Week of April 11, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 30
Washington Fellows 
TomTalks Spring 2016
Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom
The Washington Fellows would like to extend an invitation to the College community to attend their TomTalks event this Tuesday. 
 
Based on the popular Ted Talks series, TomTalks is presented by W&J students who have done independent research on a world issue and will discuss their findings and opinions in a 10 minute talk.
 
The topics this spring semester include:

 

Dr. Timothy Klitz - "It's Election Time! How Media and Memory Interact to Influence the Way We Think and Vote"

 

Carmen Carroll - "Racism"

 

Katie Prinkey - "Invisible but Always There"

 

Kayla Marasia - "For the Live of Literature"

 

Emily Chambers - "There's A Reason There's An "I" In Confidence"

 

Livestream Available!
If you can't make it to the event it will be available to watch livestream at www.washjeff.edu/live

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Today's Events
International Week at W&J!

Full Schedule Available Below
It's International Week at W&J! There will be a variety of events throughout this week. A full events schedule, including today's events, is available in the "Upcoming Events" section below.

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.

It's National Student Employment Week

Events Start Today!
W&J will be celebrating National Student Employment Week 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. Prizes will be given all week! Watch for more information on Facebook & Twitter.
Events include:
 
Monday - NSEW kick off-free candy!
Tuesday - Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday - Trivia
Thursday - Minute to Win it
Friday - Feel Good Friday

This Year's Student Employee of the Year is Anna Cook. Anna works at Citizens Library.

Our nominees this year are:
Nicole Wagner (ITS), Jazmyn Meredith (Residence Life), Jessi Price (SAIL/Hub)
Amanda Steffey (Business Office), Cole Grecco (Student Life), Sam Schaub (Justin Swank), Jessica Chalfant (Rob Cocco), Olivia Leventry (Physical Education), Cynthia Zaczyk (Parkhurst), Michaela Pringle (Student Life), Alexis Cherup (Athletics), & Desiree Goldstrom (Development)
 
Congratulations to all!

GSA's Pride Week Kicks-off Today!

Pride Photo Booth Today at G&T's from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Show your prez pride to support GSA and get your portrait taken!

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.

 

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
Housing Selection Registration
 
Deadline is this Friday
The deadline to register for housing for the 2016-2017 academic year is fast approaching!  If you have not already done so, make sure you sign up for Housing Selection on the Residence Life Spire page by this Friday. 

Students must be registered in groups of 4 by no later than this Friday. Anyone who needs assistance should visit the Student Life Suite and talk to a member of Residence Life.
 
Work with New International and ELI students

Application Deadline is Friday 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 5:00 pm on Friday. If you have any questions, or need additional information please feel free to contact Kara Kauffman at kkauffman@washjeff.edu

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.

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.
 
Attention Graduating Class of 2016!

Be a Baccalaureate or Commencement Speaker 
Planning for your Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies is well underway, and these will undoubtedly be memorable occasions. Addressing your classmates during these ceremonies is truly an honor and a highly sought after opportunity. We would like to invite you to audition to be one of the speakers for these occasions!
 
If you are interested, please contact Tyler Tenney (ttenney@washjeff.edu) in the Office of Student Life by Friday, April 29.
 
Summer Jobs at W&J
 
Apply Today on College Central Network 
Summer is right around the corner and we are preparing for the 2016 Summer Student Employment Program at Washington & Jefferson College. The program commences on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 and spans through Sunday, September 4, 2016. You must be a returning W&J student to be eligible.

The vacant positions are currently posted and additional positions will be posted on a continuing basis throughout the summer. Please follow the instructions below to learn about W&J's summer employment opportunities. Application procedures are included in each job posting.

2. Click the "Student" icon
3. Click on the link "Create Account" - Enter the number on the back of your W&J ID card as the Access ID. Create a password.
4. After you log in, you will need to complete a short registration form and agree to a "Terms of Service" agreement.

To search for summer campus jobs:
  Go to Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School
  Type W&J in the Company Name
  Select "Seasonal" from the Job Type section
  Select Begin Search
 
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.

Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

Tuesday
Cheesesteak Hoagies at G&T's

Wednesday
Smoothies at the Commons

Thursday
Rib Night at the Commons

Friday
Late Night Wings at G&T's

International Week - Full Schedule

Today
  • "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
  • Peace Corps Information Panel, 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Media Room - This year the Peace Corps Panel will be a part of W&J International Week. The panel will include EVS professor Dr. East, alumni Alex Nallin '13 and Regional Recruiter Lori Frola. Come to learn more about Peace Corps!
  • "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
  • 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 -
    Internationally renowned peacemaker, Mary Montague, is returning to the College this week to build on her work of last fall. This lecture is made possible by the generous support of the Walter K. Levy Lecture Series.
     
