Monday, September 9 - Friday, September 13, 2013
|Inside this Issue:|
Blue and Gold Weekend
Calendar of important dates for fall term 2013
Upcoming Career Events
Professional School Fair
Give your gift greater impact
New Hours for Wagner Dining Hall
Fun happenings around campus
What's happening on campus
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
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 http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/golfouting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/5K 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 email@example.com.
|Fall Academic Calendar|
IMPORTANT DATES – FALL TERM 2013 (2141)
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.
|LIVE MUSIC at The
Coffeehouse In Village Hall
All events start at 9pm unless otherwise noted
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 (my.pitt.edu), take the test, print off a completion page to give to their professor as proof that they have taken it. Contact Pat Duck at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
|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
The deadline to submit information is Wednesday by 5 p.m.
Please feel free to contact Christina Guzik at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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
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.
To Apply: Submit resumes or
questions to Jaime Crawford, Manager, Communications and Digital
Media at 724-689-0203 or email@example.com.
Visit the PLS website at www.plslogistics.com 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.
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,
|Upcoming Career Events|
Penn State Career Days
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.
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 www.greensburg.pitt.edu .
|Count Down To Graduation|
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
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
Are you: Get Involved for
the 2013-2014 academic year?
If yes, apply to be a
Fall Arts Trip to Chicago!
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing a block of tickets for an organization, department, or class.
|Student Alumni Association|
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:
|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 email@example.com.
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 http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/blueandgoldweekend.
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 http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/golfouting.
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 http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/5k 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 http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/carcruise.
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!
|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:
Monday – Thursday:
8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday, September 2-Labor Day
For additional information, consult the web site or call 724-836-9687.
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