Week of September 21, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 4
Family Weekend is this Weekend!
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Family Weekend begins this Friday. Be sure to tell your family! Some events require a reservation so that we can properly accommodate. You can view the full schedule and register to attend at the link below.

Family Weekend events are also highlighted in the schedule of events at the end of this W&J Weekly.

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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. 

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 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.
Magellan 2016 Part 1 Applications

Upcoming Events
Can You Survive the Interviewing Process?

Today at 4:00 pm
Learn valuable interviewing skills from Jami Klingensmith, Assistant Director of Career Services. Registration is preferred but not required. Walk-ins are welcome! Today at 4:00 pm in Tech Center 118.

UPMC Information Session

Tuesday at 4:00 pm
UPMC representatives will be on campus to speak with students regarding their full time Financial Management Rotation (FMR) program and summer internships for 2016. Tuesday at 4:00 pm in the Media Room

W&J Investment Club Meeting

Tuesday 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 this Tuesday 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!

Peace Corps Information Session

Wednesday at 4:00 pm
Interested in the Peace Corps? Peace Corps recruiter Lori Frola will present an information session in the Media Room. There will be time for Q&A.

A Night Out with Softball

This Saturday 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

Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour

From Monday, September 28 until Friday, October 2
We welcome back our friends, The Gaden Shartse Monastery, which was in residence here in October of 2008 and November of 2011 (another monastery was in residence here in 2003). Gaden Monastery is the original Buddhist monastery of the Gelug traditon of Tibet. The creation of it was prophesized by the Buddha himself 1900 years before its actual founding in 1409 CE. The group includes Geshe Lobsang Khamchuk Rinpoche who was born in 1974 in Markham, Tibet. In 1990 His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnated high lama Gedun Jinpa. Read more about him at: http://www.sacredartsoftibettour.org/#!tour-bios/c1yds

While living in residency at W&J, the Gaden Shartse Monastery of Tibet will be constructing a mandala from Monday, Sept. 28 until Friday, Oct. 2. The Mandala construction will begin with an opening ceremony on Monday, Sept. 28 at 11:00a.m. and construction will take place from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm each day. The Mandala construction will conclude Friday, Oct. 2 with a closing ceremony at 3:15 pm.

The Gaden Shartse Monastery of Tibet will also host two evening lectures on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7:00-8:30pm. The lectures, titled The Four Noble Truths, The Teaching of Buddha and World Peace and the Unity of all Religions, will each be followed by a short Q&A. 

For more information, visit the art series webpage.
Center for Energy Policy & Management Forum

Wednesday, September 30 at 12:30 pm  
Learn about the work of the Center for Energy Policy and Management on Wednesday, September 30 at 12:30 at its first Annual Forum. The CEPM will update the W&J community on its research activities, policy initiatives, Energy Lecture Series, the Shale Gas Knowledge Hub and student opportunities. Meet some of the CEPM Advisory Board members, its Energy Fellow and the new staff members who are creating the Shale Gas Knowledge Hub.  The Forum will be held in the Media Room; box lunches will be available, but you will need to register by contacting Corey Young at cyoung2@washjeff.edu.

Floor Hockey

Sign-ups for Intramural Floor Hockey close Friday, October 2 at 12:00 pm  Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 4 players (no minimum requirement of females).  Sticks, goalie pads, and protective eyewear are provided by IM staff.  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from October 5-22.

Sign-ups for Intramural Volleyball close Friday, October 2 at 12:00 pm
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 4 players (with at least 2 females).  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from October 5-22. 
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
College Access Youth Mentoring Program

Were you unsure about how to begin your college search? Apply for financial aid? Unsure if college was even for you? So many of our young community members have these same concerns! YOU can be the work to help them answer those questions. W&J is selecting several of our students to serve as mentors in the W&J College Access Program. Mentors will be partnered with one or two local high school students who are beginning their college search process, and will help them navigate the process through monthly meetings, workshops, and follow up. Mentors will commit to the program for the full year, and will receive a stipend for their participation. We will be holding information sessions for this opportunity on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 30, both at 5:30PM in Tech Center 118. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. Pre-register here. Questions? E-Mail volunteer@washjeff.edu.

