January 23, 2013
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“What is a Community of Trust? A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at U.Va.”
Feb. 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ern Commons.
How do we end gender violence at the University? Gina Maisto Smith, an attorney and expert in university policy related to sexual misconduct, and Dorothy Edwards, an expert in prevention of gender violence, will lead a public conversation about ending gender violence at the University. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a discussion of how the University can be a national leader in ending gender violence. All members of the University community are invited to attend. President Teresa Sullivan will give opening remarks. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer. Endorsed by FIFE, SALC, SAPA, SAFE, One in Four, the White Ribbon Campaign, Student Council, Honor Committee, Women’s Center, Faculty Senate, Shelter for Help in Emergency, and the Sexual Assault Resource Agency.
Students for Education Reform (SFER): Searching for Social Media Chair
The purpose of SFER is to help close the achievement gap and ensure an excellent education for all children by mobilizing the next generation of leaders in education reform. We are seeking dedicated members and a social media chair to help start this organization at U.Va. If leadership, education, policy, and community service interest you, contact Laura Kelly (email@example.com).
Udall Scholarship: Apply Now
Application deadline: Feb. 5, noon.
Second- and third-year students who are committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. The Udall Foundation will award 50 scholarships of up to $5,000. Please contact Katherine Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Center for Undergraduate Excellence as soon as possible if you are interested in applying. See the website for more information.
Armstrong Scholars: $5,000 Internship Stipends
Application deadline: Jan. 28, 5 p.m.
Apply for one of four $5,000 summer living allowance awards for 2013 from the Armstrong Scholars Program. This opportunity is limited to students in the College who take unpaid summer internships with for-profit companies during the summer. These stipends are ideal for liberal arts majors who want a business career. Summer internships in a business environment give you work experience and a competitive edge in the job market. For more information, please see the website or email email@example.com.
UCS: Parents Committee Internship Grants
Application deadline: April 1, noon.
These grants are merit-based, and current second- and third-year students of all majors are eligible to apply. Applicants must have secured an unpaid summer internship in an area of public service (civic engagement and public policy; economic and business development; education, both K-12 and lifelong learning; environment, both planned and natural; and health). Sixteen grants of $3,000 each are available. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCS: Larry Simpson Internship Scholarship
Application deadline: April 8, noon.
This scholarship is a $2,000 need- and merit-based award available to a rising fourth-year in the College of Arts and Sciences who has secured a summer internship in any career field. The scholarship is generously sponsored by Betty Shotton CLAS ’74 and honors Larry Simpson, who served as the first director of U.Va.’s career services office from 1968 to 1998. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Winona LaDuke: "Climate Change and Green Jobs – Indigenous Strategies for a Sustainable Future"
Jan. 31, 5 to 7 p.m., Harrison Auditorium.
As part of its Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Series, Brown College will host Winona LaDuke, the renowned environmental and American Indian advocate who was also Ralph Nader’s running mate on the Green Party’s 1996 and 2000 presidential tickets. Please see the website for more information.
University-Wide Competition: Why Books Matter
Application deadline: March 1.
U.Va. undergraduate and graduate students are invited to work individually or in teams to develop innovative approaches to the presentation of textual media. Students can submit projects to any of the following three categories: essays, fine arts, or science, technology, and entrepreneurship. There will be cash prizes from $500 to $1,500. Awards will be announced on April 5, and the awards exhibition will take place on April 19. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Peer Health Educators Outreach Programs: Schedule a Presentation
The Peer Health Educators is a diverse group of U.Va. students trained to educate their classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner. One way that we provide education to the student body is through outreach presentations. We have four different presentations: sexual health, nutrition, mental wellness, and alcohol safety. To schedule a presentation for your group, email email@example.com. See the website for more information.
ACC Undergraduate Research Conference: Meeting of the Minds
Deadline to submit abstract: Jan. 28, noon.
Students in all majors are encouraged to apply to represent U.Va. at the annual Atlantic Coast Conference undergraduate research conference (April 4 through 6 at Wake Forest University). The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is seeking six to eight students to attend the conference. To be considered, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. year, major, phone number; 2. abstract of no more than 250 words; 3. unofficial transcript; 4. resume; 5. name of one faculty reference; and 6. preference for poster, oral presentation, or either. Please see the website for more information.
