Week of February 1, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 21
Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment
Want to be part of something bigger than yourself?
Are you interested in becoming a leader on campus? Do you have strong values and want to be part of a sisterhood or brotherhood that respects and lives by those values? Do you have a passion for helping your community or raising money for different charities or organizations?

If any of those questions intrigued you, becoming a Greek Woman or Man at W&J may be something for you! Click the links below to sign-up!

Fraternity Recruitment - February 14-18
Sorority Recruitment - February 17-21

View this Week's Full Schedule of Events

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Spring Semester Return

Spring semester classes begin this Wednesday (February 3). Residence halls will reopen this Tuesday (February 2). Any student who needs special accommodations should contact the Office of Residence Life at 724-503-1001 Ext 5120 or email reslife@washjeff.edu

Be a Resident Assistant!

Apply Today!
The Office of Residence Life is seeking students for the position of Resident Assistant for the 2016-2017 academic year. Quality candidates should be interested in fostering an inclusive and safe community while gaining skills and experiences in programming, risk management and emergency response, and leadership development. Interested in making a difference for the W&J community, then apply today on Spire!

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.

Reminder to Returning Students

You can now file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-2017 academic year at www.fafsa.gov.  The priority date for returning students to file is March 15th.  PA residents MUST file by May 1, 2016 in order to be eligible for the PA state grant program.

Questions can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@washjeff.edu or by calling 724-223-6019.

Important Study Abroad Dates

Mark your calendars! The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce the following important dates!
Semester Abroad Showcases:
February 16, March 31 and April 28 at 5:00 pm in the Media Room, come hear all about study abroad from a W&J student's perspective. There will be FREE FOOD and we will do a drawing for PRIZES! After students share stories about their off-campus study experience you will have the chance to mingle and ask questions. This is also a great opportunity to learn about scholarships and grants for study abroad!
Off-Campus Study Application due March 1 for Fall 2016 or Full Year 2016-17:
The deadline to apply to study off-campus is quickly approaching! Do you want to hone your language skills in Cologne? Explore a different culture in South Korea? Study business in The Netherlands? Volunteer and study in Ecuador? Whatever your dream, semester-long off-campus study is an excellent way to achieve it! With programs in more than 20 countries (including the US), the Office of Study Abroad can help you begin your cross-cultural adventure.
Applications are due to the Office of Study Abroad by March 1, 2016. Email studyabroad@washjeff.edu with the country you hope to study in, your major(s)/minor(s), and a list of days and times you're available to meet (Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm). We will then contact you to schedule an advising appointment, which is required to apply.

Your Choice. Your Gift. Your Legacy.

Make a Donation to the Class of 2016 Senior Class Gift!
As graduating seniors in your final semester, it's not hard to reminisce about your college career: the lasting friendships you made; the lessons you learned (in and out of the classroom); and the memories you will never forget. Now is the time to pay it forward to the College and all those who made your four years here something you'll cherish long after you graduate! Make a gift to the area of W&J that means the most to you. Remember, it is not the size of the gift that matters; what matters is that you believe in the College enough to give!
For more information or to make a gift, please visit www.jayconnected.com/seniorgift. Please contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864 with any questions.  

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.

Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

MTO Grilled Cheese at the Commons

MTO Pancakes at G&T's

Late Night Wings at G&T's

Super Bowl Party at G&T's

Mylan Networking Night

Sign-up Deadline is Today!
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 
* Communications 
* Human Resources 
* Information Technology 
* Manufacturing 
* Marketing 
* Operations 
* Quality 
* 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.

Free Martial Arts class for W&J Community!

Lessons Start this Wednesday at 6:30 pm 
Are you interested in self-defense techniques or do you want to learn martial arts? We meet every Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Alley (the basement of the HUB). 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.

