1 November 2007

Happy Halloween!!


I. Did you know: data on U.Va. students committed to service

II. Don't Miss Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn or the Dia de los Muertos Celebration

III. Service & Philanthropy Events

IV. Pre-Approved FOA Programs

A. "But He Says That He Loves Me..": A Forum on Dating Violence
B. The 4th Year 5k Run/Walk
C. Addictions: How Can a Habit Become an Addiction?
D. Consult the FOA Program Resource Guide

V. Gray-Carrington Memorial Scholarship - Application deadline Nov 15th

VI. Now Accepting Applications for the 08-09 Men's Leadership Project

VII. Nominate your Male Friends for U.Va.'s Chapter of One in Four

VIII. Coming Soon from University Career Services

A. Diversity Career Day - Nov 1st at JPJ from 10am-3pm
B. Second Year Open House - Nov 6th at UCS from 7-9pm

IX. Perfect Illusions Candlelight Vigil on Nov 13th

X. Lecture on "Love & Justice" on Nov 1st, Institute for Advanced Studies of Culture

XI. Apply to be a First Year Seminar Facilitator

XII.Book the Poplar Ridge Challenge Course for your Chapter/Organization

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

XIV. aKDPhi presents the Ken Oak Band on Fri, Nov 2nd

XV. Independent Student Art Fund receiving applications through Nov 4th

XVI. Presidents' Corner

A.Submit Fall Chapter Roster by Nov 5th


I. Did you know: U.Va. students committed to service

*From June 2006 to June 2007, 7,322 U.Va. students provided over 304,000 hours
of general community service and academic service learning work to the community. 

(These data do NOT include service hours within the Fraternity & Sorority Community as we do not have a required reporting system, but we would very much like to include our service hours in the future. *Statistics supplied by the Corporation for National and Community Service Honor Roll Report, compiled by U.Va.'s Office of University Oureach.)

During this year's Crimson War, there were around 1500 people who attempted to donate blood and over 350 Greek members who gave blood. The U.Va. total contribution was 867 units of blood, which is a new state record for a single blood drive. Congratulations and Thank You to Joe O'Brien (IFC Community Service Chair).


II. Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn & Dia de los Muertos CELEBRATION

Don't miss this Halloween tradition where thousands of local kids & families descend upon the Lawn to trick-or-treat with Lawn residents and sponsoring sudent orgs. It costs a few hundred dollars per room to supply enough candy for the kids, so sponsor a Lawnie today.

Latino Student Union &
Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Fraternity, Inc. Present:

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (The Day of the Dead)

Friday November 2, 2007
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on the South Lawn


All proceeds go to the Charity Organization: San Miguel Educational Fund, in Mexico.

Free popcorn and candy will be provided!! Stop by after classes and check it out!

Questions? Contact: Carolina Ferrerosa
Cell: 703-507-0482


III. Service & Philanthropy Events

Sigma Kapture the Flag!
"Prepare for Glory!"
November 2nd, 2-6 pm
Mad Bowl
Teams of 7, $8 per team member to compete. Register by the early deadline and get a free t-shirt!
For more information contact Kelly Johnson (kfj5z@virginia.edu)

Alternative Spring Break Application Deaadline Nov 1st
Deadline: Nov. 1, 11:59 p.m.
Apply for Alternative Spring Break spring projects online. Don’t miss the deadline!

Alpha Epsilon Pi and Gamma Phi Beta present the First Annual PiFest.
All proceeds to benefit the Charlottesville Chapter of the I Have A Dream Foundation
Date: Friday November 9th
Location: AEPi House @ 1707 Grady Avenue
Featuring live entertainment from:
The C’villians 1:00-3:00
Shields Brothers Band: 3:15-5:30
Admission (Includes Free Pie) $5
Cups $3 or Buy tickets in advance: Cups $2
Pie Baking Contest Entrance: $15 Fee and must submit two pies (same recipe) for tasting
Pie Entry Time: 12:30-1:30 PM, Pie Judging 1:30-2:00 PM, Winners Announced: 2:30-3:00 PM
Pie eating contest to be held @ 3:00.
All contest winners receive prize packages from sponsors.
Contact Scott Rosen at smr8t@virginia.edu or Libby Sauer at efs5k@virginia.edu


IV. Pre-Approved FOA Programs

A. "But He Says That He Loves Me..": A Forum on Dating Violence

Come learn how prevalent dating violence is and what you can do to make a difference.
Come enjoy FREE FOOD, special thanks to Newcomb Dining
October 31st Wednesday
6:15pm @ Newcomb South Meeting Room
53% of domestic violence victims are abused
by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.*
What should you do?

