WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9, 2015     VOLUME 2 ISSUE 21
MAGELLAN PART 2 APPLICATIONS DUE

Part 2 Magellan research applications are due by next Monday February 16 by 5:00 pm

Submit yours today via the button to the right. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Tenney '14 at ttenney@washjeff.edu or stop by Rossin 327.

 

MONDAY

FEBRUARY 16
5:00 pm

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
ANNOUNCEMENTS

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH

 

Keep Your Heart Healthy!

Heart Disease is the number one killer of females and disproportionately affects women of color. How it is a largely preventable disease. What can you do?

  • Maintain a health weight
  • Use a food diary / portion control / track calories in vs. calories out
  • Stay physically active with 150 - 300 min. a week of moderate activity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Have routine physical exams and know your numbers.

For more information on how to reduce your risk and improve your health, visit us at Student Health and Counseling Services or go here.

 

DON'T FORGET TO FILE YOUR 2015-2016 FAFSA

 

Don't Delay, File Today!

All returning students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 15/16 academic year by March 15th.  PA residents must file the FAFSA by May 1st in order to be considered for the PA state grant program.   You can file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov!  Don't delay, file today!  Questions about the application can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@washjeff.edu.  

 

MAXWELL STUDENT INTERNSHIP ENDOWMENT

 

Deadline to Apply is March 16

Funded by J. Robert Maxwell'43, the J. Robert Maxwell Student Internship Endowment (hereinafter, the Maxwell Internship Award) is intended to support students who can demonstrate financial need in completing off-campus internship experiences. Deadline to apply is March 16th at 5:00PM. For more information and application process go here.

  

STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Work With Incoming Students as a W&J Gateway Student Advisor

Student Life is looking for several students to work as W&J Gateway Student Advisors this summer. Gateway Advisors assist incoming students throughout the summer and also help to plan and run Orientation events. If interested, please view the position posting and application instructions on College Central Network.  

HOST A CLUB 126 EVENT

 

Sign-up Today!

Club 126 is a collaboration between the Student Government Association and the Office of Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs. Though Club 126, the HUB Alley will be transformed into a space for students to come and enjoy some music, talent shows, theater performances or whatever the host organization has in mind.

THE OFFICE OF ADMISSION IS HIRING!
 

Students Ambassadors & Student Fellows for Fall 2015

The Office of Admission seeks articulate, responsible, and energetic students to represent the College by interacting with prospective students and families, providing campus tours, interviewing prospective students, assisting with Admission events, and performing office tasks. Students do not have to be work study eligible to apply. However, this position may be used for work study hours.


Interested?
Complete the Ambassador/Fellow Application! Applications are due Wednesday, February 18th.

 

Student Leadership Opportunity: J-Walker Supervisor for Fall 2015

Student supervisors coordinate the J-Walker volunteer program and assist with various Admission events.  Candidates for this position must be a current Student Ambassador or J-Walker. Supervisors enjoy using their creativity to plan training sessions for new members, develop new and fun ways to recruit and maintain membership, and work independently on multiple projects.  Candidates must have superior organizational, communications, and collaborative skills.

 

Interested? Complete the J-Walker Supervisor Application! Applications are due Wednesday, February 18th.

 

Questions/Concerns?  Please contact Katelyn Glaser at kglaser@washjeff.edu or ext.5142 

 

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! 

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!

ORDER YOUR PANDORA YEARBOOK
 

If you would like a copy of the 2013-2014 Pandora Yearbook please follow the link below and provide Pandora with your name and student mailbox number. Note that Pandora Yearbooks are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Quantities are limited. Order here!

 

P.S. If you would like to see any of your photos from Fall 2014- Spring 2015 featured in the yearbook please email them to Pandora@washjeff.edu or post them to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PandoraYearbook.

 

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.

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
NOAH'S ARK AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The English Department's Annual Branton Lecture, Tonight at 7:00 pm

The English Department invites the campus community to its annual Branton Lecture, Monday at 7:00 pm in Burnett 103. This year's speaker is Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, and his talk is titled "Noah's Ark and Climate Change."

 

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Professor of English and the Director of the Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies at George Washington University. His  research examines phenomena that are paradoxically alien and intimate to the human. His publications examine the multilingual literatures of the British archipelago; what monsters reveal about the cultures that dream them; the ways in which postcolonial studies, critical animal studies, queer theory, postmodernism and posthumanism help to better understand the texts and cultures of the Middle Ages (and might be transformed by that encounter); the limits and the creativity of taxonomic impulses; the complexities of time when thought outside of progress narratives; vibrant materialism, object-oriented ontology, and other methods for discerning the complicated  vitality of what is supposed to be inanimate; and ecological theory. His research has been funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation.  He blogs at In the Middle.

