Weekend of October 29, 2015   Vol. 3 Issue 8
SAB's Annual Fall Fest
Friday at 5:00 pm on the Old Main Walkway
SAB's Annual Fall Fest returns this Friday! The events include costume, pie eating, pumpkin carving and mummify a friend contests, trick-or-treating, crafts, and snacks!

Events begin at 5:00 pm on the walkway between Old Main and the Hub. Be sure to head to the Old Main lawn after for the Halloween Movie Marathon! 

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Today's Events
International Education Day is Today!

The concept for this year is "One day W&J meets the World". We have a full day of events!

Classroom Discussion - 1:15 pm in Old Main 306
Preeti Rajandran, Assistant Director of International Relations, will be presenting: "Why are some 'International' and Not Others".

Study Abroad Showcase - 5:30 pm in the Media Room
Come hear all about study abroad from a W&J Student's perspective. There will be snacks and a prize drawings! Bring your questions about scholarships and grants.

Cooking International Cuisine - 5:30 pm in the Alumni House
The French, German and Spanish clubs will show you how to make some of their favorite dishes!

International Dance - 10:00 pm in the Alley
Enjoy song selections from all over the world played by DJ Big Ed!
 
Announcements
Flu Shots Still Available!

Flu season is upon us!  Stop by the Student Health Center from 9:00 am to Noon or 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm to receive your annual flu vaccine.  Available to students, faculty and staff.  The fee is $20, cash or check only (no cards).
 
Pandora Yearbook Costume Contest

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.  
 
Vagina Monologues Help Needed

Sign-up to Help with the Production
Vagina Monologues is calling out all those interested in participating in the 2016 production. We are accepting applications for Director/Co-Director and for Volunteers/Performers. Men are welcome and encouraged to apply for supportive roles.
 
Applications can be found by visiting International Student Services spire page under Documents. Email all completed applications and questions to kkauffman@washjeff.edu.
 
Director/Co-Director Applications are due Monday, November 2nd by 5:00pm. Interviews will be held Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th.
 
Volunteer/Performer Applications are due Friday, November 6th by 5:00pm. Auditions are TBD once director/co-directors are chosen.
 

The Fullbridge Program Returns to W&J

Sign-up During Intersession/Spring Course Registration
Washington & Jefferson is excited to welcome back The Fullbridge Program to campus this Intersession.  This course is listed as BUS 297 in the Intersession 2016 offerings.  We are once again partnering with Fullbridge to help connect your undergraduate academic experience with real-world experience right here on campus.
 
The Fullbridge XBA in Entrepreneurship is a nationally recognized program that focuses on the skills and behaviors necessary to be innovative and entrepreneurial. Students are supported throughout the program by Fullbridge Coaches, who are experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals.
 
Here's what you will get from your experience:
  • An expert coach, who will be your mentor and practice boss
  • Confidence and the skills essential to be successful working in a variety of organizations including: non-profit, finance, business, start-ups, and more
  • A transformative experience to discuss in an interview and boost your resume
Dates: January 11 - 29; 9am - 6pm daily (Monday - Friday)
Price: The complete cost of the course is being funded by a private donor
Registration: Register for BUS 297 for Intersession 2016
Prerequisites: None
Course Credit: Offered for credit on S/U basis
 
Note: This course will count as one of your two required Intersession courses; however; if you have already participated in your two Intersession courses, you can still take this course at no additional charge.  This is a unique opportunity, available to us thanks to the tremendous generosity of a donor, and we want all interested students to have the chance to participate. 
 
From Intersession 2015:
 
"This was a great experience for me as a college senior preparing to enter the professional field. The skills and competencies that I developed and gained over the course of the program are comprehensive and relevant to my career advancement. I feel confident that I will be more valuable as job candidate after participating in this program."
--Fullbridge Participant, Washington & Jefferson College
 
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Professor Malinak

This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Today
Halloween Treats at the Commons

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

Feel Good Friday

Friday from 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm at the Campus Center Circle
Join the Business Office for their annual Halloween themed Feel Good Friday event!

