Monday, April 22, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013
|Inside this Issue:|
Find out why Pitt-Greensburg is special
May 7: Faculty & Staff
Open for Breakfast!
What's happening on campus
See you next fall!
|The 50 Faces of Pitt-Greensburg|
As part of
Pitt-Greensburg's 50th anniversary celebration, we've been asking
students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our friends what
Pitt-Greensburg means to them. Throughout the coming year, these
sentiments will be displayed in our e-newsletters, the Blue & Gold
Newsletter, and on our web site.
The University of Pittsburgh at
Greensburg will hold its annual Commencement at 11 a.m. Saturday,
April 27, on Ridilla Field. An announcement will be made
Thursday, April 25, (afternoon) if the location of the ceremony
changes to Chambers Gymnasium due to inclement weather or
unseasonable temperatures. Check the
Pitt-Greensburg web site
This year's Commencement speaker is Kenneth D. Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran and senior vice president international for Nabisco Brands/RJR Nabisco. He also served as Chancellor of Victoria University in The University of Toronto. Taylor's diplomatic service to Iran occurred during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and protected a group of Americans by keeping them hidden at his residence and the home of his deputy, John Sheardown, for three months. He facilitated their escape by arranging plane tickets and persuading the Ottawa government to issue fake passports. He also agreed to go along with the CIA's film production cover story to get the Americans out of Iran. A version of this endeavor, from the CIA's perspective, is played out in the Academy-Award-winning movie Argo.
Jordan W. Burns '13 will offer the Address by 2013 Class Representative, and Kyle Kok and Wendy Wilkins are the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.
Ruth Kuschmierz, PhD, retired professor of German, is this year's recipient of the President's Medal for Distinguished Service. Dr. Kuschmierz is the 1994 recipient of the Pitt-Greensburg Distinguished Service Award, and is being recognized for her ongoing support of the campus' German Program.
Christopher Luccy, CAS '70, DMD '73, is the 2013 PGAA Alumnus of Distinction and will serve as the PGAA Marshal. Paul S. Adams, PhD, will receive the PGAA Outstanding Faculty Award.
At A Glance :
11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, on Ridilla Field
(inclement weather: Chambers Gym)
Graduating students are encouraged to visit www.greensburg.pitt.edu/graduation for information about this event.
Kenneth D. Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador and Nabisco executive, is this year's Commencement speaker. As Ambassador to Iran in the 1970s, Taylor participated in protecting American hostages as depicted, from the CIA perspective, in the Academy-Award-winning movie, "Argo."
5 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Alumni Pavilion
(inclement weather: Bobcat Station)
Graduating students are invited to attend this reception, held prior to rehearsal, where they can meet and network with members of the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA). Please RSVP as soon as possible at www.greensburg.pitt.edu/graduation.
5:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Ridilla Field
(inclement weather: Chambers Gym)
There will be a full rehearsal for graduates planning to participate in Commencement. The complete ceremony will be rehearsed, including the procession and conferring of degrees. This is the last chance for graduating students to confirm their honors. Information is available at www.greensburg.pitt.edu/graduation.
Parent Appreciation Dinner:
immediately following rehearsal on
Friday, April 26, in the Wagner Dining Hall
Graduating students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Parent Appreciation Dinner. This event allows students to pay tribute to Moms and Dads. Hosted by Campus President Dr. Sharon P. Smith and members of the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association, this annual event continues to grow in popularity each year. Tickets are required ($20 per student and $20 per parent/guardian attending). Additional information is available at www.greensburg.pitt.edu/graduation.
|Pitt-Greensburg Recycling News|
Committee is pleased to announce that Hempfield Township now has
What does that mean for our campus?
Phone books, Plastics #1-#7, chip board (thin cardboard like cereal boxes), glass, and metal can now be placed in the regular blue recycling bins located strategically on campus.
Please continue to place all regular paper into the Abi Tibi bins, because that generates money that is used for various projects on campus.
The Recycling Committee is working with the Maintenance Department to have all of the recycling bins labeled as to what can be collected there, as well as looking for ways to add more recycling bins to the campus.
|Textbook Recycling=Cash & Preserving Natural Resources|
Students will be able to recycle their used textbooks
for cash in Chambers Hall Room 109 during the following dates and
~ Monday, April 22 -- noon to 6
|Obituary: Kaeleigh Beregi|
is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of
nine-year-old Kaeleigh Jo Beregi, of Greensburg. According to the
article in the Tribune Review, Kaeleigh died Sunday, April 14, at her home.
