Longwood University Weekly Email
Summer Study Abroad in Spain 2018 Information Session
Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 pm in Ruffner 256
Summer of 2018 could finally be your chance to spend 4 weeks in Spain while completing 3 Gen Ed goals! Get all the info and talk to students who have participated in this study abroad! Study in a haunted castle, the Alhambra palace in Granada, the spectacular Mosque of Córdoba and at the beach in Valencia! This program is for all students, including freshmen. Dates, costs, details: Visit the website: http://longwoodinspain.weebly.com/ Contacts: Dr. Goetz email@example.com -- Dr. Holliday firstname.lastname@example.org --Sra. Waggoner email@example.com
STUDY ABROAD IN COSTA RICA (Winter 2018) Information Sessions
Thursday, April 20 at 3:45 pm in Hiner 201
Learn how Costa Rica has used sustainability and ecotourism to stimulate economic development and why it has developed faster than most other Central American nations. Enjoy ecotourism and cultural activities led by locals and learn what “pura vida” is all about for Ticos. Course is Econ 301 (3 credits): Sustainability, Economic Development, and Ecotourism in Costa Rica. No prerequisite, course open to all majors, material taught in a very accessible way during winter-intersession before departure. Course waives General Education Goal 9. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Dr. Melanie Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Semester Campus Event Planning Calendar Meeting
Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 pm in the Lankford Student Union Ballroom
All clubs, organizations, units, teams, and departments are encouraged to share the events you are planning for the Fall 2017 Semester. This is a great opportunity to develop collaborations with others on campus as well ensure your event is not heavily competing with others! Please contact Mic Brunner (email@example.com) or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
LCVA Global Lancers Photo Exhibition & Reception
Thursday, April 20 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the LCVA on Main Street
The Office of International Affairs and LCVA will be hosting the 2017 Global Lancers Photo Exhibition. Come see the world through a different lens. All contest winners will be recognized at the exhibition and the reception to follow. Contact Emma Kauffman email@example.com.
The Pulse of Earth
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm in Blackwell Hall
Join us to hear Scott Frazier from the Crow and Santee Tribes discuss our relationship with Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. Scott is an Environmental activist regarding the decimation of buffalo in Yellowstone Park, as well as the wolf reintroduction, who plays an active part of the LU@YNP experience.
Sponsored by the Cormier Honors College
Contact: Dr. Alix Fink firstname.lastname@example.org 434-395-2576
Real Talk About Study Abroad
Friday, April 21 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Dorrill Dining Hall Annex
Come join graduating senior Renee Boise for some real talk about studying abroad from a student's perspective. Come for an informal chat about the study abroad process and how these experiences can shape your future. Office of International Affairs, Renee Boise, email@example.com
Travel Around the World 5K
Friday, April 21 at Iler Field, Registration: 3:45 p.m. & Race starts: 4:30 p.m.
Join the Global Leaders as we walk/run around campus to promote diversity, respect of other cultures, and love for all! Click here to register for the 5k. Questions? Contact Emma Kauffman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus Trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC
Saturday, April 22 with the bus leaving Longwood at 8:00 am
Longwood Cheerleading Youth Cheer Clinic
Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Willett Hall
The Longwood Cheerleaders are hosting a youth cheer clinic on Aril 22nd. Instruction will be given in stunting, cheers, chants, motions, jumps, and tumbling. The cost is $25.00 and all participants will receive a Longwood Cheerleading hair bow.
Please contact Coach Megan Miller at email@example.com or at 434-395-2646 for more information or to register.
Building Bridges--Conversations about Longwood
Monday, April 24 at 4:30 pm in the Blackwell Ballroom
Come join the discussion as we review key issues related to student engagement and Involvement on campus, celebrate student activism, and look to next year and continuing conversations and action.
Sponsored by SGA, PRIDE, BSA, HLA, SDIC, NAACP, GRL and the office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education. Cheryl Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org, 434.395.4988.
Employee Appreciation Day
Tuesday, April 25 from opening until closing at all Longwood Dining locations
Leave a special note of appreciation for your favorite dining team member to help us celebrate! Your notes will be shared with each team member on their special day. Leave your note at http://www.yourdiningvoice.com/
Longwood Dining, Ashley Jones, Jonesemail@example.com, 434.395.2888
Administrative Professionals Day
Wednesday, April 26. All Day.
