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“The Dog Runs Because He Can”–World Premiere: 1/17 & 1/18

Posted on January 16, 2020 | Filed under Events

Come see the world premiere performance of “The Dog Runs Because He Can,” a new play by Douglas Jurs about a forgotten composer and his piano sonata, directed by Beth Watkins and featuring Daniel Crozier and Jillian Bradley ’23. Performances take place in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theater in the Vukovich Center and are free and unticketed with open seating. Friday, January 17, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, January 18, at 3:15 p.m. The performance lasts approximately 70 minutes.

Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series: 1/22

Posted on January 16, 2020 | Filed under Events

Steven Farrelly-Jackson, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, will discuss “When Bioethics Meets Disaster” in the Campus Center, Room 301/302, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22. The 21st century has witnessed many natural disasters. Some were widely publicized in America – the Asian Tsunami (2004), Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Haiti earthquake (2010), Hurricane Maria (2017) – some less so, like Cyclone Nargis or the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. Many scientists argue that with climate change, the risk of major disasters will increase, with heatwaves becoming hotter, storms stronger, and flooding more destructive. Complex ethical and political questions arise both for how we prepare for disasters and for how we respond to them. This talk concentrates on the ethics of disaster response and discusses some key challenges posed for humanitarian organizations and workers as they struggle to meet overwhelming humanitarian needs with insufficient resources in the midst of immense destruction and social upheaval. An underlying question throughout is whether the idealized bioethical principles that frame the main international response protocols are adequate in the chaotic human circumstances of major disasters.

Sign Up for the First Service Saturday of the Semester: 1/25

Posted on January 16, 2020 | Filed under Events

The first Service Saturday of the spring semester will be held on January 25. Service Saturday is a great opportunity for Allegheny students to get to know Meadville in the best way possible while volunteering with their peers. You can sign up here. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Pelletier Library with a light breakfast. Questions? Contact Nikki Hawk at We hope to see you there!

Math Drop-in Tutoring

Posted on January 16, 2020 | Filed under General News

Math Drop-In Tutoring in Arter Hall has begun. Tutoring for MATH 140 & 141 in Arter 113 is Sundays to Thursdays 8 to 11 p.m. Tutoring for MATH 140, 141 and 151 in Arter 011 is Mondays 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tutoring for MATH 151, 152 and 211 in Arter 101 is Sundays to Thursdays 8 to 11 p.m.

The Kleeman Fund

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Art Department is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art. Monies are available through the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny. All current Allegheny students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Proposals should describe the nature and scope of the project and must include a budget reflecting how funds will be used. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to help students meet studio art research expenses or other ambitious work. Read more…

Agenda Items for Faculty Meeting Due by 9 a.m. Monday: 1/20

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Items to be included in the notice of the January 23 Faculty Meeting should be sent to Faculty Secretary Margaret Nelson ( by 9 a.m. on Monday, January 20. Please include electronic versions of any reports or documents associated with your agenda item, as well as suggested text for any announcement. For questions regarding potential inclusion of new business items or reports on this or future agendas, please contact Margaret Nelson or Brad Hersh, faculty moderator.

Health Center Reports Flu Case

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

We have had our first case of influenza on campus in the last 24 hours. Seasonal flu is not like having a common cold. The symptoms that most people report are: Fever over 100 degrees, body aches, dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue and loss of appetite/vomiting/diarrhea. Most patients with the flu do not need to be examined. Ear infections and bronchitis are complications that can occur. You should be seen by a healthcare provider if you have a bad earache or wheezing in your chest. If you feel you have a complication and need to be seen, we ask that you first call 332-4355 or 332-4381, so that we can prepare for your visit. We are not able to monitor emails in a timely fashion, so we prefer you call the Health Center. If your symptoms are mild to moderate, you will be instructed to get rest, fluids and take medications such as fever reducers. Most people have mild to moderate symptoms, do not have to see a health care provider, and recover in a few days. Read more…

New Section of Ballroom 2

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Dance and Movement Studies will be offering a section of Ballroom 2 Smooth for Spring 2020. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Montgomery Performance Space. If interested please bring an add card to class. Class will be taught by Betsy Getschman Sumerfield.

Student Organization Presidents and Treasurers Meeting: 1/20

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Spring semester is a hectic time for many student organizations so make sure to start your semester off on the right track. All presidents and treasurers are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding student organization finances, budgets and event planning. Hosted by ASG and Student Leadership & Involvement, this quick refresher will help you manage your events and programs to ensure a fun, productive semester. Join us on Monday, January 20, at 2 p.m. in Campus Center 301/302. Questions? Email or

Peek’n Peak Trip: 1/25

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Join GAP on a trip to Peek’n Peak Ski Resort. There will be lots of fun activities you can do besides skiing. The trip is Saturday, January 25, and we will be leaving at 10 a.m. Tickets will be on sale January 21-23 in the Campus Center lobby from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each (cash only) and you need your ID.

Winter Safety Tips

Posted on January 15, 2020 | Filed under General News

Did you know the Physical Plant staff is responsible for snow and ice control on five miles of road, 20 acres of parking, and over 10 miles of sidewalk with more than 500 steps? Just a few reminders as the weather turns cold and snowy this weekend: Dress warmly with hats/gloves and boots; pay attention to your feet, avoid ice; take smaller steps; change wet clothing promptly, and stay safe!

Nominate Faculty and Staff for Teaching and Distinguished Service Awards

Posted on January 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

Please nominate faculty and staff for 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. Nominations are encouraged from all members of the Allegheny community. 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 Friday, February 14. For more information, please contact Phil Foxman at or call the Alumni Office at 332-5384.

National Girls & Women in Sports Day: 2/8

Posted on January 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Athletic Department is hosting National Girls & Women in Sports Day in conjunction with the Women’s Sport Foundation on Saturday, February 8. The event will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the David V. Wise Center. National Girls & Women in Sports Day helps empower women and girls in sport by participating in sports/exercise with Allegheny student-athletes and coaches. The event will be followed by pizza and free attendance to the Women’s Basketball game against Wittenberg at 4 p.m. Girls ages 8-13 will participate in field hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Women (18+) can choose from golf, pickleball, yoga, and weightlifting. For more information on the event and to register, please contact Women’s Basketball Head Coach/Senior Woman Administrator Kate Costanzo at

Sign Up for Intramural Basketball by Jan. 25

Posted on January 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Recreation is hosting its annual four-week intramural basketball league from January 26 to February 23 (not on February 2 due to the Super Bowl). Grab some friends and make a team or join as a free agent and get drafted to a team. To add yourself or your team click here and create an account on Make sure you choose Allegheny College in the drop box and use your Allegheny e-mail to create an account. We will be playing on the Wise Center blue courts at 6 p.m. on Sundays (except Super Bowl Sunday). This basketball event is for any level and we strongly encourage new teams each year. Sign up by January 25. Questions? e-mail or

Get Paid to be a Referee, Scorekeeper, Timekeeper for IM Basketball

Posted on January 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

Looking for some fast cash? We got the job for you. We are looking for a few additional referees, scorekeepers, and timekeepers for our basketball league being held from January 26 to February 23 (except February 2 because of the Super Bowl). You would have to work for four Sundays only throughout those dates. We would need help with set-up before we start at 6 p.m. and take down of the event as well which can go until about 9:30 or 10 at the latest. If you have any questions or are interested in getting paid to help out please contact our student supervisor at

Welcome, New Employees

Posted on January 14, 2020 | Filed under General News

Allegheny would like to welcome these new employees who recently joined the College: Eric Stolar in Admissions and Allen Smith in Physical Plant.

Allegheny Choir Auditions: 1/14-1/18

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Auditions for the Allegheny College Choirs (College Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Chamber Choir, College & Community Chorus, and Men’s Ensemble) will be held January 14 through January 18 in Arnold Hall M208. Singers of all voice ranges and levels of experience are welcome to audition during the walk-in hours listed here. It is not necessary to bring a prepared solo, and for more information about the ensembles click here. Contact Professor James Niblock with questions:
1/14 Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1/15 Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 5 p.m.
1/16 Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 5 p.m.
1/17 Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Noon – 2 p.m.
1/18 Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Apply Now to Live in the Max Kade International Wing

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Want to immerse yourself in other languages and cultures? Want to be part of a diverse community and gain new intercultural perspectives? Want to share your experience abroad and keep your language skills sharp? Want to have your own private room in a spacious apartment with all the amenities? If this sounds like you, apply for residence next year in the Max Kade International Wing! For more info and link to the app, click here or email Reese Campbell ( Additional financial aid is available if you qualify. Deadline is February 2.

