27 March 2007


I would first like to welcome all of the newest members of our Greek organizations to this listserv. You bring new energy and ideas to the community, for which we are always grateful and appreciative.

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)


I. Congrats to the InterGreek Committee for a successful Greek Leadership Day - keep an eye out for the State of the Greek Community/Awards Ceremony, coming soon from IGC!!

II.Pre-Approved FOA Programs
A. Requests for Peer Health Educators programs...

B. “To Catch A Predator: Are You Putting Yourself at Risk?” interactive forum on online social networks tonight (Tues) at 7pm.

C. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Address--Neal Katyal

III. 16th annual Last Lecture Series - Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 PM in Old Cabell Hall

IV. St. Anthony's 25th Annual Billy Hill Memorial Philanthropy - Ultimate Frisbee Tournament this Friday

V. Sigma Kappa & Sigma Pi's Hoos in Sync - "Join the Lip Sync Revolution" on March 30th

VI. Survey of Sexual Assault Survivors

VII. Announcements from UCS re: grants/scholarships

VIII. "gay? fine by me." T-shirt project is back!

IX. Grounds for Discussion Auditions - last auditions this Thursday & Friday!


XI. Multicultural Events Calendar - courtesy of the International Studies Office

XII. Class of 2008's BIG EVENT

XIII. Don't Miss SPRINGFEST 2007 on March 31st on Nameless field, featuring Ben Folds Five!!

XIV. S.O.U.L. Award Nominations: Service, Organization, and University Leadership Awards
- Deadline for nominations: April 6, 5 p.m.

XV. Patch Adams at U.Va. March 30th at 6pm in Old Cabell Hall

XVI. Miscellaneous
A. Quotes or Quips of the Week

B. Ubiquitous Laptops: Did you Know?


I. Congrats to the InterGreek Committee for a successful Greek Leadership Day

In a true spirit of self-governance, the InterGreek Committee (comprised of two elected representatives from each of the four Greek Councils at U.Va.) hosted its annual Greek Leadership Day this past Saturday. The event invited all chapter presidents and many Council exec members to the table to discuss issues and concerns facing the Greek community at the University. Congratulations, IGC, for hosting such a successful event.

For all members of Greek organizations, keep an eye out for the State of the Greek Community Address & Greek Awards Ceremony, coming soon from IGC!!


II. Pre-Approved FOA Programs

A. Requests for PHE outreach should be directed to the Office of Health Promotion at 924-1509 or phe_outreaches@yahoo.com, PHE Outreach Intern at least two weeks prior to the requested presentation date.

The request deadline for the Spring semester is April 13, 2007 - with April 27, 2007 being the last possible day for an outreach presentation to your organization.

Additional information regarding these programs and the PHE program in general can be found at http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/peer/outreach.html.

(Satisfies Personal Health & Safety FOA program requirement)


B. The Lovely Ladies of the Theta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated,

“To Catch A Predator: Are You Putting Yourself at Risk?”
A forum discussing the dangers of Facebook, MySpace, and other popular online accounts

Guest Speaker: Penny Rue, U.Va.’s Dean of Students
Tuesday, March 27
7pm, Clark 107
Co-sponsored with Kapp Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
(Satisfies Personal Health & Safety FOA program requirement)


C. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Address--Neal Katyal
Asian Student Union, UPC, University Democrats Presents Professor Neal Katyal
April 4, 2007 @ 6:00 PM in Newcomb Ballroom

Mr. Katyal is a nationally recognized lawyer who specializes in criminal and constitutional law at Georgetown University. He was named Lawyer of the Year in 2006 Lawyers USA Newspaper and is one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 by the National Law Journal. In 2006, he successfully defended Salim Hamden in front of the Supreme Court in Hamden v. Rumsfeld. His talk will be the keynote address of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

(Satisfies Diversity & Discrimination FOA program requirement with group discussion)


III. 16th Annual Last Lecture Series
The 16th annual Last Lecture Series will take place Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 PM in Old Cabell Hall. The Last Lecture Series is an annual tradition at the University and provides a forum for distinguished professors to lecture to students as if it were their last time to do so. The content of the lectures varies-they can be anywhere from emotional to entertaining, but always moving and inspiring.

