Announcements

Announcements

Personal Finance Seminar for 4th Years – April 4th

March 29th, 2012

Sponsored by the Class of 2012 Trustees and the Office of the Dean of Students

Presented by Karin Bonding, CFA and Personal Finance and Commerce School Lecturer

Wednesday, April 4
Gilmer Hall 130
6:30pm

Topics covered will include

  • understanding employer retirement and benefits packages
  • general budgeting and saving tips (for students pursuing both the workforce as well as graduate school)
  • understanding the cost of living in urban areas

Refreshments will be provided.

Preparing for the FAFSA: Two-Part Series Workshop

February 20th, 2012

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, Hoos for Open Access, and Quest Scholars

Join us for part two of our workshop series designed to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dinner will be provided, so please RSVP!  (If you indicated you were coming in an earlier RSVP, we still have record of your reply.)

Workshop II: Filing the FAFSA
Wednesday, February 29
6:00 PM
Location: Clark Hall 107

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be intimidating and a confusing form to do on your own. Come join us as an expert from Student Financial Services walks you through the form, give you tips and tricks for a smooth application process and answer all of your questions. Bring a laptop and follow along online if you would like.

Presented by: Scott Miller, Senior Associate Director, Student Financial Services

We hope you can join us!  Please do RSVP to help us ensure there is plenty of food!  (Remember, if you indicated you were coming in an earlier RSVP, we still have record of your reply.)

Traveling Overseas: University Restrictions for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua

February 8th, 2012

Due to increasing concerns about personal safety and security, the University’s Risk Management Committee for Education Abroad has restricted University-related student travel to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Please read more here.

If you are traveling abroad for Spring Break or other purposes, the International Studies Office suggests reviewing health and safety information for the country you are visiting through the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control. It is also a good idea to register your travel with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). A good “one-stop shop” to accomplish all of this is the State Department website for students abroad. A Smart Traveler App also is available.

The 4th Annual Love is Love. T-Shirt Campaign!

February 6th, 2012

Please join us as we celebrate the 4th Annual Love is Love. T-shirt campaign!

Pick up your FREE Love is Love. T-shirt in the LGBT Resource Center starting Wednesday, February 8th from 11AM-4PM.

Shirts are available on a first come, first served basis.

Wear your shirt on Valentine’s Day, Tuseday, February 14th, 2012.

Join us for  Love is Love. group photo on the steps of the Rotunda at 10 AM on February 14th!

WHY “LOVE IS LOVE?”

The Love is Love. T-Shirt Campaign started in 2009 as a celebration of love that is meant to create greater social awareness at the University of Virginia and beyond. The power of its message is found in its simplicity. It is a message that can span all communities. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion, all relationships are equal. All love is equal. Love is Love. It’s not about what it looks like; it’s about how it feels.

WHY NOW?

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that celebrates love—but sometimes people in LGBTQ relationships can feel left out. Greeting cards for their partners are hard to come by, or florists don’t understand why a man would send another man roses. This is our way of reminding people that love comes in many different forms and is experienced differently by everybody. Regardless of your race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion, love is the same. All love is equal. Love is Love.

Preparing for the FAFSA: Two-Part Series Workshop

February 1st, 2012

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, Hoos for Open Access, and QuestScholars

Join us for two interactive sessions designed to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dinner will be provided for both workshops, so please RSVP!

Workshop I: Income Tax Prep 101
Wednesday, February 15
6:00 PM
Location: Monroe 124

For students filing income tax returns for the first time, it can be a daunting experience. This workshop covers many tax basics and seeks to demystify the process. Topics include filing status, determining whether or not you are still a dependent on your parents’ tax return, what counts as income, and common higher education tax credits. Use knowledge gained from this seminar to complete your federal Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA).

Presented by: Rebecca Cardwell, UVA Community Credit Union, Director of Community Relations and Site Coordinator of the Credit Union’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites

Evan Didier, 3rd Year UVa Law Student, President of VITA at Virginia Law, Site Coordinator of the UVa Human Resources Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site

Workshop II: Filing the FAFSA
Wednesday, February 29
6:00 PM
Location: Clark Hall 107

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be intimidating and a confusing form to do on your own. Come join us as an expert from Student Financial Services walks you through the form, give you tips and tricks for a smooth application process and answer all of your questions. Bring a laptop and follow along online if you would like.

Presented by: Scott Miller, Senior Associate Director, Student Financial Services

We hope you can join us!  Please do RSVP to help us ensure there is plenty of food!

Gus Blagden Room Selection Committee

January 30th, 2012

The Committee to select an individual to live in the Augustus Silliman “Gus” Blagden, III, Room 15 West Lawn, is soliciting nominations from the University community.  The Committee is looking for an undergraduate student in their fourth year of study at the University.  The Scott family, who endowed the room in 1968, characterized the desired recipient as someone who:

  • Selflessly commits their time to serving the University community;
  • Maintains good moral character;
  • Conducts themselves according to a high standard;
  • Displays genuine concern and care for fellow students;
  • May be distinguished by academic merit (but need not be);
  • May be in a recognized position of leadership (but need not be); and
  • Carries these fine qualities with the utmost humility.

