Weekend of February 18, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 21
Housing Selection Information Session
Tonight at 7:00 pm in the Hub
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. The session begins at 7:00 pm in the Hub's Fireplace Lounge. An additional session will take place 
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: 

Next Wednesday (Feb. 24) at 7:00 pm in the HUB Meeting Room

Next Thursday (Feb. 25) at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge

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Today's Events
I <3 W&J Week: Thank-A-Donor Day

Today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at G&T's
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!

Reserve Your Spot by Noon Today!
Career Services' 17th annual Etiquette Dinner will take place in the Ballroom on Monday at 6:00 pm. Learn business and dining etiquette while networking with alumni and community representatives. These are must-have skills for internships, graduate school, and full-time employment interviews. Please call Career Services at (724) 229-5126 or stop in to reserve your seat. Reservation deadline is today at noon!

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.

Winter Got You Down? Get Some Light!
Student Health & Counseling Services is once again providing use of full spectrum high intensity lights to help you through the winter blues.
For our latitude and climate, about 18% of adults can expect to see a seasonal dip in mood and functioning due to the short gloomy days. 
We will have the lights out and available every class day until March 18th, when the days grow longer and brighter again.  They are being placed in the lower level of Rossin Campus Center, behind the mail room. They will be out in the mornings, approximately 8:30 am-12:30 pm, because that is the most effective time of day for the use of the lights.  (Note, if you would wish to use the lights at 7:30 before an 8:00 am class please e-mail Dr. Hamilton at lhamilton@washjeff.edu.)
There is a winter wellness tip of the week, information about how to use the lights properly, and info on the winter blues available to students, faculty or staff members who stop by.
A very good book if you would like to learn more is "Winter Blues, Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder" by Normal E. Rosenthal, MD.  Feel free to stop by the Center if you would like to talk to a staff member about it too.
So swing by Rossin, read your mail, eat a breakfast sandwich, or catch up on some reading for class while you also catch some rays!
This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Pastabilities at G&T's

Late Night Wings at G&T's

I<3 W&J Week: Donuts and Donations

Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at G&T's
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?

Pie A President!

Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Rossin Circle
It's President's Pride Month! Join the Office of Student Life on Friday, February 19 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the Rossin Circle to have some fun with our Student Life staff! For $1, students will be able to "pie" some of our Student Life staff. Nothing can help take those winter blues away like pieing someone to benefit a great cause! All proceeds will benefit a W&J-led fundraising effort for the Washington Area Senior Citizens Center (http://www.washpaseniors.com/), specifically to help them put in an elevator. If weather is not permitting, the event will be held in the Commons Lobby. For more information on why our WASCC needs an elevator, check out their video:  We Really Need An Elevator!

Green Club Chatham Eden Hall Campus Tour

This Saturday - Sign-up Today!
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 (Burnett) at 2:00 pm. 

Plot Synopsis:
Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Volunteer Opportunities
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
Parkhurst Event - PastabilitiesG&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),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)

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 (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

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's "Mad Max: Fury Road" Screening, Yost Auditorium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

7:00 pm - MassNewman Center

Monday Preview
We Really Need An Elevator!

Monday at G&T's
Your help is needed! Stop by G&T's on Monday to learn more about our Washington Area Senior Citizen's Center fundraising project: We Really Need An Elevator! You can make a donation, sign up to get you or your organization involved in launching our event, or learn more about how you can spread the word about our project through Go Fund Me and social media. For more information on why our WASCC needs an elevator, check out their video:  We Really Need An Elevator!

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