Week of September 14, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 3
Laser Tag on Rossin Patio!
Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
SAIL is sponsoring an inflatable Laser Tag arena on the Rossin Patio this Thursday. The event is free to all students and will begin at 4:00 pm and run through until 8:00 pm. Challenge your friends to a match!

In the event of rain, the event will be moved inside to the Ballroom.

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Club Ice Hockey
Presidents Hockey moves back to Iceoplex in Canonsburg!

Sign-ups for the Hockey Team are open.  For information, or to sign up, please contact Director of Club Sports, Chris Faulk, at  cfaulk@washjeff.edu or visit the Intramural and Club Sports Office located in the HUB room 104.

Intramural Sports - Pick-Up Basketball

The Intramural Sports Office will be running pick-up basketball nights at Henry Memorial Gym throughout the year.  Nights yet to be determined, but will be posted monthly in the W&J Weekly and on W&J IM Sports social media (WashingtonAndJeffersonIntramuralSports.com/facebook; @WJIntramurals1).  For more info, contact Alex Miller at milleraw@jay.washjeff.edu or visit the Intramural and Club Sports Office located in the HUB room 104. 

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
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. 

Upcoming Events
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)
Orthodox Christian Fellowship First Meeting

Tonight at 8:45 pm in the Ski Lodge
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship of W&J is having their first meeting tonight to kick off the new school year!!  The meeting will be in the Ski Lodge at 8:45pm.  Come and meet the members, talk with our spiritual advisor, Fr. George Livanos, and listen to the fun stuff we have planned for this year!  If you would like more information on the group, email Jonathan Cadez at cadezjj@washjeff.edu OR the email of the W&J OCF washjeff@ocf.net

SGA First-Year Class Rep Elections

Tuesday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elections for SGA First-Year class representatives will take place tomorrow between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. A link to the ballot will be sent to all first-year students' email accounts.

Apply for a Fulbright!

Information Session this Tuesday 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!

Martial Arts Class for W&J Community!

Lessons Start this Tuesday at 6:30 pm 
Are you interested in self-defense techniques or do you want to learn martial arts? We meet every Tuesday from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Alley (lower level of the HUB).  Martial Arts class is free and open to the entire W&J community.  No experience necessary!  The instructor is Dr. Matsuno, Associate Professor of Chemistry.

Librarian on Location

Starts this Wednesday!
Find your friendly neighborhood librarians in one of the dining areas every Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm, starting this week in The Commons. Bring your questions about research, Library resources, or anything Library-related and get your answers right away.

Open Archives Hours

Starts this Wednesday!
Walk-in research hours at The Learned T. Bulman '48 Historic Archives & Museum will take place every Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. The Archives are located on the lower level of U. Grant Miller Library. The Archives collects material related primarily to College history, but also has historical documents and resources related to the City of Washington and Washington County. Stop by to learn more!

Creating a Community of Care

This Wednesday at 8:00 pm in Old Main Chapel
Guest speaker Kim Novak will host a session on both members of the Greek community and interested members that challenges the broader campus and/or fraternity/sorority community to approach risk management from a perspective of care. The message empowers students to act upon what they can do and NOT what they cannot do. Students will learn how to talk about risk management within the context of friendship, brotherhood, sisterhood and CARE.
Constitution Day

This Thursday
Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Held this year on Thursday, September 17, Constitution Day provides opportunity for Americans to celebrate this important event by participating in activities in communities around the country. You can discover more about Constitution Day by visiting http://www.constitutionday.com/ and you can join in the celebration locally by taking part in happenings on campus.
The U. Grant Miller Library will begin its celebration of Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16th at Librarian on Location in the Commons from 11am to 1pm. There, they will feature Constitutional facts and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment. There will also be a selection of Library materials about the Constitution. On Thursday, Sept. 17th, the Library will celebrate with a special edition of Library Land on WNJR at 1pm. The show will include a reading of the Preamble, facts about the Constitution, and a discussion about the 13th Amendment. Throughout the week the Library will also feature the Constitution on our social media (Facebook and Twitter).
The Department of Political Science will host a discussion on the topic of judicial review,  "Judicial Review from Marshall to Roberts" and the "Case of Marbury v. Madison, 1803."   Led by Dr. Joseph DiSarro,  Dr. Buba Misawa and guest Judge Lucus, the event will take place Thursday, Sept. 17th, at 3:30pm in Old Main 201. All students attending this event will receive a copy of the U. S. Constitution.