Presenting this year is Mr. Edward L. Ayers, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As many of you know, this is his Dean Ayers' last semester at the University, as he will become the University of Richmond's next president. We hope you will take advantage of this special event to listen to his last lecture at U.Va..


IV. St. Anthony's 25th Annual Billy Hill Memorial Philanthropy - Ultimate Frisbee Tournament this Friday

Friday March 30th, St. Anthony Hall will be having its 25th Annual Billy
Hill Memorial Philanthropy event. This year we will be having a 5 on 5
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament held in Mad Bowl beginning at 2:00 PM. The cost
is $50 per team of 5, substitutes allowed. All money will be donated to the
American Heart Association. We have over $1000 worth of gift certificates to
places like Zydeco, Eljo's, Mincer's, Basil, and many more for the 1st and
2nd place teams to win. Whether playing or watching, come out and enjoy the
tournament and live music. T-shirts will also be available for purchase.
Please email Rishi Pahuja ( rcp5f@virginia.edu) to sign up or ask any other
questions. We look forward to seeing you all out in Mad Bowl.


V. ) Sigma Kappa and Sigma Pi present...
Hoos In Sync- "Join the Lip Sync Revolution."

Who: Sigma Kappa and Sigma Pi
What: Hoos In Sync
When: Friday, March 30th 4 pm-8 pm
Where: Sigma Pi (1533 Virginia Avenue)
Why: Come to Sigma Kappa's lip syncing contest to benefit Alzheimer's
Research! Sign up on the lawn March 27-30 to enter. $5 per group member to
participate, $3 to come watch, $2 for a cup, $8 to buy a shirt...wear the
shirt to the event and get in FREE! Celebrity judges! Prizes and honor on
the line! Best part? FREE PITA PIT! Tell all your friends!!


VI. Survey of Sexual Assault Survivors

Knowing that one in four college women reports having experienced sexual assault since their fourteenth birthday, the Sexual Assault Advisory
Council (SAAC) is engaged in a project that we hope will allow women who
have experienced sexual violence at U.Va. to tell their stories in a safe and supportive forum that will help the university better serve and
support female students in years to come.

Have you experienced an incident of unwanted sexual contact, coercion, aggression, or assault while a student at U.Va.?

Would you be willing to be confidentially interviewed as part of a
project to improve the university's support services for women?

The Sexual Assault Advisory Council (SAAC) is looking for women who have
experienced an instance of unwanted sexual contact, coercion, aggression, or assault while at U.Va. as part of a study aimed at understanding the barriers women face when considering seeking help following unwanted sexual contact. This information will be used to help us make recommendations to the university about what they can do to better support and serve female students.

All interviews will be conducted one-on-one with a trained female
interviewer. All information, including the identity of women who are
interviewed, will be kept confidential.

If you would like to participate, please email us at
SAResearch@virginia.edu, or call 924-0520 (4-0520, from Grounds) to set up an appointment for an interview.

Thank you,



VII. UCS Announcements

Parent's Program Internship Grants Deadline
Monday, April 2

Parents Program Internship Grants of $2,500 each are awarded in the spring of each academic year and are intended to provide funds that support current 2nd and 3rd year students who have secured unpaid public service internships.

Larry Simpson Scholarship Deadline
Monday, April 9

The Larry Simpson Scholarship is available for rising 4th years in the College of Arts and Sciences to participate in summer internships. It is a $1,500 stipend that is based on the applicant's financial need, internship, and the student's overall academic and career goals.


VIII. "gay? fine by me." T-shirt project is back!

It's been close to a year since we were 1,000 strong wearing our "gay? fine by me." t-shirts. The project is back this year, with an even larger order of 1,500 shirts headed to U.Va.. The shirts will again be black, so that we can build on the numbers of shirts already out there around Grounds.

The purpose of this event is the same as last year. It is a T-shirt program designed to promote visibility for LGBT people and their allies, provide an opportunity for ally development, and serve as an opening for discussion and education around the LGBT community. For more information, see: http://www.finebyme.org/

This year's designated day to wear the shirts is TUESDAY, APRIL 17th. We invite all U.Va. community members to join us in this endeavor. Also, very exciting news for this year! Several schools around the state of VA have collaborated to make April 17th a statewide "fine by me day." Students, faculty, and staff at all of these institutions will be wearing shirts on that day:

Christopher Newport University
Hampton University
James Madison University
Longwood University
Mary Baldwin College
Roanoke College
University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
William and Mary

Join other students at these schools in our Facebook group:

Shirts will be available beginning Monday, April 2nd in the LGBT Resource Center, room 435 in Newcomb Hall. They will be available at that location until all 1,500 have been given out. Shirts are FREE for participants, we only ask that new t-shirt wearers provide us their email address so that we can remind them of the date. Please spread the word to friends, colleagues, and groups who weren't able to participate last year!

