Week of April 18, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 31
Greek Week 2016
Events All Week Long
It's Greek Week! This year's theme is Harry Potter. In celebration, many of the events will carry a Harry Potter style including this year's banners which will be on display in the Rossin Campus Center.  Look for events that are listed as "GREEK WEEK 2016" in the "Schedule of Events" section below.
 
Please remember that you don't have to be in a Fraternity or Sorority to come enjoy many of this week's events!

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Today's Events
Philip Schultz Poetry Reading

Today 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 today 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.

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!

2016 Global Photo Contest

Cast Your Vote by Tonight at Midnight
Cast your vote! Help select the winners of the 2016 Global Photo Contest, sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad. Visit our wiki to view the photos and vote!
 
Voting is open to students, faculty and staff and votes must be in by midnight tonight!

Announcements
New Course Offerings for Fall 2016
 
SOC-245-01
Animals & Human Society on Tues/Thurs at 9:45 am.

CRS-247/EDU-208
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. 

DUBJAM's Kid Ink Show Tickets Now Available
 
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 show!

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! 
 
Move-In Crew Applications!
 
Sign-up Deadline is Friday
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 this Friday 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.
 
Apply to Be a PAL Tutor!

Application Deadline is April 29 at 4:00 pm
Want to be a PAL Tutor for the 2016-17 academic year? You can apply today on the PAL Program Spire page!

Questions? Email David Zlockie at dzlockie@washjeff.edu.
 
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

Today
Make Your Own Smiley Cookie at the Commons

Tuesday
French Toast Burger at G&T's

Friday
Burger Bar at G&T's

W&J Senior Show I Exhibition

Daily from 12:00 to 7:00 pm in the Olin Gallery
 
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 24 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.

Interfaith Expo

Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Ski Lodge
This interfaith event is an opportunity for students to meet with the leaders of the local faith community and discuss the topic of faith and spirituality in the context of college life.  

Alumni Student Networking Dinner

Education-Focused - Tuesday 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 from 6:00 to 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!

BSU's Talent Show

Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Olin Theatre
Come see your peers perform in BSU's Talent Show this Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Olin Theatre!

Eduardo Corral Poetry Reading

Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Burnett 103
Poet Eduardo Corral is bringing work from his award-winning book, Slow Lightning, to Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) for a poetry reading Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Burnett 103.

W&J's English Department is sponsoring Corral's poetry reading, which is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Take Back the Night

Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Old Main
Come to Old Main Lobby and Chapel to help take a stand against Domestic Violence. The event will include speakers, a walk across campus as a group, information tables, and food and refreshments. Sponsored by W&J's Diversity Programming Board.

Dr. Michael Mann Public Lecture

Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Dieter-Porter 100
The College will be hosting renowned climatologist Dr. Michael Mann this Wednesday. His public lecture "Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change" will begin at 6:30 pm in Dieter-Porter 100. His latest book will be on sale at the campus bookstore, and Dr. Mann will be available for book signing immediately after the event. The event is FREE and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Center for Energy Policy & Management. Biographical information about Dr. Mann is available here .

Senior Week Ticket Sales
 
Get Yours This Thursday
Senior week tickets will be sold Thursday from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at G&T's  and 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Commons. 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!
 
G.I.V.E. Club's Mr. President Competition
 
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom
G.I.V.E club's 2016 Mr. President competition will be held on Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Rossin Ballroom! This year Mr. President is raising money for a breast cancer nonprofit, The Glock Foundation. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this foundation.

The contestants will be scored in: formal-wear event, a talent portion, and a brief interview for each participant. 

Suggested donation for attending: $2. You will be put into a raffle for a visa gift card when you make a donation at the door or throughout the week.
There will be food (pizza) and drinks!

Look for us at George and Tom's at lunch and commons at dinner to make donations or participate in Coin Wars.

Seder Dinner at the W&J Newman Club

RSVP Deadline is this Friday 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.

