November 10, 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.
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).
Sunday, Nov. 8. The Centre Parents Association is sponsoring a presentation on Personal Finance by Centre alumnus Tim McDaniel ’92, local CPA with McDaniel Wealth Management. Please join us at 4 p.m. in Olin 124. Seniors in particular are encouraged to attend as they begin to plan for their financial future. A $100 door prize to Wal-Mart will be given away along with several other gift cards and prizes. (We’re bribing you for your own good!). Refreshments will also be served.
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.
Tuesday, Nov 10. Physics Colloquium at 4 p.m. in Olin 124. Molecular Motion: Interpreting the Dance.
Wednesday, Nov. 11. Trivia Night for Charity at 8 p.m. in Young 202. The Alpha Phi Omega pledge class is organizing a fundraiser for the charity Building Tomorrow, which benefits vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Teams of three can register for $6 to try to become the overall trivia masters. Winners receive half the pot, and all other proceeds will be donated! Sign up Tuesday outside Cowan or contact email@example.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 11. Amazing Grace at the Presbyterian Church. Join us for a movie and 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 Nov. 12. Everyone is welcome at Thursday’s chemistry seminar. Dr. Tori Forbes (UC Davis) will be speaking on “Actinides Among Us: What can synthetic inorganic chemistry tell us about the fate of nuclear waste in the environment?” The seminar will be at 4:10 p.m. in Olin 124. Cookies and lemonade will be served.
Thursday, Nov. 12. Ace of Cakes Competition in the Campus Center Dining Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Guidelines and Rules are as follows:
Thursday, Nov. 12. Help bring awareness to America Recycles Day (Nov 15). Do you recycle? Come learn more about how recycling can help save the earth. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to view my presentation at the Campus Center from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13. GOT TALENT? Diversity Student Union Talent Show from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Now through Nov. 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.
Friday, Nov. 13. Up 'Til Dawn will be having its first letter writing party of the year from 5 to 9 p.m. in Sutcliffe. One night...one cause. Up 'til Dawn works directly with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to raise money for patients to continue to receive free treatments and also to fund research for a cure of childhood cancer. The festivities will begin at 8 p.m. and last until midnight. Enjoy free food, games (cornhole, the dating game, etc.), relaxing, and spending time with fellow classmates and friends. To gain entry to the party, please write one letter or provide a minimum donation of $1. Thirty-five letters gets your name in a drawing for a Wii! First-year hall challenge...the winning hall will receive a PIZZA PARTY! Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Saturday, Nov. 14, Box Sleep Out from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. in front of Old Centre. CentrePeace and Alpha Phi Omega will be hosting this annual fundraiser and awareness event for National Poverty and Homelessness Week. An activity will begin at 8 p.m. and there will be boxes and snacks set out
Saturday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 22 will be C.A.R.E's Homelessness and Poverty Week. Below is a list of events planned for the week. Saturday, Nov. 14: Food Drive at 10 a.m. City-wide door-to-door collection including churches, Kroger, Food Lion and Wal-Mart. Monday, Nov. 16: Arms of Hope Convo at 7:30 p.m. in Vahlkamp Theatre. Alhadi Bushara, a refugee from Darfur, will speak about his experience in Sudan and the plight of refugees. Tuesday, Nov. 17: Fast during common hour. Sodexo will donate a portion of the money students would normally pay from their meal plan for lunch to the hunger relief efforts of Oxfam. Here's how it works: Students give us their name and ID# and agree not to eat lunch that day, then they will join us for an educational conversation where we will process the hunger experience and share some education on worldwide hunger. Thursday, Nov. 19: World Marketplace from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Booths from fair trade and specialized marketing organizations will be set up in the Student Center for people to purchase goods and learn about organizations involved with poverty.
Sunday Nov. 15. Delta Kappa Epsilon will be hosting a charity poker benefit from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Warehouse. There will be a Texas Hold’em tournament with a $500 prize, free food and drinks along with NFL action on big screen TVs. A $10 donation is requested to participate in the tournament. All donations and proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Pink Link for Boyle County Services. All are welcome. E-mail email@example.com or Melissa Clarke with the Greek Life Office for more information or to participate.
Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22. School of the Americas, El Salvador, and CentrePeace.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 22. Dirty Laundry at The Black Box (Grant, 5th floor) at 7:30 p.m. Free refreshments, comfy seats, and a whole night dedicated to showing off cool work being done by fellow Centre students. If you want to perform or display some of your work, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Your options are endless! Read something (your own writing or someone else's), perform, display visual art, play an instrument, sing a song, do an interpretive dance, juggle teacups, we really don't care! Bring things you've been working on this semester in your classes, or stuff that you did on your own years ago.
