Week of October 26, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 9
Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations: Classic Go Pop!
Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Olin theatre 
We welcome Mr. Siegel back to perform another of his brilliantly polished concerts with commentary. "Classics Go Pop!" features familiar melodies and beloved favorites; Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Gershwin's Fascinatin' Rhythm, Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Chopin's Minute Waltz, and the Ritual Fire Dance of de Falla; all presented with lively, captivating remarks and followed by virtuoso performances. A short Q&A will follow.

Two FREE tickets with W&J Id. Please call 724-223-6546 M-F, noon-6 pm to reserve.

For more information visit: http://keyboardconversations.com/index

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Intersession & Spring Courses Now Posted

2016 Intersession & Spring courses are in WebAdvisor. Registration dates/times are now available at the Registrar wiki.

Please remember that prior to registration, all students must discuss their intentions for 2016 Intersession and spring with their academic advisor. If you haven't already done so, contact your academic advisor to schedule an appointment.

Japan - Intersession 2017

Contact Dr. Miller if Interested
Registration for Intersession 2016 and Spring Term is just around the corner. Any students who are interested in the Japan 2017 Intersession trip should talk with their parents over fall break about how to use the Intersession experience and begin making plans now. If you are interested in taking the 2017 Intersession trip to Japan, Please see Dr. Miller (Old Main, 204 F) or e-mail him at smiller@washjeff.edu as soon as possible.

Pandora Yearbook Costume Contest

Today until November 1
Pandora is holding a costume contest. Tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! You can find us everywhere using @wjpandora or use #wjpandora. We will post the winner on our pages. Contest ends November 1. The winner will announced on November 2.  

Wheeling Symphony College Concert Series

W&J Students Get Tickets for Free!
The College Concert Series, conceived by Maestro Andre Raphel, provides tickets at no cost to four Wheeling Symphony concerts for college students throughout the Ohio Valley - thanks to Wheeling Jesuit University's sponsorship of the series. Additionally, the faculty and staff of these schools receive 50 percent off tickets. 

Concerts in the series include:
  • Masterworks II, Nov. 6: Stravinsky's Firebird, Sibelius' 150th and guest violinist Frank Almond plays Mendelssohn
  • Masterworks III, March 11: Schumann's Rhenish and guest pianist Angela Cheng plays Beethoven
  • Pops II, Feb. 12:  Spectrum: A Tribute to Motown and R&B
  • Pops III, April 22: Time for Three, violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicholas Kendall; and bassist Ranaan Meyer
This year's series features everything from Beethoven to the Beatles, demonstrating the range of musical offerings presented by the Orchestra.

Students, faculty and staff only need to present their college/university ID at the Capitol Theatre Box Office the night of the performance to receive their tickets. 

Upcoming Events
Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Sign-ups are Today!
Thanks to some free tickets provided by the Film Festival organizers and additional funding from the Sustainability Committee, Dr. March will take up to nine students to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

If you are interested, please contact Jamie March today, Monday Oct. 26 to reserve your seat!
Learn about Medical & Pharmaceutical Sales

Today at 6:00 pm in Burnett 103
W&J Alumnus Jon Pons '02 will share his story, give an overview of the medical sales industry, and offer tips for interviews and résumés. 

This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events & Specials

Pastabilities at the Commons

Halloween Treats at the Commons

Trick or Treat at G&T's
Late Night Wing Bar @ G&T's

Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training
The date options for the trainings are:
This Tuesday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Rossin Student Government Chambers (Room 303)
This Wednesday from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Rossin Student Government Chambers (Room 303)
Due to space limitations, there are only 20 seats available for each training date available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please RSVP for the training date that best fits your schedule through the Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs Spire page.  The training will cover key terminology, hot topics that currently impact the LGBTQIA+ students, and resources on how we can help to make our campus community a safer space.  Please email diversity@washjeff.edu if you have questions.    

Free Martial Arts class for W&J Community!
Beginner Lessons are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 
Are you interested in self-defense techniques or do you want to learn martial arts? We meet every Tuesday from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Alley (lower level of the HUB). The Martial Arts class is free and open to students, faculty and staff. No experience necessary!  The instructor is Dr. Matsuno, an associate professor of Chemistry.

Words to Make Darkness Visible
Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Walker Room of the Library
Franklin Lit and Sigma Tau Delta invite you to "Words to Make Darkness Visible," a reading of spooky texts! Refreshments will be served.