Kaeleigh's connection to Pitt-Greensburg was through Jamie's Dream Team. This spring, Pitt-Greensburg's Student Government Association (SGA) opened their 2013 Into the Streets event with a charity basketball game to benefit the nine-year-old.
On March 21, the student
team defeated the faculty/staff team while Kaeleigh and her family
watched from the stands. At half-time, SGA invited Kaeleigh and her
family to walk the red carpet with Homecoming King Josh Myers and
Kaeleigh's "Ladies in Waiting" (Pitt-Greensburg co-eds dressed in
colorful gowns) to receive her own tiara.
At the end of the game,
SGA presented Jamie's Dream Team with a check for $5,000 that
included proceeds from the basketball game, basket raffles, and
other activities. The money was used to fund a princess party for
Kaeleigh at Ferrante's Lakeview Restaurant.
Flowers were sent from SGA
and the Pitt-Greensburg community. Kaeleigh is survived by her
mother and father, Laura and Anthony Beregi, her brother Jordan and
sister Alaynah, her stepfather Ryan Chalfant, and grandparents and
extended family members.
|2013 Spring semester musical events|
Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend various music
events scheduled at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg this
semester. The events, which begin at 7:30 p.m., are free and open to
the public unless otherwise noted.
The Friday Evening Music Club will perform in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center on April 26. Tickets are not sold, but a voluntary donation is accepted.
The Westmoreland Symphony’s Chamber Music Series will present the Freya String Quartet (May 11). Tickets, $10 (adults) and $5 (students), are available at the door the night of the performance, which occurs in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center.
Click here for additional information.
|Faculty & Staff: Annual Benefits Fair Scheduled|
Pitt-Greensburg faculty and staff members are
encouraged to save the date for this year's annual Benefits
Fair, which will be held Tuesday, May 7. Representatives of
the various benefit programs will be available from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. in Village 118.
Please note that Open Enrollment will run April 17 through May 15.
Additional information will be forwarded to you in the near future.
|Ballfield Road closed|
Ballfield Road will
remain closed to all traffic in both directions until further
notice. North Campus Road will be closed just beyond the College
Hall/Millstein Library parking areas. Access from the other
direction will be closed at the top of the hill just outside the
|Spring Admissions Events|
When a high school student visits
the Pitt-Greensburg campus, he or she is more likely to make the
decision to attend college here.
Individual campus visits are offered, too. Campus tours are given daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and are guided by a current student. A typical individual campus visit that includes a meeting with an Admissions Counselor and the tour will take approximately two hours.
Transfer Decision Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8. Transfer students take part in an accelerated application process that allows them, upon acceptance and paying their deposit, to register for classes for the upcoming semester. A $45 application fee waiver to Pitt-Greensburg is offered for students who attend and bring all official transcripts and test scores.
Registration is required for these activities, and may be completed by calling 724-836-9880.
Welcome to Career Corner . .
spot for career & internship information
- 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
Position: Full Time Human Resources Assistant
Company: Westmoreland Community Action, Greensburg, PA
Responsible for the administrative aspects of Human Resources. Duties may include maintenance of existing employee files, data entry of employee information into multiple systems, processing payroll, responding to request for pertinent employee information, assisting with the hiring and terminations. May also be responsible for special reports and answering basic employee questions. High School Diploma or GED. plus one year experience in office work is required. Human Resource experience is preferred.
To Apply: Go to www.westmorelandca.org for job description or send resume to HR/HRA 226 South Maple Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601 by 4/24/13.
Position: Counselors/Youth Care Workers
Company: Adelphoi Village, Latrobe, PA
If you desire a rewarding career supporting youth and families, apply now for available positions working with at risk adolescents. Family-style group home setting. Shift work. Full time positions available in Latrobe, Apollo and Boswell areas. Paid professional training. Advancement opportunities, Excellent benefits package for full time positions. Must be at least 21, with a PA drivers license and Act33/34/FBI clearance required.
To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources
354 Main Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
Position: Financial Advisor (Entry-level)
Position: Summer Human Resources Internship (unpaid)
Company: WADDELL & REED, INC., Monroeville, PA
Join the Waddell & Reed team and become part of a heritage born in 1937. Rooted in history and stability, Waddell & Reed draws its strength from the talents of individuals who share a common, ultimate goal of making clients successful.
