12 February 2007

Greetings!

We hope your semester is going well. Congratulations to those chapters who have recently completed recruitment activities, and good luck to those chapters & councils engaging in upcoming elections.

Kudos to the ISC for a favorable article in the CD today in reference to your Sexual Assault training this past weekend. Your work in this area is innovative and gathering some national attention, for which you should be commended!!

See below for subscription/unsubscription details and directions for future postings to this list. Please direct all Greek News inquiries to clwe@virginia.edu. Thank you for your time.

~Chris Wilcox Elliott
Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL)
434.924.7430

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  1. GPA Reports are ready in OFSL!
    A. See below for top academic chapters in each Council

  2. Pre-Approved FOA Programs
    A. "HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats & Rhymes" film screening - Monday, Feb 19
    B. PORTRAITS: A Production on Diversity - March 20 & 21 - McLeod Auditorium - FREE

  3. Class of 2007 Awards

  4. Spring Elections Debates - Feb 20 & 21

  5. University Internship Programs: Graduate with More than a Degree

  6. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award
    Nominations due Feb 26

  7. President Casteen's Annual State of the University Address
    Streaming audio or video available at http://www.virginia.edu/president/

  8. U.Va. Students in Recovery Meeting - Feb 22

  9. Young Women Leaders Program Information Session - Thurs, Feb 15th at 7:30pm

  10. Black History Month Events - Jan 24 through Feb 28, 2007

  11. Now Accepting Nominations for the Gus Blagdon Lawn Room

  12. Other Upcoming Events & Opportunities on Grounds

  13. Miscellaneous
    A. Quotes or Quips of the Week
    B. Featured U.Va. Podcast

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I. GPA Reports are ready in OFSL!
All chapter Presidents or Academic/Scholarship Chairs may now pick up GPA reports from OFSL. If you have recently transitioned leadership in your chapter, bring a list of your new chapter officers so that we may update our records.

Congratulations to the following chapters for achieving the highest GPAs in your Council for Fall 2006:

MGC: Sigma Psi Zeta*
NPHC: Alpha Kappa Alpha
ISC: Chi Omega (highest term GPA) & Kappa Delta+ (highest cumulative GPA)
IFC: Phi Delta Theta

*highest chapter term GPA of all Greek Councils
+highest chapter cumulative GPA of all Greek Councils

And the table below is the aggregate GPA data illustrating the comparison of U.Va.'s Greek population to the all male, all female, and entire undergraduate student body populations. This information, including your Council's summary, is also available on the individual chapters' GPA summary report, including how your chapter sorts into the aggregate data.

Term Cum
All U.Va. 3.201 3.170
All Male 3.148 3.129
All Female 3.244 3.204
All Greek 3.289 3.228

Please remember that GPA information is personal data that is protected by FERPA. Upon joining a Greek letter organization at the University, you authorize your chapter President and academic chair (where applicable) to obtain a copy of that information. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life will not email individual grades nor disclose these data to any other individuals or organizations (including National Chapter Headquarters) aside from those two chapter designees.

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II. Pre-Approved FOA Programs

A. "HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats & Rhymes" film screening

Monday, February 19th
7:00 PM
Kaleidoscope, 3rd floor Newcomb Hall
Co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, Black Student Alliance, and
Minority Squared

Portrayals of masculinity in hip-hop and rap often mimic stereotypes of
aggressiveness, violence, sexism and homophobia.

Challenging these attitudes successfully necessitates an analysis of gender
and its intersection with race and the promotion of new definitions of
masculinity and femininity

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition has partnered with ITVS Community
Engagement Campaign for "HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes" to focus on
issues of masculinity, sexism, consumerism, and homophobia in hip-hop
culture and the larger American society.

For more information, see: http://www.genderyouth.org/

(Satisfies Diversity FOA program requirement)

B. Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. presents:
PORTRAITS: A Production on Diversity

See university students express themselves creatively through poems, dramatic scenes, spoken word, songs, etc. about personal experiences, opinions, or issues related to race, culture, religion, background, or lifestyle.

