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					The IRC Council 2010-2011 and IRC Administration
proudly presents a happy introduction to the
International Residential College.




     International Residential College
Welcome Packet 2010
 “Sharing the World”
                          International Residential College
                              Welcome Packet 2010

                                   Table of Contents

    IRC Administration…………………………………………...Page 2-3

    IRC Council…………………………………………………...Page 4-5

    IRC ResStaff…………………………… .. …………………...Page 6-9

    Meet the Housekeeping Staff…………… .…………………...Page 9

    Maps of the IRC………………………………………………Pages 10-11

    IRC Committees……………………………………… ..…….Page 12

    Weekly Events Calendar……………………………… ..…….Page 13

    Transportation in Charlottesville………………… . …...……Page 14

    Food in Charlottesville………………… . …...…… …...…… Page 15

    Places of Importance……………………………… .………...Page 16-17

    Top Things List……………………………………………....Page 18




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                              IRC Community
                              Meet members of the community, who include the IRC administration, the Resident Advi-
                              sors, IRC Council, and Housekeeping staff! We work really hard to make the IRC a great
                              community, so feel free to contact us. We look forward to a great year.


                                Brad Brown
                                Principal

                                  “     Welcome to the IRC! If this is your first year at the IRC, you will find
                                  that you have entered a wonderful “living and learning” community. We have
                                  lots of activities planned, and I hope you make an effort to join in some of
                                  them. We have our own little for-credit class on Friday afternoons called “Sus-
                                  tainable Living.” We have a great line-up of guests for our Conversazione Din-
                                  ner series on Wednesday evenings and you just sign up for the one or two that
                                  sound most interesting to you. Join some of our cooking classes, day trips to
                                  Washington, D.C., or Monticello, or just come for the Wednesday morning
Big Morea House                   “Breakfast of Champions” or the Tea on Thursday afternoons. But mostly, take
434 924 3232                      advantage of the fact that you are living in a truly multicultural environment...


                                                                                                                 ”
bradbrown@virginia.edu            your best learning experiences will likely be from each other.

 Brad Brown was appointed Principal in March of 2001 and serves as the Principal to present day. As an Associate
 Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce, Brad has a long-standing interest in international business and has
 taught various business topics at institutions in Vietnam, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, England, France, Nicaragua,
 and Bangladesh. He is also the faculty advisor for two Jefferson Public Citizens program teams and is working
 with students designing and implementing a biogas system in Nicaragua.


                                Carol Brown
                                Family of the Principal
                                  Carol Brown is the fiscal administrator of the International Studies Office and she
                                  has her office inside the “Fishbowl” (in Mary Munford), right next to Marga’s office.
                                  An active member of our community, Carol puts together our Conversazione Series
                                  dinners and attends all of the banquets and parties. As Brad’s wife, she is also his
                                  partner in hosting fantastic dinners at their home in Big Morea house. She also
                                  makes deliciously decadent brownies that IRCers love.

Big Morea House
cab2z@virginia.edu

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                               Marga Odahowski
                               Director of Studies

                               “    Hi everyone! I’m the Director of Studies for the International Residential
                                    College. My job is to build and create a healthy and caring community and
                                    provide mind expanding educational opportunities for our students. As the
                                    Director of Studies I organize all academic and non academic classes at
                                    the IRC. I enjoy teaching on topics related to balanced living, leadership,
                                    design thinking and community building. In addition, I work with the
                                    IRC Council Ministers, providing leadership training and organizational
                                    development. I enjoy meeting students and provide both informal and for-
Little Morea House                  mal mentoring for personal and professional development. Outside of the
434 924 7767                        IRC, I teach a USEM Mindful Leadership and Quiet Mind Smart Mind at
marga@virginia.edu                  the Darden MBA Executive Program. You will see me at various events and



                                                                                                                    ”
                                    programs mingling around to get to know you and your interests. Please
                                    introduce yourself to me if we do not meet at one of the gatherings.

Marga Odahowski was appointed as Director of Studies in March of 2001 and serves as such to this present day. As Di-
rector of Studies for the International Residential College, Marga has been on the faculty with the University of Virginia
for twenty years. In the fall of 2010 she is teaching a University Seminar Course. As a consultant, Marga developed the
Quiet Mind Smart Mind program for the MBA Executives Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Busi-
ness and the Mindful Leadership course at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. She has also devel-
oped travel and learn classes to various countries around the world.

