15 October 2007


Hope y'all have been enjoying our recent success on the football field after our 'Hoos have gone 6-1 so far this season. Double check the BCS standings, and you'll find U.Va. ranked #19 in the country.

Join in the action this week to support the Crimson War Blood Drive as U.Va. competes against Univ of Maryland to donate the most pints of blood leading up to the game this weekend...


I. New Office Designed for YOU!! Visit the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

II. Greek Weekend Coming Soon - October 18-20, 2007

III. Service & Philanthropy Events

IV. Pre-Approved FOA Programs

A. Is America Ready?: Minorities Running the Presidential Race
B. Fourth Year 5K Run/Walk
C. Opening Ceremony for APAutumn 2007 - Larry Shinagawa, PhD
D. "Dude: Where's My Car? Alcohol, Memory, and the Brain"
E. ADAPT Educational Program.
F. Addictions: How Can a Habit Become an Addiction?
G. Consult the FOA Program Resource Guide

V. Take Advantage of Peer Academic Advising

VI. Apply to be a First Year Seminar Facilitator

VII. R.A.D. Women's Self-Defense Class

VIII. University Career Services is here for you...

IX. Become a mentor through U.Va.'s Day in the Life Program

X. Spring/Summer Room Reservations on the SOURCE begins Thursday

XI. The JUMPSTART mentoring program is hiring for 2007-2008!

XII. Have you heard of the Honor Loan Program at the University?

XIII. Your Chapter can sponsor a C'Ville Family for the Holidays this year

XIV. Teach for America ALUMNI PANEL

XV. Hoos Speaking listserv - sign up for updates on lectures around Grounds

XVI. Presidents' Corner

A.Toolkit Site for Fall 2007 FOA Programs now active at UNKN14
B. Recording your Chapter's Community Service Hours


I. New Office Designed for YOU!! Visit the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life!!

In addition to the exceptional new Assistant Deans in OFSL, we were pleased to renovate the office this past summer with more functional space for you to get some work done. Feel free to use our lounge areas at any time during business hours, complete with wireless access to the cavalier network.


II. Greek Weekend Coming Soon - October 18-20, 2007

--- sponsored by the InterGreek Committee ---

Oct. 14th- Oct. 18th ~ During the day-Crimson War Blood Drive

The Evening of Oct. 18th ~ Greek Weekend Bar Night on the Corner

Oct. 19th- 1p.m. to 4p.m. ~ Habitat Building in the Amphitheater
All 100 volunteers will get a free t-shirt as well as Dinner following the build.

from 9p.m-2 a.m. Wear your casual attire and come enjoy some good music and some great drink specials!

Oct. 20th ~ Rugby Rd. and Cherry Ave. Clean up from 10a.m.-noon. Each chapter has been assigned one of the following two locations.


Cherry Avenue:                                                     Rugby Road:

Alpha Kappa Alpha                                                 Sigma Gamma Rho
Zeta Phi Beta                                                           Kappa Alpha Psi
Phi Beta Sigma                                                         Omega Psi Phi
Alpha Phi Alpha                                                       Pi Kappa Phi
Pi Kappa Alpha                                                       Alpha Tau Omega
Pi Lambda Phi                                                         Chi Phi
Sigma Alpha Mu                                                      Alpha Epsilon Pi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon                                                 Delta Kappa Epsilon
Chi Psi                                                                      Sigma Nu
Sigma Chi                                                                Delta Sigma Phi
Sigma Phi                                                                Delta Upsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon                                                      Kappa Sigma
St. Anthony Hall                                                       Sigma Pi
Phi Delta Theta                                                         Kappa Alpha
St. Elmo Hall                                                            Theta Chi
Phi Kappa Psi                                                          Theta Delta Chi
Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)                                            Zeta Beta Tau
Phi Sigma Kappa                                                      Phi Society
Zeta Psi                                                                  Alpha Delta Pi
Kappa Delta                                                             Alpha Phi
Kappa Kappa Gamma                                        Alpha Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta                                                      Delta Gamma
Sigma Kappa                                                            Sigma Sigma Sigma
Delta Zeta                                                                 Kappa Alpha Theta
Chi Omega                                                               Zeta Tau Alpha
Pi Beta Phi                                                               Lambda Phi Epsilon
Lambda Theta Alpha                                                 alpha Kappa Delta Phi
Lambda Upsilon Lambda                                           Gamma Phi Beta
Sigma Psi Zeta
Theta Nu Xi

Two volunteers from each house will each receive a free t-shirt as well as free admittance into Chi-Phi's Hoodang.

