Weekend of September 24, 2015   Vol. 3 Issue 3
Introducing the 1781 Pub
Launching this Friday at 9:00 pm
This Friday, the faculty dining room and commons patio will transform into a pub and beer garden! The 1781 Pub will feature a selection of premium beer (limit 3), pub snacks, and live entertainment.

This month will feature beers of Oktoberfest!

Tickets are $10 for presale (available now at the Rossin Information Desk) and $12 at the door.

Launching in time for Family Weekend, the 1781 Pub will pop up throughout the semester so keep an eye on W&J Weekly and Spire for additional dates.

Must be 21 to enter with a valid ID.

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Today's Events
Art 112 Student Exhibit

Now through September 28
Head over to the first floor of Olin to see the Art 112 Student Exhibit entitled "Walkin the Line"! The exhibit will be open now through September 28.
Safe Zone Training (STUDENTS ONLY)

Tonight at 7:00 pm in Burnett 016
Safe Zone Trainings are created to develop, enhance, and maintain environments in workplaces, schools, and other social settings to LGBTQ individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion. The only way to be Safe Zone Certified is to stay for the entire training. THIS TRAINING IS FOR STUDENTS ONLY AND YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. THERE ARE ONLY 20 SEATS PER TRAINING. For more information or to RSVP, go to Spire.
Fall Musical Auditions!

Next Monday and Tuesday
Auditions for Avenue Q, the fall Communication Arts theatre production, are happening on Monday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 4:30-6:30pm in Studio 102 in Olin.  Students who prepare a short song (or a verse and chorus from a longer song) for the audition should bring sheet music with them.  Alternatively, students may choose to sing one of the songs we will have available at the auditions.  Students will also be asked to read one of the monologues, or short readings, that will be available.  No advanced preparation is necessary for the reading.

An audition sign-up sheet is available outside the office of Dr. Karin Maresh (BUR 014).  Those who don't sign up may, of course, also audition, but will be seen in-between already scheduled appointments. 

Please email Dr. Maresh (kmaresh@washjeff.edu) if you have any questions about being involved in this hilarious musical!!

Ski Lodge Furniture

A Note to All Students, Faculty, & Staff 
Please return the Ski Lodge furnishings to their original set-up/configuration when you are finished using them. This keeps the room looking nice and makes it more presentable for visitors to campus.
This Weekend's Events
Family Weekend is this Weekend!

Register Today!
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 noted in the schedule of events at the end of this W&J Weekender with an "FW".

Feel Good Friday

Friday from 11:30 pm  - 1:00 pm at the Campus Center Circle
This week's Feel Good Friday event is sponsored by the Library! Come and take part in a banned books photo booth!

A Night Out with Softball

POV Discussion: #AllLivesMatter...right?

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at the Humane Society Paint Project
Registration Extended Until Tomorrow
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 1:00 pm 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. 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
Registration Extended Until Tomorrow!
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. 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.
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 one 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 an information session for this opportunity on Wednesday, September 30, at 5:30 pm in Tech Center 118. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. Pre-register here. Questions? E-Mail volunteer@washjeff.edu.

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!

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"

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 MeetingThe 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 - POV Discussion: #AllLivesMatter...right?, Media Room
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

Monday Preview
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.

Marshall's Information Table
Monday from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Mailroom Table
A representative from Marshalls at the Washington Crown Center will be providing information regarding part-time employment.

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