Week of November 9, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 11
The Local Business Ambassador Program
Discounts Available to W&J Students!
In an effort to promote a sense of connection for our students with the local community and help further W&J's commitment to create a dynamic relationship with local businesses, the school launched an initiative called the W&J Local Business Ambassadors program. The goal of this program is to highlight businesses which provide a discount to students at W&J through joint promotion and marketing.  Participating businesses display a W&J Ambassador Program decal(shown above) and we encourage students to visit these businesses.

Students interested in working with the local businesses in an effort to continue to strengthen the relationship between the college and the local community should contact Billie Eaves in the Office of Student Life, (beaves@washjeff.edu), to learn more about the program.
This Week's Schedule of Events

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Today's Events
Seniors: Your Help is Needed!

Today, Wednesday & Thursday

They will be in Old Main room B on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. They will also be in the ski lodge from 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm on Thursday. 

Please take a few minutes and help them with their research. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Save the Shopping Shuttles!

Drivers Needed
Due to a lack of drivers, the Rush and Saturday Shopping Shuttle are in danger of being discontinued. If you are van certified and would like to make some extra money, please consider driving one of the shopping shuttles. 

Student drivers are needed for the Tuesday Rush Shuttle:  6:30 - 8:30 pm weekly throughout the academic year (excluding academic breaks) and the Saturday Shopping Shuttle: 1:00 - 5:00 pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month throughout the academic year.

Requirements for both positions - minimum of three years driving experience; must have clean driving record and be van certified through the Office of Campus and Public Safety.

If interested, please contact Billie Eaves (beaves@washjeff.edu) in the Office of Student Life.

Unique Course Opportunity
Dear Students,
W&J received grant funds to acquire new video conferencing equipment - imagine Skype on steroids - that allows us to offer courses in real time between various contributing campuses.  As part of the pilot phase, we are pleased to offer HIST 249 (American Intellectual History) through Gettysburg College this coming spring term.  The course description is below: 
HIST  249 - American Intellectual History
A study of the history of American ideas and the ways Americans have invoked ideological or philosophical interventions to change or protect their moral lives and cultures, whether in the form of literature, philosophical treatises, protest writings, or writings about art and architecture. Readings include primary sources by William Ames, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Hodge, William James, W.E.B. DuBois, Reinhold Niebuhr, Richard Rorty and interpretive essays.
The course will meet every Wednesday evening from 6.30-9.30 pm beginning on January 20 and ending April 27, in line with Gettysburg's semester schedule (their Spring Break is March 7-11, so you would not have class on March 9).  The course will be offered from Gettysburg, but you will be participating in real time from TEK 118 (the Global Learning Unit), joining other students from Gettysburg as well as Juniata College.  If you have any questions about the course, please contact me via email at smalinak@washjeff.edu.  If you are interested in enrolling for the course, please let me know and I'll handle the logistics of registering you for it. Note that this course will be designated as a transfer course on your transcript.  It will, however, count as a W&J course toward billing, meaning that if you take it as part of your standard load, no additional tuition will be charged.
Dean Malinak 

Course Registration

Juniors 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

Interested in Women's Issues or Family Issues?

Are you eligible for federal work study?
The Office of Community Engagement's Community Outreach team has a position available! This position is a work study position, but will take place off-campus. It is an internship-style work study that will take place at Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA (DVSSP). DVSSP has options to work in the Washington County Courthouse, Washington Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, or working with children through their Fresh Start program. The position entails working 8 hours a week at one or a combination of the agencies sites, and 2 office hours on campus with the Community Outreach team. 

This job has very flexible hours. Training in the Spring will involve a 45-hour domestic violence training that is able to be counted as work study hours. Preference towards freshmen and sophomores.
If you are interested in this position, please email Natalie Smith at smithnb@jay.washjeff.edu.

Winter Break Closing

Halls close at 10:00 am on Sunday, December 20th. All students should vacate the halls by this time, but are expected to leave within 24 hours after their last final. Halls will reopen on January 6th for any student enrolled in an Intersession course or participating in a W&J sanctioned activity during the month of January. The halls will reopen on Tuesday, February 2nd for the Spring Semester. 

Intersession Housing

If you intend to live on campus for Intersession, you must complete the Intersession Housing Request Form, which can be located on the Residence Life Spire page, to have swipe access to your residence hall over the Intersession Term.  The Office of Residence Life will not automatically include you on the on the approved roster for Intersession Housing just because you register for a course.

Intersession housing is designed for students that are registered for Intersession classes, student athletes in season, students working for a campus office, or an international student approved to stay.  For student workers on campus, your office will need to contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@washjeff.edu or 724-229-5120 to verify that you are going to be working over Intersession.

Intersession housing will open on Wednesday, January 6th, at 12 p.m. Classes begin the following day.

Important Info: Next Semester Meal Plans

It is that time of year again that W&J students have the opportunity to change their meal plans. We are once again doing it online so please follow the link below in order to change your meal plan for next semester.  If you want to stay on the same meal plan as the Fall 2015 semester you do not need to do anything! 
Please remember that you only have until Spring Semester drop/add to change your meal plan which is Wednesday February 10, 2016, there will be no meal plan changes taken after this date. 

