Week of November 2, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 10
J. Robert Maxwell Visiting Scholar Mary Montague
Public Lecture Tuesday at 7:00 pm 
International Peace Negotiator Mary Montague will be in residence at W&J from November 1-4. She will be giving a public lecture titled "Us and Them: The Nature of Peace and Conflict" on Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Rossin Ballroom.
Montague, an experienced mediator who hails from Northern Ireland, has spent many years promoting peace in communities both at home and abroad. Montague has managed to bring opposing parties closer together and encouraged them to take part in inter-community peace talks. For decades, she acted as a mediator in the Northern Ireland conflict and made a significant contribution to reconciling the communities. She has mediated in other areas of crisis throughout the world including Kosovo, the Balkans, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, the Middle East, Asia, and Northern Africa.
Montague's visit to W&J, which is sponsored by the J. Robert Maxwell '43 Visiting Scholar Series, The Benedum Master Teacher Grant, Conflict Resolution Studies, and the Education Department.
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Today's Events
Modern Languages Open House

Today from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
The Department of Modern Languages will hold an open house/pizza party today 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 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.  

Vagina Monologues Help Needed

Director/Co-Director Applications Due Today by 5:00 pm
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 today by 5:00pm. Interviews will be held Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th.
Volunteer/Performer Applications are due this Friday (November 6) by 5:00pm. Auditions are TBD once director/co-directors are chosen.

Course Registration Begins

Seniors Register Today
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.

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

Do the Short Dark Winter Days Get You Down? 

Get some light!
Student Health & Counseling Services is once again providing use of full spectrum high intensity lights to help you through the winter blues.
For our latitude and climate, about 18% of adults can expect to see a seasonal dip in mood and functioning due to the short gloomy days. 
We will have the lights out and available every class day until the spring time, when the days grow longer and brighter again.  They are being placed in the lower level of Rossin Campus Center, behind the mail room. They will be out in the mornings, approximately 7:30 - 12:30, because that is the most effective time of day for the use of the lights. 
There will also be a winter wellness tip of the week, information about how to use the lights properly, and info on the winter blues available to students, faculty or staff members who stop by.
A very good book if you would like to learn more is "Winter Blues, Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder" by Normal E. Rosenthal, MD.  Feel free to stop by the Center if you would like to talk to a staff member about it too.
So swing by Rossin, read your mail, eat a breakfast sandwich, or catch up on some reading for class while you also catch some rays!

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.

Winter Tales 14

Submission Deadline is December 31
Winter Tales 14 is W&J's next annual 10-minute-play festival, which will premier eight new plays this February.  This year, we present a line of dialogue to inspire any playwrights who might suffer from writer's block upon reading this message.  The line is "What's that thing for?"  All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are invited to submit up to two 10-minute plays, which may be on any subject and may contain the line "What's that thing for?"  Please limit the play's number of pages to nine (9) and the number of characters to four (4) or fewer.
Submit your 10-minute play to Professor T.S. Frank at sfrank@washjeff.edu.  If chosen, your play will be produced as part of an evening of concert readings.  This year the winner of the best student-written 10-minute play will receive a $100.00 cash prize.  Manuscripts should follow industry format in 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, with margins at 1 inch.  The deadline for submissions is 12/31.

Upcoming Events
Parkhurst Dining Events

Turkey Bacon Guacamole Sub at G&T's

Pizza Making Contest at the Commons (Dinner)

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Commons

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.

CEPM Annual Energy Summit

Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm in the Ballroom
This Thursday the Center for Energy Policy and Management is holding its annual Energy Summit. This year the Summit will address shale gas development and the local economy. The program will be held in the Ballroom from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. All are invited, but please email Diana Stares (dstares@washjeff.edu) by Wednesday so that we can ensure there are enough seats.

Key Presentations of the Agenda
10:00 - 11:15: Resource Extraction: Short-Term and Long-Term Outlooks 
11:30 - 12:45: Understanding and Assessing Fiscal Conditions in Local 
1:15 - 2:25: Leveraging Shale Gas Development: Economic Growth & Diversification 
Film Screening: American Outrage

Thursday 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.

To find out more about the film, click here.
Networking Workshop

Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room
Please join Career Services for an interactive workshop to gain skills in the art of networking. This is planned specifically to help students prepare for the Alumni Relations sponsored program "Intros & Appetizers" which occurs on November 12. This event is open to all interested students. Email careerservices@washjeff.edu if you are interested in attending! Visit CCN for more details.
3v3 Basketball

Sign-ups Close Friday at 12:00 pm
Sign-ups for Intramural 3v3 Basketball close Friday, November 6 at 12:00 pm.  Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 3 players (no minimum requirement of females).  Varsity basketball players are not allowed to participate.  Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from November 9-December 3.

The Real Deal Crazy Game Show

Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in G&T's
Free T-Shirts and cash prizes! This is a game show you don't want to miss! Spin the wheel, answer questions, make a deal, and more! Contestants are chosen at random by entering your name at the beginning of the show. Sponsored by SAIL.

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.
Make Soap with the Green Club

November 10 at 7:00 pm in the Alex Common Room
Come to the Green Club meeting on November 10 and destress by learning how to make soap!

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.
Happy Hour at the 1781 Pub

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumi Welcome! 
The 1781 pub returns on November 13 for its first Happy Hour! From 5:30 - 8:00 pm, come grab some premium beer and pub snacks! Tickets are on sale now at the Rossin Info Desk for $10 ($12 at the door). You must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, visit the info desk or email weekly@washjeff.edu.
Volunteer Opportunities
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
Senior Course Registration
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5:00), Rossin UL
4:00 pm - Dept. of Modern Languages Open House (until 5:30), Burnett 2nd Floor
4:15 pm - Mary Montague Reception (until 5:30), Ski Lodge
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
Turkey Bacon Guacamole Sub at the G&T's
11:00 am - President's Open Office Hour for Staff (until 12:00), McMillan UL
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - Mary Montague Public Lecture, Rossin Ballroom
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Women's Soccer PAC Semifinals, Alexandre Stadium
11:00 am - President's Open Office Hour for Faculty (until 12:00), McMillan UL
6:00 pm - Swimming vs Chatham, Henry Natatorium
5:00 pm - Pizza Making Contest, Commons
6:00 pm - Native American Heritage Month Film Night, Burnett 003
6:00 pm - Networking Workshop, Media Room
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Tech Center Lawn
5:00 pm - Thanksgiving Dinner, Commons
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - The Real Deal Crazy Game Show, G&T's
9:00 pm - Monticello's Karaoke Night, Hub LL

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:30 pm - Football vs Thiel, 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 - SAB Presents: Comedian Geoff Keith, The Alley (Hub LL)
1:00 pm - Pittsburgh Sports: Steelers, G&T's
2:00 pm - DIY Architectural Letters (until 6), G&T's
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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