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September 8th, 2013


Kamusta OYFAmily!
We are proud to announce that the Ate/Kuya/Little Sib assignments are underway!
Bigs, prepare to receive your assignments around the beginning of the upcoming week.
If you are still interested in becoming a potential Ate/Kuya, please submit THIS FORM by Monday, September 9th!
POTENTIAL LITTLES! If you have not filled out a little form yet, please do so as soon as possible! Here's the link to theLITTLE FORM!
ALSO, our first Membership Dinner of the year will be held this Monday, September 9th, at 6:00PM at Newcomb Dining Hall. Meet us outside the dining hall! Membership Dinners are an informal way to get to know other members of the organization and talk about anything you like! 
If you have trouble finding us, our numbers are:
Michael (703-508-5032)
Andrea (703-447-3443)
Hope to see you there!

Lakas is Strength 5K

GET HYPE for our first ever GLOW 5K!!!!!!!!!!! Come out to support the HeCares Foundation, and Relay for Life on October 18th! We need volunteers! Please sign up on this form. We can’t do it without you :)


Spots are filling up quick for the Taylor Swift and the Blake Shelton concerts! Sign up for concessions here. You don’t want to miss it!

Classy Advice

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS!! Check out our classy advice page! Find out about classes, majors, and much more!

<3, Community


Whaddup OYFA!
On November 16, OYFA will be a part of Global Expo, an event that will feature various cultural organizations around Grounds. We will be participating by performing traditional and modern dances! 
If you are a first year or have never been a part of Family Weekend's Culturefest in the past, we encourage you to sign up! It's a great way to get involved in OYFA and bond with other new members! You don't have to know how to dance, we'll teach you  (Not me of course, since I can't dance...LOL)!
The first practice will be during Big/Lil Week on September 22, time and place TBA! See you there!
Stay fly,
CULTURE (Kristine & Leangelo)


Sup OYFAns,
Like we said last week, we have D7 Olympics coming up on September 28th at Nameless Field, followed by an after party at Szechuan with all of the schools. Sunday morning, we'll announce the winner at the D7 General Body Meeting! Keep an eye out for the Facebook event page and the Olympics games spreadsheet sign up :)

We hope to have a lot of people stay overnight to attend the meeting on Sunday, so that being said, Jor and I really need your help to house people. Don't be shy about housing strangers, and if there's someone you specifically want to house, just shoot one of us an email!

Sign up HERE!

Love & Swag,

Jasmine(jap8ew)& Jor(jvt2de)


What's up OYFA! Thanks again to everyone who came out to our IM football practice and game this week! Everybody did an amazing job and we'll have another game next Sunday at 7:00 pm. Practice will once again be around 4:00 pm on Friday and if you would like to learn how to play football, or are interested in playing, sign up below! We've had a good showing, and would definitely like to see more of you guys come out to play. Hope to see you there!

 IM Football



Thanks to everyone who came out to OYFA Presents: Mayhem this past Friday! It was a success and we hope you all had a great time throwing down with us! Also, thanks to everyone who came out to our Welcome Back BBQ today! We had lots of food and good company :

We mentioned this at the General Meeting, but we are going to send this survey to you guys about what types of social events you guys would like to have us plan for this year! We obviously can’t do everything, but we want to hear what you guys want to do, so please feel this out:

Yay for a fun-filled weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!


Social (Nicole & Danielle)


Kamusta, OYFA!
Here is ISIP's weekly fact: A senator claimed that only taxpayers should be allowed to vote in elections to prevent patronage politics in the country. She says that those who don't pay taxes are among the poorest of the poor and vulnerable to receiving money from politicians.  Here is the article for those who want to learn more.
Have a question related to the Philippines? Send us a question and we'll discuss it in the next WIO!
Much Mahal(love),
Jenny(jnh5ak) & Angeli(ame9vk)

Please support Historic by liking this page!
- Historic (Christine & Marc) 

Student Advisors



What is happening?! We hope that you all had a great time at our OYFA general meeting, IHOP, and Mayhem! At least you guys burned off all those IHOP panakes dancing it off at the party. AM I RIGHT?! Yes. Yes I am right. Although I guess you guys gained it all back with all those burgers and hot dogs at the BBQ. Womp womp.

