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Meadville Medical Center Research Assistants Needed

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Research assistant positions at the Meadville Medical Center are available for the spring 2019 semester. The research assistants will conduct background research for several clinical projects. This is a credit-bearing research opportunity (2 credits of GHS 590). Eligible students must have successfully completed an FS 201, be willing and able to work independently, and be confident in searching and reading the medical literature. To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and short (three to five pages) writing sample to Professor Becky Dawson ( Be sure to note which FS 201 you have completed, when you completed it, and your final FS 201 grade in your cover letter. Applications are due November 30.

International Fashion Show: 11/14

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under Events

Join International Education and the International Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, in the Campus Center lobby for the first annual International Fashion Show. Students will be representing their culture as they walk the runway in traditional clothing from around the world.

Serve on a College Committees Council

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Do you want to make a change on campus by serving on a College Committees Council? Allegheny Student Government is actively seeking applicants to fill vacancies on four committees. To find out more information about the openings click here. To fill out the application, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact ASG Chief of Staff Jason Ferrante (

Check Run During Thanksgiving Week

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

Due to the holiday, the deadline for all paperwork to Tracey Olenick is 2 p.m. Monday, November 19. The checks will be run and available Wednesday morning, November 21. This means anything sent in the mail must reach her desk by Friday, November 16, to meet the deadline. “I would recommend as much hand delivery as possible. Also, I would recommend any time-sensitive checks be marked for pick up,” Tracey says.

Apply to Be on The Campus Staff

Posted on November 13, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Campus newspaper is looking for new staff members for the 2019 spring semester. Are you interested in writing, editing, taking photos and doing layout for a weekly newspaper? Contact Editor-in-Chief Marley Parish 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 is not required. Applications are due Monday, November 19.

“Healing Division”–Claude AnShin Thomas to Speak: 11/15

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Filed under Events

“Healing Division – What Am I Afraid of?” Scholar-in-residence and Zen Buddhist Monk, Claude AnShin Thomas, will speak on this topic and invite at the end of his talk dialogue through questions. The talk will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 15, in the Tippie Alumni Center. His experience of childhood violence, of having been a combat soldier in the Vietnam War, and now being an ordained monk for 24 years allows him to speak from an engaged personal perspective as well as an informed perspective from having studied thoroughly in the old and well established spiritual tradition of Zen Buddhism.

Audition for the United Way Commercial: 11/14

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Filed under Events

The United Way of Western Crawford County is looking for the perfect voice to narrate its new marketing commercial. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 14, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pelletier Collaboratory. If this is something that interests you but the date and time don’t work, email

EMT Class Information Session: 11/19

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Filed under Events

Are you interested in becoming EMT certified? The Allegheny Emergency Response Organization will be providing an opportunity for you to do just that. An EMT class will be available to take in the spring semester that will help to prepare you to take the national exam in order to become EMT certified. If you’re interested there will be an informational session on Monday, November 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 301/302. More information such as price, class schedule, and class materials will be provided during this session.

Allegheny Veteran Service Presents–War-Informed Citizens: 11/14

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

Join the Allegheny Veteran Service on Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. in Quigley Auditorium as it hosts Tony and Marsha Pedone, owners and operators of the non-profit Lilac Springs Veterans Services Project. Tony, a licensed psychologist with decades of experience in treating veterans suffering from PTSD and a highly sought-after speaker, will describe why combat veterans often suffer the way they do, how they can be helped, and what you as a citizen can do to become engaged. Tony and Marsha have developed an innovative way of treating veterans and the Allegheny Veteran Service wants you to hear their story.

Bake Sale for St. James Haven: 11/16

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

Join our team for a movie night and baked goods to support the St. James Haven temporary homeless shelter for men at 7 p.m. Friday, November 16, in Campus Center 206. Baked sale goods will be on sale two for $5. Follow us on Instagram @st.jameshaven. If you have any questions please email us at

Please Return Your Admissions Umbrella

Posted on November 12, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you have happened to borrow one of the Admissions, 454 House, umbrellas to use around the campus on a rainy day, we ask that you please return it before Thanksgiving break. There will be a no questions asked policy, and you can drop it off inside the 454 House.