March 20 & 21 - McLeod Auditorium - FREE
Diversity and Discrimination FOA program

Questions? Contact Erika Roberts - enr2e@virginia.edu

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III. Class of 2007 Awards

The Class of 2007 Requests Your Nominations!

Each year the Trustees of the graduating class bestow three awards upon graduating students who have contributed significantly to the University - Community Service, Cultural Fluency, and Above & Beyond. The awards will be
presented at Valedictory Exercises on Saturday, May 19 at 11AM on the Lawn. The deadline for submitting a nomination form to the Class of 2007 Awards Committee is Friday, March 2 at 5 PM. All graduating fourth and fifth years (with the exception of the members of the Class of 2007 Trustees) are eligible for Class Awards and can be nominated by any member of the University community. Below are descriptions for each award. Please fill out
nominations forms at uva2007.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Established in 1993, the Trustees' Community Service Award honors one graduating fourth or fifth year who has endeavored to enrich the University and Charlottesville communities through service during their tenure as a
student. Nominees should exemplify the true ideal of service: a commitment to humanitarian goals with no expectation of material reward. Whether through initiating or planning a service project(s), or giving selflessly of his or her time and energy to a specific cause, this person has inspired others to participate in community service.


CULTURAL FLUENCY
Established in 1996, the Trustees' Cultural Fluency Award recognizes a graduating fourth or fifth year who has demonstrated an understanding of and appreciation for cultural and intellectual diversity during their time at
the University. Individuals nominated for this award should have gone beyond the realm of academics and their immediate community of peers to form alliances, both personal and intellectual, with members of different
cultures within the University and Charlottesville communities. Nominees should demonstrate cultural fluency through the initiation of activities promoting the interconnectedness of culture and intellectual community, and a respect for a diversity of people and their ideas.


ABOVE & BEYOND
The Class of 2007 announces the first Above & Beyond Award designed to honor a graduating fourth or fifth year who has gone "above and beyond" the call of duty to pursue a unique vision of betterment as a University student.
This award recognizes a student's initiative, commitment, and dedication to a particular issue or project in which he/she is profoundly invested. Please think broadly about how a nominee may have demonstrated this enthusiasm
through his/her actions. Nominees may have made their vision tangible through the creation or expansion of a University activity; the completion of an extended research project; or any other manifestation of their combination of personal and intellectual interests at the University.

If you have questions regarding Class Awards, please email classawards2007@virginia.edu.


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IV. Spring Elections Debates

The University Board of Election will sponsor candidate debates and an issues forum for the spring 2007 University Student Elections in the Newcomb Hall Theatre. All students are invited and are encouraged to attend!

Non-CLAS representative candidates: Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
CLAS representative candidates: Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
Referendum issues forum: Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Student Council executive officers: Feb. 21, 8 p.m.

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V. University Internship Programs: Graduate with More than a Degree

If you've decided to do an internship or are just thinking about an internship, UIP can help. The University of Virginia Internship Programs (UIP) has more than 500 internships available in the summer and during the academic year located in Charlottesville, U.S. cities, and abroad. Applications to the program will be accepted online now at http://www.coopercenter.org/uip/ through Feb. 29. Contact (lsadler@virginia.edu) for more information.

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VI. . Nominations for Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award


The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is the annual award for excellence of character and service to humanity. This award has been referred to as the one that recognizes the unsung hero. Nominees represent those students and/or faculty who have given of themselves to the University community without thought of recognition or acclaim. While these individuals may not appear in the Cavalier Daily as the president or chair of something (but they may), they are nonetheless known in their peer groups for commitment to service and integrity within the University community. The awards are given each year to one woman and one man from the graduating class and often also to one member of the University community (faculty or staff). Nominees should exemplify the ideals of the late Algernon Sydney Sullivan, a man who "reached out both hands in constant helpfulness" to others. After his death in 1887, the New York Southern Society established the awards to perpetuate Sullivan's excellence of character and humanitarian service. U.Va. is one of several universities that present the awards to recognize those students, staff or faculty who live by Sullivan's example. Nominees from the undergraduate, graduate, and professional student body, due to graduate in May 2007, are eligible NOMINATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 26, 2007

The Distinguished Student Award is made annually to honor a graduating student who has been recognized in the university community for academic accomplishments, leadership, and for concern in preserving the traditions of the University. Though high scholastic standing and participation in student organizations will be taken into consideration, it is the purpose of the award to honor a student who has won the admiration of the entire University community for exceptional contributions in several areas of University life. Nominees from the undergraduate, graduate, and professional student body, due to graduate in May 2007, are eligible NOMINATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 23, 2007.

