Dear  ,


I hope you had a great summer! As we get back into the swing of things on campus, the W&J Weekly will be going back into its normal rotation. As a reminder, this newsletter is meant to keep you in the loop with all of the latest happenings on campus. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox every Monday and Thursday to catch the Weekly and Weekender! In addition, we have the print version of the Weekly which will be launching later this week (for this weekend's events). 


If you are involved with an office, club, or other organization and want to publish your event to any of these outlets or if you have any general questions, please contact Justin Swank by email at weekly@washjeff.edu or by phone at 724-503-1001 ext. 5122. Submissions are due by Wednesday of each week (for the next week's publications).


If you wish to get an event in this week's Weekender publications, please email by this Wednesday.


Thank you and best wishes for a great semester!


Eva Chatterjee-Sutton

Vice President & Dean of Student Life

The Picnic Begins at 5:15 pm


The All-Campus picnic for students, staff, faculty, and their families will take place at 5:15 pm on the Burnett lawn or under the Olin tent if it is raining. There will be games, face painting, inflatables, balloon artists and lots of great conversation. See you there! 

Available Seats Will Be Open Through September 5

Waitlists have ended for the 2014 fall term. Any seats that become available will now be open to all qualified students on a first come, first served basis through the end of drop/add (September 5 at 5:00 PM). Course withdrawal begins on Monday, September 8. Any students who drop after that date must submit a completed course withdrawal form to the Registrar's Office.


Please verify your schedule in WebAdvisor and notify the Registrar's Office of any changes by Friday, September 5 at 5 PM.  Schedules are available in WebAdvisor by clicking on the Students bar and selecting the "My Class Schedule" link listed under the Student Information section. All first year (freshmen & transfer) students must receive written (email or paper) permission from academic advisor to make schedule changes. These are processed manually by the Office of the Registrar.

Open Office Hours Mondays & Thursdays This Semester


Dean Eva Chatterjee-Sutton will have open office hours on Mondays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Thursdays from Noon - 1:00 pm. Please feel free to stop by and visit during these times, no appointment is needed.

Parking Enforcement Begins Tuesday, September 9

If you have not already registered for a parking pass, please do so as soon as possible. Campus & Public Safety will begin issuing tickets for any cars not displaying a parking permit, beginning Tuesday, September 9.


Upperclass Student Parking Permit Registration


First Year Students Parking Permit Registration

Information on Safe Online Practices Available from IT Services

You have probably read several emails from IT Services about phishing scams over the summer. Being able to recognize and prevent phishing scams is critical in an online age. You can learn more about how to protect yourself on the W&J ITS Internet Security page. This information is constantly updated and is available here.

Free/Inexpensive Transportation Options Available to Students
Washington City Transit's "Metro" bus has 20 trips between Washington and Downtown Pittsburgh for only a $10 round trip fare! The "Metro" also offers Saturday service to the South Hills "T" light rail transit center. Pick-up is on North Main between Chestnut St. and Walnut St. (just two blocks from campus). For more information visit: www.washingtoncitytransit.com.

In addition to City Transit's offerings, SAIL will continue to sponsor the "RUSH" local shopping shuttle, Saturday shopping shuttle and weekend "Pittsburgh Pipeline" shuttle. Please look to W&J Weekly and the Events Calendar on the W&J website to see the dates and times of college shuttle operation.
Sponsored by W&J Student Health & Counseling

Interested in your happiness? Be part of an online study investigating the effects of a happiness program on psychological well-being and smoking behavior.


You must be a student, at least 18-years-old, and someone who smokes cigarettes, even on occasion, in order to participate.


You will be asked to answer questions about yourself and to do some brief wellness activities at your own convenience, which will take no more than 2-3 hours over the next month.

You will receive a $10 gift card and a chance to win an additional $100 gift card if you complete the study. 


To learn more this study (Effects of a Happiness Intervention on Smoking Behavior), go to: www.FINDHAPPINESS.INFO

Principal Investigator: James Bartee, PhD (304) 293-2227, James.bartee@mail.wvu.edu; Co-Principal Investigator, Kelly Bailey, MA (304) 288-4503, kbailey8@mix.wvu.edu, WVU Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology. This study has been approved by the West Virginia University Institutional Review Board (IRB).


Register Your Organization Today!

The Fall Involvement Expo is Wednesday, September 10th in the Rossin Ballroom from 5:00-7:00 pm. Student Organizations can register here.


Application Deadline for 2015 Spring Trips is October 1

Do you want to hone your language skills in Ecuador? Explore a different culture in Hong Kong? Study science in The Netherlands? Intern and study in Washington DC? Whatever your dream, semester-long off-campus study is an excellent way to achieve it! With programs in more than 20 countries (including the US), the Office of Study Abroad can help you begin your cross-cultural adventure.


The deadline to apply to study off-campus for the spring 2015 semester is quickly approaching! Applications are due to the Office of Study Abroad by October 1, 2014.


Before applying, students are required to meet with a study abroad advisor. Schedule your appointment now!


To set up a time, please send an email to studyabroad@washjeff.edu with the country you hope to study in, your major(s)/minor(s), and a list of days and times you're available to meet (Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm). We will then contact you to schedule an appointment.


Tuesday, September 2 & Wednesday, September 3

The Bookstore will be sponsoring a textbook buyback on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm just outside of the bookstore.

Friday, September 5

The Office of Financial Aid will be hosting open office hours on Friday, September 5th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Media Room. Payroll will also be available to accept your required paperwork for student employment. Please stop by to see Chris Shaffer and LeeAnn Spencer with any concerns or questions.

Sunday, September 7

PAL tutoring services will be available Sunday-Thursday from 7pm-9pm on the ground floor of Alex Hall beginning on Sunday September 7th.  If you have any questions regarding PAL tutoring services, please contact David Zlockie, Director of PAL at dzlockie@washjeff.edu.  We look forward to working with you and have a great start to the semester.   

SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2014
8:00 am - Classes Begin, All Campus
5:15 pm -Labor Day Picnic, Burnett Lawn
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4:00 pm), Bookstore
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle

10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4:00 pm), Bookstore
11:30 am - Saks Fifth Ave OFF 5th (Tanger) Info Table, Table by Mailroom
5:00 pm - Men's Soccer Vs. La Roche, Alexandre Stadium
7:00 pm - Women's Soccer Vs. Frostburg State, Alexandre Stadium

6:30 pm - Pep Rally, Henry Lawn
7:00 pm - CEPM Energy Lecture Series, Yost Auditorium (Burnett Ctr.)
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle

11:00 am - Financial Aid Open Office Hours (until 2:00 pm), Media Room
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday (Main Street Farmers Market), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Free Friday Bowling with W&J ID, Alpine Lanes
5:30 pm Volleyball Vs. Bluffton, Henry Gym
6:30 pm - DIY Series: Picture Frame Calendars , The Alley
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:00 pm - Karaoke in the Alley, The Alley (Hub LL)

9:00 am Volleyball Vs. Waynesburg, Henry Gym
10:30 am - Volleyball Vs. Pitt-Greensburg, Henry Gym
1:00 pm - Field Hockey Vs. Shenandoah,  Cameron Stadium
7:00 pm - Football Vs. Woster, Cameron Stadium
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

1:00 pm Steelers Game, George & Tom's