                               Jill Jones
                               Office Manager

                               “   Hi and Welcome to the IRC! My name is Jill Jones and I’m the Office
                                   Manager for the IRC. I am a life time resident of Charlottesville and long
                                   time employee of UVa. I handle the day-to-day administration of the IRC.
                                   My office is on Munford first floor (next to the Head RA’s room). I’m the
                                   “go to” person for IRC residents - if you are interested in planning an event,
                                   need assistance with a housing issue or anything - I’d be happy to help. I
                                   always have candy in my office - so if you’re in need of a sweet or just want


                                                                                                                    ”
jjn@virginia.edu                   to say “hi,” please stop by!



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                                                  Yonji Kim               |
                                                                               Gwathmey 221
                                                                               yk3m@virginia.edu
                                               Prime Minister                  (845) 269 7033
                               Hello IRCers. My name is Yonji, and I am from South Korea, New Jersey, New York, and most
                               recently Virginia. It’s my third year living at the IRC, my second year as a RA, and my first
                               year as Prime Minister. If you haven’t guessed, I am a third year (!) majoring in History and
                               Global Development Studies (GDS). I enjoy long-distance running, coding websites, and
                               hosting dinner parties (If you’re invited, my room is 221 Gwathmey. ;D). In all seriousness
                               though, I welcome you to the IRC and look forward to another great year!


                                  Lauren Holohan                         |
                                                                              Munford 232
                                                                              leh8v@virginia.edu
                                      Minister of Finance                     N/A

                              Welcome to the IRC! My name is Lauren Holohan and I am the Minister of Finance. I am ma-
                              joring in Marketing and Information Technology with a Minor in Leadership in the McIntire
                              School of Commerce. Last year I served as Minister of Finance and it was great! We had
                              the IRC Birthday Party, Waffle Nights, paintball trips and much more. I hope to continue
                              funding more creative and fun events to make this year at the IRC a lot of fun. My goal is
                              to encourage students to be innovative so our budget of over $30,000 is used to serve the
wants, needs and interests of the residents. I also would like to increase the transparency of the Council. I look forward
to working with all of the IRC residents in addition to the other Council members. We make a great team and together
we can make the IRC a great community. Tell me your thoughts and ideas for events at leh8v@virginia.edu. Thank you!

                                    Rowan Sprague                        |
                                                                              Hoxton 102
                                                                              ris3xq@virginia.edu
                               Minister of Community                          (804) 347 2863
                                            Operations
                               Hey guys! My name is Rowan Sprague, born and raised in Richmond, VA. I’m this year’s
                               Minister of Community Operations. I’m a second year Civil and Enviromental Engineering
                               major, and I’m planning to minor in Russian. Other than that, I love getting my hands dirty
                               (literally) while gardening and canoeing down rivers. This year on Council I would like to
                               get more IRCers involved in events and coordinate more opportunities to mix different
                               building residents together. I’m looking forward to meeting and getting to know all you!
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                                             Priscilla Goh                    |
                                                                                  Munford 254
                                                                                  psg9y@virginia.edu
                                         Minister of Interior                     (434) 249 6199
                               Hi everyone! I am Priscilla and your Minister of Interior for the year! I hail from Singapore and
                               I like to Sing! (Pun intended). I also have the (mis?)fortune of studying International Relations
                               and Studio Art (Cinematography and Painting), a combination for which no course double-
                               counts. I like real ramen, manga, durians, kimchi, and italian opera, so feel free to give me any
                               free samples of them. I stay away from buying meal plans and honey. I have also defied the
                               idiom ‘it takes two hands to clap’ by being able to clap with one hand. More importantly, with
                               new initiatives this year, I hope to make the IRC a livelier place that’s easier to live in and hope
that residents will feel more welcomed and loved! Whether it’s writing for the weekly stall news or teaching others how to
cook, I also hope that more people would want to participate in the community and Share the World!!!

