14 Nov

On Monday, November 6, College Council approved seven funding requests:

  • Movable Type Fall Journal Launch
    • Date not given; to be held at Open Grounds
    • The Movable Type Fall 2017 Journal Launch Event is a conference/panel event that celebrates the publication of the scholarly work of undergraduate students at the University of Virginia. It is at this event where we will launch the Fall 2017 edition of UVA’s academic media studies journal, Movable Type, and each student whose essay and/or research is featured in the journal presents his or her work to a panel of fellow students and faculty members. Additionally, at this event, Movable Type distributes the physical copies of the Fall 2017 journal. This event is an opportunity for students to learn from their peers and their professors in a conference setting.
  • High School Case Competition (HSCC)
    • Date not given; to be held at Rouss and Robertson Hall
    • Enactus will be holding its third annual high school case competition with the purpose of providing consulting services and exposure to a local Charlottesville business. Through partnerships with local businesses, students gain an educational experience in the field of business consulting and enhance their skill sets, while the the business receives innovative perspectives and recommendations from students.
  • The Fire Inside: Stories of Medical Abuse
    • Date not given; to be held at Open Grounds
    • As our final project for the AAS class Race, Medicine, and Incarceration, we are hosting a “poetry slam” type event at Common Grounds. During this event, drama majors and actors from the Paul Roberson Players (a CIO on grounds) will be performing select pieces from the zine “The Fire Inside.” This zine features the writing of incarcerated women and is distributed across women’s prisons in California. We chose poems and short stories written by incarcerated women about their experience with the medical shortcomings of the penal system, and we are working with student actresses to bring these stories to life.
  • Faculty-Student Interaction Grant (FSIG): Professor James Todd
    • Date: November 5th, James Madison’s Montpelier
    • I am taking 22 students up to James Madison’s home, Montpelier, this Sunday. We will take the Constitution tour of the mansion and then we will meet with the woman who has been overseeing the archaeological research that has led to the reconstruction of slave quarters behind the house. This is an opportunity not afforded to the general public. 
  • FSIG: Professor Heather A. Warren
    • Date: November 11th, Shenandoah National Park
    • I am planning to take my COLA class, “God and Nature in America,” for a hike in the Shenandoah National Park.
  • FSIG: Professor Sandy Seidel
    • Date: November 30th, the Garden Room on Grounds
    • Take my What Makes Us Tick COLA class to the Garden Room for lunch
  • FSIG: Professor Sandy Seidel
    • Date: December 1st, the Garden Room on Grounds
    • Take my Mindfulness COLA class to the Garden Room for lunch.