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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on February 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

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

2021 International Film Festival Begins Monday: 3/1

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

The 2021 Allegheny College International Film Festival, sponsored by the Department of World Languages & Cultures, kicks off today, March 1, with “The Idol” (in Arabic with English subtitles). Each year, the faculty in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish each select one exceptional film of recent vintage in their language and provide a pre-screening introduction for the viewing audience. In these very strange times we are delighted to partner with Kino Marquee to bring this free film festival to our campus and community in a virtual format. Read more…

Internships and Jobs in Benefits Consulting: 3/4

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under Events

Join the Career Education and Department of Economics teams virtually on March 4 at 9:30 a.m. to learn about jobs and internships with Willis Towers Watson, the world’s largest benefits consulting firm, with offices in 144 countries on six continents. AC grad Seth Young, ’11, from the Pittsburgh office, will join us to introduce the firm and some great opportunities with WTW. Come and find out what makes WTW a favorite employer for Allegheny grads. Join us on Zoom.
Register for the event on Handshake.

Daily Chatter Trivia Quiz Contest Week 1

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Attention, students–the first weekly Daily Chatter international news quiz is here. If you’ve been signed up for Daily Chatter international news letters, now is the time to test your international knowledge you’ve gained for the prize of $15 in Munch Money. In order to be eligible for the prize, please complete the quiz before Monday, March 8. The winner of the prize will be contacted that day. The link to the quiz is here. Read more…

Share the Love Carnation Sale: 3/1-3/5

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

From March 1-5, members of Alpha Chi Omega and Phi Delta Theta will be selling carnations in the Campus Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Buyers will be able to leave personal messages for the recipients of the carnations, and all proceeds will be donated to Women’s Services and the Live Like Lou Foundation for ALS research. All are welcome to order the flowers in-person or through our digital order form here.

Want to Be a NaviGator Peer Mentor?

Posted on February 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Learning Commons is looking for NaviGator Peer Mentors for the 2021-2022 academic year. NaviGators will work one-on-one with first-year and transfer students during both the Fall and Spring semesters. NaviGators provide ongoing academic mentoring and programming designed to help new first-year and transfer students make the transition to the Allegheny community seamless. NaviGators are not tutors or counselors, but rather assist students to obtain resources, set goals and develop the skills needed to succeed. NaviGator Peer Mentors are paid, work-study students through the Learning Commons. Apply here by Friday, March 12. Any questions please contact Carly Masiroff at

Reminder: March 1 Deadline for Fall 2021 Study Away Applications

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

Friendly reminder to students who want to study away during the fall 2021 semester, applications must be submitted to the International Education Office by March 1. This deadline is for all international and domestic sponsored and non-sponsored study away programs. Please use this link for more information. Please contact Lucinda Morgan or Lenee McCandless in the International Education Office for more information.

Wind Symphony Brass Auditions

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Wind Symphony is seeking student musicians for the spring semester. Especially needed are those who play trombone, trumpet, French horn and oboe. A limited number of school instruments are available. Interested students should contact Dr. Lowell Hepler ( about scheduling an in-person or virtual audition, or to answer any questions. This is an academically credited course (Music 112). Faculty and staff are also welcome to participate.

Gilman Information Session: 3/1

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under Events

Former Gilman Scholars Christina Winbigler and Emma Norton will be holding an informal information and question-and-answer session about the upcoming Gilman Scholarship, which can be applied toward international education expenses with up to $5,000 and is due March 9. The information session will be held via Google Meets on Monday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. Email or to RSVP and we will send you the sign-up link.

Free Ice Skating at Campus Center Parking Lot

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

There is a temporary “ice-less” ice rink set up in the Campus Center parking lot. It is open February 26 through March 7 with free skating and free skate rentals. There will even be snacks, hot chocolate, and coffee on some of the nights. The hours are Monday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6-10 p.m., and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Follow @alleghenyrecreation on Instagram for details.

