WEEK OF JANUARY 19, 2015     VOLUME 2 ISSUE 18
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
RECEPTION

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 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.

TODAY

JANUARY
19th @ 6:00 pm

Media Room
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERSESSION BREAK DINING SERVICES HOURS

 

The Commons

Saturday, January 24, 2015 & Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brunch:  10:00AM-1:30PM

Dinner:  4:30PM-6:30PM

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Breakfast:  8:30AM-9:30AM

Lunch:  11:00AM-2:00PM

Dinner:  5:00PM-7:00PM

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Breakfast:  8:30AM-9:30AM

Lunch:  11:00AM-2:00PM

Dinner:  5:00PM-8:00PM

 

George and Tom's Place

Friday, January 23, 2015

7:30AM-9:00PM

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015 & Sunday, January 25, 2015

11:00AM-9:00PM

  

Monday, January 26, 2015

11:00AM-9:00PM

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

11:00AM-12:00AM

  

Barista Café

Saturday, January 24, 2015 & Sunday, January 25, 2015

CLOSED

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

8:00AM -11:00PM

  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

8:00AM-1:00AM

GLUTEN FREE OATMEAL NOW IN BARISTA

 

New for 2015!

Gluten free oatmeal is now available in the Barista! This new offering is available on meal plans. Ask the cashier for flavors available!

10 GREAT REASONS TO STUDY ABROAD

 

View the 10 Great Reasons Here!

  

W&J has joined Generation Study Abroad, an initiative of the Institute of International Education with the goal of doubling the number of US students who study abroad. We look forward to helping you reach your international education goals!

 

The deadline to apply to study off-campus for the fall 2015 semester is quickly approaching! Applications are due to the Office of Study Abroad by March 1, 2015. To learn more, mark your calendar for the next Study Abroad Info Session which will take place Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 pm in the Media Room.

 

Before applying, students are required to meet with the Director of Study Abroad. Schedule your appointment now via the button below including the country you hope to study in, your major(s)/minor(s), and a list of days and times you're available to meet (Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm).

NEW CAMPUS JOBS AVAILABLE
 

Just a reminder that there are new jobs posted on College Central Network for the spring semester. If you do not have an account with CCN, visit www.washjeff.edu/student-employment. There are instructions for setting up your account, along with other helpful work study information. If you have any questions, please click the button below.

S.A.A.C. WINTER FOOD DRIVE
 

W&J's S.A.A.C. (Student Athletic Advisory Committee) is hosting a Winter Food Drive to benefit the Greater Washington County Food Bank. From January 10 to February 21 at all home Basketball, Swimming/Diving, and Wrestling events you can donate food items included in a holiday meal. Every partial meal or full meal donation gains you free admission into basketball games. S.A.A.C. representatives will be stationed in the lobby of Henry Memorial to take your donated items.

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 can 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.

APPLY NOW FOR FALL 2015 STUDY ABROAD!
 

Applications Due March 1, 2015

Do you want to hone your language skills in Ecuador? Explore a different culture in Hong Kong? Study science in The Netherlands? Intern and study in Washington DC? Whatever your dream, semester-long off-campus study is an excellent way to achieve it! With programs in more than 20 countries (including the US), the Office of Study Abroad can help you begin your cross-cultural adventure.

 

The deadline to apply to study off-campus for the fall 2015 semester is quickly approaching! Applications are due to the Office of Study Abroad by March 1, 2015. To learn more, mark your calendar for the Study Abroad Info Session which will take place Thursday, February 5 at 5:30 pm in the Media Room.

 

Before applying, students are required to meet with the Director of Study Abroad. Schedule your appointment by clicking on the button below, including the country you hope to study in, your major(s)/minor(s), and a list of days and times you're available to meet (Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm).

 

We look forward to helping you reach your international education goals!

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)

UPCOMING EVENTS
SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES: (A)SEXUAL
Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 pm
(A)sexual is a documentary that seeks to illuminate and share stories of the one percent of the population who experience no sexual attraction. (A)sexual portrays an alternative lifestyle that is very rarely recognized or talked about and shows us how this small group exists in an over-saturated and hyper-sexualized society. Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Media Room. Light refreshments will be served.

CANDY CHEMISTRY LAB POSTER SESSION
Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Come to the Salvitti Atrium of the Swanson Science Center this Friday to hear presentations from students in CHM 155L - Candy Chemistry Lab and to taste and critique caramels, divinity, fudge, hard candies, lollipops, pralines, sponge candy and liquid nitrogen ice cream!
CELEBRATE NATIONAL PIE DAY WITH THE LIBRARY
Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Come celebrate America's favorite dessert with the Library on Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Guests have the option to "dine in" with complimentary coffee and tea, or take a piece of pie with them (please bring a clean container). A variety of home-made pies will be available, including Chocolate Moo-Less (dairy-free), Apple, Black Raspberry, and Banana Cream. The most popular flavors go quickly, so come early for the best selection.
FIRST STUDENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING
Tuesday, January 27 at 4:00 pm

Interested in meeting and networking with W&J alumni? Attend the first Student Alumni Association meeting on Tuesday, January 27, at 4:00 pm in the Fireplace Lounge of the Hub. This new student group will work with the Office of Alumni Relations to host alumni networking events, speaker series and other exciting new programs at W&J. Please contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement, via the button below if you would like to attend or have any questions. 

TEXTBOOK BUYBACK
Wednesday, January 28 & Thursday, January 29

The Campus Store will be holding a textbook buyback event on January 28 and January 29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS - DODGEBALL
Sign-ups Close Friday, February 6 at 12:00 pm

Please submit entries via the button below..  Teams must have a minimum 6 players (with at least 2 females).  Games are best 3 out of 5 sets and they are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from February 9-26.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS - INDOOR SOCCER
Sign-ups Close Friday, February 6 at 12:00 pm

Please submit entries via the button below.  Teams must have a minimum 4 players.  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from February 9-26.

GEORGE AND TOM'S EPIC MARATHON
Sign-ups Close Friday, February 6 at 12:00 pm

George and Tom's Epic Marathon is a special, individual event designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles on campus through running.  This competition runs from February 9-27 and entries are due by February 6th (registrations are accepted throughout the duration of this particular event).  For more information on this event please go to www.washjeff.edu/intramural-leagues-tournaments.

All entries for George and Tom's Epic Marathon can be sent via the button below.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Check Out The Latest 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.  Click on the button below to view the full list.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY
All Day - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Various Locations

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

6:00 pm - Martin Luther King, Jr. Reception, Media Room
TUESDAY

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle

WEDNESDAY

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

6:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. Westminster, Henry Memorial

7:00 pm - Social Justice Film Series: (A)sexual, Media Room

8:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. Westminster, Henry Memorial
THURSDAY

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

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle
FRIDAY
11:00 am - Celebrate National Pie Day, U. Grant Miller Library
11:00 am - Candy Chemistry Lab Poster Session, Salvitti Atrium (Swanson Ctr.)

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

7:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Case Western Reserve, Henry Gym

SATURDAY

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 - Women's Basketball vs. Grove City, Henry Gym

4:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. Grove City, Henry Gym

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

SUNDAY

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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