February 27, 2013
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OF SPECIAL NOTE
Spring Mental Wellness Screening
March 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb 360.
Free pizza, first-come, first-served.
How’s your mood? Problems with anxiety and depression can make it hard to function and enjoy college. A recent survey (Healthy Minds, 2009) reported that 38 percent of U.Va. students thought they needed help for mental health problems in the past year. At U.Va.’s Student Health, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), nearly 2,000 students sought assistance last year.
Mental wellness screening is free, fast and anonymous. You will receive immediate feedback about the results. Feel free to bring a friend along. If you can’t attend on March 5, go online for anonymous online screenings and information about emotional well-being.
If you would like to speak with a mental health professional, call CAPS at 434-243-5150 and request a phone screening appointment. Additionally, if you are dealing with a mental health emergency after 5 p.m. or on weekends, either on your own or with someone you know, a CAPS clinician is available through the Student Health answering service at 434-972-7004.
U.Va. Student Elections 2013: Tomorrow (by 4 p.m.) Is the Last Day to Vote
Make your voice heard – don't forget to cast your vote in the University’s student elections this year by tomorrow (Feb. 28) at 4 p.m.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Project on Lived Theology: "The Politics of Church – Examining the Ways Churches Engage and Avoid Politics"
Feb. 28, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Paul's Memorial Church (lounge).
Kris Norris and Sam Speers will discuss their research in the first of the Project in Lived Theology's spring speaker series: "Thursday Nights: Conversations in Lived Theology." Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to join the conversation. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies: Upcoming Talks
The two upcoming talks will be given by Marci Shore, associate professor of history at Yale University: “The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe” (Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m., location TBA), and “Phenomenological Encounters: Scenes from Central Europe” (March 1, 10 a.m. to noon, Nau 342). If you have any questions, visit the website or email email@example.com.
Religion and Placebo Effects: Andy Thomson
March 5, 6 to 7 p.m., Nau 211.
Andy Thomson's goal is to give his audience an understanding of placebo effects. They represent complex, evolved machinery for self-healing that date to our invertebrate ancestors and the earliest central nervous systems. He argues that traditional religions, new age nonsense, and homeopathy claim abilities to improve health, a legacy medical science is now elucidating. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oreos, Bananas and Coconuts: Untangling Racial and Cultural Identity
March 4, 7 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
Are you a coconut, a banana, or an Oreo? Hoos Mixed invites you to an engaging discussion about racial and cultural identity, led by third-year Global Development Studies major Mallory Combemale. The discussion will focus on distinguishing the concepts of race and culture: What is the difference and how are they related? What does it even mean to be ‘black on the outside’ but ‘white on the inside’? Everyone is welcome and “racially coded” foods will be provided. RSVP here. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Pre-Dental Society (PDS): Meeting and Lecture
Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Clark 102.
Dr. Giuseppe “Joe” Rebellato will speak to PDS about his experiences in dentistry. Additionally, Career Peer Educator Molly Cudahy will speak about the Parents Committee Internship Grants and the Simpson Internship Scholarship, and she will answer any general UCS questions you have. She will have materials about procuring summer internships and funding opportunities. We will also sell PDS T-shirts for $14 and give out information on how to get involved with presentations to local children regarding proper dental hygiene. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Ground: Dialogue between Jewish and Islamic Worlds through Art
March 3 and 4.
The McIntire Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, MESALC (Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures), and the McIntire Department of Art are all coming together for this event. Artists and scholars from all over the world are coming to the University to give academic presentations and artistic performances. Visit the website for a schedule of events.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Of Two Minds: Screening of Award-Winning Documentary
March 26, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Of Two Minds is a documentary that profiles several lives of individuals with bipolar disorder. Film runtime is 90 minutes. The screening is free and open to the public, and a Q&A session will follow the film. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Bookstore: Unsold Textbook Returns
Purchase books before March 4.
