October 16, 2013
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CONNECTIONS – October 16
OF SPECIAL NOTE
J-Term Courses are Listed Online Now
Registration: Nov. 14-15.
January Term offers about 40 courses in a variety of disciplines, including Flash Fiction, Women and The Civil Rights Movement, and Modern Korea. Please visit the website for a full list of courses offered. The classes are taught in a two-week format, allowing students to connect with faculty, fellow students, and course material. Registration opens on Nov. 14 for third- and fourth-year students. All other students can register on Nov. 15.
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS COUNCIL EVENTS
MOVIE: Despicable Me 2
Oct. 18 - 19, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Despicable Me 2 will be playing in Newcomb Theater on Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Get your tickets in the SAC for $3. See what else will be playing this month on Facebook.
Volunteer for the Game Day Challenge
Deadline: Oct. 20.
UVa is participating in the Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition to increase recycling and reduce waste at a home football game. Over the past three seasons we have placed first in America, and we need your help to keep the winning streak going! Volunteers will encourage tailgaters to recycle during a three-hour shift before our Oct. 26 game against Georgia Tech. The shift will end in time for kick-off, and all volunteers will receive pizza and a free T-shirt. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 20 to sign up. You can also visit our Facebook event for more details.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Students with Mentally Ill Parents Support Group
Tuesdays 2 to 3 p.m., CAPS.
This support group will meet weekly. The group leader will provide topics as a springboard for discussion. The goal of the group is to provide a supportive space for students as they cope with a mentally ill parent whose functioning is significantly impaired. A pre-group screening with the facilitator is required to join this group. Visit the website for more information.
Anxiety Management Group: Counseling and Psychological Services
Fridays 2 p.m., CAPS.
This workshop focuses on helping students with anxiety learn strategies to cope and begin to control their anxiety. This is a didactic workshop with time allotted to practice strategies presented. The workshop is composed of four units, one each week. The complete workshop requires a commitment to complete all four units. Visit the website for more information.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., outside Clark Hall.
The American Red Cross Club at UVa is hosting a blood drive. Blood supply shortages are highest during the winter so we need your blood now! One person can save three lives.
Call HELP Line at (434) 295-TALK
HELP Line is an anonymous, confidential telephone service. Anyone in need of a nonjudgmental, empathetic listening ear is encouraged to call. HELP Line is run by student volunteers and affiliated with Madison House.
Immunization Clinic: Get Your Flu Shot and Other Vaccines
Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Newcomb Hall.
You can get a flu shot and other immunizations at the annual Immunization Clinic sponsored by Student Health in partnership with our private vaccine provider company, Maxim Health System. No appointment is needed. For more details, including costs and methods of payment, please see the website. All students are encouraged to get the flu shot so they can stay healthy, keep up with their studies, and minimize the chance of their friends or family members getting sick.
Students with Drive Grant Program: Get Your Group Moving With ZIPCAR
Deadline: Oct. 17.
Each month, Zipcar awards $32,500 in transportation grants to 15 student groups across the country. Whether you are involved in the arts, build new homes for the needy, donate your time, participate in mock trial or play club sports, we want to help your group. Check out Zipcar and the Students with Drive grant program today, and your organization could be riding in style to volunteer opportunities, academic conferences, games or wherever you all need to go. Visit their Facebook page to enter your organization today.
Hoos Involved: Work with students to develop public service projects.
Hoos Involved matches students with similar service interests to form informal mentoring relationships. Students with prior experience developing public service projects are encouraged to become mentors. Time commitments are minimal and depend on individual mentee/mentor relationships. Please take a moment to fill out the interest form.
Apply to the Blueprint Emerging Leaders Program
Deadline: Oct. 27.
BLUEPRINT is a leadership development program that occurs once a week from Jan. 29 to Mar. 19. The program is designed for first- and second-year students who demonstrate leadership potential and display interest in developing their personal skills in an interactive environment. Appy online by Oct. 27.
The Monroe Society is Looking for First-Year Hosts
The Monroe Society is looking for first-years to host prospective students when they visit UVa. Prospective students are eager to see what UVa is all about, and we rely on your help to show them what daily life as a student here is like. As a host, you get the opportunity to show a prospective student all around UVa and Charlottesville. Email us for more information or visit our website.
Free MCAT, LSAT, GRE, and GMAT Prep Events
Oct. 21, various times and locations.
The LSAT Strategy Session will be held Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in Gibson 211. The Anatomy of the MCAT session will be held Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Maury 104. The GRE & GMAT Verbal Boot Camp will be held Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Monroe 130. Reserve space online.
LECTURES, PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS
Korean Oral Tradition “P’ansori” From Past to Present
Oct. 18, 3:15 to 5 p.m., Monroe 130.
Chan E. Park is the professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Performance at Ohio State University. Professor Park will present “Hare Returns to Land,” her bilingual adaptation from the p’ansori Sugungga, Song of the Water Palace as part of her lecture. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
Registration Open for Global Digital Libraries Symposium
Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 112 Alderman Library.
Rare Book School, the Scholars’ Lab, and the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities at the Institute of the Humanities and Global Culture are pleased to announce a three-day symposium, Global Digital Libraries, to be held in Charlottesville from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. The symposium will include public lectures, a luncheon roundtable discussion, and an afternoon workshop, “Disbinding All the Books in the World.” Visit the website for more information.
Business Ethics Society Speaker Series: Shawn Berman
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Rouss/Robertson 227.