Textbook Buyback

February 4 & 5
The Campus Store will be hosting a textbook buyback event on Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please remember to bring your ID with you.
Resident Assistant Application Info Sessions

February 4 & 10
Residence Life will be hosting information sessions for all interested students. Come hear from current RAs and staff about the application process and learn how you can be a leader on campus! Information sessions will be held on the following dates/time:
This Thursday (February 4) from 7 to 8 pm in Burnett 103
Next Wednesday (February 10) from 7 to 8 pm in Burnett 103

Sign-ups for Intramural Dodgeball close this Friday at 12:00 pm
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 6 players (with at least 2 females).  Games are best 3 out of 5 sets and they are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from February 8-25.
Indoor Soccer

Sign-ups for Indoor Soccer close this Friday at 12:00 pm
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu. Teams must have a minimum 4 players (no minimum requirement for females). Games are played in the Henry Memorial Back Gym from February 8-25.

George & Tom's Epic Marathon

Entries Due this Friday at 12:00 pm
George and Tom's Epic Marathon is a special, individual event designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles on campus through running. This competition runs from February 8-26 and entries are due by February 5th (registrations are accepted throughout the duration of this particular event).  For more information on this event please go to www.washjeff.edu/intramural-leagues-tournaments.

All entries for George and Tom's Epic Marathon can be sent to imsports@washjeff.edu

Chemfest is Back!

Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Salvitti Atrium (Swanson Science Ctr.) 
If you are 21 or older, come join us on Friday, February 5 from  7:00 - 9:00pm 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 peinwl@jay.washjeff.edu.

DIY Series: Paper Flowers & Cards

Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in G&T's
Make and give your friends and loved ones a handmade gift this Valentine's Day!

Student Health & Wellness Fair!

Student Volunteers are Welcome!
The Student Health & Wellness Fair is scheduled for Thursday, February 11th from 1:30 - 4:30 pm in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom. Students (or student groups and clubs) who would like to volunteer to staff our interactive booths, assist with set up, decorating, or any other aspect of the fair, are encouraged to call Mrs. Bickerton at Student Health and Counseling Services (724) 223-6107, or you may e-mail Dr. Hamilton at lhamilton@washjeff.edu, Nurse Heidi Ryan at hryan@washjeff.edu, or Mrs. Bickerton at dbickerton@washjeff.edu to indicate your interest.  All students are welcome to participate! 
"I Love W&J" Week - February 15-19

Share your W&J pride!
Be ready to show your W&J pride during the first "I Love W&J Week"! With games, free food, and fun giveaways happening all week, don't miss out on the fun while learning how the generosity of others helped shape the W&J experience you enjoy today! Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, Student Alumni Ambassadors, and Senior Class Gift Committee.

Monday: Day of Giving - G&T's: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join your fellow W&J Presidents for the 2nd annual Day of Giving! Stop by the table for games, giveaways, and to help the Advancement Office make history by receiving 300 donations in 24 hours!
Tuesday: Tag- You're It!
Be on the lookout for 10 large bows placed around campus with details on the generous donors who helped make that building, classroom, or campus feature a reality. Take your picture with as many bows you can find and post them on W&J's Facebook page with the hashtag #redblackgiveback to win prizes!

Wednesday: Get the "Scoop" on Philanthropy! - Ski Lodge: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Enjoy ice cream while learning about how the philanthropy of others has - and continues to - change lives around campus!

Thursday: Thank-A-Donor Day - G&T's: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Show your appreciation to the generous donors who helped make your W&J experience unforgettable. Take a minute to stop by the table to sign a thank you postcard to a donor while warming up with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Friday: Donuts and Donations - G&T's: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stop by the table to make a gift to support the area of W&J that means the most to you! And who doesn't like free donuts?

Questions? Please contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864.  

CEPM 2015-2016 Energy Lecture Series

The Grid Academy 
The Grid Academy is a four-session program created by the National Academy of Sciences' and the National Academy of Engineering's Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program.  The program examines the challenges and opportunities the U.S. faces in adapting the electric grid system to meet changing demands, technologies, business models and threats.
Session III Managing Uncertainty: The New Economics of the Power Industry
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
In this session, our energy experts will examine the issues that must be resolved to arrive at a new business model for the generation and delivery of electricity. The ultimate question is who is going to pay for the modern grid that we need? How do we set up the right incentives for those investments? And, do we need to create new regulatory frameworks? Featured speakers are:
  • Dianne Anderson, Former Executive Director, Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation, Case Western Reserve University
  • Maria Hanley, Energy Industry Analyst in the Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Gregory F. Reed, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Energy and of the Electric Power Initiative; Professor at Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
To register visit www.wjenergy.org.
Session IV Threats: Protecting the Grid
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
This final session will examine the threats that the electric grid system faces and the technology and strategy changes that need to be made to protect the system and the service it provides. Featured speakers include:
  • David Tipper, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate Telecommunications and Networking Program
  • Gregory F. Reed, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Energy and of the Electric Power Initiative; Professor at Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
To register visit www.wjenergy.org.
Seniors, Meet the Board of Trustees & AEC!

