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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

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

Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted on January 18, 2022 | Filed under Events

The 2022 Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference is soliciting Abstract submissions for student research presentations. The conference is held on Saturday, April 23rd in Erie, PA at Penn State Behrend. This conference provides an opportunity for students to present their research and creative accomplishment results in a public setting. Many students use this regional conference to practice their presentations prior to presenting them in a national or international setting. Students present their results either by poster or by oral presentation. The Abstract submission deadline is 2/14/2022.

Please visit this link to find more information about the conference.

Email Matt Venesky (mvenesky@allegheny.edu), Director of URSCA, with any questions.

Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity Co-op Courses are Live!

Posted on January 18, 2022 | Filed under General News

You can sign up now for our Module 2A, 2-credit, credit/no-credit Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity Co-op courses!

These courses are a fantastic way to build your skills while building industry relationships towards getting internships and jobs in exciting fields like marketing, video game development, and aerospace.

Contact Professor Byron Rich <brich> to sign up today! Space is limited.

Course Descriptions:

Read more…

Work-Out Your Stress is back!

Posted on January 18, 2022 | Filed under General News

Mark your calendars for some group fitness! Each class is open to actively enrolled students only and are designed to help improve your mood and manage stress. Classes will begin on 1/19/22 and will be run weekly.

Mondays @ 4pm: Strength Training — Full-Body weight lifting with cardio spikes to improve metabolic conditioning and raise confidence!

Wednesdays @ 4pm: Yoga — Yoga followed by a space for reflection and meditation.

Classes will be held in the Wise Center Dance Studio. Equipment is provided. Please bring water and wear sneakers!

Email dpecar@allegheny.edu with questions!

International Bazaar Sign Ups! (Due 1/24 at 3 pm)

Posted on January 18, 2022 | Filed under General News

To kick this semester off, we will be hosting our popular International Bazaar on February 27th from 8-10PM! This is a night that will feature dishes from around the world, and who doesn’t love a night of free food?

In order to make this night a wild success, we will need volunteers. These volunteers will be able to submit genuine recipes for their cultural dish and will be able to aid in the prep/cooking for the main event! If you (or someone you know) is interested in submitting a recipe for this event, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/ojPp1DjveTaFomGA8. In the form, please note the deadline: January 24th at 3 PM. Since we are partnering with Parkhurst for this event, we will not be able to accept any submissions past this deadline. Make sure that if you plan on signing up that you do it as soon as possible.

Pelletier Library Hours 1/18 – 1/22

Posted on January 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

Pelletier Library will have modified hours through Friday of this week as follows:
Tuesday, January 18th: 7:30 AM – Midnight
Wednesday, January 19th: 7:30 AM – Midnight
Thursday, January 20th: 7:30 AM – Midnight
Friday, January 21st: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

If you are still looking for a job on campus, the InfoDesk is hiring with both early morning and late night availability! We currently have job openings for positions from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM and then 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM.

If late nights or early mornings sound perfect to you, please fill out this short Google Form and then send an email to khauser@allegheny.edu!

Max Kade International House Applications Due 2/6

Posted on January 17, 2022 | Filed under Events

The deadline to apply for residence in the Max Kade International Houses in the academic year 2022-23 is Sunday, February 6, 2022. Each of the houses offers a dynamic living and learning environment focusing on a world language taught at Allegheny and its related cultures — Arabic/MENA, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. There is also an International House that does not have a language immersion component. The “houses” are actually fully furnished five-person apartments in wing C of North Village I, featuring single rooms, two full baths, and generous kitchen and common areas. To help defray the cost, additional financial aid of up to $1,000 may be available to students who qualify through FAFSA (except for International House). Please note that you do not need to be a language major or minor to qualify. Click here for more detailed information and a link to the application.

Apply to Join the Writing Consultant Staff by 2/8

Posted on January 17, 2022 | 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.

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 5:30-6:30 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 ahart@allegheny.edu. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Game Room Hours

Posted on January 17, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Game Room opens for the semester on Tuesday, January 18. Module 1 operating hours are Monday through Friday 2 PM to midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight. Stop by to check out the gaming stations, including: pool, table tennis, air hockey, foosball, Chexx (bubble) hockey, the Nintendo Switch nook, Skee-Ball, pinball, Ms. Pac Man/Galaga and a dartboard. For those who are more crafty than competitive, each Friday and through the weekend while supplies last, Craft Corner hosts a new craft.