University Internship Programs (UIP): Intern in Dublin
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
This summer, earn academic credit and experience a unique working and cultural environment by taking part in an academic internship through UIP in Dublin, Ireland. Visit the website for more details.
Spring Job and Internship Fair: All Majors Welcome
Jan. 30 and 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Hall.
Representatives from organizations in a wide range of industries will be present to discuss full-time jobs, internships, and part-time employment. Make sure to do your research and view the online list of employers attending each day of the fair. This event is generously sponsored by Axios Inc., Enterprise Holdings, FIS, GEICO, and SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation). For more information, please visit our website.
Sustained Dialogue: Sign Up Today
Deadline: Jan. 25.
Sustained Dialogue is now offering semester-long dialogues, so you can fit it into your year even if you study abroad. Join the dialogue about tough issues that our community faces. This is also a great chance for fourth-years to reflect on their time at U.Va. Sign up by visiting our website and filling out the survey. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Second-Year Council: Research and Grants Panel
If you are involved in research at U.Va., join a panel of students and talk about your research experience. The tentative dates and times for this student research panel are Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. or Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you are available and interested in this opportunity.
Housing and Residence Life Conference Services: Act as a University Ambassador this Summer
Application deadline: Jan. 25, 5 p.m.
Act as a University ambassador to more than 100 sports camps, corporate conferences, and U.Va. programs while gaining valuable work experience in a professional setting. To learn more and apply, visit the website or email email@example.com.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
V Magazine: Features Executive Editor Needed
If you are interested in fashion, join U.Va.'s only print fashion magazine as one of the editorial managers. If you have ideas for stories that you think should be a part of V Magazine, then this is the position for you. Visit the website and contact Chanel Parks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nabilah Jiwani (email@example.com) for more information.
The Spectra: Publish Your Research
Submission deadline: Feb. 18, 11:59 p.m.
The Spectra: The Virginia Undergraduate Engineering and Science and Research Journal invites you to submit your research for publication. Papers should be five to 20 single-spaced pages written by undergraduate students, and they should represent cutting-edge original research. You do not have to be in a lab to submit your research; we have received excellent papers that were written for a class. Submit papers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more information.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
LSA Southwood Community Outreach: Tutoring Program
This program provides dedicated academic support and guidance to the Southwood community in Charlottesville. The Southwood neighborhood is a mobile home park with a 60 percent majority of Latino residents, and it is owned by Habitat for Humanity. The diverse neighborhood is home to more than 215 Albemarle County School students. As a volunteer, you will tutor elementary schoolchildren once a week for two hours (Monday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.). For more information, please email email@example.com.
VISAS: Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars
Application deadline: Jan. 28, 11:59 p.m.
Enjoy flexible opportunities on Grounds: one hour per week, five times throughout the semester, or as much as you want. With VISAS, you can make new friends from all over the world while gaining valuable experience in cross-cultural communication and teaching ESL through our programs. No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. See the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Madison House: ESOL
ESOL is a great, fun way to learn about other cultures and get to know members of the Charlottesville community. Interact with children or adults from all over the world while building your resume for a career in teaching, foreign service, or Peace Corps. Apply online or email email@example.com if you have any questions. Carpool drivers are reimbursed for every mile, and no prior experience or foreign language skills are necessary.
International Service Learning: Changing the World One Adventure at a Time
March 9 through 17.
Do you want to experience field clinical work firsthand in Nicaragua? Interested in medicine, public health, or nursing? Spend your spring break setting up medical clinics in underprivileged villages with doctors and fellow U.Va. students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website to learn more about this opportunity and about International Service Learning.
Madison House: Soccer Coaching
Do you love playing soccer and working with children? Then get some friends together or sign up by yourself to coach a recreational soccer team this semester. Each team practices once a week and has a game every Saturday. No experience is necessary, as training will be provided for all volunteers. Please email email@example.com for more information. Apply here.
MUSIC AND THEATER
University Programs Council: Turquoise Jeep
Jan. 24, doors open at 7 p.m. with show at 8 p.m., Student Activities Building.
