December 5, 2012
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Lighting of the Lawn
Dec. 6, 7 to 10 p.m.
Join the University community for this special tradition, sponsored and hosted by the fourth-year trustees, celebrating the holiday season. President Sullivan will kick off the evening of music and merriment, and the celebration will conclude with the lighting around 9:30. As part of the spirit of giving, 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).
Strategic Planning Open Forums
A University-wide strategic planning process has been launched under the leadership of President Sullivan, with seven working groups looking at key areas that will shape our future for the next decade and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to view the website, offer comments, and participate fully in open forums that will be held in the next few weeks. They include:
- Public University
Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Newcomb South Meeting Room.
Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Newcomb South Meeting Room.
- Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Development
Jan. 14, noon to 2 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Jan. 15, location and time TBD.
U.S. Army ROTC at U.Va.: Two-, Three-, and Four-Year Scholarships Available
ROTC classes provide you with valuable real-world tools and leadership skills that benefit you personally and professionally for years to come. Army ROTC classes are a one-of-a-kind experience with dynamic instructors and a fun learning environment. If you are interested in an exciting leadership course with no strings attached, please register for a class or contact the Army ROTC by visiting us online or contacting Chris Layer at 434-924-4861.
Davis Projects for Peace: Apply for $10,000 to Promote Peace This Summer
Proposals due Jan. 28, noon, to the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
The Davis Projects for Peace program supports student grassroots projects designed to promote peace in different places around the world. Undergraduates in all disciplines are eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the website.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Sustained Dialogue: Toward Tolerance
Dec. 6, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Newcomb Gallery.
Join Sustained Dialogue for a frank conversation about recent race and sexual orientation incidents and how to move toward a more tolerant community. Taylor Gist, whose discussion of an incident of racial hatred on election night was featured in the Cavalier Daily, will share her story. Dinner will be provided. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Psychological Society at U.Va.: FBI Agent Shawn VanSlyke
Dec. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Physics Building 204.
Curious about the life of an agent? Want to know what a day in the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) is really like? FBI agent Shawn VanSlyke will be divulging insider information that you do not want to miss. Contact Christina Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the website for more information.
Housing and Residence Life Conference Services: Act as a University Ambassador this Summer
Information session: Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Minor 125.
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. Come to the information session to learn more. Light refreshments will be provided. To apply, visit the website. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Virginia College Advising Corps: Information Sessions
Jan. 22 and 23, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Peabody Hall Auditorium.
Want to help more Virginia high school students attend college? Troubled by the increasing gap in college access for low-income and underrepresented minority students? Virginia College Advising Corps is hiring the next cohort of college advisers to serve in communities throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more, come to an information session, visit our website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Visitors: Student Member
Application deadline: Jan. 22, noon.
Each year, U.Va.’s Board of Visitors selects one student to serve as a member. If you would like to learn more, the online application and the information about this important and prestigious position are available here. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail email@example.com.
UTS: New Driver Training
Jan. 2 through Jan. 12.
UTS is hiring student drivers for its January training class. Training is paid, and free housing can be provided. For more information, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
The Virginia Advocate: Seeking Student Journalists
The Virginia Advocate is an alternative publication on Grounds. We are currently seeking students interested in investigative journalism. Email email@example.com for more information.
Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic: Food Drive
Through Dec. 15.
The University of Virginia is pleased to participate in the 2012 Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic, a basketball doubleheader to benefit Virginia's Food Banks. Monetary donations can be made online or via text message. Nonperishable food donations can be made at various locations on Grounds. For more information and to donate, visit the website. All donations through U.Va. will support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
U.Va. Drama: Spring Awakening, Directed by Bob Chapel
Through Dec. 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.
Klezmer Ensemble: Fall 2012 Performance
Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The McIntire Department of Music presents the U.Va. Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin. Now in its seventh year, the ensemble has become a vital part of the musical community of Central and Northern Virginia. The group, composed of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and other members of the greater Central Virginia community, focuses on the music of the klezmorim, originally the Jewish professional instrumentalists of Eastern Europe. Please see the website for more information.
Tea Time Recitals: Free and Open to the Public
Dec. 7, 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.
Chamber Singers: With Special Guest Three Notch'd Road
Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The U.Va. Chamber Singers extend an invitation to their free concert. The ensemble's December program features special guest Three Notch'd Road, Charlottesville's newly formed professional Baroque ensemble. The program includes beautiful music for the holiday season –Vivaldi's Magnificat and Charpentier's Messe de Minuit pour Noël – as well as a remarkable choral reconstruction of Bach's “Chaconne.” See the website for more information.
The Whethermen: “Walking in a Winter Whetherland”
Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium.
Join the Whethermen in celebrating the winter season the only way they know how: an improv comedy show. We promise that "Walking in a Winter Whetherland" will not require walking and that the auditorium will be warm. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $3, or two for $5 on the Lawn. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Amuse Bouche Improv Comedy: Presents!
Dec. 7, 8 p.m., O'Hill Forum.
All of our hilarious long-form improv comedy is made up on the spot, and it costs less than the gift wrap you'll need to purchase to re-gift that pink travel mug you know you'll never use. Treat yourself to the perfect present and come see our final show of the semester for $3. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Dance Marathon: Dancers Meeting
Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Clark 107.
Learn about Dance Marathon and how to raise money for U.Va. Children's Hospital. Fundraising efforts contribute to the families of the hospital, as well as to cancer research. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, and there will be free food. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email email@example.com.
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.
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