Auditions for “She Kills Monsters” Monday 1/24 and Tuesday 1/25

Posted on January 16, 2022 | Filed under Events

Auditions for Playshop Theatre’s “She Kills Monsters” will be Monday-Tuesday 1/24-25 from 6-9pm in 107 Vukovich Center. No preparation is required though 1-minute monologs are welcome. No previous experience necessary. For those who wish to review audition sides, those are available here. We will also be casting a 6-person “Monster Corps” of non-speaking puppet/movement performers. Performance dates are April 28-May 1, 2022. Qui Nguyen’s action-packed comedic drama follows a very average Agnes as she goes on a Dungeons & Dragons quest to make sense of the death of her little sister, Tilly. Monster melees, puppetry, fantasy cos-play, the 1990s, coming out stories, and mourning meet for this energetic yet moving show. Some roles include choreographed moments of intimacy. Most roles require stage combat choreographed by a professional combat director. We encourage gender non-conforming performers to audition for (the) role(s) with which they most identify. Copies of the script are available at the Circulation Desk, Pelletier Library. For further information, please contact kt shorb at kshorb@allegheny.edu.

Making Goals and Sticking to Them!

Posted on January 16, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Center for Student Success and the NaviGator Success Coaches are providing two options for students to thrive during the Spring semester. Have trouble getting assignments turned in or studying for a test? Join an accountability group where other students just like yourselves will be there to join you. There will be structured time to do work and you’ll meet new friends along the way. Looking for more of a question and answer support system? Join our NaviGator drop-in hours Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Center for Student Success. NaviGators will be here to help you plan for the week or manage your time around a large assignment. They can even help with study skills! Sign up for either of these programs via this link or come to the Center for Student Success!

The Writing Accountability Group (WAG) sessions are back!!

Posted on January 16, 2022 | Filed under Events

The Writing Accountability Group (WAG) is back!! We will hold our first session of the Spring semester this coming Saturday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in Carr 238. Thank you to all the colleagues that accompanied us last semester and congratulations for all the scholarly works that will be published in the coming months as a result of it. We can’t wait to see you all again this Saturday, 1/22!

As a reminder, this program consists of a series of once-a-month meetings on campus that will provide participants with dedicated time to write academic pieces for publication. Additional information is available in this document.

Each meeting is limited to 10 participants, with spots assigned on a first come, first served basis. To participate, please complete this form. Participants may choose to sign up for a half day (9-12 or 1-4) or full day (9-4), with lunch provided between sessions.

This group is co-sponsored by the Provost and the Director of Faculty Development. Please contact Rosita Scerbo (rscerbo@allegheny.edu) or Pam Runestad (prunestad@allegheny.edu) with any questions.

Sports writers needed for The Campus!

Posted on January 16, 2022 | Filed under General News

Love watching sports? Want to cover Allegheny athletics? The Campus is seeking sports writers, editors, and photographers for the spring 2022 semester. Interested students should contact Editors-in-Chief Ethan Woodfill at woodfille@allegheny.edu or Roman Hladio at hladior@allegheny.edu.

Find Your Home – Sign Up for Sorority Recruitment!

Posted on January 16, 2022 | Filed under General News

Are you interested in finding your “Home away from home” here on campus? Sign up for sorority primary recruitment, and meet some amazing sorority members! There is a mandatory interest meeting Wednesday, January 19 at 7 PM in Quigley 101. Reach out to alleghenypanhel@gmail.com, if you have any questions!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Celebration Begins 1/17

Posted on January 16, 2022 | Filed under Events

Please join the IDEAS Center, ODEI Office, and Office of Economic, Civic & Community Engagement for a series of events to celebrate the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In our Allegheny community, it is essential we take care and support those around us. Beginning on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 17), we will be having a week-long clothing drive that we will be taking donations for inside the IDEAS Center, on-campus service opportunities, and time to engage in some self reflection with writing prompts in the CC Lobby. Here is a flyer with more detailed information about all that is going on during the week, but please do not hesitate to reach out to Tuck or Mikka in the IDEAS Center if you have any questions.

Registration for Spring 2022

Posted on January 14, 2022 | Filed under General News

Please see the Registrar’s webpage for important information about Spring 2022. Due to the modular structure of the semester, many things are going to be DIFFERENT from previous Spring semesters.

