Weekend of April 28, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 29
Announcing the 2016-17 SGA Executive Board
Congratulations to the 2016-17 SGA Executive Board!
President - Nate Ecker
Vice-President - Bailey Emory 
Treasurer - Lila Thompson
Secretary - Danielle Shellgren
Parliamentarian - Kenneth Clark

Want to be an SGA Class Rep?
Petitions are now available for SGA Class Representative positions. Petitions are due to Mailbox #572 by Friday, May 6 at 12:00 pm.
No late petitions will be accepted. Elections will take place on May 9 and 10
(10 representatives per class will be elected)
You do NOT have to be a current member of
Student Government to run for a class
representative position. Click here for a copy of the petition.
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Today's Events
Japan Relief Fundraiser

Today & 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 to people who are suffering from the Kumamoto Earthquakes in Japan. A Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Kumamoto on April 16 and over 850 earthquakes hit Japan in the past two weeks. There are more than 180,000 victims suffering from this disaster who need our help! Please come to the Commons at 5:00 to 7:00 pm and get more information!

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

Semester Abroad Showcase

Today 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 SNACKS! 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! 

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 the announcement of next year's executive board.

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.

DUBJAM's Kid Ink Show Tickets 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.

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! 

Global Photo Contest Winners!
The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the winners of our Spring 2016 Global Photo Contest. Thank you to everyone that participated this year, there were almost 100 entries!
Real Life:
Winning Photo: "Just a Boy and His Monkey," taken in Iquitos, Peru by Grace McCarthy.
Runner Up: "French Couple," taken in Montpellier, France by Sarah Knizat.
W&J Pride:
Winning Photo: "Home of the Incas," taken in Machu Picchu, Peru by Valeria Velazquez.
Runner up: "W&J takes on an Active Volcano," taken in Arenal, Costa Rica by Sanam Bhalla.
Winning Photo: "Endemic," taken in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador by Elizabeth Bean.
Runner up: "The Gap," taken in Killarney, Ireland by Allison Morrissey.
Winning Photo: "May that Last Forever," taken in Nice, France by Kelly Capone.
Runner Up: "Stone Dragon," taken in Yamanashi, Japan by Julia Price.
Winning Photo: "Great Wall of China," taken in Beijing, China by Tina Lee.
Runner Up: "The Caves at Dusk," taken in Matera, Italy by Sarah Stovar.
Visit the library to view the winning photos - special thanks to the library staff for hosting the display and thanks to everyone who voted!
The next Semester Abroad Showcase is being held this Thursday, May 28th, in the Media Room at 5PM. Stop by and listen to students share their experiences abroad and enjoy free snacks!

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.
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 Washington & Jefferson 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 2016 Summer Housing Request Form.  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

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.

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

Taqueria at G&T's

Late Night Wings at G&T's

Feel Good Friday
This Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Campus Center Circle
Fraternity and Sorority Life will be hosting this week's Feel Good Friday. The event will feature Pizza with Panhel!

Senior Week Ticket Sales!

Friday from noon - 2:00 pm at G&T's
Senior week tickets will be sold today from noon - 2:00 pm at G&T'sTickets 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!

Dennis G. Trelka Competition
This Friday at 2:15 pm in Dieter-Porter 100
The Dennis G. Trelka Prize for Original Research in the Life Sciences is awarded to the student who performs the best original research project in either biology, psychology, or another life science discipline as determined by the Biology and Psychology faculty. The award is determined in a competition that will be held this Friday. Once nominated by a W&J life sciences faculty member, students may submit independent project papers, published manuscripts, or manuscripts in preparation for the competition. Following an oral presentation, the Biology and Psychology faculty will select the prize winner, which will receive a $500 award and have their name added to a plaque in the atrium of Dieter-Porter Hall.

W&J Senior Show II

Friday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Olin Art 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 II.  The event takes place on Friday 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 8th and is open daily from noon - 7:00 pm. For additional information on this exhibition please check the gallery's website.

French Club Movie Night
Friday at 6:30 pm in the Burnett 213
The French Club will be showing Amélie in BUR 213 this friday. The film will begin at 6:30, and anyone is welcome to attend. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles for those who may not speak the French language. Take an evening off from studying and relax by watching a film with the French Club. 

Plot Synopsis:
Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.

Travis Clark's Bass Capstone Presentation
Friday from 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!

SAIL Present's Brian Wight!
This Friday at 9:00 in G&T's
Ranging from intricate instrumentals to hip hop, "I Have No Idea What I'm Doing" is Brian Wight's debut album. Brian covers subjects from the humor of high school prom to a heavy fear of the future. Everyone makes the inevitable move from adolescence to adulthood so Brian has written the perfect soundtrack to accompany that transition. Any age can enjoy and appreciate 'IHNIWID" as it is genuinely funny, heart-warming and heart-wrenching. Finding our path in life can be difficult and Brian is just someone who freely admits it through his music.

Check out Brian's website for music videos and performances!

Catch the Cure Softball Tournament

Sunday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Cameron Stadium
This years 9th annual Catch the Cure softball tournament held by Kappa Kappa Gamma will be on May 1 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 $3 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!

DIY Bleach and Tie T-Shirts

Sunday in the Hub Back Deck at 1:00 pm
This month's DIY will be creating your own t-shirt using the bleach pattern method and cutting/tying.  All materials will be provided along with instructions on how to!  Please come with a bleach design in mind and maybe event a print out (Google 'bleach t-shirt design" to check out some ideas!).

Ahleighia "Twiggy" Carter-Croom's Senior Capstone Recital!

Sunday in the Rossin Ballroom at 4:00 pm
On Sunday afternoon, Twiggy will be performing her senior capstone recital in Rossin Ballroom at 4:00 pm. Come enjoy her repertoire that includes opera, art songs and musical theater. All are welcome!

Tamika Arnold's Senior Recital!

Sunday in the Rossin Ballroom at 7:00 pm
Come out to support Tamika as she performs her senior recital!

Volunteer Opportunities
Produce to People!

Tuesday, May 3 at the Washington County Fairgrounds
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, May 3 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Produce to People is the Food Bank's large-scale produce distribution program. Volunteers are needed to assist with anything from passing out the produce, to acting as runners and support. Volunteers can sign up for the full experience or for shorter shifts. Transportation is provided, and a shuttle leaves campus on the hour each hour and returns to campus on the half hour. Student volunteers are eligible to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or store! To register to volunteer, fill out the form here. Please register by Monday, May 2 at 5:00 pm.

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
5:00 pm - Semester Abroad Showcase, Media Room
7:00 pmSGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pmThe 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 Sales (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

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

Monday 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!

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