Week of September 7, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 2
Fall 2015 Involvement Expo! 
Your Chance to Connect with Campus Organizations

The involvement expo is the best way to find out more about a variety of different opportunities on campus! Learn about clubs, volunteer opportunities and more!

The expo is this Wednesday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Rossin Circle & Patio

Student organizations should sign up using the Involvement Expo Registration Form on the SAIL Spire page.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Mihal at smihal@washjeff.edu

*Staff or Offices that offer any type of involvement opportunities for students throughout the year that are interested in having a table at the Involvement Expo should contact Sarah Mihal (smihal@washjeff.edu) to reserve a table.

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Announcements
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Semester Abroad Showcase & App. Deadline

Deadline for Spring 2016 Off-Campus Study is October 1
Mark your calendars! The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce the fall 2015 Semester Abroad Showcase dates: on September 17, October 29 and November 19 in the Media Room, come 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 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 deadline to apply to study off-campus for the spring 2016 semester is quickly approaching! Do you want to hone your language skills in France? Explore a different culture in Hong Kong? Study business in The Netherlands? Intern and study in Washington DC? Whatever your dream, semester-long off-campus study is an excellent way to achieve it! With programs in more than 20 countries (including the US), the Office of Study Abroad can help you begin your cross-cultural adventure.
 
Applications are due to the Office of Study Abroad by October 1, 2015. Email studyabroad@washjeff.edu with the country you hope to study in, your major(s)/minor(s), and a list of days and times you're available to meet (Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm). We will then contact you to schedule an advising appointment, which is required before you can apply."
 
Alumni Student Networking Dinners
Summer Campus Improvements

Summer has been a busy season at W&J! 
Several improvements that have been made to the campus over the the last few months.
London Intersession Trip

Deadline for Sign-up for September 30!

Also, we have a big deal residency coming the end of this month. The Gaden Shartse Tibetan Monastery will be making a sand mandala and offering lectures in Olin and across campus in select classrooms, culminating in an Arts Series performance on October 1st. I have attached their itinerary and some pictures. You can do what you will with it.

Upcoming Events
Textbook Buyback

September 8 & 9
The Campus Store will be hosting a textbook buyback event on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
 
Show your President Pride & Give Back to W&J!

Give back to the W&J community through the Washington County Community Foundation's (WCCF) Day of Giving!
 
Maximize your gift to Washington & Jefferson College by donating though the Washington County Community Foundation's (WCCF) Day of Giving on September 9!

During this one-day event, your gift to W&J via www.wccfgives.org will be matched proportionally from the WCCF Gives $100,000 pool of matching dollars! Funding for the pool is provided by WCCF Gives sponsors and anonymous Foundation contributors. 
 
We hope we can count on the W&J Community to help us increase the impact of the gifts made throughout the day. To make your gift on September 9, visit www.wccfgives.org

W&J Energy Lecture Series Begin on Thursday

Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 pm  
This year's Energy Lecture Series presents The Grid Academy, a four session program that examines the changes we need to make to the electrical grid system.  The program has been created and will be presented by the National Academies' Science and Engineering Ambassadors Program.  The first lecture will be held on Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 in Yost Auditorium.  Experts John Swanson and Gregory Reed (of the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering) will speak.  See wjenergy.org, the new website for the Center for Energy Policy and Management, for more information,or contact Diana Stares at dstares@washjeff.edu.

Intramural Sports - Flag Football

Sign-ups Close Friday, September 11 at 12:00pm  
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 7 players (no minimum requirement of females).  Games are played at Cameron Stadium from September 14-October 1.

Intramural Sports - Ultimate Frisbee

Sign-ups Close Friday, September 11 at 12:00pm  
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu. Teams must have a minimum 6 players (with at least 2 females).  Games are played at Cameron Stadium from September 14-October 1.

Caring Counts

A Suicide Risk Reduction and Gatekeeper Skills Workshop
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
 
Who: Any member of the W&J community is welcome; Students, Faculty, Staff
 
What: A workshop on suicide risk reduction and gatekeeper skills. 

We will learn about:
  • Factors which increase the risk of suicide
  • How to recognize a community member at risk 
  • Ways to approach and talk to a person we are concerned about
  • How to make appropriate referrals
  • Things we can do to reduce the risk factors 
When: There are four workshop sessions to choose from to suit your schedule!

