WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2015    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 27
HOUSING SELECTION DEADLINES THIS WEEK

General Housing Selection Registration

General Housing Selection, also known as the housing lottery and the most popular way to select housing for the 2015-2016 academic year, is well underway. Group registration for General Housing Selection is open online. Click on the "General Housing Selection" button at the right to register your group of four today. Registration closes at 5:00 pm this Friday.

 

Theme Communities Individual Applications

W&J's Theme Communities for the 2015-2016 academic year are set and now accepting individual applications.  Click on the "Theme Communities" button at the rightto view learn more about next year's Theme Communities. Students interested in applying to live in a Theme Community as an individual should complete the Theme Community Individual Application and deliver it to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 pm this Friday. Students interested in living in the Pet house must submit the Pet House Registration Form in addition to the Theme Community Individual Application.


THIS FRIDAY

MARCH 27
5:00 pm

SELECTION
ANNOUNCEMENTS

BRING YOUR BIKE TO CAMPUS!

 

Bike Storage Available Starting Today!

Are you interested in bringing your bicycle to campus, 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 starting today.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LINK?

Apply Today!

Student Life is excited to begin the application process for the second year of the LINK Mentor Program! The application deadline is Monday April 6th 5:00PM. For a complete job description and application information please click the button below. Applicants of interest will be invited for an interview with Student Life.

All questions can be directed to Tyler Tenney, Coordinator of Co-curricular Innovation (ttenney@washjeff.edu)


FREE PSYCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is looking for students interested in a free training opportunity.  It is open to the community and should be of benefit to students looking to work with children and adolescents. If you are interested contact W&J Alum, Scott Berry via the button below.


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
PRESIDENT'S GOT TALENT

Auditions on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

The Black Student Union is hosting their annual talent show, President's got talent on March 28 at 7:30 pm in Olin Theatre. This year BSU will be partnering with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to raise money to send rice to Africa. $1.00 donations will be collected at the door and the goal is to collect $250. Auditions will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Old Main 201. 

 

ECONOMICS & FINANCIAL ECON ADVISING SESSION

Tuesday, March 24 at 4:00 pm in Burnett 103

Come learn about changes to the Economics and Financial Economics

curriculum and courses.

 

Important pre-advising information will include:

  • BIG changes to the Financial Economics program
  • Changes to existing courses and schedules within these programs, including a new course designation (FIN)
  • New emphasis in Economic Development
  • New minor in Financial Economics 

Who should attend?

  • Anyone already declared in Economics or Financial Economics
  • Anyone who is interested in:
    • Economics or Financial Economics major
    • Economics or Financial Economics minor
    • Financial Economics emphasis
    • Economic Development emphasis
FIND-A-ROOMMATE MIXER

Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm

Students looking for others to create groups of four are encouraged to attend the annual Find-A-Roommate Mixer on Tuesday, March 24, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Monticello's. Enjoy games and food while connecting with people to complete your General Housing Selection groups. If you cannot attend or are having trouble completing your group, schedule an appointment to meet with a member of the Residence Life staff for assistance.

 

SKYZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK TRIP

Sign-ups on Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 pm

The Student Activities Board is sponsoring a trip to the SkyZone Trampoline Park in Leetsdale on March 29. Attendees will be leaving at 1:30 pm. There is a giant trampoline, trampoline dodgeball, etc. The cost of the trip is $5, which is non-refundable. Signups for the trip will be on Tuesday, March 24 starting at 8:00 pm at the Hub.

 

W&J ALUM RICHARD CROSBIE PRESENTATION

Thursday, March 26
Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 pm, Richard Crosbie will be coming to speak in Swanson room 005.  Richard Crosbie was a philosophy and chemistry major at W&J who went to become a chief chemist of Nike.  He is coming to speak about this and answer any questions we might have for him.  Find out more about Mr. Crosbie here.
 
SEMESTER ABROAD SHOWCASE

Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 pm
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 second Semester Abroad Showcase this Thursday, March  26th at 6 pm 109 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 prizes! ! 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!

 

 

The  next  Semester Abroad Showcases will be held April 23 with a special focus on Ecuador - 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!


TEACHING CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS DUE

 

Friday, March 27

Sophomore applications for admission to the teacher certification program at W&J are due in to the Education Department no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, March 27 in Room 020 Burnett.  Please consult the Education Department for more information.

PHI KAPPA PSI & DELTA GAMMA CLOTHING DRIVE

Runs Until March 27

Phi Kappa Psi and Delta Gamma are putting together a clothing drive that benefits kids in Costa Rica. They are looking for Athletic clothing and any type of cleats in any size. Donations should be made by March 27 and should be delivered to the Phi Psi house or the Delta Gamma House.  

 

ROBERT PATRICK ARTIST TALK

Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

On behalf of the Olin Art Gallery and the Art Department, it is with extreme pleasure that we invite the entire W&J community to attend the opening reception and artist talk for Portals a painting exhibitionby Robert Patrick on Friday, March 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The artist will begin his talk at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the Olin Art Gallery. Robert Patrick lives and works in White Bear, Minnesota.  Patrick received his MFA and BFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. The exhibition continues through April 17th and is open daily from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. 