 

W&J ACTIVE MINDS CHAPTER MEETING

Tonight at 7:30 pm

The W&J Active Minds Chapter will be having its first meeting Monday, February 9, at 7:30pm in room 203 of Burnett.  Active Minds is an organization that works to reduce mental health stigma on campus.  We recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health, and we strive to make sure our language, knowledge, and attitudes reflect that.  If you are interested in mental health or would like to learn more about it, please come to the meeting!  All are welcome!

 

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MEETING

 

Will Be Held Every Monday at 8:45 pm

The Orthodox Christian Fellowship will have meetings every Monday at 8:45 pm in the Ski Lodge. Meetings will last about an hour, maybe longer, depending on the topics discussed. They will include discussing possible ideas for events and a discussion with Father George and Father Dragan. Contact Jonathan Cadez via the button below for more information or questions. We hope to see you there!

ALDI DAY AT W&J

This Tuesday!

Aldi (featuring W&J alumni, Marc Lubline & Brandon Studer) will have an information table in the mailroom/snack bar area to speak with students regarding employment & internship opportunities. Please bring your resume to the table.

Full-time district managers start at $80,000 per year. Interns are compensated @ $900 per week.

 

SAB SKI TRIP SIGN-UPS

This Tuesday at 8:00 pm!

SAB will be sponsoring a trip to Massanutten Resort in Virginia from February 20-22 (departing campus circle at 6pm on 2/20). Cost is $60 (cash or check). Sign-ups will be in the Hub on February 10 starting at 8:00 pm. Cost includes transportation, 2 night stay (double occupancy rooms), 8 hrs of skiing or snowboarding, rentals, helmet, lesson (optional), and your choice of either a 4 hour indoor waterpark pass OR a 2 hour snow tubing pass!! Spots are limited and final, no refunds or exchanges. Email sab@washjeff.edu if you have questions

 

HOUSING SELECTION 2015-2016

Info Session this Wednesday at 5:00 pm!

Housing Selection is the process through which current W&J students select their on-campus housing for the following academic year and it is quickly approaching. Make sure you know all you need to know by attending one of the upcoming Housing Selection Information Sessions. Can't make it? Visit www.washjeff.edu/housingselection for complete details or contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@washjeff.edu.


 

This Wednesday (February 11)

Housing Selection Information Session

HUB Fire Place Lounge, 5pm

  

Next Tuesday (February 17)

Housing Selection Information Session

HUB Meeting Room, 7pm


 

Next Wednesday (February 18)

Theme Community Information Session

HUB Fire Place Lounge, 7pm

  

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PINK OUT GAME

This Wednesday at 8:00 pm!

Women's Basketball will host a "Pink Out" game for Breast Cancer Awareness this Wednesday against Saint Vincent College in the Henry Gym. Tip-off is 8:00 pm. There will also be a t-shirt sale as well as a bake sale, with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSEMBLY MEETING

This Thursday at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium

The first SGA meeting of the semester will be this Thursday at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium (Burnett). We will be announcing the Spring Concert performers and discussing upcoming campus events. Join us to hear about our clubs and upcoming plans. We hope to see you there!


 

WASHINGTON SYMPHONY PRESENTS LOVE HURTS

This Saturday at Trinity High School

The next concert for the Washington Symphony will be this Saturday. The concert is title "Love Hurts" and will be presented at Trinity High School, beginning at 8:00 pm. In celebration of Valentine's Day, the symphony will present an evening of music that is inspired by love gone wrong. 

 

Tickets can be purchased online at washsym.org and by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS. 

 

SENIOR WEEK & GIFT KICKOFF WEEK

February 16 - 20 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in G&T's

Stop by the Senior Planning Committee's table at G&T's from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to learn more about Senior Week activities and to donate to your Senior Gift - the Class of 2015 Book Fund, a fund created to offset the cost of books and/or miscellaneous education materials for future W&J Students.

  

W&J'S DAY OF GIVING

All Day on Monday, February 16 

Show your #PrezPride by supporting your College on W&J's Day of Giving! Help us reach 234 donors in 24 hours by giving a gift (of any size!) to the W&J Annual Fund. This one-day campaign is a celebration of the 234 years since the College's founding in 1781. Details on how you can participate can be found at www.jayconnected.com/prezpride. 

