PLP Weekly Update

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Attend an important Information Session on Thursday, 1/22 at 7:30pm in Luter 121.

Applications will be available on CNU Career Connect and at starting tomorrow! Applications are due to the Student Affairs Suite (3rd Floor, DSU) no later than Friday, January 30th at 5pm.

Please note that this year, all Facilitators must participate in BOTH weeks of SLAP. We are not able to offer one-week positions. For more information about the Facilitator position, please attend the Information Session on 1/22 or contact

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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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Gaines for Brains

Friday, Feb. 13th, 7pm

University Place

Newport News, VA

The Pre-med Scholars Program at CNU is again raising money for the National Brain Tumor Society. Christopher Newport University lost two valuable members of our campus to brain cancer in 2013, CJ Woollum and Dr. Edward Weiss. We would like to recognize CJ Woollum’s commitment to the University and his immeasurable contributions during his tenure as the basketball coach and the athletic director. We would also like to honor the service and dedication that one of our much-loved and respected Professors, Dr. Edward Weiss, gave to CNU in both his tenure as a professor of botany and as the director of the Organismal and Environmental Biology Department of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. It is our goal to raise awareness of the impact of the disease as well as the need for brain cancer research.

We are collecting donations and invite you to join our 3rd annual benefit concert, “Gaines for Brains,” which will be held on Friday February 13, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:30pm in the Gaines Theatre. Tickets will be $4 at the door or $3 if you buy them in advance.

THIS WEEK! IMPACT and Food Co-Op are teaming up!

IMPACT and Food Cooperative are teaming up for the week of Jan 19th- Jan 23rd. Food Co-Op is an organization that transports leftover food from Regattas and Commons to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and serves the food to those in need in the Newport News community. The process of delivering the food takes place in the evening after the dinning halls are about to close. If you are interested in volunteering please contact If you are interested in learning more about the Food Co-Op please contact

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Service Opportunities

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CNU Anime Club Kigacon

Friday, March 20th, 1pm


The days of the convention will be the 20th 21st and 22nd of March and will be held in the Freeman Center. Friday's hours of operation are 1:00pm to midnight, Saturday's hours of operation are 10:00am to midnight and Sunday's hours of operation are 10:00am to 4:00pm. There are many options of volunteer hours. And if students choose to, they can complete all PLP hours for that semester. There are multiple options of volunteering such as security, gopher (person who check the stability of the Aux Gym/Fieldhouse), door check, and Kigacon staff assistant. If any of the students are interested and/or have questions about Kigacon positions, come to the anime club's officer meetings, every Tuesday at 7:30. (Meeting is subject to change for next semester).

If interested in volunteering or attending, please contact

Internship Opportunities

Study Abroad

Did you go somewhere awesome this year and take SWEET pictures? Enter the CNU Photo Contest and you could win! Check out the Study Abroad website and Facebook page for more information.
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PLP Speaker Series

We are excited to announce our two speakers for Spring 2015! Mark your calendars now because these are mandatory events for ALL PLP Students! Please keep in mind that there are TWO policies associated with the PLP Speaker Series.

1. If you are going to have to miss a speaker for any reason, you must complete this form

2. If you do miss a speaker, for any reason, you must make up the speaker by watching the video we will send out after the event.

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Passport Program

What is the Passport Program?

The Passport Program is designed to allow students to apply learning and leadership development to a range of out-of-class experiences including lectures, workshops, panel discussion, and a variety of other activities. Is your organization hosting an event that fits in with the mission and vision of PLP and the Passport Program? Follow this link to request your event to be a Passport Destination!

Upcoming Passport Events

Looking for Passport Events this semester?

Check out the master list! It is updated daily with the latest Passport events around campus!

Call for papers!

The Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review (MLR) is a primarily online, peer-reviewed leadership studies journal based at Christopher Newport University. Its focus is to publish high-quality undergraduate research articles written by students or co-authored with faculty, as well as articles beyond the undergraduate level written by graduate students, faculty, and leadership practitioners. The MLR provides undergraduate students a great way to familiarize themselves with the publication process, develop a publication record, and act as a forum for collaborative faculty-student-practitioner undergraduate research. For the Summer 2015 issue we welcome research-based leadership papers that cover a wide range of topics. Please see the attached document for more information.

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Attention Class of 2015! Starting to get stressed about your last semester? Trying to ROCK that job interview? Want to talk to your PLP experience with someone who has been in your shoes? Check out Senior Circle!

Don't forget that the Center for Career Planning is another great resource as you get ready to graduate in May!

Leadership Minor

Interested in taking one of your Leadership Electives during Maymester? Professor Harter is teaching The Mind of the Leader this May!
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Status Updates

If you have questions about your PLP Status, please don't hesitate to contact a staff member! Please contact your staff guide with any questions

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We are moving into uncharted waters for this week’s Crush! Musical Artists month has been going off with a bang, and we thank you for your eagerness to vote and multiple suggestions. As we have stated every week, the wall is becoming magnificent. If you haven’t come up to the Fellows office and checked it out yet, then I think it might be time to reevaluate some life choices. This week is a female’s week, and we are digging deep into our Virginian roots. This week is all about popular female Country Crushes! We hope you take your vote this week seriously, as we believe this is going to be a tough one.

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!