Contact your Council’s IGC representative if you have further questions. This is a tremendously important outreach program for our Greek Community, so please make sure that representatives from your chapter participate!


III. Service & Philanthropy Events

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

The ladies of alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. presents
6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Concert

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Maury 209

Featuring: AVP, CHoosE, Hoos in Treble, Mahogany, New Dominions, Virginia Belles, and Virginia Gentlemen!!!

Sponsored by Casella's, Five Guys, Old Navy, Rack Room Shoes, Smoothie King, The Student Bookstore, Mincer's, and Sakura

Free raffle prizes from our sponsors will be given out at the concert!

*_ALL_* proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen For the Cure

Come and help us fight breast cancer!

IFC Crimson War Blood Drive Monday October 15th- Friday October 19th.  This is the largest blood drive in the state of Virginia.  The state record is 840 units of blood, our goal is 1000 this year.  Please encourage everyone you know to donate, it is for a great cause.

Donation Times: 11am-5pm
Donation Sites: Westminster Church
                       Clark Library
                       Chemistry Building
Free T-shirt
Free chik-fil-a, raising canes, 5 guys, zazus, and wayside chicken at Westminster Church Monday and Tuesday
Each unit of blood saves 3 lives

Give blood, beat Maryland, save lives, free t-shirt, free food.

Delta Gamma Anchorslam 2007

WHAT: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

WHEN: Friday, October 19th… 2-6 PM

WHERE: The Dell basketball courts

*$50 per team

(teams of 5 recommended)

*Free T-shirt for each participant!

*Food, music, prizes & more!

~All proceeds benefit Service for Sight, Delta Gamma’s philanthropy~


Kappa Delta Croquet
Play Croquet, Help Kids....its Wicket!
Play Croquet on the South Lawn October 25 from 11-4pm. It's $5 to play $15 for a ticket and sweeeet t-shirt and $12 for a tee. It benefits Richmond Children's Hospital so come out and play!

Sigma Spike Fest
Tri-Sigma's annual 3-on-3 volleyball tournament to benefit Robbie Page Memorial Fund Children's Play Therapy
October 19, Mad Bowl, 3:30-7
$14 to play (includes t-shirt), $10 for shirt, $5 to come
Live Music by Sweetbriar!
Food by Raising Canes and Smoothie King!

Delta Dodgeball
Come play some Dodgeball in Mad Bowl on October 20th and help us raise money for the kids of St. Judes Hospital. Starting at 3:00 there will be food and drinks so round up your friends and form a team and grab life by the ball!
$10 per person and 10 people per team
$18 for entry fee and a T-shirt
otherwise T-shirts will be sold at the event for $10
Please e-mail Lizzie Temme with a list of the players :
Lizzie Temme at fet4f@virignia.edu

Habitat Home Run - Racing to Build Hope Sunday, October 21st
Start your week off right with the fourth annual U.Va. Habitat for Humanity 5K Walk/Run!
Registration is $11 in advance ($15 on race day) and includes a sweet t-shirt, free food, and a chance at winning some great prizes. Register on the lawn, at Newcomb, or on race day from 8-8:30. All proceeds benefit U.Va.'s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

5K Run/Walk for Office
Oct. 20, 10 a.m., Newcomb Plaza (outside the University Bookstore).
The University Democrats present the 5K Run/Walk for Office. Go online for a registration form and drop off in the University Democrats’ box in the SAC or at any UDems Meeting (Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Clark 108). Contact us with questions.

