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February 22 Connections


1515: Grand Opening March 17 
A Space on the Corner for students designed by students. 

Mark your calendar for the Grand Opening of 1515 on St. Patrick’s Day. Live music, games, crafts, and a late-night breakfast will usher in this new center of student life on the Corner. Planned and designed by students for students, the 15,000-square-foot space will feature late night events and activities, performance and rehearsal space, free games, a student art gallery, and Crumbs, a gourmet dessert café. A homelike atmosphere on the second floor will offer nooks and spaces for advising sessions, informal meetings, study, meditation, and more. To learn more, see


Are you a first- or second-year interested in making Grounds a safer place? The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) is a peer educator group that serves as a resource and keeps students on Grounds informed and aware of their decisions while out with friends. If you have any questions about ADAPT recruitment, please email For more information and to apply, visit our website

Safe Spring Break Prizes 
March 1, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ern Commons
Sign ADAPT's Work Hard, Play Smart pledge. The ADAPT peer educators plan Safe Spring Break activities to encourage students to stay safe and be active bystanders during the break. By signing the online Work Hard, Play Smart pledge, students can receive a variety of safe break prizes. There will be free Raising Cane's as well! For the pledge link and tabling dates/times, visit this website


"This is Me" Art Event 
Feb. 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m., OpenGrounds.

Help create paper doll chains of all sizes and shapes into an expression of body positivity. Facilitated by board-certified art therapist Caitlin Santucci of Prosperity Eating Disorders and Wellness Center, this event is free and open to all. No artistic experience necessary! Please RSVP to if you plan to attend. Check out the Women’s Center website for more information.

Contemplative Sciences Center Free Yoga
Feb. 22, 8 to 9 p.m., AFC MP1.

Participate in this free yoga class as a part of Celebrate Every Body Week. Visit the website to learn more.

“Embrace” Film Screening
Feb. 23, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Clark Hall 107.

When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. “Embrace” follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. Visit the website for more information.

Free Fitness Friday 
Feb. 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., AFC MP4. Participate in this free high-intensity interval training class as a part of Celebrate Every Body Week. Visit the website to learn more.


University Program Council Winter Pool Party 
Feb. 25, 9 p.m. to 12 midnight, AFC.

Get ready for a night of tropical fun! RedHub BBQ and crafts will start at 9 p.m., an open pool will start at 10, and a Moana warm pool movie will show at 11 p.m. For more information, check our Facebook page.


University Internship Programs Deadline Approaching
Applications due Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. 

Interested in an internship in Charlottesville or abroad in Dublin, Ireland? There's still time to apply for a summer or academic year internship with the University Internship Programs for 2017-18. Please contact the office or visit the website for more details and to apply. 


Apply to Class Council and Trustees 
Applications due March 3. 

Serving on Class Councils and Trustees provides students with the opportunity to explore their personal leadership style, acquire valuable skills, and cultivate class identity. If selected, Class Council members serve for one academic year; Trustees commit to a longer time, serving through their five-year reunion. For more information, visit this website.

Apply to be a Peer Health Educator 
Applications due March 3. 

Peer Health Educators are a group of about 45 students seeking to educate members of the UVA community on the topics of mental wellness, nutrition, sexual health, and alcohol/drug use. We primarily act through outreach presentations, one-on-one peer education appointments, and a variety of health-related events like the Fourth Year 5k. Attend an information session or visit our website. For more information, email Olivia Lacny at

Women's Leadership Forum Career Conversations
Feb. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., Newcomb Hall 182.

Come to Newcomb 182 for drop-in career conversations with UVA alumni and employers. Bring your questions, documents, and career goals to get real-time feedback and assistance in mapping out a plan to achieve your dreams. Potential topics for your conversations could include career and industry exploration, resume reviews, interview prep, and offer negotiation. No appointment necessary, just come on by! If you plan to bring your resume for review, please bring a hard copy. Visit our  Facebook event more information.


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)
Customer Communications and Outreach for ITS is hiring. If you’re 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 this website.

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

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity (PhiDE)
Application due Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

Calling all pre-med students: Apply to be a part of the founding class of the first pre-medical fraternity on Grounds. This is an opportunity to build an extensive support network and get the resources to develop as a rising physician. Email with any questions.

Perform at The Garage Downtown
Send in your audio tracks by Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Third-Year Council is organizing Sounds of Cville, a battle of the bands-type event downtown on Saturday, March 25. The winner will open for The Garage at a later date. We are currently seeking an eclectic line-up of bands and musicians to perform. If interested, please email your audio tracks to  to enter.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA: Intern at the Women’s Center in 2017-18
Application deadline March 1.