Jackbox Party Game Night: 2/27

Posted on February 25, 2021 | Filed under General News

Come join AC Rec and your fellow students for Jackbox Party Game Night on Saturday, February 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Any questions can be sent to

COVID Testing for Students

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

A Reminder: All students are required to have a COVID test Thursday, February 25, or Friday, February 26, unless they have been specifically exempted from testing by the Allegheny College Health Agency. If you have not already done so, please sign up for a testing time here. Please contact ACHA at if you have any questions.

Civic Symphony Auditions for String Players

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Civic Symphony is seeking string musicians (violin, viola, cello, or bass) for the Spring 2021 semester. Interested musicians should contact Dr. Jennifer Dearden ( about scheduling an in-person or virtual audition. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome! There are rehearsal and performance opportunities for both in-person and remote students. Students enrolled in Civic Symphony (Music 110) will receive 1 academic credit.

Agenda Items for Faculty Meeting Due by 9 a.m. Monday: 3/1

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

Announcements to be included in the notice of the March 4 Faculty Meeting (a special topics meeting for which the agenda has already been set) should be sent to Faculty Secretary Margaret Nelson ( by 9 a.m. on Monday, March 1. Please include suggested text for the announcement as well as any relevant attachments. For questions regarding potential inclusion of new business items or reports on future agendas, please contact Margaret Nelson or Brad Hersh, faculty moderator.

Campus Center Hours and Access

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

Hours and access to the Campus Center are as follows: Monday through Friday, building entrances will be unlocked from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Between 6 p.m. and midnight entrance is available by card access at the third floor Skylight Lounge entrance and the first floor main lobby entrance. Saturday and Sunday, access is available by card access between 6 a.m. and midnight at the third floor Skylight Lounge entrance and the first floor main lobby entrance.

New York Arts Program Information Session: 2/26

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to a free online Zoom information session with the New York Arts Program on Friday, February 26, at 5 p.m. EST. Put your creativity to work with a fully immersive experience in New York City, through internships, individual advising, seminars, program events, and a capstone project. Faculty work with students for customized placements in the fields of writing and publishing, theater and dance, music, and visual arts. Students receive faculty guidance and advising throughout their internships. NYAP faculty are all accomplished artists working in New York. You can join the Zoom session at this link:

Study Away Pop-In: 2/26

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

Interested in studying away for a semester or joining an EL? Join International Education, part of the Allegheny Gateway, to learn about semester away (international and domestic) ELs, international internships, and other study away opportunities. Please pop in on Friday, February 26, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (ET) via Google Meet:
or join by phone: +1 602-899-8181‬ PIN: ‪573 722 729‬#

From Africa Free Online Musical Celebration: 2/27

Posted on February 24, 2021 | Filed under General News

International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to celebrate songs and stories illuminating Africa’s astounding cultural diversity and world-shaping creative impact. Streaming on Facebook Live on Saturday, February 27, at noon EST, From Africa will feature eight Toronto-area musical acts with rich personal and artistic connections to the African continent and its diaspora. Each one will share a song and a story revealing beautiful interrelationships that exist between a community’s traditions and the creative ideas and expressions of its artists. Read more…

Attend the Region’s Largest Job and Internship Fair Virtually: 3/10

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under Events

You can begin scheduling conversation with employers today. The Allegheny College Career Center invites you to register for the Spring 2021 WestPACS Job, Internship and Grad School Fair which takes place on Wednesday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register to attend on the website and then download the Career Fair Plus app to your phone. Check out the employers who are attending and begin scheduling meetings with employers that interest you. Each year, Allegheny students and alumni connect with employers at the fair resulting in jobs and internships. Schedule a meeting with our Career Education team to help you prepare to put your best self forward.

Paid Summer Internship at Robert H. Jackson Center

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under Events

If you are interested in working at the Robert H. Jackson Center this summer, be sure to submit your application to them by March 15. Program Highlights: A $1,000 stipend; regular seminars with our academic advisor and the creation of a written project; networking with leading experts, researchers, and educators through seminars and conferences, including practitioners of international humanitarian law, the leading Jackson biographer, and legal experts; professional development activities, career mentoring, and social events; community interaction – leading tours of the Jackson Center and participating in center events. More information and application process available here.