Do you have an office administrator? Someone who constantly keeping everything going? Don’t forget to thank them today. Particularly a special thank you to two specific people. Thank you to Elsie Angus for her work in communicating information out to faculty, staff, and students with the Weekly Email. Thank you to Angela Seay for continually supporting and engaging the University Center and Student Activities office and Student Engagement Unit and constantly supporting the students that come through the office! – Gary Honickel
Spring Showcase: Not a day off – a day ON!
Wednesday, April 26 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (plus afternoon and evening events) Multiple locations
Cook-Cole College and Cormier Honors College are co-sponsoring an inclusive Spring Showcase featuring the academic work of over 500 students. Everyone is encouraged to participate to view the excellent work completed by students from across campus. http://solomon.longwood.edu/calendar/?view=fulltext&day=26&month=4&year=2017&id=d.en.3971597×tamp=1493208000& Contact: Joanna Baker, Cook- Cole College 434-395-2205 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessi Znosko, Cormier Honors College 434-395-2789 email@example.com.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Wednesday, April 26 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout campus.
The Office for Sustainability is hosting our first ever tree planting event in celebration of Arbor Day and Eco-April. Get a group of 5 people to sign up for a one-hour time slot using the link: https://form.jotform.com/70873480246157 Trees will be provided, and members of the Landscaping and Ground crew will be assisting. Office for Sustainability, Alex Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Perky (Part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series)
Wednesday, April 26 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Longwood Small Business Development Center in the Big Conference Room.
Learn the coffee regions, how the alter the taste and indulge in robust coffees, all during your lunch hour! Sign up at: go.longwood.edu/LLC. Lancer Learning Community out of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies encourages you to come, "Lighten up and Learn" with us. For further information contact Cindy Harris at 804-640-5320, email email@example.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at: Lancer Learning Community and lighten up and learn.
Friday, April 28 at 5:30 pm in the Nance Room of Dorrill Dining Hall
The Office of Social Justice Education and the Youth and College Division of NAACP is hosting our 2nd annual Multicultural Gala! Seniors will have the opportunity to participate in a Donning of the Kente Ceremony. For this portion of the ceremony, we will be recognizing students who have been active within the minority community with free Kente Stoles to wear for graduation. You do not have to be of a minority background to attend or receive a stole. Sign up at https://form.jotform.com/61117076422145. NAACP: Youth & College Division & Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education
Ri'Shawn Bassette or Jonathan Page can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 395-4808.
Longwood Out of the Darkness Campus Walks
Sunday, April 30 at 2:00pm (Registration begins at 1:00pm)
Lambda Pi Eta the National Communication Honor Society is hosting this event to raise awareness for suicide! You can register the day of or at this link: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4822
Contact Alyssa Taylor: email@example.com
Late Night Breakfast
Wednesday May 3 from 10:00 pm to 11:59 pm in Dorrill Dining Hall
For information and questions contact Susan Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Save The Date: The GAME and First Friday Back
Friday August 25 at 3:30pm on the Lankford Patio and Stubbs Mall
Wristband will be required for a scarf. Contact person: Susan Sullivan, email@example.com
Movers and Shakers Fall 2017 Registration
Deadline: April 29
Remember the people who helped you move into your building during your first year at Longwood? Now it’s your turn to help! Sign up Movers and Shakers 2017! The first 150 students to accurately complete the application process for Movers and Shakers by the deadline of April 29, 2016 at 11:59pm will be considered for participation. Upon confirmation of participation keep in mind that you will be able to move on campus the day before move-in, August 16th, 2016, for a night training session from 6 pm to 8pm. Follow this link to register: this event has closed
For more information contact Gary Honickel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of Virginia Festival - Call for Volunteers
Saturday, May 6, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, High Street/Main Street
The Heart of Virginia Festival returns on May 6th with live music, great food, and local vendors. We are looking for volunteers to assist with set-up, the information table, and breakdown. Come join us! For more information: http://www.heartofvirginia.org/. Contact Jen Cox or Leta Bressin (email@example.com) to volunteer. Office of Local & Community Relations, Jen Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Information for Students in University Housing
Spring 2017 Residence Hall Move Out Information
Move out requirements & reminders are as follows: (1) All residents (excluding those approved for through academic/athletic programs & commencement) must move out of their residence hall within 24 hours of their last exam or by no later than 12PM on Wednesday, May 10 - whichever comes first, (2) All residents must return their keys before leaving campus. RCL will not accept keys by mail or late drop-off, (3) All residents must attend the mandatory hall meeting with their RA when announced, (4) Thoroughly clean your unit before moving out to avoid fees. All roommates/suitemates will be charged for damages & cleaning fees. Work with your roommate(s) & suitemates to avoid unwanted charges, (5) RAs do not assess nor can they prevent damage/cleaning fees. Only RECs assess fees, (6) Keep your valuables secured and doors locked at all times to prevent theft, (7) Use the extra dumpsters throughout campus to discard trash & use the Drop & Swap locations to donate gently used items.
