Week of September 28, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 5
W&J Arts Series Welcomes the Gaden Shartse Monastery for Week Long Residence
Events Throughout the Week
Once again the W&J Arts Series is welcoming our friends from the Gaden Shartse Monastery for a week long residence. While they are here, the monks will be giving lectures and performances during the evenings and making a sand mandala during the day. 

The full schedule is available in the "Schedule of Events" section at the end of this W&J Weekly.

For more information on the tour, visit the Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour website
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Semester Abroad Showcase & App. Deadline

Deadline for Spring 2016 Off-Campus Study is this Thursday!
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
Fall Musical Auditions!!!

Today and Tomorrow - Become Part of Avenue Q
Auditions for Avenue Q, the fall Communication Arts theatre production, are happening on Monday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 4:30-6:30 pm 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!!
Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Meetings Every Monday at 8:45 pm
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship of W&J will be meeting in the Ski Lodge at 8:45pm every Monday.  Come and meet the members, talk with our spiritual advisor, Fr. George, and listen to the fun stuff we have planned for this year!  We welcome all, Orthodox and non-Orthodox.  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.

Biology Department Seminar Series

Featuring Michael Chepanoske, Biochemistry Class of 2017
The Biology Department is sponsoring a Seminar Series featuring students, W&J faculty, and invited researchers. Our first seminar features Biochemistry student, class of 2017 Michael Chepanoske. He will discuss his summer internship where he explored "Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Liver Disease in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency" this Tuesday from 1-1:30 pm in Dieter-Porter 100.

Math Club First Meeting

Tuesday at 6:00 pm in Old Main 307
The W&J Math Club will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 29. The meeting will be in Old Main 307 at 6:00 pm. We will be discussing what the club is doing this year while eating snacks. 

Center for Energy Policy & Management Forum

Wednesday at 12:30 pm  
Learn about the work of the Center for Energy Policy and Management this 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.

Woodrow Wilson Lecture

Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
This Wednesday, visiting scholar Hina Shamsi of the ACLU will present a Woodrow Wilson lecture at 7:00 pm in Yost. The title of the lecture is "Human Rights and National Security: The Case for Closing Guantanamo."
Interested in Playing Ice Hockey?

Join this club-D1 sport, free of charge!
Our home ice is located in Canonsburg, at Southpointe's Iceoplex, just 25 minutes from campus! Next practice: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:30PM 
If you would like to learn more, come to practice, or meet the team, email: crockettds@jay.washjeff.edu

Food Recovery Network Informational Meeting

This Thursday at 4:00 pm in the Ski Lodge
I am working to establish a Food Recovery Network Chapter on campus. We will be working with the Commons on campus and the Washington City Mission to reduce W&J's food waste by donating it to help feed the local homeless. An informational meeting to learn more about this program will be held on Thursday, October 1st for any interested students.
Habitat for Humanity Chapter's First Meeting

This Thursday at 6:00 pm in Old Main Chapel
Habitat for Humanity Chapter's first meeting will be this Thursday for both new and returning members. There will be snacks, and it will be quick!
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. 
Habitat for Humanity Dress Sale - 2 Day Event

This Friday and Saturday!
Party, Evening, Prom, Bridal-- Looking for a homecoming, formal, or special occasion dress?  There are over forty five dresses for sale, and all must go!  Ranging in styles and sizes, but all under $250!  All proceeds benefit Washington County's Habitat for Humanity. 

Interested in checking out the selection?
Come to Salvitti Atrium (located in Swanson Science Center) on:
Friday, October 2, 2015 from 5-7PM and Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1-3PM 

The Big Lebowski

Showing this Saturday
Film Club will be hosting a screening of The Big Lebowski this Saturday in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Center) at 3:00 pm
DIY Series: Painting with a Twist

Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Hub Alley
What is Painting with a Twist? Step-by-step instruction with an experience artist to leave with a one-of-a-kind creation!  Typically done in their studio, but for this special event, they will be coming to W&J! This event is FREE, but spots are limited. Please RSVP on Spire to sign-up.
Energy Lecture Series

Second Program of the Grid Academy
Don't miss the second program in the Grid Academy Series, The Smart Grid: Innovating for Efficiency and Reliability.  Featuring Dr. Gregory Reed of the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and a panel of three experts, the program will be presented on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium, Burnett Center.  For more information contact Diana Stares at dstares@washjeff.edu.
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 an information session for this opportunity this Wednesday 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!

W&J has an awesome opportunity to support a great cause sponsored by Do Something and H&M. We are hosting a clothing drive  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
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5:00), Rossin UL
4:30 pm - Avenue Q Auditions (until 6:30), Olin 102
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
1:00 pm - Michael Chepanoske Biology Research Seminar, Dieter-Porter 100
4:30 pm - Avenue Q Auditions (until 6:30), Olin 102
5:00 pm - Mindfulness Workshop, Burnett 302
6:00 pm - Math Club First Meeting, Old Main 307
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - Gaden Shartse Monastery Lecture, Olin Theatre
7:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Muskingum, Alexandre Stadium
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle

12:30 pm - Center for Energy Policy & Management Forum, Media Room
5:30 pm - College Access Mentoring Program, Tech Center 118
6:00 pm - Red & Black Meeting, Alex Common Room
7:00 pm - Gaden Shartse Monastery Lecture, Olin Theatre
7:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Penn State Altoona, Alexandre Stadium
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1)Rossin UL
4:00 pm - Food Recovery Network Informational Meeting, Ski Lodge
6:00 pm - Habitat for Humanity Chapter's First Meeting, Old Main Chapel
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - SGA Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:30 pm - Gaden Shartse Monastery Performance, Olin Theatre

12:00 pm - Sign-ups for IM Floor Hockey close, imsports@washjeff.edu
12:00 pm - Sign-ups for IM Volleyball close, imsports@washjeff.edu
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
3:15 pm - Gaden Shartse Monastery Closing Ceremony, Olin
3:30 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Geneva, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
5:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Olin Lawn
5:00 pm - Habitat for Humanity Dress Sale (until 7:00), Swanson Atrium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - National Diversity Day Comedy Show, Rossin Ballroom
9:00 pm - Monticello's Karaoke Night, Hub LL

10:00 am - Women's Tennis vs. Muskingum, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Habitat for Humanity Dress Sale (until 3:00), Swanson Atrium 
1:00 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Maryville, Alexandre Stadium
3:00 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Chatham, Alexandre Stadium
3:00 pm - Film Club: The Big Lebowski, Yost Auditorium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

2:00 pm - DIY Series: Painting with a Twist, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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