Week of April 25, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 31
The C-SPAN Bus at W&J
Tuesday from Noon to 2:00 pm on Lincoln St.
C-SPAN has rescheduled their bus visit for tomorrow, just in time for the Pennsylvania primary!

The bus is an exciting, interactive, multimedia experience! 

Visit the bus to:
  • Learn about free educational resources for faculty and students provided by C-SPAN;
  • Share your stories about the current political climate; and
  • Discover the internship opportunities available with C-SPAN.
The bus will be parked on Lincoln Street outside of the Rossin Campus Center, so you can't miss it! 
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Today's Events
Actress Amber Tamblyn Visits W&J

Discussion Group - Today 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 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. Following Amber's lecture, there will be a meet and greet and book signing for her new book Dark Sparkler. Copies will be available for purchase at the signing. Grab a book (and of course a selfie)! 

Amber Tamblyn is an award-winning actress and writer 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, is a poetry reviewer for Bust Magazine, and is the co-founder of the nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society. Amber has published several collections of poetry, art, and photography. Her most recent collection, Dark Sparkler, is a collection of persona poems about child star actresses who grew up into virtual unknowns and died young.

Japan Relief Fundraiser

Today through Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Commons
Your help is needed! Stop by the Commons at dinner to learn more about our Japan Relief Fundraiser and donate for people who are suffering from the Kumamoto Earthquakes in Japan. A Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Kumamoto on April 16. Over 850 earthquakes hit Japan in the past two weeks. More than 180,000 victims suffering from this disaster. We need your help! Let's stand up for people there as Presidents! Please come to the Commons at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and get more information!

Questions? Contact Kate (Kae) Ozaki at ozakik@jay.washjeff.edu.

Housing Selection

Today and Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
The General Housing Selection lottery was held and the results are now available.
Click here to view your group's selection number. The lottery was conducted with an SGA member present representing the student body and the available list details group members and the total points that each group earned.

General Housing Selection will take place in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, today and tomorrow. Student Groups with Selection Numbers between 1 and 54 will select their housing on today. Your arrival time is specific to your Selection Number and is listed below:

Selection #
1 - 155:30 pm
16 - 306:00 pm
31 - 456:30 pm
46 - 547:00 pm

Student Groups with Selection Numbers between 55 and 105 will select their housing on Tuesday. Your arrival time is specific to your Selection Number and is listed below:

Selection #
55 - 655:30 pm
66 - 756:00 pm
76 - 856:30 pm
86 - 957:00 pm
96 - 105
7:30 pm

ALL GROUP MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT OR HAVE SIGNED PROXY FORMS FOR MISSING MEMBERS. Groups CANNOT select housing if a group member is missing and has not signed a proxy form. Please arrive 5 minutes before your group's scheduled time.

Questions or concerns regarding General Housing Selection should be directed to Amanda Cowan, assistant director of residence life: housing operations by calling 724-229-5120 or email reslife@washjeff.edu.

Cheerleading Tryouts

Registration is Today at 5:30 pm
Tryouts for the 2016-2017 cheerleading squad will be held on Wednesday. Registration is at 5:30 pm today 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.

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!

Attention Graduating Class of 2016!

Be the 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 this Friday.
Apply to Be a PAL Tutor!

Application Deadline is Friday 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.
Interested in Taking Summer Courses at W&J?

Sign-up Deadline is May 1
Are you interested in taking courses this summer at W&J?  If so, please note that you should sign up for courses BEFORE May 1.  Courses that do not have any enrollment as of May 1 will have to be cancelled, and courses must have a minimum enrollment of three students by May 15 in order to run.  You can register for summer courses via WebAdvisor.  

Please see http://www.washjeff.edu/summer-school for more information or contact Dean Malinak at smalinak@washjeff.edu.

Summer Housing

For any student that is planning on attending classes at W&J College over the summer of 2016 or for anyone else that needs housing on campus from June 5th - August 6th, please sign up by completing the 

All students will be housed in one of our President's Row buildings.  On the form, you will also be able to sign up for the meal plan that is offered during the summer months.