Anyways, we will be having STUDENT ADVISOR SUPER HAPPY FUN TIME SING ALONG YEAH this Friday 9/6 from 1 PM to 3 PM in the Pav! If you have any questions about life, classes, people, relationships, why the sky is should definitely come talk to us! Or just come and hang out with us, we like friends! If you’re lucky we might serenade you :D

WE OUT (Y’all people better come out)

Michael (mdl3ba) & Doan (tp5re) - the Mickey-D’s
General Announcements

Do you like to dance? Do you like hip-hop? Do you like sharing your talents to the world? Then look no further! X-TASEE Dance Crew will be holding auditions this week! We are the first hip-hop competitive dance crew to blaze the UVA grounds!  Here are the dates to remember:

Interest Meeting:

Tuesday, September 9th  8:30pm @ O-Hill Forum


Day 1 - Wednesday, September 11th 9-11pm @ O-Hill Forum

Day 2 - Thursday, September 12th 9-11pm @ O-Hill Forum

Day 3 - Friday, September 13th 8:00-10pm @ AFC MP 2&3

**must be present all 3 days to be considered**

Check out the fb event for more info:

Questions? Email

Hope to see you all there!

CAELC/ VISAS: Volunteers with International Students and Scholars

Enjoy flexible opportunities on Grounds: as little as 1 hour per week, 4 times throughout the semester, or as much as you want! With VISAS, you can make new friends from all over the world and gain valuable experience in cross-cultural communication and teaching ESL. No experience necessary- just enthusiasm! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight Monday, September 16th, 2013Apply On-Line Here. For more information visit our website at Or contact us at 

(UVa’s Center for American English Language and Culture)

Hosted by the Undergraduate Research Network (URN) 
and Student Council:
The week of September 30th is 
Research & Scholarship (R&S) Week!
R&S Week is for students of all majors and interests who want to know more about undergraduate research. Check out the awesome events below!
Mon, 9/30First Year Social: Pizza with Professors
Tues, 10/1Research Panel
Wed, 10/2How to Get Involved in Research
Thurs, 10/3Scholarships Panel
(Times and locations TBA - check and for more info) 

Want to be published? 
Submit your research to The Oculus, UVa's multidisciplinary research journal! 
Any research paper written by a UVa undergraduate is eligible. 
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 14th at 11:59pm. 
Entries are typically between 7 and 35 pages in lengthYou may submit more than one paper. 
Papers should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document in 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, and double-spaced
Please visit for submission guidelines 
or contact with questions.

Sign up for Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative(WAALI)!
This program is for 2nd and 3rd year AAPA women and is sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students.
Applications are now live and will be due Tuesday September 17th!
Click here  for more information and for application. Email for more information!

Please fill the application here out thoroughly and submit it by Monday 9/16 at 11:59PM if you are interested in joining one of the committees. 
* Mandatory General Body meetings for Committee Members will be held bi-weekly on Sundays from 4-5 PM in Newcomb Commonwealth room. The first meeting for new & old Committee members will be Sunday September 21st.

Interested in Human Rights and how to get involved? Want to learn how to raise your voice for social justice? Join ONE@UVA and its first movie screening of Hotel Rwanda, September 10th. Light refreshments provided. Contact Milika Robbins,, for more details.
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 small gift at the next general meeting!

1. I'm a 4th Year computer engineering major involved in 2014 Trustees, OYFA, and AVP! Guess Hoo? (This person is in OYFA!)

2. What are OYFA's 12 Council Committees?

This week's Featured OOFAN is Kevin Padilla!

How were you involved in OYFA?

I was Membership Chair in my 2nd Year, Social Chair in my 3rd Year, and President last year.

What was your major and when did you graduate?

I majored in chemistry and was pre-pharmacy. I graduated last year and was a part of the OYFA Class of 2013, the self-proclaimed “Sexy Weird Class.”

What is your favorite or (one of your favorite) OYFA memories?

I will limit it to two because it's so hard to pick one! My first favorite memory was when OYFA won the Student Council Award for the “CIO of the Year 2012-2013” out of the 700+ organizations at UVA. It was my favorite memory because I felt that all the work that my Board and Council did as well as all the work the current members and alumni did after 25 years paid off and helped make the 25th Anniversary last year even more memorable. 

My second favorite memory was hanging out with my friends in OYFA from meetings with my board, “Gusto kOYFA,” to Barrio practices to parties to random hangouts like spontaneously playing Assassins in New Cabell with OYFAns last year.

If you could give a first year OYFAn any advice, what would it be?

  • Do activities that will help you figure out if the future career you chose is the right fit for you.
  • Come into college with goals, but be flexible because your interests can change.
  • Don't stretch yourself too thin. Do things you are passionate about.
  • Always give back to the people who are supporting you including your family and your OYFAmily.
  • Never be afraid to try something new because if you're open to what life has to offer, the opportunities are limitless.

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
1. June 12, 1898
2. Christine Tran


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