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OF SPECIAL NOTE 

Hoos ReUse
On-Grounds: Through May 12.
Off-Grounds: May 21 and 22.

Please donate your unwanted (but usable) furniture, appliances, nonperishable food, and clothing to local charities through Hoos ReUse.

Textbook Buyback
Through May 11.

Do you want to sell your used textbooks back to the Bookstore? If so, please come by through May 11 to sell your books. The Bookstore will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  If you rented textbooks this semester, they are due back by May 14. Don’t forget to order your fall 2018 textbooks online!

Bookstore Hours Altered on May 12: 2 to 6 p.m.
Due to a planned electrical outage affecting several buildings on Grounds on Saturday, May 12, the Bookstore will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Textbook buyback representatives will still be available, located under the tent outside the Bookstore, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

OPPORTUNITIES

End-of-Year Book Sale
Runs through Finals Weekend.

The UVA Bookstore textbook department is selling hundreds of titles at low prices to clear inventory at the end of the semester. You will find foreign books, scientific texts, nursing and business books, pieces of English literature, and many more texts for sale. Prices start as low as $1 per book. Come by the Bookstore to browse at any time during regular hours. Email textbook@virginia.edu with any questions.

UTS Summer Training Classes
Learn to drive a bus in just two weeks! University Transit Service is accepting applications for our summer 2018 training classes. Attending a training class prepares you to test for a commercial driver’s license and work as a student bus driver at UTS in the fall. Summer training is really like a summer camp for grown-ups, so don’t miss out! Apply today and email drive4uts@virginia.edu with any questions.

Part-Time Job Openings for 2018-19 Academic Year
Now accepting applications.

The UVA McIntire Department of Music has both paid and unpaid position openings for the coming school year. There are three paid openings available: student webmaster, graphic designer, and advertising representative. Students can also volunteer for an unpaid internship in photography, social media, and promotions. Rising second- and third-years are preferred, and knowledge of music is a plus. Information on jobs and internships can be found online.

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Register for Madison House Summer Programs
Are you staying in Charlottesville for part or all of summer 2018? Do you enjoy volunteering and helping our community? Then Madison House Summer Programs are made for you! Join hundreds of volunteers throughout our 20 sites in a summer full of helping others and giving back to the community. Register online today.

SPECIAL INTERESTS 

May is National Bike Month
Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast, May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to give biking a try. Get on your bike, and join UVA and Charlottesville for events all month long. For more information, visit the website.

STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS

Researchers Seeking Adults to Participate in Salt Study No. 11494
Interested in participating in a two-week study on the effects of salt on blood pressure? We are looking for adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who are of Caucasian/White or African-American/Black descent and have normal blood pressure. Individuals must be willing to participate for two weeks after screening. No diabetes, congestive heart failure, history of stroke, or women who are pregnant will be accepted. For more information, visit the website.