Shawn Berman, an associate professor of business and society at University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center of Applied Ethics at UVa’s Darden School, will lead a presentation on modern day employer and employee relationships. The discussion will highlight criteria that we, as undergraduate students, may want to consider when evaluating future employers.
Miller Center Forum: Kennedy and Latin America
Oct. 21, 1 to 5:30 p.m., Miller Center.
As part of a retrospective series on the Kennedy Presidency, the Miller Center will host a forum focused on President Kennedy’s approach to Latin America. The program will include three panels that assess the political and economic outlook of the region 50 years after Kennedy’s untimely death and amidst rising violence and security concerns. The Miller Center is located at 2201 Old Ivy Road and is accessible via the North Line Bus. Please RSVP online.
SYC Presents: Halloween HOOps
Oct. 20, 2 to 5 p.m., Memorial Gym.
Second-Year Council is hosting a charity 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit the children of the Charlottesville community without Halloween costumes. All proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville. Registration is $5 for an individual or $15 per team. You can visit the website for more information and register online.
Third-Year Council: Jack-O-lanteRUN 5K
Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m., Nameless Field.
The Jack-O-lanteRUN 5K is a Halloween costume race or fun walk to benefit the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House. All UVa students are invited and encouraged to register ($5 for students; $15 for community members). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the race. You can register or find out more details online.
Domestic Violence Awareness Film Screening: Telling Amy’s Story
Oct. 20, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ern Commons.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Lovely Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority present Telling Amy’s Story, a documentary film that follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred in central Pennsylvania in 2001. Discussion to follow.
Be PRE-pared: Learn about Pre-professional Tracks at UVa
Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Shannon Residence Hall, first floor.
Are you stressed about what classes to take next semester? Confused about what it means to be pre-anything? College Council presents Be PRE-pared where you can come learn about pre-professional tracks at UVa and classes for the spring semester. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.
2013 Virginia Universities and Race Histories Conference
Nov. 8-9, Nau 101.
This free conference will explore the role of slavery, segregation, and discrimination in shaping Virginia’s institutions of higher education and their relationship with the communities in which they reside. Sessions will explore topics such as tradition and identity of higher education, educating about race history, commemorating of history, campus and community relationships, and access to education. Visit the website to find out more details and register online.
Homecomings International Dinner
Oct. 21, 7 to 9 p.m., Ern Commons.
Come try cuisines from all around the world while meeting students from UVa’s many ethnic CIOs. Free food from M&M, Shebeen, Yuan Ho, and El Tepeyac will be served. Performances by Organization of African Students, Japan Club, and Chinese Students & Scholars Society. This event kicks off the Homecomings week for students. All international students and people interested in international culture are welcome.
Learn French and Spanish at Language Jumpstart in November
Deadline: Oct. 25
Language Jumpstart introduces students to the very basics of French and Spanish, such as everyday phrases, greetings, and basic grammar. Native and other advanced speakers will practice with students during class. French sessions will be held on Nov. 2 and 9 from noon to 3 p.m., and Spanish sessions will be held Nov. 16 and 23 from noon to 3 p.m. More information and applications are available on our website. French application deadline is Oct. 25. Spanish application deadline is Nov. 8.
Coptic Orthodox Liturgy: Student Christian Fellowship
Oct. 19, 9 a.m., UVa Chapel.
Come to a Coptic Orthodox service held by the Coptic Orthodox Christian Association. Anyone interested can attend. Email Christen Botros for more information.
Tuesday Evening Concert Series: Stephanie Blythe & Les Violons du Roy
Oct. 22, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
World-acclaimed opera star Stephanie Blythe sings Handel and Haydn arias with Canadian baroque orchestra Les Violons do Roy, plus works by Telemann and J.S. Bach. The award-winning orchestra is led by the renowned Music Director Bernard Labadie. Visit the website for more information.
Technosonics XIV: Motion
Oct. 17-18, 8 p.m., Ruth Caplin Theatre.
These performances will include works by UVa Music faculty Matthew Burtner and Ted Coffey presented with choreography created for the festival. UVa Drama and Dance faculty members Kimberly Brooks Mata and Kathryn Schetlick will also present new work in collaboration with UVa composers. Tickets are free. Visit the website for more information.
UVa Chamber Music Series: Mendelssohn
Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Come to the opening concert of the UVa Chamber Music Series. Three faculty artists, including violinist David Sariti will perform a program of Mendelssohn works. This performance is supported by a generous gift from Katherine S. Brooks. Visit the website for more information.
BSA Presents: The North vs. South Basketball Game Sign-Ups
Nov. 23, 6 to 7 p.m., Slaughter Recreation Center.
Come represent your region in the inaugural Black Student Alliance North vs. South game. Entry fee is $5. Please see our Facebook page for details regarding teams and the event. Sign up here by Nov. 3:
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 UVa Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center at 434-924-2227 for more information.
Go Global: Get Your Passport
Nov. 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Join us at the UVa Global Passport Drive for students, faculty, and staff. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on Grounds to accept passport and renewal applications and to answer questions. You can get passport photos taken at the event for $6. For information on required materials and fees, please visit the website or see event details here. Important payment information: The State Department and the photographer will only accept cash, check, or credit card.
Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scott Stadium T4 parking lot.
Can’t get to DMV? DMV is coming to you! DMV will be setting up its mobile office, known as DMV2Go, in the T4 parking lot outside the east gate of Scott Stadium. This office is highly functional and can conduct nearly all DMV business. Stop by if you need to apply for or renew a driver’s license, get a copy of your driving record, update your voter registration address, and much more.
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