In order to comply with publishers' return policies, we will begin sending unsold stock back to vendors on March 4. Please come by our textbook department to purchase any books that you still need. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Every Body Week: Fun Events Promoting Body Positivity and Raising Awareness about Eating Disorders
Through March 1.
Take a free Zumba class at the AFC, participate in a brown bag lunch and discuss body image and social media, or trade in your old jeans for a free Celebrate Every Body Week T-shirt at Newcomb Hall. Visit the website for more information.
WTJU: Battle of the Bands
Submit demo by March 22.
WTJU is hosting a battle of the bands at UPC's Springfest on April 6. To compete, bands must submit a demo online. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
College Foundation Career Forums: Advice about Careers
Feb. 28, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., South Lawn.
Hear advice from recent alumni about careers in finance, museum careers, and entrepreneurial careers. Panelists include Roger Millay (vice president and CFO at Towers Watson), Rebecca Schoenthal (curator at Second Street Gallery), and Hunter Stokes (CEO of Vmeals). See the website for details, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Machik’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP): Information Session
March 1, 4 p.m., Newcomb Board Room.
SEP is a unique enrichment program that offers Tibetan students from Chungba and other Tibetan rural areas a dynamic and stimulating learning environment for four weeks every summer. Email email@example.com for more details.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
The Cavalier Daily: Seeking Public Editor (Paid Position)
The public editor is responsible for reading all newspaper content and writing one column a week critiquing our coverage. Compensation is $40 per column ($160 per month). The position will begin March 1. Contact Executive Editor Charlie Tyson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. Graduate students or advanced undergraduates interested in media are preferred.
The Cavalier Daily's Email Newsletter: Subscribe Today
Get daily U.Va. updates sent directly to your email. Subscribe here. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Student Editor of Connections: Position Available for Fall 2013
Interested in communications or journalism? Gain solid experience by serving as the student editor of Connections in the upcoming academic year and possibly beyond. Requirements: Strong writing, editing and fact-checking skills; and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, Associated Press (AP) style. Rising second- or third-year student highly preferred. Commitment: Seven to 10 hours per week with most of the work occurring between Monday and Wednesday. $10 per hour. If interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to Virginia Carter, Student Affairs Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
Distinguished Major Voice Recital: Billy Binion
March 3, 3:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Billy Binion, fourth-year tenor, is presenting a free voice recital as a part of the McIntire Department of Music’s Distinguished Majors Program. The program includes pieces by Schumann, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, and Bizet, among others. The recital will be followed by a reception in the lobby. This recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Visit the website for more information.
Pilobolus: World-Renowned Dance Troupe Performance
March 6, 8 p.m., Culbreth Theatre.
Tickets are available for reservation or purchase online. This performance may contain partial nudity. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Breaking Grounds: Breakdance Competition
March 2, 4 to 10 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Experience a real breakdance event hosted by The Hooligans: Breakdance Club and University Programs Council. Admission is free. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Live Homosexual Acts: Perform or Submit a Piece to Be Performed at the Chapel
April 6, 6 p.m., U.Va. Chapel.
The Queer Student Union at U.Va. is seeking performances and performers for Live Homosexual Acts, an annual LGBTQ and allied talent show about experiences with sexuality. Pieces can be anything from song to poetry to prose to dance. Contact Arni (email@example.com) or Monica (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to submit pieces.
Drop In, Tune In, Drop Out: Meditation Workshop
March 1, 5 to 9 p.m., CAB 437.
This mantra meditation (kirtan) workshop offers the perfect opportunity to relax, de-stress, and melt your cares away. Kirtan is an ancient process and a powerful experience that involves the singing of mantras, usually accompanied by musical instruments. We will have various people leading the chanting throughout the four hours. No musical or prior experience is required. Come anytime and leave when you wish. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
300 Seconds of Romance: Find Your Beloved
March 2, 4 to 6 p.m., Newcomb Commonwealth Room.