Zeta Psi 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
On Saturday October 27th, Zeta Psi will be holding a golf tournament at Meadowcreek Golf Course.  The format is Captain's Choice and teams consist of four players.  There will be a shotgun start at 10am on the 27th.  All proceeds for the tournament go to the U.Va. Children's Hospital.  The cost for each team to enter is $200 and that covers green fees, carts, food, and beverages.  There will be a cash prize for the winning team and prizes for the longest drive on a hole and closest to pin shot on a hole.  We hope that we can get as many members as possible from the Greek community to participate.  Please e-mail Jim Woolford (jkw9k@virginia.edu) or Rob Zizza (rcz3f@virginia.edu) if you have questions or would like to sign up for a team.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Site Fair
Newcomb Plaza & U.Va. Bookstore
October 16, 2007 - October 17, 2007
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about the 54 service project options for U.Va. students through Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Trip organizers will be present to answer questions about specific trips. Come one, come all! http://www.altbreak.org

Contact abbie@virginia.edu for additional information.


IV. Pre-Approved FOA Programs

A. Is America Ready?: Minorities Running the Presidential Race

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Gilmer 130
Come join the Lovely Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and University Democrats as we discuss the challenges and positions of the minority candidates of the 2008 Presidential Election. Is America ready to elect a Woman President? A Black President? A Hispanic President?

Panelists include representatives from:

University Democrats
Hoos for Obama
Hoos for Hillary
Latino Student Union
Black Student Alliance

Moderated by:
Eugene Resnick, University Democrats Minority and Women's Affairs Coordinator

REFRESHMENTS will be served at the event!

Audience members can ask the panelists questions so come with your tough questions at hand!

(This program will satify the Diversity & Discrimination FOA Program requirement)

B. The 4th Year 5k Run/Walk presents a healthy alternative to the dangerous tradition of the "Fourth-Year Fifth," so that the University and the Charlottesville communities may safely celebrate the last home football game.   Registration before race day is $5 for fourth years, $10 for all other students/faculty.  The race begins at 10am on November 3rd at Newcomb Plaza.  Participants receive a free long sleeve T-shirt, and all proceeds go the Leslie Baltz Foundation. In order for this program to satisfy an FOA program for Alcohol & Other Drugs, chapters must make arrangements before the event for supplemental content with Jennifer Seage at jennifer.seage@gmail.com.

C. Opening Ceremony for APAutumn 2007 - Larry Shinagawa, PhD

Come out to the Opening Ceremony for APAutumn 2007 on Monday, October 29th in Newcomb Ballroom at 7pm.  APAutumn is a weeklong program dealing with Asian Pacific American (APA) issues, history, politics, culture, etc.  The opening program is entitled "Where Do We Go From Here?: The History and Future of APA Studies" which features Larry Shinagawa, Ph.D who is the Director of the Asian American Studies program at the University of Maryland.  He will be discussing his experiences with establishing ethnic studies programs in higher ed, the challenges and difficulties of faculty hiring and administration, and the politics of race and the curriculum.  Additionally Shinagawa will highlight the student-driven nature of APA studies and the effects of 2nd and 3rd generation students in the movement.

Larry Shinagawa is notable for establishing the first Ph.D program in the nation for Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Ethnic Studies.

(This program will satify the Diversity & Discrimination FOA Program requirement)

D. "Dude: Where's My Car? Alcohol, Memory, and the Brain"
Susan Grossman Memorial Speaker, Scott Swartzwelder
Tuesday, October 30
7:30-9:00 pm
Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library

Dr. Scott Swartzwelder is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, and a Senior Research Career Scientist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  He is a clinical neuropsychologist who studies the ways in which alcohol and other drugs interact with the brain, and particularly with brain mechanisms of learning and memory during adolescence and early adulthood.  He has published over 100 scientific papers in the professional literature and has trained more than 40 young scientists and clinicians.  In addition he has created and taught several innovative college courses on brain mechanisms of memory and drug effects, and has consulted extensively as a scientific advisor with a number of national institutes and departments, as well as with numerous public education and policy organizations.  In addition to his research, teaching, and clinical consultation, he now lectures and consults to promote effective education about the developing brain, alcohol, and other drugs.