To nominate an individual, please send a confidential letter of nomination and any supporting materials that you may have (letters of support for the nomination etc.-- are not required, but will be reviewed if provided) to me at the messenger mail or e-mail address listed in the signature of this e-mail. For Algernon Sydney Sullivan nominations, please also include a separate list of persons whom our committee may contact, discreetly, to learn more about the individual nominated. Persons on the list may include peers or faculty/staff members.

Best,
Laurie Casteen
laurie@virginia.edu

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VII. President Casteen's Annual State of the University Address
This event took place this past Wednesday, Feb. 7 o Noon o Old Cabell Hall

Watch the video or download the 2007 fact book at http://www.virginia.edu/president/

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VIII. UVA STUDENTS IN RECOVERY MEETING - Feb 22

Informational and organizational meeting of U.Va. students (undergraduate and graduate) in recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, or considering recovery

Thursday, February 22nd, 6 pm
Newcomb Hall Board Room

Food provided by Take It Away

Be part of a new effort to create a support network of recovering students, faculty, and alumni.
All with an interest are welcome!

E-mail ksd3c@virginia.edu for more information or to RSVP

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IX. Young Women Leaders Program Information Session

Location: Newcomb Hall, NHL Board Room
Date and Time: February 1, 2007 - February 15, 2007 Thursdays 7:30 PM

Description: YWLP is a mentoring program run by the U.Va. Women's Center and Curry School of Education. We focus on building competent, connected, and autonomous women leaders through a combination of individual and group mentoring. Our population of Little Sisters is very diverse; some girls are high-achieving, many are borderline at-risk, and half fare girls of color. We would like to recruit equally diverse Big Sisters. Come learn more about it!

Event URL: http://www.ywlp.virginia.edu
Contact: Rebecca Lutz, 924-8979, ral2u@virginia.edu


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X. Black History Month Events - Jan 24 through Feb 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Rotunda Dome Room, 7:00 p.m.

"Laying the Foundations: A Retrospective on the Formation of the Black Students for Freedom"
Join the Black Student Alliance (BSA) as they pay homage to the alumni who founded The Black Students for Freedom, now known as the Black Student Alliance. These men and women sought change at a time when it wasn't encouraged. In doing so, they started the first Black Student Organization at the University of Virginia.
Sponsor: Black Student Alliance
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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Cabell Hall Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

Black History Month Keynote Address: "Race, Gender and the New Political Landscape"
Featuring Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, Former Commissioner of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (Carter Administration).
Dr. Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most recognized and respected voices in our nation's civil rights, gender equality, and social justice agendas. Fighting for fairness and justice under four presidential administrations, she led the way as Chairperson of the US Civil Rights Commission (Clinton Administration) for many years. Berry also served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare. One of the founders of the Free South Africa Movement, she was the first woman of any race to head a major research university, the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Sponsors: Office of African-American Affairs, University Programming Council/Thomas Jefferson Visiting Lecture Series, Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, Office of the Dean of Students, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007
Harrison-Small Auditorium (Special Collections Library), 7:00 p.m.

"History and Impacts of the Black Panther Party"
Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale comes to the University of Virginia to discuss one of the most controversial and misunderstood political organizations in American history.
Sponsors: Black Student Alliance, Office of African-American Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, University of Virginia Libraries, Carter G. Woodson Institute
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Friday, February 23, 2007
Culbreth Theater, 8:00 p.m.

Office of African-American Affairs Student Night
The African Company Presents Richard III
Sponsors: Office of African-American Affairs, University of Virginia Department of Drama
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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Newcomb Hall Ballroom, 7:00 p.m.

