Week of February 8, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 22
Magellan Part 2 Deadline
Write Your Own Story!
Magellan Applications for non-internship projects are due next Monday (February 15) by 5:00 pm. All application materials can be found on the Magellan Spire page.

Contact your Magellan advisor or Tyler Tenney if you have any questions.

View this Week's Full Schedule of Events

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Intersession Grades Posted

Intersession course grades are now available on WebAdvisor. 

Verify Your Spring 2016 Schedule

A Message from the Registrar's Office
Please verify your spring schedule in WebAdvisor and notify the Registrar's Office of any discrepancies by the end of drop/add on Wednesday, February 10.
Your schedule can be found in WebAdvisor by clicking on the Students bar and selecting the "My class schedule" link listed under the Academic Profile menu. 
Course Withdrawals
Any drop after the drop/add deadline will be considered a course withdrawal and must be submitted on the Course Withdrawal form.  Processing of course withdrawal forms will begin on Thursday, February 11.
Spring Waitlists
Waitlists for the spring term are disabled on the first day of class. Open seats are now available to all students who meet the requirements.

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!

Auditions for Professor Cameron's New Play

Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17
Auditions for the spring production of Professor Cameron's new play, Consider the Circle, will be held on Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Studio 102 in the Olin Fine Arts Center.  Interested students may sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside Professor Cameron's office, 010 Burnett. 

For more information, including how to prepare for your audition, please click here.

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.

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.

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 will 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.  

Maxwell Student Internship Endowment

Application Deadline is March 14 at 5:00 pm
Funded by J. Robert Maxwell '43, the J. Robert Maxwell '43 Student Internship Endowment (hereinafter, the Maxwell Internship Award) is intended to support students who can demonstrate financial need in completing off-campus internship experiences. The internship is not restricted to any geographic location, major, or type of institution (e.g. academic, for-profit, non-profit, government). Sophomores and Juniors with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA and a secured internship, or who are in the process of securing an internship, during the summer of 2016 are eligible to apply.
Deadline to apply is March 14th 5:00pm . Full eligibility details and application information can be found on the Career Services Spire Page. Questions may be directed to Tyler Tenney, Coordinator of Co-curricular Innovation (ttenney@washjeff.edu).

Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

Mocktails at the Commons

Mardi Gras Celebration at the Commons

French Bread Pizza at G&T's

Steak Night at the Commons

Sundried Tomato Chicken Sandwich at G&T's

Join the W&J International Club!

Meets Every Monday at 7:00 pm in the Hub Meeting Room
Are you interested in meeting students from diverse backgrounds? Would
you like to be a part of helping to promote internationalism and diversity on W&J campus? Do you like being part of student organizations? Well come join the W&J International Club! We are currently seeking new and interested members. 

Free Martial Arts class for W&J Community!

Lessons Every 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.

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday at 5:30 pm 
The Newman Center (Union Building across College Street from The Hub and New Res), will be hosting Ash Wednesday Mass this Wednesday at 5:30 pm. There will be a free homemade dinner after as well!

Resident Assistant Application Info Session

Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Burnett 103
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!

Student Health & Wellness Fair!

Thursday from 1:30 - 4:30 in the Ballroom
The Student Health & Wellness Fair is this Thursday, February from 1:30 - 4:30 pm in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom. All students are welcome to participate! 
IFC Recruitment Presentations 

Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Yost Auditorium
If you have signed up for recruitment or if you are interested in signing up, please check out the IFC presentations where each Fraternity will be telling you a little bit more information about their chapter! It is a great opportunity to have your questions about the Fraternities on campus answered!
Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment

Fraternity Recruitment Sign-up Deadline is Friday by 5:00 pm
Sorority Recruitment Sign-up Deadline is Monday by 5:00 pm
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 find out more and sign-up!
Fraternity Recruitment - February 14-18     
February 17-21
Men's Club Volleyball Match

Saturday at 7:00 pm in Henry Gym
The first men's club volleyball match will be held on Saturday and will be against Geneva and CMU!
SAIL Movies this Weekend

Saturday at 7:00 pm in the Media Room
SAIL Movies are at a new location and time! Movies will now be shown in the Media Room (Commons LL next to the Barista) at 7:00 pm.

Have a movie you would like to see? Let us know by using the suggestion box on the SAIL Spire page!

This weekend's movies
Friday: "The Notebook"
Saturday: "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind"
Valentine's Day Bingo

Sunday at 1:00 pm in the Ballroom
SAB and DPB will be hosting a Valentine's Day Bingo this Sunday with snacks and prizes (LoveSac grand prize!). Additionally, in honor of National Condom Day, free condoms will be provided and Will Hasek from Student Health and Counseling Services will be present with information on safe sex practices, STIs, relationships & communication.
Presidents' Day Scavenger Hunt

Monday, February 15 from Noon until 4:00 pm
Participate in the Presidents' Day Scavenger Hunt to show your Presidents' Pride! You will be submitting photos/videos, checking-in at specific locations, and solving riddles for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choosing. Missions change from game to game, but the fun and excitement will always remain. Get bonus points by making your submission extra impressive! We will have 10 teams with a maximum of 10 people on a first come, first serve basis that must pre-register before Monday, February 15 at noon. The scavenger hunt will officially begin at noon on Monday, February 15 and end at 4:00 pm. Happy Hunting!