Contact: Residential & Commuter Life in Lancers G-13 at 434-395-2080 or email@example.com
Announcements, Exhibitions, and Ongoing Meetings
Bottomless Beverages coming your way!
Monday, April 17 through Tuesday, May 9 at Lancer Café, Java City, and the POD Market
Just in time to get you through the end of the semester and exams! Pick between our Gold and Silver programs and enjoy as much coffee, tea and soda that you need to get you through the semester. Gold covers espresso specialty beverages, drip coffee, soda, and tea; if you like mochas and macchiatos, this one is for you! Gold is $59 and it comes with a reusable mug, or $49 if you provide your own. Silver covers drip coffee, soda, and tea; if you like your coffee with a little sugar and milk, or just black, this one is for you! Silver is $49 and comes with a reusable mug, or $39 if you provide your own. Pay with Bonus Dollars, Lancer Cash, Credit, or Cash at Java City or Lancer Café.
Longwood Dining, Ashley Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 395-2888
Financial Literacy Month
Financial Literacy month is a month-long campaign to raise public awareness about the importance of money management. This year we want to commit ourselves to a more open and honest discussion about how we should spend, save, and invest our money. Be on the lookout for the opportunity to be in a video about financial Literacy and for a financial Easter Egg Hunt! Financial Aid and Center for Financial Responsibility, Marissa Brunner, email@example.com, ex.2711
What is Lancer Learning Community?
It’s the combination of the talents of Prince Edward County residents, Longwood faculty, staff and students, and Farmville merchants into short, inexpensive, fun, informative and social classes which benefit the individual and the economy of our town & county! Where do these classes occur? All over the area! Visit businesses, Longwood campus, golf courses in Chesterfield, restaurants, Moton Museum, Longwood B & B, Prince Edward County School facilities, the 1752 Estate, the Woodland...classes are all over the area! What is the cost? Classes range from $5.00-$125.00 and everything in between Why should I attend these classes? Learning is fun! Sharing hobbies and ideas is fun! A portion of the class fee goes back into Prince Edward County! Going to different venues with friends, neighbors and family helps us bond, learn, grow and stimulate the regional economy! Sign me up: go.longwood.edu/llc
Congratulations to the new 2016-2017 Clubs and Organizations
The 2016-2017 Academic School year has seen a strong growth in new clubs and organizations! Check out all of the new organizations! Baking Club, Community Ties, Cybersecurity Club, Epsilon Eta, Libertarians, Love Your Melon Campus Crew, March of Dimes, Phi Sigma Pi, Players, Quiz Bowl Team, Running Club, Scooter Club, Secular Students Club, Sign Language Club, and Sketch Lodge. Looking to start your own club or organization on campus? Check out the process on Starting a New Club or Organization! You can always find the latest Clubs and Organizations at http://www.longwood.edu/lancer-life/clubs-organizations/ in the “Organizations Directory.”
CONTEST, RAFFLE, and SURVEY Opportunities
Deadline: April 24
Please take these short surveys for student research!
Department of English and Modern Languages, Dr. Robin Smith, <firstname.lastname@example.org; 434-395-2529
Award Nomination Opportunities
There are currently no Award Nomination opportunities at this time.
Applications, Employment, and Program Opportunities
Now Hiring: Lankford Student Union Building Supervisor and Office Assistant
Deadline: April 24
The Lankford Student Union is looking for student workers to supervise the building after hours. Both Federal Work/Study and Non-Federal Work/Study students are encouraged to apply. A full job description and application can be at: this event has closed
Sponsored by: The Lankford Student Union Questions? Contact Mic Brunner email@example.com
Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR): Registration and Social Media Engagement
Closing Date: April 25
http://solomon.longwood.edu/offices--departments/student-research-office/news/articles/spring-presentation-of-undergraduate-research-spur-registration-and-social-media-engagement.php The Office of Student Research invites faculty and students to register here for Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) on April 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Lankford Student Union. Registration is free! All attendees should register by April 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. To view the schedule for SPUR, click here. Completing the registration form also allows attendees to actively participate in SPUR by retweeting links to presentations from the OSR Twitter account (@OSR_Inquiry) and using the hashtag for SPUR, #LUSPUR17 on Twitter. Office of Student Research, Crystal S. Anderson, X2027, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mortar Board Scholarship Application!
