WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE: 11
ANNOUNCEMENTS
W&J ENERGY REVIEW
Launches Today!

The Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management is pleased to announce the launching of its Energy Review beginning today, November 10, 2014. The Energy Review will feature news articles and opinion summaries on local, national and international energy affairs, accessible to all students and faculty through the W&J Wiki. The update will be released on a bi-weekly basis via the W&J Weekly. Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of this new initiative and stay updated on today's domestic and global energy affairs. You can view it here!


 

MEET THE MAGELLAN ADVISORS
Tonight at 5:30 pm

This is your opportunity to meet the Magellan Committee and learn about the expectations and processes of the Part 2 Application! The event will be in Allen Ballroom (Rossin Campus Center) tonight at 5:30 pm. 

THE PRESIDENTIAL TRAIL 2015
RA Information Session Tonight!

 Come out and learn about the requirements for the RA Selection process, opportunities,  and important dates. Listen to an Upperclass RA debate a First-year RA on topics related to residence life and the RA position.  Bring your questions to our PRESIDENTIAL Debate! For further questions contact the Assistant Director: Residential Education Tiphane' Purnell at 
tpurnell@washjeff.eduThe event begins tonight at 6:00 pm in Burnett 109


 

GREEN CLUB MEETING
Tuesday at 7:00 pm

The Green Club's next meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 11th and 7:00PM in Adams Hall. We will be having hot chocolate and making homemade candles! Bring your friends!

FILM CLUB FILM SERIES: BARRY LYNDON
Wednesday at 6:00 pm

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 6PM
WHERE: ROOM 003 IN BURNETT

Directed by Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, A Clockwork Orange), Barry Lyndon is an epic masterpiece set in 17th century England.  It tells the story of a young Irish man making his way up the English aristocracy.  Revolutionary in its use of lighting and cinematography, Barry Lyndon has been consistently rated as one of the greatest films of all time since its release in 1975.
SCIENCES SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
Information Session this Thursday at 6:30 pm

Come to Dieter-Porter 100 (lecture hall) this Thursday at 6:30 pm for information about the various types of science research internships available off-campus in Summer 2015, including:
- how to find internship opportunities
- tips on filling out applications
- sources of funding to support internships

Current W&J students will discuss their Summer 2014 internship experiences and answer questions.

For more information, contact Dr. Candy DeBerry at x6120 or cdeberry@washjeff.edu

2014 W&J CAMPUS STORE APPRECIATION SALE!
Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Campus Store this Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for holiday cheer and refreshments along with a 20% discount on all  W&J merchandise!* 

*This sale excludes special orders, promotional items, textbooks, class rings, sale items, furniture, diploma frames, lamps, gift cards, sundries, snacks, beverages, and magazines. This sale is not subject to previous purchases. Must have valid W&J ID.
LOCAL FOODS DINNER
Friday at 5:30 pm

W&J Green Club and the Sustainability Committee are sponsoring a Local Foods Dinner for students on Friday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Parcell Room. Chef Doug Dick will prepare a special dinner using fresh produce from local farms, and he will speak briefly about buying locally and cooking with local foods. Those who are interested should email Lauren Horning at
horningle@jay.washjeff.edu with your swipe number. Only 10 seats remain!


 

FILM SCREENING: SOPHIE SCHOLL
Sunday at 3:30 pm

Come to Burnett 109 on Sunday at 3:30 pm, for a screening of "Sophie Scholl" (opening event for White Rose Exhibit). The movie chronicles the last days of the White Rose, and more specifically, Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine Sophie Scholl. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial in a Nazi court and sentence in 1943 Munich. In her cross-examination by the Gestapo, Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.


 

WHITE ROSE EXHIBIT
Kicks-off this Sunday

Formed in 1942 by Ludwigs-Maximilians University students in Munich, the White Rose was a small, non-violent Nazi resistance group in Germany, which spearheaded a nine-month anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign calling for an active opposition to Adolf Hitler's brutal regime and for an end to the war. After their capture by the Gestapo, seven core members of the group were executed in February 1943 (amongst them the siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl and philosophy professor Kurt Huber) and many more imprisoned. Their "Manifesto of the Students of Munich" leaflet was dropped by Allied planes over Germany in June 1943. The exhibit will be on display at the U. Grant Miller Library from Nov. 16th to Nov. 21st. It will open on Sunday Nov. 16th with a movie screening of Sophie Scholl at 3:30 pm in Burnett 109.  


 

SENIORS: APPLY FOR GRADUATION
Deadline is Next Monday

It is time for seniors to apply for graduation. You can do so here. The deadline is November 17 (Monday).

1st ANNUAL TURKEY BOWL
Register Your Team Today!

 

Sign-ups for the 1st Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl are open until Friday, November 21 at 12:00 pm.  This is a one day, single elimination flag football tournament beginning at 11:00am on the Olin Lawn.  Minimum rosters require 6 players with at least 1 being female.  Please submit team entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Food and beverages will be provided.  

 

All teams must bring at least 1 grocery bag full of canned or non-perishable food items as a registration fee.  Food will be donated to the Greater Washington County Food Bank.  

 

DR. JON BOYLE PRESENTATION
Friday, November 21

 

Dr. Jon Boyle of the University of Pittsburgh will be coming to our campus on November 21 to speak with regard to his latest work and research on the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. His presentation will be in the Dieter Porter Lecture Hall (100) at 2:30. 

