April 26, 2012

Two More Opportunities for Berglund Seminars!

The Honors College is able to add two events to the Berglund seminar series:

  • Dr. Susan DiGiovanni will join us from MCV on Friday April 27 at 3pm to discuss “The Financial,Social and Emotional Impact of Kidney Disease in the US”
  • Students may attend the Idea Exchange Banquet on Saturday, April 28 from 6-9:45 pm in the Student Commons Virginia Rooms. Dinner will be served and students are expected to remain for the entire event, which will feature several speakers with a musical performance by Aaron Williams from VCU’s Jazz Studio.

These will be the last events included in the Berglund Seminar Series for the Spring 2012 semester. For descriptions, please visit the Honors Upcoming Events page.

April 25, 2012

Course Evaluations Due!

The Honors College and VCU need you feedback! Student evaluations are completed in the last two weeks of class. For most classes, this means you can start evaluations on April 22 and they are due by May 5.
Exceptions include modules, which conclude at various points in the semester. Those in Dr. Trani’s module, should complete evaluations by April 25. Those in Mr. Wing’s module, should complete evaluations by April 26. Please log in to complete your evaluations here. You can also find answers to your questions and a list of evaluation due dates sorted by your courses on this page.

Need UNIV 200? Consider Taking HONR 200 Instead!

Continuing students who have begun the UNIV 111/112 sequence will need to complete UNIV 200 at some point. However, those admitted to the Honors College have the option of taking HONR 200 instead. Taking HONR 200 will satisfy the UNIV 200 requirement AND earn you honors credit! For those of you interested in this option, there are several seats available in the Summer 2012 section of HONR 200.
The summer section of HONR 200 will have some online features, especially during the research block of the course. This means that students will be able to work from home on research during several class sessions! Students may contact the instructor, Prof Bonnie Orzolek, if they have questions about this: bborzolek@vcu.edu.
Please contact your adviser if you have questions about your schedule.

April 24, 2012

Stressed About Finals? Attend “Body and Mind: Stress Reduction”

Feeling stressed about finals? Join us for an experiential stress relief seminar to help take the edge off just in time. Movement, mindfulness and meditation techniques will be utilized to help you learn tools for managing stress that are healthy and holistic. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Presented by University Counseling Services.

Friday, April 27th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
University Commons, Virginia Room D

April 18, 2012

Fulbright Information Sessions

Attention 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 one of the Fulbright Information Sessions listed below. Jeff Wing, Director of 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.
Monday, April 23 @ 1pm / Art History & MATX / Buford House (922 W. Franklin St.), Room 202
Wednesday, April 25 @ 3pm / Business School / Snead Hall (301 W. Main Street), Room 2165

April 17, 2012

May 1: Spit for Science Research Symposium

Spit for Science Undergraduate Student Research Symposium
Tuesday, May 1 3:30-4:30 PM
University Student Commons, Common Ground
Free Chipotle!

We invite you to celebrate the close of a successful first year of the Spit for Science research project! Members of our undergraduate research team will present analyses based on fall Spit for Science data in a symposium open to the whole campus. Presentation topics include the role of parents, personality, peers, stress, disordered eating, and religiosity on drug and alcohol use during the first year of college. Chipotle for the first 50 attendees and free Spit for Science t-shirts for all!
About the project: The goal of Spit for Science: The VCU Student Survey (www.spit4science.vcu.edu) is to understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population. The project, launched in the fall of 2011, is following the 2011 VCU freshman class across its college years, and will also enroll new VCU freshman classes over the next few years.