A Message from Dean Zimmerman


Dr. Catherine Sherman who served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising has accepted a new position.  During the search phase of finding a new director of academic advising, the Office of Academic Affairs has put in place a team of advisors including:  Dean Hannon, Dean Malinak, Dr. Vdovichenko, and Dean Zimmerman.  Issues regarding academic accommodations will be handled by Mrs. Joy Courie, a professional counselor who has been contracted for special needs students.  Dr. Vdovichenko's office may be found in the new Advising Center located just off the Ski Lodge area.  Her hours will be Monday and Wednesday (12:15-4:45), Thursday (12:00-3:00), and Friday (12:15-4:15) for walk-in traffic.  Mrs. Courie's office hours will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday by appointment.  


Any concerns or questions about advising issues may be sent via email to academicaffairs@washjeff.edu or call extension 6008 and a response to the inquiry will be prompt.


John E. Zimmerman, Vice President for Academic Affairs

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).

Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life

A College community blood drive will be held on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. Appointments can be scheduled by going here and clicking on "Make an Appointment" with group code CU200014 or by signing up at the table by G&T's on September 8 - 12 and on September 15.

Open Office Hours on 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 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm throughout this semester. No appointment is needed! Dean Chatterjee-Sutton's office is in the Student Life Suite (Upper Level of the Rossin Campus Center).

Today at 4:00 pm

The History Club will have its first meeting of the year today at 4:00 pm in Old Main 205. We will discuss the coming year and plan events to come. If you wish to join the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, you must attend three History Club events and this will count as one of those events.

Even if you are not a History major or minor, please feel free to stop by and meet everyone. For freshmen who are not quite sure about majors yet and are interested in History, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow students and faculty who can help guide you. We hope to see you there!

Tonight at 7:00 pm

The W&J Mock Trial Team will have its first meeting on tonight at 7:00 pm in Burnett 103.  Students thinking about competing this year will be given a copy of the 2014-2015 case-a wrongful death lawsuit-and a copy of the year's tournament schedule.  Email washjeffmocktrial@jay.washjeff.edu with any questions or concerns.

On Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday

The Library will offer the following help sessions this week designed to help students feel more comfortable using the Library's resources and services. Sessions are open to all students - just come on over!


Monday, Sept. 8

Using a College Library in the U.S.: Learn the nuts and bolts of US College libraries. Topics covered include interlibrary loan, understanding the Library of Congress Classification System, and using W&J's catalog and in-house reserve system. Library Digital Classroom (lower level), U. Grant Miller Library, 7:00 pm.


Wednesday, Sept. 10

Research Basics: Start the session by using Summon, W&J's Discovery Service, then learn how to narrow topics using Academic Search Premier. Finish the session with an in-depth look at W&J's online research databases - Credo and Literature Resource Center. Library Digital Classroom (lower level), U. Grant Miller Library, 7:00 pm.


Thursday, Sept. 11

Research Basics: Start the session by using Summon, W&J's Discovery Service, then learn how to narrow topics using Academic Search Premier. Finish the session with an in-depth look at W&J's online research databases - Credo and Literature Resource Center. Library Digital Classroom (lower level), U. Grant Miller Library, 12:00 pm

Between Olin Loading Dock and Olin Lawn


Please do not park your vehicle on Wheeling Street between the Olin loading dock and Olin Lawn all day tomorrow and next Monday, September 15. Several trucks will be on the street unloading pianos and the sides of the road will need to be clear. 

Be Sure to Display Your Permit and Park in the Correct Lot

Campus & Public Safety will begin parking enforcement on Tuesday. Please be sure to have your parking permit tag hanging on your review mirror when parked. In addition, be sure that you are in the correct lot associated with your permit. If you have any questions on your parking tag, please contact Campus & Public Safety at 724-223-6032.


If you have not already registered for a parking pass, please do so as soon as possible at the links below.


