Professional Headshots

Get your headshot professionally taken with Middle Grounds! Your linkedin profile will get so many views – landing that internship will be a breeze.

October 6th, 10am-1pm, the Lawn

Oratory Contest

Middle Grounds is partnering with Think Again and the Karsh Institute for the second annual student oratory contest. Think you have what it takes to be the most persuasive voice on grounds? Sign up for the chance to be next year’s student judge, alongside four former White House speechwriters, and a $500 cash prize!

October 18th, 5:30, Rotunda Dome Room

Bo Seo: How to Argue Better

Join Middle Grounds and the Karsh Institute of Democracy in learning “How to Argue Better,” with two-time world debate champion, published author, and former coach of the Harvard Debating Union, Bo Seo.

October 19th, 1pm, Jefferson Hall

Constructive Dialogue Institute: Introduction to Facilitating Dialogue with Peers

This session prepares student leaders with the tools to make dialogue a key component of their student leadership. It highlights the skills associated with leading in a dialogue-focused context.

October 19th, 2pm

Bipartisan Kickball

Refereed by UVA President Jim Ryan, come watch a riveting game betweens UVAs College Republicans and University Democrats, sponsored by Middle Grounds. Which party will emerge victorious?

October 21st, 5pm, Mad Bowl

Blood Drive

Blood may be red, but you don’t have to be in the GOP to give some. Join Middle Grounds and the Red Cross (yes, and Bodo’s Bagels) for this great service opportunity.

November 6th, 10-2:30, Newcomb South Meeting Room

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Election party

Middle Grounds election party! Enough said

November 7th, 7pm

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