 

For additional information concerning the exhibit please see the gallery's web page at: www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery

 

ACTIVE MIND'S FUNDRAISER & GUEST SPEAKER

"Let Yours Go" This Friday from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

For $1/Balloon anyone can purchase a balloon to write down strife/burden/worries/etc. you want to release and move onward from.

Follow by a Professional speaker on the topic of Stigma and Mental Health and a final release of all balloons and one white lantern to symbolize community. This Friday from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on the Olin Lawn.

 

A NIGHT IN INDIA

Sunday, March 29

Come join the Indian Student Association for A Night in India in Rossin Ballroom on March 29 from 2:00-5:00 pm. There will be free authentic Indian food and Henna Tattoos. There will also be performances from local Indian dance teams! We hope to see you there!

 

GRE INFORMATION SESSION

Monday, March 30
All students who may be taking the GRE in the near future are invited to attend a GRE Information session on March 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Dieter-Porter 106. Dr. Klitz will discuss the current format of the GRE test and review some basic strategies and suggestions for preparing for the GRE General Test. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Klitz will also make a few comments about the GRE Psychology Subject Test. This presentation is lengthy (about 90 minutes) and includes a demonstration of the GRE PowerPrep software that you can use for test preparation.
 
MEDITATION WORKSHOP

Monday, March 30 in the Alley

Join us as we welcome a professional mediation specialist to campus! We will be learning about the different techniques of meditation, various ways to deal with stress and how these techniques can be used to overcome your fears! Don't miss out on this great experience! Sponsored by the Yoga Club.


LIKE SUSHI?

Sustainable Sushi Event on Thursday, April 2

W&J Green Club will have their annual Sustainable Sushi event on Thursday, April 2 in the Ballroom from 5:30-7 pm. Come to eat fresh sushi and learn to make your own California roll. RSVP to secure your spot by emailing Lauren Horning (horningle@jay.washjeff.edu). 80 seats available. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORUNITY

The Matthew Brown Fellowship

First Presbyterian Church 1793 is accepting applications for the Matthew Brown Fellowship. The Matthew Brown Fellowship is a faith-based project linking students with community service positions in Washington during the up-coming academic year.Students selected as fellows in the inter-faith project will be assigned to volunteer area community service organizations for an average of 5-6 hours a week or 15 hours per month.Fellows volunteer no less than 60 hours per semester and earn a stipend of $500.00 per semester ($1000.00 per year). Students will also receive a $250.00 book bonus at the beginning of each semester for books and supplies.The application deadline is 5 pm, Mon., March 30, 2015.  Students can find the application here.


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
4:00 pm - Baseball vs. Thiel, Ross Park
7:00 pm- Women's LAX vs Franciscan, Alexandre Stadium
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge
 

TUESDAY

4:00 pm - Economics & Financial Econ Advising Session, Burnett 103

4:00 pm - Baseball vs. Mount Union, Ross Park

6:00 pm - President's Got Talent Auditions (until 8:00), Old Main 201

7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle

7:00 pm - Find A Roommate Mixer, Monticello's

  
WEDNESDAY

9:30 am - PERC Education Job Fair (until 3:30), Monroeville Conv. Ctr. 

11:30 am - Arias Agency Information Table, Mailroom Table

12:00 pm - Faculty Colloquium, Media Room
6:00 pm - President's Got Talent Auditions (until 8:00), Old Main 201
6:00 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center

7:30 pm - ASC's Much Ado About Nothing, Olin 

 

THURSDAY

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

3:00 pm - Men's Tennis vs. Waynesburg, Swanson Courts
4:00 pm - Richard Crosbie Presentation, Swanson 005
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Marietta, Ross Park
6:00 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Burnett 109
6:00 pm - President's Got Talent Auditions (until 8:00), Old Main 201
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Young Entrepreneurs Society Meeting, Burnett 109 
 
FRIDAY
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday (until 1:00 pm), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
3:00 pm - Sophomore Teaching Certification Apps Due, Burnett 020
5:00 pm - Housing Selection Deadlines
6:00 pm - Robert Patrick Artist Talk & Reception, Olin Gallery
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Active Minds: "Let Your's Go" Event, Olin Lawn 
8:00 pm - W&J Jazz Ensemble, Olin
9:00 pm - Monticello's (until midnight), Hub LL
9:30 pm - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Alley
 

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
1:00 pm - Women's LAX vs. Mount Saint Joseph, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - President's Got Talent, Olin Theatre
9:00 pm - Monticello's (until midnight), Hub LL
9:30 pm - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Alley
 

SUNDAY

1:00 pm - Men's Tennis vs. Penn State Altoona, Swanson Courts
1:30 pm - SAB SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park Trip, Campus Ctr. Circle
2:00 pm - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Alley
2:00 pm - A Night in India (until 5:00), Rossin Ballroom
6:00 pm - POV Series: GENDER IDENTITY PART 2, Media Room
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 



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