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March 1 Connections

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Textbook Returns at Bookstore
Beginning March 8.
The Bookstore will begin returning textbooks on March 8. Students, please purchase any books you will still need for your courses before that time. Contact the textbook department at textbook@virginia.edu with any questions. 

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Anthropology Distinguished Majors Program Information Session
March 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Brooks Hall second floor conference room.
The Virginia Anthropology Society invites you to the Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) information session to hear from Professor Khare, Professor Douglass, and current DMP undergraduates. If you are interested in the DMP in Anthropology, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about it and ask questions of the faculty and involved students. Bodo’s Bagels will be served. Check out our Facebook page for more information or email virginiaanthropologysociety@gmail.com with any questions. 

AWARDS

Call for Nominations: Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Nominations due March 14 at 5 p.m
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This award is annually presented to one man and one woman from the graduating class (undergraduate or graduate) and to one non-student member of the University community who best exemplify the high qualities of heart and mind of Algernon Sydney Sullivan's life. Recipients of the Award should be individuals whose personal integrity, leadership, and unselfish service to the University are of the highest order. Visit the website for more information.

Call for Nominations: Alumni Association Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award
Nominations due March 14 at 5 p.m.

This award is presented annually by the Alumni Association to a member of the student body who has won recognition in the University community for demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance and for preserving the tradition of the University. It is the purpose of the award to honor a student who has won the admiration of the University community for exceptional contributions in several areas of University life. Any nominee from the undergraduate, graduate, and professional student body is eligible if she or he is a degree recipient in May 2017. Visit the website for more information.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Peer Health Educator Recruitment Information Session
March 1, 6 to 7 p.m., Gibson 211.
Peer Health Educators in the Office of Health Promotion at Student Health are currently recruiting! Come out to one of our information sessions to learn about the organization and how to succeed in the education process. Our applications are open to first- and second-years and all majors. Applications are due on March 3 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit our Facebook event or email Miranda Myers-Burton at mam7ke@virginia.edu

OPPORTUNITIES

Submit Art to the McIntire School of Commerce
Submission deadline: March 15.
Students from all majors are encouraged to submit work to the McIntire Art and Commerce (MAC) Committee’s monthlong exhibit. Drawing, painting, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, and photography are all eligible media for this exhibit; works selected must be ready to hang. Each applicant may submit multiple works for consideration if they choose and may include up to five detail images of each work. Please complete a separate form for each piece of work. Email Lydia Gregory at ljg2gb@virginia.edu with any questions.

Green Dot T-shirt Design Contest Deadline Extended
Submissions due March 3.

Green Dot UVA and the UVA Bookstore are partnering to host the second annual T-shirt design contest. Submissions should be creative and encompass the Green Dot message. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Bookstore, and the T-shirt will be sold and displayed in the Bookstore until supplies run out. Proceeds from T-shirt sales will support Green Dot UVA. Visit the website for more information and to submit.

Resident Manager Opening at the International Center
Now accepting applications.
The International Center is now looking for a resident manager. The resident manager must live at the International Center and is provided with a bedroom suite and full access to the facilities of the house. In addition to free housing, the manager receives a salary of $8 an hour for 10 to 15 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends. The position will start during the summer or fall of 2017. For more information and to apply, see the website.

Apply to Be a Student Docent
Applications due March 13 at 5 p.m.
Apply to be a Student Docent at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Learn how to give art tours to people of all ages, improve your public speaking skills, make new friends, and discover art that you have never seen before. Come be a part of the amazing UVA Arts community. Apply here and email Talia Rosen at tjr3az@virginia.edu with any questions.

UVA Conference Assistant with Free Summer Housing
Applications due March 7.
UVA Housing & Residence Life Conference Services host more than 100 groups that visit the University during the summer months, providing lodging and great customer service. You will gain valuable skills and work experience and get free summer housing! Check out our website for more information and how to apply.

Student Intern Openings in Information Technology Services (ITS)
Applications due March 13.
Customer Communications and Outreach for ITS is hiring. If you are outgoing and friendly, are comfortable with technology, have great affection for UVA, and are available to work about 4 to 6 hours per week this summer, please consider applying. For more information, visit the ITS internship website or email its-students@virginia.edu.

UVA Internship Programs Still Accepting Applications
Deadline extended.
Looking for professional experience that doubles as academic credit? Apply for an internship through University Internship Programs. UIP offers hundreds of academic year and summer internships suitable for a limitless number of career interests for 2017-18, including a summer program in Dublin, Ireland. The application is still open! To apply, visit the UIP website.

