Weekend of January 28, 2016    Vol. 3 Issue 18
Candy Chemistry Lab
Poster Session

Friday from 11:00 am - Noon
Join the students from CHM 155L in the Salvitti Atrium of the Swanson Science Center this Friday for a poster session and candy tasting! Candies will include Caramels, Cherry Cordials, Chocolate, Fudge, Hard Candies, Pralines, Sponge Candy, and Taffy! Liquid nitrogen ice cream will also be available. 

Students Poster Topics
  • Browning Reactions: Shelby Melvin & Audra Spinnenweber
  • Candy Color: Andrew Hugenberg & Anthony Squeglia
  • Crystals in Candy: Tyler Haas & Matthew Densford
  • Sensory Analysis: Elizabeth DeIuliis & Samantha Shaw
  • Sweeteners: Daniel Graziano & William Kelley
  • Temperature & Candy Stages: Madison Babicka & Maureen McRae
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Today's Events
Who is Going to be Our Next President & Why

Maxwell Scholar Lecture Today at 7:00 pm in the Media Room
Former Pennsylvania State Senator Michael Dawida will present "Who is Going to be Our Next President & Why" this evening at at 7:00 pm in the Media Room (Commons Lower Level)

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the J. Robert Maxwell '43 Visiting Scholar Series.

"We chose Michael Dawida as a Maxwell scholar because students and community members alike can benefit from his experience in state politics," said Michael Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at W&J. "He is currently teaching a course on the politics, philosophy, ethics, and business of election campaigns, and he will discuss these topics in his public lecture. These are timely issues as we're on the verge of the first presidential primaries and of the general election later this year."

Dawida, currently the Executive Director of Scenic Pittsburgh, has dedicated more than 30 years of his career to public service. Dawida is also a professor of law and public policy at California University of Pennsylvania.

Spring Semester Return

Spring semester classes begin on Wednesday, February 3. Residence halls will reopen on Tuesday, February 2. Any student who needs special accommodations should contact the Office of Residence Life at 724-503-1001 Ext 5120. 

Chemfest is Back - Get Your Ticket Today!

Friday, February 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Swanson
If you are 21 or older, come join us Feb 5th (Friday), 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Swanson Atrium.  Tickets are $10.  Must show photo ID at the door.
Enjoy some food, refreshments, and lively music courtesy of WNJR.  Mingle with the CHM and BCH students and faculty.
To buy tickets, talk to any CHM or BCH junior/senior or email Wes Pein at corbinpeinwl@jay.washjeff.edu.

Important Info: Next Semester Meal Plans

It is that time of year again when W&J students have the opportunity to change their meal plans. Once again, we are 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

ATO Scholarship Opportunity

Alpha Tau Omega is holding interviews on February 6 for the ATO scholarship which awards two students $250.00. To apply, send a copy of your resume to robickcj@jay.washjeff.edu. Interviews will be held at the ATO house.

Game Day Food!

Let Parkhurst do the cooking for you!
All orders must be placed by Monday, February 1. Pick-up will be in the Commons Friday through Sunday. 

If you have any questions or to place your order, please email Keri Bailey.

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

Taqueria at G&T's

Late Night Wings at G&T's

SAIL Movie: Robocop

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm in the Media Room
Come by the Media Room this Friday and Saturday to catch a screening of Robocop. Popcorn will be provided!

Plot Synopsis
In 2028, OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. While its drones have long been used by the military overseas, their use is forbidden in American law enforcement. However, OmniCorp gets a golden opportunity to crack that market when Detroit cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is critically injured in the line of duty. By transforming Murphy into a cyborg, OmniCorp executives hope to rake in billions for their shareholders, but they forget one thing: There's still a man inside the machine.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer with the Food Bank on Friday!

Register Today!
The Greater Washington County Food Bank is in need of volunteers on Friday, January 29 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm to pack donation boxes at their warehouse. Volunteers can come for all or part of the volunteer opportunity (volunteering for the full event is strongly encouraged), and transportation is provided by W&J if needed. The first shuttle leaves at 11:30 am. You can register to volunteer HEREWe hope you will join us!

Give Back with Produce to People

Register Today!
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, February 2 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Produce to People is the Food Bank's large-scale produce distribution program. Volunteers are needed to assist with anything from passing out the produce, to acting as runners and support. Volunteers can sign up for the full experience or for shorter shifts. Transportation is provided, and a shuttle leaves campus on the hour each hour and returns to campus on the half hour. Student volunteers are eligible to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or store! To register to volunteer, fill out the form HERE

Please register by Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm.

W&J Food Recovery Network Chapter

Get Involved!
W&J students have organized an officially recognized chapter of the Food Recovery Network! The Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campuses and communities and donating it to people in need. W&J is partnering with the City Mission for this effort. Volunteers gather food from campus dining facilities and transport them to the City Mission kitchen. Participants may have an opportunity to attend a free FRN conference at the University of Maryland in April! To get involved here at W&J, email volunteer@washjeff.edu or sustainability@washjeff.edu.

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
Parkhurst Event - Taqueria at G&T's
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00),Rossin UL
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Seton Hill, Henry Gym

Classes End
Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings at G&T's
11:00 am - Candy Chemistry Poster Session (until noon), Salvitti Atrium
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - SAIL Movie: Robocop, Media Room

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - SAIL Movie: Robocop, Media Room (Commons LL)

10:00 am -  Mass, Newman Center

Monday Preview
Sustainability Speaker Event

Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The effects of climate change, air pollution, and efforts by leaders to address these effects are pressing issues that pervade recent news-cycles - from climate talks in Paris to the increase in "red alert" days in Beijing. What does it mean, and how do policy makers make decisions about these issues? Dr. Neil Donahue will present "If You Can't See It, It Doesn't Exist: Connections of Air and Climate Pollution with Policy Decisions." The event takes place at Carnegie Science Center on Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Transportation provided by W&J Sustainability Committee and will depart W&J at 6:00 pm. Event is free. 

Email sustainability@washjeff.edu to RSVP by Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm.
Mylan Networking Night

Sign-up Deadline is Monday
Mylan will be hosting a networking night on February 4 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. Company leaders will be on hand to provide an overview of our company and discuss internship opportunities in many departments, including: 

Accounting and Finance 
Human Resources 
Information Technology 
Regulatory Affairs 
Research and Development 
Supply Chain 

Internships begin in May and are open to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please contact Career Services.

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