Bring a text you'd like to read or just enjoy listening! Faculty and staff, please announce to your students and encourage them to attend.
Graduate School Admission Process Info Session

Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Media Room
Please join Dr. Beth Bennett, Dr. Linda Troost and Dr. Michael Leonard for "Understanding the Graduate School Admission Process and Writing an Effective Personal Statement", an information session about the graduate school admission process. There will be refreshments & prizes! Sponsored by Career Services.
Semester Abroad Showcase

This Thursday & November 19
Mark your calendars! The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce the fall 2015 Semester Abroad Showcase dates: this Thursday 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 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.
International Education Day

This Thursday!
Mark your calendar for this year's International Education Day this Thursday!

The concept for this year is "One day W&J meets the World". The day includes a Study Abroad Showcase from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pminternational cooking demonstrations in the Alumni House, and there will be an international dance party in the Alley of the Hub! DJ Big Ed will be providing the entertainment for the evening. So come eat delicious food from our international clubs and dance the night away!

More information about this event will be in the Weekender!
Team Handball

Sign-ups Close Friday at 12:00 pm
Intramural Team Handball sign-ups close this Friday at 12:00 pm. Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 5 players (with at least 2 females).  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from November 2-19.

Le Tour de Dubjay

Sign-ups Close Friday at 12:00 pm
Le Tour de DubJay is a special, individual event designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles on campus through cycling.  This competition runs from November 2-20 and entries are due by this Friday (registrations are accepted throughout the duration of this particular event).  For more information on this event please go to www.washjeff.edu/intramural-leagues-tournaments.

All entries for Le Tour de DubJay can be sent to imsports@washjeff.edu.

SAB's Annual Fall Fest

This Friday!
SAB's Annual Fall Fest returns on October 30th beginning at 5:00 pm. The events will include costume, pie eating, pumpkin carving and mummify a friend contests, trick-or-treating, crafts, snacks, and a halloween movie marathon.

Events begin at 5:00 pm on the walkway between Old Main and the Hub. 
Mark your calendar!
Color Coded by Dylan Collinson

This Friday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
On behalf of the Olin Art Gallery and the Art Department, it is with extreme pleasure that we invite the entire W&J community to attend the opening reception and artist talk for the exhibition, Color Coded by Dylan Collinson Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm.  The artist will begin his talk at approximately 6:30 pm in the Olin Art Gallery.

The exhibition continues through December 6th. The gallery will be closed during Thanksgiving break November 25th through 29th.

For additional information concerning the exhibit please see the gallery's web page at: www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery
OCF Day of Light

Sunday at 7:00 pm
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship will be hosting their first event of the year called the Day of Light on Sunday, November 1 at 7:00 pm in front entrance of Old Main (moved into the chapel if weather is bad).  We will be having a service for the sick and in need called the Paraklesis.  Also, throughout the week in the commons lobby, we will be taking names and handing out candles for those who wish to pray for a loved one.  Everyone is invited to attend this beautiful service.  We will be blessed with the assistance of two local orthodox priests and a metropolis chanter as well.  Hope to see you there.

Modern Languages Open House

Monday, November 2 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
The Department of Modern Languages will hold an open house/pizza party next Monday, November 2, 2015 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the 2nd Floor Atrium of the Burnett Center. Join faculty and students for good music and good food and to learn about studying languages at W&J and W&J and study abroad opportunities! Other highlights include Spanish Club activities to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead and a passport drawing thanks to the Office of Study Abroad.  

Film Screening: American Outrage

Thursday, November 5 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in Burnett 003
A Diversity Programs and Multicultural Affairs event, co-sponsored by the Department of Communication Arts. 

American Outrage is about Carrie and Mary Dann, Western Shoshone sisters who have their ranch taken away by the US government in the interests of gold mining. This property seizure in the 21st century violated their nation's treaty arrangement with the US government. Among other things, the film illustrates how settler colonialism is a current and ongoing process of invasion, not an event that happened in the distant past. 
Discussion after the hour-long film will be facilitated by Anthony Fleury, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts.  In addition to general discussion about the film, Professor Fleury will point out how it relates to common stereotypes and misconceptions about Native Americans, many of which will soon be activated in popular discourse as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
Networking Event: Intro's & Appetizers

For Juniors and Seniors Only
All juniors and seniors are invited to attend a one-of-a-kind networking event to meet W&J alumni in a high-energy, low-pressure atmosphere! Please bring I.D. for proof of age. Register today as there is limited space available! To register, follow: www.jayconnected.com/networking15. Questions? Please contact Kaley Tomsic at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864. Thursday, November 12 from 6-8:30 pm in the Ballroom, Rossin Campus Center.
One-Day Kickball Tournament

Register by November 8
All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a kickball tournament at the Greentree Sports Complex on November 22 at 9:00 am. Teams are to be 7 - 10 players and the cost per team is $100. Giveaways will be handed out all day! for more information click here to view the flier, or email jhays@greentreesportsplex.com.
Volunteer Opportunities
November Produce to People - Register Today!

