PLP Weekly Update

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President's Speaker Series

The second (and final) President's Speaker Series event of the semester is coming up on TUESDAY November 18th! The President's Speaker Series is a mandatory event for all PLP students. Business Professional Attire is expected. Excused absences for this event include a varsity athletic game, class, illness or personal emergency. If you will be missing this event, please fill out the following form. [] All students who miss this event (even if excused) are required to make it up by viewing the DVD. The DVD will be available a few days after the event and will be placed on reserve in the Media Center of the Trible Library.

The second speaker of the semester is Dr. Ralph Waller. Dr. Waller is the Principal of Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford and Director of the Farmington Institute. He is also Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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Are you doing service that you're really passionate about?

So tell us about it! We want to share your inspiring stories about service with the PLP Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018! Please fill out this Google form if you are interested in sharing what you do with all of us in PLP! Don't forget to #shareyourservice! Send us stories, photos and your testimonies about why your service is important to you!

Check out this week's spotlight on service!

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REACH Alternative Spring Break

Friday, Nov. 14th, 5pm

Applications due to Cate Graney

Do you enjoy service? Have no plans over Spring Break?

Then an Alternative Spring Break Trip with REACH is for you!

Follow this link for more information, and to apply by 11/14!

Contact with questions

Service Opportunities

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Relay for Life

Friday, March 20th 2015 at 1pm

Field House

Colleges Against Cancer is looking for Volunteers the night of Relay For Life

March 20-21 2015


Great Lawn and Field House

If you are interested in volunteering for part of the event contact James Imoehl for more information. (

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Upcoming Passport Events

Distinguished Speaker Series

As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Ferguson Center will be hosting five events this year. PLP Students have been given the opportunity to attend each of these speakers for free. In addition, these speakers will count as PLP Passport Destinations.

This years series includes talks by:

Dr. Lynne Cheney

Coach Bob Knight

General Colin Powell

Brad Meltzer

*Special Notes: This is a different series than the President's Speaker Series which are mandatory for all PLP students to attend. This is a separate event and attendance is optional.

Coffeehouse Speaker Series

The final coffeehouse speaker of the semester will be on November 17th at 7:00 PM on the Crow's Nest Stage! Brianna Duffy will be talking about her study abroad experience in Salzburg, Austria. Brianna's talk is part of International Education Week!
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Leaving Your Legacy

Thursday, Nov. 13th, 6pm

Freeman 202

This event is hosted by OSA in their development series about leadership in your clubs and organizations. It will focus on effectively transitioning out of leadership roles on campus, and how to "leave your legacy" with those that take over after you.

There will be two sessions:

Thursday November, 13, 2014
12:30 Freeman 101
6:00 Freeman 202

Interested in learning more? Click on the title above for more information!

Seniors! Sign up for your individual appointment with a University Fellow! Learn more about how to articulate your PLP experience in a job interview or on a resume or cover letter! Click the link below to find a time slot that works best for your schedule!
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PLP Crush Hall of Fame

Fictional Characters are happening people! This month has taken our Crush Wall by storm. Make sure you check it out who wins every week by stopping by the Fellow’s office! Now, this theme is purposefully vague. We now have the ability to choose fictional characters from famous books, movies, and possibly a Disney week (please contain your excitement). The possibilities are endless with Fictional Characters month! This week, we are specifically focusing on three crush-worthy female characters of popular TV shows. We are very excited about this week’s candidates, and hope you are too! Choose wisely.

Remember, if you have any suggestions for male or female crushes/different themes for each month feel free to email Zach at with your ideas!

Just follow the link below to pick the winner for this week!

Here are this week’s contestants!