PLP Weekly Update!

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Hapy Valentine's Day from PLP :)


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

MALR Submissions

The Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review is an online and print journal published twice annually to promote undergraduate leadership development, research and experiences and was founded in 2007 by CNU students and faculty.

We are calling for papers for the Review, with a special focus on the relationship between leadership studies and the larger field of history. Possible topics include:
  • Previously unexamined accounts of historical leadership
  • Relevance to modern leadership of studying antiquity
  • Effective methods for teaching leadership through the ages
  • Women and minorities in conventional narratives of leadership

Deadline for submissions is March 6th. For more information visit

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.

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!

Your Weekly Inspiration:

The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude
Got an idea for "Weekly Inspiration"? Share with us, and we'll consider inserting it into the PLP Weekly Update!

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. 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:

How many service hours do I need?

This is just a reminder that at the end of the year, you need to have the following amount of community service hours completed, according to your class year:
Class of 2014 - 20 service hours
Class of 2015 - 25 hours
Class of 2016 - 25 hours
Class of 2017 - 30 hours

Need a ride to go volunteer?

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

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!

Polar Plunge Service Event!

Thank you to all who came out to volunteer with PLP IMPACT! We had a blast working with the Special Olympics to help raise money for their cause. Special Olympics raised $1.1million dollars this weekend with all of the help from their volunteers and supporters!

Valentine Card Making

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 6pm

DSU Jefferson

Join the Passport Agents and PLP IMPACT in making Valentine's Day Cards for the elderly!

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.

Foster your leadership skills through study abroad!

Leadership exCHANGE is proud to announce its 15th Annual Global Leadership Program. Join students from around the world for one of our award winning Global Leadership Programs in Prague, Rome, Panama, or North Carolina. 2-6 week summer programs available.

  • Earn 3-9 semester credits
  • Meet students from around the world
  • Create a network of leaders
  • Develop your social entrepreneurship skills
  • Learn theories and models for effective and innovative change
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Broaden knowledge about diverse cultures
  • Develop public speaking, analytical thinking, & problem solving skills

Rolling Admission. We strongly suggest students apply early! Apply online. Contact the Director, Heather McDougall at for additional inquiries. See Flier:

Coffeehouse Series:

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:

GreenZone Relationships

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 12:30pm

DSU Ballroom

Fear 2 Freedom and the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence invite you to a kick-off event for our new program called "GreenZone Relationships". Rosemary Trible will be a keynote speaker and the Mayor or Newport News will also be in attendance.

February is National Youth Dating Violence Prevention Month, and this month is also your chance to take a stand against this type of violence on college campuses. This program is dedicated to educating youth about what to watch for in negative relationships and how to live in the "GreenZone."

We encourage you to come out and take a stand toward preventing this type of violence among our youth. We can't wait to see you there!

Senior Circle Semester Events!!

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

Next Senior Circle Opportunity:

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!


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!