April 13, 2010
Norton Center for the Arts
Tuesday, April 13. Student Forum tonight at 8:30 p.m. Members of the International Programs Committee and President’s Advisory Committee on Climate Commitment are hosting a forum for students interested in the GMSGAT (Carbon Mitigation System for Global Air Travel). After reviewing the history of how the fund came about, those involved will lead a discussion with and answer questions from all interested students.
Tuesday, April 13. Guest Speaker. Professor Emeritus John Sigle from the Computer Science Department at LSU in Shreveport will give a talk at 4 p.m. in Olin 124 entitled “Scrambled Bits and Hash: Some Topics in Encryption and Digital Signatures as used in Network Security.” He is a candidate for a visiting position at Centre. All are invited to attend.
Tuesday April 13. Med School Rep to be on campus. The Pre-Health Society will be hosting the admissions representative from U of L Medical School. Any and all students considering medical school are highly encouraged to attend. Join us in Olin 124 at 6 p.m. Please e-mail Blair Murphy, Kyle Forte, or JB Boone if you have any questions.
Wednesday, April 14. The Physics Film Series presents Nanotopia: The Future of Microtechnology. In 1959, noted American physicist Richard Feynman offered a $1,000 prize to anyone who could build an electronic motor no larger than half a millimeter on any side. He awarded the prize within eight months. Today, some scientists predict the imminent development of molecular computers the size of specks of dust. This film examines that and other technical possibilities as it takes viewers on a guided tour of the cutting-edge laboratories of nanotechnology. There, scientists working on similarly astounding projects offer their predictions about future technological developments. All are welcome to view this 50-minute film with us. Refreshments are served at 4 p.m., and the film starts at 4:10 p.m. in Olin 124. Click here for the current schedule of colloquia and films.
Now through Wednesday, April 14. Colloquium on Religion and Genocide. Nationally recognized scholars on the Holocaust, genocide, and peacemaking will be on Centre's campus for three days of convocations and workshops. Click here for the full schedule of events. The Religion and Genocide conference lunch will be Tuesday, April 13, 11:20-12:30, and will feature Darrell Fasching, Professor of Religious Studies at University of South Florida and author of The Ethical Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima. Dr. Fasching will speak on "Ethics without Choice: Lessons Learned from the Nazi Doctors and The Christians of Chambon." Reservations are required for this event.
Now through Monday, April 15. Register for the STILLERSTRONG 5K Run/Walk. Alpha Phi Omega is hosting a 5K on Sunday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the StillerStrong foundation to benefit schools and communities in Haiti. Register by April 15 (outside Cowan) to be ensured a t-shirt and/or headband. E-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Tuesday, April 13. Mathematics Seminar at 11:30 a.m. in Olin 123. Professor Christine Shannon will present "Reconstructing a curve from sample data points." We will look at how one can use the Voronoi diagram and Delaunay triangulation to reconstruct a simple smooth closed curve from a set of data points given certain conditions on the sampling of the points. In three dimensions, this has application to reconstructing a surface from sample data points.
Friday, April 16. A Dedication Ceremony for the Campus Center will be held at noon on the patio of the Campus Center (rain location is inside). Come by to celebrate this Centre milestone...and pick up your free travel coffee mug so you'll always remember the occasion!
Friday, April 16, 8 p.m. LIVE MUSIC! Danville's #1 party band, Dump Truck on the Run, brings their high-energy music to The 4th Street Deli & Tap this Friday. The seven-piece group will unveil a bunch of new songs for their second performance at the venue. Come prepared to dance and have an insanely fun time! (They even have a sound technician---Drew Meadows!) The band consists of Brian Storz (bass/vocals), John Rusnak (keyboard/vocals), Nathan Link (bass/vocals), Brian Cusato (drums), Jessica Chisley (sax/vocals), Mike Barton (rhythm guitar), and Jennifer Asmuth’s husband, Sam Day (lead guitar).
Friday, April 23. The Student Mental Health Advisory Board and Campus Counseling Services are sponsoring a campus-wide “Random Acts of Kindness Day.” All members of the Centre community are encouraged to contribute to the positive mental health of all by being kind to others in intentional ways throughout the day. Forgive your enemies, open doors, say “thank you,” call a family member, let others go first in line, donate blood. And stop by the “Random Acts” table in the Campus Center that day to share acts of kindness you have seen or given throughout the day. Pass it on!
To All Faculty & Staff: Mike and Stephanie Fabritius will host the annual Potluck Picnic at Overstreet House on Tuesday, May 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Details will be sent via e-mail very soon. Please mark your calendar for a fun evening.
The Ephraim McDowell Hospital Public Relations Department is seeking students interested in learning about marketing and public relations through a consistent volunteer position/internship. Interested students are encouraged to contact Janice Arnold with Ephraim McDowell at (859) 239-1609.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for this event on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday – or all three – please e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, April 20. Last day to submit an application to become a SMART Peer Educator (Students Monitoring Alcohol Responsibly Together). Click here for the application. Return the completed application to Parsons Student Health Center or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT Education Announcement. Sophomores and juniors interested in applying for admission to the Education program should contact Professor Murray no later than April 16. Call 5376 or e-mail email@example.com. Students must meet the following requirements to apply:
GREEK LANGUAGE IN 2010-11. The first year two-course sequence in Ancient Greek will be offered next year (2010-11) but not the following year (2011-12). The fall course (CLA 111) has no prerequisites; the spring course, (CLA 121/REL 165) New Testament Greek, has the prerequisite of CLA 111 (that is, you must take the fall course is you wish to take the New Testament course in the spring). Any questions, please, contact Prof. James V. Morrison (5259 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Lee M. Jefferson was invited to speak at the seminar of The Marco Institute at the University of Tennessee on March 19. He gave a paper on "The 'Anatomy Lesson' Painting in the Via Latina Catacomb Reconsidered." His article "The Staff of Jesus in Early Christian Art" will appear in the June issue (14.3) of the Brill journal Religion and the Arts.
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