Taking Charge of Your Future: 11/15

Posted on November 11, 2018 | Filed under Events

How do you go about taking charge of your future? Attend this Lunchtime Learning event at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, November 15, in Quigley Auditorium as Chris Allison ’83, entrepreneur in residence, provides his unique insights on how to make the most of your Allegheny College studies and move into that critical first job or the graduate school of your choice after graduation. Lunch will be provided. Read more…

Candidate for Director of Public Safety Position on Campus: 11/16

Posted on November 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

The campus community is invited to a presentation and open forum with Ray Collins, candidate for director of the Office of Public Safety, at 3 p.m. Friday, November 16, in Quigley Auditorium. Collins’ presentation will cover current trends in campus safety, security work that creates challenges for campus communities, and his vision for the role of director and the campus safety and security program. Please use this evaluation form to provide important feedback on the candidate. Thank you for your participation.

“In the Next Room”–Playshop Theatre: 11/15-11/18

Posted on November 11, 2018 | Filed under Events

The Playshop presents Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” Thursday through Saturday,November 15-18, at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre. A comedy set in the 1880s at the dawn of the electrical age. Dr. Givings has created a medical device (the vibrator) for treating “hysteria” in women at his operating theater which flanks the family parlor. His curious and energetic wife Catherine needs to know what is going on in the next room and makes important discoveries about herself, her marriage and her sexuality. The Playshop will present a “Talk Back” immediately after the performance on Friday, November 16. Dan Crozier, director, will moderate a conversation with Jennifer Hellwarth, Courtney Bailey and the audience to discuss the issues brought up by the play. Please note: this play contains adult themes not suitable for children.Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office: (814) 332-3414. Online reservations are also available.

Wellness Calendar: 11/12-11/18

Posted on November 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

This Week in Wellness includes music and theatre performances, the chance to chat with a dietician at Brooks, and events for International Week. Check out all the events on the Wellness Education and Learning (WEL) Committee’s calendar of programs and resources that support various dimensions of wellness. You can view the full calendar on the WEL kiosk in the stairwell by GFC or at this link. For information or to submit items, contact Jane Ellen Nickell at

Information Session with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps KEYS, VISTA, and City Year: 11/15

Posted on November 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

Join the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps KEYS, VISTA, and City Year for an information session on November 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Campus Center Room 303. Contact with any questions.

Announcements Due for November 15 Faculty Meeting

Posted on November 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

Please send any announcements for the November 15 Open Faculty Meeting to the secretary of the faculty via email ( by Monday, November 12, at noon.

Peace Corps All-Access Day: 11/15

Posted on November 8, 2018 | Filed under Events

Peace Corps recruiter and former volunteer Ryan Stannard will be on campus Thursday, November 15, to talk about his experience volunteering in Thailand and how to apply to the Peace Corps. There are three opportunities to meet with Ryan: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Campus Center 303, information session recruiters from Peace Corps, AmeriCorps KEYS, AmeriCorps VISTA, and City Year; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Campus Center 318, one-on-one question and answer session with Ryan; 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Campus Center 302, International Education Week presentation where Ryan will discuss his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Inaugural Rotary Scholarship Christmas Gala: 12/1

Posted on November 8, 2018 | Filed under Events

Rotaract Club of Allegheny College, the Meadville AM and Meadville PM Rotary Clubs are hosting the Inaugural Rotary Scholarship Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 1, at the Country Club of Meadville at 6 p.m. The event includes raffles, a silent auction, announcement of scholarship winners. Admission is $10 and food will be served. Read more…

Game Room Craft Corner–Photo Frames: 11/9-14

Posted on November 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

Stop by the Game Room beginning at noon Friday, November 9, to design a keepsake photo frame for personal photos of family, friends, pets, your best memories, or as gifts. Materials including sea shells, small wooden shapes, and stencils will be available through Wednesday, November 14, as supplies last.

Thanksgiving Break Shuttle Transportation

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement and ASG are sponsoring Thanksgiving Break transportation to the Pittsburgh airport and Megabus station. To view the airport shuttle schedule and to register, click here. Reservations made by Wednesday, November 14, by midnight, are $20 each way. If space is available after the initial deadline, the cost is $30 for each way. Questions? Call 332-2754.

Interested in a Career in Translation or Interpretation?

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under Events

Phi Sigma Iota, International Education, and the Modern & Classical Languages Department at noon Friday, November 16, in the Tippie Alumni Center will host Simone Bonneville, a freelance translator and interpreter, to speak about how her love of languages launched her career. Simone is fluent in Russian and French, and has done contracted work for the Asian Winter Games and the United Nations. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P is required here.

