Elizabeth O’Roark


Public Service Committee kicks off public service forum

The Public Service Committee of Student Council kicked off its Public Service Forum series Wednesday with a discussion titled “Nonprofit and Program Development.” Six representatives from around Charlottesville helped foster conversation about encouraging greater collaboration between University CIOs and making stronger connections between students, faculty, community partners and people in service jobs around Charlottesville. The panelists included third-year College student Tyler Kernodle, a social media intern for Learning in Action, City Council Member Bob Fenwick, Rachel Winters, the director of community engagement at Madison House, Jacki Bryant, executive director of Ready for Kids, Dreama Johnson, associate director for public service and global careers at the University, and fourth-year Commerce student Natalia Kazakevich, a member of the Student Council Academic Affairs and Public Service Committee. Second-year College student Sarah Kenny, co-chair of the Student Council Public Service Committee, spearheaded the event and said it would promote cooperation between CIOs, faculty members, community partners and people in service jobs as each group works to achieve similar goals in the community.

CAPS expands services following difficult academic year

After a year marked by tragedy and grief, the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services has reacted by expanding its services and providing more outreach programs to help a greater number of people on grounds.