The event is sponsored by the Women's Center, the Department of Athletics and the Office of the Dean of Students-Center for Alcohol and Substance Education (CASE).

(Satisfies Alcohol & Other Drugs FOA Program requirement)

E. ADAPT Educational Program
Monday October 29th: Wilson 301 at 6 PM
ADAPT is dedicated to addressing the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse in the University of Virginia community.  As peer educators, we promote awareness, provide educational outreach, and serve as accessible resources for our fellow students.  Our primary purpose is to minimize the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in an effort to promote a healthier environment at our University.  For more information, visit us online at http://www.virginia.edu/case/education/ADAPT.html

(Satisfies Alcohol & Other Drugs FOA Program requirement)

F. Addictions: How Can a Habit Become an Addiction?
Saturday November 3rd:
Alumni Hall, 10:00 AM
Dr. Bankole Johnson
How do we develop habits? How do habits become reinforced? Dr.
Johnson will take us on a behavioral exploration of addictions.

(Satisfies either Alcohol & Drugs or Personal Health & Safety FOA Program requirement)

G. Consult the FOA Program Resource Guide

Visit the updated 07-08 FOA Program Resource Guide for ideas and contact information for this academic year. And if you are involved in an organization on Grounds that can offer these programs, please contact Meghan Tellone at tellone@virginia.edu to be added to the list.


V.Peer Academic Advising

Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m., fourth floor of Clemons.

Need help with your academic studies? Come to ASC’s advising hours to get advice about courses, majors, summer internships, and more. Sponsored by Arts and Sciences Council. Please contact us with questions, or go online.


VI. Apply to be a First Year Seminar Facilitator

Interested in giving back to the University? Have a knack for striking up conversation with people? Want to find a away to re-live aspects of First Year?

Then APPLY NOW to be a First Year Seminar Facilitator!!!!

First Year Seminar is a five-week discussion-based program designed to help first-year students make the most out of their experience at the University. The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for upper-class students to serve as Facilitators to help lead the discussions. The application is available online through the Orientation web site at www.virginia.edu/orientation/firstyear.html .



VII. R.A.D. Women's Self-Defense Class

STARTS: Monday, October 29, 6-9pm.
Rest of class on: 5 more Mondays, November  5, 12, 19,  26 and December 3.
COST: $40
For more information contact Lisa Speidel at 961-7738 or las7p@virginia.edu.


The National Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program is an empowerment-based course, designed to counter the stereotype that women are defenseless against an attacker. This course challenges women to view themselves in "non-traditional" ways, and discover their physical strengths and to use their bodies in new ways.

This R.A.D. class last for 18 hours, and combines the learning of increased awareness, risk reduction techniques, assertiveness training, and verbal and physical self-defense. Physical self-defense moves focus on learning a variety of moves, including strikes, kicks, and defending yourself from the ground. Much of the class is spent practicing these moves full strength on kick bags and pads, with the goal of making self-defense instinctual. This class also includes the option of realistic simulation, which entails a fully padded instructor reenacting attacks so students can apply the moves learned to a live person.


VIII. University Career Services is here for YOU...

Learn What UCS Has to Offer
Career Peer Educators (CPE) are now available to help you explore the UCS library. Look for them in the UCS office with their brown “Got Questions?” T-shirts or view their office hours online.


IX. Become a mentor through U.Va.'s Day in the Life Program

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? Consider helping with U.Va.'s Community Relations program, Day in the Life! U.Va.'s Day in the Life Program recruits U.Va. students to help local youth build or regain an appreciation for education. U.Va. students provide mentoring and tutoring assistance to children in need in Charlottesville and Albemarle County public schools. Community service looks great on any resume!