Rotary Roses

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

It’s Rotary Rose time. Orders are being accepted for the annual Rotary Rose Sale, with proceeds used to fund Rotary’s service projects in our community and for efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Roses are $15 per dozen and available in red, yellow or pink, and available for pickup on Friday, December 7, in M118, Arnold Hall (Music Department). Orders and money need to be received by Monday, November 26, with checks payable to “Rotary Club of Meadville.” If you are interested, please email Rotarian Lowell Hepler:

Welcome, New Employees

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

Allegheny would like to welcome these new employees who joined the College recently: Danielle Pecar, Counseling Center; Thomas White, Music; Carol Fox, Public Safety, and Rusty Sanford, Physical Plant.

International Bazaar: 11/18

Posted on November 7, 2018 | Filed under Events

Tickets are on sale for the annual International Bazaar. Sample dishes from around the world while learning about a different culture. The event will be Sunday, November 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schultz Banquet Hall. Tickets are $7 and are on sale in the Campus Center lobby during lunchtime through November 16.

International Studies at Allegheny: Picking Classes, Declaring, Studying Abroad: 11/14

Posted on November 6, 2018 | Filed under Events

What classes count toward the International Studies major? How should I scaffold my coursework? When should I study abroad, and how will courses taken abroad count toward the major? IS Program Chair Laura Reeck will run an information session for students, especially first and second-year students, who are interested in pursuing International Studies as a major at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, in Ruter 201. The most pressing topic is registering for classes for next semester, but the process for declaring the IS major and figuring in study abroad will also be addressed. Lunch will be provided. All IS students or IS-intending students are welcome.

Get Involved in the World Language Program

Posted on November 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you have attained 200-level proficiency in a foreign language, you can share your love of language and culture and give back to the community by teaching Crawford County 5th graders this spring semester in the World Language Program. You’ll earn 2 credits, too. For more information, click here.

Join or Donate to SAAC’s 2018 Polar Plunge Team: 11/17

Posted on November 6, 2018 | Filed under General News

Each year, SAAC participates in the Erie Polar Plunge in order to raise funds for the Crawford County Special Olympics athletes. This year, the plunge is at noon on November 17 at Presque Isle Beach 7. Signups to plunge are happening right now, and anyone is able to participate. Not a fan of the cold water? You can also donate and support a plunger that you know, or help a team reach their fundraising goal. For more information on how to sign up or donate, please contact Sammie Cooper, Transportation to and from Erie on the day of the event will be provided.

Winter Break Job Postings

Posted on November 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

Supervisors who will have students working for them over Winter Break and/or will have openings for the Spring Semester need to submit the Job Posting Forms by November 20. This will provide supervisors with the Supervisor Section of the Student Employment Form for Winter Break as well as advertise for any open positions. Supervisors can complete this form by visiting the Student Employment website and selecting “Break/Academic Year Job Posting for Supervisors” in the right-hand menu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

International Education Week

Posted on November 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

International Education Week begins Monday, November 12. For a full list of events, go here.

GFC’s Sticker Design Contest

Posted on November 5, 2018 | Filed under General News

Are you artistically inclined? Would you like to see your work all around campus next semester? Submit a coffee-related design to GFC’s email, and you could see your work printed out and turned into a sticker. It could be on laptops all around campus. Email all submissions to as soon as possible.

Thanksgiving Cooking Class: 11/15

Posted on November 4, 2018 | Filed under Events

Parkhurst is adding an additional class to our cooking class series. On Thursday, November 15, at 4 p.m. in Brooks Pine Lounge, Chef Jason from McKinley’s will be teaching you how to make a Thanksgiving meal. Impress your family with your new cooking skills. Sign up using this link.

Finance Summer Internship With Hefren-Tillotson

Posted on November 1, 2018 | Filed under General News

Apply for a summer internship with Hefren-Tillotson where you will support financial assistants, gather product information, perform research, prepare reports for client reviews, and much more. Submit resume and cover letter in one PDF document to Rhonda Hershelman ( by November 9 at 4 p.m. On-campus interviews will be held on November 16. Log on to Gator Connect for specific details.

