February 9, 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. Over 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. The Physics Colloquium and Film Series presents the one-hour film The Atom Smashers, a documentary of the very recent intensive search for the Higgs boson particle at the Fermilab particle accelerator laboratory near Chicago. Scientists rush to discover the Higgs boson before the new Large Hadron Collider, which dwarfs Fermilab’s “Tevatron” in terms of size and power, becomes operational in Switzerland. Anyone is welcome to come view this 70-minute film with us. No scientific knowledge is required. Refreshments will be served and the film will begin shortly after 3 p.m. in Olin 129. Click here for the current schedule of films and colloquia.
Valentine candy-o-grams will be sold in Cowan Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Friday, Feb. 12 during lunch and dinner. Remember to buy a sweet treat for your friends, foes, and lover! Mailbox delivery of treat bags is $1 and dorm room delivery of bags is $1.50. This fundraiser is sponsored by C.A.R.E. and all proceeds will benefit Bowl for Kids Sake.
Friday, Feb. 12. Laissez les bons temps rouler! La Société Française with APO, Swing Club, Centre Players, and Rotaract are sponsoring a Mardi Gras Charity Masquerade Ball from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Warehouse. Tickets can be purchased in advance in front of Cowan for $3 or for $5 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to help rebuild New Orleans. Tickets include admission, a mask, beads, and King Cake. This is a semi-formal, non-alcoholic event.
Tuesday, Feb. 16. John B. 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—will give a presentation titled “(Re)Packaging Art History for High School Students” at 4 p.m. in JVAC 201. A lively speaker and seasoned teacher of advanced-placement courses in both art history and English, Nici will address the nature, goals, and expectations of the College Board’s AP courses. All are welcome to attend this event sponsored by Centre College’s Art Program.
March 20-25. Alternative Spring Break to Atlanta, Georgia. We will be doing flood-relief work with Community Collaborations International, an organization that serves as a liaison between volunteers and non-profits in the Atlanta area. Faculty, staff, or students interested in participating should e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 5.
Important Study Abroad Meetings and Information
Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Informational meeting for students interested in the Research in Primate Behavior in Barbados course (CentreTerm 2011) - Young 202.
Special Housing Accommodations. Students who were granted special housing accommodation this past year are reminded that notes are due for 2010-11 to Parsons Student Health no later than March 6. They need to be updated every year, and your having received the accommodation last year does not guarantee it this upcoming year. If you are going abroad for Spring Term or home for winter break and need to have this form updated by your physician, etc., you can download it from the Parsons Web Site (click here). Questions? Please call 5480 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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.
Feb. 10-12. Centre Nest’s Valentine’s Day Sale! We have bags, journals, and jewelry on sale from $8-$20! All of the products were made by Nest’s loan recipients, who are women in developing countries fighting to become self-sufficient artist-entrepreneurs. And all proceeds go towards a Nest microloan to the women of Destiny, a group in India helping women who have been trafficked in sex slavery or are at risk of being trafficked develop their own art based businesses. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day!
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.
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.
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.
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