WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 4, 2014
VOL: 2 ISSUE: 13
ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESIDENCE HALL CLOSING INFORMATION

Halls Close 10:00 am on Sunday, December 14


 

As we approach the end of the semester, we want to make sure you are completely informed about the procedures for winter break hall closing. Residence halls are closed beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday, December 14, and will reopen for Intercession on Sunday, January 4, at 2:00 pm. Keep in mind the following as you prepare to leave for winter break:

  • Residents must depart 24 hours after their last final or by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday December 14th, whichever comes first.
  • Upon all residents in the room leaving, your room will be checked by a Residence Life staff member (either an RA or a professional staff member). Residents are asked to do the follow (which will be reviewed by Residence Life):
    • Close and lock all windows
    • Close all blinds
    • Remove any personal items from the bathroom
    • Unplug all electrical items except the refrigerator
    • Take all personal trash to the dumpster
    • Turn off all lights
    • Remove any perishable items
    • Set heat to low
    • Lock your door
  • Your RA will be putting a small white sheet of paper on your front door, which has spaces for roommate names and their departure dates. This sheet is to remain on the door and each residents should sign and date the sheet upon departure. 
  • If you are moving out of your current housing assignment, see your RA for additional instructions.
  • Residents returning for Intersession, athletics, or on-campus employment will need to fill out the Intersession Housing Request Form. Residence halls will be closed and student swipe access deactivated during Winter Break and Intersession for all students NOT approved to be on campus.

For additional information, please visit the Office of Residence Life website or contact us at 724-229-5120.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Next Semester Meal Plans

 

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! 

 

Click here to change your meal plan.

 

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

 

ALD DRIVE FOR THE LEMOYNE CENTER

Today is the Last Day for Donations

 

ALD is holding a campus wide drive for the LeMoyne Center in Washington. Various items such as new or gently used toys, shoes, perfume, socks, scarfs, hats, gloves, etc. donated will go into their store where children and the community come in to shop for their families. For each item donated you will be put into a raffle for a $20 bookstore gift card! Please come to G&T's between 11:00am-2:00 pm and the Commons 5:00 pm-7:00 pm today to donate items! Thank you!

 

SENIOR PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING

Today at 4:00 pm

 

Please join us for the second Senior Planning Committee meeting which will be held today at 4:00 pm in the Fireplace Lounge of the Hub. The committee will be discussing possible Senior Gift options and events for Senior Week. Questions? Please contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu.

 

RANDY RIGGLE NOSTALGIC CHRISTMAS SHOW

Tonight at 7:30 pm

 

Long before computers, answering machines, and cell phones there was a time that was part of all of us. Instead of drive-thrus there were drive-ins. Coke wasn't "Classic" and it came from a fountain or it's green glass bottle. And the only survivor series on TV consisted of Gilligan and his crew.

 

The Nostalgic Christmas Show takes you down memory lane with your 57 Chevy as we remember the times and people who changed our lives in the 1950's, and 60's. Nationally touring stand-up comedian Randy Riggle will be your tour guide on a trip filled with songs and laughs in this one man show. 

 

Randy entertains his audiences with stories, gun slinging, dancing, and pantomime.  His observational humor about the era is complimented with over 50 impersonations and a special tribute to veterans. The entire revue is backed with a multi-media slide presentation. Join us for an evening of nostalgic memories of a by-gone era. Get ready to REMEMBER WHEN!

 

Tickets required but FREE with W&J Id. Call 724-223-6546, up to show time today. The show is tonight at 7:30 pm in Olin. For more info visit: www.nostalgiashow.com

 

HOT CHOCOLATE BAR FINALS STUDY BREAK

Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Come to the Student Life suite (Rossin UL) this Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00pm to visit with the Student Life staff and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with your choice of toppings! 

 

SSA HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Runs Through Friday


 
Where: G&T's

When: Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Got any meal swipes to spare? Help feed hungry families this holiday season by stopping by G&T's this week and donating your swipes to the Greater Washington County Food Bank! The Secular Student Alliance will be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to take down your donations. 

 

CIS GAMES OPEN HOUSE

This Friday from 1:00 - 2:15 pm


 
The CIS department invites you to an open house this Friday to play games developed by student teams in CIS 105: Game Design and Development. This semester's games cover a variety of genres and play styles - there's something for everybody! Drop in any time between 1:00 and 2:15 pm to try them out for yourself and vote for your favorite. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is in Tech Center 222.

 

HOLIDAY SHUTTLE REGISTRATION CLOSES

This Friday at 5:00 pm


 
Sign-ups for the holiday break shuttle close on Friday at 5:00 pm. The deadline to sign-up for the return shuttle (for Intersession) is December 15. To sign-up click here.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - PRODUCE TO PEOPLE

Register by Friday


 
Help celebrate the holiday season by helping those in need!  The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Wednesday, December 10 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm 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.  Take a break from your finals and help your community! Volunteers can sign up here.  Please sign up by this Friday.

