WEEK OF JANUARY 5, 2015     VOLUME 2 ISSUE 16
SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: BLACKING UP

Blacking Up explores tensions surrounding white participation in hip-hop. Popularly referred to by derogatory terms such as "wannabe" or "wigger," the figure of the white person who identifies with hip-hop often invokes heated responses. For some, it is an example of cultural progress - a movement toward a color-blind America. For others, it is just another case of cultural theft and mockery - a repetition of a racist past.

 

Light refreshments will be served.

THIS WEDNESDAY

JANUARY
7th @ 7:00 pm

Media Room
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPRING SEMESTER MEAL PLAN CHANGES

It is that time of year again that you can change your current meal plan. You have until Wednesday, February 4, 2015 to change your meal plan for the Spring 2015 semester, after February 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm meal plan changes will not be accepted!


We are once again doing it online, so you MUST go to the following link for any meal plan changes. If you do NOT want to change your meal plan, you do not need to do anything.  Again, please remember after Feb. 4, 2015 meal plans will not be able to be changed! 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Heather Breedlove at hbreedlove@washjeff.edu or (724) 223-6013.

 

FRATERNITY RECRUITMENT

Fraternity Recruitment is right around the corner! This year our fraternities will be hosting a week of events starting on Sunday, February 1 through Thursday, February 5.  In order to join a fraternity you must register here. Registration is FREE!

 

* Students are eligible to join a fraternity after completing one semester at W&J and earning a GPA that meets the requirement of the chapter they wish to join (GPA requirements vary for each chapter, but no student may join a fraternity if his cumulative GPA is below a 2.50).

*All men interested in participating in Fraternity Recruitment must be registered by Friday, January 30th at 5pm.

 

For more information about Fraternity Recruitment and the individual chapter events please visit our website at: http://www.washjeff.edu/fraternity

 

There will also be a Meet the Greeks Event on Wednesday, January 28 where you came come out learn a little bit more about Greek Life and enter for your chance to win a gift card!

SORORITY RECRUITMENT
Spring 2015 Sorority Recruitment will take place February 4-8 at W&J.

 

Students are eligible to join a sorority after completing one semester at W&J and earning a GPA that meets the requirement of the chapter they wish to join (GPA requirements vary for each chapter, but no student may join a sorority if her cumulative GPA is below a 2.50).

 

GPA Requirement for each sorority:

Delta Gamma: Must have a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA to join

Kappa Alpha Theta: Must have a 2.90 or higher cumulative GPA to join

Kappa Kappa Gamma: Must have a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA to join

Pi Beta Phi: Must have a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA to join

 

All interested women must sign up for recruitment and pay a $20 fee which includes a long sleeved t-shirt and registration fee.

STUDENT CHOICE SURVEY
Parkhurst is looking for your feedback! Vote for your favorite foods!
RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION
The W&J Center for Energy Policy and Management is sponsoring a Student Research Paper Competition in the Spring Semester of 2015. 
  • Topics: Energy, Natural Resources, Environment or Sustainability
  • Who Can Participate: W&J students from any academic dept.
  • Deadline for Registering to Participate:  March 9, 2015
  • Deadline for Producing Paper:  April 27, 2015
  • Prizes: 1st ($250), 2nd ($150), 3rd ($100)

Contacts:  Dr. Robert Dunn (rdunn@washjeff.edu) and Diana Stares, CEPM Director (dstares@washjeff.edu)

$5 MOVIE TICKETS AVAILABLE!
Movie tickets are back in stock at the Hub! Students can purchase tickets for Regal Cinemas at the Crown Center mall for $5 any time the Hub is open.
HUB INTERSESSION HOURS
January 5 - 23
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

January 24 - 27
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UPCOMING EVENTS
INTRAMURAL SPORTS - ULTIMATE FRISBEE-SOCCER
Sign-ups Close Friday, January 9

Sign-ups for Intramural Ultimate Frisbee-Soccer close Friday, January 9th at 12:00pm.  Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 4 players (with at least 1 female).  The game is played exactly like Ultimate Frisbee except that to score one must throw the Frisbee into a goal net.  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from January 12-22.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE RECEPTION
Monday, January 19 at 6:00 pm
Join us for an opportunity to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy on Monday, January 19th at 6:00 PM in the Media Room. Students who value the benefit of giving back to others are invited to attend this reception to enjoy some light refreshments, meet some of W&J's community partners and have a discussion around the Dr. King's legacy and impact he still has on our world today. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Community Engagement. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: PRODUCE TO PEOPLE
Register Today!
Kick off 2015 by making a resolution to volunteer!  The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, January 6 from 8:00AM - 12:30PM at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Produce to People is the Food Bank's large-scale produce distribution program. Volunteers are needed to assist with anything from passing out the produce, to acting as runners and support. Transportation to the fairgrounds will be provided if needed. Volunteers can either sign up for the entire experience, or even an hour.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY

4:00 pm - Dean Chatterjee-Sutton Open Office Hours (until 5:00), Rossin UL

TUESDAY

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle

WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center

7:00 pm - Social Justice Film Series: Blacking Up, Media Room

THURSDAY

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

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle
FRIDAY
12:00 pm - Ultimate Frisbee-Soccer Sign-ups Close, imsports@washjeff.edu

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

9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Dracula Untold, The Alley (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 Center Circle

1:00 pm - Swimming vs. Grove City, Henry Natatorium

1:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. Thomas More, Henry Gym

3:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. Thomas More, Henry Gym

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: Dracula Untold, The Alley (Hub LL) 

SUNDAY

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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