Monday, September 9 - Friday, September 13, 2013

Vol: 2013-14
  No: 02

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Blue and Gold Weekend
Many family-friendly events planned


Golf Outing and 5K Run/Walk 2013

Early Registration


Fall Academic Calendar

Calendar of important dates for fall term 2013


Student Success Program






Intercom Publication Information

Submitting information


Career Services
Start building your career today!


Career Events

Upcoming Career Events


Graduate and Professional School Fair
Pitt Greensburg's 10th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair


Count Down to Graduation

Day of Giving

Give your gift greater impact


Dining Hall Hours

New Hours for Wagner Dining Hall


Millstein Library

Hours of Operation

SAILS: Be sure to take the survey

Comp 2 Research Award


Computer Lab






Student Activities

Fun happenings around campus


Student Alumni Association

Join Today!


Calendar of Events

What's happening on campus


Fitness Center
Hours of Operation


Fall Sports Home Events
Show your Bobcat Spirit!




Blue and Gold Weekend

Golf Outing and 5K Run/Walk 2013
Registration now open for Pitt-Greensburg Golf Outing

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Pitt-Greensburg Golf Outing to be held Friday, October 4. This year, the event will be held at the Ligonier Country Club. The outing will begin at 8:00 a.m.

with registration, followed by a continental breakfast, and  a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from this event benefit scholarships, the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association, and Pitt-Greensburg Athletics.


Golfers attending Pitt-Greensburg’s 2013 Golf Outing will have the opportunity to meet Tyler Palko, former quarterback of the Pitt Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs, an NFL free agent, and analyst for Comcast’s Pitt Panthers Television.


The registration fee of $125 per person ($500 per foursome) is due by September 27 and includes 18 holes with a cart, continental breakfast, an awards presentation to the top golfers, “hot off the grill” buffet, refreshments on the course, free golfer gift, and a free round of golf at the Ligonier Country Club to be redeemed at a later date. Skill contests, prize drawings, contests, raffles, and a silent auction will also be part of the day’s activities. Golfers may register on-line at


Part of Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013, the Pitt-Greensburg Golf Outing also provides sponsorship opportunities to local businesses and organizations. Questions may be directed to Cletus McConville, development coordinator, at 724-836-7039 or

Registration for the 3rd annual 5K Run/Fun Walk

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the 3rd annual Pitt-Greensburg 5K Run/Fun Walk on Saturday, October 5.  Register at by September 18 and pay only $20 (adults) and $10 (children ages 7-12). After September 18, registration is $25 (adults) and $15 (children ages 7-12).

This event offers the opportunity for both serious runners and “just-for-fun” walkers to enjoy Pitt-Greensburg’s beautiful campus—especially during the height of the fall foliage season. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners. A Children’s 100-Meter Sprint will also be held, with children six years old and younger participating at no cost; they must register, though. Day-of-the-race Registration is at 7:00 a.m. followed by the race start at 8:00 a.m.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association.

Not a runner or walker? Then consider a sponsorship that will help build your company’s brand and image. Sponsorship information is also available on-line.

More importantly, your participation in this event is one way you can assist in sustaining the superior educational and quality experiences of our students—especially as changes to federal and state grant programs and proposed cuts to the Pennsylvania State Budget Appropriations continue to challenge both our students and our campus.

For information about how you can become involved as a volunteer or as a sponsor, please contact724-836-7496 or

Fall Academic Calendar

Please clink on the link below to access the calendar of important dates for Fall Term 2013 (2141)

MAP-Works is our campus student success program. All students can use MAP-Works to find campus resources and get information on how to be successful in college. MAP stands for Making Achievement Possible and features include:

1. Transition and check-up surveys for freshmen and sophomores that can help them assess their chances for success, compare them with their peers and point them toward appropriate campus and outside resources.