There will be refreshments for all those attending, and for those planning on attending, please email demartinomn@jay.washjeff.edu with a RSVP.  The entire W&J community is  welcome, especially Pre-Health and Biology majors!  

 

DANCE A THON
Help Fight Childhood Cancer

 

The W&J Greek Community is joining the B+ Foundation to fight childhood cancer! On Saturday, November 22 at 3:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom the Greek Organizations along with other campus organizations will be sponsoring a dance a thon.  Donate to your favorite team here

 https://www.beposfdn.org/DubStep2014/ 

INTERSESSION & SPRING SCHEDULES
Now Available in WebAdvisor


 
2015 Intersession and spring schedules are online now in WebAdvisor. Registration dates and times are posted on the Registrar wiki here

 

ACT INTERSESSION EXPERIENCE
A New Kind of Intersession Experience for First-Year Students


Student Life is excited to offer a pilot Intersession Program for W&J first-year students. "Activating Change and Transformation" (ACT) is focused on leadership and creative problem solving, life skill development, and class affinity. While not for credit, ACT will offer students an opportunity for a robust first intersession experience, dedicated to gaining useful knowledge and experience that will help continue an exploration of self and skill development. Ask your link mentor for more information! To sign-up, please email Cindy Smith at 
csmith@washjeff.edu.

 

THE FULLBRIDGE PROGRAM IS COMING TO W&J
This Intersession!

 

Immerse yourself in today's hyper-competitive business world with the Fullbridge Program. This Intersession you have the opportunity to explore a hands-on, lecture-free environment that will harness your education giving you the real-world experience you need to be competitive in today's increasingly competitive global workplace. https://fullbridge.com/campus

 

CLASS OF 2018
Complete the Student Satisfaction Survey and Win Prizes!


By completing the Student Satisfaction Survey, you will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card and other prizes awarded by the offices of Enrollment and Student Life. Each First Year Seminar Class that has a 100% response rate will also win hot chocolate and donuts for one of their  class sessions & a Pizza Party with their LINK group.  The first 200 hundred students to complete the survey will receive a coupon for a free regular size hot chocolate or coffee at the Barista. The survey link has been sent to your W&J email.
 

 

CLASS OF 2015
Complete the Student Satisfaction Survey and Win Prizes!


 
By completing the Student Satisfaction Survey, you will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card and other prizes awarded by the offices of Enrollment and Student Life.   The first 200 hundred students to complete the survey will receive a coupon for a free regular size hot chocolate or coffee at the Barista. The survey link has been sent to your W&J email.

 

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Restarting at W&J!

 

The long dormant Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is restarting!  The OCF is a student-led college organization that allows Orthodox Christians to continue with their faith through college, one of the hardest times in their lives.  Faith is very important in a college student's life.  The OCF is also opened to all students who would like to learn more about Orthodoxy.  The group will meet on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, discussing various aspects of Orthodoxy.  We will attend various worship services at local parishes, meet with our spiritual advisor, Fr. George Livanos of Canonsburg, and do other fun stuff both on and off campus.  If you are interested, please email Jonathan Cadez or Alexandra Toras at:
cadezjj@jay.washjeff.edu or torasac@jay.washjeff.edu respectively.  This is a great organization and can do great things for the college.  We will keep you informed on meetings/meeting places; the first one will be more than likely after Thanksgiving Break.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Check out the Current List of Volunteer Opportunities

 

Are you interested in volunteering in the local community? Check out the Office of Community Engagement's list of current volunteer opportunities. The list also includes other service, philanthropy and awareness-based community programs both on campus and in the community. There may be activities based in education, environmental stewardship, health & wellness, poverty, homelessness, and more. You can sign up for most of these opportunities online or by emailing volunteer@washjeff.edu.  See our full list here for more information!

 

SPRING 2015 SORORITY RECRUITMENT
Registration is Open

 

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

You can register here.

 

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.

 

INTERSESSION HOUSING REQUEST FORM
Mandatory for Those Staying on Campus For Intersession

 

As you prepare to register for classes or make plans for Intersession 2015, fill out the Intersession Housing Request Form if your plans will require you to stay on campus.  Please note that registering for a class will not automatically include you on the approved housing roster for Intersession. In addition, whether you are working for a campus office, are an international student, or registered for a class there is no charge for your housing.  The Office of Residence Life will review your request and send all approvals to your W&J email account.  This form must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at 724-229-5120 or reslife@washjeff.edu.  

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

MONDAY

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

5:30 pm - Meet the Magellan Advisors, Rossin Ballroom

6:00 pm - The Presidential Trail 2015 RA Info Session, Burnett 109


 

TUESDAY

7:00 pm - Green Club Meeting, Adams Hall

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


 

WEDNESDAY

6:00 pm - Film Club's Film Series: Barry Lyndon, Burnett 003

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

6:00 pm - Swimming & Diving vs Westminster, Henry Natatorium


 

THURSDAY

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

6:30 pm - Science Summer Internships Info Session, Dieter-Porter 100

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


 

FRIDAY

9:00 am - W&J Campus Store 2014 Appreciation Sale (until 5), Campus Store

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

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

5:30 pm - Local Foods Dinner, Parcell Room

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 Giver, Hub LL


 

SATURDAY

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

1:00 pm - Swimming & Diving vs York, 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: The Giver, Hub LL


 

SUNDAY

3:30 pm - Film Screening: Sophie Scholl, Burnett 109

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center


 

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