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Graduating Seniors: What’s Next?

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please complete the First Destination Survey by answering up to 15 questions about where you are headed next. If you do so by May 8, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 VISA gift cards. The information gathered through this online questionnaire helps the College better understand and improve its programs. The results also are reported to organizations outside the College, impacting Allegheny’s national reputation. Click here to access the survey. Your password is your Allegheny student I.D. Please consider taking this survey in one sitting. Thank you for your help.

AAC and SAC Invite You to a Marketing Strategies Update: 4/25

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under Events

Please join us Thursday, April 25, at noon in the Tillotson Dining Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Trustee Gary Elliott ’72 will provide an overview of the work being done on our marketing strategies in partnership with College Relations to define more sharply Allegheny’s brand and increase its awareness and interest among the College’s key audiences. This work represents the next steps following the market research by the Art & Science Group. This will be a brown bag luncheon with desserts and beverages provided by the Office of the Provost.

Trash to Fashion Show: 4/20

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Trash to Fashion Show will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Campus Center lobby. This Fashion Show will showcase outfits and accessories crafted by Allegheny students using upcycled materials — and by that we mean TRASH. Students have used waste materials collected by themselves on campus and/or donated by various local businesses in and around Meadville. There will be music, refreshments, judges, and winners. Come see trash turned to fashion! (The time for the event was listed incorrectly in the Chompergram.)

Student Chamber Music Concert: 4/23

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under Events

On Tuesday, April 23, the Allegheny College Department of Music will present a concert of instrumental chamber and small ensemble music. This concert will be in place of the previously scheduled instrumental chamber ensembles concert, which was originally planned for Thursday, April 25, in Ford Chapel. The new concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the 23rd, will take place in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center. The program will feature ensembles including the Allegheny college “Gatorbones,” the Flute Ensemble, and the Brass Ensemble. Music to be performed includes that of the composers Haydn, Mozart, Wagner, Bernstein, and many others. Faculty coaches for this concert include Bronwell Bond, Dr. Lowell Hepler, and Dr. Ronald Stitt. The brass ensemble is conducted by Allegheny music students Tucker Harvey and Jonathan Mendez. Hope to see you there!

Services for Easter Weekend

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

The only on-campus service for Easter weekend is the Good Friday service on April 19 at 12:20 p.m. in Ford Chapel. A list of services in the community, with addresses and walking distance, is available here. For information contact

Easter Brunch: 4/21

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please join Allegheny Christian Outreach at 575 Park Avenue on Sunday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. for free food and fellowship as we celebrate Easter. All are welcome. There will be vegetarian options.

Craft Corner–Frame Embellishing: 4/19-23

Posted on April 18, 2019 | Filed under General News

Stop by the Game Room beginning at noon on Friday, April 19, and decorate a keepsake wooden frame. Materials including frames, wooden shapes, paint pens, Sharpies, markers, bling, and more will be available through April 23 as supplies last.

Biology Department Senior Project Symposium: 4/22-23

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under Events

To celebrate the research accomplishments of the Class of 2019, the Biology Department is pleased to host its 22nd Annual Senior Project Symposium, on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, April 22-23, in the Steffee Hall of Life Sciences. Graduating seniors will present the results of their senior project research in sessions beginning at 1:10 p.m. each afternoon. All members of the college community are invited and welcome to attend. Juniors, sophomores, and first-year students who have an interest in biology are especially encouraged to attend and participate. A complete schedule of all symposium activities may be viewed on the biology website.

New Course for Fall 2019: ENGL 208 Professional Communication

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

ENGL 208 – Professional Communication is a study of practical communication in professional settings, including memos, letters, emails, presentations, reports, and proposals. Students will have an opportunity to hone their oral and written communication abilities, consider principles of document design, and discuss ethical, interpersonal, and intercultural aspects of communication in the workplace. This course fulfills HE and ME Distribution Requirements.

Focus Group Discussion About the Meadville Market House: 4/24

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under Events

What do you love about the Market House? What would you change? If you’ve never been there, why is that? The campus community is invited to participate in a focus group discussion about the Meadville Market House, led by POLSC348 “Participatory Democracy and Community Organizing.” Students in this class have been working with the Market House to make recommendations for updating the interior, following a recent electrical system upgrade. Community input will inform these recommendations. This campus focus group will take place on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Quigley 122. If you cannot attend this meeting, but are interested in participating, additional focus groups will be held downtown in May. Please contact Professor Andy Bloeser for more information.