Do you want to find the perfect companion through one conversation? Sign up before Feb. 28 to find your beloved on March 2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc: Performers Requested for Portraits
March 27, 7:30 p.m., location TBA.
Do you recite poetry, sing, dance, step, or do stand-up comedy? Then sign up to perform for our annual event, “Portraits: A Production on Diversity.” There are no auditions – just sign up to perform. Please email Hajar Ahmed (email@example.com) if you are interested. See the website for more information.
Student Hip-Hop Organization: Art Show
March 1, 5:30 to 8 p.m., OpenGrounds Studio (1400 University Avenue).
In an attempt to capture hip-hop culture's unbounded nature, the Student Hip-Hop Organization will explore artists' depiction of primitive influences. Please join us for a pop-up art gallery as we appreciate live paintings, living creatures from other realms, and many other works of artists from around the state. Refreshments will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
UPC Cinematheque: Hitchcock Double Feature
March 7, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
University Programs Council presents a double feature screening. The 2012 film Hitchcock will be screened at 7 p.m., followed by the classic Hitchcock film North by Northwest at 10 p.m. Tickets are $3 and can be bought in the SAC. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS
Single Leg Squat Research Study: Seeking Participants
A U.Va. graduate student is looking for both healthy individuals and individuals with a diagnosed knee injury for a research study seeking to identify neuromuscular differences between two groups of people during a single leg squat task. There are no invasive aspects to this research study. The study requires one session lasting approximately one hour. No compensation is provided. For more information, contact
Megan Inama, ATC (firstname.lastname@example.org). IRB HSR: No. 16594.
Department of Kinesiology Jump Landing Study: Research Opportunity
The Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory is seeking individuals (ages 18 to 28) with at least three years of experience in dance, soccer, or basketball for a research study. Our purpose is to determine how athletes who play various sports land from jumps. This study involves performing a jump landing activity repeatedly while wearing small sensors that will allow your hip, knee, and ankle movements to be measured. Time commitment is a single, approximately one-hour session. Email email@example.com for more information.
Ankle Sprain Study: Seeking Volunteers with Recently Sprained Ankle
The Department of Human Services, Division of Kinesiology, is seeking volunteers (ages 15 to 30) who have sprained an ankle in the past two weeks. Our purpose is to understand the effects of ice on pain and function after an ankle sprain. This study involves one visit lasting approximately 90 minutes. We will take measurements and apply ice to your ankle. For more information, please contact Aaron Bottinick (434-924-6184 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or see the website. IRB-HSR No. 16587.
Judgment and Decision Making Lab: Sign Up for Our Listserv
Joining the participant pool listserv enables you to hear about opportunities to make money ($10 per hour) while participating in experiments and surveys conducted by Batten’s Judgment and Decision Making (JADE) Lab. Signing up does not commit you to participating in studies; you will simply be emailed about sessions for which you can then sign up. Use this link to join the participant pool. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
U.Va. Drama Department: “God's Ear”
Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2, 8 p.m., Helms Theatre.
The U.Va. drama department presents the highly acclaimed play “God’s Ear,” directed by Sandy Shinner. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone (434-924-3376), or in person at the U.Va. Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.). Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, U.Va. faculty and staff, and U.Va. Alumni Association members, and $8 for students (free for U.Va. students if purchased 24 hours before the show date). See the website for more information.
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.
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 .
Young Women Leaders Program: Apply to Be a Big Sis
Early bird deadline: March 1; regular deadline: March 19.
Want to empower and make a difference in a local middle-school girl’s life (and earn course credit in the process)? Apply to be a Big Sister next year through the Young Women Leaders Program. See the website for more information.
Distinguished Major Recital: Christine Coogle
March 2, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Christine Coogle, soprano, presents a voice recital as the culmination of four years of work at U.Va. with her teacher, Pamela Beasley. The program includes pieces by Bach, Schubert, Bellini, and Debussy, as well as opera and English art song repertoire. This recital is part of the McIntire Department of Music's Distinguished Majors Program and is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Visit the website for more information.
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