February 13, 2013
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Next Year’s Class Councils and Trustees: Now Accepting Applications
Application deadline: March 8, noon.
Are you interested in planning exciting events to serve the needs of your class? Are you looking for a rewarding and meaningful leadership opportunity? If so, apply for Class Council today. Applications for the Class of 2016 Second-Year Council, Class of 2015 Third-Year Council, and Class of 2014 Trustees are currently being accepted and can be found online. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Greek Weekend Executive Board: Apply to Be a Director
Application deadline: Feb. 22, midnight.
The Greek Weekend Executive Board is seeking Greek members for four executive positions: director of finance, director of marketing, director of outreach, and director of events. If you want to be a key component of this year’s Greek Weekend, apply now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Rare Book School-U.Va. Fellowship Program: Information Reception
Feb. 14, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 317 Alderman Library.
This program enables U.Va. students to enhance any research employing textual artifacts, including written, printed, and born-digital materials. Fellows attend a course at RBS for free (tuition is currently $1,095) and receive a $250 stipend. In addition, the program will award a $500 prize to the most distinguished project from each cohort. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Third-Year Community Service Project Grant: Apply to Fund Your Community Service Project
Do you have an awesome idea for a way to give back to the community but lack the money or manpower to make it happen? Apply for TYC's Service Grant and receive up to $500 to organize your event. The recipient of the grant will host the event in the spring in coordination with Third-Year Council’s Community Service Committee. Please see the website for more information.
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards
Nominations due by Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards for excellence of character and service to humanity are awarded to one woman and one man from the graduating class and to one member of the University community. See details on the website. Please send nominations and supporting materials to: Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, P.O. Box 400303 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award
Nominations due by Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
The Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award is presented annually by the Alumni Association to a member of the student body who has won recognition in the University community for demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance and for preserving the tradition of the University. The nominee must be a degree recipient in May 2013. See details on the website. Please send nominations and supporting materials to: Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, P.O. Box 400303 or by email to email@example.com.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Professor Steven Suranovic: The Battle over Unfair Trade in China
Feb. 15, 7:29 p.m., Hotel C on the West Range.
The Jefferson Society is hosting Professor Steven Suranovic, head of International Trade and Investment Policy at George Washington University, who will speak about the U.S.-China trade imbalance and address accusations that the Chinese have behaved "unfairly" in their trade policy in the international arena. If you have any questions, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORE Seminar: What is Globalization?
Feb. 18, 7 to 9 p.m., Monroe 116.
Join Clare Terni for the second spring Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement (CORE) seminar on globalization (maximum of 35 participants, first-come basis). Please visit the website for details. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Series: Paul Sutter
Feb. 21, 5 to 6:30 pm, Jefferson Hall.
Environmental historian Paul Sutter will discuss Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon," which is hailed as a "natural wonder," but happens to be North America's largest erosion gulley, caused by the unsustainable farming practices of the cotton-rich South. Please see the website for more information.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Become a Peer Health Educator: Information Sessions
Feb. 20 and 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 25, 5 to 6 p.m., Minor 125.
The Peer Health Educators is a group of U.Va. students who educate their classmates about college lifestyle and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner. PHEs are trained in health and wellness topics like safe sex, nutrition, mental health, and alcohol education. If you are interested in learning more about the program, attend one of our information sessions (free pizza will be provided) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See the website if you have any questions.
Cognitive Science Program: Career Forum
Feb. 21, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., Gilmer 141.
This presentation by University Career Services will emphasize employment obtained by recent cognitive science alumni, current internship and employment possibilities, and the application process for jobs and graduate programs. Participants are encouraged to remain after the presentation for pizza and career-oriented conversation. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
U.Va. Summer Session 2013: Course Registration
Registration opens April 15 and 16.
During our three summer sessions, more than 400 courses are offered in Arts and Sciences, Architecture, Engineering, Commerce, Public Health, Nursing, and Education. Registration in SIS opens on April 15 for third-years, fourth-years, and graduate students, and on April 16 for first- and second-years. See our website for preliminary course listings and more information.
Global Student Council: Training Session
Feb. 14, 7 to 10 p.m., Clark 155.
The Global Student Council is hosting a walk-in training session open to everyone on Grounds. The session will include a resume workshop and a mock behavioral interview. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Second-Year Council: Etiquette Dinner
Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Alumni Hall.
Enjoy a catered dinner, learn about business etiquette, receive tips on interviews and introductions, and find out all you need to know to make it through a business dinner. Sign up soon – only 50 spaces are available. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Monroe Society: Spread Your Love for Our University
Become a host for the Monroe Society and show a prospective high school student the amazing benefits of attending U.Va. Sign up online today.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dance Marathon 2013: Learn How to Get Involved
The marathon will take place on Feb. 23, and we would love your participation. All of our fundraising efforts benefit U.Va. Children's Hospital. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dream Corps Summer Volunteer Program: Information Session
Feb. 18, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Clark 102.
