The PLP Weekly

Your one stop for everything PLP!


We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Fall Break. If this mini-vacay passed faster than you had hoped, just remember - it's only a few more weeks until Thanksgiving Break!

Midterm grades not what you were hoping for?

1. Tutors are available! - Check out the Fall 2015 Tutor Schedule, specific appointment times are provided via links on the Tutoring website (example Calculus)

2. Chem, O-Chem, Spanish, and Latin peer review groups. If you need extra help in those areas, these are great opportunities to meet in a group session and review the material.

3. Leadership Studies tutors are also available.

4. Counseling Services is holding Anxiety 101 workshops. If you're feeling stressed, or just want to be more prepared when anxiety hits, check out the attached flyer!

5. Correcting Your Course- Wednesday Oct. 21st (7-8pm) If you need helpful tips and strategies to recover your grades after midterms then check out this workshop in the Center for Academic Success (Christopher Newport Hall 124).

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Opportunity for seniors:

Instead of being a formal "networking event," this is a chance for you to ask questions like "How did you get into this career field?" or "What advice do you have for recent grads?" We're looking for SENIORS of ALL MAJORS. RSVP here if this month's visitor looks interesting to you. Spots are limited, so don't wait to sign up!

Our next Lunch and Learn visitor is coming on Thursday, October 22 at 12:15pm. Amber Lester Kennedy is a 2006 graduate of Christopher Newport University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a Journalism Concentration with a minor in Art History. She spent seven years as a journalist, working as a reporter and copy editor in newsrooms in Harrisonburg, Staunton and Williamsburg. In 2013, she joined the Peninsula Fine Arts Center as the Director of Marketing and Community Engagement. At the end of this month, she will begin a new position as a public relations counselor at The Meridian Group, an advertising agency in Virginia Beach handling accounts for the Chrysler Museum of Art, Stihl, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Community Engagement

If you haven't started exploring different community partners, we highly recommend you do that and start volunteering before the end of October!

First year students, remember that you should aim to complete about 15 hours this semester, so that you're on track and not overwhelmed next semester. Stop by the PLP Office or send Steph an email ( if you are struggling or just want to chat about community engagement!

As always, check out our Engagement Opportunities document, or fill out a Service Submission Form if you know of an event you'd like advertised!

Campus Involvement

Have you ever wondered which current Fellow you are most like? Well, there's a quiz for that. Take our Buzzfeed Quiz and let us know via the @CNUFellows twitter who you are!

Don't forget that applications for the Fellowship are due Friday, October 16th, so get those references and cover letters in order! We highly recommend using the current Fellows as resources - ask us about our jobs so that you have a better understanding of what each position entails. Check out the photo above to see our adorable faces during our first month of work. Oh, how we've grown...

Study Abroad

If you are planning on studying abroad, make sure you write down these important dates (note that Spring 2016 Semester applications are due tomorrow)!

Please remember that these deadlines correspond to both the study abroad program applications, as well as the study abroad stipend applications. Note that the stipend deadline may be different from what you have previously encountered, so please don't miss these dates!

Spring 2016 Semester: Oct 15

CNU Summer Deposit Deadline: Oct 31

Non-CNU summer: Mar 1

Fall 2016 Semester: Apr 1

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Passports happening this week!

  • CCP: Internships 101
  • CCP: Interviewing successfully
  • Coming out Day
  • Born this Way
  • Kit Yan
  • Anxiety 101

To request an event to count as a Passport Destination, click here.

For a spreadsheet version of current passports, click here.
PLP Passport Calendar

To view a full calendar of approved Passport Destinations, click the button above. Then you can copy events you'd like to attend to your calendar.

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Coffeehouse Next Wednesday!

Join us for free coffee and cookies to hear how Asa Townsend got to connect leadership with his experience in the drum corps. It will be a great time you won't want to miss!
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#GetFitCNU Healthy Foundations

Got stress? Losing sleep? Feeling anxious? We are here to help! Join us for a FREE, fun, engaging stress management series including the basics, fitness, mindfulness and nutrition. Bring your lunch and join us for one or all seminars, and learn strategies to better cope with stress! Find our more and sign up through this link!

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The "Weren't they on that one show?!" week continues. Thanks to all of those who participated in the crush voting last week, come up to the office to see who won!

To vote this week fill out this Google Form and as always, email with any suggestions!

Here are this week's contestants: