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April 12 Connections


LGBTQ Pride Week 2017
April 14 through 23.
Pride Week 2017 will feature 11 exciting events that celebrate the full diversity of the LGBTQ community. Events include Drag Bingo, award-winning slam poet Andrea Gibson, a film screening of “Loving,” a transgender legal clinic, and more. For full details, dates, and times, visit the Facebook event.


UVA After Hours with IM-Rec Sports
April 15, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., the AFC.
Come have free late night fun at the AFC. Play Bingo to win groceries at the AFC where the late night with #UVAAfterHours. It is always free! For more information, visit this website.


UVA Farmers Market
April 17, 3 to 6 p.m., Amphitheatre.
Kick off Earth Week 2017 by coming out to a Farmers Market in the Amphitheatre. The market will feature local produce, kimchi, desserts, nitro and cold brew coffee, brand new food trucks, and more! Find out more about sustainable food initiatives at UVA and in the Charlottesville community. Meal plan holders can use their Plus Dollars to purchase goods. The event is co-sponsored by UVA Dining, the UVA Office for Sustainability, Greens to Grounds, and the University Programs Council. Visit the Facebook event to learn more.

Earth Week Expo
April 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
University and community partners will provide interactive tabling activities and green do-it-yourself projects you can take home. At 12:30, join Governor McAuliffe for the dedication of the latest on-Grounds solar array on Clemons Library at the Solar Ribbon Cutting. A reception provided by UVA Dining and a student research symposium featuring sustainability and food-related student projects will follow from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Newcomb Gallery. Check out our Facebook event here.

UVA Food Collaborative Student Research Symposium
April 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom Gallery.
The UVA Food Collaborative Student Research Symposium will take place in conjunction with the Office for Sustainability’s Earth Week Celebration. Students from various disciplines will present their research relating to food systems, policy, sustainability, and agriculture. We are still accepting submissions for presenters if you would like to participate. For more information, visit this website.

April 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
SustainaBanquet is an annual dinner and awards ceremony for the sustainability community and friends. Awards will be presented for outstanding students, faculty, staff, and student organizations. Reserve your ticket today!

SustainaPitch Night: Seeking Proposals
Proposals due April 14 at noon; event held April 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., OpenGrounds.
Looking for funding for your project? Green Grounds, UVA Sustainability, the Minority Rights Coalition, and HackCville are hosting the second annual SustainaPitch Night: Social Justice Edition. The event takes place on Thursday, April 20, as a part of Earth Week. The event will consist of pitches for projects that explore environmental and equitable themes from students, CIOs, faculty, and staff. The deadline to submit your proposal is Friday, April 14. Submit your proposal here.

SustainaPitch Night: Social Justice Edition
April 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m., OpenGrounds.
This event will consist of pitches for projects relating to both the environment and equity from students, CIOs, faculty, and staff. Free Mellow Mushroom pizza will be provided. As an event attendee, you will listen to pitches, vote for your favorite projects, and help choose which winning projects are awarded funding. Contestants will participate in either the Large Category to win up to $1,500 in funding, or the Small Category to win up to $500. Visit the Facebook event to learn more and sign up here.

Academical Vintage
April 21, noon to 4 p.m., 1515 on the Corner.
UVA’s first Pop-Up Vintage Market and Clothing Swap, Academical Vintage, will be bringing you signature threads just in time for summer. Come by the new student building at 1515 University Avenue to find some awesome vintage and handmade items from local shops and artisans, and learn about the benefits of shopping sustainable alternatives to fast fashion. Short on cash but want new-to-you clothes? Stop by 1515’s sunroom and swap out your old clothes for free with UVA Recycling. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

GlobeMed at UVA: Earth Day 5K
April 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Clark Hall. 
GlobeMed will be hosting a 5K on Earth Day, April 22. Come run (or walk) with us and support sustainabile community development. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet at the finish line. Day-of registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Clark Hall, or you can purchase your ticket in advance here. The race begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10. egistration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Clark Hall, or you can purchase your ticket in advance here. The race begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10.


Outdoors Leadership Training Workshop
April 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ivy Creek Education Building.
In this training, you will learn the basic skills for leading groups safely in the outdoors. Skills will be taught in the classroom and outdoors through field-based exercises. Topics include group dynamics, decision-making, risk management, trip planning, group management, crisis management, and backcountry ethics. Sign up using the link. Deposit for the workshop is $20.


“The End of American Exceptionalism: Threats to Liberal Democracy at Home and Abroad”
April 24, 25, and 26, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Auditorium of the Small Special Collections Library.
What forces are besieging Western democracies? How can we respond to them? William A. Galston of the Brookings Institution presents a three-part lecture series sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. For more information, visit this website.


Production Assistants Needed: $200 per day
Media company Ironclad will be on Grounds next week, and they are looking for students to serve as production assistants during the filming of commercial spots for UVA. No experience needed, but you will need to have flexibility in your schedule. Tentative hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21. Compensation is $200 per day. If interested, contact Kara Halleran at 757-406-1261 or at

Student Assistant for Recovery Support: Paid Position for 2017-18 Academic Year
One of the goals of recovery support at UVA is to increase awareness and decrease the stigma of substance abuse disorders and recovery around Grounds. Another goal is to increase engagement of partners both on Grounds and in the Charlottesville community. If you’d like to be more directly involved in accomplishing these goals, check out our part-time student position here. We will begin reviewing applications on April 17.

