PLP Weekly

Week five, looking alive!

The semester is in full swing, and we are so proud of how well you all are juggling your classes and extracurricular activities! Keep up the great work and start to get ready for the beginning of midterm season! Furthermore, the Career and Graduate School Fair is coming (September 27 and 28), so make sure to schedule an appointment with the CCP to get those resumes looked over!

Apply to be a Student Director! Deadline Friday!

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Signing up for your Success Meeting?

Make sure that your Google Calendar has the right time zone setting!

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Fellowship Opportunity

Interested in civic engagement and social change? Get experience with student led voter registration, get-out-the-vote, and students organizing campaigns on their respective college campuses by applying for New Virginia Majority's nonpartisan fellowship program! Interested candidates should email the Campus Director, Samantha Parsons, at

Tutoring Opportunity

Looking for a chance to volunteer with children? Come help tutor the student athletes of the Oyster Point Youth Sports Association Monday and Tuesday nights from 6-8 pm! Mondays will be at the Grissom Library (366 Deshazor Dr, Newport News, VA 23608) and Tuesdays will be held at the Main Street Library (110 Main St, Newport News, VA 23601).

If you are interested, please email to get more information on volunteering!

Volunteer Opportunities

If you have not already, please log on to and create your profile! You will use this site to log your service hours, as well as to enroll in the Service Distinction Program (run through the Center for Community Engagement)!

Check out the Engagement Opportunities document for more information about service events. If you know of another qualifying event you'd like advertised, fill out a Service Submission Form at least two weeks before the day of the event!

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Coffeehouse Series

Thank you to everyone that came out to last week's Coffeehouse!
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Get excited for our second Coffeehouse Speaker. Hayley will be discussing a program that she created to teach leadership to elementary students. Come on out to the Crow's Nest on October 12 at 7 pm to hear more about it and get a cookie or two!

Passport Program

Make sure you keep track of the passports you attend so that you can log them in your End of the Year Report in the Spring! You do not have to log them until the end of the spring semester.

Upcoming Passport Destinations:

  • Luter Lecture Series: "GPA Aside: Five Non-Academic Skills Essential for a Successful Career in Business"; September 22 at 6pm; Gaines
  • Getting Your House in Order: September 23 at 12:30 pm; Pope Chapel
  • Annual Constitution Day Debate: Cell Phones, Social Media, and Civil Rights: The Constitutional Limits of Data Mining; September 26 at 4 pm; Gaines
  • DebateWatch 2016; September 26 at 9 pm; Gaines Theater, the Center for Community Engagement (DSU) and the common rooms in Warwick, Potomac and Santoro
  • Healthy Foundations: Fitness and Exercise Basics; September 27 at 12:30; Freeman Center, Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion, Multipurpose Room 1
  • Managing Conflict: September 27 at 3:30 pm; DSU Harrison Room
  • Hispanic Film Series Discussion: September 27 at 7:30 pm; McM 101
  • "Leadership: Standing Strong Outside the Comfort Zone"; September 28 at noon; Luter 347
  • L.A.D.I.E.S.: Senator Locke Keynote Speaker; September 28 at 7:30 pm; DSU Washington Room
  • Get Out of Your Own Way with Joel Núñez (CAB); September 28 at 8 pm; Gaines
Passport Calendar

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

List and Description of Approved Passport Events

This button will take you to a Google Sheet listing all of the approved passport events divided based on topic rather than date.

Leadership: Standing Strong Outside the Comfort Zone

Get excited for our first PLP-led Passport Event on September 28 at noon, in Luter 347! We will be presenting a webinar titled "Leadership: Standing Strong Outside the Comfort Zone." This webinar will discuss stepping out of your comfort zone and making tough decisions!

PLP Speakers

We hope you all enjoyed our first speaker of the semester! If you were unable to attend, we will be posting a link to the video in the next couple of weeks for you to watch. So keep an eye out for an email that will let you know when the link is open!
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If you are unable to make this speaker please fill the out the Speaker Absence Approval Form (linked here) by October 3 at 5 pm.
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If you are unable to make this speaker please fill the out the Speaker Absence Approval Form (linked here) by October 18 at 5 pm.
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Underclassmen: Sign Up for Your Success Meetings!

Make sure that you check your emails and sign up for a meeting with your Staff Guide!

Feeling Stressed?

The Office of Counseling Services is an amazing resource when you are feeling stressed or hoping to improve your lifestyle! Check out these helpful events (that also count as Passport Destinations!):

Connecting on Campus: Managing Conflict - September 27th at 3:30pm in the DSU Harrison Room

Getting Out of the Happiness Trap: How to Accept Disappointment in the Pursuit of Happiness - September 29th at 12:30pm in Forbes 2070C

Weekly Video!

Easy Microwave Mug Cake

Be in touch!

Feel free to email or call us at any time if you have a question, just keep in mind that you will most likely hear from us during our office hours (8am to 5pm, M-F).