GAP Pirates Game Trip: 4/22

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

Don’t forget to buy your ticket to join Gator Activities Programming for the Pittsburgh Pirates game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, April 22. Tickets are $10 and include a $10 meal voucher at the game, and transportation to and from Pittsburgh. Bring your ID to the Campus Center lobby from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, or Friday, April 19, or email to purchase tickets.

Campus-Wide Social Justice Passover Seder: 4/24

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

Please attend the Campus-Wide Social Justice Passover Seder on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. Let us know that you will be attending via this form.

ASA “Wild N Out”: 4/20

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

The African Students Association’s “Wild N Out” event will be held on Saturday, April 20, starting at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center lobby. The event date was listed incorrectly in this week’s Chompergram.

Summer Jobs at Physical Plant

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

Physical Plant still has some positions available for painters and grounds crew/general maintenance. Students who are available to work at least 28 hours a week are encouraged to apply. You must be enrolled in college (not necessarily Allegheny) in the fall for these positions. Please contact Physical Plant at 814-332-5378 or email for more information.

The Demos: 4/19

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you thought Allegheny wasn’t going to have any more awesome concerts this semester, think again. The Demos are going to be performing at Grounds For Change on Friday, April 19, at 9 p.m. Join us for an awesome show.

ASG Senate Paperwork Deadline Extended: 4/18

Posted on April 17, 2019 | Filed under General News

There’s still time to file paperwork to run for ASG Senate. The senate makes important decisions around college policy, club budgets, and can amplify your voice. Click here to download the paperwork or pick up a copy outside our office (3rd floor of the Campus Center). Paperwork is now due Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Email with questions.

Short Course–Performance and Civic Life in the African Diaspora

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Black Studies and Dance & Movement Studies will host Professor Thomas DeFrantz in Fall 2019 to teach BLKST/DMS 191. The course will be an experiential introduction to dance as political resistance in the African diaspora. Content includes Black Performance Theory and explorations in Black dance. A solo performance by Professor Thomas DeFrantz during the residency will be examined as a current example of contemporary critical performance. Classes will meet the week of October 27, 2019 in the evening for two hours. Students will receive one credit C/NC based on attendance and participation, and the course will count toward elective credit for the DMS minor. Students can register through WebAdvisor.

Apply to Be on The Campus Staff

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Campus Newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2019 fall semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Co-Editor-in-Chief Lauren Trimber 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 Wednesday, April 24.

2019-2020 Student Organization Storage

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Registration for the 2019-2020 student organization storage units in the Campus Center will open on Thursday, April 18, at 7 a.m. The 25 available storage units consist of 12 small units, 6 medium-sized units and 7 large units. The registration form link is here. If your organization is in need of storage for the coming year, plan to have a member complete the form.

Work-Out Your Stress–Cardio and Yoga: 4/17

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join Danielle, a counselor at the Counseling & Personal Development Center, for a cardio and yoga class that will not only provide a heart-pumping workout and relaxation, but was also created to help decrease stress and anxiety, manage depression, and increase happiness and confidence. Class will include a cardio portion, followed by yoga, and will end with a guided meditation. Class is at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Dance Studio of the Wise Center (approximately one hour). Equipment is provided. Just bring water, yourself, and friend if you’d like. Class is open to Allegheny students of all fitness levels.

Good Friday Service With Douglas Jurs: 4/19

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

Pianist Douglas Jurs will play Franz Liszt’s “Via Crucis,” a musical reflection on the Stations of the Cross, as part of a Good Friday service in Ford Chapel on April 19 at 12:20 p.m. The service will also include images of contemporary suffering that echo Christ’s journey to the cross. Posters of the Stations of the Cross with self-guided meditations will be available in the Chapel all day Friday and Saturday.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt: 4/16-18

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join the Navigators on a Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt from Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18. Across campus, brightly colored eggs will be hidden in academic buildings, the Campus Center, even residence halls. Collect as many as you can during that time for some sweet treats and an entry ticket to win epic, grand prizes, including a month of Netflix, ’Kins cash, a Spa basket, Fun in the Sun basket, Finals Survival Basket, and more. Each egg is one entry. Names will be drawn on Thursday, April 18, at noon in the Learning Commons.

