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Get Paid to be a Newcomb Audio-Visual Assistant
Interviews Start Jan. 3.

Are you looking for a part-time job? Do you like to watch movies or experiment with tech? Student Affairs is looking for audio-visual assistants (AVAs) to support events in Newcomb Hall, Ern Commons, and other spaces. AVAs troubleshoot issues, set up and break down equipment, and provide full-service projection and audio. No prior experience is required. Pay starts at $11.00 per hour, and AVAs can work up to 20 hours per week. If you are interested, apply on Handshake.

Apply for a Paid Summer Internship at History-Related Sites and Databases
Application Deadline: Feb. 18.

UVA’s Institute for Public History offers paid summer internships at historic sites, national parks, museums, archives, and digital platforms. Employers seek expertise in history (especially African American history), public policy, education, art, architecture, writing, research, and digital media.

Come Work for the Stall Seat Journal
Do you want to help empower UVA students to make healthy choices? Come work for the Stall Seat Journal as a campaign assistant! Provide input on content and design at group workshops three times per month. Distribute campaign posters and maintain frames in bathroom stalls in assigned locations once per month. Send an email to receive a full description, ask any questions, and submit your resume.


Spring Break Opportunity: Outdoor Adventure in Utah
Information Session: Dec. 16, 11 a.m., AFC room 3.
March 5-12, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Transport to a different world this Spring Break and join Outdoor Adventure as we backpack through twisting red rock canyons and across sandy desert landscapes. No experience or equipment is required.

Fralin Museum of Art Outing
Dec. 17, 3 – 4 p.m., Fralin Museum of Art.

Need a fun, relaxing opportunity to get out of your residence? Join the International Center in viewing the Skyscraper Gothic exhibit at the Fralin on Dec. 17! Learn more about Gothic architecture and how it shaped many beautiful city skylines. 

Flourishing While Black Retreat
Application Deadline: Dec. 23.
Jan. 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Morven Farm.

The Contemplative Sciences Center invites all Black undergraduate and graduate students to apply to the first-ever Flourishing While Black retreat. This consciously curated experience is free for participants and will include beginner-friendly yoga instruction, guided meditations, coloring sessions, drumming, and West African dance. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Enroll in J-Term
This week's featured J-Term course is JAPN 1559, Intensive Introductory Japanese Conversation. Accelerated Japanese is an intensive elementary Japanese language course that focuses on developing oral competency at the novice level.


Winter Break On-Grounds Housing Resources
First-Year Residence Halls Close Dec. 18 at noon.

Before heading home to see family and friends, be sure to review the Winter Break departure checklist and take note of reminders about on-Grounds housing for Winter Break and J-Term on the housing and residence life website.

Standard Housing Application Open to On-Grounds Residents
Application Deadline: Jan. 21, midnight.

If you're a current on-Grounds resident and plan to apply to live in a new upperclass on-Grounds housing area next year, the standard housing application is currently available. More information and resources about upperclass on-Grounds housing options, dates, deadlines, and the application process are available online.

Sign Up for UVA’s Morven Summer Institute
Enroll through SIS in the spring.

The Morven Summer Institute (MSI) offers UVA courses to students with interests in sustainability, politics, design, food systems, and history. This is a great opportunity to escape the traditional confines of the classroom and earn credits at Morven Farm, UVA’s 3,000-acre estate.

Contest: Using Solar Power Year-Round
Deadline: Dec. 17.

This year’s Lighting of the Lawn display is powered in part by four solar panels, supplying 1.3 kW, courtesy of Cville Solar Project and Charlottesville-based Sun Tribe Solar. In partnership with UVA’s Office for Sustainability, Cville Solar Project is sponsoring a student contest asking: What should the solar panels be used for during the year, either long or short term, when they're not powering the display? The winner will receive a gift card to a local Charlottesville restaurant. Share your ideas by Dec. 17.


The next issue of Connections will be published on Wednesday, January 19.
Deadline is Monday, January 17, at noon.


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