Now Hiring Swim and Tennis Instructors
Are you staying in Charlottesville this summer? Do you love swim and tennis? IM-Rec Sports is hiring swim and tennis instructors. Teach youth and adults in our summer lessons programs. Apply now!

Take Back the Night: Hackathon
April 22, beginning at 9 a.m. and running through April 23, 2 p.m., Rice Hall Davis Common.
The Take Back the Night Hackathon is a 24-hour period where you can work with a team of up to four people or alone to create a project, technical or otherwise. These projects are heavily encouraged to be themed around sexual assault prevention. At the end of the night, we will have a demo fair where you can win prizes such as raspberry pis and Echo dots. For more information, visit this website.


“Pride in the Workplace” Panel
April 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Rouss-Robertson Hall 123.
Hear a panel of professionals from Deloitte, Capital One, Appian, and Merkle discuss what it’s like to be out in the workplace and how to be an effective ally to LGBTQ co-workers. This event is hosted by Pride at McIntire as a part of McIntire’s first-ever Pride Week. This panel is also co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi, the business fraternity on Grounds. Food will be provided! Visit this Facebook event page to learn more.

Flint, Two Years Later: Water Quality, Infrastructure, and Social Justice
April 13, 6 p.m., Darden School of Business, room 50.
The panel “Flint, Two Years Later” reflects on water infrastructure, water quality, and social justice in the United States. Panelists include Amy Pruden from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, G. Ruffner Page Jr., the president and CEO of McWane, and Cale Jaffe, professor and director of the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic here at UVA. This event is a part of UVA World Water. Visit this website for more information about the event.

Green Grounds, FeelGood, Project Peanut Butter, and Challah for Hunger Present: Hunger Alliance
April 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m., OpenGrounds.
Join us for our third annual Hunger Alliance, a stimulating student and faculty roundtable discussion and dinner aimed at better understanding global hunger and the role that you can play in addressing it. We will present information and discuss how food sustainability and marginalized social groups (such as refugees, women, and LGBTQ individuals) pertain to global hunger. Sign up here.

Student Poster Session
April 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Gilmer Hall Academic Commons.
Join students from the seminar, “The Science and Lived Experience of Autism,” as they share surprising findings from recent ground-breaking research. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all. Stay for as long or as little as you like. Please contact for more information.

Wilson Journal Spring Speaker Symposium
April 19, 7 to 8 p.m., Nau Hall 101.
You are invited to the launch of the spring 2017 edition of the Wilson Journal. We are excited to have Professors John Owen, Philip Zelikow, and Will Hitchcock as our speakers for the symposium. There will be light refreshments afterwards. Please come out and support undergraduate research in foreign affairs. For details, visit our Facebook event.


OFFScreen Presents: “The Man Who Fell To Earth”
April 13, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who has come to Earth to find water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou, a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Admission is $2. Visit our Facebook event to learn more.

Earth Day Concert: Our Earth is a Garden
April 22, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Come join the Virginia Women’s Chorus as they perform folk, country, and contemporary music to celebrate the beauty of the Earth. The chorus is excited to partner with several environmental stewardship groups for this event. Mark your calendars for an Earth Day to remember! Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for adults. Visit this website for more information.


Cocktails and Conversations
April 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall.
Cocktails and Conversations includes an alumni panel discussion moderated by UCC. Refreshments are served while fourth-year students network and mingle with alumni from a variety of career fields. This event is hosted by the Alumni Association and the Fourth-Year Trustees. For more information, visit this website.

Careers in Magazine Publishing
April 14, 11 a.m. to noon, UVA Career Center.
Are you interested in a career in magazine publishing? Join us on Friday to talk with Allison Wright, the executive editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Allison will join us to answer any questions you have about working in publishing, job search strategies, and the VQR internship program. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided. Attire is casual. For more information, visit the event’s website.

Pre-Health Application Series
April 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Bryant Hall.
Applying to a health professional school this summer? Nervous about your admissions interview? This workshop will review interviewing basics and address how to prepare for school interview days. Limited seating available so RSVP is required. Open to all students and all years. Visit this website to learn more.


Voices of 2018
April 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Boylan Heights.
Voices of 2018 is a TED-style event spotlighting members of the Class of 2018. Come see remarkable students share their stories, projects they’ve completed, movements they’re passionate about, and much more. Food and swag will be provided. Visit our Facebook event to learn more.

Founder’s Day Tree Planting Ceremony
April 13, 11 a.m., Northwest side of the Rotunda.
Since 1970, UVA has planted a tree every year on Founder’s Day to honor an individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to the University. This year’s ceremony will honor alumnus Sandy Gilliam, who has served in a number of leadership positions with the University over the years. For more information, visit this website.

