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Nicole Hurd  
U.Va. Graduates in the College Guide Program Help Steer High School Students Toward Higher Education

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS applying to and attending colleges across the state is on the rise and this increase can be attributed to the innovative new College Guide Program at the University of Virginia. The program, funded by a $623,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, is a collaborative effort between 14 recent graduates and local guidance counselors in nine school districts throughout Virginia to bring a fresh perspective about college application to students who might not otherwise pursue higher education. “The success of the program is in the students coming to college who would not have ordinarily," said Nicole F. Hurd (left), assistant dean and director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, who developed the program. Full story (including audio).

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Show Your Support for the Community by Signing Up for the 2006 Day of Caring

University of Virginia employees can once again show their community how much they care by joining area volunteers from local businesses and organizations for the 15th annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring on Sept. 20. This team effort serves the community in meaningful ways on a wide variety of projects at local nonprofit organizations and public schools — from clerical assistance, to working with children and seniors, to painting, landscaping and construction. Last year, more than 690 of nearly 2,000 volunteers were U.Va. employees who worked at 86 out of 200 project sites in the Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson communities. Full story.

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Mad Bowl
 
U.Va. Community Reaps the Benefits of What IM-Rec Sows

Whether you like to swim or play tennis, the University of Virginia’s Intramural-Recreational Sports department offers something for everyone. Ranked the hottest school in the country for fitness for 2005 because 94 percent of its undergraduates engage in some type of physical activity, U.Va. offers a variety of fitness facilities, both indoor and outdoor — including Madison Bowl (above) — to its students, as well as faculty and staff. Mad Bowl is currently undergoing a facelift which includes a new surface, new drainage and irrigation systems for the field and a layer of fresh sod seeded with Bermuda grass. When it reopens in August, the field will continue to be used seven days a week for club sports, social functions and special events. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
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U.Va. Celebrates 177th Final Exercises, May 20-21
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
 
Web Calendar   Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11
Fri., 11 a.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2201 Old Ivy Rd. • Speaker: Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author • Information: 924-7236.
     
 

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Women’s Golf:
Arseneault Advances to Match Play at Western Amateur

Men’s Tennis:
Devvarman, Boland Take Top State Tennis Honors


Women’s Basketball:
Sharneé Zoll Named First-Team All-State


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