Music One-Credit Course: Class Voice

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in becoming a better singer and getting credit for it? Class Voice (MUS 108) is a 1-credit online course that counts towards the “ME” distribution requirement. Take advantage of this opportunity to improve your vocal technique and learn more about your voice in a supportive small group setting. Beginner singers welcome! This course meets on Tuesdays from 3:20 to 4:20 p.m. The online format will consist of a combination of synchronous class discussions and vocal explorations, as well as several online one-on-one voice lessons with the professor throughout the semester. Please contact Claire Jurs at for more information.

Grief Group: 3/1

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under Events

Students who have lost an immediate family member (parent or sibling) are invited to gather Monday, March 1, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. by Zoom for conversation with others who have experienced a similar loss. While this is not a formal support group, Trae Yeckley, director of CPDC, and Jane Ellen Nickell, College chaplain, will be present to facilitate conversation and provide support. If you would like to attend or know of a student who has suffered such a loss, please contact Jane Ellen Nickell at

Traffic and Parking Policies

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Public Safety Department welcomes everyone on their return to campus. We have been very lenient on parking violations for the last several semesters. We would like to remind folks about the Traffic and Parking Policies which require all motor vehicles on campus to be registered with Public Safety. Please review the parking regulations and ensure that you are parking in the correct location. If you need a parking sticker for your vehicle, you can complete the Vehicle Registration Request through Self Service. Public Safety will begin enforcing the parking regulations in the near future. Please move your vehicle to an appropriate location on campus.

Participate in COVID-19 Perception Study

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please consider signing up to participate in a 15-minute online survey about student attitudes toward and perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study is being conducted by the students in the Cognitive Humanities Lab at Allegheny College. Responses to the survey will be anonymous and those who participate can sign up to win one of two $20 gift cards to the Pampered Palate. If you are interested in participating, please complete this three question informational form and we will send you the link to the survey within 24 hours. If you have any questions about this research project, you can contact Dr. M. Soledad Caballero or Dr. Aimee Knupsky at or

Reminder: Apply to Be a Writing Consultant by 3/8

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

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. Required qualifications include an open mind, a willingness to learn, and an interest in helping others become stronger, more confident writers; a solid academic record, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor are advantageous. Applicants must be able to commit to staffing at least one two-hour shift per week, meeting with a “matched” writer for at least one hour per week, and attending a weekly one-hour professional development meeting, held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Some writing consultants also serve as grammar tutors. To apply, please complete the application form and submit a brief personal statement along with a writing sample to Professor Hart at The deadline for applications is Monday, March 8.

Applications Open: Leadership & Sustainability Innovation Online Summer School With Lancaster University

Posted on February 23, 2021 | Filed under General News

Applications are open for Lancaster University’s first online summer school. International Education in the Allegheny Gateway invites you to apply for the Leadership & Sustainability Innovation Online Summer School with Lancaster University. “Develop your entrepreneurship and business consultancy skills as you respond to real issues presented by UK organizations. Reflect on cultural communication without travel this summer, as you work in small teams and join social and cultural events with students around the world on this interactive online program.” For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit their website here.

Update on Registration for Module 2 Courses

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Starting at midnight on Tuesday, February 23, all classes will need “Add Authorization” from faculty before you can add the course. Many of you already have this authorization and are waiting for us to turn it on. We are updating Canvas rosters every two hours throughout the day and night so that you can be added to Canvas and get those materials and updates in a timely way! The add/drop deadline for Module 2 is 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, but there is no need to wait. Please check Self-Service and make sure you are registered correctly, and add any additional classes you need as soon as you can. Good luck with Module 2 courses.

