November 28, 2012
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Lighting of the Lawn
Dec. 6, 7 to 10 p.m.
Join the University community for this special tradition celebrating the holiday season. As part of the event, you are invited to make a donation in support of Hope House, a transitional housing program in Charlottesville sponsored by the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA).
BSA: Emerging Leaders Retreat
Jan. 11 through 13; application deadline: Nov. 30.
The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is hosting its annual Emerging Leaders Retreat in order to give first- and second-year students an opportunity for fellowship with other aspiring leaders, to refine their leadership skills, and to converse with U.Va. faculty from around Grounds. Please email Julian (email@example.com) for an application.
Armstrong Scholars: $5,000 Internship Stipends
Application deadline: Dec. 3.
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 next 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 details and application instructions, see the website.
Battestin Fellowships: Bibliographical Research at U.Va.
Application deadline: Feb. 1.
The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia announces the Battestin Fellowships, three awards of $3,500 each to U.Va. graduate students for projects in bibliographical and textual studies using U.Va. library collections. Please see the website for more information.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy: Designing Local Renewable Energy Policies in California
Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m., Garrett Hall Commons.
J.R. DeShazo from the University of California, Los Angeles, is presenting on the timely topic of designing renewable energy policies in California as a case study of policy analytics and politics. The UCLA Luskin Center describes DeShazo as a “world-traveling environmental problem solver” as well as “an expert in economics, public finance, and organizational governance.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Opening Sustainability: Dialogues Across Disciplines – Third Installment
Manuel Lerdau (Environmental Science), Josh Yates (Sociology), and Mark White (McIntire School of Commerce) will discuss sustainability and how it ties into our lives, both inside and outside the University. Lunch will be provided by local, sustainable businesses. RSVP by filling out this form. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., Miller Center.
Michael Duffy, Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief, and Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor at Time magazine, will discuss their new book, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity. See the website for more information.
Presentation: Religions and Women in Korea
Dec. 4, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Lorna Sundberg International Center.
Lucy Jee, a visiting scholar from Korea in the U.Va. religious studies department, will discuss the tradition of praying as a group at the break of dawn across different religions in Korea. Why is this practice important in Korea’s religious life? Women are generally more pious than men, but what accounts for their enthusiastic attendance? Register here.
Undergraduate Research Network (URN): How to Get Involved in Research
Nov. 29, 5 p.m., Gilmer 141.
URN's most popular workshop is back. Come for a detailed “how-to” guide on getting involved in research and advice on distinguishing yourself to faculty. Whether this is your first semester or your last, all majors and years are welcome and encouraged to attend for valuable information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Career Conference 2013: Finding Your Path
Jan. 18, 2 to 5 p.m., Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
This three-hour mini-conference is designed for first-, second-, and third-year students interested in career exploration. Come hear an inspiring keynote address from nationally renowned author Daniel Seddiqui (50 Jobs in 50 States) and participate in two breakout sessions to get a jump start on your career exploration. The conference will end with a reception and information fair featuring UCS and other U.Va. resources that promote exploration and experiential learning. See the website for more information.
First-Year Formal: Sweet '16
Nov. 30, 8 to 11 p.m., Alumni Hall Ballroom.
Cap off a wonderful first semester by celebrating with the entire Class of 2016. The event is completely free and includes candy, photo booth pictures, and good times. Attire is semiformal. The first 300 people will receive free 2016 sunglasses. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Inkstone: Collecting Submissions
Do you have an artistic or literary talent? Submit to Inkstone at firstname.lastname@example.org to see your work get published. If you submit and are accepted, you will have a chance to win a gift card to Sweet Frog. See the website for more information.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
U.Va. Habitat for Humanity: Spring Break Trip 2013
March 9 through 17, Lexington, Kentucky; application deadline: Dec. 20.
Go on the most fun, most affordable, and most engaging trip there is. An information session will take place on Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Cabell 423. Apply here. If you cannot attend the interest meeting, email Joe (email@example.com) or Frances (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MUSIC AND THEATER
Virginia Women's Chorus 30th Annual Candlelight Concerts: “Winter Celebration”
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 8 p.m., U.Va. Chapel.
The audience will be taken on a journey with upbeat, contemplative, and humorous music as the women usher in the holiday and winter season. Known for its unique performances, the chorus will present diverse music, including songs from Malcolm Dalglish’s Hymnody of Earth, accompanied by hammered dulcimer and percussion. Please see the website for more information.
Family Holiday Concert: A Festive Community Tradition
Dec. 1, 8 p.m., and Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra and the University Singers continue a festive community tradition, presenting their eighth annual Family Holiday Concerts. Through the years, these popular concerts have launched the holiday season with an array of music ranging from peaceful to joyous. See the website for more details.
