October 20, 2009
Centre promises "personal education," and a big part of "personal" is knowing the persons who are part of your community. For that reason, we frequently include a photo of the individual making the submision—to help bring "names and faces together." If you prefer not to have your picture included, just say so on your submission and we'll honor that personal request as well.
Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology
The Science and Politics of Climate Change
Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas
Monday nights are Centre Nights at the Danville Bowlarama! From 5 p.m. to close. $2 games, $1 shoes, $5 burger plate (includes regular-sized fries and a soft drink). Must show Student ID. Groups are no problem-just call ahead (859) 236-6452.
Every Wednesday night. Compline Prayer Service. Join Centre's Episcopal students for the weekly Compline prayer service this Wednesday night from 9 until 9:30 p.m. in the Davidson Room (on the ground floor of Carnegie building).
Now through Oct. 23. Students are encouraged to participate in a nationwide screening program for mental health problems. Take five minutes to complete a simple inventory which screens for common health problems in college students. The screening is free and confidential and will be offered in Parsons waiting room between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, screening will be available in the front foyer of Crounse. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Hub gift certificate. For more information, contact Kathy Miles at 5740.
Tuesday, Oct. 20. What is the Meaning of Interfaith Dialogue? Find out at 9 p.m. in Pearl Hall's basement lobby. CentreFaith invites you to its second dialogue session of the year. Join us for a stimulating discussion on how to engage in genuine dialogue while retaining your own faith commitments.
Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Centre Favors Auction. Have you ever wanted to taste Dr. Wyatt’s exceptional Coconut Pound Cake? To have dinner with Milton Reigelman and two of your friends at the Depot? How many times have you driven in circles through Centre’s parking lots looking for a spot? You can win a reserved parking spot for all of next year! Support the United Way and stop by the Centre Favors Silent Auction in the Nichols Dining Room (adjacent to Cowan) this Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thanks to all of our donors!
Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Physics Colloquium and Film Series presents Tutorial: The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, a talk by Dr. Jason Neiser, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Olin 124. “Have you ever wondered why the Internet is so fast? Have you ever wondered how your digital camera works? Have you ever wondered how the Hubble achieves such crisp images? The work behind this year’s Nobel Prize in physics has dramatically changed the technological landscape over the past four decades. In this presentation, Dr. Neiser will explain how optical fiber works and will explain some of the basic physics behind the CCD image sensor. Anyone is welcome; no scientific knowledge is required. Click here for the current schedule of films and colloquia.
Thursday, Oct. 22. Chemistry: It's Elemental! National Chemistry Week demonstration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Danville High School auditorium (203 E. Lexington Ave.). Dr. Jeff Fieberg and the Centre College American Chemical Society Student Chapter will host this presentation. Open to all of Boyle County and the surrounding communities. The event promises to be entertaining and educational!
Thursday, Oct. 22. Nicaragua, Trade, and Coffee. Sign up this week! CentrePeace, Hispanic Society and the Religious Life Office invite you to lunch from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Evans Lively Dining Room of Old Carnegie. The speaker is Eddy Gutierrez from Jalapa Nicaragua. He is a leader in the Nicaraguan Cooperative movement and the Coordinator of Nicaragua's National Coffee Council. After experience with agrarian reform in the l980s, he worked in the '90s to obtain legal land title for small farmers through the cooperative movement. He serves on the Economic Development Committee of Jalapa and educates people about the impact of the Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) on small and medium farmers. Space is limited, and reservations are due by Thursday, Oct. 20, at noon. To reserve a seat, e-mail email@example.com with your name and I.D. number (for meal deductution). First come, first served basis.
Thursday, Oct. 22. Lutheran Volunteer Corps Informational Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Nichols Dining Room. Do you want to build community, work for justice, and practice simple and sustainable living? Lutheran Volunteer Corps may be for you! Find out more about the LVC, where volunteers work full time at non-profit organizations doing direct service, community organizing, or advocacy, while also living in an intentional community and practicing simplicity and sustainability.
Friday, Oct. 23. SAC will be hosting the second Movie on the Lawn. The movie will be Se7en and will be shown on the lawn in front of Old Centre at 8 p.m. Come out and enjoy a great movie!
Saturday, Oct. 24. SAC will also be hosting a field hockey tailgate from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Farris Stadium (the football field) where we will be serving free popcorn and cotton candy! Come out and support our girls and get some great snacks to much on while you do!
Saturday, Oct. 24. CentreFaith sponsored Trip to Gethsemane Abbey, the Trappist monastery that was home of Thomas Merton. We will leave at 2 p.m. from the swimming pool parking lot. The afternoon will feature a talk by Brother Paul Quenon on Merton's lifelong quest to find connections between Christian spirituality with Eastern religious traditions. We will stay for Vespers, observing from the balcony as the monks chant the evening prayers. Monastery gift shop includes cheeses, fruit spreads, and chocolates made by monks. We will return by 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat on the van.
