Betsy Rhoades at or 814-332-3773.

Register for College-Community Collaborative Project Training: For College Educators and Community Agencies

Posted on March 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

With generous grant funding, the Allegheny College Gateway is able to offer training this summer (2020) for community members and college educators to partner on developing skills and knowledge for college-community collaborative projects for the betterment of our community. The training will include a dinner and early evening introduction on Wednesday, May 20, followed by a full-day workshop on Thursday, May 21. It is being designed by a 12-member working group comprised of community partners, Allegheny faculty, staff and students.

Who should register? Community members and educators who have facilitated community-based projects in the past as well as those who are interested in doing so in the future. Break-out sessions and workshops will be tailored towards participants’ interests and level of experience. There is no cost to participate in this training. Community agency representatives and faculty will receive a small stipend for their involvement. Meals will be provided. A continuing college-community collaborative project training will occur in August to support further development.

If you are interested in participating, please register here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Roncolato ( or Terry Bensel (

Replacement Parking Stickers

Posted on March 5, 2020 | Filed under General News

A problem has been discovered with the parking stickers that were issued last semester. Almost all of the stickers are peeling and falling apart. The manufacturer was contacted and has sent replacement stickers to Public Safety. Students, staff and faculty with defective stickers are encouraged to remove as much of the defective sticker as possible and bring it to the Public Safety office. A replacement sticker will be issued free of charge. Do not remove the defective sticker and then wait several days to come to Public Safety; do so immediately.

AICUP Scholarship: Apply by 4/17

Posted on March 5, 2020 | Filed under Events

Applications for the following Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) scholarships are due to the Financial Aid Office by April 17.

UPS Scholarship – $3,000 awarded to one first-generation, low-income, or minority student. AICUP will accept only one application per institution, so the Financial Aid Office must select one application to nominate.

The Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship – $2,500 awarded to students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to community service, and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities. AICUP will accept only one application per institution, so the Financial Aid Office must select one application to nominate.

AICUP highly recommends including with your application a letter of reference, transcript and anything else that will set you apart.

Scholarship Opportunity for Junior Natural Science Majors: Apply by 4/3

Posted on March 4, 2020 | Filed under Events

All junior natural science majors are invited to apply for the Frederick and Marion Steen Mathematics Scholarship, which partially covers senior year tuition expenses for one student per year. For more details, please consult the full announcement. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 3, 2020.

Work as a Summer 2020 Davies Leader

Posted on March 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Davies Community Service Leaders program strengthens the relationship between students, local organizations, Allegheny College, and the Meadville community. Over the summer 10 Davies Leaders contribute 30-35 hours a week of compensated service to our community through the months of June and July (8 weeks). Davies Leaders intern at agencies, completing a specific project. Project subject areas include (but are not limited to): environmental science, communication arts, education, and community and justice studies. Included in their work, Davies Leaders have trainings to build leadership capacity, learn professional skills, and grow a more in-depth understanding of character and citizenship. This is a paid position. For more information, please contact Bethany Ozorak at

Allegheny College Receives First-gen Forward Designation

Posted on March 4, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced their 2020-21 cohort of First-gen Forward Institutions, which include Allegheny College. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Selected institutions receive professional development, community-building experiences, and a first look at the Center’s research and resources. Learn more about First-gen Forward Designation here.

Internship With Senator Casey

Posted on February 25, 2020 | Filed under General News

Have an interest in political science? Consider doing a summer internship with Senator Bob Casey! Interns will gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the daily operations of a Senate office, working with constituents and staff on issues affecting Pennsylvania. Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students during the spring, summer and fall semesters. While their office welcomes all applicants, preference will be given to candidates with a Pennsylvania background. Offices in Pennsylvania are located in Erie, Harrisburg, Scranton, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Bellefonte, and Allentown; there is also an office located in Washington D.C. The application deadline for the summer internship is March 1, 2020. Use this link to apply.

ASG Budget Application 2020–2021

Posted on February 24, 2020 | Filed under General News

Attn: All ASG Recognized Clubs/Organizations: Budget applications are due before 5 pm on Wednesday, March 25. Budget Hearings will be the following weekend, Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29. Clubs that do not submit a budget application or attend budget hearings will NOT receive a budget in accordance with ASG Finance Guidelines. If you have any questions about the application, hearings, or budget process please reach out to ASG Treasurer, Trevor Day ( or
ASG Budget Application 2020–2021
ASG Budget Hearing Sign Up

Bonner Leader Openings

Posted on February 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Bonner Service Leader Program is looking for current students interested or experienced in community-based work. Bonner Leaders are Allegheny students committed to working with local agencies in order to meet needs in the community. 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. Bonner Leaders serve up to 900 hours in the course of two years and have the opportunity to: Read more…

Three-Week Summer Internship

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Applications are now available for internships in the Creating Landscapes Summer 2020 Program. This summer’s program will run from June 22 through July 10. Creating Landscapes is a community of intergenerational learners in the arts and mathematics. The Summer Program of “serious play” is theme-based and focused toward forming questions, making connections, and finding expression. Allegheny students are hired to serve as interns, and they assist faculty as well as monitor participants. For an application and more information, contact Betsy Getschman Sumerfield at or at 332-2813. Applications are due by March 30.

Submissions for Gator International Needed

Posted on February 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages posts an annual journal with foreign language works by Allegheny students. If you speak any language, including ASL, we want you to submit your work so that it can be published in this year’s edition. We are looking for poems, short stories, plays, book and movie reviews, drawings, cartoons, and photos with captions. Again, although this is a journal produced by the Modern and Classical Languages department, submissions are not limited to the languages taught at Allegheny. Submissions are due by April 14 and can be sent to

ALIC Open Lab Hours

Posted on January 23, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity in Doane Hall of Art is now open for the semester. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to come by during open lab hours to work on projects whether you have a class in the lab or not. All computers are equipped with the entire Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, etc), Python, Vectorworks, ArcGIS, Unity, Audacity, AutoCAD and other industry-standard software. We also have a laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC machine, robotics tools, VR gear and other interesting and fun tools. If you’d like to book the lab for a class or workshop, whether a single day or multiple sessions, email We are happy to provide assistance using the machines and technologies in the lab. Continue on for lab hours: 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 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