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Jobless in Philly Nocturne No. II

jobsearchnewspaperThe New Jersey Collegiate Career Day is being held May 28  at Rutgers University. The event will run from 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. in the Brower Commons and Rutgers Student Center.

Sponsored by the school’s career services, the career day is touted as “the largest college job fair in the state” on the event’s Web site. The event will host 150 employers offering full-time jobs and internships in liberal arts, business, science and technical fields. Sorry education and communication majors, you’re out of luck on this one.

Attendees are encouraged to dress as you would for an interview and brings plenty of portfolio samples and resumes, as well as pens to sign up for employer mailing lists. An additional hint: shut off your cell phone while you’re walking through the stands and speaking with employers. Your potential future boss doesn’t want to be interrupted by a phone call during the first meeting.

Hey, it’s worth a shot. For more details check out Rutgers’s career services Web site at

Or, you know, you could try out to be a Ringling Bros. clown here.

Happy hunting.



Liz Wagner


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Jobless in Philly?

Never fear. We’ve been perusing Craigslist and snooping around Philly job listings, and we found a couple for starving college students.

Living near campus? – Athletics is looking for workers for its phone-a-thon. Check out the listing on the portal for details, or contact Phil Telan at for more info.

If you aren’t on campus, keep your chin up. There are still plenty of job opportunities out there.

Be a babysitter!Some of you out there may like taking care of drooling tykes. Here you go:

Or a camp counselor – Less drool, more teaching and playing sports. Though most of these are only for a few weeks at a shot, it’s a solid way to earn some summer cash.

Nonprofits your thing? – Like saving the environment and talking to strangers? Though these are generally canvassing jobs, kind where you have to walk around with a clipboard and coerce people into giving you money, they are for good causes and offer monetary compensation. Commission jobs may be daunting, but at least you’ll be out of the house and (potentially) getting paid.

Food Services – Whether is be as a server, baker or bartender, tons of restaurants and diners are looking for summer help. Though some require specific work experience, if you sift through these you will find plenty you could try out.

Like to Write? – These job offers seem a little sketchy, but some may be worth checking out. A lot are unpaid, but scattered about are some freelance jobs for kids in the area.

But beware! Some of these marketing jobs you can find on job Web sites are those miserable pyramid scams or other underhanded businesses (see Pure Marketing, 3W, Titan Marketing, etc.). Do some research before you sign on. The following Web site offers a list of underhanded business schemes and testimonials from employees who got out.

Good hunting, all.

Liz Wagner

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Ice Cream Social



Delta Phi Epsilon will be co-hosting the 4th annual “Ice Cream and Steps” event with Phi Beta Sigma March 26 at 9:30 p.m. in Backstage.

Join the organizations for a night of stepping, dancing, entertainment and ice cream!

—Lauren McGlone

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Fewer Sections Offered in 2009-10

In a move that may create difficulties for students, the administration at La Salle has decided to make a number of changes in class schedules during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Responding to budgetary problems during the ongoing recession, the number of course sections offered by each department will be curtailed, the class size caps for many sections will be increased, and more classes will be scheduled outside of so-called ‘prime-time’ slots.

As the school’s budget woes have grown, it has sought to reduce payroll costs by eliminating adjunct professors and replacing them with full-time faculty. Since many basic courses, those assigned a number at the 100 level, have been taught by adjuncts, those classes will be assumed by full-time professors. This shift has resulted in a reduction in the number of higher-level courses offered.

Caps on class sizes have been raised to account for the smaller number of sections being offered in both basic and upper-level courses. Caps vary by class, and some have been increased nearly 50 percent. The number of sections cut in each department varies also, with estimates ranging from 15 to 20 percent.

The measures represent a greater degree of intervention by the Provost’s Office than in previous years. In the past, department chairs have drafted schedules and submitted them to the provost for approval, but this year the provost has determined when courses will be scheduled and placed restrictions on how many courses above the 100 level will be offered.

In particular, the provost has required that more classes be offered at 8 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. in an effort to prevent schedule conflicts between important courses. In the past, some students have been forced to choose between required courses scheduled to meet simultaneously.

At the same time, the changes may prove to be a hardship on some students. The upper-level courses that will see the sharpest reduction in sections offered include required courses for all majors. With these restrictions, departments will be hard-pressed to offer those required courses often enough, with potentially dire consequences for students.

“Quite frankly, I’m worried if this is the wrong decision, we may have some people not being able to graduate,” said Kevin Harty, chair of the English Department.

He expressed his concerns about conflicts students might face, even with the courses spread out farther across the day. He pointed out that required courses may still conflict with equally important commitments in other departments.

Michael R. Dillon, chair of the Political Science Department, was more optimistic but also foresaw some difficulties.

“My sense is that everyone is trying to accomplish something that is best for the students,” he said. “What the ripple effects may be, I don’t know.”

—Joseph Gauger


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D Phi E Suspended

Usually when a fraternity or sorority is suspended, a little rumor spreads before hand. However, an announcement just reached my inbox that caught me off guard.

Sorority Delta Phi Epsilon (D Phi E) was placed on interim suspension, according to an e-mail distributed this afternoon by Mark Badstubner.

“An accusation of violation of University policies has been made against Delta Phi Epsilon.  University disciplinary processes have been initiated against Delta Phi Epsilon, and the interim suspension will remain in place pending the adjudication of these charges.”

We’ll see what we can include for this week’s Collegian, but I’m sure more is to come.

—Sam Fran Scavuzzo

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Vice President Position Added

According to an internal memo from President Brother Michael McGinniss, Dean Joseph Cicala’s open position as dean of students will be expanded to include the position of vice president for student Affairs.

The vice president for student affairs and dean of students will report directly to the McGinniss, as opposed to the previous dean position, which reported to Provost Richard Nigro. In the memo McGinniss wrote that, after considering the univeristy’s new strategic plan (entitled The Will To Excel), and the more prominent role the Division of Student Affairs will need to take because of this new plan,  “I have determined that the expectations for this area require a vice-presidential position.”

The search committee for this position, chaired by Brother Bob Kinzler, has been confirmed. Members of the committee include the Dean of the School of Business Paul Brazina, Director of Security and Safety Art Grover, Execute Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jim Plunkett  and current SGA President Andrew Fox.

–Liz Wagner

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A Word on Anna Melnyk Allen

Anna Melnyk Allen, associate dean of students, will take over as interim dean of students Feb. 19. Allen began at La Salle as an undergrad, class of 1980, before starting in the admission’s office at La Salle that same year. She earned her masters in professional communication at La Salle as well in 2002. In 2000 she took the position of assistant dean of students. For a full profile on Allen, check out this week’s issue of the Collegian.
—Olivia Biagi

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