Weekend of October 8, 2015   Vol. 3 Issue 5
Homecoming 2015
This Friday and Saturday
This weekend we welcome fellow sons and daughters of W&J back home! Join us in celebrating with a variety of events.

This year's Homecoming Court will be announced at the Homecoming Dance this Friday at 9:30 pm in the Tech Center lobby!

Homecoming events are marked with "HC 2015" in the schedule of events section at the bottom of this W&J Weekly.

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Today's Events
Recreation Center Groundbreaking

Today at 5:30 pm
The Office of Development & Alumni Relations would like to invite the W&J community to join us today at 5:30 pm for the James David Ross Family Recreation Center groundbreaking. The recreation center represents the second phase of the Athletic Complex Renovation and Expansion project. We hope that you will join us in supporting our coaches and student athletes! 
The groundbreaking will take place on the former tennis courts next to the Henry Memorial Gym. 

Vira Heinz Scholarship

Info Session Today at 5:00 pm
The Office of Study Abroad would like to draw your attention to the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Program for Women in Global Leadership. This award combines a study abroad scholarship with a global leadership development program. Program participants will receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 for study abroad during the summer 2016; in addition, they will participate in a series of leadership development events and community engagement. As one of 16 participating colleges, W&J is able to nominate up to three students for the program each year.
To be eligible, candidates must
  • Be US citizens or permanent residents with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have never traveled abroad
  • Be a sophomore or junior woman at W&J
To learn more, attend the Info Session today at 5:00pm in 103 Burnett!
Women who fall within one of the four indicators of diversity as designated by the Heinz Endowments (race/ethnicity; GLBTQQ; disability; or financial need) are especially encouraged to apply. If you are a freshman, you are welcome to attend the info session, but you must wait to apply until you are a sophomore.
Applications are due by November 1, 2015. Again, this opportunity is specifically for women.

See you at the Info Session!

Today is National Depression Screening Day 

Each year in early October we join with communities across the nation in recognition of National Depression Screening Day. A free screening is being sponsored today by Student Counseling Services.

You may take an anonymous online screening through our ULifeline "Self E-valuator" screening program, available at this link: Ulifeline.  You can also stop by our Table near George and Tom's to take a screening or gather helpful information for yourself or a friend.
Open the door to a brighter tomorrow.

Tech Center Student Parking

Cars Parked in the Wrong Area will be Ticketed
The Tech Center parking lot is divided into a faculty/staff section and a student section. This map shows how the parking lot is divided. Please remember to obey the signage in the lot and park in the correct area or your vehicle will be ticketed by Campus & Public Safety.

As of today, tickets will be upheld for parking in the wrong section. 

This Weekend's Events
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 College Chaplain, Rev. Gary Gibson.

This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Late Night Wings at G&T's

Movie in the Alley: Southpaw

Saturday at 9:30 pm & Sunday at 2:00 pm 
Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.
The Case Against 8

Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room  
A viewing  of the documentary The Case Against 8 will take place on Sunday, in recognition of National Coming Out Day. The film chronicles the Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Pizza and a brief discussion will follow the film screening.   

Co-sponsored by: Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Gender and Women's Studies, U. Grant Miller Library, Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs (DPMA).

Volunteer Opportunities
Houston Pumpkinfest Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed tonight to help set up chairs and benches in the large pavilion area and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help run timers for inflatable bouncers, take tickets, wash pumpkins, help children decorate pumpkins, and various other tasks. Check us out! http://www.houstonpumpkinfestival.net/. To volunteer, contact Halsey Stockdale at misshalsey@gmail.com or via phone at 724-485-0454.
Schedule of Events
*Homecoming events are noted with "HC 2015"

11:30 am - German Week Trivia, Games & Prizes (until 1:30), Mailroom Table
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1)Rossin UL
5:00 pm - Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Info Session, Burnett 103
5:30 pm - Recreation Center Groundbreaking, Old Tennis Courts
7:00 pm - Volleyball vs. La Roche, Henry Gym
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Comedian Zoltan Kazsas,The Alley (Hub LL)

11:30 am - German Week Trivia, Games & Prizes (until 1:30), Mailroom Table
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
4:00 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Pitt Greensburg, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
5:00 pm - HC 2015: Veteran's Memorial Service, Swanson Flagpole (Salvitti Quad)
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:30 pm - Homecoming Dance, Tech Center
8:00 am - HC 2015: Student Biology Poster Session, Dieter-Porter First Floor
8:30 am - HC 2015: Dieter-Porter Medical Lecture, Dieter-Porter 100
8:30 am - HC 2015: W. Edward Sell '45 Legal Lecture, Rossin Ballroom
9:00 am - Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game, Alexandre Stadium
10:00 am - HC 2015: CIS Alumni Panel & Open House, CIS Library
10:00 am - HC 2015: Education Panel, Burnett 003
10:00 am - HC 2015: Psychology Panel Discussion, Yost Auditorium
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
11:00 am - HC 2015: Tennis Alumni Gathering, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
11:00 am - Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Franciscan, Swanson Tennis Ctr.
12:30 pm - HC 2015: Black Student Union Reunion, Hub LL
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle (until 5:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
2:00 pm - Football vs. Grove City, Cameron Stadium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:30 pm - SAIL Movie in the Alley: Southpaw, The Alley (Hub LL)
12:00 pm - Men's Golf vs. Peter C. Rossin Memorial, Southpointe Golf Club
2:00 pm - SAIL Movie in the Alley: Southpaw, The Alley (Hub LL)
6:00 pm - National Coming Out Day - The Case Against 8, Media Room
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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