MeditationCentre meets every Wednesday. Experiment with different forms of mindfulness and contemplation drawn from a wide range of sources. Not affiliated with any particular school of meditation. Everyone is welcome, especially beginners. Time/Place: from 8 to 8:45 p.m., second floor of the Combs Warehouse.
Tuesday, Dec. 3. MANDATORY meeting for all students studying abroad CentreTerm or spring 2014. Time/Place: 7 p.m., Weisiger Theatre.
Tuesday, Dec. 3. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the United Way Social. Please stop by and enjoy some pie and coffee/tea as a token of thanks for your thoughtful giving to the United Way. Also, if you have not yet turned in your pledge form, please use this as your last opportunity to do so. Time/Place: from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Facilities Management (break room). We are THANKFUL for your THOUGHTFUL GIVING.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5. New Centre College website preview presentation. Work on the new Centre College website is progressing according to schedule, with a planned launch date of Monday, January 6. The Office of Communications has scheduled two campus-wide presentations to preview the look and feel of the new site. Ryan Lanigan is leading the website redesign and will walk us through the overall design and several key elements. Time/Place: Vahlkamp Theatre, Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Thursday, Dec. 5. Silent Art Auction for Kentucky GSA. The Art Society is now collecting artwork for our third annual Silent Art Auction. Students and faculty are welcome to donate any pieces of art, along with a suggested starting price. All work should be dropped off at the Jones Visual Arts Center. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This year, the auction will benefit the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, which Centre will host during the summer of 2014. Time/Place: from noon to 6 p.m. in the Ewen Room of the Campus Center.
Sunday, Dec. 8. Centre choirs at Lessons and Carols service. Time/Place: 7 p.m., Presbyterian Church (adjacent to campus).
Sunday, Dec. 8. Centre's Festival of Lessons and Carols. This annual event is an hour-long service of readings and songs in the church sanctuary. Music will be provided by Alpha Delta Pi, Brass Knuckles, Centre Singers, Common Time, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Faculty/Staff Choir, French Program, Kappa Alpha Theta, Spanish Program, and Women’s Voices. Take a break from studies to focus on the hope and joy of the season. Time/Place: 7 p.m., Presbyterian Church (adjacent to campus).
Monday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 13. The Centre Parents Association will once again host breakfasts during final exams week. The stations will be in the front hallway of Young and in the lobby of Crounse, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Stop by and grab a cup of coffee or juice and a snack. We encourage you to eat a hearty breakfast in Cowan so you’ll be properly fueled, but if you are running late, our parent volunteers will be there to greet you and serve some goodies. Good luck with finals!
Fall Final Exam Week Hours:
Saturday, Dec. 7 OPEN 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8 OPEN 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 12 OPEN 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 OPEN 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 15 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 20 OPEN 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Centre Study Time: Trinity Episcopal Church is offering space for
students to study during finals. The church has free WI-FI and multiple
study spaces, including small rooms, perfect for group study. Snacks will be
provided and a kitchen and refrigerator are available for students to bring
their own food. Look for the church with red doors, at 320 West Main
Street, across the street from the court house. The church will be open for
study time from 5 to 11 p.m., Dec. 8 through 12. Call
236-3374 or email email@example.com for more information.
Important Residence Hall Announcements: The Holiday break is considered a complete shutdown for all residence halls and houses. Buildings close at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and remain closed until Monday, Jan. 6 2014 at noon. There will be a survey coming if you need to stay later or return earlier due to travel arrangements only. There will also be an e-mail detailing the Cowan hours and the procedure for closing your room, etc. There is important information in both for you to read.
Interested in graduate school abroad? Rotary has a new award: $30,000, renewable for up to four years, for master's or Ph.D. study at a university outside of North America in one of six areas of humanitarian need. Campus interviews for the 2014-15 award will be held Friday, Dec. 6. For more information about the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship, click here. Questions? See Milton Reigelman or Diane Johnson.
POVERTY-FOCUSED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Last year Centre College joined the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, a network of 20 leading colleges and universities that integrates academic study of poverty and direct service within disadvantaged communities. The program prepares students in any major or career path for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.
Central to the program is the integration of poverty-focused summer internships with course work at Centre. Selected students will live with interns from other Consortium schools in social service settings. The internship includes a modest stipend. Transportation to and from the site and housing for the summer will be covered by the College and the Consortium.
Interested students should check the information on the Shepherd Consortium link of the Career Services website. Applicants must complete a common application by January 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. The site will direct you through the application process and ask you to indicate your top three choices. Centre students must also complete a supplemental application form and return it to Mindy Wilson in Career Services by January 24, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by Centre's Shepherd Committee and invite students to campus interviews February 5-7. Selected interns will be notified of acceptance February 20.
Summer placements begin June 6-7 with an Opening Conference in Lexington, Virginia and end with a Closing Symposium in Lexington, Virginia from August 4-5. Selected students must also agree to take either Sociology 120 (Social Structure) or Religion 340 (Poverty and Homelessness) in 2014 or 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Axtell or Mindy Wilson.
The Great American Brass Band Festival is looking for volunteers to help out on its New Years Eve event. These volunteers would be needed for the following duties: coat checking, bouncers, door monitors, social media (prior to the event, and tweeting at the event), waitresses, and swing dancers. Any volunteer will get the chance to listen to some wonderful music and enjoy free admission to the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Leigh Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caretaker position for Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge in Boyle County. Residence provided. Duties: trail and equipment maintenance, mowing, general security, and diplomacy with neighbors and visitors. Send resume by Dec. 17 to Emily Toadvine, 1687 Minors Branch Road, Gravel Switch, Ky. 40328 or email email@example.com.
Home Care Agency seeking part-time caregivers in Danville area. Caring heart and good work ethic required, experience a plus. Companionship and light housekeeping duties. Applicants must be able to pass background check, drug screen, TB screen, and have valid driver's license. Visit www.familychoicecare.com for more information and to complete the online application.