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April 5 Connections


Hoos in Recovery Confidential Support
Hoos in Recovery is a nonjudgmental support network of students, faculty, staff, and alumni in recovery or considering recovery from a substance use disorder. If you’re wondering if sobriety and recovery could be a good option for you, come and talk to others who “get it.” Check out our website for more information. 


Last Call for Logo Design Submissions
Submissions due April 6 by 5 p.m.
Learning in Action is the hub for public service at the University of Virginia, including volunteer and community engagement opportunities, service events, courses and other resources. We need a new logo! Submit your creative design online. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the UVA Bookstore, some fun promotional items featuring the new logo, and a spotlight in the Learning in Action newsletter. Any ideas are welcome. For more information, visit the website.

Design Help Needed: Join the Movable Type Staff
The Movable Type Media Studies Journal is seeking a designer to join our team for the 2017-18 school year. The applicant must have experience with InDesign, be able to shadow a current designer this spring, and meet weekly with our exec team starting in fall 2017. A rising second- or third-year involved in the Media Studies department is preferred. Contact if you are interested or would like more information.

Program Assistant Job Opening
The Lorna Sundberg International Center is seeking a program assistant. Join the International Center’s student staff in supporting social and cultural events and cooking classes. Only full-time UVA students may apply. The desired start date is summer or fall 2017. The position and application details are online.

Reunions Interns Needed
Reunions Weekends run June 1-4 and 8-11.
This June, UVA Reunions will celebrate the 5th through 60th anniversaries of the UVA undergraduate classes. Over 4,000 alumni and their families will return to Charlottesville to attend their reunion. Reunion Interns will be responsible for working various events throughout the two Reunion Weekends. Interns will receive a weekend stipend, free meals for the majority of the weekend, as well as a Reunions T-shirt. For more information, visit this website


ONE Campaign Executive Board Member Applications
ONE Campaign is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable diseases particularly in, but not limited to, Africa. We are currently looking to fill positions on our executive board. If interested, please apply. Anyone is eligible!


Z Society Gilbert Sullivan Internship Scholarship
The Gilbert J. Sullivan Scholarship awards up to $2,000 to assist in offsetting internship costs for a returning undergraduate student of the University. The scholarship is intended to provide an opportunity for students to take a summer internship otherwise unattainable because of financial constraints. Highest priority will be given to applicants with a demonstrated financial need. Apply here now.


Defying Gravity: Successfully Entering the Real World as Women in STEM
April 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Clark Hall Room 107.
The UVA CHARGE Voices and Visibility Speaker Series presents Betty Shotton, CEO and founder of LIFTOFF Leadership and member of the first class of undergraduate women admitted to UVA in 1970. Betty is a phenomenal speaker and should not be missed. For more information, visit this website.

Jill Hruby Shares about Her Rise to Becoming Director of Sandia National Lab
April 13, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Clark Hall Room 107.
Jill Hruby is the first woman to head a national security laboratory. Women and men alike will be inspired by this presentation exploring her career. By relaying her unique personal experiences, Hruby energizes faculty, students, and professionals around the country. Business Insider hails her as the second-most powerful woman engineer of 2017. For more information, visit this website.

The Astronomy Club and SEDS Present: Kathryn Thornton
April 18, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Chem 304.
Interested in space exploration? Join us to hear a veteran of multiple shuttle missions, distinguished professor Kathryn Thornton, discuss her career, NASA, and commercial spaceflight. This event is co-hosted by SEDS and the Astronomy Club. SEDS is an exciting new club focused on space exploration, leading technical projects, and analyzing the economics of missions.


Identity, Diversity, and Your Career
April 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Bryant Hall.
As part of the University’s Diversity Week, join Multicultural Student Services, the UVA IDEA Fund, the Minority Rights Coalition, Student Council, and the Career Center for a panel and conversation on the importance of your identity and unique experiences in the job and internship search. A keynote address will begin at 5:15, followed by a panel and conversation with students, alumni, and University faculty and staff. Immediately following, participants will have the opportunity to attend a speed networking reception with employers recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities. There will be free food and free parking at Bryant Hall. Click here to learn more.

Citi Spring Info Session
April 6, 7 to 8 p.m., Rouss & Robertson Hall 120.
We are excited to invite second- and third-years to learn about Citi, the financial industry, and how to prepare for the fall recruiting process. Businesses will include investment banking, private banking, markets (sales and trading), and capital markets origination. Visit this website to learn more.

Pre-Health Friday Q&A Series, Candidacy Reviews: Third- and Fourth-Years
April 7, 1 to 2 p.m., Bryant Hall.
Q&A session with pre-health advisors. You provide the questions, we provide the answers and snacks! The topic for the April 7 session is Candidacy Reviews: Third- and Fourth-Years. These sessions are customized based on your inquiries so we encourage you to prepare questions before you arrive. Visit this website for more information.

Global Public Service Case Competition
April 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bryant Hall.
UVA Global Development Organization (GDO), the Student Council Community Service Committee, and the Career Center invite you to participate in the UVA Global Public Service Case Competition this year. Our theme for this year is the refugee crisis; all participating teams will be tasked with addressing a specific problem outlined in the case that will be released one day prior to the competition. Please register either as a team of three to four students from any UVA affiliation or sign up individually (we will pair you with other participants), before April 5, 11:59 p.m. If interested, apply here.