 

W&J DONATION DRIVE FOR CITY MISSION

Runs Through Friday


 
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 through this Friday.

 

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT AT G&T'S

Friday 


 
Everyone is invited to a free concert by the W&J Jazz Ensemble of Holiday favorites plus a special blend of Funk and R&B. The concert will take place at G&T's in the stage area. This is a special one-time concert. Celebrate the last day of classes in-style by an intimate performance of fantastic jazz by a passionate and energetic crew of musicians. Deck the Halls and celebrate the end of the semester-- funky-style. The show begins at 7:30 pm!

 

MONTICELLO'S KARAOKE NIGHT

This Friday! 


 
Come to Monticello's last night of the semester this Friday and say goodbye to fall 2014 with a night of fun and karaoke! Doors open at 9:00 pm! 

 

PAWS FOR A STUDY BREAK RETURNS

This Saturday and Sunday! 


 
Come visit with our canine stress counselors during two PAWS for a Study Break sessions this weekend. Volunteers from Therapy Dogs International will be in the Walker Room at the Library this Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Fan favorites Courtney, Dizzy, Benny, and Boomer will be back, so take a study break and stop by!

 

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS

Extended Hours Starting this Saturday! 

 

The Library will be open for extended hours starting Saturday, Dec. 6, to provide quiet study space as you prepare for Finals.

 

Saturday Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00 am

Monday Hours: 7:00 am to 3:00 am

Tuesday Hours: 7:o0 am to 3:00 am

 

HO HO HO WITH THE WSO

Kick-off the Holiday Season with the Washington Symphony! 


 
The Washington Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its 13th annual holiday concert, "Ho ho ho with the WSO." The concert will be performed on Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 pm at Trinity High School, 231 Park Ave. Washington, PA. Tickets are available at the door and online at www.washsym.org

 

RA SELECTION INFORMATION SESSION

The Presidential Trail 2015 


 
If you missed the first info session, don't worry we will be hosting more! Come out and learn about the requirements for the RA Selection process, opportunities,  and important dates. Listen to current RAs discuss topics related to residence life and the RA position.  Bring your questions!

 

This Sunday @ 6:00 pm in Yost Auditorium

Monday, January 12 @ 6:00 pm in Yost Auditorium

Thursday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm in Alexander Hall Lounge

Sunday, February 1 @ 7:00 pm in North Hall Library

Tuesday, February 3 @ 6:00 pm in Burnett 109

Thursday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm in Fireplace Lounge

 

Applications are now available online! For further questions contact the Assistant Director: Residential Education Tiphane' Purnell at tpurnell@washjeff.edu or stop by the Office of Residence Life on the UL of Rossin.

 

STUDY BREAK WITH THE PRESIDENT

This Sunday for the Class of 2018! 


 
President Tori Haring-Smith invites the Class of 2018 to join her for a STUDY BREAK with refreshments on Sunday, December 7, from 8:00 - 9:30 pm at the President's House.

 

LAST W&J WEEKLY OF SEMESTER ON MONDAY

The Last Weekender of Semester Next Thursday


 

The last W&J Weekly (email and print version) of the semester will be next Monday with the last edition of the Weekender email following next Thursday. Please send any submissions for the Monday issue to  weekly@washjeff.edu by Friday at 5:00 pm. W&J Weekly will resume on January 4 for the start of Intersession.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY

10:00 am - SSA Holiday Food Drive (until 2:00 pm), G&T's

11:00 am - ALD LeMoyne Center Drive (until 2:00), G&T's

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

4:00 pm - Senior Planning Committee Meeting, Hub Fireplace Lounge

5:00 pm - ALD LeMoyne Center Drive (until 7:00), Commons

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

7:30 pm - Art Series: Randy Riggle "Nostalgic Christmas Show", Olin

 

FRIDAY

9:00 am - Hot Chocolate Bar (until 5:00), Student Life (Rossin UL)

10:00 am - SSA Holiday Food Drive (until 2:00 pm), G&T's

1:00 pm - CIS Games Open House (until 2:15), Tech Center 222

1:00 pm - Free Friday 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

6:30 pm - DIY Series: Calligraphy, U. Grant Miller Library

7:30 pm - Holiday Jazz Concert, G&T's

9:00 pm - Monticello's Karaoke Night, Hub LL

 

SATURDAY

11:00 am - Paws for a Study Break (until 1:30), Walker Room (Library LL)

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

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

8:00 pm - Ho Ho Ho with the Washington Symphony, Trinity High School

9:00 pm - Hypnotist Eric Mina, G&T's

 

SUNDAY

11:00 am - Paws for a Study Break (until 1:30),Walker Room (Library LL)

1:30 pm - Steelers vs. Bengals, G&T's

3:00 pm - Ho Ho Ho with the Washington Symphony, Trinity High School

6:00 pm - The Presidential Trail 2015: RA Information Session, Yost Auditorium

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

8:00 pm - First Year Study Break with the President, President's House

 

 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.