PLP Weekly Update!

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Princeton Review

Recently you were sent a personal request by President Trible to complete a very brief but important survey regarding your experience as a student here at CNU. While I know you are bogged down with multiple requests to complete various items in any given semester, I too am going to ask you to do your best to complete the survey. This survey is that important. Most of you want to graduate from a prestigious University. Most of you want your degree to be recognized and compensated by others who are hiring for positions or accepting into graduate programs. Each time we improve our rankings in various publications like the Princeton Review, each of you has the potential to personally benefit. Please take the time to complete the brief survey. It should not take more than 5 minutes of your time. - Brian Larson

Mandatory President's Speaker Series - Susan Komives

Tuesday, April 15th, 7:45pm

Ferguson Concert Hall

You may recognize her from your Leadership Studies courses, famous to the PLP student body for her book, Exploring Leadership. Susan R. Komives is Professor Emeritus of College Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. She is lead author of the Leadership Identity Development model research and is currently is co-principal investigator of the Multi-institutional Study of Leadership project, a 100 + campus study of college student leadership outcomes and campus practices that contribute to those outcomes. Susan was a member of the ensemble that developed the Social Change Model of Leadership Development. She earned her M.S. and B.S. at Florida State University and an Ed.D. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Your Weekly Inspiration:

Get inspired to change the lives of the world's poor through this amazing video by Gary Haugen and his organization, the International Justice Mission.
Got an idea for "Weekly Inspiration"? Share with us, and we'll consider inserting it into the PLP Weekly Update!

Help! This bulletin board is blank!

This bulletin board is blank! And we desperately need to fill it with memories, reflections, and exciting experiences of graduating PLP students! Class of 2014 come up to the office to write something, or email us a reflection!

Win $10 in Captain's Cash!

The Center for Community Engagement developed a survey for students to gauge their familiarity, level of involvement, and satisfaction with our Community Engagement efforts. The survey went out via campus-wide email last week and 650 folks completed it so far. If you fill out the brief survey, you may be one of 30 students from the overall pool to win $10 in Captain's Cash....

Here's the link:

Service Opportunities:

Videographer Wanted!

The Department of Public Works is hosting the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The committee wants to open the event with a video showcasing their department, similar to the one below:

In a nutshell, the Department would set up the video scheduling and provide transportation to take students to the video sites, and flip cameras for recording. Filming could take place within a day or two. They are looking for individuals who have good video skills who can turn it into a format for their event. If interested, call Angie Kern 757-812-7710.

In the Depot

Volunteer with PLP IMPACT!


Contact Sarah Sullivan Cross to be added to the PLP IMPACT email list, or if you have any questions about how to get involved with our community service initiatives!

Polar Plunge Volunteering!

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 7:30am-3pm

Virginia Beach, VA

Come out and serve with IMPACT to help support the Special Olympics of Hampton Roads by volunteering at this year's Polar Plunge 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA. Transportation will be provided, but space is limited. Email if you would like to sign up for a space!

Need a ride to go volunteer?

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

Study Abroad:

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.

Shoutout to Hannah Yoder!

Our first Coffeehouse presenter of the semester, and she did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing your experiences and insight to servant leadership! Be on the lookout for Hayley Struzick on the 26th!

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 Mary Ragan.

Upcoming Passport Destinations:

Senior Circle Tonight!

Senior Circle Semester Events!!

RSVP to any and all of the events listed below through this doodle form!

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

New Leadership Elective - Offered Fall 2014!

PLP Status Questions

If you have a question or concern about your PLP Status, please contact Bridget Resetco at

College Rewards Program - Harris Teeter

Register at the Customer Service Desk to receive a 5% discount through May 31, 2014 when you use your VIC card!

Contact Us!

The 15th senior to reply to this email with a reflection for the bulletin board will win a prize! (see above in weekly for details!)

Preslead Calendar of Events!