Week of November 23, 2015   Volume 3 Issue 13
Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a Safe and Fun Thanksgiving Break
We hope you have a restful Thanksgiving break! Please be advised that several campus services have altered hours this week due to the break.

U. Grant Miller Library
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am

The Hub
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Sunday: Closed
Monday (Nov. 30): Regular hours resume

Tuesday: Regular meal plans end at 2:00 pm
Wednesday: (Faculty/staff & Intl student plans) 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: (Intl student plans) 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: (Intl student plans) 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, All Meal Plans resume for dinner at 4:30 pm

Tuesday: Regular meal plans end at 7:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: Closed
Sunday: All meal plans resume for dinner 5:00 pm

Barista Cafe
Tuesday: Regular meal plans end at 2:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: Closed
Sunday: All meal plans resume for dinner 5:00 pm

This Week's Schedule of Events

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Course Registration

First-Years 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.

A Note from Information & Technology Services

As we approach the holiday season and the end of the 2015 Fall term, the Office of Information & Technology Services would like to thank you for helping us maintain a secure and stable computing environment across campus.  Please take a moment to review our recently updated Terms of Service agreement, which includes helpful information on the use of technology resources, as well as new information on supported and unsupported devices.  The ITS HelpDesk is available to assist all members of the Campus community.  Please feel free to call the HelpDesk at campus extension 6022, or send email to helpdesk@washjeff.edu.
Fall 2015 Greek Honor Society Inductees!

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Greek Leadership and Academic Honor Society Inductees!
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution.
Jerald Hertzog - Alpha Tau Omega
Scott Wytovich - Alpha Tau Omega
Sarah Stovar - Kappa Alpha Theta
Danielle Cochrane - Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kelly Capone - Delta Gamma
Nathaniel Ecker - Alpha Tau Omega
Rho Lambda
Rho Lambda is a leadership honor society for women within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Greek community and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation.
Alexandra Raulin - Kappa Alpha Theta
Amber Meyer - Kappa Alpha Theta
Christine Plavchak - Pi Beta Phi
Dallas Davidson - Kappa Alpha Theta
Elizabeth Ekstrand - Kappa Alpha Theta
Kelly Capone - Delta Gamma
Tess O'Neill - Pi Beta Phi
Zoe Crawford - Kappa Alpha Theta
Gamma Sigma Alpha
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society exists to recognize and advance academic excellence as a core value of fraternities and sororities. The Society strives to uphold the high ideals of scholastic achievement and therefore, only students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above during their junior or senior year are eligible.
Kayla Grey - Kappa Kappa Gamma
Breanna Todd - Kappa Kappa Gamma
Emily Sterk - Kappa Alpha Theta
Tyler McCullough - Alpha Tau Omega
Michaela Mulokey - Kappa Kappa Gamma
Nicole Bishwaty - Delta Gamma
Alexa Gross - Kappa Alpha Theta
Danielle Pelletier - Kappa Alpha Theta
Jessica Chalfant - Kappa Alpha Theta
Angela Nied - Delta Gamma
Claire Maxwell - Kappa Kappa Gamma
Brittney Patterson - Delta Gamma
Patrick Fredrick - Beta Theta Pi
Josh Apple - Beta Theta Pi
Ashley Phillips - Delta Gamma
Emily Reis - Kappa Alpha Theta
Dallas Davidson - Kappa Alpha Theta
Steve Chappars - Alpha Tau Omega
Jared Hoffman - Alpha Tau Omega
Amanda Mummert - Kappa Alpha Theta
Kelly Capone - Delta Gamma
Peter Sobraske - Alpha Tau Omega
Camilyn Clemenza - Delta Gamma
Alexandra Raulin - Kappa Alpha Theta
Tess O'Neill - Pi Beta Phi
Catherine McLean - Kappa Kappa Gamma
Ellie Blixt - Delta Gamma
Hillary Pratt - Delta Gamma
Mariel Mancini - Delta Gamma
Bailey Mudrick - Pi Beta Phi
Brian Brust - Phi Gamma Delta
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.
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 

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; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 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 12:00 pm. 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

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 and the number of characters to four 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

Make your own Smiley Cookies at the Commons

No Rush and Pipeline Shuttles This Week

Will Resume After Thanksgiving Break
The Rush shopping shuttle (both Tuesday and Thursday) and the Pittsburgh Pipeline will not be operating this week due to Thanksgiving Break.

W&J's Own Pete Curtis in Concert

Free Mid-Day Matinee on December 3
Bring your lunch to the Ballroom on December 3 at 12:30 pm and hear W&J's own Pete Curtis perform his new holiday song "I Love Christmas" live, for the first time anywhere!

Leave the demands of work behind, and escape for one hour as Pete puts his own touch to the tunes of some real greats, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis,and The Drifters. 

To hear a sample of Pete's past performances click here! Be sure to mark your calendars!

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 EventsEvents
First-Year 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 
6:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. JuniataHenry Gym
9:00 am - Hub Open (until 5:00 pm)
9:00 am - Library Open (until 5:00 pm)

Thanksgiving Break
Hub & Library Closed 
Thanksgiving Break
Hub & Library Closed 
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
Hub & Library Closed 
1:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. LaRoche, Henry Gym

6:00 pm - Library Open (until 2:00 am)
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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