Week of April 4, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 29
Senior Marketplace!
Wednesday from Noon until 5:30 pm in the Ballroom
Class of 2016: If you're wondering about all the steps you need to take before graduation, wonder no more! Senior Marketplace 2016 is this Wednesday in the Ballroom!

This event will help you take care of the majority of your graduation business. You will be able to make sure all your graduation requirements are fulfilled and obtain cap & gown information. There will be detailed information on Senior Week, and tickets will be available for purchase. Everyone will get a gift just for attending and be eligible to win FABULOUS prizes! GREAT FOOD will be served! Be sure to stop by the Senior Marketplace on Wednesday from noon to 5:30 pm!

Questions? Email careerservices@washjeff.edu 
or better yet, stop by. 

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Today's Events
Sustainable Sushi Night Sign-ups Close

Register Before It's Too Late!
We're excited to tell you that Green Club's annual Sustainable Sushi Night will kick-start Earth Month taking place this Thursday at 5:30 pm in Rossin Ballroom. During this event, sustainable sushi from the region will be served. We are showing a short documentary about sustainable fishing to raise awareness about declining fish populations. This event is free! 

However, we are requiring that students sign up for this event beforehand (we will be checking off names at the door) since spots are limited. 

To sign up, please email Sydney at bynumsm@jay.washjeff.edu today.

SAB Directorship Applications Due

The Student Activities Board (SAB) has posted applications for directorship positions on the SAB Spire page. Applications are due today at 5:00 pm.  

Spots are open for any and all full-time students to apply. If there are any questions about the positions or about the SAB, please contact sab@washjeff.edu or smihal@washjeff.edu (Advisor). The available positions are:

  • Big Events Director (2)
  • Off Campus Director (2)
  • Publicity Director (2)
  • Monticello's Executive Director (1)
  • Monticello's Director (3)

BSU Talent Show Auditions!

Today - Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Do you have a unique talent that you'd like to show to the world? Come audition for the Black Student Union Talent Show today through Thursday in Olin room 102 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The talent show will be held April 19th in Olin Theater starting at 7:00 pm. To find out more and sign up for auditions click here.

ALD Majors Day

Today at 6:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom
ALD is hosting Majors Day today at 6:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom. 

GRE Info Session

Today at 6:30 pm in Dieter-Porter 106

Students in any major who may be taking the GRE in the near future are invited to attend a GRE Information session on Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Dieter-Porter 106. Dr. Timothy Klitz from the Psychology Department will discuss the current format of the GRE test and review some basic strategies and suggestions for preparing for the GRE General Test. At the end of the presentation, Dr. Klitz will also make a few comments about the GRE Psychology Subject Test. This presentation is 60-75 minutes and includes a demonstration of the GRE PowerPrep software that you can use for test preparation.

Yoga Class

Tonight at 8:00 pm
Yoga Club is hosting their weekly yoga class tonight a 8:00 pm in The Alley (Hub LL). All are welcome to attend!

Announcements
2016 Fall Course List on WebAdvisor
 
The 2016 fall course list has been posted to WebAdvisor. Registration procedures have been posted here on the Registrar wiki.

Housing Selection Registration
 
If you have not already done so, make sure you sign up for Housing Selection on the Residence Life Spire page by April 15. Students must register in a group of four.  Those who do not have a group of four can stop by the Student Life Suite and speak to a member of Residence Life for assistance.

Move-In Crew Applications!
 
We all know how much easier it is to have extra hands when moving in/out of dorm rooms. Help make next year's class first move-in an enjoyable experience by becoming a part of the Move-In Crew! The deadline to sign-up is April 22 by 5:00 pm and you can sign-up here.

Questions? Contact Ashley Crews at acrews@washjeff.edu.
 
PrezConnections!
 
Join the New Online Alumni Student Networking Group on LinkedIn
 Come join the new W&J group on LinkedIn specifically for W&J current students and alumni! Post discussion questions,network with W&J professionals all over the globe, and learn valuable insight from those who have been in your shoes. Simply search "Washington & Jefferson PrezConnections" in the LinkedIn search bar and click "Request to Join".
 
Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic, assistant director of alumni engagement, at  ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864.

Global Summer Academy
 
This is a friendly reminder of The Global Summer Academy (GSA) that will occur on our campus this summer for students in grades 8-12. I hope that you will share this exciting opportunity to engage in our college community with your family and friends!
 