There are multiple add/drop deadlines for Spring 2022!! — January 21 for Module 1, February 1 for full semester senior projects, March 2 for Module 2 and 2A, and April 18 for Module 2B.

There are two overload deadlines for Spring 2022!! — noon on January 19 for Module 1 and noon on March 1 for Module 2.

Seniors: Check your Senior Project Registration!!

Signature Consent vs. Add Authorization in Self-Service — If your course has started, then faculty will use “Add Authorization” to add students; If your course has not started, then either the student can add if the class is open and they are eligible OR faculty will need to use “Signature Consent” to add students.

Contact registrar@allegheny.edu if you have questions.

Writing Consultations Available for Module 1

Posted on January 13, 2022 | Filed under General News

The writing consultants are available to meet with writers during Module 1. Consultations for Module 1 will be held Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6 – 9 pm, and Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm from January 18th – February 7th. Sign up for an appointment here.

Welcome (Back) Weekend 2022

Posted on January 12, 2022 | Filed under General News

Allegheny College welcomes students back for the Spring ’22 semester by hosting some great opportunities for students to get together, reunite with old friends, and make some new friends Saturday, January 15 through Monday, January 17 in the Campus Center. There will be crafts, snacks, music, bingo, meet and greets, trivia, and more. Click here to see the full schedule of events. Please contact studentsuccess@allegheny.edu with any questions.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change

Posted on January 12, 2022 | Filed under General News

Effective January 1, 2022, the mileage reimbursement rate for Allegheny College is 58.5 cents per mile, the same as the standard rate used by the IRS. Please begin using the updated Travel/Entertainment Report found under Forms on My Allegheny. Please also take this time to re-familiarize yourself with the Travel and Entertainment Expense Guidelines.

People & Places Deadline: 1/19

Posted on January 12, 2022 | 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 January 19. Please submit items here. If you have questions about People & Places, contact people@allegheny.edu.

Student Paychecks for Pay Date 1/14/2022

Posted on January 11, 2022 | Filed under General News

Student paychecks for pay date January 14, 2022 will be sent to your campus mailbox. If you want your paycheck mailed to your home address, please contact Chris Cramer by Thursday, January 13 by 11:00 am at (814)332-4792 or send an email to ccramer@allegheny.edu and indicate you would like your paycheck mailed home. If you have direct deposit of your paychecks, you do not need to do anything.

Inclusive Excellence Conference for STEM Faculty

Posted on January 4, 2022 | Filed under Events

DePauw University will be hosting a “Growing Inclusive Excellence in STEM” mini-conference on April 8 and 9, 2022; see here for more details. The Office of the Provost is able to provide funding for up to 10 faculty members to travel to this conference, covering hotel expenses and mileage (assuming carpooling). Faculty are asked to register their interest by completing this form by Wednesday, February 16, 2022. The Director of Faculty Development Rachel Weir will follow up with interested faculty once additional details about the conference are available.

Donations Needed for Mutual Aid Closet

Posted on January 4, 2022 | Filed under General News

We will be welcoming students back to campus shortly and need your help to restock the Mutual Aid Closet. This closet supports Allegheny students in very necessary and personal ways. Students are able to pick up hygiene items, toiletries, laundry detergent (sample size), etc. for free! If you would like to make a donation please email Mikka Hunt, mhunt@allegheny.edu, for a complete list of great items to donate. Thank you in advance for being a part of generously supporting the Mutual Aid Closet and our Allegheny student body!

Register Now: Professional Development Opportunity

Posted on January 4, 2022 | Filed under General News

SAC and AAC have partnered together to provide non-instructional staff and administrators with a professional development opportunity this spring semester. Gary Svetz will be presenting Leading Effective Meetings on February 16th from 12-2pm in person in Schultz Banquet Hall. Please feel free to reach out to AAC or SAC with any questions! (aac@allegheny.edu or sac@allegheny.edu). We do have limited seats, so please use this link to register as soon as possible — you will have until February 1 to register. We can’t wait to see you there!

ALIC Concept Grants – Student Grants of $4,000!

Posted on December 15, 2021 | Filed under General News

Coming in Spring 2022, the ALIC Concept Grants program will give students the chance to pitch ideas for products, services, non-profits, or anything else you can imagine toward receiving one of four $4,000 grants to bring your concept to life. Student teams will be partnered with a faculty mentor and a community mentor to help them develop their ideas.