This year's project is generously sponsored by: Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of the Vice-President for Diversity and Equity, LGBT Resource Center, Office of Student Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Questions: Contact Joy Pugh at joypugh@virginia.edu


IX. Grounds for Discussion Auditions

We're just different…different cast-mates.

Think you have what it takes to make a big impact on the class of 2011? Want to try out your skills on stage? Want to re-live your first-year orientation? Then try out to be part of this year's Grounds for Discussion cast! Be one of the eight illustrious cast members to perform in front of the entire class of 2011 at JPJ! Teach incoming first years about what it means to go to U.Va.: the good parts and the bad.

Interested? Auditions:
- Thursday 3/29 5pm in Tuttle Lounge
- Friday 3/30 4pm in the Newcomb Theater

Auditions should be about 2 hours long. No prepared monologue or prior theater experience necessary. Come with an open mind and great passion!
Questions? E-mail: Meg Weckstein: Megweck@virginia.edu or Steve Kanjo: sk3dp@virginia.edu Or visit http://www.virginia.edu/orientation/grounds.html



1. The Art of Surviving Sexual Violence :: Stories of victimization and healing told by survivors of sexual violence through their own artwork and poetry. The first statewide project of its kind.

2. Women's Self-Defense Class :: The National Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) 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 abilities to use their bodies as weapons.

3. The Women's Center Annual Black Women's Leadership Dinner :: The Black Women’s Leadership Dinner invites students and faculty to hear Dr. Johnnetta Cole, who became the first African-American woman to be president of Spelman College in 1987.

4. Asian American Women’s Initiative-Women of Color: Can We Have It All? :: Ginny Gong will speak on how women of color, and particularly Asian Pacific American women, can balance multiple expectations at work, home and school while straddling the fence between cultures. Men and women of all racial and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion of this rarely addressed issue.


5. Reflecting Women's Wellness 2007 :: Reflecting Women's Wellness 2007, the first juried art show in celebration of Women & Girls' Wellness Month, features art by or about women and includes 31 works by 24 Virginia artists.

6. Carol Bellamy on "The State of the World's Children" :: Ms. Bellamy is president of World Learning and the School for International Training (SIT) and former Executive Director of UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund. She is a respected and powerful voice in the international community.

7. Professional Practices for the Visual Artist :: This workshop is devoted to the needs of the individual artist. Topics to be covered include: photographing artwork, funding opportunities, developing professional relationships with galleries and publications, copyright issues, marketing on the web and the business of art.


XI. Multicultural Events Calendar
March 26, 2007

The Lorna Sundberg International Center and the International Studies Office present, the Multicultural Events Calendar: an initiative to promote the diversity of our community both at the University and the rest of the Charlottesville community. All affiliates of the University (students, faculty and staff), as well as Charlottesville residents, are welcome to subscribe to the list. To learn more about the calendar and subscribe yourself, please see the bottom of this message, as this calendar will not be reproduced in subsequent issues of GreekNews.

Events March 26-April 8


US Immigration Policy Regarding HIV-infected People
Speaker: Phillip Nieburg, M.D., M.P.H.
Date and Time: Monday March 26, 2007 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Minor 125
Description: Come and hear Dr. Phillip Nieburg speak on his work with the Center for Strategic and International Studies on HIV/AIDS. He will be discussing U.S. immigration policy with respect to HIV-infected individuals and will share some of his other experiences with Project Hope and the CDC's Global AIDS program.
Event URL: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/cgh/events/GPHW2007.cfm
Contact: Eliah Shamir, ers6f@virginia.edu

