PLP Weekly Update!

Welcome to the one stop for all your PLP need-to-knows!


Princeton Review

Recently you were sent a personal request by President Trible to complete a very brief but important survey regarding your experience as a student here at CNU. While I know you are bogged down with multiple requests to complete various items in any given semester, I too am going to ask you to do your best to complete the survey. This survey is that important. Most of you want to graduate from a prestigious University. Most of you want your degree to be recognized and compensated by others who are hiring for positions or accepting into graduate programs. Each time we improve our rankings in various publications like the Princeton Review, each of you has the potential to personally benefit. Please take the time to complete the brief survey. It should not take more than 5 minutes of your time. - Brian Larson

MALR Submissions

The Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review is an online and print journal published twice annually to promote undergraduate leadership development, research and experiences and was founded in 2007 by CNU students and faculty.

We are calling for papers for the Review, with a special focus on the relationship between leadership studies and the larger field of history. Possible topics include:
  • Previously unexamined accounts of historical leadership
  • Relevance to modern leadership of studying antiquity
  • Effective methods for teaching leadership through the ages
  • Women and minorities in conventional narratives of leadership

Deadline for submissions is March 6th. For more information visit

Mandatory President's Speaker Series - Susan Komives

Tuesday, April 15th, 7:45pm

Ferguson Concert Hall

You may recognize her from your Leadership Studies courses, famous to the PLP student body for her book, Exploring Leadership. Susan R. Komives is Professor Emeritus of College Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. She is lead author of the Leadership Identity Development model research and is currently is co-principal investigator of the Multi-institutional Study of Leadership project, a 100 + campus study of college student leadership outcomes and campus practices that contribute to those outcomes. Susan was a member of the ensemble that developed the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. She earned her M.S. and B.S. at Florida State University and an Ed.D. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Help! This bulletin board is blank!

This bulletin board is blank! And we desperately need to fill it with memories, reflections, and exciting experiences of graduating PLP students! Class of 2014 come up to the office to write something, or email us a reflection!
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Your Weekly Inspiration:

Two Strangers in a Sandbox: Lessons for Life
Got an idea for "Weekly Inspiration"? Share with us, and we'll consider inserting it into the PLP Weekly Update!
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Apply to Become a PLP Ambassador!

We our officially kicking off our recruitment phase for PLP Ambassadors. We are hoping to bring on 2-3 new Ambassadors to complete our team. The students who fill these roles are dedicated team players who help organize all aspects of our PLP Interview Days and overnight visits. In addition they serve as program representatives at a number of special events and Open Houses.

All applications and resumes are due by February 28th at 5pm. Interviews will be conducted the week after spring break.

Application Link:

When you have completed your application please email a copy of your resume to Your application will not be considered complete until we have received your resume.

Ferguson Fellowships

The Center for Community Engagement is proud to announce that 30 Ferguson Fellowships for Social Entrepreneurship will be awarded for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters of 2014. The fellowships are awarded to students who want to address a community based need in a unique way. Students will receive at $1000 stipend for their efforts, and are asked to have a faculty mentor for their project. Faculty mentors will receive a $500 stipend. There will be an information meeting on Thursday, 2/20 in Forbes 2090 at 12:15 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Gagnon (

Application Link:

Win $10 in Captain's Cash!

The Center for Community Engagement developed a survey for students to gauge their familiarity, level of involvement, and satisfaction with our Community Engagement efforts. If you fill out the brief survey, you may be one of 30 students from the overall pool to win $10 in Captain's Cash....

Here's the link:

How many service hours do I need?

This is just a reminder that at the end of the year, you need to have the following amount of community service hours completed, according to your class year:
Class of 2014 - 20 service hours
Class of 2015 - 25 hours
Class of 2016 - 25 hours
Class of 2017 - 30 hours

Need a ride to go volunteer?

New PLP Community Service Ride-Share Facebook Group! Click Here to join!

Service Opportunities:

Volunteer with PLP IMPACT!


Contact Sarah Sullivan Cross to be added to the PLP IMPACT email list, or if you have any questions about how to get involved with our community service initiatives!

Plant Bed Cleanup @ Lee Hall Elementary!

Saturday, March 22nd, 9am-12pm

Lee Hall Elementary School,

Volunteer with PLP IMPACT and help clean up Lee Hall Elementary's plant garden! For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Heather Ziegler at

Study Abroad:

Interested in Studying Abroad next Spring? Ask us how! Contact Arrenvy for more information on how to use your study abroad stipend or see the Study Abroad Office in MCM 104.

Foster your leadership skills through study abroad!

Leadership exCHANGE is proud to announce its 15th Annual Global Leadership Program. Join students from around the world for one of our award winning Global Leadership Programs in Prague, Rome, Panama, or North Carolina. 2-6 week summer programs available.

  • Earn 3-9 semester credits
  • Meet students from around the world
  • Create a network of leaders
  • Develop your social entrepreneurship skills
  • Learn theories and models for effective and innovative change
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Broaden knowledge about diverse cultures
  • Develop public speaking, analytical thinking, & problem solving skills

Rolling Admission. We strongly suggest students apply early! Apply online. Contact the Director, Heather McDougall at for additional inquiries. See Flier:

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CNU International Photo Contest

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Eligibility: The CNU International Photo Contest is open to all CNU students, faculty and staff who have recently studied, traveled, volunteered or worked abroad.

Submission Deadline: Photos and entry forms must be submitted via email by midnight Friday, February 28, 2014. You may enter up to 3 photos.

This year will have two categories:

1. Student Involvement and Interaction

2. Artistic and Cultural Expression

Submitting Photos: See photo guidelines at

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Coffeehouse Series:

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Passport Destination Calendar

Check out the latest additions to the PLP Passport Calendar! Find events on the "Development" page on Scholar, or on the PresLead calendar (designated as "Passport Destination"). Destinations are added throughout the semester so be sure to check back often to find events that are of interest to YOU! You can even contribute your ideas to the Passport Calendar! Simply complete the following form and one of your trusted Development pros in the PLP office will contact you about adding the event. If you have any questions or are seeking additional information, please contact Mary Ragan.

Upcoming Passport Destinations:

T H E C A P T A I N ’ S L O G PRESENTS: “You’re the Editor Now: How the Information Revolution blew up media economics, democratized the news – and made more work for you.”

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 7:30pm

MCM 101

Lecture by Mr. Ernie Gates, former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Press and current Ombudsman of Stars and Stripes. Sponsored by the Jean Everitt Journalism Lecture Series. For more information, contact The Captain’s Log Editor-in-Chief Sally Grace Holtgrieve
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Next Senior Circle Opportunity:

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Senior Circle Semester Events!!

RSVP to any and all of the events listed below through this doodle form!
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Opportunities to meet one-on-one with PLP staff members are ongoing. If you are interested in finding out more, please email Mary Ragan.

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New Leadership Elective - Offered Fall 2014!

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PLP Status Questions

If you have a question or concern about your PLP Status, please contact Bridget Resetco at

Need a Roomate?

Looking for a roomate? Talk with your RA about options, chat with Hall Council, or join the RHA Roommate Mixer Facebook Group! This open group will help you find other students who are looking for a roomie!

College Rewards Program - Harris Teeter

Register at the Customer Service Desk to receive a 5% discount through May 31, 2014 when you use your VIC card!

Contact Us!

The Fellowettes loved receiving Valentine's Day treats from some of the sweetest PLP students! Thank you so much! We appreciate you all as well :)

Preslead Calendar of Events!