Hosted by: SIGMA PSI ZETA SORORITY INC. with SAFE (Sexual Assault Facts and Education) and U.Va. Women's Center

**An APAutumn event**

*(U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics)

(Satisfies Sexual Assault 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. 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)

D. 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.Gray-Carrington Memorial Scholarship

Each year at this time, the Gray-Carrington Committee seeks nominations from the University community for its memorial scholarship, named in honor of two former students, Arthur Powell "Pete" Gray, IV and Edward Codrington Carrington Jr.

During his time here, Pete Gray left a legacy of leadership, achievement, and personal integrity. A member of the Raven Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, IMP, TILKA and the Zeta Psi Fraternity, Gray also had the heart and intensity to play varsity football and track for three years. He was a Resident Assistant, National Advertising Manager of The Cavalier Daily, president of the Skull and Keys, and in his fourth year, was elected president of the College and served as chairman of the Honor Committee.

After graduating from the University, Pete Gray enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.  He died in 1970 from injuries sustained during his tour of duty and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. In that same year, the Gray Memorial Foundation was established by a group of Gray's peers, Ed Carrington among them.

Like his long-time friend, Ed Carrington excelled in both athletics and student leadership. A member of University societies IMP and Eli Banana, Carrington was elected president of the Class of 1967, played varsity football for three years, and was selected an all-ACC tight end. Upon graduation he played for the Houston Oilers and went on to practice law as a successful partner in a Houston firm. In addition, Carrington continued to serve the University as a member of the Alumni Association's Board of Managers and other committees. Ed Carrington lost his life in a rock-climbing accident in 1986. 

The scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit those traits that defined Pete Gray and Ed Carrington. Chief among them are: 

Personal Integrity: The inability to tolerate any wrong or sit idly until it is rectified.

Achievement: The will to set goals above those of ordinary men and women and the capacity to meet or exceed them even in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Leadership: The ability to motivate others to perform to the utmost of their abilities.   

Humility: The motivation and demeanor that stem not from superiority but from service to others performed in a loving and selfless manner.

We need your help to identify those individuals within our community who are deserving of this prestigious honor. Please submit your letters of nomination detailing how the individual you have in mind best exemplifies these characteristics to the Gray-Carrington Nominating Committee.  Nominations can be dropped off at 37 West Lawn or electronically submitted to gray-carrington07@virginia.edu.  You may nominate any undergraduate rising into his or her year of graduation at the University.  Letters of nomination must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on November 15, 2007. 

On behalf of the Gray-Carrington Nominating Committee,
D. French Slaughter IV


VI. Now Accepting Applications for the 08-09 Men's Leadership Project

Application Deadline: November 16th

Download Application Here

The Men’s Leadership Project is an innovative community-based leadership and mentoring program designed a) to partner the University of Virginia with local schools (fifth grade) and b) to build authentic and responsible leadership capacities of both Undergraduate men and Elementary school boys. Undergraduate men commit to a training semester in the Spring, followed by one full year of mentoring in local schools.

MLP is co-sponsored by the Curry School of Education, the Women’s Center, and the Office of the Dean of Students.  We are now preparing for our second year and looking for New Big Brothers. Contact Chris Wilcox Elliott at clwe@virginia.edu if you have any questions.


VII. Nominate your Male Friends for U.Va.'s Chapter of One in Four

OneInFour is an all-male sexual assault education and prevention group that strives to educate men about the issues surrounding sexual assault as well as how to help a sexual assault survivor, while working to stimulate a University wide discussion concerning the issue. 

If you are interested in, or know of any (engaging, committed, and empathic) young men who you believe would be interested in or would be a good fit in our group and for our cause, please send their name to Carl Price, our Selections Coordinator, at cjp9p@virginia.edu. Visit http://www.student.virginia.edu/~1in4/ for more information about the group.


VIII. University Career Services Upcoming Events...

Diversity Career Day
Thursday, November 1, 2007
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Diversity Career Day attracts over 150 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences. DCD is the perfect place to make a good first impression and start networking your way to a career!