MLK Brunch Registration

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

The first of many to come, this brunch at 11 a.m. Monday, January 20, in Schultz Banquet Hall is designed to provide opportunity for Meadville community members and students to come together, reflect on the legacy of MLK and discuss ways in which we can bridge the gaps between “town and gown.” For questions or additional information, contact Angelica Perez-Johnston, IDEAS Center at RSVP no later than Thursday, January 16. Free to attend. Students RSVP using this Google form. And employees RSVP using this Google form.

Employment Opportunity: Call for Nominations

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Intercultural advocates will be the student-led advocacy and response team for bias and other incidents that occur on campus that significantly impact any marginalized population within our campus community. They will also assist in the educational pieces of orientation of first-year student cohorts and Welcome Weekend events. This position is by nomination. Those that are nominated will be invited to apply and proceed with the interview process if selected. If you know of a student that would excel in this type of position, please complete the form at this link. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, January 24.

Volunteers Needed for Videos to Thank Donors

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Office of Donor Relations is looking for volunteers — both students and employees — to be featured in brief (20-30 seconds) videos to send to donors who participate in Gator Give Day. We will arrange video recording around your schedule. If you are interested, please contact Carli Belosh at for more information.

How to Be An Ally Workshop: 1/21

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under Events

You have likely heard the term “ally,” but what does it really mean? How can you become a good/better ally? Join Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity, for an interactive workshop on the importance of allyship and becoming a better ally to individuals with marginalized identities. This workshop is open to all Allegheny College community members and is being held as a part of MLK Jr. week programming on Tuesday, January 21, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Pelletier Library Collaboratory. Lunch will be provided. Please register using this form no later than Friday, January 17. Space is limited to 20 participants. For questions or additional information, contact Kristin Dukes at or 814-332-2724.

RSVP for Students to Attend MLK Dinner

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Each year, on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s celebrated day of honor, United Faith Fellowship, along with several community partners, sponsors a Celebration Dinner, designed to both keep the dream alive, and renew the desire to see the dream become reality. Cost of attendance is covered for first 30 Allegheny College students who RSVP using this Google form. Registered students should meet at the IDEAS Center at 5:30 p.m. to take the shuttle to dinner. Return shuttles will begin at the conclusion of the evening’s events on January 20.

Win One of Three $50 Amazon Gift Cards

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you a college student and 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 in to winning one of three Amazon gift cards. If interested, please reach out to Margaret Ives by email:

Allegheny Athletes Needed To Be Mentors

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Gators Youth Sports Mentoring Program is searching for Allegheny varsity student-athletes to serve as mentors for this program during the spring semester. This program started two years ago and pairs Allegheny varsity student-athletes with Meadville student-athletes. Mentors help Meadville student-athletes set and achieve their athletic, academic, and personal goals. The time commitment is only an hour a week. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and to develop a lasting friendship. This program also counts for community service hours if needed for another organization. Read more…

Retirement Congratulations

Posted on January 13, 2020 | Filed under General News

If you see Audrey Onspaugh, wish her a happy retirement! She will be “flying the coop” after 50-plus years of service to Allegheny. We will miss her smiles and stories.

Apply to be a Peer Writing Consultant by 2/10

Posted on January 12, 2020 | Filed under Events

The Director of Writing seeks applications from students interested in joining the writing consultant staff. Consultants work with their peers on specific assignments as well as general writing concerns, and thus develop hands-on teaching experience. Most importantly, consultants help empower others to discover their potential as writers. We encourage all majors and those who are still undeclared to apply. We also encourage speakers of languages other than English to apply.

Read more…

O: Drive Retirement

Posted on January 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

Microsoft will be officially discontinuing product support for the operating system running Allegheny’s file server which houses the O: drive on January 14th, 2020. After Tuesday, January 14th, files stored on the O: Drive will no longer be accessible. Last year, LITS worked with individual departments to prepare for this retirement. LITS is prepared to provide additional support with file storage. Please contact the InfoDesk at x3768 or email if you need any assistance. We hope to make this transition smooth for everyone, and we look forward to working with you to make that happen

People & Places Deadline: 1/17

Posted on January 12, 2020 | 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, January 17. Please submit items here. If you have questions about People & Places, please send an email to

Bridge Club – Weekly Tuesday Evening Card Games

Posted on January 12, 2020 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in trying something new this winter? Take bridge lessons Tuesday nights, 7:00-9:00 in McKinley’s Private Dining Room (in the far left at the back). You can socialize with other students or compete against other colleges online. (Previous Allegheny players beat a group of Harvard players.) Try it!

