PLP Weekly Update

You're half way through the semester! You can do it!

Welcome Back!

We are so excited to have you back on campus. We wish you well as you head into the second half of the semester. Keep pushing through, you're doing great! And as always, if you need anything, please let us know. We want to support you in any way we know how! Email a member of our staff, the PLP Email:, or stop by the office!

Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review 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.

Friendly Reminder!

The next PLP Speaker is Monday, March 16th. 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 before the night of the speaker.

2. If you do miss a speaker, for any reason, you must make up the event by watching the video recording.

Missed the first PLP Speaker? Just a reminder that if you missed the speaker for any reason, you must make it up by watching the following recordings!

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Service Opportunities

The Food Cooperative is accepting applications for Volunteer Coordinators!

This is a low-commitment, entry position in the Food Cooperative leadership team. Basically, the Volunteer Coordinators help manage the day-to-day operations of the nightly deliveries of our unserved dining hall food to the Peninsula Rescue Mission. When groups such as the Fellows, a greek organization, or a service club sign up for a week of service, they are assigned a Volunteer Coordinator that handles all communications with them through their week, including a brief orientation and handling any troubleshooting that arises. Additionally, the Volunteer Coordinators get to have input in the vision and mission of a very special student organization on campus, the CNU Food Cooperative. Click here for the application!
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CNU Relay for Life

Friday, March 20th, 1pm

CNU Field House

Relay for Life will be held on March 20-21, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 am. There are tons of volunteer opportunities throughout the day from helping with games and activities, to selling food and drinks, to setting up before the event and cleaning up after the event. For more information, students may contact

*Note: Students may only receive service hours for serving with Relay at the event. Attendance at the event WILL NOT count toward PLP Service hours.

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
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If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sara Bock via email:
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Passport Events

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! If you are looking for Passport Events this semester, check out the master list! It is updated daily with the latest Passport events around campus!
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Denny O'Neil will give a talk entitled, "From Ash Pit to Multiplex: The Triumph of the Comic Book" in Gaines Theater on March 18th at 8pm. O'Neil is a legendary comic book writer whose work dates back to the late 1960s. He is most famous for work on Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Superman. He has won countless awards in the industry and was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2014.

Distinguished Speaker Series

On Thursday, March 19th at 7:30pm in the Ferguson Center Concert Hall, General Colin Powell will be on campus to talk about his experience in leadership. This is an amazing opportunity to here from someone who has lead a life of significance in public service.

Please remember you need to obtain a free ticket in order to gain entrance to the paid event. Tickets are going quickly so we encourage you to stop by the ticket office in the Ferguson Center Music and Theater Lobby as soon as possible to request your free ticket. Mention that you are PLP student and present your Student ID so they can cross reference that against a list we provided. Please do not pick up a ticket if you are not certain you will be able to attend as there are others who would like to go if tickets are available.

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Coffeehouse Speaker Series

This series is designed to give PLP students an opportunity to share any significant experiences they have had during their college experience. The next Coffeehouse Speaker event is on March 24th at 6pm in the Crow's Nest! Free coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and cookies! Come relax and listen to Ben Johnson talk about his experience working in the Dominican Republic.
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International Leadership Association Conference (ILA)

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Interested in applying what you have learned about leadership at an international conference, and learning even more from other leadership scholars and students? Consider applying to be a part of CNU's 2015 International Leadership Association Undergraduate Case Study Competition Team!

The Department of Leadership and American Studies is accepting applications for the ILA Undergraduate Case Study Competition, to be held in Barcelona, Spain on October 14th to October 17th, 2015 as part of the annual conference. Those who are selected will qualify for partial funding to assist with expenses. In the past, many students have found additional funding through other campus sources.

For a full description of this opportunity click here.

To apply, submit your application by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday April 10th. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions near the end of May or early June.

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Leadership Minor

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It is March folks, and that means it is a new month for the PLP Crush Hall of Fame! Black History Month Theme was a wonderful month of Crushes, so make sure you check out the Fellow’s office to see who won! As always, we thank you for your eagerness to vote and multiple suggestions. Last week our Parks and Rec poll came down just 2 VOTES! This month, after careful consideration, will be focused on Athletes. With spring sports in full swing here at CNU, we wanted to show some appreciation to all professional athletes who we find crush worthy. This week is a male’s week, and with NFL Free Agency starting yesterday, we are highlighting NFL crushes! Choose wisely!

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!