Guggenheim Investment Banking Networking
April 10, 6 to 7 p.m., TBD.
Join us for the Guggenheim Securities Investment Banking presentation to learn about 2018 internship opportunities and to network with business representatives from the University of Virginia school team. Guggenheim looks for candidates with exceptional academic backgrounds, a high degree of motivation, strong interpersonal skills, leadership ability, and teamwork orientation. Visit this website to learn more.

Pre-Health Application Series: School Selection
April 11, 10 to 11 a.m., Newcomb Hall 389.
Applying to a health professional school this summer? Getting stuck on composing your school list? This workshop will review school selection basics and address how to compose a list of schools based on your candidacy. Limited seating available so RSVP is required. Open to all students and all years.

Bain Women’s Case Competition
April 11, 2 to 4:30 p.m., TBD.
Gain experience and insight into consulting by working with a group of four to five students on a case with real data and real clients. On Friday, April 7, we’ll launch the case and provide some context; you’ll spend some time working through the information and present your findings in a short (approximately 6 to 10-minute) presentation on Tuesday, April 11. Then, join us that night for an awards presentation at 8:30 p.m. where you’ll hear a little more on how a real case unfolds and about experiences as a woman at Bain & Company. Sign up by April 5 using this link – more information will follow. We hope to see you there!

Introduction to Consulting with Accenture, Bain, and McKinsey
April 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Bryant Hall.
If you are considering consulting for an internship or full-time position, come to this workshop to learn about the consulting industry, day-to-day work, the recruitment process, and what it is like to work with clients. Increase your awareness of the different services (strategy, technology implementation, human capital, economic and litigation, etc.) firms deliver to clients by hearing from consultants who recruit at UVA. Additionally, learn about the case interview process, what employers look for during interviews, and how to frame your response. Practice an informal case interview with a small group and an alumni coach so you are prepared to practice over the summer. Food (dumplings and noodles) and refreshments are generously provided by Accenture. Visit the website to learn more


Islam Awareness Month
The Muslim Students Association is hosting a series of events in April where students and faculty can meet Muslims, learn about the sects and cultures represented in Islam, and raise money for refugees both internationally and in Charlottesville. All information can be found here.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA: Free Legal Clinic
April 11, 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 this website or email

Indian Classical Night 2017
April 8, 6 to 9 p.m., McLeod Hall.
Experience the incredible beauty of the Indian classical arts performed by a talented group of musicians, dancers, and vocalists from the University of Virginia student body, faculty, and Charlottesville community. The show starts at 7, but there will be a reception with Indian snacks and an exhibit beginning at 6. Free parking will be available in the nearby South Garage parking lot. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the Facebook event to learn more.

Human-Animal Support Service: Dogs in Dorms
April 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Old Dorms Quad.
The Human-Animal Support Service at UVA brings you our second Dogs in Dorms event of the semester. Come to the Old Dorms Quad on Sunday to de-stress by spending time with local registered therapy dogs. For more information, check out our Facebook page.

The Native American Student Union at UVA: Third Annual Powwow
April 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the TOG by Brooks Hall.
The Native American Student Union is an organization that strives to increase awareness of the Native community on Grounds. We are excited to invite you to our Third Annual Powwow on April 8. Enjoy learning about and celebrating Native American culture through singing, drums, and dancing. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Grand entry happens at noon. For more information, visit our Facebook event.

Community Engagement Focus Groups
April 8, 14, and 21.
Our StudCo committee will be hosting focus groups in the next few weeks centered around civic and community engagement. All students, regardless of your service background, are encouraged to participate. Focus groups last about an hour and food will be provided. Please contact or visit this link if you are interested and we will be in touch with you soon.


Red Cross Club Blood Drive
April 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sign up online to give blood in the American Red Cross Club at UVA and Phi Sigma Pi’s upcoming blood drive. The drive will take place on the “bloodmobile” in front of the Chemistry Building.

Volunteer for Planned Parenthood
We are looking for UVA students to get involved in Planned Parenthood events in Charlottesville. Volunteers will be contacted via email on an on-needed basis and sign-up is done through the attached Google Form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Megana Belagutti at

Big Spring Thing
April 23, 3 to 5 p.m., UVA Community Garden.
Kick off Earth Week with the UVA Community Garden! Come by for lots of local food, a container gardening workshop, live music, good times outside, and a celebration of spring. You’ll leave with your very own potted seed, and if you’re a fourth-year, you’ll get the added bonus of checking “plant in the Community Garden” off your list of 117 things to do before you graduate. 


Relay for Life 2017: Presented by Relay for Life at UVA
From April 7, 4 p.m., to April 8, 4 a.m.
Join us this Friday for our annual culminating event, Relay for Life. Our mission is to save lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. We will have performances, entertainment, and food to last the entire night. The exact schedule will be posted to our Facebook page. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Flicks for Lives Frisbee Tournament
April 9, noon to 5 p.m., Carr’s Field.
Come to Lambda Phi Epsilon’s first-ever Flicks for Lives Frisbee Tournament. Sign up for either the men’s league or the coed league and receive a free T-shirt and the chance to win prizes! Sign up here. To learn more, visit our Facebook event.

