22 April 2014

New Music Tuesdays!

Hey again, everyone! This week on New Music Tuesdays, we're featuring Our Friend and The Spiders (OFTS) with their 2012 album "Walk Me Out."

Formed in 2008, the band is based in Montreal and  "Walk Me Out" was their first full-length album.  The included tracks offer the typical indie-band vibe, but in no way do they have a small-time sound--catchy rhythms and choruses mixed with an interesting guitar line and some "vintage reverb," this album is definitely worth a listener's time.  With 10 great tracks, OFTS has produced a CD that should probably get more recognition than it has, so check it out!

OFTS is currently touring, but you'll have to have your passport ready as they make their way through their lengthy Montreal-based tour schedule! Check it out on their website or Facebook for your continued enjoyment!

17 April 2014

What's Up DubJay?


Student Life Staff
Tyler Kowcheck will be turning joining the W&J community as Director of Residential Life.  Kowcheck returns to our campus after serving as ResLife coordinator from 2009-2012.  David Zlockie will be joining us as Director of Community Standards and Support Service.  In this new position, Mr. Zlockie will work with student behavior and conduct issues, development and implementation of support services, and will coordinate the PAL program.
Seniors!
Seniors!  Check out Senior Week schedule on washjeff.edu and don’t forget to purchase your Senior Week Ticket before May 4th!
Spring Concert
The SGA spring concert, featuring Uncle Kracker, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd at 8PM.  Check your washjeff email to reserve your ticket through W&J Weekly!  Remaining tickets will go on sale April 21st.
International Week
All week long is International Week here at Washington and Jefferson College.  Stay tuned for international themed activates and contact Dr. Buba Misawa at bmisawa@washjeff.edu for more details.
PAL Tutors Wanted!
Applications for tutor positions within the Peer-Assisted Learning center are now being accepted for next year.  Please check out the W&J Weekly for the link to the application.  Deadline to apply is April 30th.
Scholarship Info Session
Dr. Bilsky will be holding a scholarship information session on Monday, April 21st at 5:30PM in DP100 to introduce students to a variety of grants for undergraduate and graduate study.  Contact Dr. Bilsky at bbilsky@washjeff.edu for more information.
Lemonade
The sisters of Pi Beta Phi will be hosting “Lemonade for Literacy” on April 21st from 11:00AM to 1:00PM outside of Rossin Campus Center.  Lemonade costs 25 cents and proceeds benefit the Emma Harper Turner Fund.

16 April 2014

World Views Wednesday

Last week on "International Experience," the host Joseph Jorjoliani interviewed international student Bako Glonti from Wagner College in New York. Mr. Glonti is a very good friend of Joseph Jorjoliani. They went to the same high school in the Republic of Georgia.

Glonti (pictured left) shared many funny stories about his first impressions of the United States and talked about the differences between his home country, Georgia, and the USA.

Joseph: Bako, you have been living in the United States for about two years. How is it living in a foreign country?
Bako: Well, it is a challenge of my life. Of course I miss my family and friends, but I go back to Georgia during breaks. So it makes my life easier and much more pleasant.
Joseph: So you came here two years ago, what was the first cultural shock you experienced here in the USA?
Bako: I want to share this funny story about my experience in Washington, D.C. When I went to D.C., my friend was campaigning for a political party, and he went door to door and gave booklets to many families, so one day I decided to go with him, and after a while he asked me to do his job, knock on a door and talk to the family. Well I did not know that “sir” meant “man” and “ma’am” meant “woman,” so when a woman opened the door I said “Hi, Sir!” and she replied: “I am not a Sir, I am a woman, little boy.” So I was shocked, did not know what to do. My friend was laughing so hard I could not even apologize, so the woman closed the door and we left.
Joseph: Great story, Bako. I hope you learned a lesson from that.

13 April 2014

#WNJReggfind





WNJR has strategically placed eggs around Washington & Jefferson College campus. All have candy, some have FABULOUS PRIZES! If you find an egg with a prize slip, bring it to WNJR during our office hours!  A staff member will provide you with your prize(s)!  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.!  Happy hunting!

11 April 2014

Freaky Friday

What's going in Pittsburgh this weekend? Not your usual weekend in the 'Burgh.

St. Vincent with Noveller
Friday, Apr 11 7pm
Stage AE, www.stageae.com

Sister Spit
Friday, Apr 11, 8pm
$10 for Students, $15 for everyone else
"This multimedia program features host Ali Liebegot, along with authors Dia Felix (Nochita) and Beth Lisick (Yokohama Threeway: A Collection of Small Shames), slam poet and award-winning playwright Chinaka Hodge, fat activist Virgie Tovar, (one of the U.S’s leading experts on body discrimination), award-winning playwright and poet Lenelle Moise (Haiti Glass) and novelist Rhiannon Argo (Girls I’ve Run Away With)."
The Warhol Theater at the Andy Warhol Museum
http://www.warhol.org/responsive/event.aspx?id=22478

The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Saturday, Apr 12 12pm
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
FREE but have to preregister, call 412.622.1398 for more information
screening a documentary covering Ali's battle to overturn the 5 year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. 

Wilmington Hammerheads at Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Saturday, Apr 12 7pm
Highmark Stadium
Tickets start at $19, and the most expensive are $23
Home opener of Pittsburgh's pro soccer team