December 12, 2012
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OF SPECIAL NOTE
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elect Her: Campaign Training Workshop for Women
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Are you considering running for a student leadership position next semester? Then sign up for the “Elect Her” Leadership and Campaign Training Workshop. “Elect Her” is the only nationwide program that encourages and trains young women to run for an elected office. In a five-hour training session, “Elect Her” provides women with information about women and politics, campaign strategies, and opportunities to network with other female leaders. Registration is limited. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.
Community Service Grant Application: Class of 2014
Apply before the beginning of spring semester.
Are you a third-year with a great idea for a way to give back to the community? Do you need the money or manpower to make it happen? Apply for TYC's Service Grant and receive up to $500 to organize your event. For more information, please see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presidential Research Poster Competition: $500 Travel Funds for Each Winner
Posters due by March 18.
To recognize research as a central part of the U.Va. mission, we are holding a Pan-University Research Poster Competition to highlight high-impact and innovative growth areas for the University’s research. Visit the website for more information.
Student Council: Winter Activities Fair
Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Are you interested in joining more student organizations or looking for more ways to get involved? If so, come to Student Council's Winter Activities Fair, which will feature up to 100 public service organizations, cultural groups, and academic CIOs, as well as many other options. CIOs can sign up online. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
U.Va. Internship Programs: For Rising Third- and Fourth-Year Students
Deadline to apply: Feb. 25.
There are hundreds of summer and academic year internships in a wide range of areas. Learn more at the information sessions in January. If you have any questions, visit the UIP website.
Learning in Action Contest: Win an Exam Kit
Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Make studying for finals a little easier. Browse U.Va.'s public service website, Learning in Action, and answer the "Where's Waldo"-like questions. If you answer correctly, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of several exam kit prizes. The kit includes: pens, pencils, a Starbucks gift card, Blue books, and more. See the website for more details.
Rascal Flatts: Tickets on Sale
Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Tickets cost between $24.75 and $54.75. See the website for more information.
Cirque du Soleil: Quidam
April 3 through April 7, John Paul Jones Arena.
Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Ticket prices range from $32 to $95, with applicable fees. For more information, see the website.
Event dates and times:
April 3, 7:30 p.m.
April 4, 7:30 p.m.
April 5, 7:30 p.m.
April 6, 3:30 p.m.
April 6, 7:30 p.m.
April 7, 1 p.m.
April 7, 5 p.m.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Namaste at U.Va.: Relieve Your Stress
Dec. 13, 2 to 5 p.m., Aquatic and Fitness Center.
Join IM-Rec Sports for a Fitness and Wellness event during this reading day to relieve stress through Zumba, yoga, and meditation. Sign up on Facebook. Bring your student ID with a valid drop-in pass and swipe in a friend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS
U.Va.: Research Study
The U.Va. Department of Human Services seeks men, women, and children ages 15 to 30 who have had an ankle sprain in the past two weeks for a research study. The purpose of the study is to understand the effects of an ice bag on different nerves in the lower leg, and pain and function. The study involves one visit of approximately 90 minutes. Eligible individuals will participate in pre-treatment measures, an ice bag treatment, and post-treatment measures. You will be compensated $25 for completion of this study. Please see the website for more information. IRB-HSR No. 16341.
Good luck as you finish up exams and begin winter break.
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