January 12, 2010
Monday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Young 101. Uganda: Present and Future. The principal of a school for girls in Uganda will discuss her experiences living and teaching in rural Africa, using stories and images to show the challenges that lie ahead for the people of Uganda and the importance of education in the developing world.
Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. in Young 202. Biology Seminar. All are welcome to attend a seminar on "Sources of variation in the grass/endophyte symbiosis" by Dr. T.J. Sullivan of Hope College. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Jan. 12. Please help support Big Brothers/Big Sisters by eating at CiCi’s pizza from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Make sure to mention Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the register and 10-20% of the net sales will be donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.
Wednesday Jan. 13. Midnight Dodgeball in Sutcliffe Hall. Hosted by Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Alpha Episilon.
Thursday, Jan. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Warehouse. Snowball! A semi-formal event, hosted by Alphi Phi Omega. There will be snacks, hot cocoa, and fun.
Friday, Jan. 15. SAC would like to announce a fun and exciting way to express your creativity this weekend...a Poetry Slam! Live in Vahlkamp Theatre at 8 p.m. Professional poetry slammer George Watsky will be there to speak with his best work, along with your own creative peers. Free food too!
Saturday, Jan. 16. Chinese Language Seminar at 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Campus Center. Chinese Kungfu and the Language section: various ways to express the same thing.
Sunday, Jan. 17 and 24 at 10 p.m. GET CENTRED. Listen Sunday night for the church bells calling the community to worship and join us for a time of contemplative Christian worship in the candlelit sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church. The half-hour service of song, prayer and scripture reading is a great way to start your week.
Monday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until noon. Service, Leadership, and Diversity Days at Centre – help fulfill Dr. King’s legacy! Current and prospective students from Centre will be partnering with local community service agencies to help meet the needs of our community. If you have this block of time free and would be interested in volunteering, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about your service options and to sign up!
Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in Young 202. Biology Seminar. All are welcome to attend a seminar on "Evolution in Real Time: The Origin of Species in Your Own Backyard" by Dr. Andrew Forbes of the University of California. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Bowl For Kids Sake informational meeting in the Ewen Meeting Room on the second floor of the Campus Center. Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends, philanthropy chair, group/club president or anyone that you think may be interested in learning more. Pizza will be provided.
Wednesday, Jan. 20. Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence for CentreTerm is Kentucky native Holly Goddard Jones, whose first book, Girl Trouble, is terrific and has garnered a number of good reviews. She’ll be giving a reading at 7 p.m. in the Ewen Reading Room of the Campus Center. Click here to learn more about her.
Attention All First-year Students and Sophomores. Are you interested in working on campus? Are you self-motivated, detail-oriented, and do you have a positive attitude toward the work you do? If so, the Center for Teaching and Learning is hiring students for Spring term. For more information about the CTL, please visit our website at http://ctl.centre.edu. If interested, please send a copy of your schedule, along with any conflicts, to Candace Bonnett at email@example.com.
Udall Scholarship. Last year, Bethany Pratt (’10) became Centre’s FIRST Udall Scholar—this year it could be YOU. The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers a highly competitive scholarship to support students dedicated to continuing their education with a focus on EITHER environmental policy or Native American health and tribal policy. This scholarship is awarded annually to approximately 80 students nationwide and provides $5,000 that can be used for tuition, room, board, and other educational expenses. It is widely recognized as a most prestigious scholarship. Successful scholars should have a GPA of at least 3.0 and, most importantly, must have a strong record of involvement in either environmental or Native American health and tribal policy issues. The scholarship is open to students who are currently either sophomores or juniors. Centre students with a strong, professional commitment to careers that focus on environmental policy are strongly encouraged to consider applying for this scholarship. The Udall foundation is particularly interested in applicants with a documented record of environmental leadership. Any students with a documented Native American heritage can also apply. All applicants must be formally nominated by their home institution. Applications are due in early March but it is important to get an early start on the application process. Please contact Dr. Chris Barton (Y220) if you think you might be interested in applying for this scholarship. Click here for more details.
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Centre College, C.A.R.E., and Habitat for Humanity Book Drive, January 5-25. We are providing stocked bookshelves for 35 families in the Boyle/Mercer County area, and books are needed for every age-level and interest area! Take a moment to get reacquainted with the favorite books of your childhood. Bring them back to campus to pass them on to a child in need! Including, but not limited to: Power Rangers, Amelia Bedelia, Nancy Drew, Boxcar Children, The Hardy Boys, Junie. B. Jones, Harry Potter, Twilight Series, and all other classics. Adult cookbooks will also be accepted.
Centre Cooks, the Centre Parents Association cookbook, is available for $10 plus $5 shipping. Featuring more than 350 of Centre students’ favorite recipes, this cookbook is guaranteed to please everyone. To get yours, see Amy Wilson on the second floor of Old Centre, call 5208, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send Danville's finest to prom! Bring gently used dresses, shoes, and jewelry to the ADPi House between 7 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights from now until the end of February. Monetary donations are also welcome. For further information e-mail email@example.com.
Interested in a creating a garden on Centre's campus? ECCO and the Bonner Program are starting the Centre Garden Organization, and right now we are working to find 2-3 first years, 2-3 sophomores, and select juniors to be part of the leadership team. We meet in January to thoroughly plan for the garden for the coming spring. If you are interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a leadership team application. All applicants are welcome.
Need money to help pay for your graduate school applications and travel? Do you have at least a 3.35 GPA in your major? The Extraordinary Success Program (ESP) can help! This is a program which can provide funding for out of state graduate school applications. Further information about the program can be found here. Start working on your application as the deadline is February 16.
Should I get the Caramel DeLites the Peanut Butter Patties or the Thin Mints? Girl Scout cookies for sale NOW through January 30th! Just call (5466) or e-mail email@example.com. Cookies are $3.50 per box and all proceeds stay in our community to help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To learn more about Girl Scout cookies visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.
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