Club returns to newly restored pavilion
By Jane Ford
U.Va.s faculty club, celebrates its return to Pavilion VII
with a host of new programs and activities for its members, making
a special effort to reach out to the University community with
initiatives that support the academic mission.
are very happy to be returning in Pavilion VII, the Colonnade
Clubs home for more than 90 years, said Ida Lee Wootten,
interim community relations director, who is club president. With
the clubs new commitment to supporting the Universitys
academic mission, we are excited about opening Pavilion VII to
more diverse groups in the University community this year. For
example, the club will host weekly Coffees and Conversations
in which Arts & Sciences faculty will hold discussions with
students. The club is also inviting departments to hold graduate
student thesis presentations in Pavilion VII.
recognize new and newly tenured faculty and provide an opportunity
for senior faculty to meet younger faculty, the club will host
a reception Sept. 20. New faculty members will also receive a
complimentary club membership during their first year at U.Va.
new initiative, the Faculty Author Series, will give members and
their guests an opportunity to interact with some of the Universitys
foremost scholars. At the series inaugural event Oct. 9,
Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor
of History, will discuss his recent book, Jeffersons Empire:
The Language of American Nationhood.
new program for members is a series of day trips to numerous Virginia
cultural attractions. The first will be the Virginia Heritage
Tour to Jamestown, where head archeologist William Kelso,
internationally recognized for his discovery of the original fort,
will lead a tour of the dig.
response to a faculty-wide survey, the club will hold happy
hours during the fall semester. The gatherings, to be held
on the third Thursday of most months, are open to all University
faculty. The first happy hour will take place Sept. 27.
scheduled events for members include family picnics, tailgate
parties prior to U.Va. athletic events, a banquet, a holiday formal
and a childrens holiday party.
more information visit the Colonnade Club Web site, http://www.virginia.edu/~colonnad,
or call 243-9710 or send e-mail to info@colonnade