October 27, 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.
Humana Library Lecture: James McBride on The Color of Water
The Wizard of Oz (Norton Center event)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Norton Center event)
Humana Lecture: David Quammen on Darwin
Arms of Hope
Drama Centre: Anton in Show Business
Is This Water Sanitary? A Look at Water Quality in Coal Mining Regions of Kentucky
Orquestra de Guitar de Barcelona (Norton Center event)
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).
TONIGHT Oct. 27. So, You Think You Want to Go to Grad School? Don't miss this short, informative program at 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Warehouse. Three professors (one from each division) and three young alumni (from law, MBA/law and medical school) will give advice on getting into grad school and making the most of the experience. An opportunity for Q&A will follow.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Olin 124. The Physics Colloquium & Film Series presents the film Symmetry in Physical Law featuring Dr. Richard Feynman. Dr. Feynman (pictured) is one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century and the winner of the Nobel Prize for his contribution to quantum electrodynamics. He is known for his insight, lively personality, entertaining stories, and excellent teaching. This rare film is a lecture on symmetries in the laws of physics and their relation to conservation laws. Come experience the dynamic personality of one of the great thinkers and teachers of physics in this one-hour film. All are welcome. No scientific knowledge is required. The film begins shortly after 4 p.m. in Olin 124. For the current schedule of films and colloquia, click here.
Wednesday, Oct. 28. Informational meeting on the ENS minor at 7 p.m. in Young Hall 202. After we go over the requirements and answer your questions about the minor and careers, Becky Barrick ’05 will speak for a short while. She is very interested in sharing her experiences as a graduate student at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and at her job now as the Environmental Coordinator for Kentucky Department of Transportation, Lexington District.
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.
Tuesday, Nov. 3. Korean Dinner. CentreFaith and the Religious Life Office invite you to an authentic Korean Dinner in the Ewen Dining Room on at 5:30 p.m. Speakers for the evening are Dae Gak and Koshen Osho from Furnace Mountain Zen Buddhist Retreat Center in Powell County, Kentucky. They will be discussing Buddhist spirituality in the Korean Zen tradition. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, e-mail your name and I.D. number (for meal deduct) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Oct. 30.
Friday, Nov. 6. Centre Catholic Community Fall Picnic in the Combs Center Warehouse at 5 p.m. Remember that awesome 300-person picnic from the spring of last year? Whether you do or you don't, get ready because we have great news! CCC is going to host a fall cookout too! The Centre Catholic Community will be hosting a fall grill-out alongside the Knights of Columbus for the entire campus community. This might be your last chance to enjoy an awesome grill-out, complete with burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, and homemade sides and desserts, before the weather gets too cold! The picnic will be located on the first floor of the Warehouse and will begin at 5 p.m. We'll be playing your favorite songs and, if the weather is good, cornhole and other games will be available. Persons of all faith or non-faith are welcome to hang out and enjoy free food, music, and games in a welcoming atmosphere. Bring your friends! E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 10. Poet Reading. The English program is sponsoring a reading by Irish poet Eilean Ni Chuilleanain at 7 p.m. in the Vahlkamp Theatre. It is free and open to the public.
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.
Conrad Shiba presented a paper titled “Volcanoes in New Zealand: A Field Experience for Liberal-Arts Students” at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Portland, Oregon, and participated in a field trip to Mt. St. Helens to examine the various types of volcano deposits and biological recovery of the area following the 1980 eruption.
Freshmen, are you ready to make that first Centre Futures appointment? All you need to do is sign up for a CF101 session and you’ll be done with this requirement. Click here for information or call 5283 to sign up.
Clothing and Toy Drive. Benton Baptist Church, located at 2471 New Dixville Road (in South Mercer County), will host a clothing and toy give-away on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are invited and welcome. For more information call (859) 816-5426.
Three Centre teams competed in the International ACM Programming Contest on Saturday, Oct. 24. Twenty five teams competed at the University of Kentucky site as part of the Mid Central Regional competition. Our leading team, composed of Jessica Szweda, Nicola Klein and Cara Monical, came in third at UK which has them listed in the unofficial rankings as 21st among the 140 teams at the regional level. A second team composed of Juan Landaverde. Xian Qian, and Thanh Nguyen came in eighth. Both of these teams were composed of first time participants. The third team consisting of Alex Waldrop, David Fritz and Conor Mather-Licht came in fourteenth. Placing all tree teams this well was a very fine achievement for these students. Congratulations to all of them.