October 27, 2010

Boren Scholarship Information Session

On Wednesday, November 10 at 5pm the National Scholarship Office will host Ms. Sarah Glesiner, program manager for the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships at IIE. The information session will take place in The Honors College, room 1303. Boren Scholarships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Visit the Boren website – borenawards.org– for more details.

Udall Scholarship Information Session

Udall Scholarship Information SessionThe National Scholarship Office will hold a Udall Information Session on Thursday, November 4 at 2pm in the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) room 1303. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.
In 2011, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
To apply, applicants should be matriculated sophomore or junior-level students at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree during the 2010-2011 academic year and committed to a career related to the environment, OR committed to a career in tribal public policy OR Native American health care.
Students interested in learning more about this Scholarship should visit http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx or contact HonorsNSO@vcu.edu.

Great Decisions – Europe’s Far East: The Uncertain Frontier

Europe’s Far East: The Uncertain Frontier – Thursday, November 4th @ 3:30pm
Russia’s policy of maintaining a “sphere of influence” in former Soviet satellites has been challenged in recent years by movements against pro-Russia regimes. Russia has pushed back by cutting Ukraine’s natural gas supply and intervening in Georgia’s campaign in South Ossetia. Will Russia regain its traditional leadership role in the region? Join us for a discussion regarding the Global Financial Crisis on Thursday, November 4 at 3:30pm in the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street) room 1303. Student’s interested in joining the discussion group should stop by the Honors College receptionist desk to pick up a supplementary article. All VCU students are encouraged to attend! Students are more than welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the discussion group. Questions about this and future discussion groups should be directed to Marisa Day (HonorsNSO@vcu.ed)

October 25, 2010

Paint the Town Green!

On October 30 come Paint the Town Green. VCU and the communities of Carver, Oregon Hill and the Randolph communities will be coming together as neighbors to clean up areas that are of concern to community residents. Everyone will meet in Monroe Park at 9 and then join a team to go to one of the neighborhoods. At noon there will be a gathering in the community with refreshments and a chance to really socialize. This one day event has been extremely meaningful to the neighbors because it shows that VCU cares and that we can be responsible neighbors. Wear your VCU attire, comfortable shoes and be ready to enjoy a day in the neighborhood. Contact honorssa@vcu.edu for more information.

Honors College Idea Exchange Meeting

HCIE Meeting Wednesday at 9pm
Come out to the HCIE meeting on Wednesday at 9pm in the Honors College Multipurpose room. We will be discussing events such as the Childrens Museum and the Blood Lake trip!