WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2015    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 29
MEMORIAL EVENT FOR
DR. MIKE PETTERSEN

This Thursday, the campus community is invited to celebrate the life of Mike Pettersen. A choir of singers from the Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale will sing the fourth movement of Brahms Requiem, "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place."  Mike sang with the Mendelssohn Choir for seven years, and just last month he sang with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale for our performances of Brahms' Requiem. It was a work that he loved. 

 

The W&J community is invited to be a part of this choir. Participants will meet in the choir room of First Presbyterian Church at 4:15 on Thursday to rehearse before the 5:00 service. Please click the button to the right to contact Susan Medley if you would like to participate. 

 

Please come and honor the memory of this wonderful man who loved music so much.


THIS THURSDAY

APRIL 9
5:00 pm

 

First Presbyterian Church 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RISING SENIOR REGISTRATION IS TONIGHT

 

Course registration for rising seniors is tonight. Everyone with a registration class of "SR" has been notified via email this morning of registration date and time, advisor approval flag and any registration restrictions.

 

TODAY IS S/U & COURSE WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE

 

The deadline to declare S/U grading for the spring term and the deadline for course withdrawal is today at 5:00 pm.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LINK?

Deadline to Apply is Today!

Student Life is excited to begin the application process for the second year of the LINK Mentor Program! The application deadline is today at 5:00 pm. 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)


 

BECOME A PAL TUTOR!

 

Succeed Inside and Lead Outside the Classroom

If you are interested in becoming a PAL Tutor for the 2015-2016 academic year, please apply via the button below! The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on April 17. The PAL Office will work with each academic department's faculty supervisor to identify the strongest applicants, and follow up with all students who apply before the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions about being a PAL Tutor or the application process, please contact David Zlockie at dzlockie@washjeff.edu.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
 
All of the pizza dough served on campus is made from scratch every day! 
 
STUDENT CHOICE SURVEY
 
Parkhurst is looking for your feedback! Vote for your favorite foods!
UPCOMING EVENTS
W&J INTERNATIONAL WEEK

SELECT YOUR ROOM!

General Housing Selection is today and tomorrow from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm!
The General Housing Selection lottery was held and the results are now available. Click here to view your group's Selection Number. 

 

General Housing Selection will take place in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Monday, April 6th and Tuesday April 7th.  Your selection day and arrival time is specific to your Selection Number.

 

ALL GROUP MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT OR HAVE SIGNED PROXY FORMSFOR MISSING MEMBERS. Groups CANNOT select housing if a group member is missing and has not signed a proxy form. Please arrive 5 minutes before your group's scheduled time.

 

Questions or concerns regarding General Housing Selection should be directed to Karen Stefaniak, Assistant Director of Residence Life: Housing Operations by calling 724-229-5120 or emailing reslife@washjeff.edu.


 

CAL U GRADUTE COUNSELING PROGRAMS

Info Table This Tuesday!

Stop by to speak with Dr. Elizabeth Gruber to learn about graduate programs in counseling at California University of Pennsylvania. Tuesday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the table by the mailroom.

 

SUMMER RESEARCH SEMINARS

Tuesday from 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm!

Elliott LaParne '16 will be presenting his research, "N-myc Expression in Fibroblasts Differentiated from hESC in the Presence and Absence of Nicotine," which he conducted at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine over the summer of 2014. Elliott will speak on Tuesday from 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM in Dieter Porter 100.

 

Join us to learn more about summer internship opportunities and the amazing research that's been conducted by W&J students. For more information, troppj@jay.washjeff.edu. Sponsored by the Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society.

 

COMPUTING & INFO STUDIES OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm!

The CIS department invites all students interested in learning more about our Computing and Information Studies offerings, including the new Computational Science concentration, to come to an open house on Tuesday, April 7th from 4:00-5:00 in Tech Center 217.

 

Faculty and current students will be on hand to answer questions, whether you're looking for a computing course to take to complement another major or are thinking of pursing a CIS major or minor yourself. Refreshments will be provided. Feel free to drop in any time during the open house.

 

If you are unable to attend but have questions about the CIS offerings or programs, questions can be forwarded to amh@washjeff.edu.

 
STUDY ABROAD EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Several Events this Wednesday!