Our selective engaged scholarship program combines classroom study with practical experience in social justice advocacy. Learn from an experienced mentor in a field like gender violence prevention, body positivity, or educational and economic opportunity for women and girls around the world. Learn more here.

Green Dot T-Shirt Design Contest
Submissions due Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m.

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 this website to submit your entry and learn more.

Multicultural Student Center: Apply for 2017-18 Internships
Applications due Feb. 28 by 11:59 p.m.

The Multicultural Student Center (MSC), part of Multicultural Student Services in the Office of the Dean of Students, is accepting applications for five paid undergraduate internships for the 2017-18 school year. For more information about position descriptions, eligibility, pay, and other details, please refer to the website. Late applications will not be accepted.

Submit to the WXTJ Art Show
Pieces due March 13 at noon.
WXTJ presents a DIY art show at 1411 Gordon Avenue on March 18. All of the revenue will be split 40/60 between the collectively chosen charity (40) and the artist (60). You may submit multiple pieces. The show is free form, so any media and any subject matter is welcome. Submission is rolling. Final deadline to submit an image of a finished piece is noon on March 13. For more information, visit our Facebook page or email

United Nations Women Spring General Body Meeting
Feb. 23, 6 p.m., New Cabell Hall 485.

United Nations Women is an organization committed to increasing the awareness of UN Women’s community service programs in the United States and worldwide, which benefit underprivileged, oppressed women. We work to give more authority to those who have not had voices. This meeting will be a short introduction to UN Women followed by cookies and conversation. For more information, see our Facebook page.


Museum Internship Grants 
Applications due March 3. 
Museum Internship Grants support UVA students who are applying for unpaid internships at museums, historic sites, or archives. Applications are open to rising second-, third- and fourth-year students in all fields of study who are in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher). For more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements, see the program website.

Apply for an URN Travel Grant
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Looking for funding to present your research at a conference? Look no further. The Undergraduate Research Network has funding for students to attend research conferences. This grant is designed to provide funding for travel, lodging, and meals related to a research conference or workshop. Students must be presenting at the conference or workshop to be eligible. This event may be at another institution, but the grant will only apply to domestic travel. Approximately two to three awards of up to $300 will be granted on a competitive basis. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at UVA. For more information, visit this website or email Sabrina Yen at


"Trump and the Middle East" 
Feb. 22, 6 to 7 p.m., OpenGrounds.

Join Professor David Leblang and J Street U for a discussion on recent developments in American politics and their implications for the Middle East. Professor Leblang is a professor of politics and public policy with a unique understanding of migration, refugees, and the international economy. The lecture will be followed by a brief discussion, with food catered by Basil. RSVP here.


Choice Hotels International 
Feb. 22, 7 to 8 p.m., Monroe Hall 124. 

In the hospitality industry, people matter and through our mission, we strive to connect the world through the power of hospitality.  At our corporate headquarters in Rockville, Md., or our IT Hub in Phoenix, Ariz., you can gain exposure to various departments, including marketing, brand strategy, finance, e-commerce, and more. For more information, visit this website.

Around the World Potluck with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Feb. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room.

Bring your friends and come sample foods from around the world and meet local Peace Corps volunteers who lived and worked all over the globe. This event is free, fun, filling, and inspirational. If you want to bring a snack, drink, or dish to share, that would be great. Or just come! Visit this website for more information.

Internships, Majors, and More
Feb 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.

If you are looking for help deciding on a major and how that relates to career or if you are trying to find an internship and don’t know where to begin or where to look, come to this event. Employers, alumni, graduate school admissions representatives, Career Center staff, and free food will all be available. Get answers to all of your questions about majors, resumes, and what to do this summer. We will be raffling off Ragged Mountain Running gift certificates and Tom Tom Festival tickets. There will also be a prize wheel for Zoe’s Kitchen, Harris Teeter, and Wegmans gift certificate or a chance to win prizes from the UVA Bookstore and other swag. For more information, visit this website.

UVA Women's Leadership Forum
Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Join the Women’s Business Forum at McIntire, Society of Women Engineers, Alpha Kappa Psi, Smart Women Securities, and the UVA Career Center for lunch and a keynote presentation on the importance of mentorship and sponsorship in a women’s career. Immediately following the keynote, participants will move to themed tables to discuss a variety of topics women face in academia and the workplace. For more information, visit this website.

Appian Information Session
Feb. 28, 6 to 7 p.m., Thornton Hall E303.