The program provides on-going opportunities for youth to spend "a day in the life" of university students, at both the undergrad and grad levels. Contact Charles Johnson at cwj3r@virginia.edu for further information on how you can sign up and discover what many already know: The results of your simple actions will ripple across time and generations.


X. Spring/Summer Room Reservations on the SOURCE

The Newcomb Hall Event Planning Office will begin accepting reservation requests from active CIO’s, FOA’s, Agency and Special Status student groups for Spring and Summer 2008 (Jan. 16, 2008 – Aug. 8, 2008) exclusively via The SOURCE website (http://www.virginia.edu/source/)  at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. 

Requests must be submitted through The SOURCE no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and will be processed in the order in which they were received. Only requests sent at or after 8:00 a.m. will be processed.

Your submitted request does not constitute reservation of the space. A confirmation will be sent via email once your request has been approved.

Please note that spaces in academic facilities which Newcomb Hall reserves will not be available until the beginning of November. Any requests for these spaces for the Spring Semester will be saved until then and confirmations will be sent via email.

The Event Planning Office will not be accepting new requests, for the current semester, in person or over the phone until after 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 4. Thank you for your cooperation and for planning your events in Newcomb Hall.

Krisztina J. Ujvagi-Roder, CMP
Event Planning Manager, Newcomb Hall
Phone:  982-2327
Fax:  924-7111


XI. The JUMPSTART mentoring program is hiring for 2007-2008!

Jumpstart is a work-study and AmeriCorps program that recruits college students to mentor 3-5 year-old children from low-income communities in language, literacy, and other essential school-readiness skills. Read stories, sing songs and play games that support young children's learning, and earn a competitive work-study wage ($8.25 per hour for undergrads/$15 per hour for grad students, if eligible) and a $1,000 AmeriCorps Education Award in the process.
Each Jumpstart Corps Member is paired with a partner child in a local preschool program. Corps Members work 10-12 hours per week at the centers, planning and facilitating enrichment sessions and gaining classroom experience by assisting full time teachers. Add valuable skills and experience to your resume, earn money for yourself and your education, and make a difference in the life of a child all at the same time! Graduate and undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome.
In order to participate in Jumpstart, you must be available for one (1) of the following session time slots. Here are the options:
1) Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
2) Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 PM-5:30 PM
3) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45 AM-11:45 AM
4) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
In addition, you must be available to serve an additional four (4) hours per week in a preschool classroom—exact times will depend on your personal class schedule.
Step 1: Go to www.jstart.org/apply
Step 2: Click on any of the "Apply now!" links on the page to access the application.
Step 3: Submit your application! It will be sent directly to the Jumpstart Site Manager electronically.
Step 4: We will contact you to set up an interview.
For more information, please contact Beth Bailey, Site Manager, at 434-982-2065 or jumpstart@virginia.edu.
We look forward to receiving your application!


XII. Have you heard of the Honor Loan Program at the University?

Budget Crunch for Books or Rent? Honor Loans Can Help.

Offered through the Dean of Students Office (Peabody Hall), the Honor Loan is a no hassle, interest-free, short-term loan available for full time undergraduate and graduate students at U.Va..  It provides qualified students the opportunity to receive a maximum loan amount of $600 to help with emergency and short-term financial needs.

Book an appointment with the Dean of Students Office or find out more information at 924 7133 or email jl3ub@virginia.edu. Regular appointment hours are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Walk-ins are welcome. Call in advance if you have special needs.

Thank you very much. Best regards,

Jing Luo
Honor Loan Officer, 2007-2008
McIntire School of Commerce, 2008


XIII. Sponsor a Charlottesville Family for the Holidays!!

Deadline: Nov. 9.
Help Madison House Holiday Sharing bring food and gifts to low-income families in the Charlottesville area. Join with friends, family, or co-workers to sponsor a family or make a donation. Contact us at Madison House to help, or visit our Web site for more information.


XIV. Teach for America ALUMNI PANEL

Learn more about TFA from those who know it best...

October 17, 2007
7:00 P.M.
Maury Hall, Room 209
Free Food/Arch's Gift Card Raffles!