We have several housing options for you to choose from:
Double Room without A/C: $145 per week
Double Room with A/C: $155 per week
Single Room without A/C: $180 per week
Single Room with A/C: $200 per week

Outdoors Club Leadership Opportunities

Serve on the Executive Board for 2016-17
The Outdoors Club is looking for a group of students to serve on the E-board for the 2016-17 academic year. Officer positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Elections will be held Sunday, May 1 at 6:00 pm in Yost Auditorium.

If you want to run for an officer's position, please send your name and position you will be running for by Wednesday, April 27 to neugebauerm@washjeff.edu to appear on the ballot. 

*We are offering something different this year*- if you propose a position we do not have at this time, it will be voted on to add it to the board (i.e. Digital Media Producer). This will require the four current positions to be filled first, and then a majority vote. 

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. 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! 
Pre-Orientation Leader Applications Available!
Are you interested in being a student facilitator and peer leader for our pre-orientation programs? Apply here today! We are taking applications for both the Summer Transition for Entering Presidents (S.T.E.P.) Pre-Orientation Program and the Outdoor Experience Program. All leaders will be required to return to campus by Friday, August 26 for leader training (August 26 & 27). Students are required to participate in the program in its entirety from August 28-August 31, and will have some additional requirements during orientation, August 31 - September 3. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 5. Questions? Email jdandoy@washjeff.edu.

Next Steps High School Mentoring Program

Applications Available! 
Were you unsure about how to begin your college search? Apply for financial aid? Unsure if college was even for you? So many of our young community members have these same concerns! YOU can be the work to help them answer those questions. W&J is selecting several of our students to serve as mentors in W&J Next Steps: A College Access Program. Mentors will be partnered with one or two local high school students who are beginning their college search process, and will help them navigate the process through monthly meetings, workshops, and follow up. Mentors will commit to the program for the full year, and will receive a stipend for their participation. Apply here! Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 5. Questions? E-Mail volunteer@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:
ˇ  Go to Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School
ˇ  Type W&J in the Company Name
ˇ  Select "Seasonal" from the Job Type section
ˇ  Select Begin Search
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

National Pretzel Day at the Commons

Mediterranean Bar at the Commons

Taqueria at G&T's

Late Night Wings at G&T's

Faculty Colloquium: Tom Lombardi

Tuesday 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.

Improvisational Workshop

Wednesday at 2:15 pm in the Olin Studio 102 
W&J College Arts Series is pleased to announce a FREE IMPROVISATIONAL WORKSHOP presented by the cast of BROADWAYS NEXT H!T MUSICAL, Wednesday, April 27 (same day as their show) at 2:15 pm in Olin Studio 102, located off the first floor entrance. This workshop is non-musical and aimed at beginners, so don't be shy! www.broadwaysnexthitmusical.com/


Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Olin Theatre
W&J Arts Series presents BROADWAY'S NEXT H!T MUSICAL this Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the Olin theatre. This improv group will take your made-up song titles and transform them into a musical all in the blink of an eye! Watch the video here to see how it works!

*Ticket required. Call 724-223-6546 M-F, noon-6:00 pm (and until showtime day of show) to reserve tickets. Two FREE tickets per W&J Id.
Secular Student Alliance FSM Spaghetti Dinner

Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Media Room
Hungry? Join the Secular Student Alliance as we feast on home-cooked spaghetti with meatballs (or pesto, if you prefer) in honor of the omni-delicious Flying Spaghetti Monster! Enjoy some tongue-in-cheek and tongue-in-marinara-sauce fun in an open environment. 

Food is limited, so if you want the full three-course meal, be sure to come early!

Semester Abroad Showcase

Thursday 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! 