                                       Rana Shalhoub                         |
                                                                                  Munford 344
                                                                                  ras6pc@virginia.edu
                                       Minister of Exterior                       (571) 334 8616
                              Hey y’all! My name is Rana Shalhoub and I am so excited to be an RA this year, and the
                              Minister of External Relations. I am a second year majoring in Biomedical Engineering and
                              Chemistry. I was born in Arlington, VA, and lived in Fairfax County for seven years before
                              moving to Dubai. I have two younger sisters, Reem and Ruba, I love the colors blue, green
                              and pink, and enjoy reading, ethnic foods, and sports (watching and playing them). My
                              family and I love to travel, and learn about different cultures, so I would definitely like to
                              hear about yours! On grounds, I am involved with many organizations, and am an active
member in the Arab Student Organization, Kappa Delta Sorority, and Third Culture Kids. I have a lot planned for this
year, and can’t wait to meet all of you :) Please stop by anytime to talk, or just hang out!

                                            Olivia Jeffers                   |
                                                                                  Hoxton 102
                                                                                  ojj4cb@virginia.edu
                                  Minister of Recreation                          (703) 216 1533

                               I am a second-year student at the University of Virginia, studying Civil and Environmental
                               Engineering with a Business minor. I was born in Riverside, California, moved to NoVA and
                               spent a gap year in Beijing, China. I love running, rock climbing, and stargazing. Moonlit
                               strolls on the beach aren’t bad either. As Minister of Entertainment I’m here to make sure
                               you have a fun time living at the IRC. It’s my job to make it happen, your job to suggest it.
                               Email me at ojj4cb@virginia.edu to suggest fun events. :)
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                   Siggi Hindrichs                       |
                                                              Munford 254
                                                              sbh2k@virginia.edu
                            Senior Resident                   254-554-1154
Moin Moin! I’m Siggi Hindrichs and I’m excited to be your Senior Resident this year. I’m a 4th
year, double majoring in Commerce and German Literature. I’m originally from Germany, but
am a proud German-American and have been here for a while. I enjoy baking, cooking, travel-
ing, and reading. I love puzzles, languages, post-its, math, and politics. You can usually find
me monopolizing tables at the library or chowing down on some tofu pad thai. I’m looking
forward to an exciting, safe year at the IRC, so come over to Munford 101 anytime! If you
come at 7:30, we can watch Jeopardy!



                Rehema Wachira                           |
                                                              Lewis 109
                                                              rnw2z@virginia.edu
                          Resident Advisor                    443-616-6167
Hujambo!! My name is Rehema Wachira, and I am a third-year in the College majoring in
Political and Social Thought (liberal arts woooot). I am from Kenya so if you like tea, stop by
my room, Lewis 109, and I’ll be happy to share some home-grown awesomeness! If you like to
eat in general, let’s be friends. Welcome to the wacky world that is the IRC and I hope it will
become for you the wonderful home it has become for me. How does this happen? Listen (or
read?) closely my friend: “If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.”
JK. Enjoy!


                                    Tai Ford             |
                                                              Hoxton 106
                                                              tof3f@virginia.edu
                          Resident Advisor                    401-688-9868
Hey!! My name is Tai Ford and I’m a fourth year in the College. I was born in Belize but have
been border-hopping throughout my life. Love soccer, Fantasy Football, and good cooked food.
Clean kitchens and residents that cook for their RA’s are also highly valued in my life. HOX-
TONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! That is all.....




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  Vandana Ramakrishnan                                     |
                                                                Munford 332
                                                                vr2e@virginia.edu
                           Resident Advisor                     434-249-6210
Hi everyone! I’m Vandana Ramakrishnan (a mouthful, huh?) and I welcome you all to the IRC.
While an Indian Citizen, I grew up in Kuwait – a teeny tiny country in the Middle East. I am
currently a third year in the McIntire School of Commerce. In my spare time, I love to bundle
up and watch a movie, or play ping-pong. I’m always up for a challenge, so if you’re inter-
ested in an intense game of ping pong, come find me! This is my second year on staff and I
am delighted to be spending it on the third floor of Munford. If you ever want to chat/ need
Bollywood movie recommendations, feel free to stop by!!
P.S. I promise to teach you how to say my name! :)

                    Rana Shalhoub                         |
                                                               Munford 344
                                                               ras6pc@virginia.edu
                          Resident Advisor                     571-606-0075
Hey y’all! My name is Rana Shalhoub and I am so excited to be an RA this year, and the Minister
of External Relations. I am a second year majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry. I
was born in Arlington, VA, and lived in Fairfax County for seven years before moving to Dubai.
I have two younger sisters, Reem and Ruba, I love the colors blue, green and pink, and enjoy
reading, ethnic foods, and sports (watching and playing them). My family and I love to travel,
and learn about different cultures, so I would definitely like to hear about yours! On grounds,
I am involved with many organizations, and am an active member in the Arab Student Orga-
nization, Kappa Delta Sorority, and Third Culture Kids. I have a lot planned for this year, and
can’t wait to meet all of you :) Please stop by anytime to talk, or just hang out!