2. Academic Updates from faculty for all students, freshmen to seniors. Faculty are encouraged to use MAP-Works to provide updates at weeks four and eight of the fall term so students can see where they stand early in the semester, allowing time to take necessary steps toward success.

3. Connections to campus professionals who can reach out to students who appear to be struggling academically or socially before those issues become too serious. MAP-Works is used extensively by Academic Advisors, Housing and Residence Life Staff, Freshman Seminar Instructors, Peer Leaders Community Assistants and Commuter Mentors.

MAP-Works streamlines the lines of communication and enhances the connections between our studentsand professional staff and mentors, making outreach efforts easier and more effective.

Survey Dates- Freshmen and Sophomores will receive a survey link via their Pitt e-mail from Sheila Confer,Academic Village Coordinator  ( on September 11 and a shorter check-up survey on October 16. Students will be able to earn entries in a drawing to win an iPad mini for each survey they complete and will earn extra entries for using MAP-Works in other ways. More detailed information will be provided in the survey in e-mails.

Village Coffeehouse
LIVE MUSIC at The Coffeehouse In Village Hall

All events start at 9pm unless otherwise noted

September 18 Brad Yoder, with The Feel-Good Revolution
September 25 Jared Mahone (9:30 p.m.) with Pitt-Greensburg student, Ali Roddy (opening at 9 p.m.)
September 30 Open Mic Competition, Winner opens for Jeff Leblanc!
October 2 Alumni Night
October 4 Bonfire, Acoustic Music 8 p.m. (location TBA)
October 16 Jeff Leblanc
October 25 ilyAIMY
October 28 Halloween Open Mic, Dress up and perform as your favorite artist, Winner opens for Joy Ike
November 13 Joy Ike
November 15 The Feel-Good Revolution
November 18 Lip Sync Competition, We pick your songs for you!

Get more information and listen to upcoming artists on our
Facebook page—The Coffeehouse at Pitt-Greensburg




The SAILS test will be open to ALL University of Pittsburgh Greensburg students through the Pitt Portal beginning on August 26, 2013.


The data obtained from this test will allow the library to gauge the information literacy skills of Pitt-Greensburg students.  A minimum of  50 students at each level (freshman-senior) will provide a nice snapshot of our student body.  Please encourage students to take this survey.


All students are eligible to take the test. Dr. Patricia Duck, Coordinator of Regional University Library System Libraries asks faculty assistance in requiring students to take the test by offering extra credit as an incentive.


As in past years, students go to their portal (, take the test,  print off a completion page to give to their professor as proof that they have taken it. Contact Pat Duck at or 724-836-9689 if you have questions, or concerns, or do not wish to participate.

Annual Comp 2 Research Award



The submission deadline for Spring 2013 Comp 2 students is October 15.


The submission deadline for Fall 2013 Comp 2 students is February 15.


Questions: Amanda Folk at

Intercom Publication Information
The Intercom is a campus tool used to share information with students, faculty, and staff. The Pitt-Greensburg campus has a multitude of activities and events for the campus community to enjoy. The Intercom is a great way to share information and ensure the success of these activities and events. There are two ways to ensure that information is published accurately.

          1. Contact Christina Guzik, Secretary for University Relations and Institutional Advancement at
          2. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg website. The link is

The deadline to submit information is Wednesday by 5 p.m.

Please feel free to contact Christina Guzik at if you have any questions.

Welcome to Career Corner . . . your spot for career & internship information

Are you:
  - Undecided about your major?
  - Searching for an internship or job?

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about Career Services and the services we provide. We offer:
  -  career exploration,
  - interest inventories and assessments,
  - resume and cover letter critique,
  - on-campus recruitment,
  - job fairs, and
  - on-line research tools.

Opportunities of the Week

Positions: Four Administrative Interns 
Company: Excela Health
Location: Westmoreland Hospital Campus

Excela Health is looking for four administrative interns this fall for the Westmoreland Hospital campus. These interns will round on various clinical units throughout the hospital and will focus on increasing patient satisfaction by offering amenities, conversing, and providing simple environmental services for patients.

