Past Events

Congratulations to MELC and the many member organizations for a fantastic first annual Middle Eastern Culture Month!

The many performers during Layaleena gather on the stage to bid farewell to the excited crowd that overflowed out of the Newcomb Hall Ballroom!

The Persian Cultural Society brought together parents, faculty and students from across the University for a night of dancing, singing, poetry and more!

The Annual Poetry Night that celebrates the many linguistic traditions present at the university brought a larger audience than ever, in a cozy new spot!  Thanks to all the performers!

MEMP: Scholars Dinner!

The Middle Eastern Mentorship Program organized a recognition dinner for the first years who showed an outstanding academic performance during their first semester at UVa. Other mentors and faculty members were invited to the dinner, as well.

SPJP: Apartheid week!

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine constructed and painted a mock wall resembling the apartheid wall in Palestine. The mock wall included information about Palestine.

MSA: Joint Halaqah

The MSA organized a special joint halaqah at Charlottesville’s mosque.

MSA: Spudnuts Morning!

Feb 8th, 2014

The Muslim Student Association Members started the morning with Fajr and Spudnuts for some delicious breakfast!

MSA: Cake Off

Feb 1st, 2014

The annual Muslim Student Association Cake off event took place last week. Members voted for the best cakes!

MSA: OHill Dinner!

Jan 19th, 2014

The Muslim Student Association members gathered for a brunch on Sunday. New transfer students were introduced to the community.

MELC: Trick-or-Treating on The Lawn

October 31st, 2013

The Middle Eastern Leadership Council invited other student organization and participated of the trick-or-treating on the lawn last week. First years got to give candies to community members while enjoying UVa traditions.

MSA: Eid Banquet

October 31st, 2013

The muslim student association held their annual Eid banquet. Free food was provided while students mingled and celebrated Eid.

MSA: IHOP night

October 12th, 2013

The Muslim Student Organization went to ihop for a study break. This event was sponsored by the MSA Lil/Big sib program.

ASO & SPJP: Paint Beta Bridge

October 4th, 2013

The Arab Student Organization and Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine painted beta bridge to raise awareness regarding the recent events in Egypt, Syria, Sudan, and Palestine.

MSA: Bowling

September 27th, 2013

The Muslim Student Organization held another event this weekend. Members went bowling together where the little and big sibs had time to bond and mingle.

ASO: Syria Fundraiser

September 26th, 2013

The Arab Student Organization co-sponsored a teach-in on the situation in Syria that was followed by a fundraiser. Panelists answered questions about the recent development of the syrian revolution.

MSA: Humpback Hike

September 23rd, 2013

The Muslim student association enjoyed watching sunrise in Charlottesville’s famous mountain. Rides were provided for first years.

MSA: Game Night

September 21st, 2013

The Muslim Student Organization organized a game night for their members in the cavalier room. Students played pingpong along with other table games, while enjoying the light snacks and refreshments.

PCS: Potluck

September 13th, 2013

The Persian Cultural Club organized a cultural potluck to welcome their new members and start their big/lil program for the year. Students brought a variety of authentic dishes that reflects the beauty of the Persian culture.

ASO: Barbecue!

September 8th, 2013

The Arab Student Organization held a barbecue before UVA VS. UO game on nameless field. Middle Eastern dishes were served while new and old members spent the beautiful day outdoors.

MSA: Welcome Back Barbecue

August 31st, 2013

The Muslim Student Association and The Islamic Society of Central Virginia organized a welcome back barbecue. New students mingled with the community members who were present at the event and learned about the services ISCV offers to UVa students.

MEMP: Ice cream Social!

August 30th, 2013

The Middle Eastern Mentoring Program started the year with an ice cream social where mentors and mentees got the chance to mingle and get to know each other.

ASO: General Body Meeting

August 29th, 2013

The Arab Student Organization started the year with their first general body meeting. Members listened to the plans the council has for the year while enjoying the free pizza and samosa offered at the meeting. The organization has two leadership positions open: Sports Officer, and Volunteering Coordinator. Contact Souheil Nadri for more information.

MEMP: Welcome Reception

August 28th, 2013

The Middle Eastern Mentoring Program kick-off event was a reception that was held in Peabody Hall. The program chairs talked about the history of the program and the growth that has been happening in the program. The event was also a networking session where first years had the opportunity to meet schools representatives and admission directors.

MSA: First General Body Meeting

August 28th, 2013

The Muslim Student Association at UVa started the year with a general body meeting. The council welcomed the new and returning students and gave a brief introduction on what the MSA is planning to do this year. Speakers from the Islamic Society of Central Virginia were invited to talk about their organization.

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