Commencement Student Volunteer Positions Full

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

All Commencement student volunteer positions are full. We are still seeking staff/administration volunteers. Please email or call 814-332-3101.

Mock Trial Team Recruiting New Members for 2019-20

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Mock Trial team is recruiting new members for the 2019/2020 American Mock Trial Association competition season. Mock Trial is an academic team that incorporates acting and improv with legal skills and public speaking. There are opportunities to be an attorney or take on a role as witness. Join us to do some off-season prep before the criminal case problem is released August 15. Meetings are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m., usually in Carr Hall. For more information, email Mock Trial president Bethany Schwartz at

History Department Talk, “Sundays on Saturdays, Thursday on Wednesday: Sabbath-keeping in the Pacific Rim, 18th-19th C.”: 4/18

Posted on April 15, 2019 | Filed under General News

History Department candidate Michel Sun Lee will deliver a talk titled “Sundays on Saturdays, Thursday on Wednesday: Sabbath-keeping in the Pacific Rim, 18th-19th c.” on Thursday, April 18, in Schultz East Alcove. The abstract for the talk is here. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon; the presentation will begin promptly at 12:30 pm. Michel studies religion as an aspect of social and cultural history in the American West, and is also interested in race, immigration, and religious minorities in the Global South, the Pacific Rim, and East Asia. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. The campus community is invited to attend.

Register for Student Summer Housing

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College offers on-campus traditional residence hall housing for current students for the period of time they are participating in one or more of the following: Allegheny College student employee; students completing a College-approved internship; Allegheny College research assistants; students enrolled in an affiliated local curricular/co-curricular-related course, program or study, and approved international students. The 2019 Summer housing rate is $10.60 per day/per person (inclusive of occupancy tax). The daily charge will begin the date of key pick up and end the date the key is returned. Payment Information is included on the registration form. Check in and check out is coordinated through the Office of Conference & Event Services located in Schultz Hall. Please fill out this form no later than May 1, 2019.

You Are Invited to Attend Graduation Celebration: 4/22

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

Join the IDEAS center and Office for Institutional Diversity in celebrating the achievements of our students during our annual Graduation Celebration Monday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Vukovich Center’s Gladys Mullenix Black Theater. We will be recognizing seniors from our Culture, Identity and Leadership Coalition as well as seniors from other areas of campus. A cookie reception will immediately follow in the IDEAS Center expansion space. All are welcome to attend. Please email Angelica with any questions or concerns at

Translator Sarah Arvio and Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Poet in Spain”: 4/17

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under Events

Poet and translator Sarah Arvio will read from and discuss her celebrated new translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Poet in Spain” (Knopf, 2017) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in Odd Fellows 105C. A Q&A and book-signing will follow. The event is open to the public.

Last STI Clinic: 4/19

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

The last Sexually Transmitted Infections clinic for this academic year is on Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and still has appointments available at the Winslow Health Center. No exam is required and testing is open to all students. If you would like to participate in this free testing clinic, please call the Health Center at (814) 332-4355 to schedule an appointment. Time slots fill up very quickly. As a reminder, appointments are required; please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill out paperwork and plan on being here for up to 40 minutes.

For Employees: The Saint Vincent Mobile Unit Is Coming: 4/18

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Saint Vincent Mobile Unit will be on campus Thursday, April 18. Please click here for more information. Come and learn more about health and wellness.

Wellness Calendar 4/15-21

Posted on April 14, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Weekly Wellness calendar offers crafts, lectures, sports events, and other activities that can provide a break from studying, as well as quiet hours in Ford Chapel and two different opportunities to “work out your stress.” You can see the full calendar of wellness events at this link.

Creating Landscapes Internship Application Extended Deadline: 4/23

Posted on April 11, 2019 | Filed under General News

The deadline to apply for the Creating Landscapes Summer internship has been extended to April 23. Interns in the aesthetic education program assist faculty and work directly with students. The three-week program will be held on campus June 23 to July 12. Contact Eleanor Weisman at for an application. For more information on the Creating Landscapes Summer Program, visit

Employees: Approval for Students Who Need to Stay After May 8

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

The residence halls close on May 8 at noon for students (May 12 at noon for graduating seniors). If you oversee or supervise students who need to be on campus between May 8 at noon to May 16 for a college-related activity, please complete the Late Stay Request Form. You do not need to complete this form for students who are staying on-campus for the summer (after May 16); those students should complete the Summer Housing Form when it becomes available. Please contact Residence Life (, Ext. 3865) if you have any questions.

