February 16, 2010
Convos for February
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.
Now through Saturday, March 27. Recyclemania! RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs nationwide that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. During a 10-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. This will also require extra help with recycling. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact Cheryl Coulter at 238-5923 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner of the Per Capita Classic will have the statue to display for one year, in addition to receiving an award to keep permanently. Click here to learn more about Recyclemania.
CANCELLED and will be rescheduled. Tuesday, Feb. 16. John Nici, a New York area high school teacher, Queens College lecturer, and author of Barron’s AP Art History—the best-selling advanced-placement examination review book—was scheduled to give a presentation titled “(Re)Packaging Art History for High School Students” at 4 p.m. in JVAC 201. Due to weather, this presentation is cancelled for now, but we will try to reschedule his visit.
Tuesday, Feb. 16. Journeys and Justice: A Forum on Immigration. CentrePeace invites you to join us at 7 p.m. in the Breck lounge. Salvador Leavitt-Alcantara will talk about his journey from El Salvador to the United States, focusing the discussion on key issues faced by immigrants.
Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19. ISA's International Week. Come to the different events and learn about other cultures.
Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Physics Colloquium Series presents two physics student talking about their research. John Gruenewald will talk about graphene, and Chris Robinson will discuss modeling snow crystal growth. Everyone is welcome; no scientific knowledge is required. Refreshments will be served, and the talks will begin shortly after 4 p.m. in Olin 124. For the current schedule of films and colloquia, click here.
Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Centre Catholic Community is holding an Ash Wednesday service in the Evans-Lively room at 8 p.m. Centre students, faculty, and staff of all faith backgrounds are welcome to attend this word and ash service to prepare for the season of Lent.
Saturday, Feb. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Olin 124. Volunteer Orientation for CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOPS! Interested in helping residents apply for U.S. citizenship? Attend the orientation so you’ll know everything you need to be able to help out with The Citizenship Project, presented by the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in partnership with Centre College. The project begins with a day-long workshop for potential applicants on Feb. 27. During the workshop, applicants will be able to take a mock citizenship test, check their eligibility, and prepare their applications for FREE with lawyer review. Volunteer activities include: assisting with applications, assisting with childcare activities, meeting and greeting applicants, getting to practice your language skills (French, German, Spanish, et cetera) and meeting new people. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, Feb. 21. Alpha Phi Omega information night from 7 to 8 p.m. in Young 202. Spring Recruitment Week for Centre's co-ed service and leadership fraternity is February 21-28. Interested? Look for our schedule of events on flyers or in Cowan and come out for information night on Sunday. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 22. Greece in January 2011. Anyone interested in a January 2011 trip to Greece should come to a 20-25 minute meeting in Crounse 316 at 7 p.m. If you cannot make this meeting, e-mail email@example.com or call 5259. Any rising senior who has not gone abroad AND cannot make this meeting AND is interested must contact Professor Morrison.
Important Study Abroad Meetings and Information
Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Informational meeting in Young 202 for students interested in the Research in Primate Behavior in Barbados course (CentreTerm 2011).
If you would like to change your meal plan for the Spring Term, you may do so from now through Wednesday, Feb. 17 only. You need to stop by the Student Life Office and complete a form.
SUMMER JOBS AT CENTRE. Applications for summer employment have been sent to all students via e-mail. You may also obtain a copy from the Human Resources Department in Boles Hall. Office hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. There are a limited number of positions available. Please submit your application for summer work by Feb. 24.
TWO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FINANCIAL AWARDS FOR CENTRE STUDENTS.
Juniors and Faculty. John C. Young Honors Program. Juniors: It’s not too early to begin working on your application for our John C. Young Honors Program. Applications are open to rising seniors (students who will be seniors in the 2010-11 academic year). Student applicants will need a faculty sponsor. Additional details may be found here. The application deadline is March 31. This year’s John C. Young symposium will be held Sunday, April 18.
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Volunteers needed for children with special needs. Centre student volunteers are needed who are willing to work with children with special needs in the CAKE (Clinic Adapted for Kids’ Exercise) program offered by the McDowell Wellness Center. Volunteers would be trained to work one-on-one with a child with a disability to develop gross motor skills and to enhance physical activity and aquatic skills. Activities take place in the gymnasium and pool at the McDowell Wellness Center in Danville. Volunteers are needed Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. March 5 - April 23. Interested students should contact Patrick Noltemeyer.
Recycle to benefit the Humane Society. Please send ALL used printer and toner cartridges to Jan Wertz. All benefits go to help the Humane Society.
Singers, pianists, instrumentalists of all kinds. If you want or plan to study applied music in the spring, please be sure to register for it as soon as possible (drop/add is currently open). The music program needs to make sure we have teachers for all who want to study.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Information from Career Services
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 Feb. 16.
Tuesday, Feb. 16. University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will be on campus to speak with juniors and seniors about the benefits of getting a Gatton MBA degree. The program is open to students from all academic disciplines! Representatives will do a presentation in the Nichols Dining Room in Cowan beginning at 11:30 a.m. Grab your lunch and join them to learn more about the degree.
Wednesday, Feb. 17. Kristine Beene, Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services with University of the Incarnate Word School of Optometry, will be in Career Services from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to speak with students about their program. To sign up, contact Career Services at 5283.
Wednesday, Feb. 17. Students–have a quick question for Career Services? Need to make an appointment? A Career Services representative will be at the entrance to the Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions and schedule appointments. Just stop by!
Juniors and Seniors! It’s time once again for “Spotlight Career Fair," when Centre joins Kentucky’s other private colleges and universities to host a career fair where employers recruit students for post-graduation jobs and summer internships nationwide. Various Kentucky graduate schools will also be represented. This year’s fair is Thursday, March 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. To register, please phone 5283. You must come by Career Services for an “info session” and brief resume critique. Dates/time of sessions: Feb. 18, 23, 25 and March 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Centre Welcomes New Staff
Kristi Jenkins joined the staff of ITS as technology support specialist on Monday, Feb. 1. Kristi is a 2009 graduate of Asbury College with a B.A. in Business Management & Ethics. She comes to Centre with seven years' work experience in information technology, the most recent five with the University of Kentucky. Kristi is particularly fond of her two dogs, Maya and Chloe, and her cat, Ollie, all three of whom help her maintain her sanity. She also loves running, working out, and working jigsaw puzzles. One of her most rewarding activities is working with recovering alcoholics and addicts and spending time with them as they begin a new life.
Jillian Embrey graduated from Centre in 2006 with a B.A. in history and religion and received her M. Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta in 2009. Prior to returning to Centre as associate director of alumni affairs this month, she served in area churches and worked with several non-profit organizations in Atlanta, focusing on issues of poverty and homelessness. Jillian is married to Dan Graber, assistant coach of cross country and track and field at Centre. They currently live in Lexington with their dog, Wordsworth, and cat, Gatsby. Jillian enjoys being an active volunteer with several area service organizations, cooking, traveling, and trying to survive as an avid Duke basketball fan in Kentucky.
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