November 30, 2015

Berglund Seminars:

This is the LAST week in which Berglund seminars will be held.   Don’t forget to attend your third seminar of the semester in order to be eligible for active status next semester! As a reminder, seminars held in room 1303 will be limited to the first 88 people please plan accordingly as the Honors College cannot allow more than 88 students into the room for safety reasons.

  • Monday, November 30 at noon: Prof Judy Twigg presents “Russia: Friend or Foe?”

  • Tuesday, December 1 at 11am: Manika Avasthi presents “Video Resume: Your Visual Elevator Pitch”

  • Wednesday, December 2 at 1pm: Prof Candace Johnson presents “Population Health: Focus on Stress and African-American Health Disparities”

**Questions about Berglunds? Please contact Ms. Homer (

Honors College Building and Mailroom Holiday Schedule

Winter Break

-24/7 Quiet Hours will begin on Friday 12/4 @ 9PM

-Halls Close Wed Dec. 16th @ 10AM

-Halls re-open Friday, Jan. 15th @ 10AM

-Mailroom Closes on Tuesday Dec. 15th @ 7PM

-Once the building closes, residents will not be allowed to re-enter.

Summer Section of HONR 200?

The Honors College is seeking student input on whether a summer section of HONR 200 would be of interest to students.  If you are interested in taking or re-taking the course over the summer, please see the email from Ms. Homer or click here to fill out the google form by December 4.

UK Fulbright Scholarship Information Session

Got your summer plans in order yet? You could study in the United Kingdom for part of your 2016 summer break with EXPENSES PAID. The National Scholarship Office is offering two information sessions for the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes this Tuesday, 12/2 at 3:00PM and after winter break on Wednesday, 1/20 at Noon in the Honors College Multipurpose Room (1303). Can’t make it? Email to learn more.

US Dept. of Homeland Security Summer Internships

Applications are now being accepted for 10-week research experiences in several different areas through the US Department of Homeland Security. These summer programs offer stipends and travel expenses are covered. Click here for more details and to submit an application. The deadline for applications is December 16.

Wellness Fair – hosted by Active Minds at VCU

The Wellness Fair is hosted by Active Minds at VCU in collaboration with The College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute, University Student Counseling, The Wellness Center, and several VCU student organizations. Come learn more about mental health wellness topics such as self-care, ways to “stress less”, suicide awareness, PTSD, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in activities and grab some freebies. The event has been postponed from today and will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3rd on the Student Commons Plaza from 10am-3pm. Click here for more information.