August 30, 2010

Join the Honors Student Council

Do you love VCU? Love the Honors College? Want to interact with prospective students who are deciding if they want to come to VCU? Apply to join the Honors Student Council and serve as an honors student ambassador to prospective students. Council members participate in VCU Open Houses, give honors tours, and represent the Honors College at various events. Council members meet twice a month to learn more about the Honors College in order to promote our services. Applications are due via email to Mrs. Connolly on September 7th. Applications can be found online:

Berglund Honors Seminars

All students are required to attend at least three Berglund Honors Seminars each semester. These seminars feature speakers from VCU and the Richmond community and cover diverse and interesting topics. In order to receive first day registration privileges, students must attend at least two seminars by mid-semester. The Honors College will be checking passports to verify that you have attended at least two seminars on a specific date before honors registration begins. Look for this date to be announced sometime in September in the Weekly Update and Honors Blog. A list of Honors Seminars can be found on the Honors College website under Upcoming Events ( Seminars for the upcoming weeks will also be announced in the Honors College Weekly Updates each Monday. Keep in mind that seminars begin next week and will conclude in early December, before the last week of classes.

August 27, 2010

Employment Opportunities in Federal Government

On Friday, Sept. 10, from noon-1:30p in the Forum Room in the Student Commons, Dr. Corky Conyers from the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC, will present an overview of the process of searching for employment with the federal government. Dr. Conyers is a VCU alumnus and former Presidential Management Fellow. If you have ever thought about working for the federal government–in any capacity–you want to attend this information session and meet Dr. Conyers. Please contact the University Career Center (828-1645) with any questions.

August 26, 2010

Join the Honors College Book Club!

The Book Club will be meeting on September 17th from 1 to 3 PM in the multipurpose room to discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.  There will also be meetings at the same time on October 29th and November 19th – the books for these meetings are still TBA.  If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Duffy at