WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE:4
ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER
Please Use Crosswalks Around Campus
 
Please use caution when crossing roads on campus and stick to the crosswalks. In addition, even though drivers have to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, please do not walk out in front of moving vehicles with the assumption that drivers have seen you and will stop. Ensure the driver has seen you and is able to slow or stop their vehicle, before proceeding across. It only takes a small distraction to throw off a driver's reaction time. 
NATIONAL HAZING PREVENTION WEEK
Sign the Pledge this Week
 
This week is National Hazing Prevention Week and there will be several events on campus. An anti-hazing banner contest will be occurring throughout the week. The banners are in the lobby of Rossin Campus Center. On Wednesday, at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom, there will be a screening of the movie "Haze" and a follow-up discussion. In addition, throughout the week, you can sign a pledge to not haze and learn more about hazing prevention.
CITY HOPPER BUS COMES THROUGH CAMPUS
Monday Through Saturday
 
The Washington City Transit Hopper is now 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.
UPMC INFORMATION SESSION
Today at 4:00 pm
 
UPMC representatives will be on campus today to speak with students regarding their Financial Management Rotation program and summer internships for 2015. The session will be in Yost at 4:00 pm. 
RESEARCH & INTERNSHIPS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Today at 4:00 pm
 
A discussion of Psychology research and internship opportunities will be in Dieter-Porter 200 at 4:00 pm today.
VOLLEYBALL'S FIGHT LYMPHOMA GREEN GAME
Tonight at 7:00 pm
 
The Volleyball team is hosting a Fight Lymphoma! Green Game to raise money for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, and T-Shirts and 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold in support of this cause. The game is at 7:00 pm in Henry Memorial Gymnasium against Franciscan University, and is free for students to attend. Please wear green!
AMERICA READS INFO SESSION
Tonight at 7:00 pm
 
The America Reads Information Session has been rescheduled for tonight at 7:00 pm in Old Main 306
HILLEL'S FIRST MEETING
Tonight at 7:00 pm
 
Hillel is having their first meeting of the semester tonight at 7:00 pm in the ski lodge! All are welcome, and food and drinks will be provided! We hope to see you there!
AUDITIONS FOR FALL THEATRE PRODUCTION
Tuesday & Wednesday
 

AUDITIONS FOR THESE SHINING LIVES, FALL THEATRE PRODUCTION

                                                                                                                                                           

Auditions for These Shining Lives will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd and Wednesday, September 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Olin Fine Arts Center. 

 

Interested students should sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside of Professor Cameron's office, 010 Burnett.  Students will be asked to read a scene from the script, so there is nothing to prepare in advance.

 

These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich (information below) will be directed by Professor William Cameron.  Rehearsals will begin on September 29th and the performance dates are November 20th through the 22nd.   

 

Please address questions to Professor Cameron at bcameron@washjeff.edu.    


 

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These Shining Lives

Melanie Marnich

Comedy/Drama


 

Roles available for 5 women

 

THE STORY: THESE SHINING LIVES chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits-or endanger the lives of those who come after them.

 

"Perfect, touching and wistful...beautifully tragic." -Talkin' Broadway.

PI BETA PHI MENCHIE'S FUNDRAISER
Wednesday from 12:00 - 9:30 pm
 
Pi Beta Phi will be hosting a fundraiser for literacy at Menchie's in Trinity Point on Wednesday from noon to 9:30 pm. 
ZUMBA FITNESS CLUB'S FIRST MEETING
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
 
W&J Fitness Club's first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 24th at 7pm in the Alley of the HUB! Come burn 1000 calories while dancing and enjoying the party that is the Zumba club! Wear proper sneakers or tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water. Don't forget to bring a friend also!! See you all there! For more information, please contact Gadwin Stewart at stewartgl@jay.washjeff.edu
USING ARCHIVAL & PRIMARY SOURCES
Wednesday at 7:00 pm & Thursday at Noon
 
Learn  about W&J's rich history in the College Archives and discuss the challenges of researching with primary source documents. Finish the session with a look at some primary source databases. Wednesday at 7:00 pm, Thursday at noon, Library Digital Classroom.
EREV ROSH HASHANAH SERVICE
Wednesday at 8:00 pm
 
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Wed. Sept. 24! W&J students are welcome to attend High Holy Days services at Beth Israel on North Ave. (short walk from campus). Erev Rosh Hashanah service will start at 8 PM Wed. Students wishing to attend should contact Dr. Dana Shiller at dshiller@washjeff.edu We can either do a group walk or carpool to the synagogue.
INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION FIRST MEETING
Thursday at 8:00 pm
 
Come to the first annual ISA meeting this Thursday in the fire place lounge in the Hub at 8:00. We will be discussing upcoming events and enjoying free mango Italian ice from Rita's!  We hope to see you there! 
SAB'S KENNYWOOD FRIGHT NIGHT TRIP
Friday at 6:00 pm
 
SAB is sponsoring a trip to Kennywood's Fright Night on Friday. Sign-ups are now open and can be sent to sab@washjeff.edu. A $5 deposit must be put down to reserve your spot and will be returned upon arrival. The trip departs the Campus Center Circle at 6:00 pm and returns to campus at 2:00 am. 
STEELERS GAME IN G&T'S
Sunday at 1:00 pm
 
Come see the Steelers play the Buccaneers 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. 
SPRING 2015 OFF-CAMPUS STUDY
Application Deadline 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.