A Child's Story

Opening Reception & Artist Talk this Friday
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

Peace from DV 5K

This Saturday Starting at 8:00 am
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 8:00AM. Fun Run begins at 9:00AM and Walk begins at 9:15AM.

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

Theatre SLAM!

This Saturday at 7:00 pm
Come to the Olin Fine Arts Center theatre this Saturday to experience original skits written and produced by W&J students within a 24 hour time limit. If you would like to participate, please come to the Olin Theatre on Friday evening at 7:00 pm.
W&J Investment Club Meeting

Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm
The W&J Investment Club invites all Financial Economics, Business, Economics, Accounting, and Mathematics students to its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 in the Yost Auditorium.  

The Investment Club is designed to engage people with the markets by offering a regular time and place to talk about them. We'll also split up into teams and see who can put together the best portfolio using the Wharton School's OTIS trading simulator.  

Any level of experience is welcome.  Hope to see you there!

A Night Out with Softball

Saturday, September 26 from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The softball team will be holding an event at the bar and grille Hofbrau in Canonsburg. The W&J softball team will be seating, serving and bartending. All tips received that evening will directly benefit the softball team for our Spring Training trip to Orlando, FL. You can also win prizes at a Chinese Auction we will be holding. There will be food, music and fun. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come.

Address for Hofbrau:
416 Highland Avenue
Canonsburg, Pa, 15317

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.

Volunteer Opportunities
Apply Now for Community Based Work Study

Are you in need of a Federal Work Study position and would like to have a more intensive, internship-like experience? Apply today for our community-based work study positions in the America Reads Program or as part of the Community Outreach Team. America Reads Mentors serve as tutors and mentors in community afterschool programs at both the LeMoyne Community Center and through the Washington Family Center. The Community Outreach Team is a collection of students who work at non-profit agencies in volunteer recruitment, administrative support, project management, and more. Positions available at City Mission, Community Action SW, Greater Washington County Food Bank and others.  If you are interested in applying, please email Director of Community Engagement, Justin Dandoy at jdandoy@washjeff.edu.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Accepting Apps

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister with the school-based program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh!  College Bigs meet regularly at lunchtime. Littles talk with their Bigs about class, do homework, read or do other fun activities together. At the end of the day, it's really all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential. Children in the Site-Based Mentoring Program develop more positive attitudes toward school, achieve higher grades and improve their relationships with both adults and their peers. If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister, email Sara Thomas at sthomas@bbbspgh.org.

Clothing Drive!

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 September 3rd until October 1st (all donations need to be in by September 30th though). 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!

Bring Your Bike to Campus!

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 offers 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.

Schedule of Events
5:30 pm - Adoration, Newman Center
6:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
6:30 pm - Newman Club's Homemade Dinner, Newman Center
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship MeetingSki Lodge
4:30 pm - Senior Class Gift Info Session, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
6:30 pm - Fulbright Info Session, Yost Auditorium
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class Kick-off Meeting, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
11:00 am - Librarian on Location (until 1), Commons
7:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Wooster, Alexandre Stadium
8:00 pm - Creating a Community of Care, Old Main Chapel

12:00 pm - Dean Chatterjee-Sutton Open Office Hours (until 1)Commons
3:30 pm - Judicial Review Discussion, Old Main 201
4:00 pm - Laser Tag (until 8), Rossin Patio
4:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Geneva, Henry Gym
5:30 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Media Room
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - First SGA General Assembly, Yost Auditorium
8:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Chatham, Henry Gym

1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3), Alpine Lanes
6:00 pm - A Child's Story - Gallery Opening & Artist Talk, Olin Art Gallery
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm  - Monticello's Karaoke Night, Hub LL

8:00 am - Peace from Domestic Violence 5K Run/Walk, CONSOL Energy Park
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11, 1, & 3), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Kenyon, Campus Ctr. Circle
2:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Penn State Behrend, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Theatre SLAM!Olin Theatre
9:30 pm - So Long Solo: Live Performance at Monticello's, Hub LL
11:00 am - Men's Water Polo vs. Monmouth, Henry Natatorium
1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. KenyonCameron Stadium
3:00 pm - Michael Berry Memorial Concert, Rossin Ballroom
5:00 pm - Pittsburgh Themed Dinner, Commons
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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