"State of Black Student Leadership at the University of Virginia"
Members of the Black Leadership Institute of the Office of African-American Affairs will address the university community noting the major issues, successes and challenges within the University's Black student leadership community.
Sponsor: Office of African-American Affairs
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Newcomb Hall Ballroom, 7:00 p.m.

Office of African-American Affairs Thirtieth Anniversary Dinner
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Leroy Roundtree Hassell, Sr.
Chief Supreme Court Justice of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Limited Seating, Reservations Required
Sponsors: Office of African-American Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Please call the Office at (434) 924-7923 for questions!

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XI. The Gus Blagden Room Selection Committee


February 12th, 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

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 a male or female undergraduate student who will be graduating in May 2008. 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 him or herself according to a high standard.
" Displays genuine concern and care for fellow students.
" May or may not be distinguished by academic merit.
" May or may not be in a recognized position of leadership.
" 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 him or her worthy of this high honor. Please include any personal stories that shed light on the character of the individual. Letters of nomination should be received in the Office of the Dean of Students, 2nd Floor, Peabody Hall, no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27th, 2007. These letters carry an especially heavy weight as they will be the starting point of consideration for all nominees.

Sincerely,

Rita M. Lahlou, on behalf of the
Gus Blagden Selection Committee


XII. Other Upcoming Events & Opportunities on Grounds

CLAS Research Grant Applications due Feb 28th - $1500 to do research with a faculty mentor

Looking for money to do research? The CLAS Research Grant will give 5 students in the College $1500 each to conduct research on any topic of their choice.

Applications will be available for the grant starting on Thursday, Feb. 1st online at www.virginia.edu/cue/urn and www.student.virginia.edu/~college/.

Applications are due on Wednesday, Feb. 28th at 3 pm to Garrett Hall. All applicants must have a faculty mentor.

Contact: clasgrants@gmail.com

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What: El Salvador Study Abroad Information Session
Where: Spanish House, 1408 Jefferson Park Avenue
When: Friday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
Why: Program directors will be there to answer your questions and refreshments will be served!


On Friday, February 16th, the Women's Center will hold an information session regarding the upcoming El Salvador Study Abroad Program. If you are interested in applying or want to learn more, please come by the Spanish House at 2 p.m. for this session.

The name of this program is Women in Central America: Local Activism in Global Perspective. It is taught by two faculty members from the U.Va. Women's Center, Sharon Davie and Claire Kaplan. The program runs from May 21 until June 2. Students must complete the U.Va. Study Abroad application at www.studyabroad.virginia.edu. The deadline for this application is March 15, 2007.

Financial aid is available for this program. Application information is available at: www.virginia.edu/financialaid/. The SFS Priority deadline is April 15, 2007. ISO Scholarships are also available for additional assistance. For this, please apply online at www.studyabroad.virginia.edu by March 1, 2007.

On the International Studies Office's Study Abroad website, there is a complete itinerary, tentative syllabus, and more program details regarding this opportunity. This site is here: http://www.studyabroad.virginia.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=06067777714F0A770672067373701C0800090714017A067F6E720107757D76040507067C7107067770&Type=O&sType=O

Shannon Gorman
U.Va. Women's Center

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Lecture

The Colonnade Club Faculty Author Series
Speaker: Joan Elias Gore, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Date and Time: Tuesday February 13, 2007 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Pavilion VII, West Lawn
Description: Prof. Gore will speak on her book, "Dominant Beliefs and Alternative Voices: Discourse, Belief, and Gender in American Study Abroad"
Event URL: http://www.colonnadeclub.org
Contact: Alexandra Edeleanu, 243-9710, ale7x@virginia.edu

Race, Gender and the New Political Landscape
Speaker: Dr. Mary Frances Berry, University of Pennsylvania
Date and Time: Thursday February 15, 2007 7:00 PM
Location: Cabell Hall Auditorium
Description: Dr. Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most recognized and respected voices in our nation's civil rights, gender equality, and social justice agendas. Fighting for fairness and justice under four presidential administrations, she led the way as Chairperson of the US Civil Rights Commission (Clinton Administration) for many years. Berry also served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare. One of the founders of the Free South Africa Movement, she was the first woman of any race to head a major research university, the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Contact: OAAA 924-7923