              Lauren Holohan                          |
                                                          Munford 232
                                                          leh8v@virginia.edu
                      Resident Advisor                    N/A
Welcome to the IRC! My name is Lauren Holohan and I am the Minister of Finance. I am ma-
joring in Marketing and Information Technology with a Minor in Leadership in the McIntire
School of Commerce. Last year I served as Minister of Finance and it was great! We had
the IRC Birthday Party, Waffle Nights, paintball trips and much more. I hope to continue
funding more creative and fun events to make this year at the IRC a lot of fun. My goal is
to encourage students to be innovative so our budget of over $30,000 is used to serve the
wants, needs and interests of the residents. I also would like to increase the transpar-
ency of the Council. I look forward to working with all of the IRC residents in addition to
the other Council members. We make a great team and together we can make the IRC a great community. Tell me your
thoughts and ideas for events at leh8v@virginia.edu. Thank you!
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                             Ariel Majidi                   |
                                                                 Munford 244
                                                                 anm4fa@virginia.edu
                            Resident Advisor                     302-354-7899
My name is Ariel Majidi, and I am a second year student in the College. My major is yet to be
decided (suggestions are more than welcome). Though born and bred in Newark, Delaware, I
am a first-generation American from an Iranian family. I love learning about other cultures,
playing my ukulele and drinking tea like a true Persian. I am also an active member of the
Baha’i Student Association and Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program on Grounds,
two groups that involve students with community development activities in Charlottesville.
Please stop by second floor Munford if you ever need a tune, a warm cup of tea or a bad joke.
I’m hoping to help create a truly harmonious, global community in the IRC, where students from all over the world learn while
living together. I’m also hoping to start regular IRC jam sessions, so let me know if you play an instrument or are interested
in music!

                   Raghav Mathur                          |
                                                                Gwathmey 121
                                                                rm3aq@virginia.edu
                          Resident Advisor                      434-420-6790
Hi! My name is Raghav Mathur and I am a third year studying Finance and Management in the
McIntire School of Commerce. I am originally from Singapore and India. I love any activity
that takes me outdoors; I have a passion for food and good company. I am involved with Alpha
Kappa Psi, the business fraternity on grounds, Alternative Investment Fund @ McIntire, Madi-
son House and I also work at the AFC. I look forward to getting to know each one of you much
better. Please stop by 1st floor Gwathemy and pop in to say hello. I welcome you all to the IRC.


                                 Yonji Kim                |
                                                                Gwathmey 221
                                                                yk3m@virginia.edu
                          Resident Advisor                      845-269-7033
Hello IRCers. My name is Yonji, and I am from South Korea, New Jersey, New York, and most
recently Virginia. It’s my third year living at the IRC, my second year as a RA, and my first year
as Prime Minister. If you haven’t guessed, I am a third year (!) majoring in History and Global
Development Studies (GDS). I enjoy long-distance running, coding websites, and hosting
dinner parties (If you’re invited, my room is 221 Gwathmey. ;D). In all seriousness though, I
welcome you to the IRC and look forward to another great year!

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                                      Jeff Hall            |
                                                               Gwathmey 321
                                                               jah5fv@virginia.edu
                           Resident Advisor                    757-710-7720
Hey guys! My name’s Jeff! I’m a second year in the College of Arts and Science, and I’m
recently from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It is a peninsula on the other side of the Chesa-
peake Bay, and it’s a very rural area. (Don’t feel bad if you don’t know where it is; it gets
left off of maps occasionally.) However, I have lived a lot of different places in the United
States because my dad was in the U.S. Army, and my family traveled a lot. I really enjoy public
speaking and debate, and most of the clubs that I’m involved in relate to those activities. I am
planning to major in Foreign Affairs, but I’m exploring computer science as well. People have
accused me of being a geek from time to time, and I will admit that whereas some people revel in the finer parts of life, I
revel in the geekier parts of life. :D I will be an RA on the Third Floor of Gwathmey, so stop by if you ever want to chat. I hope
to see you guys around the IRC some time, and I really look forward to helping plan events and activities around the college!