Please Submit Your Photos of Our Beautiful Campus

Posted on October 31, 2018 | Filed under General News

To showcase the endless talent of our students, staff and faculty, we would like to invite you to submit photos you’ve taken around campus. We may feature your work in future online and/or print publications. If you would like the College to consider using your images of our beautiful campus, please upload them here. Please contact Lisa Young with questions – or (814) 332-6556.

Winter Break Stay Requests

Posted on October 30, 2018 | Filed under General News

The residence halls will be closed from noon on December 19, 2018 to 10 a.m. on January 12, 2019. If you are responsible for a group that requires on-campus housing over break, the Winter Break Stay Request form is due by November 30, 2018. This form must be completed by a College employee. Exceptions to the Housing Agreement will not be made for students who are working on or off-campus, comping, or who are not part of a college-sponsored program. Please contact Residence Life ( with any questions.

Jefferson Educational Society Events

Posted on October 29, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Center for Political Participation and Law & Policy program has tickets available for two upcoming events sponsored by the Jefferson Educational Society in Erie. Individuals who are interested in attending can R.S.V.P. to, as there are limited spots available. Transportation will be provided. The first event is on Thursday, November 8, at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson Educational Society of Erie, 3207 State Street, Erie: “The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies,” featuring Michael Hayden (Retired U.S. Air Force four-star general and former director of the National Security Agency, principal deputy director of National Intelligence, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency). The second event is on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Penn State Behrend, The Junker Center, 4701 College Drive, Erie: “A Debate with Howard Dean and Elise Jordan” Moderated by Steve Scully. Howard Dean is the former governor of Vermont and former chair of the National Committee. Elise Jordan is a political analyst for MSNBC and contributor for Time magazine. Steve Scully is C-Span’s senior executive producer and political editor.

Spring 2019 Course Listing for Distribution

Posted on October 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you entered Allegheny College in Fall 2016 or after, and are looking for a course to fulfill a specific Distribution Requirement, please click here for a list of Spring 2019 courses organized by each of the eight requirements. You will need to be logged in with an address in order to be able to view the list. If you have questions, please consult your academic advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (814) 332-2357 or

Creek Connections October Newsletter

Posted on October 28, 2018 | Filed under General News

Creek Connections October Newsletter highlights our summer teacher workshop, the French Creek Watershed Cleanup, as well as our regular features. Find out what’s current in the creek!

Events Proposals Deadline Approaching

Posted on October 24, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Public Events Committee would like to remind the Allegheny community that there is still time to submit proposals for cultural events for the 2019-20 academic year. Submissions can be made here; submission review will begin November 15. Programs should be designed to assist in connecting events to classes and to encourage student attendance. When submitting an event, please consider including other helpful information such as: performers/kind of performance, preferred dates or time of year, approximate cost, and/or expected audience. You are also welcome to suggest a “theme” for the academic year; themes suggestions that are accompanied by one or more related event suggestions are more likely to be given full consideration. Theme suggestions may be original or revisit a theme from a previous year (2015-16 or earlier). Proposals including more than three events should be emailed to the Office of Conference & Event Services at

Clothing Disposal Survey

Posted on October 24, 2018 | Filed under General News

If you’re a current Allegheny student, and are at least 18 years of age, please take a short survey that will ask about how you dispose of your clothing. Participation is voluntary, and responses will be anonymous. Taylor Dias is conducting the survey as part of his senior comp in the Environmental Science Department. Here is the link to the survey.

Participate in Evening Zen Sitting Meditation

Posted on October 23, 2018 | Filed under General News

Scholars-in-residence and Zen Buddhist monk and nun, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, are offering sitting meditation from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at their residence, 370 Jefferson St. (just one street north of Highland Street).

Join Morning Zen Sitting Meditation on Tuesdays

Posted on October 22, 2018 | Filed under General News

Our scholars-in-residence and Zen Buddhist monk and nun, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen, are offering sitting meditation from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Prayer and Meditation Retreat.

