PLP Weekly Update!

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All Leadership electives which are offered will count towards the Leadership minor, even if not listed in your incoming-year catalog. Thus, for example, LDSP 380 and LDSP 250 will count as electives towards the Leadership minor for you who entered CNU before Fall 2013, even though not listed in your catalog.

Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule

Click here to see the schedule.

LAMS to Host Renowned Leadership Scholar Richard Couto!

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in leadership studies? Want to learn more about the field and those who have influenced it? Join Leadership faculty and fellow students for a conversation with Dr. Richard Couto, esteemed scholar of leadership and an influential contributor to the field.

Lunch with Dr. Richard Couto

Tuesday, November 19th

Luter 243


Please RSVP by Friday, November 15th to

Limited to the first 12 responses.


Last week, 15 CNU students and several faculty and staff attended the International Leadership Association conference in Montreal. CNU had 3 teams competing in the student case competition, in which they were asked to analyze a case study using relevant leadership theories, present a poster outlining their response, and - if selected - present a final case analysis during the conference. CNU's "Team Silver" won 3rd place in the competition of 13 undergraduate teams! Congratulations to Christina Martin, Cate Graney, and Brent Frost for their awesome work! Go Captains!!

Got MyCNU Engage Service Profile Problems?

You're not the only one! The MyCNU Engage Service Profile website is currently under construction. Therefore, do not panic! It will be up and running soon and you will be notified once it is available. For now, simply track your service hours on an excel document and save it to your computer!

Service Opportunities:


REACH is an Alternative Spring Break organization, our mission is to provide the opportunity for all CNU students to serve. Are you ready to REACH out a helping hand?

Spring break is 2/28/13 thru 3/10/13. You must be completely available for the duration of the trip as well as weekly meetings during the second semester of the academic year leading up to the trip.

Questions? Contact Cate Graney

Apply Here:

Donate to a local charity through your grocery cards

Do you have a Food Lion MVP? A Harris Teeter card? Or a Red Card from Target? Did you know that you can link these cards to donate to local charities? See this website for Food Lion, or just ask the customer service desk or check-out line at H-Teeter or Target!

Need a ride to go volunteer?

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


Our next volunteer event is this weekend, cleaning up the Homecoming Tailgate before this weekend's football game. Contact us if you'd like to volunteer (see contact info below)

Also, if you'd like to volunteer at the Peninsula FoodBank with us on Nov. 23rd, contact us as well. Let us know by November 12th if you are interested!

If you would like to know more about us, attend our meetings! They are every Wednesday at 12pm in the Crow's Nest!

Contact Sarah Sullivan Cross or Kayleigh Wagner if you have any questions about how to get involved!

Study Abroad Opportunities:

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.

Students Advancing International Leadership at Sea (SAILS)

"Are you interested in furthering your leadership development? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context? If so, this is the program for you!"
- Official Website for more information


Passport Agents Present:

Passport Destination: Panel Discussion on American Action in Syria

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 4pm

Freeman 202

Hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society, this panel discussion will assess the implications of U.S. action and international law in correlation to the Syrian revolution. The speakers will provide a holistic view of the issue, and help students to create their own interpretation of the conflict. Furthermore, the panel will boost knowledge of global affairs particularly in the realm of U.S. Foreign policy and national security interests. It can be correlated to the leadership barrier of conflict resolution on a global and individual level. Knowledge of morality and values will also be overlapping lessons that student leaders can take away from the event.

Passport Destination: Experience & Empowerment: A Series for Women Entering the Workplace

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 6pm

DSU Ballroom

For every dollar a man earns, a woman earns substantially less. This series provides insight for female students entering the workplace. We will hear from a number of women about their work experience and advice for college women. Additionally, we will participate in an interactive workshop on salary negotiation.

Passport Destination: Former Miss New York Shannon Oliver: CNU Shaped My Future

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 7pm

Ferguson M&T Hall

Shannon Oliver is a Phi Mu and alumna of Christopher Newport University, holding a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. After graduating in 2010, Shannon went on to pursue her passion in pageantry, later winning the title of Miss New York. Shannon will be speaking about the importance of joining an on-campus organization at CNU and how it ultimately shaped her in her career and other aspects of her life. Students will benefit by seeing a CNU alumna apply her personal experiences to a career and students can see how CNU and involvement can help us become successful in our careers and in life in general!

Passport Destination: Law Beyond the Courtroom with President Trible and Buddy David

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 7pm

DSU Jefferson Room

President Paul Trible and local lawyer, Buddy David, come together to discuss the different career paths they have followed. President Trible discusses his experiences as a politician and university president and how his legal knowledge has helped him in both pursuits. In contrast, Mr. David will discuss his own experiences as a practicing lawyer in Newport News. **Please RSVP on the event's facebook page,, or email Phi Alpha Delta at

Upcoming Coffeehouse:

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 Kate Sheridan.

Senior Circle Updates:

Senior Circle Still Welcomes YOU!

Opportunities to meet one-on-one with PLP staff members are ongoing. If you are interested in finding out more, please email Kate Sheridan.

Planning on graduating in December 2013??

Congratulations!! Please notify Bridget Resetco ( by Friday, November 15th to make sure you've fulfilled all your PLP requirements for graduation!

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Preslead Calendar of Events!