If you have any questions about meal plans please contact Heather Breedlove in the Business Office.  She can be reached at hbreedlove@washjeff.edu or 724-223-6013

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

Gourmet Coffee at the Commons

Lo Mein at G&T's

Chipotle Burrito Bar at the Commons

Late Night Wings @ G&T's

Welcome to Magellan!

Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom
Students who completed a Part 1 Application for a 2016 Magellan Proposal and who are therefore eligible to pursue the Part 2 Application are encouraged to attend this event. In addition to learning about the Part 2 Application requirements and expectations, you will have the opportunity to meet the Magellan Advisors for each class level! Both first time and returning applicants who are adamant about pursuing the application process are encouraged to attend as new application requirements will be announced!

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.

Make Soap with the Green Club

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

Green Club's Local Foods Dinner

This Thursday at 6:00 pm
The Green Club is hosting our annual Local Foods Dinner on Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Parcell Room. All of the food will be prepared by our Commons' Executive Chef, Douglass Dick, and food will be provided from local sources. To sign up, please email Alyssa Evanoff at evanoffar@jay.washjeff.edu with your swipe number. All members of the W&J community are able to sign up, but preference is given to students since spots are limited. Students will be charged that evening's dinner swipe, and faculty will pay the cash equivalent of the dinner swipe. 

Networking Event: Intro's & Appetizers

This Thursday - for Juniors & Seniors
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 from 6-8:30 pm in the Ballroom, Rossin Campus Center.
Student Appreciation Sale

Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Campus Store 
The Campus Store would like to cordially invite all W&J STUDENTS to their 2015 Appreciation Sale! Join us for holiday cheer & refreshments and 20% off W&J merchandise*.

*this sale excludes special orders, promotional items, snacks, sundries, gift cards, beverages, clearance items, diploma frames, textbooks and class rings

Happy Hour at the 1781 Pub

Friday from 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Get your tickets now for the first Happy Hour at the 1781 Pub! Your $10 ticket gets you premium beer (limit 3) and pub snacks. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. You must be over 21 to attend.

Tickets on sale now at the Rossin Info Desk for $10 and are $12 at the door.

SPS National Lab Trip

Sign-up by Monday, November 16
Consider joining the Society of Physics Students for a trip to Argonne National Labs and Fermi National Accelerator Labs between Intersession and Spring terms.  We will tour both facilities and see current, cutting-edge research! We will be traveling from Friday, January 29, 2016, through Monday, February 1, 2016, to Chicago.  Availability is limited, so spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For further details or to reserve a spot, please e-mail Savanna Starko at starkosr@jay.washjeff.edu by Monday, November 16.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Friday, November 20 at 6:00 pm
Join the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance in honoring transgender people who have died due to violence, hate, and discrimination with a candlelight walk on Friday November 20. The walk will depart from the First Presbyterian Church (1793) on East Wheeling Street.

Volunteer Opportunities
America Recycles Day Activities! 

November 13-15
In recognition of America Recycles Day on November 15th, the Office of Community Engagement and the Sustainability Committee is hosting a series of events to raise awareness of the importance of recycling. We would love if you could be a part of these events! On Friday November 13th, there will be a table in the lower level of Rossin where you can sign the recycling pledge and learn more about the recycling scavenger hunt. We will be there from 12:45 until 3:15PM. On Saturday November 14th, we will be organizing a garbage and recycling clean up event with the Highland Ridge, which will occur from 1PM until 3PM. Our cleanup location is within walking distance of campus, and we will be leaving as a group from the Campus Circle at 12:45. Also, on Saturday evening, watch out! You may get "caught" during a special event, and could be rewarded with a small prize! On Sunday, November 15th, the documentary, The Clean Bin Project, will be shown at 3PM in Yost Auditorium. This documentary follows the lives of two individuals who attempt to live a waste free life for the duration of a year. A short discussion will follow. Questions? Email sustainability@washjeff.edu.

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 EventsEvents
Junior Course Registration
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
6:00 pm - Welcome to Magellan!, Ballroom
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
6:00 pm - Faces of Homelessness Panel, Media Room
6:00 pm - Intro's & Appetizers (Juniors and Seniors), Rossin Ballroom
6:00 pm - Green Club's Local Foods Dinner, Parcell Room
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
8:00 pm - All-text Request Performer: Gary Johnson, G&Ts
9:00 am - Student Appreciation Sale (until 5), Campus Store
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
4:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Tech Center Lawn
5:30 pm - SAIL Movies in the Commons: Ant Man, Parcell Room
5:30 pm - 1781 Pub Inaugural Happy Hour (until 8:00), Faculty/Staff Dining Room
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

9:30 am - W&J Wrestling Invitational, Henry Gymnasium
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11, 1, & 3), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle (until 5), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:30 pm - Football vs Waynesburg, Cameron Stadium
2:00 pm - SAIL Movies in the Alley: Ant Man, The Alley (Hub LL)
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's Live Performer: Brett Young, Hub LL
10:30 pm - SAIL Movies in the Alley: Ant Man, The Alley (Hub LL)
2:00 pm - SAIL Movies in the Alley: Ant Man, The Alley (Hub LL)
3:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs Baldwin Wallace, Henry Gymnasium
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
9:30 pm - SAIL Movies in the Alley: Ant Man, The Alley (Hub LL)

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