As the program progresses, the interns will utilize an iPad to collect surveys and gain feedback regarding each patient’s stay. They will also analyze and report out on the data they collect to share with Excela Health administration. The results of these surveys will help Excela Health staff members improve responsiveness to any potential unmet patientneeds.

Prospective candidates for this internship include students in fields such as Pre-Med, Nursing, Physician’s Assistant, Hospital Administration, Public Health, Marketing/Communications, etc. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and an upbeat and friendly personality, as they will be communicating with many different patients and staff members. Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook and Excel, is preferred. Excela Health will offer a stipend for the sixteen week internship.

To Apply: Submit resumes or questions to Jaime Crawford, Manager, Communications and Digital Media at 724-689-0203 or

Position: Account Executive Trainee
Company: PLS Logistics
Location: Cranberry Township, PA

PLS Logistics is hiring Account Executive Trainee’s to join their growing team of sales professionals at the headquarters inCranberry TWP, PA. The first year is spent in training while being compensated to learn about the industry, PLS, and develop business relationships along the way. Trainee's  will join an expanding sales team in the transportation brokerage division where earnings are un-capped and individual  performance is rewarded. PLS also offers full dental, health, and vision benefits with a strong 401K program.

Visit the PLS website at for more information. Joining the team will allow you to receive training that allows you to reach personal income and career goals. To qualify for this exciting sales position at PLS, bring a strong work ethic and the commitment necessary to become a top-performer in the industry.

Interested parties can meet with a recruiter on campus to discuss the position at an information table in Chambers Hall, from 11am-1pm on September 13.

Position: Admissions Information Systems Internship
Company: Office of Admissions, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
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Intern will work 8-10 hours per week in the Office of Admissions. With faculty permission and agreement
to provide supervision, the student will be eligible to earn 3 academic credits during their employment in
the fall term. Depending on performance, the student may continue the internship in the spring term and
will earn a stipend at the conclusion of employment. The stipend will be a maximum of $1,500.00.
Internship will include some or all of the following: query and report writing, process analysis and optimization,
data entry, development of test protocols, implementation of new software functionality and/or documenting
procedures for standard processes, as well as participation in general office work on an occasional basis.
Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word, and have a firm understanding of flat-file and
relational databases. Experience with Microsoft Access is beneficial. Attention to detail and the ability to
quickly learn to use new software packages are critically important.

To Apply: Submit a resume, list of completed courses, and 3 references (2 must be faculty) to:
Heather Kabala, Director of Admissions
Rossetti House
150 Finoli Dr.
Greensburg, PA 15601
Or email documents to
Interviews will be conducted during the week of September 16, 2013 with a desired start date no later than
October 1, 2013. Please bring a schedule of availability to the interview.

UPG JobNet

For information on internships and job postings, check out UPG JobNet.

UPG JobNet...a great place to research companies, search for jobs,
internships, volunteer or shadowing opportunities!

Career Services
219 Chambers Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Beth Tiedemann, Director of Career Services: (724) 836-7182,

Dorothy Zilic, Assistant Director of Career Services: (724) 838-8040,

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Career Events
Penn State Career Days
September 17-19
University Park, PA

IUP Accounting Career Day
Wednesday, September 18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Kovalchick Complex, IUP campus
Pre-registration is required. cost is $15. Register with Pitt-Greensburg's Office of Career Services.
Transportation will be available.

"Find Your Fit" Volunteer Fair
Friday, September 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
WCCC campus
Numerous local non-profits will be represented at the fair.
Attending is a great way to learn about a wide range of volunteer opportunities in the community.

University of Pittsburgh
Fall Job/Internship Fair
Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Petersen Events Center, Oakland Campus
Resume required. An exclusive event for Pitt students and alumni.