During the GSA, students will challenge themselves in areas like veterinary and forensic science, college preparation, creative writing, business and economics, international studies and more. Students will also benefit from relationships with professionals working in their area of interest and will have the opportunity to take off-campus, major-specific trips, supplementing their in-class learning with real world experience. For more information, please visit www.wjsummer.com
 
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the admission office at admission@washjeff.edu or 724-223-6025. Thank you in advance for promoting this opportunity and for sharing your enthusiasm for W&J!

Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

Today
Snow Cones & MLB Opening Day Theme Meal at the Commons

Wednesday
MTO Pizza at G&T's

Friday
Meat Trio Sub at G&T's

"Free The Girls" Bra Drive Sponsored by KKG

Help Us Assist Victims of Sex Trafficking by Donating Bras by this Friday
Let's face it, ladies: the back of your lingerie drawer is most likely filled with bras you don't wear anymore or that never fit right in the first place. Now you can use those old bras to make a difference! The sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma will be collecting gently used bras until this Friday. All collected bras will be donated to Free the Girls, an organization that aides victims of sex trafficking. You can bring your bras to our table sits at G&T's from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and the Commons from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, or place them in our collection bins located in The Hub, The Rossin Info Desk, and in the Student Life Suite. Feel free to contact Danielle Shellgren with any questions at shellgrendv@jay.washjeff.edu

CEPM Student Policy Workshop

Wednesday, April 6 at 4:00 pm in Burnett 015 & 016
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.

GSA's Let's Have a Kiki Event

Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Hub Meeting Room
The Gay-Straight Alliance will be hosting "Let's Have a Kiki" on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the meeting room of the Hub. At this event we will be bringing Lady Rose Amore, a drag queen, and Kitt Kavanaugh, a drag king, to W&J to talk about Drag and show the process of drag makeup to students who are interested .  

Faculty Colloquium

Friday at Noon in the Media Room
Olga Solovieva will present: "Russian Pilgrim and Constructions of Religious Subjectivity in Late Imperial Russia"

Published in 1885-1917, Russian Pilgrim was a weekly illustrated journal dedicated to the exploration of the contemporary developments in Russian religious life, loosely organized around the topic of pilgrimage. With its colorful mix of pilgrim travelogues, descriptions of sacred places, spiritually edifying stories, and unique artwork, this journal appealed to a broad audience and helped stimulate interest in pilgrimage, especially among the educated public. My special interest is in the ways in which the journal's literary and aesthetic aspects serve to instill desire for particular experiences in its readers, shape their emotional and intellectual responses, and thus aid in promoting a particular religious subjectivity.

This is a brown bag event.

Softball

Sign-ups for Intramural Softball close Friday at 12:00 pm.
Please submit entries to imsports@washjeff.edu.  Teams must have a minimum 10 players (with at least 2 females).  Games consist of 5 innings or a half hour time limit and they are played at Cameron Stadium from April 11-May 4.  Bats and gloves will be provided (gloves are in short supply, so it is suggested that you provide your own).

Dance Team's Spring Fling Dance Competition

Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Washington Park Elementary School
Come support the W&J Dance Team as they host and compete in the fifth annual intercollegiate Spring Fling Dance Competition. The competition is on Saturday, April 9 from 1:00 pm until approximately 3:00 pm and is being held at Washington Park Elementary School, which is about five minutes off campus. Admission into the competition is free, but there is a suggested $1 donation at the door. All proceeds from the competition will be donated to the Sarah Heinz House, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. If you have any questions or would like directions to the competition, please email washjeff.danceteam@gmail.com.

Magician Lee Terbosic

Saturday at 8:00 pm at G&T's
Magician Lee Terbosic will be performing on G&T's stage at 8:00 pm! Stop by for a live performance!

Undergraduate Student Conference on Asia

Saturday at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Burnett
Washington & Jefferson College will host the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Asia Consortium (PAC) Undergraduate Asian Studies Research Conference on campus on Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Burnett 109, 203, 209, & 213

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.

The event is the part of International Week 2016.

Delta Gamma's 36th Annual Anchor Splash

Sunday at 11:00 am in Henry Natatorium
Delta Gamma is hosting its 36th annual Anchor Splash on Sunday at 11:00 am. Anchor Splash is an aquatic competition consisting of team relays, synchronized swimming and more! This event is open to both W&J faculty and students, and the Washington community!