Thursday
  • 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
  • Model United Nations at W&J, 2:15 - 3:15 pm in Burnett 103
Saturday
  • International Dance & Karaoke, 9:00 pm to Midnight in the Hub Alley
Sunday
  • Night in India, 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Ballroom
All Week
  • Global Photo Contest, Parcell Room - The Global Photo Contest will be on display all week long! Come and vote for your favorite!

Blood Drive 


 
Tuesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Hub Alley

Walk-ins welcome. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.centralbloodbank.org by clicking "Make an Appointment" and searching with group code CU200014. You can also sign-up on campus or call the office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 724-229-5140.

 

To prepare for a donation, be sure to eat well, stay hydrated and to bring an ID.

 

Earth Month 2016 - Eco Expo

 

Tuesday from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm at the Rossin Patio

Meet with representatives from various organizations throughout the area and learn more about how to get involved!

 

CIS Open House

Wednesday 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 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.

GSA & SSA Present "For the Bible Tells Me So"

Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Media Room
 

Join the Gay-Straight Alliance and the Secular Student Alliance during Pride Week as we present the award-winning film For the Bible Tells Me So, a documentary about the struggles of American families trying to navigate the space between homosexuality and their Christian faith. The film features interviews with prominent gay and lesbian adults in the Christian community, such as Bishop Gene Robinson, as well as their parents.

Refreshments will be served! 

This event is part of Pride Week

W&J Senior Show I

Friday Beginning at 6:15 pm in the Olin Gallery
 
On behalf of the Olin Art Gallery and the Art Department all are invited to attend the opening reception and artist talks for the W&J Senior Show I.  The event takes place on Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. in the Olin Art Gallery with talks beginning at 6:15 pm. This exhibition is the first of two senior capstone events featuring the work of half the graduating art majors for 2016.  This exhibition includes Beka Bellhy, Madison Gedman, Olivia Oddo, and Jessi Price.

The exhibition continues through April 24th and is open daily from 12:00 to 7:00 pm.  For additional information on this exhibition and W&J Senior Show II please check the gallery's website at www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery.

Pride Week - Pride Prom

Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 pm in the Hub Alley

Come out and celebrate National Day of Silence with W&J Gay-Straight Alliance's Pride Prom.

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 3:00 to 4:00 pm
The president's open office hour for faculty has been moved from this Wednesday to Wednesday, April 20 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Seder Dinner at the W&J Newman Club

RSVP Deadline is Friday, April 22 at 5:00 pm
The W&J Catholic Newman Club would like to welcome all students of the Jewish faith to join fellow students of the Catholic and other Christian faith traditions for a Seder meal in celebration of the holiday of Passover on Monday, April 25 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Newman Center located on the corner of College and Beau streets. The Seder will be led by Rabbi David Novitsky, professor of religious studies at W&J and rabbi of Beth Israel Synagogue in Washington, PA. Rabbi Novitsky will additionally be leading discussion on current ethical topics encountered within our society and lives as people of faith. Open discussion and inter-faith dialogue is encouraged. 

Please RSVP to Newman Club officer, Joseph Goltz (goltzjd@jay.washjeff.edu), by Friday, April 22 at 5:00 pm.

Actress Amber Tamblyn Visits W&J

Discussion Group - Monday, April 25 at 3:00 pm in the Media Room 
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Amber Tamblyn will host a small discussion group with students to talk about poetics, dramatic writing, and her work in film/TV. A short Q&A will follow.

Public Lecture - Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm in Dieter-Porter 100
Tamblyn will also give a public lecture titled "Not-Your-Typical-Poetry-Reading: Poems and Musings on the Creative Life" to the W&J Community. Tamblyn is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.

Amber Tamblyn has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. She is known for her roles in "HOUSE," "127 Hours," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," and "Joan of Arcadia." Her written work has been published in New York Quarterly, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Pank Magazine, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Interview. Currently, she writes for The Poetry Foundation and is a poetry reviewer for Bust Magazine. She is also the co-founder of the nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society, which works to build an audience for unique poetry events. Amber has published three collections of poetry, art, and photography entitled Plenty Of Ships, Of The Dawn, and Dark Sparkler, which is a collection of persona poems accompanied with paintings by Marilyn Manson about child star actresses who grew up into virtual unknowns and died young.

