Week of February 29, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 25
Winter Tales XIV
This Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm in Olin Theatre
The ever popular Winter Tales returns for an evening of short one-act plays (ten minute plays, actually) drawn from original scripts submitted by members of the W&J community, including students, alumni, faculty, administration and staff. It is a fast-moving and diverse (sometimes very adult) entertainment from fresh voices. Our Fourteenth Year! 

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Today's Events
ALDI Day at W&J

All Day Today!
ALDI (featuring W&J alumni, Marc Lubline '11 & Brandon Studer '07) will have an information table in the mailroom/G&T's area to speak with students regarding employment & internship opportunities. Please bring your resume to the table. Full-time district managers start at $80,000+ per year. Interns are compensated @ $900+ per week

Housing Selection Applications Go Live

Housing Accommodation, Commuter, Theme Community, and Same Room Selection Applications Available this 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 today 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.

Washington DC Off-Campus Trip 

Sign-ups Tonight 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 a 2 night 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 tonight at 9:00 pm.

Questions? Email sab@washjeff.edu.

Late Night Snack

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

The Matthew Brown Fellowship

Application Now Available!
Join an exclusive group of W&J honor students in a small stipend-based community volunteer program. Fellows volunteer at community agencies to accumulate hours and attend one monthly meeting.  The fellowship is "graduation-recognized" and open to any rising sophomore, junior, or senior. Program application and agency listings are available below: 

CORE Survey Invitiation

Later this week you will be receiving an e-mail for the CORE Survey, administered by the CORE Institute at Southern Illinois University.  This anonymous survey is the most comprehensive national alcohol & drug survey for higher education.   Our data will contribute to national norms, but more importantly will help guide planning and programming to promote the wellbeing, safety, and academic success for each of you in our entire community!

As a "thank you" for your time and thoughtfulness in completing this survey, you will receive a gift card for a complimentary 12 oz. coffee or hot chocolate beverage at the Barista.  You will also be eligible to enter a drawing for a $25.00 gift card for Amazon. 

Your efforts in helping us to gather quality information about our campus climate will ultimately help to make W&J a better learning community for each and every student!

If you would like to learn more about the work of the CORE Institute, click here http://core.siu.edu/

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.

Pi Gamma Mu is Accepting Applications

Become Part of the Leading Social Sciences Honor Society
New membership applications for Pi Gamma Mu are being accepted this semester. W&J is the Pennsylvania Alpha Omicron Chapter. PGM has been the leading honor society that encourages excellence in the social sciences since 1924. The society not only provides recognition for scholastic achievements, but also offers enrichment opportunities through service projects, publications, scholarships and lectureship grants. 

For new membership, we are accepting applications from faculty, seniors, and juniors. For faculty who would like to join please contact Dr. Zheya Gai or Dr. Jim Benze directly.
According to PGM membership requirement, students have to be in the upper 35% of the class and need 20 semester hours in social science courses. GPA cutoff point is 3.36 or higher for juniors and 3.39 or higher for seniors. PGM constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human geography. If you think you fulfilled the requirements and would like to join, please send your transcript and highlight all the social science courses you took and your GPA before Monday, February 29 to Dr. Zheya Gai through campus mail. 

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).

PAC Undergraduate Asian Studies Conference

Deadline for Registration is March 15
Washington & Jefferson College will host the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Asia Consortium (PAC) Undergraduate Asian Studies Research Conference on campus on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

The PAC Undergraduate Research Conference is a one-day, interdisciplinary event for students from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Students will give a 15-minute presentation on Asia-related research topics from any discipline, with faculty from the PAC overseeing each student panel.

Paper proposals from across the disciplines and across the broad geographic expanse of Asia, including the Middle East, are being accepted. First-time presenters are welcome!

If you are doing Asia-related research this semester or have done such research recently, we strongly encourage you to register for the conference and submit a paper proposal. You can do so online at the conference website.

Please work with a professor who will serve as your faculty sponsor for your paper.  The deadline for conference registration and paper proposal submission is March 15.

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.

Important Study Abroad Dates

Mark your calendars! The Office of Study Abroad is excited to announce the following important dates!
Semester Abroad Showcases:
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.

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.  

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.

Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

General Tso's at G&T's

Donuts at the Commons

Chopped Contest at the Commons

Late Night Wings at G&T's

Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation Lecture

Tuesday at 6:30 pm in Yost Auditorium
Wonder how the FBI investigated the Boston Marathon Bombing? Come find out through a presentation from David Bell, W&J Class of 1990.

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.

Want to Make Money?

Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the Alex Hall Common Room
Want to make to make some money and learn to be a journalist at the same time? The Red&Black Student Newspaper is on the look out for talented writers interested in writing about a variety of topic ranging campus, life, arts, sports, opinions. You can make up to $40 dollars a week writing for the paper. You earn a few more dollars taking photos as well. It is a great way to build your resume and make some money while doing it.