Bandele McQueen—Deputy Outreach Director, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
Michael Ripski—University of Virginia Department of Psychology
Meghan Casey—University of Virginia School of Law, Class of 2008
Rebecca Kaye—United States Department of Education

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals - of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children. Please join us to learn more from our alumni who will talk about their experiences as well as how their involvement with Teach For America has influenced their career choices.
Questions? Please feel free to email Katona@virginia.edu.

Thanks so much for helping us forward our movement at U.Va.!!


Recruitment Director
Teach For America
2009 Langman Place
Williamsburg,VA 23185

One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Second application deadline for the 2008 Corps:
November 2nd, 2007
Visit www.teachforamerica.org


XV. Hoos Speaking Listserv - Sign up for updates on lectures around Grounds (see link below)

Tuesday, 10/16

12:00 PM, McLeod Hall 5044
"History Matters: Reclaiming and Reframing"
Sonya Grypma, University of Lethbridge

12:30 PM, Gilmer B001
Social Area Lunch Series
Topic TBA
Ian Skrunik, Darden School
Contact: Carlee Hawkins, cbh2z@virginia.edu

4:00 PM, Clark 108
Environmental Science Undergraduate Seminar
"Bioremediation of Pollutants in the Environment"
Dr. Maria Uhle, Polar Research Board, National Academies

4:00 PM, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Seminar
"Tragic No More?: The Return of the "Mulatto" in Contemporary American
Suzanne W. Jones, University of Richmond
Contact: William W. Freehling, wwf4n@Virginia.EDU

4:00 PM, Jordan Hall 1-14
Neuroscience Graduate Program Seminar
"G protein-mediated regulation of neuronal calcium channel complexes"
Maria Diverse-Pierluissi, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Contact: Tracy Mourton, 434-982-4285

5:00 PM, Colonnade Club (Pavilion VII)
Architecture Faculty Author Series
"Ethics and Aesthetics in Art and Architecture"
Sanda Iliescu, U.Va.

8:30 PM, Minor 125
"Flattening Appalachia: The Truth Behind Our Energy Needs"
Hannah Morgan, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
Tom Owen, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Contact: Tommy Roberts, tjr4x@virginia.edu


Wednesday, 10/17

12:30 PM, Jordan 117
Bioethics Lecture
"Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society"
Farhat Moazam

12:30 PM, Gilmer 225
Cognitive Lunch
"People Watching: The visual, motor, and social analyses of human movement"
Maggie Shiffrar, Rutgers University
Contact: Jeff Pink, jep3t@virginia.edu

12:30 PM, Gilmer B001
Sensory and Systems Neuroscience Area Lunch
"Multisensory Integration in Sensory Cortex: Part II"
Contact: Rachel Kay, rbk4k@virginia.edu

3:30 PM, Physics 204
High Energy Physics Seminar
Dimitri Tsybychev, Stony Brook
"Results... at Tevatron"
Contact: Bob Hirosky, rjh2j@virginia.edu

4:00 PM, Jordan Hall Conference Center
Microbiology Seminar
"Translational research in the developing world: Collaborative studies on
malaria and helminth infections in West Africa"
Siddhartha Mahanty, National Institutes of Health
Contact: Anjeanette Roberts, ar3ea@virginia.edu

5:30 PM, Miller Center Forum Room, J. Wilson Newman Pavilion, 2201 Old Ivy
Miller Center Forum
"The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm"
Dean Robert Bruner and Professor Sean Carr, U.Va.
Contact: Miller Center, 434-924-7236

8:00 PM, Kaleidoscope Center, Newcomb Hall
"Woman, Writer, Witness"
Poet and author Kendra Hamilton, poet Victoria Chang, founding member of the
Kundiman (Asian American poets) Collective, and non-fiction writer Susan
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

8:00 PM, Rotunda Dome Room
South American Journalism Panel
Sponsored by the Virginia Quarterly Review and the Pulitzer Center of Crisis
Reporting, in partnership with the Jefferson Society
Contact: Armo Naddy, arn6c@virginia.edu


