WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16, 2015  VOLUME 2 ISSUE 22
CAREER SERVICES ANNUAL ETIQUETTE DINNER

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. 

 

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FEBRUARY 19
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAGELLAN PART 2 APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY

 

Get Your Application in By 5:00 pm

Part 2 Magellan research applications are due Monday Feb.16th by 5:00PM

Submit yours today: http://www.washjeff.edu/application-process

Questions? Contact Tyler Tenney'14 ttenney@washjeff.edu or Rossin 327

 

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.  

 

*Please note, this is listed in error as the 2014-15 academic year in the Weekly print ad. The listing should say 15-16. 

 

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 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Apply Today to Work With International Student Services!

The office of International Student Services and Multicultural Programming is seeking a student leader for a part-time position reporting directly to the Assistant Director of ISSMP. This is a federal work study only position. For more information please email kkauffman@washjeff.edu or visit College Central Network and search for the position W&J/International Student Services. 

  

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.  

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.

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.

 

STUDENT CHOICE SURVEY
 
Parkhurst is looking for your feedback! Vote for your favorite foods!
UPCOMING EVENTS
W&J'S DAY OF GIVING

All Day Today!

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. 

  

SENIOR WEEK & GIFT KICKOFF WEEK

All Week 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.

  

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ACTIVE MINDS

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings

Keep an eye out for Active Minds near your eating spaces this week!  We will have a table outside of Commons on Tuesday and Thursday evening, as well as a table outside of G&T's on Wednesday evening.  We will be selling paper links on which you can write your favorite recovery mantra, a dedication to a friend/family member, or words of inspiration.  The links will promote mental health, and the funds will benefit this budding chapter.

 

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.

  

FINAL HOUSING SELECTION INFO SESSIONS

 

Don't Miss the Final Housing Selection Information Sessions

Do you have questions about Housing Selection? Are you interested in starting your own Theme Community or joining a recurring Theme Community? Join the Office of Residence Life at the last two information sessions to learn all you need to know about Housing Selection 2015-2016. Can't make it? Visit www.washjeff.edu/housingselection for complete details or contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@washjeff.edu.

 

Tuesday (February 17)

Housing Selection Information Session

HUB Meeting Room, 7pm

  

Wednesday (February 18)

Theme Community Information Session

HUB Fireplace Lounge, 7pm

 

CEPM ENERGY LECTURE POSTPONED


Due to Weather

Tuesday's CEPM Lecture "Low Oil Prices and Their Geopolitical and Policy Implications  for Canada, Mexico and the U.S." by Sarah O. Ladislaw has been postponed due to the weather. 


 

The rescheduled date/time will be announced in W&J Weekly once it is set.


 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH MOVIE SERIES

 

The Black Student Union is presenting a Black History Month film series. 
  

Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Media Room

Tuesday's film tells the story of a man who was in a white supremacist group and changed his life while he was in prison for committing a hate crime. 

 

Friday at 7:00 pm in the Media Room

Friday's film tells the story of a college freshmen who is having a hard time transitioning to college and deals with racial issues as well.

 
FIRST GREEN CLUB MEETING OF SEMESTER

 

Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Adam's Hall

Join us for green club's first meeting of the Spring semester! We will be making homemade heat wraps! We will also be discussing upcoming events. Feel free to bring friends. We hope to see you all there!

 

FACULTY COLLOQUIUM

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Dr. Todd Verdun will be presenting "Keats, Psyche, and the Poetics of the 'working brain'" on Wednesday at 4:00 pm in the Media Room.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY CELEBRATION

Wednesday at 5:15 pm

Ash Wednesday will be celebrated this Wednesday. For those who would like to receive ashes, you can do so at the Newman Center on College St. at 5:15 pm.

  

SAFE ZONE TRAINING: STUDENTS ONLY

Wednesday at 8:00 pm in Burnett 015

The Office of Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs brings students the chance to be Safe Zone certified on Wednesday, February 18th at 8:00 PM in Burnett, Room 015! Safe Zone Trainings are created to develop, enhance, and maintain environments in workplaces, schools, and other social settings to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The last day to RSVP for the Training is Tuesday, February 17th. The only way to be Safe Zone Certified is to stay for the entire training. 