Wanted: Your Ideas About Interdisciplinary Work at Allegheny

Posted on October 14, 2018 | Filed under General News

This year, Allegheny College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Connections planning grant. This grant is focused on assessing and proposing ideas for strengthening interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, especially as it involves the arts and humanities. As part of this work, the steering committee would like to gauge community interest in the proposed initiatives of the grant and to gather community perceptions about interdisciplinary experiences on campus. To read a brief summary of the grant, please see the NEH Connections page. To participate in our brief survey about interdisciplinary work at Allegheny, please complete this form. Members of the NEH Connections planning grant steering committee include: M. Soledad Caballero, Terri Carr, Becky Dawson, Alexis Hart, Brad Hersh, Briana Lewis, Aimee Knupsky, Adrienne Krone, Alyssa Ribiero, Byron Rich, Barbara Shaw, and Lisa Whitenack. Please feel free to contact any member of the steering committee with ideas and to express interest in participating in this work.

Graduates of January and May 2019: Check the Tentative Graduation List

Posted on October 11, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Registrar’s Office in Murray Hall has published and posted a tentative January and May graduation list. It will be available through Friday, November 30. All seniors are responsible for making sure their names are on the tentative list. You may stop in to Murray Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays to confirm that your name is listed. Please be aware that if your privacy category is set to “Release No Information,” we are not able to post your name in public. Please stop by Murray 128 to discuss what that means for Commencement. You may view your Privacy category under “My Profile” in WebAdvisor. Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about any of these items. You may see additional information at the Registrar’s website.

Academic Honors Announced

Posted on October 9, 2018 | Filed under General News

The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College is pleased to announce academic honors for the 2017-2018 academic year, including Doane Scholars, Distinguished Alden Scholars, Alden Scholars, and the winners of the James Bennett Porter Prize and the William Edgar Porter Prize. Please join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding academic achievement.

Mindful Walking Wednesdays

Posted on October 8, 2018 | Filed under General News

Does Mindful Walking appeal to you? Then come to Mindful Walking Wednesdays with Counseling & Personal Development Center staff starting at the Bicentennial Plaza promptly at 8:15 a.m. Mindful walking will allow you to unplug for 45 minutes, to use your senses, find intention in your day, and to find personal growth and strength in your surroundings.

International Bazaar

Posted on October 7, 2018 | Filed under General News

The International Club and International Education Office will be hosting their annual International Bazaar on November 18 at 6 p.m. The Bazaar is a culinary event that gives campus and community cultural groups the opportunity to share their history and heritage while allowing others to learn about cultures and traditions from around the world. We are currently looking for recipe submissions for the event. To submit a recipe please use this link. Recipe submissions are due by Friday, October 12.

It’s FAFSA Time Again

Posted on September 27, 2018 | Filed under General News

The FAFSA will be live Monday, October 1, 2018 for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you would like to be considered for federal and need-based aid, please click here to file your FAFSA. Important points to know:
1) Students and parents (as appropriate) will use their 2017 income information to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Remember, the Department of Education is asking families to use Prior-Prior Year (PPY) income information. PPY income information makes the FAFSA easier to use since your 2017 taxes have already been completed and the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be immediately available to use. PPY income also ensures accurate information is being added to the FAFSA since families no longer have to estimate income due to incomplete tax information.
2) To receive your maximum financial aid eligibility, please file your 2019-2020 FAFSA by Allegheny College’s priority deadline of February 15, 2019.
3) Be sure you and your parents (as appropriate) have your FSA identifications ready when filing the FAFSA. If you are not sure if you have a FSA ID or if it has expired, please click here to confirm your FSA ID.
4) The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now mobile friendly. The website has been redesigned so that the site pages will fit the screen size and shape of any device. You can now complete the FAFSA form on a mobile device with the same ease as on a desktop or laptop computer.
For more information regarding the 2019-2020 FAFSA, please visit our website or contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 835-7780.

Deadlines for My Allegheny

Posted on August 25, 2013 | Filed under General News

Here are a few things to remember about My Allegheny: Items for My Allegheny must be submitted by 4 p.m. in order to be posted to My Allegheny the following day. Items are not posted on Saturday or Sunday except for Safety Alerts. Items to be posted on Monday must be received by 4 p.m. the previous Friday. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity; please note that submitting an item does not guarantee that it will be published. Submissions are automatically removed after an event has passed. Please note that due to the volume of postings we receive we cannot re-post items. Also, My Allegheny only accepts items for college-sponsored events. Academic events are also listed in the calendar box to the right of the postings to give them greater visibility and so that you can quickly see lectures, concerts, gallery shows and other events related to our lives as scholars. Questions about My Allegheny? Contact Rick Stanley at 332-4395 or