Weekend of September 10, 2015   Vol. 3 Issue 1
Thursday Night Lights
& Pep Rally
Events Kick-off Tonight at 5:00 pm
Join us this evening for Thursday Night Lights! 

At 5:00 pm, come to the Commons for a taste of Pittsburgh. After dinner, head over to the Henry Gym at 7:45 to cheer for the different fall and winter sports teams at a huge W&J pep rally!

Then, stay to catch the Steelers-Patriots game on a huge inflatable screen! At halftime, a 40-inch HD television will be raffled off.  (Winner must be present.)

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New Swanson Tennis Center Opens Tomorrow
The New Swanson Tennis Center features six tennis courts, two more than the previous facility. A designated viewing area allows a comfortable view of all courts, which are lighted, a feature that will make play during evenings and inclement weather easier to accommodate. On-site storage and restroom facilities also were added.

The new Tennis Center will formally open tomorrow (Friday, September 11) with a ceremony at 2:00 pm. The W&J women's tennis team will hold its first match immediately following the opening ceremony.

Upcoming Events
W&J Energy Lecture Series Begins Tonight

The Lecture Begins 6:30 pm in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Ctr.)
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.

Feel Good Friday

Friday from 11:30 pm  - 1:00 pm in the Campus Center Circle
The first Feel Good Friday of the year will be hosted by Athletics and will feature free Rita's ice, carnival style games (with chances to win gift cards), t-shirt giveaways, and an appearance by the school mascots!

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.

Free Friday Bowling!

Friday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Alpine Lanes 
Head over to Alpine Lanes this Friday to play some free bowling! Just show your student ID for 2 free games of bowling and free shoe rental!

The Pittsburgh Pipeline is Back!

This Friday and Saturday
Head downtown this weekend on the Pittsburgh Pipeline! The Pipeline offers various departure times to several locations in downtown Pittsburgh. Best of all, it is completely free with student ID! See all of the departure times in the schedule of events section below.
Saturday Shopping Shuttle

This Saturday at 1:00 pm
Want to get off campus and do some shopping? This Saturday you can hop on a free shuttle to the Mall at Robinson! The shuttle departs the Campus Center Circle at 1:00 pm and returns before 5:00 pm. Limited spots available. Free with student ID.
Storm the Stadium

This Saturday Starting at 5:30 pm
Head to the Hub this Saturday at 5:30 for some great food and giveaways, including foam hands! After, head to Cameron Stadium to watch the football team crush Westminster.
DIY Series: Dorm Room Dining

This Sunday from 1 -3 pm in the Library
Tired of microwave pizza and cold cereal? Come learn some new recipes for breakfast, quick lunches, and healthy snacks that can be prepared right in your dorm room - no oven required!  Dorm Room Dining takes place from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, September 13, at U. Grant Miller Library and is co-sponsored by SAIL. Swing by the Library any time during the event to learn some tips & sample the recipes.
Volunteer Opportunities
Clothing Drive - Your Help is Needed!
Donations Needed by September 30
W&J has an awesome opportunity to support a great cause sponsored by Do Something and H&M. We are hosting a clothing drive from now until September 30. Any unwanted, clean clothing in any condition will be accepted. The ultimate goal is to collect as close to 4,000 articles of clothing as possible (1 sock counts as 1 item too- so any socks that have a lost match are perfect for this clothing drive!)  In addition, if W&J donates more clothing than the other competing schools, dosomething.org will give us money towards an all campus party! Any support that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Clothes can be dropped off in the donation bins in Rossin next to the mail room, or a pick-up can be scheduled for larger donation amounts.

Feel free to email Alyssa Evanoff (evanoffar@jay.washjeff.edu) with any questions at all! The W&J community may be small, but if we all do our part we can make a big impact! Please consider donating and help spread the word!

Peace from DV 5K
Sign-up Today!
Domestic Violence Services of South Western PA needs your help! Their first annual 5K is in need of volunteers! Please contact Natalie Smith if you are interested in volunteering at the event by email at smithnb@jay.washjeff.edu 

If you are interested in participating in the 5K
Join us at Washington Wild Things Ballpark on Saturday, September 19, 2015 as we say NO MORE to domestic violence in the 1st Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk. This is an untimed family-friendly event to raise awareness and money for a worthwhile cause. No times, no pressure, no sweat...well, maybe a little sweat!
Registration starts at 8:00 am. Fun Run begins at 9:00 am and Walk begins at 9:15 am.

Visit peacefromdv.org to register and for more info!
All proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA!

Schedule of Events
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

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)

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)
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
Monday Preview
Caring Counts
A suicide risk reduction and gatekeeper skills workshop
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Any member of the W&J community is welcome (Students, Faculty, Staff) to attend a workshop on suicide risk reduction and gatekeeper skills. 
You 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 
There are four workshop sessions to choose from to suit your schedule!
Session 1
September 14, 2015
3:30 - 5:15 pm
Session 2
September 14, 2015
5:30 - 7:15 pm
Session 3
September 15, 2015
3:30 - 5:15 pm
Session 4
September 15, 2015
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)

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