Weekend of November 19, 2015   Vol. 3 Issue 11
Avenue Q Opens Tonight!
First Show is Tonight at 7:30 pm!
Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is directed by W&J Communication Arts Professor Karin Maresh. Showtimes are today, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm in Olin Theatre. There will also be a matinee on Saturday at 2:00 pm. 

Based on the book by Jeff Whitty, and winner of the 2003 TONY "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q explores the life of recent college graduate Princeton, his eccentric neighbors on Avenue Q, and their typical New York City experiences and struggles: finding jobs, dates, and - of course - their purpose in life.

As fans of the Broadway rendition of the show will remember, what sets this quirky musical apart is that it is performed with puppets. W&J was lucky to have Rick Lyon, an actor from the original Broadway show, visit campus in October to work with the student actors.

This witty and humorous show addresses some adult issues, so it is not recommended children younger than 14 years of age.
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Today's Events
Semester Abroad Showcase

Tonight at 5:30 pm in the Media Room
Coffee Education

Tonight at 7:00 pm in the Commons Parcell Room
Sorority Recruitment Event Tonight

7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom
Pittsburgh Pipeline Delays Possible

Holiday Light-Up Night & Construction May Impact Service
Please be advised that, due to traffic for Holiday Light-Up Night and construction on major routes, the Pittsburgh Pipeline may experience some delays getting in and out of the city this weekend.  

Senior Class Gift Campaign: Res Hall Challenge

Attention Seniors! 
Your senior gift is your opportunity to donate to any aspect of W&J that means the most to you! To donate and learn more about the Senior Class Gift, visit: www.jayconnected.com/seniorgift16.
Donate to the Senior Class Gift by November 30 and help your residence hall win a pizza party! The residence hall that receives the highest percentage of seniors donating to the Senior Class Gift will receive a pizza party! It is participation, not dollar amount of the gift, that matters!  To be counted in the giving challenge, simply designate the residence hall you live in when you make your donation.
Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864 or any member of the Senior Class Gift Committee.

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

Gnocchi Bar at G&T's

Feel Good Friday

Friday from 11:30 am  - 1:00 pm at the Campus Center Circle
This week's Feel Good Friday event is sponsored by SAIL. They will be serving Starbucks coffee and delicious treats!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Friday 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. The walk will depart from the First Presbyterian Church (1793) on East Wheeling Street.

DubStep Dance-A-Thon

Saturday from 6:00 pm - Midnight in the Ballroom
The DubStep Committee welcomes everyone to join us in celebration at our Dance-A-Thon this Saturday from 6:00 pm - midnight in the Rossin ballroom and G&T's. We are collecting donations until midnight the night of the Dance-a-Thon!

We are also very excited to announce that Addalynne "Addy" Morrison and her family will be coming to the Dance-a-Thon to help us kick off the evening! Addy is 5 years old and was diagnosed with stage 5 bilateral Wilms Tumors on her kidneys in 2012. 

If you would like to make a donation to help us fight childhood cancer, you can do so here!

Point of View Discussion:  Kwanzaa Celebration

Sunday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Media Room
This month the Point of View Discussion Series will have a different twist!  We will partner with the Black Student Union to learn about Kwanzaa, a traditional African American cultural celebration.  We will discuss the history and purpose of the celebration, as well as the meaning of many of the principles, symbols and observances associated with it.  We will also open up the opportunity for others to dialogue about how they celebrate the holidays within their families and cultures.    
Co-sponsored by: Diversity Programs & Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programming Board

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
11:00 am - Pi Beta Phi Milk and Cookies Sale (until 2:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
12:00 pm - Dean Eva Open Office Hour (until 1:00), Rossin UL
5:30 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Media Room
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Sorority Recruitment Event (until 9:00), Rossin Ballroom
7:30 pm - Avenue Q, Olin Theatre

1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Tech Center Lawn
6:00 pm - Transgender Day of Remembrance Walk, First Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Avenue Q, Olin Theatre
8:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. Pitt Greensburg, Henry Gymnasium
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11, 1, & 3), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Swimming vs. Pitt Bradford, Henry Natatorium
1:00 pm - Women's Basketball Tournament Game 1, Henry Gymnasium
2:00 pm - Avenue Q, Olin Theatre
3:00 pm - Women's Basketball Tournament Game 2, Henry Gymnasium
5:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Du Bois, Henry Gymnasium
6:00 pm - DubStep Dance-A-Thon, Ballroom & G&T's
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Avenue Q, Olin Theatre
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

5:00 pm - Point of View Discussion Series: Kwanzaa Celebration, Media Room
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
Monday Preview
First-Year Class Registration

Check the Registrar Wiki for Specific Times
Please remember that the First-Year 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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