Deadline: April 27 at 5:00 pm
The Geist chapter of Mortar Board is offering a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. This scholarship (for the amount of $1000.00) is available to any rising sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student attending Longwood University full time with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA and show significant contributions to Longwood University through Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. All applications are due by April 27th at 5pm. **In addition to this form, please submit TWO recommendations from Longwood University Faculty or Staff members. All recommendations should be emailed to email@example.com Scholarship Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6sAgszk_nrZfJKathxoWxf8ZoEvsRDzQaVveK5z8OAVcB9w/viewform?usp=sf_link
$1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity
Deadline: May 1
Are you a leader? The SNVC Leadership Institute is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate Longwood University student for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award will be granted to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated a personal commitment to being a leader. ALL majors are invited to apply. Student must be in good academic standing with the University requirements. Completed applications must be submitted online by May 1. For details, visit the website: http://longwood.edu/business/60253.htm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Federal Work Study position for 2017-2018 in the College of Graduate & Professional Studies
This student employee will provide general office support for the College of Graduate & Professional Studies, including answering phones, copying, scanning, and shredding documents, assembling files, printing labels and assembling mailings, and making deliveries and pick-ups at various offices on campus. Required skills and qualifications include: computer skills that include MS Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and use of a scanner, critical thinking and attention to detail, positive and professional attitude. Candidates must qualify for Federal Work Study. Please email Brooke Greenbank at email@example.com for more information.
Camp L.E.G.O. Sign Ups
Deadline: June 1 (or until all openings filled)
Camp L.E.G.O. (Language Enrichment through Games and Opportunities) is a fun and engaging day-camp experience for children ages 6 through 10 years. L.E.G.O. targets language concepts, increases motivation for language learning through entertaining activities, and enhances social communication skills. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays July 11, 2017 - August 3, 2017 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Longwood Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services (SHLS), 315 West Third Street, Farmville, VA
Registration open until June 1st or until all openings are filled. For more information and to print a registration form, please visit our website at http://www.longwood.edu/shls/ Questions? Contact Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (434) 395-2972 or email Stephanie Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp JumpStart Sign Ups
Deadline: June 1 (or until all openings filled)
Camp JumpStart is an exciting day camp for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years of age. Camp JumpStart aims to promote learning related to alphabetic knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts about print, developmental writing, and oral comprehension. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays July 11, 2017 - August 3, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Longwood Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services (SHLS), 315 West Third Street, Farmville, VA Registration open until June 1st or until all openings are filled. For more information and to print a registration form, please visit us at http://www.longwood.edu/shls/ Questions? Contact Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (434) 395-2972 or email Stephanie Bailey at email@example.com.
Reader's Theater Sign Ups
Deadline: June 1 (or until all openings filled)
This camp experience is aimed at students who are 7 years and older. Reader's Theater enhances students' reading skills and confidence by having them practice reading fun stories and scripts aloud. Reader's Theater gives students an exciting reason to read aloud. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays July 11, 2017 - August 3, 2017 1:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Longwood Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services (SHLS), 315 West Third Street, Farmville, VA Registration open until June 1st or until all openings are filled. For more information and to print a registration form, please visit us at http://www.longwood.edu/shls/ Questions? Contact Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (434) 395-2972 or email Stephanie Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Academic Course Opportunities & Programs
PHYS 105: General Astronomy (Goal 6) is Being Offered During Summer 1
General astronomy (4 credits) is being offered during Summer 1 as an online course and will fulfill the Goal 6 general education requirement. In this course students will apply scientific skills to cultivate a quantitative understanding of the Cosmos. Some of the topics will include telescopes, the solar system, comets, meteors, the sun, stellar evolution, black holes, neutron stars, dark matter, dark energy, galactic, and extra-galactic astronomy, Hubble relationship and cosmic evolution, as well as life in the universe. Course description: General Astronomy - A broad survey of modern astronomy, emphasizing the concepts, methods, and technology use by professional astronomers to answer fundamental questions about the universe. 4 credits. Questions: Dr. Kenneth A. Pestka II (email@example.com) / 434-395-2717
GNED 261: Exploring science online (Goal 6) during summer 1
Do you still need to complete Goal 6 science class for your general education requirement? Complete it online during this summer (session 1) with GNED 261: Exploring science– Protecting life on earth (4 credits). We will learn how to do science using principles of conservation biology. We will discuss about global biodiversity, basic principles of ecology and evolution, endangered species, invasive species, threats to biodiversity including climate change and how you can help to preserve our world for future generations. Course description: This course is an inter-disciplinary science course designed to involve students in learning science concepts related to world problems and studying issues important to our local community. This course will fulfill General Education Goal 6 (4 credits). Questions: Dr. Sujan Henkanaththegedara (Henkanaththegedarasm@longwood.edu) / 434-395-2731
Winter Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs, 2017-18
The Office of International Affairs is accepting applications to four faculty-led programs for the winter of 2017-18. Students can focus on active citizenship (ENGL 400) in South Africa with Dr. Miskec and Dr. Lettner-Rust, archaeology in England with Dr. Bates and Dr. Jordan, the comparative study of sport in the United Kingdom with Dr. Milne, or sustainability, ecotourism, and economic development in Costa Rica with Dr. Marks. For more information on each of these programs, visit https://studyabroad.longwood.edu or contact the Office of International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Gen Ed Goals in Summer Study Abroad in Spain 2018! Get Info Now for Summer of 2018!
