WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2015    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 24
V-WEEK 2015

Join in the official celebration of V-Day this week leading up to the performances of the Vagina Monologues!

 

There will be a week's worth of fun activities to raise money, awareness and assurance that the global epidemic of violence against women will STOP.

 

A full schedule of events is available via the button to the right!

ALL WEEK LONG

MARCH 2 - 6



ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOUSING SELECTION DATES & DEADLINES


 

Housing Selection for the 2015-2016 academic year is well underway. With deadlines fast approaching, make sure you know all that you need to know to plan ahead!

  

General Housing Selection Group Registration -- March 2 to March 27

Group registration for General Housing Selection is now open online. Visit http://www.washjeff.edu/housingselection/options/general to register your group of four today. Registration closes at 5:00pm on Friday, March 27.

 

Application DUE - March 6

The following applications/petitions are due no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 6th:

  • Same Room Selection
  • New Theme Community Group Application
  • Recurring Theme Community Group Application
  • Commuter Status
  • Campus Accommodations

Students Studying Abroad Fall 2015

Please note that students who will be abroad during Fall 2015 are not permitted to take part in Housing Selection. Instead, they will receive access to an Online Housing Preference Form while abroad and the information will be used to assign housing for Spring 2016 based on available space.

 

FACULTY/STAFF AWARD (SENIORS ONLY)

 

Who Would You Like to Honor?

For the past nine years, members of the senior class have had the opportunity to acknowledge a faculty and staff member that has enhanced their W&J College experience.

  

Who would you like to honor?  Which faculty and staff members have gone above and beyond for you during your time on campus?

  

Please take a few minutes to submit your nominations for Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff Awards.  The deadline for receiving the nominations is Friday, March 27th at 5:00pm.  Final voting on the top three faculty and staff nominees will take place at the Senior Marketplace on Wednesday, April 1st, between noon and 6:00pm.  This year's recipients will be announced at the first Senior Week event.

 

Please click the button below to take the survey.

  

Thank you!

 

The Senior Planning Committee 2015 -

Megan Crawford, Jim Kappas, Michaela Lies, Paraskeva Radjenovich, Gadwin Stewart, Chalese Wilson, and Chelsea Wise

 

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL PLANS?

 

Use Washington City Transit's "Metro" Bus to connect with Megabus, Greyhound, and Amtrak. 20 trips Monday through Friday between Washington and Downtown Pittsburgh. For only $5 per one way trip ($10 round trip). 

 

Board the "Metro" on North Main Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, just two blocks from campus!

 

For full schedule information go here.

 

GET YOUR FREE 2014 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 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 BUSINESS OFFICE IS HIRING!
 

Student Worker Needed

Conditions of Employment:

* Must be eligible for Federal Work Study
* Must sign a confidentiality agreement

 

Please view the position posting on College Central Network.  If you are interested, please email Heather Breedlove at hbreedlove@washjeff.edu

 

STUDENT CHOICE SURVEY
 
Parkhurst is looking for your feedback! Vote for your favorite foods!
UPCOMING EVENTS
DPB'S TAKE BACK THE NIGHT EVENT

Take a Stand Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Tonight!

The Diversity Programming Board will be holding a Take Back The Night Event tonight 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.

 

FILM CLUB BIRDMAN SHOWING

Tonight at 8:30 pm

The Film Club will be showing "Birdman", this year's Oscar winner for Best Picture, tonight at 8:30 pm in the Hub Fireplace Lounge. All are welcome to come and view the film! For questions, please contact Sam at stantonsj@jay.washjeff.edu

 

FACULTY COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday at 4:00 pm in the Media Room

Dr. Dana Shiller will present "The Return of the Master: Henry James, Neo-Victorian Fiction and the Thatcher 80s". Refreshments will be provided.

STUDENT HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR

 

Friday from 1:30 - 4:30 pm in the Rossin Ballroom

Come to the Rossin Ballroom on Friday for the 5th Annual Student Health & Wellness Fair, sponsored by Student Health and Counseling Services.

We will have great giveaways, free samples, food, games and prizes... 