The office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce that the voting period for the Spring 2015 Global Photo Contest is open now through April 12 at 12:00 midnight. Go here to see the photos and vote. The photos are also on display now through this Thursday at lunch in the Parcell Room.

 

On Wednesday, April 8 from 12:00-1:30, we will host the Intersession Fair in the Ski Lodge. Stop by to learn about your travel intersession options for 2016, and for free cupcakes and a drawing for a free passport!

 

Later that same day (this Wednesday), Study Abroad will also be present at the Modern Languages Spring 2015 Open House and Pizza Party at 4 pm in Burnett. You can also enter the passport drawing at this event.  Attend both events and you get to enter twice!

 

As a reminder, we will host our final Semester Abroad Showcase on April 23 with a special focus on Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Spanish, EVS and BIO students are especially encouraged to attend.

 

Now is also the perfect time to plan your spring 2016 semester abroad - schedule your advising appointment now by emailing StudyAbroad@washjeff.edu.

 

We are excited to help you reach your international education goals. Scholarships and grants are available!

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES FORUM

"Confucianism as a World Religion: Past, Present, Future" By Dr. Anna Sun

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed throughout China, this talk follows the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion from the late 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. It also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples.

Anna Sun, Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Kenyon College, received her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University in 2008. Sun's research focuses on the revival of Confucianism as a religion in contemporary China. She also works on larger conceptual and methodological issues in the study of religions. Her recent book, Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities (Princeton: 2013), received the "Distinguished Book Award" from the Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association, and the "Best Frist Book in the History of Religion Award" from the American Academy of Religion, both in 2014.

 

This program is sponsored by the International Studies Program with a grant from the National Endowments for the Humanities. 

 

Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in Yost Auditorium 

 

SAAC TENNIS PRE-MATCH HOT DOG TAILGATE

Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room

SAAC is sponsoring a Men's Tennis Pre-match Hot Dog Tailgate from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Wednesday at the Gazebo by the Swanson Tennis courts (between Upperclass and Mellon halls). 

 

SSA SPAGHETTI DINNER

Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room

Hungry? Join the Secular Student Alliance as we feast on home-cooked spaghetti with meatballs (or pesto, if you prefer) in honor of the omni-delicious Flying Spaghetti Monster! Enjoy some tongue-in-cheek and tongue-in-marinara-sauce fun in an open environment. 

 

Food is limited, so if you want a full meal, be sure to come early!

 

TEDx LECTURE: EYTAN MILLSTONE

Thursday at 7:00 pm in Old Main Chapel

Presenter Eytan Millstone is an award-winning spoken word artist, comedian and published writer. Eytan will bring his personal story and childhood to the stage to recognize and appreciate the lessons learned through the influential role modeling of his mother and father. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

 

FEMINISM IN ISLAM: MYTH VS. REALITY

Friday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Interested in feminism across borders? Come to the Chapel in Old Main this Friday, April 10 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm to listen to Samah Elbelazi talk about Feminism in Islam: Myth vs. Reality from a Feminist Voice. Come enjoy tea and Arabic treats and learn about feminism from an Islamic perspective! 

 

TOTALLY TATOOS

Friday from 7:00 pm - Midnight!

Stop by the Hub and get an awesome airbrush tattoo! Don't forget to check out Monti's, the game room, and the SAIL movie (American Sniper) while you are there!

 

WASHINGTON PA FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Hub Alley

The Highland Ridge Community Development Corporation (HRCDC), in collaboration with Pittsburgh Filmmakers and co-sponsored by the Student Activities Board, is hosting its 4th Annual Washington PA Film Festival on Saturday, April 11, 2015 located in the HUB Alley. Anyone can enter a film in the festival, and HRCDC is looking for additional films to be entered as soon as possible. The film can be 1 minute or up to 90 minutes. Films by the finalists and/or winners will be shown throughout the event. For more information about the Film Festival or how to enter, please contact HRCDC at washingtonpafilmfestival@yahoo.com or visit their website at www.highlandridgecdc.org.

  

LIFE AFTER COLLEGE LECTURE: LET'S TALK MONEY

Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm in Yost Auditorium

Post-graduate finances" no longer needs to be a scary phrase! From managing student loans to creating a budget, Terrence McAllister '10 and Miles H. Simon '71 will give you valuable insight on how to correctly manage your finances after you graduate W&J.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
APRIL PRODUCE TO PEOPLE - REGISTER TODAY!