Articles are assigned every Wednesday 6:00 pm (Alex Common Room) and are due the following Sunday at 8:00 pm and must be longer than 350 words.

If you have any questions, send an email to redandblackstaff@jay.washjeff.edu.

Buy a Phi Psi

Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Olin Theatre
Phi Kappa Psi will be holding its annual "Buy a Phi Psi" charity event where they auction off brothers and new members for four hours of their service. They can be used to clean their dorm room, help with homework, etc.

All proceeds go to Big Brother Big Sister, and last year we raised over $2,000 in one hour! Come participate in the really fun tradition!

Thinking About Living in a Theme Community?

Thursday at 7:00 pm
If you are interested in a theme community, but not yet sure, come check out all of the houses!  The theme houses will be providing food and drinks to those who want to learn more about the different buildings.  Come over on Thursday March 3rd at 7:00 pm to learn more.
Pet House- Monroe Hall
STEM House- Harrison Hall
Quiet House- Lincoln Hall
International House- Cleveland Hall
5v5 Basketball

Sign-ups for Intramural 5v5 Basketball close Friday at Noon
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu. Sign-ups are available for a Competitive A-League (for those with significant high school and/or college playing experience) and a Recreational B League (for those with minimal playing experience). Please designate your intended league in your email. Minimum rosters require 5 players (B League teams must have 1 female), and games will be played in the Henry Memorial Main Gym from March 7th to April 7th

Presidents Chopped

Friday at 5:00 pm in the Parcell Room
Teams will go head to head in this Chopped style cooking competition on Friday at 5:00 pm in the Parcell Room! 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

Film Club "Life is Beautiful" Showing

Saturday at 2:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
Film Club will be showing the movie "Life Is Beautiful" (1997)  written, directed, and performed by Roberto Benigni; for which he won three Oscars: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Music. 

Plot Synopsis
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Build Strong Professional Relationships

Tuesday March 8 at 6:30 pm in Yost Auditorium
Steven Martin '81, CFO for Strategic Services for PNC Financial Services Group, will be speaking to students about how to successfully build and maintain professional relationships. From discussing the value of these relationships to how to leverage networking opportunities, these are essential skills you won't want to miss learning about!
"Business Friends: Building Strong, Trusted Relationships for Success"
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6:30-7:30 pm in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Center)
Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please contact Kaley Tomsic, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864 with any questions.

Student Research Competition

Energy, the Environment and Sustainability  
The CEPM and the Sustainability Committee will hold its second annual Energy, the Environment and Sustainability Student Research Competition on May 10.  Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place research projects.
Important deadlines:
  • March 28 -Register (send notice of intent to participate to Dr. Robert Dunn and Diana Stares)
  • May 2 - Submit research papers
  • May 10 - Present research poster at the Spring Poster Session (reception to follow immediately thereafter).
The EES Student Research Competition was created in the spring of 2015 to encourage and showcase the many W&J student research activities in these sectors.  Seven students participated, submitting research projects addressing biology, chemistry, EVS, economics, and political science. 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.
For further information contact Dr. Robert Dunn (rdunn@washjeff.edu) or Diana Stares, Director of Center for Energy Policy and Management (dstares@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.
Volunteer Opportunities
Give Back with Produce to People

Register Today by 5:00 pm
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, March 1 from 8:00AM - 1:00PM 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 today by 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.

Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5), Student Life Suite (Rossin UL)
9:00 pm - Washington DC Trip Registration, Hub
10:00 pm - Late Night Snack, Hub

Parkhurst Event - General Tso's, G&T's
6:30 pm - David Bell Presentation - Boston Marathon Bombing, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Donuts, Commons
1:30 pm - Reproductive Health Clinic (until 4:00), WHS Family Medicine Center
6:00 pm - Women's Lacrosse vs Franciscan, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - Buy a Phi Psi, Olin Theatre

7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Theme Community Open Houses, Various Locations
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:30 pm - Winter Tales XIV, Olin Theatre
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

12:00 pm - Intramural Basketball Registration Deadline, imsports@washjeff.edu
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - DIY Series: President's Chopped (until 7:00), Parcell Room (Commons)
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Winter Tales XIV, Olin Theatre
9:00 pm - Monticello's Karaoke Night!, Hub LL

Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings, G&T's
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Men's Lacrosse vs Wooster, Alexandre Stadium
2:00 pm - Film Club "Life is Beautiful" Showing, Yost Auditorium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Winter Tales XIV, Olin Theatre
9:00 pm - Monticello's March Madness, Hub LL

6:30 pm - French Club Movie Night: "Midnight in Paris", Burnett 213
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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