Interdisciplinary Course on Emotion

Posted on April 10, 2019 | Filed under General News

Preparing for Fall 2019 Classes? Consider an interdisciplinary course. INTDS 314 Cognitive Humanities: Contagious Emotions team-taught by Professor Knupsky (psychology) and Professor Caballero (English). The course can count as psych 300/400 level credit, neuro upper level credit, or English 300 level credit. There are no prerequisites; it is appropriate for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in any major. Read more…

Free Breakfast Plus Great Advice: 4/30

Posted on April 9, 2019 | Filed under Events

Are you a first or second year student interested in opportunities to engage in research, internships, civic engagement, or other Allegheny opportunities like these? Would you like to talk with students, faculty, or staff who have participated in such opportunities in the past? If so, please apply to attend the Scholars Symposium Mentor Breakfast on Tuesday, April 30. The Mentor Breakfast is a casual, catered breakfast where first-year and second-year students can mingle and talk with seniors, professors, and Gateway representatives about how to get involved in these opportunities at Allegheny. Because breakfast will be provided and we want to have a sufficient number of mentors available, this is an RSVP event. If you are interested in participation, please fill out the Google Form no later than Monday, April 22, by 5 p.m. To find out more about all the events on Scholars Symposium day, check out the website or contact Professor Aimee Knupsky, Director of URSCA, at

Loop Schedule Change

Posted on April 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Loop will slightly alter its schedule for the rest of the semester on Wednesdays only. Starting Wednesday, April 10, the Loop will end at 11 p.m. The weekend routes and times will remain the same, the only change will be on Wednesdays which will end at 11 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ASG at or SLI at

Daily Readings for Holy Week

Posted on April 9, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Spiritual and Religious Life Office invites anyone who wants to journey with Jesus through Holy Week to sign up for daily email messages at this link. Each message will include a brief scripture reading about what Jesus was doing on that day, a link to a longer reading, and information about services or gatherings on campus or in town.

2019 Richard J. Cook–Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium: 4/30

Posted on April 8, 2019 | Filed under Events

On Tuesday, April 30, the third annual Richard J. Cook–Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium will be held. The Scholars Symposium is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of all students at Allegheny College over the past academic year. Events are planned throughout the day, beginning with a mentoring breakfast for first year and sophomore students and including a spotlight session (highlighting projects from classes and other experiences), the keynote session, the senior project poster session, Honors Convocation, the Scholars Symposium reception and, this year, an evening dance program thanks to the Dance and Movement Studies students. You can find the details for and descriptions of these events at the 2019 Scholars Symposium website. Information will be added and updated as the events are finalized. If you have questions, please contact Aimee Knupsky, Director of URSCA, at

Staff and Administration Volunteers for Commencement: 5/11

Posted on April 8, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Office of Conference & Event Services is seeking staff and administration volunteers for Commencement 2019. The ceremony is May 11. Administrators are required to walk if they are not volunteering. Please contact Patrice Newman at 814-332-3101 or

Senior Comp Photo Contest

Posted on April 7, 2019 | Filed under General News

Seniors – email us your decomped photos, and the 10 most creative submissions will get a $10 gift card to Market House. Submission deadline is Friday, April 19. Email submissions to

Prescription Deliveries to Campus

Posted on April 4, 2019 | Filed under General News

Students who have prescriptions delivered to campus from Jack’s Pharmacy should be aware that as of Monday, April 8, 2019, Jack’s is closing. All prescriptions are being transferred to CVS, located at 392 North Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Winslow Health Center has been in touch with CVS, and they will continue the delivery service that Jack’s provided; however, there will be 3–5 days from refill request to delivery. If you have any questions, please call CVS at (814) 333-6370.

