October 29, 2014

Be The Match – West Grace Street Challenge!

Be The Match VCU is a grassroots effort of graduate and undergraduate students at VCU who are committed to finding bone marrow donors needed to save lives.

VCU ASPiRE, VCU Globe, and The Honors College are competing to see how many people each program can get registered to join the Bone Marrow Registry. The program with the most registrants will win a celebratory event.

You can get registered in any of the buildings on the dates listed from 10:00 am – 2:00pm.

11/11 – West Grace South Lobby
11/12 – The Honors College Lobby
11/13 – West Grace North Lobby

Register! To register as a bone marrow donor, a person fills out a form and swabs the inside of their cheek in order to provide the DNA needed to identify if he or she is a bone marrow match for a patient in need of transplant. No needles and no blood.

The eligibility age to register is between 18-44.


October 24, 2014

Let Your Voice Be Heard, Vote on Nov. 4, 2014

You may think that your vote does not count or you don’t know enough about the issues to vote. Well, there is a wealth of information designed just for college students. To learn more, visit the following web sites for nonpartisan information about the candidates and where they stand on issues that impact you.


SCMA 325 for Honors Credit

Business students may have heard that SCMA 325 is being offered for honors credit.  Although this is true, the School of Business cannot offer a stand-alone section of SCMA 325 since there are likely only a few students interested in taking the class for honors credit.  As an alternative, the School of Business will offer an honors variant.

This means that honors students and non-honors students will meet together but honors students will follow an honors version of the syllabus.  Two CRNs will be posted for the same class: one is honors and one is non-honors.  Honors will be indicated by the course title and by the 701 section number.

In order to ensure that you receive honors credit, students must sign up using the honors CRN , which is not yet posted in eServices.  The meeting time for this honors variant will be TR 9:30-10:45 with Prof Laural Adams.  Students are advised to leave space in their schedule for this class time and then sign up using the honors CRN as soon as it is posted in eServices.


October 23, 2014

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The Spinal Cord Injury research team from the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking to recruit several undergraduate students for a 10-week research internship in Charleston, SC from May-July 2015. The research program is an internationally recognized 40-year program focused on promoting health, employment, and longevity after disability.

Undergraduate students whose research interests include Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, and/or health disparities should consider applying. Minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply as well. Interested students should apply before January 31, 2015 with MUSC’s College of Graduate Studies. To learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), visit www.musc.edu/grad/summer/surp/.

To view the accomplishments of previous summer research students, you can visit MUSC’s website.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact D’Andra Roper-Shine at (843) 792-3117 or roperde@musc.edu.

October 20, 2014

2nd Annual Trivia Quiz Night!

The 2nd Annual Trivia Quiz Night will take place on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1030J of West Grace North. Come represent your program and compete against teams from The Honors College, VCU ASPiRE, and VCU Globe. The team limit is 5 people, but you can also sign up individually and be assigned to a team. All members need to be from the same living-learning program. The deadline to register your team is Tuesday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. Click here or follow the link below to view full details and register your team.


October 17, 2014

Mildred Dresselhaus, Ph.D. to Speak In Commons Theater


The VCU School of Engineering will host inaugural speaker, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, on October 20, 2014 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Student Commons Theater. There will be a reception from 5-6pm in the East Hall Qimonda Atrium (East Engineering Building).

Mildred Dresselhaus, Ph.D., is an Institute Professor at MIT in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Physics. Her research over the years has covered a wide range of problems in condensed matter and materials physics. During her speech, Dr. Dresselhaus will focus on how her early career started, how setbacks led to discoveries, looking to the future, and some take-home messages.