WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 20, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE: 12
ANNOUNCEMENTS

W&J DONATION DRIVE FOR CITY MISSION

Kicks off Now!

 

This week is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. In recognition, please consider donating to the W&J Donation Drive to benefit the Washington City Mission.  Donation stations are located in the Burnett Lobby (Food & Winter Weather Donations), George & Toms (Food and Hygiene Necessities Donations), and the U. Grant Miller Library (Food Donations).  You can earn Miller Money from the Library each time you donate. See the donation stations for more information. The drive will run today through December 5.

 

THANKSGIVING WITH THE THETAS

Tonight!

 

The Sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta welcome all freshmen and independent women to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Theta House tonight from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Dress is casual.

 

THESE SHINING LIVES

Premieres Tonight!

 

Tonight through Saturday, come to Olin Theatre to see the Communications Arts Dept. play "These Shining Lives"! Based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, the play dramatizes the danger women faced in the workforce in the 1920s, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees. Showtimes are tonight through Saturday at 7:30 pm and there is an additional matinee on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

 

THIRD THURSDAY TRIVIA

Tonight at 8:00 pm!

 

Play on teams from 8:00 - 9:00 or 9:00 - 10:00 (includes time to sign-up your team, play, and tally up the scores)! Gift card prizes to every member of the winning team! Get there early to sign-up! Tonight starting at 8:00 pm in G&T's!

 

WHITE ROSE EXHIBIT

Ends this Friday


 
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 until this Friday.

 

FIRST ANNUAL TURKEY BOWL

Register Your Team by Friday!


 
Sign-ups for the 1st Annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl are open until this 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 this Saturday.  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 RSVP to demartinomn@jay.washjeff.edu.  The entire W&J community is  welcome, especially Pre-Health and Biology majors!  

 

A GRATEFUL HEART - DINNER VOLUNTEERS

Sign-up by this Friday at 4:00 pm!


 
Wesley Spectrum Services is in need of volunteers to help serve food at their "A Grateful Heart" Holiday Dinner for their clients on Monday, November 20 at 3:30 pm until about 7:30 pm. WSS is located just off of campus on Main Street.  Volunteers will meet at the Rossin Circle at 3:15PM and walk to the WSS together. Please reserve your volunteer spot here by Friday, November 21 at 4:00PM.

 

PITTSBURGH PIPELINE

Shuttle Space Limited this Weekend


 
Due to a mechanical issue with the larger bus, the Pittsburgh Pipeline services will be provided through a college van and seating capacity will be more limited than usual. Please plan accordingly. 

 

In addition, due to this weekend's Light Up Night festivities and major roadwork on the routes into downtown, delays in shuttle service are likely.

 

DRAG BINGO!

This Friday!


Event: Drag Bingo

Where: Rossin Ballroom

When: Friday, November 21st 6-8 PM 

 

On Friday, the Diversity Programming Board and Gay Straight Alliance will be hosting Drag Bingo in Rossin Ballroom from 6-8 PM! Lady Rose, Loretta Love, and Blade Matthews will be performing and hosting bingo, complete with fun prizes for winners. Tickets will sell for a $3 suggested donation for students, $5 for faculty/staff, $10 for community members and will be available November 17th-21st at tables in G&Ts and the Commons. The event is sponsored by the Diversity Programming Board, the Gay Straight Alliance, the Gender and Women's Studies department, and the Office of Diversity Programming and Multicultural Affairs. Proceeds will go towards building an LGBT youth center in Washington PA through the Washington Gay Straight Alliance. Contact shellgrendv@jay.washjeff.edu with any questions.

 

GARY JOHNSON LIVE AT MONTICELLO'S

This Friday!

 

Interactive musical entertainer Gary Johnson will be performing this Friday at 9:00 pm in Monticello's! He will also be having a dinner teaser in the Commons at 5:00 pm.

 

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.

 

POV DISCUSSION SERIES: GENDER IDENTITY

This Sunday at 6:00 pm

 

The Point of View Discussion Series is a 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 will be Gender Identity. This workshop is presented by the Office of Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs. The event is this Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room. Pizza and wings will be served!

 

MONDAY PREVIEW

A Glimpse at Monday's Events & Happenings

 

Poverty Panel - Monday in Yost Auditorium
To cap Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week and Poverty in America Awareness Month, please join the W&J Community Outreach Team and the Washington City Mission for our Poverty Panel.  There will be representatives from the City Mission, Washington's local homeless shelter and food service, including both staff and former residents. Residents will be sharing their personal stories of homelessness, and how your help and support can help those in need. Come here their stories!

 

VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND!

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 emailin
volunteer@washjeff.edu See our full list here for more information!

 

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 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 survey link has been sent to your W&J email.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY

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

3:00 pm - President's Open Office Hours for Students, President's Office

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

7:00 pm - Thanksgiving with the Thetas, Theta House

7:30 pm - "These Shining Lives", Olin Fine Arts Center

8:00 pm - Third Thursday Trivia, George & Tom's


FRIDAY

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

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

12:00 pm - Turkey Bowl Registration Deadline, imsports@washjeff.edu

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

2:00 pm - President's Open Office Hours for Faculty, President's Office

2:30 pm - Dr. Jon Boyle Presentation, Dieter-Porter 100

6:00 pm - DPB & GSA's Drag Bingo, Rossin Ballroom

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

7:30 pm - "These Shining Lives", Olin Fine Arts Center

9:00 pm - Gary Johnson Acoustic Performance, Hub LL

9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL


SATURDAY

All Day - Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament, Olin Lawn

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

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

2:00 pm - "These Shining Lives", Olin Fine Arts Center

3:00 pm - DANCE-A-THON to Fight Childhood Cancer, Rossin Ballroom

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

7:30 pm - "These Shining Lives", Olin Fine Arts Center

9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL


SUNDAY

6:00 pm - Point of view Discussion Series: GENDER IDENTITY, Media room 

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 

 If you would like your event or announcement in next week's W&J Weekender, please email your submission to weekly@washjeff.edu by Wednesday at noon.