Turquoise Jeep, a hip-hop/R&B collective is coming to U.Va. Turquoise Jeep's most famous song, "Lemme Smang It," is likely the greatest hip-hop creation of the century, making smash-and-bang the best combination since peanut butter and jelly. Come see Yung Humma, Flynt Flossy, Whatchyamacallit, Slick Mahony, and Pretty Raheem perform for only $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the SAC. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The McIntire Department of Music: Amazing Opportunities
The music department is putting on innumerable performances this semester – everything from chamber to electronic music. Students get one free ticket to dozens of concerts throughout the year; take advantage of this opportunity and listen to some phenomenal musicians. See the website for more information.
Audition for First-Year Players: Oklahoma!
Jan. 24, 7 to 11 p.m., Newcomb South Meeting Room; Jan. 25, 6 p.m. to midnight, Newcomb Commonwealth Room; Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Newcomb Commonwealth Room.
Are you a first-year or transfer student who likes to sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Then come audition for First-Year Players. If you have any questions, contact Anna McGrady (email@example.com) or visit the website.
Radio Music Society: Auditions
Jan. 28 and 29, Newcomb Hall.
Do you play the violin, viola, or cello? Are you tired of playing classical music and looking for a chance to play today's music? Then become a part of Radio Music Society, a brand new string-based group specializing in covers of popular music like Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, and One Direction. If you've heard it on the radio and loved it, then we play it. For more information and to sign up to audition, click here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Virginia Dance Company: Spring Auditions
Jan. 25, 3 p.m., AFC 2/3.
Audition for the Virginia Dance Company. For more information, visit the website or email email@example.com.
Swing Club: Dance Lessons
Mondays, 9:15 to 10:15 p.m., AFC multipurpose room four.
Learn to swing dance this semester. Beginner lessons do not need a partner or prior experience. This is a fun, easy, and social dance. We teach Charleston, East Coast, and Lindy Hop. The first two lessons you attend are free. For more information, check out the Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballroom Dance Club: First Two Weeks of Lessons Are Free
Wednesdays and Thursdays, Silver (intermediate) lessons: 9:15 p.m.; Bronze (beginner) lessons: 10 p.m.; AFC 2/3.
Partners and previous experience are not required. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Final Fridays: Monthly Showcase of the Arts at U.Va.
Enjoy exhibits, receptions, performances, and lectures all around the University, including the Fralin, Ruffin Hall, the U.Va. School of Architecture, the Fine Arts Library, and the Garden at Eunoia. Students, faculty, and community members are welcome to come and experience this monthly showcase. The schedule of events is available online.
Smart Woman Securities: Information Session
Jan. 24, 6 to 7 p.m., Rouss/Robertson Hall 256.
The primary goal of Smart Woman Securities is to provide women within the University with a supportive community, educational resources, networking opportunities, and hands-on experience in finance and investing. Opportunities include a trip to meet Warren Buffet and a mentorship program with JP Morgan. Visit the website and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Illness and Death Discussion Group (ID Group): A Student Resource
First Tuesday and third Wednesday each month, 8 p.m., New Cabell 415.
If you are experiencing the illness or death of a loved one, ID Group is here for you. We are not counselors or experts – simply a group of students in similar circumstances. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Washington Literary Society and Debating Union: First Meeting of the Semester
Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Newcomb Commonwealth Room.
Come to the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union's first meeting of the semester, the Chapel Meeting. The society meets every week to listen to sometimes serious, sometimes humorous debates and literary presentations put on by our members, as well as to promote oratorical skill and free speech. See the website for more information.
Pre-Dental Society: Information Session
Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Chemistry Building 303.
Learn about different ways to get involved as a pre-dental student and how certain experiences helped society members realize that dentistry is the right career choice for them. Examples include shadowing, MOM projects, Brigades trips, Madison House Medical Services, and SMDEP. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arabic Conversation Club: First Meeting of the Semester
Jan. 29, 7 to 8 p.m., Starbucks on the Corner.
Meetings are open to all. While some are meant to offer informal conversational practice in Modern Standard Arabic, others are geared toward learning dialect or attending cultural events. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Sigma Psi Zeta: Spring Recruitment
Through Jan. 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Cauthen 112.