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.

Halloween Movie Marathon

Friday After Fall Fest
Head over to the Old Main Lawn after SAB's Fall Fest to catch some creepy flicks on an outdoor big screen! 

7:00 pm - Hocus Pocus
8:45 pm - Ouija
10:15 pm - Annabelle
 
Fall Choral Concert

Friday at 7:30 pm in the Ballroom
Join the W&J Choir and Camerata Singers for an evening of music featuring selections from the Renaissance to the present. You're bound to hear something you like in this concert that will include something for everyone. And who knows? You just might hear your new favorite song!
 
Color Coded by Dylan Collinson

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.
 
Camerata Singers Performance

Sunday at 4:00 pm
The W&J Camerata Singers will perform this Sunday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland as part of "Pittsburgh Sings! The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Festival of Choirs."  The Cameratas, along with two high school choirs and the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, will each present several selections.  At the conclusion of the concert all choirs will combine, over 220 voices strong, for four movements from Carl Orff's Carmina burana. 

Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door.  Children under 12 are admitted free. 

For more information see the flyer!

OCF Day of Light Event

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.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Wear Purple to Support DVSSP!

Today!
Today, 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/.

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.

CYS Holiday Volunteering

Children and Youth Services is currently looking for volunteers to help with their toy drive benefiting underserved 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
Thursday 
Wear Purple Day - Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Halloween Treats at the Commons
1:15 pm - International Day Classroom Discussion, Old Main 306
5:30 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Media Room
5:30 pm - Cooking International Cuisine, Alumni House
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
10:00 pm - International Dance, The Alley (Hub LL) 
 
Friday
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
7:00 pm - Halloween Movie Marathon: Hocus Pocus, Old Main Lawn
7:30 pm - Fall Choral Concert, Rossin Ballroom
7:30 pm - GSA's Haunted House, Davis Hall
8:45 pm - Halloween Movie Marathon: Ouija, Old Main Lawn
9:00 pm - Mobile Monti's, Hub Back Deck
10:15 pm - Halloween Movie Marathon: Annabelle, Old Main Lawn
Late Night Wing Bar @ G&T's
 
Saturday
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 Night, Hub LL
 
Sunday
3:00 pm - Wind Ensemble Concert, Olin Theatre
4:00 pm - Camerata Performance, Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
7:00 pm - OCF Day of Light, Old Main Entrance
 
Monday Preview
J. Robert Maxwell Visiting Scholar

Reception Monday from 4:15 - 5:30 pm in the Ski Lodge
International award winning  peacemaker, Mary Montague,  is visiting the campus of Washington and Jefferson College the first week in November. Ms. Montague assisted in brokering the Northern Ireland peace agreements and has worked in peacemaking, reconciliation, and mediation for over 40 years throughout the world. She has worked in  Kosovo, the Balkans, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, the Middle East, Asia, and Northern Africa. Ms. Montague is the  2015 Mediators Beyond Borders International  Peacemaker of the Year  and the 2015 Bremen Peace Award Winner for Public Engagement. You are invited to attend:
 
Reception: Monday, November 2 at the Ski Lodge from 4:15 - 5:30 pm
 
Lecture: Tuesday, November 3 Rossin Ballroom 7:00 pm:  Ms. Montague is giving a public lecture  on "Us and Them: The Nature of Conflict and Peace."  Please feel free to invite others to this timely and much needed lecture on how one person really can bring about change in the world.
 
Ms. Montague's visit is sponsored by the The J. Robert Maxwell '43  Visiting Scholar Series,  Benedum Foundation Master Teacher Grant, Conflict Resolution Studies Concentration, and the  Washington & Jefferson College Education Department

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.  

Senior Class Registration

Check the Registrar Wiki for Specific Times
Please remember that the Senior Class will register for Spring and Intersession courses on Monday. 

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.



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