March 30, 2010
Norton Center for the Arts
Wednesday, March 31, through Friday, April 2. The International Studies Senior Seminar is pleased to present a “Global Citizenship” exhibit in the lounge on first floor Old Carnegie (Study Abroad Office), March 31 (1-4:30 p.m.), April 1 (11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), and April 2 (1-4:30 p.m.). Through posters, interactive media, audio tracks, and thought-provoking materials, the exhibit will give you a new perspective on the controversial topic of “global citizenship.” You will also have an opportunity to add your comments into an audio voice thread.
Get Centred on Sunday nights (April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9). Get Centred is a contemplative Christian worship service held on Sunday night at 10 p.m. in the candlelit sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church. This half-hour service of music, prayer, scripture readings, and silence is a great way to start the week. Also join us at the Presbyterian Church for Holy Week beginning April 1. Click here for schedule.
Now through April 2. CentrePeace will be sponsoring a week of student action for the Amnesty International Denounce Torture Campaign. The week's schedule—Monday: Sidewalk Chalking, Tuesday: Torture Demonstration, Wednesday: Torture Roundtable, and Thursday: Prayer Vigil for Torture Victims. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our table in Cowan during lunch all week or e-mail Arshiya.Saiyed@centre.edu.
Monday, April 5. Basic Cooking. The Centre Parents Association will host a basic cooking class at 5:30 p.m. (and possibly Tuesday, April 6, if demand is great) in the kitchen and lower lobby of Pearl Hall. If you are interested, you must sign up because space is limited. Call 5345 or e-mail email@example.com. Great food, door prizes, and some take-home recipes. Seniors in particular are welcome!
Tuesday, April 6. Art History Speaker. 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 rescheduled from mid-February 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 who also conducts workshops nationally for high-school teachers new to the curriculum, his talk—sponsored by Centre College’s Art Program—will address the nature, goals, and expectations of the College Board’s AP courses. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday, April 11. The ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta invite you to participate in our annual Sink-or-Swim Philanthropy event, benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). This event will be held at the Boles Natatorium beginning at 6 p.m. Teams of approximately 10 will be competing in water activities such as synchronized swimming, belly flop contests, and raft relays. The winning team and a raffle winner will receive prizes. The cost to register a team is $20, and you must register with Jennifer Bohnert through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) before April 4. Individual general admission will be $3.
Thursday, April 22. Earth Day at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Camp from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help paint, clear trails, and pick up trash at this camp in Jessamine County. This workday is part of Kohl’s national Go Green initiative that allows their employees to partner with a non-profit agency to improve the community. In addition to providing labor, Kohl’s will also donate $1,500 to BB/BS.
Now through April 23 on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. Centre student volunteers are needed to work with special needs children 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.
Friday, April 23, will be the next blood drive. Thanks to all blood donors for their generosity in the last drive. The Kentucky Blood Center collected 51 pints of usable blood from donors on campus in February. This achieved 117% of our established goal!
Saturday, April 24. Help Boyle County Celebrate Earth Day at Millennium Park from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Please e-mail email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering for:
Friday, April 30, Saturday May 1, and Sunday May 2. PetSmart is sponsoring a nationwide pet adoption event, and "our" PetSmart at Brannon Crossing is participating. The Danville/Boyle County Humane Society needs a lot of volunteers on those three days to help find homes for a lot of animals. There will be a big tent in the PetSmart parking lot that will be open all day, three days in a row. We anticipate needing eight volunteers for each of several four-hour shifts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We're going to take 40-50 dogs/puppies and cats/kittens that first weekend of May to find their "forever homes!" If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday – or all three – please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bowl For Kids Sake is Big Brothers/Big Sisters biggest annual fundraiser, but to earn more money to support their program, they will be working a BINGO weekend as well. Half of the money raised during the weekend will go to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Camp, and the other half will go to support local BB/BS programs.
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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Contratulations! The winner of the $25 Walmart gift card for filling out the Personal Finance Survey is Annie Wigginton.
Centre Action Reaches Everyone! C.A.R.E. leadership team applications are now being accepted. Do you want to help lead the largest service group on campus? Would you want to help plan major events like Trick or Treat, the Fall Service Plunge, and Bowl For Kids Sake? Click here to apply. The deadline is Tuesday, March 30.
Students: Applications to be an Orientation Assistant (OA) for the Fall of 2010 are due THIS WEDNESDAY, March 31, by 5 p.m. in the Student Life Office.
Applications for Beta Beta Beta membership due by April 2. The members of TriBeta invite you to join Centre’s Kappa Nu chapter of the national biology honorary society, Beta Beta Beta. This organization is dedicated to improving an understanding of biology through field trips, invited speakers, and casual get-togethers. Please visit the Web sites below to find out more about us. You will also find a link to information that will tell you if you are eligible to join, as well as the application form. First-year students are eligible for associate status, and we encourage you to join us! Second semester sophomores may very well be eligible to become regular members. Those who are currently associate members may be eligible for regular membership this year. Click here for the Centre TriBeta site. Click here for the National TriBeta site. Please contact Melissa Douglas or Dr. Anne Lubbers with any questions.
The Census is coming to campus April 5 and 6. R.A.s and House Managers will be working with you to fill out the required 2010 Government Census Report. There are only ten questions, so it won’t take very long. It is crucial to the Danville/Boyle County Community to have an accurate counting of Centre students. These numbers determine how much this community receives in the more than $400 billion distribution annually for such things as senior center and health care services, money for local school funding and child-care centers, road work and public transportation, emergency services, etc. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.
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Looking for a job in sales? Aflac is hiring Sales Associates in central, eastern, and northern Kentucky. A representative will be on campus on April 13 to interview candidates. The application deadline is April 5—to apply, go to eRecruiting and upload your resume today! Contact Mindy Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
David Anderson traveled to Philadelphia to address a conference of economic educators and to meet with the AP Economics Test Development Committee. The third edition of his Environmental Economics textbook was published this week by Routledge.
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