Upperclass Student Parking Permit Registration


First Year Students Parking Permit Registration

Open Office Hours Tuesdays & Fridays This Semester


College Chaplain Pastor Gary Gibson will hold open office hours on Tuesdays & Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. His office is located in the lower level  of the Commons off the Ski Lodge - Office 002B. You do not need an appointment to drop by but if you would like to schedule one, you can contact him at ggibson@washjeff.edu or you can leave him a message at x3359.

Tuesday at 6:00 pm

The Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society is hosting a welcome picnic for all students interested in Biology on Tuesday at 6:00 pm on the Dieter-Porter lawn (or Swanson Atrium if it is raining). Students interested need to email their ID number (for meal swipe) to maragirisr@jay.washjeff.edu by this Friday. 

Sign-ups Begin on Wednesday at 9:00 am
Join SAB for a trip to Living Treasures Animal Park on Sunday September 14 at 9:30 am. Come pet and feed a variety of animals. Sign-up for free by emailing sab@washjeff.edu. Signs-ups begin Wednesday September 10 at 9:00 am. Limited seats available.
Fall Phonathon is Around the Corner

The fall 2014 Phonathon is around the corner and we are looking for student callers.


Each year, the Development Office contacts several thousand alumni and friends to ask for their financial support. We need student callers to help make our fundraising efforts a success! 


As a student caller, you are guaranteed an hourly pay of $9.00 PLUS additional incentives! This type of job is suitable for the student who wants to meet other students, develop critical communication skills, and enjoy a competitive and fun working environment.  This position gives you professional experience to take with you after graduation.


Callers work two evening shifts per week (Monday-Thursday 6:45-9:00PM). We offer fully paid training and scripting for phone calls.


Please contact Nita Myers, Reunion & Parent Giving Coordinator, at 724-250-3303 or jmyers@washjeff.edu. There are limited positions available so call ASAP to take advantage of this incredible job offer! Last day for inquiries is Wednesday, September 10.  

Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Plus Passport Give-A-Way & Internationals Snacks at Info Session!

The Office of Study Abroad will host an information session this Wednesday, September 10 at 5:30 in Burnett 103. Come enjoy international snacks and enter a giveaway that will cover the cost of your passport if you win! We'll provide all the information you need to get started on the study abroad process.


Why study abroad? 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.

Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm

The Newman Club sponsors a homemade dinner at the Newman Center (across College street, behind the Hub) every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!

Thursday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An informational meeting on the Conversation Partners program will take place on Thursday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL). The program is a great way to meet students from around the globe, help international students practice English through informal conversation, and make a new friend! For more information email kkauffman@washjeff.edu or visit Hub 105.

Thursday at 8:00 pm

The Young Entrepreneurs Society will host their first meeting on Thursday at 8:00 pm in Burnett 109. Food & drinks will be served.

Thursday at 9:30 pm

The Equestrian Team will host their first meeting on Thursday at 9:30 pm in the Ski Lodge. Come and find out more about the team!

Get Involved!

The Office of Club and Intramural Sports offers a wide range of on-campus intramural sporting events for W&J students as well as a number of club sport teams which W&J students are eligible to join.


A full listing of the year's Intramural Sport offerings and information regarding club teams and registration requirements can be found here


All questions and team/individual registrations can be sent to Christopher Faulk, Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports, at imsports@washjeff.edu.  An informational table for Intramural Sports can be found at George and Tom's every Wednesday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, and the Office of Intramural and Club Sports is located in the HUB room 104.


Follow IM Sports on Twitter (@WJIntramurals1) and "like" us on Facebook to stay current on upcoming leagues, registration deadlines, and information.  Also, keep your eyes open for IM Sport poster advertising around campus and in the dorms.


The first series of IM Sport offerings begin on Monday, September 15 with Flag Football and Ultimate Frisbee.  Rules and requirements can be found online.  Registrations for these first two sports close on Friday, September 12. Submit your team entries now!

