WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE:3
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ORIENTATION EVALUATION
Deadline for Feedback Extended Until Friday
 
If you are a first-year or transfer student and you have not already done so, please complete our Orientation Evaluation and you can win one of several $10 Barista gift cards! Your feedback is incredibly important as we work to make Orientation even better for the next incoming class!
CITY HOPPER BUS COMES THROUGH CAMPUS
Starting Today
 
Beginning today, the Hopper bus will be coming directly through campus on East Wheeling Street.  Students interested in local shopping can take advantage of this service Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 7:00am-6:00pm.

Students who are in need of transportation to the Megabus, Greyhound or AMTRAK station, Monday through Friday throughout the year, may take the Metro bus.  This bus also connects with the airport flyer bus, so students in need of transportation to the airport (especially during times when the Academic Break Airport Shuttle Service is not running) may consider using this service.

Both of these Washington City Transit offerings will act as supplements to the college's current shuttle services.
CARING COUNTS
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
 

Two suicide risk reduction and gatekeeper skills workshop sessions will be held today and are open to all W&J students, faculty, and staff. The workshop enables participants to learn about:

  • Factors which increase the risk of suicide
  • How to recognize a community member at risk
  • Ways to approach and talk to a person we are concerned about
  • How to make appropriate referrals
  • Things we can do to reduce the risk factors
Session 1 will be held from 3:30 pm - 5:15 and session 2 will be from 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm. Refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP to (724) 223-6107 or e-mail lhamilton@washjeff.eduMore details will be sent when you RSVP.

LEMONADE FOR LITERACY
Today & Tomorrow
 

Pi Beta Phi's "Lemonade for Literacy" will be held today and tomorrow from 11-2pm outside of Rossin Campus Circle.
 

W&J STUDENT THEATRE CO. MEET & GREET
Today at 5:00 pm
 

Alpha Psi Omega, the W&J Theatre Honor Society, will be hosting a W&J Student Theatre Company Meet & Greet tonight at 5:00 pm in Olin Theatre.

BECOME AN SGA REPRESENTATIVE!
Forms Due Today
 

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 6:00 pm today. If you have any questions please contact us at sga@washjeff.edu.

AMERICA READS INFO SESSION
Cancelled This Evening
 

The America Reads tutor / mentor information session for this evening has been cancelled. Please keep your eyes on W&J Weekly for a rescheduled time and date.

GREEN CLUB FIRST MEETING
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
 

Join us for our first Green Club Meeting of the Year!  We will be learning to make hemp bracelets and enjoying ice cream with fresh peaches from the Farmer's Market. The meeting will take place on Tuesday at 7:00PM in the Green Dorm (Adams). If you can't make it to the meeting, but would like to be a part of the club, please e-mail Naomi Bick bickna@jay.washjeff.edu.
 

YOGA CLUB FIRST MEETING
Tuesday at 8:00 pm
 

The yoga club will have it's first meeting this Tuesday from 8:00-9:15 pm in the Hub (the alley). They welcome people of all levels and are happy to feature the new instructor, Kathryn. If you are interested, feel free to show up to the session with a yoga mat, if you have one, and a towel.
 

W&J COLLEGE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday & Thursday in the Ballroom
 

A College community blood drive will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 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 today. Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life.

LATINO CULTURE ASSOCIATION FIRST MEETING
Thursday at 6:00 pm
 

The Latino Culture Association will hold their first meeting on Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Hub Fireplace Lounge. They will have some tasty Latin American food for members to enjoy! All are invited!

BUY A PHI PSI
Thursday at 8:00 pm
 

Join the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi as they auction themselves off for the third annual Buy a Phi Psi Thursday at 8:00 PM in the Olin Theatre. $1 admission at the door, all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.

THIRD THURSDAY TRIVIA
Thursday at 8:00 pm
 
Third Thursday Trivia begins at 8:00 pm in G&Ts. Contestants, play on teams of 4-8 players. Sign your team up at 8:00 pm. Gift cards to local shopping and restaurants go to the winning team
FAMILY WEEKEND IS THIS WEEKEND
Register Today!
 

Family Weekend is this weekend! The weekend will be filled with fun events for your family to attend and is completely free. If your family plans to come, please see the schedule for a complete listing of events and to register for any events that require registration. 

MONTE CARLO CASINO
Saturday at 8:00 pm

 

Monte Carlo Casino Night is open to all on campus for FREE!  Have fun playing your favorite casino games and enter to win prizes!  (Must be present during prize drawing to win, prizes will be drawn at the end of the event.)

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership

SAB'S BIG BINGO & MOBILE MONTI'S
Saturday at 10:00 pm
 

SAB would like to invite students and their families to their Big Bingo event directly following Monte Carlo Casino. Come play bingo for a chance to win prizes and enjoy snacks provided by Monticello's! As always, it is completely FREE!

NEWMAN CLUB FAMILY WEEKEND EVENT
Sunday at 4:00 pm
 

The Newman Club would like to invite students and their families for Mass and Hor d'oeuvres directly after. Mass starts at 4:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

STEELERS GAME IN G&T'S
Sunday at 8:30 pm
 
Come see the Steelers play the Caroline Panthers at G&Ts on the 70 inch screen! There is even a half time prize drawing! G&T's also has specials every Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm during the football season; a black and gold burger and an appetizer basket. 
MIKE SUPER IS COMING TO WASHINGTON
Saturday, October 4
 

Mike Super, who is appearing on NBC's America's Got Talent as a finalist, is an award winning mystifer, magician and illusionist.  He is the star of NBC's hit show 'Phenomenon', and has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

 

Mike will be performing at the Trinity High School Auditorium on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm to benefit Community Action Southwest. Tickets are just $30.  The show is sophisticated enough for students & adults, cool enough for teens and completely engaging for children's imaginations.  Mike's magic bridges generation gaps, unifies families and leaves his audience with memories that last a lifetime.


