Weekend of April 14, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 27
Tickets Now Available for
DUBJAM 2016's Kid Ink Concert!
Get Yours Today at Student Life!
Tickets can be picked up and purchased in the Student Life Office (third floor, Rossin Campus Center) for the Kid Ink concert!

Students get 1 free ticket and can purchase 1 extra ticket for a guest for $20 (cash or check only). Student ID must be presented when picking up tickets. Adult Show (Attendees must be over 18). Guests must be accompanied by their designated W&J student to be admitted into the event.

Ticket sales go open to the public on May 2.

The concert is part of DUBJAM, a new event which combines SAB's Street Fair and SGA's Spring Concert into a whole day event!

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Today's Events
Senior Week Ticket Sales!

Today and Tomorrow
Senior week tickets will be sold today from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Commons and tomorrow from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at G&T's. Tickets are $40 (cash or check only) and include the following events: 
  • President's Pub Senior Night (5/17 @ 8:00 pm)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Game (5/18 departing @ 5:30pm)
  • Music, Milkshakes, & Moe's (5/19 @ 8:00 pm).
  • There is also an optional on campus event for an additional $20, Painting with a Twist (5/19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm).
The last day to purchase tickets will be May 10.  For more event information, please check out the events tab on the Senior Week Spire page!

International Week!

Full Schedule Available Below
A full events schedule for the rest of this week, 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.

National Student Employment Week

W&J's National Student Employment Week celebration continues! 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:

Minute to Win it

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

"Intersect" Premieres Tonight!

7:30 pm in Olin Theatre
"Intersect", a new play by Communication Arts professor William Cameron, premieres this weekend in the Olin Fine Arts Center.  Performances are tonight, Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2:00 pm. 

The cast of 10 W&J students includes:
Alex Benner
Amina Brown
Ahleighia Carter-Croom
Ty Greenwood
Jeremiah Humes
Josh Lacks
Layla Lenhardt
Sarah Royds
Xan Sayers
Alex Wiggins

Read more about the play here.

SGA General Assembly Meeting

Tonight at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
SGA will be having their regularly-scheduled bi-weekly meeting tonight at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Center). Tonight, will be an exciting meeting with several funding requests, a new club proposal, and presidential speeches.

The attire for the meeting is business casual, as usual. Snacks will be provided.  For a full agenda of tonight's meeting, please see the SGA Spire or Sakai pages.

Zumba Party!

Tonight at 8:00 pm in the Hub Alley
Come join W&J's Zumba Fitness Club every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 pm in the Hub Alley. No dance experience necessary! Join the party!

Housing Selection Deadline - 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.

New Course Offering for Fall 2016
Mary Montague, peace prize winning, international mediator accepted the College's invitation to be a scholar in residence during fall 2016. In addition to many other duties, Ms. Montague will teach CRS-247/EDU-208 Conflict, Resolution and Mediation in the Classroom and Community on Monday 4:30-7:30 pm next fall. The course will count for CRS credit. For ED, this course is an elective. 

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

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.
This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Rib Night at the Commons

Late Night Wings at G&T's

International Week Continues!

  • 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
  • Model United Nations at W&J, 2:15 - 3:15 pm in Burnett 103
  • International Dance & Karaoke, 9:00 pm to Midnight in the Hub Alley - 
    Come and sing songs with the International Club this Saturday, April 16 at 9pm in the Hub Alley. International Week 2016 (full schedule in the W&J Weekly) 
  • 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!

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 Financial Aid!

Battle Ball Bubble Soccer
Friday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm on Olin Lawn 
Come battle it out with your friends in this awesome game of bubble soccer where you are the bubble!

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.

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 today by 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 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. 

JROTC 5K at Trinity High School

Sign-up Today!
JROTC at Trinity High School is holding a 5K on Saturday, April 23, at 10:00 am. The event will be on the High School track (which is located behind the high school). You can register for the event here.

Event Details
The 100th Anniversary Fun Run will provide units the opportunity to participate in a "Worldwide" event to commemorate 100 years of JROTC service to America. Also, units will be able to raise funds or to contribute toward their service learning/community service project.

Students across the globe will run/walk/march at their school's track, nearby running course, or even a neighborhood park. The overall goal is to have a simultaneous start-time in order to allow the units to connect via social media and to be able to view locations worldwide in order to truly appreciate the scope and magnitude of this event.

The cost for JROTC/ROTC cadets is FREE! All other participants including family, friends, and community members will be charged $24 and will receive a 100th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt (cadets have the opportunity at registration to receive/purchase this commemorative t-shirt for $15 if they desire).  Units hosting Fun Runs will receive $5.00 for their local programs for each Non Cadet that registers for their event.

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
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)

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

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

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

Monday Preview
Philip Schultz Reading at Gettysburg College

Monday 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.

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