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Take Back the Night

April 14-18

Take Back The Night (TBTN) is a week of events aimed at raising awareness around sexual assault and empowering survivors and their supporters ...

One HellUVa Planet UVA Earth Week 2014

April 15-22

Earth Week 2014 is going to be one hellUVa week to celebrate our One HellUVa Planet! Special events and lectures are sponsored by Green Grounds, Student Council Sustainability, the Community Garden, Engineering Student Council, UVa Sustainability, and over 20 other organizations, such as the Trashed Film Screening in Runk Green Room on April 21 at 5 p.m. On Earth Day, April 22, we're holding the Earth Week Expo in Newcomb Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the HellUVa Festival in the Amphitheater from 2 to 5 p.m. Find the full list of events on our website and Facebook page ...

CORE Seminar: Writing to See, Seeing to Write

April 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monroe 124

Whether in an intercultural context, or just on a day-to-day basis, everyday spaces such as streets, sidewalks, intersections, and cafes prove to be rich with signification, if we can just stop for a moment and actually see them attentively. This seminar introduces some of the experimental writing techniques employed by French author Georges Perec in order to equip students to use creative writing as a means of gaining new visibility onto the everyday spaces in which they find themselves immersed. This seminar is part indoor presentation and discussion, part outdoor fieldwork ...

Spoken Word Workshop

April 17, 6:30 p.m., OpenGrounds

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, award-winning spoken word poet, playwright, and filmmaker, will be leading a workshop on craft as part of Take Back the Night’s Day of Healing. Come learn speaking and writing techniques after her performance at Take Back the Night ...

Recruiting Mixer for Cville Startups: Now Hiring

April 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., HackCville (9 Elliewood Ave)

Still looking for an internship during the summer or a full-time job? EG & HackCville will be hosting a recruiting mixer for UVa students of all years and majors. Please complete the online form to gain access to this high-profile recruiting event ...

Phofest Fundraiser

April 18, 5 to 8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church

Phofest is a biannual fundraiser hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association. Each semester, we sell the popular Vietnamese noodle soup (pho), spring rolls, fried bananas, and other various dishes to the UVa community to raise money for our Collective Philanthropy Project. Rides will be given throughout the night from Bonnycastle ...

RJ Hess Memorial 5k

April 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nameless Field

On April 23, 2013, 1LT RJ Hess was killed in the service of his country in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. 1LT Hess was a graduate of the UVa Army ROTC program and was respected as a genuine leader by his peers. In memory of 1LT Hess, UVa Army ROTC established the 1LT Hess Leadership Award and Scholarship, which will be presented annually to a fourth-year Cadet who embodies the attributes of moral courage, integrity, and selfless service. By participating in the RJ Hess Memorial 5K, you can help develop future generations of leaders in the US Army. Tickets are $20 and include a T-shirt. Tickets for a group of four or more are $15, and a ticket without a shirt is $12 ...

Third Annual SARA 3-for-All

April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., UVa Dell Field

Join the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) for the Third Annual 3-for-All. The 3-for-All is a three-legged race to raise funds for SARA’s programs and to encourage the prevention of sexual assault and abuse. Participants step out together against sexual assault, abuse, stalking and harassment ...

Fourth Annual Munching for Memory

April 19, 1 to 3 p.m., Amphitheatre

Hoos for Memory presents our fourth annual hot dog eating competition fundraiser! Come cheer and bet on contestants during two fierce rounds of competition as they eat as many hot dogs as they can in ten minutes! All proceeds benefit Alzheimer's research right here at UVa. There will be free food including Campus Cookies, a ceremonial first bite by Dean Groves, Cavman, a DJ, a performance by AVP, and amazing raffle prizes including two signed basketballs from the UVa team. Check out the video Seth Rogen made for this year's competition.

Free Cooking Class and Tasty Meal

April 22, 5 to 7 p.m., Lorna Sundberg International Center

Join the Office of Health Promotion and the Office of African-American Affairs for a hands-on class about the basic techniques of cooking. Prepare a delicious dinner of maple glazed salmon and roasted veggies while you learn. Sign up online by April 18 to reserve your spot, as space is limited ...

A Store of Hope

April 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Eunoia (corner of Brandon Avenue and JPA)

As a part of International Justice Mission’s annual Justice Week, we will be presenting a mini-marketplace featuring items available for sale from organizations and CIOs that support survivors of human trafficking and people living in poverty. The event is free ...

Apply for a morven summer institute (MSI) Scholarship

Deadline: April 23

The Morven Summer Institute (MSI) will offer up to four partial scholarships for the summer 2014 program. Morven Farm is a 3,000 acre working farm owned by UVa located 15 minutes from Grounds. Through MSI, the farm becomes an extension of the Academical Village, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and enriching students’ education through experiential learning. In the past, students have selected from courses in architecture and social science, such as the Politics of Food and Farmers Market Research, and from environmental science classes in agro-ecology and food and nutrition. To apply, submit the following to Whitney Farmer, Morven Farm Programs Assistant, at by April 23, 2014. (1) Short essay (300-500 words): Why are you interested in taking a course at the Morven Summer Institute? How does MSI fit into your past and future coursework, past experience in food/agriculture/sustainability, and your post-graduation plans? (2) copies of your resume and transcript (from SIS), and (3) three references. The MSI committee will select scholarship recipients on the basis of the essay, financial need, resume, transcript, and references and will notify recipients on May 2, 2014, by email ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ongoing Opportunities

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 ...

Madison House HelpLine

HELPLine is an anonymous, confidential, non-judgmental crisis hotline. HELPLine volunteers are trained to listen and be empathetic to your calls. We provide a listening ear and referrals to help you. If you need to talk, please call us at (434) 295-8255 ...

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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