WEEK OF MARCH 9, 2015    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 25
THE A.R.T. OF COMPOSING

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas, will present "The A.R.T. of Composing" tonight 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.
 

TONIGHT

MARCH 9
7:30 pm

Dieter-Porter 100
ANNOUNCEMENTS

ENERGY & ENV. RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION

 

Registration Deadline is Today!

 

Monday, March 9 is the last day to register to participate in the Energy & Environment Research Paper Competition.

 

All you need to do to register is send an email expressing your intent to Dr. Robert Dunn (rdunn@washjeff.edu) and Diana Stares (dstares@washjeff.edu).

Your email should indicate your name, topic, major, advisor, and graduation year.  Any project or research (as part of a class, capstone, or independent study) from last semester or this semester is eligible.


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.

 

RIDE SHARE BOARD

 

Located Behind the Mailroom

Looking for a ride home for Spring Break? Check out the Ride Share Board behind the mailroom!


 

BRING YOUR BIKE TO CAMPUS!

 

Bike Storage Available Starting March 23 

Are you interested in bringing your bicycle to campus after spring break, but don't have anywhere to store it when you're not using it and don't want to leave it outside? The Sustainability Committee is now offering indoor bike storage to students on campus!  This is only available to a limited number of students, and it will be on first come first serve reservation basis.  The bike storage unit will be in the lower level of Beau in a locked unit, and you will be able to lock your bike to wall-mounted bike racks in the room.  Students utilizing the bike storage will receive a key to the room.  If you have questions or would like to reserve to reserve a spot for your bicycle, please email sustainability@washjeff.edu.  The bike storage will be available the Monday after spring break, Monday, March 23.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

The Office of International Student Services and English Language Institute are seeking Ambassadors for the arrival and orientation of incoming international students. If you are interested in being an ambassador or would like the opportunity to work with international students then we encourage you to apply! Applications are now up, you can access the online application below. The application deadline is April 3rd by 5pm. If you are interested in learning more about the international student orientation and ambassador position please email kkauffman@washjeff.edu or dpoole@washjeff.edu.

STUDENT CHOICE SURVEY
 
Parkhurst is looking for your feedback! Vote for your favorite foods!
UPCOMING EVENTS
AMERICORPS WEEK

All This 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 Tuesday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Email Sheila DeYoung at sdeyoung@washjeff.edu if interested.
 

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

 

W&J ENERGY LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES

This Tuesday!

On Tuesday at  7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium, Jorge R. Pinon will present "Energy Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean". Mr. Pinon is Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program at the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

WESTERN PA COLLEGIATE JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR

This Wednesday at the Monroeville Convention Center!

Want an opportunity to meet with over 100 employers? As members of the WestPACS Consortium, W&J students and alumni can attend the Fair, held at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA. There is no pre-registration fee, but a $5.00 walk-in fee. Register at www.westpacs.org. Van service is available with a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

FACULTY COLLOQUIUM

Wednesday, March 11 at 12:00 pm in the Media Room

Dr. Dana Poole-Director the English Language Institute

"Creating intellectual room in the classroom for international students"

 

MR. PRESIDENT EVENT

Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom

G.I.V.E.'s, Mr. President event will be held on this Thursday. The event is a male talent show that consists of three parts: formal wear, a talent competition, and an interview. The winner of the event will be crowned Mr. President. It will cost $2 to get in and the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. The event begins at 7:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom.

 

BRAHMS' GERMAN REQUIEM PERFORMANCE

This Weekend!

This weekend the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and Orchestra will present Brahms' German Requiem. The performances will feature soloists John Dooley and W&J voice instructor Katy Williams. Members of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale include Camerata Singers alumni Ben Altomari, Ada Henigin, and Lance Turturice. Also joining the PCC for these performances is Dr. Michael Pettersen. The group is conducted by Dr. Susan Medley.

 

Performances are Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm at Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Pittsburgh 15237, and Sunday, March 8, 4:00 pm at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh 15238. Tickets are $22 for adults, $8 for students, and free for children under 12. More details can be found at www.pccsing.org.

 

Unlike traditional requiem masses which are sung in Latin and offer prayers for the souls of the departed, Brahms' work is sung in German and offers comfort and hope to those left behind. It is one of the most beautiful choral/orchestral masterworks in the repertoire, and it will stay with you long after the performance is over.

 

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
CHECK OUT THE WEEKENDER ON THURSDAY FOR ADDITIONAL WEEKEND EVENTS
MONDAY
4:00 pm - Dean Chatterjee-Sutton Open Office Hours (until 5), Rossin UL
7:30 pm - The A.R.T. of Composing, Dieter-Porter 100
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge

TUESDAY

10:00 am - Volunteer with Dress for Success

3:30 pm - Men's Tennis vs. Mount Union, Henry Courts

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Center Circle

7:00 pm - Energy Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, Yost Auditorium

WEDNESDAY

10:00 am - WestPACS Job & Internship Fair, Monroeville Conv. Ctr.

12:00 pm - Faculty Colloquium - Dr. Dana Poole, Media Room

2:00 pm - AmeriCorps Interest Panel, Media Room

2:00 pm - Baseball vs. West Liberty (DH), Ross Park

4:00 pm - Women's LAX vs. Allegheny, Alexandre Stadium

4:30 pm - Baseball vs. West Liberty (DH), Ross Park

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

7:00 pm - Men's LAX vs. Mount Union, Alexandre Stadium

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 - G.I.V.E.'s Mr. President, Rossin Ballroom
8:00 pm - Young Entrepreneur's Society Meeting, Burnett 109
FRIDAY
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - Spring Break Begins
9:00 pm - "Get on the Bus" NYC Trip, Campus Ctr. Circle

SATURDAY

No Scheduled Events

SUNDAY

7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 



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