                               Meet the
                            IRC Housekeeping Staff
                                                                                                  The IRC Housekeeping Staff
                                                                                                  is part of the IRC commu-
                                                                                                  nity! Housekeeping has their
                                                                                                  headquarters in Munford
                                                                                                  first floor. Say hello!

                                                                                                  IRC Full Time Staff: Marie
                                                                                                  Jones, Mary Woody, Ja-
                                                                                                  son Stantson, Reggie Scott
                                                                                                  Shawn, Thomas Renee Rush,
                                                                                                  and Faye Hocker.




(From left to right: Faye Hocker, Jason Stantson, Thomas Renee Rush, Reggie Scott Shawn, Marie Jones, Mar Mar Win,
Keona Loving, Mary Minter, Mary Woody, Gilbert Durrette.)



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                                    Maps of the IRC
      Ground Floor Plan




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                                    Maps of the IRC
Second Floor Plans




                     Gwathmey
                                                              Lewis




                                                              Hoxton
                     Munford

Third Floor Plans




                     Munford                                   Gwathmey

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                                                 IRC Committees

ARTS, SUSTAINABILITY, AND DESIGN COMMITTEE                            This year, we will work with the Admissions Office to make the IRC
We organize events and initiatives concerning art, eco-friendly       known to incoming students and highlighted on tours. It is guided by
awareness, and practical improvements to the IRC. Last year we        the Minister of Exterior Relations.
hosted Tie-Dyeing, Mug Painting, and a Local Food Breakfast. It is
guided by the Minister of Community Operations.                       SPORTS COMMITTEE
                                                                      We organize IRC IMREC sports teams and casual pick-up games for
COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE                                           IRC residents. Weekly games are soccer/football, basketball, and
This committee leads IRC residents on community service               American football. We usually play outside (weather permitting)
ventures to increase awareness and appreciation of the Charlot-       or inside in Memorial Gym. Do you and your friends play a differ-
tesville area and environment around us. The committee keeps          ent sport? Join us and create a team! It is guided by the Minister of
IRCers informed of upcoming service events and coordinates            Recreation.
events with the International Refugee Center in Charlottesville. It
is guided by the Minister of Community Operations.                    LIVING SPACE APPRECIATION
                                                                      This committee strives towards a consistently healthy environment
STALL NEWS COMMITTEE                                                  for all residents. We focus on health issues and awareness within the
We are in charge of keeping IRCers in the know! We compile a          IRC. Also we like praise and so do you! We are in charge of apprecia-
weekly Stall News Journal featured in every stall. This journal has   tion events for residents, staff, Housekeeping staff, and Administra-
a weekly calendar for IRC events and cultural facts and histories     tive staff at the IRC. It is guided by the Minister of Recreation and
from all over the world. It is guided by the Minister of Interior.    the Minister of Community Operations.

COOKING COALITION                                                     ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE
We love food and cooking! We have recipe exchanges and meal           We like to have fun and we want the entire IRC in. We think of fun
preparation workshops usually in the Munford Main Kitchen. It is      ideas, such as a paintball trip and broomball games and peach pick-
guided by the Minister of Interior.                                   ing. The Minister of Recreation leads this committee.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE                                            YEARBOOK AND WEBSITE COMMITTEE
Involved at UVA? Involved in the IRC? We are the liaision between     We are into media, print and online media. Love photography? Of-
the IRC and UVA. We have outreach through events and activities,      ficial IRC photographers take photos of events and daily life. Love
and advertise the IRC during Application season. It is guided by      graphic design? We use InDesign and Photoshop to tailor flyers. Love
the Minister of Exterior Relations.                                   HTML? We need people to manage the IRC website. We plan and com-
                                                                      pile an IRC yearbook showcasing residents and events throughout the
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE                                                  year, and maintain the website with updates and photos. It is guided
We think it’s important who lives in the IRC. So we create the IRC    by the Prime Minister.
application for new residents and review submitted applications.




