Week of October 12, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 7
Complete Your Part 1 Magellan Application Today!
Part 1 Application Deadline is October 21
Considering a Summer 2016 Magellan Project?! Complete a Part 1 Application today! It only takes 5 minutes, is a non-binding statement of intent, and is required to pursue a Part 2 Application. The Part 1 Application is available on the  Magellan Spire page under "News" as well as the Magellan page on the college website.
 
Questions or meetings can be scheduled with Tyler Tenney, Coordinator of Co-curricular Innovation/Magellan Project Coordinator (ttenney@washjeff.edu)

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Announcements
Outside Scholarships

A Message from Financial Aid
If you're looking for outside scholarships to help pay your tuition, please visit our external scholarship page at www.washjeff.edu/external-scholarships-awards.
There are a variety of scholarship opportunities and search engines. Not all require essays. The page is updated regularly, so check back often.

Campus Employment

A Message from Financial Aid
If you haven't found a campus job yet and were awarded Federal Work Study, make sure you have created your College Central Account and visited their site. All campus positions are located there.  If you are FWS eligible, you would have received paperwork in your campus mailbox. You can also visit www.washjeff.edu/student-employment for instructions on setting up your CCN account, completing payroll paperwork, and accessing your timesheet. If you have any questions about federal work study or campus employment, please contact Chris Shaffer at cshaffer@washjeff.edu
 
Upcoming Events
Music Major and Minor Information Session

Today at 5:15 pm in Olin 213
If you have any interest in music, please come to Olin 213 today at 5:15 pm to learn about the music major and minor, and to meet other students who are pursuing the major and minor at W&J.  The music curriculum can be challenging to navigate without this information, so you are strongly urged to attend if you have ever considered music as a major or minor.  For example, did you know that MUS 204 Fundamentals of Music is being offered this coming spring, and is a required gateway course for students without a Music Theory background? Don't pass up this opportunity to get on the music bandwagon!
 
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events & Specials

Wednesday
Rib Night at the Commons

MTO Grilled Cheese at G&T's

Plastic Paradise

Film Showing this Tuesday at 7:30 pm in Yost Auditorium
Bailey Mudrick, a senior studying Communication Arts, has been working on her capstone where she is running a campaign to show the negative effects that disposal plastic waste has on our environment, and how our campus can help reduce its disposal plastic waste footprint.
 
Tomorrow, she will be showing the documentary, Plastic Paradise, a film directed by Angela Sun. This film is an independent documentary film that chronicles Sun's personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Along the way she meets with scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans and what it may be doing to our health.

The film will be shown in Yost Auditorium in Burnett at 7:30 pm and is less than an hour long. 
 
Energy Lecture Series

Second Program of the Grid Academy this Wednesday
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 at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium, Burnett Center.  For more information contact Diana Stares at dstares@washjeff.edu.
 
Diversity Programming Board Meeting

Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Hub Fireplace Lounge
Come join us as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month! 
 
Ursuline College Info Table

Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Mailroom Table
Melanie Steele of Ursuline College in Ohio will be manning an information table near the mailroom, regarding graduate school programs offered.  
 
Mad Max: Fury Road

This Saturday at 3:00 pm in the Yost Auditorium
Film Club will be screening "Mad Max: Fury Road" Saturday at 3:00 pm in Yost Auditorium.

Plot Synopsis:
Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Pi Phi's Arrowbands

This Saturday at 7:00 pm in the Olin Theatre
Pi Phi is hosting their annual Arrowbands event this Saturday! Admission is $2.00 and all proceeds benefit the PI Beta Phi Foundation. This event is intended for mature audiences. 

Come ROCK OUT with us!

Senior Class Gift Kick-Off Event

October 22 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the Ski Lodge
Attention Seniors! Mark your calendars for the Senior Class Gift Kick-Off Event on Thursday, October 22! From 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the Ski Lodge, come enjoy delicious food and drink, games, and music with your fellow Seniors while learning about your Senior Class Gift. Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864.
 
Semester Abroad Showcase

October 29 & November 19
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 at 5:30 pm 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!
 
Now is the perfect time to plan your fall 2016 semester abroad ! 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. Email studyabroad@washjeff.edu to set up your appointment.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Community Engagement Event

Friday at 3:15 pm
Please help members of East Washington plant native plants to create a habitat for butterflies and important pollinators.

Please contact Jamie March (jmarch@washjeff.edu, (724) 223-6119) to reserve your spot. 

Biology Majors, if you would like this activity to count towards your Civic Engagement Requirement for the Biology major, you must complete the Civic Engagement Activity Approval Form prior to doing the activity. Contact Jamie March for details.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Saturday from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity is having another Build Day, and anyone can sign up to come!  On October 17th, from 9:30 - 2:30 pm, come join the HFH Crew for some fun, some new skills, and a free lunch! (No experience is necessary!)  *Transportation may be provided.  

If you are interested, please email: czuczmanke@jay.washjeff.edu and RESERVE YOUR SPOT by October 15th at midnight!

Sustainability Committee Work Study Available!

The W&J Sustainability Committee is hiring a new Media Technician. This work-study student will design posters for the Sustainability Committee using texts that will be supplied, hang the posters and move them from location to location to maximize their impact, maintain the Committee's web presence, and carry out other tasks. Experience designing posters and maintaining web pages is preferred but we will consider fast learners who are eager to develop new skills. Required traits include creativity, initiative, reliability, attention to detail, and the ability to hang posters. The job is expected to require five to ten hours a week. If interested contact Dr. Patrick Caffrey, pcaffrey@washjeff.edu.
 
Help Wanted With Christian Home Healthcare

Looking for a rewarding job? Do you like helping others? We are currently interviewing for part time and full time positions as an in home health aide. If you are interested in applying or setting up an interview please contact Ashlee at 412-323-0203 Ext. 6119.
 
Schedule of Events
Monday
12:00 pm - Men's Golf vs. Peter C. Rossin Memorial, Southpointe Golf Club
5:15 pm - Music Major and Minor Info Session, Olin 213
5:30 pm - Adoration, Newman Center
6:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
6:30 pm - Newman Club Homemade Dinner, Newman Center
6:30 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Geneva - Senior Night, Swanson Tennis Center
7:00 pm - SAB Weekly Meeting, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge
 
Tuesday
7:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Waynesburg, Henry Gym
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Plastic Paradise Film Screening, Yost Auditorium
 
Wednesday
5:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Waynesburg, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Women's Tennis vs. Westminster, Swanson Tennis Center
7:00 pm - Energy Lecture Series: The Smart Grid, Yost Auditorium
7:30 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Waynesburg, Alexandre Stadium
 
Thursday 
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1)Rossin UL
4:00 pm - Introductory Spire Training, Tech 118
7:00 pm - Pi Beta Phi's Arrowbands, Olin Theatre
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
 
Friday
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
3:15 pm - East Washington Planting Event, jmarch@washjeff.edu 
6:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Tech Center Lawn
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
 
Saturday
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
12:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Hartwick, Cameron Stadium
3:00 pm - Film Club Showing "Mad Max: Fury Road", Yost Auditorium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Football vs. Bethany, Cameron Stadium
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
 
Sunday
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
 


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