The State of The World's Children
Speaker: Carol Bellamy (CEO of World Learning & Former Executive Director of UNICEF)
Date and Time: Monday March 26, 2007 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Library
Description: Carol Bellamy believes that one of the greatest challenges in today's world is how to live as a global citizen. In her talk, Bellamy will argue that the world simply cannot afford bystanders or passive participants. The social problems we face arise from the choices that we make. Poverty does not persist for no reason; war does not emergefrom nowhere; and HIV does not spread in ways we do not understand. We make choices that result in these afflictions. How we allocate resources, how we assess the impact of our decisions, how often we consider children in our choices: these are the moments that matter. Bellamy will also demonstrate how UNICEF is an organization that has made a difference.
Event URL: http://www.worldlearning.org/bio_president.html
Contact: Catherine Bauman, ncb8v@virgnia.edu

Refugee Health & Human Rights
Date and Time: Tuesday March 27, 2007 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Minor 130
Description: Fern Hauck, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Director of the International Family Medicine Clinic, will be sharing her experiences working with Khmer refugees in Thailand and with refugees here in the United States. She will be joined by Mirna Dickey from the International Rescue Committee, Charlottesville's primary local resettlement agency, as well as Rhonda Miska, from the Church of the Incarnation, who will speak about her work with the Latino community in Charlottesville.
Event URL: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/cgh/events/GPHW2007.cfm
Contact: Eliah Shamir, ers6f@virginia.edu

Storytelling: Russian Fairy Tales
Speaker: George Crafts
Date and Time: Thursday March 29, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Harrison Institute, on central Grounds
Event URL: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/librarynews.html#PublicLectures
Contact: Kelly Miller, U.Va. Library, kem4h@virginia.edu, 243-2184

US Iran Relations: Shared Interests in the Middle East
Speaker: Ambassador Touqir Hussain
Date and Time: Friday, March 30 5PM
Location: The Lorna Sundberg International Center
Description: Ambassador Touqir Hussain, Former Senior Diplomat from Pakistan, University of Virginia, Visiting Faculty, University of Punjab, MA, 1963, will present, “US Iran Relations: Shared Interests in the Middle East.” Dinner reception follows the event. Limited parking is available behind the Center.
Contact: intlctr@cms.mail.virginia.edu

Calypso Magnolia: The Southern Side of the South
Speaker: Professor John Lowe, Louisiana State University
Date and Time: Tuesday April 3, 2007 4:00 PM - 5:35 PM
Location:145 Ednam Drive
Description: Professor Lowe will discuss the ways in which Southern and Caribbean cultures form a transnational region, one that is bounded by the coastal South, Eastern Mexico, and the Northern shore of South America. He will consider slave narratives, neo-slave narratives, and stories of piracy and imperialism and discuss how Caribbean folklore, music, and history made a deep impact on Southern writers, especially William Faulkner and Zora Neale Hurston, but also Richard Wright and Madison Smartt Bell. The latter's recent Haitian trilogy will be considered alongside other Caribbean treatments of the 1791 rebellion by Glissant, Carpentier, and C.L.R. James.
Event URL: http://www.virginiafoundation.org/research/fellowships/
Contact: Ann White Spencer, aspencer@virginia.edu

Asian American Women’s Initiative-Women of Color: Can We Have It All?
Speaker: Ginny Gong
Date and Time: April 5, 4-6 PM
Location: Newcomb South Meeting Room
Description: CNN-featured Ginny Gong will speak on how women of color, Asian Pacific American women in particular, can balance multiple expectations at work, home and school while straddling the fence between cultures. Men and women of all racial and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion of this rarely addressed issue. Reception (sushi) to follow.
RSVP to Daisi (djc3e@virginia.edu) by Sunday, April 1st Brought to you by alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc., U.Va. Women's Center, and Cultural Programming Board.
Contact: djc3e@virginia.edu

Building Bridges Between Hispanics/Latinos at U.Va.: Past, Present, and Future
Date and Time: April 21, 2007 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: South Meeting Room Newcomb Hall
Description: Join us for lunch and an afternoon of networking and community building with Hispanic/Latino prospective students, current students, and alumni. We will close our program with a special sneak preview of the splendid "El Ritmo Latino." Register by April 17 at www.hoosonline.virginia.edu/LaGala.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Alumni Hall, the Bolivar Network and the Office of Admission.
Contact: Jeanne Fradianni, jf2p@virginia.edu


