|April 20, 2010
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Norton Center for the Arts
Tuesday, April 20. Mr. Qing Yang, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Auburn University, will give a talk entitled “CAR: Adaptive Connectivity Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Vehicular Networks” at 4 p.m. in Olin 124. He will describe a new protocol for selecting an optimal route with the highest network connectivity based on statistical and real-time data analysis gathered through an on-the-fly collection process. Mr. Yang is a candidate for a visiting position in computer science.
Wednesday, April 21. Lunch with the Arts for Kids. The Community Arts Center will host a short play from 12 to 1 p.m. The performance of "The Pinocchio Problem," a short play by Paul DiLella explores "the human condition" with comic and unintended results, sparks discussion about what it means to be human, creating a work playable to both teen and adult audiences. Sponsored in part by a donation from Pam and Buck Rogers, the presentation will demonstrate that given the opportunity to develop performance skills, young people can produce exceptional work. To reserve a catered box lunch ($10), make your online reservation at least 24 hours in advance (236-4054). Participants also may bring their own lunch, with $5 admission at the door.
Wednesday, April 21. The Physics Colloquium Series presents Dr. Bill Crummett: Measuring Free-Fall Acceleration 1818-2008. From exotic pendulums to falling mirrors, the methods that have been used to measure the acceleration due to gravity will be described, including a precision measurement here at Centre. No knowledge of quantum mechanics, general relativity, or even density of states will be required for this talk. Anyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served at 4 p.m. and the talk will begin at about 4:10 p.m. in Olin 124. Click here for the current schedule of films and colloquia.
Thursday, April 22. National Earth Day at Centre! The Campus Center will host this Earth Day Awareness from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn more about recycling and The Great Garbage Patch. On Saturday, April 24, Millenium Park will host events sponsored by Kroger, The Rotary Club, CREEC, City of Danville, Centre College, Bluegrass PRIDE, Party Hop'n Inflatables and many others. The events begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration for the Two-Mile Run. Other events include WRNZ Live Broadcasting (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Party Hop’n Inflatables (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), live music by Kentucky Ensemble (1 to 2 p.m.), live music by Dump Truck on the Run (2 to 3 p.m.), tree planting service (11:30/12:30/1:30/2:30), door prize giveaway (2:45 p.m.), electronics recycling drop-off (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). For more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
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!
Saturday, April 24. FREE LIVE MUSIC—TWICE THE FUN! Come take a ride with Danville's #1 party band, Dump Truck on the Run, when they bring their high-energy music to the Earth Day Celebration at Millennium Park at 2 p.m. in the Rotary/Kroger Shelter. Support a worthy cause and have some fun at the same time! Later that same day, the seven-piece band will be performing in front of the Campus Center at 8 p.m. Both shows are free and open to the public. The band consists of Brian Storz (bass/vocals), Jessica Chisley (sax/vocals), John Rusnak (keyboard/vocals), Brian Cusato (drums), Nathan Link (bass/vocals), Mike Barton (rhythm guitar), and Jennifer Asmuth’s husband, Sam Day (lead guitar).
Art History Senior Thesis Presentations. This year’s cohort of senior majors in Art History will be giving public presentations of their theses according to the following schedule in JVAC 201. (Note the different start times for Monday and Thursday.) All persons interested are invited to attend. Please be prompt! Monday, April 26, 4:10 p.m. Kathy Martinolich, “Drunk With Color: Examining the Whys of Fauvism.” Mary Whitehurst, “From Sacred Clay: Dora Tse-Pé and the Tradition of Pueblo Pottery” Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m. Gera de Villiers, “Art and Apartheid: Documenting Racial Injustice in South Africa” Sadie Allen, “Sculpture on the Highway: A Route to Peaceful Exchange”
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.
Saturday, May 22. The Mercer County Relay for Life will be hosting their annual Kenducky Derby Duck Race at the Anderson Dean Park Pool in Harrodsburg. The race starts at 10 a.m. and ducks are $3.00 each or 3 for $5. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd places winners. If you would like to purchase a duck or ducks, please contact Meredith Sizemore in the HR office at ext. 5466 (859/238-5466) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 for 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.
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 email@example.com.
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).
June 4-6. The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington has a program specifically targeted for young adults ages 19-30 called Vocare. Vocare is a weekend event held at The Cathedral Domain, the Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, in Lee County, Ky., (near Irvine). The event aims to examine faith seriously in a relaxed, fun, informal and loving atmosphere. Vocare is an experience that enhances participants' desire to understand and serve the Church. It also provides a means to continue the Christian formation that begins in the three-day program. The cost is $95. Scholarships are available. Deadline for registration is May 15. Contact Rick Axtell for application forms.
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Music Department Events
Friday, April 23. Lily Thompson Senior Clarinet Recital 7:30 p.m., Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall
Sunday, April 25. Centre Singers Concert 3 p.m., Community Arts Center
Thursday, April 29. CentreBrass and CentreTrumpets Concert 7:30 p.m., Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall
Friday, April 30. Arlena Ferabolli Senior Piano and Composition Recital 7:30 p.m., Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall
Saturday, May 1. Kentucky Music Ensemble Concert 7:30 p.m., Combs Warehouse
Career Services Information
Fall Internships: Don’t forget that contracts for summer and fall (academic credit only) internships are due on May 11th. Questions? Talk to your career counselor or contact Career Services at 859-238-5283.
Internship of the Week: There are several Americorps Vista summer positions still available within and outside of Kentucky. To search these opportunities (for a variety of majors) and to apply, go to www.americorps.org.
Found: A ladies ring was found in the 2nd floor bathroom of the Campus Center. Stop by the Student Life Office to identify and claim.
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