History and Impacts of the Black Panther Party
Speaker: Bobby Seale co-founder Black Panther Party
Date and Time: Thursday February 22, 2007 7:00 PM
Location: Harrison-Small Auditorium
Contact:OAAA 924-7923

Discussion

Laying the Foundations:A Retrospective on the Formation of the Black Students for Freedom
Date and Time: Tuesday February 13, 2007 7:00 PM
Location: Rotunda Dome Room
Description: Laying the Foundations: Join the Black Student Alliance (BSA) as they pay homage to the alumni who founded The Black Students for Freedom, now known as the Black Student Alliance. These men and women sought change at a time when it wasn't encouraged. In doing so, they started the first Black Student Organization at the University of Virginia.
Contact: OAAA 924-7923

Performance

The Lorna Sundberg International Center Hosts U.Va.'s Belly Dance Club
Date and Time: Sunday February 18, 2007 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 21 University Circle (Located two blocks from the intersection of Rugby Avenue with Grady Avenue)
Description: Join us on Sunday, February 18, 2007, as U.Va.?s International Center hosts the Belly Dancing Club. Members of the club will lead an in-depth discussion about the historical origins of belly dancing and provide live demonstrations of the art form. Stick around for a post-performance chat with the belly dancers and enjoy food catered by our generous donor, Aroma's Cafe. (***In case of inclement weather, please call the Center to confirm***)
Event URL http://www.virginia.edu/iso/ic/programs/sundays.html
Contact: Judy Saulle, Interim Director (434)924-7983, saulle@virginia.edu

Exhibit

The Firebird and the Factory: Modern Russian Children's Books
Date and Time: November 6, 2006 - April 2, 2007, Weekdays only, All Day
Location: Harrison Institute, main gallery
Description: Exhibit of modern Russian children's books from the Sasha Lurye collection
Contact: Mercedes Quintos,Harrison Institute 434-924-6040

Intensity of Observation and Infinite Significance: Indian
Date and Time: January 10, 2007 - March 18, 2007 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 155 Rugby Road
Description: "Intensity of Observation and Infinite Significance: Indian Painting at the University of Virginia Art Museum," presents highlights from the collection and private loans, featuring about 30 significant works of Indian painting from the 15th to the 19th centuries, chosen for their quality and range, historical importance and thematic interest.
Event URL: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum
Contact: U.Va. Art Museum (434) 924-3592

Images of Women in African Traditional Arts
Date and Time: January 12, 2007-April 15, 2007 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 155 Rugby Road
Description: Images of Women in African Traditional Art, curated by Ben Ray, professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, offers a wide-ranging look at the variety of sub-Saharan artistic expressions of the feminine in both naturalistic and strikingly abstract forms. Drawn from the museum's collection of African art, the exhibition, consisting of about 25 objects and sponsored by Art, will be the cornerstone of Ben Ray's spring semester course on African art.
Event URL: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum
Contact: U.Va. Art Museum 434-924-3592

Beyond the Frontier: The Photography of Peter Eve
Date and Time: January 19, 2007 - April 21, 2007 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 400 Worrell Drive Peter Jefferson Place
Description: Peter Eve's photography celebrates the people and the environment of the Kimberley through portraiture and sweeping landscapes.
Event URL: http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe
Contact: 434-244-0234

Images of Southern Africa - Photo Exhibition
Location: Newcomb Kaleidoscope
Date and Time: February 1, 2007 - February 28, 2007, Daily, All Day
Contact: OAAA 924-7923

Film

Virginia Film Society Screening: Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis
Date and Time: Tuesday February 13, 2007 7:00 PM
Location: Vinegar Hill Theater
Description: The Virginia Film Festival is excited to announce its 2007 Spring Film Society schedule, "Artists on Film," exploring the work of cutting edge artists.
Event URL: http://www.vafilm.com/filmSociety.php
Contact: Myles King, 243-6824, mylesking2virginia.edu

