Weekend of December 10, 2015   Vol. 3 Issue 13
Late Night Breakfast
Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 pm
Head to the Commons for a free late night breakfast served by faculty and staff members! Sponsored by Student Life & Parkhurst Dining Services.

Check Spire for
The Latest on Campus Events!

Today's Events
Tonight at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
The last Student Government Association General Assembly meeting of the semester is tonight at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Ctr.). The agenda includes going over some important information as well as voting on several funding requests, so please make every effort to be there.  A full agenda has been posted with more specifics to Sakai and Spire.

Attire for the meeting is business casual; refreshments will be provided.  We hope to see everyone there.

Register for Intro to Latin American Politics!

POL 250-02 is offered on MW at 2:15-3:50 pm, in Old Main 205
If you are looking for another course to finish up your Spring schedule, POL 250-02 still has openings!

Course Description
Introduction to Latin American politics. Focus is on political issues surrounding economic development in the Latin American context: political preconditions, policy choices of Latin American regimes and leaders, and political consequences of development in general, and of those policy choices in particular. Course also compares the political systems and development trajectories of Latin American countries to other countries in the world.

Pete Curtis Christmas Song Available

Purchase it on iTunes and Amazon
Because so many people have asked to purchase Pete's "I Love Christmas" song, we have made the direct purchase links available below. The song is only $0.99 on Amazon and iTunes!

Parkhurst Cookie Exchange

Let Parkhurst do your holiday baking! 
No Stress and Less Mess! Contact kbailey@washjeff.edu for more information

Last Pittsburgh Pipeline of the Semester

This Weekend
Please be advised that this will be the last weekend of Pittsburgh Pipeline service this semester. Service will resume during Intersession.

Last Monticello's of the Semester

This Friday
The last Monticello's of the semester will be this Friday. Be sure to come down and get your last milkshake of 2015! Monticello's will resume for select weekends during Intersession.

Extended Library Hours for Finals

The Library will be open the following extended hours for Reading Days and Finals.
Saturday, Dec. 12: 9 am to 9 pm
Sunday, Dec. 13: 11 am to 3 am (snacks from 9 pm to midnight)
Monday, Dec. 14: 7 am to 3 am (snacks from 7-10 am and 9 pm to midnight)
Tuesday, Dec. 15: 7 am to 3 am (snacks from 7-10 am and 9 pm to midnight)
Friday, Dec. 18: 8 am to midnight

Keep Your Bike Warm This Winter!

Do you have a bicycle on campus, but don't have anywhere to store it this winter and don't want to have to take it home? The Sustainability Committee is offering indoor bike storage to students on campus! This is only available to a limited number of students, and it will be on a first come first serve reservation basis. The bike storage unit will be in the lower level of Beau in a locked unit, and you will be able to lock your bike to wall-mounted bike racks in the room. Students utilizing the bike storage will receive a key to the room. If you have questions or would like to reserve a spot for your bicycle, please email sustainability@washjeff.edu.
This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Food Around the World Lunch at the Commons

Sushi at G&T's

Late Night Breakfast at Commons (starts at 10:00 pm)

Honors Seminar

Friday at 1:30 pm in 
Dieter-Porter (DP) 100
"Reducing the impact of acid mine drainage by characterizing phytoremediation mechanisms of wetland ecotypes."
Rebecca A. Wilkes
Biology major, Chemistry and Computing & Information Studies minors
All are invited to attend!

Fall 2015 Student Projects Poster Session

Friday from 3:30 to 6:00 pm in the Ballroom
The poster session has been an enormous success due to the participation of a wide range of classes, departments, and divisions over the years. We thank you for joining us for this end of the term event.  The event program is available here.
Hope to see you there!

The Poster Session Organizing Committee: Dr. Beth Bennett, Dr. Candy DeBerry, Dr. Ben Seltzer and Dr. Kelly Weixel

Shuttle Service Sign-Up Deadline

Sign-ups Close this Friday 
The deadline to submit requests for shuttle services to the airport, bus, and train stations is this Friday (December 11, 2015) at 5:00 pm.

Finals Study Break: "Elf"

SAIL Movie this Friday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room
Head out through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, across the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and through the Lincoln Tunnel this Friday for a free screening of the popular holiday film "Elf". Sponsored by SAIL.
PAWS for a Study Break!