REI Earth Day Celebration

Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm (Van Departs at 3:00 pm)
The Green Club will be taking a van of students and joining Friends of the Riverfront and REI to clean up areas in the Southside Riverfront Park. To sign-up, email Naomi Bick at bickna@jay.washjeff.edu

DNA Day

Monday, April 25 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Media Room 
Phi Sigma, the biology honors society, will be hosting DNA Day on Monday, April 25 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Rossin Campus Center Circle (G&T's if it rains). The event is open and free to all students and faculty. Members of the community can come learn about DNA and make necklaces from their own DNA (limited supply). Anyone who has questions can email Aric Brown (brownan@jay.washjeff.edu). 

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.

Faculty Colloquium: Tom Lombardi

Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00 pm in the Media Room
Tom Lombardi will present "Macro-analysis Across the Curriculum". Modern computing power and advanced software offer our students opportunities to engage with large-scale, complex problems. Macro-analysis is a broad approach to grappling with such problems. Tom's talk outlines the state of macro-analysis in several disciplines, and reflects on the challenges and opportunities of preparing students to address such problems in class and the world.

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! 

Travis Clark's Bass Capstone Presentation

April 29 at 7:30pm in the 
Rossin Ballroom
Come join senior music major Travis Clark and sit in on his presentation about the electric bass. Included will be a description of the instrument and role it plays, followed by a look at the history including influential players and excerpts of their music. We hope to see you there!

Volunteer Opportunities
Join the Community Outreach Team!

Applications Due this Wednesday
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 Wednesday. 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. 

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.

Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
Monday
Parkhurst Event - Make Your Own Smiley Cookies, Commons
5:00 pm - Philip Schultz Poetry Reading, Tech Center 118
8:00 pm - Yoga Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Tuesday
Parkhurst Event- French Toast Burger, G&T's
10:00 am -  GREEK WEEK 2016: Coin War (until 4:00), G&T's
3:30 pm - Baseball vs Waynesburg (DH), Ross Memorial Park
3:30 pm - Softball vs Grove City (DH), Brooks Park
4:00 pm - Interfaith Expo and Discussion (until 6:00), Ski Lodge
4:00 pm - GREEK WEEK 2016: Powder Puff Football (until 7:00), Olin Lawn
7:00 pm - Black Student Union Talent Show, Olin Theatre
7:00 pm - Eduardo Corral Poetry Reading, Burnett 103
7:00 pm - GREEK WEEK 2016: Trivia Night (until 9 pm), The Hub
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Wednesday
10:00 am - GREEK WEEK 2016: Coin War (until 4 pm), G&T's
2:45 pm - GREEK WEEK 2016: Kickball (until 2:45 pm), Olin Lawn
3:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Faculty (until 4:00), McMillan
4:00 pm - Men's Tennis vs Bethany, Swanson Tennis Center
6:30 pm - Earth Month: Dr. Michael Mann Lecture, Dieter-Porter 100
7:00 pm - Take Back the Night (until 9 pm), Old Main Chapel

Thursday 
10:00 am -  GREEK WEEK 2016: Coin War (until 4 pm), G&T's
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 2:00), G&T's
12:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 1:00), Student Life Suite
5:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 7:00), Commons
6:00 pm - Honors Convocation, First Presbyterian Church
7:00 pm - GREEK WEEK 2016: Adult Spelling Bee (until 9 pm), President's Pub
7:00 pm - G.I.V.E.'s Mr. President, Ballroom
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Friday
Parkhurst Event - Burger Bar, G&T's
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday: Potted Plants (until 1:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
4:00 pm - Men's Tennis vs Grove City, Swanson Tennis Center
4:00 pm - REI Earth Day Celebration, Southside Riverfront Park
5:00 pm -  GREEK WEEK 2016: Greek Sing & Fashion Show (until 5 pm), Ballroom
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Spring Choral Concert, Church of the Covenant
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Saturday
10:00 am - GREEK WEEK 2016: Greek Olympics (until 3:45 pm), Olin Lawn
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Baseball vs Saint Vincent (DH), Ross Memorial Park
1:00 pm - Men's Lacrosse vs Bethany, Alexandre Stadium
1:00 pm - Saturday Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Sunday
3:00 pm - Wind Ensemble Concert, Olin Theatre
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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