The entrance fee is $2. All proceeds go to the Delta Gamma Foundation in support of Service for Sight organizations such as the Washington County Blind Association. Come out and support your fellow Greek-affiliated students in the race to Anchor Splash victory!

International Week is Next Week!

Monday, April 11
  • "European Union Reform", 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Media Room - Presented by Dr. Robert Dodge, Professor of History at W&J 
  • "Insights From a Peace Pilgrimage: Deep Learning & Planetary Consciousness", 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Media Room - Presented by Dr. Roy Tamashiro, Professor, Multidisciplinary Studies, Webster University, St. Louis

Tuesday, April 12
  • Peace Corps Information Panel, 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Media Room
  • "International War Crimes & Prosecutions", 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Yost Auditorium - Presented by Professor John R. Cencich, J.S.D., PA Center for Criminological & Forensic Sciences, California University of Pennsylvania
  • International Tea Time, 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Hub
  • International Night at Monti's, 9:00 pm in Monticello's

Wednesday, April 13
  • International Opportunities, 5:00 to 6:00 pm in Burnett Lobby - Presented by Sara Kochuba & Tyler Tenney
  • International Service-Learning in Nicaragua 2016 Presentations, 4:00 to 5:00 pm in Burnett 203 - Presented by Students and Dr. Katherine Ternes, Associate Professor of Modern Languages.
  • Presidents Without Borders, 6:00 to 7:00 pm in Burnett 203
  • "Us & Them: The Nature of Conflict and Peace", 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Yost Auditorium - Presented by Ms. Mary Montague, International Peacemaker, Northern Ireland

Thursday, April 14
  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Tech Center 118 - Presented by Carol Liu Laoshi
  • International Dinner, 5:00 pm in the Ballroom
  • International Fashion Show, 7:00 to 7:30 pm in the Ballroom
  • International BINGO, 7:30 to 8:30 pm in the Ballroom

Friday, April 15
  • Model United Nations at W&J, 2:15 - 3:15 pm in Burnett 103

Saturday, April 16
  • International Dance & Karaoke, 9:00 pm to Midnight in the Ballroom

Sunday, April 17
  • Night in India, 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Ballroom
Global Photo Contest
The Global Photo Contest will be on display in the Parcell Room all week long! Come and vote for your favorite!

International week is sponsored by International Club, International Studies Program, ELI, Student Government, Modern Languages, Study Abroad, the International House, and Student Life. For more information on International Week, contact Buba Misawa at bmisawa@washjeff.edu or Doree Baumgart at dbaumgart@washjeff.edu.

Work with New International and ELI students

Apply by Monday, April 11 at 5:00 pm 
Would you like the chance to work with new international and ELI students during Fall 2016 Orientation? Are you interested in meeting others from diverse backgrounds? The office of International Student Services and the English Language Institute are now hiring a team of orientation ambassadors for the Fall 2016 International and ELI Student Orientation. Ambassadors help new students arrive on campus, guide them through the orientation program and generally help them acclimate to W&J campus life. If you are interested in applying, please submit the following application no later than Monday, April 11 at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, or need additional information please feel free to contact Kara Kauffman at kkauffman@washjeff.edu

CIS Open House

Wednesday, April 13 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm 
Looking for a course to develop your technology skills?
Interested in how studying computing relates to your major?
Want to learn more about the majors, minors and concentrations related to computing at W&J?

The Computing and Information Studies department supports a range of programs including a CIS major with emphases in Big Data, Computer Science, Digital Media, Interaction Design, and Web and Mobile Technologies, a CIS minor, and concentrations in Computational Science, Graphic Design, and Professional Writing. There are also many no-prerequisite CIS courses designed to introduce students from any major to computing skills such as programming, database development, information visualization, web design, data mining, and more.

Stop by our open house any time between 3:30 and 5:00 on Wednesday, April 13th in Tech Center 217 to learn more about our course offerings for Fall 2016, our various programs, and the work that our students do. Refreshments will be provided.

If you are unable to attend but have questions about CIS, contact Dr. Holland-Minkley at amh@washjeff.edu for more information.

Philip Schultz Reading at Gettysburg College

Monday, April 18 at 5:00 pm in TEK 118 
Gettysburg College is hosting a poetry reading by Philip Schultz on April 18, which they will be sharing with us via LifeSize in TEK 118. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz will give a public reading on Monday, April 18 at 5:00 pm. The reading is hosted by the Gettysburg Review, and co-sponsored by Judaic Studies and the English Department at the college.

