September 28, 2015

Boren Scholarship Information Session

The National Scholarship Office (NSO) is hosting a Boren Scholarship information session Wednesday, Oct 7 at Noon in the National Scholarship Office Conference Room (HC 1202). Boren Scholarships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at Email the NSO ( with any questions.

Alternative Spring Break – Pie an ASB Site Leader Event

Alternative Spring Break at VCU is holding a Pie an ASB Site Leader on Monday, September 28, from 11AM-4:30PM at the Commons Plaza. Tickets for pie-ing will be sold at the concession stand by the Commons Theatre. We’ll also be selling mini pies and/or cookies! Come out and get to know the site leaders and support ASB! For more information, contact ASB at or visit our Facebook event page at

September 21, 2015

Call for Papers! School of World Studies Student Research Conference

The School of World Studies is now accepting submissions for podium or poster presentations for the Student Research Conference taking place November 5-6, 2015 in the Student Commons. This year’s theme is “Constructing Humanity in a Globalized World.” The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 2. Please click here or email Kelsey Steenburgh for more information.

September 14, 2015

The Rule of Law in an Age of Terror

Dennis Edney is a distinguished Canadian lawyer who has worked on several high profile terrorism cases.  Among them, he successfully got a Canadian-Afghan citizen transferred to Canada from the Guantanamo detention center.  He speaks widely on the legal and ethical challenges of these cases. This event will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the University of Richmond, School of Law, Moot Courtroom. Reception with light refreshments to follow the talk.

College journalists: Apply for a free study tour of Japan

Applications are now open for the 2016 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, which awards nine of the country’s top journalists from universities all around the country with an all-expenses paid trip to Japan each year.

The Scripps Howard Foundation, with Indiana University journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920. Asia was an area of special interest to Roy W. Howard, who traveled and reported on the area extensively, even while leading major news organizations.

Emily Metzgar, associate professor of journalism at Indiana University, will lead the students during the nine-day trip, which includes visits to domestic and international media organizations and cultural landmarks. In the past, the students have visited MBS Television, Associated Press Tokyo, the Wall Street Journal and Google. The group will also tour Buddhist temples in Kyoto, the A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima, and other historical sites. Tentative trip dates are May 12-21, 2016.

We are accepting applications here: until Jan. 13. 

More information, including blog posts from past trips, is available here:

Teleton At VCU First General Body Meeting

Are you interested in helping children with autism, cancer, and disabilities? This is your chance to make a difference! Teleton invites you to its First General Body Meeting Thursday September 17th at West Grace South Residence Room 1004A from 7pm to 8 pm. We will be discussing future events, upcoming volunteer opportunities, leadership positions, and so much more! Hope to see you all there! For more information contact us at