The ALIC Concept Grant process will start in Module 2 of Spring 2022, so keep an eye out for posters and information in the coming months.

If you have questions, please email Professor Byron Rich @ brich@allegheny.edu.

Funding courtesy of a generous grant from Burton D. Morgan Foundation

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

Posted on December 12, 2021 | Filed under General News

If you expect to earn less than $12,000 in 2022 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 2021 exemption will not apply for 2022. To do so, complete the Local Services Tax Exemption Certificate and return the form to the Payroll Office, Bentley Hall, Room 210 prior to the first payroll in January. Until a 2022 form is completed and returned to the Payroll Office, the tax will be deducted from your 2022 paychecks. For questions, please call the Payroll Office at 814-332-4792

Creek Connections December Newsletter

Posted on December 8, 2021 | Filed under General News

Click to stay current in the creek! Learn about some of our water quality testing, what our schools have been up to, testing tip, guess the feature creature, and find out about Creekers experiencing night electrofishing.

Wind Symphony Percussion openings

Posted on December 7, 2021 | Filed under General News

The Allegheny College Wind Symphony (symphonic band) has spring semester openings for percussionists. Battery and mallet percussion are both needed, and the ability to read music is required. The Wind Symphony (Music 112) carries one academic credit, and meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:20 to 1:10pm. Interested students should email Dr. Hepler at lhepler@allegheny.edu.

Vote for French Creek to be the 2022 River of the Year

Posted on December 7, 2021 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections invites the campus community to vote for our community treasure, French Creek, in an online contest for the 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year. You can vote once per email address until January 14. Vote here. Learn more about French Creek and the three other nominees here. Vote and share with your family and friends so we can celebrate French Creek next year as the 2022 PA River of the Year!

Information for the All College Change Period

Posted on December 6, 2021 | Filed under General News

Starting today, Tuesday, December 7, registration is open for all students to adjust their schedules. Students may now register for up to 20 credits. The overload form for Module 1 courses is located here. This is for Module 1 courses only. The overload form to take more than 20 credits in Spring 2022 will open on Monday, January 17, at the start of the Spring semester.

Please note that some course caps and restrictions have changed, per faculty request. Many courses, particularly those in Module 1, are now signature-restricted, so that faculty can address their waiting lists. However, new seats in Module 1 ARE available.

For course instructors with signature courses, please use the “Signature Course Consent” tab (and ONLY this tab until January 18) to grant students permission to enroll.

Please email questions to registrar@allegheny.edu.

Nominate Allegheny Faculty and Staff for Teaching and Service Awards

Posted on December 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

All members of the Allegheny community are encouraged to submit nominations for faculty and staff 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. Award recipients are selected by a committee of alumni who rely on the information in your nominations to make their decisions.

The nomination form can be found here, along with a list of previous recipients. Nominations are due by January 31, 2022. For more information, please contact Phil Foxman at pfoxman@allegheny.edu or 814-332-5383. Thank you!

LITS Is Hiring!

Posted on December 5, 2021 | Filed under General News

We have positions available for both the upcoming Winter Break and Spring 2022 Semester.

We are hiring for the following positions: InfoDesk, Wrecking Ball Cafe, and Winnowing Project. If interested in a position, please fill out this form to apply. Job descriptions can be found within the form. Please note that the Wrecking Ball Cafe will not be open during the break.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Hauser, khauser@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-3768.

Register for DMS 202/302 Upper Level Ballet Spring 2022

Posted on December 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

Do you have previous ballet training, but have not taken DMS 102 Ballet I? You can still register for DMS 202 Upper Level Ballet for spring 2022 even if you have not taken DMS 102, although some ballet experience is necessary. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Wise Center Dance Studio.

Register for DMS 204/304 Jazz Dance II Spring 2022

Posted on December 2, 2021 | Filed under General News

Do you want to keep moving into the Spring? Do you have previous Jazz training, but have not taken DMS 104 Jazz I? You can still register fo DMS 204 Jazz Dance II for spring 2022 even if you have not taken DMS 104, although some ballet experience is necessary. The class meets Monday and Wednesday from 10:40am -12:10 p.m. in the Montgomery Lower Studio. Just contact Gretchen Myers (instructor) at gmyers@allegheny.edu OR Betsy Getschman Sumerfield at bsumerfi@allegheny.edu to waive prerequisites on a case-by-case basis.