The Ladies of Sigma Psi Zeta cordially invite you to our spring recruitment. Come to meet new people and learn about our sorority. Join us for a Zumba session, great food (including pho and dessert), and many other fun activities. For more information, check out the Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau: Learn More about the Only Multicultural Fraternity on Grounds
Information session: Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Maury 104.
Are you interested in lifelong brotherhood and committed to the ideals of multiculturalism? Do you want to make a lasting impact on the University community? If so, the brothers of the Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau Fraternity would like to invite you to attend our information session. Visit the website for more information.
aKDPhi Recruitment: Spring 2013
Through Jan. 27.
The sisters of alpha Kappa Delta Phi's Sigma chapter cordially invite you to participate in a week full of fun events and delicious free food. We are the only international Asian-interest sorority devoted to our philanthropy: breast cancer awareness. For more information, check out the Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Phi Sigma Pi Recruitment: Coed Honor Fraternity
Jan. 28 and 30, 7 to 9 p.m., Ern Commons.
Are you looking for your place at U.Va. and interested in getting to know an awesome, diverse group of people? Want to get more involved in the University and Charlottesville communities? If you are a first-, second-, or third-year with at least a 3.0 GPA, check out Phi Sigma Pi. Please only attend one open recruitment session. For more information, see the website.
AKPsi Coed Professional Business Fraternity: Information Sessions
Jan. 28, 7 p.m.; Jan. 30, 6 p.m.; and Jan. 31, 5 p.m., Rouss/Robertson Hall 256.
Alpha Kappa Psi, the oldest coed professional business fraternity in the world, invites you to our information sessions and open recruitment events to meet the brothers and learn more about AKPsi. We will give more details about the resume drop and recruitment week events at our information sessions. See the website for more information.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
AFC: Teach Swim Lessons
Eight Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
The Youth Swim Program at the AFC offers lessons for children, toddlers through preteen, in a group setting. The purpose of our program is to help children learn to be safe in the water by teaching basic aquatic skills. Our upper levels focus on stroke development and refinement. Pick up an application at the AFC soon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Virginia Eventing and Dressage Team: Welcoming New Members
Interested in horseback riding? The Virginia Eventing and Dressage Team is open to new members of all experience levels. We meet for monthly clinics, shows, and social events. For more information, visit the website.
STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS
Ankle Sprain Study: Seeking Volunteers with Recently Sprained Ankle
Volunteers (ages 15 to 30) who have recently sprained an ankle are needed to participate in a research study. The study involves one visit lasting approximately 90 minutes. If you are eligible, you will participate in pre-treatment measurements, an ice bag treatment, and post-treatment measurements. Compensation for completion is $25. For more information, contact Kimberly Rupp at 434-924-6184 or email@example.com. Visit the website if you have any questions. (U.Va. Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory, IRB-HSR No. 16341)
Asthma Study: Participants Needed to Improve Asthma Care
Volunteers (18 to 40 years old) are needed for a study about asthma and the common cold. You must have asthma and not smoke. The screening involves two visits ($40 for each visit). Those who qualify can receive up to $1,570 for completing the study. Please contact us at the U.Va. Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center for more information (HSR-IRB Nos. 12656 and 14427). Email Debbie Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-982-3510.
U.Va. Department of Otolaryngology: Seeking Adults with Influenza
We want to test the effectiveness of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in healthy adults (ages 18 through 65) who have the flu. Study involves taking the study drug or placebo as soon as possible after getting the flu, seven visits (30 minutes each), a physical, nose/throat swabs, blood draws and a diary. Compensation is $500 upon completion. For more information, call 434-982-3981 or email email@example.com. IRB-HSR No. 15741.
Leadership and Campaign Training Workshop for Women: Elect Her
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elect Her is the only nationwide program that encourages and trains young women to run for political office, including student-elected leadership positions. In a five-hour training session, Elect Her provides students with research and information about women and politics, campaign strategies, and several opportunities to network with women leaders within the Charlottesville and University communities. Register here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation Leader Recruitment: Get Paid for Loving U.Va.
Application deadline: Feb. 6, 4 p.m.
Learn more about joining the 2013 Summer Orientation Leader Team at an optional information session on Jan. 24, 6 p.m., in the Newcomb Commonwealth Room. If you have any questions, visit the website or email email@example.com.
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