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Pitt-Greensburg's 10th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair
Thursday, October 10, 2013
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gymnasium, Chambers Hall

Whether a student has a particular program in mind or just wants to check out some options, this is a great chance for
preliminary research and planning!

Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from regional schools to learn about program
requirements, prerequisites, application procedures, and deadlines. A wide variety of fields of study will be represented,
including law, business, information science, health-related programs (such as PT, OT, and PA), teaching certification, and
various areas in the liberal arts. This is also a great opportunity for students who plan to transfer to the Oakland campus
to speak to representatives from perspective schools. Over 35 schools and programs are expected to attend!

The fair is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is not required. All majors and academic levels are welcome!

For a complete list of participating graduate and professional schools, visit .

Count Down To Graduation
Graduation Countdown!

Attention Seniors! Please plan to attend the Graduation Countdown event on September 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Hempfield Room.

There will be numerous faculty & staff on hand to help assist you in meeting your graduation requirements.

Some items on the agenda are: Financial Aid, Have you met your requirements?
                                                 Have you met your Academic requirements?

Stay connected to Pitt-Greensburg post graduation! Don't miss out on staying in touch with friends and faculty that you have built relationships with over the years. Stop by the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association table to share your contact information!

Day of Giving:
Show your support of Pitt-Greensburg on the fourth annual Westmoreland Day of Giving!

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County will hold the 2013 Day of Giving on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from
12:00 a.m. until 11:59:59 p.m. During this 24-hour period, all online donations made to the University of Pittsburgh at
Greensburg will receive a pro-rated portion of the Community Foundation match pool.

Dining Hall Hours
New Hours of Operation Dinning Hall
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.- 6:30p.m.
Saturday -Sunday 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Student Activities
oin Today!

Are you: Get Involved for the 2013-2014 academic year?
                Looking for a great resume builder and leadership experience?
                Interested in the student judicial system?
                In good academic and behavioral standing at Pitt-Greensburg?

                                      If yes, apply to be a
                                   Student Advocate or a
                            Judicial Board Member today!

Applications are available in Student Services, 219 Chambers Hall, and due back by September 13, 2013


Fall Arts Trip to Chicago!

The Visual Arts Society, Performing Arts Society , and Delta Psi Omeg will host the Fall Arts Trip to Chicago. The trip is  funded by the SGA and the Academic Villages. This years trip will be October 10-13. The cost is $114. This amount includes coach bus, hotel & breakfast, tickets to a all events , and one lunch. Attendees will enjoy a Architectural Bat Tour, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Herbie Hancock at Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Wheel by Zinnie Harris at Steppenwolf Theatre.

Registration runs September 5-September 16. Please contact the secretaries in the Faculty Office Building (FOB 230) Space is limited to 36 slots. A waitlist will be formed if necessary.


Tavola Italiana!


Carmike Movie Tickets

The Reduced Carmike Movie Tickets are Back! The cost is $7.00 for students and $7.50 for Faculty and Staff (Limit 4). These vouchers can be redeemed at any Camike Cinema. If you are going to see a 3-D movie you will have to pay the up charge. The voucher cannot be used for special events or screenings. Please contact Al Thiel ( with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing a block of tickets for an organization, department, or class.

Student Alumni Association


Upon graduation, students will forever join the Pitt alumni family of more than 250,000 worldwide. Students do not have to wait till then, connections are starting right now. The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is the student arm of the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA). By joining the SAA they will enjoy fun events, networking opportunities, great discounts and deals. The greatest benefit: they will make connections that will last a lifetime.



The fall of 2013 events planned by the SAA Officers include the following:
• Meadows and Mini Golf, Friday September 6
• Tailgate and Pitt Football Game
• SAA T-Shirt Days
• Movie nights
• Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms tour
• Dinner with Alumni

To become a member of the Student Alumni Association, contact Josh Gmys, Alumni Coordinator at or 724-836-7496. 


