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Latest From The Blog

  • Celebrating the accomplishments of one of our beloved interns

Celebrating the accomplishments of one of our beloved interns

  • May 27th, 2016

Laura Widener is a veteran intern here at the Women’s Center. We first met Laura in 2014 when she joined us as a Marketing and Communications intern and were lucky enough to have her return this year as a Body Positive intern. Ask any staff member in the Center about Laura and they will inevitably smile. Laura brings kindness and patience to everything she takes part in, continuously offering a helping hand with programs and events beyond her own intern team. Aside from her work here at the Center, Laura has been active in social justice work on Grounds with organizations like the LGBTQ Center, Green […]

  • Student Spotlight: David Roden

Student Spotlight: David Roden

  • May 25th, 2016

Get to know MLP Big Brother, David Roden! Year: Second Year Major: Undeclared Hometown: Fairfax, VA What do you miss most about your hometown when you’re at UVA? I do not miss anything in particular about my town, but rather my family and friends who live there. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I’m passionate about the Men’s Leadership Project because I think that better education and positive encouragement is vital for the youth in America today. What made you choose UVA over other schools you applied to? UVA was my top choice for my […]

  • Coach Nancy Kechner gives us a closer look at Women’s Rugby

Coach Nancy Kechner gives us a closer look at Women’s Rugby

You described rugby as, “everything their [the players] mom said don’t do – don’t play in the mud, don’t hit other girls, don’t be too aggressive…” Can you comment further on this? Rugby is a very different sport than most women have played before. Most women’s sports don’t involve physical contact with other people. (Basketball may be an exception here) Rugby involves physically binding with your team mates and physically contacting opponents either through a tackle, or driving into a ruck or lineout. During early practices we have beginning players hit and drive through a tackle pad. Most of the […]

What Students Say

The social media marketing techniques I’ve learned are practical, not just in the college setting but for my future career as well. Being in an internship class enabled me to explore women’s issues, and helped me find my passion in global development.
Joie Zhang, Intern, 2012-13
I have learned more than I thought I would and I love the work I am doing spreading the word about the awesome resources the Women’s Center has to offer students around Grounds. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of helping, supporting, and empowering women in our community.
Erin Ennis, Intern, 2012-13
Interning at the UVa Women’s Center has broadened my knowledge of how social media can be used to promote events and raise awareness. I have learned how to communicate effectively across social media platforms; what works, and what does not.
Kaitlin Mackie, Volunteer
Interning with the Women’s Center this year has been a wonderful experience. It has helped me to improve my communication skills and my ability to work with a team of people.
Ashley Koos, Intern, 2012-13