Chi Omega’s Golf on Grounds
April 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Golf on Grounds is Chi Omega’s spring philanthropy event, involving a mini golf course through UVA’s Lawn and gardens. There will be music, refreshments, a photo booth, and free cups for all participants. Players may register with a sister in teams of four to seven. Registration costs $10 per person, and all proceeds go to Make-A-Wish of Greater Virginia. Register or donate at the link.

Students Helping Honduras Presents: Thrift SHHop
April 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Amphitheater.
Students Helping Honduras is hosting our annual Thrift SHHop to help you get some fresh, new swag. We will have clothing, costumes, apparel, accessories, and much more. All items will be under $5. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Taus for Paws: Spring Carnival
April 15, noon to 2 p.m., Mad Bowl.
Come out to Mad Bowl next 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 $17 on the Lawn. All proceeds go to the SPCA. Check out our Facebook event for more information.

Alpha Delta Pi First Diamond Series
April 15, 3:30 p.m.
The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi are excited to announce our spring philanthropy, Diamond Series, an afternoon of slow-pitch softball, entertainment, prizes, food and music. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville. For more information, visit this website or contact Peyton Lester, our philanthropy chair, at

Theta Delta Chi’s Philanthropy for the Virginia Institute of Autism
April 15, 1 to 5 p.m., 1811 Lambeth Lane.
Come out and participate in our first Kan Jam Tournament on Lambeth Field, where all proceeds will be going to the Virginia Institute of Autism. The cost per team will be $12 and there will be prizes for first, second, and third place from restaurants on the Corner, such as Take It Away, Crozet Pizza, and Trinity. For more information, email For more information, visit our Facebook page.


University Singers Present: An Evening of African-American Choral Music
April 7, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The University Singers are proud to present their spring concert featuring African-American choral music. Join us as UVA faculty conductor Michael Slon leads the group in a program featuring traditional spirituals, gospel numbers, and other works by African-American composers. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for UVA faculty, and free for UVA students in advance. Visit this website for information.

UVA Free Bridge Quintet Presents “Our Thing”
April 8, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Free Bridge Quintet presents “Our Thing” on Saturday. The quintet celebrates its 20th year as the official jazz group of UVA with a number of original compositions. Marking the 100th year of jazz recordings, the quintet features inventive pieces to recognize the importance of original jazz composition throughout the genre’s history. For more information, visit this website.

Rhapsody Ballet Ensemble Presents “Hit It from the Top”
April 9, 3 to 4 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Rhapsody Ballet presents “Hit It from the Top,” a student-choreographed, student-performed show featuring ballet and contemporary pieces. Come enjoy dances set to hit artists such as Britney Spears, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead. Admission is free. Visit our Facebook page to learn more.

Zac Brown Band
Oct. 7, 7 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Zac Brown Band is embarking on a 40-plus date tour across stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide, including the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville during the UVA Bicentennial weekend. Buy a ticket to this great concert event here.


Escape Room: UVA
April 7 and 8, 4 to 9 p.m., Rouss-Robertson Hall.
Ever wanted to do an escape room? Now you can right here on Grounds! Entrance costs only $10, and you will have the chance to win tickets to The Chainsmokers. It’s up to you to uncover the dark secrets of an evil megacorp and escape from their conference room before time runs out. All proceeds will benefit Hack Cville. Check out our Facebook event page for more information on signing up for a time slot. Visit this website for more information.

Take Back the Night’s Arts Event: Open Mic
April 18, 6 to 9 p.m., OpenGrounds.
Take Back the Night is an international event and nonprofit organization with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. This year, we will be hosting an arts event featuring an open mic and a visual arts display. If you have any interest in performing, please fill out this interest form. We hope to see you there!

SOS: Survivors of Suicide Support Group
April 19, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., CAPS.
This group meets once per month and 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. Visit this website to learn more.

VSA @ UVA Presents: Spring Phofest
April 21, 5 to 8 p.m., St. Paul’s Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave.
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. Vegetarian options are available too. Invite your friends and visit this Facebook link to learn more.


Participants Needed for Salt and Blood Pressure Study
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is looking for participants for a study on salt intake. Participants will receive two weeks of free food. Upon successful completion of the study, you will also receive $200. For more information, visit this website. Email Mahabuba Akhter at or call 434-924-8757.

Participate in Political Science Research at UVA
This semester, Professor Todd Sechser’s Politics Experimental Lab is conducting research on the media, political views, decision-making, and other political issues. We are looking for interested students to participate in our experiments as a part of this exciting research. Participants typically earn $20-30 per hour for each study, and you may receive extra credit in selected politics courses as well. For more information, visit this website




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

Volunteer at Tom Tom Founders Festival

Get involved in the Charlottesville community by volunteering at this year’s Tom Tom Founders Festival, April 10-16. All volunteers will receive free drinks, a T-shirt, and snacks. Sign up online.

Tom Tom Founders Festival