March 9, 2010
Convos for March
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.
Life Stories. Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m., Weisiger Theatre. This annual convocation showcases Centre faculty and staff discussing aspects of their childhoods, experiences in school, and favorite moments at Centre.Performance by Spoken Word Artist Buddy Wakefield. Friday, March 12, 8 p.m., Weisiger Theatre. Buddy Wakefield is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion who left a high-paying job, sold or gave away everything he owned, and “set out to live for a living.” He’s been all over the world doing a variety of jobs, from street sweeper and lumberjack to bull rider and candy-maker. He has been featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and has recently been signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records.
Innocent on Death Row: One Man’s Journey from Inmate to Advocate. Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m., Vahlkamp Theatre. A former death row inmate, wrongly convicted, will speak about his unique perspective on the death penalty. His comments will be followed by a question-and-answer session and discussion about the legal ramifications and moral issues that surround capital punishment.
Interfaith Paths to Peace. Wednesday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., Vahlkamp Theatre. An interfaith organization from Louisville will provide a panel of four religious leaders from Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to speak about their experiences with interfaith dialogue and work.
SGA Debate. Tuesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Newlin Hall. Annual Student Government Association debate with candidates for SGA president, speaker of the house, and vice president of programming/SAC president.
Mathematics in Art and Architecture. Wednesday, March 31, 7 p.m., Vahlkamp Theatre. This talk will explore how mathematics, particularly geometry, is present in art. The convo will examine the mathematical expression in several well-known pieces of art and architecture.
To see the complete convo schedule and more details, click here.
Norton Center for the Arts
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.
Wednesday, March 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. The Physics Film Series presents Runaway Universe. How big is the universe? What does a supernova look like? Was Einstein’s greatest blunder actually correct? What is the fate of the universe? Runaway Universe documents the quest to unlock the secrets of the stars as two rival astronomy teams search for exploding stars, map gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the riddle of "dark energy"- the mysterious repulsive force that some scientists believe counteracts gravity. Anyone is welcome to view this one-hour film with us. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m., and the film will begin at about 4:10 in Olin 124.
Thursday, March 11-19. The Danville Sister Cities Irish Festival. On Tuesday, March 16, Professor Ray O’Hammond will host an “Irish Whiskey: History & Apprecation” at his home. (This event is opened only to Sponsors.)
Friday, March 12 through Saturday, March 13. Spring Cleaning! Student art sale featuring paintings, drawings, glass, and ceramics. Informal and inexpensive--nothing costs more than $50! Select proceeds to benefit Nest charity. Event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jones Visual Arts Center. Questions? E-mail email@example.com. Presented by the starving artists of the Centre College Art Department.
Saturday, March 13. The Community Arts Center is hosting a FREE Centre student night showing of the Dinosaur exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Students must show Centre ID for admittance and will receive a coupon to be used that evening at 4th Street Deli, good for Happy Hour prices all night.
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. 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 email@example.com 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!
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 helping 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an informal interview.
Speech and Debate Coaches Needed. Centre will be hosting the Kentucky District Tournament of the National Forensic League. Contests in 11 speech and debate events will be held on campus March 19 and 20. Students or staff with speech and/or debate experience who would like to be paid judges should e-mail email@example.com by March 15. Judges are needed for rounds Friday afternoon and evening plus all day Saturday; judges can judge one to eight rounds. Make a little money as Spring Break starts!
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. now through 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 three 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!
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.
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
Internship of the Week: Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s marketing department is looking for a non-credit intern to start immediately to help with research and studies and other office duties. For more information and who to contact, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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