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.

June 21, 2016

Record-breaking 11 VCU scholars receive Fulbright awards

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A record 11 Virginia Commonwealth University scholars have received U.S. Fulbright Student Program awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. This represents the largest group of recipients from VCU in a single year accepted to this nationally competitive program.

Four recipients have been awarded English Teaching Assistant grants and seven have been awarded research grants. Three recipients graduated in May, seven are recent alumni and one is a current student.

VCU has the largest number of Fulbright awards for 2016-2017 announced to date by a Virginia college or university.

“We’re proud of this record-setting class of 11 Fulbright scholars,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. “Arriving from diverse personal backgrounds and with wide-ranging research interests, they truly represent the best VCU has to share with the world.”

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April 25, 2016

Interested in Working for the Honors College or National Scholarship Office Next Year?

If you’ve already applied for Federal Work Study and are interested in spending more time in the Honors College/National Scholarship Office, we want you to come work with us! Even though awards will not be announced until June and student worker jobs will not be posted until July 25, the Honors College will begin recruiting applicants before the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Those who express interest and come in for interviews will be given priority when we hire for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 positions. Please contact Ms. Schmitz at ASAP if you’d like to be considered or if you have additional questions. Learn more here:

Diverse Learning Environments Survey

Don’t forget to complete the diversity and inclusion campus climate survey. The email subject line is Diverse Learning Environments Survey. It may be labeled as Marketing in your inbox, but it is not spam. So, let your voice be heard. Your feedback, which will be completely anonymous, is vital to our diversity and inclusion actions. An aggregate of responses will be shared with the VCU community in the fall. Frequently asked questions about the survey is available online at Additional questions regarding the survey can be directed to Constance Peyton in the Office of Planning and Decision Support at or (804) 827-0932.

COBE Undergraduate Research Camp (August 15-19)

This summer, COBE will be launching its first undergraduate research bootcamp in partnership with PENdulum Global at VCU. Participants will learn about SPSS (the user interface as well as syntax) and leave with detailed knowledge of the Spit for Science (S4S) dataset and codebook. Activities include didactic instruction, hands-on learning and group research projects. Participants will be required to attend sessions each day (August 15-19) from 9:30-4:30 with a break for lunch. Individuals interested in participating should contact Dr. Adkins ( for an application. Priority will be given to students with no prior research experience and to those applications received by April 29 at 5pm.

National Scholarship Office: Fulbright Information Sessions

Only three Fulbright U.S. Student Program information sessions left in the semester! If you’re interested in applying for a research, arts or English Teaching Assistant grant (or just want to learn more) view the full list here: If you can’t make any of those information sessions but are interested in learning more about national scholarship opportunities, fill out this form on the NSO website to meet with our office before you leave for summer break.