Topic: Student Life
From PKs to FGs
Yannick Reyering (Col ’09) grew up in Germany kicking a round ball into a net. When he came to UVA, he had the same focus—and he put the ball into the net 39 times in a three-year career that included multiple All-ACC honors.
Aerial balletics were on display in one of the many arrestingly choreographed pieces in "Strands in Motion," a fall dance concert that showcased original work by both faculty and students.
With Sean Singletary and Sharneé Zoll providing leadership and fireworks for UVA’s basketball teams, last season could easily have been characterized as the Year of the Guards. Both players have gone on to the ranks of professional basketball, so now the Cavaliers will look to the front court for more points and power this season.
The project caught the attention of two students, Courtney Mallow (Col ’10) and James Burney (Col ’09), who are the co-directors of the Arts & Enrichment Committee, a part of the University Programs Council. After inviting Warren to visit the University, they solicited secrets from their fellow students and created an exhibit of the cards they’d collected to coincide with his appearance.
The Power of Normal
All UVA students are heavy drinkers, right? Wrong. The National Social Norms Institute at UVA addresses common misperceptions.
A Run to Remember
Thousands of my friends have asked me one question: How did I get that special honor as a torch bearer? That’s a long story to tell.
Catching Up on Getting In
In the first admission cycle since the University eliminated its binding early-decision program, the staff of the Office of Admission received a pleasant surprise.
The Caretaker of No. 13
In the 101 years since UVA President Edwin A. Alderman charged the Raven Society with the upkeep of the Edgar Allan Poe Room, a Raven Society member has swept its wooden floors and dusted its antique furniture.
The contest sought photographs that captured the spirit of the University. Pictures from alumni, faculty and students rolled in, and the judges have picked the best of the bunch.
Green Thumbs Up
It’s not easy being green, but UVA is getting higher marks for its environmentally friendly programs.
A short-lived ban on signs at Scott Stadium this fall raised the hackles of fans—particularly among students—and drew darts from pundits across the nation.
Something for Everyone
Navigating the carnival-like atmosphere of the Student Activities Fair is an annual rite of passage for newly arrived first years.
Does my child need to be the president of the class, play three varsity sports, walk dogs at the SPCA and spend part of her summer at a leadership conference in Amsterdam to be competitive at UVA?
The bus ride from Dulles to Charlottesville helps with that adjustment, giving students a chance to bond and ask questions. “One girl was very interested in seeing cows,” Kirtland says. “Another was surprised at the number of churches.”
Home Sweet Home
Residents call it "the O-Hilton." It’s still dormitory-style housing, but given its many amenities and commanding views of Grounds, the new $18.8 million Kellogg House feels more like a hotel, according to its denizens.
Learning the Ropes—and Stairs
First-year orientation helps air anxieties, build sense of community.
The Power of Rice
In villages throughout India, huge piles of rice husks—a byproduct of rice milling—sit slowly rotting. Proving the old adage that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, two Darden students have started a business that uses these discarded but plentiful rice husks as fuel for two generators that are providing power to about 10,000 rural Indians.
Chinese Spoken Here
While Elizabeth Wesner was filling out her application to the Curry School of Education in 2004, she felt like something was missing. When asked to indicate which language she wanted to be certified to teach, she created her own box and wrote "Chinese."
Having a Ball
Prum began playing professional paintball—where two teams play capture-the-flag by shooting at each other on a battlefield of inflated bunkers—his second year at UVA. After graduating, he plans to move to San Diego to work for KEE Action Sports, one of his team’s sponsors.
All Aboard the Campaign Trail
College students have historically been dismissed as unreliable by pundits and political advisers. At the polls, their numbers tend to be disappointingly low. But these students are clearly not the fickle supporters that political strategists have assumed.
Thirst for Knowledge
When more than a billion people lack clean drinking water, the efforts of two UVA students might seem like a drop in the bucket.