WEEK OF OCTOBER 20, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE:8
ANNOUNCEMENTS
REMINDERS FROM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
S/U and Course Withdraw Information
 
Faculty will report midterm grades in WebAdvisor by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, for all first-time freshmen; students earning a C- or lower; and all students on Academic Probation students. Thereafter, students can view their midterm grades through WebAdvisor.
 
The first day students may convert a course to S/U is Wednesday, 10/22.
The last day to convert a course to S/U or to withdraw from a course is Monday, 11/5.
 
Please see your academic advisor for assistance with any of these matters.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS TABLE
Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Commons Lobby

 

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an information table will be in outside of the Commons on Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Be sure to stop by the table to learn more about domestic violence and enter to win a prize basket. The table is sponsored by Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania. 

 

GLOBAL GAS MARKETS IN TRANSITION
Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium


The W&J Center for Energy Policy and Management Energy lecture series presents "Global Gas Markets in Transition" by Kenneth B. Medlock, III, Ph.D., Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. 


 

The event starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and will be in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Ctr.). It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register here.

 

W&J IS A TREE CAMPUS USA FINALIST
Vote for W&J to Win!


 

W&J  has been selected as a finalist in the Tree Campus USA - Celebrate Arbor Day Event Contest! 


 

Public voting runs through Wednesday October 22 at 11:59pm Central. You can vote here!  

 

You can vote once a day while the contest is open!

 

Winners will be announced by 2:00 pm Central on October 24. Please share this information with your friends and encourage them to vote for W&J to win!


 

THE OFFICIAL CLASS RING EVENT
Thursday & Friday in the Campus Center

 

Order your class ring in the Campus Center this Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Your college ring will represent your most unforgettable years and the fine institution where it all happened! Order online at www.balfour.com.

 

INTRAMURAL TEAM HANDBALL
Registration Deadline is Thursday at 12:00 pm

 

Register your team today for Intramural Handball! It is a coed league, 4v4, and games consist of two 10 ten minute halves. This league consists of a full regular season and playoffs. Minimum rosters require 5 players and 2 must be female. If interested, your team captain must email the full roster to imsports@washjeff.edu by October 23.

 

VAGINA MONOLOGUES CALL-OUT MEETING
Thursday at 6:00 pm

 

Are you interested in being involved in the 2015 production? If so, join is at the call-out meeting to learn how you can assist! Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL).

 

PITTSBURGH BALLET DISCOUNTS
For The Sleeping Beauty this Weekend
 

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre invites you to come experience The Sleeping Beauty! PBT extends special discounts for students, faculty and staff online at http://www.pbt.org/university. The show runs from Friday to Sunday at the Benedum Center.

MAGELLAN PROJECT PART 1 APPLICATION
Deadline is Friday at 5:00 pm
 

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.

TONY LEWIS ARTIST TALK
Friday at 6:00 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 4 Ounces a drawing installation by, 2008 alumni, Tony Lewis on Friday, October 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The artist will begin his talk at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the Olin Art Gallery.

 

Tony Lewis lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.  Lewis received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and his BA from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA.


 

The exhibition continues through November 23rd 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 at: www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery.


 

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
25th Anniversary Film Series and Essay Competition
 

Screening of "Lives of Others" 

Friday Oct. 24th  at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium

 

At once a political thriller and human drama. The Lives of Others won the 2006 Oscar for best Foreign Language Film. The film begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police. 

 

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - Essay Competition


 

Enter the essay competition for your chance to win $250 (amazon gift card)

More details (including topic, due date, length) go here. 

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.

POINT OF VIEW DISCUSSION: SEXUALITY
Sunday at 6:00 pm
 

Monthly workshop series devoted to creating a space where students can have a discussion around a specific social identity and how it relates to the W&J community. This month's topic is Sexuality. The event begins at 6:00 pm in the Media Room.

PARKHURST EVENTS & SPECIALS
This Week's Dining Happenings

 

Today - Student Pizza Making Contest at the Commons
 
Tuesday - Hot Chocolate & Cider Bar Lunch at the Commons
 
Wednesday - General Tso's at G&T's

 

GET A WATER FILLING STATION IN ROSSIN!
Vote for W&J to Win!

 

Please support our student effort to get a water filling station in Rossin by voting daily through the link below! Please spread the word! You can vote once a day and voting ends October 31. Vote on Facebook here.

 

LE TOUR DE DUBJAY
Registration Deadline is October 31

 

Le Tour de DubJay is a special, individual event designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles on campus through cycling.  This competition runs from November 3-21 and entries are due by October 31 (registrations are accepted throughout the duration of this particular event).  For more infomration on this event please go here.

 

SUSTAINABILITY AT W&J SURVEY
Win a Prize!


 

Help us decide which sustainability-themed speaker and film screening to bring to campus!  Please fill out the very brief survey here.  All students who participate in our survey are eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to Old Mexico restaurant in Washington! If you are you interested in sustainability issues here at W&J, in the Washington community and in our world, don't forget to follow @sustainablewj on Twitter or Like on Facebook!  Questions?  E-mail sustainability@washjeff.edu.

