October 29, 2013

UNICEF Spotlight Banquet on Gender Inequality

UNICEF at VCU hosts the Spotlight Banquet on Gender Inequality in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms this Friday
(Nov 1) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This charity banquet will include informative presentations, performances by Ricochet Raas and Vietnamese Student Association, a three course meal from Noorani’s Kabob House and more than $2000 in raffle prizes. Tickets ($10) are available in the Commons at Breakpoint, online or in person. For more information, contact Merit George atgeorgemp@vcu.edu or visithttp://unicefatvcu.wix.com/uniceftickets.

October 28, 2013

Call for Art!

The Honors College is currently accepting submissions from Honors College artists for review and selection. Selected artworks will be framed and on display throughout the Honors College during the Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters. Please submit digital photographs of your artwork (drawings, paintings, prints, photos strongly encouraged) via JPEG by November 22th to Nathan Wilson (honorssa@vcu.edu) When submitting artwork please include the following:
1. Your name
2. Title of the work
3. Dimensions of artwork
4. Medium
5. Email address
For questions, please email honorssa@vcu.edu. We look forward to seeing your work!

October 24, 2013

VCU Health Sciences Academy

Health Sciences Academy is offering VCU undergraduates a once in a life time opportunity to make a difference in the lives of high school sophomores and juniors! VCU Health Sciences Academy mentors assist high school students with choosing careers, college majors, and helping students prepare for the transition from high school to college. Mentoring opportunities are available for service learning credit at Cosby High School and as volunteer service at John Marshall and Richmond Community High Schools. Those interested in becoming mentors in spring 2014 can get more details and fill out the application at the website below. Applications are due November 14th. Feel free to address any question to HSACADEMY@VCU.EDU

VCU Globe Information Sessions

VCU Globe, is a global education living-learning program which prepares Virginia Commonwealth University students to live and work in a 21st-century global environment. The program focuses on Global Living by living with students from all over the world in West Grace North; Global Learning by taking a series of specialized courses and earning a certificate in global education; and Global Engagement by offering unique opportunities to engage in service with members of other cultures both on campus and in the larger Richmond community. VCU Globe is currently accepting applications for this living-learning program. Applications are due on January 3, 2014.

VCU Globe is hosting a variety of open houses and information sessions. We will be in The Honors College on the following dates, please feel free to come by and learn more about this exciting opportunity.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7:30pm in The Honors College Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00pm in The Honors College Multipurpose Room

October 16, 2013

Girl Effect at VCU Presents: “A Path to Education”

Girl Effect at VCU will present a seminar event, titled “A Path to Education,” on Tuesday, November 19 from 7-9 p.m. in the Forum Room of the VCU Student Commons. GE@VCU has invited speakers from the Richmond and VCU communities for an evening focused on raising awareness for the problems girls and boys face when trying to get an education, abroad and at home. Topics will include human trafficking, low income-high violence communities and possible solutions for these obstacles. There will be time after the speeches for discussion and desserts.

Girl Effect at VCU is a service organization dedicated to finding ways to give girls in developing nations access to education to help raise standards of equality and reduce poverty, and actively engaging the VCU and Richmond communities to promote education for youth in the surrounding area.

Join GE@VCU for an evening of knowledge-sharing, critical debate and desserts.

October 9, 2013

Friday October 11th Berglund Canceled

Unfortunately, the speaker scheduled for this Friday, October 11 at 1pm has had to cancel due to health reasons.  Although it may be inconvenient, these things happen and fortunately, there are still two other Berglund events to attend this week.

Normally, the community would not be notified via email about Berglund schedule changes unless they happen with less than 24 hours notice (because we are expecting you to rely on the honors website for the most up-to-date information).  However, in this case, students were also emailed since Passport Checks are happening this week as well.