Cine-Club -- Weekly French Film
Date and Time: February 8, 2007 - May 1, 2007 Thursdays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: French House, 1404 Jefferson Park Ave (past Cabell Hall and before McLeod Hall).
Description: Check the title of this week's film on our website. Movies are typically subtitled in English.
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~maison/activities.php?lang=en
Contact: Vincent Baudoin (vbaudoin@virginia.edu)

"L'enfant" Francophone Film Festival
Sponsored By: FACE (French embassy)
Date and Time: Thursday February 22, 2007 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wilson 402 Auditorium
Description: "L'enfant". FREE screening, English subtitles. Followed by a discussion led by Mr. Blat, French dept
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~maison/festival/index.html
Contact: Isabelle Choquet, Pierre Dairon, Rachel Geers, French department, choquet@virginia.edu

"Mondovino" Francophone Film Festival
Sponsored By: FACE (French embassy)
Date and Time: Friday February 23, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Wilson 402 Auditorium
Description: "Mondovino" Dir: Jonathan Nossiter, 135 min. English subtitles. Free screening. Followed by a discussion led by Ms. Levine, French Dept
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~maison/festival/index.html
Contact: Isabelle Choquet, Pierre Dairon, Rachel Geers. French dept. choquet@virginia.edu

"De battre mon coeur s'est arrete" Francophone Film Festival
Date and Time: Saturday February 24, 2007 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Wilson 402 Auditorium
Description: De battre mon coeur s'est arrete (2005) Dir: Jacques Audiard, 107 min. English subtitles. Free screening. Followed by a discussion led by Ms. Cheryl Krueger, French Department.
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~maison/festival/index.html
Contact: Isabelle Choquet, Pierre Dairon, Rachel Geers. choquet@virginia.edu

"Apres vous" Francophone Film Festival
Date and Time: Saturday February 24, 2007 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Location: Wilson 402 Auditorium
Description: "Apres vous" Dir: Pierre Salvadori, 100 min. FREE screening. English subtitles. Followed by discussion led by Mr. Chris James, French Department.
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~maison/festival/index.html
Contact: Isabelle Choquet. Pierre Dairon. Rachel Geers. French dept. choquet@virginia.edu

"Innoncence" Francophone Film Festival
Date and Time: Sunday February 25, 2007 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Newcomb Hall Movie Theater
Description: "Innocence" Dir: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 115 min. English subtitles. $3 Followed by a discussion led by Ms. Smith, French dept. Shown by OFFScreen and Francophone Film Festival
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~maison/festival/index.html
Contact: Isabelle Choquet, Pierre Dairon, Rachel Geers. choquet@virginia.edu


Info Session

Amnesty International Open Meeting
Date and Time: February 6, 2007 - May 1, 2007 Tuesdays 7:00 PM
Location: Ruffner 281 (Curry School Building)
Description: Come learn more about human rights and get involved in Amnesty's international and domestic causes!
Contact: Erin Kim, (703) 999 -8367, ejk7x@virginia.edu


Conversation Groups

Pause-Cafe at the French House
Date and Time: February 8, 2007 - May 3, 2007 Wednesdays 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: French House, 1404 Jefferson Park Ave (past Cabell Hall and before McLeod Hall).
Description: Pause-Cafe is a weekly, informal French conversation group for students of all levels. Come with friends or to make new ones, and for Nutella and snacks!
Event URL: http://uva.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2213086616
Contact: Vincent Baudoin (vbaudoin@virginia.edu); Rachel Nablo (rrn9e@virginia.edu)

Taiwanese Language Session
Date and Time: February 15, 2007 - March 1, 2007 Thursdays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Monroe 122
Description: The Taiwanese Student Association is providing FREE language sessions to everyone in the U.Va. community. We welcome speakers of all levels - from native speakers who want to brush up their conversational skills to those who have never even heard of the dialect. Don't pass up this rare opportunity to learn this traditional Taiwanese dialect and meet a group of wonderful people!
Contact: Michelle Ferng, (434)242-6789, mf3ff@virginia.edu


