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January 26th, 2014


Kamusta OYFAM!


Thanks for coming out to the potluck earlier today! We hope you enjoyed the food and company and we hope to see you guys at the remainder of the events this week! For the Facebook event, CLICK HERE!
Here's a list of the rest of the events for BIG/LITTLE WEEK 2.0 (mark your calendars):

--TOMORROWMonday Jan 27Café OYFA 9pm @ Clark 108: 
Having trouble finding a place to study? Come to Clark 108 with your fellow OYFANS! We'll have an entire auditorium for ourselves and coffee/tea/refreshments will be provided!

--Tuesday Jan 28Hibachi Grill Buffet Dinner 7pm
Bring your student IDs for a discount! (Sign up for rides here!)
--Wednesday Jan 29Movie Night 9pm @ Runk Green Room: We'll be watching Toy Story 3, so bring your friends and de-stress for a mid-weekbreak!

--Thursday Jan 30Zumba Night 6:30PM - Location Slaughter MP2 6:30PM
Haven't had a chance to visit the gym lately? We'll be holding a Zumba class taught by certified Zumba instructor & OYFA membership chair, Andrea Valdez! Wear comfortable shoes & workout attire!

--Friday Jan 31Family Food Fight - Location TBD: 
Do you like food? Do you like competitions? Do you like competitions with food? Come swing by for some food-filled excitement hosted by our very own PR committee!

--Sat Feb 1Girls/Guys Sleepover - Location 1815 JPA Apt. 27 (Guys) & 114 B Carrolton Terrace (Girls) 9PM:
Cap off a long week with the guys and girls of OYFA. We'll be splitting up into two apartments by gender for a sleepover!
Girls: come ready for a night of chick flicks, games, and bonding! Bring your munchies! 
Guys: just come and we'll hang out and do some fun stuff

Can't wait to see you and your bigs/littles/families there!
If you haven't officially joined OYFA  and would like to sign up as a little, sign up with this form here! 


Barrio Countdown: 61 DAYS
Not sure what dance you are in for Barrio? Check This Out
Please let US or the CHOREOGRAPHER know if you CAN'T participate ASAP.
There are also other ways to participate in Barrio!
 Sign up for a committee here!
We also have concessions coming up! Sign up to play with us behind the counter here!
Check your e-mails for practice dates, times, and locations!
...and remember the 2-strike rule!
Culture (Leangelo and Kristine)


What's up everyone! 

We have about a month until the Winter Classic! If you still want to join, sign up below.  We will be holding weekly practices on Fridays.  The Winter Classic will be on Saturday February 22.  Get excited!
Don't forget we have our IM games every Sunday!  Basketball will be at 5:30, and volleyball will be at 9:30. Look out for more info :)


Hey everyone!

As we said last week, if your'e interested in participating in the the D7 Football Invitational, please try and attend Sports' weekly football practices. Jasmine and I will be sending you all more information regarding the logistics of the event soon, so be on the lookout for messages from us. For now, you can learn more about the event on it's Facebook event page.

Also, we're still looking for planning board members for this year's FIND National Conference--an event of Conference's magnitude requires the collective effort of many, so D7 E-board could really use your help!

That's all for now, OYFAm. Have a good week and stay warm!

FIND (Jor and Jasmine)


Greetings OYFAm!

FIRST YEARS! Want FREE MONEY? Well, keep a lookout for the release of the OYFA Excellence Scholarship Application coming up very soon! Each year, this prestigious scholarship goes out to one outstanding 1st Year OYFAn who has shown high dedication to academics and involvement in the OYFA, A/APA, and greater UVA community. More details to come soon!
Also, the AAPAAN Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship for $750 is due Jan 31st. If you are interested, click on this link and apply!
Much love,
Sexy Scholarship, Arnel & Glenn

General Announcements

Project Inspire
Project Inspire is the 
first dance mentorship program on grounds. This volunteer organization works with Venable elementary school students to promote interactive learning through hip hop dance and step. We are an organization made up of representatives from some of the hottest dance organizations on grounds including: X-tasee Dance Crew, S.I.U, and AkadeMiX. Whether you are a dancer, choreographer, or just love to move Project Inspire is the place for you. Be sure to like our facebook page!

Looking for that ONE leadership position? Want to plan events and programs on global issues? Apply for ONE@UVA Executive Board! ONE@UVA is an organization that advocates for the fight against preventable diseases, hunger, and poverty in developing areas, specifically Africa. Fill out an application today! 
Thank you very much,

Apply for the A/APA Alumni Network
Jack T. Chen Scholarship!
Open to current 1st, 2nd, & 3rd years!
Scholarship Due on January 31st!
Apply Today!

Trivia Challenge 
Be the first to answer back with at least one correct answer to be the next featured OYFAN! But wait! If you answer back with both answers by the end of this week (midnight on Sunday), you will be entered into the Week In OYFA Raffle for a chance to win a prize at the next general meeting if you attend! Remember, the raffle is renewed every month so keep participating!

1. What is the Lil Big Sib Week event this Thursday?

2. How many Megamodern dances are there this year?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Madelyn Luansing!

Tell us a little about yourself!  Hey OYFA! I'm a first year in the E-school (which basically means I don't know the names of any of the academic buildings past Clark Hall). With that in mind, you'd most likely find me hanging out in the E-school buildings or taking advantage of unlimited first year swipes for ice cream. My favorite place to study is Rice, although every once in a while I'll explore a random building and study there once I get myself thoroughly lost. Anyways, I love getting to know new people so if I don't know you yet, feel free to say hi and chat with me for a bit. :D Shout out to my big Queen Camel, the royal Singkil family, and my class of first years! #oyfa2017

Favorite OYFA memory? Despite the rain, this year's Ski Trip would have to be my favorite so far. Yay for bonding!

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
1. Winter Classic at Virginia Tech!
2. Kris Vocal

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