WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE:6
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PENN STATE - MASTER OF HEALTH ADMIN 
Today at 4:00 pm in the Media Room


Joe Dionisio of Penn State will present information regarding their Master of Health Administration program.

GEORGE & TOM MASCOT AUDITIONS
Today at 8:00 pm in the Alley


Show your W&J pride by auditioning to become a part of the George & Tom Mascot Team! Students who sign up to be George & Tom get paid for every appearance and get the opportunity to spread their W&J pride all over southwestern PA at various events. If you have any questions, please contact Devan Carrington at dcarrington@washjeff.edu.
 

LIBRARY EVENT: BUILDING CITATIONS
Tuesday at 12:00 pm in the Library Digital Classroom


It might be the last thing you do when writing your paper, but managing citations should not be the last thing you think about. Learn tricks of the trade and what resources can help minimize work. Tuesday at noon in the Library Digital Classroom. Open to all students.
 

VIH STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP 
Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm in the Media Room


 
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 tomorrow, 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!

WEDNESDAY LIBRARY EVENTS
Open to All Students!

  

11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Librarian on Location, The Commons

Whether you have a quick question or need in-depth research help, our Librarian on Location can help. Stop by to say hello!

 

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Open Archives Hour, Bulman Archives 

(Library LL)

Celebrate American Archives Month by visiting the Learned T. Bulman '48 Historic Archives & Museum. We're celebrating by sharing historic photos of W&J on the Library's Facebook & Twitter, as well as highlighting treasures from our collection in the archives.

 

7:00 pm - Building Citations, Library Digital Classroom

It might be the last thing you do when writing your paper, but managing citations should not be the last thing you think about. Learn tricks of the trade and what resources can help minimize work. Open to all students.

PI GAMMA MU ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS
Transcripts Required by Thursday

I am very pleased to announce that we are accepting new membership applications for Pi Gamma Mu this semester. W&J is the Pennsylvania Alpha Omicron Chapter. PGM has been the leading honor society that encourages excellence in the social sciences since 1924. The society not only provides recognition for scholastic achievements, but also offers enrichment opportunities through service projects, publications, scholarships and lectureship grants. 

For new membership, we are accepting applications from faculty, seniors, and juniors. For faculty who would like to join please contact Dr. Yongsheng Wang or Dr. James Benze directly. According to PGM membership requirement, students have to be in the upper 35% of the class and need 20 semester hours in social science courses. GPA cutoff point is 3.37 or higher for juniors and 3.44 or higher for seniors. PGM constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human geography. If you think you fulfilled the requirements and would like to join, please send your transcript and highlight all the social science courses you took and your GPA before October 9th to Dr. Yongsheng Wang through campus mail. 

Sincerely,

Yongsheng Wang, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor for Pi Gamma Mu
Associate Professor of Economics
Director of Financial Economics 
HOMECOMING COURT PETITIONS AVAILABLE
Due to the HUB by Friday at 5:00 pm
 

Hello SENIORS! You have begun the last Fall semester of your undergraduate career, congratulations! As you anticipate the excitement that comes with Senior year, let's not forget about being on the Homecoming Court. If you are interested in running, petitions are available online and outside the SGA office and should be returned to the HUB by Friday, October 10 no later than 5:00 pm. Elections will be held on Wednesday, October 15. If you have any questions, please contact Devan Carrington at dcarrington@washjeff.edu.
 

PI BETA PHI FUNDRAISER
Friday Starting at 5:00 pm at Hofbrau in Canonsburg
 

The sisters of Pi Beta Phi will be hosting a fundraiser at Hofbrau in Canonsburg (416 Highland Avenue) on Friday from 5:00 pm until Midnight. Please invite your friends and family for a night of great food and entertainment while supporting childhood literacy. All tips will benefit the Pi Beta Phi foundation.
 

W&J JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Friday at 7:30 pm
 

The W&J community is cordially invited to a free concert of modern pop music performed by the W&J Jazz Ensemble this Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm. The Jazz ensemble is focusing on modern hits like Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Coldplay's "Clocks", and a brand new arrangement of John Mayer's "Daughters." The ensemble will also perform music by the great Stevie Wonder.  Come check out this exciting concert of modern Pop/R&B music. We hope you can make it.
 

SAACS CHEMISTRY CLUB FUNDRAISER
Sarris Chocolate Bar & Pretzel Sales Around Campus


Please remember to carry a dollar or two on you as the W&J Chemistry Club (SAACS) is selling Sarris chocolate for a fundraiser. Proceeds will help them teach chemistry to children of the Washington area. 