Diversity Career Day is open to all students at colleges and universities throughout Virginia and Washington DC. This regional recruiting event typically attracts more than 1200 students from all majors looking for full-time and internship opportunities. All students are welcome!

Students are not required to pre-register and can simply check-in at the registration desk when they arrive.

Second-Year Open House
Nov. 6, stop by anytime between 7 and 9 p.m., Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
Attention all Second-Years! Are you interested in learning more about UCS resources that are available to you? Want to get your resume critiqued by UCS Staff? Concerned about what to major in or how your classes can influence your career decisions? Come to this fun and interactive open house and learn more about what you can do during your time here at U.Va. Free Arch's frozen yogurt!

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. Pefect Illusions Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Maury 209

Perfect Illusions is an annual candlelight vigil held to promote
awareness in the U.Va. community about eating and body image
disorders. The event is in an open-mic format, and audience members
have the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences in a
safe, supportive, and healing environment. All members of the
community are welcome to come and experience this powerful, inspiring
night and help break the silence regarding body image and eating
disorders. Professionals from Counseling and Psychological Services
will be on hand during and after the vigil to provide support, answer
questions and supply information about treatment resources on Grounds.

For more information, please contact Sarah Begeman at shb2f@virginia.edu.


X. Lecture on "Love & Justice"

Dome Room, Rotunda
Thursday November 1, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture announces its Fall 2007 lecture to be delivered by Nicholas Wolterstorff on the topic of "Love and Justice." Acocrding to Professor Wolterstorff, it is widely thought that the ideals of love and justice sometimes come into conflict. To be charitable and benevolent is to forgive?and forgiveness often seems an injustice. Rather than give up either justice or love in such cases, Professor Wolterstorff argues that it is always wrong to perpetrate injustice, even in the name of love. By the same token, it is wrong to see our relationships to other human beings as simply a matter of rendering them their due, as this falls short of truly caring about them.

Questions? Contact:

Adam Kadlac


XI.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 .



XII.Book the Poplar Ridge Challenge Course for your Chapter/Organization

Poplar Ridge, Experiential Learning and Training

Want an exciting, bond-building activity for your Fraternity or Sorority?  U.Va.’s challenge course, Poplar Ridge, provides team building, leadership, and high-ropes opportunities for the University and surrounding communities.

Poplar Ridge is an experiential learning and training program operated by the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports. Most of our programs utilize our beautiful, eight-acre site located on Grounds.

All programs are custom designed and are based on the desired outcomes of your group.
Our typical program options are as follows:

Team building:  These activities take place at or near ground level and consist of both physical and cognitive challenges.  The team-building programs accelerate relationship building, improve lines of communication, build trust, and develop high performance teams. Our trained facilitators assist each group with processing their experiences.

Combination: These programs start with team building and add one of the stand-alone high-ropes elements involving climbing at some height above the ground.  High elements typically focus more on the challenge of each individual.

If you have questions or want additional information please contact John at poplarridge@virginia.edu or at 924-3791.


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. aKDPhi presents the Ken Oak Band on Fri, Nov 2nd

Ken Oak Band
Acoustic Rock with a Cello
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Time and Place
Friday, November 2, 2007
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Maury 209
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

The Ken Oak Band calls its music "cello rock." With an acoustic setup based around a folk guitar, soulful cello work and calming lyrics, the band landed a spot on the March soundtrack to "She's the Man," which featured an instrumental cut of the act's song "Inda."

Presale tickets @ Newcomb 10/30-11/2 - $3
At the Door- $5

--- part of APAutumn: http://www.asuuva.com ---


Email Connie Chang with any questions.


XV. Independent Student Arts Fund
Application deadline: Nov. 4

The Student Council Arts Committee at U.Va. aims to promote and enrich the arts community through the Independent Student Arts Project Fund. The committee welcomes proposals requesting grants for independent student artists and arts-related projects in the areas of studio art (painting, sculpture, print-making, etc.), music, creative writing or poetry, architectural design, film/video, dance, drama/performance art, and multimedia art. Go online for application or email for more information.


XVI. Presidents' Corner

A. Reminder to submit Fall Chapter Rosters by November 5th on Toolkit

Don't forget to submit your updated Fall rosters on Toolkit. Fall GPA reports are generated based on this roster, so make sure that we have the most updated version.


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


Thanks for taking the time to skim this newsletter! We look forward to seeing you around 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