Daily Chatter Weekly Quizzes

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Would you like to know more about the world and global events? Interested in international studies? Want to win prizes? Well with DailyChatter, you can build worldly knowledge. Allegheny is partnering with DailyChatter to help inform our campus. DailyChatter is a non-partisan, independent media outlet that releases the “World in 2 Minutes” daily newsletter students can sign up for that provides detailed but succinct information about what’s going on in the world. The Allegheny International Education office and International Studies program is introducing weekly quizzes that test your knowledge on the world’s current events. Sign up with the link below or participate by checking MyAllegheny every Monday starting March 1. There are winners every week, and prizes include MunchMoney! Weekly scores will be tallied and there will be an end of the semester winner and grand prize! Everyone is welcome to participate, from students to faculty. We look forward to seeing you all participate and learn. Link to sign up for DailyChatter daily newsletters is here. Link to sign up for weekly quizzes is here. For any questions, contact Jonathan Bumanis at

Playshop Theatre — Spring 2021 Auditions: 2/25 & 2/26

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under Events

All Allegheny students are invited to audition for this coming spring’s three productions. No experience required. There is nothing to prepare in advance; auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Auditions for “The Whole Shebang,” “Salim Salim” and “Native Gardens” will be held Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Vukovich Center’s Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre. Please click here for information about the three shows and to learn more about the audition process.

On-Campus Work for Module 2

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

This is a reminder that like the fall on-campus portion of instruction, Module 2, February 23 to May 20, will only consist of on-campus workers. Remote work for Pennsylvania residents was only permitted during the remote periods of the semester. Students who are remote for Module 2 may not work in any capacity, regardless of their state residency. Students may begin to report to their physical work spaces on-campus as soon as they receive their negative test results from the on-campus tests taken during move-in last week. Please contact Student Employment with any questions.

Ballroom Class

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Looking for a way to stay active? Need to fill out your schedule? Dance and Movement Studies now has space in the Ballroom 1 (DMS 107*01) course. The class is offered Monday and Wednesday from 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the Wise Center Performance Gym. Remember to stay active this semester.

Lantern Festival Virtual Gathering: 2/26

Posted on February 22, 2021 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in learning some traditions about a festival that has been around for 1,000 years? Did you know that the Lantern Festival marks the end of China’s Lunar New Year festival? Join the friendly Mandarin learning community this Friday, February 26, at 4 p.m. We will play games, learn traditions and language. Click this link to join the virtual gathering on February 26.

Allegheny “Country Expert” Form for Faculty/Staff/Administrators

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

As part of National Study Abroad Day on February 22, the International Strategic Group* is compiling a list of faculty, staff, and administrators who have experiences studying/working/researching/living in different countries. This information will be used to better help connect our students and campus community who are interested in studying away, doing research abroad, interning/working abroad, going to graduate school abroad, etc. Please enter information using the Allegheny Country Expert Form.

*The International Strategic Group consists of representatives from the offices of Admissions, International Education, Career Education, Alumni Relations, and the Office of the President. Please contact Lucinda Morgan in the International Education Office if you have any questions (

Mondays in March: The 2021 (virtual) International Film Festival

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

The show must go on! The Department of World Languages and Cultures has partnered with Kino Marquee to present our annual International Film Festival in a virtual format for 2021. Stay tuned for more information and reserve your MONDAYS in MARCH for the premiere of a new film in the series, beginning March 1!

Explore International Business Opportunities with the German American Chamber of Commerce: 3/2

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under Events

With the generous support of the Max Kade Foundation, Allegheny World Language & Cultures has partnered with the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics to present a virtual tour of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce featuring chapter President Rachel Mauer on March 2, 2021, at 12:15 PM. Students with an interest in international business are welcome to attend and may choose to pick up a free lunch by filling out this form — the deadline to order is 2/25/2021. Email to receive a Zoom link to attend the event.

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter (GACC PIT) was founded in 2015 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. It is a private, non-profit organization and serves as the official representative of German trade in Western Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Chapter is part of an international network composed of 140 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 92 countries.

Read more…

How to Make a Reservation in the Wise Center

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

We will once again be using a reservation system for individuals working out since every space in the Wise Center will have limited capacity. You can reserve a 1-hour individual time slot on this link before you plan to work out. You can also download the SignUpGenius app on the app store or just go to Create an account. Click the menu in the top right and choose “Find A Sign Up.” If you are on a computer use the search feature. It will ask you to enter the creator’s e-mail. Enter and then sign up for your space. Please note that there are now exercise bikes and rowers in the racquetball court and some above the main lobby by the pool window. Club sports or other clubs in groups of no more than 10 will still email to schedule space.

