Week of February 15, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 23
It's "I Love W&J Week"
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.

Today: Day of Giving
G&T's - 8:00 am to 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 us make history by receiving 300 donations in 24 hours!

Tuesday: Tag- You're It!
Across Campus - All Day
Be on the lookout for 10 large bows placed around campus with detail 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 to 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 to 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 to 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.  

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Today's Events
Campus Store President's Day Promo

While Supplies Last!
The Campus Store is 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!

Presidents' Day Scavenger Hunt

Today 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.

Magellan Part 2 Deadline

Applications Must Be Submitted by Today at 5:00 pm
Magellan Applications for non-internship projects are due today 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.

 
Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment Sign-up Deadline is Today 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 at W&J may be something for you! Click the links below to find out more and sign-up! Sorority recruitment is February 17-21.
 
Join Alpha Phi Omega!

Information Session Today at 5:30 pm in Yost Auditorium
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 today 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.

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. 

Announcements
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

Today
Make Your Own Smiley Cookies at the Commons

Tuesday
Turkey Bacon Southwest Sub at G&T's

Wednesday
MTO Chili at the Commons

Thursday
Pastabilities at G&T's

Friday
Late Night Wings at G&T's


Tuesday from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm by the Mailroom
Scottie Brown of Vector Marketing will be manning a table in the mailroom/snack bar area offering information regarding sales positions with Vector/CUTCO.


Tuesday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm by the Mailroom
Dotty Vadella will be manning a table in the mailroom/snack bar area offering information.


Tuesday at 4:00 pm in Burnett 103
Learn to create a resume and how to market your experience and skills

Auditions for Professor Cameron's New Play

Tuesday and Wednesday
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.

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:
 
This Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Alex Hall
This Thursday at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge
Next Monday 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


Semester Abroad Showcase

Tuesday at 5:00 pm in the Media Room
This Tuesday, 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! Remember that applications are due to the Office of Study Abroad by March 1, 2016! 

Become a W&Jaybird!

Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the Olin Practice Rooms
Want to be a Jaybird? Come audition for the W&Jaybirds a cappella choir this Wednesday at 5:00 pm! Auditions will be held in the ground floor practice rooms of Olin.

Darwin Day Discussion

Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Media Room
Join the Secular Student Alliance as we belatedly celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday with a lecture, discussion, and FREE FOOD! Our own chemistry professor, Dr. Malinak, will be giving a talk on evolution and Darwin's legacy, after which we will open up the floor to discussion on the application of evolutionary theory today.

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.

CEPM Energy Lecture Series: The Grid Academy

This Wednesday - 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.

Green Club Chatham Eden Hall Campus Tour

This Saturday!
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.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Saturday at 2:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
Film club will be showing the Oscar nominated film "Mad Max: Fury Road" starring Tom Hardy, a movie directed by George Miller. It will be shown in Yost (Burtnett) at 2:00 pm. 

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.

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 runs through 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 EventsEventsSchedule
Monday - Presidents Day
Parkhurst Event - Make Your Own Smiley Cookies, Commons
8:00 am -  I <3 W&J Week:Day of Giving (until 5:00), G&T's
12:00 pm - President's Day Scavenger Hunt (until 4:00), Rossin Information Desk
5:30 pm - Alpha Phi Omega Information Session, Yost Auditorium

Tuesday
Parkhurst Event - Turkey Bacon Southwest Sub, G&T's
All Day -  I <3 W&J Week: Tag You're It Event
10:30 am - Vector Marketing / CUTCO Career Table (until 1:30), Mailroom Table
10:30 am - College Nannies & Tutors Info Table (until 1:30), Mailroom Table
5:00 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Media Room
6:30 pm - "Consider the Circle" Auditions (until 8:30), Olin 102
7:00 pm - Housing Information Session, Alex Hall
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Wednesday
Parkhurst Event - MTO Chili, Commons
12:00 pm - I <3 W&J Week:Get the Scoop on Philanthropy (until 3:00), Ski Lodge
1:30 pm - Reproductive Health Clinic (until 4:00), WHS Family Medicine Center
4:00 pm - Random Act of Kindness: Ball Pit Questions (until 6:00), Commons
5:00 pm - W&Jaybirds Auditions, Olin Ground Floor Practice Rooms
5:30 pm - Women's Basketball vs Westminster, Henry Gymnasium
6:30 pm - "Consider the Circle" Auditions (until 8:30), Olin 102
6:30 pm - Darwin Day Discussion, Media Room
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - "The Grid Academy" Energy Lecture Series: Session #3, Yost Auditorium
7:30 pm - Men's Basketball vs Westminster, Henry Gymnasium

Thursday 
Parkhurst Event - Pastabilities, G&T's
11:00 am - I <3 W&J Week:Thank a Donor Day (until 2:00), G&T's
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00), Student Life (Rossin UL)
7:00 pm - Housing Information Session, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Friday
Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings, G&T's
11:00 am - I <3 W&J Week: Donuts & Donations (until 2:00), G&T's
12:00 pm - Pie a President Fundraiser (until 1:00), Commons Lobby
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Saturday
9:00 am - Green Club Trip to Chatham University departs, Campus Ctr. Circle
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
2:00 pm - Film Club Showing "Mad Max: Fury Road", Yost Auditorium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL


Sunday
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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