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management solutions. Appian unites users with all their data, processes, and collaborations in one environment, or on any mobile device, through a simple social interface. Meet our recruiting team and learn more about career opportunities.

Coffee Chat with Barclays First- through Third-Years
March 1, noon to 4 p.m., Starbucks on the Corner.

Attention, first-, second-, and third- year students interested in banking. Sign up for a 20-minute coffee chat with Barclays. Coffee chats will occur in 20-minute sessions with 10 minutes for a resume review and 10 minutes to learn about Barclays. Sign-up closes on Monday, Feb. 27, at 11:59 p.m. You must reserve your time through the interview schedule to attend the coffee chat.

Brainstorming Workshop: Funding an Unpaid Internship
March 1, 5 to 7 p.m., Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room.

Do you have or think you’ll have an unpaid internship this summer? Trying to figure out how to pay your bills while working at that amazing, but less than remunerative, internship? Come meet other students who are passionate about making a difference in the world and learn about funding sources, plus engage in creative problem-solving techniques that can help you find new ways to achieve your goals. Career Center staff will provide information on the most common sources of funding for students with unpaid internships, and creative problem-solving guru Laura DelPrato will lead a workshop that helps you clarify your goals and find creative ways to achieve them. Food will be provided. Visit this website for more information.


International Mother Language Day 
Feb. 25, 4 to 6 p.m., Newcomb Theater. 

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. We invite you to attend or perform at the event. There will be a potluck at the end. For more information, contact Tanya Rahman at


UVA Sustainability Game Day Challenge Basketball 2017
Feb. 27, John Paul Jones Arena. 

Help UVA win the Game Day Challenge competition by volunteering at the men’s basketball game against UNC. Volunteers will get a chance to interact with fans, receive recognition on the court, and help make this game go Zero Waste. As thanks for taking the time to help UVA win, volunteers will get a cool new T-shirt and food. Register through the link provided on the Facebook event or visit our website.

APO Service Fraternity Open Project
Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m., Bice Parking Lot.

Interested in service, fun, and meeting new people? APO, UVA’s only gender-inclusive service fraternity, allows students to meaningfully serve the community. Meet us in Bice Parking Lot at 8:30 a.m. to engage in various volunteer projects in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. Projects will end around noon. Text 516-510-6673 or find us on Facebook if you have any questions or concerns.

Volunteer to Build Freedom by Design’s Treehouse Project
Feb. 25, noon, Architecture School Wood Shop.

Come be a part of our handicap-accessible treehouse project to benefit the local nonprofit, Wildrock. It’s a great way to learn construction skills and do something hands-on outside of the classroom. Our build days will focus on pre-fab for the project before installation begins on-site in late March. No building experience required. For more information, email Bridget Murphy at


Blood Drive with UVA's School of Nursing 
March 2, 1 to 6 p.m., MR6 Room 1005. 

“Give a Pint” for St. Patrick’s Day! Participate in the School of Nursing’s blood drive on March 2. All blood will go to UVA Hospital, and just one pint can save seven babies or three adults. A thank-you T-shirt will also be given to participants while supplies last. Sign up today here.


Publish an Editorial on Multiculturalism with V Magazine
Proposals due March 1. 

V Magazine, UVA's student-run art and cultural publication, is looking for critical and creative pieces on any topic related to multiculturalism. Submit a brief proposal here or email for more information. 


Free Screening of "Miss Saigon" Introduced by its Creators
Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater. 
As part of the Feb. 22-24 artistic residency of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, the creators of “Les Misérables” and “Miss Saigon,” the University will offer an exclusive screening of the recent London stage production, “Miss Saigon: The 25th Anniversary Performance” courtesy of Universal Pictures, UPHE Content Group. Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil will briefly introduce the film. Free tickets are available at the UVA Arts Box Office. For more information, visit this website or email Emily Umansky at

UVA Jazz Ensemble Presents “Local Giants”
Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Auditorium.

The UVA Jazz Ensemble, directed by trumpeter/composer John D’earth, will present their winter concert entitled “Local Giants.” The program will feature guest artists Bobby Read on saxophones and Randy Johnston on guitar. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $9 for UVA faculty and staff, $5 for students, and free for UVA students who reserve in advance. Tickets can be reserved here.

OFFScreen Presents: “Moonlight”
Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.

A young man, Chriron, deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. For more information, visit our Facebook event.

VSA at UVA: TET Show
Feb. 25, 2 to 5 p.m., Jackson P. Burley Middle School.