  

LIFE AFTER COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday, February 17 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in Burnett 109 

NEW EVENT! Whether it be how to nail a job interview or techniques for writing a great cover letter, Susan Timko '89, director of career services, entertainment technology center, at Carnegie Mellon University, will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the best approach for tackling "what's next". Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic at 724-531-6864 or ktomsic@washjeff.edu.

  

CAREER SERVICES ANNUAL ETIQUETTE DINNER

Sign-up by Thursday, February 19

The 16th annual Etiquette Dinner will take place in the Ballroom on Monday, February 23 at 6:00 pm.  Learn business and dining etiquette while networking with alumni and community representatives. These are must-have skills for internships, graduate school, and full-time employment interviews. Please call Career Services at 724.229.5126 or stop in to reserve your seat. Reservation deadline is noon on Thursday, Feb. 19.

  

CHEMFEST IS BACK!

Friday, February 20 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Swanson

If you are 21 or older, come join us Feb 20th (Friday), 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Swanson Atrium.  Tickets are $10.  Must show photo ID at the door.

 

Enjoy some food, refreshments, and lively music courtesy of WNJR.  Mingle with the CHM and BCH students and faculty.

 

To buy tickets, talk to any CHM or BCH junior/senior or email Kim Phillips at phillipskn@jay.washjeff.edu.

 

SENIOR NETWORKING RECEPTION

Friday, February 27 from 5:45 - 7:00 pm in the Ski Lodge

Attention Seniors! Come network with trustees and the Alumni Executive Committee during this exclusive seniors only event. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Please bring your ID for proof of age. Register at www.jayconnected.com/seniors15. Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic at 724-531-6864 or ktomsic@washjeff.edu.


 

DPB'S TAKE BACK THE NIGHT EVENT

Take a Stand Against Domestic and Sexual Violence on Monday, March 2nd

The Diversity Programming Board will be holding a Take Back The Night Event on Monday, March 2nd for anyone who would like to join us in taking a stand against domestic and sexual violence. The event will begin with a short rally at 6:00 pm on the steps of Old Main before we march around campus, equipped with fun chants in support of the cause. Following the march, we will gather in Old Main's Chapel for a speak-out where participants can share poems, stories, or personal experiences dealing with domestic or sexual violence and recovery. There will be several tables of organizations and agencies present to spread their knowledge as well as light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Danielle at shellgrendv@jay.washjeff.edu.


 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
CENTRAL BLOOD BANK DRIVE AT W&J

This Thursday

The next W&J Office of Community Engagement Sponsored Central Blood Bank Blood Drive is Thursday, February 12 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom. You can make an appointment at our registration tables at G&T's on February 9-11 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Or, you can schedule an appointment by contacting Justin Dandoy at (724) 503-1001 Ext. 3086, emailing volunteer@washjeff.edu or scheduling a time here.  If you would like to be sure that you're able to donate upon your arrival, please make an appointment in advance!

 
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 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), Rossin UL
6:00 pm - W&J Active Minds Chapter Meeting, Burnett 203
7:00 pm - Noah's Ark and Climate Change (Branton Lecture), Burnett 103
7:00 pm - SAB General Meeting, Fireplace Lounge
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge

TUESDAY

9:00 am - ALDI Day at W&J, Rossin LL

10:00 am - President's Open Office Hour for Students (until 11), President's Office

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle

WEDNESDAY
5:00 pm - Spring Involvement Expo, Rossin Ballroom
6:00 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center

6:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. Saint Vincent, Henry Gym

8:00 pm - Women's Basketball "Pink Out" Game (vs. Saint Vincent), Henry Gym

THURSDAY

9:30 am - President's Open Office Hour for Staff (until 10:30), President's Office

12:00 pm - Campus Blood Drive (until 6 pm), Rossin Ballroom

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

7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle
FRIDAY
11:00 am - President's Open Office Hours for Faculty (until 12), President's Office
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes

5:00 pm - Wrestling PAC Championship, Henry Gym

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

7:00 pm - African American History Bowl, Rossin Ballroom

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

9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Big Hero 6, The Alley (Hub LL)

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

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

9:00 pm - Monticello's Fondue Night (until midnight), Hub LL
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Big Hero 6, The Alley (Hub LL)

SUNDAY

2:00 pm - Movie in the Alley: Big Hero 6, The Alley (Hub LL)

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 



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