Now Hiring Tennis Instructors
Spring lessons begin March 13.
Join the IM-Rec Sports team of tennis instructors. As a tennis instructor, you will have the opportunity to make money while teaching a sport to both adults and youth. For more information, visit this website or email fitness@virginia.edu to apply. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Lorna Sundberg Scholarship
Applications due March 17 at 5 p.m.
This scholarship is offered to a rising fourth-year international undergraduate student at UVA who has demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. The scholarship honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center’s leader from 1981 to 1988. For more information, visit the website or email Tanya Reeves at tcr3e@virginia.edu

LECTURES, FORUMS, PANELS, PRESENTATIONS

Spring 2017 Polish Lecture Series: Poland and the World
March 2, 5 p.m., Hotel A West Lawn.
Come hear the first installment in the Polish Lecture Series. David Tompkins, associate professor of history at Carleton College, will deliver a lecture on “The East Is Red? Imagining China in People’s Poland and East Germany.” This event is organized and sponsored by UVA’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) as a part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series. It is also co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Corcoran Department of History, and the Center for German Studies. For more information, visit our website or contact Anna Maxwell at ask4mm@virginia.edu

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Rush Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
Rush starts March 23.
Interested in leadership, friendship, and service? Come out for Alpha Phi Omega’s Spring Rush for an exciting opportunity to explore more of the Charlottesville community, meet a wide variety of students, and contribute to meaningful service projects! We hope to see you there. For more information, visit our website or email apo.rushchair@gmail.com

Freedom by Design’s Lookout Project
Weekend build days starting March 18 and 19.
Freedom by Design is working with the local nonprofit, Wildrock, to develop a nature-integrated playscape. We’re adding to their larger project by designing and building a handicap-accessible Treehouse Lookout. This is a great way to learn construction skills and get out of the library for a great cause. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer or to be included on our Listserv to receive signups and building schedules; just email blm2sd@virginia.edu to be included.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

J Street 101
March 1, 7 p.m., New Cabell 291.
Interested in how J Street U operates in American and Israeli politics? Want to learn more about what J Street U does around Grounds? Come out to J Street 101 to learn more about the organization and how you can become involved. For more information, visit our Facebook event or email Megan Farbman at mjf8dr@virginia.edu.

Turning Point USA Meeting
March 1, 7 p.m., New Cabell 415.
Join Turning Point USA for a chapter meeting. We are working to open dialogue on Grounds addressing how big government affects our future prospects after college. Refreshments will be provided at the meeting. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

The Wonder Week: 9th Wonder at the Jefferson
April 1, 8 p.m., Jefferson Theater.
The UVA Arts Board, a student-run board whose mission it is to present an outstanding artist, performance, and/or exhibition in a three-year rotation that includes music, visual arts and drama, presents its annual academic residency beginning March 26. This year’s Wonder Week will conclude with an appearance by 9th Wonder at the Jefferson Theater downtown. For more information, visit our website.

Student Life Photo Contest
Submissions due by March 3.
The UVA Student Programs Photo Initiative (SPIN), a new program run out of Student Activities, is seeking photos of student life, with a special focus on those capturing moments from CIO, UPC, and other University-related events. Submit your best for a chance to see your shots up on the walls of the PAC and be entered to win UVA swag. Please send full-resolution photos to spinuva@gmail.com by March 3 to submit. 

SOS: Survivors of Suicide Support Group
March 15 and April 19, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., CAPS.

This free monthly group is open to individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. The SOS Group is a safe, confidential space where members can provide and receive support, while learning from one another’s experiences. Please contact the group facilitator, Erin Tracey, at ent5a@virginia.edu prior to attending this group. Visit the website for more information.

REMINDERS

Apply to Staff the Virginia International Crisis Simulation
Applications accepted on a rolling basis, conference runs March 23-26.
The Virginia International Crisis Simulation is a weekend-long historical and modern-day policy simulation held at UVA and attended by over 400 college students from around the world. Apply to staff the conference and meet other college students with a passion for history, foreign affairs, and public policy. For more information, email Alexa Iadrola at vics.chiefofstaff@gmail.com.

Now Hiring Student Fundraisers for Summer and Fall at $10 per Hour
Build your resume, learn valuable communications skills, and connect with alumni while getting paid. Cavalier Connect, UVA’s phonathon, is looking for dedicated students to raise money for valuable University programs. Student work two days per week from 6 to 9:30 p.m, and every other Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Starting pay is $10 an hour with opportunities for raises, gift cards, and prizes. To apply online, visit the website and search for “Cavalier Connect" or email Danica Rose at dr3fy@virginia.edu with any questions.

 

Highlight: 

Connections is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around the Grounds.

1515: New Student Space to Open March 17

Located on the Corner at 1515 University Avenue, this new student facility offers multipurpose space for late-night activities, rehearsals, games, group meetings, studying, and much more. Crumbs on the Corner, located on the first floor, will serve gourmet desserts. Plan to come out for the Grand Opening of 1515 on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day! More info.

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