Are you interested in promoting reading programs in rural China and helping underprivileged children? To learn more, come to the information session or email email@example.com.
Alpha Phi Omega: Information Sessions and Open Project
Information sessions: Feb. 18 and 19, 7 p.m., Cabell 311; project: Feb. 23, 9 a.m., Bice parking lot.
Are you interested in engaging with the Charlottesville community and making new friends? Join Alpha Phi Omega, the only coed community service fraternity at U.Va. Come to the general information sessions to learn about what APO does and how recruitment works. Our open community project is an opportunity for anyone interested to come and do service with us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Project SERVE: Apply to Be a Site Leader
Application deadline: Feb. 24, 5 p.m.
U.Va.’s Project SERVE is an annual event with a twofold mission: to introduce incoming students to service and service learning opportunities at U.Va. and to familiarize participants with some of the local agencies that rely on the continued dedication and commitment of the University community. Applications can be found online. Contact Kate Gregano (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
Black Voices: Winter Benefit Concert
Feb. 23, 4 to 6 p.m., First Baptist Church (632 West Main St.).
Enjoy an evening of praise and worship through song and dance as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. Admission is free, but donations will benefit U.Va.'s Princess Club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
CUSO Concert: With University Singers and Members of the Oratorio Society
Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall; and February 17, 3:30 p.m., Monticello High School.
The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra (CUSO) will explore Russian history and Johann Sebastian Bach's lively setting of dance forms. CUSO Principal Flute Kelly Sulick is the featured soloist in Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2. U.Va.'s University Singers and select members of the Oratorio Society will join the orchestra in Alexander Borodin's “Polovtsian Dances” and Sergei Prokofiev's dramatic cantata, Alexander Nevsky. See the website for more information. Tickets are free for students if reserved online by 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Swing Club: Valentine's Dance
Feb. 16, 8 to 11 p.m., O’Hill Forum.
Whether you're looking for something romantic to do Valentine's weekend or you're just feeling the Lindy love, come out to Swing Club's first dance of the semester. Admission is $5 per person or $8 per couple. There will be a beginner lesson at 7 p.m. free with admission. For more information, contact Sheila (email@example.com) or check out our Facebook page.
Auditions: Amuse Bouche Improv Comedy
Feb. 18 or 19, 8 p.m., meet on the steps of Old Cabell Hall.
Audition for U.Va.'s only long-form improvisational comedy group (no experience necessary). For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA): Tet Show 2013
March 2, 3 p.m., Burley Middle School.
Tet Show, VSA’s biggest event of the year, is an annual culture show celebrating Tet, the lunar new year. Tet Show exhibits Vietnamese culture through musical performances, a fashion show, various traditional and modern dances, and a themed skit. This will also mark VSA's 30th year at U.Va. If you are not already in the show, come by and let us entertain you. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Genealogy Night with LDSSA: Hoos Your Daddy?
Feb. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m., New Cabell 316.
Who's your daddy's daddy's great grandpa? Join us in exploring genealogy and researching your family history. This discussion will also address why genealogy is important to the Mormon Church. Food will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Japan Club: Curry Night
Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Shea House.
Enjoy a night of fun and delicious curry. First plate is free for members and $5 for nonmembers; second plate and on is $2 for everyone. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Sound of My Voice: Free Screening
Feb. 17, 6 p.m., Clemons.
Join OFFScreen for a free screening of Sound of My Voice, a 2011 film about a journalist and his girlfriend who, while investigating a cult for a story, get drawn in by its mysterious leader. Check out our Facebook page for more information.
West Side Story: A Classic Revived
May 5, 7:30 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
More than 50 years ago, one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’s Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. Tickets cost $35 to $55, with additional applicable fees. See the website for more information.
STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS
Focus Group: Earn Money by Discussing Drinking for 90 Minutes
Deadline for responses: Feb. 15, noon.
Participate in a focus group about celebratory drinking behaviors and receive a $20 U.Va. Bookstore gift card. There will also be free pizza and water. Even if you do not drink alcohol, your participation is important to gain an understanding of the issues and help us create more effective education and prevention programs. If you are interested, please fill out the survey form here. You will be contacted if you are chosen. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
University-Wide Competition: Why Books Matter
Application deadline extended: March 15.
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. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Internship Programs: Accepting Applications
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
Searching for a professional-practice internship and the opportunity to earn academic credit? The University Internship Programs (UIP) has developed hundreds of academic year and summer internships in a wide variety of areas. For more information and to apply online, visit the UIP website.
Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN): Apply Today
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 11:59 p.m.
Are you interested in helping incoming students adjust to life at U.Va.? Then apply to be a PAFN adviser. We are a mentoring organization that smoothes the transition to University life for incoming Asian and Asian-American students. Apply here.
Hess Newman Jargowsky Stoker Scholarship: Awarded Annually
This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a non-graduating student whose life has been significantly touched by cancer. This impact may be a result of one's own illness or that of a close family member or friend. The award is for $1,000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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