Weekend of May 5, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 30
This Saturday starting at 2:00 pm!
DUBJAM is a new event which combines SAB's Street Fair and SGA's Spring Concert into a whole day event! 

Street Fair
The Annual Street Fair will be held Saturday on the Olin Lawn from 2:00 - 6:00 pm and features FREE food, carnival games, water attractions, live music, a petting zoo with exotic animals, air jump, rock wall, tie-dye t-shirts, stuff-a-bear (limited quantity), amazing prizes (grand prize is two tickets to Cedar Point with all you can eat passes) and more!

Spring Concert - Featuring Kid Ink
Henry Gym doors open Saturday at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm

Students get 1 free ticket and can purchase extra tickets for guests 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. 

Tickets are also now available to purchase for faculty & staff for $30.

Sponsored by the SGA & SAB

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Today's Events
W&J Senior Show II Exhibition

Open Daily from Noon to 7:00 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.

Senior Week Ticket Sales!

Get Yours Today!
Senior week tickets are being sold today at the Commons from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and Friday at G&T's from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. 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 @ 5:30 pm)
  • 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!

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 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and get more information! 

You can also check out our crowd funding website:
https://www.gofundme.com/japanatdubjay and help us further help the people of Japan by sharing this link with your friends and families!

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

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).

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.

Cap and Gown Distribution
Today and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Campus Store
Graduating Seniors may come by the Campus Store to pick up your cap and gown this week during business hours. Make sure to hang your gown up prior to graduation to reduce the wrinkles for your big day! 

Pre-Orientation Leader Applications Available!
Applications Due Today by 5:00 pm
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 today by 5:00 pm. Questions? Email jdandoy@washjeff.edu.

Next Steps High School Mentoring Program

Applications Due Today by 5:00 pm
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 today by 5:00 pm. Questions? E-Mail volunteer@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

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

Cinco de Mayo at the Commons

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
Student Activities Board is hosting this week's Feel Good Friday and will be promoting DUBJAM! The event will feature free Rita's Ice!

SGA Class Representative Petitions Due

Friday at Noon!
Petitions are now available for SGA Class Representative positions. Petitions are due to Mailbox #572 by this Friday at noon. 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.

Late Night Snacks with the Thetas!

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

Celebration of Old Trees

Sunday at 3:00 pm in South Campus
Come celebrate old trees with the dedication of the first Heritage Tree in the Campus Arboretum at 3:00 pm near Admissions House, followed by a talk at 4:00 pm in Dieter-Porter 100 by Dr. Joan Maloof, founder and director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, entitled "The Healthiest Forest - Biodiversity and Old-Growth." These events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Sponsors include W&J Sustainability Committee, Mazingira Fund, and Biology Department. Email Dr. Kilgore  if you have any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities
Game-O-Rama Children's Program with CAS

This Saturday
Volunteers are needed for this Saturday (May 7) from 12:30 pm - 5:15 pm to oversee 8 to 12 year olds playing board games for an event with Community Action SW. They are expecting perhaps up to 50 children in and out during the time frame. You don't have to commit for the entire event you can volunteer for part of the time. It's at Citizen's Library, right next to campus on College Street. To sign up, please email volunteer@washjeff.edu.

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
Parkhurst Event - Cinco de Mayo ThemeCommons
5:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 7), Commons
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle

Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings, G&T's
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday, Campus Ctr. Circle
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 2), G&T's
1:00 pm - Free Friday Bowling with W&J ID (until 3), Alpine Lanes
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
10:00 pm - Late Night Snacks with the Thetas! (until 1), KAO House

11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Baseball vs Thomas More (DH), Ross Memorial Park
2:00 pm - DUBJAM, Olin Lawn
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Doors Open for Kid Ink Show, Henry Gym
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

12:00 pm - Baseball vs Thomas More, Ross Memorial Park
3:00 pm - Celebration of Old Trees, South Campus
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

Games Open House - Come Play!

Monday from 10:30 until noon in Tech Center 222
The CIS 105: Game Design and Development class is hosting an open house to showcase the games they have developed this semester. Join us to Take Back Humanity, head Into the Woods, stop by Greyzen's World, or go questing with Fatima. Come play these games (and more!) and then vote for your favorite. Refreshments will be provided.

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