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Blackburn College est. 1837               Weekly Electronic Newsletter             April 10      Issue 12



Dorm Event Weekend                                                                  Campus Calendar
This weekend is Dorm Event and            • 7:00 Study Bucks Auction in Olin          Saturday, April 18
each dorm has planned an event            Lecture Hall                                7:00pm Movie Night at Marvel
that is sure to be a lot of fun for       Sunday, April 19
everyone.                                 • Noon-4—Jones Powder-puff                  Tuesday, April 21
Friday, April 17th                        Football                                    All day Earth Week
• 6 p.m.– North Washers Tourney
and Pig Roast                                                                         Friday, April 24
• 6 p.m.-Graham Volleyball                                                            7:00pm Siblings Weekend
• 8 p.m.– Jewell Block Party                                                          Bowling at Bowlero Lanes


                                                                                       Get Involved Today!
• 9 p.m.– Graham Horseshoes
Saturday, April 18th
• Noon-4 – North Football
• 4:30-6:30 & 8:30-Midnight -
Stoddard Block Party

                                                        Dealing with your
                                                        Carbon Footprint
     What is a "carbon footprint"?        think provides a reasonably useful
It's a "measure of the impact our         estimate. It is available at http://
activities have on the environment        www.lowimpactliving.com. I found
and in particular climate change." (      it required only about 5 minutes to
www.carbonfootprint.com) It takes         complete once I had assembled the
into account the tons of greenhouse       information inputs.
gases (especially CO2) we produce              What information do you              and water runoff in gallons, trash
in our daily use of fossil fuels (coal,   input to the calculator? Where            thrown out, etc. Your data are then
oil, gas) for electricity, heating and    you live, house type, age, size, and      compared to a preprogrammed
transportation. No one can 100%           no. of occupants; water and home          regional average, thus providing
escape having a carbon footprint.         heating/cooling fuel, age of furnace,     a rough estimate of the extent to
Knowing your personal footprint, or       insulation, % of fluorescent lighting,    which your household adds to the
that of your family, can suggest the      appliance ages, dishwasher                emission of greenhouse gas and thus,
way(s) you add to global warming          loads, no. of loads washing/drying        global warming. It can only be a
and, thus, where conserving would         clothes, % of recycling, lawn             rough estimate because the calculator
make your greatest contribution to        watering, vehicle miles driven and        doesn't know such relevant data as,
protecting the environment.               airplane flights.                         for instance, your home heating and
     Global warming is now the                 The software program uses all        cooling temperatures or your water
subject of such worldwide concern         these data and produces its               setting, Still, this calculator uses
that numerous free online carbon          calculated result within a few            many more data points than most,
calculators are available to quickly      seconds. It will show the pounds/         and thus helps provide a sense of
help the user learn his or her            tons of carbon dioxide (greenhouse        whether there may be much you or
carbon footprint. I checked several       gas) emitted over the period of           your family can do to live in more
recently and found one that I             time the user specifies, wastewater       environmentally friendly ways.
Spring ‘09 Finals Schedule                                                         Books that Work Needs You
                                                                                            Submission guidelines:
If your class meets on…       Your final is on this day… At this time…                      Design must fit within
Monday @ 8:00 a.m.            Monday, May 4            8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.               the poster.
Monday @ 9:00 a.m.            Friday, May 1            8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.               Poster must raise
Monday @ 10:00 a.m.           Saturday, May 2          8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.               themes relevant to this
Monday @ 11:00 a.m.           Tuesday, May 5           8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.               summers book, The
Monday @ 12:30 p.m.           Monday, May 4            3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
                                                                                            Glass Castle by Jeanette
Monday @ 1:30 p.m.            Saturday, May 2          10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                            Walls (particularly:
Monday @ 2:30 p.m.            Monday, May 4            10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                            castles of various kinds,
Tuesday @ 8:00 a.m.           Friday, May 1            10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday @ 9:30 a.m.           Friday, May 1            1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                            service, community,
Tuesday @ 11:00 a.m.          Saturday, May 2          1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                and/or social justice.).
Tuesday @ 12:30 p.m.          Monday, May 4            1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday @ 2:00 p.m.           Friday, May 1            3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
ANY OTHER TIME NOT
LISTED ABOVE **               Saturday, May 2         3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

ɶ All exams are scheduled for the regular classroom                               The winning designer will be awarded
ɶ Grades for classes in which no finals are given are due by 12:00                $100.00, and have their design featured
  NOON on Friday, May 1.                                                          on posters, T-shirts, and on the cover
ɶ Any changes to this schedule must be approved by the Provost.                   of a study guide to be distributed to all
ɶ Classes which do not have their first class of the week at one of the           new incoming students. Submissions
  times listed above are scheduled for Saturday, May 2 FROM                       must be made to Naomi Crummey no
  3:15 P.M.-5:15 P.M.                                                             later than Noon on Wednesday, April
                                                                                  22 either electronically (at ncrum@
                                                                                  blackburn.edu) or via campus mail.

