April 6, 2010
Norton Center for the Arts
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 the College’s Art Program—will address the nature, goals, and expectations of the College Board’s AP courses. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 6. Religious Diversity. The Diversity Student Union is hosting a discussion on religious diversity at Centre at 8:30 p.m. in the Iverson Griffin Room in the basement of Caldwell.
Wednesday, April 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thursday, April 8. True or Bias? Think you know Chairman Mao well enough? Think again! Join our discussion with guest speaker Steven Beaudoin at 7 p.m. in the Nicols Dining Room.
Thursday, April 8. TOMS Official Day Without Shoes and The Walk. Thousands of people across the world will be shedding their shoes to raise awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child's life. So go barefoot for the day, part of the day, or even just a few minutes to experience a life without shoes and inspire others. Join TOMS at Centre for a one-mile barefoot WALK down Main Street and back, starting at 11:30 in front of the Campus Center. If you can’t make the Walk, stop by any time during Common Hour – there will be food, discount codes for online TOMS purchases, and much more! The problem is large, but the solution is simple. If you could change the lives of children with a simple gesture, would you do for one day what millions do everyday? IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST wear shoes in Cowan, Jazzman's, and any other dining establishment in Danville. Use good judgment throughout the day as to where you might need to wear shoes.
Thursday, April 8. Shakespeare Lecture. The English program’s annual Bastian lecture will be given by Professor Russ McDonald of the University of London at 7 p.m. in the Vahlkamp Theater. Professor McDonald is one of today’s leading Shakespeare scholars, and his lecture, “Shakespeare and the Suspicion of Style,” will address a watershed moment in Shakespeare’s career during the mid-1590s, when Shakespeare wrote Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. The lecture will consider some ways that Shakespeare’s stylistic preferences shift during this period, drawing analogies to Elizabethan music and garden design, and devoting special attention to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All members of the Centre community are warmly invited to attend.
Thursday, April 8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream discussion. Professor Patrick Kagan-Moore of the drama program and Professor Russ McDonald of the University of London will hold a public conversation about A Midsummer Night’s Dream during common hour (11:20 - noon) in Newlin Hall. Professor Kagan-Moore is directing the play that will open at Centre next week, and Professor McDonald is an eminent Shakespeare scholar who has edited the play for the Pelican Shakespeare series. This common-hour event is open to all members of the Centre community and should be an ideal way to get ready for the DramaCentre production the following week.
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 (email@example.com) before April 4. Individual general admission will be $3.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must meet the following requirements to apply:
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Found: A TI-84 calculator with a partial name and a sticker on it was found in the chemistry labs before spring break. Contact Conrad Shiba (Olin 217, phone 5416) to identify and claim.
Important Information from Career Services
Thursday, April 22, 5:30-7 p. m. The annual Etiquette Dinner is here! This is your chance to learn about dining and business etiquette, while enjoying a formal, five-course meal. Deadline to register is April. 20. Register TODAY as seating is limited! To register, you must come by Career Services and give us a $5 deposit, which will be returned to you at the start of the dinner.
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's article, "A Voting Approach to Externalitiy Problems," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Economics and Social Policy.
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