WEEK OF JANUARY 26, 2015     VOLUME 2 ISSUE 19
TEXTBOOK BUYBACK - DATE CHANGE
Due to the inclement weather, the Textbook Buyback event will now occur this Thursday and Friday (January 29 and 30) from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The event will be held at the Campus Store.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY

JANUARY 29 & 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Campus Store
ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERSESSION BREAK DINING SERVICES HOURS

 

The Commons 

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

11:00AM-9:00PM

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

11:00AM-12:00AM

  

Barista Café

Monday, January 26, 2015

8:00AM -11:00PM

  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

8:00AM-1:00AM

SPRING WORK STUDY POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 
 
America Reads

The Office of Community Engagement is looking for new mentors for the America Reads Program at the LeMoyne Community Center for the spring semester. 

Students can mentor any day or days Monday-Friday from approximately 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm with a minimum commitment of one day per week.  Mentors help kids K-8 (and often times older) with their homework and extra learning activities.  Students can be a tutor/mentor as a volunteer or as a paid FWS student.  If you are looking for an work-study job for the spring, this is a great opportunity! If you are interested in FWS or volunteering, you can fill out the application via the button below, or stop by G&T's during lunch Wednesday Jan. 28 - Friday Jan. 30, or the following Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 2 & 3).  Finally, there will be an information session on February 4th at 7:00 pm in the Hub Fireplace Lounge. Apply today!  

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.

 

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).

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED
 

Students, Staff and Faculty

The Committee on Library and Educational Technology (CoLET) wants your feedback.

 

Do you need help with any academic uses of the library or technology?

Are there software applications that you want to learn how to use?

Are there educational technologies that you want implemented?

Are there products or services in the library that you would like?

Do you have any problems doing your job that you think technology can solve or make the process more efficient? 


 

Let us know your problem and we will brainstorm ways technology or the library might be able to help.

 

Please send responses to Jamie March via the button below.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WELCOME
 

For the Student Health & Wellness Fair!

The Student Health & Wellness Fair is scheduled for March 6th from 1:30 - 4:30 in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom.  Students (or student groups and clubs) who would like to volunteer to staff our interactive booths, assist with set up, decorating, or any other aspect of the fair, are encouraged to call Mrs. Bickerton at Student Health and Counseling Services (724) 223-6107, or you may e-mail Dr. Hamilton at lhamilton@washjeff.edu, Nurse Heidi Ryan at hryan@washjeff.edu, or Mrs. Bickerton at dbickerton@washjeff.edu to indicate your interest.  All students are welcome to participate! 

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.

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
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. 

MEET THE GREEKS

Wednesday, January 28

The Panhellenic Association and Intrafraternity Council welcomes all students interested in learning about Greek life to attend the Meet the Greeks event on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom. Come meet representatives of each chapter on campus, learn about the recruitment process, and find out what it means to be Greek at Washington & Jefferson College.

RA SELECTION INFORMATION SESSION

Next One this Thursday, January 28

There is still plenty of time left to apply to be an RA!!  Come out and learn about the requirements for the RA Selection process, opportunities,  and important dates.  Current RAs and professional staff members will let you know everything that you need to know about how to apply and what the positions are like.  The upcoming information sessions are:

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @7pm in Alexander Hall Lobby

Sunday, February 1, 2015 @7pm in North Hall Lobby

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @6pm in Burnett 109

Thursday, February 5, 2015 @7pm in the Fireplace Lounge (HUB)

 

Applications are available online at the button below. If you have any additional questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@washjeff.edu or stop by the Office of Residence Life on the UL of Rossin. 

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
FEBRUARY PRODUCE TO PEOPLE

Register Today!
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, February 3 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. Volunteers can sign up for the full experience or for shorter shifts. Transportation is provided. To register to volunteer, fill out the form via the button below. Please register by Sunday, February 1.
GROUP PROJECTS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Multiple Dates Available!
Are you a part of a student group, organization, fraternity, sorority or team and you would like your group to do a service project? Consider volunteering with Habitat for Humanity!  Each Saturday, large volunteer groups are welcome to assist Habitat for Humanity with the housing build projects in Washington. Volunteers can do anything from painting, to drywall, to framing and more!  Group builds run from about 8:00AM - 2:00/3:00PM with a provided lunch.  It is possible to arrange transportation for your group as well.  Open dates are January 31, February 14 & 21, March 14,  April 4, May 9, 16 & 23. If you are interested in signing your group up for one of the volunteer events, click the button below to email us and include the name of your group and the date that you would like your group to volunteer.  First come first serve on dates, so contact us today!

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
CHECK OUT THE WEEKENDER ON THURSDAY FOR ADDITIONAL WEEKEND 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
8:00 am - Classes Begin
6:00 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center

7:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Thiel, Henry Gym

7:00 pm - Meet the Greeks, Rossin Ballroom

THURSDAY

10:00 am - Textbook Buyback, Campus Store

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

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle
7:00 pm - RA Selection Information Session, Alex Hall Lobby
FRIDAY
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback, Campus Store
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes

5:00 pm - Fraternity Recruitment Registration Deadline

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

9:00 pm - Monticello's (until Midnight), Hub LL

SATURDAY

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

1:00 pm - Swimming vs. Wheeling Jesuit, Henry Natatorium

2:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. Chatham, Henry Gym

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

9:00 pm - Twisted Trivia in Monticello's, Hub LL
SUNDAY

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

7:00 pm - RA Selection Information Session, North Hall Lobby
7:00 pm - Super Bowl Party, G&T's

 



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