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Meetings / Gatherings

MeditationCentre meets every Wednesday. Experiment with different forms of mindfulness and contemplation drawn from a wide range of sources. Not affiliated with any particular school of meditation. Everyone is welcome, especially beginners. Time/Place: from 8 to 8:45 p.m., second floor of the Combs Warehouse.

Now through Friday, Dec. 13. The Centre Parents Association will once again host breakfasts during final exams week. The stations will be in the front hallway of Young and in the lobby of Crounse, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Stop by and grab a cup of coffee or juice and a snack. We encourage you to eat a hearty breakfast in Cowan so you’ll be properly fueled, but if you are running late, our parent volunteers will be there to greet you and serve some goodies. Good luck with finals!

Library Hours

Fall Final Exam Week Hours:
Now through Thursday, Dec. 12 OPEN 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 OPEN 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 15 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 20 OPEN 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Centre Study Time: Trinity Episcopal Church is offering space for students to study during finals. The church has free WI-FI and multiple study spaces, including small rooms, perfect for group study. Snacks will be provided and a kitchen and refrigerator are available for students to bring their own food. Look for the church with red doors, at 320 West Main Street, across the street from the court house. The church will be open for study time from 5 to 11 p.m., now through Dec. 12. Call 236-3374 or email office@trinitydanville.org for more information.


Notices/Announcements

Important Residence Hall Announcements: The Holiday break is considered a complete shutdown for all residence halls and houses. Buildings close at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and remain closed until Monday, Jan. 6 2014 at noon. There will be a survey coming if you need to stay later or return earlier due to travel arrangements only. There will also be an e-mail detailing the Cowan hours and the procedure for closing your room, etc. There is important information in both for you to read.

CONGRATULATIONS to Centre’s nominees for the Rotary District 6710 Global Grant Scholarship. Sarah Bugg ’14, Michael Fryar ’14, and Stephen Metcalf ’14 have advanced in the competition for a new fellowship that provides funding for one to four years of post-graduate study abroad. The winner will be named later this spring. JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES and FIRST-YEARS, it’s not too early to think of where you might like to go. Check the website or contact Milton Reigelman or Diane Johnson for more information.

POVERTY-FOCUSED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Last year Centre College joined the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, a network of 20 leading colleges and universities that integrates academic study of poverty and direct service within disadvantaged communities. The program prepares students in any major or career path for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.
Central to the program is the integration of poverty-focused summer internships with course work at Centre. Selected students will live with interns from other Consortium schools in social service settings. The internship includes a modest stipend. Transportation to and from the site and housing for the summer will be covered by the College and the Consortium.
Interested students should check the information on the Shepherd Consortium link of the Career Services website. Applicants must complete a common application by January 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. The site will direct you through the application process and ask you to indicate your top three choices. Centre students must also complete a supplemental application form and return it to Mindy Wilson in Career Services by January 24, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by Centre's Shepherd Committee and invite students to campus interviews February 5-7. Selected interns will be notified of acceptance February 20.
Summer placements begin June 6-7 with an Opening Conference in Lexington, Virginia and end with a Closing Symposium in Lexington, Virginia from August 4-5. Selected students must also agree to take either Sociology 120 (Social Structure) or Religion 340 (Poverty and Homelessness) in 2014 or 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Axtell or Mindy Wilson.

Miscellaneous
The Great American Brass Band Festival is looking for volunteers to help out on its New Years Eve event. These volunteers would be needed for the following duties: coat checking, bouncers, door monitors, social media (prior to the event, and tweeting at the event), waitresses, and swing dancers. Any volunteer will get the chance to listen to some wonderful music and enjoy free admission to the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Leigh Jefferson at leighbjefferson@gmail.com.

Caretaker position for Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge in Boyle County. Residence provided. Duties: trail and equipment maintenance, mowing, general security, and diplomacy with neighbors and visitors. Send resume by Dec. 17 to Emily Toadvine, 1687 Minors Branch Road, Gravel Switch, Ky. 40328 or email emily.toadvine@gmail.com.

Home Care Agency seeking part-time caregivers in Danville area. Caring heart and good work ethic required, experience a plus. Companionship and light housekeeping duties. Applicants must be able to pass background check, drug screen, TB screen, and have valid driver's license. Visit www.familychoicecare.com for more information and to complete the online application.

Lost/Found: A gold and silver watch was found behind Old Centre on Friday. It’s still ticking! To identify and claim contact Mona Wyatt at 5345 or 2nd floor of Old Centre.

December 10, 2013 | Centre College Communications Office | Email Notesworthy