As a Waddell & Reed financial advisor you can count on us as your partner, providing you:
Highly competitive compensation, benefits and incentives - To maximize your career potential
Open architecture platform and comprehensive product suite - To satisfy your clients’ complex, diverse and evolving needs
Professionally developed marketing resources - To market your unique value proposition and attract and retain clients
Customized, comprehensive financial planning process - To lead your clients to financial success
Timely, relevant professional development program - To continually improve and update your skills
Broad-spectrum technology - To streamline your daily activities and support your competitive edge
Transition programs - To get your business up and running
Characteristics and ambitions that will help you succeed:
• Desire to draw upon your unique background – including education, experience and community involvement
• Enthusiasm to connect with your community and evolve connections into clients
• Entrepreneurial spirit that gives you the freedom to manage your own business and ultimately, control of your income potential
• Affinity toward a driven, self-started work environment
To apply: Please submit resume to Christopher Mickey, Recruiting Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Director of Career Services: (724) 836-7182,
|17th Annual Pitt-Greensburg Children's Literature Conference|
The Pitt-Greensburg 17th Annual
Children's Literature Conference is set for May 3.
Keynote speakers for the event are Brian Pinkney and Siobhan Vivian. Pinkney is the author of "Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride," "The Dark-Thirty," "The Faithful Friend," The Adventures of Sparrowboty" and "Duke Ellington." Vivian is the author o "A Little Friendly Advice," "The List," "Not That Kind of Girl," and "Same Difference."
A full schedule of sessions and speakers is available here. http://www.library.pitt.edu/green/breakout.html
To register, visit http://www.library.pitt.edu/green/webclc.html. Cost is $80. Full-time college students pay $60.
|Coffee in Millstein Library|
your work with a cup of coffee or other hot beverage
while studying at Millstein Library. Proceeds from the
sale of these beverages benefit Sigma Tau Delta and the
Friends of the Millstein Library.
|Recycle your gently used shoes|
Pitt-Greensburg is partnering with Westmoreland
Cleanways and ShoeBoxRecycling.com to collect and
redistribute gently used shoes in all sizes, styles, and
colors. Simply put your gently used shoes in one of the
ShoeBoxRecycling collection boxes located in Cassell
Hall, Chambers Hall, College Hall, Millstein, Robertshaw
Hall, Smith Hall, Village Hall, and Westmoreland Hall.
Shoes collected through this program could be distributed throughout the world, including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guatemala, Chile, Kenya, India, Bolivia, and Haiti. Visit www.shoeboxrecycling.com (using Safari, Firefox, or Google Chrome) to find out more.
|Calendar of Events|
April 26: 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 and free will donations are accepted at the door.
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will hold its annual
Commencement at 11 a.m. on Ridilla Field (weather permitting).
|Pitt-Greensburg Home Athletic Events|
your Bobcat Spirit!
Congratulations to the Pitt-Greensburg athletes who excelled on the playing field and in the classroom.
|Fitness Center Hours|
available for $70 (June-July) or $35 (January-June; pro-rated by
month of purchase) from the Office of Student Services (219 Chambers
Hall) via check, cash, or money order.
-- Thursday: 8:30 a.m.
-- 11 p.m.
For additional information, consult the web site or call 724-836-9687.
|Digital Media Lab|
Millstein Library announces the establishment of a new multimedia lab in Room 162 that will allow current students, faculty, and staff to further enhance their educational experience on campus. Pitt-Greensburg students, faculty, and staff in good standing who possess current/valid Pitt ID cards are eligible to borrow or use the equipment.
Funded by the R.K. Mellon grant and the Carl Poke Endowment, the multimedia lab contains the following equipment and software:
Equipment may be borrowed for three days and must be returned to the Millstein Library Circulation Desk one hour before closing. If equipment is lost, stolen, or damaged while checked out, the person to whom it was checked out is held responsible.
Additional details about the equipment and its use are available here.
|Large-Size Poster and Banner Printing|
Millstein Library is now able to print large-size poster prints and banners with its new Digital Media Lab. These items cannot be printed "on demand." Please note that Millstein Library is not responsible for the outcome of the poster if you are not pleased with the color or the results.
Please observe the following protocols for this process:
|Library Database access changed|
|Remote access of the University Library System databases has changed, so that clicking the link from the A-Z list and ExProxy will prompt the user for a username and password as soon as one tries to connect. Patricia Duck, PhD, Millstein Library director, advises NOT using SREMOTE when accessing Library databases from an off-campus location. She also notes that cookies must be enabled and pop-up blocker must be disabled in one's browser. Additional information is available by clicking here or contacting a member of the Millstein Library staff.|
|One-Page Campus Telephone Directory|
Pitt-Greensburg's one-page campus telephone directory is available on the Pitt-Greensburg Intranet.
1. Log onto my.pitt.edu
2. Click UPG-Faculty Staff Intranet
3. Click Faculty & Staff Resources
4. Click the link for the Printed Telephone Directory