March 2, 2010
Convos for March
Kentucky Law and the Constitution: An Evening with the Chief Justice of Kentucky’s Supreme Court. Wednesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Weisiger Theatre. Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. (pictured) will discuss the state’s constitution and laws.
Education of the Future: How Globalization will Impact the Next Generation of Learners Thursday, March 4, 7 p.m., Weisiger Theatre. Globalization of the economy, new technology, and changing demographics are creating an urgent need for changes in education. Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Offices in Washington, D.C. (pictured), and a former Kentucky Commissioner of Education, will discuss how these shifts in society will affect schools and their students. Wilhoit, who is on the front line of education reform in Washington, will also explain specific proposals for transforming education in the U.S.
Japan’s Health-Care Solution for its Aging Population. Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Vahlkamp Theatre. An exchange professor from Japan examines how his country, with one of the oldest populations in the world, keeps its citizens much healthier than U.S. citizens at a fraction of the cost. How do they do it, and what can we learn from them?
Pilobolus. Tuesday, March 9, 8 p.m., Newlin Hall. One of the most popular dance companies in the world, Pilobolus creates fresh new works through its collaborative methods and unique weight-sharing approach to partnering.
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Norton Center for the Arts
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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.
Tuesday, March 2. Important information for seniors. The representatives from Herff Jones will be on campus to take your orders for Commencement announcements and to measure you for your cap and gown. They will be located in the Campus Center, Room 202, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. You will also be able to order a class ring at that time.
Tuesday, March 2. Read Across America Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested in promoting youth literacy? Have an hour to have fun with kids? Volunteers are needed to read children's books in local elementary schools. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 2. 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, call 5259 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Any rising senior who has not gone abroad AND cannot make this meeting AND is interested in going to Greece next January must contact Professor Morrison. The time has been changed from a previous posting.
Tuesday, March 2. Mathematics Seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Olin 123. How to recover a manifold from a point cloud? Marian Anton will be speaking. This is a second talk in a series for a study group in topological data analysis. We show how to construct a "Lego" version of a manifold by starting from a finite set of data points. The technique is based on the idea of Cech complex associated with a covering by balls, and we will discuss an efficient version of it called "the Delaunay triangulation of a Voronoi diagram." The talk is accessible to the first-year undergraduate students. If you want to join the TDA study group, e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Olin 124. The Physics Colloquium Series presents Brian Hodge on Advanced Intravital Microscopy: Confocal and Multi-Photon Fluorescence. “Multiphoton fluorescence microscopy is a powerful research tool that combines the advanced optical techniques of laser scanning microscopy with long wavelength multiphoton fluorescence excitation to capture high-resolution, three-dimensional images of specimens tagged with highly specific fluorophores. Topics to be discussed include: Optical Theory, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, In-vitro tissue imaging, and Bio-signatures.” Anyone is welcome; no scientific knowledge is required. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. and the talk will begin at about 4:10. For the current schedule of colloquia and films click here.
Monday March 8. Meeting to discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance at 7 p.m. at my house. If you would like to join us please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions. If you can’t make it this time but would like to be included in future meetings (C. S. Lewes’s The Magician’s Nephew and Nietzsche’s On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense) please let me know.
Monday, March 8. Bio Seminar. Dr. Nick Santangelo (Assistant Professor of Biology at Eastern Kentucky University) will give a seminar that focuses on his research in the area of Neurohormonal Modulation of Mating and Aggressive Behaviors in Fish. The seminar will be held in Y202 starting at 4:10 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
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 email@example.com. 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. Click here for more.
Monday, April 4 and possibly Tuesday, April 5 (depending on response). The Centre Parents Association is sponsoring a basic skills cooking class. We encourage seniors to come. Enrollment will be limited and you must register to attend. Location and time (probably around 6 or 7 p.m.) will be announced. To sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5345.
Friday, April 23 will be the next blood drive. Thanks to all blood donors for their generosity! The Kentucky Blood Center collected 51 pints of usable blood from donors on campus Feb. 15th! This achieved 117% of our established goal!
Special housing accommodations. Students who were granted special housing accommodation this past year are reminded that forms are due for 2010-11 to Parsons Student Health no later than March 5. Forms need to be updated every year, and your having received the accommodation last year does not guarantee it this coming year. You can download the form here. Questions? Please call 5480 or
All residence halls and houses close for spring break at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 19 and re-open at noon on Sunday, March 28. You will be receiving information on survey monkey later this week. Please arrange your travel schedule accordingly. Housing Selection for 2010-11 will begin after Spring Break. You will be receiving information by e-mail. Please read carefully. There are many deadlines and different options.
Interested in being an RA? It’s not too late to apply! The deadline is in ONE WEEK – March 1. 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.
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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The Centre Outdoor Recreation and Service Club is looking for a new faculty sponsor! We're searching for someone who is committed to help create a community of outdoor enthusiasts with a purpose to preserve and protect our Central Kentucky homeland. Any experience with outdoor leadership, natural preservation or conservation, or just an honest love of nature would be a great asset. Interested? Please e-mail email@example.com to set up an informal interview.
Volunteers needed for children with special needs. Centre student volunteers are needed to work with children with special needs in the CAKE (Clinic Adapted for Kids’ Exercise) program offered by the McDowell Wellness Center. Volunteers will 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.
What's missing in the CAC's DINOSAUR exhibit? YOU!Due to the overwhelming and positive response from this great exhibit, the Community Arts Center is in need of volunteers. We're looking for fun, engaging people to be "dinosaur experts for a day," helping with the exhibit during its March duration. Basically, a volunteer commitment involves an occasional shift (based on your availability) of about 3 hours where you would "monitor" one of the floors of the exhibit space... chat up visitors, assist children with art activities, and serve as a front-line ambassador for the city of Danville as you welcome the multitudes of visitors coming from across the state and beyond! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Marti Dickerson at 606-669-1239 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support of the CAC and this outstanding exhibit!
Looking for someone to take care of my plants and two cats for most of the summer. The house has two bedrooms and is located within walking distance of campus. If you’re looking for a rent-free place to stay this summer, this may be perfect. E-mail email@example.com.
A new car service is available in Danville for people who need rides in town. The service is called Sharon’s Car Service and the number is 583-2093. Sharon is a Danville Police Officer and runs this business on the side. The cost of an in-town ride is no more than $5. I encourage you to take advantage of this service – I know some of you already have!
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.
2010 Study Abroad Photo Contest! Want to win some cash for those awesome photos you have from studying abroad? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a maximum of 3 photos you would like to submit to our annual study abroad photo contest. An anonymous selection committee will choose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winner for cash prizes of $100, $50, $30, and $20 respectively. In addition, the top 20 photos will be displayed in the Norton Center and in the Library. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 5.
Part-time secretary needed for Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 W. Main St., Danville. Approximately 10-15 hours per week. General office and basic computer skills needed to produce bulletins, newsletters, weekly e-mails, schedules. $10/hour. Year-round employment needed. Contact the parish office at 236-3374 or e-mail resume to email@example.com. Centre senior Whitney Davis has been in this position for the last year, but she’s graduating in May. If you have specific questions about the job, you might want to talk with Whitney.
Important Information from Career Services
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. 23, 25 and March 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Library Hours for Midterms and Spring Break
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