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                                  Weekly Events Calendar
  Sunday Monday         Tuesday          Wednesday           Thursday           Friday                Saturday

                        Yoga             Breakfast of        Tea and            The Week That         Farmer’s Market
                        5:30-6:30pm      Champions           Jammin’            Was                   7am-noon
                        Klazroom         7:30-9am            4:30-5:30pm        4pm                   Downtown
                        w/ teacher       Munford             Munford            Fishbowl
                        Hope Sowell      Gathering Place     Gathering Place
                        and Caitlin      Conversazione                          Football (soccer)
                        Pitts            Dinners                                5pm
                                         6:30pm                                 Carr’s Hill / Mem
                                         Fishbowl                               Gym

 Tuesday: Yoga with Hope Sowell and Caitlin Pitts (5:30-6:30 pm, Klazroom).
             Each week focuses on a different muscle group or relaxation technique.
 Wednesday: Breakfast of Champions (7:30-9 am, Munford Gathering Place).
            Menu: Fresh Bodo’s bagels with cream cheese and jam. Cucumbers, cheese, deli meat. Hard boiled eggs,
            cereal, yogurt, fruit. Tea, coffee, juice.
            Once a week except during exam weeks when BoC happens daily! (Reading days excluded).
            Conversazione Series (6:30 pm, Munford Fishbowl)
            At least one evening during the week, a different faculty member is invited to dine with about only
            eight IRC residents in our conference room (the “Fishbowl”) and lead an intellectual conversation on a
            topic of his or her choosing, but not deliver a lecture. This meeting of professors and students facilitate
            conversation on fascinating topics over Harvest Moon catering. You can sign up when Jill sends out an
            email and let her know if you have dietary restrictions.
 Thursday: Tea and Jammin’ (4:30 pm, Munford Gathering Place)
             Thursday afternoon tea sessions in which tea and juice are served usually with a light salad, Brie, mixed
             fruits, cupcakes and biscuits.
 Friday: The Week That Was (4 pm, Munford Fishbowl)
            A casual discussion about current events. You do not have to be “informed” or have an opinion to come!
            Snacks and drinks from Foods of All Nations are served.
         Afternoon Football (Soccer) (5pm, Nameless Field or Carr’s Hill or Indoor at Memorial Gym)
 Saturday: Farmer’s Market (9 am, Downtown Charlottesville)

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                         Transportation in Charlottesville
Bikes                                                          University Transit Service (UTS)
If you have a bicycle, you will find it to be a valuable as-   UTS provides easy access to all the major points on
set for transportation around grounds and to places just       Grounds, including Central Grounds, Barracks Road Shop-
outside the UVa grounds, such as The Corner, the Downtown      ping Center, Scott and Klockner Stadium, John Paul Jones
Mall, and Barracks Road Shopping Center. However, should       Arena, Alderman Library, and the UVA Medical Center. Buses
you plan on venturing out along US 29, there are other         are free to UVa students. Check “HoosWhere” GPS track-
safer means of transportation than a bicycle. The Charlot-     ers at major bus stops for estimated bus arrival times. For
tesville Community Bike Shop is the place to go for bicycle    more info on bus routes, schedules, and the “HoosWhere”
repairs. If you do not already own a bike before you come      GPS, visit http://www.virginia.edu/parking/bus/bus.html
to UVa, you can put in some hours at the bike shop and get     Most common buslines for IRCers:
one to ride for free.                                          •	 Green Line - closest stop - will take you closer to the Eschool*
                                                                   on those cold winter days, Student Health (near Old Cabel, the
Safe Ride                                                          South Lawn Project, and the Comm School*), the Nursing build-
If you are in need of late night transportation, Safe Ride,        ings, and UVA Hospital.
the police-driven van, can take you to the IRC during late     •	 Northline - near the tennis courts - will take you to Barracks
hours of night. Safe Ride operates from 12am-6am Sunday            and Hereford - Also stops at Chapel.
to Thursday and from 2am-6am Friday and Saturday. They              Charlottesville Transit Service
do not give rides to intoxicated individuals. You can call                 (CTS) & Trolley
Safe Ride any time after midnight in order to schedule a    CTS provides bus access to major points in Charlottes-
pick up or find out operating times at 434-242-1122. For    ville, including Fashion Square, The Corner, Barracks Road
more information visit the website http://www.virginia.     Shopping Center, and the Downtown Mall. CTS is free to
edu/uvapolice/saferide.html                                 UVa students. Just show the driver your ID card. For more
Yellow Cab                                                  information on bus routes and schedules, please visit
There are several cab services in the Charlottesville area, the CTS website http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.
but the most frequently used service is Yellow Cab. You can aspx?page=661
call 434-295-4131 to order a cab to pick you up or take     Most common buslines for IRCers:
you wherever you need to go (for a price of course). Make •	 CTS 7 Fashion Square - near the tennis courts - this takes you
                                                                 directly to Barracks Rd and eventually Fashion Square.
sure you have some cash!
                                                               •	    CTS 5 Walmart - closest stop is at Barracks - this takes you to
Zipcar                                                               Walmart down Seminole Rd.
 Costs $35 a year to sign up with UVa Plan, then it is $8/ •	        Free Trolley makes a loop to Downtown, JPA, Alderman Rd, and
hour or ~$70/day - If you are under 21 you need to have a            the Chapel.
flawless driving record to apply.                              Maps
                                                               There are several useful maps of UVa grounds and the sur-
                                                               rounding area of Charlottesville that can be found on UVa’s
                                                               map website http://www.virginia.edu/Map/
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                                                  Food in Charlottesville
                                             What to do when you get tired of the dining halls