Questions? Email epayne@washjeff.edu.

Cheerleading Tryouts

Registration is April 25 at 5:30 pm
Tryouts for the 2016-2017 cheerleading squad will be held on April 27, 2016. Registration is at 5:30 pm on Monday April 25, 2016 with practice beginning at 6:00 pm in the Main Gym at Henry Memorial.  All current students and incoming freshman are eligible to participate.  The squad welcomes men and women with cheerleader experience to join our squad! 

Any questions regarding eligibility should be addressed to the Advisor, Cheri Duball cduball@washjeff.edu or 724-223-6104.

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
Volunteers Needed This Friday!

Cancer Society Luncheon
Volunteers Wanted to help with an American Cancer Society luncheon at Century Plaza, a senior independent living facility in Washington PA this Friday, April 15. Volunteers needed to serve food and assist with cleanup for approximately 50 tenants. All proceeds from this luncheon go to the American Cancer Society. Volunteers will need to arrive at 11:15 am, and will conclude at 1:30 pm. Interested volunteers can sign up by emailing volunteer@washjeff.edu by Thursday 4:00 pm. Transportation will be provided if needed.

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
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5:00), Student Life Suite
4:00 pm - INTL WEEK: European Union Reform Lecture, Media Room
5:00 pm - GSA Pride Week Photo Booth (until 7:00), G&T's
7:00 pm - INTL WEEK: Insights From a Peace Pilgrimage Lecture, Media Room
8:00 pm - Yoga Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Tuesday
Parkhurst Event- Cheesesteak Hoagies, G&T's
11:00 am - Fraternity & Sorority Life Blood Drive, The Alley (Hub LL)
11:45 am - EARTH MONTH: Eco Expo (until 1:45), Rossin Patio
4:00 pm - INTL WEEK: Peace Corps Info Panel, Media Room
4:30 pm - Baseball vs Westminster, Ross Memorial Park
7:00 pm - INTL WEEK: International Tea Time (until 9:00), Hub LL
7:00 pm - INTL WEEK: International War Crimes and Prosecutions, Burnett 103
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - Washington Fellows Tom Talks, Rossin Ballroom
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)
9:00 pm - INTL WEEK: Monti's International Night! (until 12:00), Hub LL

Wednesday
Parkhurst Event - Smoothies, Commons
3:30 pm - Computing & Information Studies Open House, Tech Center 217
4:00 pm - INTL WEEK:Service Learning in Nicaragua Lecture, Burnett 203
5:00 pm - INTL WEEK:International Opportunities Lecture, Burnett Lobby
6:00 pm - INTL WEEK: Presidents Without Borders, Burnett 203
7:00 pm - PRIDE WEEK: "For the Bible Tells Me So" Showing by SSA, Media Room
7:30 pm - INTL WEEK: Challenges of Peacemaking & Terrorism, Dieter-Porter 100

Thursday 
Parkhurst Event - Rib Night, Commons
10:30 am - INTL WEEK: Chinese Calligraphy Workshop, Tech Center 118
3:30 pm - Softball vs Geneva (DH), Brooks Park
4:00 pm - Baseball vs Case Western Reserve (DH), Ross Memorial Park
5:00 pm - INTL WEEK:International Dinner, Rossin Ballroom
7:00 pm - INTL WEEK:International Fashion Show, Rossin Ballroom
7:30 pm - INTL WEEK: Bingo, Rossin Ballroom
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - World Premiere: "Intersect", Olin Theatre
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Friday
Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings, G&T's
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday (until 1:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
2:15 pm - INTL WEEK: Model United Nations at W&J, Burnett 103
5:00 pm - Battle Ball Bubble Soccer (until 10:00), Olin Lawn
6:00 pm - W&J Senior Show I, Olin Art Gallery
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - PRIDE WEEK: Pride Prom, The Alley (Hub LL)
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Saturday
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Women's Lacrosse vs Saint Vincent, Alexandre Stadium
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - INTL Week: International Dance & Karaoke, The Alley (Hub LL)
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Sunday
1:00 pm - Baseball vs Thiel, Ross Memorial Park
4:00 pm - INTL Week: A Night in India (until 7:00), Rossin Ballroom
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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