Jan. 25-31, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 3
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IN THIS ISSUE
Ski lift
Department exploring options as enrollment pressures build
HR adds Career Services office
Northern Virginia still tops state as fastest growing area in population
Multilingualism? Mais oui!

Allende illuminates U.Va. audience

African-American Heritage Month at U.Va.
Rev. Floyd Flake to speak Feb. 5
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
New lecture series features ethics and global health
Director attends Charlottesville debut
Blake exhibition opens Jan. 26
Johnson leads others to the law, promotes minority faculty hires
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Ski lift

Portman Wills and Kevin Zeithaml

Andrew Shurtleff
Fourth-year class president Portman Wills gives his young neighbor Kevin Zeithaml (son of Commerce School dean Carl Zeithaml) a lift as the two ski the Lawn on Saturday, enjoying the first major snowfall of the year. Some 4 inches of fresh powder fell that day but melted almost as quickly as it accumulated. By Monday, the Grounds were no longer snow-covered.

Spanish classes at U.Va. muy popular
Department exploring options as enrollment pressures build

By Matt Kelly

Grappling with enrollment pressure, the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese received a one-time $50,000 grant from University President John T. Casteen III to hire additional teachers to meet student demand.

While department chair Joel Rini says he is grateful for the money, it is only a short-term solution and the department needs a better handle on the future.

Spanish’s problem is its popularity. This semester, there are 12 sections of 100-level courses and 34 sections of 200- level courses, including eight new sections taught by the four additional instructors hired with the president’s additional funds. Full story.


HR adds Career Services office

Staff Report

In an effort to encourage professional development among U.Va. employees, Human Resources has created a career services office.

Operating since the fall, the office provides services ranging from conducting career-related assessments for job enrichment and advancement, to career change guidance and preparation for retirement. The office will host a variety of career planning workshops this spring through Human Resources’ Division of Training, as well as a series of lunchtime seminars to be held around Grounds.

“We also offer no-charge career planning appointments, including assessments, to individuals, and are available for group or departmental workshops or meetings,” said Career Services director Emily Bardeen. “The University is committed to helping all of its employees achieve career and job satisfaction. In today’s world, employees need to take charge of their own jobs and careers.”

Bardeen, former director of career services at the Alumni Association, said career services are growing in popularity as a benefit offered by private and public sector employers. Full story.

 

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Dan Heuchert

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Rebecca Arrington

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Anne Bromley

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Carol Wood

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