September 30, 2011

Attention Continuing Students Who Need UNIV 200/HONR 200

If you are a continuing student who still needs credit for ENGL 200, you have the option to take HONR 200 instead and earn Honors credit. If you are interested in this option, email Ms. Homer with your name, V-number, and the section of HONR 200 that will fit your schedule. E-Services is scheduled to have Spring 2012 classes posted by mid-October so you will likely need to wait until then to determine which HONR 200 class will fit your schedule.
After the freshmen are registered, those students who email Ms. Homer will be registered as space permits. Students may wish to register for ENGL 200 initially and then drop ENGL 200 if Ms. Homer is able to secure a seat in HONR 200.

Need Help with You Dossier Essay?

For those of you planning to graduate in May of 2012, the Honors College is offering the following:
One last Honors Dossier Workshop: Ms. Homer will hold a workshop in room 1303 on October 10 at noon. The workshop will cover the components of the dossier and tips on writing the dossier essay. This is also the best way to get your questions answered and reduce the likelihood that your dossier will rejected.
Graduate Student Reviews: For the first time ever, the Honors College is enlisting the help of graduate students from the School of Education to read your dossier essay and meet with you to give feedback before the dossier is due! This is an extremely valuable opportunity and students are advised to take advantage of this option, which may help you avoid the uncomfortable situation in which your essay is rejected. Because this is the first time the Honors College is attempting a review process like this, SPACE IS LIMITED and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If interested, send your essay by email to Ms. Homer by October 7. Your essay will then be sent to one of the graduate students who will contact you for a meeting between October 10 and October 21 so you will have time to make revisions and submit your final version with the dossier, which is due November 1.
If you have questions about the dossier, please contact Ms. Homer or your adviser.

September 29, 2011

PAINT THE TOWN GREEN!

Paint the Town GREEN!
Show Richmond how The Honors College gives back by wearing your Honors t-shirt on Saturday, October 8th for the annual Paint the Town Green event. Help VCU strengthen its relationship with our surrounding communities by picking up trash with other students, faculty, and community residents! The event begins at 9AM in Monroe Park. Refreshments will be served at 8:30AM. The Honors College is listed as a participating group so let’s show up in full force and show our neighborhood spirit!
Paint the Town Green 2011.pdf

September 21, 2011

The Rams Community Bazaar

Attention Students and the Greater VCU/RVA Community members!
The Rams Community Bazaar (RCB) is a VCU student run organization whose goal is to spur community engagement, charity, creativity, and collaboration through commerce. Our goal is to provide a haven for economic and cultural exchange that appeals not only to the VCU student body, but also to alumni and community members in the greater Richmond area. We would like to welcome all VCU students who would like to create and sell their own goods, set up information booths, display or sell their art, perform music, market their fashion designs or simply just shop, to join us at the RCB.
We also would like to invite local merchants, artists, farmers and craftsmen to participate in the Market as well. We plan on making the RCB an on-campus destination for fresh food; music, local produce, and arts and crafts produced by students and community members.
At the moment, we have launched our efforts full force to build our organization. While we are working hard to solidify a regular space on VCU campus, we need to spread the word about the possibility of such a positive environment in Richmond. We feel as if this opportunity has all the right ingredients to be successful, we just need the right amount of T.L.C to make it active. While we look to legitimize our efforts, we need support to take this idea from the think tank and turn it into an actual, breathing element of the city. If you are interested in helping organize the market, selling at the market, or simply want to express your opinions, we are looking for all the feedback we can get. This can only be done with your help, so please show us support for the RCB and help enrich this community. Please follow us on twitter @RBazaar. We will be updating regularly to share our progress while we look to establish the Rams Community Bazaar! If you have questions about how to get involved or if you’d like more information, contact Brady Rall at :RALLBT@VCU.EDU
Sincerely,
The hopeful students behind the Rams Community Bazaar!

September 19, 2011

September 13, 2011

Thinking About Grad School?

If you’re thinking about grad school but don’t know where to begin, come the the VCU Graduate and Professional School Fair on September 29th! About 100 schools and programs from around the country will be on hand to answer questions and promote advanced education, including the following:
· 30+ law schools
· 15+ health science programs
· 25+ general graduate schools
· Art
· Business
· Education
· Engineering
· And many more!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
10:00am until 1:30pm
University Student Commons – Commonwealth Ballroom & Richmond Salons, 2nd floor
All attendees will be entered to win a brand new iPod Touch!
Visit http://tinyurl.com/vcugradfair for the full list of schools attending!
For more information, contact Ms. Whitney Carswell at wcarswell@vcu.edu or 804-828-7033, or visit http://tinyurl.com/vcugradfair.