Saturday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm!
Get ready for the puppies! PAWS for a Study Break returns to U. Grant Miller Library's Walker Room this Saturday! Animals are a proven stress-reliever, so take a break from studying, and come hang out with volunteers from Pittsburgh's Therapy Dogs International chapter. This popular event typically draws close to 200 students, so come early to guarantee some quality canine time.

Finals Study Break: "A Christmas Story"

SAIL Movie this Saturday at 6:00 pm in the Media Room
Unfreeze your Oldsmobile and bring your favorite "major award" leg lamp and head down to the Media Room this Saturday for a free screening of the classic holiday film "A Christmas Story". Sponsored by SAIL.

Finals Study Break: "The Grinch"

SAIL Movie this Sunday at 12:00 pm in the Media Room
Grab a slice of roast beast and head to the media room on Sunday to catch a screening of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Warning: this film contains grumpy green grinches. Sponsored by SAIL.

An Olde Fashioned New England Christmas

Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Olin Fine Arts Center
A heartwarming return to a gentler time. Gather the community and celebrate! From O. Henry's Gift of the Magi, and Dickens' Christmas Stories, to rousing holiday exclamations by Frost, Service and a host of others. An audience sing-along and hot cider and cookie reception make this an event you won't want to miss, a secular program to summon up the ghosts of Christmas past. Tickets required for this show.

Two FREE tickets per W&J Id, but family (siblings, parents) qualifies for extra. Call or stop by Olin M-F, noon-6 pm. 724-223-6546

For more information on Joshua Kane's, An Olde Fashioned New England Christmas go to: http://www.joshuakane.com/index.html

Study Snacks at the Library

The Library will be offering light snacks at the User Services Desk on several occasions during finals week:
Sunday, December 13 from 9:00 pm to Midnight
Monday, December 14 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 9:00 pm to Midnight 
Tuesday, December 15 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Volunteer Opportunities
Food Recovery Network Delivery

Any volunteers interested in helping out with our next FRN delivery to the Washington City Mission this Friday (12/11) at 2:00 pm should email Alyssa Evanoff evanoffar@jay.washjeff.edu.

Reusable Food Containers Available!

Help reduce the use of disposable products. Last academic year W&J consumed approximately 238,000 styrofoam "to go" containers and paper boats, which were used for only minutes before heading to the landfill. The Sustainability Committee and Parkhurst are proud to offer the opportunity to use reusable "To Go" containers.  How it works: Take the container to the cashier at G&Ts or the Commons. You hand the container to the cashier, she/he will then hand you a clean container in which to place your food. You enjoy your delicious food and then rinse out the container. Next time you head to G&Ts or the Commons for food, simply bring your used container with you. Place your order with the cashier, hand him/her your used container, and the cashier will hand you a clean container in which to place your food. To get your first container or if you have any questions or concerns please e-mail jmarch@washjeff.edu.

Schedule of Events
Model UN Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
11:00 am - Food Around the World, Commons
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00 pm), Rossin UL
7:00 pm - The Rush, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium

Parkhurst Event - Sushi Night at G&T's
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
1:30 pm - Rebecca Wilkes Honors Seminar, Dieter-Porter 100
5:00 pm - Frisbee Friday, Tech Center Lawn
5:00 pm - Deadline to Submit Shuttle Service Requests
6:00 pm - SAIL Movies: "Elf", Media Room
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

9:00 am - Library Open (until 9:00), U. Grant Miller Library
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
11:30 am - PAWS for a Study Break (until 1:30), U. Grant Miller Library
6:00 pm - SAIL Movies: "A Christmas Story", Media Room
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
10:00 pm - Late Night Breakfast (until 11:30), Commons

11:00 am - Library Open (until 3:00am), U. Grant Miller Library
11:30 am - PAWS for a Study Break (until 1:30), U. Grant Miller Library
12:00 pm - SAIL Movies: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", Media Room
2:00 pm - DIY: Essential Oil Rollerballs (until 5:00), G&Ts
3:00 pm - "An Olde Fashioned New England Christmas", Olin Fine Arts Center
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center
9:00 pm - Snacks in the Library (until 12:00), U. Grant Miller Library

Monday Preview
Finals Study Break: Finals Feast

Monday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the Church of the Covenant 
Take a break and enjoy donuts, refreshments, games and an open gym! Sponsored by the Church of the Covenant.

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