November 21, 2014

Congratulations – School of World Studies Research Conference Participants!


Michaela Crutsinger – Little Gods, Big Dollars: Creflo Dollar and the Worldchangers Church

Anthony Jones – Overcoming a Lack of Family Resources: Adult-Child Socialization Program for Positive Behavioral Development in Disadvantaged Adolescents

Maheen Khan – Commercial Dietary Regimen as an Alternative Treatment for Acne

Rachel Mott – Menopause: Truly Adaptive or Biological Hindrance

Cindy Nguyen – Investigating Cultural Influences on Behavior and Psychological Processes through Proverbs

Dorothy O’Boyle – Changing Gender Roles in Gozo

Morgan Senter – The Role of the Family in the Treatment of Hispanic Patients: Cultural Considerations for the Physical Therapy Setting in the United States

Marissa Wood – Cultural Appropriation of the Native America Headdress by American Non-Indians




November 14, 2014

Honors Engaged Learning Program for Service (HELP-S)

The Honors College and ASPiRE (West Grace South Residence Hall) have teamed up to offer honors students and exclusive opportunity to pursue their passion for community service, while earning honors credit. The new opportunity is called the Honors Engaged Learning Program for Service (HELP-S). Students enrolled in HELP-S must make a one-year commitment to live in West Grace South, enroll in CMST300 (honors section, 3 credits) during the fall semester and HONR398 (Topics Course, Service-Learning, 3 credits) during the spring semester. Additionally, students will have numerous co-curricular opportunities to build community within West Grace South, as well put what they learn in the classroom into practice. HELP-S does not lead to a certificate of community engagement, but it can serve as excellent preparation for any student who decides to later pursue the full ASPiREcommunity engagement certificate program.

Next Steps….

Get excited about this great opportunity, talk to friends about becoming your roommate (s) and submit an application by December 1, 2014 to become a part of the fall 2015 inaugural class ofHELP-S!

If you have questions, email and putHELP-Sin the subject line.

To apply, visit






November 13, 2014

Fall 2014 Spoken Ink

This semester’s Art of the Narrative course, under Prof. David L. Robbins, will host an evening of short fiction written and read aloud by Honors College students. On Thursday, November 20 from 7:00-8:30 PM, student writers will share the best of their stories from the class, selected from over fifty submissions. Honors students who attend will receive a Berglund Seminar credit in addition to an entertaining evening of creativity and performance. The event will be held in the Honors College Multipurpose Room 1303 and is open to any VCU student who would like to attend. For more information, email Professor David Robbins at

November 11, 2014

Be The Match

Don’t forget that Be the Match will be in the Honors College on Wednesday, November 12th from 10am-2pm.


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.

November 3, 2014

Campus Learning Center Tutor and SI Leader Information Sessions

The Campus Learning Center will be holding two interest meetings for students interested in being tutors or SI leaders for Spring 2015 and beyond. The meetings will be held Wednesday, November 5th at 5pm and Thursday, November 6th at 12:30pm in Hibbs 220. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the available positions and meet current staff. Interested students are encouraged to review application criteria on our website Questions? Email

November 2, 2014

West Grace South Honors Housing

The Honors College is excited to offer an honors community in the West Grace South residence hall for the 2015-16 academic year.  If you are interested in reserving a suite for the 2015-16 year in the honors community of West Grace South, you must be an active member of the Honors College and in good standing.  Several 4 person suites will be available with 4 bedrooms (single occupancy) and 2 bedrooms (double occupancy).  In order to participate in the Honors College housing lottery for WG-South, each suitemate/roommate must complete an application for honors housing.  Click here or follow the link below to submit an application:

A few things to note:

1) You must form a full suite of 4 people.  There will be no random assignments

2) Please preference 1 and 2 of your suite style set up (single rooms or double occupancy rooms).

3) If you receive a suite through this process, you are not eligible to participate in any other on campus housing sign up process.  Your assignment will be final.  All students who receive a suite will be given directions on how to complete their official on campus contract to finalize the process.  Contracts cannot be canceled.

4) Space is limited.  We will run a random lottery to reserve the available suites.  If you do  not receive a suite in WG-South honors community, you are still eligible to participate in the genreal on campus housing lottery in the spring.  The Honors College residence hall lottery will also take place in the spring.

5)  For more information on the residence hall, please visit:

Questions about the application process for WG-South honors, should be sent to Mr. Wilson at