The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, April 7 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, fill out the form here. Please register by today at 5:00 pm.

 

HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Register Today!

The Office of Community Engagement is coordinating another volunteer orientation and training with the Washington Area Humane Society on Sunday, April 19 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM. All volunteers with the Humane Society are required to participate in this orientation, and this training has been set up specifically for our students. Trained volunteers will have first come first serve on future W&J coordinated volunteer efforts with the WAHS. There are a limited number of spaces available, and they will be filled on a first come first serve basis. You can sign up here.  Any questions can be directed to volunteer@washjeff.edu.

 

MOVIN' OUT! END OF YEAR SALE & BENEFIT

Registration is Now Open!

Movin' Out! W&J's End of Year Sale & Charity Benefit - Registration is now open!

Why toss away all of your unwanted items at the end of the year, when you can make some money?! Join us for "Movin' Out," W&J's End of Year Sale & Charity Benefit! Movin' Out is a campus-wide yard sale for student, faculty and staff sellers, with sales being open to the community. Reserve your seller's table for the event today! There is a $10 fee for individual sellers (per table) and a 25% of final sales fee for student organizations and groups (multiple tables).  After the fees, Monday from the sales is yours to keep! Use this as a fundraiser for your organization, as a benefit for your own charity or cause, or keep the funds to help recuperate some of those semester expenses. It's up to you! Fees benefit the main charitable organization of the event, City Mission.  For more information or to register, use the form here.  Any questions can be directed to 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
5:00 pm - LINK Application Deadline
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge
 

TUESDAY

8:00 am - Produce to People, Campus Ctr. Circle

9:00 am - Experience BKD Summer Leadership Program Interviews, Rossin 133

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

11:30 am - Cal U - Graduate Counseling Programs Info Table, Mailroom Table

1:15 pm - Summer Research Seminar, Dieter-Porter 100 

4:00 pm - President's Open Office Hours for Students, President's Office

4:00 pm - Open House: Computing and Information Studies, Tech Center 217

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

  
WEDNESDAY

12:00 pm - Study Abroad's Intersession Fair (until 1:30 pm), Ski Lodge

3:00 pm - SAAC Men's Tennis Pre-match Hot Dog Tailgate, Gazebo

3:30 pm - Softball vs. Chatham (DH), Brooks Park

3:30 pm - Men's Tennis vs. Saint Vincent, Swanson Courts

4:00 pm - Modern Languages Spring Open House, Burnett
5:00 pm - International Studies Forum, Yost Auditorium
5:30 pm - Softball vs. Chatham (DH), Brooks Park
6:00 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center

6:00 pm - SSA Spaghetti Dinner (until 8:00 pm), Media Room

 

THURSDAY

5:00 pm - Dr. Mike Pettersen Memorial Event, First Presbyterian Church
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - TEDx Lecture: Eytan Millstone, Old Main Chapel
8:00 pm - Young Entrepreneur's Society Meeting, Burnett 109
 
FRIDAY
11:30 am - W&J Athletics Feel Good Friday: Free Rita's Ice, Campus Ctr. Circle
12:30 pm - Feminism in Islam: Myth vs. Reality, Old Main Chapel
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 - Totally Tattoos (until midnight), Hub 
9:00 pm - Monticello's Karaoke Night (until midnight), Hub LL
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: American Sniper, Hub LL

SATURDAY

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
11:00 am - Men's Tennis vs. Fairmont State, Swanson Courts
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - 4th Annual Washington, PA Film Festival, Hub LL
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's Twisted Trivia (until midnight), Hub LL
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: American Sniper, Hub LL
10:00 pm - W&J International Dance Night (until 1:00 am), Rossin Ballroom
 

SUNDAY

1:00 pm - Baseball vs. Saint Vincent, Ross Park
1:00 pm - Softball vs. Thomas More (DH), Brooks Park
2:00 pm - Movie in the Alley: American Sniper, Hub LL
3:00 pm - Softball vs. Thomas More (DH), Brooks Park
3:00 pm - W&J Wind Ensemble, Olin
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

 



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