The Vietnamese Student Association is proud to present its annual cultural showcase. This year, we present a modernized comedy of a traditional folktale, “The Story of the Rice Cake.” There will be sweet raffle prizes and a free catered Vietnamese meal after the show. Visit the Facebook event to join in the festivities.


Fourth-Year Yearbook Photos
Feb. 20-24, Bookstore second floor. 

Corks and Curls Yearbook will be taking free professional photos Feb. 20-24 on the second floor of the Bookstore. Schedule your appointment here using school code 87108. 

Photos and Bodos
Feb. 24, the Lawn.

Take a free professional headshot on the Lawn. Join Futures in Fashion Association (FIFA) for Photos and Bodos. We’ll provide bagels for brunch and have photographers ready to take your professional headshots. Meet us on the Rotunda steps. Must pay FIFA dues to participate. For more information, visit our Facebook event.

Student Life Photography Contest
Submissions due March 3.

The UVA Student Programs Photo Initiative (SPIN), a new program run out of Student Activities, is seeking print-worthy photos of student life, especially those capturing moments from CIO, UPC, and other University events. Submit your best five photos for a chance to see your shots up on the walls of the PAC! Please send full resolution photos in .jpg format to by March 3.

Celebrate Peace Corps Week
Feb. 26 through March 4.

Join Peace Corps at UVA for Peace Corps week. Events include a potluck with returned Peace Corps volunteers, a cross-cultural connections and mindfulness workshop, and a screening of “Girl Rising,” a documentary about the transformative power of education in the lives of nine girls from around the world. Visit our Facebook page for more information about the events.

Nu Omega Iota Continuous Open Bidding
Now through March 1.

Missed the recruitment events from the past few weeks? No problem! Meet with the current sisters of Nu Omega Iota on some casual dates structured to work with your schedule, and learn all about our sorority as we get to know all about you. At the end, you can become eligible to join. For more information, contact Dana at or Rachel at or visit our website.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA: Free Legal Clinic
Feb. 28, 6:30 to 9 p.m., OpenGrounds.

The clinic is staffed by local attorneys who offer pro-bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. The clinic is designed to provide general legal counseling and information about legal options. For more information, visit the website.

Free Modern Hip Hop Dance Workshops
Feb. 24, 6 to 9 p.m., North Grounds MP3.

The Mighty is a dance organization that holds free dance workshops open to everyone. No experience, registration, or commitment needed. Just walk right in! Bring yourself and your friends out this weekend to enjoy dance workshops taught by dancers from VCU’s Blank Canvas. Rides will be provided from O’Hill starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit our Facebook group page.

X-tasse Hip Hop Dance Crew Auditions
Feb. 23-24, various times and locations.

Do you like to dance? Do you want to be a part of a new family on Grounds? Do you have the X Factor? If you answered yes to any of these questions, X-Tasse auditions are the place to be. No experience needed. Everyone is welcome to come even if you just want to come for fun to learn dances or to audition. The process is two days long, with Day 1 dedicated to learning choreography and then Day 2 dedicated to the actual audition. Check out our Facebook event for more details.


Intramural Leagues and Tournaments 
Entry deadline Feb. 28. 

Entries are taken online for intramural softball, outdoor soccer, dodgeball, and ultimate Frisbee. Join a team with friends or make new ones as a free agent. Email with any questions. 


Participants Needed for Salt and Blood Pressure Study 
Researchers are seeking adults to participate in a study to find out how salt intake affects blood pressure. You will receive two weeks of prepared food and $200 upon successful completion of the study. For more information, visit this website


Military Blood Drive 
Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom. 

The UVA Army ROTC will host a military blood drive through the Armed Services Blood Program in Newcomb Ballroom. THE ASBP distributes blood worldwide for our armed services members, their families, and veterans. For more information, email

Win Prizes from the Stall Street Journal
Hoo knew? Ever wonder where the statistics in the Stall Street Journal come from? They come from you! If you receive an email inviting you to take the Spring Health Survey, please do. Giving a few minutes of your time helps the Office of Health Promotion produce great posters baesd on accurate data that students love. Plus, you can get cool prizes! For more information, email Sally Dover at





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

Presidential Search Committee Feedback Survey

Student Council wants to know what areas of expertise and qualities the student body would like to see in our ninth president. Participate in this survey to provide valuable student feedback to the special committee that will seek and recommend a candidate to the Board of Visitors. Your participation in this process is critical to ensure that the person chosen to continue leading this University reflects the desires of UVA students.


The Rotunda with sunlight behind and fall trees