A Few of my Favorite Things… | UVA Student Council

Bells are ringing, the 25 Days of Christmas marathon is on ABC Family, the scents of cinnamon infuse the air, and what are we doing? Studying.  While I’m tempted to wallow in my respective dark corner of the library just as much as the next UVa student, let’s take a second to look a couple of the awesome things that the Public Service Committee has done this semester!

The Learning in Action website is fully mobilized! This website has faced its ups and downs over the years whilst being created, but everyone can rest easy now because it’s finally finished, and packed with everything you could ever want to know about public service on grounds and in Charlottesville. Use it to advertise an event, learn about events and organizations, public service related classes (coming soon!) and other ways to engage in service within Charlottesville.  This site is the centralized hub of every Public Service opportunity on grounds and in Charlottesville, and you don’t want to miss out, so check it out now and tell your friends!

The Public Service Spotlight (an article in the Cavalier Daily that recognizes outstanding individuals doing incredible public service work) has released 9 Spotlights this semester! We even released Evan Didier’s Spotlight in the CVille Weekly over Thanksgiving break, and the article ran for 5 days! Read his Spotlight and other spotlight’s here.

As we look towards next semester, mark your calendars for April 13-14, as we host this year’s Public Service Conference with SEED, APO, GDO, and Engineering Students Without Borders. Discussions, panels, workshops, and advice on how to merge your interest in creating a better world with tangible, real opportunities on grounds and in Charlottesville will all be available!

So, as you start thinking about your holiday wishlist, remember that all we want for the holidays is to know how we can help you! Contact us at nnp3x@virginia.edu.

P.S. If you’re not signed up for EngageUVa yet, well then you must be living under a rock, because thousands of other students are getting awesome updates every week about Flash! Seminars, discussions, forums, and other fun FREE happenings.  So subscribe.  All the cool people are doing it.