January Holy Days and Celebrations

Posted on January 9, 2020 | Filed under General News

Jan. 6 is Epiphany, the Christian celebration of light when Jesus was made manifest to Gentiles.

Jan. 28-29 is Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish celebration of trees.

Jan. 30 is Saraswati Puja, or Vasant Panchami, a Hindu springtime festival.

LS 591 Calculus Coaching

Posted on January 8, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Mathematics department is pleased to announce a new 2-credit course, LS 591 Calculus Coaching. This course is designed to be taken alongside a calculus course and will provide students with individualized support, helping them to strengthen their mathematics study habits and their foundation in topics prerequisite to calculus. There are four sections of LS 591 being offered in Spring 2020, taught by Professor Craig Dodge and Professor Rachel Weir. You can find them under the Liberal Studies subject heading on WebAdvisor.

Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity Bookings, Tours and Info Sessions

Posted on January 7, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Lab for Innovation and Creativity (ALIC) is now taking reservations for Spring 2020. We would be happy to help you see your ideas come to life, or simply provide you with the chance to check out the space and what it is capable of. ALIC can be booked for recurring sessions, or single sessions by any Allegheny student, staff or faculty member. Email us at or email Professor Byron Rich at ALIC will be open seven days a week for open lab hours starting on Monday, January 13. Keep an eye out for an upcoming ALIC launch event in the very near future! We have industry-standard 4′ x 8′ CNC capabilities, laser cutter, 3D printers, VR development tools, video editing software, sound editing software, photo editing software, graphic design software, 3D modeling software and much more.

Community Ballroom Lessons To Begin: 1/13

Posted on January 7, 2020 | Filed under General News

The Dance and Movement Studies program will be offering community ballroom lessons beginning Monday, January 13. Classes will be taught by Dance and Movement Studies faculty Betsy Getschman Sumerfield and will be held in the Montgomery Performance Space on Mondays. Class will be 6:45 to 8 p.m. The cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple for a total of 10 lessons. Footwear should be either ballroom shoes or sock feet. No need to sign up — just show up. For more information, please call 332-2813.

2020-2021 Allegheny Listens Common Read Selected

Posted on December 19, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Bound Core Team and the Office of Institutional Diversity are pleased to announce that Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, edited by John Freeman has once again been selected as the common read for the 2020-2021 academic year. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the selection process. As part of the First-Year Experience, the Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience is designed to introduce new students to academic life at Allegheny and our community’s shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Before the start of each academic year, all first-year and transfer students read a text that has been thoughtfully reviewed and selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students.

Kaldron Editor Position Available

Posted on December 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Kaldron yearbook editor work-study position is available in the Student Leadership & Involvement Office. Junior or senior preferred. If interested, please email

Spring 2020 Internships in the Friday Gifted and Talented Program

Posted on December 12, 2019 | Filed under General News

Interns are needed to serve in the Friday Gifted and Talented Program for Middle and High School students during Spring 2020. Allegheny student interns must be available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Fridays. Interns assist faculty and monitor the middle school students. In order to serve as an intern, you must have clearances completed. For more information or to sign up for the internship, please contact Professor Betsy Sumerfield at or call (814) 332-2813.

Passport Fairs in Spring–Notification List

Posted on December 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny students who want to apply for a new/renew passport at a Passport Fair in the spring semester are reminded to bring to campus their original birth certificate after the winter holiday. To be notified of the next Passport Fair, students are encouraged to sign up at this link.

Spring 2020 Teaching Circle

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Director of Faculty Development invites faculty members to participate in a Teaching Circle this coming spring. This Teaching Circle is designed to provide support to faculty in their teaching and professional lives. Twelve faculty will meet each Wednesday from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. throughout the semester; participants will commit to attend each meeting unless they are ill or traveling. Lunch will be provided. There is no agenda; the participants simply come to discuss whatever issues are most pressing in their professional lives. Participants will agree to keep discussions in the group confidential. Read more…

Attention Student Workers and/or Part-Time Workers: Exemption from Meadville Local Services Tax (LST)

Posted on December 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2020 from all employment in the City of Meadville, you may file for an exemption from the Meadville Local Services Tax. You must file at the beginning of each calendar year, as your 2019 exemption will not apply for 2020. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Murray Hall Room 105, prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2020 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2020 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 814-332-4792.

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