Milk Chocolate Bars $1
Chocolate Covered Pretzels $2

Look for members walking around campus with boxes. Students with candy are more likely to be found in Swanson
PARKHURST EVENTS & SPECIALS
This Week's Dining Happenings

 

Tuesday - G&T's Grill Special: Grilled Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese

Wednesday - It's Time For... Breakfast at the Commons

Thursday - It's Time For... Mediterranean Bar at G&T's

Friday - Hibachi Night at G&T's from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
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.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER! - SALVATION ARMY
Sign Up Today!
 

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help clean up their facility from a recent rummage sale fundraiser.  The Salvation Army is located just off of campus on Maiden Street.  Volunteers will meet as a group and walk to the Salvation Army together.  If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please fill out the form HERE.
 

APPLY NOW FOR AMERICA READS!
Work Study Positions Available
 

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.  America Reads Mentors serve as tutors and mentors in community afterschool programs at both the LeMoyne Community Center and through the Washington Family Center.  If you are interested in applying, please email Director of Community Engagement, Justin Dandoy at jdandoy@washjeff.edu.
 

SEASONAL FLU VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE
For Students, Faculty and Staff

 

The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at Health Service during regular business hours of Monday through Friday between 9:00 am - 11:45 am and 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm. The cost for the micro-needle shot is $20 cash or check and is available to students, faculty and staff.  Please call Student Health Service with any questions or concerns at 724-223-6047 or 724-223-6107.  Student Health Service is located at the corner of Beau & College Streets in the ground floor of New Res Hall.

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.

PANDORA IS LOOKING FOR AN ADVISOR
Please Contact Amy Doherty for More Information
 

Pandora is the yearbook on campus and is currently seeking a new advisor.  If interested, please contact Amy Doherty (dohertyae@jay.washjeff.edu) for more information.
 

STUDENT ID CARD REPLACEMENT POLICY
An Update in Response to Several Student Questions
 

This policy was recently changed due to the high number of ID's that are being made due to students not taking responsibility for their cards.  When you come into the Business Office to request a new ID card they will decide if the card has been damaged by normal wear and tear or if it is by user damage (which they do see).  If the card isn't damaged from your own misuse of the card they will be happy to replace this card for you for no charge.  Again, though this is up to the discretion of the office staff because they unfortunately see and hear various things on what happens to a card.

 

Also, if you have an old card they will reactivate that card if possible at no charge, but again this will be at the discretion of the staff. 

 

Please remember this new policy isn't to create concerns for students, it is to create responsibility and accountability for this card.  It is expected that students treat their ID cards the same as their credit/debit cards. 

TECH CENTER LOBBY CLOSURE
For Student Homecoming Dance Friday, October 24
 

The Tech Center lobby will be closed due to the Student Homecoming Dance on Friday, October 24 from 9:30 pm - midnight.  Preparations for the dance (decorating, moving furniture, etc.) will occur throughout the day leading up to the dance. Students are encouraged to use other spaces on campus for studying and homework during this time.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
MONDAY

4:00 pm - Penn State - Master of Health Administration, Media Room

8:00 pm - George & Tom Mascot Auditions, The Alley


 

TUESDAY

12:00 pm - Building Citations, Library Digital Classroom

6:00 pm - Vira Heinz Scholarship Program Information Session, Media Room

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


 

WEDNESDAY

11:00 am - Librarian on Location (until 1:00), The Commons

3:00 pm - Bulman Archives (until 5:00), Library LL

7:00 pm - Building Citations, Library Digital Classroom


 

THURSDAY

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


 

FRIDAY

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

11:30am - Feel Good Friday, Rossin Campus Center

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

3:30 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Saint Vincent, Tennis Courts 

5:00 pm - Pi Beta Phi Benefit (until Midnight), Hofbrau (Canonsburg)

5:00 pm - Homecoming Court Petitions Due, Hub

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

7:30 pm - W&J Jazz Ensemble, Olin Theatre

9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley - The Purge: Anarchy , Hub LL

 

SATURDAY

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

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

1:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Geneva, Alexandre Stadium

3:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Geneva, Alexandre Stadium

6:00 pm - SAB's Annual Fall Fest, Hub Back Lawn 

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 Purge: Anarchy, Hub LL


 

SUNDAY

10:00 am - Men's Water Polo vs. Penn State-Behrend, Henry Natatorium

12:00 pm - Men's Golf vs. Rossin Memorial, Southpointe Golf Club

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

2:00 pm - Men's Water Polo vs. Salem International, Henry Natatorium

3:00 pm - Faculty Recital, Olin Theatre