Volunteer for National Society of Black Engineers Family Fair
April 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Johnson Elementary School.
Come help K-12 students learn about engineering and STEM in a fun way. We’ll have community leaders, other college admissions offices, popcorn and candy, free pizza and wings, and more. Contact Kara Masson at to sign up to volunteer. If you don’t have a car, not to worry; we can coordinate a ride for you.

Take Back the Night Week
April 17 to 23, various times and locations.
Join us for Take Back the Night 2017, a week of events dedicated to raising awareness of and combatting sexual assault on college campuses. This year’s Take Back the Night events include a vigil on April 20, a gala on April 21, and a Hackathon. For the full schedule of events, visit this link.


Lacrosse the Nations Arch’s Night
April 13, 5 to 10 p.m., Arch’s Frozen Yogurt.
Looking for the right way to celebrate TJ’s birthday? Skip the cake and ice cream and go straight for the frozen yogurt. Round up some friends and come out and support Lacrosse the Nations at Arch’s on the Corner. Visit this Facebook page for more information.

Theta Delta Chi Bandslam and Kan Jam Tournament
April 14, 3 to 7 p.m., 1811 Lambeth Lane.
The brothers of Theta Delta Chi and the organization Autism Allies are co-sponsoring a kan jam tournament to raise money for the Virginia Institute of Autism. There will be over $100 in prizes, including gift cards from Trinity, Take It Away, and Crozet. We will also have two local Charlottesville bands performing. Check out our Facebook event or contact if you have any questions.

United2Heal Presents: Raffle2Heal
Drawing takes place April 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1515 Backroom.
Support United2Heal in delivering unused medical supplies to areas in need by purchasing $1 raffle tickets. Prizes include items such as a UVA autographed football and gift cards to Violet Crown, Boylan Heights, Red Eye Cookie Co., and many other locations. Every raffle ticket is an automatic winner. Food and drink will be provided at the drawing. Purchase here.

Taus for Paws: Spring Carnival
April 15, noon to 2 p.m., Mad Bowl.
Come out to Mad Bowl this Saturday to meet the pups of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. There will be carnival games and free food with entry. All dogs at the event are up for adoption. For entry, either buy a ticket for $5 or a shirt for $18 on the Lawn or email All proceeds go to the SPCA. Visit our Facebook event to learn more.


Black Men’s Brunch
RSVP by April 13.
Join us at the annual Black Men’s Brunch. Our theme for this year’s event is Mind, Body and Soul. We will champion empowerment, fellowship, networking, and unity. Arrival 15 minutes beforehand is highly suggested. Please RSVP by April 13. Attire for the brunch is business formal. Email for RSVP to Erik Patton at This event is hosted by the Black Student Alliance and Collegiate 100.

Text-A-Toasty: God and Grilled Cheese
April 13, 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
Text a question about Christianity, God or faith any time during the week to 434-218-0365, and we will deliver both an answer and a free grilled cheese or Nutella sandwich to wherever you are on our delivery day. Questions must be sent in before 11:30 p.m. on delivery day to be answered. Email with any questions.

Free Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
April 14, 6 to 9 p.m., AFC MP2.
The Mighty is a dance organization that holds free dance workshops throughout the year. Join us tomorrow and learn some awesome moves by members of JMU’s Mozaic dance team. No registration, commitment, or experience is needed. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Attend Tom Tom Founders Festival
Through April 16.
The Tom Tom Founders Festival is happening this week! Attend the Founders Summit (Thursday-Saturday), go to a block party at Lee Park (Friday-Sunday), or attend one of the many workshops throughout the week. There will be great speakers, live music, workshops, local food, and more. Visit this website to see more.

Outdoor Recreation
Various times and dates in April.
There’s still time to take in some outdoor fun in Charlottesville before you leave for the summer. Take a scenic river kayak trip on April 15, ride the zipline on April 19, or head to the Eastern Shore with us for the sea kayak trip on April 21. For details, visit this website.

Vietnamese Student Association Spring PhoFest
April 21, 5 to 8 p.m., St. Paul’s Memorial Church.
Come to St. Paul’s Memorial Church for the most authentic, homemade Vietnamese cuisine in Charlottesville. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup made of warm delicious broth, rice noodles, meat, and fresh herbs. We will also be serving homemade summer rolls, fried rice, fried bananas, Vietnamese coffee, and more. Is your mouth watering yet? Vegetarian options will also be available. Invite your friends to our Facebook event.

Spring Chalking Competition and Activity
April 22, noon to 3 p.m., South Lawn.
Need an outlet for creativity? What about a study break before finals? Maybe one last hall bonding event? RSVP for the chalk competition! Teams of up to six individuals may be formed and are open to all years. Competition not really your thing? RSVP anyway just to free chalk in the surrounding area!


UIP Still Accepting Applications
Still looking for an internship in Charlottesville for the summer or next academic year? UIP is still accepting intern applications for Summer Session 2017 and academic year 2017-18. We will match interns and internship sites through the end of this semester. For the online UIP Internship listing and application please visit our website. Apply now!



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

Founder's Day: April 13

The University celebrates Founder's Day with a tree-planting and several public talks honoring leaders in global innovation, architecture, citizen leadership, and law. Events are open to the entire community. Visit this website for the schedule.

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