1st Annual Black Media Symposium
Date and Time: March 26, 2007 - March 30, 2007
Location: On Grounds...various locations
Description: During a week long series of events, speakers, guests, panelists, students, and faculty will focus on the content, production, and utilization of Black media through events such as keynote addresses, fireside chats and panel discussions.
Contact: Lysa R. Ivey, lri4r@virginia.edu; Stephanie Henderson, smh8p@virginia.edu, 443-528-0534

On Display: Visual Culture in the French-Speaking World
Date and Time: Thursday March 29, 2007 All Day
Location: Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room, University of Virginia and Vinegar Hill Theater in Downtown Charlo
Description: A colloquium of the French Department of the University of Virginia. Sponsors: René Müller Fund of the Department of French Language and Literature, Virginia Film Festival, Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs
9am Welcome
Morning session: French and Francophone Cinema
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room, University of Virginia
9:15 am Plenary lecture
Dudley Andrew (Yale University): "The MakeUp and D?maquillage of French Cinema"
10:30-11:45 Panel
Ari Blatt (U.Va.-French): "The Play's the Thing: Notes on L'Esquive"
Cheryl Krueger (U.Va.-French): "Remakes and Makeovers in French Cinema"
Kasongo Kapanga (U of Richmond-French): "Kinshasa, the Unitary Code in Congolese Films: the case of Ngangura."
12-1pm Round table discussion with African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako
Afternoon session: The Politics of Exhibition
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room
Contact: Alison Murray Levine, 434-924-4637


The Firebird and the Factory: Modern Russian Children's Books
Date and Time: through 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

Images of Women in African Traditional Arts
Date and Time: through 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: through 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

Red Hot Ochre: Waringarri Paintings and Prints from the Kimberley
Date and Time: through April 21, 2007, Tuesday- Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place
Description: The artists of the Kimberley region use natural ochres on canvas to depict their country and the Dreaming ancestors responsible for the creating the landscape. The matte pigments in rich earth tones are full of grit as if each work contains a bit of the land that makes up the subject matter.
Event URL: http://www.virginia.edu/kluge-ruhe
Contact: (434) 244-0234

Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians
Date and Time: March 2, 2007 - April 13, 2007
Location: Health Sciences Library Lobby
Description: Women doctors are the focus of a new traveling exhibition opening at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The exhibit tells the extraordinary story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled over the past two centuries to gain access to medical education and to work in the medical specialty they chose. Features U.Va. physicians Karen Rheuban, Laurel Rice, and Diane Snusted, and U.Va. School of Medicine grad Vivian Pinn. Free and open to the public.
Event URL: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/library/historical/lectures.cfm
Contact: Joan Echtenkamp Klein , 434-924-0052 , jre@virginia.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)

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

Project R.I.S.E. Informational Meeting
Date and Time: Tuesday March 27, 2007 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Minor Hall Room 125
Description: Project R.I.S.E. is an ongoing, student led Peer Counseling Program which was founded in the Office of African American Affairs. We are hosting an informational meeting for anyone interested in participating in the program during the 2007-2008 academic year, the peer counselor training in April, or just finding out more about Project R.I.S.E. Applications will be available on site or inadvance at the OAAA
Contact: Krystal Commons, kcommons@virginia.edu

Kaleidoscope Interest Night
Speaker: 2006-2007 Kaleidoscope Interns
Location: Kaleidoscope, Third Floor Newcomb Hall
Date and Time: Thursday March 29, 2007 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description: Don't know what Kaleidoscope is? Interested in learning more about what happens in Kaleidoscope? Looking for some free food and a giant TV? Come to the Kaleidoscope Interest Night to learn more about the Scope and see what the Scope can do for you or your organization. Also, if you are interested in becoming an intern for the Kaleidoscope, please do attend this event. Interns receive (3) credits per semester and gain invaluable experience. Come for entertainment, information, and free food!
Event URL: http://uva.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2256793643
Contact: Michael Mora, 757 373 9400, mam7fu@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

Special Events

Date and Time: March 29, 2007 - April 1, 2007
Location: All over campus
Description: U.Va.'s twelfth annual College Model UN Conference. Sponsored by International Relations Organization.
Event URL: http://www.vicsconference.org
Contact: Dalia Mortada, dmm8q@virginia.edu