Volunteer at the Humane Society Paint Project

Register by September 23
As part of our Family Weekend offerings, we are inviting students to join us at the Humane Society on Saturday, September 26 from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Transportation is provided (shuttle leaves at 1:00PM from Rossin Circle). Volunteers will complete the Day of Service paint project, by added a second coat of paint to the exterior of the Humane Society building. There will be plenty of time available to stop and meet the furry residents too! Sign up today here. Registration due by Wednesday, September 23. Spots are limited, and reserved on first come first serve basis. Volunteers do not have to commit to the full time, but will have to provide their own transportation if they do not.
Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Register by September 23
Register today to participate in the next W&J sponsored build day with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, September 26 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Transportation and lunch is provided. The shuttle will leave Rossin Circle at 8:15 am. Volunteers will be helping to construct a Habitat for Humanity home, and may be doing anything from painting, to putting on fixtures, tiles, carpet and more. Sign up today here. Registration due Wednesday, September 23. Spots are limited, and reserved on first come first serve basis. Volunteers do not have to commit to the full time, but will have to provide their own transportation if they do not.

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!

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.
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 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.

Schedule of Events
Family Weekend events are noted with "FW"

4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hours (until 5:00), Rossin UL
4:00 pm - Can You Survive the Interviewing Process?, Tech Center 118
5:30 pm - Adoration, Newman Center
6:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
6:30 pm - Newman Club Homemade Dinner, Newman Center
7:00 pm - SAB Weekly Meeting, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge
4:00 pm - UPMC Information Session, Media Room
5:30 pm - College Access Mentoring Program, Tech Center 118
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
6:30 pm - Student Alumni Ambassadors First Meeting, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Investment Club First Meeting, Yost Auditorium
4:00 am - Peace Corps Information Session, Media Room
7:30 pm - Active Minds First Meeting, Media Room

12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hours (until 1)Commons
6:00 pm - French Club First Meeting, Language Lab (Burnett 2nd Floor)
7:00 pm - Safe Zone Training (Students Only), Burnett 016
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba First Meeting, The Alley (Hub LL)

12:00 pm - FW: Sibling Tour of Campus (reservation required), Admission House
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3), Alpine Lanes
4:00 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Penn State Behrend, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
5:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Olin Lawn
5:00 pm - FW: Faculty Reception (reservation required), Ski Lodge
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Penn State Altoona, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
7:00 pm - FW: Alpha & Beta Scholar Ceremony (by invitation), Rossin Ballroom
9:00 pm - Monticello's Outdoors Night, Hub LL
9:00 pm - Launch of the 1781 Pub, Faculty Dining Room & Commons Patio
9:30 pm - Movie in the Alley: Inside Out, The Alley (Hub LL)

10:00 am - Men's Tennis - W&J Invitational, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
10:15 am - FW: Conversation with the President, Yost Auditorium
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
11:15 am - FW: Career Services - Empowering Students, Burnett 103
12:15 am - FW: Study Abroad & Magellan, Yost Auditorium
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
1:15 pm - FW: Greek 101, Media Room
1:30 pm - FW: Community Service Events, Various Locations
2:00 pm - Movie in the Alley: Inside Out, The Alley (Hub LL)
5:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Heidelberg, Alexandre Stadium
5:00 pm - Night Out with W&J Softball, Hofbrau Canonsburg
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - FW: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Rossin Ballroom
10:00 pm - Big Bingo, Rossin Ballroom
2:00 pm - Movie in the Alley: Inside Out, The Alley (Hub LL)
6:00 pm - Point of View Discussion Series, Media Room
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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Email weekly@washjeff.edu by this Wednesday!