Chaplain’s Corner                           By Bob Taylor
    A young woman who was                 “instant results” society that we do
preparing dinner for several guests       not know how to wait? Academic
was feeling a little inadequate in the    achievements don’t come instantly.
kitchen so she picked up the phone        They require work, effort, time and
and called the local newspaper and        energy. Athletic success on the field
asked for the food editor. When           or court takes physical conditioning,
the editor came on the line, the          practicing your skills, and analyzing
woman said, “I’m preparing dinner         game plans. Musicians and artists
for guests. I’ve bought a nine pound      don’t become stars overnight. They
turkey and want to know how long          practice long and hard practice
to cook it in the microwave. Please       to perfect their talents. Good
tell me how long to cook it?”             relationships don’t come instantly.
    “Just a minute,” said the editor as   They also require a lot of time and
she turned to check her references        a lot of work. Even faith takes time,
never hearing the woman say. “Oh          work, and energy. We need to study,     isn’t always better. Anyone can be
thank you so much. You’ve been a          learn, grow and listen to God for our   mediocre. I challenge to take the
big help!” She was in such a hurry        faith to be real and strong.            time and put in the energy that
she didn’t get the right answer. She          You and I may live in an “instant   allows you to move past mediocrity
didn’t take time to get it right.         results” society but we don’t have      and strive for excellence in all that
    Are we so conditioned by our          to buy into it. Faster and easier       you do.
Menu
                                         Oatmeal, Breakfast Sandwich,                 Athletic Schedule
                                         Omelets/Eggs to Order
                                         Lunch:                                                 Baseball
                                         Chicken Lo Mein, Made to Order                        April 19 vs.
Friday, April 17                         Deli, Hummus w/ Jalapeno, Lean               University of Dallas 1:00 PM
Breakfast:                               Beef Wrap w/ Garlic Aioli, Vegan                       April 22 vs.
Bacon , Hash Browns Boiled Eggs,         Thai Noodles, Green Beans, Country           MacMurray College 3:00 PM
Cream of Wheat,Fresh Fruit, Waffles,     Blend, Beef or Chicken Quesadillas                     April 23 @
Breakfast Sandwich, Omelet/Eggs to       Dinner:                                     MacMurray College ** 2:00 PM
Order                                    Roast Herb Chicken, Buttered Noodles,
Lunch:                                   Manicotti, Peas & Carrots, Cauliflower,                Softball
Pesto Chicken w/ Angel Hair Pasta,       Muffalata, Fried Okra                                 April 18 @
Made to Order Deli, Hummus,
                                                                                            IL Wesleyan vs.
Lemon Pepper Cod, Roasted                Tuesday, April 21                           Anderson University 3:00 PM
Portobello Wrap w/ Spicy Ranch,
                                         Breakfast:                                            April 18 @
Carrots, Garden Blend, Reuben,
                                         French Toast, Sausage Patties, Breakfast           IL Wesleyan vs.
Seasoned Potato Wedges
                                         Potatoes, Boiled Eggs, Pastries, Waffles,     Hope College 5:00 PM
Dinner:                                  Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Display, Breakfast
Spare Ribs, Bratwurst, Roasted                                                                 April 22 vs.
                                         Sandwich, Eggs to Order                     Maryville University 5:00 PM
Redskins, Herb Crusted Fish, Stuffed
                                         Lunch:
Zucchini, Seasoned Green Beans,
                                         Bowtie Pasta Alfredo, Pizza Bar, Made                     Tennis
Corn Cobettes
                                         to Order Deli, Hummus, Madras                          April 18 @
                                         Potatoes, Bahama Blend, Baby Carrots,
Saturday, April 18                                                                              Principia vs.
                                         Greek Chicken Pita
Brunch:                                                                                    Maryville 12:00 PM
                                         Dinner:
Cajun Egg Casserole, Sausage Patties,                                                            April 18 @
                                         Pasta Bake, Baked Tilapia w/ Chipotle,
French Toast Sticks, Biscuits, Gravy,                                                   Principia College 3:00 PM
                                         Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Mixed
Scrambled Eggs, Fajita Wrap
                                         Vegetables, Normandy Blend, Grilled
Dinner:
                                         Turkey & Swiss, Sweet Potato Fries
Pepper Steak w/ Brown Rice, Stuffed
Portabella w/ Spinach, Roasted
Tomatoes w/ Balsamic Vinagerette,        Wednesday, April 22
Broccoli w/ Cheese, Grilled              Breakfast:
Zucchini, Cuban Sandwich, Fried          Turkey Bacon, Hash Browns, Boiled
Whole Potatoes                           Eggs, Grits, Pastries, Waffles, Fresh
                                         Fruit, Breakfast Sandwich, Omelets/
                                         Eggs to Order
Sunday, April 19
                                         Lunch:
Brunch:
                                         Sesame Beef w/ Asian Noodles,
French Toast Bar, Ham, Fried Potatoes
                                         Made to Order Deli, Hummus w/
w/ Onion, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy,
                                         Sundried Tomato, Made to Order
Sausage Quiche, Assorted Pastries,
                                         Salad, Creamed Spinach, Corn, Bacon
Scrambled Eggs, Fried Chicken, Corn
                                         Cheeseburger, Fries
Dinner:
                                         Dinner:
Tater Tot Casserole, Miso Chicken,
                                         Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice, Burrito Bar,
Vegetable Korma w/ Rice, Mixed                                                       The Communiqué is published weekly,
                                         Tortellini Sauté, California Blend, Peas    and distributed on Friday. The deadline
Vegetables, Winter Blend, Philly Steak
                                         & Pearl onions, Grilled Cheese, Shoe        for submission is noon on Wednesday.
Sandwiches, Wedge potatoes                                                           Articles may be delivered to Public
                                         String Fries
                                                                                     Relations, Butler, room 25 or e-mailed
Monday, April 20                                                                     to pr@blackburn.edu. Please specify that
                                                                                     you would like the information printed
Breakfast:                                                                           in The Communique. The editors reserve
Bacon, Potatoes O’Brien, Boiled                                                      the right to make editorial changes to
Eggs, Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Waffles,                                                ANY copy submitted for publication.

				
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