If you have any questions, please email or You can also follow @alleghenyrecreation on Instagram for updates.

Winter Safety Tips

Posted on February 21, 2021 | Filed under General News

Check out all the helpful winter safety tips on the Safety Committee website. Everything from tips for walking on snow and ice, to tips for safe shoveling and keeping warm, to winter driving tips. There’s even a winter driving quiz! So get out and enjoy the wonder and beauty of the season, but stay safe while you are having fun!

See Something Unsafe? Report It!

Posted on February 18, 2021 | Filed under General News

We have a new form on the Safety Committee website and on the inside forms page. You can report a hazard, let us know you had a near miss or make a suggestion all on one easy form! If you see anything on campus that seems like it could cause someone to slip, trip, or fall, let us know! If you see something that could obstruct the view of a motorist or pedestrian, let us know! If you have an idea to make a situation safer in any way, let us know! We are YOUR safety committee and we are here to serve YOU!

LS 591 Calculus Coaching

Posted on February 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Students who are taking MATH 140, 141, 151, or 152 in Module 2 are invited to also sign up for LS 591 Calculus Coaching. This 2-credit course 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 Module 2; you can find them under the Liberal Studies subject heading on Self Service.

Netflix & Panic! Survey

Posted on February 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

Seeking participants for a senior comprehensive project survey on streaming platform habits surrounding the pandemic. After the survey is completed, participants have the option to register into a raffle to win one of 25 Dunkin’ Donuts $20 E-Gift cards. Complete the survey here.

Must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled as a student at Allegheny College to participate. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kaleel Van Voorhees (, project supervisors Dr. Kathryn Bender ( and Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy ( You may also contact Dr. Lauren Paulson (, chair of Allegheny College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Pelletier Library Hours for Spring Semester Module 2

Posted on February 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will be closed February 18–22. The building will reopen to the campus community on Tuesday, February 23. From February 23 through February 25, the library will be open 8 am–8 pm. On February 26, the library will be open 8 am–5 pm.

Starting February 27, the library hours will be as follows:
M–Th 7:30 am–11 pm;
F 7:30 am–6 pm;
Sat 1 pm–5 pm;
Sun 1 pm–11 pm.

An Allegheny ID card will be required for access to the building. All are expected to follow campus guidelines regarding physical distancing and face coverings. Please contact the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768 or email with any questions.

Subscribe to The Campus

Posted on February 14, 2021 | Filed under General News

Fan of The Campus Newspaper? Sign up to be added to our subscription list and have the paper delivered to your campus mailbox each Friday starting February 26. Allegheny post office boxes only. Returning this semester: weekly e-blasts! Get the top stories of the week delivered to your email. NOTE: If you had a mail subscription in the fall, it will continue to be delivered unless you cancel it. No need to resubscribe. Subscribe here.

Looking for an Added Boost?

Posted on February 8, 2021 | Filed under General News

The NaviGator Peer Mentors will be available during Module 2 to give you an added boost as you get back into the swing of things on and off campus. If you are looking for some additional support with time management, study skills or just an accountability partner, sign up for a NaviGator! You and your NaviGator can meet safely in person or virtually throughout the Spring semester to make sure you are staying on top of your assignments and grades! Sign up here.

Nominate Faculty and Staff for 2021 College Awards

Posted on February 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please help recognize Allegheny’s outstanding faculty and staff by submitting a nomination for The Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching, and The Robert T. Sherman Distinguished Service Award. Award recipients are selected by members of the Allegheny Alumni Council who rely on these nominations to make their decisions. The online nomination forms, as well as award descriptions, names of eligible faculty members for the teaching awards, and the names of previous award recipients, can be found here. Nominations are due by March 1, 2021. Recipients will be recognized at the end of the spring semester. For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at or call (814) 332-5384. Thank you for your help and service to Allegheny.

Fall 2021 Study Away Application Deadline: March 1

Posted on February 4, 2021 | Filed under Events

Students who want to study away during the fall 2021 semester must apply to the International Education in the Gateway by March 1. This deadline is for all international and domestic sponsored and non-sponsored study away programs. Please use this link for more information. Please contact Lucinda Morgan or Lenee McCandless in the International Education Office for more information. Applicants are highly encouraged to have their resumes reviewed in advance by Career Education in the Gateway.