Summer of 2018 could finally be your chance to spend 4 weeks in Spain while completing 3 Gen Ed goals! Get all the info and talk to students who have participated in this study abroad!
Study in a haunted castle, the Alhambra palace in Granada, the spectacular Mosque of Córdoba and at the beach in Valencia! This program is for all students, including freshmen.
Courses (choose 2): SPAN 201 (Goal 10) or SPAN 202 (Goal 10 or BA degree req.) or SPAN 302, HIST 384 (Hist. Major/minor or Liberal Studies Social Science), ENGL 400 (Goal 13). –AND- Participation in this program waives Goal 9! Dates, costs, details: Visit the website: http://longwoodinspain.weebly.com/
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
For more information about ongoing volunteer opportunities, contact Jordan Bynum at email@example.com
Volunteer at FACES Food Pantry
FACES is a nonprofit food bank focused on providing emergency and supplementary food to qualified residents of the local area and surrounding counties.
FACES, Linda Satkowski at Satkowski15@yahoo.com, 434.392.6277 (Office phone)
Piedmont Senior Resources
Provides supportive services and advocates for persons 60 years and older. Looking for students who are willing to work with elderly men and women in aiding in their support. Piedmont Senior Resources, Justine Young, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer with Wolfbane Productions
Wolfbane is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and we are always looking for fun loving, bright students that would be interested in volunteering at theatrical events! We are currently recruiting for help in the areas of Box Office/ merchandise, Costuming/Props, lighting/ sound, and special events runner.
Wolfbane Productions, Christine Yepsen at email@example.com
Helping Hands Volunteer Program
The Helping Hands Volunteer Program is designed to provide the Volunteer with an opportunity to work with the residents in a group activity setting such as playing Bingo, music activities, games, making crafts, reading, assisting with letter writing, and other scheduled activities.
The Woodland, Janet Bunnell , firstname.lastname@example.org
Service or Special Project Program at The Woodland, Inc.
The Service Learning Project at The Woodland, Inc., is designed to accommodate groups of students from various campus organizations who wish to provide a consistent service to our residents monthly, bi-monthly, weekly, or even on a one time basis. Examples of a Service Learning Project could include developing an activity for the residents and being responsible for implementing it to a group of residents, hosting an event for the residents, reading group, book clubs, etc.. The volunteer group will coordinate with our Activities director to determine an appropriate activity.
The Woodland, Janet Bunnell , email@example.com
The Path to Volunteerism at The Woodland, Inc.
At The Woodland, Inc., we strongly encourage volunteerism and embrace the opportunities that Longwood can bring to our residents. Interested volunteers who would like to be involved in our program, which has daily opportunities, should contact Janet Bunnell, The Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their needs and she will work with them to ensure that a proper fit is made that utilizes their talents for a beneficial impact on our residents. The volunteer will be required to fill out an application and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up a start date. The Volunteer will go through a brief orientation which addresses patient privacy and confidentiality, safety within the facility, and professional conduct.
The Woodland, Janet Bunnell , email@example.com
Volunteer with The Southside SPCA
Are you an animal lover? Want to help the homeless pets find homes and receive great care while they’re waiting for their FUR-ever home? Our local “friends of” COOLE committee hosts monthly fundraisers in the Farmville area, and is looking for volunteers! Meetings & fundraisers are 1x/month each, typically evenings. Help out just one or two evenings a month and save lives! The Southside SPCA’s next meeting date is set TBD. We also have a new email for people to reach out to should they have any questions or wish to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org