Friday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On behalf of the Olin Art Gallery and the Art Department, it is with extreme pleasure that we invite the entire W&J community to attend the opening reception and artist talk for Which Way an installation by Abraham Ferraro on Friday, September 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The artist will begin his talk at approximately 7:00 pm in the Olin Art Gallery.


Abraham Ferraro teaches at The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.  Ferraro received his MFA from Albany State University of New York and his BFA from the State University of New York, Fredonia.


The exhibition continues through October 12th and is open daily from 12:00 noon-7:00 p.m.  


For additional information concerning the exhibit please see the gallery's web page.

Every Sunday at 7:00 pm

The Newman Center (across College street, behind the Hub) holds mass every Sunday at 7:00 pm. All students are welcome to attend!

Represent Your Class on Campus

Are you interested in representing your class in the largest student group on campus? Become a Class Representative in the Student Government Association! Up to 10 students can be selected to represent their class. Please print this form, follow the instructions, and return it to the SGA Office located in The Hub by Monday, September 15th at 6:00 pm . If you have any questions please contact us at sga@washjeff.edu.

2014 - 2015 Schedule

Occurring monthly at the Barron P. McCune Alumni house, the Alumni Student Networking Dinners are designed to provide students a relaxed, informal way to meet alumni and learn about their career experiences and time at W&J. With an attendance of 8-10 guests (4-5 students, 4-5 alumni) and a different industry focus each month, the dinners provide students the opportunity to network with professionals working in their field of study. Click here to register for a dinner. Questions? Please contact Kaley Tomsic, assistant director of alumni relations and development programming, at 724/531-6864 or ktomsic@washjeff.edu.


Barron P. McCune Alumni House from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

September 23, 2014 - Accounting/Finance focus

November 18, 2014 - Pre-Law focus

January 13, 2015 - Arts focus

February 10, 2015 - Pre-Health focus

March 3, 2015 - Business focus

April 14, 2015 - Education focus


9:00 am - ALDI Day at W&J (until 4:00 pm), Mailroom Table 

4:00 pm - History Club First Meeting, Old Main 205
7:00 pm - Mock Trial Team First Meeting, Burnett 103
7:00 pm - Using a Library in the U.S., U. Grant Miller Library 


4:00 pm - College Chaplain Office Hours (until 6:oo pm), Ski Lodge 002B 

6:00 pm - Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society Picnic, Dieter-Porter Lawn 

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle 


5:00 pm - Fall Involvement Expo, Ballroom
5:30 pm - Study Abroad Info Session, Burnett 103

6:00 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center (College St.)

7:00 pm - Research Basics, U. Grant Miller Library
7:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Frostburg State, Cameron Stadium 

7:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Pitt-Greensburg, Alexandre Stadium 


12:00 pm - Research Basics, U. Grant Miller Library

4:00 pm - Can You Survive the Interviewing Process?, Tech Center 118 

5:00 pm - Conversation Partners Info Session, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL) 

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Young Entrepreneurs Society First Meeting, Burnett 109

8:25 pm - Steelers vs. Ravens Game at G&T's, G&T's
9:30 pm - Equestrian Team First Meeting, Ski Lodge 


11:00 am - Pie a Beta, Campus Ctr. Circle
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday (Residence Life), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Free Friday Bowling with W&J ID, Alpine Lanes
4:00 pm - College Chaplain Office Hours (until 6:oo pm), Ski Lodge 002B
5:00 pm - Intramural Flag Football and Ultimate Frisbee Registration Closes 6:00 pm - Abraham Ferraro Artist Talk & Reception, Olin
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle 9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:30 pm - Drive-in Movie, Old Main Lawn 


11:00 am - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle 1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Elmira, Cameron Stadium
1:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Frostburg State, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle 9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley, The Alley (Hub LL) 

7:00 pm - Sunday Mass, Newman Center (College St.)