TOP ON-GROUNDS EATERIES                                                      3. Hotcakes (Barracks)
(Cav Advantage and Plus Dollars accepted)                                    Fancy lattes and other posh nosh. They usually have lots of student
1. The Fine Arts Café(In Campbell Hall, the architecture school,             discounts that make their gourmet fare affordable. Try their Sunday
next to Ruffin hall, the art department)                                     brunches, especially the Salmon Benedictine.
Open: Mon to Fri 8.30am – 3pm
An organic selection of delectables, both healthy and delicious, if a bit    FOOD IN THE IRC!
pricey. Also has the school’s largest array of vegetarian choices. Try the   All the following events are meant to promote the IRC ideal of ‘Slow
Black Bean Quesadilla, Sweet Potato Fries, and Caprese Sandwich.             Food’, a movement emphasizing the social side of eating, as well as
                                                                             sustainability and local foods. As such, we heavily encourage you to
2. The Castle at Bonnycastle (Old Dorms – The one nearest to the             bring your own utensils and food receptacles (i.e. forks, plates, mugs)
basketball courts.)                                                          to all IRC food events, as well as to socialize while enjoying your meal.
M–R 8:30am-2am, F 8:30am-4pm , Sun 4pm-2am
When you’re hungry at night, the Castle will fortify your stomach!           (See the IRC Weekly Calendar, pg 14).
The food is delicious, if a bit high on the calorimeter. Try their
non-expensive breakfast menu (actually served all day) as well as            Other than the weekly food events, the IRC is also well known for
the famed Cyclops burger (patty, cheese, and an egg!)                        having sporadic cookouts and catered fare for events, such as the IRC’s
                                                                             birthday. Due to our promotion of cultural diversity, various groups
3. West Range Café (South end of the West Range, near the Am-                have also taken to hosting ethnic food events at the IRC. These have
phitheatre, facing McCormick Road)                                           included the Japan Club’s Food Fest, Singapore Students Association’s
Mon - Thu7:00am - 9:00pm Fri 7:00am - 3:00pm                                 Tasty Toast, and Chi Alpha’s Taste of the Nations.
Provides the largest portions for lunch (Grill opens 11am). Also
one of the only two places in UVA where you don’t have to pay for
                                                                             FOOD IN YOUR OWN HANDS
soy milk in your coffee (the other being the Fine Arts Café) Try
                                                                             We give you the fish, and also the fishing pole. Ways you can take
their Chicken Tenders!
                                                                             food into your own hands.
                                                                             1. Learn and Share Recipes at the Cooking Coalition!
OFF-GROUNDS CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGHLIGHTS                                       Teach people your mum’s favourite recipe, or learn how to cook some-
Available for <$5                                                            one else’s national dish. You can also arrange for professionally-held
1. Little John’s (Corner) 24 hours                                           classes!
Get your sandwich fix here all day (and night) with a huge variety           2. Loan with the Cooking Coalition
of choices.                                                                  3. Cook for the IRC! - If you cook for a minimum of four people, we
                                                                             can pay for the ingredients up to $30.
2. Marco and Luca (Corner – Elliewood Avenue)
The famed dumpling store from Downtown makes its presence
known on the Corner! Asian-approved. ;)
Available for ~$10 or less