Messiah Sing-In: A U.Va. Tradition
Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The McIntire Department of Music presents the annual Messiah Sing-In, conducted by Donald Loach. This simple and joyous performance benefits the University's choral ensembles, as well as enriches the University community. Be there to participate in a U.Va. tradition that has lasted for 44 years. Come sing or play your hearts out. See the website for more details.
Tea Time Recital: Free and Open to the Public
Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The McIntire Department of Music invites the Charlottesville and University communities to watch talented U.Va. students present a varied menu of musical delights. Tea and light refreshments will be provided. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Drama: Spring Awakening, Directed by Bob Chapel
Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 and Dec. 5 through 8, 8 p.m., Culbreth Theatre.
Taking Broadway by storm in 2007, this pop/rock/folk adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1892 play follows the lives, loves, and longings of a group of German teens exploring and embracing their emerging sexuality under the disapproving eyes of their repressive parents and society at large. Spring Awakening captured eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Prices range from $10 to $16. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
John Mulaney: Free Comedy Show
Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Chemistry Building 402.
John Mulaney is a writer for Saturday Night Live, and he is a stand-up comedian. He has performed on Comedy Central Presents, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now living in New York City, Mulaney appears in clubs, theaters, and colleges around the country. U.Va. is lucky to have him come and put on a show, so spread the word, check out the event on Facebook, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
La Petite Teet Video and Sketch Comedy: Fall Show
Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium.
Our show is like Saturday Night Live, but even funnier, less expensive, and with your friends. Tickets are $3. Check out our event on Facebook and watch a sneak preview. See the website for more information.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: A Formal Invitation to the Yule Ball
Dec. 1, 8 to 11 p.m., O’Hill Forum.
All students should wear their best dress-robes for the dance. Tickets will cost eight sickles and 12 knuts (or $5) per student and can be purchased at the door or on the Lawn through Nov. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students who do not attend U.Va. are welcome to attend as guests of University students. Email TheOrderUVA@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Unite for Sight: Princeton Review Test Prep Auction
Interested in a Princeton Review test preparation class? Participate in Unite for Sight's online auction and receive a voucher worth up to $2,099 for the MCAT/LSAT/GRE/GMAT course. Just bid on the Facebook event site. Unite for Sight is a national organization that raises money for eye surgeries for people around the world. With your support, UFS will continue to fight the 80 percent of blindness worldwide that is preventable. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Free UPC Show: "The Norman Magic Experience"
Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
“The Norman Magic Experience” stars national touring magician, Norman Ng. It is considered one of the most exciting magic shows touring today. The show is a unique fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation. The show features never-before-seen magic, laugh-out-loud comedic situations, and the best part: it stars you – the audience. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victor Hugo Azevedo: Hand and Soul Art Show
Nov. 30, 7 to 9 p.m., 1500 Jefferson Park Avenue.
Come to The Garden at 1500 JPA for our November Final Friday and check out Victor Hugo Azevedo’s work. There will be a reception with snacks and drinks. His work will be displayed in The Garden’s gallery through Dec. 20. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Bring Clean, Safe Drinking Water to Those in Need: Join or Support Us
The mission of "charity: water at U.Va." is to help the nonprofit organization "charity: water" by creating awareness at the University of the ongoing water crisis in developing nations and to raise funds to assist the organization’s mission to bring clean, safe drinking water to those in need all over the world. Join or support us – we can make a difference. Check out our Facebook page and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Japan Foundation: Film Series
Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Newcomb Hall Theater.
The last movie of the Japan Foundation Film Series will be The Matsugane Potshot Affair (2006 / 112 minutes). The screening is free and open to the general public. See the website for more information.
Straight No Chaser: #SNClive Fall 2012 Tour
Feb. 15, 8 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Straight No Chaser, a professional a cappella group featured on the “Generation YouTube” episode of ABC’s 20/20, is using the tour to continue expanding on their social media interaction with fans. For more information, please visit our website, Facebook page, and Twitter page. Ticket prices range from $29 to $45 with applicable fees. Find event details online.
Broadway Musical: Beauty and the Beast
Feb. 10, 7 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Disney’s smash hit Broadway musical is coming to Charlottesville. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers, including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Ticket prices range from $32.50 to $67.50, with applicable fees. See the website for more details.
Third Day: The Miracle Tour
March 14, 7 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning band Third Day is hitting the road again this spring to headline The Miracle Tour, a 45-city trek featuring American Idol finalist Colton Dixon and singer-songwriter Josh Wilson as special guests. Ticket prices range from $37 to $77, with applicable fees. See the website for more information.
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