Weekend of April 7, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 26
Magician Lee Terbosic
Live Performance
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!

Terbosic is a nationally touring magician & comedian from Pittsburgh, PA who is proving that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. He has wowed some of Hollywood's biggest stars like Aaron Paul, Jack Black, Wiz Khalifa & Johnny Depp and has even appeared on America's Got Talent on NBC & Four Weddings on TLC. With performances for Fortune 500 companies, A-List events and major Universities, Lee has become one of the busiest performers in the country. In 2015 Lee was named MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR by The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.

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Today's Events
Sustainable Sushi Night 

Tonight at 5:30 pm - Sign-up Required.
Green Club's annual Sustainable Sushi Night will kick-start Earth Month and is taking place today 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! 

Please note that sign-ups have closed for this event.

Questions? Email Sydney at bynumsm@jay.washjeff.edu.

BSU Talent Show Auditions!

Today is the Last Day!
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 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.

Housing Selection Deadline- NEXT WEEK
The deadline to register for housing for the 2016-2017 academic year is fast approaching!  Students must be registered in groups of 4 by Friday, April 15.  Anyone who needs assistance should visit the Student Life Suite and talk to a member of Residence Life.
CORE Survey - Your Help is Needed!
Get a 12 oz. Coffee or Hot Chocolate for Completing the Survey!
If you have completed the CORE survey, thank you! We need a few more students to complete the survey to reach our goal, to have good confidence in our results, and to contribute well to the national data.

The survey is 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 of our entire community! 

If you have already started the survey, you can still finish it!  You just need to enter the number the program generated for you when you logged on the first time.  (Your e-mail is not linked in any way to your responses.)  Or, if you haven't started the survey yet, please consider adding your voice to our results!  To start the survey, go to https://coresurvey.com and enter the 5-digit code 19132 without a password. 

As a "thank you" for your time and thoughtfulness in completing the 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!  Please consider providing your viewpoints on this important aspect of your well-being. 

If you would like to learn more about the work of the CORE Institute, click here http://core.siu.edu/
This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Meat Trio Sub at G&T's

Feel Good Friday!
This Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 
Stop by the Commons Lobby this Friday for "Feel Good Friday". This week's event is sponsored by Alumni Relations!

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.

Intramural 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).

"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.

SAIL Movie: Dirty Grandpa

Friday at 8:00 pm in the Media Room
SAIL continues its movie series this Friday with the comedy film "Dirty Grandpa". FREE movie snacks will be provided for attendees; Ice cream, corn dogs, popcorn, and candy!

Plot Synopsis
Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss's controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foul-mouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Florida, for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.

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.

Undergraduate Student Conference on Asia

Saturday from 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!

Volunteer Opportunities
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 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. 

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
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)

Parkhurst Event - Meat Trio Sub at 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

8:00 am - International Week: Undergrad. Student Conference on Asia, Burnett
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 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

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

Monday Preview
National Student Employment Week

W&J will be celebrating NSEW from April 11-15 on our campus. All events will be outside in front of Rossin, or inside G&T's and The Commons in the event of inclement weather.

Events include:
Monday, April 11
NSEW kick off-free candy!

Tuesday, April 12
Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, April 13

Thursday, April 14
Minute to Win it

Friday, April 15
Feel Good Friday
Prizes will be given all week!
Watch for more information on Facebook & Twitter 

International 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 Burnett 103 - 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
  • "The Challenge of Peacemaking and Terrorism in the 21st Century", 7:30 to 9:00 pm in Dieter-Porter 100 - 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 Hub Alley
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 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

Outdoors Club Rafting Trip

Sign-up Monday at 5:00 pm in the Hub
Outdoors Club is sponsoring a rafting trip to Ohiopyle (Lower Yough River) on Sunday, April 24. The trip will depart campus at 9:30 am. Transportation, rafting and lunch will be provided. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. $10 fee to reserve your spot. Sign-up on Monday at 5:00 pm in the Hub.

GSA's Pride Week!

The Gay-Straight Alliance will be holding Pride Week next week. 
Events include:

Monday, April 11
Pride Photo Booth hosted by We the People - G&T's from 5-7pm
Show your prez pride to support the GSA and get your portrait taken!

Wednesday, April 13 
Showing of For the Bible Tells Me So hosted by the Secular Student Alliance - Media Room at 7:00 pm 
Enjoy a documentary and discussion about interpretations of the Bible and how it affects the LGBT community.

Friday, April 15
Pride Prom - The Hub Alley from 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Come out and celebrate National Day of Silence with the Washington and Jefferson GSA's Pride Prom. 

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