Student Manager and Social Media Coordinator

Posted on February 4, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny baseball team is searching for a current Gator student interested in working with the program as a student manager. This person would facilitate all social media endeavors. We are looking for an individual who is sports minded, possesses basic videographer-like skills (recording/editing/uploading/etc.), and a sound concept of athletic related media material. Looking for someone who envisions this opportunity as a means to creating their own body of work over the next couple years that is to add to your own resume or use as a Senior Comp project idea. This would be a very flexible but impactful position. The individual could have the opportunity to travel with the program if they had interest in this much involvement.

ALIC Is Here to Help

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity is available for class sessions in Module 2. We can help you and your students make videos, podcasts, graphic design work, and with the fabrication of instruments, devices, robots, furniture, installations, art works and much more. The lab, comprised of a fabrication facility (3D printing, CNC, laser cutting, etc.) and design lab (25 seats for video, sound, photo editing and 3D design work including game development), can be booked in three formats:
1. For the entire semester in predetermined class session time slots.
2. For a series of individual, predetermined class sessions.
3. For individual class sessions.
ALIC can provide technician support or instructional support as needed for any of the software, tools, or technologies we offer. The lab will be available for open-use hours throughout the semester. Hours will be posted at the start of Module 2. Please contact Byron Rich ( for more information. Lab details can be found here. We love to help students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life! ALIC closely follows state and institutionally mandated safety and wellness protocols related to the ongoing epidemic.

Card Access Updates

Posted on February 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Campus Center 3rd Floor Highland Avenue doors are now both on card access and it is working properly. Folks can use their identification cards to access the building through the 3rd Floor doors and through the ground floor lobby doors near the ATM. The loading dock door and the main door on Steffee Hall are both on card access. These doors will remain locked and folks must use their identification cards to enter. The Wise Center gym door is now on card access. Faculty, staff, and students who are currently permitted to be on campus must use their identification cards to gain entry to the gym. The gym is currently open weekdays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please remember to bring your identification with you to access these buildings. If you need a new card, contact Kathy Conaway. If you need access granted on your card, complete the access request form here. Questions regarding this update may be directed to Public Safety at (814) 332-3357.

February Holy Days and Celebrations

Posted on February 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

Feb. 2: Imbolc is the Pagan celebration of the beginning of spring.
Feb. 15: Nirvana Day is when Buddhists mark the death of Buddha’s physical body, when he achieved full Nirvana.
Feb 16: Saraswati Puja, or Vasant Panchami is a Hindu springtime festival.
Feb. 16: Shrove Tuesday is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, the day before the Christian season of Lent begins. There will be no on-campus celebration due to COVID restrictions and semester break.
Feb. 17: Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season, when Christians prepare for Easter. There will be no on-campus service, but we will provide individual options to mark the day. Watch My Allegheny or contact for details.
Feb. 25-26: Purim is the Jewish Feast of Lots, which honors the story of Esther. Purim begins at sundown Feb. 25 and ends at sundown Feb. 26. Please note that Purim was omitted from the listing of holidays in Celebrations and Concerns this month. SRL regrets the error.

Spring 2021 Teaching Circle

Posted on January 31, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Director of Faculty Development invites faculty members to participate in a Teaching Circle during Module 2 of this semester. Teaching Circles are designed to provide support to faculty in their teaching and professional lives. Ten faculty will meet each Wednesday from 12:20 to 1:15 pm throughout the module; participants will commit to attend each meeting. We won’t be able to provide lunch for virtual meetings, but we invite everyone to eat together during the meeting time. 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. Participant responses to past teaching circles indicate that faculty have found this experience highly valuable and sustaining. This Teaching Circle will be facilitated by Jennifer Hellwarth from the English Department. If you are interested in participating in this group, please fill out this short form by 10 a.m. on February 10. We will accept members into the group on a first-come, first-served basis, though we may manage the membership to assure that there are both tenured and untenured faculty in the group. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hellwarth ( or Catharina Coenen (