Special Events

Valentine's Day Flower Sales
Date and Time: Feb12-14(Mon-Wed) 11-2pm, 5-8pm
Location: Outside Newcomb (Lunch)/O'Hill (Dinner)
Description: Valentine's Day is almost there. Still struggling with what to give to your valentine? Hong Kong Student Association proudly presents its Valentine's Day Flower Sales. Besides the traditional hand-made roses and chocolate flowers, this year we are offering DIY cards and Chinese calligraphy writing.
Event URL: http://www.student.virginia.edu/~hongkong/
Contact: hksa.uva@gmail.com

Valentine's Bubble Tea and Strawberry Fondue Sale
Date and Time: February 13, 2007 - February 14, 2007 Daily 9:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Location Mural Rm in Clark Hall
Description: Valentine's Day Sale: Bubble Tea and Strawberry Chocolate Fondue. Sponsored by Taiwanese Student Association.
Contact: Michelle Ferng, (434)242-6789, mf3ff@virginia.edu

5K Race for Darfur
Date and Time: Saturday February 24, 2007 9:00 AM
Location: On university grounds. Where to meet: uva bookstore/newcomb parking lot
Description: 5k race for Darfur. Proceeds will go towards doctors without borders
Contact: Nneoma Amadi-obi, nna3b@virginia.edu, 301-996-5183

Chinese New Year Celebration
Date and Time: Sunday, Feb 18th Noon-2pm
Location: Old Cabell
Description: Let's brave the chilly winter and celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival hosted by the Chinese Students & Scholars Society (CSSS) with free shows and games! The traditional Spring Festival has undergone subtle changes with the development of a stronger economy and more vibrant culture in China. Celebrations of 2007 will integrate a modern flavor, enhanced by elaborate audio-visual performances that present traditional Chinese music in a creative and contemporary way. Comic sketches and cross talks are sure to amuse you and even bestow upon you a fresh respect of the distinctive regional cultures in China.

Thailand's Grand Invitation 2007
Date and Time: Saturday February 24, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Student Activities Building
Description: TSO's FIRST annual "Thai Night"! - complete with spectacular performances and delicious cuisines from four different regions of Thailand. Come experience the wonders of the amazing Thailand.
Contact: Paryinya at pa7d@virginia.edu and Stella at yhc7k@virginia.edu

History of African-Americans Tour
Location: Rotunda
Date and Time: January 19, 2007 - April 27, 2007 Fridays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description: A cultural historical account of the history of African-Americans at U.Va.
Event URL: http://uvaguides.org
Contact: Maggie Byrne 434-924-3239

Days on the Lawn Open Hours
Date and Time: through April 19, 2007 Fridays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 1824 University Circle
Description: U.Va. Hillel Jewish Center open hours. Come visit us to learn about our programs!
Event URL: http://scs.student.virginia.edu/~hillel/
Contact: 434-295-4963 Fax: 434-295-4909, E-mail: uvahillel@bigfoot.com

(Events Postings this week courtesy of U.Va.'s Multicultural Events Calendar. Sign up for this calendar yourself at https://list.mail.virginia.edu/mailman/listinfo/multiculturalcalendar)

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XII. Miscellaneous
A. Quote of the Week

"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
~Kahlil Gibran, "A Handful of Sand on the Shore"


B. Featured U.Va. Podcast - visit website at http://www.virginia.edu/uvapodcast/

First African American to receive U.Va undergraduate degree speaks to current students.
1/21/07 - On January 21, 2007, the Office of African-American Affairs held a second welcoming ceremony for first-year and transfer students. Harambee II recognizes students for their success during their first term at the University. The keynote speaker this year is Robert Bland, Class of '59. He's the first African-American undergraduate to receive a degree fom U.Va. He's introduced by Sylvia Terry, the director of the Peer Advisor Program.

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Cheers.
~Chris Wilcox Elliott
Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life
Lower Level, Madison House
434.924.7430