October 7, 2013

Free Safety Lunch

Student Affairs invites interested students for lunch on the Monroe Park Campus to learn about safety updates and to share student safety opinions and concerns. Space is limited to 20 participants. To reserve a lunch space, call 828-8940. For more information, contact Chuck Klink, Ph.D., at cjklink@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7525.

Details:Thursday, October 10 at noon

October 3, 2013

Invitation to Honors Students: John Paul Jones Speaks on Milatry Law and Military Trials

Dr. Carol Rasnic, who recently joined the Honors College to discuss “American Flag Burning and Nazi Symbols,” has invited honors students her class to hear guest speaker Prof John Paul Jones.  Dr. Rasnic teaches International and Comparative Law.

Speaker:  Professor John Paul Jones, University of Richmond School of Law

 Topic:  Military law and military trials

 Time and place: 5:15-6:40 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Room 2221, Temple Building

Prof. John Paul Jones is Professor of Law at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond.  His teaching and research and publication areas include administrative law, constitutionalism, liability in oil spill cases, collisions at sea, ship interdiction, treasury salvage, law of piracy on the high seas, military trials, and the trial of the Lincoln conspirators.


 Prof. Jones has an M.A. from Marquette, a J.D. from the University of San Diego, and the LL. M degree from Yale Law School. He attended the Naval Justice School, the Tactical Action Officer School, and Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun).  He has been a consultant to the World Bank, a visiting scholar at the CIA, constitutional law advisor to the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Institute, and legal advisor to Albania. He is a former editor of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.


 A former Naval intelligence officer, Professor Jones has additional expertise in the law of piracy on the high seas.




Invitation to Honors Students: Tommy Baer, Esq speaks on REcent Development in Immigration Law

Dr. Carol Rasnic, who recently joined the Honors College to discuss “American Flag Burning and Nazi Symbols,” has invited honors students her class to hear guest speaker, Dr. Tommy Baer.  Dr. Rasnic teaches International and Comparative Law.


Speaker:  Tommy P Baer, Esquire

Topic:  Recent Developments in Immigration Law

Time and place: 4-5:15 pm, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

                          Room 2221, Temple Building



Tommy P. Baer, a partner with the law firm of Canfield Baer in Richmond, is widely recognized as one of Central Virginia’s premier immigration lawyers.

His undergraduate degree is from University of Richmond, where he was graduate Phi\ Beta Kappa, and his law degree, from Georgetown Law School.  He has been awarded the Virginia State Bar Tradition of Excellence Award, the Richmond Bar Association Hill Tucker Award, and a Resolution of Commendation from the Virginia General Assembly. He is former President of the Henrico County Bar Association, and has been appointed by Governors of Virginia to the State Board of Volunteerism, the State Council of Higher Education, and the Virginia-Israeli Commission.  A former federal prosecutor, he was Chair of the First Freedom Center for nine years and was International President of B’nai B’rith. In the latter position, he met with leaders and various luminaries from 35 countries on the issues of peace in the Middle East, anti-Semitism, and terrorism. 

Born in Berlin, Germany, Mr. Baer has spent most of his life in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His expertise extends not only to the many other areas of the law in which he practices (including immigration law, corporate and business law, litigation, contracts, personal injury, estate planning and domestic relations), but also to international terrorism.



October 2, 2013

Attention: Did You Attend the Berglund: Preventing, Recognizing, Responding to Overdose?

It has come to our attention that some students who attended the September 30th Berglund, “Just Say Know: Preventing, Recognizing, Responding to Overdose,” were given stamps on unofficial documents due to a shortage of extra passports.  Please be advised that this is not standard procedure.

If you received one of these unofficial documents, you must come by the Honors College this week (by Friday, October4) to get the stamp transferred to an official passport.  If you do not get the stamp transferred to an official passport, you will not get credit for this event and it will not count towards the stamps you need to show for Passport Checks.

We apologize for the inconvenience but it is important that the integrity of the passport be preserved.  Please contact Ms. Homer with questions or concerns: homermk@vcu.edu.


October 1, 2013