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                                            Places to Know

The Corner                                                     Downtown
http://www.virginia.edu/exploring.html                         http://www.pursuecharlottesville.com/php-bin/resource.
•	 Student shops, bookstores, bars, cafes, and restaurants     php?id=360
•	 A popular place to have lunch. On weekends, most            Farmer’s Market:
    restaurants are open for late-night dinners.               •	 Get your fresh produce or an amazing homemade
•	 Bodo’s Bagels, Qdoba (Mexican), Christian’s Pizza,               donut.
    Mincer’s Sports Store, Para Coffee, The Student Book-      Fridays After Five http://www.charlottesvillepavilion.com/
    store, and more.                                           fridaysafterfive
                                                               •	 Enjoy a free concert during the summer if you are in
Fashion Square Mall                                                 Charlottesville for summer session!
                                                               Ice Skating Rink http://www.icepark.com
http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?id=117
•	 The apparel mall closest to the IRC, with J. C. Penney,     •	 Before you graduate, you must play a game of Broom-
    Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Foot Locker, and plenty of other        ball at the Ice Rink.
    stores. Take the CTS 7 Bus all the way down.               Regal Downtown Mall 6 http://www.regmovies.com
                                                               •	 Typical movie theater but in a great environment.
                                                                    Enjoy a nice dinner and movie away from grounds for a
Barracks Shopping Center                                            change of pace
http://www.barracksroad.com/
                                                               Hang out Spots
•	 A 15-minute walk from the IRC, a 15 minute busride
                                                               •	 Tea Bazaar! http://www.teabazaar.com/ (Hookah and
    on the Northline, or a 2 minute ride on the CTS 7 Bus.
                                                                    tea specialties)
•	 Kroger’s and 24-hour Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Bed
                                                               •	 Splendoras http://splendoras.com/ (Yummy gelato!)
    Bath and Beyond, Barnes and Nobles, CVS Pharmacy,
                                                               •	 Marco and Luca’s Noodle Shop (Best dumplings in Char-
    Rachel’s Natural Foods, Panera Bread, and more.
                                                                    lottesville)
                                                               •	 All other restaurants: http://www.downtowncharlot-
                                                                    tesville.net/dine.html




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                                          Places to Know
Outdoors                                                   Theatres
Outdoors Club http://www.outdoorsatuva.org/about/          Culbreth Theater http://www.virginia.edu/drama/about.
activities.shtml                                           htm
•	 Join the outdoors club for a reasonable membership      •	 UVA’s Drama Department puts on great performances
    and you will be busy every weekend!                        for students. Free with your ART$ dollars!
Skyline Drive http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/       Helm Theater http://www.virginia.edu/drama/about.htm
driving-skyline-drive.htm                                  •	 UVA’s Drama Department second stage for their pro-
•	 Charlottesville is surrounded by the Shenandoah             ductions. Students can use their ART$ at this theater.
    Mountains. Find a friend with a car and go on one of   Newcomb’s Theater http://www.student.virginia.
    the trials.                                            edu/~programs/aboutus/cinematheque.html
Tubing on the James River http://www.reelingandrafting.    •	 See a movie that just got out of the ‘real movie the-
com/                                                           aters’ for just $3! Hard to beat the price and conve-
•	 Enjoy a few hours on the James River.                       nience.
Monticello http://www.monticello.org/                      Paramount Theater http://www.theparamount.net/de-
•	 See where Jefferson lived and what inspired him to      fault.aspx
    design UVA.                                            •	 Visit this theater for a blast to the past. Once this the-
Montpelier http://www.montpelier.org/                          ater was an old movie palace but now it is renovated
•	 Visit James Madison’s house                                 into a new performing arts stage. See everything from
                                                               comedys to operas and everything in between.
                                                           Live Arts http://livearts.org
                                                           •	 Check out this theater on the Downtown Mall. On cer-
                                                               tain nights students get reduced or free tickets!
                                                           Black Friar Playhouse www.americanshakespearecenter.
                                                           com/
                                                           •	 See a traditional Shakespeare play in a playhouse mod-
                                                               eled after the Black Friar Theater in Staunton which is
                                                               about 30 minutes from Charlottesville. Also they are
                                                               rebuilding The Globe Theater as well. Students get a
                                                               discount.




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