For more information, click here.

Alumni Student Networking Dinner

Education-Focused - Tuesday, April 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Are you interested in working in the education field after you graduate? Meet alumni who currently work in that field at the Alumni Relations' Student Alumni Networking Dinner on Tuesday, April 19, from 6 - 7:30 pm! Spots are very limited, so contact Kaley Tomsic, assistant director of alumni relations, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864 to secure your spot!

President's Open Office Hour for Faculty

Wednesday, April 20 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
The president's open office hour for faculty has been moved from this Wednesday to Wednesday, April 20 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Semester Abroad Showcase

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! 

Volunteer Opportunities
Produce to People Sign-up

Tuesday at 5:00 pm
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, April 5 from 8:00 am - 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 5:00 pm today.

Highland Ridge CDC Film Fest

Saturday, April 9 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Highland Ridge CDC is a local non-profit which works to improve the educational, academic, social and economic climate of the community, to become a safer, cleaner, more beautiful and prosperous place to live, work, worship and play. They are holding their annual fundraiser, the Washington PA Film Fest on Saturday, April 9 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm on W&J's campus, Dieter Porter 100. Volunteers are needed to for set up, to help community members park, direct them to Dieter Porter, work concessions, and assist with event support, and break down the event. Volunteers are not required to stay for the entirety of the event, but can sign up in shifts. Sign up here!

Join the Community Outreach Team!

Applications Due April 20
Are you interested in a community-based internship-like experience? Apply now to be a part of the 16-17 Community Outreach Team! Community Outreach Team Leaders are students who work (Federal Work Study) for the Office of Community Engagement and support community service, philanthropy and other volunteer activities at non-profit agencies throughout Washington. Leaders apply to be the liaison to specific local agencies, and support those agencies with volunteer recruitment, administrative support, project management, and more. Partnering agencies include the Washington Hospital, Washington County Watershed Alliance, the Greater Washington County Food Bank, City Mission, and more! Applications due April 20. Click here to apply.

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 23 2016 at Mingo Creek Park from 8:00 am to 1:00 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
Monday
Parkhurst Event - Snow Cones & MLB Opening Day Theme Meal, Commons
9:00 am - Fall Course Schedule and Registration Dates Available
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5:00), Student Life Suite
4:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Staff (until 5:00), McMillan Hall
6:00 pm - Alpha Lambda Delta Majors Day, Rossin Ballroom
6:30 pm - GRE Information Session, Dieter-Porter 106
8:00 pm - Yoga Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Tuesday
4:30 pm - Baseball vs Pitt Greensburg, Ross Memorial Park
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Wednesday
Parkhurst Event - MTO Pizza, G&T's
12:00 pm - Senior Marketplace 2016 (until 5:30), Rossin Ballroom
1:30 pm - Reproductive Health Clinic (until 4:00), WHS Family Medicine Center
4:00 pm - The Grid Academy: Student Policy Workshop, Rossin Ballroom
6:00 pm - Women's Lacrosse vs Thiel, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Martial Arts Class, The Alley (Hub LL)
7:00 pm - Gay-Straight Alliance "Let's Have a Kiki", Hub Meeting Room

Thursday 
4:00 pm - Men's Tennis vs Thiel, Swanson Tennis Center
4:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Students (until 5:00), McMillan Hall
5:30 pm - Sustainable Sushi Night (Sign-up Required), Rossin Ballroom
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Friday
Parkhurst Event - Meat Trio Sub, G&T's
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday (until 1:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
12:00 pm - Faculty Colloquium: Olga Solovieva, Media Room
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
7:30 pm - Women's Water Polo vs Grove City, Henry Natatorium
8:00 pm - SAIL Movies: "Dirty Grandpa", Media Room
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Saturday
8:00 am - International Week:Undergrad. Student Conference on Asia, Burnett
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
11:00 am - Women's Water Polo vs Penn State Behrend, Henry Natatorium
1:00 pm - Spring Fling Dance Competition, Washington Park Elementary
1:00 pm - Softball vs Geneva (DH), Brooks Park
1:00 pm - Men's Lacrosse vs. Thiel, Alexandre Stadium
2:00 pm - Men's Tennis vs Thomas More, Swanson Tennis Center
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Performance by Magician Lee Terbosic, G&T's
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Sunday
11:00 am - Delta Gamma's 36th Annual Anchor Splash, Henry Natatorium
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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