March 27, 2012

English Dept. Fulbright Information Session

Attention English graduate students, graduating seniors and juniors who will graduate by August 2013. If you are interested in studying, researching, or teaching English abroad in 2013-2014, you should plan to attend an English Department Fulbright information session on Friday, March 30 at 11am in Anderson House, Rm 1010. Representatives from the National Scholarship Office will be giving an overview of the Fulbright Student Scholarship program and answering questions about possible applications. For more information please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html or email HonorsNSO@vcu.edu. First and second year undergrads are welcome to come learn about Fulbright as well, so they can start planning their own application strategies.

Honors College Arts on Display!

Honors College Arts on Display
Please join us on Friday, March 30th from 1:30-4:30 to view the Honors College student artwork selected for the Honors College Arts on Display program. Make sure to enter for our door prizes when you attend to possibly win Honors College gear, such as honors t-shirts, portfolios, blankets, etc. Light refreshments will also be served. The student artwork will be displayed through the end of the fall semester. We hope to see you there!

Honors 399: Peer Mentorship

Honors 399: Peer Mentorship
If you are interested in registering for the module, Honors 399: Peer Mentorship for fall 2012, you must attend a mentorship program information session and submit your mentor application BEFORE you are able to register for the course. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Connolly at cgconnolly@vcu.edu.
Honors College Mentorship Program Seeks Mentors!
Remember what it was like when you first got to campus as a freshman? Here’s your chance to help our incoming freshman navigate VCU and The Honors College, all while you gain valuable leadership experience! All are encouraged to apply to become mentors to be paired up with our new students to help them adjust to college life and have someone for support. We will be holding 3 different information sessions in room 1302 off the Honors lounge. You may attend any of them to learn about the program and pick up an application. Info sessions will be: Monday, March 26th at 4:00, Thursday March 29th at 12:30, or Friday March 30th at 2:00. If you cannot make one of the sessions, please email Ms. Mintzer at honorsSA@vcu.edu. See you at the meeting!

Summer Study Abroad – Nepal

Dr. Dina Bangdel will be leading the three-week program which will explore art and religion in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are the trip details:
Visual Cultures of the Himalayas: Nepal
3-6 undergraduate or graduate credits in Art History
July 8 – 27, 2012
Program Director: Dr. Dina Bangdel
$1,525 + airfare + tuition
Registration deadline: May 15, 2012
The Global Education Office, Department of Art History and School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for students to explore the arts and culture of Nepal. Students will discover the rich artistic traditions of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and experience the intersections between art and religion in the daily lives of the Nepalese people. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the artists working with traditional crafts (woodcarving, stone carving, metal working techniques-lost wax and repousee) as well as contemporary artists. This program allows students to work with several recognized organizations dealing with human rights in Nepal, including Maiti Nepal (CNN Hero of the Year 2011). Students will travel to Nepal for the 21-day, on-site portion of the program and then meet on-campus after for two weeks for the remainder of the program.
For more information: http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/programs/vcu/programdetail/p114.aspx

CORRECTION: Great Decisions Discussion Group – “Cybersecurity”

Interested in discussing foreign policy? A Great Decisions discussion on the topic of “Cybersecurity” will take place TUESDAY, April 3 @ 3:30pm. It will be in Room 1303 at The Honors College (701 W. Grace Street).
The securitization of cyberspace has caused a sea change for both governments and the private sector, faced with new threats, new battlegrounds and new opportunities. Faced with challenges such as international cybercrime and authoritarian control of networks, how will the U.S. and its democratic allies approach the cyber frontier? How does this new domain figure in U.S. strategic interests?
Each Great Decisions session begins with a brief video screening followed by discussion. Free snacks and drinks will be provided! No RSVP is necessary. Simply show up ready to discuss! An informative article on this topic is available at the National Scholarship Office (Suite 1200) located in The Honors College (701 W. Grace St.)
This event is hosted by VCU’s National Scholarship Office.

March 26, 2012

Operation Smile Bake Sale

Help give a child a smile by purchasing a cookie and supporting Operation Smile!
Cookies will be sold for just $1 per pack.

Event: Operation Smile Bake Sale
Dates: Tuesday, March 27 & April 3
When: 11:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Monroe Park, Corner of Laurel St. and Main St. (Right across from the Landmark Theatre)



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR:

  • Tabling/Selling Cookies; Shifts are available throughout the day; If interested in volunteering, please contact the Fundraising Chair, Lorraine, at santalucialm@vcu.edu
  • Poster Making; Please contact Advertising Chair, Tasnim, at rahmant3@vcu.edu

The next meeting will be Thursday, March 29, in the Commons–Forum Room (behind Commons Convenience Store) at 7pm.