November 30, 2016

New Spring 2017 module: Contemporary Conversations

You can still register for this Honors module! Contemporary Conversations, will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 28-April 27. Don’t delay – register by March 28.

A new course module is being offered for spring 2017: Contemporary Conversations, taught by instructor, actor & director Addie Barnhart.

The HONORS 399/CRN 35400 module will meet from March 28-April 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Honors Multipurpose Room 1303.
Contemporary Conversations is designed around classic and modern scripts that engage in issues relevant to current social issues and themes. Using the plays as a starting point to discover insight on the creative journey, this module focuses on how textual elements influence theatrical practices and conversations.

April 25, 2016

MASC 491 course: Science Journalism (for Fall 2016)

**Open to all majors** The goal of this course is to help journalism students learn how to write about science, and science majors (and other majors) learn how to write like journalists.

The Robertson School and VCU Libraries are teaming up to offer the class, which is funded by a Quest Innovation Grant. Students will hear from science writers at top newspapers and magazines (they’ll serve as guest speakers, online and in person). With guidance, students will write news stories about research being done at VCU involving such topics as the environment, health and medicine, and technology. The students’ stories will be showcased in a magazine on the VCU Libraries’ Scholars Compass website. Click on the link to sign up:

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April 11, 2016

Attention: Those Participating in the May 2016 Honors Graduation Ceremony

Please be sure to read Ms. Homer’s most recent Graduation Update email from April 1, which includes important information on invitations and instructions on how to RSVP and request extra tickets.  Don’t forget- the deadline to RSVP once you receive your formal invitation is April 29 and make sure you fill out the graduates’ information form by April 15th.


March 28, 2016

Want to take a Fine Arts credit over the summer? VCU Departments are offering courses that count for Fine Arts Credit

MHIS 291: Global Music Cultures

The Music department is offering an online course MHIS 291 Global Music Cultures (3 credits).

SLWK 200: Building a Just Society

The School of Social Work will be offering this course as a Service-Learning course.  The course will be offered as a face to face class. If interested, please click here.

Attention August 2016 Grads: Dossiers Due THIS WEEK

All students planning to graduate with University Honors in August 2016 must submit a dossier by April 1.  In the past, all student have been required to attend a dossier workshop in person, before submitting the dossier.  However, this semester, the Honors College will allow students to obtain the information electronically through a Blackboard presentation.  If you have not already contacted Prof Prichard for assistance with the essay, there is no guarantee that she will be available for consultation.

An Additional Opportunity for Honors Credit this Fall: Spit for Science

In addition to the new honors honors variant of MKTG 301 and the anticipated honors variant of APPM 355, Psychology has announced that it will run an honors variant of the Spit for Science course, PSYCH 494.  Those interested in being involved in the Spit for Science undergraduate research class, who are also Honors College members, are invited to apply for enrollment in the Honors variant of Psyc 494 to earn honors credit. Contact Dr. Amy Adkins,, for an application. The application deadline is April 1 at 5PM. If accepted, course overrides will be processed individually.