Weekend of February 25, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 22
Cultural Performance
Friday at 10:00 pm in Monticello's
In celebration of Black History Month, you are invited to see poetry in motion as we honor our ancestors and culture through song, spoken word and more!  A good, fun-filled time is promised with expression through all manners of the arts, inclusive of poetry and creative pieces from African American artists.  There will definitely be something for everyone! 

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Today's Events
Commonsgiving (Part 2)

Today at 5:00 pm
Due to the popularity of their fall Commonsgiving event, Parkhurst is hosting another one! Be sure to stop by the Commons tonight for dinner!

Presidents Chopped

Sign-up Today During Commonsgiving
Teams will go head to head in this Chopped style cooking competition on March 4 at 5:00 pm in the Parcell Room! Sign-up in teams (1-2 students) in the Commons Lobby during Commonsgiving (Part 2) today, beginning at 5:00 pm. Spots are limited! If you cannot make the sign-ups, please email sail@washjeff.edu.

1st: $50 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card
2nd: $30 Chicco Baccello Gift Card 
3rd: $20 How Lee Gift Card
4th: $10 Menchie's Gift Card

Don't want to join a team to compete?  Come to the Commons to watch your fellow presidents go head to head, participate in a DIY: make your own cookbook station (including recipes that you can make in your room), and enjoy delicious desserts in the Parcell Room!

Sponsored by SAIL & Parkhurst Dining Services

Theme Community Information Session

Today at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge
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! 
Escape the Room

Sign-up Tonight at 9:00 pm in the Hub!
Find hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and "Escape the Room." You have 60 minutes, so be quick! Participants 
will leave campus at 12:15 pm on March 6th. The event is in Pittsburgh.

Sign-ups are tonight at 9:00 pm in the Hub! Cost is a nonrefundable $8 with limited spots available. Any questions, feel free to contact sab@washjeff.edu! Sponsored by your Student Activities Board.

Housing Selection Dates & Deadlines

Housing Accommodation, Commuter, Theme Community, and Same Room Selection Available Next week!
Those students interested in proposing a new Theme Community, living in the same room, or those who need commuter status or housing accommodations, will be able to submit those applications beginning on Monday at 5:00 pm.  Commuter forms and same room selection forms will be available on Spire, while Housing Accommodations and Theme Community applications will be available in the Student Life Suite.
Commuter status, theme community, and housing accommodation requests are due by Friday, March 11. Same Room will be due Friday, March 18.

For more information, visit the housing selection site.

Zika Virus & College Health
The PA Department of Health has sent information regarding Zika Virus which they would like to share with all college students. View the information here.
Past Yearbooks Available
Past issues of the Pandora Yearbook are available to anyone in the campus community who would like one. 2011, 2012, & 2013 editions are available. If interested, please email Lauryn Halahurich.
This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Commonsgiving (Part 2) at the Commons

Sushi at G&T's

Seniors, Meet the Board of Trustees & AEC!

Friday 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.

Oscar® Nominated Short Subjects

Live Action - Friday at 7:30 pm in Olin Theatre
Animated - Saturday at 7:30 pm in Olin Theatre
We're rolling out the red carpet again for our annual Hollywood soirée! Come see the nominated films for both Live Action and Animated short subjects, then root for your favorites during the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28! Awards-season attire, photo ops, grand entrances, and entourages optional!

*Tickets required but FREE with W&J Id. Please call the Olin box office M-F, noon-6 pm to reserve. (724) 223-6546.

TomTalks Audition Sign-up Deadline

Attention Freshmen Fellows
The deadline to sign up for an audition slot for this Spring's upcoming TomTalks event is this Friday at 5:00 pm. All those interested in delivering a talk must contact either KT Tice (ticeka@jay.washjeff.edu) or Jordan Hosfelt (hosfeltjt@jay.washjeff.edu) by the deadline.  Anyone that is involved with helping to organize and plan the talks are also encouraged to contact them as soon as possible about their interest.

Kenneth "Xclusive" Paryo Performs Live

Friday at 9:00 pm!
Swing by The Alley this Friday at 9:00 pm to see Xclusive! He is a comedy hip-hop dancer and performer.

Film Club "Beasts of No Nation" Showing

Saturday at 2:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
Film Club will be showing "Beasts of No Nation" starring Idris Elba and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. 

Plot Synopsis
As civil war rages in Africa, a fierce warlord (Idris Elba) trains a young orphan (Abraham Attah) to join his group of guerrilla soldiers.

Volunteer Opportunities
Give Back with Produce to People

Sign-up by Monday at 5:00 pm!
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, March 1 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Produce to People is the Food Bank's large-scale produce distribution program. Volunteers are needed to assist with anything from passing out the produce, to acting as runners and support. Volunteers can sign up for the full experience or for shorter shifts. Transportation is provided, and a shuttle leaves campus on the hour each hour and returns to campus on the half hour. Student volunteers are eligible to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or store! To register to volunteer, fill out the form HERE. Please register by Monday, February 29 at 5:00 pm.

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 - Commonsgiving (Part 2)Commons
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1), Student Life Suite (Rossin UL)
7:00 pm - Theme Community Housing Info Session, Fireplace Lounge (Hub UL)
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle

Parkhurst Event - Sushi, G&T's
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - TomTalks Audition Sign-up Deadline
5:45 pm - Seniors Meet w/ Trustees & Alumni Exec. Council (until 7), Ski Lodge
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Oscar Nominated Short Subjects - Live Action, Olin Theatre
9:00 pm - Xclusive Performance, The Alley
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
10:00 pm - Cultural Performance, Monticello's

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle (until 5), Campus Ctr. Circle 
1:00 pm - Women's Lacrosse vs Ohio Wesleyan, Alexandre Stadium
2:00 pm - Film Club - "Beasts of No Nation", Yost Auditorium
4:00 pm - Men's Lacrosse vs Baldwin Wallace, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Oscar Nominated Short Subjects - Animated, Olin Theatre
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

7:00 pm - MassNewman Center

Monday Preview
Washington DC Off-Campus Trip 

Sign-ups Monday 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.

Late Night Snack

Monday at 10:00 pm in the Hub
Stop by the hub next Monday for a free late night trail mix bar!

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