 

Come visit us in our new office location - The Commons 005

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.

VIRA HEINZ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Information Session Tuesday, October 7


 

The Office of Study Abroad would like to draw your attention to the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Program for Women in Global Leadership. This program combines a study abroad scholarship with a global leadership development program. Program participants will receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 for study abroad during the summer 2015; in addition, they will participate in a series of leadership development events and community engagement. As one of 16 participating colleges, W&J is able to nominate up to three students for the program each year.

 

To be eligible, candidates must

·        be US citizens or permanent residents with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

·        have never traveled abroad

·        Be a sophomore or junior woman at W&J

 

To learn more, attend the Info Session on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00pm in the Media Room!

 

Women who fall within one of the four indicators of diversity as designated by the Heinz Endowments (race/ethnicity; GLBTQQ; disability; or financial need) are especially encouraged to apply. If you are a freshman, you are welcome to attend the info session, but you must wait to apply until you are a sophomore.

 

Applications are due by November 1, 2014. Again, this opportunity is specifically for women. See you at the Info Session!

MAGELLAN PROJECT PART 1 APPLICATION
Now Open!
 

The Magellan Committee is pleased to announce that Part 1 Magellan applications are available.

 

The Part 1 application is now open and will close October 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm. If you plan to complete a general Magellan please complete the General Magellan Part 1 Application.

 

If you plan to complete an internship during your Magellan, please complete the Franklin Magellan Part 1 Application.

 

Part 2 applications will be available after the Part 1 deadline has passed and will be due mid-February 2015. For more information, please visit http://www.washjeff.edu/the-magellan-project.

CAMPUS BOOKSTORE WORK STUDY
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Openings
 

The W&J Campus Bookstore has student employee shifts open. We are looking for student/s who can work Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-12. If you are interested please e-mail Cindy Briceland at cbriceland@washjeff.edu.
 

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.eduor attend our info sessions this week.
 

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

4:00 pm - UPMC Information Session, Yost Auditorium (Burnett Ctr.)

4:00 pm - Research & Internships in Psychology, Dieter-Porter 200

7:00 pm - Volleyball's Fight Lymphoma Green Game, Henry Gym

7:00 pm - Hillel's First Meeting, Ski Lodge

7:00 pm - America Reads Tutor/Mentor Program Info Session, Old Main 306

 

TUESDAY

6:00 pm - Comptroller of the Currency Info Session, Media Room

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


 

WEDNESDAY

9:00 am - KPMG On-Campus Interviews, Career Services

12:00 pm - Pi Beta Phi Fundraiser (until 9:30 pm), Menchie's (Trinity Point)

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

5:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Franciscan, Alexandre Stadium

7:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Franciscan, Alexandre Stadium

7:00 pm - Haze Movie Screening, Ballroom 

7:00 pm - Community Outreach Team Info Session, Old Main 306

7:00 pm - W&J Fitness Club's First Meeting, The Alley (Hub LL)

7:00 pm - Using Archival & Primary Sources: Learn, Library Digital Classroom

8:00 pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service, Beth Israel (North Ave.)


THURSDAY

12:00 pm - Using Archival & Primary Sources: Learn, Library Digital Classroom

1:00 pm - Bongo Ball Mania, Henry Lawn

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

7:00 pm - Say Goodbye to Summer Beach Bash with the Thetas, Theta House

8:00 pm - Indian Student Assoc. First Mtg. & Mango Day, Hub Fireplace Lounge

 

FRIDAY

9:00 am - Deloitte On-Campus Interviews, Career Services

11:00 am - President's Open Office Hours for Students, President's Office

11:30 am - Feel Good Friday, Campus Ctr. Circle

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

6:00 pm - SAB's Kennywood Fright Night Trip, Departs Campus Ctr. Circle

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

7:00 pm - Hispanic Heritage Month: Machete Kisumontao, Ballroom

9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Maleficient, The Alley (Hub LL)


SATURDAY

8:00 am - LSAT Testing, Burnett Ctr.

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

12:00 pm - Men's Water Polo vs. Mercyhurst, Henry Natatorium

1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle

1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Stevens, Cameron Stadium

1:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Mount Union, Alexandre Stadium

3:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Marietta, Alexandre Stadium

4:00 pm - Men's Water Polo vs. Gannon, Henry Natatorium

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: Maleficient, The Alley (Hub LL)


SUNDAY

1:00 pm - Steelers vs. Buccaneers Game, George & Tom's

6:00 pm - Point of View Discussion Series: RACE, Media Room

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center