  

Light refreshments will be served! If you have any questions please contact diversity@washjeff.edu.

 
DARWIN DAY DISCUSSION

Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Media Room

Come celebrate Charles Darwin's belated birthday with the Secular Student Alliance! W&J professor Dr. Malinak will be giving a talk on Darwin, evolution, and their impact on religion and the world today. Light refreshments will be served. We all hope to see you there!

 

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.

 

SEMESTER ABROAD SHOWCASE

Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00 pm in the Burnett 015

Are you interested in the chance to explore an entirely new country and culture by studying abroad, and to learn more from a students' perspective? If so, the Semester Abroad Showcase is the perfect place for you!

 

The Office of Study Abroad is excited to host the first Semester Abroad Showcase on Tuesday February 24th at 6 pm 015 Burnett! This is an opportunity to hear all about study abroad from a W&J student's perspective. There will be free snacks, and we will do a drawing for a free passport! After students share stories about their off-campus study experience you will have the chance to mingle and ask questions.  This is also a great opportunity to learn about scholarships and grants for study abroad!

 

Future Semester Abroad Showcases will be held March 26 and April 23 - mark your calendars now!

 

We look forward to helping you reach your international education goals; to learn more, contact us at StudyAbroad@washjeff.edu or stop by 005 The Commons . See you at the Semester Abroad Showcase!

 

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
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DAFFODIL DAYS

Place Your Order This Week!

Bunches of daffodils will be available for purchase for $15 to support the American Cancer Society!  You can make your donation or orders during most lunch and dinner hours at both George & Tom's and The Commons.  Pick up of flowers will be on March 11.  The Daffodil DaysŪ Hope By The Bunch™ campaign coincides with the arrival of spring and colorectal cancer awareness month.  The net proceeds of the campaign will support the American Cancer Society's efforts to finish the fight against cancer through life-saving research and life-changing programs for patients and their families. Sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma & The Office of Community Engagement. Can't make it to G&T's or the Commons on those days but still want to purchase a bunch of daffodils? E-Mail volunteer@washjeff.edu.

 
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
All Day - W&J Day of Giving
4:00 pm - Dean Chatterjee-Sutton Open Office Hours (until 5), Rossin UL
5:00 pm - Magellan Part 2 Application Due, Rossin 237
7:00 pm - SAB General Meeting, Fireplace Lounge
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge

TUESDAY

6:30 pm - Life After College Lecture, Burnett 109

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle

7:00 pm - Green Club Meeting, Adams Hall

7:00 pm - BSU Black History Month Film Series, Media Room

7:00 pm - Housing Selection Information Session, Hub Meeting Room

WEDNESDAY
4:00 pm - Linking Social Media to Your Career Choice, Tech 118
4:00 pm - Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Todd Verdun, Media Room

5:15 pm - Ash Wednesday, Newman Center

6:00 pm - Phantom of the Opera Ticket Sales Begin, Hub

7:00 pm - Theme Community Information Session, Hub Fireplace Lounge

8:00 pm - Safe Zone Training (Students Only), Burnett 015

THURSDAY

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

6:00 pm - Darwin Day Discussion, Media Room
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle
FRIDAY
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 - CHEMFEST, Swanson Atrium

7:00 pm - BSU Black History Month Film Series, Media Room

7:30 pm - Oscar Nominated Short Subjects, Live Action, Olin
9:00 pm - Lauren Marsh: Live Performance, Monticello's

SATURDAY

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

1:00 pm - Senior Day: Women's Basketball vs. Bethany, Henry Gym

3:00 pm - Senior Day: Men's Basketball vs. Bethany, Henry Gym

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

7:30 pm - Oscar Nominated Short Subjects, Animated, Olin
9:00 pm - Monticello's Mardi Gras Night, Hub LL
10:00 pm - BSU Hosts Club 126 (until Midnight), Hub LL

SUNDAY

6:00 pm - Point of View Discussion: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES, Media Room

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 



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