Weekend of February 11, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 20
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Today's Events
The 6th Annual Student Health & Wellness Fair

Today from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in the Ballroom
Student Health & Counseling Services is sponsoring a health fair today for all students in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom. The event will include health screenings, interactive displays, great giveaways, free samples, food, games and prizes!

Take PRIDE in your wellness!

IFC Recruitment Presentations 

Today from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Yost Auditorium
Signed up for recruitment? Interested in signing up? 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     
Sorority Recruitment  February 17-21

Zika Virus Information

Several W&J community members have made inquiries regarding information about the Zika virus. The link below contains information that may answer some questions regarding transmission, risks, and prevention. Please contact Student Health Services at (724) 223-6047 with any questions or for additional information.

What is Zika?
Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don't get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.

For more information on Zika prevention and treatment, click here.

CEPM Energy Lecture Series: The Grid Academy

Register Today!
Presented by the National Academies' Science and Engineering Ambassador Program
Session III Managing Uncertainty: The New Economics of the Power Industry
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm * 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 the Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
To register go to www.wjenergy.org/Events.

Auditions for Professor Cameron's New Play

Sign-up Today!
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.

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

Steak Night at the Commons

Sundried Tomato Chicken Sandwich at G&T's

Monticello's Theme Nights

This Friday & Saturday
Monticello's will be hosting two theme nights this weekend! Friday's Monti's will be in the spirit of Mardi Gras and Saturday will be a celebration of Valentine's Day! 

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.

Volunteer Opportunities
Join W&J's Coed Service Fraternity

Alpha Phi Omega!
Are you interested in community service with your fellow W&J students, while at the same time developing your leadership skills? Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. APO is holding an information session on Monday, February 15 at 5:30 pm in Yost Auditorium. Stop in, meet the current members and advisors, and learn more about joining APO! Can't make our info session but would like to learn more about joining? E-Mail volunteer@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 run through February 18, 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

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.

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
First Day of Course Withdrawals
Parkhurst Event - Steak NightCommons
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 Party, 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 - MassNewman Center

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
Campus Store President's Day Promo

The Campus Store will be doing their annual President's Day Promo event with a $10 long sleeve t-shirt. Available in sizes from Small to 3XL. Available while supplies last, no additional discounts apply!

Magellan Part 2 Deadline

Due Monday by 5:00 pm
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.

Presidents' Day Scavenger Hunt

Monday 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 can 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 

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!

Check out Monday's W&J Weekly for more information on the rest of the week's events!

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