Thursday, 10/18

11:00 AM, Chemical Engineering Building 005
Chemical Engineering Seminar
"Observing and Understanding Nanostructure Formation"
Alon McCormick, University of Minnesota
Refreshments served in the ChE Lobby at 10:45 AM

3:30 PM, Clark 102
Sociology Department Colloquium
"Mobilization for War and American Society, 1945-2007"
Allan Silver, Columbia University

4:00 PM, Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library
Global Women and Amnesty International Lecture
Alexandra Arriaga, Amnesty International
Co-sponsored by the Lorna Sundberg International Center and the
International Host Program
Reception to follow
Contact: Erin Conroy, ebc4e@virginia.edu

4:00 PM, Mechanical Engineering 341
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar
"Surface force spectroscopy of polymeric and biological materials under
extreme conditions: touching spider legs and fish skin"
Vladimir Tsukruk, Georgia Institute of Technology

4:00 PM, Kerchoff 317
Mathematics Colloquium
"Fourier Transforms Vanishing at Infinity"
Benjamin Wells, U.Va.

4:00 PM, Clark 108
Environmental Science Seminar: The Moore Lecture
"Hurricane Katrina: Its effects on New Orleans and Mississippi and the
Robert Dean, University of Florida
Contact: Brian Dolan, bfd2c@virginia.edu
Refreshments in the foyer at 3:30 PM

4:00 PM, Physics 204
Condensed Matter Seminar
S. Bandopadhyay, VCU
"Single Spin Logic"
Contact: Bellave Shivaram, bss2d@virginia.edu


Friday, 10/19

11:00 AM, New Cabell Hall 226
Department of Politics Seminar
"A Late Modern Ethos and the Democratic Predicament"
Stephen White, U.Va.

12:00 PM, Gilmer 190
Biology Department Seminar
"Distributed circadian clocks in mammals: what do they do?"
Charles Weitz, Harvard Medical School
Contact: Carla Green, cbg8b@virginia.edu, 434-982-5436

1:00 PM, Cabell Hall 138
East Asia Center Lecture
"Understanding China Census Data with GIS"
Bao Shuming, University of Michigan
Contact: 434-924-7836

3:00 PM, Physics 204
Physics Research Talk
Joe Poon, U.Va.
 "Experimental study of glassy and crystalline solids"
Contact: Bellave Shivaram, bss2d@virginia.edu

4:00 PM, Physics 204
Physics Department Colloquium
David Hofman, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Creating a Quark Gluon Plasma with Heavy Ion Collisions"
Contact: Bob Hirosky, rjh2j@virginia.edu

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XVI. Presidents' Corner

A. Toolkit Site for Fall 2007 FOA Programs now active at UNKN14

You may now access the FOA Contract toolkit site at any time to upload FOA program materials (evals and rosters). Additionally, you will be asked to submit complete Fall chapter rosters by November 1st into this toolkit site as well. The site is available at:


Please contact Dean Mike Citro at citro@virginia.edu with any questions about this process.

B. Recording your Chapter's Community Service Hours

We would love to be able to report accurate statistics about how many hours of service are generated from the Greek community at U.Va.. We know that each chapter contributes considerably, but we have not yet been able to record this data with any degree of accuracy.

There is a form available on the FOA toolkit site under the materials section, which can be submitted under homework submissions on the same site. We appreciate any help that you may be able to offer in this regard!


Thanks for taking the time to skim this newsletter! We hope your Midterms have gone well, and look forward to seeing you arond the office and the Grounds.

Greek News is a public list that is available for folks involved in the Fraternity & Sorority community at U.Va., so feel free to forward the list membership link (https://list.mail.virginia.edu/mailman/listinfo/greeknews).

If you would like me to add something to this newsletter in the future, please email your info blurb (see format above) to clwe@virginia.edu.

~Chris Wilcox Elliott
Doctoral Intern
Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life
Lower Level, Madison House