Senior Week Ticket Sales
Get Yours This Friday
Senior week tickets will be sold Friday 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!
W&J Senior Show II

Gallery Opening & Artist Talks this Friday Beginning at 6:00 pm in Olin
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 II.  The event takes place on Friday, April 29 from 6:00-7:30 pm. in the Olin Art Gallery with talks beginning at 6:15 pm. This exhibition is the second of two senior capstone events featuring the work of half the graduating art majors for 2016.  This exhibition includes Stephanie Chadwick, Natalie Paul, and Julia Price.

The exhibition continues through May 8 and is open daily from 12:00 -7:00 pm.  For additional information on this exhibition please check the gallery's website at www.washjeff.edu/olin-fine-art-gallery.

Travis Clark's Bass Capstone Presentation

Friday at 7:30 pm 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!

Comedy Musician Brian Wright

Friday at 9:00 pm at G&T's
Brian is a live comedy-musician that will keep you laughing and not knowing what he will sing next!  You're not going to want to miss this event and laughter with your friends. For more information, check out Brian's website.

Kappa's Catch the Cure Softball Tournament

Sunday at 7:30pm in the 
Rossin Ballroom
Kappa Kappa Gamma's 9th annual Catch the Cure softball tournament will be this Sunday at Cameron Stadium from 9:00 am-4:00 pm! All proceeds benefit Susan G Koman and the fight against breast cancer. There is a three dollar entrance fee for non team members which includes a food voucher. There will be a raffle basket at the event that has over $250 worth of gift cards for local restaurants! We hope to see you all there in the supports against breast cancer!

G.I.V.E. Club's Mr. President Event

Monday, May 2 at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom
G.I.V.E club's 2016 Mr. President competition will be held on Monday, May 2 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. 

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

Late Night Snacks at Kappa Alpha Theta

Friday, May 6
On Friday, May 6 the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta will be selling late night snacks from their porch from 10:00 pm-1:00am.

Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
3:00 pm - A Chat with Amber Tamblyn, Media Room
5:30 pm - Cheerleading Squad Registration, Henry Memorial Gym
5:30 pm - Housing Selection (until 8:00), Ballroom
6:30 pm - Men's Tennis vs Grove City, Swanson Tennis Center
6:30 pm - Newman Club Seder Meal, Newman Center
8:00 pm - Yoga Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event- National Pretzel Day, Commons
12:00 pm - C-SPAN Bus (until 2:00), Rossin Campus Center
3:30 pm - Softball vs Muskingum (DH), Brooks Park
4:00 pm - Dr. Tom Lombardi Faculty Colloquium, Media Room
5:30 pm - Housing Selection (until 8:00), Ballroom
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Amber Tamblyn Lecture, Dieter-Porter 100
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Parkhurst Event - Mediterranean Bar, Commons
2:15 pm - Improv Workshop, Olin 102
4:30 pm - Baseball vs Muskingum, Ross Memorial Park
5:30 pm - "Mother: Caring for 7 Billion" Film Screening, Burnett 103
6:00 pm - Women's Tennis vs Muskingum, Swanson Tennis Center
7:00 pm - Secular Student Alliance FSM Spaghetti Dinner, Media Room
7:30 pm - Broadway's Next H!T Musical, Olin Theatre

7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle

Parkhurst Event - Taqueria, G&T's
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday, Campus Ctr. Circle
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sale (until 2:00), G&T's
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
6:00 pm - W&J Senior Show II (until 7:30), Olin Art Gallery
6:30 pm - French Club Movie Night - "Amélie", Burnett 213
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Travis Clark's Bass Capstone Presentation, Rossin Ballroom
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
9:00 pm - Performer Brian Wight, G&T's

Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings, G&T's
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Softball vs Waynesburg (DH), Brooks Park
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

9:00 am - Catch the Cure Softball Tournament (until 4:00), Cameron Stadium
1:00 pm - DIY Bleach and Tie T-Shirts, The Alley
1:00 pm - Baseball vs Bethany, Ross Memorial Park
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

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