To sign-up, fill out the Scavenger Hunt Sign-Up form on the Student Life Spire page.

"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.  

Housing Selection Information Sessions

Confused About Selecting a Room for Next Year?
Residence Life will be hosting information sessions for students to learn more about selecting a room for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Sessions will include information on how to register, dates to remember, and what to do if you cannot find a roommate.  Information sessions will be held:
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm in Alex Hall
Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge
Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in North Hall Library
Want to Live in a Theme Community?
If you want to learn more about living in a Theme Community, such as the Pet House, stop by the Theme Information Session to learn more!  Those sessions will be held:
Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 pm in the HUB Meeting Room
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge

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.

Green Club Chatham Eden Hall Campus Tour

Saturday, February 20
Green Club's first event of the semester is a tour of Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus. There, they focus on sustainability and are involved in a wide variety of green practices. During this tour, we will be able to meet and talk with the Director of Food Studies, where we'll learn more about their farm-to-table approach on campus. This event is on Saturday, February 20. We will be leaving at 9:00 am and returning in the early evening. Lunch will be provided. To sign up, email Alyssa Evanoff at evanoffar@jay.washjeff.edu.

Washington DC Off-Campus Trip 

Sign-ups February 29 at 9:00 pm in the Hub
Interested in getting off campus for a weekend? For $60, you can take a trip to Washington DC! Trip includes 2 nights stay, a White House tour (pending approval), meal swipe exchanges for boxed dinner and snack bag (optional).

You must be in person to sign-up, only one ticket per student, no refunds or switching, and no sign-ups before February 29 at 9:00 pm.

Questions? Email sab@washjeff.edu.

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
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 from today to February 18, please bring any good condition books and movies that you are no longer using. 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.
Avis Arbor Women & Children's Center

City Mission is in need of child-care volunteers at Avis Arbor Women and Children's Shelter. Avis Arbor is a safe place for women and children to seek the help they need. The women at Avis Arbor are enrolled in programs where they receive treatment or medical care, legal services and biblical counseling. During these sessions, the women must leave their children at the shelter. Selected volunteers will watch the children during this time so residents will not have to miss these appointments crucial to their recovery. Interested W&J students, please contact volunteer@washjeff.edu.

Attention all Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

We are now accepting applications for the Student Healthcare Coaches Internship, which will count as a four credit course during the Fall of 2016. 

As a participant in this program, students will attend three weeks of training at Jefferson Hospital where they will be taught by, and allowed to shadow, practicing healthcare professionals. Following training, students will be assigned a patient who has recently been discharged from the hospital and will conduct weekly visits to the home of this patient. By helping their patients with medications, treatment plans, disease management, and other aspects of daily living, the Student Healthcare Coach will help to keep these patients out of the hospital, thereby increasing their quality of life. 

This program is open to any student who will be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in the Fall of 2016. While this opportunity provides an excellent method to gain patient contact, shadowing, and community service experience for pre-health students, it is open to students of any major. 

Any interested Students should contact Joshua Makepeace (jmakepeace@washjeff.edu, office 002A in the Ski Lodge) with any questions or to acquire an application form.

Schedule of Events
Donnell House Book Drive Begins - Look for donation bins around campus!
Parkhurst Event - Mock Tails, Commons
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
7:00 pm - International Club Meeting, Hub Meeting Room

Parkhurst Event - Mardi Gras Celebration, Commons
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - French Bread Pizza, G&T's
1:30 pm - Reproductive Health Clinic (until 4:00), WHS Family Medicine Center
5:00 pm - Drop/Add Period Ends
5:30 pm - Ash Wednesday Service, Newman Center
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - Resident Assistant Info Session, Burnett 103

First Day of Course Withdrawals
Parkhurst Event - Steak Night, Commons
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00),Rossin UL
1:30 pm - Student Health and Wellness Fair (until 4:30), Rossin Ballroom
6:00 pm - IFC Recruitment Presentations, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Sundried Tomato Chicken Sandwich, G&T's
10:00 am - President's Open Office Hour for Faculty, President's Office
11:00 am - President's Open Office Hour for Students, President's Office
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - Fraternity Recruitment Sign-up Deadline
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - SAIL Movies: The Notebook, Media Room
9:00 pm - Monticello's Mardi Gras Theme, Hub LL

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle (until 5:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs Thomas More RED OUT, Henry Gymnasium
3:00 pm - Men's Basketball vs Thomas More RED OUT, Henry Gymnasium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - SAIL Movies: Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Media Room
7:00 pm - Men's Club Volleyball vs. Geneva & CMU, Henry Gym
9:00 pm - Monticello's Valentine's Day Theme, Hub LL

1:00 pm - SAB & DPB Valentine's Day Bingo, Rossin Ballroom
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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