|School's back in session
(with another large enrollment)
RELEASED: Sept. 11, 2003
DANVILLE, KYThis is the time to load up the backpacks and dust off thinking capsschool is back in session. Centre College students attended their first day of classes for the 2003-04 academic year on Monday, Sept. 8.
Students witnessed a few changes as they arrived on campus.
Construction began this summer on The College Centre, the new state-of-the-art academic and athletic facility, which will encompass existing buildings, Sutcliffe and Crounse. For more on The College Centre, go to http://www.centre.edu/cc/.
"Even though the construction is a bit of an inconvenience now, it's going to be totally worth it," said Cliff Wright, a sophomore from Greensboro, N.C.
Sophomore Dary Picken of Ann Arbor, Mich., agreed.
"It's going to be nice to have more areas to study, especially during finals."
Centre also acquired a new food service, Sodexho, this summer. Most students agreed that it will take time to adjust to the change, but they were positive about the quality of food.
"The food is better this year," said Jenny Anderson, a sophomore from Nashville, Tenn.
An addition to the Centre calendar this year was Leadership Days, held Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Campus leadersresident and orientation assistants, student activities and student government executive boards, service leaders, admissions tour guides and Greek leaderscame to campus early for this event. The 135 student leaders participated in sessions on teambuilding, growth, development, ethics, decision-making, peer counseling, service and diversity.
"I liked Leadership Days because it gave us an idea of how important we are to the campus," said Mira Gentry, a junior from Henderson, Ky.
Centre welcomed 1,064 students, the second-highest enrollment in the school's history. Centre was founded in 1819.
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