Sunday, Oct. 25. Danville’s citizens concerned about human relations will sponsor a discussion of James McBride’s The Color of Water: Meditations on Identity at 4 p.m. at the Great American Doll House on Sixth Street. McBride will give the Humana library lecture Nov. 3 in Newlin Hall, and several copies of his book are available to check out at both the Doherty Library here on campus and the Boyle County Public Library. Centre Professor Andrea Abrams and Berea Professor Demetrius Semien will facilitate, and desserts and drinks will be provided. For more information, or to sign up to participate, contact J.H. Atkins (6223) or Sallie Bright (5343).
Monday, Oct. 26. Feed the Hungry. Southland Christian Church is participating in a week-long food- packing party for Feed My Starving Children. The goal is to pack one million meals in a week’s time to send to children in Africa who are malnourished. For more on this organization, go to: www.fmsc.org. The church is inviting as many Centre students as possible to participate in this program at 1001 Ben Ali Drive, Suite 2. Each session needs 240 people in order to reach the goal. Please go to www.SouthlandChristian.org to register for either 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or 8 to 10 p.m. shifts. This would be a great service project for your group or organization.
Every other Wednesday night at the Presbyterian Church. The church's Second Wind group is excited to announce its upcoming series, "At The Movies," which also includes FREE supper. Supper begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program is from 6 to 7 p.m. Clips from movies will be shown with discussion along the way. If you have seen the movie, that's fine; if you want to check it out ahead of time that's fine, too; but don't worry if you have never seen it-you will be able to understand what's going on.
Thursday, Oct. 29. The annual CARE Trick or Treat celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Walnut Street, near the Warehouse. Faculty and staff, please bring any little ghouls and goblins to join in this free and fun activity! Students, please come out and celebrate the season with free booths and activities for all! Get a group of friends together, don your costumes, and celebrate Halloween with kids from our community!
Friday, Oct. 30. Design-related symposium. 10 a.m.-noon. Burgin Independent School. College students are invited to participate in a symposium that will include interactive discussion with Mr. Alexander Julian and other prominent professionals in the design field. Project Runway will also be featured. For students, the cost to attend is $5. Project Runway: Students must design the garment to wear to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, construct or oversee the construction, accessorize and model or select the model for the garment. Fabric will be provided to students in each division. For Division III – College or Technical Students, Design a Dress. The entry fee is $25. For more information, contact Bonnie Tanner (859) 734-9337, e-mail email@example.com, or contact Mercer County Habitat for Humanity www.hfhmercerco.org.
Nov. 2-13. Baldridge Reading and Study Skills Program. Is reading quickly with good comprehension a concern of yours? Overwhelmed by hours upon hours of reading and feeling as though you're not getting anywhere? You will learn many life-long skills that can be applied in every situation such as faster reading with improved comprehension, increased concentration, and better note-taking skills. Plus, you use your own books while learning new techniques! Contact Mary Gulley for more information.
Friday, Nov. 13. Calling All Artists! Plans are underway for the 12th Gallery Hop Stop from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Centre art students and faculty with work to sell are invited to exhibit. Jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodcarving, fiber art, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and more will be featured at this downtown event. There is no fee or commission for exhibitors. Meet new faces and make a little cash for the holidays ahead. For more information or to register as an exhibitor, contact Arts Commission Executive Director Ann Nichols at 238-0063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 21. The UK College of Pharmacy Open Houses will take place at 10 a.m. This is a great opportunity for students to receive information from the Dean, faculty members, the Admissions Director, and current pharmacy students. Registration is required and is available here.
Your Opinion Matters! Students, please be sure to complete the survey on Service and Civic Engagement that you should receive via e-mail from email@example.com. Our participation in this national survey will help us to understand Centre’s level of engagement relative to other institutions of higher education and provide better programs to fit your passion for service. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose. Established by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Simon Award recognizes graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students. Recipients may use the award to engage directly in the civic life of their community; to help create opportunity for others, including job creation; to advance their expertise; or to fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose. Click here for more information or contact Patrick Noltemeyer for assistance on your application.
Goldwater Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who are currently juniors or sophomores and who are interested in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. The awards apply to tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. If you are interested in applying for a Goldwater Scholarship, e-mail email@example.com by Nov. 6. Detailed information about the Goldwater Scholarship Program may be found at www.act.org/goldwater.
David Hall's chapter “The Modern-day Followers of the Lamb: The Rhetoric of Suffering and the Politics of Identity in the Left Behind Series” has been published by Palgrave MacMillan in a volume entitled Subverting Scriptures: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Bible, edited by Beth Hawkins Benedix.
David Anderson traveled to Boston to participate in a meeting of Chief Readers from all of the Advanced Placement program disciplines, and to Princeton to meet with the AP Economics test development meeting.
Implementing the new design is a big undertaking, which will be done in stages, beginning with the homepage and moving to "first level pages" and then to pages deeper within the site.
For a preview of the new design, click here or paste the URL into your browser and press "return." (This is a graphic representation of the page only—i.e., the links are not yet live.)
Please send your comments and suggestions to Tom Sturgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a writer? Up-and-coming artist? Interested in editing and graphic design? Get published! Send your work to Vantage Point, Centre's only literary magazine. To submit or edit, contact email@example.com. Submision deadline is Oct. 25.
Lost/Found. A tie was found on the sidewalk behind the sorority houses and Bingham Hall. To identify and claim, please e-mail a description to firstname.lastname@example.org.