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April

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Sign the Savvy Fox Pledge and Get a Free T-shirt

April 21-25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first 800 students who sign the Savvy Fox pledge not to drink at the Foxfield Races will receive free T-shirts and free sodas on race day. Sign up by the Whispering Wall and in front of Garrett Hall, or at the ADAPT Student Safety tent at the races. Wear your shirt on April 25 for Foxfield Friday ...

Global Public Health Brigades Interest Meeting

April 23, 4 to 4:30 p.m., Clark 148

Does building latrines and getting your hands dirty in Honduras sound like an ideal winter break adventure? Come to our interest meeting to learn how you can change the lives of rural Honduran families by starting and finishing four public health infrastructure projects during just one week ...

ADAPT: Foxfield FOAs

April 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom

ADAPT, the Albemarle County Police, representatives from the Foxfield Racing Association, and University Dean of Students Allen Groves will present and conduct a Q&A session. There will be door prize drawings for a Foxfield bowtie or scarf. You could also win four Foxfield tickets and a parking pass. Counts toward fulfillment of FOA requirements ...

Play the UVA Bay Game in Celebration of Earth Day

April 24, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Brown Science and Engineering Library

Celebrate Earth Day 2014, the fifth anniversary of the UVa Bay Game and the launch of a brand new watershed games platform — Global Water Games! 150 spaces are available, but registration is required. Don't forget to watch the short video about the game here ...

PROSAMI at UVa: Interest Meeting

April 24, 6 to 7 p.m., Alderman Library Scholar’s Lab Room 423

Take advantage of this great opportunity to work with health professionals in partnering with PROSAMI, a nonprofit organization focused on reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

Wellness Week sponsored by Student Council

Through April 25

Want to win a free iPad mini? Go to any (or all) of the events during Wellness Week, sponsored by Student Council. Each event you attend will enter you into a raffle for an iPad mini. Second prize is a $50 gift card to Bodo’s, and third prize is a $25 gift card to Starbucks ...

Music in the Gardens

April 25, 5 to 7 p.m., Garden II

Join us in Garden II for some tasty treats and tunes! Take a study break to come enjoy our beautiful gardens ...

Biomedical Design Expo at HackCville

April 25, 6 to 9 p.m., HackCville (9 Elliewood Ave.)

Join us for a night of exploring and celebrating the biotech design projects from across the University, addressing needs in neurology, cancer, orthopedics, and more. If you are interested in cutting-edge biomedical technologies, this will be a great event to network with others and maybe get involved in a tech design yourself ...

Bridging the Gap Info Sessions

April 28, 7 p.m., Madison House Board Room

Be a mentor, tutor and friend. Come learn how you can get involved with Madison House’s mentorship program for refugee youth in the Charlottesville area ...

De-stress Recess

April 29, 3 to 5 p.m., South Lawn & Amphitheater

Come out for a chance to take a break and reduce your stress before finals. "De-stress" on South Lawn with yoga, provided by Active Minds, and enjoy "Recess" in the Amphitheater with a bouncy house, frozen treats, and lawn games. Keep your stress levels to a minimum before finals and have fun during the last week of classes ...

may

Apply for Women’s Health Virginia @UVa Club Executive Positions

Deadline: May 1, 11:59 p.m.

The UVa chapter of the Women’s Health Virginia (WHV) is accepting applications for president, vice president, treasurer, and publicity chair for the upcoming year. For more information, email Selase Torkornoo ...

Ongoing Opportunities

Contribute to the Virginia Voices documentary project

Virginia Voices is a documentary project partnered with the Virginia Historical Society. It's the first state-specific, crowd-sourced film of its kind – a modern historical documentary woven from the video submissions of residents like us. It will premiere at the Virginia Historical Society's 500-seat theater in Richmond this fall. In addition to the film, there will be an online interactive experience and database where visitors can browse, listen, and enjoy all submissions from throughout the state. But first, we need your help making it! The videos only need to be 10-15 minutes long, unedited, and can be shot on your phone, personal camera, or you can request a camera through our website. The video can answer any or all of the following questions: (1) WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE? (2) WHAT'S YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? (3) WHAT'S IN YOUR BACKYARD? or (4) WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES? Thank you for participating in this exciting project ...

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