 

There will be wellness screenings and interactive displays including:

Adagio Safer Sex Games

Alcohol Screening

Blood Pressure Screening

BMI Screening

Cameron Wellness Center - Smoking Cessation

Cancer Awareness

Club Sports

Depression Screening

Diabetes Prevention

Disability Awareness

Domestic Violence Services of SWPA

Healthy Body

Healthy Breathing & Stress Management

Healthy Ergonomics

Healthy Game Playing

Healthy Plate

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Sleep

Healthy Teas of the World

Intramural Sports

Massage Envy (FREE CHAIR MASSAGES)

PA Department of Health -  Importance of Immunizations

Positive Psychology

Powertrain - Personal Training

ReThink Your Drink

The Washington Hospital - Spirometry

 

 

"SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA GET IN THERE"

Saturday at 7:00 pm in the Hub Alley

On Saturday the W&J Theatre Honorary Society and Student Theatre Company will present a completely student-run production of alum Drew Aloe's hilarious one-act play, "Sometimes You Just Gotta Get in There." When Bruce (Mackie Jakobs '16) unexpectedly runs into an eccentric "friend" from his past (Ty Greenwood '17), what started off as a simple coffee date quickly turns into a chaotic adventure of epic proportions. Join Bruce as he encounters Robyn (Emily Riazzi '17), Gwen (Twiggy Carter-Croom '16), and Mia (Amiti Sharma '17) and learns along the way that love works in strange ways, and that sometimes, "you just gotta get in there." This event is free and open to the entire community!

 

AMERICORPS WEEK

Next Week

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. This year's events:

 

Volunteer with Dress for Success is on March 10 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Email Sheila DeYoung at sdeyoung@washjeff.edu if interested.
 

Interest Panel for AmeriCorps Opportunities is March 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Media Room (refreshments provided).

 

THE A.R.T. OF COMPOSING

Monday, March 9 at 7:30 pm in Dieter Porter 100

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas, will present "The A.R.T. of Composing" in Dieter-Porter 100 at 7:30 pm. The Lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in Swanson Atrium. The event is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The W&J Music Department, and the W&J Office of Academic Affairs.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - PRODUCE TO PEOPLE

Register by Today at 5:00 pm
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers tomorrow 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, and a shuttle leaves campus on the hour each hour and returns to campus on the half hour. To register to volunteer, click on button below and fill out the form.

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 - DPB's Take Back the Night Event, Old Main Steps
7:00 pm - Daniel Bryan Public Lecture, Dieter-Porter 100
8:30 pm - Film Club: Birdman Showing, Fireplace Lounge
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge

TUESDAY

8:00 am - Produce to People, Washington County Fairgrounds

10:00 am - President's Open Office Hours for Staff, McMillan

11:00 am - President's Open Office Hours for Students, McMillan

4:00 pm - Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Dana Shiller, Media Room

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle

7:00 pm - Empower U: Self Defense Class (Women Only), The Alley

8:00 pm - Honor Diaries Film Screening, Media Room

WEDNESDAY
10:00 am - Spirit Day W&J 150th Anniversary Celebration, Commons
4:00 pm - Baseball vs. Thiel, Ross Park

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

7:00 pm - Daniel Bryan Public Lecture, Dieter-Porter 100
7:00 pm - Empower U: Self Defense Class (Women Only), The Alley
7:30 pm - Dismantling the "Man Box" Workshop (Men Only), Media Room

THURSDAY

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

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle
7:00 pm - The Vagina Monologues, The Alley
FRIDAY
1:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for FacultyMcMillan
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes

1:30 pm - Student Health & Wellness Fair (until 4:30), Rossin Ballroom

4:00 pm - Daniel Bryan Public Workshop, Yost Auditorium

5:00 pm - Housing Selection Deadlines

5:00 pm - Spring Break Shuttle Service Deadline

6:00 pm - WLAX vs. Baldwin Wallace, Alexandre Stadium

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

7:00 pm - The Vagina Monologues, The Alley
9:00 pm - Monticello's Karaoke Night, Hub LL

SATURDAY

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

1:00 pm - Baseball vs Denison (DH), Ross Park

3:30 pm - Baseball vs Denison (DH), Ross Park

4:30 pm - Women's Water Polo vs. Penn St. Behrend, Henry Natatorium

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

7:00 pm - "Sometimes You Just Gotta Get in There" Production, The Alley
7:30 pm - Women's Water Polo vs. Grove City, Henry Natatorium
9:30 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

SUNDAY

12:00 pm - WLAX vs. Franklin, Alexandre Stadium

2:00 pm - DIY Cake Pops, The Alley

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 



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