 

Take a look at these short clips from America's Got Talent:  Clip 1    Clip 2


 

To purchase tickets, go here.

COMMUNITY BASED WORK STUDY
Apply Now!
 

Are you in need of a Federal Work Study position and would like to have a more intensive, internship-like experience? Apply today for our community-based work study positions in the America Reads Program or as part of the Community Outreach Team.  America Reads Mentors serve as tutors and mentors in community afterschool programs at both the LeMoyne Community Center and through the Washington Family Center.  The Community Outreach Team is a collection of students who work at non-profit agencies in volunteer recruitment, administrative support, project management, and more. Positions available at City Mission, Community Action SW, commUNITY, Habitat for Humanity and others.  If you are interested in applying, please email Director of Community Engagement, Justin Dandoy at jdandoy@washjeff.edu.
 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS PROGRAM
Accepting Applications!
 

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister with the school-based program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh!  College Bigs meet regularly at lunchtime. Littles talk with their Bigs about class, do homework, read or do other fun activities together. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential. Children in the Site-Based Mentoring Program develop more positive attitudes toward school, achieve higher grades and improve their relationships with both adults and their peers. If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister, email Sara Thomas at sthomas@bbbspgh.org.
 

LONDON THEATRE INTERSESSION EXPERIENCE
COM 259, January 2015
 

Study and attend stage productions in London - the theatre capital of the world! Visit and tour historical sites and renowned museums and explore Britain's history and culture in this exciting experience! You will also discover London's centrality to modern intellectual life, politics and the Arts. If interested, please contact C. D. Shaw (x 6085) or email dshaw@washjeff.edu.

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE DISCOUNTS
Available to W&J Students, Faculty, & Staff
 

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre extends special discounts for students, faculty and staff online with their specialized promo codes (PBTW&J and PBTW&JFS) at www.pbt.org.  They celebrate their 45th anniversary with 5 ballets performed at the Benedum Center, 3 to include live orchestra and 5 works that are new to the PBT repertory! The lineup includes:


 

The Sleeping Beauty with the PBT Orchestra 
October 24-26, 2014

The Nutcracker 
December 5-28, 2014

Beauty and The Beast created by Lew Christensen 
February 6-15, 2015

PBT Premieres with the PBT Orchestra 
March 6-8, 2015

La Bayadère with the PBT Orchestra 

April 17-19, 2015
 

In addition, PBT has four internships available this year. If you are interested, please go here
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
MONDAY

11:00 am - Pi Beta Phi's Lemonade for Literacy (until 2:00), Campus Ctr. Circle

4:00 pm - Psychology Department Graduate School Panel, Dieter-Porter 200

5:00 pm - W&J Student Theatre Company Meet & Greet, Olin Theatre

6:00 pm - Pre-Health Meeting for Freshmen/Sophomores, Dieter-Porter 100

7:00 pm - Kappa Lu-Owl, Kappa House

7:00 pm - SAB's First Meeting, Hub Fireplace Lounge


 

TUESDAY

11:00 am - Pi Beta Phi's Lemonade for Literacy (until 2:00), Campus Ctr. Circle

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

7:00 pm - Green Club First Meeting, Adams Hall

7:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Pitt Greensburg, Henry Gym

8:00 pm - Yoga Club First Meeting, The Alley (Hub LL)


 

WEDNESDAY

11:00 am - College Community Blood Drive, Allen Ballroom (Rossin)

1:00 pm - Career Services Open House (until 4:00), Behind Mailroom

3:30 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Fairmont State, Swanson Courts

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

7:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Wooster, Cameron Stadium


THURSDAY

11:00 am - College Community Blood Drive, Allen Ballroom (Rossin) 

6:00 pm - Latino Culture Association First Meeting, Hub Fireplace Lounge

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

7:00 pm - SGA's First Meeting, Yost Auditorium (Burnett Ctr.)

8:00 pm - Third Thursday Trivia, George & Tom's

8:00 pm - Buy a Phi Psi, Olin Theatre


FRIDAY

Family Weekend

11:30 am - Feel Good Friday (Fraternity & Sorority Life), Campus Ctr. Circle

1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes

6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle

9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL


SATURDAY

10:00 am - Fraternity & Sorority Life Parent's Breakfast, Media Room

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle

11:00 am - Volleyball vs. Westminster, Henry Gym

1:30 pm - Football vs. Carnegie Mellon, Cameron Stadium

3:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Bethany, Henry Gym

3:00 pm - Men's Water Polo vs. Monmouth, Henry Natatorium
6:00 pm - Men's Water Polo vs. Salem International, Henry Natatorium

6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle

7:30 pm - Theatre SLAM, The Alley (Hub LL)

8:00 pm - Monte Carlo Casino (until 10:00), Ski Lodge

10:00 pm - Big Bingo & Mobile Monticello's, Allen Ballroom (Rossin)


SUNDAY

4:00 pm - Mass & Hor d'oeurves For Families, Newman Center (College St.)

8:30 pm - Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers Game, George & Tom's