List of Available Spring 2022 Courses Available on Registrar’s Website

Posted on December 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

For students and advisors: please note that some new courses have recently become available, and there are existing classes without prerequisites that still have open seats. Please visit the Registrar’s website for updates.

Religion in American Life — Newly opened spring course offering

Posted on December 1, 2021 | Filed under General News

A newly opened section of Relst 180, Religion in American Life, has opened for Module 2 of spring semester courses. Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:20-4:50. Please see the course catalog in https://selfservice.allegheny.edu/ for further details.

Please Remember Your Mask for Basketball Games

Posted on November 30, 2021 | Filed under General News

This is just a friendly reminder that masks are required at all varsity basketball games, so please remember to bring one with you for all home games at the James H. Mullen Jr. Arena. We look forward to seeing you in attendance. Thank you!

Sign Up Now for Intramural Basketball

Posted on November 30, 2021 | Filed under General News

Intramural Basketball is back and it’s time to start thinking about who you want on your team. Our basketball tournament will be starting February 27th and ending March 13th. All of the games will be held on Sunday nights. Team sign-ups will be available until midnight on February 19th. You can find the link here! Team Captains, please email all of your teammates this link so they can sign the waiver or else they will not be allowed to play. Check out the AC Basketball League website here for updates on teams, game times, and all other tournament updates! Questions? Contact prices2@allegheny.edu or jluteran@allegheny.edu.

Sign up for an Advertising Study!

Posted on November 30, 2021 | Filed under General News

Would you like to win a Gift Card by simply watching commercials? If so… We want you for a study in Quigley from December 2nd to 15th!

To register, please use this link or email bayaraaa@allegheny.edu. The study is being conducted by Arigun Bayaraa and Dr. Gaia Rancati from the Department of Business and Economics.

WLC 390 Special Topics Asian American Film and Video in Module 2, Spring 2022

Posted on November 29, 2021 | Filed under General News

Interested in film studies, ethnic studies, or the Asian American experience? In Module 2, Spring 2022, the topic for WLC 390 Special Topics is Asian American Film and Video, which takes place at 1:30–3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a 4-credit course. It studies Asian American films and stories as a genre closely tied to political and social events and issues from the early 20th century to the present. By investigating representations of Asians and Asian Americans in the genre, students catch a glimpse of Asian American history — immigration, assimilation, and struggle against institutional racism, locate the themes, styles, and perspectives, and grasp the complexity of intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality. While the course primarily focuses on interpreting and discussing existing movies/video, students are encouraged to create their own personal stories using various forms of digital media as the final project for the course.

No prerequisites for the class. If you are interested in film studies, ethnic studies or the Asian American experiences, this course would be for you. Simply find WLC-390 Special Topics in the course catalogue and then sign up for it. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Xiaoling Shi at xshi@allegheny.edu.

Still looking for a class? Take an Arabic Language or Culture Course!!

Posted on November 28, 2021 | Filed under General News

Did you know that only 1% of college students in the US study Arabic, but that there is big demand for Arabic speakers? That means you have a lot less competition for jobs that ask for knowledge of Arabic! Part of learning a language is learning about the cultures. So, consider taking an Arabic language course or a culture class to learn about the music, cuisine, media, etc. of the Arabic-speaking world. In Spring 2022, we are offering 3 courses that do not have prerequisites:

ARAB 110: Beginning Arabic I
ARAB 130: Introduction to Arab Cultures
ARAB 370: Arab and Muslim Voices Post 9/11

Spring 2022 ALIC Co-op Courses!

Posted on November 17, 2021 | Filed under General News

This spring, the Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity will once again be offering co-op short courses (2-credit, credit/no-credit) courses on a range of topics.

This spring we will be focusing on the following fields:
– Video game sound design
– Creative marketing
– Integrated marketing
– Product development and design
– Small business & community building
– Health care delivery systems
– Industrial modeling

Courses will run in Module 2A and 2B. Details on times and locations will be shared in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Email Byron Rich <brich> for more information.
https://sites.allegheny.edu/alic/

Special Topics Course Descriptions

Posted on November 16, 2021 | Filed under General News

Please use these links for Spring 2022 Special Topics course descriptions.
Introductory Special Topics (190’s-290’s)
Advanced Special Topics (390’s-490’s)

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 news@allegheny.edu.