Gus was a student at the University in the early 1960’s.  During these years, he was beloved and admired throughout the University community.  Gene Corrigan, past athletic director at Virginia, knew Gus very well.  He wrote that “Gus was a very average student and a mediocre athlete, at best, but was so well respected by his teammates that they chose him to be co-captain of the 1963 Lacrosse Team.  He was, above all, a kind, generous and gentle person.”  Gus died only a few years after graduation, but he had so affected the people with whom he had contact that this room was endowed and dedicated to his honor.

Nominations for the Gus Blagden room should include a letter describing the characteristics and qualities of the nominee that make them worthy of this high honor.  All members of the University community are invited to make nominations.  Please include any personal stories that shed light on the character of the individual.  Letters of nomination must be at least 250 words and should not exceed 500 words.  Letters must be sent electronically as a Word attachment and e-mailed to rfs@virginia.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Nominations must meet the above criteria or they will not be  accepted. These letters carry an especially heavy weight as they will be the starting point of consideration for all nominees.

Sincerely,

Tori Tucker, on behalf of the Gus Blagden Selection Committee

Cultural Programming Board

January 18th, 2012

Cultural Programming Board: Need money for cultural programming?

Cultural Programming Board (CPB) is charged by the Vice President for Student Affairs with the responsibility of supporting the development and implementation of cultural programming at the University of Virginia.

Forms: Read before Applying .doc | Proposal .doc | CPB Budget Template .xls

The CPB seeks to accomplish this charge through support of student initiated cultural programming. The CPB works toward this goal by operating within the following framework and definitions:

Culture: Culture shall be defined as shared traditions, values, ideologies and customs that exist over time and exist as a method through which communities and individuals identify and relate to one another.

Cultural Programming: Cultural programming shall be defined as programs that provide for the intellectual and artistic expression and exploration of culture as defined herein.

Programs are expected to contribute to and enrich the University community. The CPB is committed to implementing and supporting cultural programs that are open to the University community and that further three or more of the following goals:

  • Increasing the presence of underrepresented cultural perspectives;
  • Contributing to the education of the University community;
  • Fostering greater links among students of different backgrounds; and
  • Stimulating new and creative thinking about culture, inclusiveness and community

The CPB allocates a yearly budget of $20,000 to UVA Contracted Independent Organizations (CIO), organizations governed by the Fraternal Organization Agreement (FOA), Special Status organizations, Agency organizations, and Residence Life Groups for creative and innovative approaches to cultural programming. Examples of events funded in the past include India Day, Queer Black Cinema, Simosas & Chai at Lighting of the Lawn, Voices 2009, and Black History Bowl.

Please take time to read the “Important Information to Know” before applying. Please email your completed proposal application and budget (attached) to Megan Drake. Once your application materials have been received and processed, you will be contacted to schedule a proposal hearing time on the date indicated on your application.

Fall Proposal Hearings

  • October 23, 2012
    Submission deadline Friday, October 19, 2012
  • November 6, 2012
    Submission deadline, Friday, November 2, 2012
  • November 20, 2012
    Submission deadline, Friday, November 16, 2012
  • December 4, 2012
    Submission deadline, Friday, November 30, 2012

Residential Colleges Currently Accepting Applications

November 3rd, 2011

The University’s three residential colleges – Hereford College, Brown College, and the International Residential College – are currently accepting applications for new residents.  Each of U.Va.’s three residential colleges has Principals in residence, Faculty Fellows, and strong student governance. Each offers fun and interesting programs that range from an environmental writers lecture series to international service trips over Spring Break to regular movie nights, and each provides opportunities for regular faculty-student interaction.  Students are encouraged to consider this living-learning option – each residential college maintains a website with more information, all of which can be accessed via the Housing Division website: http://www.virginia.edu/housing/rescollege.php.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 13th, 2011

Throughout October there will be events at UVA and in the Charlottesville community held in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are some exciting programs planned at the University that we wish to bring to your attention that are sponsored by many departments, programs, and student organizations. For a comprehensive list of events for the remainder of October, visit the following link:

http://uvawccal.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/domestic-violence-awarness-month-events/

Scholarships, Fellowships, Research Funding and More!

October 4th, 2011

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and Hoos for Open Access

Wednesday, October 12 – 6PM
Location: Maury Hall 115

Join us for an interactive presentation on accessing financial resources and opportunities on Grounds. Topics will include fellowships, research funding, scholarships, and emergency loans funds.  Lucy Russell, Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be present to share with you her knowledge of these areas as well as a representative from Student Financial Services who will discuss scholarships, emergency loans and how these types of funding affect financial aid awards.  There will be lots of time for Q & A and dinner will be provided.

Click HERE to RSVP so we can plan accordingly for food!