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President’s 2017 Forum: Engaging in Critical Conversations

October 11, 2017

Join us for the President’s 2017 Forum: Engaging in Critical Conversations, November 7, 2017 at the Jonah L. Larrick Center Ballrooms, MCV Campus, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Over the past several years, our country has engaged in a series of exchanges across ideological boundaries and with domestic social issues on which there is not broad consensus. Many college campuses have become engaged in strained, sometimes difficult discussions, and at times, significant discord around these issues.
 
This year’s Presidential Forum will provide an opportunity for members of our university community to consider effective ways to engage in critical, deep and informed dialogue on the important issues faced by our society, the Commonwealth and our local communities.  The day will involve conversation with Virginia legislators, Senator Rosalyn Dance and Delegate Peter Farrell and opportunities to learn and engage around Richmond’s history and legacy of Confederate and Civil War monuments.    
 
Please RSVP by November 1st:  presrsvp@vcu.edu
 
For additional information, please contact the Division of Inclusive Excellence at inclusive@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8947.

Richmond Potluck & Puerto Rico Benefit

October 4, 2017

The Anderson at VCU and The Richmond Cookbook project present The Richmond Potluck, a citywide potluck and benefit show for Puerto Rico relief, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The potluck will feature homemade food from residents throughout the city, live art and musical performances, an open mic led by local poets, and an art sale by VCUarts students and local artists to raise money for Puerto Rico. The Anderson will serve as a drop-off location for donations for Puerto Rico relief from September 29 - October 9. For more information, contact Steven Casanova at casanovasj@vcu.edu.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at VCU

August 31, 2017

Celebrated from September 15 – October 15 nationally, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx people in the United States. Hispanic and Latinx Americans make up the second-largest ethnic group in the country, accounting for 52 million people or nearly 17% of the national population.
 
This year’s month-long celebration at VCU includes events focusing on diverse topics as career preparation, religion, education, pop culture and entertainment, athletics, disability and more.
 
Friday, September 15, 1 – 3 p.m., University Student Commons, Room 215 
Latinx Kick Off, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Monday, September 18, 4 – 7:30 p.m., Commonwealth Ballroom B
The 2017 Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Symposium: “Building Bridges, Not Walls: The Church in Latin America and Among Latin American Immigrants,” Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Sciences
 
Monday, September 18, 7 - 8 p.m., West Grace North 1030J
Hispanic Heritage Month Returned Peace Corps Panel, Sponsored by VCU Globe
 
Tuesday, September 19, 2 – 4 p.m., University Student Commons Theater
Afro-Latinx Culture in Music, Theater and Performance, Sponsored by the Division for Inclusive Excellence
 
Tuesday, September 19, 7 – 9 p.m., Virginia Rooms C and D
Afro Latinidad, Sponsored by Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS at VCU)
 
Wednesday, September 20, 6 – 8 p.m., OMSA, University Student Commons Room 215
Latinx Career Panel, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Thursday, September 21, 12 – 1 p.m., OMSA, University Student Commons Room 215
Afro Latinx Presentation, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Monday, September 25, 12 – 2 p.m., Franklin Terrace, Room 300
“Let your voice be heard,” Sponsored by the Art Education Department
 
Wednesday, September 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m., University Student Commons Theater
Losing Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism, Sponsored by the Division for Inclusive Excellence
 
Wednesday, September 27, 7 – 9 p.m., University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom A
Latinx Poetry and Identity, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and PLUMAS
 
Tuesday, October 3, 12 – 1 p.m., University Student Commons Plaza
Salsa on The Plaza, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Tuesday, October 3, 7 – 9 p.m., Sacred Heart Center, 1400 Perry St., Richmond, Va. 23224
José Luis Vilson (in English), Sponsored by VCU, University of Richmond and Sacred Heart Center
 
Wednesday, October 4, 7 – 9 p.m., Sacred Heart Center, 1400 Perry St., Richmond, Va. 23224
José Luis Vilson (En Español), Sponsored by VCU, University of Richmond and Sacred Heart Center
 
Friday, October 6, 12 – 1 p.m., OMSA, University Student Commons Room 215
First Friday collaboration with OMSA and University Counseling, Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and University Counseling Services
 
Wednesday, October 11, 7 p.m., Sport Backers Stadium
Latinx Heritage Night with VCU Men’s Soccer, Sponsored by VCU Athletics and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
 
Thursday, October 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
“Cruising Through Adversity” featuring Orange is The New Black star Jackie Cruz, Sponsored by the Activities Programming Board
 
Tuesday, October 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m., West Grace South, Room 1004A
“The Intersection of Immigration and Disability,” Sponsored by the Division for Inclusive Excellence and Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity Office
 
Meet the Faculty Fellows for Latinx Community Inclusion at the Division for Inclusive Excellence

 

Faculty Development Session: 'Addressing Hot Topics in the Classroom'

September 13, 2017

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Division of Inclusive Excellence offer a special session for faculty in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 4100, on managing controversial topics that may surface in the classroom, September 13, 2017 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Click here to register for this event. For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at freitast@vcu.edu.

VCU: One of the Nation’s Top 100 Minority Degree Producers

August 28, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University has earned a spot as one of the nation’s “Top 100 minority degree producers,” according to a report by the magazine, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
 
The data is the only national report on the ability of U.S. colleges and universities to confer degrees to African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native-American students and is the only national analysis to use the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.
 
The rankings detail the total number of degrees awarded at every American institution of higher education, as well as specific figures in academic disciplines. Overall, VCU was ranked No. 53 for total minority bachelor’s degrees and No. 49 for total minority professional doctoral degrees.
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