January 5, 2010
Happy New Year!
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.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 7. Biology Seminar. All are welcome to attend a seminar on "Atypical Angiosperms: The population ecology of non-photosynthetic flowering plants" by Dr. Matthew Klooster of Harvard University at 4 p.m. in Young 202. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, Jan. 10, 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 Get Centred, 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.
A few changes on campus. The Student Life Office is now located in the new Campus Center (upstairs). The Centre Document Services is now located in the Breeze House (downstairs).
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.
Interested in studying in Northern Ireland? The Irish-American scholar program is accepting applications from eligible students to study at one of five colleges in or around Belfast for fall, spring, or the full year. Eligible students must be at least of sophomore status, have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, write a 500-word essay, submit two letters of reference, and be nominated by Centre . See Mary Gulley in the Dean’s Office for more information.
Interested in being an RA? The Residence Life Office is now accepting applications from students looking to join the Residence Life Staff. All application materials can be found here. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Scott Hall or Jacob Raderer in the Student Life Office.
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.
The dates for Centre Family Weekend 2010 have been changed to Sept. 17 and 18. After checking with the Danville hotels, we learned the local rates during the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington (Sept. 25-Oct. 10) will be on average $199 a night, with minimums of 3-5 nights. We assumed parents would not want to pay these rates or have to fight the predicted crowd of 600,000+ spectators and teams expected. While we have no way of knowing for certain what the impact of the World Equestrian Games will be for Danville, we felt it better not to take chances, and moved the date. We hope you will mark your calendar and make plans to join us!
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 in 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.
The Arkansas Governor’s School is currently accepting applications for a variety of faculty and staff positions for the 2010 summer session. Applications and more information can be found here.
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