Seniors: Sign Up for Senior Week

Posted on April 2, 2019 | Filed under General News

All seniors are invited to register and attend Senior Week 2019. Senior Week is May 7-9 and the cost is $30 to attend. All seniors must register by Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in order to participate. To register, complete this form today. For more information, contact ASG Senior Senators at

Pictures of Seniors for Slide Show

Posted on April 1, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Baccalaureate planning committee is asking members of the Allegheny community for pictures of graduating seniors for the Baccalaureate slide show. The Senior Slide Show has been a tradition for many years at Allegheny, and we would like to include as many of our graduates as possible. The pictures should feature one or more seniors engaged in extracurricular activities. Please submit photos to

Seniors: Reminder to Submit Your Senior Project to the Institutional Repository (DSpace)

Posted on March 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

Seniors are encouraged to submit their senior projects to the institutional repository (DSpace) upon completion. We have prepared detailed instructions and guidelines for submitting your project, and staff at the Pelletier Library InfoDesk are available to answer submission questions. To submit your project, first fill out a submission form and deliver it to the library by mail, email or in person. Then, submit your documents to the institutional repository (DSpace). If you have questions, please contact Beau Smith at, digital resources librarian, or call (814) 332-3361.

New Mathematics Curriculum Beginning Fall 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Department of Mathematics is making changes to calculus courses that will start in fall 2019. Prior to course registration, current students can find important information about the new Mathematics Curriculum here.

Take a Survey About Using Sheep to “Mow” the Grass on Campus

Posted on March 31, 2019 | Filed under General News

If you are a current Allegheny student, staff member, or faculty member, 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 your perspective regarding the current standard lawn mowing practices on campus, and your perspectives on potentially using sheep to “mow” some or all of the grass on campus. Participation is entirely voluntary, and responses will be confidential. At the end of the survey, you can enter into a raffle for a $25 Visa gift card. We appreciate your helping us learn about what this issue looks like for the Allegheny College campus community. Follow this link to access the survey.

Summer Basketball Camps

Posted on March 28, 2019 | Filed under General News

Allegheny Women’s Basketball will be hosting several basketball camps this summer:
Little Dribblers (June 17-20) : For Boys and Girls Ages 5-7
Girls Basketball Day Camp (June 24-27 and July 15-18): For Girls Ages 8-14
Any questions, please email Kate Costanzo at

Biochemistry and Metabolism (F19) Survey Forms

Posted on March 26, 2019 | Filed under General News

Students who intend on registering for Introduction to Biochemistry or Metabolism (covers drug metabolism and clinical biochemistry) should fill out the survey that follows before registering with a signature card. Introduction to Biochemistry Survey Site and Metabolism (includes drug metabolism and clinical biochemistry) Survey Site:

Summer Jobs Available Through the Civic Engagement Office

Posted on March 25, 2019 | Filed under General News

The Civic Engagement office has several paid positions open for Summer 2019 through the Davies Community Service Leaders Program and Gateway Network. Both programs have students support community-based projects throughout Crawford County. Over the summer, seven Davies Leaders contribute 30-35 hours a week of compensated service to our community through the months of June and July (eight weeks). Davies Leaders intern at agencies, completing a specific project. The Gateway Network connects a student-faculty pair with a community partner on a research projects. Students work for 10 weeks, up to 35 hours a week from mid-May to the beginning of August. Project subject areas include (but are not limited to): environmental science, communications arts, community and justice studies, global health, etc. To learn more please contact Bethany Cocchi at

For Employees: 2019 Holiday Schedule

Posted on March 13, 2019 | Filed under General News

This is the 2019 holiday schedule for employees – please note that all offices will remain open for regular business hours on the work days immediately preceding the holiday:
Memorial Day: May 27
Independence Day: July 4 & 5
Labor Day: September 2*
Thanksgiving: November 28 & 29
*Note that many offices will be open on Labor Day since classes are in session. Please check with your supervisor to determine your department’s needs.

Winter Break
The Administrative Executive Committee has approved a winter break from Monday, December 23, 2019, through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Offices will close at the end of business on Friday, December 20, and re-open on Thursday, January 2.

Summer Hours
The College will observe summer hours from June 1 through July 31, 2019. Regular operating hours for the College will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Please note that summer hour arrangements may vary by office, since for some offices the summer months are a busy period and a time to work on special projects. Please check with your supervisor to discuss summer schedules specific to your office.
If you have questions about this schedule, please contact the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2312.