Friday, February 26 from 5:45 to 7:00 pm in the Ski Lodge
Members of the senior class are invited to meet the members of the W&J Board of Trustees and Alumni Executive Council during the annual Senior Trustee Reception on Friday, February 26. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, get a professional headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile, and network with the influential alumni who work very hard to make your W&J experience unforgettable!

Reserve your spot at www.jayconnected.com/seniors16. The dress is business casual, and please bring your photo identification for proof of age. Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864.

CEPM Student Policy Workshop

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Ballroom
This workshop provides students who have attended the Grid Academy sessions the opportunity to apply what they have learned in those sessions to a real-world scenario. Each student will play the part of an electric grid system stakeholder and advance his/her interests while also working with other stakeholders to find a resolution to the issue at hand. The exercise will highlight the complex nature of the electric grid system. Interested students should contact CEPM Director, Diana Stares at dstares@washjeff.edu.
CEPM Student Research Paper Competition

W&J students regularly conduct research on energy and energy-related topics in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, economics, political science, and public policy among others. In the spring of 2015, the CEPM, in collaboration with the Sustainability Committee, inaugurated a student research competition on energy, the environment, and sustainability to encourage and showcase these research activities.  Seven students participated and cash prizes were awarded to the top three research projects as judged by a group of professionals drawn from industry, government, non-profit and consulting sectors.  All of the research papers were published on the CEPM website, at www.wjenergy.org.
The CEPM will hold its second annual competition this spring with research papers due on Monday, May 2.  Additionally, research posters will be presented on Tuesday, May 10 in conjunction with the Spring Poster Session with a reception to follow immediately.
Subsequent announcements will identify the date and process for students to register to participate.  For further information contact Dr. Robert Dunn (rdunn@washjeff.edu ) or Diana Stares (dstares@washjeff.edu.)

Volunteer Opportunities
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.

Donnell House Book Drive

The Office of Admission Student Ambassadors and J-Walkers invite you to participate in the first ever Book and Movie Drive for the Washington County Donnell House. The Donnell House assists with patients with hospice care as well as the families of the patients. The first collection will be February 8th to the 18th, please bring any good condition books and movies that you are no longer using. As you return from your Intersession break, please consider bringing back donations to campus with you! There will be bins around campus for items to be dropped off. If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Aloia at haloia@washjeff.edu.
Schedule of Events
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5:00), Student Life (Rossin UL)

7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle

Spring Semester Classes Begin
Parkhurst Event - MTO Grilled Cheese, Commons
1:00 pm - President's Open Office Hours for Staff (until 2:00), President's Office
6:30 pm - Free Martial Arts Lesson with Dr. Matsuno, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - MTO Pancakes, G&T's
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4:00), Campus Store
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00),Rossin UL
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba Party, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings, G&T's
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4:00),Campus Store
12:00 pm - IM Dodgeball Registration Deadline, imsports@washjeff.edu
12:00 pm - IM Indoor Soccer Registration Deadline, imsports@washjeff.edu
12:00 pm - George & Tom Epic Marathon Registration Deadline
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
6:00 pm - Olin Gallery Opening: Amy Schissel, Olin
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Chemfest (until 9:00), Salvitti Atrium (Swanson Ctr.)
9:00 pm - Monticello's Wear Red Theme & Karaoke Night (until midnight), Hub LL

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
2:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs. Waynesburg: Presidents Pride Day, Henry Gym
4:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. Waynesburg: Presidents Pride Day, Henry Gym
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's Super Bowl Pre-Party (until midnight), Hub LL

Parkhurst Event - Super Bowl Party, G&T's
1:00 pm - DIY Series: Paper Flowers and Cards (until 3:00 pm), G&T's
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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