Calendar of Events

September 12: Zerlina Maxwell, political analyst and contributing writer for “The New York Daily News,” will present “Power, Privilege, and Patriarchy” at 7 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. This event, sponsored by the Academic Village, is open to the public with no charge.

September 18: Brad Yoder, a “Pittsburgh City Paper” selection for “Best Acoustic/Solo Artist,” is the featured performer at this evening’s Live Music at the Coffeehouse. The Feel-Good Revolution, who will be recognized as Pitt-Greensburg students Claire Secen and Cody Kraski, opens the act at 9 p.m. with their own brand of acoustic/folk music. This event is free and open to the public.

September 21: The Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Music Series will feature the Curtis Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 general admission and $5 for students.

September 25: Pitt-Greensburg student Ali Roddy will open tonight’s Live Music session at the Village Coffeehouse at 9 p.m. Jared Mahone, Verizon’s first “Indie Icon,” takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

September 27: The Friday Evening Music Club will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. This event is open to the public (donations accepted at the door).

September 28: The annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for a Cure will be held at Pitt-Greensburg from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. This community-sponsored event brings hundreds of people to campus for the purpose of raising funds to support the JDRF. Questions may be directed to Brian Root at

September 30: Live Music at the Coffeehouse will sponsor an Open Mic Competition with the winner opening for Jeff LeBlanc on October 16. The antics being at 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

 October 2: It’s Alumni Night for Live Music at the Coffeehouse. Stop by at 9 p.m. to jam with Pitt-Greensburg’s alumni musicians. This event is free and open to the public.

 October 4-6: Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013 will feature the annual golf outing, 5K Run/Fun Walk, Blue & Gold Festival, and car cruise. Volleyball and softball games will be played between the faculty and staff and students and alumni, too. An alumni reception and alumni dinner round out the events. Details are available at

October 4: Join in the fun and support Scholarships, the PGAA, and Pitt-Greensburg Athletics when you golf or become a sponsor of the Pitt-Greensburg Golf Outing, part of Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013. This year, the Golf Outing will be held at the Ligonier Country Club. Details and registration available on-line at

October 4: Live Music at the Coffeehouse will sponsor an Acoustic Music Free For All as part of Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013. Music begins at 8 p.m. when the bonfire is lit. Watch for details about the location on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

October 5: Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the annual Pitt-Greensburg 5K Run/Fun Walk, part of Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013. Details and on-line registration available at for this event that is held on campus. Day-of-the-event registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony and start at 8:15 a.m. Children under the age of six may participate at no cost, but registration is still required. Proceeds benefit the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association.

October 5: The Pitt-Greensburg Car Cruise, part of Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013, will feature all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to the public at no charge. Vehicle owners interested in participating should register ($5) prior to the event at

October 6: Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2013 wraps up with a Students vs. Alumni Softball game at 1 p.m. at the campus softball field. A cookout will also be part of the festivities.

Fall Sports Home Events

Show your Bobcat Spirit!

September 10 Men's Soccer vs. Washington & Jefferson at 4 p.m.
September 12 Volleyball vs. Washington & Jefferson at 7 p.m.
September 18 Men's Soccer Thiel College at 4 p.m.
September 21 Men's Soccer Thiel College at 1 p.m.
  Women's Soccer Thiel College at 3 p.m.

Fitness Center Hours


Membership will run from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Student memberships are free with the cost for faculty and staff set at $70 for the year or $35 January-June; pro-rated by month of purchase. Memberships are available from the Office of Student Services ( 219 Chambers Hall) via check, cash, or money order.

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday-Thursday    7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday                         7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday     12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Millstein Library

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:     8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday:                             8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:                        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday:                           2 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Monday, September 2-Labor Day
Thursday, November 28 -Sunday December 1

For additional information, consult the web site or call 724-836-9687.


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Club, and Friends of the Millstein Library


Computer Lab Hours


Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.