The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, November 3 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Produce to People is the Food Bank's large-scale produce distribution program. Volunteers are needed to assist with anything from passing out the produce, to acting as runners and support. Volunteers can sign up for the full experience or for shorter shifts. Transportation is provided, and a shuttle leaves campus on the hour each hour and returns to campus on the half hour. Student volunteers are eligible to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or store! To register to volunteer, fill out the form here. Please register by Friday, October 30 at 5:00 pm.
Wear Purple to Support DVSSP!

This Thursday
On Thursday, all Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to wear purple in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and to wrap up the month, we ask that everyone wear purple in support of domestic violence victims, which includes dating violence. More than half (57%) of college students who report having been in an abusive dating relationship said it occurred in college. Your support is appreciated!

We will also have additional programming and information available at George & Tom's during the day of Thursday, October 29.

For more information on Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania (DVSSP) and how you can support, go to http://www.peacefromdv.org/.

CYS Holiday Volunteering

Children and Youth Services is currently looking for volunteers to help with their toy drive benefiting undeserved families in the Washington Area. As a volunteer, individuals may be working at a toy drop-off station, or wrapping gifts that will be distributed to children that will otherwise not receive gifts this year. Dates for volunteering will be December 7th - 10th in the 4-H building at the Washington Country Fairgrounds. Volunteering will take place during business hours, and the duration of volunteering will be flexible. Please contact Joshua Makepeace (jmakepeace@washjeff.edu) with any further questions or to volunteer.

Schedule of Events
Spring 2016 Course Schedule Available on WebAdvisor!
5:30 pm - Adoration, Newman Center
6:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
6:30 pm - Newman Club Homemade Dinner, Newman Center
7:00 pm - W&J Open Gym (until 8), Church of the Covenant 
7:00 pm - SAB Weekly Meeting, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
8:45 pm - Orthodox Christian Fellowship Meeting, Ski Lodge
Pastabilities at the Commons
12:00 pm - Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training, Rossin Council Chambers (Room 303)
5:30 pm - Men's Soccer vs. Westminster, Alexandre Stadium
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Saint Vincent, Henry Gym
7:00 pm - Words to Make Darkness Visible, Walker Room of the Library
7:30 pm - Arts Series: Jeffrey Siegel Performance, Olin Theatre
7:30 pm - Women's Soccer vs. Westminster, Alexandre Stadium
12:00 pm - Faculty/Staff Safe Zone Training, Rossin Council Chambers (Room 303)
7:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Oberlin, Cameron Stadium
Wear Purple Day - Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Halloween Treats at the Commons
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00), Rossin UL
5:30 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Media Room
7:00 pm - Sarah Rose Nordgren Poetry Reading, Burnett 103
7:00 pm - SGA Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
Le Tour de DubJay Entries Due
Trick or Treat at G&T's
12:00 pm - Intramural Team Handball Sign-ups Close
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
4:00 pm - Advanced Spire Training, Tech Center 118
5:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Tech Center Lawn
5:00 pm - SAB's Annual Fall Fest, Old Main and Hub Walkway
6:00 pm - Olin Art Gallery Opening: Color Coded by Dylan Collins, Olin Art Gallery
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Halloween Movie Marathon, Old Main Lawn
7:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Grove City, Henry Gym
7:30 pm - Fall Choral Concert, Rossin Ballroom
9:00 pm - Mobile Monti's, Hub Back Deck
Late Night Wing Bar @ G&T's
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Field Hockey vs. Houghton, Cameron Stadium
1:00 pm - Swimming and Diving vs. Frostburg State, Henry Natatorium
1:00 pm - Swimming and Diving vs. Alderson Broaddus, Henry Natatorium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's: Halloween Theme, Hub LL
3:00 pm - Wind Ensemble Concert, Olin Theatre
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
7:00 pm - OCF Day of Light, Old Main Entrance

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