 

2014 W&J SPEED NETWORKING EVENT
Juniors & Seniors Invited to Attend

 

2014 W&J Speed Networking Event

Thursday, November 6

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Allen Ballroom, Rossin Campus Center

Juniors and Seniors invited to attend


 

Ditch the traditional networking reception! Practice your networking skills with successful alumni working in your field of study in a fun, high-energy atmosphere.


 

Students will have three minutes to network with each alumnus/a in attendance. This high-energy, low-pressure atmosphere gives students the valuable opportunity to interact with many different types of professionals and learn just what it takes to make a meaningful first impression. A reception will immediately follow the speed networking portion. Please bring your photo identification for the reception.

 

 Register for Speed Networking >

 

Questions? Please contact Kaley Tomsic at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or 724/531-6864.


 

ALUMNI STUDENT NETWORKING DINNER
Pre-Law Focus

 

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Barron P. McCune Alumni House


 

Come enjoy a nice dinner and network with alumni working in the law industry for the November Alumni Student Networking Dinner. 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. 

SEASONAL FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE
For Students, Faculty and Staff

 

The seasonal flu vaccine is 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.

A MESSAGE TO ALL SENIORS
From the Office of Academic Affairs

 

Dear Senior,

Greetings from the Office of Academic Affairs!  I hope you are well.  As you may know, registration for Intersession and Spring courses is just around the corner; seniors register on November 3rd.  The Registrar's Office will be emailing students a complete schedule in the next week or so.  

Now is a good time to start preparing for your meeting with your academic advisor. To do so, you should run a Program Evaluation report (degree audit) in Web Advisor. You will want to carefully review this report: Are all the courses you've taken (at W&J and elsewhere) recorded?  How have your courses been "counted"?  Do you have any unsatisfied general education, skills, or major requirements?  What is your progress in fulfilling Intersession, Physical Education, and overall course count requirements?  Under the 32 +2 degree requirement, you must take two Intersession and 32 Semester courses. Additional Intersession and Physical Education courses do not fulfill the (32) semester course requirement/credits hours.  It is imperative that you register for Intersession/Spring courses that fulfill any outstanding requirements.  I encourage you to have a copy of your Program Evaluation with you when you meet with your academic advisor. 

It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure you're on track to graduate next spring.  College policy states that you must meet all academic requirements and financial obligations in order to participate in Commencement activities. 

If you have concerns about your progress toward degree completion, you should contact your academic advisor immediately.  Finally, it is good practice to save College communication--from the Registrar's Office to your advisor--regarding registration and graduation.  Having such documentation is useful if questions arise later.

Best regards,
 
John E. Zimmerman, Ph.D. 
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
 
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY

First Day of S/U Requests & Course Withdrawals

5:00 pm - Domestic Violence Awareness Month Table, The Commons

5:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Thomas More, Alexandre Stadium

7:00 pm - CEPM Energy Lecture Series, Yost Auditorium

7:30 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Thomas More, Alexandre Stadium


 

THURSDAY

10:00 am - Official Class Ring Event, Campus Center

12:00 pm - Dean Chatterjee-Sutton Open Office Hours (until 1:00), Rossin UL

12:00 pm - Team Handball Registration Deadline

6:00 pm - Vagina Monologue Call-Out Meeting, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)

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


 

FRIDAY

10:00 am - Official Class Ring Event, Campus Center

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

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

5:00 pm - Magellan Part 1 Applications Due

5:00 pm - Veterans Memorial Service, Swanson Flagpole

6:00 pm - Tony Lewis Artist Talk and Reception, Olin Fine Arts Gallery

6:00 pm - 2014 Speed-Networking Event, Allen Ballroom

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

7:00 pm - 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Yost Auditorium

9:30 pm - 2014 Homecoming Dance, Tech Center Foyer


 

SATURDAY

8:00 am - Student Biology Poster Session, Dieter-Porter (First Floor)

9:00 am - Bookstore Open, Campus Center

10:00 am - CIS/ITL Alumni Panel and Open House, Tech Center (2nd Floor)

10:00 am - Field Hockey vs. St. John Fisher College, Cameron Stadium

10:00 am - Education Panel, Burnett 003

10:30 am - Choir Reunion & Rehearsal, Olin 211

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

12:30 pm - Public Art Dedication, Burnett Lawn

12:30 pm - Black Student Union Football Jump-Off, Hub LL

1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Center Circle

2:00 pm - W&J Football vs. Case Western Reserve University, Cameron 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: Guardians of the Galaxy, Hub LL


 

SUNDAY

4:25 pm - Steelers vs. Colts, George & Tom's

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


 

YOU CAN NOW VIEW W&J WEEKLY ONLINE!

Go to washjeff.edu/weekly. To submit your event to W&J Weekly, email weekly@washjeff.edu by Wednesday of the week prior to publication.