September 28, 2012

October 11: Emerging Healthcare Leaders presents “A Healthcare Journey”

Emerging Healthcare Leaders presents “A Healthcare Journey,” a panel discussion mediated by Dr. Napoleon Peoples, MCV’s Dean of Student Affairs. Students will be able to meet the admissions deans and representatives from Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Students will then be able to stay for breakout sessions to learn more about a particular school of interest. Students are advised to dress professionally.

  • Date: October 11, 2012
  • Doors Open: 5pm
  • Panel begins: 5:30 pm
  • Breakout Sessions: 7pm
  • Location: Commons Theater

September 26, 2012

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Interested in studying abroad next summer? The National Scholarship Office will be holding an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1pm in The Honors College (701 W. Grace Street), Room 1303. There will also be a CLS Writing Workshop at 3pm in Room 1303 of the Honors College. For more information on CLS visit http://clscholarship.org.
The CLS program is part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. government interagency effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.
CLS provides full summer (eight to ten weeks) funding for different critical languages. All CLS programs are held in countries where the language is spoken and many involve home stays in addition to intensive classroom instruction. Some programs offer only intermediate and advanced training and some are open only to graduate students and graduating seniors.
• Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
• Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu: Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
• Chinese, Japanese and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels
If you are unable to attend the session, but are interested in CLS, please email us at Honorsnso@vcu.edu.

Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair

The Graduate School hosts the annual Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom and Richmond Salons. Students are encouraged to come find the perfect graduate program and meet with school representatives from more than 90 graduate programs from around the country from fields such as health sciences, business, engineering, medicine and law. For more information, contact Whitney Lovelady at walovelady@vcu.edu or 828-7033.

September 21, 2012

Bosch/Alfa Fellowship Program Information Session

Interested in working in Germany or Russia? The Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program and the Alfa Fellowship Program provide funding for young Americans to gain professional experience in the fields of business, journalism, law, public policy or closely related areas. There will be an information session on the programs Thursday, September 27, at noon in Scherer Hall (923 W. Franklin St.), in room 401. Please RSVP to klluck@vcu.edu, or visit our blog at http://blog.vcu.edu/honorsnso/ for more information.
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a professional-level initiative designed to foster a new generation of American and British leaders with meaningful professional experience in Russia. The program begins with language training in the U.S. or U.K., followed by a language course in Moscow. Throughout the summer and into the fall, Alfa Fellows attend a seminar program with key government, public, and private sector officials to discuss current issues facing Russia. Fellows then work at leading organizations in Russia, including private companies, media outlets, think tanks, and NGOs. The Fellowship includes a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing, and insurance. Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of business, journalism, law, public policy, or closely related areas. Russian language proficiency is preferred, though not required, at the time of application. The application deadline is December 1. For more information about this fellowship, please visit www.culturalvistas.org/alfa or contact alfa@culturalvistas.org.
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a prestigious award that each year sends 20 young American leaders on a nine-month, intensive professional development program in Germany. The program consists of two high-level work placements in major German institutions and three seminars taking place across Europe. Placements are customized to fellows’ interests. Past host organizations have included federal and local government institutions, private corporations, NGOs, media outlets, and cultural organizations. Benefits include a monthly stipend, all program-related travel costs, insurance, and German language training as needed. Additional funds are available for Fellows’ spouses and children. Fellows are competitively chosen from the fields of business, journalism, law, public policy, or closely related areas. Knowledge of German is not required at the time of application. For more information about this fellowship, please visit www.culturalvistas.org/bosch or contact bosch@culturalvistas.org.

Honors College Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair
Are you you interested in studying abroad? Are you wondering what it would be like, how it works, and where you can go? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to visit the Honors College Study Abroad Fair!! Current Honors Students will be there to tell you about their experience abroad. The Study Abroad Fair will be held in the Honors Lobby on Friday September 28 from 3-5pm. An information session presented by the VCU Education Abroad Office will be held at 4:00 in Room 1303! Hope to see you there!

Attention ALL Business Honors Students!

Attention ALL Business Honors Students!
Come learn about how you can graduate with Business Honors! Wednesday, September 26 at 3:00 PM, Snead Hall (School of Business), 3rd Floor Reception Area – near B3105. Refreshments will be served.