Session 1
September 14, 2015 from 3:30 - 5:15 pm
 
Session 2
September 14, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:15 pm
 
Session 3
September 15, 2015 from 3:30 - 5:15 pm
 
Session 4
September 15, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:15 pm
 
Refreshments will be served
 
Please RSVP to (724) 223-6107 or e-mail lhamilton@washjeff.edu or dbickerton@washjeff.edu and let us know which session you would like to attend.  Space is limited!

(More details will be sent when you RSVP)
 
Apply for a Fullbright!

Information Session on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 pm  
What are you going to do after graduation?  How about getting paid to travel to another country, teach English or work on a research project, and have a year-long adventure, all while strengthening your resume and building your character?
 
Apply for a Fulbright!  In order to do so, you must be a U.S. citizen, finish up your undergraduate degree before you go, and be in good health.  In addition, some countries require proficiency in the local language.
 
An information session will be held on Tuesday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m., in Yost Auditorium.  The on-campus deadline is September 30, and all questions should be directed to Dr. Vdovichenko (svdovichenko@washjeff.edu).  You can't go unless you get accepted, and you can't get accepted unless you apply!

A Child's Story

Opening Reception & Artist Talk on Friday, September 18
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 the exhibition, A Child's Story by Patricia Maloney on Friday, September 18th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.   The artist will begin her talk at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the Olin Art Gallery.

The exhibition continues through October 11th and is open daily from 12:00 noon-7:00 p.m. 

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


Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference

The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce W&J's participation in the inaugural Three Rivers Re-Entry Conference, to be held Saturday, November 14 at the University of Pittsburgh.

Conference highlights include:
*Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over the Pittsburgh area
*Hearing from dynamic and motivating keynote speakers
*Learning how to talk about your newly acquired global skills in a job interview
*Discovering how you can work or study abroad after graduation
*Networking with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs
*Staying connected to and sharing stories about your study abroad experience
*Free lunch and snacks!

Spaces are limited - sign up details will be sent soon. Students who studied abroad or who completed an international Magellan project are eligible to attend.  The conference is planned in conjunction with W&J, The University of Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Carlow University, Duquesne University, Allegheny College, Robert Morris University, and Point Park University.

Schedule of Events
Monday
5:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: All Campus PicnicBurnett & Olin Lawns
 
Tuesday
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4:00 pm), Campus Store
5:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Hub Relaunch Bash, The Hub
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's Hub Relaunch Celebration (until 11), Hub Lower Level
10:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Late Night Pizza, The Hub
 
Wednesday
All Day - Washington County Comm. Foundation's Day of Giving Event
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4:00 pm), Campus Store
5:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Involvement Expo, Campus Ctr. Circle & Patio
7:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Waynesburg, Cameron Stadium
7:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Pitt Greensburg, Alexandre Stadium
8:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Wacky Wednesday Patio Party, Rossin Patio

Thursday 
5:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Pittsburgh Themed Dinner, Commons
6:30 pm - CEPM Lecture Series: The Grid Academy,Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:45 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Thursday Night Lights, Henry Lawn
8:30 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Steelers Game on Inflatable Screen, Henry Lawn

Friday
12:00 pm - Sign-ups for IM Flag Football Close, imsports@washjeff.edu
12:00 pm - Sign-ups for IM Ultimate Frisbee Close, imsports@washjeff.edu
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3), Alpine Lanes
1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Ithaca, Cameron Stadium
3:30 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Ithaca, Swanson Courts
4:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Bubble Soccer & Lawn Games, Olin Lawn
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Learn S'More About Greek Life, Olin Lawn
9:00 pm  - Monticello's Karaoke Night, Hub LL
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Pitch Perfect 2, The Alley (Hub LL)

Saturday
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11, 1, & 3), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
5:30 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Storm the Stadium,Hub Lawn
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Welcome Week 2015: Football vs. Westminster, Cameron Stadium
9:00 pm  - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Pitch Perfect 2, The Alley (Hub LL)
   
Sunday
1:00 pm - DIY Series: Dorm Room Dining (until 3), U. Grant Miller Library
2:00 pm - Movie in the Alley: Pitch Perfect 2, The Alley (Hub LL)
2:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Frostburg State, Henry Gym
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
 


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