Monday, Nov. 23. Become a Citizen of the World – Study Abroad. Interested in study abroad for 2010-11? Are you curious about your options for a semester, summer program, and CentreTerm? Come get the details, meet the program directors, ask all your questions! You only need to attend one of the three meetings: Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in Weisiger; Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in Young 101; Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in Young 101.
Saturday, Dec. 5. Kappa Alpha Theta's Fifth Annual Jingle Bell 5K benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates. Race starts at 10 a.m. sharp at Millenium Park in Danville. Registration is online at www.centretheta.com. E-mail email@example.com for more information and to register.
Holiday Reminder. Residence halls and houses do not close for Thanksgiving Break. There is, however, limited meal service. Residence halls and houses do close for the holiday break Dec. 12 through Jan. 4 at noon. You will be sent a Survey Monkey survey later this month to sign up if you are staying over the Thanksgiving Break. This is for security and meal preparation. You will receive another survey the first week of December regarding the holiday break. We will try and accommodate flight schedules, (within a day), etc. if you let us know in advance. Please begin to make your travel arrangements accordingly.
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.
Special Needs Tutors Needed. The afterschool program at Woodlawn Elementary (located just minutes from Centre’s campus) is in need of Centre students who are interested in helping two special needs students at their afterschool program. The students are six years old and have been diagnosed with autism and Down syndrome. The program runs every weekday from 3:15 to 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. (depending on when the parents are available to pick up the kids). If you are available at least one day a week and are interested in providing this important assistance, please call Mark Fryer with the YMCA at (859) 734-9622.
Wanted: Men and Women of chaRActer. The Residence Life Office is now accepting nominations from faculty and staff for students who would make strong Resident Assistants (RAs). E-mail nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need volunteers to help with a special session of Danville Kids University ON CAMPUS that will last from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 21. Depending on your job, you shouldn't have to stay the whole time, but you can stay longer if you like. Volunteers will help in break rooms and with Dr. Fieberg’s demonstration experiments! The good news is that anyone can sign up, first-year through senior! E-mail Jeff SoRelle if you are interested; there are plenty of spots!
Do you enjoy being very involved on campus? Do you want to help provide a holistic educational experience for students of the future? If you have answered yes to at least one of these questions, then the Careers in Student Affairs Conference might just be for you! The Careers in Student Affairs Conference, held this year at the University of Louisville, is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies and careers in the field of Student Affairs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Graduate School/Assistantship process, gain knowledge and insight about the Student Affairs field, and improve your resume and interviewing skills while networking and making new friends. Cost of registration is $16 and includes breakfast and lunch. The deadline to register is Nov. 11. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jeremy Johnson at email@example.com. To register, visit www.cpak.org. Payment can be made by check or PayPal.
Job Opportunity. Local grandmother looking for a Centre student(s) to help her in the morning, preferably 9 a.m. or 10 a.m., with five-month-old twins. Would like help any days of the week for two to four hours, but will work with schedules. Prefer someone with experience with this age group. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for a free place to stay for the month of January? I am looking for someone to look after my house for the month of January (or at least a significant portion of the month). The house comes with a very friendly cat and a large TV. My house is just one mile from campus. If interested, please e-mail email@example.com or call (859) 319-0341.
The Danville High School Marching Admirals Band has begun its annual fruit sales. Orders on campus may be placed with Mona Wyatt, ext. 5345, or Clarence Wyatt, ext. 5243. The fruit comes in 10 and 20 pound boxes and the selection includes navel oranges ($15 for 10 lb. and $22 for 20 lb.); pink grapefruit ($15 and $22); mixed carton of oranges and pink grapefruit ($17 and $22); and tangelos ($15 and $22). Fruit will be delivered to you within the first two weeks of December. Place your order soon! Checks may be made payable to the Danville Band Boosters.
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.
Internship of the Week: The Kentucky Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is looking for interns throughout the year, including CentreTerm. If you’re interested in an internship in medical forensics, see eRecruiting or your career counselor for more information about this position.
Going to Wal-Mart? Grab a can or two of food to help out the Danville Food Bank! Due to recent circumstances, the Food Bank is running very low on stock and needs your help! Grab any non-perishable food item and place it in one of the drop boxes located around campus in the lobbies of Crounse, Young, Olin and Grant. We really appreciate your help! For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost/Found. A ring was found in the restroom on Crounse fourth floor. If you think it may be yours, please stop by Crounse 418 to identify and claim.