Kaleidoscope Internship Program Application Period
Date and Time: February 15, 2007 - March 31, 2007
Location: Kaleidoscope Center for Cultural Fluency, ODOS.
Description: Kaleidoscope Internship Program now accepting applications for 2007-2008! Make multicultural experience stronger at U.Va..Deadline for applications is March 30th, 2007.
Contact: ker5b@virginia.edu

INDIA Day 2007
Location: Free Trolley @chapel 12:45-3:00;6:00-7:30.
Date and Time: Sunday April 1, 2007 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description: One of U.Va.'s finest and biggest events; open to all, entirely free and highly entertaining. A combination of dances, skits, live music, singing, etc...come from 1-2:30pm for free Indian appetizers and enjoy the show from 3 -6pm.
Contact: indiaday07@gmail.com

History of African-Americans Tour
Date and Time: through April 27, 2007 Fridays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Rotunda
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

Race to Uganda
Date and Time: April 2, 2007 - April 6, 2007
Location: U.Va. Ampitheater (April 2nd & 3rd), U.Va. South Lawn (April 4th, 5th, & 6th)
Description: Sponsored by Building Tomorrow: Destination Kampala. Building Tomorrow is a non-profit student initiative aimed at raising funds and awareness for infrastructure projects benefiting vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in Kampala, Uganda. U.Va.'s chapter of BTDK is currently halfway to their goal of $32,000 to build a school in Wakiso District in the outskirts of Kampala. To reach our fundraising goal, BT is organizing RACE TO UGANDA against William & Mary's chapter! This event will feature ten stationary bikes set up for a week from virtually sun-up to sun-down, allowing the U.Va. and Charlottesville communities to collectively bike a distance of approximately 7,300 miles - the distance from the Lawn to Kampala!
Event URL: http://www.buildingtomorrow.org/supporters/uva/
Contact: Maggie Kirkpatrick, 804.647.0776, mmk4w@virginia.edu

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XII. Class of 2008's BIG EVENT

The Big Event: Class of 2008

March 30, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Satellite Ballroom (Corner).

Third-Years: Join us for the biggest night of the year. Free food catered by Michael's Bistro, prizes, free stuff, and music by DJ Young Rye. B.E. There. Contact hussey@virginia.edu for more information.


XIII. Don't Miss SPRINGFEST 2007 on March 31st on Nameless field, featuring Ben Folds Five!!

Springfest 2007: UPC's Annual Spring Music Festival Featuring Ben Folds
March 31, noon to 7 p.m., Nameless Field.

Come to the University Programs Council's annual spring music festival complete with Vermonster challenge, Gusburger eat-off, inflatable, carnival tent activities and raffles all day long. Free food provided by Mel's cafe and U.Va. Dining. Featuring a performance by national touring artist Ben Folds in conjunction with this year's Battle of the Band winners. Contact lew9z@virginia.edu for more information.


XIV. S.O.U.L. Award Nominations: Service, Organization, and University Leadership Awards

Deadline for nominations: April 6, 5 p.m.

The S.O.U.L. Awards recognize those students and organizations that contribute to the University community through dedicated service, meaningful participation in student activities, and the demonstration of outstanding leadership qualities outside the classroom. Nomination forms can be downloaded online. Contact us for more information.


XV. Patch Adams at U.Va.

March 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.

Come hear Patch Adams speak about his movie, his life, and his love for people. Everyone in the audience is bound to be inspired. Stop by Old Cabell Hall between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase tickets for only $3 or call 924-3984. 100 percent of the cost of each ticket will go directly toward building a much-needed clinic in El Salvador. Patch will talk about his life's work toward finding innovative solutions for all the problems facing healthcare delivery, including how every person can work toward this goal. This program is sponsored in part by the Cultural Programming Board and brought to you by AMSA. Contact asharp@virginia.edu for more information.


XVI. Miscellaneous
A. Quote of the Week

"We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it."

~Mark Twain

B. Ubiquitous Laptops: Did you know?

STUDENT Information Technology SURVEY RESULTS:

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, following up on ITC’s Fall 2006 Back-to-School Survey, of the more than 3,000 first-year students who brought computers to Virginia last fall, less than 100 brought desktop computers. Among those incoming freshman, the ratio of laptop to desktop users is 33:1. Also on the ascendance is the percentage of Mac users: from less than 3% of incoming freshmen in 2000 to nearly 20% in 2006. A summary of the survey can be found at http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i26/26a03201.htm


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