Week of March 7, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 26
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Today's Events
Western PA Job & Internship Fair Registration

Register by 11:59 pm Tonight - Event is this Wednesday!
The Western PA Job and Internship Fair is this Wednesday at the Monroeville Convention Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Van service is available with a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis (sign up by emailing careerservices@washjeff.edu).
Want an opportunity to meet with 170 employers? As members of the WestPACS Consortium, W&J students and alumni can attend the Fair, held at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA. There is no pre-registration fee, but a $10 walk-in fee. Register at www.westpacs.org by tonight at 11:59 pm. You can also download the app WestPACS Career Fair (you can register through the app under the announcements tab). We had several people receive offers from the fair last spring. 

Last Call to Sign-up for SAB's DC Trip

Limited Spots Available - Sign-up Today!
There is still time to sign up to go to Washington, DC from April 8-10 with SAB.  Have you ever wanted to be in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival or visit the White House?  NOW is your chance. Sign up by emailing SAB@washjeff.edu and then pay $60 for 2 nights stay, transportation, and pending White House tour.  

Congrats to the Presidents Chopped Winners!

Congratulations to Juliet Duball and Ezekiel Shroupe for winning SAIL and Parkhurst's first ever Presidents Chopped competition!

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: 

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. 

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.

Interested in Being a Mentor for Class of 2020? 

Become a LINK!
Student Life is excited to begin the application process for the LINK Mentor Program during the 2016-17 Academic Year! The application deadline is Monday, March 28 at 5:00 pm. For a complete job description and application information please visit the LINK Mentors Spire page.
All questions may be directed to Tyler Tenney, coordinator of co-curricular innovation (ttenney@washjeff.edu).

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.  

Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade at the Commons

National Nutrition Day at the Commons

Meatball Subs at G&T's (National Meatball Day)

Pork Chop Night at the Commons

Hibachi at G&T's

Build Strong Professional Relationships

Tuesday 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 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.

The Jazz Conspiracy

Tuesday at 7:30 pm in Olin Theatre
The Jazz Conspiracy Big Band is Pittsburgh's most entertaining and authentic big band, focused on providing a highly professional and energetic musical experience! The Jazz Conspiracy is a 16-piece ensemble dedicated to capturing the sound and spirit of the American big bands, from the Swing Era to the present day, cutting no corners to achieve a sound and energy level that listeners appreciate. Our goal is to have our audiences, whether age 9 or 90, stomping their feet, smiling, and leaving the rest of the world behind them while we immerse them in a complete musical experience!

For more information on the Jazz Conspiracy, visit their website!

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 lookout for talented writers interested in writing about a variety of topics ranging from 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.

Carlow University Info Table

Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm by the Mailroom
Stephanie Wytovich, representing Carlow University's MFA program, will be hosting a table in the mailroom/snack bar area to offer information and answer questions.

Presidents Without Borders BWW Fundraiser

Thursday from 11:00 am - Close
Please help support Presidents Without Borders' annual medical mission trip by going to Buffalo Wild Wings this Thursday! Ten W&J students, along with two physicians from The Washington Health System will travel to Costa Rica this August to volunteer in medical clinics and hospitals around San Jose. When you show this ticket, "W&J Presidents Without Borders," 10% of your total bill will be donated towards the club fund. Please help to make this a success! 

Any questions can be directed to Greg Guzik at guzikgl@jay.washjeff.edu.

Spring Break Travel Shuttle Sign-up Deadline

Friday at 5:00 pm
Need an airport, bus or train shuttle for spring break? Sign-up by this Friday at 5:00 pm. Click here to sign-up.

Commuter, Accommodation & Theme Apps Due

Commuter Petition, Housing Accommodations, and Theme Group Applications due this Friday at 5:00 pm!
Those students who wish to apply for Commuter Status, a Medical Accommodation, or those who wish to sign up on the Theme Group Application must have those forms to the Office of Residence Life by this Friday at 5:00 pm.

Amanda McCavour Gallery Opening & Talk

Friday at 6:00 pm at the Olin Art Gallery
On behalf of the Olin Art Gallery and the Art Department, it is with extreme pleasure that we invite the entire W&J community to attend the opening reception and artist talk for the sculpture installation titled: "Pink Field, Blue Fog" by Amanda McCavour on Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm. The artist will begin her talk at approximately 6:30 pm in the Olin Art Gallery. 

The exhibition continues through April 3rd. The gallery will be closed for spring break March 19-27.

For additional information concerning the exhibit please see the gallery's web page at: www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery.

General Housing Selection Opens Next Monday!
General Housing Selection signups will begin next Monday, March 14th.  Groups must register in groups of four (4).  Anyone who needs assistance in selecting a group can contact the Office of Residence Life for assistance. 

Maxwell Student Internship Endowment

Application Deadline is Next Monday, 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 Next Tuesday, 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.

Sophomore Teacher Certification Apps Due

Friday, March 18
Sophomore Admission Applications for the Teacher Certification Program are due Friday March 18th at 3 pm in Burnett 020.  Please visit the Education Department before the deadline for information and an application.

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
Tri County Patriots 5K Run, Walk, Roll Event

The Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living will be holding their annual 5K Run, Walk, Roll event on Saturday, April 23rd 2016 at Mingo Creek Park from 8 AM to 1 PM. Registration for the event begins at 7:30 am on the day of the race, or can be completed prior to the day of the race. The cost of registration is $20, and includes a t-shirt, course map, race bib, and other goodies.  If you are interested in volunteering or participating in this event, please contact Josh Makepeace (jmakepeace@washjeff.edu) to obtain a registration form. 

Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
Parkhurst Event - Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Commons
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5), Student Life Suite (Rossin UL)
7:00 pm - Annual Branton Lecture: Dr. Edward Whitley, Media Room

Parkhurst Event - National Nutrition Day, Commons
6:30 pm - Steven Martin '81 Lecture: Professional Relationships, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Green Club Meeting, Alex Common Room
7:30 pm - "The Jazz Conspiracy" Performance, Olin Theatre
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Meatball Subs for National Meatball Day, G&T's
10:00 am - WestPACS (until 3:00), Monroeville Convention Center
11:00 am - President's Open Office Hour for Students (until 12:00), McMillan UL
1:30 pm - Reproductive Health Clinic (until 4:00), WHS Family Medicine Center
4:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Faculty (until 5:00), McMillan UL
6:00 pm - Women's Lacrosse vs Hiram, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Pork Chop Night, Commons
11:30 am - Carlow University Info Table (until 1:30), Mailroom Area
3:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Staff (until 4:00), McMillan UL
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Hibachi, G&T's
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
5:00 pm - Deadline for Commuter Status Requests, Spire
5:00 pm - Deadline for Housing Acommodation Requests, Student Life Suite
5:00 pm - Deadline for Theme Community Proposals, Student Life Suite
5:00 pm - Deadline to Register for Spring Break Shuttles
6:00 pm - Amanda McCavour Gallery Opening & Talk, Olin Art Gallery
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:30 pm - Adam Grabowski Comedy Performance, G&T's

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Baseball vs Grove City (Double Header), Ross Memorial Park
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

1:00 pm - Baseball vs St. John Fisher, Ross Memorial Park
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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